Ironically enough, it’s the Israeli unit of Saatchi & Saatchi advertising that is behind the new commercial campaign for Kosovo, falsely portraying the place as a country, and Albanians as “European” when every European can tell you that Albanian crime is the scourge of Europe.

In interviews for the shoot, the Israeli director repeatedly refers to Kosovo as a country, citing “independence” as having occurred a year-and-a-half ago. Someone should tell him that only 63 countries out of 192 have recognized the narco-jihadist thruway as a country. Someone should also tell him that Israel is not one of those countries. And that there’s a good reason Israel hasn’t recognized Kosovo, given — if nothing else — the implications of such an abomination for Israel’s West Bank and Galilee.

But see the love in the eyes of the Israeli production crew as it shoots throughout the mosque-dotted landscape of pissed-on, burned-out, trash-strewn, defaced churches.

Oh how the Saudis, who along with the UAE finance most of the new mosques, must be enjoying the richness of the Israelis’ promotion of their own demise and the caliphate’s newest acquisition. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia — unsure if it wanted to jump aboard the bandwagon for an American-made Muslim state — was only #58 in recognizing “Kosova.” More eager Muslim nations included the UAE, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Albania, Senegal, Gambia and Sierra Leone, but Bahrain and Jordan quickly followed after Saudi Arabia.

Any honest advertising campaign would be remiss in not showcasing the above-mentioned desecrated churches, and so for the next promo Saatchi & Saatchi should be sure to include the following:

“His Grace Bishop of Raska-Prizren Artemije visited on Tuesday, October 13 the church in Samodreža. The Albanians have turned the interior of the church into a landfill and public toilet, the floor covered under garbage and feces.”

But don’t be surprised to see a slowdown in church-destruction once Albanians realize that medieval monasteries bring in tourist money; in fact, the Serbian churches and monasteries are already being re-labeled as “Kosovar” heritage.

Here is another shot that the image-makers won’t want to miss: Serbs trying to hurry up and repair their loved ones’ gravesites before they get smashed in the head with a rock (Oct. 29):

In the framework of cleaning up the Orthodox cemeteries in Kosovo-Metohija, which was launched by the Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija, the big weed has been removed from the cemetery in the village of Mušutište, Suva Reka Municipality, today.

The cleaning team involved members of civil protection, fire brigade, Ministry for Kosovo and Metohija, (Serbian) municipality Suva Reka and the internally displaced persons, descendants of the buried persons at the cemetery in Mušutište. Escorted by the strong police force, they started working at the cemetery around 10 a.m. The medical team were also present in case of injury.

The cemetery in the village of Mušutište, the destination of nearly 50 Serbian families willing to return to Kosovo-Metohija, is greatly damaged. Only some 40 tombstones are left undamaged out of the total number of 250, while the rest of them are completely destroyed, taken away or irreparably damaged.

The cemetery cleaning today was only the first step aimed at careful arrangement of the graveyard, planned to take place in several phases, in cooperation with the descendents of those buried there.

Strong police force were engaged due to risk assessments regarding the presence of Serbs in the cemetery, and possible reaction of the local Albanian population. Unfortunately, the police assessment proved correct, since one of the vehicles was stoned and damaged. A large number of Albanians gathered in the vicinity of the cemetery, and there were also some with hunting rifles. Still, beside[s] the stoning of the police car, no other unrest ensued. The police acted in professional way, and as a result everyone involved in the cleaning safely left the cemetery in Mušutište after the planned work was done.

Visiting the destroyed churches of Kosovo (Nov. 2)

On 29 October 2009, the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, on a visit to Kosovo and Metochia at the invitation of Bishop Artemije of Raska-Prizren, visited the town of Jacovica where the Church of the Holy Trinity was destroyed in 1999 and burnt to the ground on 17 March 2004. This church shared the destiny of other thirty-four Orthodox churches in Kosovo and Metochia defiled in one day. The church site is occupied by a part at present.

The hierarchs visited the Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God under restoration. After seeing a construction site, Archbishop Hilarion talked with four Serbian women. They are Orthodox Christians, the last innates of the once Serbian town, who live on the church adjacent territory being protected by a policeman. The town is out of bounds for them.

On October 30, Archbishop Hilarion and Bishop Artemije visited the ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity in the village of Petric built in 1990s by the Serbs who once worked in Russia. All church utensils were made in the workshops of the Moscow Patriarchate. The church was defiled in 1999 and destroyed completely in 2004.

Archbishop Hilarion, Bishop Artemije, and those who accompanied them sang a troparion for the Pentecost and prayed for the rest of the souls of all innocent Orthodox Christians who suffered in Kosovo and Metochia.

And here’s an oldie but goodie. It’s what happens when primates and technology collide: