Skip to comments.Bush's Kosovo policy, like Chamberlain's Munich policy, could lead to war
Posted on 02/24/2008 3:50:09 PM PST by kronos77
History has been a harsh critic of Neville Chamberlain's decision in 1938 to allow Adolf Hitler to trash the WWI Versailles peace treaty to seize control of and change the borders Europe, first France in the Rhineland, then Czechoslovakia and Poland. President George W. Bush's quick acceptance of the efforts of the Albanians in Kosovo to change the borders of Serbia will also be viewed in history as an appeasement that did not work.
World War II actually began when Adolf Hitler marched a mere 14,500 troops into the Rhineland on March 7, 1936, in violation of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I and the Locarno Treaty which was signed in 1925 that included the "Rhineland Pact" between Germany, France, Belgium, Britain and Italy. The Rhineland Pact's main provision was an agreement among Germany, France and Belgium end border raids, with Britain and Italy agreeing to guarantee the borders in the event of aggression by any of the other states. ... Kosovo is for Serbia a land somewhat similar to what Pennsylvania is to Americans. Kosovo is the cradle of Serbian liberty and the center of their Serbian culture. There are hundreds of structures, churches, monuments, monasteries, that attest to that history. What has happened in Kosovo, with America's help, would be similar to a large group of Islamic fundamentalists, whose hero and mentor is Osama Bin Laden, moving into Pennsylvania over the next 50 years, as Albanians did in Kosovo in the 20th Century, and then voting to become an Independent State with membership in the United Nations, as they burned down the Christian churches, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell while driving out and seizing the property of the remaining Christians, Jews and non-Churched homeowners.
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What happens in the Balkans could never start a major war.
“The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo.We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early ‘90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world. Funny how we just keep digging the hole deeper!”Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie
The best way to prevent more war in the Balkans is for NATO to remain in control of Kosovo.
Are we alarmed yet?
Guess not. Maybe a few more war threads will get us whipped up into a fear frenzy.
The best way to prevent more war in the Balkans is for NATOxxxx SERBIA to remain in control of Kosovo.
The Kosovars were good at playing the Media with all those starving children and stories of rape etc...Clinton fell for it as did the MSM. In truth this is a problem for Europeans to handle. We should not be involved. No one has clean hands here.
No, giving Kosovo back to the Serbians is the best way to cause more war. The Serbians have proven that they are incapable of governing Kosovo. The riots in Belgrade and burning of the U.S. Embassy are proof of it. It’s better for NATO to remain in control of Kosovo.
You may be correct but it should be the Clinton - Bush policy as the meat and potato of our policy was under Clinton and there the damage was done.
Neville Chamberlain's decision in 1938 to allow Adolf Hitler to trash the WWI Versailles peace treaty to seize control of and change the borders Europe, first France in the Rhineland
How many errors can he make in one sentence?
The Rhineland was re-militarized in 1936, not 1938. Strike one.
Chamberlain wasn't PM in 36 - Baldwin was. Strike two.
No borders were changed. German military forces re-occupied German sovereign territory. Strike 3. He's out.
There is some question as to whether the action should be considered a violation of the Versailles treaty (Article 43) or a violation of the Locarno treaty (Article 1). But I'll spot him that one.
Well, except, actually, we’ve been in a war. A war that matters to everyone. But, as usual, the eurtards want to pretend its all someone elses problem and has nothing to do with them.
The idea that war might now, just now, be upon that part of europe is ridiculous in the extreme. Too late, sucks to be them. Not our problem until it’s time to clean out Kosovo with neutrons. If the Serbs want to align with the losers from Russia, then good for them. One less place for us to worry about, since we’ll need to burn them out eventually too.
Serbia is the friend of Russia and now, iirc, signed on with a defense pact with Iran.
Sucks to be them.
I would appreciate being removed from this ping list.
I can't agree with that statement! The clinton administration knew exactly what they were doing when they decided to remove the terrorist tag from the terrorist UCK, conducted their sham negotiations and begin their terror bombing campaign.
