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Blind Eyes Over Kosovo
The American Spectator ^ | 20 July 2006 | Doug Bandow

Posted on 07/20/2006 5:10:31 AM PDT by Doctor13

PRIZREN, Kosovo -- Being a monk is never easy. But Brother Benedict, a friendly 29-year-old with the ever-present beard that characterizes Orthodox Christian clerics, cheerfully welcomed three foreign visitors to his humble abode.

Unfortunately, any Serb who travels outside of few remaining enclaves does so at his own risk. At the quasi-border dividing Serbia from Kosovo (which nominally remains part of Serbia), drivers routinely replace their Serbian license plates with ones marked Kosovo to disguise their identities. To do otherwise would risk not only their cars but their lives.

Even foreigners are at risk. Some British tourists recently were roughed up and their car was destroyed because the vehicle had been rented in Belgrade. Had they been Serbian their lives probably would have been forfeited. More than 900 Serbs have been murdered since the allies took control and ethnic killings continue in the territory. But you will look long and hard to find an ethnic Albanian jailed for committing the crimes.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islamicviolence; islm; kosovo; muslims; muslimviolence; serbianmonks; wrongplace; wrongside; wrongtime; wrongwar

1 posted on 07/20/2006 5:10:32 AM PDT by Doctor13
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To: Doctor13

Bump!


2 posted on 07/20/2006 5:17:35 AM PDT by F-117A (They say there is no such thing as an ex-Marine,.Murtha disproves that!!!)
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To: Doctor13

This is not suprising, one group once persecuted, now become the persecutors . Those who were part of the persecutor's group, now face reprisals !

Having removed Milosevic has not turned these people into one big happy melting pot .
These people hate each other, and have been killing each other for centuaries

DIVERSITY = DIVISIVENESS
Our own country's history is an example of such . .


3 posted on 07/20/2006 5:22:43 AM PDT by Maldarr
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To: FormerLib

tragedy bump


4 posted on 07/20/2006 5:59:43 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...

The US will get nothing positive out of backing Kosovo Independence, and the remaining Serbs will get a death sentence. There is no sense in it!


5 posted on 07/20/2006 7:55:24 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe
>>>>> The US will get nothing positive out of backing Kosovo Independence, and the remaining Serbs will get a death sentence. There is no sense in it! <<<<<<

There must be some sense in it. In recent meeting with Serbian PM Condy was very undiplomatic and almost yelled at Kostunica that Kosovo is alrady independent, only Serbia has to admit it.

Sort of saying to Israeli PM that Jerusalem is Palestinian, only Israel has to admit it.

However, there is no public explanation of SOS position. Probably because it would ring hollow.

Although it is customary that one administration is not willing to condemn the actions of previous one, one have ot ask himself why the folly is continued full speed.

Also, the Neo-con racist hatred of the Serbs as a people can not be explained rationally because Neo-cons keep mum about their designs for Kosovo.

There is something rotten out there, we can smell it, but can not see it. It seems we are looking in the wrong direction.

6 posted on 07/20/2006 8:32:39 AM PDT by DTA
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To: DTA

It's as though they are saying, "If the Serbs would just disappear, we could have peace in the Balkans!"

Sort of like saying "If Israel would just disappear, we could have peace in the ME!"


7 posted on 07/20/2006 10:38:41 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe; Czar; nicmarlo; texastoo; Kenny Bunk; EternalVigilance; jer33 3; janetgreen; ...
" The US will get nothing positive out of backing Kosovo Independence, and the remaining Serbs will get a death sentence. There is no sense in it! "

