Crossfire War – War to Resume in Southeast Europe – Kosovo October 14


Crossfire War – RAPID FIRE NEWS=TEHRAN – BELGRADE – KOSOVSKA MITROVICA WATCH – Southeast Europe Theatre: Tehran – Moscow – Belgrade – Athens – Banja Luka – Skopje – Sofia – Podogrica – Kosovska Mitrovica/(Brussels – Vienna – Warsaw)/Pristina – Tirana – Sarajevo – Ankara – Tehran; Serb Paramilitary Unit Tzar Lazar Guard to Demand UN – NATO Forces Leave Kosovo – Demand to be Presented to Serbian Parliament – Bomb Explosion at Religious Shrine in Rajasthan India – New Attacks in Kashmir – Heavy Arms Traffic into Darfur – US Camp Victory in Iraq Attacked

Night Watch: KOSOVSKA MITROVICA – The timetable for the resumption of war in the former Yugoslavia has just become clearer. It is almost certainly to break out again on the fourteenth of this month as the Serbian paramilitary unit Tzar Lazar Guard stage a demonstration Sunday at Kosovska Mitrovica in northern Kosovo, an area still mostly Serbian. B92 reports before then, today, the guard will present a petition to the Serbian Parliament in Belgrade demanding the Serbian government declare a state of war when Albanians in Serbia’s Kosovo province declare independence, something Albanian leaders have stated they are going to do in December, but in the meantime Albanian nationalist groups like the Albanian National Army have aired and publicized their readiness to fight for independence immediately. The guard commander, Hadzi Andre Milic is to make a statement at 11 am today once the petition has been submitted. [B92]

The Tzar Lazar Guard has already been designated an illegal organization by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and other international military units in NATO-KFOR and the KPS agree but the guard will arrive in Kosovska Mitrovica and demand all those military units leave Kosovo. The guard states they will declare war if those units do not. This is why Tehran signed a military – security agreement with Belgrade in January 2006 knowing Serbia was in the process of rearming and Iran is always willing to support any government that has the same enemy. War in this region will be used by Tehran to not only keep NATO-Brussels occupied but will also be used to silence Vienna and the UN agency based there that has been investigating Iran’s nuclear weapons program. It is for that reason Iran had one of its missile experts, General Alireza Asqhari arrive in Turkey in February. Asqhari is a high-level liaison officer working with Ankara in order to launch some of Iran’s Shahab-3 ballistic missiles at Vienna, which is hated by everyone in the Balkans once again. Disputes and crisis in this region provided the flashpoint for the First World War 1914-18 and the division of Yugoslavia in 1991 has resurrected European disputes all across the continent.

Ajmer – In order to create an atmosphere of fear and chaos Tehran had its agents set off a bomb in one of India’s most important religious shrines, used by Muslims-Hindus-Sikhs, the latter being a combination of Hindu and Islam. The 12th century Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti shrine to the Sufi saint is believed to benefit the poor. It is located in Ajmer, Rajasthan 215 miles (350 km) southwest of Delhi and has even been visited by heads of state Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf and Indian Bollywood film stars. No one has claimed responsibility, but this is Tehran’s timing, just before the end of the Ramazan fasting month on the eve of the Eid-al-Fidr, which ends the month this weekend. The month is used by Islam to generate more hatred of non-Islamic people. [ALJAZEERA]

Aljazeera-PTI report the bomb went off at 6:15 pm, killed three people and so far has injured 18. Lalit Maheswari, Police Chief of Ajmer said, “A big crowd had gathered outside the main shrine to break their fast.” A stampede resulted. Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria stated, “It was a low intensity explosion. Preliminary information suggests a lunch box appeared to be packed with something to explode.”

Srinagar – In a parallel development Reuter’s reports two militants have stormed an Indian police station in Srinagar, Kashmir, using guns and grenades. The fighting is continuing. I suspect with the end of Ramadan this week the attacks in not only Kashmir will increase, by Islamic militants supported by Tehran-Islamabad, but both governments will also attempt to increase attacks inside India as part of Iran-Pakistan’s campaign of destabilization. [SWISSINFO]

Darfur – AKI reports, according to the United Nations both the Sudanese government in Khartoum and armed opposition groups are rushing arms and equipment to Darfur in the western Sudan in anticipation of heavy fighting. This has now become one of the more active regional theatres in World War III. Opposition forces are receiving their support through Eritrea and Chad in the form of assault rifles, rocket launchers and anti-aircraft guns. Khartoum is not only conducting more air attacks, but has also sent helicopters and aircraft to three provincial capitals in Darfur: El Fashar, Nyala and El Geneina. [AKI]

Istanbul – TDN-ANK report Syria President Bashar al-Asad is scheduled to arrive in Turkey next week for meetings in Istanbul-Ankara with Turkish officials including President Abdullah Gul. This is of enormous significance since it signals regional cooperation between not only Damascus-Ankara, but as an extension of Tehran’s military cooperation with both governments concerning not only the Kurdish situation, but also the declining occupation of Iraq by the lost alliance of London-Washington. has stated before Tehran-Damascus-Ankara will be dividing Iraq into spheres of influence and with the complete blessing of the House of Saud. [TDN]

Camp Victory – In a further indication of London-Washington’s defeat, Al Jazeera reports Camp Victory, a Major Garrision for occupation forces near the Baghdad International Airport, was hit by either a mortar or rocket attack that killed two people and wounded 38. I suspect attacks all over the country will increase next week, the first week after Ramadan and that Tehran will use the new offensive to test the accuracy of its new guided bombs. [ALJAZEERA]

Willard Payne is an international affairs analyst who specializes in International Relations. A graduate of Western Illinois University with a concentration in East-West Trade and East-West Industrial Cooperation, he has been providing incisive analysis to NewsBlaze. He is the author of Imagery: The Day Before.