But the most funny things are certain comments on behalf of Siptars, one saying
" Kosovo was already mine 2500 years B.C. There are probably many Yanks who
believe the guy was there before Christ.
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> Donald Trump says sorry to Serbia for U.S. role in Yugoslavia
> Damien Sharkov
> U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has issued an apology for his
> country’s decision to bomb Serbia during Bill Clinton’s tenure at the White
> U.S. and NATO allies launched aerial campaigns against the faltering Yugoslav
> regime, targeting ethnic Serb troops in 1995 and 1999. The first attack was
> carried out in support of groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, seeking
> independence from Belgrade, while the second was in support of similar forces
> in Kosovo.
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> "The bombing of Serbs, who were our allies in both world wars, was a big
> mistake,” Trump told Serbian weekly magazine Nedeljnik. “Serbians are very
> good people. Unfortunately, the Clinton administration caused them a lot of
> harm, but also throughout the Balkans, which they made a mess out of."
> Donald Trump speaking during the first presidential debate, New York,
> September 26, 2016. He has spoken out against America's military action in
> Serbia under Bill Clinton's administration. Paul J. Richards/Getty
> Bill Clinton, husband and supporter of Trump’s rival in the presidential
> race, Hillary Clinton, was president of the U.S. throughout the violent
> collapse of Yugoslavia, which saw ethnic Serb militias engage in ethnic
> cleansing against predominantly Muslim groups in the former Yugoslavia. The
> bombings caused hundreds of civilian casualties but also stopped the advance
> of Serb troops.
> Trump did not specify how he would have handled the situation differently,
> but vowed to have “a new policy with the Balkans if (he) won” the election.
> The NATO bombings are still a controversial issue in Serbia, which has been
> transformed since the collapse of the Communist Yugoslav Federation, into an
> EU candidate country.
> Eric Gordy, professor in Southeast European Politics at University College
> London told Newsweek Trump’s words echo the tactic used by the Russian
> government to cultivate support among Serbs.
> “The most obvious interpretation of his statement is that it is another sign
> of alignment with Russia,” he says. “To be honest, this kind of statement is
> usually more a symbolic attempt for Russian politicians to drum up resentment
> towards the U.S.,” Gordy explains.
> “I expect this is probably just rhetoric by Trump as U.S. policy in the
> Balkans has been pretty consistently supportive of Serbia since they waged
> the aerial campaign in the 1990s,” Gordy adds. “Otherwise it is hard to
> imagine that the U.S. could be more pro-Serbia at the moment.”
> The bombings are a strong factor keeping Serbia officially neutral from
> military alliances, be it with NATO or Russia, when all of its neighbors,
> with the exception of Bosnia, are either in NATO or applying for membership.
> Russia has sought to cultivate stronger military and political ties with
> Serbia as a result and it is currently sending troops on their first military
> drill on the Balkans, in Serbia.
> Politically, the Kremlin has often tried to play up the religious bond
> between the two Orthodox countries, as well as their role in fighting Nazism
> in World War II. Earlier this year when U.S. vice president Joe Biden visited
> Serbia he was met by hundreds of protesters chanting “Vote for Trump.” The
> protest was organized by one of Serbia’s biggest pro-Russian powers, the
> nationalist Radical Party.
> Gordy continues: “This is rhetoric consistent with both the Russian line on
> Serbia and the U.S. far-right who view the Yugoslav conflict in terms of a
> battle between Christianity and Islam. They look at Bosnia and Kosovo and
> argue that this is when Islamists got their first foot in Europe.
> “Another aspect, if you look at the states that Trump would like to contest
> in the election, such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, they are states with the
> biggest concentration of voters that trace their roots back to the Balkans,
> so his statement could have something to do with that,” he concludes.
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