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  • National Guard Guns Aimed at Serbs in Service of Albanian Mafia

    11/13/2012 5:19:45 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/13/2012 | Julia Gorin
    U.S. Kosovo policy pits National Guard against Christian Serbs resisting rule by U.S.-backed Muslim Albanian mafia rewarded with independence; ethnic cleansing threatens.Always on hand to promote the American-made Muslim state of Kosovo, The Wall St. Journal praised Obama’s praise and rhapsodized in typical Slavophobic tones how in 1999 President Clinton “bypassed the United Nations and sent in the U.S. Air Force…President Bush stood up to Russian bluster and European ambivalence to push for its independence.…though Serbia and Russia have tried to undermine it.” The editorial closed with a straight-faced reference to something that elicits snickers among those in the know:...
  • 'We Have Achieved Almost Nothing' An Insider's View of EU Efforts in Kosovo

    11/07/2012 5:02:32 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 11/07/2012
    The so-called EULEX mission, with a staff of roughly 2,500, has cost more than €1 billion since 2008. Nevertheless, the European Court of Auditors finds that levels of organized crime and corruption remain high, while the judiciary is inefficient and suffers from too much political influence. I compare the development of a police force in Kosovo with that of the Obilic power plant near the capital, Pristina. Since NATO drove the Serbs out of Kosovo in 1999, there have been plans to install a filter at the plant. The plant continues to spew pollution unabated into the air. It's the...
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • President: Serbia will abandon EU over Kosovo, if pushed

    10/16/2012 6:26:01 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 8 replies
    Europe Online Magazine (via DPA) ^ | 16.10.2012 | Boris Babic
    Belgrade (dpa) - If the European Union sets the recognition of Kosovo as a condition for membership, then Serbia "will abandon the European path," President Tomislav Nikolic said in an interview published Tuesday. Nikolic told the Vecernje Novosti daily that Serbia has met the conditions previously set and that new terms would be unacceptable. "We reached a level where we can count on EU membership and now it keeps us at a distance only because of Kosovo," he said. "But it can keep us there the next 100 years and we will not change our position." "If they start adding...
  • Radical Islamist leader threatens Serbia (declares Eastern Europe 'Islamic land')

    10/05/2012 2:16:30 PM PDT · by Milagros · 31 replies
    Beta - b92.net ^ | Oct. 2012
    CRIME & WAR CRIMES | OCTOBER 4, 2012 | 16:44 Radical Islamist leader threatens Serbia SOURCE: BETA BUCHAREST -- Radical Islamist leader Omar Bakri has warned that terrorist attacks would be launched against Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and other countries in the region. The reason for this, the Syria-born extremist told Bulgaria's newspaper 24 Chasa, is that those were "territories that belong to Islam". Bakri further explained: "When Islam enters a territory, it becomes Islamic, therefore Islam is under obligation to eventually liberate it." The Mediafax news agency is also reporting that he listed all "Muslim territories" as follows: "Spain, Bulgaria,...
  • Turkish Archaeologists Reveal 6th Century Baptistery Abroad [in Kosovo]

    09/07/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 9/7/12 | Doğan News Agency
    A historic baptistery structure has been unearthed at one of the most important ancient sites in Kosovo by Turkish archaeologists. It is the first such excavation to be carried out by Turkish archaeologists in Europe Since the beginning of excavations in July in Kosovo’s ancient city of Ulpiana, a baptistery dating from the Byzantine period have been unearthed by Turkish archaeologists of the Mimar Sinan University. At an excavation site in Kosovo’s ancient city of Ulpiana, a team of Turkish archaeologists have discovered a baptistery dating from the Byzantine period. The archaeological team, consisting of archaeology students from Istanbul’s Mimar...
  • Serbs attacked with firebombs; "Cyrillic t-shirts" banned on Vidovdan in Kosovo

