SORRY VIRGINIA BUT THEY ARE NATO TROOPS, NOT 'REBELS'
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SORRY VIRGINIA BUT THEY ARE NATO TROOPS, NOT 'REBELS'
by Jared Israel with research by Rick Rozoff, George Thompson and Max
Sinclair. [11 June 2001]
[News flash! Last night we received word from an employee at the airport in
Skopje that a Russian plane landed, was surrounded by Western personnel and
was forced to take off without unloading. We'll post more information if it
becomes available. - Emperor's Clothes.]
The Kosovo Liberation Army terrorists (Oops! I'm supposed to say, 'The
National Liberation Army or NLA;' plus I'm supposed to call them 'rebels,'
not 'terrorists') are now directly threatening Skopje, capital of Macedonia.
The Western media pictures these people as indigenous rebels although a large
section are mujahideen terrorists from all over the world and most of the
rest are members of the Kosovo Liberation Army fresh from training camps in
As an article in the Sunday London 'Times' notes:
"Intelligence agents have pinpointed 16 illegal border crossings from Kosovo
used by the NLA..." (My emphasis. Sunday London 'Times,' 10 June 2001)
The London 'Times' article, called "Macedonia on Brink of War," is packed
with information that unwittingly supports the charge that, despite the
public relations image of 'indigenous rebels,' these terrorists are an arm of
NATO in general and the U.S. military in particular.
You can read the 'Times' piece at
Or read the following comments first.
TERRORISTS: ORGANIZED BY THE UN
The 'Times' article states that at least 800 of the Albanians attacking
Macedonia are members of the Kosovo Protection Corps:
"[These] KPC reservists were called up by their Albanian commander, Agim
Ceku, in March."
The Kosovo Protection Corps was created by the UN, or UNMIK, the UN apparatus
in Kosovo. In creating the KPC, the UN simply adorned the Kosovo Liberation
Army terrorists with new uniforms and equipment and a new name. Of course,
their nature did not change:
"Murder, torture and extortion: these are the extraordinary charges made
against the UN's own Kosovo Protection Corps in a confidential United Nations
report written for Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
"The KPC stands accused in the document, drawn up on 29 February, of
'criminal activities - killings, ill-treatment/torture, illegal policing,
abuse of authority, intimidation, breaches of political neutrality and
"The 5,000-strong corps, funded by UN members including Britain, has a £30
million aid budget for Kosovo. It was set up to provide 'disaster response
services'; instead, says the UN, it has been murdering and torturing people.
" (March 12, 2000)
The above quote is from the London 'Observor.'
Kofi Annan has not denied the existence of the UN report. Nor has he denied
the truth of the charges against the KPC.
But he has also not ordered the KPC dissolved. And, finally, and perhaps most
damning, he has not punished the UN officials who made these
terrorist-gangsters into a UN-sanctioned, UN-paid organization. And in doing
so, who criminalized the UN.
Now the KLA/KPC torturers and murderers have invaded Macedonia.
Even if the UN hadn't officially organized the KPC, it is the sworn duty of
UN officials to uphold the UN charter and try to prevent aggressive wars
rather than hiring terrorists and giving them nice new uniforms in which to
Moreover, UN Security Council Resolution 1244, under which the UN and NATO
occupy Kosovo, calls on the occupation forces to protect the sovereignty of
* "The KLA and other armed Kosovo Albanian groups [must] end immediately all
offensive actions and comply with the requirements for demilitarization...
* "[The United Nations Security Council] condemns all terrorist acts by any
party [and reaffirms] the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty
and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other
States of the region, as set out in the Helsinki Final Act...
* "[The UN and the security forces operating under its jurisdiction in Kosovo
will see to the] demilitarizing the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and other
armed Kosovo Albanian groups." http://www.nato.int/kosovo/docu/u990610a.htm
CALLING UP THE RESERVISTS...IS THAT LIKE 'NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD?'
According to the 'Times,' in March, KPC chief Agim Ceku called up the KPC
Concerning Mr. Ceku, he was (and still is) one of the two top leaders of the
Kosovo Liberation Army. The other top leader is Hacim Thaci.
The U.S. put Ceku in charge of the KLA in 1999. His obvious qualification: he
was artillery chief in the U.S.-led Croatian Army when it launched a war of
terror in the Krajina region of Yugoslavia. 250,000 Serbs were driven from
their ancestral homes.
