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The blackmail of America: How the United States became Albania's enforcer
The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2010 | Julia Gorin

Posted on 03/04/2010 4:09:38 AM PST by Ravnagora

Something happened after President Clinton's 1999 war in Kosovo: It never ended. Its continuation was characterized by anti-Serb arson, kidnappings, bombings of NATO-escorted civilian buses and efforts to kill everyone from schoolgirls to octogenarians, plus the rare peacekeeper who tried to prevent any of this.

Toward the end of 1999, several major newspapers reported on findings that mass graves such as the infamous Trepca zinc mine turned up empty, as did the stadium we were told was being used as a concentration camp. Anyone reading this one-time follow-up also would have learned that the "cleansing" of 800,000 Albanians had more to do with NATO bombs and Kosovo Liberation Army orders than with the outrageous claim that Serbia was trying to empty the province...

But the bombshell postwar story had no legs. No media outlet, human rights organization or congressional subcommittee launched an investigation, and the press moved on, taking the public with it. So Americans don't know that within months of our serving as the Kosovo Liberation Army's (KLA) air force, the Albanian insurgents also tried to seize the Presevo Valley area in southern Serbia and by early 2001 started a civil war in Macedonia...

At the same time, the Albanian fighters started to engage NATO troops openly. In February 2000, the U.N. and NATO in Kosovo issued a joint statement that "two young French soldiers, who came here as peacekeepers, are lying in hospital beds suffering from gunshot wounds inflicted on them by the very people that they came here to protect," the CATO Institute's Gary Dempsey reported. He added, "As a candid intelligence officer with the U.N. Mission in Kosovo [UNMIK] explained to me in November, 'We are their tool, and when we stop being useful to them, they will turn against us.'"

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: albania; clinton; gorin; kosovo; mccain; serbs

1 posted on 03/04/2010 4:09:39 AM PST by Ravnagora
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; vooch; ...

2 posted on 03/04/2010 4:11:34 AM PST by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

Clinton assured us that the US troops would be home by Christmas.


3 posted on 03/04/2010 4:13:12 AM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: Ravnagora

ping


4 posted on 03/04/2010 4:16:44 AM PST by Ulysse (a)
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To: Ravnagora

ALBANIA,BOSNIA,KOSOVO...will be an islamic Trojan horse in Europe which will look like Balkans or Lebanon if nothing change drastically


5 posted on 03/04/2010 4:21:10 AM PST by Ulysse (a)
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To: Ulysse
"Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo - an Islamic Trojan Horse"

Wow, Ulysse! You have just put everything into the proverbial nutshell. I've never heard it expressed so perfectly. Thank you.

*****

6 posted on 03/04/2010 4:27:05 AM PST by Ravnagora
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To: Ulysse

ALBANIA,BOSNIA,KOSOV

are the Balkans


7 posted on 03/04/2010 4:38:38 AM PST by PIF
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To: Ravnagora

I ALWAYS thought the “kosovo” war was a surreal episode even at the time. For one thing we were fighting the good guys on the side of the bad guys. For another thing, none of the reasons given by our “leaders” made the least bit of sense. Finally, you could tell clinton would go out of his way to say “kosovah” instead of “kosovo” much like Bush I would always say “SAD-dam” instead of “sad-DAM” which I think the CIA had advised him was a way delivering an insult.


8 posted on 03/04/2010 4:45:59 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Ravnagora
This is an excellent post. The writer is too politically correct to make it crystal clear, but the Albanians and the Kosovans are Muslim. The people who are blackmailing us are Muslim. The people who are threatening us despite the fact that we have lives on the line to defend them are Muslims. We are nurturing and protecting a nest of vipers in Europe. Huge mistake.

We didn't want Albanians to start killing us, so we let them keep killing Serbs. Rather than see what would happen if we tried saying "no" to Albanian demands and designs, and risk Americans discerning the real nature of their new best friends - which of course would compound the domestic terror threat - we guaranteed ourselves a bigger, more entrenched and more global problem.

When Kosovo re-entered the headlines in 2008, some started catching on. Northwestern University law professor Eugene Kontorovich wrote, "An important ingredient of Kosovo's success in achieving self-determination seems to be their constant threats of violence. The Kosovar prime minister ... often warned of 'dangers' and 'unforeseeable consequences' if the province were not allowed to secede. ... As a result, NATO and America have become parties to the carve-up of a sovereign state that they subdued by force. ... For international law, the entire process is a string of humiliations ... peacekeepers are hostages; and sovereignty is trumped by the threat of terror."

