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The New Crusade

A Blog dedicated to the promotion of the Traditional Roman Catholic Faith in union with HH Benedict XVI, to the preservation of our Traditional Græco-Roman Catholic Civilisation and to the New Crusade against Islam. This Blog is under the Patronage of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Christ our King and His Holy Mother, our Queen and of Santiago Matamoros (St James the Moor-slayer) and the Crusader King, St Louis IX of France.

25 février 2008

Christians Enslaved

As a new Muslim state is established in Europe in violation of international law, it is important to remind ourselves of previous centuries of Muslim-European relations. Here's a bit of history that gets ignored by the "Religion of Peace" and "We all worship the same God" hypocrites!

Tea at Trianon: Christians Enslaved

22 février 2008

Turkey launches major land offensive into Northern Iraq

Would Turkey have invaded the (supposedly) sovereign territory of Iraq, if Washington, NATO and the EU hadn't, just days before, shown that they and their allies do not consider themselves bound by international law? Just wondering!

From Reuters.

More on Kosovo

Three stories on Kosovo. First, from FrontPage, is "Kosovo: Islamism's New Beachhead?", which, while discussing the stupidity of the US's recognition of the illegal and immoral act of the Kosovar jihadists, also contains multiple links to news stories about further destabilisation throughout the world as separatist movements draw the logical conclusion from Kosovo, i.e., that international law no longer protects the territorial integrity of sovereign states.
Second, from The Brussels Journal, "The West’s Fatal Mistake: We Are All Serbs Now", detailing the (well known) deep involvement of the Kosovar 'government' with organised crime. Bush and his minions were fully aware of this when they violated Serbian sovereignty in order to establish Kosovo as an 'independent state'.
And last, also from the Brussells Journal, "Kosovo: The EU’s Bastard Child", detailing the very real problems for the EU arising from its support of Bush's violations of international law.

The Hypocrisy of the United States

From a story on the BBC:

The story points out that Serbia is facing a choice, Kosovo or membership in the EU. The President of Serbia pretends that both are achievable. If he really believes that, I'd like to know the colour of the sun on his planet! Of, course, the readers of this blog know my opinions on the EU, so it can be correctly assumed that I am very happy that Serbia will never be able to join the EU and that the EU's support for the illegal and immoral 'declaration of independence' by the Kosovar jihadists may very well herald the breakup of that evil body!

However, the reason I am posting it is to point out the blatant hypocrisy of the United States government. Just read the quotes below.

"The embassy is sovereign US territory. The government of Serbia has a responsibility under international law to protect diplomatic facilities, particularly embassies," Zalmay Khalilzad, US Ambassador to the UN (Yes, you read that right! The US Ambassador to the UN is an Afghani Muslim.)

Now let's change a few words. I'll highlight them for emphasis:

"Kosovo is sovereign Serbian territory. The government of The United States has a responsibility under international law to protect the territorial integrity of sovereign States, particularly under the UN Charter, member States of the UN."

The hypocrisy of the US! And it has nothing to do with party politics. Bush is simply carrying out the policies begun by his Democratic predecessor who launched a terror campaign against the Serbian people in 1999.

