Crossfire War – TEHRAN WATCH – Southeast Europe Theatre: Tehran – /Pristina/ – Belgrade/Vienna – Rome -Brussels – Berlin – Warsaw; Third Explosion in Southern Kosovo – Military Parade in Belgrade – First in 30 Years – Serbia PM Calls Kosovo “Heart of Serbia”
Night Watch: BALAJ – A third explosion also took place Sunday night in the village of Balaj, 18 miles (30km) south of the provincial capital Pristina, damaging four cars. The police have yet to decide if this incident is connected to the first two explosions that began Friday. [SERBIANNA]
These explosions have taken place during the first military parade in Belgrade in nearly 30 years. During which Serbia Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica declared Kosovo to be “the heart of Serbia” and that “Serbia will defend Kosovo with all democratic and legal means. Kosovo has always been and forever will remain within Serbia.” The military parade, and the new cadets they were showing off said more than the speech. It represents the military action that will soon speak louder than words. [SERBIANNA]
I suspect it is Serbian nationalists who are setting off the bombs and that Serbia’s military is prepared to reinforce their effort, no matter what is decreed by Vienna-Brussels or any other capital that is part of the “Contact Group” leading the diplomatic discussions on the former Yugoslavia. The Contact Group/UN have long been denying and ignoring these events on the ground, including the innumerable attacks against the Serbian population since 1999 when the province became under Brussels-NATO occupation, after 78 days of NATO air bombardment.
Belgrade’s military will be reinforced by Tehran who signed a security agreement with Serbia in January. I would not be surprised if provocative Serbian agents of Iran are planting the explosives in order to prompt an Albanian response from one of the many Albanian Islamic – Nationalist liberation armies some of whom will attempt to establish a “Greater Albania”. That is why I call it Crossfire War. As I have stated constantly Tehran does not care how the fighting resumes just as long as it places the West completely on the defensive and paves the way for Tehran to use the Balkans as their avenue of invasion into Europe. Iran will be assisted by Balkan capitals who hate Vienna-Brussels even more than Tehran does.
Tehran will sit back and evaluate how effectively/ ineffectively the West responds, with its many multi-level international military institutions, and decision making bodies and adjust its foreign policy- strategy accordingly. Any sign or indication of confusion and conflicting/ competing agendas, within NATO/EU/UN/KFOR etc. works in Tehran’s favor.