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  • Hiding Genocide in Kosovo: A Crime Against God And Humanity

    07/18/2007 4:36:46 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 22 replies · 1,002+ views
    NEW BOOK – available now from The American Council for Kosovo! Hiding Genocide in Kosovo: A Crime against God and Humanity by Iseult Henry Old habits die hard: A yellow cross fixed by German NATO to the door of a Serbian house to show that Christians live there -- but not for long. Finally, the truth is coming out about the Kosovo jihad and how it has been aided and abetted by NATO, the UN, and the EU. Thanks to Iseult Henry, maybe the shameful and ultimately suicidal support of the Kosovo jihadists by Western powers will finally be ended....
  • Kosovo: Thin line between hero and killer

    07/15/2007 10:06:06 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 5 replies · 690+ views
    And though he now stands accused of murdering Serb civilians nine years ago, as prime minister he aided U.N. efforts to protect the remaining Serbian minority in Kosovo. In a 37-count indictment, Haradinaj and his Kosovo Liberation Army unit are accused of a "widespread and systematic" campaign to intimidate, abduct, rape and murder Serb civilians and Albanians who refused to cooperate. His "Black Eagles" killed at least 40 people between March and September 1998 and expelled thousands more, the indictment says. One of Haradinaj's lieutenants and co-defendants, Idriz Balaj, is accused of some of the more grisly deeds, including slicing...
  • Djuric says Polt's suggestion (re the US leaving Kosovo) is interesting!

    06/28/2007 1:39:22 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 19 replies · 586+ views
    Focus ^ | 27 June 2007 | Staff
    "What if we were to tell you today that we were wrong and that Kosovo is yours, and that we are withdrawing our forces from Kosovo by Saturday? What then?", the US ambassador (to Serbia, Michael Polt) asked on Tuesday, following a public speech delivered on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, which was, however, almost entirely dedicated to the issue of Serbia's southern province. Belgrade. Serbian prime minister's media advisor Srdjan Djuric told Tanjug late on Tuesday that US Ambassador to Serbia Michael Polt made an interesting suggestion, which the Serbian government is prepared to...
  • BA How the US Ordered Increased Activity against Macedonia's Islamists

    06/24/2007 11:08:48 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 4 replies · 387+ views ^ | 6/22/2007 | BA Staff
    The May 7 arrests of six Islamic radicals, four of them ethnic Albanians originally from Macedonia and Kosovo, led American intelligence officials to issue a direct order to their Macedonian colleagues, urging them to redouble efforts against known and unknown Islamic radical elements in the country, can now report. The alleged aspiring terrorists have been held without bail since their arrest and were indicted on June 5. While the majority of news reports on the subject have remained preoccupied with details such as the ‘true’ nationality of the men arrested or their prior experience as refugees, or the larger...
  • Serbs 'disgusted' by Bush Kosovo pledge – premier

    BELGRADE – Serbs will never forgive the United States if it helps ensure Kosovo's Albanians win independence for the Serbian province, Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said on Monday. In a bitter response to President George W. Bush's promise to Albanians that Kosovo would soon be independent, Kostunica said Serbia was 'justifiably disgusted' by U.S. policy, the official Serbian news agency Tanjug reported. The row over Kosovo's future deepened as the province marked the eve of the 8th anniversary of the June 12 deployment of 60,000 NATO troops who entered the territory from Macedonia as Serb forces withdrew to the north....
  • Kosovo to honor Bill Clinton with statue

    05/23/2007 7:50:25 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 40 replies · 1,196+ views
    PODUJEVO, Serbia (Reuters) - Kosovo Albanians plan to honor their "savior" Bill Clinton by erecting a statue of the former United States president in the capital of Serbia's breakaway province. The three-meter (10-foot) tall monument is still under construction in a studio in Podujevo north of Pristina. "He is our savior. He saved us from extermination," sculptor Izeir Mustafa told Reuters. "I was thrilled by the work because I know what he did for us." Kosovo has been under U.N. administration since 1999 after 78 days of NATO bombing ousted Serb troops who had killed some 10,000 ethnic Albanians in...
  • Balkan-Muslim Gratitude - Fort Dix And Our Friends The Abanians