You're right about that. The Serbs first death sentence came in Bosnia, with the second one happening now in Kosovo.   Thanks to ex pres B. Clinton and his dim wit secretary of state M. Albright, plus a useless NATO, there aren't many Serbs left in Kosovo to contest the Islamic take over.   Reverse ethnic cleansing has occurred, this time with the blessings from the West, of which makes no sense at all.   It appears, the war on terror is selectively being fought in different parts of the world under the guise of “at war with terrorism.”   I guess the NATO supervised terrorizing of Serbs, and the torching of all Christian churches in Kosovo by Islamofacists does not count as terrorism!   Clearly, an independent Kosovo state, really means an Islamofacist state in the Balkans!   Think about this for a moment, that Iran voted in a small time thug as their president, with full worldly diplomatic immunity. The little evil bastard was even allowed to speak before the full UN.   Conceivably then, Osama bin Laden could be voted prime minister of Kosovo, and as head of state, could have the same accepted world immunity.   Far fetched thinking you say, well, so does the evil mind think too.

 

8 posted on 07/20/2006 11:25:41 AM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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To: Smartass
"Western officials, starting with American Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, developed policy in a dream world. They thought that a couple days of bombing would bring Belgrade to heel, completely missing the nationalism that animated most Serbs, even democrats and human rights advocates. Worst, the allies believed that they would be able to concoct a multi-ethnic Kosovo in which Albanians and Serbs would join hands singing Kumbaya around communal campfires."

The absolute incompetency showed by the Clinton administration in this little episode clearly demonstrates that they had no concept whatsoever that what they really were accomplishing was to kick open the back door of Europe to an Islamofascist invasion. Albright ought to walk in the darkest corners of the US and keep her big, fat mouth shut on issues of foreign policy. She was a disaster as SOS.

9 posted on 07/20/2006 12:39:22 PM PDT by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: 45Auto; Bokababe
"kick open the back door of Europe to an Islamofascist invasion"

Well said.   With Arab funding, that's exactly what will happen.

 

10 posted on 07/20/2006 1:00:12 PM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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To: Doctor13; tgambill

ahhh, that explains while I was still in Serbia "proper" the muslims stopped my rental car (carryng BG-beograd plates) til I displayed my "Americanism" to them, then they were friendly. hmmmmm of course, this was back in 2003 between Novi Pazar and Kosovo.


11 posted on 07/20/2006 1:13:42 PM PDT by ma bell ("Take me to Pristine. I want to see the "real terrorists", Former Marine)
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To: Doctor13

Wasn't there a president who went into Bosnia to stop things like this against the wishes of Congress. Gee willergers', that was only supposed to last a couple of years.
Heard tell it was part of his legacy.


12 posted on 07/20/2006 1:22:31 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...

Peter Brock, author of "Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting, Journalism and Tragedy in Yugoslavia" http://www.serbianna.com/books/ads/brock.shtml will be on http://www.truthradio.com tomorrow morning from 8-10AM, for two full hours, with host Bill Brumbaugh. You can listen online live, or if by chance you miss it, you can listen later from their audio archives.


13 posted on 07/20/2006 2:51:41 PM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe
Thanks for the link...
I'll try to listen.


 

14 posted on 07/20/2006 3:56:33 PM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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To: Smartass

LOL! That graphic was so funny, I copied and emailed it to friends! Thanks, SA!


15 posted on 07/20/2006 5:43:49 PM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe
Thank you...
Glad you liked it.   I have a few more made up.

 

16 posted on 07/20/2006 6:31:05 PM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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To: Smartass

(curse words said sotto voce)


17 posted on 07/20/2006 7:03:38 PM PDT by bitt (NY Times to New York: Drop Dead!)
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To: Bokababe

thanks........I'm trying to keep up, Africa is keeping me busy......


18 posted on 07/20/2006 11:19:48 PM PDT by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...

Deutsche Presse-Agentur July 19, 2006 Wednesday 8:55 AM EST

HEADLINE: Richard Gere to hunt for Karadzic on movie screen

DATELINE: Zagreb


DPA CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT Croatia Entertain Richard Gere to hunt
for Karadzic on movie screen Zagreb

American movie star Richard Gere is to star in a movie to be
filmed in Croatia and Bosnia, playing a journalist hunting for
war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic, it was reported Wednesday.

