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    War crimes in the Kosovo War

    Post  Jelena on Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:50 pm

    "Arrests attempt to discredit investigation"

    15 August 2009 | 10:45 | Source: Beta

    BELGRADE -- Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukčević said that the arrest of a Serbs in Priština is an effort to discredit the organ trafficking investigation.

    “The arrest of three Serbs in Priština and the broadcasting of recorded discussions on television in which, reportedly, they are trying to convince people to testify regarding organ trafficking, has the goal of compromising and belittling the war crimes prosecution’s investigation,” Vukčević told daily Politika.

    He said that this is a “special war” with the goal of discrediting the entire investigation, and that it is being done now because the investigation of Council of Europe special investigator Dick Marty has started to yield results.

    He said that the arrest of the three Serbs has nothing to do with the Serbian prosecution, and that it is obvious now that the Albanians want to defend themselves in some way.

    “Why did the records appear now? Probably to protect some people, because we all know who was responsible for this,” Vukčević said.

    He said that it is in the best interest of justice to objectively implement the investigation of the trafficking of organs allegedly harvested from Serbs that were kidnapped from Kosovo. He also said that he expects Marty to write an objective report in the end.

    “What is happening in Albania is a problem of the Albanian state and they will face the consequences. No country that believes it is a democracy can stop the Council of Europe’s special investigator from implementing an investigation which has the goal of confirming the truth of the fate of many hundreds of people, in between 300 and 500 persons,” Vukčević said, referring to recent events in which the Council of Europe team was not allowed to enter the so-called “yellow house” in which the organs were allegedly harvest.

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    Re: War crimes in the Kosovo War

    Post  Vladimir79 on Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:31 pm

    Instead of waisting their time with that, why don't they crackdown on the Kosovo schiptar drug/sex-slave rings flooding Europe?

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    Re: War crimes in the Kosovo War

    Post  Jelena on Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:36 am

    Vladimir79 wrote:Instead of waisting their time with that, why don't they crackdown on the Kosovo schiptar drug/sex-slave rings flooding Europe?

    In my opinion there are couple of reasons for that:
    First, there is a moral obligation to the families of missing Serbs to be find what really happened.
    Second, when confirmed to be true it will put another light on whole situation which Serbia desperately needs after shooting her self in one foot by applying to ICJ for Kosovo case.

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    KOSOVO Missing - War crimes

    Post  Jelena on Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:55 pm

    Odalovic: No donors for exhumations

    BELGRADE, August 18 (Tanjug) - It is unacceptable that the exhumations in Belacevac in Kosovo and Metohija, where more than 20 Serbs and other non-Albanians went missing, has been postponed again, President of the Serbian government's Commission for Missing Persons Veljko Odalovic stated Monday.

    He told Tanjug that it is hard to believe that foreign donors are not willing to finance the exhumation project in the area, where, according to witnesses, victims' bodies are located.

    EULEX representative, whose team is in charge of forensic investigations, informed the Association of Families of the Kidnapped and Murdered in Kosovo that the exhumations have been postponed until the summer of 2010.

    The letter signed by EULEX official Alan Robinson reads that ten exhumation phases planned in Belacevac area require considerable financing. However, none of approximately 30 countries that they had spoken to had expressed willingness to help the project.

    “I simply cannot comprehend that the donors, who gave financial support to Kosovo for various causes and could secure hundreds and billions of dollars from different funds during the anti-Serbian campaign, could not provide financial help for the exhumations in Belacevac,” Odalovic said.

    If you follow the link it will take you to the main page of Tanjug.On the right hand side is a small banner "Republic of Serbia Kosovo and Metohija" top news and when you click on it it will lead you to the story. I apologize for inconvenience but there is no possibility to link it directly here. Thank you.

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    Post  Jelena on Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:07 pm

    Fate of 1.800 Kosovo inhabitants still unknown

    GRACANICA, Jan 29 (Tanjug) - Of the total of 13,681 Kosovo inhabitants who were killed or went missing during the armed clashes from January 1, 1998 to June 14, 1999 and the period after the arrival of international forces till December 2000, light has still not been shed on the fate of 1.800 people, the Humanitarian Law Centre (HLC) said in a statement on Friday.

    The persons whose fate is still uncertain includes 586 Serbs, Roma, Bosniaks and other non-Albanians, HLC Executive Director Natasa Kandic said in Gracanica, at a presentation of a report on the results of the census so far of Serb, Roma, Bosniak, Montenegrin, Turkish and other non-Albanian nationalists that were killed or went missing in Kosovo in the period between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 2000.

    Of the total number of victims (13,681), 10,715 are ethnic Albanians, 2,257 are Serbs, 168 are Roma people, 44 Montenegrins, 27 are Ashkali, 22 Egyptians, 10 Turks, 13 Hungarians, eight Goranians, seven Macedonians, three Russians, while Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia are registered as having two such victims each, and there is one Czech, Russian, Slovak, Italian, French and Algerian victim.

    For the time being, it is not possible to determine with certainty the nationality of the remaining 299 persons.

    Civilians, 1,462 of them, represent the majority of the Serb, Bosniak, Montenegrin and other non-Albanian victims.

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    Re: War crimes in the Kosovo War

    Post  Russia on Mon May 03, 2010 12:23 am

    thats not nice

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    Re: War crimes in the Kosovo War

    Post  George1 on Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:20 am

    Special court to consider crimes committed by Kosovo Albanians during 1999-2000 Kosovo war


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    Re: War crimes in the Kosovo War

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:14 pm

    Vice having issues with inter-albanian feuds pulling the rug over the real issues over the "state ". Yeah no border, no future. Enjoy being US millyet for centuries.

