Borba100 at Borba100 at
Wed Oct 13 09:48:07 MDT 1999

by Jared Israel (10-12-99)

"It is quite understandable." That has been the media slant when Albanians
attack Kosovo Serbs. "What can you expect after what the Serbs have done?"
Virtually every newspaper article modifies and thereby minimizes anti-Serbian
terror with the word "revenge", as in: "An 81 year old Serbian grandmother
was murdered in Pristina last night, while in other revenge attacks..." And
we are told again and again that Milosevich's forces burned and murdered
their way through the province (like Sherman, marching to the sea, I

That description of events persists despite the fact that Spanish forensic
experts have reported finding no evidence of Serbian genocide in northern
Kosovo (see note #1 at end). It persists in a fog of media stories like the
"reliable reports" of Albanians having been dumped into the huge Trepca lead,
gold and coal mine. It persists even though one after another, these stories
are proven false:

"War crimes investigators have found nothing in the shaft of a Kosovo mine
where hundreds of bodies were rumored to be hidden, the International
Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said Monday. 'They found
absolutely nothing. They didn't even find animal bones,'' tribunal
spokeswoman Kelly Moore told Reuters." (Reuters, 10-11-99)

Mindful of our peace of mind, the media avoids disquieting facts. Among the
facts so avoided is that the the US proxy force, the Kosovo Liberation Army
has not only driven 90% of the Serbs out of Kosovo. They've also driven out:
every Jew, most Roma ("Gypsies"), many Gorani (Slavic Muslims), vast numbers
of non-KLA Albanians, and now, we learn, ethnic Egyptians too.

We're not talking here about being put on trains. We're talking about being
surrounded by hostile gangs, being stoned on the street, being refused
service in grocery stores (i.e., having no food), having their homes seized
and rented or sold to others, being physically abused, watching helplessly as
priceless churches are destroyed, as children are attacked, as females of all
ages are assaulted; we are talking about people fleeing or living in fear of
kidnap and murder if they choose to remain.

These people are Muslims as often as they are Orthodox Christian Serbs. Are
we to believe that EVERYONE in Kosovo was involved in a conspiracy against
ethnic Albanians, organized by Milosevich? Including other Muslims? Including
- ethnic Albanians? Or is this "revenge" stuff simply a lie aimed at hiding a
massive crime: the transformation of an ethnically tense part of Serbia into
an ethnically pure nightmare of modern fascism? Was this perhaps what Pres.
Clinton meant on May 23rd when he wrote:

"We are haunted by the images of people driven from their homes, pushing the
elderly in wheelbarrows, telling stories of relatives murdered." (NY Times,
Op-ed page, 5-23-99)

Was he in fact giving us a glimpse of a future which was planned, to be
implemented once his side had won?

Meanwhile this from Tom Kenigs, close friend and adviser to Herr Fischer, the
German Greens leader who hijacked that once pacifist party into supporting
NATO's war. Kenigs, now assigned to create a 'civilian administration'
(whatever that means) in a Kosovo where even some Albanian nationalists live
in terror of the KLA - Kenigs has Second Thoughts. That is correct. He now
wonders if he is on the right side. Kenigs is a modern man, a sensitive man,
and his wonderings are right there, friend, right there in black and white:
he shared his pain with der Speigel, the German magazine.

Perhaps he should share his dilemma with the dead Roma ("Gypsies"). After
being robbed of their little bit of property, after their children were
beaten by Kenigs' most likely 'civilian administrators', they fled Kosovo -
but where could they go? Here was their dilemma: the civilized countries that
have divvied up Kosovo have also barred Roma refugees because "the war is
over." So these people boarded rickety boats the other day hoping to sneak
into Italy and drowned in the Adriatic. Tsk tsk.

Or perhaps he should share his angst with the 150,000 Albanians driven from
Kosovo where hundreds were murdered for standing up to KLA thugs. Or with
Emperors-Clothes contributor Cedda Prlincevic, the Kosovo Jewish leader and
archivist whose life in Kosovo has been destroyed by the KLA; he'd be
sympathetic I'm sure, Cedda and his relatives, they'd all like to know, don't
forget his 81 year old mother, she and Cedda and all the hundreds of
thousands of Cedda's, they would all be touched whether they are Gypsies or
Egyptians they would be moved by Kenigs' inner pain whether they are
Hungarians or Jews or Montenegrins or Gorani's or Albanians or Turks or -
really, what difference does their ethnic background make, has the
demonization gone so far that I have to prove they are not Serbs before we
grant them the right to live in peace not locked in their houses not driven
from their houses not assaulted on the street not kidnapped and slaughtered
for having an incorrect culture or language or appearance or belief?

