Skip to comments.Kosovo Terrorist and War Criminal visits Washington
Posted on 06/20/2006 6:56:12 AM PDT by Doctor13
The American Council for Kosovo Protests Washington Visit of Terrorist and War Criminal Agim Ceku
Kosovo Serb spokesman: Ceku should be standing trial, not being received with honors in the capital of any civilized democracy.
The American Council for Kosovo protests the official visit to Washington, DC, of Agim Ceku, an indicted war criminal and former commander of the jihad terrorist organization, the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army. According to the Associated Press, Mr. Ceku is scheduled to meet today with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and with officials at the White House, before proceeding to New York for a United Nations Security Council meeting on the future of the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija. Mr. Ceku is styled Prime Minister of the local institutions operating under the authority of the United Nations, which has administered the Serbian province since 1999.
In a statement issued today, Rada Trajkovic of the Serbian National Council of Kosovo and Metohija said: Speaking on behalf of a community that has been the victim of outrages committed by jihad terrorists under the command of Agim Ceku, we, the Christian Serbs of Kosovo and Metohija, fail to see how officially receiving such a person in Washington is consistent with Americas professed war on terror or with an honest effort to reach a just and equitable settlement in our province. Agim Ceku is an indicted war criminal in Serbia for crimes committed in Kosovo and Metohija, not even accounting for his previous crimes in Krajina. He should be standing as a defendant before a court of law, not being received with honors in the capital of any civilized democracy. The Serbian National Council of Kosovo and Metohija is an officially registered non-governmental organization representing both Christian Serbs still living in Kosovo and the more than 250,000 that have been driven from the province by Muslim Albanian violence.
According to the 2002 Serbian indictment for genocide and other grievous offenses, Mr. Ceku bears command responsibility for the murders by KLA terrorists of 669 Serbs and 18 members of other ethnic groups, 518 counts of inflicting serious bodily harm (including torture) and wounding, and 584 counts of abduction, many of the victims of which are presumed dead. Mr. Ceku was named military commander of the KLA in May 1999. The following month, after the end of hostilities between Serbia and NATO forces, KLA terrorists under Mr. Cekus command intensified their attacks on civilian Christian Serbs, driving two-thirds of them from the province, as well as against Roma (Gypsies), Croats, Jews, Ashkalis, Gorani, and other non-Muslim or non-Albanians in Kosovo. Over 150 Christian monasteries have been demolished or desecrated.
The crimes of jihad terrorism in Kosovo against Christian Serbs, as well as against holy churches continue without interruption until the present day.
Even those churches that have allegedly been reconstructed with the help of the European Council, again have been desecrated and are being destroyed over again, said Bishop Artemije of Raska and Prizren, the spiritual leader of Kosovos Christian Serbs. This very day we have received the news that the Church of the Nativity of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos in Obilic has been the latest victim, since four crosses have been removed, along with part of the church roofs lead cover.
Among the characteristic jihad terror practices of the KLA is the beheading of victims, as seen in other countries with active jihad terror movements, such as Iraq, Indonesia, Israel, and Pakistan (American reporter Daniel Pearl), India (Kashmir), and Russia (Chechnya). (Links to photographs of uniformed KLA terrorists whose identities are known but who have never been brought to justice with heads of their Christian Serb victims are in original article at Images .) (Caution, these are graphic images.) For an account of the torture and beheading of a Christian Serbian Orthodox priest, Hieromonk Hariton (Lukic), in 1999, soon after the beginning of the international administration in Kosovo, Fr. Haritons head has not been found. The jihad in Kosovo officially was launched in 1995 at a meeting in Tirana, Albania, between Osama bin Laden and Mr. Cekus KLA accomplices Ramush Haradinaj and Hashim Thaci.
Prior to his service with the KLA, Mr. Ceku served in the Croatian army. He presided over the 1995 Operation Storm, which drove virtually the entire Serbian population from the Krajina region in Croatia and killed several thousand Serbian civilians. Earlier, in September 1993, he became notorious for atrocities committed against Krajina Serb civilians, as witnessed by Canadian soldiers serving with the U.N.: As a colonel in the Croatian army, Ceku commanded the notorious 1993 operation in what is known as the Medak Pocket. It was here that the men of the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry came face to face with the savagery of which Ceku was capable. Over 200 Serbian inhabitants of the Medak Pocket were slaughtered in a grotesque manner (the bodies of female rape victims were found after being burned alive). Our traumatized troops who buried the grisly remains were encouraged to collect evidence and were assured that the perpetrators would be brought to justice. . . . Hopefully, Canada at least will respect the eyewitness testimony of our own peacekeepers and finally insist that Ceku face the same justice that was demanded of Slobodan Milosevic. Presenting the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry with a belated Governor Generals unit citation for the Medak Pocket battle will remain a hollow gesture until Ceku is held responsible for his atrocities. Scott Taylor, Ceku must face justice, Esprit de Corps military magazine,(Canada), March 27, 2006,
The American Council for Kosovo (www.savekosovo.org ) is a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a better American understanding of the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija and of the critical American stake in the provinces future. The Councils mission is to make accurate information and analysis about Kosovo available to officials of the Executive and Legislative branches of the U.S. Government; to think tanks, media, NGOs, religious and advocacy organizations; and to the general public. In particular, the Councils educational activities will generate a heightened American awareness that an independent Kosovo forcibly and illegally detached from Serbia, as is now being contemplated by the international community would be harmful to U.S. national interests and to European and global security. The American Council for Kosovo is an activity of Venable LLP and Global Strategic Communications Group, which are registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as agents for the Serbian National Council of Kosovo and Metohija. Additional information with respect to this matter is on file with the Foreign Agents Registration Unit of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC.
Ethnic cleansings is apparently okay if it is ethnic cleansing by someone we like.
And that pretty much ends the American Council for Kosovo's chances of being taken seriously.
This war criminal should never been allowed in the US.
Ceku must face justice
By SCOTT TAYLOR / On Target
March 27, 2006
LAST WEEK, I just happened to be in Belgrade attending a conference on the future status of Kosovo when the funeral for former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic was held.
True to form, the western medias coverage of these events presented accused war criminal Milosevic as evil incarnate and the Serbian people, by extension, as something bordering on the subhuman.
Almost entirely lost in the frenzy to heap responsibility for a decades worth of death and destruction into Slobos coffin was the announcement that the Albanians in Kosovo have just selected a new prime minister.
To have examined this development in the slightest would have served to spread around some of the blame and to illustrate that the Serbs certainly did not have a monopoly on war crimes during those bloody civil wars. In fact, if one only casually glances at the resume of the incoming prime minister, Agim Ceku, it becomes apparent that his election flies in the face of international justice, foreshadows more violence in Kosovo and ignores the sacrifices and valour of our Canadian Forces.
In summary, Ceku, an Albanian Kosovar by birth, began his military career as an officer in the former federal Yugoslavian army. When the initial Yugoslav breakup occurred in 1991, Ceku was quick to switch his loyalty to the Croatian cause. As a colonel in the Croatian army, Ceku commanded the notorious 1993 operation in what is known as the Medak Pocket.
It was here that the men of the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry came face to face with the savagery of which Ceku was capable. Over 200 Serbian inhabitants of the Medak Pocket were slaughtered in a grotesque manner (the bodies of female rape victims were found after being burned alive). Our traumatized troops who buried the grisly remains were encouraged to collect evidence and were assured that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.
Nevertheless in 1995, Ceku, by then trained by U.S. instructors as a general of artillery, was still at large. In fact, he was the officer responsible for shelling the Serbian refugee columns and for targeting the UN-declared "safe" city of Knin during the Croatian offensive known as Operation Storm. Some 500 innocent civilians perished in those merciless barrages, and senior Canadian officers who witnessed the slaughter demanded that Ceku be indicted. Once again, their pleas fell of deaf ears. Just a few months after the Storm atrocities, Canadas own Louise Arbour began making a name for herself as the chief prosecutor for the war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Despite the Canadian connection to these alleged crimes, Arbour and her lawyers chose instead to pursue more "politically prominent" individuals such as Milosevic, and other senior Serbs, while nothing was done to bring Ceku to justice.
Fast-forward to January 1999, and the worlds attention begins to focus on a war-ravaged Kosovo. With the blessing of the U.S. State Department and NATO, Ceku takes his retirement (at age 37) from the Croatian army and is pronounced supreme commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army.
Throughout the air campaign against Yugoslavia, Ceku was portrayed as a loyal ally and he was frequently present at NATO briefings with top generals such as Wesley Clark and Michael Jackson.
Under the terms of the June 1999 Kosovo peace deal, Cekus Albanian guerrillas were to be disarmed and reconstituted into a UN-sponsored (non-military) disaster relief organization known as the Kosovo Protection Corps. But despite the fact that they now collected UN paycheques, Cekus men never gave up their guns nor their quest for a Greater Albania.
From the armed Albanian incursions into southern Serbia in 2000 and Macedonia in 2001 right up until the violent pogrom unleashed against Kosovo Serbs in March 2004, Cekus brand of violence, hatred and ethnic cleansing has remained unchanged.
Now he is being hailed as a political leader, and the world is once again turning a blind eye to his crimes.
Hopefully, Canada at least will respect the eyewitness testimony of our own peacekeepers and finally insist that Ceku face the same justice that was demanded of Slobodan Milosevic.
Presenting the soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry with a belated Governor Generals unit citation for the Medak Pocket battle will remain a hollow gesture until Ceku is held responsible for his atrocities.
What a disgusting PIG he is!!!
Now, what was our dept of state thinking???? Is condi as HOT for this ceku creep as maddie half-wit was about that other albanian weirdo/butcher/mussie/slime ... the snake guy... thacki.
After reading that, I thought maybe Milosevic had come back to life and brought Mladic with him to Washington!
The State Dept. has its collective head stuck in a Balkan hole that will be difficult to extricate itself from...unless it is cut off!
And that pretty much ends the American Council for Kosovo's chances of being taken seriously.
You mean taken seriously by serious people like Condi.
Hey, speaking of Kosovar jihad terrorists, here's a photo of some:
Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova lays the foundation stone for the Mother Teresa Cathedral in Pristina on Friday (26 August). The cathedral marks the 95th anniversary of Mother Teresas birth. Rugova was joined by Kosovo Diocese head Father Mark Sopi and Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. [Laura Hasani]
Well it's obvious, isn't it? = )
LOL--you beat 'em to it!
You still pimping for TERRORISTS??? Yep, you sure are.
Come on over and read about ANOTHER clinton-era mussie TERRORIST!! He is one disgusting pig along with his SUPPORTERS!!
WHY DO YOU MUSSIES SUPPORTERS COME HERE ON A DAY WHEN your MUSSIES HAVE KILLED Americans????
never mind...you came to gloat!
PING to more info on ISLAMICS and their terrorist leaders.