Wouldn’t you think that even a dime of all that rock star money that pours into the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative might get to the three-year-olds who are having heart attacks and epileptic spells because of the lead-heavy areas his war displaced them to? Instead of helping where he has caused suffering, he looks far far away, toward Africa and even obesity, to look for causes to help. Meanwhile, he is killing hundreds of Roma children like Sara:

UN saved us from war…and left us to die of poisoning (See my note on this unfortunate title at bottom.)

By BRIAN FLYNN

LITTLE Sara Jahirovic is dying a slow, painful death.

Staring up with big, haunting brown eyes, Sara is a victim of broken promises by United Nations charity chiefs more than a decade after British troops helped free Kosovo.

Her desperate father - he has eight other children - explains that at the age of three she has already had three heart attacks and, as she now suffers daily fainting fits, this Christmas may well be her last.

Sara is just one of hundreds of forgotten children abandoned to suffer brain damage and await death in an international scandal exposed today by The Sun.

The youngsters are being poisoned by dust blowing into a stinking refugee camp from a mountain of toxic lead waste towering above them.

They were packed into the contaminated site by the UN ten years ago after British soldiers went in with our allies to rescue Kosovo from Serbian tyrant Slobodan Milosevic.

Their families, burned from their own homes by ethnic cleansing as the conflict ended, were assured it would be for just a few months until a safer place could be found.

But the UN High Commission For Refugees and sister agency UNMIK - the UN Mission in Kosovo - abandoned them behind the barbed wire of the filthy Osterode camp in Mitrovica when they pulled out two years ago and left the Kosovo government with the problem.

The World Health Organisation and humanitarian campaigners say only immediate evacuation and medical treatment will save the children.

Yet the UN and its agencies STILL refuse to act.

Last night British scientists and humanitarian campaigners called on Foreign Secretary David Miliband to intervene.

Leading toxicologist Professor Alastair Hay, a UK Government adviser, said: “I have never encountered a situation in all the years I have been looking at lead where the situation is so catastrophic as it is for these children.

“I think this is absolutely criminal. It is such a disgrace that these children are exposed.”

So far, at least 84 refugees have died in the camp - many of them children whose organs simply packed up.

Sara’s father Feruz, 38, wipes away a tear as he watches her play in the filthy, crumbling former army barracks and says he expects her to join them soon.

Feruz, his own skin tainted with a dull, grey film of the deadly dust, said: “We do not know how long Sara will be with us.

“She has had three heart attacks and she is only three. She has regular fainting fits and epileptic attacks, yet she is a lovely, happy child. The only grace is that she does not understand what is happening to her.

“If she gets too excited, she collapses with an attack. At night she is screaming and my wife and I take turns to be awake with her because at any second she could die. We are exhausted…The United Nations moved us here and told us it would be for a few months. We believed them and were grateful. Now they have gone but we are still here.”

When the World Health Organisation first tested the childrens’ blood for lead five years ago, the readings for 90 per cent of the children went off the scale.

The levels were the highest they had ever recorded in any area, with many children poisoned by more than four times the amount that triggers brain damage.

Three months ago, after repeated pleas for help were ignored, outraged WHO bosses called for the camp’s “immediate and urgent” closure.

Standing on top of the 200 metre high mountain of 100 million tons of lead waste, you can see the air thick with the fine, grey dust that blows on to the camp.

The colossal slag heap that dominates the skyline was formed by Europe’s biggest mining and smelting complex, which has lain derelict since the Kosovo war. Below, children play in skips of human excrement and drink water from communal taps on land contaminated with the lead waste.

British human rights campaigner Bernard Sullivan…said: “The UN has left these people high and dry. They have a moral responsibility to clean up the mess they have made.”

Both UN organisations claim they are still committed to helping the families even though they are no longer in charge.

But Kosovo government spokesman Memli Krasniqi said: “The UN did not do anything to move these people. We don’t know why.

“They have done their job badly. Now we are trying to deal with it but a lot of time has been lost.”

Meanwhile, only one thing is certain this winter in the camp - even more children will die.

This has been just the latest report to start coming out on the poisoned Roma of Kosovo, about a decade late of course, as with all things Kosovo-related. But a point on the title “UN saved us from war…and left us to die of poisoning”: The U.S.-led NATO operation in Kosovo did not save from war; it brought war, after years of Western escalation of the otherwise low-scale conflict.

The article repeatedly lays blame at the feet of the Useless Nations, a.k.a the UN, but although it was tasked with administering the province, this was NOT the UN’s war. The UN did NOT approve of the NATO blitzkrieg. This was a U.S.-led aggression, and the responsibility to help the poisoned generation of Kosovo lies with the U.S. And especially with some rich folks named Bill and Hillary Clinton, Richard Holbrooke, Madeleine Albright and Wesley Clark.

Now, pay attention also to this sentence: “Their families, burned from their own homes by ethnic cleansing as the conflict ended, were assured it would be for just a few months until a safer place could be found.”

Here the writer has engaged in the usual Balkans-reporting ploy that was handily chronicled in Peter Brock’s masterpiece “Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting“: the writer leaves the reader to assume that the burning of homes “by ethnic cleansing” was done by Serbs, when in fact Albanians were the ones burning all non-Albanian homes and cleansing non-Albanians, with particular ferocity at the end of the “official” end of the war in mid-June, 1999.

Another sentence that warrants clarification: “But the UN High Commission For Refugees and sister agency UNMIK - the UN Mission in Kosovo - abandoned them behind the barbed wire of the filthy Osterode camp in Mitrovica when they pulled out two years ago and left the Kosovo government with the problem.”

Aw, the poor Kosovo “government.” Got its war of ethnic cleansing but didn’t manage to clear out all the non-Albanians and is now saddled with a problem it created. Of course, the Albanians who run Kosovo never wanted to be in power in order to deal with the province’s “problems” as a legitimate government. The whole point was to set up a mafia empire.

Here we have another gem:

But Kosovo government spokesman Memli Krasniqi said: “The UN did not do anything to move these people. We don’t know why. They have done their job badly. Now we are trying to deal with it but a lot of time has been lost.”

This is simply a classic Albanianism: As with the terrorism and wahhabism taking root in Kosovo since our intervention on behalf of Albanian land-grabbers, taking care of their backyard is always someone else’s responsibility. Until, of course, that responsibility gets in the way of their criminal enterprises, at which point it’s time to “Get out!”

Finally, British troops did not help to “free” Kosovo from any tyrants. They helped to detach it.

From “Munich” author George Jonas:

Ethnic Albanians in Kosovo were never being oppressed or cleansed because of how they worshipped or who their parents were. Whenever examples of atrocities against ethnic Albanians occurred, they occurred because they’ve been fighting the Serbs for the mastery of a region.

The conflict in that unhappy land was always sparked by the resolve of one group, the Albanians, to be masters in what they view as their own house, colliding with the resolve of another group, the Serbians, to be masters in the same house — which they also regard as their own.