    06/28/2012 10:03:22 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    B92 ^ | June 28, 2012 | B92, Beta, Tanjug
    GAZIMESTAN, PRIŠTINA -- 16 Serb children were injured when Molotov cocktails were thrown at them as they were returning from the Vidovdan ceremonies in Gazimestan on Thursday.A man carries the Serbian flag surrounded by KPS members at Gračanica on Thursday (Tanjug) The attack happened in Priština. B92 has learned that two Serbs received serious injuries and were treated in the nearby enclave on Gračanica. Gračanica Health Care Center Radmila Trajković told Tanjug that they treated 16 Serb children - between eight and 16 years of age - and that they were injured when their buses returning from Gazimestan came under...
  • MEPs agree on proposals towards (EU) 'fiscal union'

    06/13/2012 3:51:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2012.06.13 @ 18:09 | Honor Mahony
    The European Parliament on Wednesday (13 June) approved draft laws that would strongly increase Brussels' power over eurozone countries' budgets. But they tempered the previously austere proposals with measures for growth, debt redemption and democratic scrutiny. "This is the core of a fiscal union," said Austrian MEP and socialist leader Hannes Swoboda. "This is the first time that there is a structural solution [to the eurozone crisis] on the table," said Liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt. His Green counterpart Daniel Cohn-Bendit called it a "milestone" for the strength of agreement among MEPs. The pair of laws—also known as the two-pack—is among...
  • Kosovo Serbs and NATO troops clash in tense north

    (Reuters) - At least three Kosovo Serbs and a NATO soldier were wounded in a gunfight on Friday, as peacekeepers tried to dismantle Serb barricades blocking traffic, a Reuters witness said. NATO troops in the Kosovo Force (KFOR) fired tear gas and small arms and some protesters fired back with handguns. The troops, in armored personnel carriers, were confronted by hundreds of Serbs who pelted them with stones near roadblocks in the villages of Rudare and Dudin Krs outside the town of Zvecan in a Serb-dominated northern area of Kosovo. The roadblocks are among the last on major roads yet...
  • The Bad/Good Idea of Removing Assad

    05/24/2012 4:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Who could not despise the tottering Bashar al-Assad dictatorship in Syria? The Syrian strongman has killed some 10,000 protestors over the last year; thousands of Syrians are now refugees. The autocracy arms and aids the terrorist organization Hezbollah. It targets democratic Israel with thousands of missiles, and still does its best to ruin neighboring Lebanon. Theocratic and terrorist-sponsoring Iran has few allies -- but Syria remains its staunchest. Almost no country over the last half-century has proved more hostile to the United States than has Syria. With sanctions not working, and with the Chinese, Iranians and Russians not eager to...
  • Syrian opposition activists ask Kosovo for advice

    PRISTINA, Kosovo – A Syrian dissident said Thursday his country's opposition is turning to Kosovo's former rebels-turned-politicians for advice on how to topple Bashar Assad's regime in Damascus. Ammar Abdulhamid, an exiled anti-Assad activist, said that seeing a new country "emerging out of the nightmare and emerging as a state" could be inspiring for Syrian dissidents. Assad's government has cracked down on a 13-month-old popular uprising in Syria, leading to an estimated 9,000-plus deaths. "We are here to learn," Abdulhamid said during an interview with The Associated Press in Pristina. "Kosovo has gone through an experience that I think will...
  • Kosovo Continues Fight Against Wahhabi Infiltration

    03/21/2012 5:44:39 PM PDT · by AMitchum · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 19, 2012 | Stephen Schwartz
    The great majority of Kosovar Albanians take pride in their reputation as the most pro-American Muslims in the world. Their Sunni Islam is conventional and moderate, and spiritual Sufism is a powerful force among the believers. Since 2009, however, a serious effort has been visible in the Balkan republic to turn Kosovar Islam in the direction of Wahhabism, the ultrafundamentalist sect that inspires al Qaeda. The meddling is coming mainly from neighboring Macedonia, where Albanians and Muslims are recognized officially as minorities, and the Islamic clerical apparatus has come under Arab control. Kosovo defines itself constitutionally as a secular state,...
  • Report: U.S. May Intervene in Syria

