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What Is NATO/KFOR Really Doing In Kosovo?

Voice of Russia
June 17, 2012

What is NATO/KFOR really doing in Kosovo?
John Robles

What exactly is NATO doing in Kosovo? Who or what are they protecting and what are they stationed there for? When we look at what they have been doing since June of 1999, in reality it does not look good.

We must not forget that NATO is a military organization and military organizations are designed for one thing, the legalized killing of the opponents of a state. No matter how noble NATO tries to paint itself it is an organization that should have been disbanded at the end of the Cold War and it has in itself become one of the most destabilizing factors and causes of death and destruction in modern times.

We must also not forget that NATO operates as a proxy for the US in promoting US interests in areas of the world where the US can not rightfully interfere, although this in reality does little to stop them.

Putting aside for the moment the destruction of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and other countries obliterated by Western “intervention,” let’s take a look for a moment at Kosovo.

What exactly is the US, I mean NATO, I mean KFOR, doing in Kosovo? What is their objective in the country? Who or what are they protecting and what are they stationed there for?

When we look at what they have been doing since June of 1999, in reality it does not look good.

Wanting to be fair and impartial when gathering material for this piece, one of the first places I went to was their own site. Not surprisingly it is filled with the usual Western catchphrases and pseudo-reasoning that many in the West gobble up to justify the killing and destruction they wreak on the world. Words and phrases like multi-ethnic force, assistance to civil authorities, civil protection and, my favorite sentence, “KFOR is cooperating with and assisting the UN, the EU and other international actors, as appropriate, to support the development of a stable, democratic, multi-ethnic and peaceful Kosovo.” Sounds good, but it is poppycock.

First of all who are these “other international actors”? The drug dealers and traffickers in human organs? The Mafia killers? The US imperial paymasters? The US-sponsored war criminals? As for a stable blah-blah multi-ethnic Kosovo, well, obviously, that means one free of Serbs, and this my dear reader is what it is all about.

Let’s go back in time a bit to February 2008. This was the month when, after protesters attacked the US Embassy in Belgrade, the former Bush administration finally admitted after starting two wars of aggression and the subsequent occupations of sovereign nations, the extensive use of torture, extraordinary renditions, the illegal prison at Guantanamo and extensive black sites worldwide, there was such a thing as international law.

The destruction, dismantling and dividing up of Yugoslavia into ethnically-pure sections was the crowning achievement of Hillary’s husband, former president Bill Clinton, so the final seal on the destruction of the former Yugoslavia, namely the “independence” of Kosovo, was something she wholeheartedly embraced. Like Hillary’s famous quote on the occasion of the death of Muammar Gaddafi, “we came, we saw, he died,” her statement on the occasion of Kosovo’s separation from Serbia also showed monumental callousness and complete disregard for human life and dignity.

Pretending to be so wise as to the local language, as her State Department did with the “overload” button disgrace, she used the Albanian word for Kosovo, “Kosova”; she referred to Kosovo by the Albanian spelling “Kosova” and stated: “It will allow the people of Kosova to finally live in their own democratic state. It will allow Kosova and Serbia to finally put a difficult chapter in their history behind them and to move forward.” The only problem, it was ripping the heart out of the Serbian people.

According to Nebojsa Malic at Global Research.ca, there can be no doubt that the March 1999 attack on Yugoslavia was illegal. In an article the following articles, treaties and citations were listed.

Violated articles:

Article 2, section 4 of the UN Charter clearly says: “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state…”

Article 53 (Chapter VIII) of the UN Charter clearly says that: “[N]o enforcement action shall be taken under regional arrangements or by regional agencies without the authorization of the Security Council”.

From NATO’s own charter, the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949, Article 1: “The Parties undertake…to settle any international dispute…by peaceful means…”

Article 7: “This Treaty…shall not be interpreted as affecting…the rights and obligations under the Charter of the Parties which are members of the United Nations, or the primary responsibility of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security.”

Other laws and treaties: the Helsinki Final Act of 1975 for violating the territorial integrity of a signatory state.

The 1980 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties for using coercion to compel a state to sign a treaty i.e., the Rambouillet ultimatum.

Finally, Yugoslavia did not attack any NATO member nor was it a security threat to any country in the region. What NATO perpetrated on March 24, 1999 was a war of aggression and a crime against humanity.

So if the invasion was illegal, then obviously the ensuing occupation was as well and everything KFOR/NATO/US is doing there is also illegal.

So what does KFOR do in Kosovo? With an almost total and complete media blackout, and I have seen this with my own eyes, there is little news we receive from the area. However the reports we get are of constant and methodical limitation to the freedom of movement and supplies to the Serbian population, in particular in Northern Kosovo, and reports of the continued practice of limiting Serbs to certain areas or ghettos, making them refugees in their own country. This serves to ethnically cleanse and divide the country along ethnic and racial lines, like most American cities, a comparison that I can not help but make.

