KOSOVO - AS IT REALLY IS

1999-2003

three years after the war, under the internationally granted peace


The Serb quarter in Prizren

The Ottawa Citizen: 'The most dangerous place on Earth'
Secret guerrilla armies. Neighbours stoning schoolbuses. Two peoples living in terror and hatred: Three years later, war-ravaged Kosovo remains a powderkeg.
June 22, 2002

The freedom has come for Albanisn Serbs locked in their homes and guarded by NATO

While the freedom has come for Albanians, remaining Serbs in cities live guarded by KFOR and locked in their houses with no freedom of movement, work and use of Serb language in public. One repression was replaced by another, the apartheid rules in Kosovo again, despite the presence of UN and NATO, photo summer 1999

Kosovo Serb Enclaves in Barbed Wire
Kosovo two years After - Apartheid, Ghettos, Enclaves, No Human Rights
Entrance to the Serb Enclave of Gracanica, 5 km east of Pristina

KOSOVO CRUCIFIED - FILM IN REAL VIDEO

 "More than half a year has passed since the war’s end, and ethnically motivated demonstrations, robberies, armed assaults and kidnappings still threaten daily life. Ethnic Albanians, accounting for more than 90 percent of the population in Kosovo, are taking advantage of their numbers to punish the remaining Serbs. According to Stanimir Vukicevic, chairman of the Yugoslav committee for cooperation with the United Nations in Kosovo, 1,400 Serbs have been either kidnapped or killed since the end of the bombing in June 1999. Essentially, NATO’s bombing campaign in Kosovo merely reversed the main current of violence, giving the upper hand to the majority Albanian population and allowing the ethnic violence to persist. "
STRATFOR INSTITUTE REPORT, FEB 8-2000

The treatment of Kosovo's Serbs brings shame on all Kosovo
Albanians, not just the perpetrators of violence.
And it's a burden we will have to bear collectively.

Veton Surroi, an Albanian publicist from Kosovo, July 1999

TWO SERB CHILDREN DEAD AND FOUR WOUNDED IN A COWARDLY ATTACK OF KOSOVO ALBANIAN TERRORISTS,
August 13, 2003

Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, is probably the place in the world where human rights are most grossly violated. Serbs there, as well as in most of Kosovo today, may be killed if they speak their language in public, just because they belong to other ethnic group and religion. They cannot by food in shops, they can't go to the hospital or by medicines if they are ill. Many of their homew were looted, set on fire, their graveyards desecrated and churches mercilessly destroyed all over Kosovo. Serb children in Pristina cannot have their school, they cannot go to cinema or walk in the streets. No, this is not time of war... This is post-war Kosovo with 40.000 NATO soldiers, UN adminstaration, numerous humanitarian and human-rights organizations. When you come to Pristina and walk in its streets, eat in its restaurants, remember that in this city there are those who are not granted even the minimum in their lives. After more than two years of internatinonal peace Kosovo is becoming an example of a most intensive ethnic cleansing in the time of peace.

Still the same....
Washington Post, RULE OF LAW IS ELUSIVE IN KOSOVO, July 29 2001

Truthful testimonies of independent Western observers
CATO INSTITUTE STUDY, June 2000
DUBIOUS ANNIVERSARY - KOSOVO ONE YEAR LATER


Diary on the Life of the Remaining Serbs in Pristina, Oct 1999
A Serb Professor Killed by Albanian Mob in Pristina, Nov 29, 1999

Serbs in Pristina - Life in a Nightmare
Reporter, Speak English So That No One Understands, Dec 29-99

NYT, Strangers in a Familiar Land: The Serbs of Kosovo, Dec 18-99

KOSOVO STORIES IN WORLD MEDIA

SERBS LEAVING THE ANCIENT VILLAGE OF VELIKA HOCA
The Independent UK, After 1,000 Years Terror Forces Serbs Out of
Kosovo Village, March 26-00