    02/25/2012 5:04:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/12 | David Lev
    A report Saturday said that the United States was planning to intervene militarily in Syria, with or without United Nations authorization, if the killing in the country continued. A senior American official quoted in the London-based Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said that the action would be based on the UN intervention in Kosovo several years ago: Establishment of a beachhead and carving out an area that was off-limits to forces controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, where refugees could come to flee Assad's troops, and which could be used as aforward base to reduce Assad's hold on the country, and eventually...
  • US Kosovo policy – bad for Israel

    02/15/2012 5:51:13 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 13, 2012 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Israel’s position on Kosovo is a matter of vital national interest on which no government should ever compromise.Photo by Reuters February 17 marks the fourth anniversary of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia. The UDI has been recognized since by the United States and its key NATO partners, as well as 80-odd other countries. The majority of the world’s sovereign states have refused to do so, however, including two permanent Security Council powers (Russia and China), two budding giants (Brasil and India), five European Union members (including Spain) – and Israel. Successive Israeli governments have come under pressure from...
  • A Kosovo Model for Syria (Bill Clinton stood up to Milosevic. Barack Obama can confront Assad)

    By FOUAD AJAMI The bloodshed and the brutality of the dictatorship in Syria are at long last beginning to challenge the passivity of the Obama administration. The word is out that the Pentagon has launched a "scoping exercise" to determine what could be done should the president want to respond to the Syrian catastrophe. For months, the administration pursued the mirage of a United Nations Security Council condemnation of Damascus, when there was no chance that Russia and China would go for it. The administration persisted even though a similar effort last October ended in failure. There was no need...
  • Terrorist Says He Was 'Prompted' to Kill U.S. Airmen By Anti-War Movie

    01/18/2012 9:09:23 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 8 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 18, 2012 | 22:11 | John Nolte
    The mainstream media will spend ten days losing their ever-loving minds blaming a Sarah Palin campaign map a killer never saw for that killer’s actions, but this news about a confessed terrorist admitting that a clip from Brian De Palma’s “Redacted” “prompted” him to murder two American airmen gets buried at the bottom of a Salt Lake City newspaper article: [Arid] Uka gave a teary confession as his Frankfurt state court trial opened in August, saying that the night before the attack he had seen a video on Facebook that purported to show American soldiers raping a teenage Muslim girl....
  • Americans honored for catching terrorist suspect

    01/17/2012 7:35:27 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    kimt.com ^ | 1-16-12 | Not Listed
    <p>BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich is honoring two Americans for helping apprehend an Islamic extremist who attacked a U.S. Air Force bus last year and killed two airmen.</p> <p>Friedrich was to present the Federal Cross of Merit on Monday to Staff Sgt. Trevor Brewer and a civilian airport employee, both of whom chased the suspect after the March 2nd shooting, helping police arrest him at the scene.</p>
  • Albania slams Kosovo hardliner's call for Serbian border blockade

    01/13/2012 5:56:45 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    EU Business ^ | 12 January 2012, 22:14 CET
    (TIRANA) - Albania on Thursday slammed calls from a Kosovo hardline opposition leader to temporarily block the border with Serbia as a way of barring Serb products from entering the breakaway territory. Albania's foreign ministry said in a statement that the attempt to block the border was contrary to constructive efforts to make Kosovo a democratic state and multi-ethnic society. "The use of nationalist and pseudo-patriotic rhetoric" will not help key goals of the Albanians in both Kosovo and Albania to progress towards integration into the European Union, or new recognitions of Kosovo's independence, the ministry warned. Albin Kurti, a...
  • Kosovo: Risk of radical Islam, says ambassador to Italy

    01/12/2012 10:41:18 AM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    emg.rs ^ | 1-11-12 | Cristiana Missori
    Four years on from its independence, Kosovo is attempting to reaffirm its native traditions and is calling on the West for help to avoid being swallowed by the slow advance of radical Islam, which is taking advantage of tolerant traditions. Four years on from its independence, Kosovo is attempting to reaffirm its native traditions and is calling on the West for help to avoid being swallowed by the slow advance of radical Islam, which is taking advantage of tolerant traditions. The scenario is one of inter-religious dialogue that is progressing at its own slow pace, without making any fuss and...
  • Suspected Islamic extremist arrested in plan to bomb, shoot up Tampa-area sites

