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Kosovo Serbs break ties with UN, declare emergency
the international news ^ | 6/5/06 | na

Posted on 06/05/2006 7:47:55 PM PDT by Flavius

PRISTINA, Serbia: A “state of emergency” was proclaimed in Serb enclaves in northern Kosovo on Monday as the embattled minority cut relations with the UN mission (UNMIK) over a wave of ethnic violence.

“The state of emergency is proclaimed from today on the territory of four municipalities in northern Kosovo,” said Dragisa Milovic, an ethnic-Serb official in the town of Zvecan. “All contacts with Kosovo institutions, in particular with UNMIK, are now being cut off, until those who have committed numerous crimes against the Serbs are caught.”

Several thousand Serbs gathered in Zvecan to protest the violence, allegedly committed by extremists from Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority despite the presence of Nato peacekeepers throughout the province. In a series of attacks against Serbs in the past 10 days, one man has been killed and two have been seriously injured.

But UN police commissioner Kai Vittrup said the latest “incidents involving Kosovo Serb victims do not appear to be ethnically motivated crimes”. “At the moment, we are putting in place additional security procedures to ensure the safety of all Kosovo citizens,” Vittrup said in Pristina, the capital of the southern Serbian province which is under UN oversight.

UNMIK officials rarely describe violent attacks against Serbs as ethnically motivated crimes, citing a lack of evidence to determine a motive. Since the end of Kosovo’s 1998-1999 conflicts, some 200,000 Serbs have fled the province fearing reprisals by ethnic Albanian extremists, while the remaining roughly 100,000 live in constant fear for their lives and property.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: albanianmafia; balkans; islamic; serbia; terror

1 posted on 06/05/2006 7:47:57 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

what is wrong with those people over there?


2 posted on 06/05/2006 7:49:39 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: Flavius

[Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority] = Muslims murdering non-Muslims, as per usual world-wide (including here).


3 posted on 06/05/2006 7:50:05 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Memo to GOP: Don't ask me for any more money until you secure our Southern border.)
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To: Flavius
"what is wrong with those people over there?

Albanian extremists = Muslim jihadists

Now do you understand?

4 posted on 06/05/2006 7:54:01 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Clinton can once again be thanked for facilitating muslims in satisfying their blood lust.
5 posted on 06/05/2006 7:54:21 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!!--Keep your "compassion" away from my wallet!)
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To: Flavius

Huh, I thought Clinton and Weasley Clark had that place all fixed???


6 posted on 06/05/2006 7:55:38 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: yldstrk; FormerLib; DTA; kronos77; eleni121; Bokababe
You mean what's wrong with people cutting ties with the UN????? HEY, I wish the USA could and would do that!!

Anyway, If I was a Christian in KOSOVO I would NOT expect the UN to take my safety seriously because ALL they care about is HELPING ALBANIAN MAFIA CLANS STEAL THE LAND OF THE SERBIAN PEOPLE AND THEIR CHURCH!!!

7 posted on 06/05/2006 7:56:57 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (islamics are not religious, just set on on mass murder of non-muslims!!)
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To: Lion in Winter

AMen to that one.


8 posted on 06/05/2006 8:00:46 PM PDT by Spirited
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To: Txsleuth; Bokababe; kronos77
Oh yeah they fixed it all right!!

SO the islamic albanians could steal Serbian lands, kill or rape their Nuns, murder their priests and monks,stone the Serbs in the streets, burn their homes and blow up busses filled with old men, women and babies on their way to Church!!

Oh the "FIX" is in place for the devil's own people... islamics!!

9 posted on 06/05/2006 8:01:14 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (islamics are not religious, just set on on mass murder of non-muslims!!)
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To: Spirited

We have to pray hard for the Serbian Christians of Kosovo... they are the canary in the world filling with islamic HATE "gas" !!


10 posted on 06/05/2006 8:03:05 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (islamics are not religious, just set on on mass murder of non-muslims!!)
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To: Flavius
Another UN triumph in appeasement.

I guess the blue helmet sex slave supply will be reduced.

11 posted on 06/05/2006 8:05:13 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Flavius
Since the end of Kosovo’s 1998-1999 conflicts, some 200,000 Serbs have fled the province fearing reprisals by ethnic Albanian extremists, while the remaining roughly 100,000 live in constant fear for their lives and property.

According to Serbia's own 1991 census, there were 191,000 Serbs in Kosovo. Somebody is playing with the numbers.

12 posted on 06/05/2006 8:07:42 PM PDT by Torie
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To: Flavius
Yet another marvelous item in Clinton's legacy list.

UNMIK officials rarely describe violent attacks against Serbs as ethnically motivated crimes, citing a lack of evidence to determine a motive.

