Skip to comments.Olmert:European countries attacked Kosovo and killed ten thousand civilians
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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"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.
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He's an idiot, so what else is new?
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.
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Oh, snap! Your side takes it in the shorts again, pancake boy.
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.
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