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  • Kosovo's 'Field of Blackbirds': The 630-Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Resist Islam

    06/17/2019 8:03:43 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | Raymond Ibrahim
    Why Eastern Europeans are much more reluctant to accept Muslim migrants than their Western counterparts can be traced back to circumstances surrounding a pivotal battle, that of Kosovo, which took place on June 15, 1389, exactly 630 years ago today. It pitted Muslim invaders against Eastern European defenders—the ancestors of those many Eastern Europeans today who are resistant to Islam. Because the jihad is as old as Islam, it has been championed by diverse peoples throughout the centuries (Arabs in the Middle East, Moors (Berbers and Africans) in Spain and Western Europe, etc.). Islam’s successful entry into Eastern Europe was...
  • Kosovo: disputes continue 20 years after NATO bombing campaign

    06/06/2019 7:38:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    theconversation.com ^ | March 22, 2019 10.00am EDT | Beth Daley
    The bombing campaign against Yugoslavia that began on March 24 1999 was the first time NATO went to war. The 78-day campaign, known as Operation Allied Force, was officially conducted to protect civilians. They had been caught in the middle of the conflict between the secessionist insurgents of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and Yugoslavian security forces. The conflict had dramatically escalated in 1998, when the KLA began an armed campaign to end the Yugoslavian (or, more specifically, Serbian) rule over Kosovo. Even now, 20 years after the intervention, and despite the military, diplomatic and financial investments of Western powers...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday-Wednesday 5/28-5/29/2019

    05/29/2019 2:42:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/28/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The US State Department stepping up criticism of Syria's government and its military offensive the northwest against Al-Qaeda jihadists and other elements.... Next to Syria in Iraq, Turkey says its forces killed six more members of the Kurdish PKK..... Next to Iraq is Iran. US National Security Adviser John Bolton points the finger of blame for damage to oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Iran with his latest comments...... The political fight in Israel underway ahead of Wednesday night's deadline to form a new government..... Kosovo, a majority Muslim nation whose independence is recognized by half the world's'...
  • US urges resumption of dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo

    03/08/2019 3:20:25 AM PST · by blueplum · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Mar 2019 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) A high-ranking U.S. envoy has urged Serbia and Kosovo to stop provoking each other and to resume their discussions over how to normalize relations between the two former wartime foes. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, who met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, also called Friday on Kosovo to lift a 100 percent tariff on Serbian goods so that European Union-mediated talks can resume.
  • Kosovo land swap could end conflict or restart war

    01/24/2019 6:04:12 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Big Think ^ | Jan 23, 2019 | Frank Jacobs
    - The Yugoslav Wars started in 1991, but never really ended. - Kosovo and Serbia are still enemies, and they're getting worse. - A proposed land swap could create peace or reignite the conflict. The government of Serbia has made its peace and established diplomatic relations with all other former Yugoslav countries, but not with Kosovo. In Serbian eyes, Kosovo's declaration of independence in 2008 was a unilateral and therefore legally invalid change of state borders. Despite their current conflict, Kosovo and Serbia have the same long-term objective: Membership of the European Union. Ironically, that wish could lead to...
  • Trump pushes for breakthrough peace deal between Kosovo, Serbia

    01/09/2019 1:40:07 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 2019 | Homie McKay
    The Trump administration is working to score what it hopes to be another foreign policy win, this time by encouraging leaders from Serbia and Kosovo to sign a peace agreement in a ceremony that could take place at the White House. Trump recently sent letters to both Thaci and Serb President Aleksandar Vucic, asking they accelerate negotiations in an effort to resolve their impasse. As first reported in the Washington Post, Thaci and Vucic published their versions of the Trump letter online. Failure to capitalize on this unique opportunity would be a tragic setback, as another chance for a comprehensive...
  • Nostalgia Keeps Yugoslavia Alive A Century After Its Ill-Fated Creation

    12/03/2018 11:36:22 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | December 02, 2018 | Alan Crosby, Dragan Stavljanin
    By April 1992, with its Soviet ally freshly dissolved, Yugoslavia as the world had known it was gone in a bloody and violent breakup, leaving some 100,000 dead, 2.4 million refugees, 2 million internally displaced, and seven independent nations in its place. While those ethnic tensions still simmer in much of the former Yugoslavia, so too is a growing sentimental recollection of life in a country much of the younger generations can only learn about in history books and museums like Milakovics Yugodom. A Gallup poll from last year showed that many people in the former Yugoslavia look back fondly...
  • Who's Next On Russia's Hit Parade?

