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  • Kosovo Albanian drug-boss admits friendship with al Qaeda leader

    09/28/2006 9:08:22 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 543+ views
    September 28, 2006 -- A Kosovo Albanian drug-boss, Princ Dobrosi, says that he is a friend of a Pakistani-born al Qaeda leader Arfan Qaeder Bhatti who was recently arrested in Norway on charges of planning to terrorize Israeli and American embassies in Oslo, Norway. Kosovo Albanian Princ Dobrosi, left, escorted by police in this 2000 file photo. According to a Czech daily Mlada fronta Dnes, Bhatti has solicited operational help from a Kosovo Albanian drug-boss Princ Dobrosi in order to plan attacks on the Czhech capital, Prague. "We got acquainted in the Ringerike prison in Norway a few years ago,"...
  • Clinton’s Kosovo Whopper

    09/28/2006 8:26:10 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 30 replies · 1,879+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 28 September 06 | Cliff Kincaid
    Clinton’s Kosovo Whopper By Cliff Kincaid September 28, 2006 Of all the whoppers told by former President Clinton in his Chris Wallace interview, perhaps the most outrageous was his claim that he was involved in “trying to stop a genocide in Kosovo…” In fact, Clinton’s bombing of the former Yugoslavia killed more people than died in this “genocide.” And his policy benefited Osama bin Laden and the global Jihad. In the year before the bombing, some 2,000 people had been killed in a civil war in Kosovo. A conservative estimate is that 6,000 were killed by U.S. and NATO bombs....
  • Clinton Says Republicans `Rediscover' bin Laden Before Election

    09/23/2006 4:22:21 PM PDT · by jdm · 155 replies · 4,002+ views
    Bloomberg | Sept 23, 2006 | Kristin Jensen and Michael Forsythe
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  • Former Bosnian Muslim President Izetbegovic's Son: "Kosovo is Serbia" (Surprise!)

    09/18/2006 10:59:02 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 4 replies · 559+ views
    Kurir (in Serbian) ^ | September 17, 2006 | R.K.
    KOSOVO IS SERBIA The son of Alija Izetbegovic and vice-president of the Bosnian Party of Democratic Action Bakir Izetbegovic says the secession of Kosovo would set a dangerous precedent BELGRADE - Bakir Izetbegovic, the vice president of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) and the son of the late leader of that party, Alija Izetbegovic, sharply opposes the secession of Kosovo from Serbia and the proclamation of the independence of the southern Serbian province. In a statement for "Kurir" Izetbegovic assessed that "it would be better if Kosovo did not secede because this would set a precedent for Europe". "It...
  • Six US Citizens Have Planned Terrorist Attacks in Montenegro

    09/11/2006 8:27:52 AM PDT · by joan · 56 replies · 2,008+ views
    Focus Information Agency ^ | September 11, 2006
    11 September 2006 | 17:22 | FOCUS News Agency Podgorica. Six US citizens together allies from Montenegro have planned to carry out terrorist attacks on the territory of Malesia and Tuzi (in Montenegro) on 10 and 11 September, the Directorate of the Montenegrin police announced on Monday, cited by the independent Montenegrin news portal PCNEN. The US citizens - four of whom have been captured and two are wanted - originate from the territory of Malesia, Tuzi and Kosovo. According to the Chief of the criminal police in Montenegro Ivan Masulovic 12 people were arrested in relation to the findings....
  • 9/11 Hijackers: We're Avenging Bosnia And Checnya

    09/10/2006 10:27:06 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 21 replies · 1,069+ views
    A new videotape aired on Aljazeera television has shown Osama bin Laden and senior al-Qaeda members meeting some of the men who carried out the September 11 attacks against the US in 2001. The 90-minute video apparently shows bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, taking part in the planning and preparation of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people... The footage, first aired on Thursday, also shows Abu Hafsa al-Masri, al-Qaeda's then military leader, and Ramzi bin al-Shaiba, co-ordinator of the 9/11 attacks, meeting in al-Qaeda's training camps in Taliban controlled Afghanistan. The tape also says that a previous unknown...
  • The Real 9/11 Conspiracy

    08/30/2006 4:21:59 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 9 replies · 706+ views
    Accuracy In Media (AIM) ^ | 29 August 2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    While the Bush Administration can be criticized for ignoring warnings that an attack like 9/11 might occur, it is the Clinton Administration which can be accused of actually facilitating 9/11 by conducting a foreign policy that promoted the rise of radical Islam. The so-called 9/11 Truth Movement, which has been covered extensively by C-SPAN as well as Al-Jazeera, has confused many Americans and Muslims alike about the nature of the 9/11 attacks. This movement, which includes associates of Lyndon LaRouche, who openly supported Saddam Hussein before the first Gulf war, are telling us that the Bush Administration was really behind...

