Three cheers to the following countries:
Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Chile, China, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Timor-Leste, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
All of them voted for the Serbian Resolution at the UN that the International Court of Justice rule on the [il]legality of unilateral secession of its southern Kosovo and Metohija province.
Against the Serbian initiative were, erm, six countries:
Albania, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and United States of America.
(the 'international community' gets smaller by the day doesn't it?!)
The quote of the day in the General Assembly's debate came from Dumisani Kumalo, South Africa's Ambassador to the UN, who in response to the US Ambassador said:
"Perhaps 48 countries did recognize Kosovo independence, but it may be worth mentioning that the other 144 did not."
The most significant country of the list of countries supporting Serbia is Indonesia-the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. The neocons and their liberal imperialist allies like to use their championing of Kosovan independence as a show that they’re not anti-Muslim. It’s great to see that Islamic countries aren’t falling for it.
And by the same measure, those Serbs who (mistakenly) think that Islam is their enemy(and not the neocons) should also look very carefully at the list of countries who supported them.