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  • Did Anders Behring Breivik act alone? — Updated

    07/25/2011 7:48:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    War in Context ^ | July 25, 2011 | Paul Woodward
    In his manifesto, 2083 A European Declaration of Independence, Anders Behring Breivik — who will soon go on trial for murdering at least 93 fellow Norwegians — writes: Solo-cell systems in combination with martyrdom is the most efficient and deadly form of modern warfare. This strategy was adapted by Jihadist groups. And now we will be using it as well. It is even more valuable to us as we enjoy more “invisibility” than individuals who have Arabic/Asian appearance and customs. This compendium of his writings, whose promotion was his central objective, describes in great detail the lonely pursuit of his...
  • 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 wasn’t a...
  • Kentucky woman accused of Bosnian war crimes

    03/17/2011 1:39:59 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 35 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/17/11 | Jennifer Hewlett
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — U.S. authorities have arrested a 51-year-old Croatian-born woman in Kentucky who is accused of war crimes against civilians during the Bosnian civil war in the 1990s. Azra Basic, who was living in Stanton, Ky., is accused of torturing and murdering ethnic Serbs at prison camps from April to June 1992. Bosnia and Herzegovina officials want Basic returned to that country to stand trial Eyewitnesses Radojica Garic and Dragan Kovacevic said Basic murdered Blagoje Djuras, who had been beaten to unconsciousness by Croatian police and soldiers, by slitting his throat with a knife, according to a court document....
  • Americans reluctant to intervene in Libya

    03/16/2011 6:53:13 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 10 replies
    The Blogmocracy ^ | 3/16/11 | Rodan
    The Republicans really botched an opportunity to destroy the Tranzi Progressives. Many leftists like John Kerry, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and others were calling for the US to set up a no fly zone over Libya. Instead of hammering the Democrats for wanting us to get involved in conflict where there are no US interest, Republicans like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, John Bolton, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bill Kristol, Mike Huckabee and others agreed and even tried to use this to paint Obama as weak. Despite all this bipartisan propaganda most Americans are against getting involved......
  • Serbfest celebrates century of Serbian culture in St. Louis

    08/08/2010 6:57:02 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 6 replies
    STLToday.com ^ | 8/8/10 | Paige Varner
    Serbfest celebrates Serbian traditions and Eastern Orthodox beliefs. But the priest at Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, which was established a century ago, also made a point Saturday to express his love of the United States. "The more you know about America, the more you love it," the Rev. Radomir Chkautovich, who fled socialist Yugoslavia in 1963, said with an accent. Chkautovich, a retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and chaplain, regularly leads tours of his church during Serbfest to explain its history and Serbian traditions....
  • Trying to right a wrong WWII airmen honored for role in rescue operation

    07/31/2009 8:44:48 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 18 replies · 795+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | July 31, 2009 | Jack Kelly
    OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Art Jibilian hoped his presence here at the largest private air show in the world would, in a small way, help right a terrible wrong that had been done so long ago. Mr. Jibilian, of Fremont Ohio, and surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the pioneering squadron of black fighter pilots, were honored here yesterday at AirVenture 2009 for their roles in Operation Halyard, the greatest rescue of downed American airmen in World War II.
  • Study Backs Bosnian Serb’s Claim of Immunity (Holbrooke, the Liar)

    03/22/2009 2:43:19 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 12 replies · 757+ views
    NYT ^ | March 22, 2009 | y MARLISE SIMONS
    PARIS — Every time Radovan Karadzic, the onetime Bosnian Serb leader, appears in court on war crimes charges, he has hammered on one recurring claim: a senior American official pledged that he would never be standing there. The official, Richard C. Holbrooke, now a special envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Obama administration, has repeatedly denied promising Mr. Karadzic immunity from prosecution in exchange for abandoning power after the Bosnian war......
  • Endangered Site: Visoki Decani Monastery, Kosovo

    03/06/2009 10:25:16 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 32 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Smithsonian Magazine ^ | March 2009 | Kathleen Burke
    The fate of the 14th-century abbey, one of the best-preserved medieval churches in the Balkans, has been darkened by ethnic violence. Time stands still within the Visoki Decani Monastery, nestled among chestnut groves at the foot of the Prokletije Mountains in western Kosovo. Declared a World Heritage Site in 2004, Unesco cited the 14th-century abbey as an irreplaceable treasure, a place where "traditions of Romanesque architecture meet artistic patterns of the Byzantine world." The Serbian Orthodox monastery represents, according to art historian Bratislav Pantelic, author of a book on Decani's architecture, "the largest and best-preserved medieval church in the entire...
  • Israel Kills Serb-Killer in Gaza