    01/10/2012 9:13:25 AM PST · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | AP
    A Kosovo-born man was charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs and a sheriff’s office with bombs and an assault rifle to avenge wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said Monday. According to a federal complaint, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his “victims’ hearts” in the Tampa Bay area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen born in Kosovo, then part of the former Yugoslavia in eastern Europe. In the video, Osmakac is seen cross-legged on the floor with a pistol in his hand and an AK-47...
  • Muslim man arrested in Florida trying to obtain explosives

    01/09/2012 6:05:49 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 25-year-old Muslim man born in Kosovo was charged on Monday with trying to obtain explosives and firearms to attack Florida businesses and a police station, authorities said. Sami Osmakac, a naturalized US citizen who was born in Kosovo - a disputed Balkan state once a part of the former Yugoslavia that declared its independence from Serbia in 2008 - was charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He was arrested Saturday night after taking possession from an undercover FBI agent of what he believed to be explosives and firearms, according...
  • One of 5 remaining Serbs in Kosovo town dies

    12/28/2011 9:16:51 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 14 replies · 1+ views
    B92 ^ | Dec. 26, 2011 | B92
    DJAKOVICA -- An 82-year-old woman - one of only five remaining Serbs in the town of Djakovica in Kosovo - has died, it has been reported. Jela Mijovich and four other elderly women were the only Serbs left in the town after the March 2004 pogrom perpetrated by ethnic Albanians. They all lived in a rebuilt structure located in the yard of a Serbian Orthodox monastery in the town. Prior to 1999, several thousand Serbs lived in Djakovica. The four elderly women who still remain there live under 24-hour protection of the Kosovo police (KPS). One of them, 64-year-old Vasiljka...
  • World Court rules against Greece over FYROM [Macedonia] veto

    12/05/2011 8:57:56 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    The world court ruled Monday that Greece was wrong to block a bid by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to join NATO in 2008 because of a long-running dispute over the fledgling country's use of the name “Macedonia.” In a 15-1 ruling, the court found that Greece's veto breached a provisional 1995 deal under which Greece had agreed not to block membership of the country in international organizations if it used the name FYROM, while the matter was submitted to further negotiations. More than 15 years later, mediation over the name is still ongoing. The victory is partly...
  • Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Kosovo Capital

    12/04/2011 8:52:16 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | December 2, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    "Police in Kosovo are investigating who sprayed swastikas on dozens of tombstones in a Jewish cemetery recently restored by American and Kosovan students, a spokesman said Thursday. Brahim Sadrija said police had sealed off the cemetery in the capital, Kosovo, and are looking for clues. The vandalism is believed to have happened Tuesday. … In June, a group of students from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and their peers from the American University in Kosovo restored the neglected cemetery by clearing debris from around the graves and cutting overgrown grass. Rabbi Edward S. Boraz of the college’s Roth Center for...
  • U.S. Commander Condemns Attacks on Kosovo Force

    11/30/2011 4:00:27 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | November 29, 2011 | Donna Miles
    Georgia National Guard soldiers stack behind a wall during training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 9, 2011. National Guard soldiers from several states -- including the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade -- are part of the KFOR 15 rotation preparing to deploy to Kosovo in upcoming months. U.S. Army photo by Lynn Davis WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2011 – A senior U.S. military leader in Europe condemned recent violence against NATO troops in Kosovo just as a Wisconsin Army National Guard unit prepares to take command of the 15th rotation of peacekeeping forces...
  • Serbs Attack Anew in Kosovo (NATO Soldiers Shot)

