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  • 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 ^ | November 26, 2011 |
    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 NATOs 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 Kaličanin, 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, Kaličanin added. These statements came a day after a Serb man was shot and killed, while two others were wounded in Kosovska Mitrovica. Kaličanin 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: Dont 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 nave 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 ^ | October 20, 2011 |
    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 RTs 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 Kosovos north, but the soldiers were...
  • Army of stones: Serb barricades stand firm

    10/18/2011 10:24:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies ^ | 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 Kosovos 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Kosovar Serbs Contemplate Life Under Albanian Rule

    09/29/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 29, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    NORTH MITROVICA, KOSOVO Angry Serbs are still at the barricades here, blocking roads across northern Kosovo in an attempt to resist the recent deployment of police and customs officers from the Kosovar government to border crossings with Serbia. Although the protests have been peaceful so far, behind the anger a more fundamental issue is smoldering: Serbs here are being forced to finally contemplate a future under the Kosovar government in Pristina, which is dominated by ethnic Albanians. Its the very first time in 12 years that the pressure against the Serbs in the north has been so strong from...
  • 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...
  • Ethnic Serbs, NATO troops hurt in Kosovo clash

    09/28/2011 5:13:49 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies ^ | September 27, 2011 | Branislav Krstic and Fatos Bytyci, Reuters
    MITROVICA/PRISTINA, Kosovo - At least 16 Kosovo Serbs and four NATO troops were injured in clashes at a disputed Kosovo-Serbian border crossing on Tuesday, NATO officials and local authorities said. Witnesses said troops from the NATO peacekeeping force KFOR responded with fire arms, teargas and rubber bullets to disperse a crowd rallying against the removal of a Serb-held barricade on a small road about 150 meters from the Jarinje border post. NATO spokesman Ralph Adametz said the incidents started when Serb protesters drove a vehicle at NATO troops and a soldier was injured. "During the incident an attempt was made...
  • Kosovo war crimes witness found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 4:14:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2011 | Fatos Bytyci
    (Reuters) - A witness in a war crimes case against a member of Kosovo's parliament has been found dead in Germany, an EU police and justice mission (EULEX) spokesman said on Wednesday. Ruling party parliamentarian Fatmir Limaj, who was put under house arrest last week, and nine other people arrested in March are accused of committing murder, torture and violations of the human rights of ethnic Albanians, Serbs and prisoners during Kosovo's 1998-99 war with Serbia. Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the war crimes case, was found dead in a German park, said EULEX spokesman Blerim Krasniqi, adding:...
  • Kosovos Organ-Harvester-in-Chief [Thaci] Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell, Stocks Plummet.

    09/28/2011 3:47:36 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | September 26, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    A month after Wall St. Journal published Kosovos terrorist prime minister Hashim Thaci, the Heroin-Trafficker-in-Chief got to ring the opening bell at NASDAQ on Thursday. In a year when he fixed elections, was implicated in his KLA murder-for-organs scheme, and was outed by various media watchdogs to be suppressing the press, mobster/torturer/murderer Thaci occasionally wanted by Interpol and almost barred from entering this country save for diplomatic immunity is here with bells on.
  • Our Tax Dollars at Work NATO Troops in Kosovo Open Fire on Serb Protesters!

    09/27/2011 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    The American Council for Kosovo ^ | September 27, 2011 | James George Jatras
    NATO Tries to Force Christian Serbs to Submit to Criminal Albanian Muslim Authority September 27, 2011: Today, NATO forces in Kosovo opened fire on Serbian demonstrators protesting efforts by KFOR (NATOs Kosovo Force) and the ironically designated European Union rule of law mission (EULEX) to force Serbs to submit to the illegal Albanian Muslim authority posing as an independent government in Pritina. As summarized by retired U.S. diplomat Gerard Gallucci, who formerly served in Kosovo: On September 27, the NATO force in Kosovo (KFOR) lost completely its guise as UN peacekeepers and became a repressive, lawless military occupation force. After...
  • Germany Makes Another Balkan Mess