    01/18/2009 11:08:34 PM PST · by Bokababe · 15 replies · 756+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | January 18, 2009 | Julia Gorin
    Saudi fighter killed GAZA CITY: A Saudi Arabian who went to the Gaza Strip to fight alongside Hamas was killed during Israel’s offensive in the Palestinian territory, several Islamic websites reported yesterday. Abu Mohammed Al Marri, who reportedly arrived in Gaza 10 days before the start of the Israeli offensive, “has become a martyr in the land of Gaza,” the websites said. The man, from a town in eastern Saudi Arabia, was a veteran of battles against Russian troops in Afghanistan and in Chechnya as well as against Serb and Croat forces in Bosnia, the websites said.
  • "Kosovo's independence, a debacle"

    12/30/2008 10:54:30 PM PST · by Bokababe · 20 replies · 597+ views
    B92 ^ | 1229/08 | Staff
    BRUSSELS -- Kosovo's unilateral independence declaration turned into a debacle and a bad precedent, European Voice writes. In her column for this independent Brussels-based publication, Ilana Bet-El criticizes the EU for what she describes as "disarray over Kosovo, starting from the unilateral declaration of independence in February". "It was an ill-conceived, amateurishly handled move, lacking consensus in the EU and in the international arena. Regardless of whether Kosovo deserved independence or not, the reasoning behind it was contorted at the best of times, laying open the deep global divisions over international law and its application," Bet-El says. "From a narrowly...
  • Serb stabbed, incidents in K. Mitrovica (Kosovo)

    12/30/2008 10:41:08 PM PST · by Bokababe · 4 replies · 472+ views
    B92 ^ | 12/30/08 | Staff
    30 December 2008 | 18:04 -> 21:05 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- After two Albanians stabbed a 16-year-old Serb with a knife in Kosovska Mitrovica this afternoon and incidents that ensued, the situation is now calm. Automatic gunfire was heard as an Albanian-owned store was set on fire near the bridge on the Ibar River which divides Kosovska Mitrovica into its northern, predominantly Serb, and southern, Albanian part. The victim, Nikola Božović, was taken to hospital with a 10-centimeter stab wound apparently in the lumbar area of his back. Doctor Trajče Bogeski said that the boy was...
  • Bosnia, Hillary’s Playground

    12/28/2008 3:12:43 PM PST · by Bokababe · 9 replies · 580+ views
    Chronicles ^ | 12/28/08 | Srdija Trifkovic
    At a time when the U.S. power and authority are increasingly challenged around the world, the incoming team sees the Balkans as the last geopolitically significant area where they can assert their “credibility” by postulating a maximalist set of objectives as the only outcome acceptable to the United States, and duly insisting on their fulfilment. We have already seen this pattern with Kosovo, and it is to be expected that we’ll see its replay in Bosnia under the new team....... There have been strong pressures from the West, ever since the signing of the Dayton Accords 13 years ago, to...
  • Arrested Doctor Linked to Organ Harvesting of Serb Prisoners in Kosovo

    11/06/2008 9:37:36 AM PST · by Bokababe · 2 replies · 769+ views
    B92 ^ | November 6, 2008 | Staff
    BELGRADE -- Lufti Dervishi, a urologist from Kosovo, has been arrested on suspicion of performing illegal kidney transplants, daily Blic writes. One witness in the investigation into the trafficking of organs of Serb prisoners from Kosovo in 1998, mentioned the doctor’s name in regards to the case, according to Blic. “The witness told Serbian war crimes prosecutors that he saw Doctor Ljutvi Dervishi at locations where it was suspected that organs had been extracted from civilian prisoners and sold later,” Blic’s source stated. “He was now arrested with a scalpel in his hand, and it's obvious that they have continued...
  • "Balkans (with the exception of Kosovo) low priority"

    10/29/2008 10:51:47 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 4 replies · 305+ views
    B92 ^ | October 29, 2008 | Staff
    An American analyst believes that the Balkans, with the exception of Kosovo, will hardly feature among the new U.S. administration's foreign policy priorities. Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York Jonathan Clarke explained that Kosovo will be an exception because of the implications it may have on the Transcaucasus. "I think that the Balkans will be at the bottom of the list of our priorities," Tanjug quoted him as saying. But, he continued, since Russia will be one of the top priorities - because of the Russian gas, Moscow's relations Brussels and Russia's...
  • Bosnia: Top international official calls for swifter reforms (Submit to Muslims now!)

