ICC Note: This is an opinion piece from the Oregon Statesman Journal. It is insightful and dead on.
Kosovo not the ideal country columnist claims
May 31, 2006
Regarding the May 22 commentary by Ron Eachus, Kosovo is an example of nation-building done properly, Mr. Eachus mentions that many Americans dont know where Kosovo is. He likewise appears to know very little about that part of the world. Hes overly euphoric about Kosovo being some sort of fine example in nation-building. Total nonsense.
Since the U.S.-led NATO 78-day humanitarian bombing campaign and takeover in 1999, Kosovo has descended into a crime-infested, ethnically cleansed, intolerant entity, thanks to the reckless actions of the Clinton administration. Over 150 Christian holy places have been either desecrated, severely damaged or completely destroyed by marauding bands of Kosovos Albanian Moslems, while Islamic mosques are being erected in rapid-fire fashion. Most of the ancient Christian monasteries and churches still standing are protected 24/7 by NATO troops. The remaining Christian Serbs and other minorities are confined within barbed wire-enclosed ghettos, without even basic human rights or freedom of movement.
Kosovos Albanians love the U.S. , i.e. as long as they get their own independent Islamic state in Europe .
Mr. Eachus totally missed the mark. Kosovo is anything but a good example of nation building. Perhaps the U.S. should mind its own backyard rather than messing up other countries.
Confirmed by German Network TV:
German Intelligence and the CIA supported Al Qaeda sponsored Terrorists in Yugoslavia
The Black Hole of Europe! Blending bitterness and acquired Balkan black humor, my interlocutors all pointed out that the UN, the U.S., the Europeans, and everyone else were busily trying to wash their hands of the mess in Kosovo, get on with the final status (independence for the Albanians), and get out. None of this was a surprise, of course; it has been the same old story ever since the UN set up shop in 1999. But hearing about the efforts that the UNMIK regime has taken to avoid the glaring truth – that Kosovo is little more than a playground for powerful mafiosi, infested with unemployed paramilitaries and disgruntled, "born-again" Islamists – was especially revealing.