The movie, called Spring Break in Bosnia, will portray a
journalist (Gere) who comes to Bosnia and Herzegovina to look for
Karadzic, but is repeatedly taken for a CIA agent, media in Zagreb
and Belgrade reported.

The filming is due to start in the fall, while the director and
screenwriter will be Richard Shepard (Matador) and the producer
Mark Johnson, who produced the Chronicles of Narnia.

There is no information on who will play Karadzic, the wartime
leader of Bosnian Serbs, charged before the United Nations' war
crimes tribunal in The Hague.


19 posted on 07/21/2006 9:50:40 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe

You know what else is funny? John Wayne had Serbian friends, my Mother's uncle was one of them.


20 posted on 07/21/2006 9:52:26 AM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: Bokababe

Nauseating.

Leftist liberal jerks leaving the truth twisting in the wind.


21 posted on 07/21/2006 10:12:09 AM PDT by eleni121 (General Draza Mihailovich: We will never forget you - the hero of World War Two)
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To: montyspython

John Wayne had Serbian friends, my Mother's uncle was one of them.




Now that is interesting. Marion Morrison knew how to pick his friends for sure! Serbs were and have been a heroic people and suporters of the Allies in WWII. So of course Wayne would be their friends.

Too bad that the Clintoinoids were ignorant of history reaping havoc with the world because of their ignorance and leftist politics.


22 posted on 07/21/2006 10:17:26 AM PDT by eleni121 (General Draza Mihailovich: We will never forget you - the hero of World War Two)
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To: eleni121

Yes, it was during the days before he went to Hollywood.


23 posted on 07/21/2006 10:21:30 AM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: Bokababe

Ew, disgusting!!!!


24 posted on 07/21/2006 10:24:12 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: montyspython

John Wayne actually backed Felman in trying to get that monument to Draza built.

I heard lots of story about John Wayne from my Serbian Kumovi in Vegas -- yes, he did have a number of Serb friends even after he went to Hollywood.


25 posted on 07/21/2006 10:25:12 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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To: eleni121

I noticed that the screenwriter for the Gere film is the same on who did the film Matador, with Pierce Brosnan. Anyone see Matador? I saw it and thought it sucked so bad that I turned it off half way through -- something I rarely ever do. Hopefully, this Gere film will suck just as bad!


26 posted on 07/21/2006 10:29:23 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe
Good Morning BokaBabe:
I tried to connect to that talk show, and the server
wouldn't connect. I'll check their archive later.

LOL, Richard (save the Gerbilles) Gere, in Croatia, and
Bosnia. I can just picture the Hollywood propaganda.
Without knowing the plot, the Serns are the bad guys
and the Islamofacists are the hero's.

 

27 posted on 07/21/2006 10:51:02 AM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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To: Doctor13
"Roughly two decades ago Slobodan Milosevic launched his grab for power with a speech in Kosovo that played upon Serb nationalism. Then it was Albanians who suffered, leading to an increasingly bitter guerrilla war and NATO military intervention in March 1999."

Many forget about the many beatings, rapes, thefts, and intimidations non-Muslims received in that region while Tito was till alive. So, as a result, Tito didn't do much in punishing those groups. Instead he diluted the Serbian region with more separatist Muslims and give them more recognition in that region. So, years of inaction against such Neanderthals gave the Muslims a taste of the possibilities.

As I have said many times. It's like California slowly becoming more and more populated by illegal and legal Mexicans. Then from time to time there would be some unrest. As a result, in order to prevent problems and rioting, the government would allow for the Mexican flag to fly at all government buildings and all administrative processes to be written in Spanish. Now, since the government has already accommodated many Mexican needs, the ground work is there to simply declare INDEPENDANCE from the UNION with an armed insurgency that would begin to push non-Mexicans out.

So, in this pretend scenario what would you think the US President would do?

a) Get NATO involved?
b) Call the UN security council?
c) Call a meeting and offer half of California?
d) Send in the military?