STRATFOR : KOSOVO ONE YEAR LATER
Irish Times, Chaos Reigns As World's Gaze Wanders, March 25-00

Since the end of war in June 1999 Kosovo Serbs have been deprived of basic human rights. When NATO troops and UN mission arrived to the province one repression of an undemocratic regime was replaced by another repression launched by the Albanian armed rebels known as UCK, mafia from Albania and individuals seeking revenge. The freedom has come only for ethnic Albanians while the everyday life for Serbs became a real hell full of suffering and unrestrained Albanian terror. Since the end of war around 1000 Serbs have been killed, more than 1200 have been kidnapped or taken to UCK run illegal prisons, thousands of Serb homes were set on fire, more than 100 churches have been destroyed or seriously damaged.

JIRI DIENSTBIER - MAFIA RULES KOSOVO
Reports on Human Rights, Dec 99 and March 2000
BLIC, Dienstbier - Mafia Rules Kosovo, March 30-00
AFP, Elderly Serb Woman Beaten, Dragged Through Street, March 31-00


See: Destruction of Churches and Monasteries in Post-War Kosovo
QUO VADIS EUROPA CHRISTIANA?
Prizren Orthodox Seminary Sheltering Serbs, Romas, Turks and Albanians

NIN, Those Who Stayed
Bishop Artemije, his monks and nuns help Serbs to survive, Jan 27-00

CATO, Belfast In the Balkans, Feb 18-00

Every move under NATO protection
An example of Kosovo freedom for Serbs
An elderly Serb with the grandchild in the streets of Prizren
escorted by a German NATO soldier, Albanians are watchnig and sneering
DISCRIMINATION OF KOSOVO SERBS PRIOR TO MILOSEVIC PERIOD

At the moment Kosovo Serbs remain living in a few enclaves surrounded by KFOR troops which can only grant them security. Remaining Serb population in former multiethnic cities has dramatically dwindled (Pristina 300 out of 40.000; Pec, 20 nuns out of 20.000; Prizren 68 out of 11.000). Other cities like Urosevac, Klina, Djakovica, Decani are completely cleansed from Serbs and the total number of Serbs who had to leave Kosovo is MORE THAN 200.000, which makes almost 2 thirds of the prewar Serb population. This number is proportionally looking equal to 1.000.000 Albanians. In June KFOR troops entered the province followed by gangs of Albanian extremists who immediately established their local rule and began Nazi-like terror against Serbs, Romas, Serb speaking Moslems, Corats, Jews and others.

THE KOSOVO EXODUS CONTINUES, IWPR, JAN 25, 2000
Post-war persecution of Minorities in Kosovo
Serb Unknown Victims

POST-WAR DESTRUCTION OF SERB PROPERTY
IMAGES FROM A DESTROYED VILLAGE - Belo Polje
Thousands of destroyed houses after the war

Serbs leaving Kosovo, summer 1999

Terrified by the rampage of murders, kidnappings and arson attacks by revenge-minded ethnic Albanians, an estimated 200,000 non-Albanians fled Kosovo in the months following NATO's entry into the province, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Photo: Serb civilians leaving the province in front of ethnic Albanian terror


After 1,000 years, terror forces Serbs out of their Kosovo village,
The Independent March 26, 2000

The Independent, Serbs murdered by the hundred
since 'liberation'..., Nov 24, 99

The freedom of movement still does not exist in Kosovo and Serbs travelling without KFOR escort risk to be killed or abducted by Albanians. Before the war Albanians complained that they could not have education in their language. Today it is enough only to say a word in Serbian in Pristina to be killed on the spot. All Serb inscriptions in major cities have been systematically removed, all Serb medical personell in hospitals (except in Mitrovica) was expelled or abducted, not a single Serb school operates in major Kosovo cities. UNMIK and KFOR are helplessly trying to bring Serbs in Kosovo institutions in order to present them as multiethnic. As one journalist said only criminality in Kosovo is multiethnic because Albanian mafia works very well with the underground of the neighboring regions and states.

