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  • KOSOVO:How a 'Success Story' Became Such a Mess

    02/29/2008 11:45:46 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 21 replies · 108+ views
    Inter Press Service (IPS) ^ | 28 February 2008 | Apostolis Fotiadis
    PRISTINA, Feb 28 (IPS) - After the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo on Feb. 17, ethnic tensions are rising dangerously again in the region, especially in Northern Kosovo and the other Serbian enclaves scattered around the province. Daily protests in northern Mitrovica, an area with an ethnic Serb majority, the attacks on border checkpoints Jarinje and Brnjak by thousands of Serbs, and regular damaging of buildings and vehicles used by United Nations staff indicate a Serb determination to counteract the proclaimed independence of Kosovo. But there is something more than raw anger that cultivates tensions in this case. A...
  • Political Interests Saved Kosovos Thugs Interview with Detective Stu Kellock

    01/13/2006 8:22:42 AM PST · by tgambill · 11 replies · 323+ views
    Balkanalysis ^ | 13 January 2006 | Chris Deliso
    In this exclusive interview with one of Canada’s most experienced police detectives, Stu Kellock, readers get the inside story of how UN investigators in Kosovo sought to crack down on criminals and terrorists – but were systematically stopped, because of the perceived need to safeguard the interests of the Western political elite and their local protégés. Stu Kellock, the former head of UNMIK’s Regional Serious Crime Unit in Pristina, provides an extraordinary insider’s perspective on the difficult and oftentimes dangerous work of investigating organized crime in Kosovo. This article, which contains several minor bombshells regarding the interlinked topics of organized...
  • Ex-Security Chief Blows Whistle on UN's Kosovo Mission

    09/27/2005 3:12:03 PM PDT · by joan · 27 replies · 1,880+ views
    AINA ^ | September 27, 2005 | Sherrie Gossett
    Following five years of United Nations control and billions of dollars of international aid, Kosovo is a lawless region "owned" by the Albanian mafia, characterized by continuing ethnic cleansing and subject to increasing infiltration by al Qaeda-linked Muslim jihadists, according to a whistleblower interviewed by Cybercast News Service. The U.N.'s repeated failure to act on received intelligence has allowed illegal paramilitary groups to flourish and engage in terrorist attacks aimed at destabilizing regional governments in the Balkans, said Thomas Gambill, a former security chief with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), self-described as the world's largest regional...
  • The Balkans fiasco continues

    05/30/2005 12:32:56 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 54 replies · 958+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 29th, 2005 | Douglas Hanson
    On this Memorial Day weekend, we think back and remember the valiant courage and heroic sacrifices of those United States Military men and women who gave their all for us. War is almost always bloody. But the peace it can bring soothes some of the pain for those left behind.This is all the more reason to regret a situation in which fecklessness squanders the gains paid for in blood. A prime example is found in Kosovo, where the United Nations has played a leading role.The Deutsche Welle yesterday relayed a report from the Brussels-based International Crises Group (ICG) that says...
  • UN Discovers Human Remains in Kosovo Cave ("Non-Albanians" mass grave after NATO's takeover)

    04/18/2005 8:22:35 AM PDT · by Destro · 49 replies · 1,183+ views
    scotsman.com ^ | Mon 18 Apr 2005 | "PA"
    Mon 18 Apr 2005 3:54pm (UK) UN Discovers Human Remains in Kosovo Cave "PA" The United Nations in Kosovo said today they had discovered a cave allegedly used to secretly dispose of the human remains of non-Albanians in Kosovo killed during a war in 1998-1999. Initial findings indicated the area “was used to secretly dispose of human remains, and could be related to the disappearances” of non-Albanians in Kosovo in 1998, the UN statement said. The UN-run Office on Missing Persons and Forensics began excavating the cave and its surrounding area in Klina, some 30 miles west of the province’s...
  • The UN in Kosovo praises potential war criminal - why?

