The thing is if you've been monitoring the situation in Macedonia, you will have a definite question, 'Why it's repeating?' (over and over again) Peace Talk launched> either or both side of Alb Nationalists or Mcd Nationalists would go against 'deal'> and basically Mcd govt don't want to swallow the deal. This picture has been continuing for past several months and I would like to pay great respect to all those negotiators in the region - for their patience - but now there is a conclusive questin: what's wrong with Mcd govt? >the Macedonians were only trying to avoid making any compromises >themselves. [ from http://sg.news.yahoo.com/010718/1/19ful.html Thursday July 19, 3:27 AM Ethnic Albanians say Macedonians want to go back to square one SKOPJE, July 18 (AFP)] And the problem is we don't know what kind of mediation method - CR type or traditional type or 'pressuring type' those envoys are using down there. Then again it looks there may be a 'comic'. It looks since that Robert Frowick's case - the peace deal OSCE's rep - ex US ambassador to FRY had turned out to be a 'fraud' - There is no shared methodological understanding of negotiation/mediation framework among concerned parties. Some go for application of CR (C&C principle) - so Frowick brokered very flexible cease-fire plan but others went against it 'That's too flexible and unconventional'(NATO, EU, US - all denounced Frowick's plan and it ignited another insurgency from the Macedonian side) #Note: we can say Frowick's idea was fundamentally inadequate cause Mcd govt cannot swallow his idea - amnesty for ALb Nat groups. And seemingly there has been an argument about that 'regional conference' option too. (Greek offered and US rejected) Probably, those parties - Mcd, Alb, and EU/NATO, US - all knows diffrent - diversity of approaches - ie different standards for mediation/negotiation in the context of Post-Cold War era - ethnic/civil war type conflict. But this 'whole bunch of approaches' at the level of ideas - now leading the negotiation process to nowhere - 'We got flexible one!' 'No, We go Trad.' 'Wait, we need fundamental revision.' 'Fuck sake, we just want to silence Albs and for this purpose we need Nato/EU, US.(Mcd govt)' 'Fuck sake, you are not strong enough to silence us!(Alb nats)' EU/NATO/US: 'are we buying that 'co-existence model', aren't we?' Yap - you are - but Mcd govt don't want it - then you have to do something about it and also international media need to focus on Mcd govt - why they don't swallow the deal and why the West cannot put pressure on them to gobble the deal? And again no one talks/reports of 'key' issues of conflict. (Then how can we have Global Civil society? - ) I can't offer the answer but I felt I've been monitoring and I came up with all these things. I know it's getting boring (fuck the care - macedonia - ) but later on, this memo might become useful. (To see things with hindsights) A.