    11/28/2011 5:02:13 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2011. | DON FAIRCLOUGH
    <p>Serbs opposed to the independence of Kosovo attacked North Atlantic Treaty Organization peacekeeping troops in the tiny Balkan state Monday with guns and Molotov cocktails, wounding dozens, the alliance said, in an escalation of violence that could set back Belgrade's long-running effort to join the European Union.</p>
  • Northern Kosovo: Serbs make their last stand

    11/26/2011 8:23:18 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    RT.com ^ | November 26, 2011 | RT.com
    Tensions run high on Serbia's border with northern Kosovo, as neither of the conflicting sides is prepared to rule out a further escalation of violence. ­Local Serbs say NATO forces are to blame, for breaking an agreement by trying to remove a barricade blocking the way to one of a number of disputed checkpoints. The move prompted violent clashes that left dozens injured on both sides. Last night in Northern Kosovo passed without violence though this does not mean that the source of tensions has disappeared. On November 23 the NATO’s KFOR forces attempted to remove a barricade put up...
  • Is Justice Going To Be Served: Grisly Albanian Organ Harvesting Crimes

    11/23/2011 5:40:18 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | November 21, 2011 | Vojin Joksimovich Ph.D
    KLA Detention Camps In my late December essay in 2010 called Amorality of US Kosovo Policy: Friends with the Snake I have published reactions to the Council of Europe (CoE) 27-page report authored by the Swiss-Italian politician, senator and prosecuting lawyer Dick Marty. The report, after his two-year investigation, claimed that the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) thugs headed by the current Kosovo prime minister Hashim Thaci, known as the “Snake,” abducted mostly Kosovo Serbs but also some Albanian so called “collaborators,” transported them to northern Albania, murdered them, extracted their organs like the kidneys, and sold them on the black...
  • Northern Kosovo "could declare independence"

    11/19/2011 11:39:42 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.B92,net ^ | November 18, 2011 | TANJUG
    BELGRADE -- Oliver Ivanović says he does not rule out the possibility that Serbs from northern Kosovo may "declare independence" of that part of the province. Oliver Ivanović (Beta, file) This could happen if the West continues to insist on the implementation of the agreement on customs stamps and other issues in Priština's favor, the Ministry for Kosovo state secretary said in Belgrade on Friday, after a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Kosovo and Metohija. Ethnic Albanians in Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in early 2008, but Serbia rejected it as an illegal act of secession. Serb north of the...
  • Russian official: Arrival of Serbs would be "repatriation" (Kosovo Serbs seeking citizenships)

    Source: Beta, Interfax MOSCOW -- The possible arrival of Serbs to Russia, says Russian ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin, would represent "a treasure" for his country. Dmitry Rogozin (Tanjug, file) Rogozin spoke after announcements that some Serbs from Kosovo, faced with the ongoing crisis in the province, would seek Russian citizenship. But the diplomat welcomed even the idea that they might move to his country - which is experiencing "great demographic problems". Those Serbs would easily adapt to the new surroundings, "and there should be no issues with employment", according to Rogozin. He also added: "Serbs from Kosovo should be...
  • "1,000 Serbs killed in Kosovo since end of war"

    11/12/2011 10:08:53 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 16 replies
    B92 ^ | November 11, 2011 | BETA
    BELGRADE -- More than 1,000 Serbs have been murdered in Kosovo since June 1999 - when the war ended and international forces were deployed in the province. This is according to Assistant Minister for Kosovo Kruna KaliÄŤanin, who spoke in Belgrade on Thursday. She also noted that "almost nobody" was charged and put on trial for those crimes. The international community, in the meanwhile, showed a tendency to "minimize" the importance of Serb victims, KaliÄŤanin added. These statements came a day after a Serb man was shot and killed, while two others were wounded in Kosovska Mitrovica. KaliÄŤanin also accused...
  • Kosovo leader won't sue Swiss politician over organ trading report

