September 02nd 2008 02:56:07 AM
U.S.-Sponsored Kosovo Muslims Blocking Medical Supplies to Christians for Sixth Time since “Independence”Posted by Julia Gorin
Trucks carrying medical supplies to Serbs in central Kosovo have been blocked for the past 15 days.
The trucks were stopped in customs in southern Kosovska Mitrovica, despite an agreement in principle made during a previous such crisis to enable humanitarian deliveries of medicines to the Serb health institutions.
Director of the Gračanica health center Radmila Trajković said the minister of health in the government in Priština is aware of the procedure agreed upon with the World Health Organization, WHO.
This procedure specifies that each delivery of medical supplies to the Serb enclaves in the province must be released within 48 hours, therefore, the minister is ignoring his obligations, she said.
No UNMIK or Priština-based government officials would today comment on the latest developments.
The situation in the pharmacies in central Kosovo is becoming alarming, with extremely low supplies, while Trajković has appealed on “tolerance and reason, professional and medical ethics and solidarity” from the Priština institutions.
This is the sixth time that deliveries of medical supplies to the Serb areas have been blocked since the Kosovo Albanians unilaterally declared independence in February.
O the outcries when Israel blocks an ambulance containing terrorists or smuggled weapons. But when the terrorists block actual medical supplies, no one lifts an eyebrow. Isn’t this against the Geneva Conventions? Blocking medicine is one of many ploys being used to coerce Kosovo’s last Serbs to submit to Muslim-Albanian rule. The American Way indeed.
This is all part of the “Believe what you hear, not what you see” pattern that dominates the Balkans. Everyone’s attention was riveted by the fabricated claims of human rights abuses and ethnic cleansing, so fake oppression never goes unnoticed. But the real ethnic cleansing and human rights abuses happening before our very eyes, this no one notices. Maybe one day, long after it’s too late, the world will notice that Albanians, like Arabs, don’t leave the places where they’re being “oppressed.” Whereas Serbs, like Jews, have had to leave to save their lives and livelihoods.