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No Serbs involved in drowning: UNMIK
B92 news via Beta ^ | 3/18/04 | B92 news via Beta

Posted on 03/18/2004 3:15:44 AM PST by Mel70


PRISTINA -- Wednesday – UNMIK spokesman Derek Chappell said tonight that the survivor of yesterday’s Ibar River drowning has told his parents that he and three friends entered the river alone and were immediately caught up in the heavy current.

The boy managed to reach the opposite bank of the river, but his three companions were swept away.

The incident happened at about 4.30 p.m. and police began a search of the river about an hour and a half later. Two bodies have been found so far.

Today’s violent incidents around Kosovo were sparked after claims that the boys had been chased into the river by Serbs with a dog.

Chappell told media in Pristina tonight that this was definitely not true according to the account of the surviving boy.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: balkans; campaignfinance; kfor; kla; kosovo; kpc; mediaspin; un; unmik; wot

1 posted on 03/18/2004 3:15:45 AM PST by Mel70
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To: *balkans
Guys, I don't know what will happen next, nor how this whole situation will develop. What I do know is that the way CNN and others abused the tragic death of the three boys shows that another media war has started.
We need help, once again. This time, we have to fight back from the start. If you can, invest some time and energy into this. Thanks.

Greetings from Belgrade

2 posted on 03/18/2004 3:26:33 AM PST by Mel70
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To: Mel70
I am with you, as are most here. I've always been of the opinion that we were right to become militarily involved in Kosovo - we just got in on the WRONG SIDE.

Prayers for those those poor Serbs trapped by Muslim thugs and butchers. The burning of the St. Archangel Monastery is horrible and indicative of the Albanians' true intentions.

3 posted on 03/18/2004 3:36:13 AM PST by Heatseeker
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To: Mel70
Of course, the Serbians were not involved in the drownings... those albanians make-up crap just like those CREEPY palis in Gaza and Israel.... JUST SO THEY CAN KILL NON-MUSLIMS AND TRY TO DRIVE THEN OFF THEIR OWN LANDS!!
4 posted on 03/18/2004 4:18:50 AM PST by Lion in Winter
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To: Mel70
If you read the news really carefully, you'll notice CNN (or any other western media) never said the boys were drowned by the Serbs. It was Albanian media who said that, and CNN just reported that Albanian media said the Serbs drowned the boys. So technically the western media didn't lie (although they did cleverly manage to make the Serbs look bad).

5 posted on 03/18/2004 5:29:26 AM PST by Seselj
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To: Mel70; Lion in Winter; Seselj; *balkans
ERP KIM Newsletter 18-03-04

Alarming situation in Obilic - Houses in flames - Reports of dead and wounded

Gracanica, March 18, 2004

According to news just received in Gracanica Monastery, Albanian extremists are converging in great numbers on Oblic where the remaining Serbs are not protected by either KFOR or UNMIK police. With them are only several Serb members of the Kosovo Police Service who are grouping all the Serbs in one house for better protection. Two Serb apartment buildings are in flames as is the church where a lot of automobile tires have been set on fire. According to reports from Oiblic there are dead and wounded, at least 15 houses are currently in flames. According to unconfirmed reports Albanians are taking the remaining Serbs out of the houses and shooting them. The Diocese urgently appeals to KFOR and UNMIK forces to apply pressure in order to protect the remaining Serbs in Obilic.

6 posted on 03/18/2004 7:59:38 AM PST by DTA (Engaging the liars and terrorist supporters)
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To: Seselj
If you read my post really carefully ( :-) ) you'll notice that I never said that CNN and others made the story up themselves. But they presented someone else's lie as if it was the truth, in order to make the Serbs look bad. And that's abuse.
Bottom line is, they succeeded. Temporarily, I hope.
7 posted on 03/18/2004 3:13:34 PM PST by Mel70
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