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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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1 posted on 08/06/2006 4:06:39 PM PDT by kronos77
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To: joan; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; Banat; ...

One correction Mr. Olmert: it WAS WRONG to attack Serbia when she conducted counter-insurgency operations against Islamic terrorists. You suffer due to that fact now.

Go IDF!


2 posted on 08/06/2006 4:09:35 PM PDT by kronos77 (www.savekosovo.org say NO to Al-Qaeda new sanctuary (Go IDF!))
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To: kronos77

Im not sure what the jurnalist want to say when Mr. Olmert said that "EU killed 10,000 people on Kosovo (Serbia in general, actualy)" and in rest of the article jurnalist says that SERBIAN forces killed them!!!!
Whats that?


3 posted on 08/06/2006 4:11:16 PM PDT by kronos77 (www.savekosovo.org say NO to Al-Qaeda new sanctuary (Go IDF!))
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To: kronos77

"Olmert:European countries attacked Kosovo and killed ten thousand civilians"

Alternative, more-correct headline:

BREAKING NEWS: "Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Grows A Spine, Finds His Cajones." (Bravo, Ehud!)

There; that's more accurate...


4 posted on 08/06/2006 4:16:32 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: kronos77

Is it 10,000 or 500 that NATO killed? Seems like big differences of opinion on that in this article.


5 posted on 08/06/2006 4:17:22 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Mr Olmert was confusing the deaths caused by the Serbs (~10,000 est.) with the deaths casued by NATO (~500 est.).


6 posted on 08/06/2006 4:22:22 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: plain talk

10,000 died by NATO airstrikes combined with Albanian Islamic atrrocities, and 250,000 Christians fled after NATo entered Serbias southern provnice.


7 posted on 08/06/2006 4:22:56 PM PDT by kronos77 (www.savekosovo.org say NO to Al-Qaeda new sanctuary (Go IDF!))
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To: Hoplite

Mr Olmert was confusing the deaths caused by the Serbs (~10,000 est.) with the deaths casued by NATO (~500 est.).




What does one primeminister knows... well, he got MOSAD and I belive that they are pretty informed...


8 posted on 08/06/2006 4:24:38 PM PDT by kronos77 (www.savekosovo.org say NO to Al-Qaeda new sanctuary (Go IDF!))
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To: Hoplite
Explaine this: / 14th century Kosovo church robbed 6 August 2006 | Source:Beta Send your comment OBILIĆ -- Unidentified persons broke into the church, robbing and desecrating it, in a Serb village of Babin Most near Obilić. The thieves broke in last night around midnight after smashing the windows on the back side of the church, which also houses the parochial home in its immediate surroundings. The St Stefan fresco was taken from the church along with 50 000 dinars in contributions, the priests’ habits and ritual objects, while some ten frescoes and icons were destroyed and found smashed on the floor. “I heard nothing. We noticed that the church was robbed about seven this morning”, father Stevan Marković said and added that the damage was difficult to assess. Kosovo police service was at the scene and started an investigation, but would not communicate any details. The Church of the Holy Mother of God (Presveta Bogorodica) was built in the 14th century and is one of the oldest Serb churches in central Kosovo.
9 posted on 08/06/2006 4:27:32 PM PDT by kronos77 (www.savekosovo.org say NO to Al-Qaeda new sanctuary (Go IDF!))
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To: kronos77
I belive that they are pretty informed

Mr. Olmert is obviously mistaken.

If you choose to back his mistake, well, you're welcome to it.

It wouldn't be the first time you've backed other's mistakes long after they've lost any chance of being credible.

10 posted on 08/06/2006 4:29:24 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: kronos77
One correction Mr. Olmert: it WAS WRONG to attack Serbia when she conducted counter-insurgency operations against Islamic terrorists. You suffer due to that fact now.

Bttt

11 posted on 08/06/2006 4:34:13 PM PDT by Stepan12 (NY Times: Bush finds cure for cancer; healthcare workers to suffer massive layoffs)
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To: kronos77

I am liking Olmert more and more.


12 posted on 08/06/2006 4:36:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kronos77
The primary reason the press downplayed (or in many cases, ignored) the thousands of innocent civilian casualties in Kosovo caused by U.S./Allied bombing was simply the fact that a Democrat was the President at the time, and the MSM was simply looking out for their man. The secondary reason is that we were waging war against a Christian country and helping Muslims/terrorists.

If instead a Republican President were in office at the time and the war was conducted in exactly the same manner the MSM would've taken every opportunity to emphasize the civilian dead, and we'd have been inundated with stories/pics of dead women and children non-stop.

13 posted on 08/06/2006 4:39:10 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: kronos77

Serbia was the first nation to engage Al Queda during the conflicts of the 1990s. The United States thanked Serbia by attacking Serbia instead of the KLA.


14 posted on 08/06/2006 5:08:06 PM PDT by garbageseeker (It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”Samuel Clemmens)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Absolutely.

No UN mandate, no congressional approval. BJ Clintoon just decided to bomb them from 15,000 feet.

Bombed Christians, to let muslims win.

EU helped.

Clinton just went to war, on his own.


15 posted on 08/06/2006 5:11:09 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Look for the Union label--on the tunnel ceiling as it smashes your car!)
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To: kronos77

Olmert's numbers may be off but, he is right on target with his point.


16 posted on 08/06/2006 5:22:02 PM PDT by PhillyRepublican
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To: MonroeDNA
No UN mandate, no congressional approval. BJ Clintoon just decided to bomb them from 15,000 feet. Bombed Christians, to let muslims win. EU helped. Clinton just went to war, on his own.

During that time I was visiting Poland from Sweden. The night I returned to Sweden on board a Polish ferry, I went to the restaurant to get dinner. Only a handful Swedes were there also, and then I went to bed. Next morning arriving at the Swedish port Ystad, there were suddenly hundreds of muzzie refugees at the gangway to get on shore in Sweden. That has made the 3rd. largest city in Sweden, Malmo now having approximately 30% muzzie population, thanks to Clintoon!!!

17 posted on 08/06/2006 5:27:40 PM PDT by danamco
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To: Hoplite
You are the one without credibility.

Why not mosey on over to the DUmp.

18 posted on 08/06/2006 5:30:57 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: OldFriend
You are the one without credibility.

Well of course. As a matter of fact, if I hadn't had the foresight to have Milosevic's public prosecutor use HRW's ~500 number in the Serbian indictment of NATO, I wouldn't have a leg to stand on.

LOL.

19 posted on 08/06/2006 5:38:51 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: kronos77; Bokababe
Thanks for the thread Kronos77...


 

20 posted on 08/06/2006 5:50:35 PM PDT by Smartass ("In God We Trust" - "An informed and knowledgeably citizen is the best defense against tyranny")
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