Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Douglas Alexander: A brighter future for Kosovo?

Ahead of a visit to Kosovo, British Minister for Europe Douglas Alexander has an opinion piece in the daily Koha Ditore saying that 2005 is a decisive year for Kosovo and that even though “real progress” has been made, a lot more still remains to be done.

Alexander writes that more progress is needed on employment of minorities in Kosovo Government institutions. He also says leaders should extend hands to the minorities, while media should be more responsible and avoid incitement of tensions. Ethnically motivated violence should end and freedom of movement should be at the disposal of all citizens, the British minister says. “Violence undermines Kosovo’s aim to become a multiethnic society,” he writes.

He argues that every political leader in Kosovo has a special responsibility over this coming period. “The future of Kosovo is yours to be won or lost,” says Alexander.

Further, he writes that the final status of Kosovo is not what the United Kingdom says, but rather is an issue to be decided between Pristina and Belgrade. “Belgrade will have a role to play,” claims the British diplomat.

He however notes that the independence of Kosovo option is something that should be looked into, but he called on those who believe in the independence of Kosovo to “convince all communities and the world that independence can function” and that the rights of minorities are fully respected.

Daily papers also announce that the British Minister for Europe will be traveling on a two-day visit to Kosovo where he will meet the SRSG and Kosovo political leaders. He is also scheduled to meet COMKFOR Guiseppe Valotto.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Employment will be a difficult one to tackle without having means to create jobs. As far as I see the more K Serbs listen to Belgrade, the more jobs they loose since they isolate themselves.

It is amazing the lengths Belgrade will go in making their own kin suffer just for "inat" (a Turkish word used by South East European nations to signify a feeling related to "spite" and "stubborness").

Anonymous said...

Talking about spite and stubborness the ethnic albanians have been working on this independence kick for decades, why don't they just give it up! Just read what the British Minister Alexander says "convince all communities and the world that independence can function” & he also writes that the final status of Kosovo is not what the United Kingdom says, but rather is an issue to be decided between Pristina and Belgrade. “Belgrade will have a role to play,”

Anonymous said...

Yeah, no kidding the ethnic albanians weren't able to convince the world community in 6 long years that kosovo can function as an independent country. What a bunch of screw ups!!!

Anonymous said...

yeah, you serbs did a great job in keeping your own country together....NOPE...what a mess

Anonymous said...

As I recall Serbia is not in question here. The fact that the ethnic albanian governement can't get its own people to fall in line after 6 years shows that it is easier to train a jackass than an albanian

Anonymous said...

Joseph Farah WND Exclusive Commentary The real war crimes

© 1999 WorldNetDaily.com

The record is now crystal clear that NATO and the Clinton administration deliberately lied about Serbian atrocities in Kosovo to justify their intervention in a low-intensity civil war in the Balkans.

It turns out that as few as 2,108 people were actually killed in Kosovo over a period of months leading up to and including the period of heavy bombardment of Serbia by NATO forces.

This is hardly "genocide," as it was billed by Clinton, Defense Secretary William Cohen, Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., former Sen. Bob Dole and David Scheffer, U.S. ambassador for war crimes.

By whipping up hysteria for an illegal bombing campaign, all of these men have blood on their hands.

It wasn't hundreds of thousands of dead in Kosovo, as some reports suggested. It wasn't even tens of thousands. It was, at worst, a couple thousand over a considerable period of time. That, of course, is still a dreadful and grisly toll. But, to put it in perspective, no global authority -- not the United Nations, nor NATO -- ever advocates intervention in the United States or anywhere else when the annual murder toll hits 2,000, which it does early in the first half of every year.

Think of the hyperbole we heard prior to the bombing campaign:

* "By the time the snows fall next winter, there will be genocide documented on a large scale in Kosovo," said Biden.

* "History will judge us harshly if we do not take action to stop this rolling genocide," said Hagel.

* "What we have in Kosovo and what (we) had in Bosnia was genocide, and that's why I think we should intervene," said Dole.

* "There are indications genocide is unfolding in Kosovo," said State Department spokesman Jamie Rubin.

* Cohen characterized the bombing campaign as a "fight for justice over genocide."

* Scheffer said Kosovo was one of the top three genocides since 1950, rivaled only by Rwanda and Cambodia.

But no one laid it on as thick as Clinton. He compared the atrocities in Kosovo to the Holocaust. Kosovo, he said, "is not war in the traditional sense. 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."

Clinton got testy in a June 25 press conference when asked if, indeed, NATO had actually been the party guilty of war crimes.

"NATO did not commit war crimes," he said. "NATO stopped war crimes. NATO stopped deliberate, systematic efforts at ethnic cleansing and genocide."

Yet, there is just no evidence to support Clinton's conclusion. Where are the bodies? So far, examination of the most likely dumping grounds has produced only 2,108. That's hardly genocide. It's tragic. But how does it justify an international bombing campaign that may well have resulted in far more civilian deaths in Serbia?

Well, explains International Criminal Tribunal spokesman Paul Risley, the numbers aren't really important, after all.

"You don't need numbers to justify genocide," he says. "Genocide is a question of intent and organization and the efficiency of that organization."

A couple of problems with that statement: First, if numbers aren't important, why did NATO inflate them to justify the war in the first place? Second, if genocide isn't about numbers, is it simply the latest in a series of new thought crimes that needs to be judged and punished before any real action takes place?

Sadly, most of the press went along for the ride with all the pre-war and post-war propaganda from government and supra-government authorities. Republicans and Democrats all participated. Officials in the United Kingdom and the United States led the way.

Thus, once more, we see the grave dangers of transferring power to unaccountable global authorities. Who is going to keep abuses in check? How do people have their say? What's to prevent a small elite clique of power brokers from making war in the future, as they clearly did in Kosovo?

Anonymous said...

I don't think serbs ever consider what would it be like keeping Kosova within Serbia.
In their subconscience Kosova is an empty place where they have succesfully eliminated all the albanian population. In their daydreams the international community hands them over Kosova and all albanians leave for Albania, Macedonia or simply vanish.
The reality is that Kosova is a vibrant society with a predominantly young and educated population, eager to embrace fredom and democratic values, that wants to live in peace with neighbours and engage in economical trade and cultural exchange.
If Kosova were to remain part of Serbia than albanians would be in the army, police, government and everywhere else.
Are Serbs ready to embrace a multiethnic, multicultural and religiously diverse society?
Keeping Kosova may turn out to be their worst nightmare.

Anonymous said...

the last comment is 100% right, kosovo is a cancer for serbia, infested with rats. exept for teh "educated" poulation, i mean come on dude hahah, lets not kid ourselves. no it is a matter of principal, teh serbs cant just give away a part of their land for nothing, especially whilet eh serbs of croiatia and bosnia are not geting the same, the KLA is being rewared for their genocidal policy.

Chronology of the KLA's Terrorism 1996-98 Before "Yugoslav Represion" on Kosovo)

1996
April 22: Blagoje Okulic, a Serb refugee from Croatia, was sitting with
a friend in a cafe when a masked member of the KLA opened fire
on the customers with an automatic weapon. Okulic died in
hospital. He was the first victim of the KLA.

Armand Daci (20), an ethnic Albanian student in dentistry
school, was shot and killed by a sniper.

June 16: In an attack against a police patrol near Podujevo, police
officer Goran Mitrovic was heavily wounded.

June 17: Around 11:55 p.m. a police patrol in the village of Siplje
near Kosovska Mitrovica was attacked, resulting in the killing
of Predrag Djordjevic (28) from Krusevac, and the wounding of
Zoran Vukocic (30) from Nis.

The same day a bomb was hurled at the police station in Luzani,
and the police officers on duty in the station were fired on by
automatic weapons. No one was injured.

July 11: One hour after midnight in the center of Podujevo terrorists
carried out an armed attack against police officers, resulting
in a heavy wounding of police officer Sredoje Radojevic.

Aug. 2: Armed attack on three police stations (in Pristina, Podujevo,
and the village of Krpimej) around 10 p.m.