    03/11/2005 12:30:11 AM PST · by Nennsy · 35 replies · 721+ views
    The UN in Kosovo praises potential war criminal - why?    PressInfo # 208  March 10, 2005 By Jan Oberg, TFF director   Danish diplomat, Søren Jessen-Petersen is the highest authority in Kosovo and SRSG, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, there. In spite of that, his unconditional embrace of Mr. Ramush Haradinaj, a former leader of the illegal Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and former prime minister in the non-independent Kosovo and now indicted for war crimes by the Hague Tribunal seems to raise no eyebrows in any capital, media or at the UN in New York. All...
  • Troops rushed to Kosovo

    03/07/2005 7:35:31 PM PST · by joan · 29 replies · 853+ views
    The Sun ^ | March 7, 2005
    FIVE hundred British troops were last night rushed to Kosovo amid fears of a new explosion in ethnic violence. The men from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets have been deployed after an urgent request from NATO. Commanders of the force in Kosovo want to make a show of strength as tensions rise. The Green Jackets will patrol the capital Pristina to keep ethnic Albanians and Serbs apart. This time last year 31 died and 500 were wounded in violence.
  • Remember Kosovo?

    12/28/2004 9:41:19 AM PST · by Destro · 89 replies · 2,039+ views
    aim.org ^ | December 28, 2004 | Cliff Kincaid
    Remember Kosovo? By Cliff Kincaid | December 28, 2004 Clinton's policy was not to bomb those terrorists but to support them and bomb the Christian Serbs. AIM put together a list of the most underreported or buried stories of 2004, and one of them was the resurgence of anti-Serb, anti-Christian violence in Kosovo. Dozens were killed and more Christian churches were destroyed there. Kosovo got some attention near the end of the year when newspapers covered the fact that a former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army, the KLA, became prime minister in a new Kosovo-based government. A story in...
  • Kosovo Wreaking Havoc with Macedonia’s Security, Still

    12/08/2004 4:03:17 PM PST · by joan · 3 replies · 403+ views
    balkananalysis ^ | December 8, 2004 | CDeliso
    In the negotiations that brought Macedonia’s 2001 war to an end, Albanian militants were amnestied and took up new jobs in the state administration - some even in the ministry of defense. With the farcical situation now unfolding in Kondovo, you have the lunacy of the same people who benefited in such a way going AWOL from their jobs, and now showing up in black uniforms in the hills and demanding to be amnestied again. Yes indeed, the Balkans is truly an exercise in pointless, futile cyclic idiocy. But the militant demands – if not met, the gunmen promise to...
  • U.N.-APPROVED TERRORIST TO RUN KOSOVO

    12/07/2004 8:20:57 AM PST · by DTA · 28 replies · 723+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 2004-12-06 | Dr. Serge Trifkovich
    December 6, 2004 U.N.-APPROVED TERRORIST TO RUN KOSOVOby Srdja Trifkovic Imagine a "multi-ethnic" Palestine, administered by the United Nations, in which a Hamas leader notorious for terrorist attacks on Jewish civilians is certified as the Authority's "democratically" elected chief executive. Imagine Abu Musab al-Zarqawi being approved by a future UN governor as Iraq's prime minister. Imagine that in Kosovo a KLA murderer . . . but then in Kosovo you don't have to imagine anything. On December 3 the provincial parliament in Pristina voted to elect Ramush Haradinaj as prime minister. This 36-year-old former commander of the "Kosovo Liberation...
  • Kosovo… Again

    12/07/2004 7:58:38 AM PST · by Jane_N · 7 replies · 501+ views
    Vreme ^ | December 07, 2004 | By Jason Miko
    Kosovo is in the news again, this time with the election of the new prime minister, nationalist and former guerilla fighter Ramush Haradinaj. In a power-sharing agreement with the Democratic League of Kosovo led by Dr. Ibrahim Rugova, Haradinaj is the new leader of the government while Rugova carries on as president of the Serbian province. The new PM brings some troubling baggage to the position, however. Most recently, he has been questioned, twice, by Carla del Ponte the head of the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague. While he is innocent until indicted and proven guilty, the questioning,...
  • MAFIA IS FUNDING KERRY!

