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NATO in Kosova
Tony Blair, Madeline Albright, and Javier Solano all returned to Kosova to cheering Albanian crowds, praising NATO and the KLA for their efforts on behalf of peace and democracy. The triumphal returns and euphoric rhetoric of the NATO leaders covers up the brutal reality of massive ethnic cleansing, systematic assassinations, pillage and destruction of churches, houses, farms, and businesses by NATO-backed Albanian KLA terrorists and their paramilitary supporters. The mass media claim these crimes are acts of revenge. When are killing farmers and older women acts of revenge?
By the end of the second week of August, over 200 Serbs had been assassinated and many more had disappeared by Albanian gangs and KLA regulars, according to Human Rights Watch and other human rights agencies. Thousands of Serbs have been forcibly driven from their homes. Over 164,000 of the 200,000 Serbs in Kosova had fled for their lives, many after being beaten and tortured. Over 20,000 of the 30,000 Roma people (gypsies) had also fled from the murderous Albanian gangs. The main orthodox cathedral in Pristina, a few meters from NATO headquarters was bombed, while scores of orthodox monasteries had been damaged and pillaged. Under NATOs watchful eyes, the Albanians had engaged in driving out proportionately more Serbs in shorter time than the Albanians had been driven out by the Yugoslav army during the NATO war. Under Yugoslav occupation, approximately half the Albanians fled; under NATO occupation, over 80 percent of the Serbians and 90 percent of the Romas have been terrorized into leaving.
The claim by NATO commanders that they are "incapable" of preventing Albanian gangs from killing Serbs is patently false. NATO has 46,000 soldiers in Kosova, a ratio of one soldier for every four Serbs in a province the size of a postage stamp. The ration of NATO soldiers to Serbs in Kosovo is the highest in the world. UN officials privately admitted that most of the humanitarian aid was stolen by Albanian gangs that work with the KLA. Most returning refugees are robbed, their apartments seized by fellow Albanian thugs, according to the German military police.
The claim by NATO that there are not enough police is false. There are too many police KLApolice who run Kosova like a police state. While Serbs are free to criticize Milosevic and organize public protests, in Kosova under the KLA dissidents are beaten, tortured, and killed.
NATOs role in Kosova is to facilitate Albanian ethnic cleansing. Most of the Albanians pillaging of houses takes place with the knowledge and presence of NATO soldiers and commanders. NATO has a close working relation with KLA leasers whos uniformed followers have been identified as the material authors of the assassination of 14 Serbian farmers.
Instead of protecting the Serbs, NATO is encouraging their flight from Kosova. One U.S. soldier who was appalled by the brutality of the Albanians commented, "I didnt come here to help the Serbs flee from their homes." Not a single Albanian terrorist has been arrested and sentenced for murder or rape. Not one KLA official, publicly identified with forcibly evicting Serbs from their homes or bombing churches has been dismissed.
NATOs shameful behavior in Kosova is not a result of monumental incompetence, ignorance, or impotence. The close relations between NATO and the KLA and the overwhelming armed presence of NATO throughout the region preclude any assumption of innocence. The most plausible explanation is that NATO is supporting a very professional and systematic form of ethnic cleansing in order to punish and destabilize the Serbian government by forcing tens of thousands of refugees into Serbia.
Secondly, an "ethnically cleansed" Albania Kosova would be a docile client of the U.S. and Western Europe, thus increasing NATOs stranglehold in the Southern Balkans. The UN Commission on Refugees refuses to consider the tens of thousands of Serbs fleeing Albanian terrorists as refugees because "technically" Kosova is still part of Yugoslavia. Therefore, the refugees are denied any aid and the burden is placed on the Serbian government.
U.S. military strategists have worked with and promoted paramilitary groups like the KLA to terrorize enemy populations in many regions of the world. Washingtons (and NATOs) purpose in using paramilitary groups is to deflect responsibility for human rights violations from the military and police to "anonymous extremists." Thus, the NATO powers can claim innocence, while their Albanian clients engage in their dirty little war.
The Albanian leadership in Kosova has strong ties with the Mafia in Northern Albania, which has been very active in the kidnaping of under age Kosova women for overseas prostitution in Spain and Italy. as well as servicing the NATO "liberators." Kosova is overrun with Albanian gangsters stealing cars, looting and killing Albanian Kosovars. While the NATO war opens small scale business opportunities for the Albanian Mafia, the "reconstruction" contracts have provoked a major economic war among European and U.S. multinationals, eager to obtain lucrative construction contracts. Washington has shown greater concern and forcible intervention to secure "equal treatment" for its construction companies than it has for the tens of thousands of Serbs terrorized by Albright cheering crowds. In the process of evaluating the damage in Kosova, the UN High Commission for Refugees revealed that the majority of Albanian houses, hospitals, and schools damaged during the 78-day war were caused by NATO bombing. Under these circumstances, it is understandable why NATO commanders prefer to let Albanians vent their rage and revenge over their destroyed homes against poor and aged Serbian farmers. It allows NATO to escape its responsibility for the destruction in Kosova. Nevertheless, the destructive legacy of NATOs war lives on in Kosovas everyday life. British and U.S. made cluster bombs and depleted uranium ammunition found throughout the province are killing and wounding dozens of Kosovars every week. Apparently, NATO and KLA commanders "forgot" to inform them. Such is the concern for peace and freedom. Z