    05/10/2007 8:11:50 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 19 replies · 817+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic ^ | 5/10/07 | Julia Gorin
    Monday night the FBI arrested six Muslims who were planning a commando-style attack on Fort Dix in New Jersey, to “kill as many soldiers as possible,” authorities said. Four of the six men are Albanians, a fact that Fox News — which apparently thinks that “Yugoslavia” and “Albanians” are the same, and isn’t sure what those two things might have to do with “the Balkans” — reported thus: The Associated Press reported that those captured were nationals of the former Yugoslavia, but the law enforcement source told FOX News that not all of them are of Albanian ethnicity. Federal sources...

    05/09/2007 7:36:44 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 70 replies · 2,986+ views
    Adnkronos International ^ | May 9, 2007 | VPR
    Belgrade, 9 May (AKI) - The arrest of four ethnic Albanians, a Jordanian and a Turk in the United States on Tuesday on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack on the United States army base in Fort Dix, New Jersey, confirms the existence of a "white Al-Qaeda", Balkan terrorism expert Darko Trifunovic told Adnkronos International (AKI) on Wednesday. Trifunovic said the arrests showed "white Al-Qaeda at work." He compared the Fort Dix plot to a February attack in Salt Lake City when a Bosnian Muslim youth, Sulejman Talovic went on a shopping mall shooting rampage. Six people including Talovic were...
  • Jihadists Exploit Our Hospitality and Open Borders . . . Again

    05/09/2007 3:48:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 852+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 9, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Well, here is the thanks we get. Eight years ago, America opened its arms to tens of thousands of ethnic Albanian refugees from Kosovo. The first planeload landed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Military leaders worked day and night to turn the base into a child-friendly village. They coordinated medical and security checkups, mental health and trauma counseling and ethnic food preparations. Soldiers from Fort Bragg traveled up from North Carolina to assist in refugee operations at Fort Dix. Then-U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mitchell M. Zais also assembled a team of about 80 soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Command...
  • 6 [described as "Islamic militants" ] charged with plot on Army post in N.J.

    05/08/2007 8:45:00 AM PDT · by bedolido · 55 replies · 1,581+ views ^ | 5-8-2007 | WAYNE PARRY
    FORT DIX, N.J. — Six men described by federal prosecutors as "Islamic militants" were arrested on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army post and "kill as many soldiers as possible," federal authorities said Tuesday. White House spokesman Tony Snow said Tuesday there is "no direct evidence" that the men have ties to international terrorism
  • FBI Arrests Six In Alleged Terror Plot Against N.J. Soldiers

    05/08/2007 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Gritty · 63 replies · 2,081+ views ^ | May 8, 2007 | unk
    NEW YORK -- Six men from New Jersey have been arrested in an alleged terror plot against soldiers at Fort Dix, according investigators. Investigators said the men planned to use automatic rifles to enter Fort Dix and kill as many soldiers as they could at the N.J. base. Fort Dix was just one of several military and security locations allegedly scouted by this group, authorities said. Investigators told Newschannel 4's Jonathan Dienst that these arrests are the result of a tip to the FBI and use of an informant to track the suspects. Authorities were alerted in January 2006 after...
  • Wahhabi Rules: Islamic Extremism Comes to Bosnia

    05/02/2007 1:13:02 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 9 replies · 468+ views
    It was a strange scene. Over 3000 followers of the radical Wahhabi current of Islam had come to the northeast Bosnian town of Tuzla to bury their leader Jusuf Barcic, who had recently died in a traffic accident. The coffin in front of the mosque was draped in a green cloth. Men with long beards chanted "Allahu Akbar": "God is great." As press photographers tried to photograph the scene, they were first cursed and then beaten. The police did nothing. "We did not expect there to be so many people," an officer told the newspaper Oslobodjenje. Religious fundamentalism is on...
  • U.S. On The Wrong Side In Kosovo

    The Wall Street Journal reported on April 25 that "Russia gave its strongest hint yet that it will veto a U.N. plan for eventual Kosovo independence (currently a province of Serbia and administered by the U.N., JP) stirring outrage in Pristina (Kosovo's capital, JP) and U.S. concern." For once, the Russians seem to be on the right side of an issue. Moreover, the Russian policy on Kosovo, unlike that of the U.S. has been consistent, coherent, and credible. Should the U.S. go along with the Europeans in advancing an Albanian-Muslim led Kosovo to independence from Serbia, it will reveal a...
  • Kosovo's top Islamic leader asks Detroit Muslims for support (Sponsored by US gov.)

