Thursday, February 05, 2015

Trouble in Kosovo? Must be the Serbs' Fault

Something strange is going on in the "Independent state of Kosovia" these days - but only if you're a mainstream Western media reporter.

Voice of America is stumped by the fact that some ten thousand "Kosovianians" have fled for the EU since the beginning of the year. Their explanation? It's Serbia's fault (of course, always) for making it easy for the "Kosovistanis" to travel freely, which "coincided" with "political turmoil and street unrest in Kosovo fueled by poverty, high unemployment and economically debilitating corruption."

Now wait just a bloody, bombed-out minute. Aren't "poverty" and "high unemployment" trotted out every time to explain every riot in "Kosovia"? Remember the 2004 pogrom resulting in the expulsion of some 40,000 Serbs? Within days, the Albanians' Western apologists were spinning it as a natural consequence of unemployment, poverty, etc. Their proposed solution? Independence, independence, independence!
NATO soldiers inspect a destroyed Serbian church in Prizren, following the March 2004 pogrom; the graffiti (in gutter Albanian) reads "Death to Serbs" (photo: SrbijaDanas)
You see, at the time Kosovo was legally considered a province of Serbia, albeit under NATO and UN occupation since NATO's illegal war of 1999. After almost four years of pro-independence propaganda, in February 2008 the provisional government proclaimed the "Republic of Kosovo." Two years later, the International Court of Justice tortured logic into declaring that this wasn't necessarily illegal.

Fast-forward to 2015. "Kosovia" has been recognized by some 100 states, mostly vassals of the Atlantic Empire. Moreover, the quisling government in Serbia has de facto recognized the province's independence - government, flag, borders, customs, documents, etc. - and sold the remaining Serbs down the river, basically forcing them to participate in "Kosovarian" elections. Never mind that only a handful of Serbs vote, and that even fewer agree to be token symbols of "Kosovian" tolerance and multicultural democracy or whatnot. And there is still a problem?

Indeed. The "Kosovians" routinely attack, harass and abuse both local Serbs and those expelled over the past two decades, who try to at least visit their burned-out homes for religious holidays. When one such attack happened on a busload of visiting Serbs a month ago, at Christmas, one token Serb official dared call the attackers "savages" - which is what they were.

Boom! The "Kosovistanis" were offended - and had an excuse to riot. So riot they did, with the "Self-Determination" party (Vetevendosje) leading the way. What goes goes unmentioned in every report is that Vetevendosje advocates the Greater Albania project. At this point, having to make up variations is getting tiresome, so I'll stop referring to "Kosovars" and whatnot - even though the Western media persist in doing so. Namely, the current population of the ethnically-cleansed, occupied and illegally severed province are Albanians. And for all the supposed easy access to Serbia, the border between Albania and the occupied-then-"independent" Kosovo has been practically nonexistent since July 1999.

Anyway, through the magic hand-waving of the Western media, the riots organized by Greater Albanian fanatics became the fault of the Serbs! So says Foreign Policy's Valerie Hopkins, for example, according to whom Belgrade's treasonous de facto recognition of "Kosovian" state and its institutions was really "effectively giving Serbia a voice in Kosovo's administration." The rest of her article displays similar tormented logic.

Naturally, Hopkins and Foreign Policy parrot the Vetevendosje line, down to the headline: "Set the Trojan Horse on Fire". The Trojan horse, just so it's clear, is supposed to be that one Serb minister in the "Kosovian" government, maybe even the Serbs in general. Hopkins even finds one token Serb to back her tortured narrative; Nenad Rasic, "a Serb who recognizes Kosovo as his country and served in the last government" is quoted as saying “For the first time, I am not optimistic for the maintenance of the Serb community in Kosovo.” Does that mean he was optimistic in 1999, and 2004, and 2008? Amazing.

Even after the offending Serb minister was dismissed by the regime, the riots did not end. Now the Greater-Albanians are demanding Serbia give up the claim to the Trepča mines; Hopkins quotes all the usual Albanian tropes in support of the claim, except for the conclusively debunked "Serbs burned Albanian victims in furnaces" story. Thank God for small mercies, eh?

Though the Albanians and their NATO mentors have had zero trouble seizing everything else in the occupied province, international investors are justifiably wary of dumping the already scarce capital into a hole in the ground whose ownership is hotly disputed.

