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NATO’s Next Adventure: Orthodox SERBIA | Air Raid Sirens Reported in Raska

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 27, 2022

💭 የሉሲፈራውያኑ ‘ዱላ’ ኔቶ ቀጣይ ጀብዱ፤ ኦርቶዶክስ ሰርቢያ | ከሃ ሁለት ዓመታት በኋላ ሁሉም ለሌላ አስከፊ ጦርነት በመዘጋጀት ላይ ናቸው። በኦርቶዶክስ ኢትዮጵያ፣ ሩሲያ እና ዩክሬን ጦርነቶች ጎን ለጎን ወይንም፤ ሁሉንም “በዕርቅ” ካገባደዱ በኋላ ቀጣዩ ዒላማቸው ሰርቢያ፣ አርሜኒያ፣ ግብጽ ይሆናሉ

  • -Serbian media “This is the highest level of military preparedness since 1999”
  • -Serbian security forces are ready for combat
  • -Sirens reported in #Raska Serbian town near Kosovo border
  • -The Kosovo Security Council is holding an urgent meeting, seeks action from -KFOR/ NATO to remove Serbia’s barricades on the border.

👉 Russia back Serbia, USA/NATO back Kosovo

👉 Reminder: There is a 24 hrs ultimatum on Serbia.

According to a Serbian outlet, The president of Serbia has been given a 24-hour deadline to remove the roadblocks in northern Kosovo by 5 countries. Some say 10 hours or so are left…

💭 Kosovo has been under UN and NATO administration since a 78-day NATO-led air war that halted a Serb crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatists in 1999.

Kosovo’s Serbs, who have boycotted Kosovo’s public institutions, have warned of secession of the Serb-dominated north if Kosovo gains independence.

Christian church set in flames by Albanian Muslim Fanatics 2004. Killing of non-muslims is legitimate. The crosses are still fallen – not in Iraq, in Europe. It was just one of nearly 200 destroyed or desacrated churches and monasteries. There is growing concern that Kosovo, a disputed region in the southern province of Serbia, is emerging as a bastion of radical Islam. 90 percent of Kosovo’s population is ethnic Albanian Muslims. Serb Christians, for who Kosovo is an ancestral homeland and the site of many important Serbian Orthodox churches and monasteries, make up roughly 10 percent of the population. Kosovo is part of Serbia but majority of Albanian Muslims want independence.

Kosovo-Metohija is the cradle of the Serbian Orthodox church and of Serbian culture. The towns, cities, and villages all have Serbian names from the medieval period when it was part of Serbia. The oldest Serbian Orthodox churches are located in Kosovo. Albanian settlement and colonization during the Ottoman Turkish period could not erase its Serbian heritage. Moreover, Kosovo-Metohija was never a part of Albania. In fact, there had never been an Albanian state until 1912.

In Kosovo, the small Jewish population was ethnically cleansed out of Kosovo in 1999 along with Kosovo Serbs and other non-Albanians after NATO troops occupied the Serbian province. The Kosovo Jews fled to Belgrade. There are no more Jews living in Kosovo today, which is under NATO military occupation. So the islam is getting closer to Europe step by step – but in this case the eyes of the UN are watching it.

💭 Anti-Orthodox Conspiracy: NATO ‘Ready to Act’ in KOSOVO if Tensions with SERBIA Escalate. US/NATO Kosovo created State to protect Muslims good. After Ukraine they’re preperaing to attack Orthodox Serbia, again!

