Thursday, May 04, 2006

Serbs seek formal split of flashpoint Kosovo town

VIENNA, May 4 (Reuters) - Serbia demanded the formal division of the flashpoint Kosovo town of Mitrovica on Thursday at fresh talks on the future of the U.N.-run province.

Aides hurried in with maps as the fourth round since direct talks began in February turned to the borders of new municipalities for the 100,000 remaining Serbs in Kosovo.

They are outnumbered in the province by two million ethnic Albanians pushing for independence from Serbia.

The shattered mining town of Mitrovica, scene of the worst clashes since the 1998-99 war, topped the bill.

The Serbs' last urban centre in Kosovo and a gateway to Serbia proper, Mitrovica has become the battleground for two opposing visions of Kosovo's future, and is seen as key to any lasting settlement.

Serb negotiators said the town should be officially divided at the Ibar River that has separated Serbs and Albanians for seven years.

"North Mitrovica should be a separate municipality, perhaps joined with Zvecan," said Serb negotiator Dusan Batakovic.

The Albanians, fearing that a separate northern Mitrovica would form the hub of a breakaway northern Kosovo, want at least some reunification.

"We believe the integration of the town will happen and local elections will bring a mayor, under which the municipality will be run in the future," said Kosovo Albanian chief negotiator Lutfi Haziri.

Kosovo, a province of Serbia, has been run by the United Nations since 1999, when NATO bombing drove out Serb forces, ending the ethnic cleansing employed by Belgrade in a two-year war with Albanian separatist rebels.

COMPROMISE

As in previous rounds of talks, agreement is unlikely. The U.N. mediators led by former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari say they are seeking "common ground" on technical issues before broaching the crunch question of the province's final status, possibly by July.

The meeting, which runs into Friday, became bogged down over Serb demands for 17 municipalities based on a census from before the mass Serb exodus that accompanied the end of the war.

The Albanians are offering five.

Diplomats say Ahtisaari's team will draft a compromise blueprint that will largely reflect Mitrovica's ethnic split and the reality that many Serbs do not plan to return to Kosovo.

The Albanians face pressure to give the Serbs greater local powers, as a condition of clinching their own state.

In Mitrovica, where French soldiers and U.N. police have patrolled the dividing line since 1999, the Kosovo Albanians propose the creation of two "sub-municipalities" under one joint body headed by an international administrator.

But Serbs in north Mitrovica and the strip of land running up to Serbia have resisted U.N. overtures to integrate with the rest of Kosovo. They warn the province will split in two if Kosovo wins independence, as diplomats say is likely.

32 comments:

NYoutlawyer said...

Seems Clinton did a far better job representing "Bosnian Muslim interests", than he did representing "American interests" in this:

1. Clinton said American troops would be in Bosnia for "a year", and they have been there for eleven years and counting.

2. Tuzla, you make Bosnia sound like some sort of "happy Disneyland" now, which it is not. You are still a divided country, which could have been averted -- as could had the entire war -- had Clinton supported the Lisbon agreement, saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Clinton chose to encourage the war to happen -- and then "come to the rescue" to put on a show.

3. Clinton supported the creation of a new "Muslim country" from a secular multi-ethnic country, which even you (Tuzla) admit is less than half Muslim. If I were a Serb Christian in my own country on my own land and my secular country was now suddenly to become "Muslim", I would fight too. It is only because the Serbs fought you and a compromise had to be reached that you are at today at all "multi-ethnic". Izetbegovich was a Muslim fundamentalist and so was his cause.

4. I know the differnce between "a Serbian"(from Serbia)and "a Serb" (any Serbian Orthodox Christian) so don't mix the two as interchangeable. Serbs are indigenous to Bosnia and had every right to fight for a government of their choice, just as you did. It was a bloody, nasty civil war that never needed to happen, and Clinton added fuel to that fire, he didn't put it out.

5. Milosevic was a pig, no doubt. But so were Izetbegovich and Tudjman -- both of whom were about to be charged with "war crimes" before they died. So there were no "innocent/guilty entire ethnic groups" here -- and no "innocent politicians". There were competing ideologies that brought those "Mujahadin" to your side, just as Milosevic was willing to deal with anyone including Saddam after the NATO bombs began falling on him.