    11/03/2004 2:11:50 AM PST · by Nennsy · 33 replies · 2,318+ views
    Defence and Foreign Affairs | October 21, 2004 | Defence and Foreign Affairs
    Defense and Foreign Affairs, October 21, 2004 KLA Video Shows Holbrooke, Clark Raising Funds for Kerry Campaign from KLA-linked Albanians, and Shows Ongoing Acquisitions From GIS Station Amsterdam and other sources. A recent video produced by Albanians who identified themselves as members of the ostensibly-banned Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) has been broadcast on Dutch television, showing KLA members giving donations to members of the US Presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry. The video also shows former US Presidential candidate and former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley Clark and former US Ass. Sec. of State Richard Holbrooke - now both...
  • KERRY CAMPAIGN FINANCED BY TERRORISTS (caught on film)

    10/18/2004 12:06:18 PM PDT · by DTA · 36 replies · 4,065+ views
    SMO ^ | October 2004 | Andy Wilcoxson
    KERRY CAMPAIGN FINANCED BY TERRORISTS October 18, 2004 Written by: Andy Wilcoxson Introduction John Kerry, the Democratic presidential candidate, is being given money by an Albanian terrorist organization known as the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA or UCK in Albanian). The KLA is currently smuggling weapons into Kosovo as part of a plot to attack American and other UN peacekeepers, should the UN Security Counsel refuse their demand for Kosovo's secession from Serbia and Montenegro. About the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA/UCK) In order to fully understand the significance of John Kerry's involvement with the KLA it is first necessary to understand what sort of an organization the...
  • UN envoy to Kosovo finds mixed progress on Serbs returns

    10/09/2004 6:08:16 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 2 replies · 192+ views
    UN News Centre ^ | 9 October 2004 | UN News
    Visiting areas where Serbs have returned to Kosovo, the senior United Nations envoy to the troubled province today observed minority populations facing an uphill climb on the road to integration. Søren Jessen-Petersen expressed dissatisfaction at the situation in Bica, where Kosovo Serb villagers are protected by barbed wire barricades and the 24-hour presence of peacekeeping troops. He pledged to work with the local community and municipal authorities to find more sustainable solutions to the current problems. “In Kosovo in October 2004, a Kosovo that is determined to move towards review of standards and status talks, there should and must be...
  • KFOR removes fence around churchyard in Lipljan without consent of local Serbs

    09/24/2004 7:24:35 AM PDT · by ma bell · 17 replies · 498+ views
    19:07 BUJANOVAC , Sept 20 (Tanjug) - Finnish KFOR troops removed Monday a security barbed wire fence around the church in Lipljan, the sole safe area for local Serbs in this Kosovo town. KFOR removed the fence without the consent of the local Serb community, Lipljan municipality President Borivoje Vignjevic told Tanjug. The local UNMIK administrator was not informed of this move either, Vignjevic said, adding that when he insisted to learn who had given the order to remove the fence, KFOR told him it was done at the insistence of the Kosovo police
  • Even in eager Kosovo, nation-building stalls

    09/22/2004 7:19:23 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 1 replies · 140+ views
    CSMonitor ^ | September 22, 2004 | Michael J. Jordan
    Five years after 'liberation,' UN officials this week are again work-ing on a plan for the political status of the province. PRISTINA, KOSOVO – When US and other foreign troops rolled into this predominantly Muslim province in 1999, they got the kind of reception once dreamed of in Iraq: They were showered with flowers and candy, and hailed as liberators from Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic. The main street through the capital city of Pristina was renamed "Bill Clinton Boulevard." But five years after the world's first "humanitarian war," Kosovars say the promises of democracy and European integration now seem to...
  • The spoils of another war