    08/23/2006 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 13 replies · 848+ views
    Free Nation ^ | 21 August 2006
    The German plan to regain their losses of the first and second world wars in Central and South Eastern Europe is now almost complete. The Czechs have been split from the Slovaks (the German puppet State during the Second World War guilty of horrendous trading of Jews to the Nazis) the break up of Yugoslavia into the same Nazi friendly statelets which existed between 1941 and 1945, the abolition of 15 central banks and currencies and the effective destruction of the constitutions of 25 previously sovereign democratic nations - now controlled by Germany in the EU. The uprising of the...
  • Lies: Serbian Massacres

    08/23/2006 9:22:59 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 10 replies · 291+ views
    Southern Pundit ^ | 8-23-2006 | James P
    One of the more odious lies that the far left and the media has successfully propagated centers around the alleged Serbian ethnic cleansing of ethnic Albanians. At the time, US government officials, such as Ambassador David Sheffer, were making hysterical claims that the death toll from Serbian ethnic cleansing was in the hundreds of thousands. NATO decided to move in and correct the situation. Not a bad idea, as far as ideas go, there’s just one problem: the ethnic cleansing that was the justification for war never happened. It’s all one gigantic lie.
  • Holbrooke and Thaqui planned terror

    10/16/2004 6:17:14 AM PDT · by ma bell · 30 replies · 3,060+ views
    Secret diner in Washington Holbrooke and Thaqui planned terror Less than a week before the clashes in Kosovo and Metohija occurred, a group of Albanian lobbyists from USA held a meeting at which they decided to help Kosovo Albanians to force international community to give independence to Kosovo. 'Blic' got this information from well-informed sources in the US. As 'Blic' further finds out this informal meeting was held at the initiative of David Philips, deputy director of the Center for preventive action within Council for international relations in New York. The meeting was held at his home with light diner....
  • Olmert tells Europe to stop preaching to Israel

    08/06/2006 5:37:02 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 41 replies · 1,384+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, August 6, 2006
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told European leaders to stop preaching to him about civilian war casualties in an interview published on Sunday in German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Olmert also said it would not be possible to completely destroy Hizbollah and insisted he did not underestimate them, saying they had fired just 3,000 of their arsenal of 15,000 rockets so far. "Where do they get the right to preach to Israel?" Olmert said when asked about criticism from European capitals of Israeli military operations that have led to a heavy civilian toll. "European countries attacked Kosovo...
  • Think tank thinks Kosovo should have an army

    07/28/2006 10:48:20 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 7 replies · 1,226+ views
    Calibre ^ | 28 July 2006
    PRISTINA, Serbia-Western powers and United Nations should allow Kosovo to create an army as part of resolving the final status of the disputed province, a think tank said in a report Friday. The International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based think tank, said that the final status determination should outline the steps that will be taken to develop a small Kosovo defense force, which would be limited in its size and capabilities. The international community "must avoid creating a weak state," the ICG warned. It proposed that the force should be made up of up to 3,000 personnel and have no tanks,...
  • 18 Kosovo Albanians arrested from gang based in Torrevieja

    07/20/2006 10:07:31 AM PDT · by joan · 2 replies · 215+ views
    Typically Spanish ^ | July 20, 2006
    Police have broken up a criminal gang based in Torrevieja, Alicante, but which operated in the provinces of Alicante, Málaga, Barcelona, Jaén and Madrid. 18 Kosovo-Albanians have been arrested, in connection with several thefts from industrial estates, often by making a hole in the wall. The police operation started when the Organised Crime Section ECO of the Civil Guard in Alicante, detected the group of man in Torrevieja who were spending large sums of money with no visible income. ©
  • Balkan Realities

