September 2011: Counter-Blockade Returns After NATO Breaks Word, NATO Sheds Blood

Belgrade uses all its leverage to half-surrender Kosovo Serbs to NATO. NATO renegs on the deal, the counter-blockade goes back up. NATO lashes out, six protesters shot, medical workers and ambulances fired upon.

After they first objected to the Serbia-KFOR agreement that sanctifies a NATO-enforced economic quarantine of the north of Kosovo, the representatives of the affected communities met Tuesday to decide on whether to dismantle their roadblocks as called for by Belgrade anyway. They left without reaching a unified position. Since then, however, most of the roadblocks have gone down. Only one of them remains.

Defending the agreement Serbian government negotiators admitted the deal was “not ideal”, which is putting it mildly, but insisted it was “the best [deal] possible under the circumstances”. That is very much true, the circumstances being the negotiations for the Serbian side were conducted by a government that has long been looking to surrender Kosovo, albeit careful to do it in a way that would not cause its immediate and dramatic downfall from power.

The aspect of the deal that the Serbian government has been flaunting as its biggest positive is that NATO promises not to use force to unilaterally change the circumstances on the ground. No one in their right mind can take NATO seriously on this point, however, when the situation in force now is precisely the outcome of one-sided NATO action, and when Belgrade just signed under it.

The communities in the north of Kosovo elect their municipal officials under Serbian law and election schedule. It would be very difficult for these municipalities to ignore positions of the government of Serbia, when what they are struggling for is to remain a part of the constitutional order of Republic of Serbia. The government in Belgrade is not loathe to take advantage of this predicament of theirs.

The Serbs in the north of Kosovo were told that should they not abide by the Serbia-KFOR agreement official Belgrade would hang them out to dry. That would indeed put them in a tough spot, but it is hard to see that the present arrangement where the marionette government in Belgrade will sign under capitulations in their name is any better.

Recall how the government of Serbia in August justified its agreement with the NATO ocupiers that was really a surrender, by pointing out it at least barred KFOR from using force to try change the circumstances on the ground again? As predicted it turns out this reassurance was groundless. The way the occupiers figured the deal only obliged them not to act unilaterally until September, for when a new round of talks was envisioned.

Seeing the pro-Imperial government in Belgrade has always capitulated before an onslaught of forces behind the NATO occupation, these have come to think of “talks” as using threats, deception or force to “create facts on the ground”, then having Belgrade sign under them.

It may have worked once again except that another predictable thing happened. September 16th, when KFOR moved to install the personnel of the US-sponsored Albanian government in Priština on the two crossings between occupied and unoccupied Serbia in the north of Kosovo, the imperiled Serb communities lost the last of their faith in Belgrade negotiators. Albeit the regime in place in Serbia would like nothing more but for Kosovo Serbs to stand down and accept the fate Washington has in mind for them, Belgrade’s one betrayal of them too many has deprived it of the means to influence their actions.

Without the Serbian government in position to sign under a capitulation on behalf of the Kosovo Serbs and bail out KFOR, the occupiers have found themselves in a difficult position. Everywhere in the north they are blocked in. Wherever they set up a control point to curtail the movement of the imperiled communities, and cut them off from unoccupied Serbia, they are in turn blockaded themselves. The locals have become expert at speedily constructing makeshift roadblocks, which they then man around the clock to prevent them from being dismantled and to monitor the occupiers from. As a consequence, the only new meaningful “fact on the ground” is that KFOR can move about freely only in the air.

Today KFOR lashed out. Early in the morning German soldiers moved against a barricade near the Jarinje crossing and took it over with the help of tear gas. They tied up several people on the scene and destroyed the barrier. As word spread hundreds of people gathered on site to protest. After noon the occupiers demanded of protesters to disperse. When they did not, KFOR struck again using stun grenades and live rifle ammunition. Six people were wounded by live fire. NATO troops on the scene, a mix of Americans and Germans, fired at medical workers and ambulance vehicles extricating the wounded. Attempts to film the aftermath of the carnage were met with warning shots.