Aug. 28: Three bombs were hurled in the village of Celopek (border of the
towns Pec-Klina-Decani), around 3 a.m. No one was injured.

In the village of Donje Ljupce police inspector Ejup Bajgora (44),
an ethnic Albanian who worked at the Pristina Precinct,
was shot and killed.

Aug. 31: In the night hours two bombs were hurled into the courtyard
of the Yugoslav Army's barracks in Vucitrn.

In the village of Rudnik (Srbica municipality) an armed attack
was carried out on the police station.

In Podujevo, police officers at the juncture of the road
Pristina-Podujevo-Kursumlija were fired on. No one was hit.

The police station in Glogovac was fired on with automatic weapons.

Oct. 25: Two police officers were killed by automatic weapons near the
village of Surkis in the Podujevo municipality -- Milos Nikolic,
a police inspector of the Pristina Precinct, and Dragan Rakic
from the village of Velika Reka, who was a police officer in the
reserves and a manager of a company in Podujevo.

Nov. 16: In the village of Rznic, in Decan municipality, around 10:30 p.m.
a terrorist attack was carried out on the police station. No one
was killed.

Dec. 26: Faik Belopolja, an ethnic Albanian from Podujevo who was a
forest worker in the Serbia Forest Service, was shot and killed.

1997
Jan. 9: In the center of Podujevo at 5:30 p.m. Malic Saholi (52), an
ethnic Albanian who was the manager of the superamarket "Vocar"
and a deputy in the municipal council of Podujevo as a member of
the Socialist Party of Serbia, was shot and killed.

Jan. 11: In the Vucitrn village of Mijalic, around 7 p.m. more than
26 bullets were fired at the house of Ljubisa Mitrovic. No one
was killed.

Jan. 13: Shooting Fazil Hasani, an ethnic Albanian forest worker from the
village of Brabonic (Srbica municipality) in the neck, KLO
terrorists killed him and issued a statement denouncing
Mr. Hasani as a "traitor".

Jan. 16: Using remote-controlled explosives, the KLO attempted to
assassinate the Dean of Pristina University, Mr. Papovic,
at 8 a.m. as he was driving to the University. Both he and
his driver Nikola Lalic were heavily wounded. The explosives
were set off when their car was some 50 meters from Dean Papovic's
apartment in Pristina.

Jan. 17: In the village of Reketnica (Srbica municipality), at 1 a.m.,
ethnic Albanian Zen Durmisi (52) was shot and killed and his
son Nazmi Durmisi was heavily wounded. The Durmisi family was
labeled "pro-Yugoslav" by the terrorist KLA.

Feb. 1: KLA terrorists from a moving vehicle fired on police officers.
The officers fired back and killed all three terrorists.

March 5: At 10:47 a.m., in front of the Pristina University School of
Languages, a bomb in a container exploded. Four people were
wounded, two ethnic Albanians -- Adrijana Dremka and Lindita
Maksuti -- and two ethnic Serbs, Borivoje Popovic and Ivan
Maksimovic.

A second explosives device weighing 4.2 kilograms, which had
been placed at the base of the Vuk Karadzic monument in front of
the School of Languages, was found and deactivated by
members of the Anti-Ballistics Unit of the Pristina Precinct.

March 21: Around 8 p.m., in the center of Podujevo, KLA terrorists fired
five shots at police officer Branislav Milovanovic, wounding
him heavily. In a statement, the KLA claimed responsibility
denouncing officer Milovanovic as a "Serbian policeman, well
known blood-sucker and anti-Albanian".

March 25: Near the village Sicevo, Klin municipality, a group of attackers
killed ethnic Albanians Jusuf Haljiljaj and Fehmi Haziraj (who
were well known as loyal citizens of Serbia) and wounded
ethnic Albanian Mehmet Gasi.

April 10: In the village of Banjica near Glogovac, using automatic
firearms, KLA terrorists killed ethnic Albanian Ramiz Ljeka,
who worked at the Glogovac Municipal Council.

May 6: Around 10:30 p.m. in the village of Lozica near Klina, ethnic
Albanian Hetem Dobruna (30), a farmer from the village, was
shot and killed.

May 16: In Srbica near Kosovska Mitrovica police officers Miomir Kicovic
and Radisav Blanic were shot and heavily wounded.

June 19: On the Pristina-Podujevo-Nis road near the village of Donje Ljupce
in the Podujevo municipality, terrorists fired 12 bullets
from automatic weapons at a police patrol. No one was injured.

July 3: In the village of Trstenik, Glogovac municipality, in the early
morning hours the KLA shot and killed ethnic Albanian Ali Calapek,
a farmer who was a member of the Socialist Party of Serbia and a
member of the local Election Commission in the 1996 elections.

July 21: The Assistant District Attorney in Pec, Miroljub Petrovic, was
shot and killed.

Aug. 3: A police vehicle was fired on at 7 p.m., in the village of
Bradis which is 10 kilometers from Podujevo.

Aug. 4: At 9:30 a.m., on the road from the village of Rudnik to Srbica,
KLO terrorists from Drenica fired on a police vehicle using
automatic weapons. Police officers Milomir Dodic and Zoran
Boskovic were heavily wounded, and a civilian who was in the
car was lightly wounded.

Aug. 23: Forest worker Sadi Morina, an ethnic Albanian, was killed in
Srbica. Mr. Morina had already been receiving threats from KLO
terrorists for a long time because he remained to work
"in the service of Serbia".

Aug. 24: In the village of Zub near Djakovica an ethnic Albanian,
Kcira Ndue (32), was shot and killed, while his brother
Bekim Ndue was wounded.

The police station in the village of Rznic near Decani was
sprayed with gunfire.

Sept. 2: At 10:55 p.m. Ljimon Krasnici, an ethnic Albanian denounced
by the KLA terrorists as a "traitor", was killed in his home.

Sept. 12: A dozen attacks were carried out on police stations
in the municipalities of Pec, Glogovac, Decani, and Djakovica
around 11 p.m. No one was injured.

Sept. 13: Around 10 p.m. a hand grenade was hurled at the police
station in Luzano, near Podujevo.

Sept. 14: A hand grenade was hurled at the police station in Kijevo,
near Klina.

Sept. 23: Around 11 a.m. in the vicinity of the village of Kijevo,
the KLA opened fire on a motorized police patrol. Milan
Stanojevic, the commander of the Djakovica Precinct, was in
the vehicle. No one was injured.

Oct. 13: The police station in Calopek near Pec was attacked.

Oct. 16: Around 1:30 a.m. there was a terrorist attack on the police
station in the village of Klincina, which lies on the road
Pec-Pristina. Adrijan Krasnici (25) from Vranovci near Pec
died in the ensuing gun battle.

Oct. 17: Around 1 a.m. the residential community Babaloc, located between
Decani and Djakovica, where 120 Serbian refugee families who
fled from Albania several years ago are situtated, was attacked.

Oct. 20: The OVK claimed responsibility for attacks on police stations in
Babaloc, Calopek, and Klincina, as well as police patrols in
Gerlica near Urosevac and Balinac near Klina, about which the
public had not been informed earlier.

Nov. 18: Around 7 p.m. in the village of Komoran near Glogovac,
Camil Gasi, an ethnic Albanian deputy in the Parliament of the
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the chairman of the
Municipal Board of the Socialist Party of Serbia for Glogovac,
was wounded heavily. His driver was wounded as well.

Nov. 25: KLA terrorists held the police station in Srbica surrounded
for 15 hours.

Around 7 p.m. in Decani, and after midnight in the village of
Rznic, two terrorist attacks were carried out in which police
officer Dragic Davidovic (32) from Berane was killed, and
Ljubisa Ilic from Srbica, also a policeman, was heavily wounded.
Bojan Trboljevac from Leposavic, Srdjan Pavlovic (26) from
Zubin Potok, and Nedeljko Aksentijevic (30) from Kragujevac all
subsequently died from mortal wounds.