    04/29/2007 2:35:12 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 31 replies · 1,008+ views
    "With the blood of these shahids, with the lots of suffering of innocent people…we hope in the near future to be the newest state in the world." Here's an intriguing story, sent in to us by Jim Jatras, Director of the American Council for Kosovo and a member of the Jihad Watch Board. "Kosovo's top Islamic leader asks local Muslims for support," by Niraj Warikoo in the Detroit Free Press: The top Islamic leader of Kosovo spoke to Muslims in metro Detroit today, asking them to support the independence of his province. Mufti Naim Ternava, president of the Islamic Community...

    03/29/2007 1:10:13 PM PDT · by joan · 60 replies · 2,413+ views
    Tanjug ^ | March 29, 2007
    28.3.2007 16:10 SREBRENICA, (Tanjug) - Advisor in the Belgrade Documents Center for Investigating Crimes Against Serbs, Strahinja Zivak, has said that the Center has processed documents and gathered data proving that a total of 3,262 Serbs were killed by Muslims in the region of Srebrenica, Bratunac and the neighborhood from 1992 - 93.
  • Serbia says independence is unacceptable

    Serbian President Boris Tadic said Serbia strongly disagreed with the State Department’s decision to back Ahtisaari’s Kosovo plan. “Any form of independence for Kosovo-Metohija is unacceptable for Serbia, and we will strive to express the need to reach a compromise solution through continued negotiations in our contacts with the UN Security Council member states,” Tadic told U.S. Under secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns in a telephone conversation. Tadic said he saw “room for further dialogue”, as well as that the UN special Kosovo envoy Martti Ahtisaari had “not yet exhausted all potential for negotiations”, the president’s press...
  • More Bosnian Lies from Utah

    03/24/2007 10:14:10 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 15 replies · 962+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | March 23, 2007 | Julia Gorin
    Last week, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that the day before 18 year-old Sulejman Talovic killed Mormons in Utah, he told his girlfriend that “something is going to happen tomorrow that you’ll never be able to forgive me about,'’ the 17-year-old remembers Talovic saying. “He said it was supposed to be the happiest day of his life and that it could only happen once in a lifetime.” In case that doesn’t sound convincingly Islamic enough, consider that Sulejman’s favorite movie was “Malcolm X”. Or consider the lie he told his girlfriend: Monika said Talovic described hiding in the woods over...
  • Bosnian Serbs Refuse To Accept Collective Responsibility

    Bosnian Serbs would not accept collective responsibility for genocide committed during the war in Bosnia, nor should the Bosnian Serb entity be abolished, top Bosnian Serb officials said in a declaration Wednesday. The highest-ranking Bosnian Serb officials in central Bosnia- Herzegovina's institutions and the Srpska Republic signed the document in Banja Luka. The document is an attempt to defuse political tensions in the country caused by the ruling of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, which last month cleared Serbia of genocide, but placed the responsibility with Bosnian Serbs' wartime officials. "We are seriously worried because of radicalization...
  • Utah mall gunman was Srebrenica survivor, cousin says

    02/15/2007 8:28:40 AM PST · by Red6 · 85 replies · 1,961+ views
    CNN ^ | 15 Feb 2007 | Reuters
    CERSKA, Bosnia (Reuters) -- The 18-year-old gunman who shot five people to death in a Salt Lake City, Utah, shopping mall was a survivor of the siege that ended in the Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Bosnia's 1992-95 war, a cousin said on Wednesday. Sulejman Talovic, who was killed by police after Monday's shooting spree in which he also wounded four people, fled his village with his family during the Bosnia war to Srebrenica, a U.N.-protected enclave, Redzo Talovic said. They spent two years in the town, during which Bosnian Serb forces besieged the enclave and Talovic's grandfather was...
  • Serbs dismiss Kosovo plan

