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  • R2PAQ (‘Responsibility to Protect Al-Qaeda’)

    03/29/2011 12:36:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents. (See also "Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!" on the Tatler.) In the absence of any evident national interest justification for bombing Libya, the Obama administration is said to have been motivated by the so-called responsibility to protect — or “R2P” per the wonkish English acronym. In American discussions, “R2P” has quickly come to be associated with Obama advisor Samantha Power. But “R2P” did not emerge full-grown from the...
  • Witness of Kosovar war crimes found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 8:29:52 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 28 Sep 11 19:30 CET
    A key witness in a war crimes case against a senior Kosovo figure has been found dead in Germany, the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) said Wednesday. "EULEX confirms that Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the Klecka case, was found dead in a park in Germany," the mission's statement said. It added that the "German authorities are conducting the necessary investigation to determine the circumstances of his death." According to local media reports, Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Kosovo's new armed forces take control of security

    01/21/2009 2:50:28 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies · 848+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 21st, '09 | AP staff
    PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Kosovo armed forces took over security duties on Wednesday, less than a year after the territory declared independence from Serbia, officials said. The Kosovo Protection Force replaces a 3,000-strong civilian emergency organization formed out of the disbanded ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army that fought Serbia in the 1998-99 war. New commander Lt. Gen. Sylejman Selimi, a former rebel fighter, said the 2,500 lightly armed troops would fulfill security duties in the fledgling nation, but would remain under the supervision of NATO's 15,000 peacekeepers in charge of overall security. It will be trained by British NATO officers, wear...
  • Man pleads guilty in Fort Dix plot case

    10/31/2007 7:38:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 97+ views
    AP via CoCoTimes ^ | 10/31/7 | GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Writer
    CAMDEN, N.J.—A man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to providing weapons to a group of men accused of plotting an attack on Fort Dix. Agron Abdullahu, 25, faces up to five years in federal prison when he is sentenced Feb. 6. Federal prosecutors have portrayed the New Jersey resident as having the smallest role among the six men arrested earlier this year in the case. The 27-year-old was born in what is now Kosovo and worked in a bakery.
  • Serbia Betrayed

    02/18/2008 10:04:35 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 21 replies · 160+ views ^ | 2/18/2008 | David Yeagley
    Serbia has been betrayed by the world. From this day forward, all "nationhood" is liable. No nation is safe, no ethnicity is secure--except those being used to destroy others. Today, Sunday, February 17, 2008, the Albanian Mohammadans (Muslims) living in the Serbian province of Kosovo have declared themselves an independent nation. They have the full support of Europe and the United States. Only Russia opposes the move, based on some dim, past notion that Serbia is part of the once grand "Soviet Union." has been a faithful supporter of Serbian nationhood and sovereignty. With numerous journal entries and many...
  • Dear Serbia

    12/18/2007 6:06:10 PM PST · by Ezekiel2517 · 16 replies · 51+ views
    Evropa Magazine (Belgrade) ^ | December 7, 2007 | Richard Byrne
    Dear Serbia Letter to a Friend…. By: Richard Byrne So you’re almost alone now. Like Garbo. Except for Kosovo. And Kosovo is leaving soon. I think you know that already. And when Kosovo leaves, you will be alone at last. Is this really what you wanted? And, if not, how did it happen? Why do all your neighbors look the other way now? The only group that really does want you is the European Union. It finds you geographically irresistible. And still you push the EU away. Why? Do you really prefer to flirt with Russia? I’m writing this letter...
  • Is Moscow's Support for Serbia Stance Paying Off?

