Kosovo and Metohia: The Struggle will Get Fiercer
Strategic Culture Foundation (Russia) - September 1, 2007
By: Gen. Leonid IVASHOV
Despite its territorial locality, the Kosovo problem continues to be in the
focus of attention of international community, affecting the character of
interaction of the United States, Russia and Europe and threatening to
provoke a serious aggravation of the Russian-U.S. relations.
What is the most profound reason of this battle that promises the emergence
of new dividing lines in the European and global politics?
Had something of the kind happen somewhere in Africa, everyone would have
long forgotten all about it, whereas the Kosovo problem has come to the
fore, and keeps exciting the whole world. My explanation is that what is
being modelled in Kosovo and Metohia in the most critical form are the
models of the mankind's development, where the interests of different
civilisations clash and where strategies of the action of different power
centres are taking shape. The main players on the Kosovo field include the
international financial capital that is using the United States as its
high-power battering-ram, Europe that is now under the U.S. control, NATO as
a military arm of the U.S., as well as European capital and Russia that is
getting its feet on the ground, no longer willing to toe the Western line.
The clashes of the parties each with their own positions indicate the
disappearance of the illusionary end of the "cold war", thus refuting the
lies about the existence of the unipolar world. The departure of the Soviet
Union from the global political arena was trumpeted as a victory of the
West, and "Western values" were proclaimed as universal for all the nations,
states and civilisations. Understandably, there can be no diversity of
traditions, faiths, socio-economic development models and models of
interrelation between the state and society. Everything here is flatly
uniform and everyone obeys the power of money.
Serbs who retain their sense of national pride refused to live in this
generally faceless and spiritless ghetto. Quite like us, Russians, they are
unwilling to turn into bio-robots whose only dream is food and pleasure.
Quite like us, they wish to be human beings saving their souls and memories
of their history, speaking to God rather than mammon.
However, new lords of the world, oligarchs of the global empire of capital
are unwilling to see disobedient nations and states choose an independent
way of development, denying the Judaic-Protestant standards that are
actually nothing but surrogates of spiritual and moral values.
That is why the Greater Yugoslavia was thrown into war, broken down to
pieces and placed under the control of oligarchs. The leaders of Serbian
resistance movement were taken into custody by the illegal Hague tribunal.
Slobodan Milosevic was murdered, and genocide against Serbs started. It all
happened due to the fact that in the late 1990s Serbs became a symbol of
unbroken spirit and an example of the struggle waged by Slavs for the
preservation of their national identity.
A wide arsenal of techniques and means was used in the fight for the
subjugation of Serbs, including secret operations of special services, mass
brain-washing of Serbs, the creation and funding of the "fifth column",
building up of separatist sentiment, formation and arming of gangster
groups, the use of economic sanctions and political isolation, encouraging
drug trafficking, and finally, an overt military aggression. That was
followed by the adoption by the UN Security Council of Resolution 1244.
Paradoxically, it was voted for with an eye to achieve results that were the
total opposite of what had been intended. International peace-keepers and
the UM mission did their best to actually separate Kosovo and Metohia from
Serbia, tearing its spiritual heart out of the body of the Serbian people.
Everything seemed to be ready for the legal reinforcement of what had been
done, for the mortification of Serbs before the whole world and establishing
of a pro-American regime in Serbia, and of the Albanian Fascist rule in
Kosovo. But things did not work out that way. The political forces in
Serbia, (with the exception of the "fifth column" represented by Liberal
Democrats) enjoying the support of the nation rejected the capitulation.
They still continue their struggle. Russia has been adamant in its refusal
to resort to treason the like of that committed in its time by the then
Russian premier Viktor Chernomyrdin. Europe is currently making attempts -
feeble as they are - to identify something to substitute for the plan worked
out by Ahtisaari, who, according to mass media, has been bought by Americans
with the money of Albanian Mafiosi. Europe is on the lookout for a
compromise, and that was exactly how the German EU representative W.
Ischinger has described the idea of the division of Kosovo into an Albanian
and a Serbian zones.
