The government of what was once accurately termed the first NATO state in the world – Kosovo – has been run since NATO marched with them into the Serbian province in June of 1999 by elements/remnants of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army; murderous thugs like Hashim Thaci, Ramush Haradinaj and Agim Çeku. During the war KLA commanders were in constant contact with NATO’s top military commander, General Wesley Clark, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. NATO was in effect the KLA’s air force.

KLA leader Hashim Thaqi, U.N.’s Bernard Kouchner, British Lieutenant General Michael Jackson, KLA chief of staff Agim Çeku and top NATO commander General Wesley Clark after signing a cooperation pact between NATO and the KLA in September 1999.

It’s nascent army, the Kosovo Security Force, is armed and trained by NATO. The U.S. constructed the largest overseas military base since the Vietnam War in Kosovo, Camp Bondsteel, immediately after NATO seized the province. With the West’s connivance the KLA and affiliated groups spread the war into neighboring Macedonia and Serbia’s Preševo Valley.

Last month Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic warned: “Serbia cannot let all that happened in the 1990s or during WWII happen again.” 

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman failed to mention that the Vladimir Putin administration pulled Russian peacekeepers from Kosovo in the summer of 2003. A year later brutal, widespread attacks were staged against ethnic Serbs and other non-Albanian minority groups in Kosovo.

Since NATO took control of the province, and with not only the knowledge but the complicity of the West, hundreds of thousands – no one will ever know how many – Serbs, Roma, Ashkali, Egyptians, Turks, Gorans, Jews and Albanians have been murdered and forced into fleeing for fear of their lives.

NATO as a global warfighting force, one which later waged unprovoked wars in Asia and Africa as well as Europe, may soon come full circle and engage in military action in Kosovo again.


Kosovo tensions going ‘from bad to worse’, warns Russian diplomat

Moscow is raising alarm bells over the mounting strife in Kosovo’s north, since the developments there have been going “from bad to worse”, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated in an official commentary.

“Moscow is concerned over the increasing tensions in Kosovo, provoked by the irresponsible actions of Kosovo’s Albanian authorities. From September 20, Pristina has effectively obstructed the movement of traffic between northern regions of Serbia and the central part of Serbia,” the comment says. There is a concentration of police forces, special forces, armored vehicles and heavy weapons. Civilians have been subjected to violence, and there have been victims among them. Several people have been hospitalized. At present, it is obvious that events are veering down a path going “from bad to worse.”


“We emphasize once again that NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR) and the European Union Rule of Law Mission have the required mandates to prevent lawlessness, and bear full responsibility for protecting the civilian population, as well as ensuring peace and security….”


Drecun: If KFOR is stability factor, it should act like one

The head of the Serbian parliamentary committee on Kosovo-Metohija Milovan Drecun confirmed that representatives of KFOR and the Pristina self-government authorities had met on Monday….

“KFOR was present on September 20, too, but we got a destabilisation of the situation. If they are a stability factor, they must not let that happen,” Drecun told the RTS. [Serbian Radio and Television]

He added that KFOR and EULEX had known that Albin Kurti, the PM of the provisional Pristina institutions, would dispatch special police forces to northern Kosovo-Metohija, but had not opposed the move.


We will not allow humiliation, Vucic tells Quint ambassadors

We are committed to the maintaining of peace and respect of the Brussels Agreement, but we will in no way allow a humiliation of either Serbia or its citizens, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Monday in a conversation with the ambassadors of Quint states.

Vucic received the ambassadors of the US, the UK, France, Italy, Germany and the EU, who called for a de-escalation of the crisis in northern Kosovo-Metohija, the presidential press office said in a statement.


NATO increases patrols near Kosovo-Serbia border blockage

NATO troops stepped up patrols in Kosovo on Monday near border crossings which have been blocked by local Serbs angered by a ban on cars with Serbian license plates entering the country in a mounting confrontation.

Video footage showed NATO armored vehicles moving close to the barricades made of trucks and other vehicles on the Kosovo-Serbia frontier, as Serbian government jets flew overhead.