6. Milosevic has been gone from power for years and is dead now, but you act like he is still living next door. He's not. And thanks to Clinton stupid decisions, we in America are more vulnerable today than we were before -- having pissed off what could have been one of our strongest allies in the war on terror -- Serbia.

7. By the sound of your attitude toward "Serbs", we solved nothing. We just put a lid on something that sooner or later is still due to boil over as soon as the lid is removed.

Bosnia was a "failed mission" for America, and one that has already come back to bite us!

The world will hear the truth soon. Sorry, shitpars.

Anonymous said...

It is clear that Serbs are preparing for the eventual division of Kosovo along ethnic lines. I'm afraid it won't stop there, though.

tironsi said...

The Serbs want 17 municipalities. If minorities amount to 10% of the population, and you were rational, that would mean 170 municipalities for the overall population. How could a country the size of Kosova possibly have 170 municipalities? That is absolutely absurd. I don't know how many there are now, but I don't think you could even have 50.

Anonymous said...

I know that I will get flamed by my brother Albanians for saying this but if Kosova is to be independant then it should be willing to give the serbs the little that they ask for. I am no fan of the atrocities they commited upon our people but lets get this over with and lets get the region in order.


Artim

Anonymous said...

The problem is that they are not asking for a little but enough to destabilize Kosovo. What the Serbs really wanted was to create little Serbias throughout Kosovo, paid for by them and with their own army, police, judiciary and everything would have been subject to Serbian laws which would have made war inevitable.

Ahtissari's team was considering making Mitrovica the capital of Kosovo and that would have been the smartest and most elegant way of handling it but the political interests in Prishtina municipality would have fought tooth and nail. As it is several ministries will move to Mitro. The Roma have already begun to move to the Mahalla in Mitro and are in and around the city again which is a very good sign. Also there was a really good public debate on RTK and re-broadcast on B92 on Mitro and what people here wanted from both sides. Anybody who has not been to Mitro or knows little about the situation here now should seek to see it. People want the city as a whole again and it will be no matter what the politicians from both sides say.

Wim Roffel said...

There is an old saying: "Good fences make good neighbours".

Like it or not, Mitrovica is the only city in Kosovo with a sizeable Serb population left and that would not have happened without the separation. So if you really believe in cooperation you should accept the administrative separation.

Concerning ministries in Mitrovica: I think this is mainly an effort to compensate the inevitable blow when Trepca is modernised. Similar mines in Australia employ around 300 workers. Putting those ministries in Northern Mitrovica however would be just an effort to Albanise it.

Chris Blaku said...

Nyoutlawyer- your melodramatic ranting is tedious, misinformed and downright delusional at times.

There has not been a president in United States history that has accurately predicted the length of troop deployment in a foreign nation. It should be noted that, for American troops, deployment in friendly regions such as Bosnia or Kosova is considered a vacation from the obviously dangerous war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are less than 10,000 American soldiers deployed between Bosnia and Kosova, hardly a burden on America's 1.7 million strong military.

Bosnia may not be a "happy Disneyland," but when compared to the situation in the 1990's, it just may seem to be. You lay the butcher's hand on Clinton for not supporting the Lisbon agreement, rather than admit the fact that the criminal Bosnian Serb and Serbian state worked in tandem to commit the most henious of genocides in Europe since the Holocaust.

The Serbian elements in Bosnia's current federation are the remnants of a criminal Serbian state run by Radovan Karadzic and bankrolled by Slobodan Milosevic, you should cherish the little recognition you receieve following your barbaric actions within those borders.

Again, in your fourth point you lay the blame for the barbarity of the Bosnian Serbs at Clinton's doorstep. Perhaps your crumbling nation could move forward if it shed its greedy skin and accepted the fact that the Balkan wars and the atrocities that entailed it are your responsibility entirely. The reason that your two versions of Serb and Serbian are interchangable, and rightly so, is that they all receive their calling from Belgrade.

Milosevic is now a pig, although I am hard pressed to believe you thought so during the war. Also, Milosevic dealt with Saddam before NATO bombs started reigning down on Belgrade, not after. Another attempt to discredit the West and lay the blame on someone else's doorstep.