The US attempts to take the Kosovo problem away from the UN Security
Council, handing its solution over to the international Contact Group, have
stumbled upon the firm position of the Russian Foreign Ministry that stated
that "the suspension of the activities over Kosovo at the UN Security
Council does not signify the removal of this subject from the framework of
activities of the United Nations. The final decision as to Kosovo status
should be made by the UN Security Council based on the agreements between
Serbs and Kosovo Albanians."
What this means is Serbs have won a temporary victory, and they continue to
fight. This fight is going to become more and more fierce each and every
day. Serbs should not disregard the fact that the arsenal of hostilities
they are facing will be extending from the political pressure all the way
down to the attempts to strangulate Serbia by economic sanctions, terrorist
attacks and armed provocations.
The United States and the financial oligarchic circles above it would hardly
agree to lose control over the Balkans. The pro-American enclave in Kosovo
provides for the concentration of U.S. armed forces in the region and the
development of its military base Bondsteel; acting hand in hand with the
U.S. military contingent in Bosnia, Hercegovina and Bulgaria this would
ensure them control of the transit of hydrocarbons, carrying out operations
in the southern and south-eastern directions and, when necessary, deploying
any type of weapons, including the elements of the U.S. anti-missile system
in Kosovo now under its control.
Indeed, such an ally of Washington as Agim Ceku is tied up to Americans by
the blood of hundreds of murdered Serbs, supplies of drugs and smuggling
weapons to Europe and elsewhere. Leaning on his assistance, the U.S. can
finally make true its idea of creating the "Great Albania" presenting Europe
with a never-healing wound and a criminal nursery for years to come.
Implementation of the project "Great Albania" would become a source of
chronic instability for Europeans similar to Iraq and Palestine in the
Middle East, Afghanistan and Cashmere in the Near East and South Asia, the
Caucasus and the Baltic states on the space formerly taken by the USSR.
The U.S. control over the Balkans would become for Russia an obstacle in
pursuing its policies of mustering the forces of the Slav civilisation,
facilitating the process of destruction of historical ties with Serbia and
other Moscow's allies. On top of that Americans and Britons would
aggressively play the card of "the civilisations clash", that is the
standoff among the Islamic, Orthodox Slavic and Western Christian worlds.
The setting up of a gangster state based on the Kosovo enclave meets the
interests of the world's oligarchate that is striving to consolidate the
power of money and criminal organisations globally.
Kosovo and Metohia are now the most important joint strong point in the
fight for a just world order; for the preservation of national statehood as
the basis of development of international relations and for the prospects of
people retaining their Russian, Serbian, German or French identities.
Who will win? No doubt the victory will be Serbian.
First, the winners in civilisation clashes are they whose historical roots
are deeper, whose culture is richer and whose spiritual foundations are
firmer. Americans, their masters and satellites have neither the former, nor
the latter two. Theirs is the mammonish, spiritless and perverted
civilisation that has no future. The wars in the Balkans, the Middle East
and Afghanistan have smoothly transformed into the battle for the spiritual
and moral values, which the opposite side is lacking.
Second, there exists an ethnic category of Chimera, described in great
detail by L.Gumilev. Worming into the body of another ethnos (or state) the
chimera begins destroying it as a worm or a virus killing the healthy body.
Kosovo Albanians Ceku, Taci, Pakkoli and their likes have already found
their way into the bodies of Europe and the United States, and their systems
that suffer from lack of energy required for the simple reproduction are
getting more and more sick.
Third, the time of the Western dominance in the world politics and economy
is getting near the end. Super-big dynamically developing Oriental countries
are overtaking the historical initiative in the development of mankind.
Russia is also turning its face on the East. The Russian society is more and
more consistently and consciously clearing itself of the
Yeltsinist-Chubaisit ideology of negation of the Russian tradition and
neglect of its history. And that means that Russia will stand firmer on the
side of Serbs and their just cause.
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General Leonid Ivashov is the vice-president of the Academy on geopolitical
affairs. He was the chief of the department for General affairs in the
Soviet Union's ministry of Defense, secretary of the Council of defense
ministers of the Community of independant states (CIS), chief of the
Military cooperation department at the Russian federation's Ministry of
defense and Joint chief of staff of the Russian armed forces.
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