    07/20/2006 4:51:38 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 135+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 July 2006 | James Bissett
    James Bissett is former Canadian Ambassador to the former Yugoslavia and writes from Ottawa. Balkan realities Tod Lindberg is right that the EU and NATO countries should not turn their backs on Balkan countries wishing to share in the peace and prosperity of the new Europe. However, he is wrong to suggest that it was only Slobodan Milosevic's "genocidal policies" that set the Balkans in flames in the early 1990s and wrong to condemn Serbian determination to maintain Kosovo as an integral part of its territory ("Where Milosevic's butchery held sway," Op-Ed, July 11). It has become fashionable to blame...
  • Trial and record of the accused Hicks (Australian held at Guantanamo Bay)

    08/05/2005 8:58:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 440+ views
    The Australian ^ | 6th August 2005 | David Nason and others
    TRUTH in the David Hicks affair remains as elusive as ever after fresh allegations this week from inside the US military that the Guantanamo Bay commissions are so seriously flawed that a fair trial is impossible. The most damaging blows yet to the commissions -- still supported by the Howard Government -- came from three US Air Force prosecutors involved in the trials who have quit the investigation in protest. One, John Carr, said the process appeared to have been rigged and that the first four cases -- including Hicks -- had been been "handpicked" and would not be acquitted....
  • People without a country: Roma refugees from Kosovo struggle in Montenegro

    06/22/2006 8:18:10 AM PDT · by joan · 17 replies · 375+ views
    Newday ^ | June 22, 2006 | Matthew McAllester
    PODGORICA, Montenegro - Bedri Shala has his reasons for not wanting to go home to Kosovo. Back across the border, he said, are Kosovo Albanian men who in the aftermath of the war in 1999 kidnapped, tortured and raped him repeatedly, shot his brother dead, and tried to shoot Shala, too, as he ran away.
  • Islamofascism, the broader, deeper & wider reality - How radical Islam makes you into a fascist!

    06/17/2006 10:56:58 PM PDT · by NeoOldCon · 1 replies · 1,471+ views
    How [radical] Islam makes one into a fascist, whether you are Arab, black, etc. The broader view of the deep & wide reality of Islamofascism What do the Arab Muslim massacre in NYC WTC, The Pakistani Muslim bombing in London, the Arab Muslim bombing in Madrid, an Indonesian attack on Australians in Bali, an Arab Muslim racist attack on an ordinary Jew in Paris, Arabs' onslaught in the genocide campaign in Sudan, WW2's Bosnian Muslims attacking Christian Serbs, Jordanian Arab murderer: Zarqawi that seperated (Nazi style) between Shiite & Sunni kids on a bus, Arab slave masters in Mauritania, a...
  • Centuries-Old Churches in Jeopardy from Albanian-Serb Conflicts

    06/17/2006 11:38:39 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 15 replies · 305+ views
    ABC NEWS (USA) ^ | 15 June 2006 | Monica Ellena
    A picturesque valley in the western province of Kosovo is home to the largest and most urgently preserved monastery in Serbia. The 14th century Visoki Decani monastery has not only survived the passage of time but also the ravages of war. Even though around half the Serb population fled a wave of revenge attacks after the war, the 100,000 who stayed are still targeted by sporadic violence. Stoning of police and attacks on individuals are not uncommon. In 1998, Slobodan Milosevic, who was president at the time, led troops against Albanian forces in an effort to reclaim parts of Kosovo....
  • Kosovo's president, PM to meet US Sec Rice during visit to US next week

    06/16/2006 7:35:24 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 3 replies · 951+ views
    Associated Press | 16 June 2006
    PRISTINA, Serbia - Kosovo's top leaders travel to Washington next week to hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the president's office said Friday. President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Agim Ceku are to meet Rice on Monday, said Muhamet Hamiti, the president's adviser. Sejdiu will visit the United States for the first time since he was elected in February, succeeding Kosovo's late President Ibrahim Rugova, who died of lung cancer earlier this year. During his trip, Sejdiu will meet other officials in the State Department and the White House, the statement said. Ceku is also scheduled to...
  • Serb Tragedy need epilogue

