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Kosovo May Explode -- Here
CNSNews.com Commentary ^ | March 16, 2006 | Julia Gorin

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiamerican; antichristian; appeasement; balkans; gwot; hoopielite; ihoppy; islamofacist; jihad; kosovo; nato; pancakeboy; terrorism; wrongplace; wrongside; wrongtime; wrongwar
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To: tgambill
The US and UK are pushing strongly for Serbia to accept that Kosovo will become independent, while Russia, which had previously worried that the province would set a precedent for its own republic of Chechnya, has scaled down its objections.

The officials, who asked not to be named, said the Bush administration had persuaded Moscow and Beijing that independence for the Serbian province was "unique" and would not set a precedent for Chechnya

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81 posted on 03/19/2006 4:40:19 AM PST by A. Pole (Solzhenitsyn:"Live Not By Lies" www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/ arch/solzhenitsyn/livenotbylies.html)
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To: t2buckeye
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.

When Clinton was wavering the Republicans including Bob Dole, National Review and others were accusing him of Chamberlain like appeasement.

82 posted on 03/19/2006 4:43:06 AM PST by A. Pole (Solzhenitsyn:"Live Not By Lies" www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/ arch/solzhenitsyn/livenotbylies.html)
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To: Peter Libra
Bob Dole a very civilized and decent man.

He was one of the main sponsors of the war against Serbia. He must be as civilized and as decent as Kosovo Albanians.

83 posted on 03/19/2006 4:47:27 AM PST by A. Pole (Solzhenitsyn:"Live Not By Lies" www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/ arch/solzhenitsyn/livenotbylies.html)
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To: tgambill

--The violence towards the Serbs has been completely intolerant and restrictive to the point of being criminal. The International community there have tried but failed to protect the Serbs.

Is the violence a result of an official government policy such as in say Saudi Arabia, a continuation of the civil war, or terrorism?


84 posted on 03/19/2006 4:59:59 AM PST by bkepley
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To: tgambill
Kososvo shows you should never bet on black. Never ally yourself with the darkness that is Islam.

 

85 posted on 03/19/2006 7:02:54 AM PST by dennisw (-Muslim's biggest enemy is the founder of Islam, Muhammad. Muslims are victims of this evil conman-)
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To: Cicero
There's that one Canadian diplomat who has spoken out very boldly and sensibly several times, and that's about it.

James Bissett?

86 posted on 03/19/2006 9:08:21 AM PST by Banat (DEO • REGI • PATRIĆ)
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To: r9etb

"First, Clinton absolutely did not want to have another Rwanda-type genocide on his hands, and the truth is that the recent history of the region was "in favor" of a real genocide taking place, if not nipped in the bud"

*****You have some interesting thoughts and may reflect a concern, however, this was not a direct reason. Intelligence indicated that a genocide was not taking place as the Clinton Administration had to fabricate the large numbers of those reported murdered as well, as fabricate the reasons for going in. The Muslims provoked many of the attacks and massacres that were blamed on the Serbs. We knew there wasn't a genocide going on, otherwise why engineer a false one?




"Second, Clinton's cynical side cannot be ignored: even if there wasn't a serious genocide going on, it would be good politics for him to act as if there were."

*****True, as not only was it good politics from the adminitration's point of view, but it completed the agenda of breaking down the Balkans.



"be known a Wartime President -- recall that he was legacy-building by this time. And thus Rambouillet Accords, especially Appendix B, confronted Slobbo with an ultimatum (occupation by NATO) that no country could accept."

***** I can't comment, but I do agree with the last sentence, as that was the trick.


87 posted on 03/19/2006 9:41:11 AM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: bkepley

Welcome? What kind of welcome are you referring to? Christians did not invade the region. It was Muslims who did raping, pillaging, forcefully converting as they did. So your comments are dim-witted and half baked originating in ignorance.


88 posted on 03/19/2006 9:55:25 AM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: livius

You are right, as we are even working on the Russians and with China with some bartering points, so they won't block the independence issue.
What to do...?


89 posted on 03/19/2006 10:04:29 AM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: Fred Nerks

:)) no, it will be good to read 2 or 3 times to get the full impact. The speech has a lot of history and analysis for just one read.


90 posted on 03/19/2006 10:06:10 AM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: A. Pole

Yes, this is true, why the "?", it's pretty clear and accurate.


91 posted on 03/19/2006 10:08:11 AM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: Cicero

92 posted on 03/19/2006 10:16:43 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Order of Battle: Sink or capture as Prize, MS Media)
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To: tgambill
The article makes some assertions I don't necessarily agree with, but here's my take:

1. Kosovo is and should remain a part of Serbia.
2. Serbians who fled Kosovo must have the 'right to return' and reclaim their properties.