💭 Top 10 Countries With the Largest Orthodox Christianity in the World | በዓለም ላይ ብዙ የኦርቶዶክስ ክርስቲያን ምዕመናን ያሏቸው ፲ ምርጥ አገሮች

  1. Russia/ ሩሲያ
  2. Ethiopia/ ኢትዮጵያ
  3. Romania/ ሩማኒያ
  4. Ukraine/ ዩክሬይን
  5. Greece/ ግሪክ
  6. Egypt/ ግብጽ
  7. Serbia/ ሰርቢያ
  8. Bulgaria/ ቡልጋሪያ
  9. USA/ አሜሪካ
  10. Belarus/ ቤላሩስ


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Serbian Patriarch Banned From Visiting Kosovo Which is Serbian Jerusalem

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 27, 2022

✞ የሰርቢያ ፓትርያርክ የሰርቢያን እየሩሳሌም ኮሶቮን እንዳይጎበኙ ተከለከሉ

✞ The authorities in Pristina have decided to ban His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije of the Serbian Orthodox Church from making his planned visit to Kosovo today through Wednesday.

The Serbian primate had planned to visit the ancient Patriarchate of Peć, Visoki Dečani Monastery, and other holy sites. The ban was announced yesterday evening.

Both the Patriarchal office and the Diocese of Raška and Prizren in Kosovo have issued responses.

The office of Pat. Porfirije states:

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Porfirije received with astonishment the news that the authorities in Pristina today forbade him to travel to the Peć Patriarchate, which is the first and centuries-old seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the monastery in which the Patriarch is the abbot, in the days before the great feast of the Nativity of Christ, which is being celebrated by the entire Christian world.

Patriarch Pofririje does not give up his intention to serve the Divine Liturgy in the Patriarchate of Peć and expects that this extremely discriminatory decision will be repealed and that the trampling of the human rights and religious freedoms of Orthodox Serbs living in the Province, on the land of their ancestors, where the Serbian people have lived continuously for at least fifteen hundred years, will be stopped.

His Holiness Patriarch Porfirije prays to God for peace and goodwill among all people, and especially prays for peace to prevail between Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija, where they have lived together for centuries.

And the Diocese of Raška and Prizren states:

The Serbian Orthodox Raška-Prizren Diocese with its clergy, monks and faithful people received with astonishment and deep disappointment the news that the authorities in Priština today did not approve the planned visit of His Holiness the Serbian Orthodox Patriarch to Kosovo and Metohija in the period between 26-28. December. It was planned that in addition to his patriarchal monastery (in Peć), the Patriarch planned also visit Visoki Dečani Monastery, our faithful people in Orahovac and Gračanica.

As stated in the Communique of the Cabinet of His Holiness, this is a discriminatory decision that once again confirms the threat to the human and religious rights of our people in this region, because the Serbian Patriarch is also the Archbishop of Peć and he wanted to make a pastoral visit in order to visit his people and holy places in the days before the joyous Feast of the Nativity of Christ. Our Patriarch has repeatedly appealed on peoples of all faiths to live in peace and mutual respect and during his recent enthronement in Peć, he once again called for peaceful coexistence of Serbs and Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija.

Unfortunately, the authorities in Priština have been continuing for weeks with rhetoric aimed at criminalizing the entire Serbian people, and even harassing the Church, although the Church only went public with calls for peace and demands for the respect of its rights. Recent interviews of Mr. Kurti in which he openly attacked and unfairly accused the Serbian Orthodox Church, various proscription lists published by members of the Kosovo Assembly in which the Serbian Orthodox Church is mentioned as a kind of extremist organization, as well as constant attempts to drag our Church into the political narrative, cause serious concern. During the time of the current Kosovo Government, inter-ethnic relations have worsened considerably, the relations between Kosovo institutions and our Church, on which we have worked for years in the spirit of cooperation and dialogue, have never been at a lower level. Rhetoric displaying open ethnic hatred towards everything Serbian and Orthodox deeply threatens to take us all twenty years back. This situation does not lead to a better future not only for the Serbs, but also for the Kosovo Albanians and other communities in Kosovo and Metohija.

In recent weeks, while the latest crisis in the north of Kosovo has emerged, the SOC has not made any political statements because we are not a political organization, and our Diocese has publicly called for peace, restraint and solving of all problems through dialogue. This is what we are doing this time too by appealing to everyone to show responsibility in this situation and preserve peace and restraint, not using any form of violence or aggressive rhetoric. We especially expect the international representatives to do everything in their power to prevent the current crisis from escalating and to stop what the Serbs in Kosovo rightly perceive as open persecution.