    09/22/2004 7:12:23 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 13 replies · 383+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Tuesday September 21, 2004 | Neil Clark
    Five years after Nato's attack on Yugoslavia, its administration in Kosovo is pushing through mass privatisation 'Wars, conflict - it's all business," sighs Monsieur Verdoux in Charlie Chaplin's 1947 film of the same name. Many will not need to be convinced of the link between US corporations now busily helping themselves to Iraqi state assets and the military machine that prised Iraq open for global business. But what is less widely known is that a similar process is already well under way in a part of the world where B52s were not so long ago dropping bombs in another "liberation"...
  • Cultural Genocide in Kosovo

    08/26/2004 9:17:58 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 16 replies · 663+ views
    British Helsinki Human Rights Group ^ | July/August 2004 | BHHRG
    Arson and vandalism after 17th March, 2004 Introduction and a precedent for violence On 17th March, 2004, rioting spread across the UN-administered province of Kosovo. At least nineteen people, mainly Serbs trapped in village ghettoes since June, 1999, were murdered. Many Serb houses were damaged or destroyed by fire. A number of important historical monuments also came under attack. BHHRG has sent observers to Kosovo on numerous occasions since the end of the NATO air war in June, 1999. In March 2003, the Group had warned that the steady withdrawal of KFOR troops from Serb enclaves left both the ghettoised...
  • Snap-happy tourist held in Kosovo

    06/28/2004 11:10:26 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 9 replies · 200+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | June 29, 2004 | The Japan Times
    BELGRADE (Kyodo) U.N. police in Kosovo temporarily detained a Japanese tourist in Kosovska Mitrovica on Saturday for taking photos without authorization, a U.N. police official said Sunday. The tourist, a man apparently in his late 20s, was freed after being questioned for over one hour Saturday night, said a spokeswoman for the police force for the U.N. Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo. Only accredited journalists are allowed to take photos in the Serb province of Kosovo, the spokeswoman said. The Japanese man's identity could not be obtained from the Bisevac motel in the city where he was staying. The clerk...
  • The forgotten land (Kosovo)

    06/21/2004 7:04:10 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 8 replies · 204+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday June 22, 2004 | Misha Glenny
    The forgotten land Violence is bound to escalate if the UN's new representative in Kosovo fails to get the international community to deliver support Misha Glenny Tuesday June 22, 2004 The Guardian Last week, Kofi Annan named the Danish civil servant Soren Jessen-Petersen as his new representative in Kosovo almost five years to the day after Nato proclaimed its victory in its war against the Yugoslav army. A time, then, for celebration and moving forward? Not a bit. Nobody, neither Albanians nor Serbs nor internationals, was celebrating the fifth anniversary. And many diplomats were very unhappy at the mechanism which...
  • UNMIK Detains 270 People In Connection With Kosovo Riots In March

    06/16/2004 7:07:41 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 3 replies · 129+ views
    RTK, Kosovo via Focus News English ^ | 16 June 2004 | RTK, Kosovo
    A total of 270 people have been arrested by the UN’s Mission in Kosovo in connection with the riots in March 2004, RTK reported. According to international prosecutors 52 of the cases can be described as more serious due to their connection with attacks over policemen and burning down of houses, churches, monasteries and culture sites.
  • Interview: Ex-Rebel Leader Calls Time on UN in Kosovo

    06/14/2004 4:55:56 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 10 replies · 213+ views
    Global Policy Forum ^ | June 11, 2004 | By Matthew Robinson
    The United Nations has failed in Kosovo and should be phased out within months, an ethnic Albanian former guerrilla commander and now leading politician said on Friday. In a stinging critique, Hashim Thaci said the U.N. mission (UNMIK) had lost all credibility and should be limited to an advisory role after parliamentary elections in October. "UNMIK has been a complete failure, particularly in the last two years," the former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army KLA said in an interview marking the withdrawal of Serb forces and the entry of NATO peacekeepers exactly five years ago. "They can continue until...
  • Kosovo: Norwegian envoy to head UN probe into March violence