If they take a quick peruse through the Koran they may find some evidence for "motives."

13 posted on 06/05/2006 8:09:25 PM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: Lion in Winter
One thing I'm curious about, is how life is going for the USAF pilots who participated in Dog-Wag III. Does anybody ever hear anything about that? I mean, sooner or later, I expect I'm going to be at some sort of a republican social function and somebody's going to intorduce somebody as being some sort of a war hero for participating in that crap, and the basic question is, do you just break one of his arms, or both of them?? Which would be the more polite or socially acceptable thing to do?

Apparently NOBODY resigned their commissions over Kosovo, and that bothers me. An officer and a gentleman, and an armed yuppie aren't exactly the same thing.

14 posted on 06/05/2006 8:10:18 PM PDT by tomzz
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To: Lion in Winter

Lest there be any doubt about what is happening:

http://hrw.org/english/docs/2006/05/30/serbia13441.htm
and yet:
http://www.b92.net/eng/news/comments.php?nav_id=35170

May God watch over the Kosovo Serbs -- because no one else is going to protect them!


15 posted on 06/05/2006 8:11:20 PM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
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To: Flavius

Where are the SOROS "Human Rights" groups ?

Haven't they spoken up and released "talk papers" on this?

Where is Kofi Annan?

Jack Frost?

The compassionate NEW YORK TIMES?

NEWSWEAK?

TIMES magazine?


16 posted on 06/05/2006 8:12:24 PM PDT by MrCruncher
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To: tomzz
Sorry dude, Officers don't pick and choose their conflicts--they follow orders.

And I don't think you will hear any of them bragging about their Kosovo missions, especially when it was on orders from the then dirtbag-in-chief Clinton--At least not from the Gentlemen.
17 posted on 06/05/2006 8:17:36 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!!--Keep your "compassion" away from my wallet!)
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To: Flavius
But UN police commissioner Kai Vittrup said the latest “incidents involving Kosovo Serb victims do not appear to be ethnically motivated crimes”.

Typical for the U.N. Ignore the truth so they don't have to get involved militarily. Now if there were Albanians getting killed well that is a horse of a different color. Bring on the B-1Bs right now because it is ethnic cleansing.

18 posted on 06/05/2006 8:20:17 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: tomzz
That "perfect way to run a war" per the Klintons has bothered me too.
19 posted on 06/05/2006 8:21:33 PM PDT by mcshot (Enemies pouring through our gates and others holding office under false pretenses.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Another UN triumph in appeasement.

UN? You mean Indian, Chinese and Russian troops are there?

20 posted on 06/05/2006 8:29:49 PM PDT by A. Pole (In 2001 top 5% owned 60% of national wealth, while bottom 60% owned 4%)
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To: Torie
According to Serbia's own 1991 census, there were 191,000 Serbs in Kosovo. Somebody is playing with the numbers.

In 1991 Serbia was not independent.

21 posted on 06/05/2006 8:31:06 PM PDT by A. Pole (In 2001 top 5% owned 60% of national wealth, while bottom 60% owned 4%)
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To: A. Pole

OK, it was the Yugoslavia census controlled by you know who.


22 posted on 06/05/2006 8:33:32 PM PDT by Torie
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To: A. Pole
You mean Indian, Chinese and Russian troops are there?

No. Muslim organized crime.

23 posted on 06/05/2006 8:39:20 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: yldstrk
"So those are the 20.000 Mujahedin that were brought to the European theatre of war through Clinton's policy, and most of them remained there and some went to America and to other countries, and they went all around Europe. And then when they start beheading your own people in wars to come, then you will know what this is all about."

--Taken from the official Transcript of the Trial of Slobodan Milosevic, Friday, 27 September 2002

24 posted on 06/05/2006 8:56:22 PM PDT by HockeyPop
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To: Flavius
"the latest “incidents involving Kosovo Serb victims do not appear to be ethnically motivated crimes”."

We are looking for a white guy in a white van.

"some 200,000 Serbs have fled the province fearing reprisals by ethnic Albanian extremists, while the remaining roughly 100,000 live in constant fear for their lives and property"

The UN is doing such a wonderful job at stopping ethnic cleansing.

We should put UN officials in charge of protecting the UN. That should get rid of the UN in no time.

25 posted on 06/05/2006 9:01:15 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: A. Pole

Serbia was never and still is NOT independant, well until yesterday. Montenegro finally split from Serbia two days ago, ending Jugoslavia. Anyway, in June 1991, Croatia and Slovenia declared independence.

Slobodan Milosevic used the Orthodox Shrine at the Battle Site of Kosovo in 1989 to fan the flames of nationalism, arguing that the Yugoslav system placed ethnic serbs at a disadvantage due to discriminatory laws granting minority serbs (in other republics) no special rights.