The rights of all citizens, regardless of their origin, must be adequately protected, which unfortunately has not happened in Kosovo and Metohija, where for the last 23 years we have been continuously facing with discrimination on an ethnic basis, belligerent political rhetoric which threatens the safety of our believers as well as the SOC religious and cultural heritage. This happens amid the open disrespect for court decisions, laws and selective application of justice by the Kosovo institutions. It is unfortunate that this behavior continues and even intensifies during the Christmas holidays. The latest illegal and utterly uncivilized action against the Serbian Patriarch represents the culmination of arrogance, which threatens further deterioration of inter-ethnic relations.

Therefore, we pray to Christ, the only true Peacemaker, that in these days when we prayerfully observe and celebrate His Birth, reason and peace prevail over madness and cries for violence, so that all citizens in Kosovo and Metohija may live peacefully and safely and that all existing problems may be solved in spirit respecting the basic human and religious rights of all people living here.

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💭 History of Kosovo up to 1918

In medieval times, Kosovo was part of the original Serbian kingdom. Together with some neighboring areas, Kosovo entered the annals of history as Stara Srbija, or Old Serbia. The Serbian rulers from the 12th century onward built churches, monasteries, and fortresses in the area, such as those at Gracanica, Decani, Pec, and Prizren. These kings also competed for territory with the neighboring Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires.

Kosovo is called the cradle of Serbian civilization because an important battle took place there in 1389. The Nemanja dynasty had died out shortly after its peak during the impressive reign of Emperor Dusan (r. 1331-1355). When the Ottoman Turks continued their push north and west from their foothold in Europe, they still faced determined resistance, however, from Serb forces and their allies, led by a prince named Lazar Hrebeljanovic.

The battle on June 28, 1389, at a site known as the Field of Blackbirds just outside today’s Pristina, brought disaster to the Serbs. Although a semi-independent Serbian state would survive for another seventy years, this battle was the beginning of a long period of occupation and foreign domination for the Serbs.

The date of the battle has, paradoxically, become the single most important red-letter day in Serbian history. The Serbs grew increasingly proud of their tradition of resistance to the Turkish invaders, who were Muslim. As memorialized and mythologized–to this day–in Serbian epic poetry, folk songs, and nationalist histories, the Serbs saw themselves as the bulwark of Christendom that had blunted the force of the Ottoman invasion. The Ottomans went on to capture Bosnia, Hungary, and much of Croatia, and they besieged the great central European city of Vienna twice. But the significance of the Serbian pride in resistance to the Ottomans is more than just military and nationalist; it also reflects the “crusading” mentality so common in Europe in the Middle Ages. Christian Europeans often cooperated in land and sea campaigns against the Turks, whom they regarded as infidels. The Europeans had also mounted bloody invasions of the Holy Land a few centuries earlier during the Crusades, ostensibly fighting a holy war to liberate the area from the rule of Muslims.

It is important to note that in 1389 the Serbs were assisted by the Albanians in the Battle of Kosovo. The Albanians were also Christians. After suffering defeat by the Ottoman army, many Albanians gradually converted to Islam, as did other Europeans in Bosnia and Bulgaria.

This famous battle symbolizes the survival of the Serbian culture and language during the centuries of Ottoman rule. This survival was due in part to the Ottoman style of rule, which was usually rather indirect and did not aim at the assimilation of its conquered peoples. But it was also due to the structure and intellectual feats of the Serbian Orthodox Church. The church played an important administrative role under the Ottomans and kept alive a sense of Serbian identity, unity, and territorial claims. Thus, the Battle of Kosovo stands in Serbian history and culture as a symbol of suffering, of the struggle against invaders, and of cultural survival against the odds.


