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  • Former Kosovo PM offers to help Serb minority - AP Interview

    04/23/2008 12:40:08 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 1 replies · 82+ views
    AP ^ | 22 April 2008 | Nebi Qena
    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's former prime minister urged ethnic Albanians on Tuesday to reach out to the Serb minority in an effort to overcome objections to Kosovo's declaration of independence. Ramush Haradinaj's comments come less than a month since a U.N. war crimes tribunal acquitted him of the murder and torture of Serbs in the 1990s. In an interview with The Associated Press, the 39-year-old former guerrilla commander said Serbs in Kosovo's north should be given social and economic incentives to join Kosovo's ethnic Albanian-dominated institutions. "At this stage, we should present a proper offer, as well as interpret...
  • The Eagleburger has Landed. Much Too Late.

    04/17/2008 6:23:06 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies · 74+ views
    Political Mavens.com ^ | April 14, 2008 | Julia Gorin
    Lawrence Eagleburger, Jimmy Carter’s ambassador to Belgrade and George Bush Sr.’s Secretary of State, has been a busy bee lately, weighing in on the right side of the Kosovo issue repeatedly in recent months. As opposed to the past nine years, when his influential input might have had some effect on policy. While we take what allies we can get on the dissenting side of the Kosovo surrender — an underappreciated catalyst for the demise of Western civilization – this is not a case of ‘better late than never’. Considering the influence this man could have had with a brand...
  • NATO's "Final Solution" Blitzkrieg Against Kosovo's Serbs

    04/04/2008 12:32:56 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 109 replies · 1,054+ views
    Glas Javnosti ^ | April 4, 2008 | Diana Milosevic
    (Translation) INTERVIEW: Scott Taylor, Regarding a Secret Plan by the Western Alliance for Kosovo NATO is preparing a "blitzkrieg." During the next few weeks there will be an artificially provoked attack, bigger than March 17th, the borders around Kosovska Mitrovica will be closed, Serbian leaders arrested, the Serbs disarmed, the city handed over to the Albanians in the KPS, claims a well-known Canadian reporter, Scott Taylor, author of a number of books about the Balkans. - "NATO is preparing a blitzkrieg on Kosovo which will enable them to tear down the Serbian resistance in the whole area, and as early...
  • Need a Liver? Kill a Serb.

    04/03/2008 4:20:46 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 100 replies · 221+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | March 30, 2008 | Julia Gorin
    Well well well. For perhaps the first time in history, the mainstream media have deemed the dismemberment of Serbs newsworthy. More accurately, they have deemed newsworthy the dismemberment of the Serb and non-Serb victims of our friends, and almost all living Albanians’ great heroes, the KLA. (Recall the crowds cheering “KLA! KLA! KLA!” last month from Tirana to Pristina to Times Square. Below is just a taste of one of the many KLA activities they were cheering.) The new information is revealed in the forthcoming book The Hunt by Carla Del Ponte, former chief prosecutor for the Hague Tribunal. A...
  • (Kosovo) UNMIK withdraws, pleads for calm; 100 injured

    03/17/2008 9:08:02 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 59 replies · 994+ views
    B92 ^ | Staff
    KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Kosovska Mitrovica was in turmoil this morning after UNMIK and KFOR stormed a local court to arrest Serbs. Beta news agency says that several hundred soldiers at 05:30 CET surrounded the court, where Serb judicial workers, demanding to return to their jobs, were protesting since Friday. They first handcuffed the men, and then tied the women's hands with ropes. The workers were not resisting the arrest. When the troops moved outside to take them away, a large group of citizens blocked the road. The citizens, local Serbs in the divided town, then started throwing stones at UNMIK....
  • Crisis in K. Serb enclaves (Kosovo Albanians Deny Serb Hospitals Medicine)

    03/13/2008 2:53:36 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 16 replies · 579+ views
    B92 ^ | March 13, 2008 | Staff
    BELGRADE -- Belgrade has demanded assistance from the World Health Organization over a crisis in Kosovo. A shipment of medicines and medical supplies, worth RSD 3.5mn, has been confiscated by the Kosovo Albanians and UNMIK in the province as it reached Kosovska Mitrovica. It was destined for the isolated Serb enclaves, where hospital officials are now warning they are running out of medicines. Health Minister Tomica Milosavljević has reacted today by saying the government will ask the WHO to intervene. The representatives of the UN mission in the province, UNMIK, said they "will not comment" on the increasingly difficult circumstances...
  • U.S. offering friendship to Serbia (An act of utter disgrace)