    10/29/2008 4:39:47 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 3 replies · 325+ views
    AKI ^ | October 29, 2008 | Staff
    Sarajevo, 29 Oct. (AKI) - The top international representative in Bosnia, Miroslav Lajcak, said on Wednesday the country must speed up reforms in order to overcome political deadlock and economic stagnation. “It’s high time for leaders and members of parliament in Bosnia-Herzegovina to speed up the reforms needed for European integration,” Lajcak said. He pointed out that political quarrels between local Muslim, Serb and Croat leaders have blocked the reforms and stalled the country’s drive towards membership in the European Union. “The European Union has invested a lot to secure stability in Bosnia-Herzegovina and we should not allow anyone to...
  • Kosovo Roma Diaspora Statement to OSCE

    10/24/2008 12:59:04 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 15 replies · 457+ views
    UN Observer ^ | 10/22/08 | Murat Haliti & Assoc
    2008-10-22 | Statement of the Kosovo Roma Diaspora on the occasion of the "International Roundtable on Roma, Ashakli and Egyptians of Kosovo: Challenges and Prospects of Sustainable Integration" 22 October 2008 - We, representatives of the Kosovo Roma Diaspora, would like to express our disagreement with the organisation of an international roundtable on the integration of Roma from Kosovo by the Project on Ethnic Relations in cooperation with the OSCE/ODIHR. We believe that this conference, which is taking place today at the headquarters of the OSCE in Vienna, has no other purpose than to set the basis for the forthcoming...
  • Interview with Julia Gorin on Why She Supports the Serbs on Kosovo

    05/01/2008 11:47:17 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 18 replies · 203+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | May 1, 2008 | Julia Gorin
    When did you become interested in Balkan crisis? In March of 1999, when there was suddenly talk of America bombing a European country, I became very suspicious. Particularly because the president was a clown named Bill Clinton who had gotten into trouble too many times. It was obvious to me that this was being done against national interest and in Bill Clinton’s interest. I couldn’t believe that this was actually going to happen, that it was unstoppable. Everything started to feel surreal; my husband and I were going through life day to day as if just existing, just going through...
  • Serb prisoners 'were stripped of their organs in Kosovo war'

    04/11/2008 3:33:26 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 447+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 04/11/08 | Harry de Quetteville in Berlin and Malcolm Moore in Rome
    Serb prisoners 'were stripped of their organs in Kosovo war' By Harry de Quetteville in Berlin and Malcolm Moore in Rome Last Updated: 10:28am BST 11/04/2008 Serb prisoners had their internal organs removed and sold by ethnic Albanians during the Kosovo war, according to allegations in a new book by the world's best known war crimes prosecutor. Harry de Quetteville: Snippets from Carla Del Ponte's bookCarla Del Ponte, who stepped down in January as chief prosecutor at the Hague tribunal for crimes committed in the Balkan wars of the 1990s, said investigators found a house suspected of being a laboratory...
  • Families of killed Serbs announced lawsuit against Carla Del Ponte

    03/24/2008 9:49:34 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 34 replies · 565+ views
    Blic ^ | 3/24/08 | Staff
    Podgorica, Belgrade – The Association of the families of Serbs abducted and killed in Kosvo shall sue the former chief prosecutor of the Hague Tribunal Carla Del Ponte for hiding of crimes committed against Kosovo Serbs by Kosovo Albanians that abducted and killed them, the president of that association Simo Spasic said. ‘In 2004 Del Ponte told us in The Hague that she had information that all abducted Kosovo Serbs were killed later on. She, however, has not told us that before they were killed, their body organs were taken out and sold’, Spasic told ‘Dan’ daily of Podgorica. In...
  • George Jonas on Kosovo's independence and how the West presided over ethnic cleansing