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Anti-Orthodox Conspiracy: NATO ‘Ready to Act’ in KOSOVO if Tensions with SERBIA Escalate

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on November 5, 2022

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 😇 መድኃኔ ዓለም

Serbs Withdraw From All Political Institutions in Kosovo, Including Assembly, Government, Judiciary, Police and Administrative Staff

Russia ally Serbia, which was betrayed by Russia in 1999, Sends Troops to Kosovo Border as NATO Could Face Another Conflict

A deputy commander of NATO’s peacekeeping mission in Kosovo says the alliance is “ready to act” and even prepared to increase troop numbers if trouble erupts amid a vehicle-licensing standoff between Kosovo and Serbia.

Brigadier General Luca Piperni told journalists at the Kosovo Force (KFOR) headquarters in the Kosovar capital, Pristina: “We are vigilant and ready to act…if we have an increase of tensions, but we can also draw on reserve forces…that we can call in at short notice.”

Serbia doesn’t recognize its former province Kosovo as an independent state, and 10 years of EU-mediated talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic and other mutual relations have so far failed.

Piperni called the current situation calm but tense and said he could not exclude the risk of fresh unrest or violence in heavily Serb northern Kosovo as the deadline looms.

The vehicle-registration issue and refusal to respect mutual ID documents have long posed practical problems in northern Kosovo in particular, where ethnic Serbs are in the majority.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell announced a compromise deal on August 27 over the distribution of exit and entrance documents in which Serbia agreed to abolish entry and exit documents for Kosovo ID holders and Kosovo agreed not to introduce them for Serbian ID holders.

He welcomed it as a “European solution” to a stubborn problem in the Balkans, where ethnically fueled wars killed more than 130,000 during and after the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s.

Last weekend, a text circulated online that some suggested was a “new framework” for the EU-mediated talks on normalization between Serbia and Kosovo.

On September 19, Vucic said he’d rejected an EU envoy’s effort to give him a document and suggested that his country faced problems whether or not it “accepted” Kosovo’s membership in the United Nations.

“If the situation deteriorates, we are ready to intervene, we are ready to be in the middle between the protesters and the security organizations,” Piperni said. “We have sufficient forces to deal with the situation…. With that amount of troops we can end any kind of increase of tensions.”

Kosovo’s government has set a date of October 31 for imposing “reciprocal” local-registration requirements on vehicles crossing the Kosovar-Serbian border similar to those already required by Serbian authorities.

Ethinic Serbs in Kosovo begin to raise Serbian flags in Northern Kosovo, also Serbs serving in the Kosovo Government have resigned including civil servants.

💭 How Kosovo Plays in The Middle East

by Daniel Pipes – National Post, May 19, 1999

Middle Eastern Muslims seem to be baffled by the situation in Kosovo. Should they, as proud Muslims, sympathize with the predominantly Muslim Albanians? Or should they, as stalwart opponents of the United States and NATO, and in some cases long-time friends of Belgrade, sympathize with the Serbs? Indecision and contradiction lead to a curious mish-mash of reactions and an overall inability to respond in way that might materially affect the outcome of the crisis.

The one Middle Eastern country with a predominantly Muslim population offering heartfelt support for the NATO operation is Turkey, where concern has less to do with Islamic brotherhood than with five centuries of Ottoman imperial rule in Kosovo and the fact that some 60,000 Kosovars speak Turkish as their mother-tongue and the many family ties between the Kosovars and the citizens of Turkey. “I saw my relatives on television, walking through mud and in pain. I tracked them down and brought them home,” says Fahri Turkkan, head of the Kosovo Albanian Solidarity Group in Turkey. This sort of reaction has led to an outpouring of popular support for the NATO operations and to a nearly fever-pitch concern for the well-being of the refugees -15,000 of whom have found their way to Turkey, a larger number than to any other member state of NATO. Indeed, so many Turkish families have opened their homes to refugees that government-sponsored refugee camps have had hardly any takers.

