Skip to comments.UN police clash with Kosovo protesters
Posted on 02/10/2007 1:07:43 PM PST by kronos77
United Nations (UN) police in Kosovo have fired tear gas and rubber bullets during clashes with ethnic Albanians protesting against a UN plan they say falls short of full independence from Serbia.
Hospital officials say they have treated 70 people, including four who were seriously wounded.
Fourteen people were arrested as Kosovo and UN riot police advanced on hundreds of demonstrators who were hurling stones and bottles.
The clashes, a repeat of riots in November, underscored Western fears of what the United States described last week as a possible "breakdown in order" if a decision on the Albanian majority's demand for independence does not come soon.
A UN plan unveiled this month would, if adopted by the UN Security Council, set the territory on the path to statehood, eight years after NATO bombs drove out Serb forces and the United Nations took control.
But some among Kosovo's 90 per cent ethnic Albanian majority are angry at the plan's provisions for a powerful European overseer and self-government for the 100,000 remaining Serbs.
The protesters called for an independence referendum and rejected talks with Serbia, which in 1998-1999 killed 10,000 Albanians and expelled 800,000 in a two-year war with rebels.
"Freedom does not come in packages," they chanted, in reference to the plan drafted by former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari following months of Serb-Albanian talks in 2006.
Kosovo Albanian leaders condemned the violence.
"We said there was no reason to protest, because the process is going in the right direction," a government spokeswoman said.
Serbia opposes the amputation of its medieval heartland but the Albanians living there reject any return to Serb rule and are impatient to end eight years of UN-imposed limbo.
The US and the European Union back Mr Ahtisaari's blueprint and hope the UN Security Council will adopt it by June.
The ethnic Albanian demonstrators gathered near the provincial government building in Pristina.
Many of them chanted: "No negotiation. Self-determination", demanding a referendum on independence.
The UN police fired tear gas after the protesters tried to approach the government building.
The Clinton legacy.
The "no abuse" policy applies to Freepmail as well as posts. If it bothers because it's threatening, report it to the Moderators.
Oh, no he e-mailed me on e-mail Iw posted on my about page
You know, if the Albanians all converted to Wahabbism, it would probably be a step up for them culturally.
He's either a crypto-muslim or a fanatical dhimmi.
It's surprising how fanatical and strident dhimmi Protestants and Catholics in the US can be in supporting Albanian muslims and in hating the Serbs. How much more so for Albanian dhimmis.
Memo to Washington: The breakdown in order occurred 7 1/2 years ago. And it will only get worse once the Albanians get what they want.
Well, you could post the e-mail. Or just ignore it. You know best!
Keep the pings coming!
Yes, that's because of mass illegal immigration from Albania after economic collapse there and a sustained campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Serbs for the past 25 years.
Post it on the internet with his address in a very public place. I always remember that T shirt maker that made t shirts of Muhammed with a bomb in his turban. He posted all the hate mail he got on the internet for everyone to see with the return addresses. That stopped it.
These fanatic Muzzie Albanians need to go next door to the motherland: Albania.
Kosovo is simply not theirs.
Stand firm Russia! Apparently the state dept has bent over to the EUroweenies.
Why aren't you blaming Bush?
"Why aren't you blaming Bush?"]
Isn't the answer to your question obvious?
I'm an advocate of Dobrica Cosic's position on the matter (one supported by Tudjman) in that Kosovo should be partitioned so that the Serbs get their population centres and the bulk of their cultural monuments and the Albos get the rest.
reference "United States of North America"...
It's planned to happen after the next "planned 911"....IMHO.
COMMENT: Then it all of a sudden dawned on me about a study done in 1909 with the same group that has for generations been attempting the design of the New World Order since the establishment of the League of Nations, the second attempt of setting up the ground work for the New World Order, as supported by Wilson and a well known, personality, who was in Deputy Sec. of the Navy or a position similar ..called FDR. He was not yet president obviously. Anyway, here was what I was showing a colleague to make my point ..all of a sudden I realized its implications .last night.
Norman Dodd, a former U.S. Congressman confirmed that war was the most effective means for controlling people. He testified that he was invited to study the minutes of The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. . [Concoby, Robert; & Nicol, David; Heres the Proof 1994; p 103]
Quoted the following:
Quote from another source entirely .
[Concoby, Robert; & Nicol, David; Heres the Proof 1994; p 103]
1909 Meeting of The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, quoted from the minutes of the meeting. The trustees of the Foundation brought up a single question. If it is desirable to alter the life of a single people, is there any means more efficient than war . They discussed this question for a year and came up with an answer: There are no known means more efficient than war, assuming the objective is altering the life of an entire people. That leads them to a question: How do we involve the United States in a war?
[Written by former U.S. Congressman Norman Dodd, testified that he was invited to study the minutes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Report from Iron Mountain, New York, Dell Pub., 1967].
It is criminal that the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, should be desiring to involve the United States in a war. Its clear that there is a hidden agenda, motivated not by peace but by financial gain. [Concoby, Robert; & Nicol, David; Heres the Proof 1994; p 103]
As Secretary Bryan had anticipated, the large banking interests were deeply interested in the World War [World War I] because of wide opportunities for large profits Charles Callan Tansill quoting; William Jennings Bryan. [Charles Callan Tansill, America Goes to War, Boston, Little, Brown, 1938
Comment: Now, check out the added commentary from the Author written in 1972. It makes you wonder how they got to him ..Bribery, threats, blackmail, etc .there is no question nor a doubt to discredit the Iron Mountain report that Norman Dodd thought prudent to release to the public.
The Globalist got to Leonard Lewin no doubt to structure the following addendum for damage control.
REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN ON THE POSSIBILITY
AND DESIRABILITY OF PEACE
WITH INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL BY
LEONARD C. LEWIN
"A BOOK THAT SHOOK THE WHITE HOUSE."
--US. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT
my friend, getting hate mail means you are making an impact also. :)
I just got this information from sources in Kosovo.
For those that are familar, among the new Municipalities proposed , it appears Novo Bordo will be extended towards the Ring road in Gnjilane, Ranilug will almost take half of Kamenica, Klokot will eat deeply into Vitina, without talking about Strpce. This is just for Gnjilane region and not the rest of kosovo. Mitorvica? Pec?!!!!!!!
Letnica is a highly volatile issue due to the Croat links and the involvement of the Churches etc, etc,etc,etc. Just remember the startegic importance of the Black mountains links to Macedonia and Albanian and how weapons/ fighters were moved from one end to the other incase of Albanian disagreemenets in Macedonia, Kosovo and Southern Serbia.
Let's see about the Serbian, Roma etc , versions of the whole situation quite shortly.
Nevertheless, the whole issue lies in the hands of Albin Kurtis group, the anti independence Mafia Serbia, Russia and Kosovo Serbs.
The Albin Kurtis group and some others are planning something more violent in March if nothing positive comes out of the discussions in Munich and Vienna..Will it be the Spring Offensive ? Very good possibility.
The Dilema is that, the Albin Kurtis group is supposed to be an independent PRO INDEPENDENT NGO FUNDED BY USAID !!!
Oficial stance of USA is "We love Albanians, they will get independancy"
Actual stance is "Fund terror gorups to undermine Albanians and destroy their cause"
Ben done before...
The Balkan disaster was created the stinking bowels of the Clintonista regime. Bush was saying pull out out troops in 2000. Didn't happen.
Had we pulled out the Serbs would have TCOB.
dont worry..i get those a few times per year. normally that person feels on the defensive and knows he's guilty as charged by what you say or are doing...