Kosovo was, is and remains the biggest problem for Serbia. The desire for dominance by a part of the Albanian population and the separation of the Kosovo’s from Serbia has caused serious difficulties for the State of Yugoslavia – today Serbia – for many decades, now. All this has become a traumatic experience for the Serbian people.
By their one-sided and unobjective reporting and information policy many western media have contributed to the problem that the world knows only one side of the medal as to the conditions in Kosovo.
Back in the Second World War Kosovo was divided into two occupation zones and was mainly controlled by the fascist powers Germany and Italy. The largest part of the Kosovo Albanians fought on the side of the occupying forces against the Yugoslav liberation forces. Nevertheless, after the war they were granted all rights as free citizens in the country.
There was no threat to the Albanian population by the Serbs, as many prominent positions in the communist party KPY (the only one in Yugoslavia at that time) representing the Kosovo province, were held by Kosovo Albanians. Out of 43 representatives in the committee for the Autonomous Province Kosovo, 22 were of Albanian nationality. In the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia 55 representatives were elected for the Kosovo, 38 of them were Kosovo Albanians. The same was true for the Federal Parliament SFRY (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). 22 out of the 34 representatives for the province of Kosovo were of Albanian origin, there. In general, the Kosovo was predominantly represented by Albanians and not by Serbs in the government SFR. With such a large number of Albanian representatives in the government, the Albanians’ opression by the Serbs would have been impossible.
Expulsion of the Serbs and Albanian settling
In the Second World War, there were no significant or well-known fights against the occupying powers in Kosovo. Nevertheless, over 10,000 Serbs were killed by those Albanians, who cooperated with Germany and Italy. Another 100,000 Serbs were expelled from the Kosovo. That was only the beginning of further expulsions of the Serbs. At the time, when masses of Serbs fled by foot to Central Serbia, 70,000 people came from Albania, who moved into the houses and settlements left by the Serbs. Many were also political refugees, because they feared the Stalinist dictatorship of Enver Hodscha in Albania. In Yugoslavia, they were able to live without fear and were not pursued.
On 6 March 1945, after a resolution of the Yugoslav government, the Serbian refugees’ return to their former homes in Kosovo was forbidden. Not one Albanian, however, had to leave Kosovo and go back to Albania. That was the continuation of the ethnic cleansings in Kosovo. Between 1945 and 1961, another 20,000 Serbs fled and left their houses forever. Between 1961 and 1971, there were more than 34,000 refugees and until 1981, under the pressure of Albanian nationalism and separatism, nearly 87,000 were added. Another 50,000 Serbian refugees were registered between 1981 and 1987. So, between 1945 and 1987, approximately 230,000 to 240,000 Serbs had “voluntarily” left Kosovo, the southern province of Serbia. Officially, Serbian sovereignty prevailed but actually Albanian communists were in charge. The reasons for the Serbs’ ‘voluntary’ exodus from the country were that in Kosovo the Serbs were persecuted, offended, thrashed and the women raped. Their possessions were often wilfully burned. Wells and sources of water in Serbian villages were poisoned; the power supply lines cut off and graves desecrated. In 1961, there were no more Serbs in 410 out of 1439 communities in Kosovo – and in 1981 there were 670 of them altogether “Serb-free”.
The largest mass expulsion of the Serbs from Kosovo happened between 10 June and the end of September 1999, during the time, when Kosovo became a protectorate of UN and NATO. According to statistics, more than 230,000 Serbs had to leave their homeland – together with the Roma and other minorities they were 300,000. They have been on the run until today.
Between 1941 and 1990, 140,000 to 160,000 Albanians moved into the Kosovo. The birth rate, which is very high with the Albanian population, also contributed to the imbalance among the Kosovo population. During the war in 1999, again thousands of Albanians entered Kosovo with the NATO troops. All attempts of the Yugoslav government to stop these national “liberation” movements failed. The Western support of the Kosovo’s secession was too strong. Here it becomes obvious who expelled whom from the country, no matter what the media falsely reported and still report.
Jihad in Kosovo
After the Dayton Agreement, the Islamic Jihad spread from Bosnia to Kosovo and was organized there. At the Islamic Conference in Pakistan in 1998, the Albanian separatist movement was generally acknowledged as Jihad, and the fight was directed against all the infidels, against the non-Islamic population. So fighters from many Islamic countries entered Kosovo. This process was being controlled by the secret services of the USA, Germany and Albania. This way it became possible that a group of 16 Mujahidin drove seven cars from Munich to Bari in Italy on 3 June 1998, from there to the port of Drac in Albania and from Albania into Kosovo. Not only NATO and many western countries supported the plans of Kosovo’s secession from Serbia, but also eastern countries like e.g. Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Many Mujahidin came into Kosovo and fought there with the UÇK. They were all very well paid – between 3,000 and 5,000 dollar a month.
Abu Hamza from Tunisia was the commander of the Kosovo Al Qaida basis in Dulj, close to Prizren. When the Serbian police discovered this basis and liberated Prizren and Dulj, the Serbs found many beheaded civilians, natives from the Serbian villages of the surroundings. This calls to mind the ritual murders, by which the Al Qaida members used to kill non-Islamic individuals.
The commission for human rights found Abu Hamza guilty of organizing the transport of Mujahidin into Kosovo, where they committed the most horrifying atrocities against Serbs together with the UÇK. Shortly afterwards, however, Clinton took the UÇK off the list of terrorist organizations. They were suddenly called “liberation army of Kosovo”. In unison with NATO and western politics, Kosovo was almost “liberated” of the Serbs, and all this in an allegedly democratic process. All that was acknowledged by many countries, and ten years after the war, nobody talks about this inhuman and illegal war any longer.
It is the Serbs who are suffering from this injustice, from the many lies, which still haunt them. And – even worse – they are suffering from a sustained ecological and health catastrophe.
A severe grievance caused by the bombardment in 1999, are the hundreds of thousands of refugees. The UN Security Council resolution 1244 ruled that the return of all refugees must be secured, so that they can get back into their homeland without any inhibition. But that was only granted to Albanians, not to Serbs. The Serbs, who remained in Kosovo, are living under similar conditions as in camps. There are enclaves, in which they can hardly move. They survive only by the charity of others, particularly by that from Serbia and by some international humanitarian organizations. Those who have caused all that misery do not care about these fellow men. Most of the Serbs, who left Kosovo, are living in different centers in Serbia today, mostly in barracks, for example in Belgrade, Grocka and Smederevo. Once a day they receive a warm meal by the state; they live without electricity and water and – even after such a long time – they are still waiting in vain for help from the European countries. •