    06/12/2004 11:06:25 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 11 replies · 188+ views
    UN News Centre ^ | 11 June 2004 | UN News Centre
    11 June 2004 – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed Ambassador Kai Eide of Norway to investigate the wave of ethnic violence that roiled Kosovo in mid-March, leaving 19 people dead, hundreds injured and many homes and Serbian religious and cultural sites damaged or destroyed. Ambassador Eide has been tasked with probing the political implications of the violence between ethnic Albanians and Serbs and recommending ways in which the province’s residents can live together again peacefully. The appointment of an investigator follows a pledge made in April by Mr. Annan in his regular report to the Security Council on...
  • Kosovo: The Deadly Game Continues

    06/07/2004 10:55:31 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 18 replies · 193+ views
    Balkan Analysis ^ | Monday, June 07 2004 | C. Deliso
    On Saturday, another Serbian teen was gunned down in Kosovo by Albanian driver-by shooters eager to spark a reprisal, and thus a justification for the “final solution,” i.e., the complete ethnic cleansing of all Serbs from the province. According to Reuters, “…U.N. police spokesman Malcolm Ashby said 16-year-old Dimitrije Popovic was killed when gunmen fired from a car into a group of young Serbs at a hamburger kiosk at 2 a.m. Police in Pristina later stopped a suspect car and seized two Albanians with guns.” The same thing had happened in March, when the shooting of a teen in the...
  • Russia insists on collecting arms in Kosovo, disbanding mobs

    06/06/2004 4:23:53 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 16 replies · 161+ views
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 06.06.2004 | ITAR-TASS
    MOSCOW, June 6 (Itar-Tass) - Russia deems it necessary to take tough measures against masterminds of mass rioting and looting in Kosovo, said on Sunday Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Yakovenko in connection with the killing on Saturday of a 17-year-old Serbian youth, Dimitrie Popovic, in Gracanice. According to the diplomat, “the event is another crime, spearheaded against the Serbian community in Kosovo”. “Resolutely denouncing acts of violence against Serbian population, we demand that the UN Mission and KFOR should take urgent and efficient actions to put things in order,” Yakovenko stressed. “The list of necessary moves is known. These...
  • Swedish KFOR General Warns About Total Ethnic Cleansing of Serbs

    05/18/2004 8:49:57 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 114 replies · 480+ views
    The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research ^ | May 18, 2004 | Brigadier Anders Brännström
    Swedish KFOR General Warns About Total Ethnic Cleansing of Serbs   By Anders Brännström May 18, 2004 "Do not abandon Kosovo!" Unless the Serbian minority is protected by a strong international military force, the part of the Kosovo Albanian population that is prone to violence will ethnically cleanse anything Serbian out of Kosovo as soon as it gets an opportunity. Until the violent riots in March, the external world believed that the situation in Kosovo had become stabilized. There were plans to strongly reduce the peacekeeping KFOR troops. Thanks to the disarmament not having gone very far, it was possible...
  • British Parlament on Kosovo and Al-Qaeda

    04/22/2004 5:27:55 AM PDT · by Nennsy · 5 replies · 252+ views
    UK Parlament ^ | March 25 2004 | Alice Mahon
    Mrs. Alice Mahon (Halifax) (Lab): I, too, will try to cut my speech down and keep it brief. We had to deploy an extra 750 troops to Kosovo last week. The entire violent episode exposed the character of the Albanian separatists, some with terrorist and criminal links, who are now in leading positions of power in that province. The Kosovo Liberation Army never disbanded. It simply became the Kosovo Protection Corps. Agim Ceku—I name him again—the man who ethnically cleansed the Krajina, is in charge of the Kosovo Protection Corps. I agree with my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford,...
  • UN Anti-American Murder in Kosovo

    04/19/2004 3:39:58 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 7 replies · 156+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2004 | Michael Morris
    The cold-blooded killing of two female American police officers serving with the UN in Kosovo must be fully investigated, and the four Jordanian-dispatched  police assailants — minus the dead one — who were allegedly responsible for the unprovoked shooting, need to stand trial for first degree murder. Undoubtedly, the UN will try to negotiate with the US government, on behalf of Jordan, to save the kingdom and the UN itself, from further embarrassment and shame. The Bush administration should stand firm and reject any compromise intended to sweep this disgusting incident of anti-Americanism under the carpet. Already, we’ve had the...
  • DFU tribute* song: BURNING CHURCHES/ HUMANITARIAN ANTHEM