'Independent' Kosovo: A threat, not a country



Posted: February 20, 20081:00 am Eastern© 2008
By James George Jatras
Abraham Lincoln was fond of asking the rhetorical question: "If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg."
That pretty much sums up the recent unilateral declaration of independence by Albanian Muslims in the Serbian province of Kosovo. Several countries, disgracefully led by the United States, have recognized Kosovo. Major media have hailed creation of the "world's newest country." But calling Kosovo a country doesn't make it one.
Serbia has denounced the move as the illegal creation of a "separatist entity" on its sovereign territory and has handed down criminal indictments against several of the top Albanian Muslim leaders. Now under way is a sharp global competition to see which governments will recognize Kosovo and which will not. Under heavy pressure from the U.S. State Department, most European countries will meekly comply. Some, like Cyprus with its Turkish-occupied north and Spain with its Basque separatist movement, will not.
In short, an action State Department bureaucrats touted as "settling Kosovo's status" has resulted in anything but. Outside of Europe, the picture is even fuzzier. Russia will reject Kosovo's independence, and expected to take the same line are China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil and many others. Russia will veto any effort to extend Kosovo membership in the United Nations.
Any sovereign state with restive ethnic or religious minorities would recognize Kosovo at its own peril. What Washington seeks to inflict on Serbia today could be the fate of the American southwest tomorrow. Israel, in particular, is closely pondering its next move. While loath to anger Washington, Jerusalem must consider that a Kosovo precedent could, absent any negotiated agreement, prompt proclamation of a Palestinian state, to be recognized by Arab and Muslim regimes. The same precedent could apply to heavily Muslim areas such as Galilee and the Negev within Israel's formal borders.
At a special press briefing, outgoing Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns – who is often mentioned as a possible secretary of state under a Democratic administration – hailed support for Kosovo from the Organization of the Islamic Conference and Muslim governments. Happily claiming that a "vastly majority Muslim state" has been carved out of Serbia, a European Christian country, Burns said: "We think it is a very positive step that this Muslim state, Muslim majority state, has been created today."
Burns' remarks reflect a desperate hope by the Bush administration that displays of American pro-Islamic favoritism in the Balkans and support for a Palestinian state (its domination by Hamas notwithstanding) will buy the good will of hostile devotees of the "religion of peace and tolerance." Their gratitude is manifest in the jihad terror plot to attack Fort Dix, N.J., where four of the six defendants are Albanian Muslims from the Kosovo region. The offenders' presence in the United States – three of them illegal aliens and one brought to the U.S. by the Clinton administration as a refugee, another example of "gratitude" – stems from the fact that a broadly based support network for the terrorist "Kosovo Liberation Army," KLA, has been allowed to operate with impunity in the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania area, raising funds and collecting weapons, not to mention peddling influence with American politicians.
Meanwhile, Christian Serbs in Kosovo are bracing for the worst. "We are all expecting something difficult and horrible," said Bishop Artemije, pastor of Kosovo's Orthodox Christians. "Our message to you, all Serbs in Kosovo, is to remain in your homes and around your monasteries, regardless of what God allows or our enemies do."
The bishop's flock has good reason to fear. Far from the usual claims that NATO stopped a humanitarian catastrophe in Kosovo in 1999, the past nine years have seen a slow-motion genocide in progress against the province's Christian Serbian population under the nose of the U.N. and NATO, and at times with their facilitation. Two-thirds of the Serbian population already has been expelled and have not been able to return safely to their homes, along with similar proportions of other groups (Roma, Gorani, Croats and all the Jews). Over 150 churches and monasteries have been destroyed, with crosses and icons of Christ attracting particular vandalistic rage, a testament to Kosovo Albanians' supposed secularism and pro-Western orientation.
Hundreds of new Saudi-funded mosques fomenting the extreme Wahhabi doctrine have sprung up. Kosovo is visibly morphing from part of Europe into part of the Middle East. In contrast to Under Secretary Burns' cheerleading, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton has warned: "Kosovo will be a weak state susceptible to radical Islamist influence from outside the region, with the support from some Albanians, in other words, a potential gate for radicalism to enter Europe." If allowed to consolidate, an independent Kosovo would become a way station toward an anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-Christian "Eurabia."
Around the world, jihad terror usually goes hand-in-hand with organized crime. Kosovo is the perfect case in point. The supposed authorities of the would-be state are themselves kingpins in the Albanians Mafia, whose network extends throughout Europe and has a significant presence in New York City. Besides all the international aid dumped down the Kosovo rat hole, or carted off by corrupt officials, the only real "industry" is crime: drugs (heroin from Afghan opium), slaves (kidnapped women and children from Moldova, Ukraine and other countries brought in for local "service" – there are lot of lonely international bureaucrats in Kosovo – or shipped off into Europe), and weapons (the missile that hit the U.S. Embassy in Athens in 2006 and the explosives used in the London and Madrid train bombings came through Kosovo).
What will happen now in Kosovo? It would be up to the KLA and their supporters to decide whether to kick off a new cycle of violence by attacking Serbs who refuse to submit to their "authority." Serbia in fact has been beefing up its legitimate state institutions in areas where Serbs are concentrated, which the Albanians have threatened to shut down as – believe it or not – illegal separatist structures. We will see if the political violence unleashed by the act of recognition will be matched by physical violence on the ground. Meanwhile, Serbia will undertake undisclosed countermeasures to undermine the illegally declared KLA- and Mafia-ruled entity and force resumption of negotiations to achieve a valid settlement. Let us hope they succeed.
With a stoke of his pen, President Bush, by heeding the State Department's bad advice to recognize a supposedly independent Kosovo, has triggered the perfect international storm: shattering the principle of the territorial integrity of sovereign nations, encouraging violent separatists worldwide, provoking a needless confrontation with Russia and other countries, boosting the jihad terrorist and organized crime threat to Europe and America, and creating conditions for a human rights and religious freedom nightmare. In terms of far-reaching consequences, it may the worst blunder of his presidency. Which is saying a lot.

