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To: Hunden; FormerLib; Cronos
while the Serbs are the invaders in Kosovo.

Then you really don't know your history. The Albanians, an Illerian people came from eastern Turkey, bordering modern day Georgia (another Illerian people) where they used to live in a country called Albania. Then they were forced out and settled in modern day Croatia until being forced out by the proto-Croats and their German masters. They settled in Albania and were hemmed in by the Serbian kingdoms of Bosnia, Serbia, Chorni Gori (MontiNegro), and Macedonia and the Byzantines. They converted to islam under the turks and were allowed by the Turks to colonize surrounding Christian areas.

Under the Nazis and Fascist Italians, Albanian immigrants came into Kosovo and helped exterminate resisting Serbian villages. Tito further allowed them to settle to displace the majority Serbs. That's why the Serbian churches that are being blown up right under the EU noses and with EU approval are over 1,200 years old. They are, or were, UN Heritage Sites that the evil, corrupt and anti-Christian EU has allowed the Muslims to destroy. I congratulate France as one of the founding fathers of the EU on their great accomplishment. Just don't cry when Notre-Dame has a mosque and 5 daily prayer services to Mecca and catholic statues are all toppled as sacrilege. The French are just as guilty for allowing Islamics into Europe and will get the whirlwind. So defend the Islamics all you want, you'll get yours from them in the end.

30 posted on 12/04/2005 9:16:22 AM PST by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: jb6
That there was in ancient times a region in the Caucasus called "Albania" — modern-day Azerbaijan, east of Georgia — is a mere coincidence stemming from the fact that Alb- is an old indo-european root for "a high place", which gave their name to the "Alps". The name for "Albania" in Albanian is Shqipëria and the Albanian and Georgian languages have nothing in common.

The Illyrians, who were conquered by the Romans in the Second century B. C., were the first known inhabitants of the former Yugoslavia.

The only Serbs expelled during the Italian occupation of Kosovo were colonists who had been settled there on land stolen from the Albanians by the policy of ethnic cleansing imposed by the Yugoslav government before the war. Then, the only Albanians who had a reason to come there were Kosovars who had been expelled under that policy, a policy which had decreased the proportion of Albanians there from two thirds to just more than one half.

That policy was reneved after the war by Tito's right hand, Aleksandar Rankovic, until he was sacked in 1966. But then it could only mitigate the demographic growth of the Albanians in Kosovo, who remained an absolute majority there.

The Serb churches which have been destroyed in Kosovo cannot be more than seven centuries old, since the Serbs first invaded Kosovo during the 13th century. Albanians target them for the same reason they attack the Serbs themselves:  because, as evidenced by Balkan scholars Andrew Herscher and András Riedlmayer

"Kosovo's Serbian Orthodox buildings — both surviving medieval monuments and the products of twentieth-century  church construction programs have served as proxy for a Serb population to substantiate Serbian state sovereignty [claims] over Kosovo" http://www.bosnia.org.uk/bosrep/report_format.cfm?articleid=796&reportid=151

40 posted on 12/04/2005 9:44:21 PM PST by Hunden (Email)
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