"My friend M.H. moves her children everyday to a different safe place. She
tells them she is making some parties for them. We call it that, trying to
calm them down. But the children are few. Perhaps many are locked in their
flats for safety and we don't know they exist." (From "I cannot give it a
name but it seems like hell" see Note # 2 at end)

'"I often ask myself if I am on the right side,' said Kenigs." (der Spiegel,

Do you think this is a football match, Mr. Kenigs? It is fascism, most foul
and you have backed the favorite Mr. Kenigs. May the day come when you will
answer your question before a court of law.


[Note from Links to first-hand accounts of terror in
Kosovo - directed at Serbs AND non-Serbs - are provided at the end of this
article. (See Note # 3)

The Tanjug piece below was received in English translation and was edited for
grammar and readability, with respect for content.]


Skopje, Macedonia, Oct 8 (Tanjug) - Rubin Zemon, President of the Society of
Egyptians in the Balkans, says Albanian terrorists have driven thousands of
ethnic Egyptians from Kosovo. And KFOR [NATO] has not protected them.

At a Press Conference in Skopje today, Zemon said more than 150,000 Egyptians
lived in Kosovo before the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia but now only a few
remain and they are under virtual "house arrest."

"Fleeing from NATO bombs, we found shelter elsewhere in Europe. We returned
to our homes when the bombing stopped but then the hardest time began:
Albanian terrorists robbed our houses forcing us to flee again."

Instead of respecting UN Resolution 1224, KFOR [NATO] stood and observed.
KFOR Commander Michael Jackson refused to talk, though an ethnic Egyptian
delegation tried several times. They got the same treatment from other KFOR

"Bernard Kouchner wouldn't talk and our letters went unanswered. The same was
true with Carl Bild, Kofi Annan and Maarti Ahtisaari, though they had
previously promised safety to all in Kosovo," said Ibraimov.

Cherim Abazi, Secretary of the Society of Kosovo Egyptians, emphasized that
the US goal was made clear back in Rambouillet: the creation of a purely
Albanian Kosovo. Unfortunately, he said, the European Union and UN have
accepted this 'solution', and thus share responsibility for the forced exodus
of all non-Albanians.

According to Secretary Abazi, Kosovo Egyptians are now dispersed throughout
Europe. Several thousand are left in Urosevac [in Kosovo] many fewer in
Pristina, the Province's capitol, while only a handful are left in the Kosovo
cities of Prizren, Djakovica, Pec and Klina. These few can't leave their
homes; their children are afraid to go to school; they receive none of the
huge amounts of Western relief aid that is flowing into the Province.

The majority of the Kosovo Egyptians are now in Belgrade, Novi Sad and other
Serbian cities. They've also found shelter in neighboring countries,
especially Macedonia.


Note # 1 - For the Spanish forensic scientists' account of their findings in
Northern Kosovo, <A HREF="">Cl
ick here: "Spanish experts: No Evidence of Serbian Genocide!"</A>if you are
on AOL, or go to

For a commentary by editor Jared Israel,  <A
here: "Spanish Experts Shoot NATO in its Logic" </A>if you are on AOL, or go

Note # 2 - For an account by a Kosovo Serbian woman of what it's like to live
under KLA terror, click on  <A
HREF="">"I cannot give it a name
but it seems like hell" </A> if you are on AOL, or else go to

Note # 3 - For an interview with the leader of the Jewish community in
Pristina, Kosovo,  <A
HREF="">Click here:
"Driven From Kosovo - Interview witha Jewish Leader" </A>if you are on AOL,
or else go to:

*For an eye-opening report on a recent 2 week trip through Kosovo, <A
HREF="">Click here:
"To Kosovo & Back"</A> if you are on AOL, or else go to

* For an interview with Kosovo Albanians who led opposition to the KLA and
have been forced out of Kosovo by threat of death, <A
HREF="">Click here:
"Kosovo Albanians Interviewed - The Other Side"</A> if you are on AOl or else
go to:

To check out other articles,  <A
HREF="">Click here: The Emperors Clothes</A> i
f you are on AOL or else go to

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