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Proceeding counter-clockwise from the left, we have:
* Hacim Thaci, KLA
[Note: The following
article, published a year ago, sheds light on what is
happening to Macedonia and how the US/European Empire
functions. The text was edited 8 August 2002 using
materials available in July 2001]
Kosovo Albanian terrorists are now directly threatening Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.
The Western media pictures these people as local Albanians rebelling due to unbearable Macedonian oppression. Yet some of the rebels are known to be mujahideen terrorists from around the world and many of the rest are members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, fresh from training camps in Northern Albania. (1)
An article in the Sunday London 'Times' notes:
If these people are *Albanians from Macedonia*, why are they entering Macedonia from Kosovo?
The London Times article, headlined "Macedonia on Brink of War," provides strong evidence that, despite the media-created image of indigenous rebels, the people attacking Macedonia are Kosovo terrorists commanded by NATO. .
The 'Times' article can be read at http://emperors-clothes.com/news/massing.htm
TERRORISTS ORGANIZED BY THE UN? IT SOUNDS CRAZY...
The 'Times' reports that:
The Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) was created out of the Kosovo Liberation Army by UNMIK, the United Nations administration in Kosovo. UNMIK simply gave the KLA terrorists new uniforms, new equipment, a new name, official UN status, a nice paycheck and a familiar racist-murderer for a leader.
Lest you think I exaggerate, the following quote is from the 21 September 1999 press briefing by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's office:
Mr. Ceku was made military chief of the KLA by the US in the spring of 1999. The Pentagon knew Mr. Ceku from as far back as the summer of 1995 when he was artillery chief during Operation Storm. At that time, the Croatian Army, led by US advisers, drove 250,000 Serbian residents, mostly farmers, from their ancestral land in the Krajina region of Yugoslavia. These people lost virtually everything they owned. Many were brutally murdered. (1b)
Now jump ahead to September 1999. This was the height of a second massive "ethnic cleansing" - this time the KLA was driving Serbs, "Gypsies," Slavic Muslims, Jews and others from Kosovo. And so Agim Ceku, veteran of Krajina in 1995 and Kosovo in the summer of 1999 - the two worst racist military assaults in Europe since World War II - became head of the Kosovo Protection Corps.
He was appointed by Bernard Kouchner who was "Special Representative of the Secretary-General," but one assumes Kouchner and Secretary-General Annan consulted with officials in Washington [For more on US domination of UNMIK, see footnote 1C]
The day after Ceku was picked, some Serbs protested. According to Kofi Annan's daily press briefing:
Six months later, the London Observer reported how the KPC was doing strengthening multi-ethnic Kosovo:
Secretary-General Kofi Annan didn't deny the existence of the UN report. He didn't deny the content. He didn't recall Mr. Kouchner. He didn't order hearings. He simply continued as if nothing were amiss. This refusal to acknowledge glaring evidence of crime is a signature trait of the New World Order.
Doesn't Kofi Annan's behavior suggest that the charges are true? Doesn't it suggest that Mr. Annan considers it acceptable for the UN to sponsor terrorists?
Now, the London Times tells us, Mr. Ceku has "called up" the "KPC reservists" to invade Macedonia.
This terrorist assault, carried out *by a UN organization*, tears up the UN Charter which supposedly commits the UN to "the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace" (1d)
Indeed, UN Security Council Resolution 1244, by which the UN and NATO justify their occupation of Kosovo, explicitly requires the UN to protect the sovereignty of Macedonia:
The London 'Times' article reports that:
Isn't it charming how the 'Times' employs the term, 'embarrassingly,' as if NATO had committed some breech of etiquette? The idea is that NATO never expected the KPC to use those maps to invade Macedonia.
There's a problem here. Macedonia is a sovereign state. The Kosovo Protection Corps is supposed to deal with natural disasters *in Kosovo*. It has no valid reason to set foot on Macedonian soil.
So why did NATO give the KPC maps of Macedonia, unless to help them invade? Which suggests that NATO was embarrassed not because the KPC used the maps but because they got caught.
SLIPPING OFF TO NORTHERN ALBANIA
The article states that after being "called up," the KPC members "subsequently disappeared to former KLA training camps" in Northern Albania. Being trained to attack Macedonia violates UN Resolution 1244 which requires the UN to protect the:
Why wasn't NATO dispatched to destroy the training camps and arrest hundreds of KPC criminals and their trainers?
NATO commanders could have located the camps easily enough. They only had to ask the NATO officers who trained the KLA at those camps:
The above article is from April 1999. The next is from March 2001:
So some of the folks leading the attack on Macedonia were trained by the British in those same Northern Albanian camps. By the way, did you notice that they used that word, "embarrassingly," again?