    09/26/2011 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 20 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 26, 2011 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    German chancellor Angela Merkel has received undeserved praise for adopting an uncompromising position regarding Kosovo in meetings with Serbian president Boris Tadic. The latest example of a laudatory reaction is the piece [3] by Morton Abramowitz and James Hooper. Abramowitz and Hooper are thrilled that she made it clear to Tadic that Kosovo would not be partitioned and that the area inhabited by Serbs north of the Ibar River was Kosovo territory. Further, she told the leader of a still-fragile democratic Serbia that the Kosovo issue had to be resolved before Serbia could enter the EU. Rather than meriting praise,...
  • Bare-Handed Kosovo Serbs Battle NATO

    09/21/2011 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | September 20, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich, Ph.D.
    On September the 16th NATO forces, overstepping their UN Security Council (UNSC) mandates, amid tensions on the administrative border between Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo, have fired the first shots at bare-handed Kosovo Serbs in the village of Zupce. The Kosovo Serbs have erected barricades, in a life or death situation, to defend themselves against the Muslim Albanian onslaughts which desire to forcefully incorporate northern Kosovo into the US/EU created Republic of Kosovo, an amputated province from the Republic of Serbia. The Albanian police, aided and assisted by NATOs KFOR, have taken over two border crossings: Jarinje and...
  • Orthodox Christian ghettoization and anti-Serb clampdown in Kosovo

    09/02/2011 5:13:54 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | September 1, 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    If you reside in a parallel universe then welcome to Kosovo, the land of Albanianization and Islamization and all in the name of democracy. A flick back into history tells us that the Serbs were 98% of the population of Kosovo 600 years ago but today the Orthodox Christian Serbs are between 6% and 8% depending on various figures. Of course, the Kosovo Serbs became a minority because of the ravages of the Ottoman Empire, dhimmitude, Islamization, and Albanian support of fascism during the German Nazi period. Communism in the old Yugoslavia was the final nail in the coffin because Albanian...
  • Chancellor Merkels Belgrade Ultimatum

    08/30/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 16 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 30, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Serbian President Boris Tadic On August 23 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Belgrade. The first leg of her trip was Zagreb where she met with Croatian leaders. In Belgrade she met with Serbian leaders including a one-on-one session with President Tadic. The upshot was her blunt dictate that Serbia must meet the following demands in order to qualify for consideration of EU membership: progress in the Belgrade-Pristina dialog, normalization of relations including abandonment of parallel structures in Kosovo; administrative and legal reforms, and satisfying the 1995 Copenhagen criteria. Merkel pointed out that Germany would like...
  • Kosovo Becoming Asylum Transit Country

    08/23/2011 1:32:31 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    Daily News Corner ^ | August 20, 2011 | Muhamet Brajshori for Southeast European Times in Pristina
    Porous borders, especially in the north, are blamed for the trend. [Reuters] Kosovo hаѕ achieved the dubious distinction аs а transit country, but іs unprepared to handle the situation. Since 1999, Kosovo has ѕeen аn increasing number of asylum seekers frоm Asia and Africa. They have other destinations in mind, but use Kosovo aѕ transit point аnd оften end uр being arrested bу police at thе borders for illegal passage. Mainly, their countries of origin arе Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan and Nigeria. It іѕ uр tо thе internal affairs ministry tо determine whethеr thеy wіll remain in Kosovo or be deported....
  • ANA threatens with armed actions in north of Kosovo

    08/22/2011 11:21:26 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    EMG. RS ^ | August 22, 2011 | Tanjug
    The terrorist Albanian National Army (ANA) threatened to carry out armed actions in north of Kosovo, if the Kosovo institutions do not set up Kosovo's military by the end of September, the Pristina electronic media reported citing the media in Tirana. The release, written by political spokesman of that mysterious organization Sazan Toplica, reads that the ANA has delivered an ultimatum to the Kosovo President and Prime Minister demanding formation of Kosovo's armed military by September 30. If the ANA demands are ignored, that terrorist formation, as he put it, will be forced to continue with its military actions in...
  • New war crimes trial for Kosovo ex-premier Haradinaj