    11/03/2011 8:47:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    The Local (Switzerland) ^ | 03 Nov 2011 17:14 GMT+1
    Hashim Thaci will not file a legal claim against Swiss politician Dick Marty who wrote a Council of Europe report linking the Kosovo prime minister to organ trafficking in the 1990s, media reported on Thursday. Thaci "does not want to influence the (independent) investigation opened by US prosecutor John Clint Williamson," Kosovo deputy prime minister Hajredin Kuci told local media. Prosecutor Williamson heads up a working group set up by the European Union's EULEX rule of law mission in Kosovo to investigate the claims made in Marty's report. In the report, Marty said that members of Thaci's Kosovo Liberation Army...
  • N. Korean leader's grandson to study in Bosnia: Reports

    09/29/2011 3:36:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Asia One ^ | 09/29/11
    N. Korean leader's grandson to study in Bosnia: Reports The Korea Herald/Asia News Network Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 A grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has enrolled in an international college in Bosnia, local papers reported on Wednesday. The 16-year-old Kim Han-sol, son of the North Korean leader's oldest son Kim Jong-nam (right), is on a list of 72 sixth-year students of the United World Colleges' (UWC)'s local branch located in the southern town of Mostar, according to the Vecernji List. The UWC is a network of colleges throughout the world promoting international and intercultural understanding. It is attended...
  • McDonald's opens in Sarajevo, Bosnia; People celebrate foreign investment, connection to West

    08/04/2011 8:52:49 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 2, 2011 | Lindsay Goldwert
    The Big Mac has come to Bosnia. The fast food chain arrived in downtown Sarajevo to the delight and fanfare of the young crowd that lined up to get a taste of America. "We are becoming a part of Western Europe, of a world from which we were cut off," local politician Aner Begic, 32, old Agence France-Presse. "McDonald's is a symbol of the Western world, and I'm thrilled that Bosnia is joining it," he said. It wasn't easy to bring the golden arches to Bosnia. It took four years to build the McDonald's on Marshal Tito St. Politicians blame...
  • The Other Crimes of Bosnia: Don’t Forget About The Jihad

    06/02/2011 7:01:44 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 02Jun11 | John Rosenthal
    The arrest of Ratko Mladic has given the western media occasion to recall the Bosnian civil war of the early 1990s and the crimes for which Bosnian Serbs have been held responsible. But – since as a rule they did not report on it in the first place – it is unlikely that they will remind their audiences against just whom the Bosnian Serbs were fighting: namely, a Bosnian government headed by a self-avowed Islamist whose forces were armed by Iran and augmented by foreign mujahideen linked to none other than Al-Qaeda.
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il's Grandson Goes to Int'l School in Bosnia (photos)

    09/29/2011 10:49:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 09/30/11
    Kim Jong-il's Grandson Goes to Int'l School in Bosnia North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's grandson Han-sol has enrolled in the United World College in Mostar in Bosnia, a local newspaper reported Wednesday. UWCiM is an international school established in 2006 "with an explicit aim to contribute to the reconstruction of a post-conflict society." It is one of 13 worldwide United World Colleges established by a British foundation in 1962 to embody the ideas of Kurt Hahn, a German educator who stressed the need to help students understand different cultures, religions, and values through school life. The Bosnian school has 74...
  • Bosnia, Cyprus and Kosovo: America and Islamism in the Balkans

    10/28/2011 7:15:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Pakistan Christian Post ^ | 10/28/11 | Lee Jay Walker and Murad Makhmudov
    The conflicts that engulfed the former Yugoslavia still remain unresolved in the political arena and open to Western political shenanigans and covert meddling from Turkey and Saudi Arabia in Bosnia and Kosovo. Orthodox Christianity faces many attacks and only a naďve individual would claim that America and the hands of Turkey and Saudi Arabia are clean. America and other Western nations did little to stop Turkey invading Cyprus in 1974 and creating a de-facto nation and altering the demographics of northern Cyprus and using this area for military purposes. Irrespective of the rights and wrongs of Cyprus you have no...
  • 5 Nuns who Died in Custody of Serb Extremists in WWII Beatified at Ceremony in Bosnia

    09/26/2011 6:23:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/24/11 | AP
    <p>SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Five nuns who died in the custody of Serb extremists during World War II have been beatified at a ceremony that attracted thousands in Bosnia — the last formal step before possible sainthood.</p>
  • (Hillary) Clinton Cites Rwanda, Bosnia in Rationale for Libya Intervention

