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avgust 20, 2008
US EVIL POLICY:
As KLA Massacres Serbs, Congress Funds KLA
By Mary Mostert,
On March 24, 1999, the day Clinton gave the signal for NATO to begin bombing Yugoslavia
he said to the American people, "Right now our
firmness is the only hope the people of Kosovo have to be able to live in their own
country without having to fear for their own lives. Remember: We asked them to accept
peace, and they did. We asked them to promise to lay down their arms, and they agreed. We
pledged that we, the United States and the other 18 nations of NATO, would stick by them
if they did the right thing. We cannot let them down now. Imagine what would happen if we
and our allies instead decided just to look the other way, as these people were massacred
on NATO's doorstep. That would discredit NATO, the cornerstone on which our security has
rested for 50 years now." This statement was
made shortly after the KLA had seized control of much of Kosovo, during 1998, and had
ethnically cleansed 90 villages of all Serbs.
The "people of Kosovo" Bill Clinton was referring to were Albanians, many of
whom had illegally crossed over from Albania after the collapse of the Albanian economy
and communist government. They were not citizens of Yugoslavia. In 1998, 180 Serb policemen and 120 Serb soldiers, were killed by
KLA terrorists in a province of two million people. That would be
comparable to a group composed mostly of recent illegal aliens killing 300 policemen and
soldiers in one year in, say, one county of New Jersey which contained one-third of the
So far, as of July 28th, the official crime
statistics of the first six weeks of the UN and NATO mission in Kosovo and Metohija is: 198 murders, 840 lootings and 573 arsons and usurpation of
apartments, plus about 130,000 Serbs who have left their houses and fields trying, when
they can not keep their property, to save their heads.
When the bombing began in March, we were informed that 1,800,000 Albanians lived in
Kosovo and 200,000 Serbs. During the height of the 3
month refugee outflow of Albanians, the highest figures reported by the United Nations
claimed that about 35-40% of the Albanian population had fled - either to escape the
bombing or to because they were told to leave. During the six weeks of NATO occupation, 130,000 of the 200,000
Serbs have fled the KLA reign of terror in Kosovo - which is about 65% of the Serb
population of Kosovo have become refugees.
On March 24, Bill Clinton was concerned that NATO
might be discredited if "these people" meaning the people of Kosovo, "were
massacred on NATO's doorstep." Kosovo is no longer "NATO's doorstep." It is NATO's HOUSE. NATO is in charge there - and in six
weeks 65% of the Serbs have fled, 198 have been massacred, while many of their homes and
apartments have been seized and occupied by Albanians.
At this point, in spite of wild reports during the bombing of "10,000 Albanians
killed and buried in mass graves" no such numbers have materialized. Furthermore, of the so-called "mass
graves" found, we have not gotten ANY reports of the number of KLA soldiers who were
killed in battle. How many of the "mass graves" are actually graves of KLA
terrorists? Out of curiosity, where ARE the graves of those KLA terrorists, anyway?
We've watched and counted the massacres of Serbs. Before
the latest massacre of 14 Serbs in their fields in Staro Gracko village in the past week
the farmers asked for protection as they harvested their crops, since there was a pocket
of KLA terrorists in the area. The British troops in
the area refused to stand guard. If, as NATO has told us, the accords signed by Milosevic was the Serb
"surrender" of sovereignty which NATO had demanded at Rambouillet, and NATO is
totally in charge of Kosovo, what do all the massacres, lootings, rapes, etc. inflicted on
the Serb, Gypsy and Montenegrin minorities mean? According to Bill
Clinton's March 24th statement, it means that NATO has been discredited.
According to the Times of London, "The West is only now facing the real nature of
its wards (the KLA and the warring Albanian clans) and the Western diplomats are afraid
that their greatest nightmares will became reality: that that KLA will take apart into
fractions, out of which one will continue to perform ethnic cleansing of remaining Serbs,
while others will do other jobs with Mafia gangs."
On June 23 the UN interim civilian coordinator, Sergio Vieira de Mello, issued a report
that said Kosovo seems "back to normal" and the "once deserted"
streets of Kosovo towns are again "bustling" with Albanians. Of course, normal for the KLA is terrorism - and when the Serbs
and other minorities have been driven out, who will they practice terrorism on?
If Northern Albania is any indication, total anarchy is ahead for Kosovo - with
American, British, German and Italian troops in the middle - as Albanian clans begin to
fight one another for control of some of that money that congress appropriated for the KLA
terrorists, to resettle the approximately 600,000 Albanians who fled to their homeland, or
to Macedonia during the bombing. If the UN figures are reasonably correct, approximately
one third of the Albanian population were refugees over the 3 month period. Today, 65% of
the Serb population of Kosovo are refugees. The
hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Albanians, reported during the bombing by
NATO, do not exist, apparently. What does exist is that approximately two thirds of the Serb population now are
refugees, having been forced out of their homes by marauding Albanians - many of whom may
not even ever have LIVED in Kosovo. The borders between Albania and Kosovo, a province of
Yugoslavia, are totally unmanned at this point.