    03/20/2008 12:06:35 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 11 replies · 355+ views
    The National Post ^ | March 19, 2008 | George Jonas
    Last month, the Serbian province of Kosovo declared its independence. This week, Canada became the 31st country to recognize it. Foreign affairs critic Bob Rae wondered what took our government so long. Well — perhaps we hesitated recognizing what we went to war for because we recognized that we should have hesitated going to war for it. Wait a minute, someone might say. Canada didn’t go to war in 1999 as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to help Kosovo secede from Serbia. That would have been like Germany dismantling Czechoslovakia in 1938 to liberate the Sudetenland....
  • UNMIK administrator in controversial resignation (US Diplomat in Kosovo)

    03/19/2008 6:23:12 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 7 replies · 732+ views
    B92 ^ | March 19, 2008 | Staff
    KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Regional UNMIK chief Gerard Gallucci has resigned, but the UN HQ has not accepted his resignation. The U.S. diplomat in charge of the UN operations in Kosovska Mitrovica was asked to withdraw his resignation. This is what an anonymous diplomatic source told Beta news agency tonight, adding that Gallucci was "currently on vacation, and will resume his duties once he returns". Earlier today, KIM Radio reported that Gallucci, who is currently abroad, opted for this move because of the differences he has with Priština. KIM's sources with the UN mission in the province's capital confirmed this. "Gallucci...
  • Croatia: Three generals on trial for war crimes (against 250,000 Serbs)

    03/11/2008 11:12:44 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 24 replies · 611+ views
    ADNKI ^ | March 11, 2008 | Staff
    The Hague, 11 March (AKI) – Three Croatian generals went on trial before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday for crimes allegedly committed against Serb civilians in 1995. Ante Gotovina, Ivan Cermak, and Mladen Markac are the first Croatian officers to be tried for crimes committed in the operation, Storm, in August 1995. More than 350 Serb civilians were killed, thousands of homes were destroyed and up to 250,000 Serbs were deported from the country, prosecutor Alan Tieger told the court. He said he would prove that the three generals were part of a “joint...
  • Kosovo Serbs remember their dead in desecrated cemeteries

    03/03/2008 12:20:14 AM PST · by Bokababe · 22 replies · 159+ views
    B92 ^ | March 2, 2008 | Staff
    KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, PRIŠTINA, -- Kosovo Serbs yesterday marked Zadušnice, a religious holiday dedicated to the souls of the dead. Orthodox Christian Serbs observe four such days each year, when families visit cemeteries to light candles and say prayers at the graves of their loved ones. For many Serbs in Kosovo, especially those whose relatives were buried in cemeteries that are now located in ethnic Albanian communities, observing the holiday has since 1999 been a practice that endangered their personal safety, but also brought with it a particular heartbreak – that of finding the grave of a loved one desecrated. Serb...
  • Rewarding Separatists Will Haunt the West

    02/25/2008 12:29:23 PM PST · by kingattax · 36 replies · 1,034+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 23, 2008 | David Warren
    Readers with exceptionally tenacious memories will recall that this pundit was opposed to the NATO intervention in Kosovo nine years ago. This may come as a surprise to readers without tenacious memories, since it is widely believed that I never saw a war I didn't like. Yet, believe it or not, I was opposed not only to the wanton bombing of Serbia, but also to the whole "inevitable" project of carving a new European Muslim state out of the flesh of that Orthodox Christian country. I was not without sympathy for the "plight of the Kosovars," however. Like virtually all...
  • “In Kosovo there is only hate”

    01/29/2008 1:42:39 PM PST · by Bokababe · 21 replies · 64+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | January 28, 2008 | Tommaso Di Francesco (translated by Tim Fenton)
    “Without involvement in the wounds of the Balkans I would not be a true writer”. “There are no human rights, nor democratic guarantees. The remaining Serbs are not even allowed to tend their graves, they are living in terror. And the EU, headed by the Slovene Janez Janza, a leading criminal of the Yugoslav drama, will recognise its independence, otherwise the Albanians are threatening a new war”/
  • Kosovo train-wreck warnings

    01/03/2008 9:12:28 AM PST · by Bokababe · 32 replies · 309+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2008 | James Lyons
    It is expected that early on in 2008, probably February, the United Nations-supervised Albanian Muslim Administration of the Serbian province of Kosovo will make a unilateral declaration of independence (UDI). The United States has said it is prepared to recognize Kosovo, despite the objections of the Serbian government and more importantly, despite the fact that Russia, a key ally of Serbia, does not want Kosovo independence. While unclear, it is likely a number of European countries starting with the United Kingdom, France and Germany will follow Washington's lead. Several other countries, notably Spain, Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia and Greece say they...
  • American Patriots Must Speak Up on Kosovo @ ExileStreet

