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[orthodox-synod] Sobering Article on KLA in NYT

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  • Fr. Alexander Lebedeff
    Those interested should see the sobering article on the KLA in today s New York Times at: http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/europe/072999kosovo-kla.html
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 29, 1999
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      Those interested should see the sobering article on the KLA in today's New
      York Times at:

      http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/europe/072999kosovo-kla.html

      which says, in part:


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      Despite the presence of the 35,000 NATO peacekeepers, violence has been
      rising steadily, especially against the remaining Serbian civilians. The
      looting and burning of Serbs' homes, as well as dozens of assassinations
      and kidnappings of Serbs and a few Albanians, including the massacre of 14
      Serbian farmers on Friday, speak of a province slipping into the kind of
      gunslinging lawlessness that has characterized Albania in the last few years.

      "The only political group that has any structure is the K.L.A.," said Baton
      Haxhiu, the editor of Koha Ditore, an Albanian-language daily. "It is using
      it to take power, backed eventually by a police and a national guard force
      it alone will control. It will be very hard to turn Albania into Kosovo,
      but I expect very easy to turn Kosovo into Albania. Each day it is becoming
      more dangerous to think and speak independently."

      Bernard Kouchner, the United Nations chief administrator in Kosovo, said he
      was aware of the abuses being committed by the rebel army, and insisted
      that the world organization was working to curb them. The United Nations is
      planning to deploy a 3,100-strong police force, although it has only 156
      officers in Kosovo at the moment.

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      156 officers? Is this a joke?

      All this, of course was at least forseen, if not meticulously planned.

      Lord have mercy.

      Fr. A.
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