CE Deputy: Govts Knew of Kosovo Organ Harvesting

Dec 23, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sofia News Agency

Swiss lawmaker and Council of Europe member Dick Marty is working in a office room at the Federal Assembly in Bern, Switzerland.

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“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

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Do you think I am not tired of those stray dogs ?
Have you done anything about them yet ?

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Well regarding those 'stray dogs'
we totally failed in your case

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Some say, the other day you grilled one.
You shqipies eat anything.

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Its your dellusions and your obssesion with dogs which leds to the conclusion you have/and still experience in that rat-hole called Slovakia!

You are an undisputable proof of that!

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Stern des Sudens wrote:
Its your dellusions and your obssesion with dogs which leds to the conclusion you have/and still experience in that rat-hole called Slovakia!
You are an undisputable proof of that!
Hi Stern! What is it worth to lose time with this deficient?

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<quoted text>Hi Stern! What is it worth to lose time with this deficient?
Once again, Berto bro you are correct!
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Dick Marty

For his achievements in the area of

DRUG legislation,

he received in 1987 an Award of Honor of the United States Department of Justice and a special award of honor by the International

NARCOTIC Enforcement Officers Association.

No wonder PM of Kosovo protectorate,

Hashim Thaci - Mafia Boss

finance media campaign against Mr Marty and intimidates Kosovo Albanians willing to cooperate with investigators.

That is what you get when you have criminal as head of provisional government

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Rude Awakening wrote:
Dick Marty
For his achievements in the area of
DRUG legislation,
he received in 1987 an Award of Honor of the United States Department of Justice and a special award of honor by the International
NARCOTIC Enforcement Officers Association.
No wonder PM of Kosovo protectorate,
Hashim Thaci - Mafia Boss
finance media campaign against Mr Marty and intimidates Kosovo Albanians willing to cooperate with investigators.
That is what you get when you have criminal as head of provisional government
Serbian war crimes in the Yugoslav Wars)

Serbia was involved in the Yugoslav Wars in the period between 1991 and 1999 - the war in Slovenia, the war in Croatia, the war in Bosnia and the war in Kosovo. During this period, Slobodan Miloševi&#263; was the authoritarian leader of Serbia, which was in turn part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Official Serbian politics has supported the ethnic Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, who largely opposed the secession of those republics and instead wanted to join FR Yugoslavia. The responsibility of Serbia (as part of FRY) in the Bosnian and Croatian wars is considered controversial.

Accused of supporting the Serb rebels in Croatia and Bosnia, the FRY was suspended from the majority of international organisations and institutions, and economic and political sanctions were imposed, which resulted in economic disaster and massive emigrations from the country.

Various judicial proceedings at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have investigated different levels of responsibility of the Yugoslav People's Army and the leadership of FRY and Serbia for the war crimes committed by the ethnic Serbs in other republics of former Yugoslavia, while the Government of Serbia has been tasked with apprehending numerous ethnic Serb fugitives from the Tribunal.

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

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Serbian war propaganda

Main article: Role of the media in the Yugoslav wars

The Serbian media during Miloševi&#263;'s era was known to espouse Serb nationalism while promoting xenophobia toward the other ethnicities in Yugoslavia. Ethnic Albanians were commonly characterised in the media as anti-Yugoslav counter-revolutionaries, rapists, and a threat to the Serb nation.[2] When war erupted in Croatia, Politika promoted Serb nationalism, hostility towards Croatia, and violence.[3] On June 5, 1991, Politika ekspres ran a piece titled "Serbs must get weapons". On June 25, 1991 and July 3, 1991, Politika began to openly promote partitioning Croatia, saing "We can't accept Croatia keeping these borders", "Krajina in the same state with Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia-Herzegovina", and prominently quoted Jovan Marjanovic of the Serbian Renewal Movement, who said "The [Yugoslav] Army must come into Croatia and occupy the line Benkovac-Karlovac-Pakrac-Baran ja" which would essentially have occupied all the territories in Croatia that were claimed by nationalist promoters of a Greater Serbia.[4] To promote fear and anger amongst Serbs towards Croatia, on June 25, 1991, Politika reminded Serbs about the atrocities by the Croatian fascist Ustase against Serbs during World War II by saying "Jasenovac [an Ustase concentration camp in World War II] mustn't be forgotten".[5]

