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NATO's Balkin Terrorists
08 Aug 2002
If you were an effective terrorist, wouldn't you wear a nice uniform?
If you were an effective terrorist, wouldn't you wear a nice uniform?

by Jared Israel with research by Rick Rozoff, George Thompson and Max Sinclair. [Written 11 June 2001 * SOME REVISION AUGUST 2002]

[Note: The following article, published a year ago, sheds light on what is happening to Macedonia and therefore on the nature of the
US/Euro Empire.]

PICTURE: As posted on Emperor's Clothes, the article begins with a picture entitled, 'FAMILY'. We see five men, smiling, facing us in a semi-circle, hands clasped together, all-for-one-and-one-for-all style.

Proceeding counter-clockwise from the left, we see:

* Hacim Thaci, KLA terrorist leader;

* Bernard Kouchner, former head of all UN operations in Kosovo;

* Gen. Michael Jackson, former Kosovo NATO Commander;

* Agim Ceku, notorious war criminal and leader of the UN's Kosovo Protection Corps;

* and Wesley Clark, who led NATO's attack on Yugoslavia. Clark is now one of the directors of the National Endowment for Democracy along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Richard Holbrooke...


* JUNE 2001 *

Kosovo Albanian terrorists are now directly threatening Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.

The Western media pictures these people as local Albanians rebelling due to unbearable Macedonian oppression. Yet some of the rebels are known to be mujahideen terrorists from around the world and many of the rest are members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, fresh from training camps in Northern Albania. (1)

An article in the Sunday London 'Times' notes:

"Intelligence agents have pinpointed 16 illegal border crossings *from Kosovo* used by the NLA..."
- My emphasis. Sunday London 'Times,' 10 June 2001

If these people are *Albanians from Macedonia*, why are they entering Macedonia from Kosovo?

The London Times article, headlined "Macedonia on Brink of War," provides strong evidence that, despite the media-created image of indigenous rebels, the people attacking Macedonia are Kosovo terrorists commanded by NATO. .

The 'Times' article can be read at


The 'Times' reports that:

"Hundreds of KPC [Kosovo Protection Corps] reservists were called up by their Albanian commander, Agim Ceku, in March. They subsequently disappeared to former KLA training camps in Albania and are now re-emerging in Macedonia."

The Kosovo Protection Corps (KPC) was created out of the Kosovo Liberation Army by UNMIK, the United Nations administration in Kosovo.

UNMIK simply gave the KLA terrorists new uniforms, new equipment, a new name, official UN status, a nice paycheck and a familiar racist-murderer for a leader.

Lest you think I exaggerate, the following quote is from the 21 September 1999 press briefing by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's office:


"In a ceremony last night at the Kosovo Force (KFOR) headquarters in Pristina, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General [i.e., of Kofi Anan] for Kosovo, Bernard Kouchner, signed a regulation establishing the Kosovo Protection Corps as a civilian emergency service agency.

"Kouchner appointed General Agim Ceku, former Chief of Staff of the Kosovo Liberation Army, as Commander of the Kosovo Protection Corps, in order to assist the transitional arrangements. A transition period
of at least 60 days will be required to establish the Corps. "
- From "Daily Press Briefing Of Office Of Spokesman For
Secretary-General" 21/9/99 (1a)

[END EXCERPT FROM Press Briefing]

Mr. Ceku was made military chief of the KLA by the US in the spring of 1999. The Pentagon knew Mr. Ceku from as far back as the summer of 1995 when he was artillery chief during Operation Storm. At that time, the Croatian Army, led by US advisers, drove 250,000 Serbian farmers from their ancestral land in the Krajina region of Yugoslavia. These people lost virtually everything they owned. Many were brutally murdered. (1b)

Now jump ahead to September 1999. This was the height of a second massive "ethnic cleansing" - this time the KLA was driving Serbs, "Gypsies," Slavic Muslims, Jews and others from Kosovo. And so Agim Ceku, veteran of Krajina in 1995 and Kosovo in the summer of 1999 - the two worst racist military assaults in Europe since World War II - became head of the Kosovo Protection Corps.

