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  • Tear gas at the barricades: NATO sprays Serb protests (video)

    10/20/2011 9:34:02 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    RT.com ^ | October 20, 2011 | RT.com
    NATO peacekeepers have used tear gas against Serb protesters in northern Kosovo. They dispersed the crowd in order to start dismantling barricades erected in a protest against deployment of customs checkpoints on the border. The tension has already spilled into violence in Kosovo, reports RT’s Maria Finoshina. One Serb was gunned down and two wounded near the city of Pec in the west of the province. The shooting was done by their Albanian neighbor, she says. Meanwhile some 300 Serbs tried to prevent the Kosovo peacekeeping force (KFOR) from tearing down the barricades in Kosovo’s north, but the soldiers were...
  • Army of stones: Serb barricades stand firm

    10/18/2011 10:24:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    RT.com ^ | October 18, 2011 | RT
    As the deadline for Serbs in northern Kosovo to dismantle their border barricades nears, they remain firm in their protest. The barricades are meant to stop attempts by Kosovan police, and NATO and EU forces to take over border crossings with Serbia. Stones and sand of the barricades are the only weapons the Serbs living in Kosovo have in their arsenal to make the others listen to them. The roadblocks they have set up throughout the northern part of the region are making headlines and getting feedback. Local resident Voityla is reading a leaflet that KFOR, a NATO-led international peacekeeping...
  • Western policy doing the bidding of Islam in Kosovo: destroying Orthodox Christianity

    10/13/2011 10:43:52 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | Oct. 13, 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    Islamic forces entered Europe from Asia and North Africa in order to enslave, convert, persecute and either completely destroy Christianity or to enforce dhimmitude. Before this process began you had the complete annihilation of Christianity in many parts of North Africa and in various parts of the Middle East it was one long sojourn into dhimmitude, pogroms and massacres. Christianity survived in some areas, for example in Egypt, however, numbers succumbed after Arab colonial and Islamic discrimination took route. Therefore, a complete Islamic inquisition took root in Arabia (modern day Saudi Arabia) and just like the Sunni Islamic inquisition against...
  • Death of War Crimes Witness Casts Cloud on Kosovo

    10/07/2011 8:31:35 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    PRIZREN, KOSOVO — The death of a key witness in Germany in the war crimes trial of one of Kosovo’s most powerful politicians has cast doubt on the effective prosecution of the case and threatens to derail local and international efforts to establish the rule of law here. Intimidation, fear, clan loyalties and a culture of silence have long impeded the development of a functioning justice system in Kosovo, analysts say, and the death is seen as a major setback. The witness, Agim Zogaj, 53, a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army who kept meticulous diary notes of alleged...
  • KOSOVO - a land being Islamized by the United States, NATO and United Nations.

    10/06/2011 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    FaithFreedom.org ^ | October 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    Since World War Two you have had three major conflicts in the Balkans involving Orthodox Christian communities and Islamic communities; this applies to Cyprus, Bosnia and Kosovo respectively. On all three occasions the United States supported the followers of Islam and maybe one day the same will happen to Orthodox Christians in Macedonia? Yet unlike the large Christian communities of Bosnia and Cyprus, it is the land of Kosovo which is being Islamized and Albanianized under NATO, the UN, and other international institutions who are meant to be neutral. The media in the West is once more turning a 'blind...
  • Trial Opens for 7 Kosovars in Organ-Trafficking Case

    10/06/2011 6:00:29 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    PRISTINA, KOSOVO — The trial of seven Kosovars accused of participating in an international organ trafficking ring opened here Tuesday. The suspects are accused of luring victims from Turkey and former Communist countries to Pristina to sell their kidneys with false promises of payments of up to €15,000, or nearly $20,000. The recipients, according to the indictment, paid between €80,000 and €100,000 for the organs. The case has threatened to tarnish the image of the new country as it struggles to establish international credibility three years after declaring independence, and as it seeks integration into the European Union. But the...
  • On random, unprovoked violence and the need to dismantle NATO

    10/04/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    English Pravda.ru ^ | October 4, 2011 | Dr. Michael Pravica
    Recently, as I was bicycling to work, I became the victim of random, unprovoked violence as I was hit by a nearly full bottle of flavored water thrown by a passenger from a car that passed me. Due to my superior reflexes and conditioning I managed to stabilize my bike (and myself rom the initial shock) as the bottle bounced off of me. Nevertheless, why someone would waste a perfectly good, chilled bottle of sugared drink on a 40 degree Celsius day trying to injure someone they didn't even know was very perplexing to me. On another occasion, two speeding...
  • Kosovo Serbs dig in as border dispute turns bloody