Milosevic may be dead, but the parties that are allied with his cause form the majority in the Serbian Parliament. Despite constant Serbian propaganda to the contrary, Serbia is very much in the hands of radicals and extremists. Considering the fact that Serbia has more individuals on the State Departments Terrorist watch list, a number of them high ranking government officials, it is unlikely that they would have been much help in the War on Terror. Serbians virtually created State sponsored terrorism, and pioneered ethnic cleansing and genocide in the Balkans. Clinton's decisions saved millions, particularly in Kosova, from genocide, rape and mass murder of the worst kind.

The missteps taken by the West towards Bosnia's resolution are the fault of Europe's inaction, rather than America's reaction. Clinton failed to make the same mistake twice, and acted promptly to prevent history's repetition in Kosova. Serbia is a nation in delusion, as much of its supporters are, and refuses to believe facts that confront it. The Balkans can move forward only when Serbia does, and unfortunately, it seems that will come later rather than sooner.

Anonymous said...

Chris Blaku

Those comments are moronic. Only a dumb person could believe those ridiculous lies and absurd things.

Chris Blaku said...

Perhaps you can point out the irregularities within my argument rather than resort to elementary name calling.

Anonymous said...

Serbians virtually created State sponsored terrorism,

Haven't you ever heard of Iran or Syria with Hezbollah and other groups. You are nothing but a racist Serb hater.

NYoutlawyer said...

Yea, blaku, you racist pig. Go get some anger management therapy.

Anonymous said...

Chris I don't think there is a point in arguing with lowlifes like Nylawyer, no matter how great your arguments are. He claims that Albanians spread propaganda yet he copies and pastes the same articles everywhere. Then again it might not be his fault as he is brainwashed Serb government to the point of no return.

arianit said...

Wim,

I can relate to your argument, but you forget that the majority of population in north of Mitrovica is non-Serb. Serbs have kept out most of that pupulation with scare tactics such as bombings and random gun shooting. If you justify Serbs in that, then what are we to make of Albanians extremists across Kosova?

Cities need bridges, not fences. If you're looking for good neighbhors, go to Viti.

Chris Blaku said...

Serbian state sponsored terrorism was co-created in tandem with the Greek government in the early 1900's to expel Albanians from newly acquired lands. For instance, Greece made a habit of freeing its jailhouse population onto Albanian inhabited lands to terrorize and murder without consequence, in Greek army uniform.

Serbia virtually authenticated the term, arming and training its civilians as a militia to cleanse what is now southern Serbia of its majority Albanian population.

This was years before Iran and Syria followed Serbia's lead, which coincidentally, is based on the same bigotry and inspired by an identical theological belief.

bg anon said...

Chris this is bordering on the pathological.

Do you always have to define yourself in relation to Serbia / Serbs?

Serbia created this, founded that.
Serbs have a genocidal gene.
They begin ethnic cleansing before they have exitted the womb.

Come on, if you must be a nationalist but define yourself in relation to what you see as your own people rather than constantly trying to portray your perceived enemy in a negative light.

Anonymous said...

....albanians showed the world how they wish to live with Serbs on March 17th 2004.

Chris Blaku said...

I said the Serbians created state sponsored terrorism. No mention of a homicidal gene, although that may be the production of your own guilty conscience. There is of course, the matter of a quarter million lives on their hands, but of course, those were subhuman muslims not worthy of mention, right?

On March 17, 2004, 19 people were killed, 11 Albanians, 8 Serbians. Oh and six years earlier, nearly ten thousand Albanians were killed, thousands of their women raped, and millions of them displaced. But that doesn't come near to the devestation of March 17th, heavens no. Melodramatic in its purest definition.

gujgli said...

"On March 17, 2004, 19 people were killed, 11 Albanians, 8 Serbians."

Plus 4000 Serb refugees, 1000 Serb houses burned, 35 Orthodox churches burned and 18 historic monuments burned. In just two days. Talk about organized violence. Of course, it's not in Del Ponte mandate.

"Oh and six years earlier, nearly ten thousand Albanians were killed, thousands of their women raped, and millions of them displaced"

That thousands of raped women even Del Ponte didn't mention in her indictment of Milosevic and company.

If i could be cynic like you...

"A majority of Serbians left their homes in Kosova willfully, in stark contrast to the forced, government sponsored exodus that was underway courtesy of Milosevic's regime."

...i would say that they didn't left Kosovo and Metohija because of Milosevic regime, they left it because of NATo bombs and then use it as propaganda tool. Not to mention that whole KaM got like 2 million people so no way it can be that millions were displaced.

