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Our Tax Dollars at Work – NATO Troops in Kosovo Open Fire on Serb Protesters!
The American Council for Kosovo ^ | September 27, 2011 | James George Jatras

Posted on 09/27/2011 4:31:53 PM PDT by Ravnagora

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 seeking to use force to remove peacefully maintained barricades and to close a alternate road used by northern Kosovo Serbs, some locals apparently threw stones at the KFOR soldiers who then responded - in "self defense" - by firing at the otherwise defenseless Serbs, wounding at least six. The NATO action ought to be thoroughly investigated by an independent body to verify whether or not war crimes were committed. KFOR and EULEX ought to stand down and stop trying to change the political reality on the ground through such bullying and repressive measures before they provoke real violence.

At this time, writes Gallucci, “Details about the day's events remain somewhat unclear. Various reports have suggested that the NATO shots fired were either rubber bullets or live ammo. It is also unclear whether the soldiers involved were German or perhaps American or Polish.” But make no mistake: if not for a political green light from Washington, NATO would not have taken the initiative of authorizing violence to remove Serbian barricades.

This latest escalation follows weeks of rising tensions since late July, when Hashim “Snake” Thaci – so-called “prime minister” of Kosovo, mafia kingpin, war criminal, and organ-trafficker – placed illegal checkpoints on the administrative line between Kosovo and the rest of Serbia, in a bid to force Serbs in northern Kosovo to submit his illegal administration. Incredibly, KFOR and EULEX, in violation of their “status neutral” mandate under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1244, which is the only legal authority for their presence in the province, have backed up Thaci and his criminal cronies. The question now is, does this latest resort to violence mean NATO has decided on use of force – in the pattern of the genocidal 1995 “Operation Storm” in the Serbian Krajinas with the help of U.S. mercenaries – to impose a final solution on Serb resistors to the the Albanian Muslim administration? Or will public attention force them to back off?

No less dismal than the spectacle of American and other NATO soldiers acting as enforcers for Thaci & Co. is that of Serbia’s supine “pro-western” government, under President Boris Tadic. Aptly dubbed “Vichy Serbs” by writer and analyst Vojin Joksimovic, Tadic and his government, seeing their own citizens under fire on their own national territory, can think only of stepping up “technical negotiations” with the Priština-based terrorists. For that reason, in a Joint Statement of the All-Serbian National Council “Serbs Rally Together,” on September 17, 2011, Kosovo Serbs declared (in part, read the full statement here):

WHEREAS we are committed to the ideal of freedom and inspired by our sacred spiritual heritage of Kosovo but mindful of our future generations, while never forgetting our obligation to respect the will and the sacrifice of our glorious ancestors who created Serbia and left it for us to preserve,

WHEREAS, determined to stop and prevent further dismemberment and occupation of Serbia and united under the blessing and leadership of His Grace Bishop Artemije, we have resolved and hereby announce to Serbia and the international community our resolution as follows:


The Belgrade regime of Boris Tadic considers the occupying powers his partners; it negotiates with them, draws up agreements, pacts and treaties, but always to the detriment of the Serbian nation as a whole and, particularly so, to the detriment of the Serbs who live in Kosovo and Metohija.

If the Serbs could call their enemy by its rightful name—OCCUPIER—and the conditions under which they have been living in Kosovo and Metohija for the past 12 years—OCCUPATION—then they would do as one does under occupation: they would endure and fight until the end, until the liberation.

We give notice to NATO and to Albanian terrorist occupying powers in Priština that we do not recognize any agreement or treaty they have signed or will sign with Tadic and his coalition. Treaties concluded during occupation through blackmail and trickery have always been considered invalid.

We particularly want to point out that we shall not tolerate further threats, attacks on our security and efforts at assimilation of the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija. Those who have done this or are planning to do so will soon be confronted with legitimate forms of self-defense.

We remind our people that no shame is attached to being under enemy occupation, but it is certainly shameful to praise the occupier or collaborate with him. Not only is it shameful, it is a sin against our ancestors who had fought for hundreds of years to liberate Kosovo and Metohija from centuries long Turkish occupation.

It now remains to be seen who will prevail: the Serbs of Kosovo and Metohija, who have declared themselves against occupation of their country, or their occupiers: the Albanian Muslim separatists and their NATO and EU enablers in Washington, Brussels, Berlin, London – and worst of all, in Belgrade.

The blackest deeds occur when the perpetrators believe no one is watching. Most Americans have long since forgotten about Kosovo, and about the Balkans in general. Today, how many Americans remember the 78 days of “humanitarian” bombing in 1999 by the Bill Clinton administration on behalf of the Thaci’s “Kosovo Liberation Army” – a gaggle of jihadists and Albanian Mafia kingpins? How many recall George W. “the Decider” Bush’s announcement in 2007 in Tirana, Albania, that to please our Islamic “allies” in the “War on Terror,” he would simply proclaim, on no authority whatsoever, “enough’s enough, Kosovo’s independent.” (And then the grateful Albanians stole his watch!)

Almost no one.

But the fact that few Americans remember doesn’t change the fact that at this very moment, under the authority of President Barack Hussein Obama, NATO – acting in our name, and supported by our tax dollars – is bringing force to bear against Christian people living in their own country, to force them to submit to hostile Muslim occupation and to accept their eventual extinction.

James George Jatras

Director, American Council for Kosovo

Washington, September 27, 2011


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: albanians; kosovo; nato; serbs

1 posted on 09/27/2011 4:32:02 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; vooch; ...