In the rest of the region, Muslim opinion is much more negative. Emotions are muted among NATO’s rather few supporters. Yes, the Saudi authorities endorsed the bombing operations (“We must encourage the Americans and their allies in NATO to stay the course”) and even called for ground troops “to finish the job,” but they did so quietly, for this position goes against the feelings of most Saudis. More weakly yet, the government of Jordan condemned the Serb actions without endorsing NATO’s air campaign.

To the extent that Muslim Arabs back NATO’s actions, they do so to argue for parallels between the plight of Kosovars and Palestinians. Serb and Israeli actions are allegedly “no different”: an article with the provocative title “Netansevic”points to ethnic cleansing, deportation of citizens, and destruction of civilian records and property deeds. Advocates of this line sometimes take the next step: “the justifications given by NATO leaders for attacking the Serbs also apply to Israel” and the United States should “handle the Palestinian problem … with the same approach, determination, and willpower” as in the Balkans. One Egyptian newspaper columnist actually writes about his dream “of a day when NATO forces carry out punishing operations against Israel.”

Arab critics of NATO are far more numerous and much more voluble. Many of them simply and emphatically reject the notion that the Americans and their friends are using force on behalf of Muslims. Hizbullah issued a statement declaring that the fighting in the Balkans “does not aim at protecting Albanian Muslims [but is] designed to preserve American interests, and the strongest proof of this is the ongoing killing of Albanians in Kosovo by the Serbs.” In other words, Hizbullah completely ignored NATO’s proclaimed intention of helping the Kosovars and instead dwelt exclusively on the unfortunate consequences of its actions.

Many others adopted this line and drew conclusions furthering their usual viewpoint. A Syrian newspaper rejected “the story line that the aim of this Third World War, mounted unilaterally by the Atlantic Alliance, is to afford protection for the Muslims of Kosovo,” arguing instead that it has the more far-reaching goal of putting “a definitive end to the nuclear and military capabilities of Russia after it has been subjugated economically.” This alarmist statement points to the renewed Syrian need to pander to Russia.

In addition to “strongly condemning this tyrannical aggression,” the Iraqi analysis dismissed purported U.S. and European concern with the Albanians of Kosovo, calling this nothing more than “disguises concealing other objectives,” which it claims are to weaken Yugoslavia and “encircle Russia.” It went on to predict that if “the United States targeted Belgrade this time, so the Cruise missiles will echo in Moscow itself and in other capitals” and ended with a rousing call to arms: “O states of the East, be united!”

The Iranians were likewise little impressed by NATO’s attempts to safeguard the Kosovars and return them to their homes; they reversed this goal and interpreted the aerial bombing campaign as a way to tamp down the Islamic threat to Europe. “The NATO airstrikes,” explained Iran’s supreme leader, “contrary to Western propaganda, have not only failed to bring tranquility to Muslims but have worsened their situation… The process will continue until Muslims are driven out [of Europe], Islam is wiped out and the Islamic community is destroyed.”

This motley collection of official responses points to two main conclusions. First, the Middle East often lives politically in a world of its own making, one that often leads to strange and even false conclusions. Second, on the question of Kosovo, anti-Americanism trumps Muslim solidarity.


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Terrorist and Ethnic Ripples in the Balkans: Republika Srpska, Kosovo, Macedonia and distant Syria

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 13, 2015

The Balkans in the last few days is showing further signs of a growing Salafi Islamist menace and the usual traits of Albanian nationalism. Ironically, the “old battleground in Kosovo,” whereby the Orthodox Christian Jerusalem was taken away from Serbia, is now showing a hidden danger to both Muslim Albanian dominated Kosovo and Republika Srpska in Bosnia. Therefore, terrorist sweeps took place in Albanian ruled Kosovo and the Republika Srpska.

In Macedonia the current crisis is hitting the headlines because of the numbers of people killed in clashes between the security forces of this nation and ethnic Albanians. Indeed, the government of this nation is at pains to keep information rather secretive because of fears of stoking the fire. However, it does appear that the terrorist attack in Macedonia was based on Albanian nationalism.