    10/01/2011 8:24:02 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | October 1, 2011 | DANIEL McLAUGHLIN in Jarinje
    KFor soldiers from the US stand guard at a barricade at the closed Serbia-Kosovo border crossing of Jarinje. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters Cultural claims persist in regions as Belgrade refuses to acknowledge independence of Kosovo MILEVA PREMOVIC and her neighbours while away the afternoon in the shade of a broad tree. The unseasonable warmth makes it hard to imagine that the green Kapaonik mountains, rising up a few miles away in Serbia, will soon be white with snow and busy with skiers. It would also be hard to believe that bullets were fired and blood shed here just a few days...
  • Kosovar Serbs Contemplate Life Under Albanian Rule

    09/29/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 29, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    NORTH MITROVICA, KOSOVO — Angry Serbs are still at the barricades here, blocking roads across northern Kosovo in an attempt to resist the recent deployment of police and customs officers from the Kosovar government to border crossings with Serbia. Although the protests have been peaceful so far, behind the anger a more fundamental issue is smoldering: Serbs here are being forced to finally contemplate a future under the Kosovar government in Pristina, which is dominated by ethnic Albanians. “It’s the very first time in 12 years that the pressure against the Serbs in the north has been so strong from...
  • Witness of Kosovar war crimes found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 8:29:52 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 28 Sep 11 19:30 CET
    A key witness in a war crimes case against a senior Kosovo figure has been found dead in Germany, the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) said Wednesday. "EULEX confirms that Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the Klecka case, was found dead in a park in Germany," the mission's statement said. It added that the "German authorities are conducting the necessary investigation to determine the circumstances of his death." According to local media reports, Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas...
  • Ethnic Serbs, NATO troops hurt in Kosovo clash

    09/28/2011 5:13:49 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    Canada.com ^ | September 27, 2011 | Branislav Krstic and Fatos Bytyci, Reuters
    MITROVICA/PRISTINA, Kosovo - At least 16 Kosovo Serbs and four NATO troops were injured in clashes at a disputed Kosovo-Serbian border crossing on Tuesday, NATO officials and local authorities said. Witnesses said troops from the NATO peacekeeping force KFOR responded with fire arms, teargas and rubber bullets to disperse a crowd rallying against the removal of a Serb-held barricade on a small road about 150 meters from the Jarinje border post. NATO spokesman Ralph Adametz said the incidents started when Serb protesters drove a vehicle at NATO troops and a soldier was injured. "During the incident an attempt was made...
  • Kosovo war crimes witness found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 4:14:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2011 | Fatos Bytyci
    (Reuters) - A witness in a war crimes case against a member of Kosovo's parliament has been found dead in Germany, an EU police and justice mission (EULEX) spokesman said on Wednesday. Ruling party parliamentarian Fatmir Limaj, who was put under house arrest last week, and nine other people arrested in March are accused of committing murder, torture and violations of the human rights of ethnic Albanians, Serbs and prisoners during Kosovo's 1998-99 war with Serbia. Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the war crimes case, was found dead in a German park, said EULEX spokesman Blerim Krasniqi, adding:...
  • Kosovo’s Organ-Harvester-in-Chief [Thaci] Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell, Stocks Plummet.

    09/28/2011 3:47:36 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | September 26, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    A month after Wall St. Journal published Kosovo’s terrorist prime minister Hashim Thaci, the Heroin-Trafficker-in-Chief got to ring the opening bell at NASDAQ on Thursday. In a year when he fixed elections, was implicated in his KLA murder-for-organs scheme, and was outed by various media watchdogs to be suppressing the press, mobster/torturer/murderer Thaci — occasionally wanted by Interpol and almost barred from entering this country save for diplomatic immunity — is here with bells on.
  • Our Tax Dollars at Work – NATO Troops in Kosovo Open Fire on Serb Protesters!

