It’s also worth mentioning that a Dole staffer advising the then congressman on foreign policy was a Croatian woman named Mira Baratta, granddaughter of an officer of the Ustasha regime (the Nazis’ Croatian incarnation) and daughter of Petar Radielovic, who called Croatian Fuehrer Ante Pavelic “the greatest man in Croatian history” — and who in 1985 defended Andrija Artukovic, “the Himmler of the Balkans” at his L.A. trial. Artukovic had said, “Kill all Serbs and Jews including children so that not even the seeds of the beasts are left.” Baratta helped frame a 1995 Senate bill lifting the U.S. arms embargo against Croatia and Bosnia, and even advocated for the Albanian cause against the Serbs. To quote Richard Perle, “Other than Richard Holbrooke, Baratta has been the most influential individual in shaping U.S. policy” in the Balkans.
These people had a beautiful life in a beautiful country: Yugoslavia. The list of war criminals is long. First among them is Joe Biden, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright, Wesley Clark, Richard Holbrook and their many counterparts in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy. None has been brought to justice. Each should have been …
00:00 i will continue
00:03 with every fiber in my being 00:07 to keep america involved
00:10 with troops that can shoot and kill
00:14 to protect the rights of the albanians
00:19 wherever they reside in the balkans
00:23 we should stay till the job is finished
Biden co-sponsored the Senate resolution authorizing the strikes, which had even less of a legal and ethical backing than the Obama administration’s interference in Libya. Biden full-throatedly cheered Obama’s bid to oust Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi during the nation’s civil war, even though Congress never authorized the war. In the case of the Serbian bombings, Clinton and NATO violated international law both by specifically targeting civilians and because the U.N. Security Council never authorized the strikes. (The Labour Party of the U.K., which endorsed the campaign, admitted the strikes were indeed illegal.)
But again, Biden’s whole brand is kind-of-illegal wars, so the Serbia thing is fine.
KLA leader Thaci was the only problem, because he was demanding the inclusion of a referendum on independence. So Albright was despatched on St. Valentines Day to take charge of winning him over. Veton Suroi, a political rival of the KLA involved in the talks, gives a candid description of Albright’s message to Thaci: “She was saying, you sign, the Serbs don’t sign, we bomb. You sign, the Serbs sign, you have NATO in. So it’s up to you.”
Joe Biden was the primary sponsor of the March 1999 Kosovo war authorization for military action against Serbia and Montenegro, S. Con. Res. 21. (As a little remembered historical note, Biden’s resolution might be seen as the last nail in the coffin of Congress’s constitutional war power. While S. Con. Res 21 passed the Senate, it failed in the House on a 213-213 tie vote, with Republicans overwhelmingly voting Nay. It didn’t matter. Bill Clinton, reeling from the Lewinsky scandal, went ahead with the bombing campaign anyway.)
The ensuing 78-day NATO air operation had little impact on Serbia’s military but devastated the country’s infrastructure and took hundreds of civilian lives. (Even now, more than 20 years later, Serbia suffers from elevated cancer levels attributed to depleted uranium munitions.)
But for Jihad Joe even that wasn’t punishment enough for people he collectively demonized as “illiterate degenerates, baby killers, butchers, and rapists.” In May 1999, at the height of the NATO air assault, he called for the introduction of U.S. ground troops (“we should announce there’s going to be American casualties”) followed by “a Japanese-German style occupation.”
A report by RIEAS (Research Institute for European and American Studies) said a “confidential police report reveals 42 Albanian criminal
organizations operate in Greece. It states “3,000 Albanian criminals are active in the transportation and distribution of cannabis and heroin, while 2,500 Albanians are arrested each year in Greece for robberies, thefts and burglaries.” Sources from the Citizen’s Protection Ministry “estimate that 3,000 Albanians who live in Greece (many legally) own AK-47 rifles and unknown quantities of ammunition.”
Serbianna reported in Sept. 2012 that Greek security services are taking a special interest in Albanian extremist groups in Greece, Albania, Kosovo and FYROM, considering them to a threat to social stability. The report stated that incidents involving Albanian smugglers and narcotics showed the ulterior motive of the crimes was to raise capital for Greater Albanian extremist nationalist purposes to annex Greek Epiros to Albania.
“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 ”.
I don’t know why anyone would be surprised by jihadist propaganda in this area. The war in BiH [Bosnia] is empirical evidence of such propaganda. Then BiH [Bosnia] was put on top of jihad or holy war. After her came Kosovo and Metohija – emphasizes Janjic.
As he says, jihadists came to this area the least.
– Even direct operatives like Osama bin Laden came, but also mujahedeen from Palestine whose crimes were proven. Of course, there are many Wahhabis, but Wahhabism and extremism should not be equated. At the top of Al Qaeda’s fighters are fighters from Kosovo and Metohija, and even terrorists of Kosovo origin took part in the famous 9/11.