    06/06/2006 7:38:09 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 18 replies · 464+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | 2 June 2006 | Juri Dienstbier
    PRAGUE -- Serbia's long tragedy looks like it is coming to an end. The death of Slobodan Milosevic has just been followed by Montenegro's referendum on independence. Independence for Kosovo, too, is inching closer. The wars of the Yugoslav succession have not only been a trial for the peoples of that disintegrated country; they also raised huge questions about the exercise of international justice. Do international tribunals of the sort Milosevic faced before his death promote or postpone serious self-reflection and reconciliation in damaged societies? Do they strengthen or undermine the political stability needed to rebuild wrecked communities and shattered...
  • Kosovo to be independent in months: ex-NATO general

    05/27/2006 8:19:43 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 46 replies · 785+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu May 25, 2006
    The former US general who commanded NATO's 1999 air war against Serbia predicted its southern province of Kosovo would become independent within months. Wesley Clark told Kosovo Albanian leaders in Pristina he had confidence in their "strong, positive and visionary proposals" to find a solution for Kosovo, which has been run by the United Nations and NATO since 1999. "I am confident that this issue will be solved very soon, and probably in few months, Kosovo will become independent and will respect the rights of all citizens," said Clark. "I believe that Kosovo will be welcomed into the family of...
  • New Martyrs of the East and Coming Trials in the West

    05/20/2006 6:36:41 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 8 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Chronicles Magazine ^ | Friday, May 19, 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Persecution and martyrdom of Christians under 20th century totalitarianism - mainly of Russian Orthodox Christians under Bolshevism - is by far the greatest crime in all of recorded history. It is several times greater than the Holocaust in terms of innocent lives brutally destroyed. It has killed more Christians in a few decades than all other causes put together in all ages, with Islam a distant second as the cause of their death and suffering. And yet it still remains a largely unknown, often minimized, or scandalously glossed over crime. According to the respected and reliable OUP World Christian...
  • Kosovo consternation

    05/10/2006 10:38:09 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies · 310+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 9th 2006 | Admiral (Ret) James "Ace" Lyons Jr.
    Among the most important priorities of U.S. global policy is combating the international traffic in drugs and in persons (often a euphemism for women and children forced into prostitution). Because of the linkage and overlap among terrorist networks and organized criminal gangs, the battle against trafficking is also an integral part of the war on terror. Fighting organized criminal activities is difficult even in countries with a functioning legal system, honest police and the rule of law. Think how much harder that would be when dealing with an independent country where the authorities are an integral part of the criminal...
  • Suspect who allegedly ran internment camp in Kosovo arrested in Germany (Albanian)

    05/10/2006 9:28:52 AM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 331+ views
    Calibre ^ | May 10, 2006
    Released : May 10, 2006 11:34 AM BERLIN-A man sought by the U.N. administration in Kosovo on charges of illegally imprisoning and abusing fellow ethnic Albanians in 1998 has been arrested in Germany, prosecutors said Wednesday. Frankfurt prosecutors said the man was sought for on suspicion of genocide and was a member of the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army, which fought against the Serbian security troops in Kosovo. He was arrested Monday evening in the German town of Seeheim-Jugenheim, south of Frankfurt, and was being held pending extradition. The suspect is alleged to have run a camp in 1998 in Drenovac,...
  • Kosovo consternation

    05/09/2006 11:14:11 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 60 replies · 857+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 May 2006 | James "Ace" Lyons, Jr.
    Among the most important priorities of U.S. global policy is combating the international traffic in drugs and in persons (often a euphemism for women and children forced into prostitution). Because of the linkage and overlap among terrorist networks and organized criminal gangs, the battle against trafficking is also an integral part of the war on terror. Amazingly, that's what the international community seems to want to help establish in the Serbian province of Kosovo. When Kosovo was placed under United Nations administration and NATO military control at the end of the 1999 war, some hoped the province soon would meet...
  • Albanian pair are 'linked to murder' (Britain)

    05/04/2006 6:01:14 AM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 192+ views
    icSouthLondon ^ | May 3, 2006
    May 3 2006 AN ALBANIAN mum and daughter will face charges relating to the murder of a 24-year-old man at a hostel for the homeless. Renata Mitre, 22, of Queen's Road, New Cross, pleaded not guilty to the murder of Aaron Stokes at the Old Bailey on Tuesday last week. Mitre and her mother, Dezdemona Balla, 48, of no fixed address, both denied destroying evidence relating to the murder of Mr Stokes. Police were called to a communal room at Centrepoint Hostel, Queen's Road, New Cross, at 12.45am on January 2. Mr Stokes had suffered a knife wound and was...
  • Madeleine Albright says Republicans wanted war with Iraq in '98