    02/13/2007 4:56:46 PM PST · by Flavius · 6 replies · 346+ views
    the news ^ | February 14, 2007 | na
    BELGRADE: Kosovo Serbs and the influential Serbian Orthodox Church on Tuesday urged the government in Belgrade to reject a UN plan for Kosovo, saying it opens the way for secession of the southern province. The government of Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica immediately convened to adopt a “resolution” that would serve as Serbia’s official response to the recently presented UN plan on Kosovo’s future. The plan by UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari envisages internationally supervised statehood for the disputed territory. The Serbian National Council, which represents some 100,000 Serbs still living in the province amid an overwhelming majority of independence-seeking ethnic Albanians,...

    02/11/2007 12:35:55 PM PST · by joan · 32 replies · 2,240+ views
    Tanjug ^ | February 11, 2007
    11.2.2007 16:34 DECANI, (Tanjug) - The Serbian Orthodox Church has condemned in the strongest terms ''barbaric'' messages of Self-Determination movement leader Albin Kurti and other participants of the Saturday demonstrations in Pristina who shouted that ''Serbs occupied Albanian churches and monasteries'' in Kosovo and that they should ''be destroyed.'' Several thousand Kosovo Albanian members of the Self-Determination movement and supporters of the so-called Kosovo liberation army protested against UN special envoy Martti Ahtisaari's plan for the status of Kosovo in Pristina on Saturday.
  • UN police clash with Kosovo protesters

    02/10/2007 1:07:43 PM PST · by kronos77 · 27 replies · 593+ views
    United Nations (UN) police in Kosovo have fired tear gas and rubber bullets during clashes with ethnic Albanians protesting against a UN plan they say falls short of full independence from Serbia. Hospital officials say they have treated 70 people, including four who were seriously wounded. Fourteen people were arrested as Kosovo and UN riot police advanced on hundreds of demonstrators who were hurling stones and bottles. The clashes, a repeat of riots in November, underscored Western fears of what the United States described last week as a possible "breakdown in order" if a decision on the Albanian majority's demand...
  • About 40 Israeli volunteers fight on the side of Serbs

    02/09/2007 12:43:23 PM PST · by kronos77 · 67 replies · 1,768+ views
    from Christopher Walker, Jerusalem About 40 Israeli volunteers have been fighting alongside the Serbs as a gesture of gratitude for Serb support for Yugoslav Jews against the Nazis in the Second World War. The existence of the Israeli fighters - they do not like the term mercenaries - was revealed by Ron Ben Yishai, an Israeli war correspondent who was injured by Kosovo Liberation Army sniper fire this week while reporting from the province for the Tel Aviv daily Yediot Aharonot. The paper said that all the Israeli fighters had emigrated to the Jewish state from the former Soviet Union...
  • The US Government with NATO joins the Jihad on Kosovo!

    02/03/2007 10:26:35 AM PST · by kronos77 · 21 replies · 778+ views
    The United Nations emissary of Finnish and Common Market origins has yesterday reported back. He has in effect made Kosovo an independent state and separated it forever from Serbia. From now on it will be a crime to be a Serb, a Jew, or a Romany in Kosovo. Kosovo will be ruled by a Fascist, Islamist and brutal regime and the future for Muslim Kosovons will be more destitution, more brutality and the complete imprisonment of the mind by the “ideas” of Islamofascism. What a future the US cum EU Empiricists have managed to map out for this once beautiful...
  • The Real Aggressor in Bosnia

    01/31/2007 12:02:55 PM PST · by eleni121 · 31 replies · 768+ views
    Israpundit ^ | January 30, 2007 | Ted Belman
    The comparisons of the destruction of Yugoslavia with the destruction of Israel are chilling and instructive.
  • UN braced for clash with Russia on Kosovo (Russia defending Christians, US defending...UN?)