These two points must be the basis for any future Kosovo.
93 posted on 03/19/2006 10:44:24 AM PST by baltoga
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To: bkepley; Fred Nerks; ma bell; Wraith

"Is the violence a result of an official government policy such as in say Saudi Arabia, a continuation of the civil war, or terrorism?"

***** The violence is not an official government policy, but it's a continuation of the civil war, using terrorism, intimidation and with a strategy behind it. The idea was to cleanse the remaining Serbs from their homes in order to justify an independent Kosovo. The Albanians do not embrace Islam as others that are Muslims. They have a different and more "lukewarm" style of practicing Islam.
Hanefi Islam is a more tolerant style of Islam. The Albanians inherited from Ottoman Turks has lost or losing its hold to Wahabism. Most Albanians, do not embrace the Wahabism initially. Moderate or mid-class Albanians would not accept any gifts or money from the Saudi's in Kosovo. However, the poorer families took money from the Saudis with the catch....they had to practice Wahabism, in the Saudi style. The other link was a link with the Albanian Mafia and Islamic Extremist conducing criminal operations. The only stipulation, do not touch the Americans or international community at least until the independence issue is final.

The Wahabi dominance on Kosovo Albanians is illustrated in the March violence against the Serbs where churches were deliberately targeted for destruction because they cannot coexist alongside Wahabi Islam - as is the case in Saudi Arabia. What bother are Christian crosses to them? It's now because Wahabi indoctrination of Kosovo Albanians has reached such a degree that it is no longer controllable. They are focusing on the independence and helping the Albanians extremist along.

In summary, the violence was organized to run the Serbs out of Kosovo in preparation for the independence issue. It was also to gain property and control of homes etc.....The violence is directed towards moderate Albanians as well as minorities for many different reasons.


94 posted on 03/19/2006 10:52:36 AM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: dennisw

It is known that Richard Holbrooke is very much responsible for relationship we forged with the Islamic extremist. He basically stood behind a project that helped to create another Islamic state in Europe. It seems now that Bosnia is a haven for al Qaeda bases as is Kosovo and western Macedonia. Using Holbrooke, we encouraged al Qaeda, the Egyptian Jam al Islamia and the Pakistani Tabligh to come to the Balkans to fight the Serbs. There was much provocation and fabrications to justify our actions there. Thanks to the environment Holbrooke in large measure created, members of these terrorist groups never left and are active in Kosovo, and western Macedonian cities of Tetovo, Gostivar, Debar and many others.

I believe that these terrorist bases in the Balkans Holbrooke precipitated, in coordination with cells in USA, Switzerland, Britain and Belgium, will make new terrorist attacks on the West.


95 posted on 03/19/2006 10:58:50 AM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: bkepley

"Given the welcome they've received from the XSTIANS I doubt that'll happen."

***** Respectfully, this is completely incorrect, The Rape camps did not, repeat, did not exist, for just one example. The Muslims, in good form, started their conversion and Jihad as they do in EVERY country they infect. We (U.S.Administration), aided the Muslims agenda to start disabling the Balkans. It is with much conflict that I have to admit this.


96 posted on 03/19/2006 11:15:38 AM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: baltoga

I agree with your two points, but, this is not how it's turning out.


97 posted on 03/19/2006 11:17:33 AM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: Aliska

"I think we made a grievous mistake in hindsight and was never comfortable with what we were doing at the time. People in-the-know seemed to think it was the right thing to do. Now I believe they were wrong."

****** I'm afraid that it wasn't a "mistake". It was planned this way. It was a mistake to plan it, yes..and a mistake to bring in the Islamic fundies, but, I think they took that risk to further the strategy of breaking up the Balkans.....The Serbs were being manipulated and responded with excess force in some cases, but not to the level that it was reported.


98 posted on 03/19/2006 11:20:50 AM PST by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: Cicero
Quite a few Freepers understand that clinton fought that war on the wrong side.

Add me to that list. It still amazes me how Clark can brag about his "great victory" with a straight face....especially after 911.

99 posted on 03/19/2006 11:44:27 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo ("When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk!")
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To: tgambill
I agree. The failure of NATO to protect Serbians in Kosovo has led to the exact results NATO wanted to prevent. Now for NATO to suggest independence is nothing more than a cover-up for these failures.
100 posted on 03/19/2006 12:19:08 PM PST by baltoga
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