Kosovo: A New Day of Infamy for a New Century

Chronicles Magazine | Srdja Trifkovic | Feb. 18, 2008

The grotesque charade in Pristina on Sunday, February 17, crowned a decade and a half of U.S. policy in the former Yugoslavia that has been mendacious and iniquitous in equal measure. By encouraging its Albanian clients go ahead with the unilateral proclamation of independence written at the Department of State, the U.S. administration has made a massive leap into the unknown. [Read more…]

Kosovo as a Symbol of Anti-Postmodernism

Chronicles Magazine | Srdja Trifkovic | Dec. 3, 2007

A nation’s cultural space is marked by its spiritual fruits and not by the frontier posts. It is possible to maintain a cultural space devoid of territory (the Jews). It is also possible to lose that space under the auspices of an ostensibly functioning state—and nominally still a nation-state at that!—as is happening in today’s Western Europe. The Serbs are currently facing an ongoing reduction of their physical space to the point where the reliquiae reliquiarum of their demographically exhausted state will comprise only those lands on which nobody else can establish any kind of claim.

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Ending the Balkan Quagmire at American Thinker

American Thinker | Julia Gorin | July 7, 2007

For the past eight years, I’ve been in a lonely place politically. I don’t mean the kind of lonely that conservatives generally find themselves in. I’m talking about utter desolation, for there are just as few conservatives as liberals where I’ve been. One of the only non-Serbian Americans to do so, I watched with steady interest for the better part of a decade the clockwork predictability of the fallout from our forgotten Kosovo intervention, a bombing campaign against an emerging post-Communist democracy rooted in Judeo-Christian values–on behalf of tribalistic, blood-code-following nominal Muslims claiming oppression and no less than genocide and ethnic cleansing.

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Ahtisaari’s proposal unacceptable, Bishop Artemije

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BRUSSELS, Feb 2 (Tanjug) – Bishop of Raska ad Prizren Artemije said in Brussels on Friday, shortly after his talks with European Union (EU) special envoy for Kosovo status Stefan Lehne, that the proposal of (UN special envoy) Martti Ahtisaari was unacceptable for Serbs and Serbia because it viewed Kosovo as being separate from Serbia.

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Turning back the clock

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Visiting the new, independent Slovenia, Peter Handke wrote:

Now… I arrived at the Hotel ‘Zlatorog’ … at the valley’s end, everything arranged for German speakers, and in the entrance the framed photos of Tito’s visit had been removed not a pity really and replaced with those of Willy Brandt…. On state television almost nothing other than German and Austrian channel over and over again a foreign trade or economic delegation was having native folk songs sung to them. Then the Slovenian President would enter the scene. Wasn’t he once a capable and proud functionary? But now he behaves like a waiter, almost like a lackey, who serves up his country to the foreigners who visit, as if he wanted to satisfy every wish of a German employer or customer: the Slovenians aren’t this or that, but rather a ‘hard working and willing Alpen people’. A Journey to the Rivers: Justice For Serbia

The first question that Handke heard a customer in the new supermarket ask, was: “Has The Bild (German newspaper) arrived?”

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American Think Tank Experts Challenge U.S. Kosovo Policy

Diocese of Ras- Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija September 28, 2006


In a high-level conference of American experts held today on Capitol Hill, American experts from a variety of fields andrepresenting several prestigious think tanks called upon their government toreassess and change its policy toward Kosovo and Metohija. After years in which the only positions represented at such events were those hostile to Serbia and supporting the goal of detaching KiM from Serbia to create an Albanian Muslim state, this was the first major American gathering to put forward convincing and fact-based positions in favor of keeping KiM within Serbia.

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The Washington Post’s charming hypocrisy about Serbia

Doug Bandow 4PUNDITS.COM – July 24, 2006

Sometimes hypocrisy is so obnoxious, so over-the-top, so unreflective that it is almost charming. So it is with The Washington Post’s commentary on Serbia and Kosovo. The issue is a messy one which, like so many Balkan questions, goes back centuries. But suffice it to say the Post’s position is that the U.S. and Western Europeans, all of whom routinely rebuffed secessionist attempts with (often brutal) violence, were right to intervene to defeat Serbia’s attempt to do the same. Now Belgrade should graciously accept the West’s decision to amputate a large section of its territory. If it doesn’t, why, Serbia would be churlishly frustrating a far-sighted, 21st century effort by Washington & Friends to bring wonderfulness and enlightenment to the region.

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Jim Jatras speaks on Kosovo

Jim Jatras will be on the Don Kroah Show on Monday evening, 17 July at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Jim is an attorney at the Venable law firm in Washington, DC. For many years Jim was a policy analyst for the Republican Leadership in the US Senate, and before that served as a diplomat with the State Department. On Monday, he will be on the Don Kroah Show to talk about Kosovo. It seems that a lot of people here may have forgotten about Kosovo but that doesn’t mean the problem has gone away. In fact, it’s getting a lot worse. As Jim will tell us, Kosovo’s Orthodox Christian Serbian community — of which Jim is the authorized representative — is facing extinction at the hands of a violent jihad movement if Kosovo is detached from Serbia and made an independent country.

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Cleansing Serbs in Kosovo

Ed. It’s rare “The Nation” gets something right, but here they do. Give credit where credit is due.

T h e N a t i o n (savekosovo.org) Jeremy Scahill 19 June 2006

In early June, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan told the Security Council that violent attacks by Kosovo Albanians against Serbs and other minorities “appear to be part of an orchestrated campaign.”

The Secretary General did not say who exactly is orchestrating this campaign.

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