    01/29/2007 4:19:30 PM PST · by kronos77 · 68 replies · 1,250+ views
    “The independence of Kosovo is a reality, so we demand recognition of Kosovo’s international subjectivity without any delays,” said Agim Ceku, its Prime Minister. The main parties in the elections are opposed to independence for Kosovo, regarded as the cradle of Serb history and culture. Russia, Serbia’s traditional Orthodox Christian ally, has made it clear that it would not support any plan for Kosovo that went against Belgrade’s wishes. “Russia believes it is unacceptable that a decision on the status of Kosovo be imposed from the outside,” said President Putin on Sunday. As a permanent member of the UN Security...
  • Bosnia: On the boil (10 Years Later, Clinton Legacy Time)

    01/28/2007 7:24:08 AM PST · by alex · 13 replies · 681+ views
    The Economist ^ | 1/25/07 | Unknown Editorial Writer
    ... Now that plan is in chaos. Milorad Dodik, the premier of the Republika Srpska, the Serb part of Bosnia, wants the same right to self-determination as that exercised by Montenegro last year, and possibly by Kosovo soon. The latter analogy is a powerful one. If a province of Serbia can decide its own future, he argues, why not his fief? ...
  • Russia, U.S. heading for clash over Kosovo

    01/26/2007 9:03:07 AM PST · by Bokababe · 36 replies · 1,073+ views
    World Peace Herald/ Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2007 | By David R. Sands
    WASHINGTON -- Russia and the United States may be heading for another clash of wills as a United Nations mediator prepares to issue his recommendation today in Brussels over whether the province of Kosovo should break free from Serbia, a close ally of Moscow. U.S. and NATO peacekeepers are on heightened alert in Kosovo as U.N. Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari gives a closed-door briefing on Kosovo in Vienna, Austria, to the six-nation "Contact Group" trying to broker a diplomatic deal. Serbia has vowed to keep control of the province, whose overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian majority is demanding independence. Kosovo has been...
  • 4 Bosnian Muslims convicted of plotting terror attacks in Europe

    01/14/2007 6:49:37 PM PST · by Posting · 14 replies · 560+ views
    Serbianna ^ | January 14, 2007
    4 Bosnian Muslims convicted of plotting terror attacks in Europe4 Bosnian Muslims convicted of plotting terror attacks in Europe January 14, 2007 10:32 AM SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina-Four men were convicted Wednesday of plotting to blow up an unidentified European target and sentenced to lengthy prison terms, court officials said. Prosecutors said the four men, two Bosnians, a Swede and a Turkish citizen, were preparing to launch a terror attack a European country to force to pull foreign troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. The exact target of the plot remains unclear. Police found a "suicide belt" rigged with a powerful homemade explosive...
  • U.S. envoy: Serbian Kosovo status by April

    01/12/2007 2:32:00 PM PST · by Bokababe · 11 replies · 389+ views
    UPI ^ | January 11, 2006 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. diplomat in Washington said a solution to the future status of Serbia's mainly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo province could be decided by April. U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns told Voice of America that U.N. special envoy to Kosovo Martti Ahtisaari will begin a series of talks with Kosovo ethnic-Albanian leaders in Pristina and Serbian authorities in Belgrade soon after Serbia's parliamentary elections set for Jan. 21. Burns said he hoped the Kosovo solution could be found "one to two months" after the Serbian elections. He said Washington does not support any option nor...
  • KOSOVO SOLUTION International Law, Not Independence

    01/06/2007 10:01:58 AM PST · by kronos77 · 44 replies · 710+ views
    In March 2007 it will be eight years since the Kosovo war and the US-led NATO intervention in gross violation of a host of international laws including the UN Charter. The Western part of the international community was determined to resolve the Kosovo status issue by the end of 2006. However, the UN Kosovo mediator, former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari, has delayed his proposal until after the Serbian parliamentary elections on January 21, 2007 in order to reinforce the democratic camp within Serbia. The Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, Kosmet in Serbian but for brevity reduced to Kosovo in...
  • Kosovo Serb shot for reclaiming own home