The Bush administration also knows exactly what it's doing.
Both administrations have been running the merry-go-round. The Albanians have hopped on for a free ride!
It doesn’t matter whose fault it is now doesn’t it?
Our embassy just got burned by some tribal monkeys,
that is all I have to know.
Pardon my heresy, but between some serbo-albanian crap and Clinton, I will side with Clinton any time,
at least he doesn’t burn our flags (at list not that we know of it) and speaks English.
You are quoting 1936-—author said 1938
Side with a traitor if you wish
You shall know them by their words.
Please tell me that everything is our fault.
I did not hear that in a long time.
As you wish. In this case it is the fault of Washington and it’s foreign policy.
You don’t think we should have stayed out of the Balkans
Bingo! You won the prize!
But here is my take on it,
we are big enough and strong enough to be on the
wrong side every once in a while. Live with it ...
... until we nuke the whole damn place.
You see, that is what happens when we use wrong bombs.
I say we air drop in 1,000,000 M4 carbines and 1 billion rounds of ammunition, then fence the area off. Whoever wants it most will end up with it.
But what is our solution now,
apologize to these drunkies and leave?
Just don’t forget to nuke the place after all,
I’ve heard they know how to swim.
What the US really needs to do is to admit that we don’t give a sh*t what happens in the Balkans. Nothing good ever happened there.
Ha ha! Your statement, not the fact that war could erupt.
You're joking right? NATO can't control anything but their own retreat in the face of an Islam invasion.
I assume that you are referring to Clinton’s unilateral attack on a nation that was posing no threat to the United States.
Don’t forget the one who brought you to the dance.
here is the catch,
shovel-heads from the south did not burn our embassy.
The folks who ordered it as hiding in northern Pakistan, having lost their countries.
Serbs, meanwhile, don't have a culture to worry about the origins of, are not Christian at all, are just a bunch of murdering commie goons, and I didn't have to fall for anything to know it. I watched them murder people for a decade, and I watched useful idiots like you make excuses for it.
But this, this is glorious. They richly deserve it, and as soon as it happened they showed their true colors instantly, dropped all the "it was all Slobo's fault" line and tried to burn our embassy to the ground. Now that they are out in the open for all to see, no American patriot is going to give them the time of day.
Serbs are the new Iranians. As Putin to get you back Kosovo. You'll only have to take over Europe first.
don’t know much about them, but amen to this.
well worded though it’s a hsame that many of the public and most at the media have no idea or refuse to tell the people that it was actually albanians who started ethnic cleansing.
they are haiving a right laugh, they plot to our downfall and we support them in their ethinic cleansing along with their spreading of islam
amazing that wesley clark gets rewarded for a run at the presidency, clinton is hailed as a great president by the dims and now Bush thinks he’s mastered peace there
should be clinton and wesley clark in the hague on war crimes and ethnic cleansing, Bush should be well I’m speeachless whe it comes to his second term
that would be christiana ammanpour
I remember her on the albania border saying how those poor albanian muslims were being treated yet she never showed the 200,000 serbs who had done the same before this, she never showed the many more thousands fleeing when serbia was bombed.
nah no bias from her or CNN on this was there
Are you drunk?
He’s a drunk muzzie and/or he just got dumped by some guy.
yea disgusting how they did things those serbs
I mena they were fighting a war against albanian muslims, and when they were winning against them clinton said hey lets do some muslims appeasment and also take the attention away from monic so we bomb them, help the albanina muslims do their ethnic cleansing and then reward the albanian muslims by giving a peice of christian land to them
still the serbs only lost thousenads thorugh clintons bombing, they only had their land taken away from them and so what if their economy was ruined and more peple had to flee their own country
Sounds like you got something stuck up your backside too. A light bulb perhaps.
you know twice you have said this
do you really believbe thaty serbs are not christians or are you looking for a reaction
just curious as you seem very anti serb yet very pro albanian muslims
It isn't complicated.