Dec. 4: The KLA claimed responsibility for an attack on Pristina Airport,
claiming that it shot down a "Cessna 310" on Nov. 26 killing all
five people on-board.

Dec. 15: Around 1 a.m. on the road Srbica-Klina three masked KLO terrorists
stopped a convoy of three cars with 16 Serbian civilian passangers.
According to the civilians' testimonies, the terrorists -- who
were armed with machine-guns and hand grenades -- threatened
them with death.

Dec. 19: Around 6 p.m. on the road Klina-Srbica, near the village of
Josanica, eight masked and heavily armed KLA terrorists stopped
the car of the civilian Milan Sapic from Lazarevac
threatening, insulting, and searching his family and him.

Dec. 25: Two terrorist attacks were carried out shortly after 3 p.m.
against police officers in the Podujevo municipality: In the
village of Zakut a police vehicle was fired on, and in the
center of Podujevo explosives devices were hurled at the
residential building where police officers live. There were no
victims.
1998
Jan. 4: The KLA claimed responsibility for a series of terrorist
activities in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:
planting a bomb in front of the police station in Prilep,
which caused no injuries but demolished five cars;
attacking the police station in Kumanovo; and attacking
the Municipal Court in Gostivar on Dec. 16, '97.

Jan. 9: Shortly after 8 p.m., Djordje Belic (57) was shot and killed
with an automatic weapon at the doorstep of his house in the
village of Stepanica near Kijevo. Belic was the head of one of
the three remaining Serbian households in that village.

Jan. 12: In the town of Stimlje near Urosevac, shortly after midnight on
the night of Jan. 11/12, there was an armed attack on the
building in which seven families of police officers reside.
The shots ended up in the bedrooms of some of their apartments.
Miraculously, there were no victims.

Around 8 a.m., in the vicinity of the village Gradac near
Glogovac in Drenica, forest worker Sejdi Muja, an ethnic
Albanian, was shot and killed. He and another Albanian had been
stopped by a masked and armed three-member group of KLA
terrorists, and after checking his ID card established that
Muja was on their list of "traitors". They dragged him out of
the car and shot him, leaving his body by the road. He was a
"traitor" just because he worked in the Serbia Forest Service.

Jan. 13: The KLA issued a statement stating that its headquarters was in
Pristina. It also claimed responsibility for a series of terrorist
actions carried out in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:
an attack on the Municipal Court in Gostovar and the police
stations in Prilep and Kumanovo. It announced that it would
expand its actions into Montenegro.

Jan. 14: The headquarters of the Socialist Party of Serbia for Djakovica
were stoned overnight, Jan. 13/14. All windows were broken.
These were greetings for the "Serbian New Year" which is marked
on Jan. 14.

Jan. 19: In Srbica all graves at the Serbian Orthodox Cemetary were
desecrated and vandalized. The monuments at the graves were
completely destroyed.

Jan. 22: After a KLA patrol had been stopping, harassing, and threatening
citizens with death in the Srbica municipality the previous night,
there was a confrontation between that patrol and a patrol of
police officers. While chasing the KLA terrorists, who barricaded
themselves in the house of Saban Jasari in the village of
Donji Prekaz near Srbica, police officers killed the terrorist
Hasan Mandzol and lightly wounded two Jasari brothers.

A three-member KLA group kidnapped the taxi driver Metus Skodru,
an ethnic Albanian, and then took his cab, an Audi 90. They told
him he could buy his cab back if he showed up at a designated
place at a designated time, under the threat that he would be
killed if he called the police.

Jan. 23: On the night of Jan. 22/23, on the road Srbica-Klina near the
village of Josanica, Desimir Vasic, a deputy in the Municipal
Assembly of Zvecan was shot and killed.

On the same road, the same night, near the village Lausa
Blagoje Nikolivc from the village of Drsnik near Klina was
severely beaten until he became unconscious.

During the same night, KLA terrorists stopped, harassed, and
threatened with death a group of Serbian women heading to
Monastery Devic.

Jan. 25: On the night of Jan. 24/25, in the town of Malisevo, in the
very center KLA terrorists heavily wounded two police officers.

During the same night, KLA terrorists attacked the house of the
Djuricic family in the village of Grabanica, near Klina in Drenica.

Terrorists hurled a bomb at the house of a police officer in
Urosevac.

Jan. 26: In the vicinity of the village of Turicevac, which is located
between Klina and Srbica, KLA terrorists opened fire using
automatic weapons on a helicopter belonging to Serbia's
Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Jan. 27: Again in the vicinity of Turicevac, an armed terrorist group
stopped Veroslav Vukojcic from Leposavic and his neighbors
Radmila and Zvezdana Vukajlovic. They beat them severely. The
victimis paid the terrorists to let them go -- Vukojvcic paid
500 German marks, and Vukajlovic paid 850 marks.

Jan. 28: A police patrol which was on its way to Decani to confiscate
illegal weapons from the family Tahirsuljaja fell into a
trap and was greeted with heavy gunfire from several houses.
Nevertheless, the officers managed to arrest seven members of
the Tahirsuljaja clan.

That evening, KLA terrorists fired at the house of
Dragoljub Spasic in the village of Sibovac near Obilic.

Feb. 10: A group of KLA terrorists appeared at a fundraising event for
the KLA in New York City. They received funding from over 150
Albanians attending the event. On that occasion, the KLA
terrorists proclaimed that they had killed 50 Serbian police
officers and "corrupt" Albanians in 1997.

Feb. 12: In Gornji Obrinj, in front of the village convenience store,
Mustafa Kurtaj, an ethnic Albanian who worked at the post
office in Glogovac, was shot and killed. He was shot in
broad daylight, in front of twenty onlookers, as a warning
to others. Prior to this, he had been repeatedly warned by
KLA terrorists that they would kill him unless he quit his
job at the state-run post office.

Feb. 15: Nik Abdulahu, an ethnic Albanian employee of the Serbia Electric
Utility, was shot and killed while at work, at the electricity
substation in the village of Staro Cikatovo near Glogovac.

Feb. 18: In the night between Feb. 17/18, KLA terrorists collected
firearms from ethnic Albanians in Drenica, for whom they
suspected that they did not support their cause. Those who did
not turn over their weapons were given a deadline to do so,
"othewise," they were told, "you will be shot".

The police checkpoint near the village Dobre Vode in the
Klina municipality was attacked with automatic weapons.

Feb. 19: While returning from work, an employee of the state security
service of Pristina Nebojsa Cvejic was shot and killed near the
village of Luzani.

In Podujevo, KLA terrorists hurled bombs at a refugee center
housing Serbian civilians who were "ethnically cleansed" from
Croatia.

Feb. 20: On the road Srbica-Klina, near the village of Lausi, KLA
terrorists shot and killed Milorad Ristic, a private
entrepreneur from Djakovica, and heavily wounded truck driver
Zdravko Djuricic from Orahovac.

On the same day, on the same road, near the village of Josanica
KLA terrorists opened fire on another truck, which was being
driven by an ethnic Serb. However, an ethnic Albanian hitchhiker
from the village of Lausi, who was sitting in the passenger seat
and whom the driver had picked up in Klina, was killed by the
KLA terrorists' gunfire.

That evening, on the road Klina-Djakovica, KLA terrorists set up
a roadblock where they beat up police officer Milenko Kandic.

Feb. 22: Ali Raci, an ethnic Albanian working at a Serbian-owned
agriculture company, was shot and killed in the village of
Dobre Vode at the entrance of the agriculture company. He had
refused to give in to the KLA's earlier warnings and blackmail
that he quit his job.

Feb. 26: Using hand grenades and automatic weapons, terrorists attacked
Serbian refugees from Albania housed in the refugee camp Babaloc
(located on the road Decani-Djakovica) for the third time.

Feb. 27: KLA terrorists attacked the houses in Srbica where Serbian
refugees from Croatia are temporarily housed.

At Monastery Devic, KLA terrorists harassed the head nun for
30 minutes. They ordered her to tell the police that they will
all be killed.

