“…what would the standoff over Greek debt or the EU’s asylum policies look like if Germany were not just an economic powerhouse but also wielded real military might? How would it shape the country’s relations with the Czech Republic, which expelled 2.5 million ethnic Germans from the Sudetenland after World War ii? And what about with Poland?[I]f Europeans are to spend more on defense, they need be careful to do it in a way that does not resuscitate the Continent’s old demons.”
“I was dealing with grave criminal cases in Kosovo. Quickly I realized that the Serbs did not have any chance of getting justice in the courts there. The Albanians who committed serious crimes against Serbs were being released, while many Serbs were sentenced without a fair trial.” – Cristar Karphamar, first UN judge appointed to Kosovo after the US-led NATO bombing of 1999
Enthusiasts and environmentalists have long touted insect agriculture as a highly efficient alternative protein source to polluting cattle and pigs. However — even more than the “yuck factor” among consumers — the European insect industry’s biggest obstacle has always been the lack of clear regulation.
“We wage no war, but we are called upon to enforce a peaceful solution in Kosovo by military means” ~ Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
This film shows how the population was misled from the very first day of the Kosovo War. ~ by Jo Angerer and Mathias Werth.
“From this report it can be seen that the area of the Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, FYROM, Montenegro and Serbia – Sangiaccato area) is confirmed as a key element for Islamic radicalism, by virtue of the activism of individuals and extremist and Salafist-oriented groups, increasingly involved in the recruitment and transfer of jihadists in Syrian and Iraqi territory ”writes Borghezio.
“Especially in Kosovo, beyond the radical approach preached by some imams, the idea of jihad seems to be alluring especially in some southern areas of the country, where the widespread socio-economic unease accentuates the permeability, especially among the younger ‘Salafist proselytizing action ”.
The indictment is for a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearance, persecution and torture. It says the group is criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders, and notes that the victims were Serbs, Kosovo Albanians and other ethnicities, and included political opponents.
Wednesday’s statement makes it clear that the pre-trial judge had not yet confirmed the charges, but the prosecutor’s office said it was taking the unusual step of making the charges public before that point because of Thaçi’s repeated efforts to “obstruct and undermine” the court’s work.
“People who build nazi statues don’t really believe in human rights or ethnic coexistence. Building these statues is a deliberate act to advertise what Ahmeti has in store for Macedonians…”
“every single Serb, Roma, or Askaeli home had been burned in most of the communities affected by the violence, but neighboring ethnic Albanian homes were left untouched.”
German economist called Ludwig Erhard. Erhard had written a lengthy manuscript on the transition to a post-war economy after Germany’s defeat…
Erhard pondered how German industry could expand its reach across the shattered European continent. The answer was through supranationalism – the voluntary surrender of national sovereignty to an international body…
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda chief, once said: ‘In 50 years’ time nobody will think of nation states.’
“The intelligence reports document what is described as a “link” between bin Laden, the fugitive Saudi millionaire, and the KLA [Albanian “Kosovo Liberation Army”] –including a common staging area in Tropoje, Albania, a center for Islamic terrorists. The reports said bin Laden’s organization, known as al-Qaeda, has both trained and financially supported the KLA.
Many border crossings into Kosovo by “foreign fighters” also have been documented and include veterans of the militant group Islamic Jihad from Bosnia, Chechnya and Afghanistan…
Jane’s International Defense Review, a highly respected British Journal, reported in February that documents found last year on the body of a KLA member showed that he had escorted several volunteers into Kosovo, including more than a dozen Saudi Arabians. Each volunteer carried a passport identifying him as a Macedonian Albanian.”