    03/27/2011 7:06:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 27, 2011 | JakeTapper
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton emphasized the humanitarian rationale for the U.S. military intervention in Libya, recalling instances from recent history when a lack of U.S. intervention had left hundreds of thousands dead. In an interview with ABC News’ Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper on “This Week,” Clinton said that the United Nations-backed military intervention in Libya “is a watershed moment in international decision making. We learned a lot in the 1990s. We saw what happened in Rwanda. It took a long time in the Balkans, in Kosovo to deal with a tyrant. But I think in what has...
  • The forgotten Orthodox Christians of Bosnia and Kosovo

    12/01/2010 6:25:49 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 25 replies
    The Modern Tokyo Times ^ | December 1, 2010 | Lee Jay Walker
    Bosnian Islamic fighters during their Jihad which was blessed by President Bill Clinton I come from a member state of the European Union which is meant to uphold the rights of all religions, political ideologies, acknowledge national and cultural rights, and is meant to spread “European brotherhood.” However, it appears that this does not apply to the Orthodox Christians of Bosnia and Kosovo respectively because not only have they been abandoned but outside Islamic powers are stepping up their Islamization agenda in both Bosnia and Kosovo. In Kosovo the de-Christianization of the Orthodox Christian community continues and hundreds of Orthodox...
  • Bosnia & Kosovo: radical Islam, organ trafficking, and media bias

    12/15/2010 7:14:39 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Serbianna ^ | December 15, 2010 | Lee Jay Walker
    The conflict that raged throughout the former Yugoslavia was met by a wall of silence when it came to important issues. These important issues apply to America and the United Kingdom supporting Islamists in a brutal civil war in Bosnia and then installing a new nation by ignoring international law in Kosovo. Also, is it credible to believe that the vast majority of major news agencies and national governments did not know about thousands of Islamists in Europe who were sent to slit the throats and behead Orthodox Christians? Shoeless Holbrooke sits with Muslim Albanian gunmen that ran the organ...
  • NATO still getting it wrong in Kosovo

    10/26/2011 4:46:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    Ottowa Citizen ^ | October 24, 2011 | James Bissett
    In the three years since Kosovo, urged on by the United States, declared its unilateral independence, there has been no final resolution of this long-festering wound in the heart of the Balkans. After the expulsion of the Serbian military from Kosovo in 1999 there was a systematic purging of the non-Albanian population and a rampage of revenge killing, and destruction. In March, 2004, the Albanian mobs burned or dynamited more than 204 Christian churches and monasteries - some of them heritage structures dating back to the 14th century. This veritable orgy of devastation was accomplished under the watchful eyes of...
  • Tear gas at the barricades: NATO sprays Serb protests (video)

    10/20/2011 9:34:02 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    RT.com ^ | October 20, 2011 | RT.com
    NATO peacekeepers have used tear gas against Serb protesters in northern Kosovo. They dispersed the crowd in order to start dismantling barricades erected in a protest against deployment of customs checkpoints on the border. The tension has already spilled into violence in Kosovo, reports RT’s Maria Finoshina. One Serb was gunned down and two wounded near the city of Pec in the west of the province. The shooting was done by their Albanian neighbor, she says. Meanwhile some 300 Serbs tried to prevent the Kosovo peacekeeping force (KFOR) from tearing down the barricades in Kosovo’s north, but the soldiers were...
  • Army of stones: Serb barricades stand firm

    10/18/2011 10:24:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    RT.com ^ | October 18, 2011 | RT
    As the deadline for Serbs in northern Kosovo to dismantle their border barricades nears, they remain firm in their protest. The barricades are meant to stop attempts by Kosovan police, and NATO and EU forces to take over border crossings with Serbia. Stones and sand of the barricades are the only weapons the Serbs living in Kosovo have in their arsenal to make the others listen to them. The roadblocks they have set up throughout the northern part of the region are making headlines and getting feedback. Local resident Voityla is reading a leaflet that KFOR, a NATO-led international peacekeeping...
  • Western policy doing the bidding of Islam in Kosovo: destroying Orthodox Christianity