A KLA warehouse containing 12 kilograms of explosives with clocks,
several trunks of shells, and over 120 rocket launchers was
discovered in Prizren. Several terrorists were arrested.

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea since the Macedonians love the ethnic albanians so much, that they bend over backwards to accommodate them and still get it in the A$$, they should take welcome them all to Macedonia.

Anonymous said...

Secessionist ideas will prevail in the Balkans. People there simply can't tolerate each other over religious and ethnic diversities.
Yugoslavia was the worst experiment. It hapend too early in my opinion. Look at western Europe. Countries that make up EU today have fought each other for centuries. Religion also is a big obstacle. Slavic population in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia although ethnically the same they love to kill each other.
One can't expect serbs to be nice to albanians.
Time has come though and Serbia will collapse in itself like a "Black Hole", hopefully reemerging again to be a great country where democracy and humanism will prevail.

Anonymous said...

The comments coming from Serbs explain it very well why Kosova must be independent:

"it is easier to train a jackass than an albanian"

"kosovo is a cancer for serbia, infested with rats. exept for teh "educated" poulation, i mean come on dude hahah, lets not kid ourselves"

I for myself choose independence, as far as possible from these thugs. The really sad thing is these are Serbs who are able to write/speak English, and if this is the case with people who have obviously been under the influence of non-Serb ideology, then what is the case with the rest of that county? Another Holocaust in horizon? Another Crusade/Jihad?

Serbs we urge you, accept peace and live your own lives.

Anonymous said...

To the serb blogger spreading propaganda from MUP.

Here are some real happenings that your precious "innocent" police and army officers were busy commiting in Kosova:



Drenica buries 24 victims of the massacre

100 thousand people attend, many more are prevented by the police

Likoshan & Çirez, 3 March (ARTA) 2030 CET

Around 100 thousand people participated in the burial of 24 Albanians killed during the last weekend in Drenicë. The burial was postponed till late afternoon, as the corpses of other 14 killed, ten of whom were members of the Ahmeti family, were expected to be brought from Prishtina's morgue. They were delivered from there without prior autopsy.

The reason for the delay was that other members of the Ahmeti family were detained by the police on their way to the morgue.

According to the local activists, a truck, which was headed to collect the bodies, was stopped at Komoran police check-point.

Today, the police didn't allow any vehicles to pass through the main road towards Drenicë. Many people were mistreated at this checkpoint. According to eyewitnesses, the corpses were totally massacred, and some of them were missing even some parts of their bodies.

Three of the corpses had not been identified to that point yet, therefore the activists had called all relatives of those who were suspected dead, to approach the corpses and identify them.

**********

Surroi: "Drenica massacre was one of the worst atrocities that Kosova has seen for decades"

In the interview with the BBC, "Koha Ditore" Albanian daily editor-in-chief, Veton Surroi slams on "FRY" president Milosevic as a person "who is endangering the regional security"

Prishtina, 3 March (ARTA) 2230 CET

"Hundreds of thousands of people wanted to get there, at the funeral. According to our journalists reports, there were at least 100.000 people. Tens of thousands were prevented from the police to get there, including the journalists -- some foreign journalists never made it there", said the editor-in-chief of "KOHA Ditore", Albanian Daily from Prishtina, being asked on the present situation in Prishtina today, after the police massacre in Drenica region, and the yesterday’s mass protests of Kosova Albanians in Prishtina.

"It was a mourning day in Kosova", said Surroi describing the funeral event that took place in the raided Drenica villages.

As for the police attack that caused the massacre, Surroi replied that "out of the 25 people who were killed, I can assure you that all of them -- absolutely all -- were victims of the massacre by the Serbian authorities. This is one of the worst atrocities that Kosova has seen in this decade."

What should be the message from UK Foreign Minister, Robin Cook to Milosevic, at their scheduled meeting for tomorrow in Belgrade? -- was another question, for which Surroi thinks "the message that mr. Cook should have towards Belgrade is not that the EU will not be linking itself with what is called ‘Yugoslavia’ in economic relations, meaning that Belgrade cannot count on good economic relations with EU." Surroi argues that "there should be more offensive approach in telling mr. Milosevic that he is endangering the regional security, and that (Kosova) is becoming a very highlighted matter of interest to Western powers, including, of course, the EU", stating further that Milosevic should count "not only on the financial consequences, but also on political consequences and those concerning questions of security, as well -- meaning the NATO interests in the region.

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Recalling the horror

One of the baskets in the garden, filled with corn, lied overturned. A man, claiming to be related with the Sejdiu family, and who had been in hiding close by, says: "It was hit by an APC". "In that basket was one of the sons of the Sejdiu family, who died then".

Likoshan, Qirez, Drenicë, 2 March (ARTA)

After the police attack on Drenica region, the situation in villages nearby seems to be more quiet today.

There are no police forces to be seen around the region. Roads leading to Gllogoc (settlement 40km east from Prishtinë) are still empty. But, the road linking this part of Drenica with villages of Likoshan and Qirez was full of local people, heading to express their condolences to the families which lost the loved ones.

Total confusion and sorrow continue in the house of Islam Gjeli.

"My children and I hid in the washroom, to avoid the bullets", says the widow of the killed Naser Islam Gjeli (M).

"Naser's father was killed too", said the villagers, gathered in this place. "The old man (72), was in the room located in front of the garden. That's where he was killed", says the widow. "After half an hour, I couldn't stand it anymore, so I got out of the washroom, where I was hiding my children. That's when I saw my husband who was dead by that time...my children saw him too. Then the police took me and my children and sent us to our neighbors house. I don't know what happened with bodies of my husband and his father", she explains, deeply distressed, and eventually loosing her conscience.

Further up the hill were other houses, in which the Serb police had also broken in.

The house of Ahmeti family appeared deserted. There was no information whatsoever on the whereabouts of the 10 men of this family, and their guest.

Blood stains, broken bones and other body parts could be made out in the crossroads, close to the house.

A long column of people was heading towards the village of Qirez, nearly connected to the village of Likoshan. There were rumors that 8 corpses of those killed were in that village.

The Sejdiu family house yard was overcrowded with all of them waiting to get into one of the house's rooms where the bodies of the four killed brothers lied.

One of the baskets in the garden, filled with corn, lied overturned. A man, claiming to be related with the Sejdiu family, and who had been in hiding close by, says: "It was hit by an APC". "In that basket was one of the sons of the Sejdiu family, who died then".

"The other one hid behind the other basket of corn and died after being shot at", he continues.

"The other two Sejdiu sons were killed in the valley, behind the house that is being built, where they tried to hide among the bushes", says his cousin.

"A helicopter circled above the house and people shot from up there during the whole time", say the locals gathered close to the victims' house.

An appalling sight was also in Sefer Nebihu's household, whose son, Naser and his wife, Rukije were killed. He himself suffers severe wounds.

"They entered the garden in an APC and forced their way up to the window", recalls wounded Sefer. "The entire family was gathered: my wife, my son, his wife and our grandchildren", he continues.

"The policemen in the APCs kept shooting, as other policemen broke into the house,ordering us to get out and lie on the ground", he says.

"We freezed on the ground for about four hours, until they were gone. My other son, Ilir, was in his own house when the police took him and we still do not know what happened to him", concludes Sefer.

Sefer was being taken care of by doctors who came to the village in search for the wounded people.

"We have to take him to a hospital", one of them claimed.

Hata, Sefer's wife gave us the same information, only one could make out that she was very distressed.

"They came close to the house with a tank -- or whatever it is -- shooting at us. They killed my son and his wife, and they wounded my husband...", she recalled, turning her head the other way to hide her tears.

