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 ...".......
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
When Clinton was wavering the Republicans including Bob Dole, National Review and others were accusing him of Chamberlain like appeasement.
He was one of the main sponsors of the war against Serbia. He must be as civilized and as decent as Kosovo Albanians.
--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?
"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?
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.
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...?
:)) 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.
Yes, this is true, why the "?", it's pretty clear and accurate.
"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.
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.
"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.
I agree with your two points, but, this is not how it's turning out.
"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.
Add me to that list. It still amazes me how Clark can brag about his "great victory" with a straight face....especially after 911.
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