Skip to comments.We're On The Brink Of A Balkan Bloodbath
Posted on 12/10/2007 4:51:57 PM PST by Bokababe
WHILE most were asleep, we've walked to the brink of yet another war in the Balkans.
Kosovo is a part of Serbia. That's a legal and political fact.
It wants to break away and appears to have secured British and American agreement, but not, alas, the agreement of either Serbia, whose land it is, or Russia, which will veto any breakaway in the UN.
The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) rules the roost and has said it will make a unilateral declaration of independence soon. The Serbs cannot allow Kosovo, sacred to their orthodox Christian heritage for 1000 years, to go without a fight.
Serbia, with Russian help, outguns the KLA, who can only fight with outside help. That's where we come in.
In the Nineties, we provided the air force for the breakaway KLA, branded as late as 2000 by the US as a "terrorist organisation". But this time we would have to be their infantry as well.
Fancy another war, anyone?
And Serbia is not the only place where there is a substantial Albanian minority.
One quarter of the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia is Albanian. They want independence too.
And 50 per cent of Bosnia-Herzegovina is Serb. If Kosovo declares independence, so might the Bosnian-Serbs. Then we will be back in the bloody Balkan wars.
Moreover, the principle that astate can be dismembered against its will is pregnant with problems all over the world.
The Kurdish people are 20 million strong in Turkey and would like to break away. Would we fight for them? Of course not.
Which goes to show the hypocrisy which has accompanied the break-up of Yugoslavia all along.
Lord George "Bomber" Robertson was one of the chief propagandists for the last Kosovo war. You will remember his sonorous claim that the Serbs had murdered 100,000 Albanians and we must act.
In fact, 3000 people died, less than the death toll in Northern Ireland, and picture if you will the outrage in Britain if the US Air Force had started bombing us over that. No one knows how many of the 3000 were Albanians or Serbs, or who killed them and how.
Kosovo is a garrison for foreign soldiers, and at the same time Europe's major hub for gun-running, drugsmuggling, people-trafficking and prostitution.
If it becomes independent onthe point of our bayonets, don't say you weren't warned.
'In the Nineties, we provided the air force for the KLA. This time we would have to be their infantry as well'
During the past 130 days of negotiations, the EU/U.S./Russia Troika of negotiators explored every realistic option for an agreement and, in their words, "left no stone unturned" in the search for a mutually-acceptable outcome. The Troika's mandate ends today with the submission of a report on their efforts to the U.N. Secretary-General. The United States regrets that leaders from Serbia and Kosovo did not reach agreement on the status of Kosovo during these talks.
At the beginning of this period of intensive engagement we stated that, if the parties could not reach agreement by December 10, then the plan put forward by UN Special Envoy Ahtisaari, including his recommendation of supervised independence for Kosovo and package of measures to protect Kosovo's minorities, was the best way forward. We continue to believe that implementation of the Ahtisaari Plan will promote stability in the region and enable both Serbia and Kosovo to move forward on the Euro-Atlantic path. Over the next few weeks the United States will work closely with our international partners to resolve this issue. The people of Kosovo and the region urgently need clarity about their future.
Released on December 10, 2007
(The State Department is completely insane on this!)
But President Bill Clinton said our troops would be home from the balkans by Christmas 1999...........
I wonder if Putin is up to providing troops or extensive logistical support to the Serbs?
He also said, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman!" and a host of other bull that so many still believe that they just may want him back in the White House, even if it's only in the bedroom and not the Oval Office!
The underlying Key to understanding everything in the region is -ISLAM. And that Clinton really screwed up badly, and Bush is continuing to support that screw up, along with all the backward elitist Marxist morons at the Useless Nations.
Why is it so hard for these fools to look up a little bit of History?
The US should get out of the Balkans NOW. After 54 years of being propped up militarily and economically are our Nato allies not strong enough to fight this war in their own backyard? US troops are needed in Afghanistan and Iraq, let the Europeans sort out this mess.
The State Department ought to be able to negotiate a solution to this problem. We just need intense discussions. /sarc
I share his perspective on this but:
this is leftist maniac George Galloway talking here folks
It isn’t really a mess. It’s Islam trying to reclaim land that they invaded and stole during the Ottoman empire days, which the Serbs then won back after decades of war at the turn of the century (1900’s). Islam failed again to take it away (after slaughtering about 100,000 Serb Christians during Hitlers invasion (the Mufti of Jerusalem, Husainni (arafats uncle) was given his own Waffen SS division to accomplish this)
I never thought I’d see the day when a moonbat like George Galloway made more sense than George Bush, but I’m sorry to say that that appears to be the case, in this particular article.
Serbia and Russia are correct. Ethnic Albanians need to go home. They have looted, burned, raped and pillaged far too long. Albanians only major export is Heroin. Followed by Hashish as the number two cash crop. The same program is up and running in Iraq and Afghanistan: Open borders, open borders, open borders.
The same thing will happen to the Southwestern United States in about twenty years if secret plans for Aztlan . . . Open borders, open borders, open borders.
Wake Up America !
Good question for Shill. When will she bring the troops home?
Hey, even a blind squirrel finds a nut.
Why is it so hard for these fools to look up a little bit of History?
I agree with you 100%.
Clinton took Al Qaeda's side in that war for reasons that I will never understand. The only possible explanation is that Bill didn't want to be in the Islamic's gunsights once he left office. Clinton's whole foreign policy was based on a single principle: Don't let anyone get hurt and don't let anybody get mad at you - basically the Rodney King approach to foreign policy.
Between Clinton and Carter I'm not sure who did the most damage to the stability of this planet. It is a close call.
Not only “intense discussions” but also “multilateral discussions”. /sarc
The question is why the hell are we providing troops or extensive logistical support to the Jihadists in Kosovo?
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