    “U.S. offering friendship to Serbia” 14 February 2008 | 11:49 | Source: Beta, Tanjug WASHINGTON -- Condoleezza Rice says that America hopes Serbia will accept the solution for Kosovo’s future status. Condoleezza Rice (FoNet) The U.S. secretary of state told Congress yesterday that America was offering friendship to Serbia at a time when Kosovo Albanian leaders were preparing to declare independence from Serbia. Association Press reiterated that Serbia had stated that it would never recognize the independence of the province, which has an Albanian population of some 90 percent. AP adds that the U.S. and a majority of EU member-states...
  • John McCain armed Kosovo Islamic terrorists

    02/13/2008 6:27:36 PM PST · by Bokababe · 80 replies · 1,899+ views
    Svet via Serbianna ^ | February 13, 2008 | Staff
    "He (McCain) 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.Americans of Albanian heritage collected a million dollars in one evening for the presidential campaign of Republican Senator John McCain, said the Albanian American Civic League yesterday, the lobby group headed by former Congressman Joe DioGuardi. A reception for McCain was held January 22 at the Saint Regis Hotel in Manhattan, and the senator, who is now leading in the runoff for the Republican party candidacy in the November elections,...
  • Kostunica: "Kosovo has no price"

    02/09/2008 11:58:16 AM PST · by Bokababe · 10 replies · 159+ views
    B92 ^ | Feb 9, 2008 | Staff
    BELGRADE -- Vojislav Koštunica says "Kosovo has no price" and that Serbia won’t approve its independence by signing an agreement with the EU. "With its decision to send a mission to implement Kosovo’s unilateral independence, the EU has twisted United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 which explicitly guarantees respect for Serbia’s territorial integrity," the prime minister said in a statement for the Tanjug news agency. Koštunica said that, in so doing, the EU was grossly violating the UN Charter and was re-tailoring Serbia’s internationally recognized borders by sending a mission. "Certainly it would suit the EU most if Serbia, in...
  • Bolton: Kosovo debate resurfacing in White House

    02/07/2008 10:40:29 AM PST · by Bokababe · 16 replies · 197+ views
    B92 ^ | 7 February 2008 | Stadd
    WASHINGTON -- The Kosovo debate has been resurrected within the White House, says a former U.S. ambassador to the UN. “You still have a number of people in the administration that do not support the policy of automatic recognition of Kosovo independence. I think that that debate has now resurfaced within the administration itself, and, I hope, in the Foreign Ministries of European countries,” John Bolton told Voice of America. Bolton said that it was to difficult to predict the outcome of that debate, as conflicting views were being expressed, but it was no longer just the domain of the...
  • Kosovo’s Declaration of Dependence

    01/15/2008 7:51:33 PM PST · by Bokababe · 10 replies · 192+ views
    Spiked ^ | Tuesday 15 January 2008 | David Chandler
    Hashim Thaci, one-time guerrilla turned PM of Kosovo, has promised to break away from Serbia. It's independence, Jim, but not as we know it.Hashim Thaci, the former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) guerrilla leader, has been formally installed as the prime minister of Kosovo. Ruling over a new coalition government, he has promised to declare the province’s independence from Serbia within weeks. The United States and Germany have agreed to recognise Kosovo, and to get the rest of Europe to follow suit. However, Kosovo’s long anticipated declaration of independence will not create an independent state. Rather, it confirms that Kosovo will...
  • Serbia war crimes prosecutor says more than 160 Kosovo Albanians under investigation

    11/10/2007 12:19:11 PM PST · by Bokababe · 4 replies · 80+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | November 7, 2007 | AP Staff
    BELGRADE, Serbia: More than 160 Kosovo Albanians are under investigation in Serbia for alleged war crimes during the 1998-99 conflict, a prosecutor's office said. The suspects are being investigated in connection with kidnappings, torture and killings of Serbs and other non-Albanians in the U.N.-run region, said Bruno Vekaric, the spokesman for Serbia's war crimes prosecutor. "The families of the victims have the right to find out the truth, especially if we have information on who is behind the crimes," Vekaric said in Belgrade. Serbia's war crimes prosecutor has won international praise for efforts to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed...
  • Macedonian police kill eight Albanian 'criminals'

    11/07/2007 8:07:55 AM PST · by joan · 22 replies · 451+ views
    afriquenligne ^ | November 7, 2007
    At least eight members of an armed criminal group have been killed in a police action, Interior Ministry spokesman Ivo Kotevski told the MIA state news agency. He said no police officers were injured and confirmed special forces were still in the area. Locals from the village of Brodec, a Šar Mountain village north of Tetovo, have confirmed a shooutout between police and armed groups in the village. A spokesman for NATO peacekeepers in neighbouring Kosovo told a news conference a helicopter had crashed but there was no information on casualties. Macedonian police denied that report. "There is no helicopter...
  • Deadly blast strikes Kosovo capital (Bill Clinton Blvd. Explosion)

