Clinton Calls Iraq Quagmire as UN Calls for Talks on Kosovo
Bill Clinton spoke out strongly against the Iraq War, siding with the terrorists and saying their “insurgency” will be difficult to beat. He gave this talk one week before Iraqis will vote on their new Constitution. President Clinton calls the terrorist murdurers in Iraq, insurgents, and says that historically it does not look like the US will prevail:
In an interview with the Ladies Home Journal due out next month, Clinton calls the Iraq war “a quagmire” and warns “it could go wrong.”
He reminded: “Since the end of World War II, the only major foreign power that succeeded in putting down an insurgency was the British putting down the Malay insurgency, but the British stayed 15 years.”
“So you can say for historical reasons, the odds are not great of our prevailing there,” he argued.
** President Clinton has his own history here! The Kosovo situation, a conflict the US jumped into during the Clinton years, today defines quagmire. **
UN RECOMMENDS TALKS ON KOSOVO TODAY,
Mr Annan said the talks should be launched despite several shortcomings in Kosovo’s UN-set standards of democracy, identified in Mr Eide’s report:
Economy: “Significant progress has been made” in creating economic structures. But the situation “remains bleak”, with high unemployment and widespread poverty
Rule of law:”The Kosovo police and judiciary are fragile institutions,” with police apparently unable to handle organised crime, corruption and interethnic crime
Multiethnic society: “The situation is grim” with cases of interethnic crimes and violence often going unreported.
Also today, Bill Clinton’s war in Kosovo continues to look bleak and the UN urged for talks to begin following years of unrest. It has been 5 years since the US and NATO moved into the region of Kosovo and the conflict continues to this day:
Following five years of United Nations control and billions of dollars of international aid, Kosovo is a lawless region “owned” by the Albanian mafia, characterized by continuing ethnic cleansing and subject to increasing infiltration by al Qaeda-linked Muslim jihadists.
The U.N.’s repeated failure to act on received intelligence has allowed illegal paramilitary groups to flourish and engage in terrorist attacks aimed at destabilizing regional governments in the Balkans.
The U.S. mission in Kosovo alone cost $5.2 billion between June 1999 and the end of 2001, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
The NATO bombings were also launched in response to reports of large-scale ethnic cleansing of Kosovar Albanians by the Serbs. But as soon as the bombing campaign ended, ferocious, retaliatory ethnic cleansing allegedly took place with Albanians, who are predominantly Muslim, targeting Christian Serbs. The violence was witnessed and documented by the U.N. and OSCE.
80,000 Serbs continue to live in Kosovo more than four years after Serbia’s forces withdrew under NATO bombardment in 1999.
Another 200,000 Serbs have fled the southern province since its became a UN protectorate at the end of the war, when guerrillas from Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian majority rose up to demand independence.
UN administrators are fond of accusing the Serbs of exaggerating the threat from their ethnic Albanian neighbours, but the Serbs’ fears were proven to be well-founded in March last year when anti-Serb riots broke out across the province.
NATO peacekeepers (KFOR) failed to stop the violence, which raged for three days and left 19 people dead, almost 4,000 homeless and hundreds of Serb houses and churches razed to the ground.