Skip to comments.US Veteran Removes His Kosovo Medal
Posted on 05/07/2008 10:22:37 AM PDT by Bokababe
Perhaps some insiders (or those unwillingly part) of the Clintonistas administration realized that what we (the USA) were doing was just not right - and so the award/medal could not be called/designated in more accurate terms as the Re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate Medal So better to have sent in the Girl Scouts - as things would have ended up basically the same as they have, except perhaps with less loss of innocent life. Anyway, its is also off of my uniform forever.
My only desire is that in some very small way it may help people to become aware - especially Serbians - that not all Americans are clueless - and that more can/must be done to alert the (civilized/free world) to this horrible situation
Also, I am very very displeased with what the Bush administration has done regarding the issue of Kosovo - as well as with Israel, etc. In fact this part (why the Bush admin is playing along with the islamists) I can not figure out.
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And to our eternal shame.
President Bush seems to feel like he HAS to be diplomatic and refer to Islam as “the religion of peace” on just the outside chance that it will influence moderate Muslims not to fall for the rhetoric of the radical Islamists - and possibly not inflame the radicals more than they already are, if that’s possible. He seems to think that if he uses inflammatory rhetoric across the board about Islam, it might make matters worse. It does look like he is not quite very well informed enough in his own religion to realize that the Moon God is NOT the Lord God (Jehovah) and the “Jesus” of the Muslims is NOT the Jesus Christ that we know. It’s good to be positive and nice if one can operate in reality while doing so.
“In fact this part (why the Bush admin is playing along with the islamists) I can not figure out.”
Why shouldn’t they play along when they claim that Islam is a ROP?
The alternative story, by Totten, who is a very credible source -
“American flags are on sale at kiosks everywhere. They fly in front of government buildings. The world’s second largest replica of the Statue of Liberty sits atop the five star Hotel Victory. The largest street downtown was renamed Bill Clinton Boulevard. Many businesses are likewise named after Clinton. One cafe owner called his establishment Hillary and placed two gigantic pictures of Bill and Hillary on the walls. Don’t assume, though, that this makes Kosovars Muslim versions of Euro-lefties. Clinton is rightly hailed as a liberator, but one resident told me We are Republicans here in Kosovo. They want a strong American President who won’t back down from commitments.
Just a few short blocks from Bill Clinton Boulevard is the Israeli Odyssea Bakery. It is not just a Jewish bakery, but an Israeli bakery owned and operated by an actual Israeli. The very idea of this would be unthinkable in even the most liberal of Arabic-speaking countries.
Accomplished businessman and practicing Muslim Luan Berisha told me that 90 percent of Kosovars support Israel in the Arab-Israeli conflict. I don’t know if that’s really true. But if so it means Kosovo is more pro-Israel than even the United States.”
Comment - Kosovo looks like an American success and there is no Caliphate there.
“Kosovo looks like an American success and there is no Caliphate there.”
Famous last words?
How many Christian churches are left in Kosovo? How many were there just prior to the war?
Since when is Totten a credible source?
He is about as far left as you can get, from what I know of what he has written.
Yeah, Totten is a real "peach":
Michael J. Totten is a blogger who writes on politics in the Middle East, regularly reporting first-hand in mainstream publications, Web sites, and his blog, Michael J. Totten's Middle East Journal. He describes himself as a "weird combination of liberal, libertarian, and neocon."
As I said before, that article is a nonsense cheerleader piece designed to gain support for "the Kosovars", by flattering America. Most of us aren't stupid enough to think American flag-waiving trumps church-burning, nun-raping and the eviction of all non-Albanian, non-Islamic people.
You also linked directly to the article instead of the discussion of the same article here on FR that refutes a lot of Totten's Liberacon bull.
those that could fight for a Caliphate government are in Iraq fighting or died there.
I believe Iraq has helped all the middle east.
Our actions there have rightly been tagged “The War to Make The World Safe for Islam.”
And, as bad as 911 was, THAT will come to bite us in the ass in ways we can only imagine.
In other words, a guy with no emotional, moral or logical consistency.
I think that the Islamists are in Iraq to defend "their ME world" and the Islamists are in the Balkans to make inroads into "our Western world". It's not an "either/or" -- it's an "and".
Unfortunately, while we are fighting them on one front, we are holding the door for them in the other.
Yes, they accomplished the creation of a business in trafficking human organs and other various criminal enterprises.
Totten is far left ?
He is one of the best journalists working in Iraq and the ME in general. He is as pro-American and pro-victory as Michael Yon (and he got that point of view through being on the spot), and just as devoted to reporting the facts on the ground.
I have been following his Middle-Eastern reporting for years.
IMO, Totten is hardly a “credible source”, for he seems to me that he has a rather heavy pro-Albanian bias. The Albanians like us because we intervened or interfered (take your pick) in a civil conflict basically on their side. I have heard it said that that is not the way to build a real friendship. People can and do change. After all, not all that long ago we helped liberated Kuwait from Saddam’s occupation, yet today there’s anti-Americanism present there.
I know they don't have a real good central command or anything but those that fight seem to know were the problem areas are and right now that is Iraq.
Its fairly consistent.
Its pretty much the Hitchens position.
Its not mine, or yours, but it is something we can deal with. The important point is as far as US international strategy goes we are on the same side. If we are unwilling to accept people like Totten on our side, we don’t have a side, we have a bunch of irrelevant cults.