21 février 2008

Kosovo 'tool kit for separatists'

From the BBC, read the entire article here.

"Kosovo's independence has provided a tool kit for secessionist movements in Europe and beyond, Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has said. "

Well, duhhh!

"He also said recognition of Kosovo by some EU members would jeopardise Serbia's path to EU membership. "

The only possible good that can come of this mess is to keep Serbia out of the EU and, if God is good, the beginning of the end of the EU!

Uncle Sam Does Osama's Dirty Work

From Andrew Cusack, an excellent analysis with pictures of destroyed Churches, defaced Icons and desecrated Christian graves.

20 février 2008

The Consequences of Kosovo for Southern California

From The Brussells Journal. Read the entire article here.

America, however, should fear other consequences, too. The Kosovo Albanians claimed Kosovo for two reasons: (a) because long, very long ago, before the province was Serbian, it used to be theirs and (b) because today they have become a majority in the province. America granted them their wish and forced Serbia out.

What if tomorrow Hispanics in California (or Texas) push for the independence of Southern California (or Southern Texas), arguing (a) that a long time ago, before these provinces became Anglo-American, they were Mexican and (b) that Hispanics have now become a majority there? Applying the Kosovo logic of Bill Clinton and George Bush, Washington should then be forced out of Southern California by an international army of European, Russian and Chinese troops who would establish an independent “nation” there. All this would be done in violation of the international rule that international borders can only be changed with the agreement of all parties. This is how Washington is treating Serbia today. If one day Washington were to be treated in a similar fashion it would only be getting its due.

19 février 2008

Does Kosovo's Independence Violate International Law?

From Opinio Juris, A weblog dedicated to reports, commentary, and debate on current developments and scholarship in the fields of international law and politics

Does Kosovo's Independence Violate International Law?

by Julian Ku

I am not really sure, but the erosion of the U.N. system and international law is something that is part of every Serbian and Russian government spokesman on this issue. And there is certainly some plausibility to this argument, as I understand it. U.N. member states are supposed to recognize the territorial sovereignty of other member states. (See, e.g., UN Charter, Art. 2 ("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, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations. ")

But Kosovo's nationhood is, quite frankly, a creation of NATO's 1999 military intervention (an intervention that was itself arguably illegal under international law). So the NATO states have "illegally" severed Kosovo from Serbia via an "illegal" military action.

Let's be honest. Neither the Serbs nor the Russians are particularly sympathetic parties here. But this does not completely explain the deafening silence from Western public international law professors on this issue. Or the angry protests from international-law-abiding progressives in the Western world, who raised the "illegality" argument constantly against the Iraq and Afghanistan interventions.

Where is the outrage, or at least the fair-minded analysis? It doesn't have anything to do with the policy preferences of Western international law academics and Western progressives, does it?