Following the U.S. lead, the UN then put Ceku in charge of the Kosovo
The KPC was supposedly set up to handle natural disasters. One might
logically appoint an engineer to run such a group. But if the purpose of the
organization is to carry out ethnically targeted military aggression, one
would employ an expert in ethnic terror, such as Mr. Ceku.
The Times' article says Ceku 'called up' the KPC 'reservists.'
Called them up for what purpose?
The KPC was organized (officially) to handle natural disasters. It is under
UN command. When 'reservists' are called up, they are paid out of UN funds.
Why would the UN permit the mobilization of 800 KPC 'reservists' when there
is no natural disaster in Kosovo? Especially when everyone knows the KLA is
fighting in Macedonia and needs reinforcements?
Next, consider the matter of maps. Maps of Macedonia, that is. Military maps,
The London 'Times' reports that:
"Embarrassingly for the alliance, they [the KPC reservists] are making use of
maps issued by Nato for the Kosovo Protection Corps."
Isn't it charming how the 'Times' employs the term, "embarrassingly," as if
NATO had committed some breech of etiquette. Let's see. Would that be
"embarrassingly" as in you order the wrong wine to go with your date's
grilled shark? Or would that be "embarrassingly" as in you get nabbed driving
the getaway car at the St. Valentine's Day Massacre?
Since NATO issued them and the KLA is using them for an invasion, it is
reasonable to assume these are detailed maps, including roads, location of
various facilities and topographical features such as hills, etc.
Macedonia is a sovereign state. It is not under NATO or UN control. The
Kosovo Protection Corps has no valid reason to set foot on Macedonian
The KPC is supposedly not a military entity. It is under UN, not NATO
Putting all this together, for what purpose would NATO provide the KPC with
military maps of Macedonia?
SLIPPING OFF TO NORTHERN ALBANIA
The article states that after being 'called up,' the KPC 'reservists' slipped
off to training camps in Northern Albania.
One would assume that the UN, which is supposedly in charge of the KPC,
noticed this mass disappearance.
So let's see. 800 UN employees 'disappeared' to military camps to be trained
to attack Macedonia. One would assume this act was illegal. One would assume
the existence of the camps violates Albanian sovereignty. And training UN
employees to attack Macedonia definitely violates the UN/NATO mandate for
being in Kosovo, namely to protect the:
"...sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia and the other States of the region..." (Security Council
Why wasn't NATO dispatched to destroy the camps and arrest the 800 criminals
and their trainers?
NATO wouldn't have had any trouble finding the camps. All they had to do was
ask the NATO officers who according to reports are continuing to train the
KLA just as they did in the past:
"The news report out of Krume, in northern Albania says this is why
negotiations for a long-term training deal are going on with the one- time
U.S. military officers who operate reportedly with semi-official Pentagon
approval. The mercenary company is identified as Military and Professional
Resources International. The article also asserts a British special forces
SAS unit is using two camps near Tirana, the Albanian capital, and another on
the Kosovar border to teach KLA officers how to conduct
intelligence-gathering operations on Serbian positions. According to the
Telegraph. The KLA and SAS -- within Kosovo and from reconnaissance missions
staged from Albania -- are using satellite and cellular telephones to provide
NATO with details on Serbian targets." ('UPI' April 18, 1999)
"Embarrassingly for Kfor, it emerged that two of the Kosovo-based commanders
leading the Albanian push were trained by former British SAS and Parachute
Regiment officers in the days when Nato was more comfortable with the
fledgling Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA). [MY NOTE: If they got any more
comfortable they'd fall asleep.]
A former member of a European special forces unit who accompanied the KLA
during the Kosovo conflict said that a commander with the nom de guerre of
Bilal was organizing the flow of arms and men into Macedonia, and that the
veteran KLA commander Adem Bajrami was helping to co-ordinate the assault on
Tetovo. Both were taught by British soldiers in the secretive training camps
that operated above Bajram Curri in northern Albania during 1998 and 1999."
(My emphasis, 'Sunday Times' (London), March 18, 2001)
Did you notice? They used that word, "embarrassingly," again. Nothing as
embarrassing as supporting terrorists.
"Western special forces were still training the guerrillas, as a result of
decisions taken before the change of government in Yugoslavia. " (BBC, 29
"WHAT DO YOU THINK WE ARE? SOLDIERS?"
The 'Times' reports that:
"Intelligence agents have pinpointed 16 illegal border crossings from Kosovo
used by the NLA..."
Ain't that swell.