    03/22/2004 9:22:54 AM PST · by DTA · 29 replies · 901+ views
    2004-03 -22 | DTA
    BURNING CHURCHES (HUMANITARIAN'S ANTHEM) MIDI: CLICK HERE for Burning Bridges (Curb/Schifrin) Christians all tried to warn me But I held my head up high All the time they warned me But I only passed them by They all tried to tell me But I guess I didn't care I turned my back and Left them standing there All the burning churches that have fallen after me All the murdered Christians and the burning monasteries Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door Burning churches lost forevermore Joey tried to help me find a soul A while ago When...
  • No Serbs involved in drowning: UNMIK

    03/18/2004 3:15:44 AM PST · by Mel70 · 6 replies · 1,155+ views
    B92 news via Beta ^ | 3/18/04 | B92 news via Beta
    NO SERBS INVOLVED IN DROWNING: UNMIK PRISTINA -- Wednesday – UNMIK spokesman Derek Chappell said tonight that the survivor of yesterday’s Ibar River drowning has told his parents that he and three friends entered the river alone and were immediately caught up in the heavy current. The boy managed to reach the opposite bank of the river, but his three companions were swept away. The incident happened at about 4.30 p.m. and police began a search of the river about an hour and a half later. Two bodies have been found so far. Today’s violent incidents around Kosovo were sparked...
  • KOSOVO [ALBANIAN] GUNMEN attack swimming teenagers

    08/13/2003 9:49:37 AM PDT · by DTA · 13 replies · 264+ views
    IRELAND ON-LINE ^ | 2003-08-13
    Kosovo gunmen attack swimming teenagers 13/08/2003 - 15:21:35 Gunmen sprayed bullets on teenagers swimming in a Kosovo river today, killing at least one and injuring five others.“The gunfire was directed against children swimming, and all those hit were youths,” said Derek Chappell, a UN police spokesman in Kosovo. Chappell said. A Serb teenager died and four Serb teenagers and one ethnic Albanian girl were injured, some of them seriously, he added. He did not confirm a report by Belgrade television that said two children had died, one on the scene and one en route to a hospital. UN spokesman Andrea...
  • UNMIK CALLS OFF FOREIGN TROOP TRAINING

    05/07/2003 3:55:09 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 21 replies · 169+ views
    PRISTINA, Kosovo, Serbia -- The United Nations Mission in Kosovo has dropped programs to train Kosovo Protection Corps members outside the province after it was established that two members had been involved in mining the Kosovo Polje-Lesak railway line. UNMIK has financed the training of corps members in Germany, Turkey, South Africa and Albania since the beginning of last year. Two members of the Kosovo Protection Corps were killed while attempting to blow up the railway bridge. Both were also members of the Albanian National Army. Kosovo governor Michael Steiner has branded the Albanian National Army a terrorist organisation. The...
  • UN takes steps to address Kosovo's electricity emergency

    04/21/2003 8:31:58 PM PDT · by Destro · 14 replies · 183+ views
    un.org ^ | 21 April 2003 | UN NEWS CENTRE
    21 April 2003 21 April – The top United Nations official in Kosovo has announced a series of emergency measures to deal with the province's electricity problems, including €17.3 million (euros) to repair power plants. "Kosovo's power plants are like an old Zastava that are 20 to 40 years old with no investment. Last year it was also struck by lightening and suffered land slides in the Mirash coal mine," Michael Steiner, the chief of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said last Friday. Mr. Steiner said the state of the plants, combined with the fact that...
  • Peace Movement and UN Prepare Battle for Post War Iraq