    PRISTINA, Serbia (AFP) — A strong blast in the Kosovo capital Pristina killed two people and injured 11 on Monday amid renewed tensions arising from the future of the UN-administered Serbian province. A double-storey business centre on Bill Clinton Boulevard was severely damaged by the explosion at 2:10 am (0010 GMT), which damaged at least a dozen shops, cafes and restaurants at the premises, police said. One person was immediately killed, the other died of injuries in a hospital, while another victim was in critical condition, local police and medical authorities said, adding that the others' lives were not threatened....
  • Contractor Calls Shooting of Two Men Self-Defense

    08/04/2007 8:08:45 PM PDT · by monkeycard · 30 replies · 1,220+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 2, 2007 | CARA BUCKLEY
    One man was killed and another wounded after being shot in Queens late Tuesday by a contractor who told investigators that the men had demanded $20,000 from him and threatened to harm his wife, law enforcement officials said. The contractor, Lulzim Kupi, 42, told investigators he shot the men in self-defense. He was expected to be charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon, the police said. One man who was shot, Redinel Dervishaj, 32, was in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center with gunshot wounds to the arm and torso, law enforcement officials said. The other man,...
  • [Swedish] Politician fined for Albanian comments [fined for telling the truth!]

    06/15/2007 10:34:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies · 540+ views
    thelocal.se ^ | 13th June 2007
    A local politician in southern Sweden has been fined 18,000 kronor for writing a motion claiming that 95 percent of all heroin brought in to Sweden comes via Kosovo. Dahn Pettersson, a councillor for the local Alliance Party, presented the motion to Burlöv council last year. The main subject of the motion was homelessness in the town. He said that drugs were a major reason for homelessness, adding: "Is it surprising that rough sleepers are growing in number when we import this drug, due to the fact that [former immigration minister Birgit ] Friggebo gave 46,000 Kosovo Albanians permanent residency?...
  • Crackdown on Albanians who lied about fleeing Kosovo war

    06/15/2007 7:21:05 AM PDT · by DTA · 8 replies · 487+ views
    Teh Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15th June 2007
    Hundreds could lose British status Hundreds of successful asylum seekers could have their British citizenship revoked after investigators uncovered a massive immigration fraud. The Home Office is targeting Albanians who claimed to be victims of the war in Kosovo. According to the Daily Mail's sister paper, the Evening Standard, more than 80,000 refugees settled in Britain when Nato expelled Serbian forces from the province amid accusations of "ethnic cleansing" in 1999. More than 80,000 refugees fled to Britain claiming to be victims of the war in Kosovo, but were they all genuine? Now the Home Office has evidence that many...
  • Wrong side, Mr. President! (once again...)

    Defense analyst Greg Copley says he's convinced there's a link between the six Islamic terrorists arrested and charged with planning an attack at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and international terrorism. Copley, president of the International Strategic Studies Association based in Washington, DC, says he warned U.S. officials about terrorist operations by Bosnian and Albanian radicals in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. He says four of the six men arrested on suspicion of plotting the attack at Fort Dix were ethnic Albanians from the former Yugoslavia. "These people are Albanians related to the Albanian illegal immigrants who basically have flooded...
  • Albania Gives Bush A Hero’s Welcome

    06/10/2007 1:00:55 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 76 replies · 1,683+ views
    CBS ^ | 06/10/07 | staff
    US President George W. Bush, leaving behind thousands of anti-Bush protesters in Rome, got a hero's welcome in Albania on Sunday as he became the first American president to visit this tiny impoverished nation. When Mr. Bush arrived on his brief stop in Tirana, the hills overlooking the capital boomed as military cannons fired a 21-gun salute to the president. Thousands of people gathered in the downtown square on a brilliantly sunny day to see the president and first lady Laura Bush
  • Bush says Kosovo will get independence

    06/10/2007 7:20:34 AM PDT · by wgflyer · 20 replies · 848+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10 June, 2007 | By Tabassum Zakaria and Ellie Tzortz
    TIRANA (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Sunday the United Nations should grant independence quickly to the breakaway Serbian province of Kosovo, and if Russia continued to block it the West would act. "At some point in time, sooner rather than later, you've got to say enough is enough, Kosovo is independent," he told a news conference on the first visit by a U.S. president to Albania. Bush said he was "worried about expectations not being met" in Kosovo, where 90 percent of the population are ethnic Albanians demanding independence from Serbia and where NATO leads a peacekeeping...