There are always two sides of the story. Kosovars suffered from atrocities during the war, Serbians suffered too. It's all in the way others present the facts. Politicians, journalists, whoever. Manipulating people who live thousands of miles away from the hot zones is easy. It's easy even to do the same for people who live only miles away...
Kosovo is and has always been a problem, it's neither simple nor innocent. We, the Balkans, have always been the crosspoint of cultures and religions, and, more important, of interests, a thing that has ruined my country for 5 centuries and then for 45 years and it seems to me that it continues now. You don't even realise how strong nationalistic thoughts are here - because of many reasons, one of the most important - it helps surviving. The dream of "Great Serbia", "Great Greece", "Great Bulgaria" (although our politicians always worked against it) makes the problem here. We, as well as the Greeks, still are determined, that Mecedonia, for instance, is part of our homeland and that's it. People here are poor and tired of being used from big world powers and thus they can be easily manipulated. Serbians regard Kosovo as a piece of their heart that is going to be torn apart. Kosovars, on the other hand, want to be free and indipendant (that dream of all the small nations. What's going on in the world today - while Europe is trying to unite, small countries in the very inside of it are struggling for independance?)
And I dont' know what's going to happen but I don't like the feeling in the air. Bulgaria was the first country in the world to recognize Macedonia because we're loosers, even though we think of it as of a part of Bulgaria, our politicians recognised it independance. Bur Serbians, who sometimes are very alike Bulgarians, can be totally different. They are not happy at all and I don't mean politicians - the ordinary people are revolting and I'm afraid tension ca rise more. It's always been a conflict zone. Conflict between muslims and christians, Serbians supported by Russia and muslims by USA, between convergence and divergence, people who don't understand other's way of living try to impose to the world their own point of viwe regardless of the common sense... We have a muslim (Turkish) minority in our country and slowly one of the most powerful political party became theirs, we just didn't see how it happened, and it's modifying the country's politics and this is going to reflect on the attitude of Bulgaria towards Kosovo and we, being a neighbouring country, member of EU... I don't know what's going to happen, but I don't see anything good. War maybe not, bur misery - for sure.
Sometimes I feel desperate :-/
Sorry for that post, I'm not giving any facts but I think it's important to know how people feel about it, because the human factor is not to be underestimated.