    04/07/2003 5:44:31 PM PDT · by smalltowns · 6 replies · 158+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 7, 2003 | Stephen Schwartz
    U.N. Go Home From the April 14, 2003 issue: As it was in Kosovo, the "international community" is a threat to postwar Iraq. by Stephen Schwartz 04/14/2003, Volume 008, Issue 30 THE WAR FOR IRAQ'S LIBERATION began on March19. The fourth anniversary of the NATO intervention in Kosovo was March24. Kosovar Albanians, a majority of whom are Muslims, lead the Islamic world in their enthusiasm for America. But they hate the United Nations and the European meddlers in whose hands their fate was largely left after NATO's bombing ended. And Kosovar journalists are now warning the Iraqis of the fate...
  • UNMIK's Potemkin Villages in Kosovo

    01/21/2003 8:35:10 PM PST · by Ichabod Walrus · 4 replies · 83+ views
    antiwar.com ^ | January 21, 2003 | Fr. Sava Janjic
    UNMIK's Potemkin Villages*Commentary on the editorial by Simon Haselock, head of UNMIK?s information serviceby Fr. Sava Janjic January 21, 2003 Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appelant.("They make a wilderness and call it peace," Tacitus: The Life of Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Chapter 30)In his editorial, published on January 10, 2003 in the Belgrade daily Blic, Simon Haselock, the director of UNMIK?s public information service, openly criticized the view of His Eminence Bishop Artemije of Raska and Prizren that "little has changed" in Kosovo and openly accused the representatives of the Kosovo Serbs of unconstructive behavior.In his commentary, unfortunately, Mr. Haselock failed to...
  • UN & Kosovo Albanians poison Serbia's rivers; water supply

    01/21/2003 5:28:08 PM PST · by Ichabod Walrus · 3 replies · 242+ views
    BETA ^ | January 21, 2003 | BETA
    Call on UNMIK to allow Serbian experts to examine pollution BELGRADE, January 20 (BETA) - On Jan. 20, Serbian Environment Minister Andjelka Mihajlov urged the UN Mission in Kosovo to allow a group of Serbian experts entry in order to examine the causes of water pollution in Kraljevo that had originated from Kosovo. Mihajlov told a press conference that she had asked the UNMIK environment administrator to regularly inform the Serbian environment ministry on the quantities of phenol dumped into the Ibar and Sitnica rivers and to establish who is responsible for not informing the Serbian authorities on time. Mihajlov,...
  • CHURCH REPRESENTATIVES DENIED ACCESS TO MASS GRAVESITE

    09/17/2002 6:10:47 PM PDT · by DTA · 2 replies · 150+ views
    SERBIAN ORTHODOX DIOCESE OF RASKA AND PRIZREN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA INFORMATION SERVICE Urgent communiqué For immediate release WHY ARE CHURCH REPRESENTATIVES DENIED ACCESS TO ORAHOVAC ORTHODOX CEMETERYCemetery investigation begins without informing the Church and Serb community - Foreigners and Albanians allowed to participate, Serbs denied access Orahovac - Gracanica, September 16, 20002 The Diocese of Raska and Prizren received a direct report from Father Srdjan Milenkovic and a KIM Radio reporter who visited the Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Orahovac today that international representatives from UNMIK have already begun a search in the cemetery where 80 unmarked burial mounds were recently...
  • Former Roanoke officer took beat - in Kosovo

    07/01/2002 6:14:52 PM PDT · by joan · 7 replies · 216+ views
    roanoke.com ^ | July 1, 2002 | HATTIE BROWN
    Alexander Clary's job, apart from being a police officer, was to help re-establish civilian law enforcement. By HATTIE BROWN THE ROANOKE TIMES For Alexander Clary, Kosovo is a place of contrasts: Colorful flowers and friendly people mixed with wrecked cars, frequent bombings and mountains of garbage. For two years, Clary worked in Kosovo trying to change this competing image of the province, which was once part of communist Yugoslavia. As a police officer for United Nations Mission in Kosovo, Clary received many of the same calls he answered for 18 years as a police officer for the Roanoke Police Department:...