    09/27/2011 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    The American Council for Kosovo ^ | September 27, 2011 | James George Jatras
    NATO Tries to Force Christian Serbs to Submit to Criminal Albanian Muslim “Authority” September 27, 2011: Today, NATO forces in Kosovo opened fire on Serbian demonstrators protesting efforts by KFOR (NATO’s “Kosovo Force”) and the ironically designated European Union “rule of law” mission (“EULEX”) to force Serbs to submit to the illegal Albanian Muslim “authority” posing as an independent government in Priština. As summarized by retired U.S. diplomat Gerard Gallucci, who formerly served in Kosovo: On September 27, the NATO force in Kosovo (KFOR) lost completely its guise as UN peacekeepers and became a repressive, lawless military occupation force. After...
  • Germany Makes Another Balkan Mess

    09/26/2011 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 20 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 26, 2011 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    German chancellor Angela Merkel has received undeserved praise for adopting an uncompromising position regarding Kosovo in meetings with Serbian president Boris Tadic. The latest example of a laudatory reaction is the piece [3] by Morton Abramowitz and James Hooper. Abramowitz and Hooper are thrilled that she made it clear to Tadic that “Kosovo would not be partitioned” and that “the area inhabited by Serbs north of the Ibar River was Kosovo territory.” Further, she told the leader of a still-fragile democratic Serbia that the Kosovo issue “had to be resolved before Serbia could enter the EU.” Rather than meriting praise,...
  • Bare-Handed Kosovo Serbs Battle NATO

    09/21/2011 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | September 20, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich, Ph.D.
    On September the 16th NATO forces, overstepping their UN Security Council (UNSC) mandates, amid tensions on the administrative border between Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo, have fired the first shots at bare-handed Kosovo Serbs in the village of Zupce. The Kosovo Serbs have erected barricades, in a life or death situation, to defend themselves against the Muslim Albanian onslaughts which desire to forcefully incorporate northern Kosovo into the US/EU created Republic of Kosovo, an amputated province from the Republic of Serbia. The Albanian police, aided and assisted by NATO’s KFOR, have taken over two border crossings: Jarinje and...
  • Orthodox Christian ghettoization and anti-Serb clampdown in Kosovo

    09/02/2011 5:13:54 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | September 1, 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    If you reside in a parallel universe then welcome to Kosovo, the land of Albanianization and Islamization and all in the name of democracy. A flick back into history tells us that the Serbs were 98% of the population of Kosovo 600 years ago but today the Orthodox Christian Serbs are between 6% and 8% depending on various figures. Of course, the Kosovo Serbs became a minority because of the ravages of the Ottoman Empire, dhimmitude, Islamization, and Albanian support of fascism during the German Nazi period. Communism in the old Yugoslavia was the final nail in the coffin because Albanian...
  • Chancellor Merkel’s Belgrade Ultimatum

    08/30/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 16 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 30, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Serbian President Boris Tadic On August 23 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Belgrade. The first leg of her trip was Zagreb where she met with Croatian leaders. In Belgrade she met with Serbian leaders including a one-on-one session with President Tadic. The upshot was her blunt dictate that Serbia must meet the following demands in order to qualify for consideration of EU membership: progress in the Belgrade-Pristina dialog, normalization of relations including abandonment of parallel structures in Kosovo; administrative and legal reforms, and satisfying the 1995 Copenhagen criteria. Merkel pointed out that Germany would like...
  • Kosovo Becoming Asylum Transit Country

    08/23/2011 1:32:31 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    Daily News Corner ^ | August 20, 2011 | Muhamet Brajshori for Southeast European Times in Pristina
    Porous borders, especially in the north, are blamed for the trend. [Reuters] Kosovo hаѕ achieved the dubious distinction аs а transit country, but іs unprepared to handle the situation. Since 1999, Kosovo has ѕeen аn increasing number of asylum seekers frоm Asia and Africa. They have other destinations in mind, but use Kosovo aѕ transit point аnd оften end uр being arrested bу police at thе borders for illegal passage. Mainly, their countries of origin arе Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan and Nigeria. It іѕ uр tо thе internal affairs ministry tо determine whethеr thеy wіll remain in Kosovo or be deported....
  • ANA threatens with armed actions in north of Kosovo

    08/22/2011 11:21:26 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    EMG. RS ^ | August 22, 2011 | Tanjug
    The terrorist Albanian National Army (ANA) threatened to carry out armed actions in north of Kosovo, if the Kosovo institutions do not set up Kosovo's military by the end of September, the Pristina electronic media reported citing the media in Tirana. The release, written by political spokesman of that mysterious organization Sazan Toplica, reads that the ANA has delivered an ultimatum to the Kosovo President and Prime Minister demanding formation of Kosovo's armed military by September 30. If the ANA demands are ignored, that terrorist formation, as he put it, will be forced to continue with its military actions in...