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    Re: War crimes in the Kosovo War

    Post  Militarov on Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:55 pm

    In the article “Kurdistan – Turkey’s Kosovo” Prof. Sotirović compared different aspects of Turkish Kurdistan case to the Kosovo one, found some parallels and pointed out Turkey’s hypocrisy.
    While Prof. Sotirović is right in his assessment that Turkey is hypocritical to say at least, he failed to expose the fundamental differences between Kurdistan and Kosovo. His article contains some inaccuracies, misinterpretations and lacks in detail. Such an imprecise comparison may lead a reader who is not familiar with Balkans to acquire a false impression. A reader might come to conclusion that Kosovo Albanians had experienced the same level of suffering and injustice as did the Kurds which later led them to rebellion. That would seriously mislead the readers . To substantiate this view let’s point out few errors in the article in question.

    Status of the minority

    "Stubborn reluctance of any kind of the Turkish government to recognize the Kurdish separate existence as the ethnic group of its own specific language and culture… The Turkish rejection to recognize a minority status of the Kurds with granting a national-cultural or political autonomous status for Turkey’s Kurdistan… Ankara’s discrimination and oppressive anti-Kurdish policy led finally to the establishment of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (the PKK) in 1978 for the sake to fight for unrecognized the Kurdish minority rights“

    Albanians were in a completely opposite situation. Its ethnic minority in Yugoslavia was recognized. Their language was recognized too. Albanians did have their ethnic state, Albania, while Kurds never enjoyed such privilege. Besides, Albanian minority had their own unique ethnic university in Kosovo since 1969 (no Western “democracies” have ever allowed its minorities to establish universities). In 1974, to appease endless Albanian minority irredentism and their sporadic violence, the Yugoslav government carved out a part of historic Serbian land of Kosovo as Albanian autonomous province (this act can be compared to Khrushchev’s selfish donation of Crimea to Ukraine in 1954).
    Nevertheless, Albanians, inspired by anti-Yugoslav circles in the West, renewed disorders in 1981 demanding federalization. Please take note that 1981 was long before strongman Milosevic appeared. In fact, Milosevic rose to power in 1989 promising people that he would put an end to Albanian violence in Kosovo. So if we compare humiliated Kurds in Turkey and privileged Albanians prior to their insurgency in 1981, we must say the two cases are fundamentally different.

    Serbian grandmother Anna weeps at the graves of twin infants dug up by Albanian attackers in Grace in Kosovo, 1988.

    The bellicose component:

    … the KLA [Kosovo Liberation Army] – a typical terrorist organization as a replica of the PKK, the IRA, the ETA or the Hezbollah.

    This is implicitly wrong. KLA is a paramilitary wing of deeply-rooted Albanian mafia (for better understanding of the history, nature and cultural background of Albanian mafia please read very insightful Jana Arsovska’s article “Gender-based subordination and trafficking of women in ethnic Albanian context. The upward revaluation of the Kanun morality” [Journal of Moving Communities, vol.6, No.1, May 2006]). his new brand name, Kosovo Liberation Army, was coined for mere propaganda purposes. The intent was to give a false impression to the western audience that the US-backed project was actually a fight for someone’s freedom, which, if true, would be a legitimate cause. KLA (read Albanian mafia) was armed, trained, and injected into Yugoslavia by CIA. They still keep supporting it up-to-date in its citadel of Kosovo. By contrast, the name of Kurdish Workers Party reflects the Marxist ideology of their leader. The name does not appear to have been fashioned to appeal to tastes of Western mainstream media propaganda consumers.

    Number of victims

    For the matter of comparison, during the Kosovo crisis in 1998−1999 both the West and the US saw the terror acts carried out only by Serbia’s government…

    If we compare tens of thousands of obliterated and hundreds of thousands expelled Kurdish civilians in Turkey from 1978-present with the “terror acts carried out by Serbia’s government”, the picture will not be that impressive:
    “One year later, the International War Crimes Tribunal, a body in effect set up by NATO, announced that the final count of bodies found in Kosovo’s “mass graves” was 2,788. This included combatants on both sides, Serbs and Roma murdered by the Albanian KLA as well…” (John Pilger, Reminders of Kosovo) In addition, can any of the following terror-related facts justify the struggle for self-determination?

    “Indeed, even as Blair the war leader was on a triumphant tour of “liberated” Kosovo, the KLA was ethnically cleansing more than 200,000 Serbs and Roma from the province. Last February the “international community”, led by the US, recognized Kosovo, which has no formal economy and is run, in effect, by criminal gangs that traffic in drugs, contraband and women. But it has one valuable asset: the US military base Camp Bondsteel, described by the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner as “a smaller version of Guantanamo” (John Pilger, Don’t Forget Yugoslavia)

    Guests on the land

    … [Kurds are] the oldest population in Turkey living in Anatolia almost 3.000 years before the first (Seljuk) Turks came there at the end of the 11th century.
    For the matters of accuracy, we should also remark that the state in 1999 was Yugoslavia, and not Serbia.

    Opposite is the case of Kosovo Albanians. According to a Turkish census made in Kosovo in 1455 (!), there were 13,000 Serb households and only 46 Albanian there. Since Kovoso Albanians obtained factual “independence” in 1999, they are busy desecrating, detonating and turning into rubble the unique medieval Serbian churches and monasteries throughout Kosovo. Only four of many Serbian monasteries in Kosovo are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, but they are still endangered despite kind of protection from the international peacekeeping forces. Hundreds of other Serbian cultural sites there are subject to total elimination due to barbaric Albanian “self-determination”. In this sense Kosovo should be compared not to Kurdistan, but Daesh/ISIS.


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