Brewing Trouble in Kosovo
...offered by Dn. fdj, a sinner at 7:48 AM [+]
As much as I support Serbia, I worry about the trouble brewing there.
An elderly Serb wearing a traditional cap applauds in the churchyard of St. Tzar Lazar Orthodox church, in Krusevac, Serbia, Saturday, May 5, 2007, as veterans gathered to form a paramilitary unit. Serb war veterans from the Balkan wars gathered in the central town of Krusevac, about 150 km (90 miles) southeast of Belgrade to form a paramilitary unit and pledged to fight for Kosovo if the breakaway province is granted independence as proposed in a Western-backed plan.
Here one of the veterans holds a relief of St. Lazar. I've mentioned before the mystery/paradox I see in the martyrdom of St. Lazar, in that he choose the Kingdom of Heaven instead of the Kingdom of Earth, fought anyway and lost. And again despite my sympathy for the Serbian cause here, I don't think a bunch of paramilitaries running down there is going to do anything but cause a great deal of grief. However, I also remember the cause of this strife: Islamic imperialism and colonialism...why the Kosovar serbs have failed to garner the sympathy usually granted to an occupied and colonized people is beyond me.
It's sad to see the US backing Kosovo independence...not to mention Mr. Clinton 's bombing of Serbia (under false pretenses of genocide and 300,000 dead Albanians - later found to be untrue...sound familiar?). In appreciation, a number of Albanian Muslims plotted to kill our troops at Ft. Dix. What a crazy world.
Some Kosovo history.
"Земаљско је за малена царство, а Небеско увијек и довијека!"
Holy St. Lazar, pray for us and for the people of Kosovo.
Holy Sts. Lazar and Militza, pray to God for those in Kosovo, indeed. It is a scary situation and one that is very volitile.