But even if Serbia were to somehow hand over Trepča tomorrow, Vetevendosje would find something else to riot about. The crushing poverty, corruption, crime and chaos in "Kosovia" can't ever be the Albanians' fault. Only by blaming the Serbs, the "international community" or anyone else, can one even dare point out that seven years after "independence" was supposed to magically transform "Kosovia" into an earthly Garden of Eden overflowing with freedom, democracy and market economy, the unemployment rate "sits at 45 percent" and half a million Albanians "live on less than $2 a day" (per FP's Hopkins).

There is no mention how for decades the "oppressive" Yugoslavia basically subsidized Albanians' conquistador birth rates (up to a dozen children per family, in some cases) or allowed mass illegal immigration from Albania. When Yugoslavia was declared nonexistent and Kosovo seized from Serbia, all these people had to find a way to fend for themselves.

When the Serbs pointed out the "Kosovo Liberation Army" was a combination of terrorists, conquistadors and organized criminals, that was dismissed as propaganda. Even when a former Inquisitor of the Empire's "war crimes tribunal" made similar accusations, they were suppressed. An Imperial investigation finally found overwhelming evidence of wrongdoing - but absolved the KLA in advance.

Exactly none of this is brought up as the possible explanation why some ten thousand Albanians have left the "Kosovian paradise" just this year. Or why, despite massive political, military and economic backing from the West, the stolen province remains a miserable hellhole. There is precisely zero examination of Albanian bigotry, masquerading as self-righteous victimhood.

Nope. Must be the Serbs' fault. Somehow.

21 comments:

Unknown said...

Oh uh a genocide against the Serbs, the latest one since 1389....how can that be a problem for the "democratic" West and the "democratic" rest of the world? Forse them anything can be changed, including the borders of a sovereign state...if Serbs can be damaged....but of course in the case of Ukraine it's all different....two totally different worlds....for those genocidal morons known as politicians and their puppets.... :((((

Unknown said...

* for them anything can be changed

CubuCoko said...

My brain parsed it right the first time :)

But yes, that's how they reason: "It's different when we do it." Pure who/whomism.

dave said...

@CubuCoko
It is the Serbs' fault if their government share a bed with Atlantic crusaders and Islamists:
http://www.b92.net/info/vesti/index.php?yyyy=2015&mm=02&dd=05&nav_category=11&nav_id=955202

CubuCoko said...

It's as much "their" government as the bankster regimes in Italy and Greece were the genuine expression of Italians' and Greeks' popular will.

I for one think the Serbs ought to rid themselves of these quislings ASAP. But how is the quisling's collaboration with NATO and the KLA "government" to blame for "Kosovian" bigotry and incompetence?

James said...



It was the EU that pressured Serbia to accept Kosovo documents and allow the free travel, so the EU greatly enabled it.
You also have Albanians from Albania who are leaving in large numbers for EU countries, and in these cases it is often traffickers who tell them they will get benefits and welfare in Germany, Great Britain, etc.
This may be the case in Kosovo too, but it would be ethnic Albanian traffickers - since Serbs don't live in the areas in Kosovo where the Albanians embark on their asylum attempt. These traffickers request some substantial some of money (usually hundreds of dollars, so it is lucrative for them to get all these people to leave. In Albania's news some were arrested about a month ago.
It is also true that many Albanians are living in Britain and Germany and have been receiving benefits for years. They are coddled if they can manage to stay - including hard criminals.

CubuCoko said...

James, it's blatantly obvious to me that the culprits here are the Empire (EU doesn't draw breath without orders from Washington) and the Albanians themselves - at least those who are letting their bigotry do the thinking. But as I illustrated by the FP example, the Western media are trying to pin this on the Serbs. Again.

dave said...

@CubuCoko Nothing will change as long as Serb authorities take all blame, through their servile cooperation with the Tribunal, Brussels and Washington, and show no resistance to the western "End Of History" and "History Falsification".
The people are to blame if they put a quisling into power. Why not put a party like Dveri into power? At least the Greeks show some backbone, why can't the Serbs? Are the Serbs in love with Western Culture or something? Vucic seem very fond of Finnish culture and work ethos, and wants the same in Serbia?! LOL Serbs are more like South Americans and Africans. Serbs will never accept a Germanic work ethos or culture. That's one of the reasons Serbs stayed not long part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

CubuCoko said...

Dave, you are right that nothing will change until the quislings are gone. Not just the individuals, but the very system enabling them. But that's just the thing - after the Yellow October of 2000, every election has been manipulated, before or after the fact. People voted for Kostunica, and he chickened out when it got tough. They voted for Dacic, and he betrayed them by joining Tadic. They voted for Nikolic believing he was still a Radical, only to find out he had turned as well. And they are wary of the street because the street gave them the Yellow October. But this cannot go on for much longer.