Kosovo. Just a sample.

WARNING!! Before clicking on this link, be advised that these pictures are not for the faint hearted. They include pictures of Serbs brutally beaten &/or murdered by Kosovar Albanians under the protection of NATO forces.

From What Do You Believe?

UN Security Council Resolution, No 1244

For those who do not yet know or believe that the hypocrite Bush and his minions are in violation of the UN on Kosovo at the same time they devoutly invoke UN authority in other areas:

From What Do You Believe?

Kosovo: UN Security Council 1244
I personally couldn’t care less what the UN has to say about anything, but the governments in charge of the situation in Kosovo, and those rushing to recognize its “independence” all claim to care about such things.
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Security Council
RESOLUTION 1244 (1999)
PDF: Kosovo UN Security Council Resolution 1244.pdf
Adopted by the Security Council at its 4011th meeting, on 10 June 1999
The Security Council…Reaffirming the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other States of the region, as set out in the Helsinki Final Act and annex 2,
1. Decides that a political solution to the Kosovo crisis shall be based on the general principles in annex 1 and as further elaborated in the principles and other required elements in annex 2;

4. Confirms that after the withdrawal an agreed number of Yugoslav and Serb military and police personnel will be permitted to return to Kosovo to perform the functions in accordance with annex 2;
…9. Decides that the responsibilities of the international security presence to be deployed and acting in Kosovo will include:
(a) Deterring renewed hostilities, maintaining and where necessary enforcing a ceasefire, and ensuring the withdrawal and preventing the return into Kosovo of Federal and Republic military, police and paramilitary forces, except as provided in point 6 of annex 2;
(b) Demilitarizing the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and other armed Kosovo Albanian groups as required in paragraph 15 below;
(c) Establishing a secure environment in which refugees and displaced persons can return home in safety, the international civil presence can operate, a transitional administration can be established, and humanitarian aid can be delivered;
(d) Ensuring public safety and order until the international civil presence can take responsibility for this task;
…10. Authorizes the Secretary-General, with the assistance of relevant international organizations, to establish an international civil presence in Kosovo in order to provide an interim administration for Kosovo under which the people of Kosovo can enjoy substantial autonomy within the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and which will provide transitional administration while establishing and overseeing the development of provisional democratic selfgoverning institutions to ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants of Kosovo;
11. Decides that the main responsibilities of the international civil presence will include:
(a) Promoting the establishment, pending a final settlement, of substantial autonomy and self-government in Kosovo, taking full account of annex 2 and of the Rambouillet accords (S/1999/648);…(i) Maintaining civil law and order, including establishing local police forces and meanwhile through the deployment of international police personnel to serve in Kosovo;
(j) Protecting and promoting human rights;
(k) Assuring the safe and unimpeded return of all refugees and displaced persons to their homes in Kosovo;
…15. Demands that the KLA and other armed Kosovo Albanian groups end immediately all offensive actions and comply with the requirements for demilitarization as laid down by the head of the international security presence in consultation with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General;…
Annex 1
Statement by the Chairman on the conclusion of the meeting of the G-8 Foreign Ministers held at the Petersberg Centre on 6 May 1999
The G-8 Foreign Ministers adopted the following general principles on the political solution to the Kosovo crisis:
…- A political process towards the establishment of an interim political framework agreement providing for a substantial self-government for Kosovo, taking full account of the Rambouillet accords and the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other countries of the region, and the demilitarization of the KLA

Annex 2
Agreement should be reached on the following principles to move towards a resolution of the Kosovo crisis:…
6. After withdrawal, an agreed number of Yugoslav and Serbian personnel will be permitted to return to perform the following functions:…- Maintaining a presence at Serb patrimonial sites;
- Maintaining a presence at key border crossings.
7. Safe and free return of all refugees and displaced persons under the supervision of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and unimpeded access to Kosovo by humanitarian aid organizations.
8. A political process towards the establishment of an interim political framework agreement providing for substantial self-government for Kosovo, taking full account of the Rambouillet accords and the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other countries of the region, and the demilitarization of UCK. Negotiations between the parties for a settlement should not delay or disrupt the establishment of democratic self-governing institutions.…

18 février 2008

Fjordman on Kosovo

Originally from Dhimmiwatch, I found this on What Do You Believe. As usual, Fjordman is incisive!

