Crimes against Kosovo Serbs: Burning the Evidence
17.07.2012, “Serbian Roundup”
The news on war crimes against Serbs could be considered rare news in the Western media. On the burning of the remains of Serb miners in a Kosovo mine, killed in June of 1998, the basic Google search produced this one UPI article. Is it a lack of newsworthiness, a busy news week or something else that prevented news media from reporting on the fires that have most likely devoured the remains of 12, perhaps more, Serb miners, thrown by Albanians in the mine pits near Obilić, in the NATO-occupied Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija?
Not only that the so-called “international justice system” has been indifferent, even ill-disposed, to the suffering of Serbs in the wars of Yugoslav succession, conveniently positing them as the all-guilty side despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, but it has allowed even the most obvious and best documented cases of terrorism and war crimes against Serb civilians to be ignored, excused, tampered with, hidden in plain sight and the evidence most blatantly destroyed. To an informed Serb, it is needless to prove that the Western-imposed justice is but a justice of a mace and, as such, it should have no moral or historical bearing on the future and the consciousness of the Serbian nation. However, since a lot of Serbs, out of a specific ideological proclivity, a base material interest or mere ignorance, simply accept the imposed and unwarranted blame in the most masochistic of ways, the struggle to keep educating Serbdom and its friends on the truth of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s is ongoing and perhaps harder than ever.
In a continued effort to inform and educate, I am relaying here my translation of the text of the latest press release of the Serb National Council of North Kosovo and Metohija, the local organization of the North Kosovo Serbs, led by Milan Ivanović, on the subject of the burning of Serb remains in the mine pit. The publishing of the translated press release on the Serbian Roundup has been approved by the organization. The Serbian original is posted here.
Serb National Council of North Kosovo and Metohija
June 16, 2012
In the makeshift coal mine of the village of Žilivode near Obilić, fires have been burning for the third day in the pits in which the Albanian terrorists had thrown bodies of 12 Serb miners, kidnapped on June 22, 1998. Outside of these confirmed findings, it is believed that the Albanians had thrown 14 additional bodies of Kosovo Serbs in the mine pits.
To thwart the already started exhumation of remains of the ill-fated Serbs, local Albanians filled the pits with large amounts of gasoline-soaked rugs and burned them two days ago. The fire which engulfed both the coal and the bones of the kidnapped Serbs is burning for the third consecutive day. However, neither the Albanian authorities nor KFOR and EULEX moved to send emergency fire units to Žilivode, because the morbid cover-up of the crimes against Serbs did not bother them, to say the least.
Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, will most likely not be informed of the fact that Albanian terrorists are unimpeded in killing the 12 Serbs for the second time ahead of his visits to Belgrade and Priština, since he expressed his ”concern” only over ”the security situation in the North of Kosovo” and praised the efforts of KFOR and EULEX aimed to ”calm the situation,” not even mentioning the unprovoked armed attacks of KFOR against the barehanded Serb civilians.
In accord with the famous saying: ”After me – the deluge,” there has not been even a formal reaction by the technical cabinet of [Serbia’s] Democratic Party and its Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija on the repeated killing of the 12 Serbs in Obilić, which is, mildly put, a moral crime of the outgoing government.
Dr Milan Ivanović
President of the Serb National Council of North Kosovo and Metohija
And while the evidently orchestrated events the Western media called “the Račak massacre” served as a pretext for NATO to bomb Serbia in 1999, this crime, committed by the local Albanian terrorists six months prior to the Račak hoax, has never been punished and, as things stand, no Albanian will ever be held accountable for it, since NATO and EU occupiers of Kosovo gave their Albanian proteges a free hand in destroying the evidence.