Serbian state media during the wars featured controversial reportage which villainized the other ethnic factions. In one such program, a Croatian Serb woman denounced the old "communist policy" in Croatia, claiming that under it "[t]he majority of Serbs would be assimilated in ten years",[6] while another interviewee stated "Where Serbian blood was shed by Ustasha knives, there will be our boundaries."[6] Various Serbian state television reports featured a guest speaker, Jovan Raškovi&#263;, who claimed that the Croat people had a "genocidal nature".[6] These repeatedly negative media depictions of the opposing ethnic factions have been said to have been examples of Miloševi&#263;'s state media promoting fear-mongering and utilizing xenophobic nationalist sentiments to draw Serbs to support the wars.[6] The director of Radio Television of Serbia during Miloševi&#263;'s era, Dušan Mitevi&#263;, has since admitted on a PBS documentary "the things that happened at state TV, warmongering, things we can admit to now: false information, biased reporting. That went directly from Miloševi&#263; to the head of TV".[7]

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Serbia in the Slovenian war

Main article: Ten-Day War

Immediately after the Slovenian independence referendum, the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) announced a new defence doctrine that would apply across the country. The socialist doctrine of "General People's Defence", in which each republic maintained a Territorial Defence Force (TO), was to be replaced by a centrally-directed system of defence. The republics would lose their role in defence matters, and their TOs would be disarmed and subordinated to JNA headquarters in Belgrade. The Slovenian government resisted these moves, and successfully ensured that the majority of Slovenian Territorial Defence equipment was kept out of the hands of the JNA.
JNA M-84 tank during operations in Slovenia.

General Veljko Kadijevi&#263; was de facto commander of Yugoslav People's Army during the Slovenian Independence War. The officer corps was dominated by Serbs and Montenegrins. The rank and file troops however were conscripts, many who had no strong motivation in fighting against the Slovenes. Of the soldiers of the 5th Military District, which was in action in Slovenia, about 30% were Albanians.[9] Serbian government of Slobodan Miloševi&#263; was not particularly concerned about Slovenia's independence, because there were no significant Serb minority in the country. On 30 June, Defence Minister General Kadijevi&#263; suggested to the Yugoslav federal presidency a massive attack on Slovenia to break down the unexpectedly heavy resistance. But the Serb representative, Borisav Jovi&#263;, shocked the military establishment by declaring that Serbia did not support further military action against Slovenia.[10] Serbia was at this point more concerned with the situation in Croatia; even before the war had ended, JNA troops were already repositioning themselves for the imminent war in Croatia.

Slovenia won considerable sympathy of Western audiences as a case of a "David versus Goliath" struggle between an emerging democracy and an authoritarian communist state. The columns of Yugoslav tanks brought to mind the events of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 two years earlier. The Ten-Day War was formally ended with the Brioni Accord under the political sponsorship of the European Community. It was agreed that all Yugoslav military units would leave Slovenia, with the Belgrade government setting a deadline of the end of October to complete the process.

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Serbia in the Croatian war
Main article: Croatian War of Independence
“ Milosevic believes he now has the historic opportunity to, once and for all, settle accounts with the Croats and do what Serbian politicians after World War I did not - rally all Serbs in one Serbian state.[1]”

— Belgrade newspaper Borba, August 1991.
Map of the strategic offensive plan of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) in Croatia, 1991. The JNA was unable to advance as far as planned due to Croatian resistance and mobilization problems.

In April 1991, the Serbs within the Republic of Croatia began to make serious moves to secede from that territory, that in turn seceded from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. It is a matter of debate to what degree the Miloševi&#263;-led Serb government gave the push to self-declare. In any event, the Republic of Serbian Krajina was declared consisting of Croatian territory with a substantial Serb population — which the Croatian government saw as a armed rebellion. During 1991, an important role in the Serb military forces was filled by paramilitary units like Beli Orlovi, Srpski &#268;etni&#269;ki Pokret, etc. that committed numerous massacres against Croat and other non-Serbs civilians.