    08/23/2007 6:34:18 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 13 replies · 417+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 23, 2007 | MARC CHAMPION
    After winning a delay in the diplomatic push to grant Kosovo independence from Serbia, Russia looks likely to win some major Serbian companies, too, sparking claims that the Balkan country is trading economic assets and influence for diplomatic support. Over the months to come, Serbia plans to privatize its state energy company, . . . Serbia's government recently decided to reopen a tender for the country's largest copper mine, RTB Bor, following lobbying from Russian metals tycoon Oleg Deripaska and President Vladimir Putin, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Bush betrays Christians in Kosovo

    06/10/2007 8:56:37 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 13 replies · 781+ views ^ | June 9, 2007 | Aleksandar Pavic
    First it came loudly and clearly through the State Department when on May 15 in Moscow, after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, "Kosovo will never again be a part of Serbia." Then, in late May, George Bush himself came out in favor of the so-called Ahtisaari Plan for the Serbian province of Kosovo, named after its creator, Martti Ahtisaari, the former president of Finland, by which that province is to gain independence under "international supervision," a view he has now restated at the G-8 Summit of the world's leading industrial states in Germany....
  • The Coming Chaos in Kosovo

    05/06/2007 10:54:20 AM PDT · by tgambill · 15 replies · 782+ views
    New Europe ^ | 5 May 2007 | Wes Johnson
    The effort by the US to cram an independent Kosovo down the throats of the EU and Russia, not to mention the victim of this international hi-jacking – Serbia - has almost run its intended course. First of all, we saw how prestigious US-influenced, or controlled, “think tanks” such as the International Crisis Group (ICG) and the Rand Corporation floated the veiled threat that the Kosovar Albanians would no longer accept UN supervision of their tiny impoverished province; that they would again take up arms to achieve their independence. By Wes Johnson Next, the UN was enlisted to seek a...
  • Trial and record of the accused Hicks (Australian held at Guantanamo Bay)

    08/05/2005 8:58:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 440+ views
    The Australian ^ | 6th August 2005 | David Nason and others
    TRUTH in the David Hicks affair remains as elusive as ever after fresh allegations this week from inside the US military that the Guantanamo Bay commissions are so seriously flawed that a fair trial is impossible. The most damaging blows yet to the commissions -- still supported by the Howard Government -- came from three US Air Force prosecutors involved in the trials who have quit the investigation in protest. One, John Carr, said the process appeared to have been rigged and that the first four cases -- including Hicks -- had been been "handpicked" and would not be acquitted....
  • Petersen Leaving In Armored Vehicle Sign Of His “Success”

    07/04/2006 7:47:13 AM PDT · by tgambill · 1 replies · 386+ views
    Tanjug | 2 July 06 | Tanjug
    Belgrade, 2 July 06. (Tanjug) – The Coordination Center for Kosovo and Metohija announced that UNMIK Chief Soren Jesen-Petersen “leaving Kosovo in an armored vehicle”, showed that the international community did not fulfill its basic task for seven years, such as the creation of elementary security conditions of free living and freedom of movement. “Petersen’s earlier statement, stated that he is leaving Kosovo for private reasons. Before his departure he clearly stated slogans on behalf of Albanian lobbyists who use all means in the fight for independence of the Serbian southern province”, states the Center at the Sunday announcement. Coordination...
  • Monument to Kosovo Albanian Guerrillas Killed in War (Pics)

    06/20/2006 9:53:44 AM PDT · by joan · 33 replies · 675+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 20, 2006
    A visitor touches the monument to the Kosovo Albanian guerrillas killed during the 1998-99 war in Serbia's southern province, in the village of Morina, 50 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of the capital Pristina, June 20, 2006. The U.N. Security Council is due to hear the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, on Tuesday, REUTERS/Hazir Reka
  • UN must impose Kosovo's independence (think-tank)

    (Brussels, DTT-NET.COM)- A prestigious think-tank said that Kosovo’s independence must be imposed on Serbia, because of impossibility of reaching any agreement between Kosovan Ethnic Albanians and Serbian authorities on the future of UN administrated province. “To create a stable Kosovo, the international community must dare to impose independence rather than attempt finessing Pristina and Belgrade’s differences with an ambiguous and unstable settlement,“ International Crisis Group (ICG) said in a report published on Friday. ICG says that agreement between all parties remains desirable in theory, “it is extremely unlikely that any Serbian government will voluntarily acquiesce to the kind of independence,...
  • US backs Kosovo incentives for Serbs