"There is hardly any multi-ethnicity -- in
fact the reverse," said Ivo Daalder, senior
fellow at the Washington-based Brookings
Institution. "Ethnic segregation is greater
now than almost at any other time in
Kosovo's history ... "

KOSOVO IN PAIN, LA Times, 17 March, 2000

Overview of the Kosovo Albanian Crimes Against Serbs
and Non-Albanians (Jun-Dec 99)


WHERE ARE THE SERBS KIDNAPPED BY KLA?
BLIC, Six Concentration Camps For Kidnapped Serbs, March 28
DANAS, Concentration Camps For Serbs In Kosovo Do Exist, April 3

Concentration Camps for Serbs and non-Albanians
Reporter, Conc. Camps in Kosovo - KLA Archipelago, April 5
Reporter, Conc Camps in Kosovo 2 - Testimonies of the Missing Persons, Apr 12
IWPR, Serbs Languish in Kosovo Jails, Apr 14
Triumph of Albanians and Turks in Prizren Serb funeral under KFOR protection

KOSOVO CONTRASTS
Triumph of Moslem Albanians in Prizren and a Serb funeral under escorted by NATO

KOSOVO POST-WAR CLEANSING OF MINORITIES

Serbs lack proper medical facilities and their schools usually work in completely inadequate conditions. UNMIK and KFOR are trying to help but they have failed in the main mission - to prevent one crime and repression to be replaced by another. We must not forget that all the crimes in the previous MIlosevic's period happened when his army and police were alone here with no international control. Now we have more than 40.000 NATO troops, 2.000 international policemen, UN administration. NGO's etc and it all happens. It is difficult to understand that under Milosevic's undemocratic regime all ethnic groups continued living in Kosovo, hospital personnel remained ethnically mixed even in worst situations and now when the "freedom" has arrived multiethnicity is becoming a phantasy and every Serb patient brought to an Albanian hospital must be guarded by KFOR soldiers not to be killed by the personnel or patients.

Read: Kosovo Serbs in a Photo Story

UN Sponsored Democracy as a Right to Lynch
Blic, Albanian Crowd Attacks Serbs in Obilic, March 10, 2000

 Serbs and Roma in Kosovo 2000
Serbs and Roma, 2000

 ETHNIC MAPS
OF KOSOVO

Serbs and Roma in Kosovo 1991
Serbs and Roma, 1991

 Etnic composition of Kosovo 1991
Ethnic Composition in 1991

Very few interethnic criminal cases have been heard at courts since UN and KFOR arrival because courts still do not opperate. Hundreds of temporarily arrested Albanians who comitted crimes against Serbs, Romas, Croats and Slav Moslems were set free due to absence of the judicial system. THAT IS KOSOVO which one cannot see in the international press.

Secretary Albright and UCK leader Hashim Thaci
Secretary Albright greets Hahim Thaci, UCK leader August 1999, after the war

Serb priests and Italian soldiers found dead Serbs, summer 1999 
Serbs killed by UCK found near Pec, Aug 99
VICTORY OR SHAME
After the NATO deployment many Serb civillians were killed by
UCK extremists
in the West seen as freedom fighters and allies

CIA SUPPORTED KLA
Sunday Times UK, CIA Aided Kosovo Guerrilla Army, March 12

NYT on Serb-Albanian Conflict in Kosovo prior to Milosevic, 1987
KLA (UCK) Freedom Fighters or ....

THE LESSON OF ORAHOVAC
Humanitarian Law Center Report Related to KLA led violence against minorities

Kosovo Albanian leaders are behaving in the same way as MIlosevic's governors and party leaders. They are completely uninterested for the gross human rights violations in the province and keep fighting for power among themselves. If some of them condemn violence they usually do that in fear that constant situation of chaos may obstruct their wish for independence.