He was appointed by Bernard Kouchner who was "Special Representative of the Secretary-General," but one assumes Kouchner and Secretary-General Annan consulted with officials in Washington [For more on US domination of UNMIK, see footnote 1C]

The day after Ceku was picked, some Serbs protested. According to Kofi Annan's daily press briefing:

"Mr. Kouchner reiterated his missionís goal of trying to build a multi-ethnic Kosovo. But, this does not come overnight, he said. 'It will come if we give enough time to build confidence. We are ready.'"
-- From "Daily Press Briefing Of Office Of Spokesman For
Secretary-General" 22/9/99 (1a)

Six months later, the London Observer reported how the KPC was doing strengthening multi-ethnic Kosovo:

[START EXCERPT FROM London Observer]

"Murder, torture and extortion: these are the extraordinary charges made against the UN's own Kosovo Protection Corps in a confidential United Nations report written for Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

"The KPC stands accused in the document, drawn up on 29 February, of 'criminal activities - killings, ill-treatment/torture, illegal policing, abuse of authority, intimidation, breaches of political neutrality and hate-speech'.

"The 5,000-strong corps, funded by UN members including Britain, has a £30 million aid budget for Kosovo. It was set up to provide 'disaster response services'; instead, says the UN, it has been murdering and torturing people. "
-- London Observer, March 12, 2000)

[END EXCERPT FROM London Observer]

Secretary-General Kofi Annan didn't deny the existence of the UN report. He didn't deny the content. He didn't recall Mr. Kouchner. He didn't order hearings. He simply continued as if nothing were amiss. This refusal to acknowledge glaring evidence of crime is a signature trait of the New World Order.

Doesn't Kofi Annan's behavior suggest that the charges are true? Doesn't it suggest that Mr. Annan considers it acceptable for the UN to sponsor terrorists?

Now, the London Times tells us, Mr. Ceku has "called up" the "KPC reservists" to invade Macedonia.

This terrorist assault, carried out *by a UN organization*, tears up the UN Charter which supposedly commits the UN to "the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace" (1d)

Indeed, UN Security Council Resolution 1244, by which the UN and NATO justify their occupation of Kosovo, explicitly requires the UN to protect the sovereignty of Macedonia:

[START EXCERPT FROM UN Security Council Resolution 1244]

* "The KLA and other armed Kosovo Albanian groups [must] end immediately all offensive actions and comply with the requirements for demilitarization...

* "[The United Nations Security Council] condemns all terrorist acts by any party [and reaffirms] the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other States of the region, as set out in the Helsinki Final Act...

* "[The UN and the security forces operating under its jurisdiction in Kosovo will see to the] demilitarizing the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and other armed Kosovo Albanian groups."

[END EXCERPT FROM UN Security Council Resolution 1244]


The London 'Times' article reports that:

"Embarrassingly for the alliance, they [the terrorists attacking Macedonia] are making use of maps issued by Nato for the Kosovo Protection Corps."

Isn't it charming how the 'Times' employs the term, 'embarrassingly,' as if NATO had committed some breech of etiquette? The idea is that NATO never expected the KPC to use those maps to invade Macedonia.

There's a problem here. Macedonia is a sovereign state. The Kosovo Protection Corps is supposed to deal with natural disasters *in Kosovo*. It has no valid reason to set foot on Macedonian soil.

So why did NATO give the KPC maps of Macedonia unless to help them invade? Which suggests that NATO was embarrassed not because the KPC used the maps but because they got caught.


The article states that after being "called up," the KPC members "subsequently disappeared to former KLA training camps" in Northern Albania. Being trained to attack Macedonia violates UN Resolution 1244 which requires the UN to protect the:

"...sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia *and the other States of the region...*" (Security Council Resolution 1244)

Why wasn't NATO dispatched to destroy the training camps and arrest hundreds of KPC criminals and their trainers?

NATO commanders could have located the camps easily enough. They only had to ask the NATO officers who trained the KLA at those camps:


"The news report out of Krume, in northern Albania
says...[negotiations] for a long-term training deal are going on with the one-time U.S. military officers who operate reportedly with semi-official Pentagon approval. The mercenary company is identified as Military and Professional Resources International. The article also asserts a British special forces SAS unit is using two camps near Tirana, the Albanian capital, and another on the Kosovar border to teach KLA officers how to conduct intelligence-gathering operations on Serbian positions.

