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  • Lobbying for Kosovo independence (George Soros and the Kosovo Fund for Open Society)

    07/09/2008 3:59:39 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 23 replies · 526+ views
    8 July 2008 | 16:36 | Source: Beta PRIŠTINA -- Representatives of civil society in Kosovo will start lobbying for Kosovo's recognition, write Priština media. Daily Koha Ditore claims that there is financial support from George Soros and the Kosovo Fund for Open Society: “The lobbying group will include Veton Suroi and Blerim Shala, the coordinator of the former Kosovo negotiating team, Luan Shllaku, the director of the Kosovo Fund for Open Society, and Muhamet Mustafa, the dean of the Reinvest University.” The group‘s work will be based on the plan and recommendations of former international envoy to Kosovo Martti...
  • Arab civic leaders support Kosovo independence

    S ixty prominent leaders from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Qatar, and Iraq have supported development of closer ties with Kosovo and fast recognition of Kosovo independence by the Arab states. The conclusion came from the conference “Kosova and the Arab world” organized in Amman, Jordan, by the Al Quds Center for Political Studies and Forum 2015 from Prishtina. Speakers at the conference were Kosovo intellectuals like Veton Surroi, Muhamet Mustafa and Qemalj Morina, and influential intellectuals and civil society leaders from the Arab world. “Kosovo topic arose interest among the Arab participants at the conference, who saw it important to...
  • Fury as Park Built on Kosovo Church Remains

    07/17/2008 3:25:58 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 18 replies · 165+ views
    16 July 2008 Gjakova _ The UN authorities in Kosovo have pledged to hold talks with council officials in Gjakova after it emerged a park is being built over the remains of a Serbian Orthodox Church. Local Serb radio KIM found that the construction of the park in Gjakova (known in Serbian as Djakovica), an overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian town in western Kosovo, is now in its final stages. A metre of soil was placed on top of the church’s foundations and trees and flowers planted over it. Some 20 workers from the Bala construction company were finishing work at the...
  • Bishop ARTEMIJE of Kosovo Protests Bush Meeting with 'Terrorist, War Criminal, and Racketeer'

    Last update: 3:22 p.m. EDT July 17, 2008 GRACANICA, Serbia, July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The following statement was issued today by His Grace ARTEMIJE, Bishop of Ras and Prizren, and pastor of Orthodox Christians in the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija: "On July 21, President George W. Bush is scheduled to meet with Hashim Thaci, styled by some 'Prime Minister' of the separatist Albanian Muslim administration in the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija. As pastor of the Orthodox Christian people of Kosovo, I protest to the fullest possible degree the fact that President Bush would...
  • Serbs shrug off Binghamton bar attack, and still rant at U.S. for '99 bombing

    07/06/2008 1:08:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 146 replies · 641+ views ^ | July 5th 2008 | RICH SCHAPIRO
    BELGRADE - They sit like open sores at the heart of this turbulent eastern European nation. Long before international fugitive Miladin Kovacevic revived tensions between the U.S. and Serbia, NATO bombs reduced a row of once formidable government buildings here to hulking shells. The ravaged red-brick and concrete buildings are still standing nearly 10 years after the American-led aerial assault. They represent a wound that, many Serbians say, still runs deep. "Our people look at America like it's an enemy," said Niko Percovic, 30, a reporter based in the northern city of Novi Sad. That is one of the reasons,...
  • Kosovo,Ho!

    07/05/2008 8:22:45 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 21 replies · 238+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | July 5, 2008 | Clarice Feldman
    The travel section of the paper featured a story on Kosovo the other day with a recommendation that readers visit this latest "must see" spot on the globe. It made me laugh. Almost forty years ago--1971 to be exact -- I traveled in what was then called Yugoslavia and is now called Kosovo. The memories of that trip remain so vivid and so utterly at odds with this report.
  • 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.
  • Council of Europe to investigate Kosovo organ trafficking allegations