Meanwhile, back in Washington, the Congress of the United States prepares to pass an
appropriations bill which appears to be designed to prevent the Serbs from being able to
recover from the 78 days of bombing, by branding Yugoslavia as a "terrorist
state," stiffening sanctions to prevent Yugoslavia from being able to trade even with
its former provinces where needed materials for reconstruction, are manufactured.
H.R.2606, Sponsored by Rep. Sonny Callohan, which will be debated this week, specifically prohibits any aid to Serbia, and
designates both Kosovo and Montenegro, Serbian or Yugoslavian provinces, as
"exempt" from the sanctions imposed on Serbia. H.R. 2606, the companion bill to S. 1234, which passed on June 30th 97-2 in
the Senate, does not at this point have a provision branding Yugoslavia a "terrorist
state" which, as I pointed out in a previous column,
(http://originalsources.com/OS7-99MQC/7-16-1999.1.shtml) appears to be designed to kill Yugoslavia's children, elderly and sick. HR 2606 appropriates funds for foreign operations, export financing, and related
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000. It does contain the following,
which would prohibit any aid to the nearly one million Serb refugees who have fled to
Serbia from Croatia, Bosnia and now Kosovo:
FUNDING PROHIBITION FOR SERBIA
SEC. 537. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be made available for
assistance for the Republic of Serbia: Provided, That this restriction shall not apply to
assistance for Kosova or Montenegro, or to assistance to promote democratization.
Once passed, the House and Senate will appoint conferees
to agree on the final bill, which could still mean that Serbia is declared a terrorist
state and stiff sanctions imposed which would prevent the rebuilding of the bombed heating
plants before winter and make it impossible for medicines to be imported into Yugoslavia. A similar restriction against Iraq has
resulted in the deaths of over 500,000 children, which Madeleine Albright says is
Oddly, in HR 2606, there is a provision which would also prohibit foreign assistance to
the "Government of the Russian Federation Should it Enact Laws which would
discriminate against minority religious faiths." SEC. 567 states: None of the funds
appropriated under this Act may be made available for the Government of the Russian
Federation, after 180 days from the date of enactment of this Act, unless the President
determines and certifies in writing to the Committees on Appropriations and the Committee
on Foreign Relations of the Senate that the Government of the Russian Federation has
implemented no statute, executive order, regulation or similar government action that
would discriminate, or would have as its principal effect discrimination, against
religious groups or religious communities in the Russian Federation in violation of
accepted international agreements on human rights and religious freedoms to which the
Russian Federation is a party."
Kosovo, where scores of Serbian Orthodox Churches and monasteries have been vandalized,
burned, nuns raped and food stolen, is not mentioned. Apparently, it's OK for the Albanian Muslims to persecute Christian Serbs but
it's a no-no for the Russian Federation to discriminate against Christian Russians.
Since NATO admitted that its bombing campaign, supposedly designed to destroy
Milosevic's army failed miserably, there have been suggestions that "the next time" in order to win that
the "civilian population will be targeted earlier and more vigorously." One of my most reliable military advisors scoffed at that analysis. The reason why the NATO bombing was such a military failure, he
said, was BECAUSE it clearly targeted civilians. Of the approximately 2100 deaths
resulting from the 6 weeks of bombing and ground fighting with the KLA, three fourths of
them were civilian deaths. NATO's claim of killing 10,000 of "Milosevic's
soldiers," wiping out his airforce and seriously "degrading" his armored
vehicles turned out to be wildly exaggerated.
Now, it appears, the United States Congress intends to continue the war against the
civilians of Yugoslavia.
Hundreds of schools in Yugoslavia were damaged or destroyed by American bombs and
missiles, as well as water treatment plants, heating plants, which provide heat to
Yugoslavian homes, churches, schools and industry. This policy, which will hit the
children, the elderly and the sick the hardest, will create an anti-American anger in a
once very pro-American population. When the children die - the anger lasts for generations.
Once upon a time most Americans would be appalled at a deliberate policy of targeting
children in war. During World War II, remember, thousands of British
children were brought to America to save them from the bombing raids. Fifty years later America is bombing schools, maternity wings of
hospitals and refugee convoys in which the majority of the people are children. This is
not just a mistake. This is not just wrong. This is an evil policy which is contrary to everything this
nation stands for.
Let your Representative and Senators know NOW what you think. Urge the removal of
Section 525 in Senate Bill 1234 which would declare Yugoslavia a terrorist state and all
provisions in both HR 2606 and S 1234 which discriminate against the Serbs. It should be
obvious to even to most disinterested that the Serbs are not the terrorists.
It's the KLA which are proven terrorists, gun runners and drug smugglers. Why is it
that this president always seems to come to the aid of foreign nationals who are heavily
involved in illegal drug trade? And, even more to the point, why is this Republican
congress supporting such a policy?