Israel confronts terrorism, it's called self-defense. When
Serbia does, it's "poisonous nationalism" - as a Washington
Post editorial called it the same week ("Serbia's Intransigence"). Quite strategically, the word "Muslim" appears
nowhere in either article, lest the world finally catch
on to what we "achieved" in the Balkans. Instead, the authors
promote the term "Albanian Kosovar," a flashback to the
journalistic ploy that ensured a multi-national war against
European Christians on behalf of Muslims.
and Schneider write that Milosevic's "attempted ethnic
cleansing [has] made anything less than independence totally
unacceptable to the people of Kosovo." The "people of Kosovo" to
whom the authors so reverently refer use Serbian children
for target practice. Kosovo is dominated by thugs who have
attacked Serbs 186 times just since getting the green light
for final-status talks last October. The bruises, broken
bones and graves of their victims - infant to octogenarian,
male or female - are on display in the DVD documentary " Days
Made of Fear." As for Milosevic's "attempted ethnic
cleansing," all that can be said is that people who haven't
followed even a day of a four-year trial shouldn't write
op-eds relying on popular mythology.
and Schneider even have the poor taste to repeat the disingenuous
assurances of a NATO presence enforcing international guarantees
to protect the Serb minority - as if oblivious that NATO
hasn't been able to prevent the almost daily kidnappings
and attacks on the remaining Serbs, and was helpless even
to stop the 2004 pogrom in which NATO troops themselves
were attacked by Albanians. Incredibly, the authors write
that the Kosovars have "met enough of the standards to
get U.N. Security Council endorsement of final status negotiations" -
as if one monitoring group after another hasn't exposed
the fact that the internationals have simply given up on
any standards being met. (The UN is planning to evacuate
tens of thousands of Serbs the moment we hand Kosovo to
the terrorists this year.)
is going to have to accept Kosovo independence" is code-speak
for the West buckling under to terrorism in the Balkans
as usual. It's all the more unconscionable, given that
today we know the London and Madrid explosives came from Kosovo.
authors conclude by saying that Serbia will be better off "living
in peace with a new Kosovo." Just like Israel will be better
off living "in peace" with a Hamas-led Palestine.
its part, The Washington Post criticizes Serbia for "repeatedly
[failing] to meet a critical condition for moving forward
[toward EU and NATO membership], which is the arrest of
indicted Bosnian Serb war criminal Ratko Mladic." While
fugitive Serbian war criminals are fixated on, Albanian
war criminals are allowed to enjoy political careers. Notice
that no such criticism is raised about Kosovo's prime
minister Agim Ceku - a former KLA commander who is
indicted in Serbia for command responsibility in terrorist
killings of over 600 Serbs, Roma, Albanians and others,
including beheading, torture, mutilation, and abducting
more than 500 people, most presumed dead. The KLA, meanwhile,
trained in al-Qaeda camps prior to our 1999 NATO bombing
America is leading a global war on jihad terror, it's difficult
to understand how Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warmly
greeted this wanted terrorist in Washington this summer.
fight terrorism with one hand while abetting it with the
other. As UN human rights observer Jiri Dienstbier has
noted, "If NATO and the UN can't defeat terrorism in an
area the size of one-eighth of the Czech Republic, how
do they expect to confront global terrorism?"
the intelligence community is fully aware of the Kosovo
threat, our political leaders and media are denying it.
The Post editors refer to "a firm Western consensus" that
the province "should be granted independence before the
end of this year." Translation: America and Europe are
taking the Wesley
Clark approach and appeasing the Albanian violence
meant to persuade us that there can be only one outcome
- theirs. Recall that the "firm Western consensus" in 1999
was that Kosovo would have autonomy precisely without becoming
back into the West's good graces, the beaten-down Serbs
have lain prostrate for the past seven years throughout
the continuing dismemberment of their country and security.
And yet, any leader - no matter how democratic and pro-Western
(Kostunica is a Constitutional scholar) - who tries to
draw the line with the number of concessions Serbs will
make to their tormentors sounds "disturbingly like Slobodan
Milosevic," according to The Post.
aside, the criminal rackets (sex slavery, the heroin trade)
in Kosovo are closely linked to the KLA leadership that
dominates the local Albanian administration operating under
UN auspices, and are already a menace to Europe. If organized
crime is uncontrolled under UN and NATO supervision, how
will Kosovo's independence improve things when the racketeers
become the sovereign government?
time to stop writing in a vacuum about the Balkan region
and our handiwork there. It happens to be the most key
region nearest us in the War on Terror. As the 9/11 Commission
found, it was in 1990s Bosnia that the "groundwork for
a true terrorist network was being laid." That network
is today known as al Qaeda.
year, we continue the march toward a Greater (and eventually
Muslim-only) Albania that will usurp Kosovo (and soon Macedonia and parts of Greece). By signing
the Christian Serbs' Jerusalem over to the terrorists,
we will give terrorism the boost it struggled for throughout
the 90s. Instead of influencing their government away from
such treachery, Americans shrug.
our media and politicians have successfully striven to
keep from the American public is that Serbs have historically
been on the front line in halting the advance of barbarism
into Europe--first against Islam in the 1389 Battle of
Kosovo, then against the Third Reich (the Serbian nation
lost proportionally more lives fighting the Nazis than
any other), and then in the 90s against the Muslim and
Croatian heirs of the Nazis--before we tied their hands
and inherited their burden.
the Milosevic trial opened in February 2002, the former
Serbian "disproportionate force" president showed photos
of disembodied Serbian heads. The late Judge Richard May
had little patience for this display, calling it irrelevant.
To which Milosevic replied:
not on the screens that the public sees. Right. I see it
on this screen now. But this internal screen only. So he
is holding a head, the head of a Serb that he cut off.
So those are the 20,000 Mujahedin that were brought to
the European theatre of war through Clinton's policy, and most of
them remained there and some went to America and to other
countries, and they went all around Europe. And then when
they start beheading your own people in wars to come, then
you will know what this is all about."
we'd gotten the memo by now. CRO
This piece first appeared at JewishWorldReview.com