    08/18/2011 5:59:34 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 18, 2011 | Mark Lowen
    Ramush Haradinaj is the most senior ethnic Albanian indicted by the Hague tribunal Former Kosovan Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj is going back on trial at The Hague in its first-ever partial retrial for war crimes. He is due to re-appear before the UN War Crimes Tribunal after his 2008 acquittal was overturned on grounds of witness intimidation. The former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) fighter and two co-accused are being retried. It is the first partial retrial ordered by the UN War Crimes Tribunal. It follows an appeal by the prosecution against the acquittal in 2008 of Mr Haradinaj. The indictment...
  • NATO moves to calm Kosovar-Serb border tensions

    08/04/2011 10:08:34 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 3, 2011 | Robert Marquand
    Kosovo Serb orthodox priest conducts a religious service near the barricades in the village of Zupce near the town of Zubin Potok on August 1. Serbs vowed to press on with roadblocks and stop NATO's KFOR peacekeeping force from proceeding until Kosovo agrees not to station its police and customs officers at the sensitive border posts. Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters ***** Paris NATO is sending several hundred German and Austrian troops to Kosovo to buttress peacekeeping forces there after border violence left a Kosovar policeman dead and inflamed tensions with Serbia. Fighting erupted after Kosovar special police units in armored cars...
  • Kosovo Serbs Defend Their Existence, Christianity & UN Resolution

    08/03/2011 2:38:23 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 2, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    The Kosovo Serbs in the north are defending the millennium old lands of their ancestors and the birthplace of Serbian Orthodox Christianity from the invasion of Hashim Thacis special police forces called ROSU to enforce a ban on imports from Serbia. These imports are a matter of elementary existence for the Kosovo Serbs, who have survived what Mary Walsh characterized as genocide on UN/NATO watch in her book Hiding Genocide in Kosovo: A Crime against God and Humanity. She has also characterized Kosovo as the prison without walls. The Kosovo Serbs are also defending the UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution...
  • Kosovo Serbs facing food, medicine shortages: report

    07/31/2011 8:43:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 2011-07-30
    BELGRADE (AFP) A trade embargo imposed by authorities in Pristina has led to severe shortages of food and medicine among ethnic Serbs living in northern Kosovo, media reports said on Sunday. Suppliers from Serbia have been unable to deliver bread and milk to the towns of Lesak, Leposavic and northern Mitrovica, the Belgrade-based Beta news agency reported. Shops in the towns were also on the verge of selling out of meat and sugar products and customers have been stockpiling flour and yeast, it added. Supplies of bottled water were also running low, while doctors at the main health centre...
  • Serbian Attackers Shoot at NATO Soldiers [Kosovo]

    07/28/2011 6:52:47 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies ^ | 07/28/2011
    Violence on the border between Kosovo and Serbia continued to escalate on Wednesday as members of the Serbian minority in northern Kosovo set fire to a border post that has been in dispute since Monday. The attackers also reportedly fired shots at a nearby outpost run by the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR). The border station has been contested since the beginning of the week when Kosovo's special police seized two northern border crossings in attempt to enforce an import ban on Serbian goods. On Tuesday a Kosovar police officer was killed, reportedly with a gunshot to the head. KFOR troops...
  • Pristina wants to take Kosovo north with help of USA (Clashes in Kosovo)

    It looked like war. Kosovo special units would appear at border checkpoints alternatively. At sound of siren people would run to access roads blocking them, says a Serb, one of witnesses of the incident provoked by Kosovo authorities in their attempt to take by force the checkpoints at administration border crossings of Jarinje and Brnjak. The authorities in Pristina ordered the day before yesterday at 22.00 the action of conquering the checkpoints aimed to establish full control over all access roads to Kosovo. A well informed Blic source from Pristina claims that Kosovo authorities got no green light for this...
  • Kosovo tense after deadly clash on Serbian border