    01/02/2007 6:32:05 AM PST · by kronos77 · 47 replies · 1,031+ views
    January 2, 2007 -- A Kosovo Serb, Vladimir Radosavljevic and his wife Bosiljka were shot at in the Kosovo Muslim Albanian stronghold of Klina after Radosavljevic filed papers with the Kosovo Housing and Property Directorate to have his illegally confiscated home returned. Radosavljevic's were asleep when unidentified gunmen fired a round from an automatic weapon at their temporary shelter in Kosovo town of Klina where they were awaiting the authorities to evict the illegal Muslim Albanian occupiers of their property. Police found 23 bullets among the broken glass and empty chargers in the street. The evidence, according to the police,...
  • VOA Concerns Mount Over Kosovo's Status

    12/23/2006 9:42:12 AM PST · by Bokababe · 16 replies · 418+ views
    Voice of America ^ | December 22, 2006 | Barry Wood
    Reaching a decision on the final status of the disputed Serbian province of Kosovo is becoming more difficult, because of Russian objections and a lack of consensus within the 25-nation European Union. VOA's Barry Wood has this report. A decision by the European Union on Kosovo's future has been in limbo sincethe end of NATO's bombing campaign in 1999. Coupled with a lack of Russian support, it seems a quick solution for the region is further out of reach, according to Kosovo expert Daniel Serwer. "I don't see the possibility of a peaceful, negotiated solution," he said. "Rather [I see]...
  • Kosovo's Back (It Never Really Left)

    12/22/2006 7:27:20 AM PST · by tgambill · 28 replies · 640+ views
    The Daily Standard ^ | 12/21/2006 12:00:00 AM | James G. Poulos
    It's not so pristine in Pristina. That's still our problem. REMEMBER KOSOVO? The little statelet of 2 million, still technically an "integral part" of Serbia, was the inspiration for an unprecedented NATO campaign, the first of its kind: bombing, in those less sensitive times, Christian troops on Easter. The prevention of genocide and the resulting stability of the whole Balkan region were secured, peacekeepers took up their positions in and around the capital, Pristina, and no one lived happily ever after. Serbia threw out its mad leadership--that has to count for something--but the old wounds burn even for democratic Prime...

    New York, 18 Dec. (AKI) - Serbs living in the United States are reported to be deeply disturbed and worried by recent arrests of fellow Serbs in connection with the 1990s Balkan wars, community leaders have said. In a six-state swoop, American agents arrested 13 Serb immigrants last week and are looking for another three who are still at large. One of those arrested, Nedjo Ikonic, is being investigated for allegedly having taken part in the massacre of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica when it was overrun by Serb forces in...

    12/12/2006 11:13:38 AM PST · by Serb29 · 18 replies · 585+ views
    American Council for Kosovo ^ | 12/12/06 | Serb29
    Associated Press Balkan expert Tim Judah stated: "There is a real potential for renewed violence in Kosovo. If there is a delay or if the resolution is unclear, (Kosovo) Albanian hard-liners will start to lose patience." Since the United Nations and NATO began the international administration of Kosovo in 1999, similar Muslim Albanian violence has resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of non-Albanians, the destruction and desecration of hundreds of Serbian Orthodox churches and the deaths of thousands of non-Albanians. columnist Christopher Deliso also reported on the rise of jihad terrorism in the Serbian province and the...
  • White al Qaeda in Bosnia

    12/03/2006 6:42:40 AM PST · by Schweinhund · 34 replies · 3,462+ views
    <p>"No general had the authority to command us, former Quaida activist Ali Hamad reports about his time as commander of a Mujaheddin unit in the war in Bosnia. In the Interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE the former terrorist warns of a sleeper network in the Balkan.</p>

    11/21/2006 8:42:47 AM PST · by Bokababe · 73 replies · 2,882+ views
    Adnkronos International ^ | November 21, 2006 | VPR
    Pristina, 21 Nov. (AKI) - An explosive device went off early on Tuesday morning in a Serbian elementary school in the central Kosovo village of Ropotovo, but there were no casualties, police said. Kosovo police spokesman Veton Elsani said the device was placed in a storage cupboard. Fortunately, the classroom, which can hold up to 200 pupils, was empty, because the teacher didn’t show up for the classes and, apart from material damage, there were no injuries, he said. “By chance, due to the teacher’s absence, the fifth grade classroom in which the explosion took place was empty and the...
  • ‘Missing’: The real question is: why? (Kosovo non-Albanian missing)

    11/13/2006 7:06:50 AM PST · by joan · 15 replies · 393+ views
    apisgroup ^ | November 13, 2006 | Danijela Slavnic
    Are the cases of missing persons in Kosovo science fiction or consciously closed files? Unexpectedly for many Kosovo crisis observers, proliferation of terrorism and violence resulted with huge number of cases of missing and kidnapped civilians, mostly non-Albanians (especially Serbs): in the summer of 1998, spring 1999 and during 2000. Actually, last reported kidnappings occurred in 2004. Although such acts of terror were well known to local population and local authorities, eccentric doubts could be summarized with only one question: If victims were held in hidden prisons and if after some time they were executed, where are the bodies? Searches,...
  • Here Comes Kosovo

    11/10/2006 4:48:19 AM PST · by tgambill · 25 replies · 616+ views ^ | November 10, 2006
    A decision to make the Serb province independent is near. Will Serbia and Russia obstruct it? THE SERBIAN parliament formally adopted a new national constitution on Wednesday, following its narrow approval by voters in a referendum last month. The document was a necessary replacement of the previous charter, which was adopted during the rule of nationalist warlord Slobodan Milosevic. But it may have won acceptance only because it included a preamble that would have warmed Mr. Milosevic's heart: a declaration that the province of Kosovo, which Serbia in effect lost seven years ago, is an "integral" and "inalienable" part of...
  • Kosovo: Ethnic Albanians 'Ready To Declare Independence'

    11/09/2006 11:52:42 AM PST · by Bokababe · 21 replies · 615+ views
    Adnkronos International ^ | November 9, 2006 | VPR
    Pristina, 9 Nov. (AKI) - Ethnic Albanian leaders in the breakaway Serbian province of Kosovo have said they are ready to unilaterally declare independence if the United Nations Security Council postpones a decision on the future status of the province, which has been under UN control since 1999. Most of Kosovo's overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian majority want independence, which is opposed by Belgrade and by the tiny minority of Serbs remaining in the province. Members of the ethnic Albanian negotiating team on the status issue told Kosovo television Wednesday night that they were ready to activate the so called 'Plan B'...
  • The Trial of Milosevic - Hatred Fuelled By Soros and Ignatieff

    11/08/2006 12:45:28 PM PST · by kronos77 · 10 replies · 704+ views
    It took years of hatred-propaganda by NATO, the US and the EU to have a puppet regime installed in Serbia. It was also facilitated by the months long bombing of Serbia by NATO planes. And during this bombing they managed, by riding roughshod over the Serbian Constitution, to arrest Milosevic and bring him to The Hague. When I saw the picture of this not young man, shuffling across the tarmac in handcuffs, I felt that he would not emerge alive. Too much hatred had been spilled from the pens of the enemy, from the pens of people like Michael Ignatieff....

    10/24/2006 2:31:24 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 5 replies · 485+ views
    Adnkronos International ^ | October 24, 2006 | VPR
    Novi Pazar, 23 Oct. (AKI) - Encouraged by Serbia’s breakaway southern province of Kosovo's drive for independence, Muslims in the neighboring Sandzak region have taken steps towards regional autonomy. On the initiative of Sandzak mufti Muamer Zukorlic, five Sandzak Muslim political parties at the weekend signed a declaration demanding from Belgrade authorities to "start a dialogue to solve the status of Bosniacs (Muslims) in Serbia and the status of Sandzak region. " Kosovo Muslims, who call themselves Bosniacs since neighboring Bosnia, with majority Muslim population, gained independence in 1992, complain they were neither consulted about nor participated in the drafting...
  • Slain Serbs from Kosovo reburied in Belgrade

    10/14/2006 7:39:20 AM PDT · by Decombobulator · 7 replies · 366+ views
    AP ^ | 14/10/2006
    PRISTINA, Serbia More than two dozen Serb civilians, including women and children found in a mass grave in Kosovo, were laid to rest in Belgrade on Saturday after their remains were handed over to relatives. The 29 bodies — including an 11-member Serb family allegedly executed by ethnic Albanian separatists during the 1998-99 Kosovo war — were identified through DNA analysis and handed over Friday by U.N. authorities from the southern province. A few hundred people attended the funeral at the cemetery on the outskirts of the Serbian capital — mostly the victims' relatives, but also families of some of...
  • Evangelicals Fight Against an Independent Kosovo