    03/28/2006 3:15:56 PM PST · by Shermy · 71 replies · 1,310+ views
    PHILADELPHIA - Republicans urged the Clinton administration to invade Iraq as early as eight years ago, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Monday at a political fundraiser. "I remember when we were in office, starting in 1998, various Republicans were coming to us wanting a ground invasion," Albright said. She did not name the people she said made those requests nor say what prompted them. But 1998 was when the Iraqi government defied a United Nations-imposed "no-fly" zone and began firing on planes attempting to enforce it. Albright's remarks came in response to a question about an article in...
  • Converting from Radical to Moderate Islam (Mike Shelton cartoon)

    03/23/2006 11:10:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies · 1,756+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | March 23, 2006 | Mike Shelton
  • A Bishop’s Lonely Struggle

    02/15/2006 1:11:08 PM PST · by A. Pole · 9 replies · 358+ views
    The Chronicles Magazine ^ | Tuesday, February 14, 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    When various Balkan potentates come to Washington, you can guess their ethnicity by the kind of treatment they receive. Albanian terrorists like the KLA leader Hashim Thaci do rather well. They are received at the State Department, which but a decade ago would have deemed them untouchable. They have full access to the mainstream media and publically-funded think-tanks to propagate independence for their mono-ethnic criminal fiefdom. When Bishop Artemije of Rashka and Prizren, the spiritual leader of Kosovo’s beleaguered Serbs, comes to Washington, he stays with friends in suburban Maryland who drive him hundreds of miles to meetings in Chicago,...
  • Kosovo without Rugova

    01/27/2006 2:20:49 PM PST · by Doctor13 · 3 replies · 226+ views
    United Press International ^ | 26 January 2006 | Pyotr Romanov
    MOSCOW, Russia (UPI) -- Several leaders of conflict-ridden regions have left the political scene recently, with each man`s departure emphasizing how important or relative the influence of the individual on history can be. The demise of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat removed a big obstacle from the path to settlement, but it was only one of many. Disease has disabled Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, whose will and influence allowed peacekeepers to make a few more difficult steps on this road. But his departure from the political scene will not change the situation a great deal. Sharon has done the...
  • KLA Threatens Austrian KFOR Soldiers

    01/27/2006 1:11:32 PM PST · by tgambill · 20 replies · 412+ views
    Makfax | 27 January 2006
    Austrian soldiers which are part of KFOR received threats recently because a Kosovo Albanian was arrested in Vienna. This information was published by Austrian agency APA. Threats were sent by the disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) which demands release of the arrested Albanian. Rudolf Golija, spokesperson of Austrian police, confirmed that a 49 year old Albanian was arrested. He did not want to say anything about the threats against the Austrian soldiers which are part of KFOR. Kosovo Albanian which last Saturday came to Vienna airport “Schwechat” on a plane flying from Tirana, was arrested because during passport control police...
  • Key to Kosovo Serb survival

    01/27/2006 8:50:29 AM PST · by montyspython · 29 replies · 575+ views ^ | Misa Djurkovic
    Key to Kosovo Serb survival By Misa Djurkovic For the Kosovo Serbs living since 1999 in enclaves heavily guarded by NATO troops, subject to murders, kidnappings and restricted freedom of movement, negotiations on decentralization of Kosovo in the first round of talks on the future status of the province beginning on 25th January in Vienna is an essential key to survival. Indeed, when in the summer of 1999 Serbian forces retreated from the province and Albanian extremists waged a large-scale campaign of ethnic violence and intimidation, the Serb community managed to survive only in several enclaves in which it organized...
  • Albanians Trust Ex Terrorist

    01/23/2006 5:08:21 PM PST · by tgambill · 2 replies · 193+ views
    Glas Javnosti | 23 Jan 2006
    “While Thaci was in Rambouillet I was in constant telephone contact with him. I was telling him not to sign anything which can damage the Republic of Kosovo. During one of those phone talks I told him I had enough anti-aircraft rockets and that if he was to sign a document stating Kosovo was to remain part of Serbia I would keep one to take down the plane with which he would return to Kosovo”. This is part of a statement which Fatmir Limaj gave for BBC serial called “The Fall of Milosevic”. During the UCK era, Limaj was one...
  • Serbian FM, "Albanian for president of Serbia, if they accept broad authonomy plan"