    12/18/2007 8:19:22 AM PST · by ParsifalCA · 8 replies · 228+ views
    ExileStreet ^ | 12/18/07 | Julia Gorin
    "What’s your connection to…this…Serbian thing?” I get that a lot. I usually answer: “Just being an American hyper-patriot.” That was, after all, my original motivation for protesting a war for the first time in my life at the age of 25. When my country bombed a European nation on behalf of Muslims making the usual claim of oppression, my concerns were two-fold: America’s security, and America’s soul. It’s hard to describe the dizzying disorientation I felt on March 24, 1999, the day I learned that the United States was going through with bombing an ally from two world wars. It...
  • Kosovo's Grim Future

    08/29/2007 8:51:08 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 7 replies · 738+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2007 | David Binder
    Forget about status negotiations for a moment. The near-term outlook for Kosovo is unalterably grim: An economy stuck in misery; a bursting population of young people with "criminality as the sole career choice;" an insupportably high birthrate; a society imbued with corruption and a state dominated by organized crime figures. These are the conclusions of "Operationalizing of the Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans," a 124-page investigation by the Institute for European Policy commissioned by the German Bundeswehr and issued in January. This month the text turned up on a Web log. It is labeled "solely for internal use."...
  • US hits out at Serbian minister over Kosovo remarks

    08/24/2007 12:10:10 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 11 replies · 377+ views
    AFP ^ | August 22, 2007 | Staff
    The United States on Wednesday slammed as "baseless" a Serbian minister's accusation that Washington wanted to create a "NATO state" in Kosovo. A plan drawn up by UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari -- which envisaged a supervised independence for Kosovo -- has been backed by the United States, the European Union and most Western countries. "Calling the Ahtisaari plan for Kosovo a NATO state is quite a stretch," US State Department spokesman Gonzo Gallegos said, commenting on the reported remarks by Minister for Kosovo Slobodan Samardzic last week. "We do not consider this statement to represent the official view of the...
  • Two Serbs assaulted in Gračanica, Kosovo (Serbian Girl Raped)

    08/21/2007 1:53:21 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 30 replies · 899+ views
    B92 ^ | August 21, 2007 | Staff
    GRAČANICA -- Three unidentified persons kidnapped and raped a Serb girl in Gračanica Monday evening, Tanjug reported. Another Serb, who was with her, was severely beaten and robbed, Kosovo Police Service (KPS) representatives told the agency Tuesday. KPS regional spokesman Agron Borovci said the incident occurred in Gračanica at around 9 p.m. yesterday, and that police were in active search of the perpetrators. “An Opel Vectra automobile blocked the road ahead of the victims and then three persons dragged the young man out of his vehicle, beat him up and closed him in the trunk, from where he was released...
  • No One Held Responsible for Massacre of Serbian Children in Kosovo (Even Four Years Later)

    08/14/2007 6:34:36 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 9 replies · 767+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | August 14, 2007 | Svetlana Novko
    The younger brother of the slain 11-year-old Pantelija Dakic was carrying the cross to mark his brother’s grave at the funeral. August 13, 2003, Gorazdevac, Kosovo-Metohija, Serbia.Four Years Later: Massacre of Serbian Children Unpunished Monday August 13 marks the four year anniversary since the brutal massacre of two Serbian children and wounding of four more in the Bistrica River, in the village of Gorazdevac, close to Pec in Kosovo province. The memorial service held each year for the slain boys was held today in the Church of the Most Holy Mother of God in Gorazdevac. Out of six Serbian boys...
  • The Farce of our Kosovo Mission

    08/07/2007 10:58:13 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 93 replies · 1,427+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Aug 7, 2007 | Julia Gorin
    After my article exposing the farce of our Kosovo mission ran in American Legion Magazine last month, I heard from a soldier in Kosovo who was incredulous that someone was actually and finally talking about the region. I proceeded to publish two letters from him in this space, about his experiences and observations there, some of which confirm the free run that jihadists have in Kosovo, the fact that Albanians are being radicalized, and the notion that we should not have intervened in Kosovo as we did. Only there since November, the National Guard soldier stopped short of confirming the...
  • In Memory of Operation Storm Victims (Clinton-Approved Ethnic Cleansing & Murder)