And why is Kosovo so important to the Serbs? In the 14th Century, Turkish soliders executed all serbian nobles and knights residing in the region. David Soward states that Kosovo is analagous to the Jewish perception of Palestine - as an ancestral homeland.

Neither side has clean hands in the Conflict over Albania anyway. 6 April 1999, Serb forces ethnically cleansed Prilepnica, ethnically cleansed Dakovica.. both sides have committed horrible atrocities..


26 posted on 06/05/2006 9:05:21 PM PDT by ixingt
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To: DJ Taylor

Actually, Albanian nationalists have very little to do with the establishment of a muslim state. Their goal is a secular government.

You might find fault with the Serbian claim to the Albanian lands, however, as their reasoning is based entirely on the need for the creatian of a Greater Serbia - an ethnically pure homeland of southern Slavs.

Check out the New Serb Nationalism ideology promoted during the late 1980s by Slobodan Milosovic.


27 posted on 06/05/2006 9:14:37 PM PDT by ixingt
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To: Torie
"Since the end of Kosovo’s 1998-1999 conflicts, some 200,000 Serbs have fled the province....."

"According to Serbia's own 1991 census, there were 191,000 Serbs in Kosovo. Somebody is playing with the numbers."

1991 was a long time ago. The article appears to be accurate; according to Wikepeda, in 2002 about 277,000 refugees, the vast majority Serbs from Kosovo, fled to Serbia proper for shelter.

28 posted on 06/05/2006 10:14:12 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: ixingt
"Serb forces ethnically cleansed Prilepnica, ethnically cleansed Dakovica.. both sides have committed horrible atrocities."

"Ethnic cleansing" is a very strong word, a word that should never be used when self defense and preservation are involved in the mix. Islamics have been butchering Christians in the region for over 500 years, and the Christians, (the original inhabitants of the land), fight back in kind for their very survival. It's called self defense to them.

America lost 3,000 dead to Islamic terrorists, far less than what the Christians of Serbia have lost over the centuries. And we wisely decided to invade two Islamic nations in reponse and kick their ass from hell to breakfast, destroy whatever infrastructure they had, kill tens of thousands of them, which is fine with me because it's "us or them" in the long run. Islam is not some benign group of peaceful people who wish to coexist with others. They seek to destroy 'infidels', or forcibly convert them. Whenever they hold the upper hand over their neighbors they dominate, murder and oppress. So what's the big problem with another Christian nation protecting their own country from these murderous barbarians?

Maybe America has the technology to drop "smart bombs" down the throats of the enemy without causing massive civilian deaths, but Serbia doesn't.

29 posted on 06/05/2006 10:35:22 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: tomzz
"One thing I'm curious about, is how life is going for the USAF pilots who participated in Dog-Wag III. Does anybody ever hear anything about that? "

Unreliable sources report that many have committed suicide or rightly converted to islam.

30 posted on 06/05/2006 10:39:12 PM PDT by gitmogrunt (oppose one farce at the border)
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To: TheCrusader

Wikipedia is not a source in its own right. I could go into that site and change the number to 47 if I wanted to.


31 posted on 06/06/2006 4:32:34 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: ixingt
Slobodan Milosevic used the Orthodox Shrine at the Battle Site of Kosovo in 1989 to fan the flames of nationalism, arguing that the Yugoslav system placed ethnic serbs at a disadvantage due to discriminatory laws granting minority serbs (in other republics) no special rights.

That simply is not the way I've read that story. You might want to read the real version of the thing.

32 posted on 06/06/2006 5:28:09 AM PDT by tomzz
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To: ixingt
"Check out the New Serb Nationalism ideology promoted during the late 1980s by Slobodan Milosovic."

Certainly, I have read the press statements about it, but why don't you read that supposed "Serb Nationailst speech" Milosevic actually made in 1989 at Kosovo Polje?

http://www.swans.com/library/art8/smilos01.html

I think you may be quite surprised.

Milosevic was a "Yugoslav nationalist", not a "Serb Nationalist". When you allow for the context of that speech -- a great Serb anniversary -- that speech is remarkably without prejudice.

It also may interest you to know that the guy who carried the Serbian flag that day in 1989 at Kosovo Polje was an American Serb -- whose bloodlines are only 1/2 Serb!

Don't believe the Liberal claptrap of the 1990's re the break up of Yugoslavia -- most of it has already been exposed for the lie that it is! And one day soon, the same scrutiny will befall the Albanian propaganda of "wanting a secular government in Kosovo!" Pray that it happens before the Intrnationals make an enormous mistake!