    01/12/2006 8:40:39 AM PST · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 333+ views
    Serbia-Montenegro foreighn minister said in his statement to Kurir newspapers. "Offer is that if agreed to compromise, Albanians will gain proportional number of parlament members, places in all ministerys, including proportional number of command structure in police and in the army, judiciary and legislative bodies of Serbia." said Draskovic. Asked if thet means that Albanian can be president of Serbis, Draskovic said "If they accept broad authonomy in Serbia _ yes."
  • NATO Transported KLA Terrorists by Helicopter During Kosovo War

    01/10/2006 8:49:53 AM PST · by tgambill · 330+ views
    APIS Group ^ | 10 Jan 2006 | Andy Wilcoxson
    Col. Vlatko Vukovic, the commander of the 2nd Motorized Battalion of the 549th Motorized Brigade of the Yugoslav Army, resumed his testimony at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic on Thursday. The witness exhibited several documents including his unit’s logbook, daily reports, combat reports, and his unit’s war diary. These documents are contemporaneous, and show what orders the unit was given, and what the unit did from hour to hour during the entire duration of the Kosovo war. The documents show that the unit followed the orders it was given and that did not engage in any of the crimes alleged...

    01/02/2006 5:10:02 PM PST · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 253+ views
    Belgrade, 2 Jan. (AKI) - Serbian police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a British citizen Patrick Harpur, the director of Mobtel, Serbia's second mobile phone operator, the interior ministry said on Monday. The news follows the government's announcement on Friday that it had suspended Mobtel's operating licence. The company is owned by mobile telephony tycoon Bogoljub Karic, a murky figure who made his fortune under Serbia's former president and war crimes indictee, Slobodan Milosevic. The government cancelled Mobtel's licence, for signing a contract with Kosovo-based businessman, Ekrem Luka, ceding mobile telephony operations in Kosovo to Luka's Mobikos...
  • 500 meters for 500 souls

    12/21/2005 7:06:22 AM PST · by kronos77 · 4 replies · 245+ views
    Politika/EKPIM ^ | december 17th 2005.
    "We're accustomed to live here. We returned to our own house and we will accept whatever God has prepared for us," said Grandmother Momirka. She is one of 500 residents determined to stay in her home despite the hostile Albanian environment. Located between Djakovica, Decane, Prizren and Pec, Orahovac is one of the smallest Serb enclaves. The former small town with its own municipal assembly, court and secondary school has become a barbed wire-enclosed concentration camp for Serbs. Their freedom of movement is limited to a circumference of 500 meters. In order to go outside this they need an armed...
  • Australian at Guantanamo wins court battle

    12/16/2005 4:18:41 AM PST · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 470+ views
    Seattlle Post Intelligencer ^ | december 14th 2005.
    Australian at Guantanamo wins court battle By PAISLEY DODDS ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER photo In this undated photo released by the Hicks family shows Guantanamo Bay detainee Australian David Hicks. Hicks held at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay won a court battle in London Tuesday Dec. 13, 2005, to be registered as a British citizen a step he hopes will secure his release. (AP Photo/Hicks family hand out) LONDON -- An Australian being held at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay won a court battle Tuesday to be registered as a British citizen - a step he hopes...
  • Kosovo independence would fuel separatism - Serbia

    12/12/2005 4:36:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies · 929+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | Zoran Radosavljevic
    LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Independence for Serbia's breakaway province of Kosovo would open up a Pandora's box of separatism and lead to new ethnic conflicts in Europe, the foreign minister of Serbia-Montenegro said on Monday. Kosovo has been a U.N. protectorate since 1999, when 78 days of NATO bombing drove out Serb forces accused of atrocities against civilians while fighting an ethnic Albanian insurgency. Last month, U.N. envoy Martti Ahtisaari started shuttle diplomacy aimed at reconciling two opposing visions -- the Albanian majority's demands for independence on the basis of self-determination, and Serbia's insistence on sovereignty. Speaking on the sidelines of...
  • Rocket Attack, Grenades and Gun Battle- Kosovo's Latest "Isolated Incidents"