Two weeks ago, when NATO redoubled its efforts to bring the Serbs of northern Kosovo under the control of its client government in Priština, it further imperiled their communities, but by creating distance between the pliant government in Belgrade and the resolute Serb communities it actually weakened its enterprise. Today NATO inflicted further grief on these people, but it did not do itself any favors.

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  • Blackledge

    I have long wondered when it will be that God’s Judgment will be brought against the United States and against the American people for the many decades of murder and mayhem wrought around the globe in their name, with their tax dollars and tacit support, by their so-called leaders.

    • Yuno

      It cannot be “God’s Judgment” that will be brought against the United States and against the American people for it in fact the Amerikan peoples judgement against themselves that will indict and destroy them. This process of guilt, self-judgement, and punishment is arrived at via a process beginning with ‘COMPLICITY’ in the crimes of the kabbalist hijackers of the once mighty Republic – then failure to correct said complicity via active REFUTATION of ownership of the guilt transferred by same kabbalist necromancers onto their intended sacrificial victims, for their own crimes against humanity,

      and then followed by a steady & fatal DENIAL of responsibility, in place of acceptance & recourse via resistance. At the time of writing Precession of simulacra – the new Tenochititlan – I was not yet attuned to the PROCESS by which kabbalist talmudism transfers ownership of it’s own crimes to its chosen victims, so it was hard to spell out the exactly nature of the…. spell… under which the west is now bound in insidious auto-destruction. But the vax debacle has laid it all out at last… clear as day.

      “Baudrillard was the first to identify the face of postmodern terrorism – not a be-scarfed Arabic looking man with a semi-automatic, but the cool, faceless mirrored terror of a western world committed to suicide by gift exchange” /\”’gift exchange being at last revealed as the “exchange” of one’s basic humanity for a transferred ‘experimental gene therapy’ -and soul death.

      “So how does it go now, now that Amerika has given up all the hard-won wisdom accumulated from it’s previous defeat in south-eastern Asia, and returned, once again to built an empire of sand in the Asia quagmire? Well as all those innocent civilians get wiped, there is a kind of reverb effect. Not only is it costing millions of dollars a day to kill those people and protect the opium crops, the fact that Amerika no longer has those millions of dollars to it’s credit to be spent anyway means that the nonexistent capital used to kill real people is going to come from somewhere else – that’s correct – from Amerikans themselves. Their intellectual capital, their moral capital, dwindled already so low as to elect a War President dedicated to maintaining Guantanamo Bay until such time as conditions are ripe to export it right into the “Homeland” is now the intravenous tube being used to prop up the unwinnable ‘unwar’ against ‘terror’ that has now been given a final push towards domestication and the ultimate false flag terror event that will signal the necessary conditions for martial law to begin”… continued the sketching out of a PROCESS which would take another decade or so to come to full fruition.

      “The faceless mask of terror all around them in the comforting form of the State is no longer being ‘hidden’ from view, but through direct implication via media injection, has subsumed the individual identities of Amerikans. It has made then not only seem complicit in the crimes that their soldiers and/or paid mercenaries commit in far off places, but to feel complicit, and to act out their guilt by agreeing to turn themselves into sacrificial victims of a forthcoming domestic holocaust.’\/’injection’ being a most interesting insertion of a term which I was yet to FULLY grasp the meaning of.

      Enuff clues were available all those long years back… to put together the rough outlines of the plot. But if one did not leave the theatre at that point … all that can be done now is watch the production helplessly, strapped into their seat in the manner of a ‘scape-goat’ chosen for the knife!

  • Blackledge


    IIRC you and I are alike in that we both left the western world for relative backwaters. As the events you described above, unfold, what will the effect on us be, if any?

    • Yuno

      Ahhh! You’re :out: – that explains quite a bit! Forgive me, I’ll have to retool my responses to accommodate that most unusual state of affairs. Happy news indeed – yet sadly enuff, more confirmation of my final opinion… that there be no one left to ‘counsel’ or ‘save’ among the stay-behinds.
      I’ve not yet had the opportunity for dialogue with a fellow ‘bricksmith’ abuilding the ‘post-western world’ to come – having found it most necessary and expedient to avoid the westerling abroad!

      • Blackledge

        I avoid them as well. Religiously.

  • SteveK9

    Why do the Serbs keep voting for Vucic?