33 posted on 06/06/2006 7:31:07 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
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To: TheCrusader

The Problem is that the good "christian" people are forcibly cleansing cities and murdering others for the EXACT same reasons.

Why the hell do you think the Balkans dissolved along ethnic lines? Because the ethnic lines matched the religious beliefs of the warring parties. Croats were strongly Roman Catholic, Serbs Orthodox, Bosniaks Muslim..

And you're just as insane as the rest of them with your fear induced rants against your ideological enemies. Didn't anyone ever teach you to not poke a hornets nest with a stick when you were a child? (I don't know if that idiom translates to english).

I lived for many years in harmony with Muslims, Catholics, Orthodox and Atheists.. It wasn't until one side (the Serbs) stood up and professed feelings of Superiority that the entire system broke down. You might feel differently about the slaughter of innocents when you're staring down the barrel of a JNA cannon.


34 posted on 06/06/2006 1:02:37 PM PDT by ixingt
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To: ixingt
KOSOVO IS A SERBIAN WORD!!

It is the home of the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchy.. why NOT ask why the VATICAN is SOOOOOOOOOOOO important to ROMAN CATHOLICS??? Or Salt Lake to the Mormons??

Your anti-Serbian bigotry shows out pup!!

35 posted on 06/06/2006 1:03:02 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (islamics are not religious, just set on on mass murder of non-muslims!!)
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To: Flavius
Kai Vittrup said the latest “incidents involving Kosovo Serb victims do not appear to be ethnically motivated crimes”.

Just for now, as a starting point for evaluation and consideration, this statement goes in the BS column.

36 posted on 06/06/2006 1:04:43 PM PDT by RightWhale (Off touch and out of base)
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To: ixingt

Youare so full of ANTI-SERB garbage that you ought to take YOURSELF right over to BOSNIA or CROATIA and stay there!! Those places are the only fit for a bigot like YOU!!


37 posted on 06/06/2006 1:05:48 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (islamics are not religious, just set on on mass murder of non-muslims!!)
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To: RightWhale

Yuu can say that again!! BS!! IT IS INDEED just like that garbage from the bigot "ignatz"....


38 posted on 06/06/2006 1:07:21 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (islamics are not religious, just set on on mass murder of non-muslims!!)
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To: ixingt
"The Problem is that the good "christian" people are forcibly cleansing cities and murdering others for the EXACT same reasons."

Pardon the expression, but that's pure bullshit. Shortly before the Bill Clinton's bombing of Serbian Christians, the Serbian policemen in Kosovo were being murdered in the streets by Islamic swine almost every day. They would be found in allies with a knife in their back, or with their severed heads resting on their backs. Christian retaliation against Islamic butchery should be expected. Retaliation against islamic aggression isn't "ethnic cleansing", it's called self preservation. Those who could not stand up to Islamic aggression in that region were conquered and slaughtered over the centuries. From Constantinople to Serbia, Eastern Christian nations whose armies were not powerful enough to stop the onslaught of allah's demons were overrun and Islamicized by the cutthroat Mohammedans.

If you cannot rid yourself of these medieval, murderous butchers, whose only desire is to kill or forcibly convert you, then you will either die at their hands or find yourself wearing a turban or a burqua, so NEVER confuse retaliation and self preservation for "ethnic cleansing".

I guarantee you that if the millions of muslims living in America began to murder thousands of Christians in our streets, like they have done perpetually in and around Kosovo, it wouldn't be long before nary a single muslim would be left living here. Only we wouldn't call it "ethnic cleansing", it would be called self preservation; (OK, maybe CNN and John Kerry would call it 'ethnic cleansing'). BTW, after Clintoon bombed Christian Serbians to help "save" muslims from being "ethnically cleansed", the alleged mass graves he claimed were filled with slaughtered muslims never materialized. In fact they found some mass graves with murdered Christians burried in them.

39 posted on 06/06/2006 1:57:48 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: HostileTerritory
"Wikipedia is not a source in its own right. I could go into that site and change the number to 47 if I wanted to."

Unless your a professor of history, or a census worker in Serbia, I'll prefer Wikepedia over you're own guess. In any case, what does a 1991 population estimate in Kosovo have to do with 2006? World demographics have changed substantially over the past 15 years.

40 posted on 06/06/2006 2:07:36 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: TheCrusader

BUT THAT'S MY POINT! I'm not a professor of history or a census worker, but I can go change Wikipedia to say whatever I want.


41 posted on 06/06/2006 4:16:16 PM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: ixingt
"Their goal is a secular government. "

No it isn't , it's bent on establishing an internationally recognized criminal state.

42 posted on 06/06/2006 5:21:15 PM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: Torie

Ummmmm....Breeding?


43 posted on 06/06/2006 5:26:05 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2006, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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