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Serb Nationalist Flyers Decry KFOR 'Occupation,' 'Killings'

Leaflets in German and Serbian have been targeting German troops serving in the NATO-led Kosovo Force.
Leaflets in German and Serbian have been targeting German troops serving in the NATO-led Kosovo Force.
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In a land of high tensions, short fuses, and long memories, one Serbian nationalist group seems bent on throwing another log on the fire.

The extreme-nationalist, pro-Russian organization Nasi has begun distributing leaflets in German and Serbian, targeting German troops serving in the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) contingent in Kosovo.

The leaflets show photographs of German soldiers from World War I, World War II, and KFOR with the captions: "We killed your great-grandfather. We killed your grandfather. We will defeat you as well." And under it all is the general slogan: "Kosovo Is Serbia!"

In an October 20 press release announcing the new propaganda campaign, Nasi said its purpose is to "encourage the Serbian people to resist the occupation of NATO forces."

The group said the campaign was "accelerated" because of recent clashes between KFOR troops and ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo.

"The aim of the German-language posters is to influence German soldiers to understand they are making the same mistake and committing an injustice against Serbs and their ancestors and to remind them that Serbia will not be conquered," the press release states.

Earlier this month, Nasi launched a "1,001 Candles" campaign to remember what the group claims are "the 1,001 ethnic Serbs who have been killed in Kosovo since the beginning of the occupation."

-- Robert Coalson
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by: Joe
October 26, 2011 07:17
Coalson doesn't mention how the German contingent among KFOR were noticeably feeble during the massive anti-Serb violence in Kosovo in '04.

German mass media outlet DW covers Serbia in a way that's even more biased than a number of other Western outlets, prone to that slant.

It's not off the wall to assert that Germany at large has an issue with negatively inaccurate anti-Serb views.


by: Jan from: Prague
October 26, 2011 07:33
Kosovo is not Serbia, Kosovo is an independent country. Russia cannot help the nashi (Nazi) group in Serbia as Russia is a poor country. And Putin wil have the same end like Gaddafi in Libya. Greetings from the Czech Republic.
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by: Joe
October 26, 2011 07:47
You come across as spiteful ignoramus Jan.

Kosovo is a disputed territory, with a large scale criminal and nationalist Albanian element.

Most countries continue to not recognize Kosovo's independence.
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by: Aibek
October 26, 2011 10:27
Russia is a poor country with billionaires.
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by: Pegiobgd from: Belgrade
October 26, 2011 11:02
What is purpose with US military "camp Bondsteel" in south part of Serbia-Kosovo, near Urosevac , the World second largest.
First of all, Do you bilieve in international low UN , UN resoolution 1244 or you believe in Nato and "bomb democraty" : so called Kosovo, Iraq, Afganistan, ..., before that we had VIetnam, Korea, Chile, ..
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by: Joe
October 26, 2011 11:34
Aibek,

Never mind what KFOR/Albanian nationalist Kosovo and the Muslim dominated part of Bosnia is.

Putting aide your tripe, Russia is in the BRIC category of countries with emerging economies.
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by: Heroin of Kosova from: Australia
October 26, 2011 12:23
Jan, you've probably got Khodorkovsky confused with Putin.
Putin is more popular in his country than either Obama or Merkel are in theirs.
Your pal Thaci however, is likely to come to a very grisly end at the hands of his fellow Albanian organ harvesters.
Wait and see.

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by: 4C from: U.S
October 26, 2011 15:40
Wow...ignorance must be bliss huh? Nasi does not mean Nazi, genuis.
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by: Kate from: Canada
October 27, 2011 03:25
Jan, you are ignorant and you have no clue what are you talking about!!!Go to school and learn, will be good for you.
Cheers !!!

by: Nicholas Thompson from: Canada
October 26, 2011 11:50
You can;t have it both ways, accusing the Serbs of being "Nazis" then calling them "Extreme Nationalist" yet they are clearly anti-Nazi and certainly have strong feelings about the Germans!

The reality is the poster is correct. Germans did invade and massacre Serbs in two wars. The Serb minority in Kosovo is under attack and they feel beleaguered, under siege and threatened. All quite legitimate considering they cannot travel anywhere in Kosovo for fear of attack by Albanians.

They are fighting for their very survival against difficult odds and NATO's double standard (Read Americas' double standard) does not help at all.

The media again is trying to demonize the Serbs by calling all Serbs opposing NATO as "nationalists". This is is simplistic and just wrong.