    01/30/2006 1:54:34 AM PST · by kronos77 · 43 replies · 793+ views
    he US yesterday made the case for offering Serbia incentives to reach agreement in negotiations over the final status of Kosovo, while setting out the possibility of independence for the province if the ethnic Albanian majority accepted compromises to accommodate its Serbian minority. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state, told a Senate hearing the US was neither championing independence nor autonomy for Kosovo. But diplomats said his testimony was a clear signal the US looked favourably on independence, under certain conditions. In what diplomats also called a significant policy statement, Mr Burns made clear the US had no objection to independence...
  • My people deserve their indepedence.

    11/25/2005 8:09:11 PM PST · by sepse · 45 replies · 1,364+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 25 November 2005 | Hashim Thaci
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  • Who's the Big Liar - Milosevic or the Drug-Dealing, Gun-Toting KLA?

    08/05/2005 1:35:51 PM PDT · by Graves · 17 replies · 566+ views
    BANNER OF LIBERTY ^ | Friday, August 05, 2005 06:43:41 AM | Mary Mostert
    Although I find in general most people, even many Serbs, accept the indictment of Milosevic as proof of his guilt, from time to time I check out the transcripts of his trial that are posted on my website. It usually seems to me that most of the judges in the case have generally favored the stories presented by the Muslims of Kosovo or Bosnia and have frequently cut Milosevic or his witnesses off in mid-sentence while the prosecution's case seems to get progressively untenable. In the past several weeks, beginning July 1, 2005, almost exactly four years into the Milosevic...
  • CND Military (ZOT!!! Mod lied about not sneaking up with forien object.)

    11/28/2004 12:28:23 PM PST · by CDN Military · 478 replies · 9,940+ views
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  • Kosovo independence resolution dropped in US Congress

    10/08/2004 2:18:44 PM PDT · by LjubivojeRadosavljevic · 8 replies · 354+ views
    B92 | October 8, 2004
    A controversial resolution on independence for Serbia's southern province of Kosovo has been withdrawn from the US Congress House International Relations Committee. The resolution had been proposed by Committee Chairman Henry Hyde and deputy Tom Lantosh. B92 learnt this morning from the office of the Serbian president that it was withdrawn after the State Department intervened.
  • The EU Must Take Over Kosovo

    08/26/2004 1:19:46 PM PDT · by GeraldP · 19 replies · 410+ views
    Global Policy Forum from Wall Street Journal ^ | August 25, 2004 | Doug Bereuter and Thomas D. Grant*
    The EU Must Take Over Kosovo By Doug Bereuter and Thomas D. Grant* Wall Street Journal August 25, 2004 A spasm of violence orchestrated by ethnic Albanian extremists in Kosovo this spring put paid the notion that the troubled Balkan province is ready for full self-government. Yet a stumbling U.N. administration has failed to foster the institutions and economic stabilization that are essential if self-government ever is to be achieved. Caught between its own unreadiness and the disappointments of the present form of international tutelage, Kosovo needs a fresh approach. As the international community faces a decision on Kosovo's status...
  • Kosovo: Under Mounting Criticism, UN Considers Changes To Policy

    08/14/2004 10:00:50 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 2 replies · 372+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | August 13, 2004 | Robert McMahon
    The United Nations is facing some of its most intense scrutiny over the administration of Kosovo. Serbs and ethnic Albanian leaders -- barely in dialogue with each other -- see the UN as unfit to run the province. UN Security Council members are pressing for policy changes to maintain their goal of a multiethnic entity. A number of outside experts, meanwhile, regard the council's mandate for Kosovo as an inherent contradiction that must be revised soon. United Nations, 13 August 2004 (RFE/RL) -- When Soren Jessen-Petersen takes over on 16 August as the UN's sixth administrator of Kosovo, he will...
  • The Left Revisionists (Balkans Revisionism)

