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Kosovo Albanians attack U.N.-escorted Serb lawyers
Reuters ^ | May 25, 2006

Posted on 05/26/2006 8:11:09 AM PDT by joan

Thu 25 May 2006 11:52 AM ET
(Updates with U.N. statement, details)

PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro, May 25 (Reuters) - U.N. police in Kosovo fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of ethnic Albanians who stoned a United Nations convoy escorting Serb defence lawyers in the west of the province on Thursday.

Three U.N. police officers and one translator were wounded when villagers blocked a road and lobbed stones at vehicles escorting two Serb members of a defence team accredited to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, a U.N. statement said.

"Police then had to clear the crowd, unfortunately resulting in injuries to a number of citizens who received medical treatment from an ambulance at the scene," it said.

The stoning of Serb convoys in Kosovo is not uncommon.

The province, legally part of Serbia, has been run by the U.N. since 1999, when NATO bombs drove out Serb forces accused of ethnic cleansing in a two-year war with separatist guerrillas.

An estimated 10,000 ethnic Albanians died and another 800,000 fled into neighbouring Macedonia and Albania.

U.N. prosecutors in The Hague say Serb police killed 100 men in the village of Mala Krusa two days into the 78-day NATO bombing campaign.

The case is included in the indictment against former Serbian president Milan Milutinovic, whose trial begins in July.

The U.N. governor in Kosovo, Soren Jessen-Petersen, said he was "outraged and disappointed" by the incident.

"It is important for the people of Kosovo to understand that their quest for justice can only be achieved through the course of justice, not by extra-judicial means," he said.

Signs of reconciliation in Kosovo are rare. Around half the Serb population fled a wave of revenge attacks after the war and the 100,000 who stayed live on the margins of society, targeted by sporadic violence.

After seven years of U.N.-imposed limbo, the major powers are pushing for a solution to Kosovo's final status in direct Serb-Albanian talks that began in February in Vienna.

The 90-percent ethnic Albanian majority is pushing for independence, but is under pressure to improve the security and rights of Serbs.

The U.N. mission says ethnically motivated crime in 2006 is down compared with previous years.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: allybetrayed; antichristian; appeasement; aztlanprecedence; balkans; clintonlegacy; clintonsquagmire; ihoppy; islamofascists; jihad; kosovo; landtheft; pancakeboy; serbia; wrongplace; wrongside; wrongtime; wrongwar

1 posted on 05/26/2006 8:11:11 AM PDT by joan
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To: Balkans

bump


2 posted on 05/26/2006 8:11:30 AM PDT by joan
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To: joan

Well, just being lawyers may be enough to provoke an attack.


3 posted on 05/26/2006 8:30:14 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: joan

This is why you don't give up your guns. EVER

Rocks against vehicles and weapons?

Brave, but not a good idea.


4 posted on 05/26/2006 8:32:08 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

The mob had thought they were Serb villagers returning to see their homes. If that was the case the UN police wouldn't have fired back. However, these are lawyers working for the ICTY court, which makes them important, even though it's a kangaroo court against Serbs. It want a pretext of fair trial.


5 posted on 05/26/2006 8:37:56 AM PDT by joan
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To: Leatherneck_MT
They do have guns.

They used rocks and stones because they thought it was Serb villagers. They routinely stone Serbs just for traveling through a village.

These villagers were women and children.

The Albanian children and teens were notorious for attacking defenseless elderly Serbs who stayed behind.

They aren't brave, just didn't know it wasn't the typical convoy of Serb civilians which the UN allows them to freely pelt, usually causing broken windows and sometimes causing injures.

They deserved to get hurt.

6 posted on 05/26/2006 8:44:47 AM PDT by joan
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To: Leatherneck_MT

Albanian Kosovars are basically savages.


7 posted on 05/26/2006 8:56:49 AM PDT by tomzz
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To: tomzz

I don't care if they are savages or not. I'm referring to the occupation of their country or their community by UN troops.

THEY are the real savages.

Wherever they go.


8 posted on 05/26/2006 9:07:39 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

Kosovo is not their country or their land. Kosovo has belonged to Serbia since the early middle ages. It was GIVEN to the Kosovar Albanians by Slick KKKlinton and the UN, and it needs to be given back to its rightful owners.


