Last Wednesday Arid Uka, an ethnic Albanian whose parents emigrated from Kosovo to Germany forty years ago, opened fire on a bus at Frankfurt Airport, killing two American soldiers and wounding two others. If Mr. Uka’s gun hadn’t jammed, the death toll would probably have been significantly higher.
The media did everything they could to camouflage the ethnicity of the shooter and paper over his connections to radical Islam. Unfortunately for them, Mr. Uka’s relatives in Kosovo and Germany did not cooperate with the “narrative”, and provided details of the assassin’s devout feelings about Islam and his recent radicalization.
By Friday the news of Arid Uka’s confession had been leaked to the press, including his statement that he had planned to kill American soldiers for the sake of his Islamic convictions. The only fallback position left to the media and Western governments was that the attack was the work of an isolated zealot, with no connection to terrorist networks or organized jihad. That’s pretty thin gruel, but it’s all they have left.
If Arid Uka had been paying attention and following the narrative, he would have been grateful to the United States government and NATO. Under two successive Presidents, Serbia was bombed into submission and then forcibly deprived of the province of Kosovo. Contrary to the American government’s earlier promises, and in violation of international treaties, it promoted Kosovo as a sovereign state and recognized its “independence”.
So why would a German-born Albanian with ancestors from Kosovo have declared violent jihad against American soldiers? If he had followed the narrative, he would surely have known that the American military was the best friend Kosovo ever had.
Now let’s take a look at what happened to the Serbs.
When Yugoslavia collapsed in 1991, the United States and NATO, especially Germany, sided against ethnic Serbs in every conflict that followed. The “international community” stood by and did nothing while thousands upon thousands of Serbs were ethnically cleansed from Krajina in Croatia.
When a three-cornered civil war broke out in Bosnia, the Western powers demonized the Bosnian Serbs and made the “Bosniaks” — the Muslims of Bosnia — their special favorites, accepting at face value all Muslim claims of “genocide” and sweeping under the rug any evidence of the atrocities committed by Muslims against Serbs. Suspects brought before the war crimes tribunal in the Hague were mostly Bosnian Serbs.
Then a few years later came the American bombing of Serbia as a response to the latter’s actions in Kosovo. The later outcry over the “illegal” war in Iraq was deeply ironic, considering that the United States had had no UN backing for the operation in Serbia, which was mounted against a sovereign state whose actions, however one might view them, were conducted entirely within its internationally recognized borders. With the same justification the USA could have bombed China over its actions in Tibet, or Britain over Northern Ireland. Instead it picked the Serbs as an easy target in order to throw a low-cost bone to the Saudis.
Over the last twenty years America has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is the best friend the Muslims in the Balkans have ever had, at least since the Turks departed. We have done grievous and deadly harm, mostly to the Serbs, in order to achieve that dubious distinction. By all rights, our soldiers should be subjected to repeated terrorist attacks carried out by angry Serbs.
But it doesn’t work that way. No Serbs have become international terrorists to revenge themselves on Americans or Germans. That job is left to our friends the Muslims, and in this case a Muslim whose parents hail from what is now the organ-smuggling, child-pimping, heroin-trafficking independent state of Kosovo.
Writing in Chronicles, Dr. Srdja “Banned from Canada” Trifkovic has some choice words to say about this week’s events in Frankfurt:
Blowback: “Kosovars” Strike Again
by Srdja Trifkovic
The jihadist murder of two American servicemen by a “Kosovar”-Albanian Muslim at Frankfurt Airport on March 2 combines the fruits of the United States’ criminally misguided Balkan policy over the past two decades and of Europe’s suicidal immigration policy since the 1960’s. While it is probably too late to have either of them reversed, hope springs eternal: the deaths of two young Americans should remind us of where we stand with “Kosovars” in particular and Jihadist infiltrators into the Western world in general.
Kosovo’s Albanians we know from the news fall into two categories. One group consists of “Kosova’s” pro-Western, secular, democratic leaders with whom Hillary Clinton feels “honored to be friends and partners.” They are also, as the Western powers have known all along, mass murderers and organ harvesters, starting with “Prime Minister” Hashim Thaci. They are Europe’s leading drug smugglers, arms and people traffickers. They are among the world’s richest Mafia bosses — er, “controversial tycoons” — like “President” Behgjet Pacolli. They run the most lawless, violent, depraved entity in today’s Europe.
Another group of media-visible Kosovo Albanians are Islamic terrorists like Arid Uka who was shouting Allahu Akbar! and Jihad, Jihad! as he opened fire in Frankfurt. This was an act of Islamic terrorism, of course, but the German authorities tried to pretend, at first, that this episode of Sudden Jihad Syndrome had nothing to do with terrorism.
Frankfurt Airport was the scene of yet another instance of what I’ve described as the Kosovo Blowback. In May 2007 four Albanian Muslims from Kosovo, plus a Turk and a Jordanian, were arrested for conspiring to attack Fort Dix and “to kill as many soldiers as possible” (U.S. Attorney’s Office). The mainstream media were reluctant to name them as Albanians but referred to them as immigrants from the former Yugoslavia.
It is to be expected that, in the same spirit, Frankfurt will be spun by the mainstream media and Thaci’s friends and enablers — such as Mrs. Clinton — as follows:
- Lone gunman, perhaps deranged, or traumatized by “Serbian crimes against his people.”
- Kosovo Albanians are shocked, express grief and horror, eternal love for America.
- CAIR & Co. condemn the attack, warn against Islamophobia and hasty conclusions.
- This isolated incident does not reflect in any way on the nature of the “Kosovar” society.
- Even less does it justify questioning Kosovo’s “right to independence,” which is absolute.
We have been assured by successive U.S. administrations that Kosovo’s Albanians are largely secular. Thaci’s enablers insist that even when they desecrate and destroy Christian churches, they do it for reasons of “revenge” against the Serbs rather than Islam. When these Albanian “secularists” reveal themselves as Islamic terrorists, the episode is dismissed as untypical…
Read the rest in Chronicles.
I’d like to think that this week’s incident will make more Americans aware of our deadly errors in the Balkans, but such an outcome is highly improbable.
For that to happen, on the liberal side, St. Bill “Feel Your Pain” Clinton would have to be de-canonized.
Then conservatives would have to take a deep breath and acknowledge that the foreign policy of George W. Bush was seriously flawed and vehemently pro-Islamic.
Neither of these things is likely to happen. We all need to be prepared for America’s disastrous policy in the Balkans to continue along the road to perdition.
Even worse, we must prepare ourselves for the possibility that America will side with the Muslims in the inevitable conflict to come, when indigenous Europeans finally decide to reverse the Islamization of their countries.
I hope I’m wrong about all this, but if present trends continue, this is the only outcome we can expect.