    06/01/2004 1:13:25 PM PDT · by GeraldP · 63 replies · 516+ views
    Journal of Genocide Research ^ | November 2003 | Marko Attila Hoare
    In 2001 two events at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague put the subject of genocide in the former Yugoslavia back on the front pages of newspapers. Firstly, Bosnian Serb General Radislav Krstic was convicted of genocide against the Muslim population of the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the first conviction at the ICTY for this gravest of crimes. Secondly and more spectacularly, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was indicted and put on trial for genocide against the Muslim and Croat population of Bosnia-Herzegovina as a whole. These events at the ICTY inflamed the bitter...
  • Explosives found near UN building (in Kosovo)

    03/06/2004 6:32:28 PM PST · by Destro · 4 replies · 106+ views
    Explosives found near UN building From correspondents in Pristina, Serbia-Montenegro 07mar04 POLICE and NATO-led peacekeepers found explosives placed close to the UN mission headquarters in Kosovo early today after receiving a bomb threat. The homemade bomb was found in a black sports bag by a fence adjacent to the UN mission headquarters' parking lot in the centre of the province's capital, Pristina, said UN police spokesman Derek Chappell. The find was made after police received a phone call tipping them off that a bomb had been planted near the UN building, he added. "The sports bag was found to be...
  • Busek: US for independent Kosovo, EU has yet to declare itself

    03/09/2004 10:52:18 AM PST · by joan · 33 replies · 218+ views
    Tanjug ^ | March 9, 2004
    10:20 LONDON, March 9 (Tanjug) - South East Europe Stability Pact co-ordinator Erhard Busek said on Monday it is necessary for the members of the European Union (EU) to coordinate their policies on Kosovo, since the United States (US) has already decided that the province should become independent. The US determination is clear. It advocates an independent Kosovo, while EU members are divided on this issue and have not yet declared themselves, Busek told London-based BBC.
  • Serbs also killed in Racak “massacre” says investigator

    01/19/2004 3:00:58 PM PST · by AncientAirs · 2 replies · 161+ views
    B92 ^ | 01/19/2004 | B92
    BELGRADE -- Monday – Five years after the alleged massacre in the Kosovo village of Racak which eventually led to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, Finnish pathologist Helena Ranta, who led forensic investigations into the case, has said for the first time that Serb security troops were also killed. Ranta told B92 today that she had received information about the death of Serb troops in Racak in 1999. “I was told there victims of both Serbian forces and the Kosovo Liberation Army murdered in Racak on Friday, January 15, 1999. I didn’t see the list of Serb victims. I was...
  • Lessons from Kosovo: Rebuilding takes time

    09/26/2003 9:13:38 AM PDT · by Glass Joe · 9 replies · 161+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 9/25/03 | By Don Melvin
        PRISTINA, Kosovo -- U.N. police vehicles still clog the streets of Kosovo's capital. U.S. troops patrol other cities to deter violence and help people feel secure. In smaller towns, NATO vehicles guard the Orthodox churches of Serbs to prevent desecration by Albanian Muslims. Armored personnel carriers still rumble down the highways.     People who ponder how much time the United States and the international community will have to commit to rebuilding Afghanistan and Iraq might want to consider this. More than four years after U.S.-led NATO forces intervened successfully in this riven Serbian province, Kosovo remains today like a...
  • 'I Should Always Believe Journalists,' He Said, Adding: 'Please Pray for Me.'

    08/23/2003 9:04:13 PM PDT · by AncientAirs · 7 replies · 144+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 24, 2003 | Steven Erlanger
    In long conversations over neat whiskey, marked by scores of cigarettes, sometimes in a cold, blacked-out Kosovo, even in the United Nations headquarters that was once the seat of Belgrade's administration in Pristina, Nadia was, above all, honest about what was possible and what was not. Blunt, refreshingly cynical, she spoke openly about the realities of Kosovo: the criminality of the Kosovo Liberation Army; the fraud of its "transformation" into a supposedly disarmed civilian conservation corps; the hapless optimism of the Clinton administration; the endless reluctance of the Security Council to finance its responsibilities in Kosovo; the wounded, malign nationalism...