- 22 Feb 2008 22:58
I want to explain something, 'cause I saw that there are so many who think that Serbia took Kosovo from Albania in 1912.
Well, parts of Kosovo is in Serbia from the end of XI century, trough XII-th century Serbia conquest whole Kosovo and Kosovo is Serbian from than. Before that Kosovo was in possession of Byzantia. Albanians tribes were on present Albania' mountains, and some of the nobles had some cities in possessions as Drac, Scadar, Ljesh,etc. So, they DIDN'T HAVE a state.
When Turcs conquer the Serbia, they conquered from south to north, so area of present Albania was in their possessions, also Serbia (with Kosovo - Kosovo wasn't never separate from Serbia with some borders, Kosovo was an area in Serbia /geographic term ).
Serbs began to fight for freedom, against Turcs, setting free part of part of Serbia. In Balkan's war,in 1912. Serbs had finnaly set free the last parts of Kosovo, but with Montenegrins, Serbs continued to fight for freedom of others Balkan's nation. So they had set free area of present Albania. Considering that Serbs got exit to the Adriatic sea. Western countries weren't satisfied with this Serbian conquest, so they decided to make a brend new state - Albania. So, 'till than there wasn't any Albanian state, and linked to that Kosovo couldn't be in Albania. Kosovo was under Turcs, as other parts of Serbia, not under Albanians. Albanians came in not Turcs part of Kosovo, but in Serbian part in XIX century. So... Serbs just set free their own state, which were under the Turcs.
Every story about that Serbia took Kosovo from Albania in 1912. is manipulation.You can't took something from someone is that someone didn't existed.
Albanians, as unthankful for Serbian hospitality, got involved with Turcs and made Prizrenâ€™s league in 1878, planing to took away Kosovo from Serbs. Since than, Albanians lived for that idea, using lies, and torture against Serbs.
Using the II WW, they with nazists and fascists tortured Serbs in Kosovo for that idea. When war had finished, they came from Albania, and years by years, they became majority, supported by antiserb comunists in Yugoslavia, specially by Tito who promised that for every ninth kid in Kosovo he will be the godfather, knowing that only Albanians have that much children. Tito even protected to Serbs to settle there.
So, in the '80-th's., Albanians started with demonstrations against Serbs and with torturing Serbs, with attempt to exiled Serbs from Kosovo, so Serbs became minority. But, comunists didn't allowed Serbs to protest against Albanians, 'cause comunists wanted to protect their idea of brotherhood and unity of all nationality in Yugoslavia, protecting to Serbs to say: we are Serbs. Only Serbs have obligation to say :we are Yugoslavian.
Any way Albanians were and still are, lead by Enver Hodza's idea of The Great Albania, which include Kosovo, south of Serbia, North of Greece, East of Macedonia, West of Montenegro.
Problems with Albanians are old: for decades...
The top of that problems was organization KLA.