    10/13/2011 10:43:52 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | Oct. 13, 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    Islamic forces entered Europe from Asia and North Africa in order to enslave, convert, persecute and either completely destroy Christianity or to enforce dhimmitude. Before this process began you had the complete annihilation of Christianity in many parts of North Africa and in various parts of the Middle East it was one long sojourn into dhimmitude, pogroms and massacres. Christianity survived in some areas, for example in Egypt, however, numbers succumbed after Arab colonial and Islamic discrimination took route. Therefore, a complete Islamic inquisition took root in Arabia (modern day Saudi Arabia) and just like the Sunni Islamic inquisition against...
  • Death of War Crimes Witness Casts Cloud on Kosovo

    10/07/2011 8:31:35 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 6, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    PRIZREN, KOSOVO — The death of a key witness in Germany in the war crimes trial of one of Kosovo’s most powerful politicians has cast doubt on the effective prosecution of the case and threatens to derail local and international efforts to establish the rule of law here. Intimidation, fear, clan loyalties and a culture of silence have long impeded the development of a functioning justice system in Kosovo, analysts say, and the death is seen as a major setback. The witness, Agim Zogaj, 53, a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army who kept meticulous diary notes of alleged...
  • KOSOVO - a land being Islamized by the United States, NATO and United Nations.

    10/06/2011 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    FaithFreedom.org ^ | October 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    Since World War Two you have had three major conflicts in the Balkans involving Orthodox Christian communities and Islamic communities; this applies to Cyprus, Bosnia and Kosovo respectively. On all three occasions the United States supported the followers of Islam and maybe one day the same will happen to Orthodox Christians in Macedonia? Yet unlike the large Christian communities of Bosnia and Cyprus, it is the land of Kosovo which is being Islamized and Albanianized under NATO, the UN, and other international institutions who are meant to be neutral. The media in the West is once more turning a 'blind...
  • Trial Opens for 7 Kosovars in Organ-Trafficking Case

    10/06/2011 6:00:29 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    PRISTINA, KOSOVO — The trial of seven Kosovars accused of participating in an international organ trafficking ring opened here Tuesday. The suspects are accused of luring victims from Turkey and former Communist countries to Pristina to sell their kidneys with false promises of payments of up to €15,000, or nearly $20,000. The recipients, according to the indictment, paid between €80,000 and €100,000 for the organs. The case has threatened to tarnish the image of the new country as it struggles to establish international credibility three years after declaring independence, and as it seeks integration into the European Union. But the...
  • On random, unprovoked violence and the need to dismantle NATO

    10/04/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    English Pravda.ru ^ | October 4, 2011 | Dr. Michael Pravica
    Recently, as I was bicycling to work, I became the victim of random, unprovoked violence as I was hit by a nearly full bottle of flavored water thrown by a passenger from a car that passed me. Due to my superior reflexes and conditioning I managed to stabilize my bike (and myself rom the initial shock) as the bottle bounced off of me. Nevertheless, why someone would waste a perfectly good, chilled bottle of sugared drink on a 40 degree Celsius day trying to injure someone they didn't even know was very perplexing to me. On another occasion, two speeding...
  • Kosovo Serbs dig in as border dispute turns bloody

    10/01/2011 8:24:02 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | October 1, 2011 | DANIEL McLAUGHLIN in Jarinje
    KFor soldiers from the US stand guard at a barricade at the closed Serbia-Kosovo border crossing of Jarinje. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters Cultural claims persist in regions as Belgrade refuses to acknowledge independence of Kosovo MILEVA PREMOVIC and her neighbours while away the afternoon in the shade of a broad tree. The unseasonable warmth makes it hard to imagine that the green Kapaonik mountains, rising up a few miles away in Serbia, will soon be white with snow and busy with skiers. It would also be hard to believe that bullets were fired and blood shed here just a few days...