But: if intelligence agents can pinpoint these border crossings, why doesn't
NATO close them? Better yet, why doesn't NATO do its duty under Resolution
1244 and the rules of war as they affect occupying armies and set up ambushes
and arrest these terrorists before they cross into Macedonia?
"A military commander is responsible not only for criminal acts committed in
pursuance of his orders, but is 'also responsible if he has actual knowledge,
or should have knowledge....that troops or other persons subject to his
control are about to commit or have committed a war crime and he fails to
take the necessary and reasonable steps to insure compliance with the law of
war to punish violations thereof.'" ( From 'Nuremberg and Vietnam: An
American Tragedy,' by Telford Taylor, US Chief Counsel at Nuremberg, page 58,
© The New York Times Company, 1970. Taylor is citing US Army FM 27-10, 'The
Law of Land Warfare,' (1956) page 178.)
The NATO leadership is scandalized by suggestions that it should engage in
any such authoritarian behavior.
Anyway, even if NATO did arrest a few terrorists, we know from past
experience they would just turn them lose.
And isn't the notion of NATO ambushing the KPC terrorists as they enter
Macedonia a bit absurd since NATO has been training the KLA for several
years; since the UN gave the KLA official KPC status, uniforms, pay, and an
experienced ethnic cleanser for a leader. And since NATO has even given them
military maps. To paraphrase Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State,
"What's the point of having this great terrorist army if we don't use them?"
LET'S NOT GET ALL UPSET BOYS, SOMEBODY COULD GET HURT
The London 'Times' reports that:
"Macedonia's coalition government came close to declaring war after five
Macedonian soldiers died in an ambush last Tuesday, but President Boris
Trajkovski has heeded European Union calls for calm."
You know, after the U.S. 'diplomat' and OSCE big wig Robert Frowick got
caught a few weeks ago arranging strategy meetings between Macedonian ethnic
Albanian leaders and Kosovo Albanian secessionists, including the terrorist
leaders, Thaci and Haradinaj - after that happened, some people said European
leaders were very upset with the U.S. They said the U.S. was way out of step,
that it was floundering. Some said the U.S. was sinking into a quagmire. Or
that its policy was heading for an imminent split with the Europeans, and so
First of all, if the U.S. is floundering, how come it always flounders in the
same direction? Or if it is sinking into a quagmire, which suggests loss of
control, being taken over by events, and so on, how come it sinks with such
consistency and energy? The same 'critics' of U.S. policy who now say the
U.S. is sinking into a quagmire also told us that U.S. policy in the Balkans
was a function of former President Clinton, that if we just elected Bush
things would change. And indeed they have changed, folks. They have gotten
worse, just as they used to get worse month by month during the Clinton
Some analysts cite as evidence of Washington's supposed confusion that U.S.
officials say one thing publicly and do another covertly. But that is not a
result of confusion, it is a normal feature of U.S. governmental deception.
All it shows is that Washington's policy includes publicly criticizing the
KLA while privately unleashing it on Macedonia.
After all, these leaders can't very well tell the American people, "We
support terrorists," can they?
As for the imminent split between Washington and the Europeans, it has been
imminent at least two years. What is the concrete manifestation of the
dissatisfaction of European leaders? It is: that while the U.S. sends in the
KLA to terrorize Macedonia, which includes terrorizing local Albanians to get
them to join the KLA (or NLA or KPC or whatever you wish), Europeans "call
Calm is a wonderful thing . Peace is desirable. But what does it mean to call
for "calm" when terrorists are invading Macedonia?
According to the pro-NATO "Jane's Defense Review," the KLA's strategy in
"The harassment and assassination of Serb officials and civilians from
Kosovo's Serb minority. This has included sniper attacks, Serbs dragged from
their vehicles and beaten, together with pressure on them to leave their
homes. The killing of a Serb policeman, Milan Jovic in Podujevo, a mainly
Albanian town 40km north of Pristina, by men with automatic weapons on 21
December was one such incident. This UCK tactic has the double benefit of
forcing Serbs to quit the province and provoking Serb police into retaliation
and subsequent censure by OSCE observers." (Jane's, 2/1/99)
One of the signers of the Petition to Free Slobodan Milosevic commented that
"...sign[ing] the petition because Mr. Milosevic did just that what a head of
state is supposed to do."
What is the head of state supposed to do when his or her country is invaded
by a terrorist army sponsored by a Great Power that wishes to pulverize his
or her country? The head of state is supposed to use security forces to
destroy the terrorist forces. Just the way a good doctor is supposed to use
medical technology to destroy a deadly disease.