But, it's true that about 500 000 - 1 million Albanians later enter from Albania and today are living in KaM in Serb houses although they didn't even know how KaM looks like.

Anonymous said...

albanians in kosovo asked for war and you whine about it now? typical shiftar.

Anonymous said...

what matters to Europe and the world is what has happened in Kosovo since the west won the war that albanians fomented. The track record hasn't been all that great. Actually, it has been absymal, which is why that territory will be occupied by the west for generations.

Anonymous said...

"But, it's true that about 500 000 - 1 million Albanians later enter from Albania and today are living in KaM in Serb houses although they didn't even know how KaM looks like."

Talk about propaganda brain washed people-even their numbers don't make sense anymore.
Hey stupid- simple math: If 200,000 serbs left their houses in Kosova (as you claim) how in the hell are you going to fit 1 million Albanians from Albania in their place?!!!

You people are brainwashed beyond reasonable doubt....

Chris Blaku said...

You're right, the rapes never even took place. How conveninent of you to rely on Del Ponte's indictment to cleanse yourself of blame and at the same time, contradict by considering her escapades a farce, as most Serbians do.

Right, and a million Albanians came from Albania to live in Serbian homes in Kosova. And neither the Albanian government, nor any of its surrounding neighbors noticed the mass exodus of a million tax paying citizens into Kosova. Your arguments are plagued with irregularities, I suggest you keep your day job.

Let's be cynical again-
4,000 Serb refugees - 1.5 million Albanian refugees
1,000 Serb houses burned - Tens of thousands on the Albanian side
35 Orthodox Churches and historic monuments - The burning and looting of Albanian mosques and churches, and in a particularly groutesque display of their humanity, the Serbians also sexually assaulted an Albanian Catholic priest in Kline, with candles and their weapons.

Moreover, the Serbians were gradually drawn to occupy and fortify northern Mitrovica, which, coincidentally, is the site of Kosova's richest mineral resources. Of course, these innocent Serbian peasants had nothing to fear, for they had done nothing wrong. Cried foul? I'm sure.

This war and these events are courtesy of the Serbian Government's actions. Those actions were supported feverishly by a brainwashed population that continues to work against the obvious. And he even claims that a million albanians were not displaced because "that whole KAM got like 2 million people so no way it can be that millions were displaced." Such logic.

By the way, a million Serbs never ever lived in Kosova. Serbians never represented more than 20% of Kosova's population EVER, except in Belgrade's falsified history books (well before the Milosevic regime).

Chris Blaku said...

Additionally, Albanian violence was discouraged by the Albanian government, whereas Serbian violence was perpetrated BY the Serbian Government.

gujgli said...

"Right, and a million Albanians came from Albania to live in Serbian homes in Kosova."

My mistake, i wasn't quite clear, not all of them live in Serb houses now, but it's a fact that all abandoned Serbian houses after the war were occupied from Albanians mostly from Albania and they refuse to get out. Now my friends from Pec even have offers from "honour" Albanians to sell the house which estimated worth is about 120 000 euros, for only 30 000. Of course, UNMIK is helpless. That's terrorism also.

"And neither the Albanian government, nor any of its surrounding neighbors noticed the mass exodus of a million tax paying citizens into Kosova."

During the war border with Albania didn't exist that's a fact, your military guerilla camps were there, your military intelligence were there, your army concetration were there because we military clean your terrorist ass in like 5 months prior to the NATO bombardment. After pullout from KaM then only God knows how many terorist and criminals enter KaM, along with other Albanian civilians. Then we saw it clearly, and ethnic cleansing of Serbs started.

"Let's be cynical again-
4,000 Serb refugees - 1.5 million Albanian refugees "

You are liying again. Let's see what your lobbyst organization ICG says:

Source: http://www.intl-crisis-group.org/projects/albania/reports/alb07mai.htm
International Crisis Group
Accessed 28 May 2000
Albania: State Of The Nation

Executive Summary
During the spring of 1999, more than 450,000 Kosovo Albanian refugees flooded into Albania, many of them forcibly deported by Serb forces in Kosovo.

So, don't lie, millions were never displaced. Even half of that 450 000 were on the run because NATO bombardment already started.