    06/27/2008 12:38:16 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 6 replies · 297+ views
    JURIST: Universty of Pittsburgh School of Law ^ | 26 June 2008 | Kiely Lewandowski
    [JURIST] The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) [official website] announced Wednesday that it will prepare a report [press release] on allegations of organ trafficking in Kosovo. Former prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Carla Del Ponte [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has alleged in a new book [JURIST report] that about 300 Serbian and other non-Albanian prisoners were victims of organ trafficking during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo, but that a 2003 probe by her ICTY team failed to obtain sufficient evidence to prosecute. In response, parliamentarians submitted a motion [text] in...
  • Serbs in protest against mosque construction

    06/26/2008 10:48:22 AM PDT · by BabaYaga · 9 replies · 166+ views
    Serbs in protest against mosque construction 26 June 2008 | 15:19 | Source: FoNet BERIVOJCE -- Serbs from the village of Berivojce near Kosovska Kamenica are obstructing work on a building site where Albanians have begun illegally building a mosque. The Serbs are demanding that UNMIK and the Albanian authorities in Kamenica put a stop to the work and the “further irritation of the Serb populace”, reads a statement from the Kosovo Ministry. Over a hundred Serbs are protesting. One Serb representative, Boža Stanojević, said that a number of Kosovo Police Service members were harassing and provoking Serb protestors. “It...
  • Kosovo journalist rejects charge of naming war crimes witness

    06/26/2008 10:12:16 AM PDT · by shhimundercover · 1 replies · 28+ views
    AFP ^ | 6/25/2008 | AFP
    THE HAGUE Albanian Kosovo journalist Baton Haxhiu yesterday told a UN tribunal trying him for revealing the name of a protected witness that he had done no wrong as the man's identity was already known. "Quite a few people knew his name.... Kosovo is a small country, secrets do not last long-especially when they concern the leaders of an armed struggle against the Serbs during the Kosovo war," he told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Haxhiu, editor of the daily Express newspaper, stands accused of contempt for having named a protected witness during...
  • Michael J. Totten: The Road to Kosovo, Part I

    06/23/2008 9:25:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 138+ views
    Michael J. Totten ^ | June 23, 2008 | Michael J. Totten
    A gigantic poster of genocidal Bosnian Serb war criminal Radovan Karadzic hung on the outside wall of a hideous communist-style apartment block. Get a picture of that, I said to my friend and traveling companion Sean LaFreniere as I drove our rented car through the outer suburbs of Serbia's capital Belgrade. I had the wheel and he had the camera. Too late, he said. We were driving fast on a four-lane road and were almost out of the city. Our road trip from Serbia to Kosovo via Bosnia, Croatia, and Montenegro was just beginning. Thats okay, I said. Well probably...
  • Hohenfels battalion tells of sensitive Kosovo mission

    06/22/2008 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies · 178+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 21, 2008 | Seth Robson
    GRAFENWHR, Germany Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment deployed to the Balkans earlier this year to provide Kosovo Forces with armored capabilities during Kosovos declaration of independence from Serbia, according to Army officials. Information on the deployment was kept under wraps until now because of the missions sensitivity. In the days following Kosovos declaration of independence, protesters marched in the northern city of Kosovska Mitrovica. Kosovo Force troops and U.N. police closed the border with Serbia after hearing that protesters were being bused to Mitrovica to join the protest. During the deployment 1-4 soldiers were manning Bradley fighting...
  • Islamic fundamentalist link to British Fascists

    06/22/2008 12:16:54 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 4 replies · 282+ views
    British Nazi-Al Qaeda Links? They are unmistakable and definite The Independent reported on July 10, 2005 that Al Qaeda may have hired a gang of “white mercenary terrorists” to carry out the London bombings.The Daily Mirror reported on July 16, 2005 that the four bombers may have been “duped” into carrying their bomb-laden backpacks on to the Underground and a bus. There is also intelligence that points to Italian neo-fascist, Pentagon Task Force 121, and Balkan Islamic fundamentalist links to the London bombers. French counter-terrorism official have reported that Balkans or Eastern European-origin military grade explosives were used in the...
  • Russia to back EU Kosovo mission under UN resolution