DISGRACEFUL

9 posted on 03/04/2010 5:54:19 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Ravnagora
I have always felt that the bombing of Serbia was a terrible and couter-productive decision. The further actions taken by the US in Kosovo only exacerbated that stupidity.

Now we have opened the door to Albanian thugs, and thats all they are, to rape and pillage at will.

W bears responsibility for not reservseing our position there.

10 posted on 03/04/2010 6:00:21 AM PST by Pietro ("I am not an idealouge" BHO; "I am not a crook" RMN)
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To: Ravnagora

Based on Historical evidence in this article,the U.S.A. is nothing more than Islam’s butt boy in the Balkans, thanks to Clinton.


11 posted on 03/04/2010 6:33:16 AM PST by gitmogrunt ((.))
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To: Ravnagora

Thx Rav, got to keep the pressure on this Balkin Travesty, another misuse of the US Military by a corrupyed DemoCrat President. Julia Gorin continues to bravely speak the truth: http://www.juliagorin.com/wordpress/


12 posted on 03/04/2010 6:43:39 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Ravnagora

“Ethnic Albanians” -ha!

Bad enough that we’d be helping muzzies, but when it’s muzzie Mafia types with whose chief cultural characteristics is honoring FEUDS, then that’s just nuts. The Albanians elevate feuding nearly to the level of a RELIGION.

AND we did it against people who rescued our downed fliers in WW2.

The most foolish, whacko military action I can think of.


13 posted on 03/04/2010 6:57:27 AM PST by TokuMei
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To: gitmogrunt

Let’s not forget the disastrous follow up by Jorge Boosh who officially recognized that monstrosity.


14 posted on 03/04/2010 7:08:56 AM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: iopscusa

Don’t mention Julia too loudly or the Catholic circus contingent may get all riled up!


15 posted on 03/04/2010 7:10:17 AM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: Ulysse

Have some news for you, the Balkans are just one entry point, at least the Serbs know what they’re dealing with while the Brits are quickly falling into dhimmitude.


16 posted on 03/04/2010 7:11:53 AM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: Ravnagora

Muslims are the enemy. When our leaders fight for Muslims they are traitors to us and the principles of freedom and democracy and should be treated as such.


17 posted on 03/04/2010 8:10:26 AM PST by monday
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To: monday; All
"Muslims are the enemy.

And it's not like they haven't made that obvious. All you have to do is see a few of the 150 ancient churches that the Albanian Muslims destroyed AFTER NATO occupied Kosovo (scroll down for a few before and after Albanian "remodels").

It turns my stomach that this happened while on America's watch.

Most people don't realize that the country called "Albania" didn't even exist until 1912, when Austro-Hungary, the Ottoman Turks and Great Britain decided to create "Albania" so that Serbs, Greeks and Montenegrins wouldn't split the land between them when they were driving out the Turks.

18 posted on 03/04/2010 9:18:00 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: montyspython

you are so right, check out this FR thread,
Mass grave of history: Vatican’s WWII identity crisis.


19 posted on 03/04/2010 1:04:27 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Waverunner; All

“Clinton assured us that the US troops would be home by Christmas.”

And John McCain wanted to put our troops on the ground. But then it’s not surprising since McCain is heavily financed by the Albanian terrorists.

[snip]”He did everything that we asked of him, including arming the KLA”, said Albanian lobbyist Joe DioGuardi. The Albanians collected one million dollars for the presidential campaign of this senator.....We must support John McCain because he did everything we asked of him for Kosovo, from supporting the Kosovo Liberation Army to supporting the independence of Kosovo. Two years ago he spoke in Brussels and said that independence is the only solution”,

he often spoke and voted against the majority Republicans, as in 1999 when he asked for more intensive air bombing of Serbia. “

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=McCain+KLa


20 posted on 03/04/2010 1:10:53 PM PST by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: iopscusa

I’m already on that thread.


21 posted on 03/04/2010 2:21:48 PM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: Bokababe; Ravnagora; All

Has anybody read this one? I haven’t got a chance to see what it is all about:

http://www.amazon.com/Not-Afraid-Have-Sons-America/dp/0312285582


22 posted on 03/05/2010 6:23:38 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Midnight! the outpost of advancing day!)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
They made a documentary film based on that book. The film is called The Brooklyn Connection. Blockbuster has it to rent or buy. It's worth seeing.
23 posted on 03/05/2010 7:11:10 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe

ok I will track them down :)


24 posted on 03/05/2010 8:47:44 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Midnight! the outpost of advancing day!)
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