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Letters from Tokyo: Kosovo and Ongoing De-Christianization
The Seoul Times ^ | August 26, 2009 | Lee Jay Walker

Posted on 08/26/2009 5:28:01 AM PDT by Ravnagora

The ongoing de-Christianization of Kosovo continues and unlike the past frenzy of the anti-Serbian mass media in the West, we mainly have a deadly silence about the reality of Kosovo and the continuing Albanianization of this land. However, how is it “just” and “moral” to persecute minorities and to alienate them from mainstream society; and then to illegally recognize this land without the full consensus of the international community?

How ironic it is that the same United States of America and the United Kingdom, two nations who were in the forefront of covertly manipulating the mass media; remain mainly silent about the destruction of Orthodox Christian churches, Serbian architecture, and of course the past killings of Serbians and other minorities in Kosovo.

After all, according to America and the United Kingdom the initial conflict was about human rights, democracy, and liberty. However, what about the liberty and freedom of Orthodox Christian Serbs, Gypsies, and other minorities in Kosovo? Are these minorities free in modern day Kosovo and can they move around without the fear of discrimination, persecution or death?

Obviously, vast parts of Kosovo are out of bounds for the majority of minorities in Kosovo, therefore, the answer is no and many areas which were cleansed of Serbians and other minorities remain cleansed.

According to Minority Rights Group International (MRG) which is based in the United Kingdom, it is apparent that exclusion and discrimination is rife. Therefore, minorities face a bleak future and Serbians, Bosniaks, Roma, Croats, Turks, Gorani and Ashkali Egyptians are either being forced out because of alienation or because of limited economic opportunities.

The MRG is not alone in thinking that minorities have been badly betrayed because it is clear that Kosovo remains in limbo and minorities will continue to leave because of the ongoing situation.

Patriarch Pavle (His Holiness the Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, Patriarch of Serbs) is highly respected and a man of reason. He stated the following many years ago:

“This humble publication is our cry and appeal to the Christian and civilized world. It is distressing to learn that in the year of the greatest Christian Jubilee, at the end of two millenniums of Christianity, Christian churches are still being destroyed, not in a war but in the time of peace guaranteed by the international community. We hope that these photos of the destroyed and desecrated Orthodox shrines will awaken the conscience of those who are able to stop the crimes and believe that they who already stood up against one evil will not remain just passive witnesses of another evil happening now in their presence.”

“We also make our appeal to all Kosovo Albanians, who reasonably see their future in their joint life with Serbs, to resist and prevent the acts of insanity.”

“In Kosovo and Metohija there will be no victory of humanity and justice while revenge and disorder prevail. No one has the moral right to celebrate the victory complacently, as long as one evil is being replaced with another and the freedom of one people is becoming the slavery of another.”

Patriarch Pavle stated this many years ago and sadly his words of wisdom have been ignored and instead America and the United Kingdom decided to create a new world order; this new world order was to carve up Serbia and to break international law. This breach of ignoring international law ultimately had greater repercussions because the Russian Federation would support Abkhazia and South Ossetia after conflict erupted in Georgia.

Therefore, a “new can of worms was opened” and the “Kosovo model” could inspire future mayhem because it is clear that international law was rendered to be unimportant.

Like I stressed in my last article about Kosovo (Kosovo and Systematic Persecution by KLA) it is clear that all sides committed atrocities, just like what happens in all wars. Pain can be felt on all sides and sadly many innocents were killed during the various civil wars which engulfed the former Yugoslavia.

However, the Serbian story war largely untold and the same can be said about the persecution of other minorities in Kosovo. Yet what is clear is that the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) was involved in running brutal death camps and this even applies to the killing of people for organs.

At the same time the KLA supported the ethnic cleansing of Serbians and other minorities, and the same applies to the destruction of Christian churches, monasteries, and other historical architecture which was a clear reminder of the roots of Kosovo.

Also, the hard sell by America, the United Kingdom, and other nations who support independence, is that independence was justified on the grounds of Serbian atrocities. Yet if the KLA was found to be involved in killing civilians for organs then “the spin machine” collapses and “democracy” rings hollow.

Therefore, in one part of Europe we are a seeing the silent destruction of Serbian Orthodox Christianity and the ongoing persecution and alienation of minorities in Kosovo.

It would appear that the violation of international law is deemed to be a viable policy for both America and the United Kingdom. Therefore, important questions, for example the role of the KLA in killing innocents for organs, the rise of the KLA in such a short space of time and a host of other vital questions remain unanswered.

However, it is vital to counter this cover-up and blatant violation of international law because it is clear that murky covert acts have been implemented by higher powers. Also, the world is still divided about the future of Kosovo but why did some nations behave so hastily without the full facts, and without taking into consideration the ongoing persecution and alienation of minorities in Kosovo?


Lee Jay Walker serves as Tokyo Correspondent of The Seoul Times. He specializes in int'l relations and geopolitics. He is also involved in analyst work and research on business. After finishing BA degree in East European Studies at the University of London, he earned MA degree in Asia Pacific Studies at Nottingham Trent University. Website at where his work is published.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: albanians; christianity; easterneurope; kosovo; orthodox; serbs

1 posted on 08/26/2009 5:28:03 AM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; vooch; ...

2 posted on 08/26/2009 5:31:11 AM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora


3 posted on 08/26/2009 5:43:22 AM PDT by pointsal
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To: Ravnagora
There are many levels to discuss here.

The United States and British leadership need a place to point to that shows the Islamic world that they are not at war with Islam.

Also, it is a very important geostrategic position that further dissolves the Russian sphere of influence and places one of the largest military bases ever built at arms reach for the East. (Camp Bondsteel, almost 1,000 acers of land; who did they buy it from, who had the authority to sell or should we call it Bondsteal?)

Besides, if the bombers were to show the world what is happening to Orthodox Christianity then that will certainly undermine the Serbian profile that they have worked so hard to build over the years in order to justify their rape of a nation.

Additionally, it will legitimize Orthodoxy which has long since been the world's best kept secret. Yet, the fools don't realize what fate awaits them when they are finished with Orthodox Serbs. Ask France.

Politics is based on deception and perception. So, whomever can deceive the public the best is the winner. It's not about truth and never has been. That is for the native idealist children who have a picture of a utopia burn into their memory from the schools they attended.

There are international interests that are sort of like a global version of manifest destiny...and all who stand in the way of this manifest shall perish. That's the big picture. Don't get lost in the details.

4 posted on 08/26/2009 6:06:07 AM PDT by SQUID
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To: Ravnagora

Thanks to former president Clinton for getting that peace train rolling, ‘brokering’ peace in Bosnia and others. Stamping out Christianity everywhere. It was so effective and in just 15 or so short years, stable areas and areas with Christian populations that peacefully co-existed with non-Christian are now in turmoil.

5 posted on 08/26/2009 8:05:10 AM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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Very nice analysis.

6 posted on 08/26/2009 8:27:28 AM PDT by getoffmylawn (You go in the cage? Cage goes in the water? You go in the water? Shark's in the water? OUR shark??)
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The United States and British (and others) “leadership” have long abandoned their founding principles and all those entities who hope for the re emergence of morality and humanity in the world.

Instead they have opted to promote an evil and secular (non Christian) international corporatism/communalism in alliance with OPEC. Islam is if nothing else a universal communistic ideology which suits the purposes of the internationalists quite well.

7 posted on 08/26/2009 12:10:42 PM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: getoffmylawn

Thanks G.

8 posted on 08/26/2009 4:17:35 PM PDT by SQUID
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