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Olmert:European countries attacked Kosovo and killed ten thousand civilians
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/06/AR2006080600151.html ^

Posted on 08/06/2006 4:06:37 PM PDT by kronos77

BERLIN (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told European leaders to stop preaching to him about civilian war casualties in an interview published on Sunday in German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

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"Where do they get the right to preach to Israel?" Olmert said when asked about criticism from European capitals of Israeli military operations that have led to a heavy civilian toll.

"European countries attacked Kosovo and killed ten thousand civilians. Ten thousand! And none of these countries had to suffer before that from a single rocket.

"I'm not saying it was wrong to intervene in Kosovo. But please: Don't preach to us about the treatment of civilians."

Kosovo became a U.N. protectorate in June 1999 after a 78-day NATO bombing campaign forced out Serb security forces accused of atrocities against Albanian civilians during a rebel insurgency by separatist Albanian guerrillas.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch estimates about 500 civilians were killed in the NATO bombing in Kosovo.

Some 10,000 Albanians died in Serbia's 1998-99 counter-insurgency war and there were allegations of random brutality by both sides.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allybetrayed; antichristian; balkans; christianity; clintonistas; ihoppy; islam; islamofascists; israel; jihad; kosovo; pancakeboy; rightwar; sorosfluffers; terrorism; toothlessdhimmi; wrongplace; wrongside; wrongtime; wrongwar
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To: MonroeDNA

"Clinton just went to war, on his own."

No, he went to war as part of a bigger picture. He completed a plan set up by our own CIA..fact. It has been an ill conceived plan and a black period in our intervention of the Balkans. Now, we face the possibility of Hillary becoming presidentte.....or presenette...:)) Clinton fullfilled a strategy set forth in the 70's....this goes back to 1948. Long story and a very bad story.


41 posted on 08/07/2006 1:27:33 AM PDT by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: LjubivojeRadosavljevic

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42 posted on 08/07/2006 8:47:22 AM PDT by timestax
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To: tgambill

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43 posted on 08/07/2006 8:53:29 AM PDT by timestax
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To: Ryan Ruck

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44 posted on 08/07/2006 9:44:23 AM PDT by timestax
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To: SQUID

He's an idiot, so what else is new?


45 posted on 08/07/2006 10:58:49 AM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: theOffice

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46 posted on 08/07/2006 1:35:10 PM PDT by timestax
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To: Ryan Ruck

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47 posted on 08/07/2006 1:44:38 PM PDT by timestax
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To: pocat

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48 posted on 08/07/2006 1:59:45 PM PDT by timestax
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To: LjubivojeRadosavljevic

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49 posted on 08/07/2006 2:01:10 PM PDT by timestax
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To: kronos77
Well, sure.

It was WRONG for HILLARY CLINTON to go to war to (1) get the press off of the impeachment story, (2) muddy the waters around the Juanita Broaderrick story (though they ignored that one pretty much on their own!), and to create European-refugees-getting-off-of-trains photo's for your upcoming NYC (Jewish-sympathetic) campaign.

But the willing press sacrificed ALL to promote Hillary's War.
50 posted on 08/07/2006 2:04:19 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

The MSM really confused the issue of who was who and who was doing what. I don't think I ever really got it straight. They did the same think during the Lebanese civil war, what with the Christian Phalangists and the Druse Militias, and of course Hex-balla.

The New Media has helped make things a lot clearer.


51 posted on 08/07/2006 2:05:28 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Clam down and try to enjoy the rest of your day.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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52 posted on 08/07/2006 2:05:38 PM PDT by timestax
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To: LjubivojeRadosavljevic
True, so sadly true.

But that number was only used until it was no longer needed by the mass media to support Hillary's war.
53 posted on 08/07/2006 2:06:57 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

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54 posted on 08/07/2006 2:10:08 PM PDT by timestax
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To: theOffice

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55 posted on 08/07/2006 2:14:19 PM PDT by timestax
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To: Hoplite; Bokababe; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...
That's only true if he still buys the Clintonista, pro-Jihad propaganda, which I doubt.

Oh, snap! Your side takes it in the shorts again, pancake boy.

56 posted on 08/07/2006 2:48:02 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Hoplite

And the Serbs murdered by Clinton number closer to 3,000.

Just a bit more than the number of Albanians killed during the entire conflict, including those killed by the KLA.


57 posted on 08/07/2006 2:49:31 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: montyspython

Indeed


58 posted on 08/07/2006 6:51:25 PM PDT by SQUID
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To: FormerLib

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59 posted on 08/07/2006 7:31:02 PM PDT by timestax
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To: Ryan Ruck

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60 posted on 08/07/2006 7:37:39 PM PDT by timestax
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