It is time to solve this by offering either very broad autonomy or outright separation so that Serbs and Albanians can live in peace.

by: Arian from: New york
October 26, 2011 13:44
It is clear who is with who in the conflict. You can't eat where you shit. If Serbia needs Germany as Tadic is saying in another article stop playing with Germany patience and sensitivity. Second, U cant join EU without being part of Nato, that bombed Belgrade big times and entering EU with a conflict still in your pocket.
As for Russia, if they could do anything they would have long time ago.
Did it occur to you to think that the problem in not the north of kosovo but the mass killings and repression in Kosovo from Yugoslav times to the last war there. Albanians will not let any inch of land going back to Serbia ever again. Serbia made wars with all new emerging countries from Yugoslavia and lost in all of them. This is the last round that Serbia is learning in the hard way.
Its a done deal.
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by: Daniel from: Frankfurt
October 26, 2011 21:10
Which mass killings? 10 000 people died in the whole conflict, that is less than NATO kills in 3 months in Iraq.

In Bosnia and Herzegowina, 130 000 civilians lost it's lives, that is about a number of killed civilians (not combatants) NATO killed in Iraq till now. And this guys are still living in one country, working towards normalisation.

Kosovo conflict was not in a scale, that it could be called a war, it was a counter-terrorist action gone wrong, allowing terrorists mass ethnic-cleansing of non-albanians, and NATO supported occupation of a territory of a souvreign state.

Simple as that, when things are simple, not even propaganda can change the fact. Thats why people do not speak of Kosovo on the media anymore.
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by: Joe
October 27, 2011 00:44
The total Bosnian Civil War death toll was in the area of 100,000.

Offhand, your Kosovo figure might be high.


by: Jacques from: UK
October 26, 2011 14:05
Well spoken Nicholas KOSOVO ist Serbia

by: Ruben from: New York
October 26, 2011 19:54
The Germans had the decency to own up to their crimes during WWII and have made sure that Nazism is buried forever.
The Serbs should be ashamed of themselves for not having the civilized courage to do the same with their criminal past.

What a difference between the two nations. Serbs were the Nazis of the 90s and the behavior of the two nations after the war says a lot about them. Germany will continue to progress and will be a great country to live. Serbia has opted for now to remain a black hole and I don't blame the Kosovars, the Montenegrins and whomever will get the right to secede to want to live apart. Who wants to live with the apologists of the mass crimes.
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by: Joe
October 27, 2011 00:41
You should be ashamed for making faulty comments that dopn't answer the facts and fact based points presented at this thread.
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by: Aleksandar from: Belgrade
October 27, 2011 11:47
Serbs were the Nazi's of the 90's. When stigmatized by the warmonger No 1. it has to make sense.

Who is responsible for racist propaganda, bringing a stigma upon a nation, to gain widespread support for it's occupation, U.S. and the NATO, occupied a number of states, under this premise, slaughtering way more civilians in one year, than all casualties of all sides in the Yugoslav war

Nazis occupied other states, under the same premise, under the same propaganda. Yugoslavs defended their State Yugoslavia, against racist terrorists, now Serbs in Serbia, do the same. We fight 50m from our homes, you slaugther hundreds of miles from yours.

Believe me in this story, the NATO is the Nazi of this age, and like every tyrannt it will fall. Bringing democracy through bombs, and liberty through terror, way to hell is paved with good intentions.

by: Ruben from: New York
October 26, 2011 20:03
The most obvious problem with the leaflet is that it ignores the fact that the Germans today have come to the Balkans to protect the peace, to save the ethnic-Serbs from being stuck forever in the crazy nationalist designs of Belgrade. The future generations of Serbia will appreciate this role and will be ashamed of their ungrateful grandfathers.
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by: Shlomo from: Canada
October 26, 2011 23:12
Oh Ruben, please!! Germans don't change their colors. They wait for another chance. Peace protectors? That is certainly the biggest joke of them all. The millions they killed are turning in their graves. Germans are at it agian, looking for another angle. Never trust them.
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by: Joe
October 27, 2011 00:43
Germans should be ashamed at the way their troops behaved in '04 when Serbs were terrorized en masse in Kosovo.

Likewise, your propaganda flops when matched with realistic views.
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by: Matt from: Upstate NY
November 01, 2011 03:01
Ohhh you are full of ---it. Stop crying,Kosovo is gone FOREVER.Wake up,enough sleep. Its been 12 years now.Oversleeping causes depression. "Only" 85 countries recognised Kosovo as a INDEPENDENT country.

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