Sunday, 17 February 2008

Were We Suckered Into Kosovo's Independence?

Kosovo has declared itself as a new, independent nation. Considering their recent history, that's great new. Isn't it? Depends on how much of the story you know i would imagine.

On the claim that Clinton/Blair used to justify the war, that the KLA told of 200,000 missing civilians laying buried in mass graves at the hand of Serbia:
Canadian forensic team sent to investigate: "We found mainly single graves, with a couple of exceptions being one of 20 bodies and another 11."
Garth Pritchard, a Canadian filmmaker, accompanied the forensic team. "This was a massacre that never happened."

On the Kosovan Liberation Army:
The first commander of U.N. troops in Bosnia, Canadian Gen. Lewis MacKenzie, "We bombed the wrong side. The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo. We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early '90s, and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world."

On the KLA Attacking Macedonia after Serbian Army was chased out of Kosovo:

A UN Statement after the KLA had attacked Macedonia in 2001 "The KLA and other armed Kosovo Albanian groups [must] end immediately all offensive actions and comply with the requirements for demilitarization".

On KLA ethnic cleansing of Serbs after the war:
A report dated Feb. 26, 2001, to the Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan, which accuses the KLA of widespread acts of murder, torture and extortion of Serbs in Kosovo.
The Secretary-General of NATO, condemned the KLA terror campaign and described them as "murderous thugs."

So were we deceived into helping the KLA, condemned as terrorists by all and backed by Bin Laden, who picked a fight with Serbia and gambled that the world would turn its gaze in their direction and only see the Serb retaliation?
Seems that as soon as Serbia was dealt with, the KLA tried the same tactics with Macedonia and were told in no uncertain terms by its allies to back off.
Played us like a Stradivarius the General said. Yep, they probably did and yep again, it worked didn't it.


ruth said...

I never followed this carefully - all I remember is the ethnic cleansing. Thanks for the info here - it puts it in a different light.

Steve Hayes said...

If George Bush recognises the independence of Kosovo, that will be the final ignominious end of his "War on Terror", because he will have surrendered to terror, and the message to the world will be "terrorism pays".

So who's the surrender monkey now?

Anonymous said...

The people from western countries usually don't have any Idea about who the Albanians are!
Before the WWII there were only few Albanian families in Kosovo.
Kosovo is known as Old Serbia, and thats where all orthodox Christians fought their last battle against the Ottoman Domination. This orthodox Christians were Serbs, Montenegrians, Macedonians, Bulgarians, Greeks. Most of them how ever were Serbs.
The one who have fallen in their back were the Albanians, who than for centuries were mercinaries of the Turks, and were spilling Christian blood as they please.

After WW II Tito approved settlement of some 50 000 Albanian refugee families. Their politic was costructed as follows:
1# Make 10 childrens pro family.
2# go to foreign Western country and feed them with western money.
3# the brothers of the one who went to a western country wre approved to make more children of his wife. (this was not always the case, but was often practice)
4# Most of the Albanians were integrated in the Albanian Mafia, who were dealing drugs from Avganistan, working with Prostitution and Organ trafics.

With in some 60 years they boosted their population in Kosovo, and they by making children as crazy, importing other relatives from Albania etc.

Now the west came and wants to give them Kosovo which was acctually never their country.

The next step would be:
1# try to take part form Montenegro
2# part of Macedonia
3# last part of South West Greece

All in all, we are faced with the phenomena called GREAT ALBANIA, or as they call it EMADH SHQIPTARIE

By the way, Im not Serb.

Lucy said...

I was against the war at the time, like most of us Ruth, the West only looked after the KLA had stirred it up for so long and to such huge proportions that Serbia HAD to retaliate, and the KLA were cast as the victims.
AS you say steve, we helped hand a terrorist organisation a massive reward for their actions.

Anonymous said...

Here is an add up, to what I said above:

"The [Albanian] nationalists have a two-point platform," according to Beci Hoti, an executive secretary of the Communist Party of Kosovo, "first to establish what they call an ethnically clean Albanian republic and then the merger with Albania to form a greater Albania."


The goal of the radical nationals among them, one said in an interview, is an "ethnic Albania that includes western Macedonia, southern Montenegro, part of southern Serbia, Kosovo and Albania itself."

Wake up western world,
GREAT ALBANIA is comming on costs of the Orthodox Brothers

Anonymous said...

The Fez Monkey said...

What so many people seem to not understand - or just conveniently disregard - is that Kosovo is not some province the Serbians conquered and placed under their control. It is the supposed birthplace of the nation, culture, etc. Having it secede and declare independence because of some ethnic majority is ludicrous. It would be as if Yorkshire was overrun by Finns, and decided to declare itself independent from England, or if Boston was suddenly filled with Hungarian settlers, and then suddenly decided to become it's own country and leave the US.

The fact that our president, your PM, and other so-called leaders support this is insane. It sets a precedent whereby bits of different countries can suddenly sprout off as sovereign states, like baby amoebas budding off a parent.

Religious hysteria and xenophobia aside, this is just a very bad and poorly thought-out event, which will lead to a lot more bloodshed. Even worse, it goes to show what happens when politicians decide based on emotional reaction and the desire to "do good" rather than using their intellect to solve a problem.

Ook ook

Ookami Snow said...

It is hard to remember that there is stuff going on outside of the middle east.

Lucy said...

As usual, you hit the nail on the head Fez.
It seems ookami, that our leaders would prefer we wasn't watching the middle east, and our countries actions in that area, quite as closely as we have been.

Anonymous said...

Great Albania Map:

Anonymous said...

Serbian Christian Church destroyed by Albanians: