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  • Serbia marks 14th anniversary of [1999] NATO bombing

    03/24/2013 4:03:35 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 31 replies
    B92 ^ | March 24, 2013 | Tanjug News Agency
    BELGRADE -- Today marks the 14th anniversary since the start of the NATO bombing campaign against Serbia, i.e. the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SRJ.A heating plant in New Belgrade is seen after being hit by NATO missiles (Tanjug, file) The bombing lasted 79 days and resulted in at least 2,500 deaths and more than 12,500 injuries. The attacks on Serbia started on March 24, 1999, and the last one took place near Kosovska Kamenica on June 10 at 13:15 CET. The death toll among the military and police forces reached 1,008, including 659 soldiers and 349 policemen. Around 6,000...
  • Russian Church to Help Kosovo Monasteries

    01/30/2012 6:51:42 AM PST · by marshmallow
    Interfax ^ | 1/20/12
    Moscow, January 30, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed concerns about the situation of residents of Kosovo and Metohija. "Serbs living in Kosovo and Metohija have found themselves pawns of a big geopolitical game. Many countries are indifferent to them and they have to live in closed enclaves in daily fear of their hostile environment, which realizes its impunity," the Patriarch said in an interview with the Serb newspaper Vecherniye Novosti, whose translation was published on the website of the Moscow patriarchate. "Our brothers in faith have great courage not to leave their long-suffering land...
  • 25-year-old man arrested by feds in Fla. bomb plot

    01/09/2012 9:04:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    kwes.com ^ | 1/9/12 | TAMARA LUSH
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 25-year-old described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in a plot to attack sites around Tampa, Fla., after taking possession of disabled guns and bombs The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac on Monday. Authorities say Osmakac is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia. He has been charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His first appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
  • US extradites war crimes suspect to Bosnia

    12/20/2011 10:30:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/20/11 | Reuters
    SARAJEVO - US authorities on Tuesday extradited to Bosnia a Muslim ex-soldier accused of taking part in the mass murder of Croat civilians in southern Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Muslim-Croat conflict there in 1993, Bosnia's prosecutor's office said. Edin Dzeko, a 39-year-old naturalized US citizen who moved to the United States in 2001, agreed in November before a judge in Seattle to return to his native Bosnia to face charges that he participated in war crimes.
  • Northern Kosovo: Serbs make their last stand

    11/26/2011 8:23:18 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    RT.com ^ | November 26, 2011 | RT.com
    Tensions run high on Serbia's border with northern Kosovo, as neither of the conflicting sides is prepared to rule out a further escalation of violence. Local Serbs say NATO forces are to blame, for breaking an agreement by trying to remove a barricade blocking the way to one of a number of disputed checkpoints. The move prompted violent clashes that left dozens injured on both sides. Last night in Northern Kosovo passed without violence though this does not mean that the source of tensions has disappeared. On November 23 the NATOs KFOR forces attempted to remove a barricade put up...
  • 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. Its the very first time in 12 years that the pressure against the Serbs in the north has been so strong from...
  • Croatia celebrates, Serbs mourn on anniversary of operation Storm

    08/04/2011 3:14:43 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    ADN Kronos ^ | August 4, 2011 | AKI
    Zagreb/Belgrade 4 Aug. (AKI) - Croatia on Thursday celebrated the 16th anniversary of military operation Storm which crushed a Serb rebellion and sparked exodus of some 200,000 Serbs, while Serbia commemorated victims of what it calls the worst ethnic cleansing in Europe after World War Two. Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor said operation Storm was a brilliant military action and a great victory which re-united the country. The Day of Victory we celebrate in peace and freedom, taking our place in the European family of states and nations, Kosor said. Serbiaian president Boris Tadic said the anniversary was a date...
  • Ratko Mladic: What really happened in Srebrenica?

    05/26/2011 9:26:33 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | May 26, 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    The government of Serbia have arrested Ratko Mladic who was the former Chief of Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army and some people are claiming that this will end the chapter of this brutal civil war. However, Srebrenica is complex because events did not happen because of one factor but were based on the cold reality of a complex civil war where innocents were killed on all sides. However, which Srebrenica is real and which is unreal? Srebrenica in all its complexity This topic is very complex and it is abundantly clear that the mass media is still...
  • Top war crimes suspect (Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko) Mladic arrested in Serbia

    05/26/2011 9:08:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/26/11 | Aleksandar Vasovic - Reuters
    BELGRADE (Reuters) Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic was arrested in Serbia Thursday after years on the run from international genocide charges, opening the way for the once-pariah state to approach the European mainstream. Mladic, accused of orchestrating the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the town of Srebrenica and a brutal 43-month siege of Sarajevo during Bosnia's 1992-5 war, was found in a farmhouse owned by a cousin, a police official said. "Mladic was handcuffed and whisked away," said the official, who said he been cooperative during the arrest. The formerly burly and widely-feared general was...
  • An Outlook of Radical Islamism in Bosnia

    04/28/2011 2:50:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Pakistan Christian Post. ^ | April 28 2011 | Ioannis Michaletos
    Radical Islam is growing in Bosnia Information available to experts on international terrorism indicate that Bosnia Herzegovina is presently one of the epicenters of extremist Islamic circles in Europe, as it represents a hub for potential Islamic terrorists: the so called 'white' or 'European' Al-Qaeda . Money from Islamic countries that is laundered through 'humanitarian' organizations finances the religious education of at least 100,000 young Bosnian Muslims. In addition to such education, which follows the interpretations of Wahhabi Islam, there is another type of 'training' in various officially registered camps throughout the B-H Federation. There, the young and carefully selected...
  • "We prevented new Srebrenica in Libya" [Hillary Clinton]

    04/16/2011 7:15:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Source: B92 ^ | Saturday, April 16, 2011 | unattributed
    "In a single week, we prevented a potential massacre, stopped an advancing army (loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi) and expanded the coalition," Clinton said... "The situation is painful. There's no place to sleep, there's no water, electricity, there's shooting everywhere," the rebels say... "The fact is that we have reached a solid and sustainable consensus about our goals among all NATO members, which is necessary in order to achieve them. I have spoken in detail with many colleagues regarding concrete steps and we all need to make an effort in order to isolate Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and protect...
  • Kosovo's Mafia: How the US and allies ignore allegations of organized crime at the highest levels

    03/29/2011 2:43:47 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 20 replies
    Global Post ^ | 3/27/11 | Matt McAllester
    A 3 part investigation by the Global Post into Kosovo's endemic corruption and what the US, NATO and Western governments knew before we went in, after we went in, and even before we supported Kosovo "independence". Kosovo's Mafia: Assassinations and intimidation (CIA inspired), Part 2 Kosovo's Mafia: A hotbed of human trafficking (sex slaving), Part 3
  • Kosovos Organized Crime Burden

    12/23/2010 8:31:54 AM PST · by montyspython · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Serbianna.com ^ | Dec 20, 2010 | Ioannis Michaletos
    Kosovos Organized Crime Burden Dec 20, 2010 By Ioannis Michaletos | In Kosovo, the main managers of illicit drugs are the so-called 15 families, which represent the core power of the region, because of their financial clout and political connections. In a 67-page report published in 2005, BND (German intelligence agency) analysts concluded that there is close interaction between the leading members of the Kosovo-Albanian society and the domestic and international underworld currently domiciled in Pristina. Moreover, the criminal networks dont support the creation of a stable political and economic environment, since that will reduce their clout. What is more...
  • The forgotten Orthodox Christians of Bosnia and Kosovo

    12/01/2010 6:25:49 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 25 replies
    The Modern Tokyo Times ^ | December 1, 2010 | Lee Jay Walker
    Bosnian Islamic fighters during their Jihad which was blessed by President Bill Clinton I come from a member state of the European Union which is meant to uphold the rights of all religions, political ideologies, acknowledge national and cultural rights, and is meant to spread European brotherhood. However, it appears that this does not apply to the Orthodox Christians of Bosnia and Kosovo respectively because not only have they been abandoned but outside Islamic powers are stepping up their Islamization agenda in both Bosnia and Kosovo. In Kosovo the de-Christianization of the Orthodox Christian community continues and hundreds of Orthodox...
  • How Kosovo Is Ripping Europe Apart

    09/05/2010 8:00:06 PM PDT · by shield · 6 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 3rd September, 2010
    Bosnian Serbs in the Republika Srpska are glad that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence was legal. The Bosnian Serbs have wanted to exit Bosnia and join Serbia for quite some time. The Bosnian government officially says its borders are fixed, but then, Serbia's are not. One Bosnian Serb official made the interesting argument that the ICJ's ruling supersedes the Dayton Accords which ended the Bosnian War and established Bosnia's current government. In August several other Balkan countries also indicated they are very interested in the ICJ's July 22 decision. The court declared...
  • NATO's Kosovo War, 11 Years Later

    03/24/2010 7:01:56 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 26 replies · 772+ views
    The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies ^ | March 23, 2010 | Ambassador James Bissett
    Eleven years ago NATO opened its bombing campaign against Serbia, illegally and without provocation. It started on March 24, 1999, and continued for 78 days and nights. It was the most intensive air offensive suffered by any country since the end of the Second World War. Over a thousand people were killed and the civilian infrastructure of Serbia was destroyed, but it proved unable to degrade the Serbian military. It caused far more suffering than it prevented. For the first time since its founding the North Atlantic Alliance, led by the United States, acted in violation of its own treaty...
  • NATO suspends training of Kosovo security force

    03/08/2010 2:10:12 PM PST · by Bokababe · 6 replies · 69+ views
    Taiwan News ^ | 3/8/10 | Staff
    NATO forces say they are indefinitely suspending the training of Kosovo's security force for breaching its mandate....
  • Radovan Karadzic defends "just and holy" war against Muslims

    03/01/2010 6:17:15 AM PST · by IntolerantOfTreason · 50 replies · 905+ views
    Radovan Karadzic defended the war fought by Bosnian Serbs as a "just and holy" attempt to stop his country being turned into an Islamic state. Ending a months-long boycott of his genocide trial in The Hague, the former Bosnian Serb leader used a belligerent opening statement this morning to claim that his forces had no choice but to go to war from 1992-95 to "defend the greatness of a small nation" against a Muslim plan to seize power. "Their aim was 100 per cent power as it was in the Ottoman Empire," said a heavier-looking Dr Karadzic, outlining his defence...
  • Caption Bill Clinton (statue)

    10/16/2009 3:58:30 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 26 replies · 1,558+ views
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is applauded after being awarded an honorary degree in law from McGill University Friday, Oct. 16, 2009 in Montreal. Workers install a monument to former U.S. President Bill Clinton on Bill Clinton Boulevard in Pristina, Kosovo October 12, 2009. The government of Kosovo said that Clinton's statue will be unveiled next month, with the former president expected to attend the ceremony. Picture taken October 12, 2009. Former President Bill Clinton, right, makes remarks as filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and Linda E. Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Constitution Center look on during the...
  • Kosovo and the American Citizen Soldier of the National Guard

    07/18/2009 7:05:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 620+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2009 | Hugh Hewitt
    What has to be the most pro-American country on the globe outside of North America celebrated its first birthday on February 17. If George W. Bush ever needs a near fully-friendly venue, he can travel to Kosovo. As can Bill Clinton, whose giant visage beams down on Bill Clinton Boulevard in the capitol city of Pristina. Kosovars love America and Americans, or at least the vast, vast majority of them do. I spent three days with the men and women of the 40th Infantry Division at its base at Camp Bondsteel this past week, and in long travels with various...
  • Almagor to sue NATO over Serbia

    05/05/2009 6:32:09 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 11 replies · 807+ views
    As Judge Fernando Andreu of Spain's National Court decided on Monday to push on with the inquiry into a 2002 IAF bombing in Gaza that killed Hamas terrorist Salah Shehadeh and 14 others, Almagor, the Terror Victims Association, was finalizing a lawsuit against NATO personnel who approved bombings in Yugoslavia in the 1990s that killed some 2,500 civilians. In this July 23, 2002 photo, people sift through the rubble of a Gaza house destroyed in an IAF strike, in which Hamas military wing head Salah Shehadeh and 14 other people were killed. Photo: AP [file] SLIDESHOW: Israel & Region |...
  • Amnesty: NATO bombing of Serbian TV war crime

    04/23/2009 5:15:38 AM PDT · by jerod · 37 replies · 1,152+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thu, Apr 23, 2009 (3:57 a.m.) | The Associated Press
    An international human rights group demanded Thursday that NATO be held accountable for civilian casualties in the bombing of Serbia's state television headquarters a decade ago, calling the attack a "war crime." Sixteen civilians were killed and 16 others injured during the attack on April 23, 1999, on the headquarters and studios of Radio Television Serbia in central Belgrade. Amnesty International called on NATO and its member states to ensure independent investigations, full accountability and redress for victims and their families.... ....The bombing was a part of a 78-day air-raid campaign against then-President Slobodan Milosevic to halt his onslaught against...
  • Serb Demonization as Propaganda Coup

    04/08/2009 5:31:56 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies · 887+ views
    Foreign Policy in Focus ^ | April 6, 2009 | Edward S. Herman
    The successful demonization of the Serbs, making them largely responsible for the Yugoslav wars, and as unique and genocidal killers, was one of the great propaganda triumphs of our era. It was done so quickly, with such uniformity and uncritical zeal in the mainstream Western media, that disinformation had (and still has, after almost two decades) a field day.The demonization flowed from the gullibility of Western interests and media (and intellectuals). With Yugoslavia no longer useful as an ally after the fall of the Soviet Union, and actually an obstacle as an independent state with a still social democratic bent,...
  • Serbs remember 3,000 killed by NATO

    03/24/2009 2:06:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies · 1,179+ views
    Morning Star Online ^ | March 24, 2009
    SERBIANS marked the 10th anniversary of the start of a NATO blitz on the former federal republic of Yugoslavia on Tuesday with commemorations honouring over 3,000 victims. Air-raid sirens sounded at noon throughout the country, while schools opened classes with a minute's silence for the 89 children who were killed in the 78-day bombing campaign, which was initiated without UN security council backing. NATO claimed that it had launched Operation Allied Force in order to force then president Slobodan Milosevic to stop a military crackdown against Western-backed separatist insurgents in Kosovo province and pull out his troops. But the US...
  • US criticizes Spain on Kosovo pullout

    03/20/2009 12:17:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 79 replies · 2,965+ views
    AP ^ | March 20, 2009
    The United States is issuing unusually strong criticism of NATO ally Spain by expressing surprise at its decision to pull out its troops from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. State Department spokesman Robert Wood says the United States was "deeply disappointed" by the decision. He says Washington only learned of the move shortly before Spain announced it publicly. Defense Minister Carme Chacon made the announcement Thursday, saying, "The mission has been completed and it is time to return home." Asked if the United States shared that assessment, Wood said, "Not at all."
  • No evidence of trade in Albanian organs

    03/09/2009 12:06:46 PM PDT · by nameless-fool · 28 replies · 4,505+ views
    B92 ^ | 9 March 2009 | B92
    SKOPJE -- Skopje has no official information on the claims that there was trafficking of Albanians' organs through Macedonia during the Kosovo conflict. Albanian language media in Kosovo recently picked up articles in Macedonian papers in Albanian that the organs of Kosovo Albanians listed missing were "harvested and sold to Russians by Serbs". The Macedonian Interior Ministry (MUP) told the Beta news agency that this is the first time they have heard these allegations, and that there have been no demands for investigations. A similar statement was given by the Macedonian Foreign Ministry as well. The Albanian language daily Lajm,...
  • KOSOVO STOLEN - a banned Czech documentary

    02/21/2009 4:21:41 PM PST · by Mel70 · 37 replies · 2,051+ views
    June 2008. | Czech TV
    This excellent documentary was banned in Czech Republic by Czech TV, and most probably in all mainstream globalist media in western countries. It will reveal to you the horrifying story of Kosovo that nobody ever wanted to tell you... (from the description on YouTube) part1part2part3part4part5part6
  • Kosovo leader to meet with Clinton

    02/18/2009 6:26:31 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 2 replies · 267+ views
    B92 ^ | February 18, 2009 | Tanjug
    PRISTINA-- Kosovos president and prime minister have been invited to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Feb. 26, says the U.S. embassy in Pritina. The secretary of state is looking forward to the meeting with Kosovos president and prime minister on Feb. 26, in order to reassure them of the U.S. promise of friendship and support for Kosovo, said State Department spokesman Robert Wood in a statement issued by the American embassy last night. Additionally, it is stated that last year Kosovo took quick steps forwards toward building democratic institutions and carrying out the basic principles of...
  • Kosovo Albanian group in terror warning

    11/27/2008 9:51:37 AM PST · by Bokababe · 8 replies · 443+ views
    B92 ^ | November 27, 2008 | Staff
    BELGRADE -- An group calling itself the Army of the Republic of Kosovo has claimed responsibility for the bombing of the International Civilian Office (ICO) in Pritina (on November 14th). Three German nationals were arrested on November 14 over the incident, but will probably be released due to a lack of evidence. The Albanian group sent a message via a personal e-mail account, threatening the Kosovo government, media and international organizations in the province. As long as the UN plan is in force, we will attack with full might and there will be no security for Serbs that live in...
  • Serbia: South Ossetia conflict, result of Kosovo's seccession, analysts claim

    08/11/2008 11:11:31 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 72 replies · 378+ views
    Belgrade, 11 August (AKI) – The deadly conflict between Russia and Georgia in the breakaway province of South Ossetia is an indirect result of Kosovo's declaration of independence in February, Serbian analysts and politicians said on Monday. “If there wasn’t a ‘Kosovo precedent’, as the greatest world powers headed by the United States called the secession of a part of Serbian territory, there wouldn’t have been a war in South Ossetia,” Oliver Ivanovic, Serbian government official in charge of Kosovo told the Belgrade daily Blic. Ivanovic said that Kosovo's example was “inspiring to South Ossetia, so they wanted to strain...
  • General Lewis MacKenzie over the Kosovo war: We bombed the wrong side?

    08/03/2008 12:16:22 PM PDT · by lupo-de-mare · 9 replies · 492+ views
    National Post, April 08, 2004 We bombed the wrong side? by Lewis MacKenzie Five years ago our television screens were dominated by pictures of Kosovo-Albanian refugees escaping across Kosovo's borders to the sanctuaries of Macedonia and Albania. Shrill reports indicated that Slobodan Milosevic's security forces were conducting a campaign of genocide and that at least 100,000 Kosovo-Albanians had been exterminated and buried in mass graves throughout the Serbian province. NATO sprung into action and, in spite of the fact no member nation of the alliance was threatened, commenced bombing not only Kosovo, but the infrastructure and population of Serbia itself...
  • Bolton: Washington committed serious mistake by recognizing Kosovos independence

    06/26/2008 11:23:57 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 36 replies · 227+ views
    RUVR ^ | June 26, 2008 | Staff
    American Deputy Secretary of State John Bolton believes the United States committed a serious mistake when it recognized the independence of Kosovo. He fears such policy may escalate tensions in the Balkans. In an interview for the Russian news agency Interfax, Mr. Bolton remarked that Washingtons policy was on autopilot since the regime of the late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. But the situation has changed considerably after the democratic government took over, which, in Mr. Boltons opinion, makes support for Kosovos independence a pointless atavism.
  • Kosovo Muslims arrest Serbs over t'shirts

    06/04/2008 7:01:30 AM PDT · by montyspython · 37 replies · 382+ views
    Serbianna ^ | June 3, 2008
    Kosovo Muslims arrest Serbs over t'shirts SERBIANNA June 3, 2008 Brothers Miomir and Milos Stojanovic from Gnjilane have been arrested on the regional road from Gnjilane to Bujanovac for wearing t-shirts saying Kosovo is Serbia, stated official of the Kosovo Ministry Milorad Todorovic. He told the Serbian news agency Beta that two youths were arrested and brought before the municipal prosecutor in Gnjilane. The Islamic judge decided that the brothers, who are Christian, must either pay 250 Euros each or to spend 60 days in jail.
  • National Guard Troops Vigilant in Kosovos Transition to Nationhood

    04/17/2008 4:33:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 90+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, USA
    GNJILANE, Kosovo, April 17, 2008 Thronged sidewalks and cafes, jammed roads and packed store shelves suggest progress in this former war zone where National Guard troops play a key role in an international effort to keep the worlds newest country on the path of peace. Army Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; and Army Brig. Gen. John Davoren, commander of Kosovo Forces Multinational Task Force East, tour Kosovo on April 12, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, National Guard Bureau (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Kosovan army 'harvested organs from Serb prisoners'

    04/12/2008 8:09:51 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 13 replies · 124+ views
    Mail & Guardian on line International ^ | 12 April 2008 | Ian Taylor
    Carla del Ponte, the former chief prosecutor for war crimes in former Yugoslavia, has unleashed a storm of recrimination with allegations of a trade in human body parts in Kosovo and Albania after Nato bombed Serbia in 1999. Del Ponte claims, based on what she describes as credible reports and witnesses, that Kosovan Albanian guerrillas transported hundreds of Serbian prisoners into northern Albania where they were killed, and their organs "harvested" and trafficked out of Tirana airport. The Kosovan government, now headed by the former guerrilla leader Hashim Thaci, dismisses the claims as untrue, while Serbia and Russia are demanding...
  • What Happened to Kosovo Serbs Kidnapped by KLA? (Involuntary Organ Donors)

    03/17/2008 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 36 replies · 2,408+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | March 15,2008 | Byzantine Staff
    Over 1,300 Kosovo Serbs, in addition to those for whom we know they have been killed and whose remains were handed over to their families by the UNMIK during the past 8 years, are still listed as missing. In some cases the entire families were kidnapped by the KLA/UCK at some point during the 1998-1999 war and after UN/NATO took over the administration and security of the southern Serbian province. These people were taken away in an unknown direction and, for all we know, disappeared from the face of the earth. Over the years, we have learned that a number...
  • Serbia - Serbian government collapses over EU and Kosovo

    03/08/2008 7:46:54 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 96 replies · 1,422+ views
    The Economic Times ^ | March 8, 2008
    excerpt - BELGRADE: Serbia's government collapsed on Saturday and early elections loomed as pro-Western President Boris Tadic and nationalist Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica faced off over Kosovo and EU integration. Kostunica said his cabinet would meet on Monday to formally dissolve parliament and urged Tadic to call new elections for May 11, the same date as existing municipal polls. "The government of Serbia has no united policy any more on an important issue related to the future of the country, Kosovo as a part of Serbia," Kostunica told reporters in Belgrade. "Such a government could not function any more. This...
  • Israel won't recognize Kosovo, for now

    02/21/2008 2:51:27 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 14 replies · 112+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/19/08 | AMIR MIZROCH
    Israel will not recognize Kosovo's independence at this time, and is watching developments in Brussels and elsewhere before it makes a final decision on the issue, officials in Jerusalem told The Jerusalem Post on Monday, a day after Kosovo's parliament declared independence from Serbia. "We haven't decided when we're going to decide, and instead will monitor events and consider the issue," said an Israeli official who deals with the Balkans.
  • Kosovo Declares Independence From Serbia

    02/17/2008 8:55:18 AM PST · by Regulator · 169 replies · 490+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, February 17, 2008 | By NEBI QENA and WILLIAM J. KOLE
    PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Kosovo's parliament declared the territory a nation on Sunday, mounting a historic bid to become an "independent and democratic state" backed by the U.S. and European allies but bitterly contested by Serbia and Russia.....
  • KOSOVO AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

    01/12/2008 12:28:10 PM PST · by Doctor13 · 9 replies · 164+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12 January 2008 | Joseph Farah
    As Kosovo goes, so goes northern Cyprus? That's the way the Turkish Cypriots see it. They can't see any distinction between the West's plans for a new "independent" state of Kosovo and the aspirations of Turkey for an independent Turkish Cyprus. It's just one more reason against the creation of a new state of Kosovo, where none has ever existed before. The real problem with these fanciful new "independent" states is that they are not independent at all. Both will be aligned with Islamic world, where freedom, individual liberties and respect for peaceful neighbors and non-Muslim minorities are virtually unknown...
  • MUSLIM POLITICIAN SAYS BOSNIAN AL-QA'IDAH CAN "DESTABILIZE EUROPE"

    01/06/2008 6:54:10 PM PST · by Bokababe · 25 replies · 298+ views
    BBC Monitoring International Reports ^ | December 14, 2007 | Soldo
    ext of report by Bosnian edition of Croatian daily Vecernji list, on 11 December Dzevad Galijasevic - a controversial politician, chairman of the New Democratic Party in Bosnia and Hercegovina, and former mayor of the Maglaj Municipality - recently presented in Belgrade his new book, "The Era of Terrorism in Bosnia and Hercegovina". This is the final book in a trilogy of sorts that talks about the arrival of mujahidin in Bosnia-Hercegovina, exposes the organizations that support them, and details illegal as well as legal activities they are involved in. Galijasevic holds the view that Alija Izetbegovic's Islamic Declaration laid...
  • Kosovo, Land condemned to exile (Documentary, very interesting!)

    12/27/2007 6:42:52 AM PST · by kronos77 · 3 replies · 335+ views
    http://www.rts.co.yu/wupload/video/kraj-2612.ram Russian TV documentary. Unfortunatly dubbed in Serbian, but you can see how does life of Serbs on Kosovo looks like.
  • Ethnic 'cleansing' threat to Serbs in Kosovo

    12/01/2007 8:21:10 PM PST · by Flavius · 12 replies · 124+ views
    telegraph ^ | 02/12/2007 | By Gethin Chamberlain in Mitrovica, Kosovo, and Bojan Pancevski
    Tens of thousands of Serbs are preparing to flee the troubled Balkan province of Kosovo because of fears that the region is on the brink of a devastating war. Talks to find a political solution to the future of the region collapsed last week, eight years after Nato intervened to end violence that left more than 2,000 dead. With Kosovo's new Albanian-led administration poised to declare independence from Serbia, the old hatreds are resurfacing. Many Serbs - who account for less than 10 per cent of the population - are packing their bags, fearing a new wave of "ethnic cleansing"...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton: Kosovo-Bush`s fault (official statement of NY senator)

    On December 10, the US-EU-Russian troika seeking a mutually acceptable settlement of the future status of Kosovo will make its report to the United Nations and to the world. Given the current position of the Russian government, it is unlikely that any agreement will be reached. If this is the case, I believe that further delay would be highly inadvisable. This process, which started far too late thanks to the neglect of the Bush Administration in its first term, has run its course. With Russia threatening to veto any arrangement submitted to the U.N. Security Council, we must be prepared...
  • Hockey Telecast to Feature U.S. Servicemembers in Kosovo

    11/29/2007 4:17:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 186+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Jason Smith, USAF
    PRISTINA, Kosovo, Nov. 29, 2007 Versus, the U.S. cable television home of the National Hockey League, has partnered with some troops deployed to Kosovo to give an early Christmas present to the peacekeepers there and their families at home. At 7 p.m. EST on Dec. 11 , everyone watching the Pittsburgh Penguins battle the Philadelphia Flyers on Versus will get to see some pictures of the American soldiers, airmen and sailors who are serving at Camps Film City and Bondsteel, Kosovo. At the same time their pictures are being shown on television in the United States, the troops will...
  • Back to the Brink In the Balkans

    11/24/2007 8:02:50 AM PST · by oilfieldtrash · 18 replies · 150+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 25,2007 | Richard Holbrooke
    At a most inopportune time, the Balkans are back. On Dec. 10, the U.S.-E.U.-Russian negotiating team tasked with getting the Serbs and Albanians to agree on Kosovo's future status will report to the United Nations that it has failed. A few weeks later Kosovo's government will proclaim that Kosovo is an independent nation -- a long overdue event. The United States and most of the European Union (led by Britain, France and Germany) will recognize Kosovo quickly. Russia and its allies will not. Kosovo's eight-year run as the biggest-ever U.N. project will end with great tension and a threat of...
  • Kosovo dream fans fear of Balkan unrest

    11/20/2007 6:59:00 PM PST · by Flavius · 2 replies · 46+ views
    ap ^ | 11/20/07 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE and NEBI QENA, Associated Press Writers
    With no deal in sight, there are fears Kosovo may declare independence unilaterally, triggering a chain reaction of potentially violent secessions across the Balkans and beyond. "There is a risk that the situation will destabilize" and unleash independence declarations in the ethnic Serb half of Bosnia and the ethnic Albanian-dominated north of Macedonia, said Alex Anderson, Kosovo project director for the International Crisis Group, a non-governmental group dedicated to preventing conflict.
  • The Clinton Administration’s Bosnian Failure (Good read, specialy fro begginers on issue)

    With Hillary Clinton surging in the polls and Democrats knifing Bush's foreign policy and praising Bill Clinton's, it's time for a reality check on a supposed triumph: Team Clinton oversimplified a complex situation in Bosnia and ended up aiding and abetting Muslim extremists. That's the conclusion of John Schindler, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and a former National Security Agency analyst. In his new book, "Unholy Terror: Bosnia, al-Qa'ida, and the Rise of Global Jihad," Schindler reappraises the 1992-1995 Bosnian war and America's decision to come to the defense of Muslims in their conflict with Serbs. (...)...
  • Clinton Kosovo Policy Will Haunt Candidate Clinton (Good read about history of conflict)

    10/16/2007 1:19:48 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 16 replies · 160+ views
    Whoever doesn’t take the current Clinton candidacy seriously is a fool. It’s quite probable that she’ll end up inheriting the Iraq War and all its collateral issues which I’m sure doesn’t sweeten the pot, but she’s determined to become President anyway. I admire her for that. I know I wouldn’t want to inherit someone else’s baggage. And certainly not that kind of baggage. Candidate Hillary Clinton sure has a lot to say about the Iraq War and how the current administration has conducted itself. Maybe I missed it, but she has not had nearly enough to say about another issue,...
  • The Farce of our Kosovo Mission

    08/07/2007 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 93 replies · 1,427+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Aug 7, 2007 | Julia Gorin
    After my article exposing the farce of our Kosovo mission ran in American Legion Magazine last month, I heard from a soldier in Kosovo who was incredulous that someone was actually and finally talking about the region. I proceeded to publish two letters from him in this space, about his experiences and observations there, some of which confirm the free run that jihadists have in Kosovo, the fact that Albanians are being radicalized, and the notion that we should not have intervened in Kosovo as we did. Only there since November, the National Guard soldier stopped short of confirming the...