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To: Banat
1. Washington intervened militarily on the side of the Muslims in 1999. Quite willingly, I might add. If Washington saw it fit to intervene on behalf of the Muslims, why not reign them in now and help the Christians?

Yes we did, and we promptly turned a royal mess into a bigger royal mess that we can't get out of. Good Question, BTW. We Americans are masters of sending mixed messages and not being able to make up our minds.

2. Today's Kosovo is a Muslim-run apartheid hellhole. "Kosovans" do not exist. You have the Albanians (Muslims) on the one hand, and the Serbs & minorities (Christians & Jews) on the other. Muslim terror has gone on uninterrupted since the summer of 1999, culminating in March '04 when scores of churches and monasteries were "spontaneously" burnt to the ground and 1000s of non-Muslims (mostly innocent Serbian civilians) forced to run for their lives.

Didn't know that. Good points. We screwed up.
12 posted on 04/25/2006 6:41:06 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DustyMoment
I don't know if you care to know or not, but the Albanians have been terrorizing the other peoples in Kosovo since the 1870s, while Kosovo was still occupied by the Ottoman Empire (as was Albania, which didn't exist as a state back then; it was set up in 1912). Being Muslim, they enjoyed all the privileges under the Ottomans. Sensing the end of the Ottoman Empire, they turned super-violent, trying to save as much as they could and preserve their advantages over non-Muslims.

Serbia regained Kosovo after 400 years of Turkish/Muslim occupation; the Balkan Wars (1912-1913). Ever since 1913 the Albanians have been accusing Serbia of "stealing their land." In WWI, they were allies of Austria & Germany committing unspeakable atrocities against the Serbs. Then came WWII - they allied with the Nazis and Italian Fascists, again committing countless atrocities against the Serbs.

After WWII, the Communists took over and basically allowed the terror to go on, while legally banning the Serbs from going back to their homes and farms (the refugees as well as those Serbs who joined the fight against the Nazis were forbidden to return to Kosovo under "Resolution 355"). That was not enough, so the Communists gave the Albanians autonomy in 1974. The terror, this time institutionalized, continued. The NY Times published a bunch of articles in the late 70s and 80s documenting Albanian atrocities.

The 90s saw another decade of atrocities, attacks on non-Albanian civilians, terrorist attacks on cops, soldiers, state employees, etc.

That's it in a nutshell.

14 posted on 04/25/2006 11:11:44 AM PDT by Banat (DEO • REGI • PATRIĆ)
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