    08/14/2008 5:49:34 PM PDT · by InABunkerUnderSF · 69 replies · 168+ views
    Vanity - Internet Research ^ | 08/14/08 | InABunkerUnderSF
    If you googled Invasion of South Ossetia on Monday of this week one of the sites near the top of the list was the vitriolic anti Georgian propaganda web site war.georgia.su which detailed Georgian atrocities and planned atrocities against the peace loving people of South Ossetia. When I first saw it, the first thing that caught my eye (other than the over the top blood dripping pro anti Georian propaganda) was that the domain name itself. It did not end in ge as in Georgia but su, the domain name of sites in the former Soviet Union. This made me...
  • US moves to strip citizenship from war criminals [Bosnian Muslims: Rasena Handanovic, Edin Dzeko]

    04/04/2018 9:19:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2018 6:36 PM EDT | Tom James
    Federal authorities on Wednesday began legal proceedings to strip U.S. citizenship from two Bosnians, including one living in Oregon, for war crimes including executing civilians during that countrys civil war in the 1990s. The move by the U.S. Justice Department comes years after Rasema Handanovic and Edin Dzeko were extradited and later convicted by courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2011. After serving her sentence, Handanovic returned to Beaverton, Oregon, according to a statement from the Justice department, while Dzeko has not yet been released by Bosnian authorities. The department filed denaturalization lawsuits against the pair in federal courts in...
  • Russia Warns Assad on Vow to Retake All of Syria

    02/19/2016 9:39:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 19 February 2016
    Russia's envoy to the U.N. on Friday warned long-term ally President Bashar al-Assad over his vow to retake all of Syria, saying he faced dire consequences if he did not comply with Moscow over the peace process. 'Russia has invested very seriously in this crisis, politically, diplomatically and now also militarily,' Vitaly Churkin told Kommersant newspaper, referring to an international agreement to cease hostilities sealed in Munich last week. 'Therefore we would like Assad also to respond to this,' he said, adding that the Syrian leader's stance 'is not in accord with the diplomatic efforts that Russia is making.'
  • Ex-Serbia pres. criticizes EU for supporting current leader

    03/03/2018 9:31:27 AM PST · by Navy Patriot
    ABC (Anything But Christians) News Go ^ | March 2, 2018 | Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Presstitute
    A former president of Serbia predicted Friday that a municipal election in Belgrade this weekend won't be conducted fairly and he criticized the European Union for tolerating what he called the undemocratic policies of the Balkan state's current leader. Boris Tadic alleged in an interview with The Associated Press that the EU has been unwilling to confront President Aleksander Vucic because he promised to resolve the status of Kosovo, the former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008.
  • [US] ContourGlobal to build $1.18 billion power plant in Kosovo

    12/22/2017 6:18:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    AP/FOX ^ | 21 Dec 2017
    PRISTINA, Kosovo Kosovo's government has signed a 1 billion-euro ($1.18 billion) deal with the New York-based power generator ContourGlobal PLC to build a 500 megawatt coal-fired power plant.
  • Man Spots Himself in the Background of His Fiances Childhood Family Photo

    12/12/2017 12:04:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | 11 Dec 2017 | Miranda Larbi
    If you ever needed proof that fate is real and that some relationships are just meant to be, hold onto your cynical hats. Lets rewind back 10 years. Verona Koliqi, who now lives in London but is originally from Kosovo, was visiting a beach in Montenegro with her family. They look the classic family holiday pictures and probably thought no more about them. Until Verona, a decade later, was examining one of the photos from the beach trip with her fianc Mirand and noticed that the little boy floating on a lilo in the sea behind the Koliqi family. He...
  • Short-Seller Anthony Elgindy Arrested By FBI In San Diego

