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  • So Just When an Albanian Catholic Calls his Fellow, Largely Muslim, Albanians on their Dirty Deeds…

    03/17/2010 2:11:13 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 19 replies · 472+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | March16, 2010 | Julia Gorin
    …the mainstream news picks up on the boldness — and insolence toward our masters– and demands that the hero apologize and be “disciplined.” Below is some hack, grind, mainstream journalist’s report on this “shocking” video, in the Detroit News — with my translations. Notice what the very tone of the title reveals: While a person from the community/ethnicity that Americans insist on being dumb about is TELLING us that these people were *not* the victims they claimed to be and that we’ve done something policy-wise that is not only self-destructive but destructive to the maturation of the Albanian community, here...
  • US criticizes Spain on Kosovo pullout

    03/20/2009 12:17:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 79 replies · 2,965+ views
    AP ^ | March 20, 2009
    The United States is issuing unusually strong criticism of NATO ally Spain by expressing surprise at its decision to pull out its troops from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. State Department spokesman Robert Wood says the United States was "deeply disappointed" by the decision. He says Washington only learned of the move shortly before Spain announced it publicly. Defense Minister Carme Chacon made the announcement Thursday, saying, "The mission has been completed and it is time to return home." Asked if the United States shared that assessment, Wood said, "Not at all."
  • Serbia to Offer Kosovo 95 Pct Autonomy (Last offer)

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbia will offer near complete autonomy to Kosovo during the first face-to-face negotiations with rival ethnic Albanians in New York later this week, a Serbian official said Monday. The minister for Kosovo, Slobodan Samardzic, said that Belgrade's new proposal includes giving the independence-seeking Kosovo Albanians ``95 percent competence'' in running the province. ``The Serbian proposal is new and specific and offers a form of maximum autonomy not seen in the world today,'' Samardzic said, adding that Kosovo would maintain ``weak and minimal'' links with Serbia.
  • Two dead following Kosovo clashes

    02/11/2007 11:05:35 AM PST · by Bokababe · 58 replies · 953+ views
    BBC ^ | 2/11/07 | BBC Staff
    Two people have died overnight following clashes in Kosovo between ethnic Albanian protesters and police. They were among four people seriously wounded when United Nations and local police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse some 3,000 protesters...
  • Ceku: Kosovo Albanian independence close

    05/15/2006 12:16:10 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 93 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May. 15, 2006 at 9:40AM | UPI
    Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku has says independence for mostly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo of Serbia's government in Belgrade is near. "A great dream of independence is close and it is only months away," said Ceku Monday in his regular weekly address in Kosovo, Serbia's southern province whose population of 1.8 million is 90 percent ethnic-Albanian........
  • Stabbing in flashpoint Kosovo town; Serbs protest

    03/28/2006 10:55:13 AM PST · by joan · 7 replies · 266+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 28, 2006
    28 Mar 2006 17:33:36 GMT Source: Reuters MITROVICA, Serbia and Montenegro, March 28 (Reuters) - A Serb man was stabbed in the flashpoint town of Mitrovica in Kosovo on Tuesday and hundreds of Serbs gathered at the scene to demonstrate, hospital officials and witnesses said. The 19-year-old Serbwas "seriously wounded" when he was stabbed in the stomach, hospital director Milan Ivanovic told Reuters. Witnesses said he was attacked on the main bridge by two men who had crossed from the mainly Albanian south. Mitrovica, in the north of Serbia's United Nations-run province, has been divided at the river between Serbs...
  • NATO-led peacekeepers defuse explosive device in Kosovo

    03/20/2006 2:54:00 PM PST · by joan · 6 replies · 249+ views
    Calibre ^ | March 20, 2006
    Released : Mar 20, 2006 11:42 AM PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro-NATO-led peacekeepers defused a bomb Monday in Kosovo's capital, police said. The device contained 800 grams (28 ounces) of TNT and was placed in the parking lot of a building that houses the Democratic Party of Kosovo, the main opposition party in the province, said police spokeswoman Sabrije Kamberi. Police and NATO-led peacekeepers cordoned off the area for several hours until they defused the device. No one was hurt and no damage was caused, Kamberi said. Police were still investigating the incident, she added. Kosovo has been run by the United Nations...
  • Did Ibrahim Rugova die a Christian?

    02/23/2006 4:24:53 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 5 replies · 1,173+ views
    Citizen Soldier ^ | 22 February 2006 | Stella L. Jatras
    As someone who has been following and writing about the events in the Balkans for over a decade, the announced death in myriads of newspapers throughout the world of President Ibrahim Rugova of Kosovo, was of deep interest to me. Virtually nothing is mentioned in the media nor in Congress anymore of the dire situation for the remaining Christian Serbian population in Kosovo. It is as though the Balkan war never happened, nor the consequences of that war. While Rugova's method of achieving independence for Kosovo is described as nonviolent he often found himself allied with Hashim Thaci, the leader...
  • Too Much "Help"? (Kosovo)

    12/10/2005 8:44:01 AM PST · by Valin · 31 replies · 687+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/9/05 | Stephen Schwartz
    Things look promising in Kosovo, despite the tender ministrations of the United Nations. -------------------------------------------------- Prishtina, Kosovo SOME OF THE FRESHEST and most distinctive voices of "new Europe"--Donald Rumsfeld's term for the former-Communist states that have joined the reunited continent as ardent supporters of capitalism, democracy, and other conservative values--are sounding off in a place so new, in its own way, that less than a decade ago most Americans had never heard of it: Kosovo. Isolated by the Albanian language, an ancient Indo-European tongue with no obvious relatives, as well as by the long-standing hostility of their rapacious neighbors, the Kosovars...