"You're right, the rapes never even took place. How conveninent of you to rely on Del Ponte's indictment to cleanse yourself of blame and at the same time, contradict by considering her escapades a farce, as most Serbians do."

I mentioned Del Ponte as a person most biased of all in international community on this matter. So, if someone tried very hard to find evidence for that, that's her. But even she, biased as she is, never found those evidence. I didn't say that individually it didn't occur, but system campaigh it was not.

"Additionally, Albanian violence was discouraged by the Albanian government, whereas Serbian violence was perpetrated BY the Serbian Government."

Rubish. Albanian violence was very well organized and systematic. Even Germany intelligence staff in KFOR knew everything before it started.

Don't act now, you know very well that without Taci's, Haradinaj's and Ceku's knowledge nothing in Kosovo and Metohija can't happen. They were directly involved. Famous command responsibility. UNMIK knows it and therefore Philip Goldberg and Jessen Petersen put war lord and criminal Ceku as PM and set free Haradinaj.

To keep frustrated Albanians calm.

Anonymous said...

Thaçi (not Taçi dickhead), Haradinaj & Çeku are all freedon fighters from Kosova. At no time were they ever oficial government people of the Republic of Albania (London-ian Albania as we Albanians call the borders of todays Albania, because it was at the conference of London is that the serbs and russian tricked and payed off the west into believing that more that 1/2 of the Albania's lands were serbian, Montenegran and "Macedonian" land).

So you have no argument in saying that "Albanian violence" was organised by the Albanian state. The Albanian resistance was organised by Albanian civilians-turned freedom fighters in a part of occupied Albania.

The same can in no way be said about serbs and serbia.

So go &*#@% yourself

Ilirian

gujgli said...

It's not enough that you post rubish, but you sign yourself as ilirian.

What a joke, boy you ain't ilirian, you're more like Chechen.

Fundamentalist one.

bg anon said...

Chris you are starting to lose credibility in my eyes I have to say.

What are statements like - Serbs in Kosovo never made up more than 20 percent of its population. designed to prove? This is such transparent propoganda and it really does show some kind of personal insecurity.

With this statement I have no choice but to take all of your statements with a large pinch of salt - because its a lie.

Now lets put that lie to one side. You obviously feel its important not only that Serbs are a small minority in Kosovo today but that you must prove that Serbs have always been the minority in Kosovo. Lets look at that. Why do you think this is important?

To me its hardly relevant now whether Serbs had 90 percent of the population in Kosovo in 1990 or .9 percent of the population in 1974.

Whats important in my view is that Kosovo Albanians make up the majority today. Whats also important is that non Albanian minorities be allowed to return, freedom of movement and to not experience discrimination. Even then Albanians will have nearly 90 percent majority in Kosovo.

With that large majority you dont need to try to rewrite history. You are supporting the principle that a large majority have the right to determine their own fate.

So I dont understand this constant need to portray Serbs as the bad guys, minimalising the significance of Kosovo in Serbian history, undermining Serbian suffering and maximising Albanian suffering.

Havent we moved past this stage yet. And dont in fact, given todays situation on the ground, Serbs who have been ethnically cleansed from Kosovo have a greater right to feel bitter and exaggerate?

As I have written before here, if I were Albanian I could now afford to be magnanamous and would try harder to compromise with the Serbs.

Anonymous said...

gujgly
So you stand by your numbers that 1 million Albanians from Ablania settled in Kosova?!

This is beyond fascination. Let us even not mention where these people will be housed (as done on above blogger). From the population point of view Albania lost 1/3 of it's population and yet there is not even a blurp of this on any newspapers anywhere-except Serbia. And what is even more bizarre Kosova gained 1 million people - yet again it countinues to support itself as it did before. So as per your numbers there should be 3 million people in Kosova. Do you even know what you are implying? Seriously? I'amreally starting to see what is the level of thinking on the serbian nation by postings shown here. Imagine what the serb peasant thinks(who has no access to unbiased media)- just beyond comprehension. No wonder your parliament is ruled by radicals....

A-nyc

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gujgli said...

"So you stand by your numbers that 1 million Albanians from Ablania settled in Kosova?!"

Check your dioptry, i wrote it 500 000 - 1 million. I din't count them personally of course and neither are you. But it's coming from various sources.

