In his piece yesterday ( “Looking for Scapegoat, World Again Turns to Jews” ), Victor Davis Hanson starts off with a few quotes:

Who alleged: “The Arabs who were involved in 9/11 cooperated with the Zionists, actually. It was a cooperation. They gave them the perfect excuse to denounce all Arabs.” A conspiracy nut? Actually, it was former Democratic U.S. Sen. James Abourezk of South Dakota…[W]ho claimed at a United Nations-sponsored conference that democratic Israel was “much worse” than the former apartheid South Africa, and that it “undermines the international community’s reaction to global warming”? A radical environmentalist wacko? Again, no. It was Clare Short, a member of the British parliament. She was a secretary for international development under Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Here at home, “neoconservative” has become synonymous with a supposed Jewish cabal of Washington insiders who hijacked U.S. policy to take us to war for Israel’s interest…Yet when the United States bombed European and Christian Serbia to help Balkan Muslims, few critics alleged that American Muslims had unduly swayed President Clinton.

It’s interesting that Hanson brings up the Balkan wars, for it was during the Kosovo intervention that Clare Short’s Jew-hatred took a detour through Serb-hatred. In British former NATO General Michael Jackson’s autobiography, which the UK Telegraph has been excerpting recently, Jackson quotes Short:

Clare Short, the Secretary of State for International Development, arrived in Skopje on Easter Sunday. She successfully bullied the Macedonians into allowing the refugees to leave no-man’s-land and to be dispersed into camps. Less helpfully, she tried to bully me, breathing fire about the need to “defeat Serb aggression”…

Like other Jew- and Serb-hating clones, Short was about as clear-sighted about the Balkans as she is about the Middle East.

In the Kosovo war, she’d said that the West must remain “steady” in its determination to defeat Serbia’s “fascist regime” — doing the usual inversion of the anti-fascist Serbs and their fascist enemies from WWII — Albanians, Bosnians and Croats.

Here’s a picture of it:

“This is an evil, monstrous regime…but this evil will be reversed”

“Please everyone think what is at stake here. This is fascism back in Europe. It is deliberate ethnic cleansing. It is trying to destroy a people because of their religion and ethnicity…This is a challenger for our generation. We must do what is right otherwise evil will triumph, Europe will have fascism back in it and all the instabilities that will lead to increasing conflict…Please be steady everyone.”

Ms Short said as many as 1.6 million of Kosovo’s population of 1.8 million were now believed to be either refugees outside Yugoslavia or hiding in the mountains of Kosovo…Ms Short said there were 250,000 refugees outside Kosovo before the Nato bombing campaign started, and 750,000 had joined them since…”A whole people have either been thrown out of their country or are hiding within it.”

Of course, if one weren’t blinded by one’s hatred of Serbs — just as if one weren’t blinded by one’s hatred of Jews — she might actually figure out what’s really going on in the world:

KLA Commander Remi (aka Rustem Mustafa) expells [sic] 220,000 Albanians from Kosovo (March, 2000)

Commander Remi began expelling Albanians from the Llap region once the international monitors pulled out. The sole intent of this strategy seems to have been to provoke a refugee crisis. Evidently, the KLA knew it could only rise to power through the maximum suffering of the very people it purported to be defending.

Chris Bird of the Guardian filed a story on Saturday March 20 which described how the KLA knocked on people’s doors in Srbica telling them they had to “leave immediately, at one in the morning” as the UCK spread land mines throughout the village. The villagers then had to walk miles through a wind swept snowy night.

The tide of KLA induced refugees grew until it reached 160,000 as described by Lirak Qelaj. Qelaj acted in part as an information officer for Commander Remi and one of his jobs was to film the plight of displaced Albanian civilians with a video camera. Qelaj “disclosed that it was KLA advice, rather than Serbian deportations, which led some of the hundreds of thousands of Albanians to leave Kosovo” as reported by Jonathan Steele of the Guardian on June 30th.

In one episode, around 160,000 displaced people were stranded near the village of Kolic on the east side of the Pristina-Podujevo road. Qelaj said the UCK “urged the people to go on to the main road and start walking to Pristina.”

Sometime in late April, in the north of the Llap region, the KLA urged another crowd hiding from the bombing and numbering almost 60,000 to leave for Macedonia and Albania according to Qelaj.

In Remi’s zone of operations alone, the KLA expelled 220,000 Albanians. This is keeping with the pattern Remi established prior to the bombing. Albanians were only worthy of decent treatment if they were actively supporting the KLA. Those who stood on the sidelines were to be used for propaganda purposes or worse.