According to the Telegraph. the KLA and SAS -- within Kosovo and from reconnaissance missions staged from Albania -- are using satellite and cellular telephones to provide NATO with details on Serbian targets" ('UPI' April 18, 1999)


The above article is from April 1999. The next is from March 2001:


"*Embarrassingly* for Kfor, it emerged that two of the Kosovo-based commanders leading the Albanian push were trained by former British SAS and Parachute Regiment officers in the days when Nato was more comfortable with the fledgling Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA)."

"A former member of a European special forces unit who accompanied the KLA during the Kosovo conflict said that a commander with the nom de guerre of Bilal was organizing the flow of arms and men into Macedonia, and that the veteran KLA commander Adem Bajrami was helping to co-ordinate the assault on Tetovo. Both were taught by British soldiers in the secretive training camps that operated above Bajram Curri in northern Albania during 1998 and 1999." (My emphasis, 'Sunday Times' (London), March 18, 2001) - My emphasis, Sunday Times (London), March 18, 2001


So some of the folks leading the attack on Macedonia were trained by the British in those same Northern Albanian camps. Did you notice that they used that word, "embarrassingly," again?

And NATO is *still* training the KLA:

"[In the late fall of 2000] Western special forces were still training the guerrillas, as a result of decisions taken before the change of government in Yugoslavia." (BBC, 29 January 2001)

If sponsoring terrorists is so embarrassing, why doesn't NATO stop?


As you will recall, the 'Times' reported that:

"Intelligence agents have pinpointed 16 illegal border crossings from Kosovo used by the NLA..."

Why doesn't NATO do its duty under Resolution 1244 and arrest the terrorists when they try to cross into Macedonia? According to the U.S. Army's description of the rules of war:

[START EXCERPT ON 'The Law of Land Warfare']

"A military commander is responsible not only for criminal acts committed in pursuance of his orders, but is 'also responsible if he has actual knowledge, or should have knowledge....that troops or other persons subject to his control are about to commit or have committed a war crime and he fails to take the necessary and reasonable steps to insure compliance with the law of war to punish violations thereof.'"
- - From 'Nuremberg and Vietnam: An American Tragedy,' by Telford Taylor, US Chief Counsel at Nuremberg, page 58, © The New York Times Company, 1970. Taylor is citing US Army FM 27-10, 'The Law of Land Warfare,' (1956) page 178.)

[END EXCERPT ON 'The Law of Land Warfare']

Unfortunately, the notion of NATO stopping the KPC terrorists from entering Macedonia is a bit unrealistic since NATO has been and still is training the KLA and since Kofi Annan's "special representative" gave the terrorists UN status.

To paraphrase Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, and now a big shot at the National Endowment for Democracy, "What's the point of having this great terrorist army if we're just going to arrest them?"




1a) For the "Daily Press Briefing Of Office Of Spokesman For Secretary-General" on 21 September 1999, go to

For 22 September briefing, go to

1b) See 'The Invasion of Serbian Krajina,' by Greg Elich at

1c) THEIR MASTER'S VOICE: The extent of US domination of the UN in Kosovo is indicated by the following incident. On June 28th 2001, President Bush, embarrassed by revelations that terrorists from Kosovo were attacking Macedonia, loudly banned a few Kosovo Albanians - including members of the KPC - from travel to the United States. Thus we had the bizarre spectacle of the US publicly scolding the very terrorists the US and Western Europe were sponsoring. This deserves a whole article in itself. In any case, Kofi Annan's office stated the following at its at its July 7th press briefing:


"The United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo (UNMIK) and the Kosovo Force (KFOR) announced today that it [sic!] had suspended five Kosovo Protection Corps members.

"The suspension comes after United States President George W. Bush issued an executive order on 27 June which listed persons who threaten stabilization efforts in the western Balkans."


1d) For anti-aggression quote from UN Charter, go to

1e) See "How NATO and the UN Sponsor Terrorists in Kosovo,"
by Jared Israel and Rick Rozoff at



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