Re: Happy Independence Day RKS Kosova :)
No, there are not universally accepted rights and freedoms for countries. And even if there were, the fact that Kosovo lacks some of these has nothing to do with its independence.
The fact that some countries are free to invade other countries without UN approval and others aren't doesn't mean that the latter are not independent. Just like the fact that some countries are allowed to participate in certain sporting events (like the Olympics) and others aren't doesn't mean that the latter aren't independent.
which "countries" exactly are now allowed to participate in the olympics?
bullshit post, this time without saying sorry. first of all, there are accepted rights of states, the fact that yours can break the rules because it can doesn't change anything. it only makes your politicians indictible war criminals if things change too quickly. you are not free to invade other countries and you will make a lot of enemies if you do and you are not powerful or wealthy enough.
you are independent if you are able to do what is recognised by all as your right. which usually all stems from the un membership. if you can't you are not completely independent. other countries or organisations may block you in ways they can't do with other countries and it has nothing to do with their relative power or wealth.
each way, the way you understand "independence" you should congratulate kosovo 13, not just 5 years. but apparently even people from kosovo don't see it as you do.