by Gerald Flurry
December 24, 2007 From theTrumpet.com
What is happening in Kosovo reaches far beyond the Balkans. It is so shocking that the nations of this world would be paralyzed with fear if they truly understood! Shamefully, America is its chief architect.
Kosovo will declare its independence from Serbia any day now. Serbia, Russia and a handful of other states ardently oppose this decision, but that will not stop Kosovo from breaking away. This should make us wonder: How can such a minute little province act so boldly?
During a summit on December 14, the European Union announced it will send about 1,800 security personnel to Serbia, just in case violence breaks out when Kosovo declares its independence. The Portuguese prime minister and current head of the EU, Jose Socrates, said this about that decision: "This is the clearest signal that the European Union could possibly give that it intends to lead on the whole issue of Kosovo's future, its status and its role in the region" (emphasis mine throughout).
A few days prior to this announcement Wolfgang Ischinger, the German diplomat responsible for representing the EU in its policy toward Kosovo, gave the world a glimpse of his vision of what Kosovo’s independence might look like. "It will be a state entity," he said, "which will continue to be under broad international observation. The NATO troops will continue to be deployed there. A further international presence of the UN and, consequently, of EU, will be ensured." Even now the European Union is making plans to replace the UN in Kosovo.
Ultimately, this is the reason the tiny province of Kosovo can defy the powerful armies of Serbia and Russia: It has the backing of Europe.
It gets worse: The United States has been duped into supporting Germany and Europe as they back Kosovo's quest for independence. The Serbs fought on our side in two world wars, and Germany fought against us in both of those wars. Since 1991, that alliance has been reversed, and America has supported Germany and Europe as they have helped bring about the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
History shows that Serbia is no threat to Europe or America, but Germany has routinely been a dangerous threat to Europe and the world! And whether we realize it or not, it still is today—far more so than in the past. It has often been said that truth is the first casualty of war. That probably has never been more true than in the Yugoslav wars.
Germany Backs Albania
In 1991, Yugoslavia lost the states of Croatia and Slovenia because of Germany. When those republics broke away, Bonn was the first to recognize them and then support them with troops and armaments. America (and almost the whole world) strongly opposed Germany's undemocratic plans in the beginning. But the U.S. weakened and then even decided to support Germany in its war to control the Balkans! Europe and the United Nations meekly followed along.
Germany's approach to taking over Yugoslavia was anything but democratic. This was good old-fashioned German fascism, supported by America and Britain. After Croatia and Slovenia, the civil war spread into Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Serbs lost control of a large portion of this republic also. Still the Germans were not satisfied, and had already begun feeding other pro-independence movements throughout the region.
One beneficiary of German support was a guerrilla army of Albanians called the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)—though they were never freedom fighters. Many of the authorities likened them to the Mafia. Kosovo was comprised of 90 percent Albanians. These Kosovo Albanians, along with Albania and Germany, supported the guerrilla army against the Serbs.
Here is what the Albanian Telegraphic Agency wrote in 1997: "The German ambassador made evident the very good relations between the two countries [Albania and Germany] and voiced the will of his government to consolidate and promote further these relations. He highlighted the efficiency of various projects of the German assistance in Albania and stressed that they will be expanded in the coming months.
"Albanian Foreign Minister [Paskal] Milo stressed that Germany is one of the most important countries in the foreign policy of Albania" (Aug. 6, 1997). Germany has long had an intimate connection to Albania and the Serbian province of Kosovo.
Kosovo Albanians and even the KLA received direct support from Germany. There are 600,000 Albanians in Germany. In the late 1990s many of the KLA guerrillas left their families behind in Germany to fight against the Serbs in a civil war that the German-supported Albanians started. Is that German democracy, or German fascism?
Germany also gave financial support to the KLA. Here is what BBC wrote in 1998: "In addition to money sent home to relatives [in Germany], Kosovo's internationally unrecognized government-in-exile has been collecting a tax of 3 percent of earnings. Its prime minister, Bujar Bukoshi, who is based in Germany, has repeatedly denied that the money is used to buy arms—he says that it’s spent on running the health and education services" (Aug. 5, 1998). Does anybody believe that?
Kosovo's "internationally unrecognized government-in-exile" had a prime minister who was based in Germany and operated freely with the blessing (perhaps even the direction) of the German government! Germany recognized Kosovo’s government-in-exile when nobody else did. The KLA guerrillas didn't just happen. They were essentially raised up and directly supported by Germany—the powerhouse of Europe.
All of Germany's actions in this Yugoslav war have been blatant and brutal fascism. We can call it democratic if we choose to do so, but that doesn’t make it true. This is still the country that started World Wars I and II. And, in an unofficial way, it has already started World War III!
In 1999, it was German spin on what was happening in Serbia that encouraged NATO to attack the Serbs. The German defense minister, Rudolf Scharping, said in a March 1999 television interview on ZDF that "genocide is starting." His alarmist vocabulary caused many to think about genocide. It became common to hear that word being used in relation to Kosovo. People watched television and saw the streams of Albanian refugees. Then they totally blamed the Serbs. Most knew very little about Kosovo, yet spoke of "genocide"—the deliberate and systematic destruction of a race. Then came talk about "concentration camps." Genocide and concentration camps—words introduced by the German defense minister.
It is true that after a powerful NATO air attack, the Serbs responded violently to save what remained of their country. But there was little mentioned about refugees before the NATO attacks. In fact, NATO's initial purpose in the war was to protect the Kosovar people in their homeland. That purpose shamefully failed.
Why? Because that was not what Germany wanted!
