Skip to comments.Kosovo May Explode -- Here
Posted on 03/18/2006 5:46:16 PM PST by tgambill
The War on Terror suffered a major blow three years before it was ever announced. It happened when the people of this democracy were misled into attacking the sovereign, emerging post-Communist democracy of Yugoslavia, over rumors of genocide and ethnic cleansing that proved false. In so doing, we delivered the Balkans to al Qaeda.
Today we are being asked to seal that historical blunder, the repercussions of which are still escalating seven years later. The people we "rescued" have turned their weapons against United Nations and NATO forces.
While NATO spends most of its time rooting out terror cells in Kosovo and Bosnia, which served as the planning bases for the London and Madrid bombings, the 2006 deadline to complete our eagerly forgotten debacle and determine the province's final status is fast approaching.
To persuade the international community that only one final status will be acceptable, our Albanian "rescuees" have been stepping up the violence. This is a message to the West that it has only one possible exit strategy: grant unconditional independence -- without border compromises with Serbia and without protection guarantees for what's left of the non-Albanian minorities.
Here is the size of that hole so far: In November, 2001, what should have been an explosive article appeared in the European edition of the Wall St. Journal. Headlined "Al Qaeda's Balkan Links," it read: "For the past 10 years ... Ayman al-Zawahiri (bin Laden's second in command) has operated terrorist training camps [and] weapons of mass destruction factories throughout Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Bosnia ... Though the Clinton administration had been briefed extensively by the State Department in 1993 on the growing Islamist threat in former Yugoslavia, little was done to follow through ...".......
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When Clinton Lied - Serbs Died
Clinton involved us in the Balkans and Kosovo
Quite a few Freepers understand that clinton fought that war on the wrong side. But I have yet to hear a single Republican politician or influential conservative pundit say it.
They remind me of the three monkeys. Hear no evil. See no evil. Shut your eyes and ignore it, and maybe it will go away.
Well, it won't go away, and if they agree to give Kosovo to Albania, it will only be the first step toward an effort to build Greater Albania in Europe.
Compared to most Muslim areas this one is a model of peace and tolerance.
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This is sickening...a tragedy in the making...after so many in the region.
I do hope that our incompetent state dept is listening...I know that John Bolton spoke against our bombing the wrong side in the 90s and spoke out against our involvement on the wrong side. And of course the million dollar question is why...why did NATO and the traitor Clinton go ahead with bombing and involvement.
And the Democrats are still pandering.
Exactly.......Now, it seems the Bush administration has worked something out with Russia and China. Both said that they would not stand in the way of the independence.
That's because all but a few of them were solidly in Clinton's corner. They bought the propaganda hook, line, and sinker.
"Compared to most Muslim areas this one is a model of peace and tolerance."
*****I assume that you are using /sarc. correct? As you probably know this is one of the worse examples in Kosovo. The Serbs have been cleansed since 1999 and it continues. The attacks against the Serbs has been going on since after the "retalitory murders" following the bombing. This also includes Albanian politicians that are not inline with the Greater Albania or the Mafia. Most Albanian targets have been members of the LDK party and FARK. Kosovo has been almost as bad as other Muslim areas but we have tolerated it, that is the difference.
Very disheartening. I wonder what Bush promised Russia to get them to agree to betray their Little Brother Serbs.
In addition to Bolton, who spoke out against Clinton and the bombing of Yugoslavia, - Senators who voted with Bob Smith against funding President Clinton's unconstitutional bombing of Yugoslavia were:
Allard (R-Col.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Burns (R-Mont.), Cleland (D-Ga.), Craig (R-Idaho), Crapo (R-Idaho), Enzi (R-Wyo.), Feingold (D-Wis.), Fitzgerald (R-Ill.), Gramm (R-Tex.), Grassley (R-Iowa), Gregg (R- N.H.), Helms (R-N.C.), Hutchinson (R-Ark.), Inhofe (R-Okl.), Nickles (R-Okla.), Santorum (R-Penn.), Sessions (R-Ala.), Thurmond (R-S.C.), and Voinovich (R-Ohio).
I believe Clinton involved us and backed Kosovo thinking that he could appease the Islamic terrorists....it has of course done no such thing and has instead emboldened them. Another mess left over from the Clinton years.
Thanks. Jesse Helms is much missed.