    08/07/2007 9:45:46 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 18 replies · 944+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | Aug 7, 2007 | Svetlana Novko
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recently reported about Canadian officers being frustrated by inaction over On March 27, 2006, Taylor wrote again about the Medak Pocket slaughter in Croatia: “[...] Over 200 Serbian inhabitants of the Medak Pocket were slaughtered in a grotesque manner (the bodies of female rape victims were found after being burned alive). Our traumatized troops who buried the grisly remains were encouraged to collect evidence and were assured that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.... “Nevertheless in 1995, Ceku, by then trained by U.S. instructors as a general of artillery, was still at large. In fact,...
  • US-Albanian Diaspora Bridges Investment Gap in Kosovo ("Brooklyn Connection" Terrorists)

    08/06/2007 9:57:35 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 6 replies · 671+ views
    BIRN ^ | July 9, 2007 | Andy Balla
    While few businesses seem willing to invest in ‘risky’ Kosovo, some wealthy New York Albanians hope to combine their patriotic instincts with their wish to make a profit. By Andi Balla in New York With its nondescript offices in Brooklyn, Triangle General Contractors could be a typical small American business aspiring to expand its niche market - roofing and construction in New York City. But its owner, Florin Krasniqi, has other plans. Against the advice of many, he bets that Triangle can flourish by investing in his native Kosovo. When the company won an international bid to reconstruct an 8.3...
  • "The Big Lie", NATO's Campaign of Deception in Kosovo (Ron Paul on Kosovo in 2000)

    08/01/2007 1:35:20 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 10 replies · 697+ views
    The Ron Paul Library ^ | March 13, 2000 | Ron Paul
    Citizens of a free country ought to expect they won't be burdened with the kind of propaganda barrage that has come to be associated with Nazi "interior ministers" such as Josef Goebbles or Soviet "media spokesmen" like Vladimir Posner. However, the more information that comes out about the NATO war in Kosovo, the more evident is the fact that NATO made an apparent "policy decision" to lie about Serbian atrocities. It seems the western democracies "stole a page from the play books" of their former totalitarian adversaries in Germany and the Soviet Union. Writing recently in Liberty Magazine, David Ramsey...
  • Kosovo Albanian suspect arrested in stabbing of Serbian man during dispute at Austrian hotel

    07/28/2007 5:08:14 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 5 replies · 1,004+ views
    Calibre AP ^ | Saturday, July 28, 2007 4:25 AM | Staff
    VIENNA, Austria-Police said Saturday they arrested an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo after he allegedly stabbed a Serbian man during an argument at a hotel restaurant in eastern Austria. Authorities said the 52-year-old suspect, whose name was not released in line with Austrian privacy laws, stabbed the unidentified 33-year-old Serb with a hunting knife on Friday at the restaurant in Oberwart, in the easternmost province of Burgenland. Investigators said the victim was seated at the restaurant when the suspect and his 24-year-old son entered and approached him. They said the Serb was stabbed in the chest and face during the altercation,...
  • Kosovo: Ethnic Albanian leaders in Washington after independence blueprint shelved

    07/23/2007 10:39:36 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 69 replies · 976+ views
    ADNKI ^ | July 23, 2007 | VPR
    Washington/Belgrade, 23 July(AKI) – Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian leaders were due to meet in Washington on US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice on Monday to try and clarify the diplomatic impasse over the breakaway province's independence from Serbia. The Kosovan leaders and Rice will try and chart a way forward on the province's future status after the United Nations Security Council last Friday withdrew a draft resolution granting Kosovo internationally supervised independence. After repeated efforts to push through a resolution based on the proposal by UN special negotiator Martti Ahtisaari, western powers, which favour independence, decided to shift the problem to...
  • (A Soldier's) Letters From the Kosovo Front