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Police executed the entire Ahmeti family men -- from 16 to 50 years old

Ten members of the Ahmeti family and two guests who were found in the house at the moment of the attack were dragged barehanded out of the house, being violently massacred and killed on the 28 March, during the Serb police attack on the village of Likoshan, that took place past weekend: Ahmet Ahmeti (50 M), Gani Ahmeti (46 M), Hilmi Ahmeti (44 M), Hamëz Ahmeti (44 M), Driton Ahmeti (23 M), Naim Ahmeti (22 M), Shemsi Ahmeti (19 M), Lumni Ahmeti (20 M), Basri Ahmeti (19 M), Elhami Ahmeti (16 M), and Behram Fazliu (50 M) Shaban Muja, both of them guests from the nearby village of Gradica

Likoshan 2 March (ARTA) 1328 CET

Corpses of 9 members of the Ahmeti family, arrested and executed during the withdrawal of the Serb police forces from the region of Likoshan, are now in Prishtina's city morgue, unofficial sources claim.

The oldest member of this family is 16 while the oldest 50 years old. Ten members of the Ahmeti family and a guest from Gradica were arrested, according to the information issued on 1 March by CDHRF.

Serbs police massacred the Albanians of Drenica region, in the thorny bushes nearby Ahmeti's house (five meters from the demolished garden gate).

Five or six big blood stains, broken teeth, brains all over the place, a piece of human jaw hanging down from the bushes, bullets of different calibers, are seen at the "scene of the crime",as villagers calls it. The bush is large over 3 m. square.

The police slaughtered them to death using shotguns and other hard and sharp objects, confirms the witnesses.

The corpses of the father, Muhamet Isuf Gjeli (79) and the brother Naser Muhamet Gjeli (39) brought in from the morgue of Prishtina by their relative, Kadri Gjeli, were lying down in the first floor of his house. Kadri’s house close to that of the victims was also attacked by the Serb police.

They were killed in separate rooms, inside of the house. The police got in the house of Muhamet Isuf Gjeli and shot dead Muhamed and Naser, say the villagers.

Signs of the tank chains could be traced in the entrance of Likoshan, coming in front the direction of Gllogoc.

From what it could be seen, the police withdrew entirely from the villages that were a target of the uncontrolled police attack.

Today, at 1200 CET, from the police station of Gllogoc, Fehmi Hasan (Gjeli), and Fatmir Islami (Gjeli), who were kidnaped on Sunday morning (around 1100 CET), were released. Both have severe body injuries.

The exact number of the Drenica massacre victims is still unknown. There are unconfirmed information that at the city morgue in Prishtina lies another corpse that came in from the village of Boks.

There are fears that the total toll of victims will exceed 20.
"They wanted to kill the entire village"

In the village of Likoshan, the household of the Islamgjeli was overcrowded. "I took my children and hid in the bathroom, trying to escape the bullets", says the wife of the killed Naser Islamgjeli -- "I came out after some time, and I saw my husband laying down, dead"

Likoshan and Çikatovë, Drenicë, 2 March (ARTA) - 2050 CET

Today, the situation in the villages of Drenica region (40 km west of Prishtina) seems calmer, after the crackdown that took place on the late Friday eve and which lasted unitil early Sunday afternoon.

16 Albanian civilians are confirmed killed during the massacre, although the very next day after the raid no policemen were to be seen in an around villages.

The streets of Gllogoc were empty, but the endless line of people was heading for Likoshan and Çikatovë -- to express condolences to the families of the killed Albanians.

In Likoshan, the household of the Islamgjeli was overcrowded. "I took my children and hid in the bathroom, trying to escape the bullets", says the wife of the killed Naser Islamgjeli.

"I came out after some time, and I saw my husband laying down, dead".

"It was then when the police came and took me and my children to our neighbors'. I don't know what happened with my husband's and my father in law's bodies. The latter was also killed, in the other part of the yard", she explains, deeply distressed.

The long chain of people was heading to Qirez.

Here too, there were killed people laying. In the household of the Sejdiu, in one of the rooms were laying the corpses of four killed Sejdiu brothers.

One of the corn baskets was torn down, "it was hit by an armored vehicle", states a youngster, who hid in the stable while the attack took place. "One of the Sejdiu boys was hiding in the basket, and he was killed". Another of the sons was hiding behind another corn basket, while two others were killed as they were running towards some bushes".

Another terrifying scene was that at the Nebiu household. Son Naser and his wife Rukie were killed while father Sefer was wounded.

"They first broke into the garden on the armored vehicle, and came as close as the window frames", says wounded Sefer.

"The whole family was in the room, my wife and I, my son and his wife as well as my grandchildren", he continues.

"They shot once from the APC, and then came the other policemen, who were standing by the window - he tells - and forced us to go out. They told us to lay on our stomachs and not move".

"Thus we laid over four hours, until the police left. Our other son, Ilir, who was in his house, at the other side of the yard, was taken by the police and we don't know what has happened to him", concludes old Sefer. "They wanted to kill the entire village".

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28 hours of massacre

Likoshan, Drenicë, 28 Feb -1 March (ARTA)

Since there was no other way to reach Drenicë, we decided to travel by train. In the train traveling in the relation Fushë Kosovë-Gllogovc, where we met some old men from Drenicë, exchanging words about the latest events in their villages. One of the men was from the village of Gllanasellë, an hour away from Likoshan, where the "war" supposedly had begun. We traveled with that man until he arrived to Gllanasella, where he got off, and continued our journey to Likoshan, this time accompanied by youngsters. When we got close to Likoshan we could see columns of people going in the direction of the houses of the destroyed. Only a few minutes past our arrival, a large number of people gathered and started walking on the street, maybe because they felt unsure. Everyone of them gazed at us with doubt as we showed them our journalist ID cards. Immediately after entering the village, it became clear that most of the people had abandoned their houses and that a large number of them were frightened to return to their houses, destroyed by police grenade launchers. A number of them still stayed at the outskirts, where they had gone to hide from the police expedition. "How did the conflict begin?", we asked the local villagers.

The "conflict" by the Six Oaks..

On 28 February, claim the villagers, a "Passat" was parked close to the school, side by side with another vehicle full of policemen. That is where the chase of supposed members of KLA began, only to end up in the village of Likoshan, in a place the locals call "Six Oaks". That is where, the locals assert, the fighting began between the police and a group of young people the locals referred to as "ours".

That is the scene where heavy shooting took place, and a couple of policemen were killed, according to the villagers.

Since a short time after the group of young people went into the forest, the police started shooting in the direction of the houses nearby. In a very short time, helicopters along with 39 APCs arrived in the village of Likoshan. Heavy shooting, mostly from helicopters, began against the houses of defenseless civilians. Only in the villages of Likoshan and Qirez, 11 people were shot dead, claim the villagers.

During this attack, Muhamet I. Xheli (age unknown, M) and Naser M. Xheli (age unknown, M), father and son were shot dead, and their corpses were taken by the police. The blood stains on the floor confirm that their bodies were dragged by the police. From Adem Ahmeti's (age unknown, M) household, all male members of the family above age 15 were taken. It's presumed that there were over ten persons. This village was object of heavy shooting, and the villagers were also mistreated by the police.

Someone had resisted during the whole time.

The villagers assert that two men, about which we still have no information, were tied to poles and were beaten to death. Their whereabouts are still unknown. Unidentified persons had resisted the police during the whole time, claim the local inhabitants. The real massacre, say the villagers, was in the village of Qirez, where houses were attacked from APCs. Beqir Sjediu (31, M), Nazmi Sejdiu (1975, M), Bedri Sejdiu (1975, M), Bekim Sejdiu (1974, M), all brothers, were killed in their own houses. Xhemshir S. Nebihu and his wife Rukije Nebihu, and Rexhep Rexhepi (M), and Beqir Rexhepi (M), uncle and nephew, were also killed in the same village.

Innocent passers-by in these villages were detained by the police. The villagers notify that the police detained Tahir Tahiri (M), in Qirez, Rexhep Ajeti (a guest) was taken while standing in Ahmet Ahmeti's garden, whereas Idriz Tahiri was taken while selling cigarettes in Qirez.

Not one house was spared from bullets of different calibers.

A harsh "war" took place in the village of Likoshan, more precisely in the place called "Six Oaks", in Krasmirovc, Polac and other villages where many were killed, claim the inhabitants. The population of these villages, was alarmed the whole time, whereas a big number of them escaped in the mountains surrounding the village, from where they observed the action.