9 posted on 05/26/2006 9:37:32 AM PDT by tomzz
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To: tomzz

and this changes the fact that UN troops are stomping on people how?

If Slick Willie and the UN hadn't been involved in the first place, those people would have solved their problems on their own, either in war or in some other fashion.

I don't care who's land it was, it's who's land it is now.

I don't have any love for the UN whatsoever and would rather see the entire pisshole organization dumped into the East River.

Blue hats?

Kill 'em all.


10 posted on 05/26/2006 9:39:53 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

You will care whose land Kosovo was when the UN steps in demanding that we hand Texas and California over to Vincente Fox on the same stupid premise of ethnicity being everything and things like rightful ownership and sovereignty not meaning anything any more.


11 posted on 05/26/2006 9:54:41 AM PDT by tomzz
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To: Leatherneck_MT
The people were stoning what they thought were other people - NOT the UN. The stoners were used to the UN allowing them to attack the other group - not knowing it was more important people than the usual civilians.

Instead of stepping back, the UN didn't. The UN and police got hurt by the mob which wouldn't stop and so they got tear gassed.

Would you be happy if you or your children or your elderly parents were regularly stoned by people - even if they were women and children throwing those rocks?

What if your children were regularly stoned on their bus rides by a particular ethnic mob? Would you mind then if police fired tear gas back at the stone throwing mob?

12 posted on 05/26/2006 10:31:46 AM PDT by joan
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To: Leatherneck_MT; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...

The UN should have never been there --agreed -- but the UN is (as usual) DEFENDING the savages.

Check this out: http://www.acton.org/ppolicy/comment/article.php?article=325


13 posted on 05/26/2006 1:18:12 PM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org www.serbblog.com)
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To: Leatherneck_MT

You got point there, but UN isnt stomping Kosovo as land, but UN is stomping Serbian Christian land giving it to the muslims.
That is the fact.


14 posted on 05/26/2006 1:58:08 PM PDT by kronos77 (www.savekosovo.org say NO to Al-Qaeda new sanctuary)
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To: Bokababe; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; joan; ...

Peace and justice will only return to Kosovo alongside the Serb Army.

And these things will come to pass.


15 posted on 05/26/2006 2:30:43 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: kronos77

"You got point there, but UN isnt stomping Kosovo as land, but UN is stomping Serbian Christian land giving it to the muslims.
That is the fact."

That may very well be, but you see.. I have a bigger hatred (yes Hatred) of the UN than I will ever have towards a Muzzie.

The UN tries to put itself across as the savior of the world.

All the while they are attempting to subjugate us and the rest of the world under it's authority.

The Muzzies I at least KNOW what they are trying to do, they admit it outright.


16 posted on 05/26/2006 4:23:40 PM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
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To: Bokababe

Bttt


17 posted on 05/26/2006 6:41:26 PM PDT by Dragonfly
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To: Leatherneck_MT

UUUUrah, I'm a former Jarhead myself....in any case, I was in Kosovo for five years (99-04). In 2001 the following happened....



http://www.ce-review.org/01/7/kosovonews7.html

Bus bomb kills returning Serb families

The deaths of seven Serbs in a bomb attack on a bus on Saturday inside the Kosovo border with Serbia marks the worst single escalation of violence against a minority since the end of the NATO bombing in 1999. The Serbs were returning to their villages to visit graves on the Orthodox Day of the Dead, when the departed are commemorated. The deaths, and more than forty injuries, were caused by a large explosive device left in a culvert under the road near the border town of Podujevo. The explosion was triggered by wire. KFOR troops were accompanying the convoy of buses, which had left from Niš, and a separate KFOR unit had been searching the road for bombs and booby traps. They were distracted by a group of men they saw on a hill above the convoy route, and went to arrest them. It was as the KFOR troops were returning to restart the security checks that the convoy passed. The lead KFOR vehicles were allowed to pass before the device was detonated under a bus containing men, women and children.