    Guy Dinmore, of the Financial Times, reports on the new mission shared by US evangelicals and Serbia's Christian Orthodox Church: quashing US support for an independent Kosovo. Leading evangelicals, such as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, have called on their supporters to pressure the United States to not permit independence for this Muslim-majority province. Along with Bishop Artemije, Kosovo's most senior Orthodox cleric, Robertson and Falwell are concerned that an independent Kosovo will become a new haven for Islamic terrorism. For those of you in need of a refresher on US-involvement in Kosovo, Jurist gives a brief and useful overview...
  • Back to Balkans (Arab Praise The Clinton)

    SERBIA remains firmly stuck in the past, paying little attention to the changes taking place all around it. The country has presented a serious challenge to the UN and world community by adopting a new constitution that claims Kosovo as its own. Now Kosovo is currently being administered by the United Nations. The UN was forced to enter Kosovo in the 1990s when the marauding Serb army (then Yugoslavian army) unleashed what has come to be known as the ethnic cleansing against the ethnic Albanian people of Kosovo. Tens of thousands of ethnic Albanians were hunted and killed like animals....
  • The Future of Kosovo from a Serbian-American Perspective

    09/23/2006 3:42:26 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 102 replies · 1,334+ views
    Glas Javnosti ^ | Saturday, September 23, 2006 | By: Michael Pravica, Ph.D.
    I first visited Kosovo in 1988 with a group of Serbian-American students who toured some of the many historic monasteries and churches of Serbia and Montenegro. Even then, it was obvious to me that there were ethnic tensions in the Serbian province as ancient Churches were desecrated with Albanian graffiti, a car with Belgrade license plates was overturned, and we had to always walk with a guard during our stay at the Patriarchate of Pec. For me, this visit was critical in solidifying my cultural awareness and pride as a Serbian-American. In that spirit, I strongly encourage the government of...
  • Bosnian Serb PM to be fired over independence hopes

    09/19/2006 3:31:52 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 12 replies · 342+ views
    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina-The top international administrator in Bosnia said he will fire the Bosnian Serb prime minister if he continues to speak of a secession referendum in the Serb-run half of the country. As part of his campaign for the Oct. 1 general election, Milorad Dodik has repeatedly called for a referendum that would enable the Serb-run ministate, Republika Srpska, to secede from Bosnia-Herzegovina. "If he continues to talk about the referendum, I will have to remove him from office," Christian Schwarz-Schilling, the international administrator, told Austrian radio in an interview Monday. The post of international administrator was established to oversee...
  • Kosovo Mission Accomplished?

    09/15/2006 5:50:36 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 13 replies · 449+ views
    Harpers Magazine ^ | 15 September 2006 | Ken Silverstein & Sebastian Sosman
    Kosovo: Mission Accomplished? Condi shakes hands with yet another unsavory ally. Any visitor to the Balkans knows that to sit down for coffee or throat-rasping rakia with a person from any ethnicity in the region is to risk a not so quick, uninterruptible, vitriolic five-hundred-year history lesson so skewed that it doesn’t deserve the name of history . . . real history just about ceased to exist within Albanian and Serbian discourse. It has largely been replaced by monologues of myth and prejudice. It is now a weapon of survival. So wrote Matthew McAllester in Beyond the Mountains of the...
  • Congressional adviser increases volume on warning: Terrorists from Balkans could reach into Europe

    09/13/2006 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 79 replies · 1,378+ views ^ | 9/13/06 |
    A U.S. Congressional adviser is turning up the volume on his long-standing warnings that terrorists who have set up camps in the Balkans now easily can reach into Europe, telling reporters in Serbia that the idea now has a name – "Balkans 2020." Congressional adviser Yossef Bodansky, director of the U.S. House of Representatives Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare since 1988, told Slovenian Finance that the goal of the campaign is to set up terrorist camps in Bosnia, Kosovo, Sandzak and Croatia. He said at least five intelligence agencies now are working to track people and arms arriving...