KFOR also protects, enables and provides support for the belligerent side they have chosen to support in this conflict. What are the reasons? They are many but one of the main ones is money, huge money, which has been filling KFOR coffers for years on end, and according to countless media reports going back for years, from countless illicit sources. (That is a topic for a later discussion.)

On Friday there was another incident of KFOR opening fire, this time with rubber bullets, on peaceful Serbs as they blocked an important road and attempted to make Serbs accept Kosovo license plates for their cars, an obviously transparent attempt to make them recognize Kosovo as an independent entity.

A press release from the Raška-Prizren Eparchy stated that they are concerned about KFOR’s latest actions in northern Kosovo and stated “attempts to force the Serbs in the north to accept Kosovo license plates by using combat vehicles and blocking roads that are the main channel for supplies and medicines are creating a serious humanitarian crisis that could have immense consequences”.

The Eparchy also strongly urged all sides to work constructively to find solutions that contribute to the survival of the Serbian people in the entire territory of Kosovo and Metohija.

For the Serbian people, they are fighting for their very existence. For KFOR and the “West”, Kosovo is just another pawn in a filthy game of geopolitical influence and power. As soon as it is used up, or no longer needed, they will throw it away as well.

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  1. rosemerry
    June 18, 2012 at 6:35 am

    It’s about time we heard such a sprited attack on the “country of Kosovo”, a centre of drug, arms,human and body parts trafficking to Europe. Serbs have been demonised since Germany was reunified and within 9 days started to aid the breakup of Yugoslavia by recognising Croatia separately. Serbs’ valiant fight against Nazism has rarely been cited as a reason for acting against them, but their side of the argument is ignored.
    Diana Johnstone has written well about all this in “Fools’ Crusade”.

  2. Michael
    June 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    “What is NATO/KFOR REALLY doing in Kosovo (EVER since September of 1999, my addition)?”

    One question with multiple answers:

    1.Creating REAL permanent state of CHAOS,

    2.Promoting REAL Ethnic Cleansing of NON-Albanians, not Imaginary one,

    3.Creating REAL Victims of TERROR, NOT Imaginary ones,

    4.Promoting BLACK MARKETING and ALL KINDS OF CRIMES against Humanity IMAGINABLE,

    5.Promoting Advanced Intelligence gathering aimed at REAL FOES:

    -RUSSIAN FEDERATION

    -IRAN

    -Secular Middle Eastern Countries perceived as OBSTACLES for Israel’s subjugation of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Region: (Lebanon, Syria, Egypt),

    -OIL RICH REGIONS:
    North Africa and Persian Gulf,

    6.Creating “Greater Albania” at territorial expense of Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and y Greece, ALL ENEMIES of GERMAN EMPIRE from the First and Second World WARS,

    7.Promoting MILITARIZATION of the Region by establishing “Bondsteel U.S. base” creating
    EXPANDED Military counterpart to Guantanamo Bay carved out of Cuban Isle!!!

    If I forgot something Please feel free to add!

  3. Kathleen
    June 19, 2012 at 12:37 am

    POLITICS | JUNE 17, 2012 | 14:44
    “KFOR denies wounding two Serbs” [despite medical reports stating otherwise]
    SOURCE: TANJUG
    http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2012&mm=06&dd=17&nav_id=80811

    POLITICS | JUNE 17, 2012 | 14:09
    “Kosovo’s supervised independence will be over soon”
    SOURCE: POLITIKA
    http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2012&mm=06&dd=17&nav_id=80809

    By the way, Who are the ISG?

    “The ISG holds that “one of the criteria for becoming member of ISG is recognition [of Kosovo’s independence].” The Group is currently composed of 20 EU member states and five non-EU countries.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Steering_Group_for_Kosovo

    More here about the International Steering Group. Early documents are missing, notably the primary purpose document: Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status Settlement of UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari of 26 March 2007. Other reports are missing, but only in English.

    http://www.ico-kos.org/?id=10

    adnKronos knew of this milestone back in January.

    January 24
    Kosovo: International Steering Group heralds “end of supervised independence”
    SOURCE: ADNKRONOS INTERNATIONAL
    http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Security/Kosovo-International-Steering-Group-heralds-end-of-supervised-independence_312895662474.html

    • Michael
      June 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      EU more and more resembles sinking TITANIC with one difference: TITANIC did not carry TERRORISTS on board, financial and military ones,right?!
      Why would ANY self-respecting Nation want to be blackmailed by such exercise in humiliation and futility?
      Have not Serbs SUFFERED enough already?
      German led EU is posed to enslave Greece in exchange of “debt forgiveness”.
      Why should Serbia expect anything different when comes to KLA TERRORIST led “independent” Kosovo considering who their mentors are?
      Certain things in life HAVE NO PRICE and are NEVER FOR SALE!!!

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