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Ivo Skoric on Sat, 3 Apr 1999 23:13:20 +0200 (CEST)


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From: "Ivo Skoric" <ivo {AT} reporters.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 09:31:26 +0000
Subject: German role

Check here for the German role in NATO campaign against Yugoslav 
military:

http://www.germany-info.org/govern/kosovo_25_03_99.htm

ivo

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From: "Ivo Skoric" <ivo {AT} reporters.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 09:31:37 +0000
Subject: Accomplishments

Besides the burning Yugoslav and Serbian police headquarters, which 
make good TV, and which make happy anybody who was ever oppressed by 
that force, this is a list of NATO accomplishments so far:

* 1/3 of Kosovo Albanians cleansed - reducing their presence from 90% 
to 60%
* unmanageable refugee crisis in Macedonia
* return of the Russian fleet to Mediteranean
* Montenegro and Vojvodina pledge back their loyalty to Serbia - all 
talks about independence ceased
* wreck of crashed F117 shipped to Russia
* more than 100 cruise missiles ($750,000 each) spent; total cost of 
operation in hudreds of millions dollars
* KLA all but eradicated
* freedom of assembly curtailed in many European cities fearing 
violent clashes between Serbian and Albanian protesters
* deep frictions between NATO allies: Greece opposes the strikes, 
Germany and Italy are divided 50:50 on the issue
* Germans are furious that they will have to take back all those 
Albanians that they just recently deported back to Yugoslavia
* the U.S. is running out of cruise missiles - Yugoslavia is not 
running out of mortar shells
* Belgrade citizens voluntarily stand as human shields on Belgrade 
bridges to prevent NATO of destroying them (hmmm, I don't know if 
that would have worked in Bosnia - with Bosnians standing on bridges 
while Serb or Croat artillery were doing the shelling)
* survived Albanian political leaders (Ibrahim Rugova) ready to talk 
peace with Milosevic
* Milosevic prepares to declare victory (over NATO), sign a deal 
with Rugova and cease fire (as soon as he drops the number of 
Albanians in Kosovo to about 30% of population, which is due by the 
end of the week given the current course of action)
* three American servicemen await trial in Belgrade 
(sarcastic as ever, Milosevic is geared to orchestrate an American 
style monster process, so right now the authorities are [sloooowly] 
"gathering evidence")

ivo

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