In May 1991, Stipe Mesi&#263;, a Croat, was scheduled to be the chairman of the rotating Presidency of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, but Serbia blocking his installation, so this maneuver technically left Yugoslavia without a leader.[11] The federal army, the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) remained led by the nominally Federal government under Miloševi&#263;. As the war progressed, the cities of Dubrovnik, Gospi&#263;,Šibenik, Zadar, Karlovac, Sisak, Slavonski Brod, Osijek, Vinkovci and Vukovar all came under attack by the Yugoslav forces. On occasion, the JNA sided with the local Croat Serb forces. With the retreat of the JNA forces in 1992, JNA units were reorganized as the Army of Serb Krajina, which was a direct heir to JNA organization.

Early 1992, JNA retreated from Croatia into Bosnia and Herzegovina where a new conflict was on the rise.

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Serbia in the Bosnian war

Main articles: Bosnian War and Bosnian genocide

The Martyrs' Memorial Cemetery in Stari Grad for victims of the siege of Sarajevo.
Slobodan Miloševi&#263;, Alija Izetbegovi&#263; and Franjo Tu&#273;man signing the Dayton Agreement in Paris on December 14, 1995.

During the Bosnian war, it was a part of the strategic plan by Serb leadership, aimed at linking Serb-populated areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina together, gaining control over these areas and creating a separate Serb state, from which most non-Serbs would be permanently removed. The Serb leadership was aware that their strategic plan could only be implemented by the use of force and fear, thus by the commission of war crimes.[12]

The Bosnian Serb Army was "under overall control" of Belgrade and the Yugoslav Army, which meant that they had funded, equipped and assisted in coordination and planning of military operations.[13] The Army of Republika Srpska arose from the Yugoslav army forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[14] Miloševi&#263; had realized that Bosnia and Herzegovina was about to be recognized by the international community, and since Yugoslav Army troops were still located there at that point, their presence on Bosnian territory could have led to the Serbia and Montenegro being accused of aggression. To avoid this, Miloševi&#263; decided to move all JNA soldiers originating from Serbia and Montenegro back into Serbia and Montenegro, and to move all JNA soldiers originating from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Bosnia and Herzegovina.[14] In this way, every Bosnian Serb was transferred from the Yugoslav army to what became the newly created Bosnian Serb Army. Through this, the Bosnian Serb army also received extensive military equipment and full funding from the FRY, as the Bosnian Serb faction alone could not pay for the costs.[15] The Bosnian Serb Army was led by an ex-Yugoslav military commander, Ratko Mladi&#263;, an extremely controversial figure, who served the Yugoslav Army during the Croatian War of Independence 1991-1992, and has been accused of committing war crimes in Bosnia.[16]

Furthermore, Serbian Radical Party founder and paramilitary Vojislav Seselj has publicly claimed that Serbian President Miloševi&#263; personally asked him to send paramilitaries from Serbia into Bosnia and Herzegovina.[15]

After 1993, media reports of large-scale atrocities by the Bosnian Serb armed forces, such as the long siege of Sarajevo, resulted in increased pressure and sanctions by western governments against Serbia and Montenegro to persuade Miloševi&#263; to withdraw his support of the Bosnian Serbs. After 1993, Miloševi&#263; abandoned his alliance with the Serbian Radical Party and declared that his government advocated a peaceful settlement to the war. The new coalition government abandoned its support of Radovan Karadzic's Bosnian Serb government and pressured the Bosnian Serbs to negotiate a peace treaty. During the Dayton Accord, Miloševi&#263; sparred with Karadzic, who opposed the Dayton Accord, while Miloševi&#263; supported the accord as it gave the Bosnian Serbs autonomy and self-governance over most of the territories they had claimed.

In 1995, Miloševi&#263;, President of Serbia, represented the Bosnian Serbs during the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement.