"Imagine what the serb peasant thinks(who has no access to unbiased media)- just beyond comprehension. No wonder your parliament is ruled by radicals...."

Look who's talking about Serbian parlament and radicalism. Look in your own backyard, your PM is bloody terrorist. Your former PM is bloody terrorist. And your parlament consists of in majority of former war veterans/criminals also terrorists.

So, first look yourself in the mirror, then post bs.

Anonymous said...

"Check your dioptry, i wrote it 500 000 - 1 million. I din't count them personally of course and neither are you. But it's coming from various sources"

Show me a source other than Serb sources!!!!

"Look in your own backyard, your PM is bloody terrorist. Your former PM is bloody terrorist. And your parlament consists of in majority of former war veterans/criminals also terrorists."

Yes in your eyes we are all terrorist of course. The only one indicted was the former and he left for Hague the very next day. No other incitments came-I'm sure you will claim Hague is biased right?
A-nyc

Anonymous said...

the US government lists the albanian terrorists in plain sight for everyone to see...and their organizations as well. Your people are as guilty as any other in the balkans...

06/27/2001

Executive Order of June 27, 2001

The President has issued an Executive Order blocking property of persons "who threaten international stabilization efforts in the Western Balkans." The text of the EO follows, including an Annex containing the names of designated targets. OFAC has updated its industry brochures and SDN list accordingly:

"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, have determined that the actions of persons engaged in, or assisting, sponsoring, or supporting, (i) extremist violence in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in southern Serbia, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and elsewhere in the Western Balkans region, or (ii) acts obstructing the implementation of the Dayton Accords in Bosnia or United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of June 10, 1999 in Kosovo, threaten the peace in or diminish the security and stability of those areas and the wider region, undermine the authority, efforts, and objectives of the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other international organizations and entities present in those areas and the wider region, and endanger the safety of persons participating in or providing support to the activities of those organizations and entities, including United States military forces and government officials. I find that such actions constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.

I hereby order:

Section 1. (a) Except to the extent provided in section 203(b)(1), (3), and (4) of IEEPA (50 U. S. C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)), the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (Title IX, Pub. L. No. 106-387), and in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may hereafter be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the effective date, all property and interests in property of:

(i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and

(ii) persons designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, because they are found:

(A) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of threatening the peace in or diminishing the stability or security of any area or state in the Western Balkans region, undermining the authority, efforts, or objectives of international organizations or entities present in the region, or endangering the safety of persons participating in or providing support to the activities of those international organizations or entities, or

(B) to have actively obstructed, or to pose a significant risk of actively obstructing, implementation of the Dayton Accords in Bosnia or United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 in Kosovo, or

(C) materially to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, such acts of violence or obstructionism, or

(D) to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act directly or indirectly for or on behalf of, any of the foregoing persons, that are or hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.

(b) I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by United States persons to persons designated in or pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order. Accordingly, the blocking of property and interests in property pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section includes, but is not limited to, the prohibition of the making by a United States person of any such donation to any such designated person, except as otherwise authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury.

(c) The blocking of property and property interests in or pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section includes, but is not limited to, the prohibition of the making or receiving by a United States person of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services to or for the benefit of a person designated in or pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section.

Sec. 2. Any transaction by a United States person that evades or avoids, or has the purpose of evading or avoiding, or attempts to violate, any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited. Any conspiracy formed to violate the prohibitions of this order is prohibited.

Sec. 3. For the purposes of this order:

(a) The term "person" means an individual or entity;

(b) The term "entity" means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; and

(c) The term "United States person" means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States.

See. 4. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me by IEEPA, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the United States Government. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order and, where appropriate, to advise the Secretary of the Treasury in a timely manner of the measures taken.

Sec. 5. This order is not intended to create, nor does it create, any right, benefit, or privilege, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against the United States, its agencies, officers, or any other person.

Sec. 6. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 27, 2001;

(b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register."