Statement from the Patriarchate of Moscow on Kosovo

From Voices From Russia:

Fr Vsevolod Chaplin says that the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by Kosovo is a blow to international law

Moscow, 18 February 2008 (Interfax):
Albanians in Kosovo need to remember that you cannot build a peaceful and happy life at the expense of others, a spokesman for the Moscow Patriarchate said. “Certainly, the Kosovar Albanians, like any other people, can wish for a life of peace and dignity. But, you cannot build such a life at the expense of others”, said Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, deputy chief of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, in comments on Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence. This event is a breach of international law, “one of the most crucial principles of which is the inviolability of the territorial integrity of states”, he said. “This principle in the international legal system is not inferior to the idea of human rights, and an attempt to otherwise interpret international law is biased”, Fr Vsevolod said. That the global community has failed to prevent this breach by acceding to force and political pressure “is a most serious blow to the very foundation of the legal system of international relations”, he said.
Most non-Albanians have left Kosovo, and hundreds of churches, which are a part of the cultural heritage of the entire world, have been destroyed and vandalised, and “this was accompanied by outrageous nationalist propaganda”, Fr Vsevolod said. Aleksei II, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, spoke of these instances on many occasions in public speeches and during meetings with high officials from various countries, he said. God willing, the remaining Serbs and other non-Albanians will not have to leave their homes and their spiritual and cultural legacy will not disappear completely, Fr Vsevolod said. “I would like to believe that the Serbian Orthodox Church, whose ancient spiritual centre is in this province, will continue to lead a normal life in Kosovo, developing its mission and service”. However, “previous events leave little hope for this”, he added.
Nevertheless, all countries of the world today must do everything they can to make sure that people of various ethnicities can live a free and peaceful life in Kosovo and have an opportunity to fulfil their hopes and expectations and to choose for themselves a lifestyle both on a governmental level and on an ethnic community level. “When one party to a conflict feels injustice and suffers, the conflict cannot be deemed resolved. This should be clear to all those who make decisions in Kosovo itself and in those countries which are taking responsibility for the people who live there”.
In a related move, the Moscow Patriarchate has urged Kosovar Albanians to understand the disastrous consequences that shall flow from their unilateral declaration of independence. “We would like the Albanian side, which did this, to understand that this path is disastrous, and to seek reconciliation with the Serbians”, Priest Georgy Ryabykh, a representative of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, told Interfax-Religion. Any decision concerning several parties cannot be made unilaterally, as it could lead to an escalation of the conflict, he said. “That is why if the crisis in Kosovo escalates, the responsibility will lie with the Albanian side, because they dared to take this unilateral step”, Fr Georgi said. Patriarch Aleksei II of Moscow and all Russia has many times stated that the issue of the status of Kosovo should not be solved disregarding the opinion of the Serbian people.

War Criminal Clark Possible VP Candidate?

The war criminal Wesley Clark, who commanded Bill Clinton's terror campaign against Serbia to set up the illegal and immoral Kosovar declaration of "independence", is being mentioned as a possible vice-presidential candidate for the Democrats. One more reason for NOT voting for B. Hussein Obama!

From Pro Ecclesia * Pro Familia * Pro Civitate.

More from Bishop Artemije

From InterFax:

18 February 2008, 10:58

Kosovo independence to be "temporary situation" - Kosovan bishop

Belgrade, February 18, Interfax - The Orthodox bishop of Kosovo and Metohia has expressed confidence that the unilateral independence of Kosovo that its ethnic Albanian community is likely to declare this weekend will be "a temporary situation.""I have been saying for a long time that, regardless of what the Albanians have done, we must remain here, next to our holy sites and our family graves, in our land, because this is our country," the website of the Kosovo diocese of Raska and Prizren quoted the head of the diocese, Bishop Artemije, as saying.Artemije said Kosovan Serbs concurred and were not going to leave their homes.The bishop compared Kosovo's expected independence to occupation."Their [the Albanians'] plans and decisions have nothing to do with us. We remain where we live now, with our people, in our country, with our Church, and will see what comes next," Artemije said."We cannot offer any other form of resistance other than strengthening our position and our will, refusing to accept this forced decision as a definitive one but seeing it as a temporary situation," he said.The bishop said he expected the Kosovan Albanians to seek to completely oust the Serbs and other ethnic minorities from the province."We know them well and we expect that there will be attempts to complete the practice of violent ethnic cleansing and destruction of remaining monuments of our cultural legacy, a legacy that bears evidence to our having been in this land for many centuries," Artemije said.The bishop called on Serbia to protect the Serbs and Serb monuments of Kosovo.

Bishop Calls for War!

From the (pro-jihadist) New Kosova Report:

Serbian bishop calls for war

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Serbia must declare that Kosovo is an occupied territory and buy arms from Russia to get it back, said today the Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Artemije in charge of the Raska-Prizren Eparchy, where Kosovo is included, for Serbian daily Glas Javnosti.

“Serbia must buy armaments from Russia and other countries, and ask Russia to send volunteers and build a military presence in Serbia.”

“Kosovo was and will always be Serbian,” stated Bishop Artemije, adding that independence declaration will be “a temporary state of occupation.”

He called the Serb Military Chief of Staff Zdravko Ponos that Kosovo will not be defended militarily “an embarrassment.”
May God grant His Grace, Bishop Artemije many years!!

Statements concerning Kosovo. 18 February 2008

Long live Serbia!
Long live Serbian Kosovo!

17 février 2008


I will not even bother posting links to the news articles, because I assume that anyone reading this blog has already seen them. They are all over the web, with obscene pictures of the jihadists celebrating their (temporary, I assure you!) victory. The fascinating thing is that the swine are celebrating the establishment of their "State" by waving the flag of a foreign country! This shows that their actual aim has nothing to do with "independence". They are attempting to create a "Greater Albania" as a jihadist outpost in Europe.

I am morbidly fascinated by the support for this illegal and immoral act from the US, its NATO allies and the EU. It seems that when the UN backs their "war on terror" in Afghanistan, it is "She who must be obeyed", but when they want to support jihadist terrorism, the UN is simply to be ignored! And of course, it is important to remember that the Kosovar jihadists would be in no position to declare "independence" if it were not for the terror campaign against the Serb people carried out by Bill Clinton and his minions in NATO in 1999.

This putative declaration of "independence" violates international law, but so did the US/NATO actions in 1999 as does the continued illegal occupation of sovereign Serbian territory by NATO troops. It also violates the UN Charter which guarantees the territorial integrity of member States and it violates, specifically, Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999.

As I have pointed out many times before, on this blog, in fora in which I participate and in person to whomever would listen, Kosovo is the heartland of Serbia. It was in Kosovo that the Serbian Nation was founded, in Kosovo that the Serbian Church took root and it was in Kosovo that the flower of Serbian chivalry was slaughtered, dying in defence of the West against the Turkish hordes. Now as the Munich of Europe approaches and the dictators of the EU prepare to throw open the gates of Europe to the jihad, the Kosovars see their chance to tear the heart out of Serbia and they are being aided, abetted, helped and protected by two faced hypocrites in Washington and other Western capitals who claim to be fighting terror

This blatant power grab by the jihadists in Europe must not be allowed to stand! I ask my readers to immediately protest to their governments by all legitimate and legal means, asking that Kosovar "independence" not be recognised, that the occupying troops be withdrawn from Serbian territory and that Serbia be allowed to fulfill its obligations under SC Res. 1244.

Long live Serbia!
Long live Serbian Kosovo!