Macedonia should worry the most because in Bosnia, Cyprus, and Kosovo, the West sided with the Muslim side on each occasion against Orthodox Christians. On top of this, just like in the current crisis in Syria, it was clear that in Bosnia the governments of America and Turkey – and others – understood the need to utilize international jihadists. This is because these two nations, and others, enabled the international Islamist menace to military arm itself in order to butcher Orthodox Christian Serbs in Bosnia. Not surprisingly, revenge attacks against internal Bosnian Islamist forces and international jihadists was met by brute force (this reality took place alongside ethnic nationalism). Also, beheading people became an Islamist calling card just like Takfiri forces in Iraq and Syria are beheading Alawite Muslims (Syria), Shia Muslims (Iraq and Syria) and loyal Sunni Muslims in both nations.

Meanwhile, in Muslim Albanian controlled Kosovo security forces arrested many Islamist Albanian Takfiris. The Special Court acknowledged that 32 individuals were arrested based on having direct or indirect links to ISIS (IS – Islamic State) and al-Nusra in Syria.

Balkan Insight reports: “According to the Special Prosecution, some of the suspects joined armed groups in Syria, deemed to be terrorist organizations by the United Nations. The Kosovo daily Koha Ditore published the names of those accused on Friday.”

The seriousness of the Takfiri Islamists threat towards Albanian Muslim dominated Kosovo was made abundantly clear by elites in Pristina last year. This was based on a statement released by Pristina whereby militant Islamists were deemed a “threat to national security.” In this ironic sense, militant Islamist forces utilizing Syria based on Gulf petrodollars – and the intrigues of nations like America, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are now a threat to indigenous Islam in Albanian and the Orthodox Christians of Kosovo (this embattled Christian community is also threatened by Albanian nationalism) and Bosnia.

Similar to Muslim Albanian led Kosovo, the Republika Srpska is also clamping down on Takfiri Islamists. Balkan Insight reports: “Police in Bosnia’s Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, RS, have arrested 30 persons suspected of involvement in Islamist radical activity and of posing a possible security threat, RS police confirmed on Thursday.”

Dragan Lukac, Interior Minister of the Republika Srpska, stressed “the entity police raided 32 locations across Republika Srpska and seized quantities of weapons, ammunition, bullet proof vests, uniforms and other military equipment.”

Once more, the arrests by the Bosnian Serb entity of suspected Takfiri Islamists is also linked to the destabilization policies of outside nations aimed towards the secular government of Syria. Clearly, the Takfiri Islamist menace towards secular Syria based on the intrigues of the usual players is creating terrorist and sectarian alarm bells throughout parts of the Balkans.

Recently a Takfiri Islamist killed a police officer in Zvornik on April 27, 2015. This reality, and security sweeps in Republika Srpska and in Albanian Muslim dominated Kosovo, is highlighting the terrorist and sectarian ripples emanating from Syria because of the intrigues of outside nations. Sadly, this reality is based on the intrigues of international jihadist networks, several NATO powers and major Gulf nations like Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Obviously, for the people of Bosnia – irrespective if Catholic, Muslim or Orthodox Christian – the hands of outside nations aimed at overthrowing the government of Syria also draws major parallels to nations involved in the Bosnian crisis that erupted in the 1990s.

Returning to the crisis in Macedonia the BBC reports: “Last month, about 40 ethnic Albanians from Kosovo briefly took over a Macedonian police station in the village of Gosince near the border, demanding the creation of an Albanian state in Macedonia.”

Currently in Macedonia it appears that Albanian nationalism is the main component but Takfiri Islamist forces will be waiting for vacuums to emerge. Therefore, the recent violence in Macedonia needs to be dealt with immediately before sinister forces enter the equation to a much higher degree. Also, the Takfiri terrorist ratlines entering Syria based on the intrigues of Turkey must be eradicated and the same applies to keeping Gulf petrodollars out of the Balkans when based on religious militancy.



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