By urging Macedonia not to destroy the disease, the Europeans are playing a
treacherous role. They are being the "good cops." The bad cop, the U.S.A.,
sends its attack-dog, the KLA, to lunge for Macedonia's throat. The good
cops, the Europeans, tell Macedonia, "stay calm. Talk things over. That dog
might bite. You don't want somebody to get hurt." They try to prevent
And what about President Boris Trajkovski, who is correctly described by the
'Times' as heeding European calls for "calm?"
In this dance of subservience, President Trajkovski stays in step with the
Europeans while talking out of both sides of his mouth.
To win, Macedonia needs to: 1) Replace President Boris Trajkovski; 2) Throw
out the Western NGOs, human rights snakes, OSCE 'helpers' and U.S. military
advisers, public and private; 3) Adopt emergency measures to defend the
sovereignty of the country and to ensure the human security of all citizens;
4) Jail leading traitors and saboteurs; 5) Urgently request experienced
military volunteers from similarly affected states in the world (including
those from the Slavic east, which is the ultimate target of the NATO assault
on the Balkans).
In other words, Macedonia must act as if it is being invaded, as if its very
existence as a state is at issue. Because it is.
Now is not the time for attempts to negotiate supposed grievances. The KLA is
not 'rebelling' in response to 'injustice.' It is invading on orders from the
U.S. covert apparatus.
United States policy in the Balkans is very dangerous, but not mysterious.
Alas, it is predictable. It is not based on the whim of Presidents, whether
they wear a liberal or conservative mask. It is based on a broad consensus of
the powerful financial interests which run America that now is the time to go
for total world domination. The key to dominating the world is to literally
pulverize the former Soviet Union, reduce it to impoverished, warring
protectorates under U.S./European domination.
In this way, the American Establishment could accomplish two things. First,
it could exploit the former SU's vast resources at whim. Second it could
guarantee that its old Soviet enemy could not put itself back together in
some new form and once again challenge U.S. tyranny.
And if the U.S. were to succeed in reducing this great area to shattered
subservience, it would be easier, much easier, to do the same to: China.
Point, set, match.
The people of the former Soviet Union cannot be enslaved peacefully. Ten
years of Western 'help' has taught them plenty.
That is why the U.S. is trying to surround this area and penetrate it with
military bases and hostile forces. To this end, Washington must consolidate
control over a devastated Balkans in which political forces that would resist
foreign domination and the U.S. "drive to the East" - especially forces among
the Greek and Slavic populations - are weakened or destroyed. Then
Washington's Empire will be free to pursue "low intensity warfare" against
Russia and the rest of the former SU.
ALBANIAN TERRORISTS ARE A PUPPET FORCE
The movement for 'Greater Albania' is presented in the media as a powerful
independent force. It is not. Rather, Washington has taken advantage of
certain features of ethnic Albanian culture, attitudes and recent history to
use Albanians as a proxy army and a destabilizing force to further U.S.
strategy for the Balkans.
These features are: a highly authoritarian clan structure; a tradition of
violent, clan-based feuding; a strong current of anti-Slav racism; and an
unfortunate history of being used by Italian Fascists and German Nazis during
World War II. (1)
We discussed the ways in which Washington and its Kosovo Liberation Army have
used these features of ethnic Albanian culture to 'turn' the Albanians in
"Why Albanians Fled Kosovo During NATO Bombing" and in shorter form in
"What's Behind KLA Strategy In The Balkans?" (2 and 3, below)
As those articles explain, it is difficult to defeat the U.S./KLA strategy.
But a posture of accommodation is definitely not the way.
A PARTING THOUGHT FROM LONDON 'TIMES'
The 'Times' comments:
"There's plenty of money around and they've got good weapons," a Nato planner
said [of the KLA]. "But we're hoping they've got the sense not to start
shooting down Macedonian helicopters."
NATO is hoping that its creation, the KLA, will have "sense."
Ain't that encouraging?
"Just a-wishin' and a-hopin' and a dreamin' and a-prayin'." Sitting on the
old porch swing, enjoying a cool drink and humming a tune while their KLA
killers move in on Skopje.
Don't worry about a thing. The doctor is operating.
-- Jared Israel
1) The Roots of Kosovo Fascism at
2) "Why Albanians Fled Kosovo During NATO Bombing" at
3) "What's Behind Kla Strategy In The Balkans?" at
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