The most horrible event took place in the house of Skënder (Muharrem) Xheli (age unknown, M)

His house was used by the police as a place to rest, says Skënder. "While the police was singing, eating and drinking, I along with Fatmir (M) and Fehmi (M) Xheli hid in the attic of the house. This went on for 24 hours", ends Skënder Xheli from the village Qirez.

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Police operation ends -- death toll rises to 20

Albanian civilians killed in recent police attack

Prishtina 1 March (ARTA) -- 2000 CET

Numerous police and military APCs, numbering several hundreds of policemen and reportedly VJ soldiers withdrew from the region of Drenica (40 km west of Prishtina) around 1700 CET, as local human rights groups and media report on over 14 Albanian civilian victims -- the death toll of the two-day operation.

It is claimed that the joint operation of Serb security forces and military units -- which started on the eve of the last weekend (Friday 27 Feb.), continuing until late hours of Sunday, 1 March -- overrun several villages of Likoshan, Çikatovë e Re, Çikatovë e Vjetër, Qirez, and many other settlements in the surrounding of Gllogoc and Skenderaj, main towns of this 95 per cent Albanian-inhabited region.

14 Albanians are killed, the CDHRF reports. The Serbian Ministry of the Interior , has reported that 4 policemen and 16 Albanians ("terrorists") were killed. The number of killed may be larger.

The number of wounded remains unknown, as witnesses claim of dozens of Albanian villagers, who were brought in local Prishtina clinics, in critical condition from firearm wounds.

According to information from the field, the situation in the attacked region is calming down as the Serb police withdrawal continues.

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Four brothers killed instantly

Prishtinë, 1 March (ARTA) - 2030 CET

According to the Human Rights Council (CDHRF) updated information, during the Serb police attack on Drenica (40 km west of Prishtina), names of 3 following Albanians, killed in the village of Likoshan, are reported:

1. Muhamet Xhela (70) (M)
2. Naser (Muhamet) Xhela (37) (M)
3. Rexhep Ajeti (60) (M)

Also, in the village of Qirez, the following Albanian civilians were killed:

1. Beqir Sejdiu (M) (age unknown)
2. Bekim Sejdiu (M) -/-
3. Bedri Sejdiu (M) -/-
4. Nazmi Sejdiu (M) -/-, and
5. Xhemshir Nebihu (M) -/-
6. Rukije Nebihu (M) -/-

Albanian Sefer Sejdiu was reported severely wounded, whereas there is no information on Xhemshir Nebihu's brother, Nebi.

The police gunfire caused the wounding of Hajdin Makolli (58), Albanian from the village Çikatova e Vjetër.

The following Albanians were arrested in Likoshan: Ahmet Ahmeti (50, male), Gani Ahmeti (46, male), Elmi Ahmeti (44, male), Hamëz Ahmeti (44, male), Driton Ahmeti (23, male), Naim Ahmeti (22, male), Lumni Ahmeti (20, male), Shemsi Ahmeti (19, male), Basri Ahmeti (19, male), Elhami Ahmeti (16, male), and Behram Fazliu (50, male), from the village of Gradica.

The overall death toll remains unknown, as local sources report of around 20 killed Albanians.

It is also reported that the massive police forces started withdrawing from the region in the late afternoon hours.

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Kosova has 13.000 Serb police forces -- 25.000 reinforcement units can be transferred from central Serbia within 72 hours

Prishtina, 1 March (ARTA)

In Kosova, Serbian Interior Ministry has around 13,000 policemen armed with paramilitary equipment, including APCs and armed helicopters. Around 25,000 police reinforcements and reserve units could be transferred from central Serbia within 72 hours.

Yugoslav Army has around 6,500 men in Kosova, mainly around the border and in four major garrisons.

Plans for deployment foresee 10,000 troops from Nis, Leskovac and Uzice, as the first wave which is to include 4,000 men from the reserve units, theoretically, ready for action in Kosova.

But in practice, the army has expressed it's reluctance to undertake such actions since Kosova is considered to be an internal and political issue, meaning that it is in the competence of the police.

The third and most unpredictable element of the Serbian forces are the volunteers and the paramilitary. Even though most of the police units that operated in Croatia and Bosnia have been dispersed, at least two of those are ready for Kosova if their "bosses" decide for action. The best organized police, that has already withdrawn, but according to reports is "ready" for action in Kosova, is the Serbian Volunteer Guard (SDG), better known as "Tigrovi" ("Tigers"), under the command of Zeljko (Arkan) Raznjatovic. "The Tigers", consisting of about 400 hostile fighters with considerable experience and proved to have committed ethnic cleansing, can be called in for operations which neither the police nor the Army want to be connected to. The only other organization that could organize a police would be Vojislav Seselj's extreme rightist party, Radical Party of Serbia (SRS).

There is no doubt that the Ministry of Interior has enough manpower and equipment to encompass all of Kosova, but it's decision not to undertake action, reflects the lack of clear politics and indirectly implies that the Interior Ministry's units are not prepared, or trained to confront the opposing terrorists or guerrillas, let alone some mass uprising such as an Intifada.

There are many clear signs that Serb politicians are pressuring the interior ministry for actions, but, the two operations they undertook in the region of Drenica by the end of January, prove that the method to resist KLA has not yet been found. In both cases, Serbian police convoys with APCs and around 100 armed policemen have surrounded houses in the village outskirts and opened fire for several hours, killing at least one person and wounding several others. After such confrontations, the Interior Ministry has raided several private houses, arresting men over the age of sixteen, confiscating arms, but not being able to obstruct KLA activities. It seems that the Ministry has realized the futility of such an approach and has given it up.

On the other hand, the decreasing number of Serbian police in Kosova, has encouraged the local inhabitants of the region of Drenica to overestimate their power and significance. Drenica is a region of around 1200 square kilometers, with a population of about 60,000, 95 percent of whom are Albanians. The region is mountainous with some forests and can be reached by six roads. It is totally unsuitable for a serious guerilla headquarters: the main road that connects Kosova with the plain of Dukagjin and Montenegro, divides the region in two and Serbia would not allow any impediment in traffic. Also, north of Drenica is Serbia, that makes strategic withdrawal impossible. This could be considered as KLA's operation to "demonstrate force" in order to boost the will of Kosova Albanians and force the Serbs to act. Courageous tactic, militarily shrewd, since whatever the Serbs do, they cannot win.

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Drenica under police/military siege -- Fightings reported around Çiçavica mountain

Prishtina, 1 March (ARTA) -- 16.00 CET

The Prishtina Human Rights Council HRC confirms 5 names out of over 15 Albanians who were killed during the massive police attack over Drenica region (40 km northwest of Prishtina)

All reported victims came from the same village, Qirez (15 km from Gllogoc - main settlement in Drenica):

1. Rexhep Ajet Rexhepi (M)

2. Xhemshir Sejdiu (M)

3. Rukije Sejdiu (F)

4. Nazmi Nebihu (M)

5. Bekim Nebihu (M)

The fire broke out this morning (around 7.00 CET), HRC in Prishtina reports. Two buses carrying policemen were reported heading towards Skenderaj (settlement 20 km north of Gllogoc), as from Mitrovica (town 35 km north of Prishtina) other police forces in two APCs, followed by various vehicles were heading towards Skenderaj.

Around 8.00 CET, from Komoran (25 km west of Prishtina) -- where the main police roadblock in the area was stationed weeks ago -- numerous police forces, numbering over 30 APCs, including few military tanks were seen heading towards the villages of Likoshan and Poklek i Ri.

There are also confirmations by the local whitnesses stating presence of Serb paramilitary units of the war-crime wanted Serb criminal, Zeljko Raznatovic-Arkan.

In the sourrounding villages of Zabel i Poshtem and Korrotica, police started demolishing Albanian houses in search of "terrorists".

Meanwhile, reports from Klina (70 km west of Prishtina), state that numerous police forces were seen penetrating Drenica region from this area. It is said that police APCs, among others, were carrying special sniper police units.