2 posted on 09/27/2011 4:34:10 PM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora
A few of Qaddafi’s missing manpads would certainly liven things up in Kosovo.
3 posted on 09/27/2011 4:54:19 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Ravnagora

Screw KFOR. We should just leave NATO.

4 posted on 09/27/2011 6:03:47 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Ravnagora
Thank you for the posting. I will share it with friends and family.
5 posted on 09/27/2011 6:37:49 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Ravnagora

More on this story from the American Council for Kosovo:

May our Lord and All Saints of Serbia defend the brave and long-suffering Kosovo Serbs!!!!

6 posted on 09/27/2011 8:26:58 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Ravnagora
NATO is nothing less than a force used to build an empire not unlike the Turks, Austrian/Hungarian and Roman. However, history has shown that this too will come to an end because of the corruption and the injustice that it has projected. It's a mafia. NATO will collapse as well as the nations that back their unjust actions.

Whatever the case, they will learn peace and justice from a Judge that is far more knowledgeable on international law than they ever will be. When He returns He will not return as a servant but rather as Master.

7 posted on 09/28/2011 8:24:22 AM PDT by SQUID
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To: Ravnagora; All

Dear Fellow Serbs, Serbian-Americans, and supporters of the Serbian cause:

NATO’s recent illegal incursions into the Serbian province of Kosovo are deeply alarming and, if tacitly condoned by the Vichy government in Serbia, will set the stage for a “final solution” of Kosovo’s Serbs, further loss of Serbian territory in Vojvodina, the Sandzak, and elsewhere in the future as Germany desperately seeks to reduce Serbia to nothing demonstrating that she has learned nothing from the horrible tragedy of WWI and WWII and is willing to repeat history for her fanatical anti-Serbian aims.

I have heard many Serbs express their opinions that “Kosovo is lost” as a fait accompli and that it is a “cancer on Serbia” that must be excised. The problem is that first of all, Serbs live there and have been living there for over 1300 years. Kosovo is the spiritual Jerusalem of the Serbs and we cannot accept its loss lest we forget the struggles that our ancestors encountered over the past 600 years fighting for the right to worship as Orthodox Christians. This trend was observed elsewhere where the “Precani” Serbs (”Pioneers”) were betrayed in Croatia and Bosnia by Serbian (and Montenegrin) leaders.

Not to encourage bad relations within our people, but some of the greatest Serbs such as Nikola Tesla, Mihajlo Pupin, Ivo Andric, Rudjer Boskovic, and Jovan Ducic came from regions of Yugoslavia outside of Serbia. We can’t forget these Serbs as they suffered the most during the Nazi/Ustasa Holocaust and also during the recent war.

It is precisely this ability to endure unbelievable suffering that makes them so special. If we forget and betray our brethren in Kosovo, we will be cast into the rubbish bin of history. The famous statement by Tzar Lazar about fighting for Kosovo comes to mind now more than ever. I realize that our people are suffering in Kosovo. I realize that this is not a trivial problem that will be resolved for some decades.

However, there is much that we can do as a people to give these forgotten but incredibly brave people who remain in Kosovo.

First of all, why hasn’t the Serbian government called for a UN resolution condemning the violence?
Second, there are ways to get food and other supplies to the people in northern Kosovo outside of NATO checkpoints. The Serbs did it during WWII and can do it now - IR cameras/drones/”surveillance” or not.

Defeat becomes permanent only when it is accepted from within. The Balkans has always been in a state of flux. Kosovo will come back to Serbia eventually. No nation willingly gives up territory without a fight. Everything surrounding the theft of Kosovo from some Western governments was illegal no matter how much they pretend otherwise.

To accept this is far more dangerous globally than many Serbs realize. We must always remain unified in the view the KOSOVO IS SERBIA! To accept otherwise is to accept defeat and to accept the loss of our uniqueness as a people who have suffered so much but who are closer to God because of it.

Kosovo Serbs live in a ghetto but must remain in that ghetto as they have nowhere else to go and we must help them survive.

The strategy of the West has always been to divide and conquer. By sticking together, helping one another, and resisting NATO’s anti-Serbian agenda, NATO can only do so much.

We must remember who we are and help our fellow brothers and sisters to resist this unprecedented evil. Even the Ottomans and Nazis were unable to destroy our spiritual heritage and spirit as NATO with its quisling robots has been able to do in the recent conflicts. We have to draw a collective line in the sand and realize that evil cannot be appeased - cannot be compromised with - it must be defeated.

We must seek allies within the international community - particularly within BRIC nations - to condemn the recent actions in Kosovo and stop this merciless persecution of Serbs there. This can be done but not while entertaining the fantasy that Serbia will someday join the failing European Union. For goodness sakes, look at what is happening in Greece if you want to see how Serbia will be treated there!

It reminds me of how the Serbs in many cases were invited back into Austro-Hungarian lands (e.g. Zemun) and were so persecuted as Orthodox Christians that they WILLINGLY returned to the Ottoman empire because the persecution they suffered there was far less than in “Catholic” lands.

Think about it people! History IS repeating itself!

Let’s all work together to help expose the truth of what the West is doing in Kosovo by first accepting that is WRONG and that in our hearts and minds, Kosovo IS and will always be Serbia!


Michael Pravica, Ph.D.


8 posted on 09/28/2011 9:47:40 AM PDT by Ravnagora
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Photos: "Politika Online" Sept. 28, 2011 _____________
9 posted on 09/28/2011 9:59:04 AM PDT by Ravnagora
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