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Belgrade's US Embassy set on fire (FNC Report: charred body found in US Embassy)
Yahoo News ^ | 6 minutes ago | By SLOBODAN LEKIC, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 02/21/2008 11:04:42 AM PST by 11th_VA

BELGRADE, Serbia - Serb rioters broke into the U.S. Embassy Thursday and set fire to an office after a massive protest against Kosovo's independence that drew an estimated 150,000 people.

Masked attackers broke into the building, which has been closed this week, and tried to throw furniture from an office. A blaze broke out inside one of the offices and parts of the facade also caught fire.

Authorities drove armored jeeps down the street and fired tear gas to clear the crowd. The protesters dispersed into side streets where they continued clashing with authorities.

The neighboring Croatian Embassy also was attacked by the same group of protesters.

In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack strongly urged the Serbian government to protect the U.S. Embassy. He said the U.S. ambassador was at his home and was in contact with U.S. officials.

More than a dozen nations have recognized Kosovo's declaration of independence on Sunday, including the United States, Britain, France and Germany.

But the declaration by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leadership has been rejected by Serbia's government and the ethnic Serbians who populate northern Kosovo. Russia, China and numerous other nations have also condemned the declaration, saying it sets a precedent that separatist groups around the world will seek to emulate.

Kosovo, which is 90 percent ethnic Albanian, has not been under Belgrade's control since 1999, when NATO launched airstrikes to halt a Serbian crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatists. A U.N. mission has governed Kosovo since, with more than 16,000 NATO troops and KFOR, a multiethnic force, policing the province.

But Serbia — and Kosovo's Serbs, who make up less than 10 percent of Kosovo's population — refuse to give up Kosovo, a territory considered the ancient cradle of Serbs' state and religion.

Earlier Thursday, police estimated that about 150,000 people had attended a rally in the Serbian capital. The crowd waved Serbian flags and carried signs reading "Stop USA terror." One group set fire to a red-and-black Albanian flag.

The U.S. embassy in Belgrade burns after masked attackers broke into the building and set an office on fire at the end of a massive protest against Western-backed Kosovo independence, in the Serbian capital, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. More than 150,000 Serbs gathered at the rally vowing to retake the territory which is viewed as Serbia's religious and national heartland. (AP Photo)

TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: albanianinvasion; balkanization; balkans; belgrade; bomb; bombcommutertrains; clintonlegacy; kososvo; kosovo; mccainkosovo; mcterrorist; serbia; usembassy
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To: 11th_VA

2,000 posts! Only 1,698 to go!

301 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: americanophile

And those in control of the territory now would rape and kill even her, islam is a crime against humanity.

302 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:05 PM PST by Camel Joe (liberal=socialist=royalist/imperialist pawn=enemy of Freedom)
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To: EarthBound
Can we finally, finally put an end to all this and have a global Crusades? Let’s just freaking finish this instead of continuing to let it fester.

When I read a post like yours, the phrase 'let's get this party started and get it over with', comes to my mind.

303 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:07 PM PST by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: AIM-54

correct we are supportiing muslim fanatical albanians , we even gave them weapons and helped to ethnically cleanse the serbs fromtheir own country

all for muslim appeasment

304 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:11 PM PST by manc
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To: Bokababe; wideawake
Reminiscent of the term “Palestinian”. I wonder how many of the patriotic Americans on FR advocating the bombing of Serbia and recognition of Kosovo would agree to the same treatment of Israel to form “Palestine”?
305 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:30 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: montyspython


306 posted on 02/21/2008 12:22:56 PM PST by Jasper (Stand Fast, Craigellachie!!)
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To: Bokababe
We are trying to turn it into "Land of the Mosques"!


