Saturday, January 26, 2008
Dear Mr Craig
........ Following a search of our current records I can confirm that some documents are available which mention the name of a cemetery called Dragodan and the investigation of human remains found there, which may be related to the period of inter ethnic violence in Kosovo in 1999. I enclose copies of these documents and Hansard archives I obtained in researching your questions. Some information has been redacted from the FCO documents as it is not relevant to your request.
I am sorry that the informatio in these documents does not enable me to answer your questions about the number of British police involved, whether any indictments have been issued or whether any other bodies were found. They also offer no clue as to when the bodies were buried at Dragodan so it is not possible to comment on the implication in your letter that a massacre took place during the period after British Forces had entered Kosovo. It appears that the investigation of this site was conducted under the auspices of the ICTY & it may be that they have information more readily available that would provide answers to your questions.
I can also confirm that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) holds more information falling within the description specified in your request in its historical records. However, we estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit of £600.....
(name not published to protect the probably innocent)
Western Balkans Group
Thank you for replying to my enquiry.
I think from the documents we can be certain beyond reasonable doubt of a number of facts.
1) That no British police were involved in any conventional murder investigation; that the ICTY "investigation" was deliberately carried out in such a way as to maintain a good relationship with our genocidal KLA allies, now sworn in as NATO police; that no DNA tests were made, which would certainly have been done had any serious investigation been done; and, since all records are now in your historical dept, that the number of people now working on solving what is officially the 2nd greatest murder case in contemporary UK history is zero.
2) That none of the dozens of perpetrators of this genocide has been prosecuted & that no real attempt has been made to do so.
3) I regret you have been unable to confirm if the number of bodies found has gone up though the Roma advice that the total of KLA murders in the area was 250-300 suggests 210 may be indeed the total at this particular mass grave though at least 360 unidentified bodies from the neighbourhood have been displayed by NATO.
4) I have independently been able to confirm the name of the Prime Minister at the time, which, you assure me, cost limitations precluded you finding out. He was a Mr T Blair.
Since Serb relatives confirm some victims were definitely alive when NATO took over on 1th June. e.g. "Sasa Ristanovic recognised a blue shirt his father, Momcilo, wore June 17, 1999 - the day he disappeared in the Kosovo city of Prizren" as AP has reported. Thus this genocide undeniably happened under UK authority.
Secondary command authority lies with George Robertson & Robin Cook (deceased) who were Ministers for defence & foreign affairs. Under the doctrine of collective responsibility all other ministers also bear legal responsibility, as must a number of members of the FCO & armed forces. Since the war was a criminal aggression under the rules we accepted during the Nuremberg Trial & Parliament has also accepted that the war was illegal http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/780847.stm it follows without question that there is a prima faci case against all those invalid in the illegal war & genocide that they are guilty under British law of murder on a scale that makes the late Mr Frederick West look comparatively humane.
I presume the FCO has equally never expressed any regret about HMG rewarding the KLA for their genocide by allowing them to kidnap thousands of children, mainly female, from the streets of Kosovo to sell to brothels across Europe. The class from which our civil service is drawn once, in an earlier era, played an honourable part in the end of the slave trade.
One of the Yes Minister episodes has Sir Humphrey comfortable with the suggestion that he is a moral vacuum in a situation similar though much less serious than this deliberate genocide. It seems the civil service is indeed determined to live down to the most obscene expectations.
UNMIK suspects 900 Serbs were buried in Suva Reka mass grave
July 20, 2001 [Beta news report]
Belgrade, July 19, 2001 (Beta) -"UNMIK suspects that 900 Serbs and non-Albanians, killed after the deployment of KFOR troops in Kosovo, were buried in a mass grave in Suva Reka near Prizren", head of the Bureau for Missing and Detained Persons in the office of HRCA, Monique Fienberg, said on Thursday.
"The bodies have not been identified which means that members of any ethnic community could have been buried in Suva Reka.However, we suspect those are the bodies of Serbs and members of minority communities", Fienberg told B92 radio.
Fienberg was not able to give exact information when the exhumation of the bodies buried in Suva Reka would commence, saying that the process would most probably be carried out next year.
Note that soon after this report was publicized, B92 & Reuters reported that UNMIK's Susan Manuel said this was NOT a single mass grave site "but of several scattered sites around Suva Reka in which a total of between 850 and 900 corpses found throughout the province by international institutions had been buried."
[Similar to the description by UNMIK/NATO of Dragodan as 210 separate graves in the very same location as a "cemetery",thus not constituting a "mass grave"], B92/Reuters reported that:
"...the report of the mass grave had been dismissed by the head of the missing persons unit at Kosovo's UN police force, Guido Van Rillaer.
"It's a cemetery, very clear and simple," he said. "It's a storage place...a cemetery kept for unidentified bodies."
He added that around 230 people had been buried in Suva Reka, Reuters reports.
However, in the taped interview in question, Fienberg had said: "Now Suva Reka is a much bigger gravesite... It has around about 850-900 remains buried there and those remains also are unidentified which means by definition we don't know who is buried there.
"We suspect they are from all communities and so we do suspect that there may be some Kosovo Serbs and some of the minorities buried there as well."
Now if we are searching for an answer to this mystery of why - according to UNMIK/NATO - hundreds of corpses buried in a single location constitutes a "cemetery" or "storage place" instead of a "mass grave", perhaps we may find the answer in the following article from March 16, 2001, entitled:
Mass grave of Serbs found in Suva Reka
Here is an excerpt:
"...a significant number of kidnapped Serbs are buried at the new cemetery near Suva Reka. They were most probably killed in June, July or August of 1999 by Albanian terrorists at the time of KFOR's arrival.