    05/22/2002 11:06:54 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 69 replies · 946+ views
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Anthony Elgindy, the controversial short-seller and online stock commentator, has been arrested on charges of racketeering, insider trading and market manipulation, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday. Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the San Diego field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Elgindy, who lives in the San Diego area, was arrested at his business Tuesday. Details of the charges against Elgindy weren't immediately available. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, N.Y., from which the charges originate, said the office would issue a statement about the Elgindy case soon.
  • SVP ad ruled racist by Swiss supreme court [ad about Kosovars]

    04/16/2017 4:37:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 13 April 2017 14:00 CEST+02:00
    The Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne has found former leading members of the right-wing Swiss Peoples Party (SVP) guilty of racism over a poster used in its mass immigration initiative campaign in 2011. It upheld an earlier ruling that former SVP secretary-general Martin Baltisser and his deputy Silvia Br violated anti-racism laws with an advert claiming that Kosovars slash the Swiss, according to media reports. The advertisement claiming that Kosovars slash the Swiss was used as part of the SVPs campaign in its successful stop mass immigration initiative. [] The countrys top judges said that most readers would have understood...
  • Italian police foil plot to blow up Rialto Bridge in Venice

    03/30/2017 9:10:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 30 March 2017 09:41 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Three men from Kosovo and an unidentified minor have been arrested in Venice on suspicion of plotting to blow up the citys celebrated Rialto Bridge, Italian police said on Thursday. With all the unbelievers there are in Venice, you put a bomb under the Rialto and you go straight to heaven, one of the alleged jihadist plotters said in a wiretapped conversation, said Adelchi dIppolito, the Venice prosecutor in charge of the case. That was one the most worrying and alarming remarks we heard, he said at a press conference, revealing that the group had been under surveillance since last...
  • Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary

    03/24/2017 3:49:18 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Yahoo Via AP ^ | March 24, 2017 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    Serbia's prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in Kosovo. Aleksandar Vucic spoke at a ceremony near a railway bridge in southern Serbia where the Western military alliance's missiles struck a passenger train, killing at least 28 people and injuring dozens. "We will never be part of the alliance which killed our children, nor of any other alliance," Vucic said. "They wanted to destroy and humiliate small Serbia and kill its children."
  • Kosovo Celebrates Independence Day, Trump Sends Congratulation

    02/18/2017 6:21:35 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 23 replies
    Balkan Insight (BIRN) ^ | 17 Feb 17 | Die Morina
    Officials celebrated the ninth anniversary of Kosovos independence, while new US President Donald Trump sent a letter offering support for a sovereign, multiethnic, democratic Kosovo. Kosovo officials marked the countrys independence day on Friday with a series of events beginning with a ceremony at the grave of former President Ibrahim Rugova in Pristina.
  • Lavrov: Kosovo Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo

    01/18/2017 11:56:24 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    B92/Sputnik ^ | January 17, 2017 | Sputnik
    Lavrov: Kosovo Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo Russian Foreign Minister on Tuesday said that a new war in the Balkans must be avoided, and that Albanian forces should not be in northern Kosovo and Metohija. Lavrov is seen in Moscow on Tuesday (Tanjug/AP) Speaking during his annual news conference in Moscow, Lavrov touched on the latest tensions between Belgrade and Pristina. "The forces of Kosovo Albanians should not be present in the north of Kosovo and Metohija, which is inhabited by Serbs," said Lavrov. He also commented on the talk of "a war in the Balkans." "I...
  • "If Serbs are killed, we'll send army to Kosovo" - president

    01/15/2017 4:22:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    b92.net ^ | 01/15/2017
    he meeting was held a day after the incidents in Kosovo over a train traveling from Belgrade to Kosovska Mitrovica - reestablishing the direct line for the first time in 18 years - and the tension at administrative line crossings between Kosovo and central Serbia that ensued. "Let Albanians and their sponsors think about that. We will act in line with the Constitution of Serbia. Kosovo and Metohija is, under international law, a part of Serbia," the president said. According to him, "Saturday was a day at the brink of conflict, although Belgrade made an effort not to show it."...