    06/23/2008 7:54:29 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 94+ views ^ | 06/23/2008
    MOSCOW, June 23 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is not opposed to an EU mission replacing the UN force in Kosovo, but the move should have the formal backing of the UN Security Council and Serbia, a senior Russian diplomat said on Monday. "We are not opposed to the European Union taking on part of the responsibility for what is happening in Kosovo," Vladimir Chizhov, envoy to the European Communities, said adding a European mission should be approved by a UN Security Council resolution and Belgrade. Chizhov said UN Security Council Resolution 1244 was currently the only legal basis for an...
  • Greater Albania Is No Model

    06/22/2008 3:33:12 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 18 replies · 142+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 June 2008 | The Washington Times
    In her book "The Hunt: Me and War Criminals," Carla Del Ponte, former chief prosecutor at The Hague, reveals the gruesome details of the hundreds of Serb prisoners whose bodies were stripped of their organs during the Kosovo war. According to her sources, senior figures in the KLA were aware of the scheme, in which hundreds of young Serbs were reportedly taken by truck from Kosovo to northern Albania, where their organs were removed. Miss Del Ponte provides grim details of the reported organ harvesting and of how some prisoners were sewn up after having kidneys removed. Miss Del Ponte...
  • US says UN chief can reconfigure UN mission in Kosovo

    06/20/2008 12:09:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 127+ views
    AFP ^ | June 20, 2008
    (UNITED NATIONS) - The United States on Friday defended UN chief Ban Ki-moon's plans to transfer some powers from the UN mission in Kosovo to the European Union despite opposition from Serbia and its ally Russia. US Ambassador to the UN Zalmay Khalilzad told the Security Council that Washington backed Ban's plan to reconfigure the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) by transferring responsibilities in the areas of police, justice and customs to a EU mission. He told Ban that despite objections raised by Serbia and Russia, "You have to act. 1244 gives you that discretion," referring to the Security Council...
  • Call to lift UN immunity

    06/18/2008 1:50:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 1,259+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | June 18 2008
    A group comprising survivors and relatives of the victims of the massacre in Srebrenica have called on a court in The Hague to lift the United Nations' immunity. The six thousand Bosnians want to bring charges against the UN and the Netherlands for their role in the fall of the Muslim enclave. But that can only happen if the judge in The Hague makes legal proceedings against the UN possible. The judge will consider the request and deliver a ruling in mid-July. The Muslim enclave in Srebrenica fell on 11 July 1995 into the hands of Bosnian Serb troops who...
  • Banned Czech Film on Kosovo Uploaded to YouTube in Protest (with English Subtitles)

    06/04/2008 9:05:24 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 13 replies · 506+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | May 30, 2008 | BSA Staff
    "Stolen Kosovo" Documentary Censored in Czech Republic: Suffering of Kosovo Serbs Cannot be Shown on National TV That there can be no freedom of expression under the dictatorial regimes was confirmed yet again by the state-owned Czech TV, supposedly a "public service" which took part in the financing of the Vaclav Dvorak's documentary "Stolen Kosovo" prior to Czech Government's recognition of the mafia state on Serbian territory, but now, after their FM announced recognition of the fake state, refused to air it. According to the Czech daily Aktualne, the representatives of the state television justify their refusal to show the...
  • 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.
  • US man admits to plotting bombings in US, Europe

    06/03/2008 11:07:51 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 25 replies · 706+ views
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | June 3. 2008 | Staff
    A US-born man pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping to train fellow Al-Qaeda agents to carry out bombings in Europe and the United States, after a five-year global investigation, officials said. The targets included European tourist resorts frequented by Americans, as well as US military bases, embassies and consular offices in Europe. "Today's guilty plea brings an end to the long, dangerous career of Christopher Paul, an Ohio native who joined Al-Qaeda in the early 1990s, fought in Afghanistan and Bosnia and conspired with others to target Americans both at home and abroad," said Acting Assistant US Attorney General Patrick Rowan....