There is more about this "OPERATION" in the link. It was a well planned operation by Albanian extremist, that included several other attacks several days later against Serb busses. The PERP was caught by a combination of German and British KFOR efforts, long story short, and turned over to the Americans at Camp Bondsteel. The Perp, Florin Ejupe wasn't in Bondsteel very long. He "escaped" from Bondsteel very quickly. Word is he was trained by the CIA and his escape was not by accident. We have supported the Albanian extremist since the beginning. Actually it goes beyond Klintoon. It goes back to 1948, in our effort to break down Yugoslavia. Interesting CIA operation that has spanned decades.

They are not brave. They do this to provoke, as they know they won't be shot at or absolutely nothing done to them. The children who stone are paid or prompted to throw the stones as the busses return from Serbia or heading to Serbia......it's well planned and orchestrated.

Once Kosovo becomes independent they will target Macedonia and Southern Presevo. We even had MPRI provide advisors for the NLA during their terrorist activities in 2000-2001 time frame.....

It's a mess and the innocent Albanians, (who want a normal life), Serbs and other minorities plus internationals will become targets. The "innocent Albanians" do support the independence because of the dream but they are aware that the Mafia owns and controls Kosovo working with specific UN personnel to strengthen the organized crime. All others turn a blind eye and move on after their mission is over......this is a very short comment about the issue.....and our tax dollars are supporting it.....


18 posted on 05/27/2006 12:49:03 AM PDT by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: joan
"Ethnic" Albanians stoning those evil Christian Serbs? This can't be true!

The Balkans are my parents neck of the woods (Greece) and everybody there knows that the Christians are the "Black Hats" while those poor, misunderstood, peace-loving muslims are the white ones!

Uh..SARC

19 posted on 05/27/2006 12:57:24 AM PDT by TeddyCon
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To: joan

kosovo albanians are the balkan's palestinian hoard...


20 posted on 05/27/2006 7:25:16 AM PDT by Celebratelife008
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To: Celebratelife008

They're like cancer. First they terrorized Kosovo, then SE Serbia and Macedonia, now watch for a showdown in Montenegro and, possibly, Greece (although Greece is relatively secure being within the EU & NATO).


21 posted on 05/27/2006 8:08:03 AM PDT by Banat (DEO • REGI • PATRIĆ: http://www.SAVEKOSOVO.org)
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To: tgambill; joan
Kosovo to be independent in months: ex-NATO general Thu May 25, 12:25 PM ET

PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro (AFP) - The former US general who commanded NATO's 1999 air war against Serbia predicted its southern province of Kosovo would become independent within months.

Wesley Clark told Kosovo Albanian leaders in Pristina he had confidence in their "strong, positive and visionary proposals" to find a solution for Kosovo, which has been run by the United Nations and NATO since 1999.

"I am confident that this issue will be solved very soon, and probably in few months, Kosovo will become independent and will respect the rights of all citizens," said Clark.

"I believe that Kosovo will be welcomed into the family of the nations and that there will be many opportunities for the citizens of this country to prosper, raise big families and make their dreams come true."

Clark, who is on a three-day visit to the disputed province, met Kosovo's President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Agim Ceku, who said Clark was a great friend of Kosovo, who stood by it in its most difficult times.

"He is and will always be honored by the people of Kosovo," he said.

Clark commanded the 1999 NATO air strikes that drove Serbian forces loyal to former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic out of Kosovo because of their brutal crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatists.

22 posted on 05/27/2006 10:15:48 AM PDT by Dragonfly
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To: Dragonfly

yep...got this one and have commented on it in several messages..... Ceku?? pardoned?? like Pardoning Charles Manson so he could become Major or do I mean Mayor of California....:) Bad state of affairs and you have to admit that the pockets are very very Deep...to get INTERPOL to pardon a mass murderer.....and then he becomes a president.....The moderate Albanians have no idea of the ride that they are in for when the dust settles. Increase of drugs in the towns, Increase of child prostitutes and kidnappings for slavery, contraband shipments, Cleasning of the remaining minorities.....protection and donation money from businesses for the cause (Mafia and Rebel activity in Presevo and Macedonia), Islamic Fundalmentalist base of operations and training locations which are already established since 2003......timeframe...but mainly I'm concerned about the child abduction and prostitution that will be protected and increased.....Internationals are already involved.


23 posted on 05/28/2006 6:25:10 AM PDT by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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