And NATO is *still* training the KLA:
If sponsoring terrorists is so embarrassing, why doesn't NATO stop?
"WHAT DO YOU THINK WE ARE? SOLDIERS?"
As you will recall, the 'Times' reported that:
Why doesn't NATO do its duty under Resolution 1244 and arrest the terrorists when they try to cross into Macedonia? According to the U.S. Army's description of the rules of war:
Unfortunately, the notion of NATO stopping the KPC terrorists from entering Macedonia is a bit unrealistic since NATO has been and still is training the KLA and since Kofi Annan's "special representative" gave the terrorists UN status.
To paraphrase Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, and now a big shot at the National Endowment for Democracy, "What's the point of having this great terrorist army if we're just going to arrest them?"
U.S. AND EUROPEANS PLAY THE SAME GAME
In the second half of May 2001 there was big row in Macedonia over U.S. diplomat Robert Frowick, the OSCE's special envoy in Skopje, Macedonia.
On May 18th Frowick announced that he was conferring with KLA leaders in Kosovo and leaders of Albanian parties in Macedonia, in the interests of peace, of course. Then it was revealed that he'd brokered a deal between leaders of the Macedonian Albanian parties, which were part of the Macedonian government, and the "NLA" terrorists attacking Macedonia. Again, in the interests of peace.
The Macedonian government reacted furiously, charging that this violated their policy of refusing to negotiate with terrorists. The deal was then denounced by some European diplomats, and Frowick left Macedonia.
This incident has been cited as evidence that the US and Europeans are divided over Macedonia, with the US favoring appeasing terrorists, and the Europeans siding with Macedonia.
Let's look at the big picture. The Macedonians are in fact fighting the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army. Its program is to create a Greater Albania out of parts of various Balkans countries, including Macedonia, and to drive non-Albanians, especially Serbs, Macedonians and "Gypsies" from all parts of the territory. They have mostly succeeded in Kosovo.
These terrorists were trained in camps in Northern Albania by NATO. They served as NATO's ground troops and as bomb "spotters" during the 1999 war against Yugoslavia. After NATO occupied Kosovo, the terrorists were brought into the Kosovo Protection Corps, or KPC, an official United Nations organization. And now they have been mobilized *by the KPC* to attack Macedonia.
Note the phrase: mobilized by the KPC.
This is crucial. According to the Times article, it isn't the case that some terrorists *who happen to be members of the KPC* are among those attacking Macedonia.
Instead, "reservists" in the UN's Kosovo Protection Corps have been "called up" by KPC leader Agim Ceku and sent to their old NATO training camps where they got refresher courses in terrorism and then attacked Macedonia. This is an official act of a United Nations organization. By feigning ignorance - even as they supply the terrorists with proper military maps - NATO and the UN demonstrate full consciousness of guilt for the worst crime: launching a war of aggression.
Most West European countries are members of NATO. All are members of the UN. The U.S. could not have launched the terrorist attack on Macedonia if European governments, comprising the bulk of NATO, opposed it.
Therefore the criticisms, which some European diplomats have made, that Frowick's attempt to legitimize the "NLA" terrorists goes against the European Union/NATO policy of not negotiating with terrorists, is an insult to our intelligence, and a lie.
Frowick was involved in an advance action to reward the terrorists by treating them as valid partners in the political process. When his deal was first announced, UNMIK-ONLINE - the Website of the UN in Kosovo - wrote:
But when the deal was made public, the Macedonian government, anxious to deflect public anger away from itself, reacted violently. To preserve their own credibility, the Europeans followed suit.
Commented the London Guardian:
What is the European stance on Macedonia?
It was stated quite clearly by European Information Service on the occasion of Javier Solana's May 28th trip to Macedonia. (Solana is the High Representative of the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy.)
What does it mean for the Europeans to describe an invasion as an uprising based on legitimate grievances?
According to the London Times article, there are now about 1800 terrorists in Macedonia, a country of about two million. That's one terrorist for every eleven hundred Macedonians.
According to the London Telegraph of 1 July:
So the majority of "NLA" members are apparently from the KPC. Many others may be Kosovo terrorists not in the KPC. So, it's an invasion.
What would Germany do if eighty thousand terrorists attacked?
What would the U.S. do if 250-300,000 terrorists attacked, with perhaps 200,000 coming from outside the country? Would Washington negotiate to "remove the inter-ethnic tensions that have led to the uprising"?
By urging Macedonia to go easy on this invasion, the Europeans play a treacherous role. They are the "good cop," telling Macedonia to stay calm, talk things over, make concessions to these attack dogs because they have legitimate grievances...
This has a demoralizing effect on members of the Army and police and ordinary people as well, encouraging them to feel the world is against them. Thus the advice to stay calm and negotiate magnifies the damage done by the KLA attack dogs.