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Serbia in the Kosovo war

Main articles: Kosovo War, War crimes in the Kosovo War, and Operation Horseshoe
Kosovo Albanian refugee camp in Macedonia. At its height this Centre housed over 50,000 refugees.[17]

In 1998, facing political crisis, Miloševi&#263; again formed a national-unity government with the Serbian Radical Party. After 1998, conflict in Kosovo intensified. The Yugoslav Army and the Serbian Police were in spring 1999. "in an organized manner, with significant use of state resources" conducted a broad campaign of violence against Albanian civilians in order to expel them from Kosovo and thus maintain political control of Belgrade over the province.[18]

By June 1999, the Yugoslav military, Serbian police and paramilitaries expelled 862,979 Albanians from Kosovo,[19] and several hundred thousand more were internally displaced, in addition to those displaced prior to March.[20] Presiding Judge Iain Bonomy concluded that "deliberate actions of these forces during the campaign provoked the departure of at least 700,000 ethnic Albanians from Kosovo in the short period from late March to early June 1999."[18]

Numerous reports of atrocities in Kosovo by Yugoslav military and Serbian paramilitary forces against ethnic Albanian civilians led to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) launching a series of air raids against FR Yugoslavia.

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Serbian War Crimes

Numerous war crimes were committed by Serbian military and Serbian paramilitary forces during the Yugoslav Wars. The crimes included massacres, ethnic cleansing, systematic rape, crimes against humanity and genocide.

The war crimes were usually carried out on ethnic and religious grounds and were primarily directed against civilians (Albanians, Croats, Bosniaks). Several United Nations bodies have judged that the aim of these war crimes in various wars was to create an ethnically pure Serbian state, or "Greater Serbia", encompassing Serbia as well as the Serb-populated areas in former Yugoslavia.[1][8]

After the wars in the 1990s, many senior military and political leaders were convicted of war crimes. Some of them are still on trial (like Šešelj and Karadži&#263;) and a few of them (like Mladi&#263; and Hadži&#263;) are still on the run.

All parties involved in the conflict have committed «grave breaches» of the Geneva Conventions and other violations of international humanitarian law. These violations include the killing of civilians, rape torture, and the deliberate destruction of civilian property, including cultural and religious property, such as churches and mosques. But, there are significant qualitative differences. Most of the violations were committed by Serbs against Bosnian Muslims.[1]

– Final report of the United Nations Commission of Experts

According to definition of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Serbian forces included the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), Serb Territorial Defense of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, the Military of Serbian Krajina, the Army of Republika Srpska, territorial defense of Serbia and Montenegro, Police of Serbia and Police of Republika Srpska, including national security, special police forces of Krajina known as Marti&#263;evci (after Milan Marti&#263;), as well as all Serbian paramilitary forces and volunteer units.[21]
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Swiss FM changes mind about "Kosovo award"

Given the publication of Marty's report, it is not the right time to pick up this prize

the ministry also said that Swiss President and Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey, who was to receive an award next week from the Kosovo diaspora in Switzerland, has decided not to pick up the award at the moment.

Kosovo Dr. Lutfi Dervishi, foreground right, and his son, Arban, center, step out of the District Court following a hearing on charges made by European Union Prosecutor Jonathan Ratel that they took part in an elaborate international network that traded organs, Pristina, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. A prosecutor charged in court Tuesday that seven Kosovans on trial in Pristina were part of an elaborate international network that traded in the organs of people living in extreme poverty
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Spain is one of the five EU member-states that have chosen not to recognize the Kosovo Albanian unilateral independence declaration made three years ago.

This position will not change ...
http://www.b92.net//eng/news/politics-article...

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Rude Awakening wrote:
Spain is one of the five EU member-states that have chosen not to recognize the Kosovo Albanian unilateral independence declaration made three years ago.
This position will not change ...
http://www.b92.net//eng/news/politics-article...
Nothing strange! They think that Kosova Independence will be in disfavour of the problematic they face in Spain! Kosova authorities have expressed their understanding for Spain fears. Someone would be really idiot to think that the Spain positioning toward Kosova Independence is a support for Serbia! Spain and some of 4 other EU countries who haven't yet recognized Kosova Independence have participated directly or indirectly in the NATO raids against Serbia. If it was they were supporting serbia could had applied veto against NATO raids instead to participate actively.

Out of 27 EU countries, 22 of them including Germany, UK, France, Italy etc..., have recognized Kosova Independence!

The position of 5 countries would delay further recognitions but cannot reverse back the history!

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