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<nettime> Balkan Wars in New York
Ivo Skoric on Fri, 12 Jan 2007 22:05:11 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Balkan Wars in New York

NYPD is still looking for the guy that killed Montenegrin boxer from
Brooklyn, Kemal Kolenovic, in The Bronx. Kemal was killed by a black 
SUV at around 4 am on New Years eve, trying to mediate a heated,
alcohol-fueled and apparently politically motivated argument. The car 
was driven by Ahmet Gashi, whose sketch is here, released by the 
police. I think media incorrectly identified Kemal at first as 
Albanian from Montenegro - given his name, he is probably Muslim, but 
Slavic. Ahmet, on the other hand, by name is an Albanian Muslim, 
posibly from Montenegro (but he could be from Kosovo). As Kemal was 
not an intended target, I believe it is too early to meditate on 
Muslims killing Muslims. Ahmet might have been too drunk to tell a 
friend from foe, and Kemal might be just standing in the wrong place 
at the wrong time, who the hell asked him to be a peace-maker? What 
this spectacular vehicular manaslaughter at the known Montenegrin 
hangout in Da Bronx teaches us is that the war over Montenegrin 
independence did not end with Montenegrin independence: it is
moved on, and it came over to the U.S. with its exiles...



Ivo Skoric
105 Robbins Street
Rutland VT 05701
ivo {AT} balkansnet.org

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