The attack on Drenica -- which started on the eve of 27 Feb. -- was restarted on Saturday (20.30 CET) in Skenderaj and its sourrounding.

According to local whitnesses, first gunshots were heard from the former Ammunition Factory building "Trepca", followed by those heard in the yard of the local high school, presently occupied with Serb refugees from Croatia.

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KOSOVA: Police attack over Drenica - reactions (16.50 CET)

Civilian Albanians mostly found killed in the villages of Likoshan and Qirez

Prishtina, 1 March (ARTA)

A delegation from The Democratic League of Kosova (main political party in Kosova) visited today the Drenica region, hit by joint police and military attack.

The closest settlement they could get in was the village of Polac (10 km from Gllogoc, main settlement of the region).

Abdyl Ramaj, LDK, confirmed that in the village of Qirez two members are reported killed. Nazmi and Bekim Sejdiu (M) were in the house when heavy machinegun fire started. Other Albanian victims from this village are Xhemshir Nebiu and his wife, as Sefer, father, is in critical condition, severely wounded. There is no information about his other son, Ilir, who is believed killed.

Rexhep Rexhepi, Albanian from Qirez was reported killed in the Likoshan, and there is no knowledge of the whereabouts of Ibush T. Rama.

An Albanian house was raided from a police helicopter in the village of Prellovc, around 12.00 CET today. Three persons, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, were wounded.

Ramaj states that most of the houses in this 98 percent Albanian area are completely destroyed. Bodies of people lie "all around, in the gardens, inside the houses, in the field.

Fatmir Sejdiu, LDK, stated that "police attacks have intensified past months, whereas the past two days they became exceptionally concentrated. Three villages in the area between cities of Gllogoc and Skenderaj are entirely isolated and under heavy fire".

There are information that the villages are evacuated, although there are no information on the death toll, which is presumed much higher.

The LDK delegation was stopped by the police at the sourrounding roadblocks, being held for an hour of interrogation.

Fehmi Agani, vice-chairman to LDK said, that Albanian population deals "with precisely prepared police actions actions, timed intentionally for the weekend, when all the relevant intenrational institutions affiliates and diplomatic services and representatives are away on weekend."

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At least fifteen dead

Albanian Council for Defence of Human Rights and Freedom confirms 14 victims

Prishtinë, 1 March (ARTA)

Albanian Council for the Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms in Prishtina (CDHRF) notifies about the rising tensions in the villages of Drenica municipality. Other than the five Albanians killed yesterday in the village of Likoshan, Gllogovc municipality, they claim that seven Albanians were killed in the village of Çirez, Skenderaj municipality. Also, two Albanians were killed in village of Çikatovë e re, Gllogovc municipality. This makes the total of 14 Albanians dead even though they presume the number to be much higher. Albanian sources notify that there has been extreme intensification of police and Arkan's paramilitary forces in this region, and that the shootings today started at around 7 am.

Journalists of local daily, "Koha ditore", editor in chief, Veton Surroi, and editors Ylber Hysa and Baton Haxhiu, were prevented from going to the scene.

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Over 11 children, 11 women and 5 old people among 46 corpses

Skënderaj, march 9 (ARTA) 1600 CET

46 human corpses, including 11 children (from 3 to 10 years old), 11 women and 5 old people (above 70), is the present toll of the Serb police attack on the village of Prekaz, in the troubled Kosova region of Drenicë, (40 km west of Prishtina), local "Koha Ditore" souces confirms.

29 out of 46 corpses, all local Albanian villagers, are identified, while three others corpses cannot be identified, since being completely burnt.

Three other victims are placed in a nearby house, CDHRF office in Skënderaj reports, while the burial of another victim took place in the village of Llausha on Sunday.

The corpses are exposed at a construction material depot, guarded by the Serb police in Skënderaj. Most of the bodies have wounds presumable caused by large calibre weapons, as well as burning marks. Police in Skënderaj expects two more corpses to be brought from the Prishtina morgue, stating that the number of slaughtered could be higher, including those suspected to have died while running away at a nearby forests.

Following is the list of 29 identified corpses:

1) Qazim Osman Jashari
2) Nazmi Zukë Jashari
3) Sinan R. Jashari
4) Zarife Jashari (female)
5) Zaha Jashari (female)
6) Kushtrim Jashari
7) Ali Jashari
8) Osman Geci
9) Faik Jashari
10) Adem Shaban Jashari
11) Beqir Jashari
12) Sherif Jashari
13) Hazer Jashari
14) Halit Jashari
15) Halil Jashari
16) Bahrije Jashari (female)
17) Ferid Jashari
18) Besim Hamzë Jashari
19) Blerim Zemë Jashari
20) Bujar Zemë Jashari
21) Abdullah Zemë Jashari
22) Elhame Jashari (female)
23) Murtez Zymer Jashari
24) Fatime Gashi (female)
25) Makvirete Bajrami (female)
26) Gazmend Bajram Gashi
27) Sadik Miran Kaqkini
28) Myftar Rreci
29) Isak Halili (from Dubovc, a guest in Prekaz)

Document compiled by Dr S D Stein

Anonymous said...

KLA huh????? My suggestion to you is to shush!!!!
Otherwise you will be having tens of KLAs all over Serbia.

Kosova will be independent and it will have its own secret police. I suggest you get down with this bs asap otheriwise .... you never know

Anonymous said...

The above blogger is an example of the crazy lunatic Albanian terrorists, who unfortunately Kosovo is full of. Or else what, never know what?? What are you gonna do, haha, when UN is present in the province. Oh, and "Tens of KLA"?? Tens?? oh no, well, that will just destroy the world, wont it, a whole "tens" of KLA. Fucken terrorist

Anonymous said...

hahahahahhaahahashahha bring it!!! wherere is the list of 100,000 dead????????????? where???

Anonymous said...

hihihihihihh!! ok ok stop, how about this just admit for once that u guys lied about the number dead in kosovo, 500,000 etc, admit u lied and I will stop coming here, deal?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the ethnic albanians are in shock that the Serbian army moved into kosovo during an independence movement, the US government would have done the same. Rember the US Civil War, Waco,TX , Ruby Ridge. The LA Roits. "If you mess with the bull you get the horns."

Anonymous said...

I do not really understand why you serbs (serves)are so nervous about Kosovo independence after all. It is already independent and you just talk. You say it will never be, but it is a matter of fact. Your problem is you do not accept the reality and playing around with words as sedatives for your sub-conscience. Kosovo is, and it will be independent.Live your life. Forget about these skirmishes who is superior over whom. The whole world know who are the albanians and who are the serbs. Do not sweat so much to convince the others that the world is flat because they can see...

Anonymous said...

Please ask the English, Swiss, German, French and New Yorkers to describe the albanians most would say: drugs, whores, mafia, thugs, bandits, criminals.

That is the legacy that you have created for yourself.

Anonymous said...

"ALBANIANS ARE SO POOR THEIR JERSEYS WERE ALL DIFFERENT SHADES OF RED AND THEY'D USED WHITE PAINT FOR NUMBERS" UEFA CUP CRUNCH By Gary Ralston, That is the future of the ethnic albanians of kosovo.

Anonymous said...

WHY IS THIS ALBANIAN FAMILY AFRAID TO BACK HOME TO KOSOVO?

