The pretext is being set for the complete and forceful takeover of North Kosovo by NATO, EU and Albanians. Today, the foreign troops bulldozed through the Serb barricade at Jagnjenica and cut off the access to the town of Zubin Potok. More importantly, some news agencies reported that, in the related resistance efforts by the Serb residents of the area - the unarmed men and women of all ages - two invading soldiers were wounded by the residents.
Who is this Reuters reporter Branislav Krstic who wrote about two attacking soldiers being wounded by defending civilians, while he doesn't mention that 35 of those Serb civilians were also injured and wounded by rubber and other bullets, pepper spray and tear gas? To be sure, an array of background information was piled up at the end of the report to enforce the legitimacy of NATO presence in this narrative. To quote Frank Martin, NATO spokesman, NATO has "used a small amount of rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray." He calls the Serb residents "demonstrators," like they came from somewhere to protest something. What do Serbs say about this? Did you ask them? Where are the three sources, Branislav? Who taught you the basic rules of reporting? Are you a journalist or a data entry person? Were you at Jagnjenica or cozying up in a NATO trailer in Mitrovica?
These brave men and women have been abandoned by their government and left to their own meager means to stop the most powerful armed forces the world has ever been a victim to - NATO - from pushing them out of their ancestral land. And their resistance has been heroic of a Ghandi-like sort.
Branislav Krstic is a Serbian name and - despite one of the bylined contributors being an Albanian - that adds to the purported legitimacy of his reporting, however untrue and loaded with anti-Serb tendencies it may be. Whether the two NATO gunmen were indeed wounded by a firearm or not is utterly irrelevant. The recipe is simple: create a pretext. Haggling over a bunch of wood logs in the middle of the road is about to be over and the Serbs of North Kosovo will be no more. Krstic also warns that the escalation of violence could cost Serbia its ascendancy to EU, as if Serbia is causing violence and as if Serbian government led by Boris Tadic hasn't given up on all the Serbian interests for this one. With the EU in shambles and with the persistent hostility generated by its members against Serbia, it is absurd for Serbia to even wish to join the EU. In addition, the upcoming December 9 decision has to do with EU's willingness to approve Serbia as a candidate, not even with the start of negotiations process. Boris Tadic, President of Serbia, requested an immediate cessation of violence. Of whom, Boris? Who exactly are you asking to stop? According to Krstic, it is the Serb residents that spurred violence today by shooting at the NATO soldiers. Is Tadic asking them to stop? I'll call things their real names if President of Serbia doesn't have a pair of balls to. NATO and EU continue attacks against unarmed Serbian people in the Serbian province of Kosovo in an effort to completely cleanse it of Serbs who have lived there for centuries and to hand it over to their Albanian organ-trafficking proteges.
Serbs of North Kosovo have effectively been abandoned by Boris Tadic when the decision was made not to count them in the just-completed population census. To the global population statistics, they do not exist. To official Belgrade, they are a nuisance, a roadblock. Since not even the increasingly thuggish NATO is willing to run over unarmed civilians - not even Serbian ones - in front of cameras and without pretext, the notion that Serb residents are armed and dangerous is a needed pretext. There has been a power struggle within NATO/KFOR leadership between those that wanted to just bulldoze through and those that wanted to seek a more peaceful solution. I guess we now know which option won out.
News reporters like Branislav Krstic are modern historians - their words will explain the events to future generations, without research, without investigation, propaganda-based only. The only sad truth about this entire report is that this man, Branislav Krstic, is of the same blood as the defending residents being shot at and being pushed out of their homes, and he writes their history in a manner that will help justify ethnic cleansing of these Serbs at the hands of NATO, EU and Albanians.