As for the Serbs' work ethic, I see that differently. All of these supposedly "lazy and worthless" people that the Anglos sneer at have proven time and again they can work, build and prosper - provided someone isn't plundering them.

dave said...

@CubuCoko You are right about Serbs' work ethic and plunder of their homeland, but there is still a difference: in Germanic countries you live for your work, in southern countries you work so you can make a living. I once read that Greeks and Spaniards have less days off from work than their Nordic counterparts, but they still enjoy their lives to the fullest.

dave said...

@CubuCoko Lavrov mentioned Obama being wrong on Kosovo having an independence referendum. Isn't that what you also mentioned at RT? It looks like Lavrov and the Russians are watching you closely on RT and are learning some history lessons from you! They should, because the Atlantic Empire is trying to project their Yugoslav adventure upon Russia and Ukraine.

CubuCoko said...

Nice as it would be to think I had some influence, I doubt it. Putin and Lavrov watched the murder of Yugoslavia from a better vantage point to see the big picture - while I lived the gritty details of it on the ground, and put the big picture together afterwards. Honestly, all one needs to do to reach the correct conclusion is to prefer facts over fantasy.

dave said...

@CubuCoko I think you have influence. Putin and Lavrov watched the destruction of Yugoslavia but never seriously realized it would ever be applied to them. They wanted to cooperate like Milosevic did with the Empire. Serbs like you from Bosnia knew better!

CubuCoko said...

Fair enough. Either way, I am glad the Russians learned from the Serb experience - even if I'm frustrated that so many Serbs refuse to.

bearspaw said...

Soko, Hopkins and her ilk have decades of experience presenting the identical narrative every time a member of America's black minority is forcibly removed from polite society, usually in a hail of police bullets. The handwringing and accusations of racism and poverty always seem to lead the parade of rioters, looters and other assorted thugs.

James said...

Have you heard that Bosnians in the U.S. have been arrested for sending money and weapons to the ISIS. The media will find a way to blame Serbs for this too - or they'll throw in a few anti-Serb articles to confuse readers and associate Serbs with this.:

Six Bosnian Immigrants Living in U.S. Assisted ISIS with Money and Weapons, Indictiment Shows http://www.hngn.com/articles/67568/20150207/six-bosnian-immigrants-living-u-s-assisted-isis-money-weapons.htm

They were sending weapons through the U.S. Postal Service:

"Ramiz allegedly collected nearly $8,000 and bought more than $2,400 in military equipment from St. Louis businesses, including military uniforms, combat boots, tactical gear and firearms accessories, and used the U.S. Postal Service to ship the gear to Turkey."

James said...

"Putin and Lavrov watched the destruction of Yugoslavia but never seriously realized it would ever be applied to them."

I am forever bitter at the Russians when I think how they threatened to shut off gas to Serbia for its debts during run up to the elections between Milosevic and the DOS. It's almost as if Russia was cooperating with the west to add extra pressure the Milosevic government. Or they didn't care a bit at the time about Serbia resisting the west.

CubuCoko said...

I have indeed heard of the six "Bosnians" arrested for aiding ISIS. And yes, I fully expect the US media to blame this on the Serbs somehow, as always.

The Russians' relationship with Milosevic remains a mystery to me. Then again, the Serbs' relationship with Milosevic seems to be entirely shaped by Western propaganda these days. This is something I can't stress enough: the reason the Serbians don't rise up against this quisling government is partly despair (everything they do ends up making them even worse off) and a horrifying case of Stockholm Syndrome in which many actually believe most of their problems were Milosevic's fault...

dave said...

@CubuCoko btw i think you are doing a great job at RT. Peter Lavelle of Crosstalk sure is impressed by you!

dave said...

@James,@CubuCoko Milosevic was cooperating with the Empire on pressuring Bosnian and Croatian Serbs (thinking it would make Serbia safe and secure), in the same way Putin and Lavrov are cooperating with the Empire on Ukraine. We all know what the end result was...

CubuCoko said...

Dave, while I agree with you on what Milosevic was doing, I don't think that's what Putin and Lavrov are doing now. It's just that they still speak in old diplomatic forms, because they are traditionalists and believe in good manners. But underneath their words I see glimpses of steel and anger. They should be taken seriously.