    07/17/2007 8:06:03 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 41 replies · 1,002+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 17, 2007 | Julia Gorin
    After my article “The ‘Successful War’ we Lost in Kosovo” came out in this month’s American Legion Magazine, I received a letter from an American soldier who deployed there last year. He was stunned that anyone was talking about Kosovo, even more that someone was aware of the growth of Islamic fundamentalism in Kosovo and of the jihadists passing through there freely. “With all the attention on Iraq,” he told me by phone, “everyone underestimates this region. No one understands that what happens here will play a key role in European security for the next 10 [or more] years.” Following...
  • UN Special Envoy Marti Ahtisaari DID Receive Albanian Mafia Bribes for Kosovo Independence

    07/10/2007 10:16:01 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 9 replies · 915+ views
    Defense & Foreign Affairs via Alan Peters ^ | July 10, 2007 | By Valentine Spyroglou, GIS Station Chief, South-East Europe.
    On July 8, 2007 the KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army, Ushtria Çlirimtare e Kosovës or UÇK) war veterans issued an announcement warning the international community and especially the United Nations (UN) not to interfere the process of recognizing Kosovo’s independence. The KLA announcement specifically said that the Albanian leaders of Kosovo should not accept more suspensions (delays) or new negotiations because these would lead to new hostilities. If their demands were not accepted, then the KLA veterans warned that they would have to take action as KLA soldiers and honor the oath of their national heroes. The announcement came while the...
  • U.S. Selling Out Bosnian Christians to Muslims, Serb Leader Says

    05/25/2007 7:32:47 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 92 replies · 1,523+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    <p>The man who helped overthrow Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic says the State Department is pressuring him to hand over Christian Bosnia to its powerful Muslim neighbor, threatening the delicate balance that ended the Bosnian War.</p> <p>The Bosnian Serbian entity was created under the 1995 Dayton peace accords.</p>
  • 6 Fort Dix Terror Suspects Remain In Custody After Bail Hearing

    05/11/2007 8:38:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 594+ views
    6 Fort Dix Terror Suspects Remain In Custody After Bail Hearing POSTED: 8:25 am EDT May 11, 2007 UPDATED: 11:19 am EDT May 11, 2007 CAMDEN, N.J. -- Six men arrested this week and charged with plotting to massacre soldiers at Fort Dix appeared in federal court Friday morning for a bail hearing. Four of the men -- Serdar Tatar, 23; Dritan "Anthony" or "Tony" Duka, 28; Shain Duka, 26; and Eljvir "Elvis" Duka, 23 -- waived their rights to bail. They are charged with conspiring to kill uniformed military personnel, an offense punishable by life in prison. A fifth...
  • Your Tax Dollars at Work: Spread Islam

    05/08/2007 9:33:26 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 9 replies · 621+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic ^ | 5/8/07 | Julia Gorin
    From last week’s Detroit Free Press: Mufti Naim Ternava, president of the Islamic Community of Kosovo, is in Michigan as part of a visit to the U.S. to garner support for making Kosovo an independent country… “Pray for the independence of Kosovo,” Ternava said through a translator during the Friday sermon to about two hundred Muslims at the Muslim Center of Detroit on Davison Ave. “Thousands of miles away from here, there are Muslim brothers in Kosovo who suffered for many, many years and who…went as shahids (martyrs) during all these sufferings [in Kosovo].” Ternava also spoke with Muslims at...
  • Was 'Srebrenica genocide' a hoax? (Muslim soldiers who died in earlier battles used to up count)

    05/01/2007 4:11:39 AM PDT · by joan · 55 replies · 2,310+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 1, 2007
    Posted: May 1, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Aleksandar Pavic For more than 10 years, the term "Srebrenica" has been used to denote the slaughter of "innocent Muslims" at the hands of Christians – more specifically, the Bosnian Serb army, alleged to have slaughtered, according to the version currently accepted by most major media, "between 7,000 and 8,000 Muslims" when it captured that small town in eastern Bosnia in mid-July 1995. As the story goes, the Bosnian Serbs captured this "U.N.-protected zone" and proceeded to take away and execute thousands of men, women and children in the space of several...
  • Serbs Going Back to Kosovo for Remains of Loved Ones

    03/31/2007 12:28:59 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 9 replies · 365+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 30 March 2007 | By Sabina Castelfranco
    Next week the United Nations begins consideration of a U.N. negotiator's proposal to give supervised independence to Kosovo, the predominatly ethnic-Albanian province that is now part of Serbia. Though the province's independence is not assured, many Serbs have begun to disinter the bodies of relatives in Kosovo and transfer them to burial grounds elsewhere in Serbia. Sabina Castelfranco has this VOA report from Rome. The last time the dead left Kosovo in any great number was 1999. Back then the bodies were those of ethnic-Albanians killed in attacks by Serb forces. The killing only stopped when NATO launched an aerial...
  • BOSNIA: KARADZIC MADE SECRET DEAL WITH U.S. TO SPARE HIM FROM PROSECUTION, PAPER CLAIMS

