Skip to comments.KOSOVO: BOMB EXPLODES IN SERBIAN SCHOOL
Posted on 11/21/2006 8:42:47 AM PST by Bokababe
Pristina, 21 Nov. (AKI) - An explosive device went off early on Tuesday morning in a Serbian elementary school in the central Kosovo village of Ropotovo, but there were no casualties, police said. Kosovo police spokesman Veton Elsani said the device was placed in a storage cupboard. Fortunately, the classroom, which can hold up to 200 pupils, was empty, because the teacher didnt show up for the classes and, apart from material damage, there were no injuries, he said.
By chance, due to the teachers absence, the fifth grade classroom in which the explosion took place was empty and the tragedy was avoided, said a school official Zivorad Tomic. He said the school is usually attended by 450 ethnic Serb pupils, but all classes were later cancelled.
Violent incidents have lately increased in the breakaway Kosovo province, where majority ethnic Albanians demand independence, as the international community nears a decision on the final status of Kosovo. The province, in which ethnic Albanians outnumber the remaining Serbs by 17 to one, has been under United Nations control since 1999, but Belgrade opposes independence and reaffirmed Serbia's sovreignty over the area in its new constitution, approved recently.
Violence flared in the province when the Kosovo Liberation Army, supported by ethnic Albanians, came out in open rebellion against Serbian rule in the mid-1990s, sparking a brutal Yugoslav military crackdown.
Serbian forces began an 'ethnic cleansing' campaign against up to half of Kosovo's ethnic Albanians in 1999 triggering a NATO bombing campaign that drove Serb forces from the province. Some 800,000 people fled to Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro and approximately 10,000 died in the conflict.
Over 200,000 Serbs have fled Kosovo since it was put under UN control and some 3,000 have been killed or listed as missing, according to the International Red Cross. It believes about 1,500 have been murdered.
I CALL A CRUSADE TO SAVE THE SERBS!!!!!!
This is what I fear here...
How do you say "quagmire!" in French, German, Russian, Chinese, Swedish, Yorbu, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Greek, Latvian, and Vietnamese?
We should save Serbs
I can't believe they wrote the truth?
I can't believe they wrote the truth?
S.O.S.="Save Our Serbs"
I belive we must take up the Cross and save them from this death cult who is out to wipe there way of life out.
If I knew how to Freep the US State Department, I would, but I haven't the vaguest idea how to organize one!
Yes, but how?
As near as I can figure, we have between now and January 21st to do something significant, otherwise it is over for these Christians.
One thing we can do is write to President Bush and let him know how we feel. http://www.savekosovo.org has a good site for this and that's a start.
But we need something dramatic, like a protest that gets some news coverage.
No. Not independence, but conquest. The Albanians demand conquest--conquest by immigration, high birth rate, and terror.
The article reveals its bias. Words have meaning.
How come the Serbs no longer fight back?
It is a lie! Albanians fled AFTER the NATO bombing started. And this "approximately 10,000" who "died in the conflict" included thousands of Serbs killed by NATO bombs.
How can the Serbs fight back? The UN demanded that all Serb soldiers leave Kosovo as part of UN Resolution 1244, and security was taken over by NATO and the UN. Virtually all the fighting-age Serb men who stayed were either kidnapped or killed. That left unarmed women, children and old people to defend themselves, and how can they do that against UN soldiers AND the Albanian mafia.
The fact is that the internationals want the remaining Serbs to leave Kosovo because it makes it easier to give in to the Albanian demands for independence.
With good reason.
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