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How is it possible for the author to ignore the fact that the Kosovar Albanians are the most pro-American group in the Balkans, and most likely in Europe! Does the author know that the American forces were welcomed with American flags throughout Kosova, does she know that after 9/11 the Kosovar Albanian members of the Kosova Protection Force lined up voluntarily to donate blod for the victims of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon? Does she know that many of these soldiers/policemen were former members of the KLA. How does she reconcile that with her article(s)?
Ms. Gorin claims that the Albanians are still burning Serb houses and killing Serbs. I would never justify my countrymen for what they did last March. However keep in mind that the Serbs had been doing that to the Albanians from 1912 to 1999. Hate and anger while never forgivable are understandable in this case. Nonetheless it was the Albanian led government of Kosova that immediately condemned these actions and appropriated funds for the repair and rebuilding of Serbian houses and institutions.p>I could go on further but your time is precious and I don’t want to waste it. I’d appreciate if you passed these points across to Ms. Gorin and required of her to write the truth in the future. We are not perfect as a people, nobody is, but we do not like being demonized by people who I am guessing have never even been in our part of the world. br> — Llukan Tako br> Illinois /p> p> I appreciate your concern with questions outside of the Middle East crisis, but Gorin’s article can give the reader wrong impressions about Albanians. Some facts might help you. Albanians in Kosovo are not all Muslims, there are also Orthodox Christians as well as Catholics. Serbia under Milosevic was not exactly a democracy: there was a huge protest in Belgrade to unseat him, remember? The March “rioting” was not ethnic cleansing or genocide. The history of the last 100 years shows in fact that the exact opposite is the case. Let’s not fool the American public outright…Yugoslavia was no democratic heaven, nor a ethnically tolerant state (at least not under Milosevic). Serbian massacres are well-documented, whether in Kosovo or Bosnia. I understand Gorin’s piece is commentary, but the distortion of the truth is just plainly appalling. br> — Penar Musaraj br> Peterborough, Canada br> /p>
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