    07/27/2011 1:21:43 AM PDT · by LjubivojeRadosavljevic · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 July 2011 | BBC
    International concern has been raised over a Kosovo police bid to take over two border crossings in the ethnic Serb north in which one officer was killed. Kosovo police units, who came under fire, pulled back after Serbs refusing to recognise their authority took up arms and mounted roadblocks. Nato-led peacekeepers moved into the area to calm the situation. The US and EU criticised the Kosovan government for acting without consulting international bodies. Continue reading the main story Analysis image of Mark Lowen Mark Lowen BBC News, Belgrade The whole episode shows just how problematic the north of Kosovo remains....
  • Vidovdan and Christianity - Remembering the Serbian sacrifice on June 28th.

    06/28/2011 10:43:01 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies ^ | June 28, 2011 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Kosovska Devojka The Kosovo Maiden ***** Today, June 28, 2011, marks the anniversary of perhaps the most sacred day in Serbian history. It can be said, too, that it is a sacred day in Christian history. On this day, in 1389 on Kosovo field, 70,000 Serbian men, the entire Serbian Army, gave its life to defend Christianity against the onslaught of the Ottoman Turks and Islam. They chose the "Heavenly Kingdom" over the earthly one. For them, Christianity was worth fighting for.Sincerely, Aleksandra Rebic *****
  • (Bosnian) Muslim Arrested with TNT; 2 EU Police Cars Set on Fire in Pristina

    06/09/2011 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | June 9, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    It sure is a good thing we bombed those Serbs. And bought ourselves all that Bosnian and Albanian good will.
  • Libya overshadowed by "Kosovo model"

    05/23/2011 7:21:22 PM PDT · by DTA · 9 replies
    Xinhua ^ | May 24 2011 | Wu Liming
    BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- The latest moves by Western allies against Libya have shown marked similarities to "strategies" they adopted in Kosovo in the 1990s. Catherine Ashton, EU's foreign policy chief, opened the bloc's office on Sunday in Benghazi,the Libyan opposition's base camp when he visited the city on Sunday. Earlier last Monday, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) requested arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and his brother-in-law Abdullah Al-Sanousi who is Libya's head of intelligence. In retrospective, NATO adopted a three-step strategy in Kosovo War back in 1999. NATO first...
  • "Staff at Kosovo embassies on welfare" (in host countries)

    05/23/2011 9:44:37 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 14 replies
    B92 ^ | 5/19/11 | Staff
    PRITINA -- Kosovo's Pritina-based authorities opened embassies in a number of European countries, but are reportedly unable to provide appropriate salaries for the staff. European states are obligated to ensure payment of social welfare to a certain number of employees at the embassies opened by the Kosovo Albanian authorities, since their salaries are lower than the allowed minimum. This is according to the Pritina-based Albanian language daily Zeri. These employees are classified as social cases, due to the low salaries they receive from the budget of the Kosovo government. This prompted Germany and Switzerland "to react", according to the report....
  • The EU at a glance

    04/16/2011 5:38:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Europa ^ | this it timeless | some committee of moonbats
    Did you know that the EU has ensured that there has been no war between its members for last 60 years?
  • Kosovo: New president handpicked by Americans, predecessor says

    04/08/2011 7:58:17 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 10 replies
    AKI ^ | 4/8/11 | staff
    (AKI) Former Kosovo president Bedzet Pacoli said on Friday his successor Atifete Jahjaga, who was elected by parliament, was in fact handpicked by the US ambassador to Pristina Christopher Dell. Pacoli spent only one month in office and resigned last month after the constitutional court ruled the there had been irregularities in his election. To break the political deadlock, the ruling Democratic Party of Kosovo, its coalition partner Alliance for new Kosovo and the opposition Democratic Alliance of Kosovo had agreed to field Jahjaga as a joint candidate. But Pacoli told Pristina channel TV Clan, Jahjaga actually wasnt a...