Julia Gorin explains in FrontPage explains how "Albanian love" for America "is conditional. And it’s waning fast."
Albanians are the most pro-American people in the world! everyone proclaims as Albanians burn churches, kill nuns and behead monks in Kosovo, the “most pro-American state-in-progress.” Ah yes, this is who loves America. A dubious endorsement indeed. Everywhere else, we are hated for trying to beat back jihad. In Kosovo, Albania and the Albanian Diaspora, they love us for enabling it. Any time you help Muslims kill Christians, just like any time you help one nationality clean out its ethnic rival, it’ll thank you. For a little while.
Don’t be fooled. Albanian love is conditional. And it’s waning fast.
During a February mission to Brussels, after getting the usual empty assurances of protections for Kosovo’s non-Albanian minority, American Council for Kosovo Director Jim Jatras asked a Hungarian member of the European Parliament, “Isn’t all this talk of protections for Serbs a tacit admission that among the Kosovo Albanians are a lot of violent and intolerant people? Why would you reward their violence with state power?”
Looking Jatras in the eye, the parliamentarian replied, “Because we’re afraid of them.”
Afraid…of pro-American people?
Among Albanians, Bosnians, Croats and Serbs — even with all the documented and imagined crimes attributed to the Serbs — the Serbs were the Balkans’ most civilized element. Add up Serb crimes, multiply them by 10, and they’re still not as scary as the people they were fighting. (Or do we need to get into the skull-crushing, eye-gouging, bloody-knife-licking, using the “Serb-cutter”, raping-and-burning, neck-sawing, beheading and disemboweling that Bosnians, Croats and Albanians engaged in?) So now ask why Serbs were so hated by those they were fighting. And ask why KLA targeted Americans and Serbs together.
Before you accept Albanian pro-Americanism, you must first ask what made Albanians anti-Serb. Then you must look at photos of what the KLA did to its enemies, so that when you’re exchanging niceties and recipes with your Albanian neighbors, keep in mind that, by and large, the KLA terrorists remain their national heroes.
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