    03/22/2007 8:41:56 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 43 replies · 1,173+ views
    AKI ^ | March 22, 2007 | VPR
    Banjaluka, 22 March (AKI) - Former Bosnian Serb leader and top war crimes indictee Radovan Karadzic, made a secret deal with the United States in May 1996 to spare him from prosecution in return for abandoning politics and withdrawing from public life, Banjaluka weekly Fokus alleges in its latest issue. Karadzic and his wartime military commander Ratko Mladic are the two top fugitives wanted for trial at the United Nations Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in the Hague. Fokus published what it claimed is a copy of the alleged pact signed by Karadzic and the chief US mediator in the Balkan...
  • BOSNIA: SREBRENICA MUSLIMS DEMAND SPECIAL DISTRICT AND ABOLITION OF SERB ENTITY

    03/12/2007 8:13:13 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 19 replies · 528+ views
    ADNKI ^ | March 12, 2007 | VPR
    AKI) - Majority Muslims in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, on Monday demanded a special district for their municipality. They also called for the abolition of the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska (RS). The International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month ruled that Bosnian Serb forces committed genocide by killing over 7,000 Muslim civilians in the UN enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995, At a meeting called by Srebrenica Muslim mayor Abdurahman Malkic, local leaders demanded that the town be exempt from the jurisdiction of the RS, which they said was a "genocidal creation." They said Srebrenica should be...
  • Albanians Strong Suspects in Murder of Serbian Nun

    03/06/2007 11:47:49 AM PST · by Bokababe · 16 replies · 505+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | March 6, 2007 | Svetlana Novko
    Sister Serafima Killed by Three Albanians Serbian daily Kurir (Messenger) reports on March 2, 2007, that a Serbian nun, Sister Serafima (Andjelka Mijailovic) has been found with a broken neck next to railway tracks near Staro Selo. Sister Serafima, aged 34, was murdered on the night of February 21-22, 2007, on the Thessaloníki - Belgrade international train, and her body was found next to a railway in Staro Selo, near a small town of Velika Plana. Sister Serafima, born in Valjevo, was a nun at a monastery in Thessaloníki, and was buried yesterday at the Celije monastery near Valjevo, Serbia....
  • Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic

    03/05/2007 9:52:18 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies · 2,423+ views
    Javno ^ | Tuesday March 6, 2007 | Javno
    SLOBA THE VAMPIRE Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic Be careful or Milosevic will get you from his grave, the police told the man who had driven a stake through Milosevic's grave. On Saturday, Miroslav Milosevic, a well known member of the Resistance from Pozarevac, invaded the grave of Slobodan Milosevic through his neighbour's courtyard and put up a hawthorn stake, report Serbian media. The time of vampiresHe visited Milosevic's grave twice that Saturday: the first time at 1 A.M., when he wrote the following words in the Book of Memory: "Dark to dark, he is buried...
  • Hate Propaganda Against Serbs: Kent State University thinks Serbs are rapists and killers!

    03/02/2007 11:47:28 AM PST · by Bokababe · 38 replies · 865+ views
    Serbianna ^ | March 2, 2007 | Staff
    The Philosophy Department of Kent State University will host Peter French on Wednesday March 7, 2007 to speak "On Being Morally Challenged by Collective Memories". In it, Peter French starts from a premise that Serbs are rapists and killers because, according to French, Serbian morality is handicapped by collective memory that was nurtured in Serbs. In other words, French believes that Serbs are morally deviant people because of a false collective memory of their past in Kosovo and as a result of their own delusion have collectively accepted morality of a rapist and a killer. See the promotional poster below:...
  • "Jews Once Again Asked to Commit Suicide" (Islam Needs You!)

    02/07/2007 10:27:51 AM PST · by Bokababe · 1 replies · 405+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | February 7, 2007 | Francisco Gil-White
    They are being asked to defend the principle that antisemitic Muslim terrorists should be rewarded for murder — and not only in Israel....