    12/12/2005 11:15:47 AM PST · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 321+ views ^ | december 9th 2005.
    Four days earlier, armed assailants had launched a Saturday Night Special attack against a civilian bus connecting the southwestern towns of Dragas and Prizren. In an offensive that would seem right out of Iraq, the unknown attackers fired two rocket-propelled grenades at the bus. According to Serbia's B-92, they "luckily did not explode, but passed right through the vehicle." Kosovo Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi immediately condemned the assault, while UNMIK Chief Sřren Jessen-Petersen spoke of a need to "enhance" security measures in Kosovo.
  • Bosnian Croat killer goes to jail

    12/07/2005 4:49:58 PM PST · by joan · 71 replies · 1,451+ views
    BBC ^ | December 7, 2005
    A former Bosnian Croat paramilitary who murdered and raped Bosnian Muslims during the 1990s war has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for war crimes. The international tribunal in The Hague said it would have jailed Miroslav Bralo, 38, for longer but for his guilty plea and sincere remorse. He had also helped in locating the bodies of his victims. His unit called "The Jokers" had rampaged through Muslim villages in central Bosnia in 1993. In one attack - on the villages of Ahmici and Nadioci - Mr Bralo's unit blew up a mosque and killed two families, including...
  • Pressures against Serbian Orthodox holy shrines in Kosovo continue

    12/10/2005 3:41:39 AM PST · by kronos77 · 9 replies · 711+ views
    At the most recent meeting of the Serbian Orthodox Church's Council for Kosovo and Metohija of the Holy Assembly of Bishops, Bishop Teodosije of Lipljan, a e that in future Kosovo there will be no room for eithersuperior of Visoki Decani Monastery, informed the members of the Council and the Holy Synod of Bishops with the critical present situation of Serbian Orthodox holy shrines, especially in Metohija (the Western part of the Province) , and emphasized the need to find mechanisms for internationally guaranteed protection as soon as possible in cooperation with relevant experts in order to enable the survival...

    12/07/2005 5:31:02 PM PST · by joan · 12 replies · 630+ views ^ | December 6, 2005 | Andy Wilcoxson - December 6, 2005 Written by: Andy Wilcoxson The trial of Slobodan Milosevic continued at the Hague Tribunal on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Janos Sel's cross-examination did not continue as scheduled. No explanation was given for that change. Instead, the tribunal heard the continuation of the testimony of Gen. Krsman Jelic, the commander of the 243rd Armored Brigade of the Yugoslav Army, stationed in the Urosevac area of Kosovo. The witness gave evidence refuting the indictment's charges relating to alleged crimes in: Kotlina, Dubrava, Kacanik, Slatina, Stagovo, and Urosevac. In Kotlina, the indictment alleges that Serbian troops massacred civilian men...
  • Kosovo Jubilant at KLA Acquittals

    12/02/2005 3:50:24 PM PST · by kronos77 · 102 replies · 3,113+ views
    Institute For War And Peace ^ | dec 2nd 2005. | Janet Anderson
    Tribunal Update Tribunal home Kosovo Jubilant at KLA Acquittals Kosovo’s majority Albanian population welcomes result of Hague tribunal’s first case against former guerrillas. By Janet Anderson in The Hague (TU No 432, 2-Dec-05) The streets of Pristina erupted with flags, horns and celebratory gunfire on December 1 as news spread that the Hague tribunal had acquitted two of the first three members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA, ever to face trial there for war crimes. Judges in The Hague sentenced one former foot soldier, Haradin Bala, to 13 years in prison for his role in a KLA prison camp...
  • The battle for Kosovo moves to the corridors of US power

