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One of many Kosovo Albanian terrorist attacks against Serbs

Jiri Dienstbier, the special UN Rapporteur on Human Rights
Warns that No Peace in the Balkans is Possible as long as
Extremism and Intolerance Flurish in Kosovo

Calm will not return to the Balkans so long as the UN and NATO fail to
destroy extremism's base in Kosovo. For the criminal/terrorist heart of the
supposedly disbanded Kosovo Liberation Army continues to fortify its power
and to expand into Macedonia, Southern Serbia and Montenegro. Some less
careful commanders of the KLA even talk about the 100,000 Albanians in
Greece as an ultimate target for their irredentist goals. The goal of a
"Greater Albania," has not been forgotten.

Over the last few years Kosovo has been ethnically cleansed of a quarter of
a million people. One hundred churches and monasteries have been razed.
Ethnically motivated murders are less common of late, but this cannot be
deemed a success so long as Kosovo's non-Albanians remain isolated in
enclaves protected by KFOR.

Kosovo is a territory far smaller than Afghanistan. If the world fails to
eliminate terrorists from politics in Kosovo, what hope does it have of
defeating terrorism elsewhere? So, before the anti-terror campaign seeks
other terrorist bases to destroy, it should eliminate terror in a place
where the UN itself is ruling. If not, the UN, NATO and the European Union
will discredit themselves as well as the humanitarian values they use to
justify their 'humanitarian' interventions.


Article on Kosovo Daily News

The only parlaimentarians in Europe which arrive to their sessions
in miliatary armoured vehicles under a heavy police escort
Serb Coalition members arrive to session of Kosovo Parliament

Kosovo turned into "a center of drug smuggling, arms contraband and the trafficking of human beings" according to Voice of America Report

Kosovo is a Serb province, the cradle of Serb civilization and a "holy land" for Serbia's pre- dominant religion. NATO militarily annexed it to stop a civil war. But NATO and the United Nations haven't been able to restore order. Not only are ethnic Albanians killing Serbs on a regular basis, the Voice of America reports that criminal gangs have turned the province into "a center of drug smuggling, arms contraband and the trafficking of human beings."

The VOA quotes one NATO official as saying it's difficult to restore order because "a crackdown on criminals might cause a backlash since several ethnic Albanian politicians are suspected of being linked to the gangs."

Some of those gangsters and politicians also allegedly have links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network.

Florida Times Union, March 20, 2002

Orthodox Church in Prayer for the Victims of Terrorism

Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople serving a Memorial service
to the victims who died in WTC terrorist attack in New York City, March 2002


Father, Forgive Them For They Know Not What They Do....

Fr. Sava from Decani Monastery speaks about the present situation in
Kosovo and Metohija


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Movie Review in New York Times

Members of the Serbian Coalition "Povratak - Return" in the Kosovo Parliament
Povratak is dissatisfied because the Albanian parties totally disregarded Serb interests in division of the ministerial posts in the Government

New Kosovo Government in Service of Monoethnic Albanian Society

Serb members of the Kosovo Parliament do not want to be a part of the multiethnic decoration but active participants in building of Kosovo's democracy. Deeply disatisfied by the UNMIK-Albanian deal of distribution of ministerial posts Serb MP's still do not want to participate in a Government in which they cannot have a rightful share of power and work more effectively on improvement of life for their vulnerable community.

Bishop Artemije expressed gravest concern for the future of the Serb community in Kosovo and Metohija in his meeting with the new SRSG, Mr. Steiner, Gracanica, March 3, 2002

Kosovo Albanian Extremists target Serb women, children and elderly despite NATO and UN presence

A Serb Woman in Kosovo town Riddled With Bullets, Feb. 22, 2002

Killing women, children and elderly, attacking civilian vehicles, buses and trains is the widely employed strategy of UCK/KLA terrorists who remain intent to expel the last non Albanian inhabitants of Kosovo in their ambition to have Kosovo only for Albanians. While the UN Mission tries to present Kosovo situation in rosy colours justifying their failure to protect vulnerable citizens with more than 40.000 armed NATO troops and UN police, Kosovo Albanian extremists continue working on their ethnically clean Kosovo in the midst of Europe

Crimes under the ominous UCK acronym - Albanain terrorism

Lipljan, February 22, 2002 - Ljubica Kovacevic, 57, a Serb woman from Lipljan was killed on Friday (Feb 21) in Lipljan (15. km south of Pristina) when an unindentified attacker opened fire by a machine gun and riddled her with 30 bullets. This information was confirmed to Beta News Agency by UNMIK spokesman Andrea Angeli. The attack occured at 19.00. After the attack Mrs. Kovacevic was transfered to hospital where her death was immediately confirmed.