The present decrease of incidents may be misleading. Life of Serbs in Kosovo is no more safe
than in June. Nevertheless, the number of incidents has decreased due to regrouping of
the minority population within their tiny enclaves where they enjoy relative freedom and safety.
But in a few remaining areas where ethnically mixed population still lives incidents are continuing.


FEB 2 - UN BUS ATTACKED IN KOSOVO - TWO SERBS DIED, FIVE WOUNDED
Church in Banjska near Vucitrn mined by Albanian extremists, Jan 30, 2000
St. Elias Church near Gnjilani destroyed on Jan 14, 2000
THE KOSOVO EXODUS CONTINUES, IWPR, JAN 25, 2000

A German KFOR tank in front of a burning Serb house in Kosovo

Anarchy & Madness
Timothy Garton Ash,
New Yourk Review of Books, Feb, 2000
Reflective text on the difficult situation in Post-war Kosovo. Garton Ash makes a thorough analysis why there is no true peace in Kosovo today.

"West won the war. I fear we are losing the peace."


"Before and during the war, Kosovars kept assuring me that Kosova
would not be like Albania: corrupt, anarchic, ruled by the gun and the gang.
Increasingly, it is. The Albanization of Kosova is taking place
in a way no ordinary Kosova Albanian wanted. The gangsters have stepped
into the vacuum left by the slowness of the West."
Timothy Garton Ash

Private, state and church property is mercilessly usurped. There is no security for the private property and capital. Mafia has already established its network in Kosovo taking racket and organizing drug trafficking, prostitution, even with children. How could we expect tomorrow foreign investments in a totally unstable and unsafe surrounding which is more and more controlled by drug barons, proud rebel chieftains and powerful Drenica rural clans.

Not only we say...
Testimonies From the International Press
SERBS LEFT AS TARGETS, summer 1999

In short Kosovo is becoming more and more ethnically cleansed province, based on apartheid, gross violations of human rights, deprived of basic human rights for the minority groups. The world stopped Milosevic by bombs but has no method to prevent the new repression and calm down the hatred which is getting crystalised into a new ideology of apartheid. Unfortunately, the West failed to demonstrate clear position against the Albanian violence which was interpreted by the radicalized crowds and extremists as a green light for killing of Serbs and ethnic cleansing.

Prizren After the War - "As Prizren Goes, so Goes Kosovo"

From Anti-Serb demonstration in Mitrovica
Hatred is so great...
An Albanian woman in anti-Serb demonstrations shouting nationalist slogans

World media write about normalcy of life in Kosovo. But, when one looks into the streets of Pristina he may be sure that in the crowd there are no Serbs. They cannot go out into the street, buy things in shops or move freely. Restaurants, cinemas, pharmacies, hospitals, libraries and all schools in Pristina, the capital of the province are CLOSED for Serbs. This picture is not a phantasy. While Mrs. Albright, Mr.Clinton or Mr. Blair triumphantly address the crowd in Pristina saying that they brought them freedom, the last remaining 300 Serbs in Pristina, locked in their houses in fear of being killed know that the freedom has not come for all but only for ethnic Albanians....(End)

They know too: Bishop Artemije's letter to President Clinton

a photo showing internationally sponosred ethnic cleansing
under a pretext of euphemistic humanitarian dislocation

Zitinje Serbs leaving their homes under KFOR protection
Serbs from Zitinje leaving their homes in July 1999. After everyday attacks
by Kosovo Albanians US KFOR has failed to grant security to the Serb civilians.
Only they could do was to escort them to the Serbia proper boundary

IS THIS KOSOVO WHY NATO BOMBED SERBIA?
White Book tome 1 White Book tome 2

WHO BEARS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH A SITUATION NOW?

HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN POST-WAR KOSOVO

KOSOVO'S FASCHISM - ALBANIAN SHAME
testimony of Veton Surroi, moderate Albanian intellectual threatened by extremists

WP, War To Preserve Multiethnicity Has Left Serbs Segregated in Ghettos, March 24

Quo vadis Europa Christiana? Kosovo Serbs in Photo Story

SERB CIVILIANS WERE KILLED TOO...
BURRIALS AND FOUNDING OF SERBS KILLED or BEATEN BY UCK
The area of Pec June - August 1999

 

 

 

The Cry of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohia, Bishop Atanasije Jevtic

ORTHODOX MONKS ABDUCTED BY ALBANIANS
Fr. Chariton and Fr. Stephen were abducted by men in UCK uniforms. Where are they now?

LIFE IN BARBED WIRE
Post-War Life of Kosovo Serb Orthodox Monasteries, Decani

Tony Blair and UCK leader Hashim Thaci
An icon desecrated by UCK/KLA - Tony Blair and the UCK leader Thaci

Western leaders bombed Serbia to stop Milosevic but have failed
to demonstrate the same resolute position towards Albanian extremism
Photo of a Christian Icon of St. Mark desecrated by UCK militants

KLA (UCK) Freedom Fighters or ....

Since October '99 KLA is "transformed" into a UN sponosred civillian Corps
HOW IT WORKS?
Observer London, UN Backed KPC's Reign of Terror, March 12, 2000
WP, Kosovo Albanian Unit Is Accused Of Abuses, March 15, 2000

Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato Institute, Washington D.C.

Foreign Affairs, A Perfect Failure Sep/Oct 1999
Faulty justifications of NATO "Victory" in Kosovo
CATO, NATO's Disastrous Victory in Kosovo, March 10
CATO, Belfast In the Balkans, Feb 18
CATO Institute Study

The Tragic Blunder in Kosovo, James Bisset, The Globe and Mail, Jan 10-00
Foreign Policy Research Institute, NATO's KLA Problem, Sep 9-99
OJPCR How not to Resolve the Kosovo Question, Nov-99

UCK, UN and NATO leaders UCK rebel in Kosovo, 1998

KLA demilitarisation - unrealistic optimism or naivitee
Hashim Thaci, UCK leader; Bernard Kouchner UN Administrator of Kosovo
Gen. Sir Mike Jackson KFOR Commander, Agim Ceku, commander of UCK
Gen. Wesley Clarck, NATO commander
other photo: UCK rebel in Kosovo, Feb 1999. Black clad "PU" millitants are known to have
taken part in many attacks and abductions of Serb and non Albanian civilians
both in 1998 and after the war.

Rugova - Ghandi or an extremist
Dr. Rugova - Kosovo "Ghandi" threatens with war and barricades
Ibrahim Rugova has never been more than a symbol. After the end of the war he has done virtually nothing to prevent the violent attacks on Kosovo's minorities and has always remained faithfull to maximalists claims. In fact the difference between so called moderates and extremists in Kosovo is sometimes close to an illusion.


(Der Spiegel) But what will happen if the international community
insists that Kosovo must remain part of Yugoslavia?
(Rugova) Then there will be a new war. All of us, the people of
Kosovo, would take to the barricades.

Der Speigel - Interview with Ibrahim Rugova, April 17, 2000

What was the role of dr. Bernard Kouchner?
AFP, German Police Accuse Kouchner Of Preventing KLA Probe, March 16, 00

Thousands of Serb and Roma homes were set on fire and destroyed by ethnic
Albanians in the post-war period. All these arson attacks were committed
in the very presence of KFOR

P H O T O S

KDN, Letter From Pristina - Even Czechs are Targeted by Albanians, April 5, 2002

WHY IS THE WEST SILENT ABOUT THE DESECRATIONS
Montreal Gazette, God's Houses in Ruins, Feb 27-00
NATO Turns the Blind Eye as Scores of Ancient Christian Churches, Nov 20-99
Are Reduced to Rubble, The Independent, UK, Nov 20, 99


DEUS VIDET ET JUDICET!

HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN POST-WAR KOSOVO