Link The way I see it is the outcome of the Kosovo question has little to do with Serbia and everything to do with Putin's muscle flexing. Should the EU support Kosovo's bid for independence, which IMO is a sure thing, Putin will cut off or at least threaten to cut off gas supplies to Europe. The Serbs really don't want war, they want a shot at EU entry, they've suffered enough from Slobodan's failed "Greater Serbia" campaign of the 90s. Kosovoans don't want war, they've suffered enough under Slobodan and their own inability to reign in corruption. Sure, there are a lot of hard liners out there who think that "principles" are ultimately more important than the lives of their grandchildren. There will probably be some guerilla fighting but unless Putin provides Serbia with its own noose, I doubt there will be major conflict. The question is, will Putin win?