This news was also confirmed for B92 Radio by the Secretary of the Lipljan Municipality Mr. Milorad Dekic who said that the murder occured in one of the back streets in the center of Lipljan. "The murderer was hidden behind the heap of the building material and when Mrs. Kovacevic approached with her husband the attacker opened the fire. She was killed at the spot and her husband survived without any injuries", Dekic said. He also reported that the Serbs of Lipljan are alarmed are shocked this murder but nevertheless he called the present situation stable. "The people are very alarmed. No incidents have happened after the murder and our people gathered spontainously. It is also interested that many Albanians gathered after the murder. We could see more of their cars driving along the streets only a few minutes after the armed attack. They seemed to be triumphant. We have scheduled a protest meeting on Sunday when we are going to issue an official protest to the international bodies and the Sebian state authorities", Dekic said.

He also said that the Serbs had asked a check point to be installed near the location where the attack occured but that was done only the next morning after the murder. "We had asked before from KFOR to place a vehicle there for the sake of better security because this was the area frequented by Serbs. We have pointed out this to all internatinal representatives who talked to us but everyone remained deaf to our repeated requests. It seems that something like this had to happen that they finally realize what is going on. Today we have seen the military vehicle, but we still do not know how long it will be there", said Dekic.

UNMIK Spokesperson Andrea Angeli has confirmed that the international police have found the weapons near the place of attack. Investigation is still ongoing.

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True face of Kosovo's "democracy"

Before KFOR deployment in Kosovo (June 99) 10.000 Serbs lived in Lipljan. At the moment, almost three years after the end of war only 2.200 remain living in a ghetto. Since the KFOR arrival 33 Serbs of the relatively small Lipljan municipality were murdered by Kosovo Albanian extremists, 17 were abducted and are still missing. In this period there were 150 bomb attacks. After his visit to Lipljan Kosovo's Ombudsperson Marek Nowitzki confirmed in his official report that Serbs lived in a ghetto without bacis human rights and freedoms. The true face of "Kosovo's democracy" may be seen in Lipljan, Obilic, Orahovac, Pristina where Serbs live enclosed in their quarter withut freedom to move freely. Existence of ghettoes and such intolerance, which the owner of the Kosovo Albanian newspaper Koha Ditore Veton Surroi called "fashism", is the best indication that Kosovo remains the most intolerant and criminal part of Europe today reminding us all of the darkest days of WW2 nacism.

"In Paris, London, and Berlin, you see people of various races and religions freely interacting with each other. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same thing about Prishtina. Ordinary Kosovo Serbs cannot leave their enclaves, let alone walk along Mother Theresa Street due to fear of abuse".

British Foreign Office Minister for South-East Europe Dr Dennis MacShane in Koha Ditore, February 25, 2002

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In three and a half years 3.276 Serbs and other non-Albanians killed by terrorists in Kosovo and Metohija

Radio Television Serbia
Belgrade Feb. 20, 2002

In the period between January 1998 and November 2001 3.276 Serbs and other non-Albanians were either killed or are still missing reported the Federal Committee for gathering information on crimes against humanity and violations of international law in Belgrade. The Federal Committee has gathered detailed files on each killed or missing person. The majority of the victims were killed or abducted during the UN/NATO peace mandate, after June 1999.

Albanian Terrorists in Macedonia and Kosovo getting ready for
a spring offensive in West Macedonia

A masked member of the Albanian National Army's unit "Shadows" poses for a photo Friday Feb. 1, 2002 in Skopje area. The ANA is a splinter rebel group that opposes the peace agreement that ended six months of fighting between Macedonian forces and ethnic Albanian rebels last year. The group has already claimed responsibility for several attacks on government forces last year. (AP Photo/Str) /rlt/rz

Las Vegas Sun, Peace Effort in Macedonia Stalls

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