Clinton's policy regarding the Balkans was as totally screwed up as Carter's policy regarding Iran. The fact that we are apparently continuing this madness is beyond disturbing.
307 posted on 02/21/2008 12:23:05 PM PST by khnyny (Quid Est Veritas)
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To: SolidWood
Speaking of Tito, a good part of this mess was created by him through his forced transplantation of people from one part of the country to another in an effort to create a false sense of unity and homogeneity.
308 posted on 02/21/2008 12:23:12 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: 11th_VA

I can’t blame the Serbians at all. The United States is foolish to recognize the muslims, and seeing Bill Kristol on Fox News getting his panties in a wad and spewing his nonsensical, verbal diarrhea only reaffirms my belief.

309 posted on 02/21/2008 12:24:14 PM PST by Creek Injun
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To: processing please hold

“..that would be the pulling of the linchpin for patriotic Americans.”

So true, but even patriotic Americans have to be woken up. Right now they’re asleep.
It’s better that the sh*t hits the fan today before the t*rds get bigger tomorrow.

310 posted on 02/21/2008 12:24:16 PM PST by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: EarthBound

There must be much more dancing around this before
the problem can be realized, yet alone come to a
solution. We’ll die by a thousand cuts.

311 posted on 02/21/2008 12:24:22 PM PST by jusduat (I am a strange and recurring anomaly)
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To: BubbaBobTX
Thank you Bill Clinton

McCain and Kerry deserve a whole lot of the blame as well. The MSM that beat the drums for war and pumped out the propaganda deserves a lot of the blame as well.

...and it all happened on behalf of George Soros who wanted to, and now will, control all of Kosovo's resources including Trepco mine.

312 posted on 02/21/2008 12:25:01 PM PST by Perchant
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To: Camel Joe

Well, you’re not going to hear any arguments about Islam’s humanity coming from me.

313 posted on 02/21/2008 12:25:23 PM PST by americanophile
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To: Red_Devil 232
They certianly know how to protest/riot over there. It is always is in the 100’s of thousands.

..all a provocateur had to do was say that he overhead someone in the US Embassy say Kosovo's soccer team is better than Serbia's..
314 posted on 02/21/2008 12:25:31 PM PST by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: luvadavi
This is what Clinton should have been impeached for, not his loose zipper.

Now we know what clintons exit strategy was after all these years.

The lame duck is running wild, donating our money freely to failed states in Africa and anywhere in the world especially Muzzie-controled areas.

It's insanity run wild. We're paying for our enemies to destroy us. Pure madness.

315 posted on 02/21/2008 12:25:50 PM PST by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald

America as we have no right and had no right to help ethnically cleanse the serb people from their own country to appease muslim albanians.

fact is wesley clark and clinton should be done for war crimes.
Bush is an idiot for what he has just done, we should not recognise Kosovo except for it being a serb country

316 posted on 02/21/2008 12:26:00 PM PST by manc
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To: 353FMG

911 was that first wakeup call, some people have pressed the snooze button.

317 posted on 02/21/2008 12:26:02 PM PST by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: khnyny
Clinton's policy regarding the Balkans

Worst, WORST US foreign policy disaster ever... on par with Carter's Iran disaster.

Bush continued this Balkan crap. Clinton is the first to fault but we had at NO point business in meddling in the Balkans... whether in the 1990's or now. GET OUT OF THERE. No Blood for Balkan-Crazies (whether Albanian or Serb or Croatian).

318 posted on 02/21/2008 12:26:50 PM PST by SolidWood (All conservative effort into retaking Congress!)
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To: 11th_VA
Welcome to the party, pal !
319 posted on 02/21/2008 12:27:56 PM PST by traumer
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To: WildcatClan
Thanks for telling me about the link.

I was being attacked left and right about being a defender of Kosovo and Muslims. It was a mistaken belief and I spent way too much time defending myself. Granted, whatever happened in Kosovo happened.

But can you tell me for sure how the Serbs will conduct themselves in Kosovo after what they did in Bosnia? You can't. And neither could anyone else. Someone had to step in and stop the madness before it became another slaughter.

MY point and my only point was this -- why did WE have to commit an armed response when it should have been the Europeans problem? See my post at #285 for my position.

320 posted on 02/21/2008 12:28:02 PM PST by John123
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