Published a few weeks after the Frowick incident, the London Times article reported:
So what about President Boris Trajkovski, correctly described by the Times as heeding the European calls for "calm"?
In a dance of subservience, President Trajkovski and his government stay in step with the Europeans while talking out of both sides of the mouth.
To win, Macedonia needs to:
1) Replace wavering and treacherous members of the government;
2) Throw out the Western NGOs, the OSCE 'helpers' and all military advisers from NATO countries and military subcontractors;
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 this is exactly the case.
Now is not the time to negotiate supposed grievances. The KLA is not 'rebelling' in response to 'injustice.' (1H)
The KLA is invading on orders from the covert apparatuses of the U.S. and some European countries. These countries do not want to appear as crude colonial powers, intervening directly. That would be politically costly. So they use the KLA a) as an attack force and b) to create the appearance of a legitimate rebellion, thus justifying intervention.
Therefore the trick is: Macedonia must take all measures to stop the KLA.
WASHINGTON KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT IT'S DOING
United States/West European policy in the Balkans is dangerous, but it is not unfocused or mysterious. Generally speaking, it is predictable. It is not based on the whims of U.S. Presidents, whether they wear the liberal or conservative mask. It is based on a broad consensus of powerful financial interests. According to this consensus, in order to preserve the hegemonic moment enjoyed by the U.S. and its close allies, it is crucial to prevent the development of opposing forces, to crush them in the cradle in order to guarantee world domination. The most important goal: to pulverize the former Soviet Republics and associated states, reduce them to impoverished, warring protectorates dominated by the U.S. and Western Europe and by local proxy forces, loyal to NATO, such as the secessionist faction among Albanians.
In this way, the American and West European Establishments would accomplish two things. First, they could exploit the former socialist world's vast resources. Second they could guarantee that the old Soviet enemy did not put itself back together in some new form and challenge the US/European Empire.
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.
But the people of the former Soviet Union cannot be enslaved peacefully. Ten years of Western 'help' has taught them plenty about Washington's intentions.
That is why the U.S. is trying to surround the former Soviet Union and penetrate it with military bases and hostile forces, often under the guise of humanitarian help or assistance in moving towards democracy. To this end, Washington must consolidate control over a devastated Balkans in which political forces that would resist foreign domination and the U.S./European drive to the East - especially forces among the Greek and Slavic populations - are weakened or destroyed. With this crucial southern flank secured, Washington's Empire would be in a stronger position to pursue low intensity warfare against Russia and the rest of the former SU. (1i)
ALBANIAN TERRORISTS ARE A PUPPET FORCE
The movement for 'Greater Albania, ' which is now attacking Macedonia, 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. (2)
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?" (3 and 4, below) In the end, the Albanian people as a whole will pay a terrible price for the crimes of the KLA and those who fall for its myth of an Albanian "Third Reich."
As those articles explain, it is difficult to defeat the U.S./KLA strategy. But a posture of accommodation is definitely not the way. The KLA recruitment pitch is basically this: *join us or we - who are more powerful than the Macedonian government - will kill you and your fellow clan-members.*
If the Macedonian government projects a policy of weakness, it lends credibility to the KLA claim to be all-powerful.
A PARTING THOUGHT FROM THE LONDON 'TIMES'
The 'Times' reports:
Ahh, NATO is hoping that its creature, the KLA, will have sense.
Isn't that encouraging?
-- Jared Israel
1a) For the "Daily
Press Briefing Of Office Of Spokesman For Secretary-General"
on 21 September 1999, go to
For the 22 September briefing, go to
1b) See 'The Invasion of Serbian Krajina,' by Greg
1c) THEIR MASTER'S VOICE: The extent of US domination of the UN in Kosovo is indicated by the following incident. On June 28th 2001, President Bush, embarrassed by revelations that terrorists from Kosovo were attacking Macedonia, loudly banned a few Kosovo Albanians - including members of the KPC - from travel to the United States. Thus we had the bizarre spectacle of the US publicly scolding the very terrorists the US and Western Europe were sponsoring. This deserves a whole article in itself. In any case, Kofi Annan's office stated the following at its at its July 7th press briefing:
1d) For anti-aggression quote from UN Charter,
1e) See "How NATO and the UN Sponsor Terrorists in
1f) The Guardian (London) * May 29, 2001 *
Pg. 19 * Comment & Analysis: War and peace: The west
helped end the bloodshed in Serbia. Across the border in
Macedonia, it has done little to avert disaster
1H) Regarding the claims
that Albanians are oppressed in Macedonia, see "ALBANIANS IN MACEDONIA: FACTS AND FICTIONS," by Diana Johnstone at
2) See "The Roots of Kosovo Fascism," by George Thompson at http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/thompson/rootsof.htm
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