Germany Pressured NATO
Stratfor issued this most alarming report in 1998: "Serbian Radio in Belgrade on September 22 broadcast a scathing commentary charging Germany with 'warmongering' and warning Europe against the alleged rebirth of German fascism" (Sept. 25, 1998). Call the Serbs what you like, but that is exactly what happened in Yugoslavia!
The report continued, “More pointedly, Serbian Radio cited Germany’s record in the two world wars, and charged that Germany harbors 'open ambition to become the master of Europe.' Questioning Europe’s silence on Germany’s behavior, commentator Milika Sundic said, 'It is difficult to comprehend and accept that Europe has become Germany’s slave.' Sundic went on to claim that 'Germany contributed the most to the breakdown of the former Yugoslavia,' and that 'Serbia has known for some time that Germany was behind the [KLA] terrorism in [Kosovo].'" Who can present any evidence to refute these powerful words?
Was the German-supported KLA a band of freedom fighters, or were they terrorists? The truth is, they were German-supported terrorists—used to achieve Germany's fascist goals.
"The fact is that Germany [was] one of the leading voices pushing for NATO intervention in Kosovo. In a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Portugal on September 24 , which resulted in a virtual ultimatum to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to cease the fighting in Kosovo or face NATO air strikes, only Germany‘s [then Defense Minister Volker] Rühe called for a firm deadline to be set for intervention. Rühe said, 'We must move quickly to an ultimatum in the next 10 days or less …. We must do something for the people on the ground and not just issue one more resolution after another'" (ibid.).
Germany's penchant for blitzkrieg warfare was beginning to surface!
"Germany is leading the campaign for a quick and, if necessary, military solution to the conflict in Kosovo," wrote Stratfor. Even in 1998, Stratfor saw that German ambition was driving the dissolution of the Balkans. Today Berlin's ambition to conquer Kosovo is about to come to its fullest fruition!
Once again that ambition is being manifested by proxy. Today Germany once again relies on America to support Kosovo's independence. But this time it has a newly empowered European conglomerate at its disposal, the European Union. The EU today is much stronger, more streamlined and more united than it was in 1999. It is the ideal vehicle for German ambition in the Balkans!
Expect German fascism to be resurrected in the Balkans under the auspices of the European Union!
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said this about the European Union in October 1995: "You have not anchored Germany to Europe; you have anchored Europe to a newly dominant, unified Germany. In the end, my friends, you'll find it will not work." She didn't see Germany as a democracy-loving country, but as "a newly dominant" country.
Mrs. Thatcher clearly said the European Union was not a democratic union. It is dominated by Germany. But it seems nobody wants to admit that the Germans have not repented of their fascist, Nazi past. Let the world beware!
Bernard Connolly, in The Rotten Heart of Europe, said the European Union was only a "cloak for German ambitions." Don’t you think America and Britain ought to at least consider such authoritative voices?
The Germans want to control Europe. To do so, they must gain control of the Balkans, where their fiercest enemy is the Serbs. For the most part, the Serbs have been silenced, and will be silenced further when Kosovo declares independence. Do you realize that 75 percent of the NATO military power in the 1999 Kosovo conflict was supplied by the U.S.? That means Germany actually pressured and directed NATO—especially the U.S.—to carry out its own fascist ambitions within Europe!
We are going to pay the supreme penalty for such a dangerously misguided foreign policy. America today continues in its tradition of supporting Germany and Europe’s efforts to conquer Kosovo! Germany had all of NATO fighting for its cause, and it seems nobody wants to even discuss how it all began.
Is it so hard to understand why the Serbs are enraged? Their country has been systematically destroyed—primarily by Germany. What country would not fight against such an outrage? Does any nation really see the Serbs’ point of view?
Since they were our allies in both world wars, we of all people should see their side of the story. On March 26, 1999, the New York Times wrote, "For the first time since the end of World War II, German fighter jets have gone to war, taking part in the attack on Yugoslavia as part of a NATO force and marking this country's definitive emancipation from post-war pacifism. … Still, the German participation in air raids on Yugoslavia is potentially explosive, for it will confirm every dark Serbian suspicion about the West. If there has been a single obsession in Serbian policy this century, it has been to prevent what Belgrade sees as German expansionism in the Balkans."
Germany and Europe already have troops stationed in Serbia, operating under the auspices of NATO and the UN. Now they are sending more forces into Serbia, just in case violence breaks out. Germany and Europe have their fingerprints all over the situation about to explode in Kosovo, yet the press and media today refuse to talk about what’s going on in the Balkans in this context!
The truth is, the United States and the mainstream press are pushing for increased German and European involvement in Kosovo. They continue to be duped into throwing their support behind Germany and the EU as they drive Kosovo toward independence.
In Ezekiel 23:12, God condemns Israel—primarily America and Britain—for doting on the Assyrians, or Germans. Verse 17 says the mind of Israel is "alienated" from the Chaldeans, or the German-led Holy Roman Empire. The recent history of the two world wars shows you this is indeed the case. God condemns Israel for making the Germans our lovers and not trusting Him. Unless we wake up, the Holy Roman Empire will betray us and fight against us! Then we shall know very deeply what God thinks about our "lovers"!
What has happened in former Yugoslavia over the past decade is a major sign of how close Germany is to achieving its worldwide ambition.
The history of Germany reveals where the events in Europe and the Balkans today are leading. More importantly, God's prophecies give us a preview of what is about to occur in Europe—and how it will affect the whole world. For more information, please read The Rising Beast—Germany's Conquest of the Balkans. •
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