ANSWER = KLA



Kosovan family detained despite campaign

DAMIEN HENDERSON and LUCY BANNERMAN September 14 2005




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A FAMILY of Kosovan asylum seekers was detained yesterday following a dawn raid, despite a campaign by schoolchildren and teachers to allow them to stay in Scotland.
The Vucaj family, who have lived in Glasgow for nearly five years but whose application for asylum failed, were seized by immigration officers and taken to Yarl's Wood detention centre near Luton.
According to neighbours, Isen Vucaj and his eldest son Elvis, 18, were handcuffed and led out of their home along with Nexhi, the mother, and their other children, Saida, 13, and Nimet, 16.
Children at Drumchapel High School, where Saida and Nimet attend and Elvis is a former pupil, were said to be visibly distressed after learning of the arrests yesterday.
Their treatment drew sharp criticism from Kathleen Marshall, Scotland's commissioner for children and young people.
"We usually discuss human rights as lines in the sand. That we should cross them just because it becomes expedient and we've got targets, I find very distressing," she said.
Teachers at Drumchapel High School have written to Charles Clarke, the home secretary, in an attempt to ensure the family can remain in Scotland.
In a statement, a spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: "Pupils and staff at Drumchapel High School are naturally upset by what has happened. The Vucaj family have made a major contribution to school life since their arrival and they are popular and valuable members of the school community."
In an interview with The Herald last month, Isen Vucaj claimed the family's lives would be in danger if they returned to Kosovo as a result of continued inter-ethnic tensions following the Balkan war in the late 1990s.
They said they regarded themselves as Scottish citizens. In March, pupils at Drumchapel campaigned to allow another Kosovan family, the Murselajs, to stay in Glasgow after they were detained in a similar fashion. They were eventually released after it was found that forcibly removing them would contravene the recommendations of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo.
The Home Office said it would not comment on individual cases.
A FAMILY of Kosovan asylum seekers was detained yesterday following a dawn raid, despite a campaign by schoolchildren and teachers to allow them to stay in Scotland.
The Vucaj family, who have lived in Glasgow for nearly five years but whose application for asylum failed, were seized by immigration officers and taken to Yarl's Wood detention centre near Luton.
According to neighbours, Isen Vucaj and his eldest son Elvis, 18, were handcuffed and led out of their home along with Nexhi, the mother, and their other children, Saida, 13, and Nimet, 16.
Children at Drumchapel High School, where Saida and Nimet attend and Elvis is a former pupil, were said to be visibly distressed after learning of the arrests yesterday.
Their treatment drew sharp criticism from Kathleen Marshall, Scotland's commissioner for children and young people.
"We usually discuss human rights as lines in the sand. That we should cross them just because it becomes expedient and we've got targets, I find very distressing," she said.
Teachers at Drumchapel High School have written to Charles Clarke, the home secretary, in an attempt to ensure the family can remain in Scotland.
In a statement, a spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: "Pupils and staff at Drumchapel High School are naturally upset by what has happened. The Vucaj family have made a major contribution to school life since their arrival and they are popular and valuable members of the school community."
In an interview with The Herald last month, Isen Vucaj claimed the family's lives would be in danger if they returned to Kosovo as a result of continued inter-ethnic tensions following the Balkan war in the late 1990s.
They said they regarded themselves as Scottish citizens. In March, pupils at Drumchapel campaigned to allow another Kosovan family, the Murselajs, to stay in Glasgow after they were detained in a similar fashion. They were eventually released after it was found that forcibly removing them would contravene the recommendations of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo.
The Home Office said it would not comment on individual cases.
A FAMILY of Kosovan asylum seekers was detained yesterday following a dawn raid, despite a campaign by schoolchildren and teachers to allow them to stay in Scotland.
The Vucaj family, who have lived in Glasgow for nearly five years but whose application for asylum failed, were seized by immigration officers and taken to Yarl's Wood detention centre near Luton.
According to neighbours, Isen Vucaj and his eldest son Elvis, 18, were handcuffed and led out of their home along with Nexhi, the mother, and their other children, Saida, 13, and Nimet, 16.
Children at Drumchapel High School, where Saida and Nimet attend and Elvis is a former pupil, were said to be visibly distressed after learning of the arrests yesterday.
Their treatment drew sharp criticism from Kathleen Marshall, Scotland's commissioner for children and young people.
"We usually discuss human rights as lines in the sand. That we should cross them just because it becomes expedient and we've got targets, I find very distressing," she said.
Teachers at Drumchapel High School have written to Charles Clarke, the home secretary, in an attempt to ensure the family can remain in Scotland.
In a statement, a spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: "Pupils and staff at Drumchapel High School are naturally upset by what has happened. The Vucaj family have made a major contribution to school life since their arrival and they are popular and valuable members of the school community."
In an interview with The Herald last month, Isen Vucaj claimed the family's lives would be in danger if they returned to Kosovo as

Anonymous said...

THIS IS WHAT ALBANIANS ARE ALL ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Police and prosecutors said Pren Karaqi, 52, of Warren posed as a nurse in 2003 and sweet-talked the woman into letting him move in to take care of her, adding his name to her bank account and twice electronically transferring $42,000 to his brother's Swiss bank account.

ali_pashai said...

guys guys once again you trying to prove one better than the other. it is true albanian citizens are becoming drug lords but they do not represent the whole country, and it is not like we embrace them and are proud of them. why do you even bother to copy and paste what some albanian did in the states. what is that supposed to mean? besides what human beings can do to other human beings i don't see anything else. so what, this time it happened to be an albanian, has it never been a serb? are you to say that no serb has touched any drugs? or commited a crime?
i tell you what, i don't want independence for kosova. they do not deserve it. they breed like animals and they pushed you out of your land. are you happy now. ok?
so, what do we do now? can't throw them away. are you going to start breeding like animals too to make up in numbers? can't treat them like a minority no more. last time i checked your population is not even 4 times that of kosova. you have to respect and accomodate their rights the same way that you were asking for the serb minority to have their rights. i hope you see where i am going with this. what ever facts you bring up, maybe true maybe ficticious, do not change the fact that UN declared war on serbia because human rights were being violated (true or not that was the reason) and will not leave until crimes like the ones that happened won't happen again. do you really want kosova now? i won't say you can't have it because it was never yours, because that would be not sensitive since you protect the idea of kosova being yours so blindly. i will however say that you lost the privilige of calling kosova yours since you stoped respecting the people that live and call that land home.

Anonymous said...

The same ethnic albanians in Macedonia had rights. They had schools taught in albanian, they were part of the collision government, Macedonia welcomed thousands during the war in kosovo and for what to have an armed rebellion a couple of years later crying that they had no rights. Some ethnic albanians were even quoted saying their ethnic kin in kosovo were treated better. The point is after so much crying and bitching you start to wonder what the real adgenda is? maybe unification of albanian inhabited lands>

Chris Blaku said...

The Albanians in Macedonia were not permitted education in their language, and all funding for an Albanian university was cut off and instead funnelled to opening Mosques to further the Albanians fostering of Islam, in the hopes of branding them Islamic fundamentalists, rather than to the hope of educating them and making them a part of their society.

Do not oversimplify complicated matters. The Prime Minister of Macedonia is now in favor of Kosovar independence, so you've lost an ally in them.

Anonymous said...

Chris, have you ever been to Tetovo, MK everything is in albanian from what frame of reference to do give us these BS facts.

Anonymous said...

If kosovo-metohija is granted independence Macedonia will loss part of its country too. The West is opening a pandora's box.

Anonymous said...

Man shot to death in Albanian church while his children watched

Anton Kçira, the priest at St. Paul Albanian Catholic church in Rochester Hills, Michigan, was just about to distribute communion when 38-year-old Gjon Pepaj allegedly stood up from the congregation and said, "Yes, I am here!" and shot into the ceiling with a 9mm handgun. As the congregants scattered, according to reports, Pepaj then shot 38-year-old Gjek Isufaj in the back of the head, killing him. Then, according to witnesses, he shot into the air again, said, "I've done what I'm supposed to do," and shot Isufaj once more.

I believe this is the civility of the Albanians you were comparing to the Serbs.

Anonymous said...

The prime reason for tensions in Kosovo is the explosive growth of the Albanian population. Even though the Yugoslav Federation tried its best to develop the region - no investment and no industrial growth rate could match Albanian population growth. Despite the efforts, the region remained the poorest region of Yugoslavia. Extensive autonomy given to Kosovo Albanians was abused by them as they tried to cleanse the region of non-Albanians. This was to be their first step toward secession and Greater Albania.

Anonymous said...

Pristina has recognized Belgrade's legitimacy in talks.

Next Pristina recognizes Belgrade's claim to Kosovo-Metohija