The aim would be to kill those who seek to take control of California by force...period! However, if one seeks to quash this uprising, they may be subject to being called Hitler, the Butcher of California, racist, Nationalistic, and fascist to name a few, by the PC media and the European community.

So, then let's say Bush sends in troops to kill these insurgents who seek to tear apart California. However, later the UN gets involved with Germany taking the lead to recognize the newly independent California. NATO then would give Bush an ultimatum that nobody in their right mind would agree to. So, Bush does not comply and NATO would start to bomb the US to force BUSH into compliance.

Later Bush would be arrested and sent to the Hague for war crimes and California is given to Mexico.

Picture that? No? Well, recognition of this newly formed Country is an international precedent thanks to Bill Clinton and his ilk. God forbid anything like this happening here in the states but this is basically the situation in Serbia. Kosovo is Serbia and that's that. There is no "majority" Albanians in Kosovo. They are only the majority if you don't count Kosovo as Serbia. Doing so has already separated the two regions that by the way, was separated to divide Serbs many years ago.
28 posted on 07/21/2006 11:04:31 AM PDT by SQUID
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To: Bokababe; montyspython

The journalist's inside source will be played by Achmet, a gerbil.


29 posted on 07/21/2006 1:48:53 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Bokababe

here's a big surprise......./sarc.....

Quote:

"It is a closed system that is hard to track
> down, but we are progressing," Kai Vittrup added."

I wonder if they started in the political hierarchy that it might give them a clue where to look...:)) It reminds me of someone that would be looking for their hat and it's on their head...they just forgot they put it there.....


Subject: Kosovo: United Nations Police Commissioner Receives Death
Threat


> http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=144&newsid=92650&ch=0
>
>
> Focus News Agency (Bulgaria)
> July 21, 2006
>
>
> Kosovo Mafia Makes Death Threat to UNMIK Police
> Commissioner
>
>
> Pristina - UNMIK Police Commissioner Kai Vittrup told
> in an interview with a Danish TV station that the
> Kosovo Albanians mafia had threatened him with death
> and that is why his personal protection has been
> reinforced, RTS informs.
>
> "One gets used to the threats and if I were afraid I
> wouldn't have stayed in Kosovo.
>
> "The threat I received is actually a threat to all UN
> officials in Kosovo therefore we are carrying out an
> investigation and are taking the necessary protection
> measures," Kai Vittrup said.
>
> "My wife left Kosovo and it was a joint decision. No
> threat should make a Police Commissioner leave
> Kosovo," he added.
>
> The UNMIK Police Chief said that there are various
> crime forms in the region - from the classical, like
> robberies and murders, to organized crime dealing with
> drugs and arms.
>
> "This is a mafia ran by families on the clan
> principle. It is a closed system that is hard to track
> down, but we are progressing," Kai Vittrup added.


30 posted on 07/22/2006 1:17:21 AM PDT by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: montyspython

Monty,
I met John Waynes(Robert Mitchems too) personal trainer and bartender who had quite a few bit parts in their movies. A big Serbian man who I met while he was a bartender at the Brown Derby.-Forget his name. And of course many moons ago. :-)


31 posted on 07/25/2006 7:34:57 AM PDT by Pusomobile
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To: Bokababe

After Petty Woman and a great film where he played a lawyer who got duped by an actor who shold have gotten the Oscar--no name at this time, Gere's career has stalled.

He is now dancing.


32 posted on 07/25/2006 7:37:52 AM PDT by Pusomobile
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To: 45Auto

The US of A, t he UN, the EC are punishing the Serbs for not turning over Mladic and Karadzic.

Yet Ceku gets elected to a high office for atrocities he committed.

Go figure folks.

But Clinton/Albright and Holbrooke needed a legacy.


33 posted on 07/25/2006 7:41:23 AM PDT by Pusomobile
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To: Pusomobile
"But Clinton/Albright and Holbrooke needed a legacy....."

...of death, destruction and enabling in the rise of Islamo-fascism. That is their "legacy"!

34 posted on 07/25/2006 11:22:28 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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