    12/02/2005 10:40:52 AM PST · by kronos77 · 11 replies · 520+ views
    Financiale Times ^ | December 2nd 2005. | By Guy Dinmore
    rom the muddy fields and torched villages of Kosovo six years ago, the struggle of its Albanian majority for independence from Serbia is moving to the political battlegrounds of Washington. ADVERTISEMENT <A TARGET="_blank" HREF=",6198,6235,9122,9179,9630,10158,11057,11059,11353,11471,11693,12817,13043,13212,13306,13522,13590,14052,14109,14316,15245,15536,15545,16157,18041,18316,18348,18446,18469,18489,18876,18952,18961,18962,19119,19313,19724&Targets=3099,15407,7972,6224,18699,20103,20316,18309,16107,19353,20096,19703,19845,18516,20511&Values=30,51,63,77,85,94,102,150,165,239,249,253,494,547,559,575,600,639,663,931,2155,3614,4431,4548,4570,4646,4704,5633,6186,6206,6380,6391,6396,6617,8072,8177,8179,8429,8453&RawValues=&Redirect="><IMG SRC="" WIDTH=300 HEIGHT=250 BORDER=0></A> Although Martti Ahtisaari, the special United Nations envoy and former Finnish president, launched his shuttle diplomacy in the Balkans last week in a bid to negotiate a final settlement, all sides recognise the critical importance of lobbying the US now that the Bush administration has decided it will actively push the process to a resolution. All sides involved in the "final status"...
  • Albanians protest for Limaj release

    11/29/2005 3:24:51 PM PST · by jb6 · 3 replies · 308+ views
    B29 ^ | November 29
    PRISTINA -- Tuesday – About a thousand former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army protested yesterday in Pristina, demanding that the Hague Tribunal release former guerrilla commander Fatmir Limaj. After a peaceful protest march through the centre of the Kosovo capital, the former guerrillas gathered outside the Languages Faculty of Pristina University to read a letter demanding that the tribunal and the international community release Limaj. International police troops secured all entrances to the UN administration in the province and the Kosovo Assembly building during the protest, which passed without incident. Limaj is charged, together with Isak Musliu and Haradin...
  • Thanksgiving on Kosovo : "Only Bread And Soup For Kosovo"

    11/29/2005 9:12:28 AM PST · by kronos77 · 10 replies · 701+ views ^ | Nevember 28th, 2005. | By Fr. Nektarios Serfes, Boise, Idaho, US
    Only bread and soup for Kosovo While Americans gathered around their Thanksgiving tables this November to enjoy turkey and pumpkin pie, Kosovo’s Serbian citizens were thankful if they had only bread and soup. Their villages are girdled with barbed wire and the ever-present army tanks attest to the ongoing protective military occupation. Many Serbs have no electricity for cooking or heating and late November in Kosovo and Metohija brings a raw cold with lots of snow. This season is especially hard on children and elderly people; everyone makes do as best they can, often going without even the basic daily...
  • Serbian Factory Bombed By NATO To Make Arms For US Company

    11/28/2005 9:21:41 AM PST · by kronos77 · 49 replies · 3,170+ views
    Agence France-Presse, Defencetalk ^ | 19 Oct 2005, 08:12 | Agence France-Presse
    Serbian Factory Bombed By NATO To Make Arms For US Company Agence France-Presse Wed, 19 Oct 2005, 08:12 RSS Printer Friendly E-Mail This Page Discussions Belgrade: A Serbian factory bombed by NATO in 1999 is to make arms for US weapons manufacturer Remington in a contract worth 3.2 million dollars (2.6 million euros), a report said Tuesday. Zastava Arms of Serbia and Remington signed the agreement in Kragujevac, 120 kilometers (72 miles) west of Belgrade, for the supply of the weapons in 2006, the private Beta news agency reported. The arms would be sold under the joint brand name "Remington-Zastava"...
  • My people deserve their indepedence.

    11/25/2005 8:09:11 PM PST · by sepse · 45 replies · 1,364+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 25 November 2005 | Hashim Thaci
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  • Rebels Threaten Violence Against Kosovo Capital

    11/23/2005 2:50:46 AM PST · by Nennsy · 49 replies · 1,005+ views
    Townhall ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | By Sherrie Gossett
    ( - Rebel forces in Kosovo have threatened to carry out an organized "military operation" against the capital city of Pristina by Wednesday night. Calling NATO and United Nations forces "modern occupiers," the Kosovo Independence Army (KIA) said it was lodging the threat because the Kosovo Assembly has not declared independence. The threat, carried by local media, follows increasing violence against international forces in Kosovo and may lead to an alliance between armed rebel groups and jihadist forces, according to a former security chief from the region. Rebels have blown up several vehicles belonging to the United Nations Mission in...