ANNEX (in OFAC SDN list format):

ADEMI, Xhevat, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA) (DOB: 8 Dec 1962; POB: Tetovo, FYROM) (individual) [BALKANS]

AHMETI, Ali, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA) (DOB: 4 Jan 1959; POB: Kicevo, FYROM) (individual) [BALKANS]

BEXHETI, Nuri, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA) (DOB: 1962; POB: Tetovo, FYROM) (individual) [BALKANS]

DALIPI, Tahir, Member of Political Council of Presevo, Medvedja, and Bujanovac (PCPMB) (POB: Presevo, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

ELSHANI, Gafur, Member of Popular Movement of Kosovo (LPK) (DOB: 29 Mar 1958; POB: Suva Reka, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

GASHI, Sabit, Member of National Movement for the Liberation of Kosovo (LKCK) (DOB: 30 Dec 1967; POB: Suva Reka, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

HABIBI, Skender, Member of Party for Democratic Progress for Kosovo (PDK) (DOB: 1968; POB: Vitina, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

HARADINAJ, Daut, Regional Task Group 3 Commander of Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) (DOB: 6 Apr 1978; POB: Goldane, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

HASANI, Xhavit, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA) (DOB: 5 May 1957; POB: Tanishec, FYROM) (individual) [BALKANS]

LIBERATION ARMY OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND BUJANOVAC (a.k.a. PMBLA; a.k.a. UCPMB) [BALKANS]

LKCK (a.k.a. NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF KOSOVO) [BALKANS]

LLADROVICI, Ramiz, Guard Rapid Reaction Group Deputy Commander of Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) (DOB: 3 Jan 1966) (individual) [BALKANS]

LPK (a.k.a. POPULAR MOVEMENT OF KOSOVO) [BALKANS]

LUSHTAKU, Sami, Regional Task Group 2 Commander of Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) (DOB: 20 Feb 1961; POB: Srbica, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

MUSLIU, Jonusz, Member of Political Council of Presevo, Medvedja, and Bujanovac (PCPMB) (DOB: 5 Jan 1959; POB: Konculj, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

MUSLIU, Shefqet, Member of Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja, and Bujanovac (UCPMB) (DOB: 12 Feb 1963; POB: Konculj, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

MUSTAFA, Rrustem, Regional Task Group 6 Commander of Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) (DOB: 27 Feb 1971; POB: Podujevo, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY (a.k.a. NLA; a.k.a. UCK) [BALKANS]

NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR THE LIBERATION OF KOSOVO (a.k.a. LKCK) [BALKANS]

NLA (a.k.a. NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY; a.k.a. UCK) [BALKANS]

OSTREMI, Gezim, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA) (DOB: 1 Nov 1942; POB: Debar, Macedonia) (individual) [BALKANS]

PCPMB (a.k.a. POLITICAL COUNCIL OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND BUJANOVAC) [BALKANS]

PMBLA (a.k.a. LIBERATION ARMY OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND BUJANOVAC; a.k.a. UCPMB) [BALKANS]

POLITICAL COUNCIL OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND BUJANOVAC (a.k.a. PCPMB) [BALKANS]

POPULAR MOVEMENT OF KOSOVO (a.k.a. LPK) [BALKANS]

SELIMI, Rexhep, Leadership Academy Commander of Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) (DOB: 15 Mar 1971; POB: Iglarevo, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

SHAKIRI, Hisni, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA) (DOB: 1949; POB: Otlja, FYROM) (individual) [BALKANS]

SHAQIRI, Shaqir, Member of Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja, and Bujanovac (UCPMB) (DOB: 1 Sep 1964; POB: FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

SUMA, Emrush, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA) (DOB: 27 May 1974; POB: Dimce, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

SYLA, Azem, Member of Party for Democratic Progress for Kosovo (PDK) (DOB: 5 Apr 1951; POB: FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

UCK (a.k.a. NATIONAL LIBERATION ARMY; a.k.a. NLA) [BALKANS]

UCPMB (a.k.a. LIBERATION ARMY OF PRESEVO, MEDVEDJA, AND BUJANOVAC; a.k.a. PMBLA) [BALKANS]

VELIU, Fazli, Member of National Liberation Army (NLA) (DOB: 4 Jan 1945; POB: Kercove, FYROM) (individual) [BALKANS]

XHEMAJLI, Emrush, Member of Popular Movement of Kosovo (LPK) (DOB: 5 May 1959; POB: Urosevac, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS]

XHEMAJLI, Muhamet, Member of Liberation Army of Presevo, Medvedja, and Bujanovac (UCPMB) (DOB: 8 Feb 1958; POB: Muhovac, FRY) (individual) [BALKANS

...all shiftars....all on the watch list.