"Bodies of hundreds of dead found in various parts of the province were first buried by KFOR troops in a common grave in the Pristina settlement of Dragodan.
"After the arrival of a group of experts from the Hague tribunal, the bodies were exhumed so their identity could be determined.
"The Hague investigators, Boskovic understood, expressly exhumed these graves in search of evidence of war crimes by Serb forces in Kosovo.
"However, once they realized that the bodies were actually those of executed Serbs, they abruptly ended their investigation and ordered the reburial of the corpses at the new cemetery in Suva Reka."
Now you know why - according to UNMIK/NATO-KFOR - Dragodan and Suva Reka is a "cemetery" or "storage place" instead of a "mass grave" and why UNMIK/NATO-KFOR categorically refused to allow Serbian forensic pathologists to examine the bodies for 2 years!!
I didn't see support for your statement that NATO had refused permission for Serbian forensic experts to investigate the mass graves. I don't doubt that the Serbs would wish to make such an examination & a refusal seems impossible to justify on any grounds except deliberately trying to cover up genocide which happened under NATO authority.
One, presumably understood, effect of reburying the bodies is likey to be that it makes it more difficult to be sure when they were buried. However I have seen those FBI forensic programmes where they can tell what month a body was buried by the dead insepct & plant life in the body.
Certainly in cases of genocide of Serbs in mass graves away from the border where the Yugoslav government writ ran untill occupation, it is beyond reasonable doubt that such extensive killing could not have gone on without Yugoslav government interference. It could only be under a supportive government that such mass killings would be possible which again shows NATO to be responsible.
Regarding the deliberate refusal by NATO/UNMIK to allow Serbian forensic pathologists to examine the bodies for well over 2 years.
If you recall, from British & US press reports, there were hundreds of teams of forensic pathologists from many NATO countries -including specialists from the US F.B.I. forensic squad- that examined the areas in question with a fine tooth comb from June 1999 right through until August 2000. Since at this time Milosevic was still in power, Serbian forensic specialists were not allowed to be involved as this was a NATO operation,(obviously NATO didn't want Milosevic or the Serbs to gain valuable PR points by proving that hundreds of Serbs were slaughtered in June & July 1999 by the NATO-sponsored KLA immediately after NATO took over), and as you know the Hague ICTY belongs to NATO as even NATO officials themselves have admitted to the media.
It is inconceivable that NATO, who were looking for evidence of Serbian atrocities up until June 11,1999 after which NATO/UNMIK took control of the province, would order the 900 bodies they discovered to be re-buried at Suva Reka and the 210 to 360 bodies re-buried at Dragodan if they had any evidence or even suspicion that the bodies were those of Albanian civilians killed by Serbs and that they were buried prior to June 11,1999 (after which NATO/UNMIK took control of Kosovo).
It is inconceivable that NATO/UNMIK would then wait for over two years until July of 2001 to make their announcement that they found all these 900 corpses in Suva Reka and then only allow Serbian forensic pathologists to examine the bodies in Dragodan in April 2002 and - according to Susan Manuel of UNMIK - in Suva Reka in August of 2002.
"However, it remains unclear whether Serbian forensic experts participated in the investigation of bodies which are located at the official UNMIK/ICTY cemetery in Suva Reka and whether existing documentation was shared with the Serbian pathologists. Based on the statements of the Coordinating Center, one does not get the impression this is the case; however, Susan Manuel claims that Prof. Dobricanin is presently [August 30,2002] participating in the autopsy of a body from the cemetery (or mass grave site) in Suva Reka."
If you need confirmation that Serbian forensic pathologists were not allowed by NATO to take part in the exhumation & autopsies for well over 2 years, the following will be of assistance.
Excerpt from the article,
Mass grave of Serbs found in Suva Reka:
"However, two years later, someone from KFOR apparently became conscience-stricken: when it was determined that the mass grave near Suva Reka contains the human remains of at least 150 Serbs, most probably those who had been kidnapped. KFOR and UNMIK have balatedly announced the continuation of the identification process and, at last, the inclusion of Serbian pathologists."
Excerpt from the article,
SECRETS OF MASS GRAVES IN KOSOVO AND METOHIJA
"...the next day UNMIK issued a formal communiqué that Mr. Cady was referring to the official UNMIK/ICTY cemetery [in Suva Reka] containing a number of exhumed unidentified bodies previously autopsied by ICTY forensic experts during the year 2000.
Whether there are really two cemeteries remains unclear to this day but what it certain is that Serbian forensic experts were not permitted to participate in the exhumations and autopsies conducted by UNMIK and Hague tribunal teams during the course of 1999 and 2000.
"In addition to the fact that there have been many omissions and lack of coordination during the process of identifying the unidentified bodies, it also remains unclear whether after the war UNMIK police conducted investigations at all upon finding bodies of people, largely non-Albanians, who had been murdered.
"The lack of a timely response of international officials is best demonstrated by the case of Father Chariton (Lukic) of Holy Archangels Monastery near Prizren, who was kidnapped by persons wearing KLA uniforms in June 1999.
"Despite numerous appeals to UNMIK to conduct an investigation, it was not until the spring of 2001 that police investigators opened one, more than six months after Hague forensic experts located the decapitated body of 37 year-old Father Chariton near Prizren and identified him. However, the investigation soon ground to a halt for lack of evidence. The German photo reporter working for the magazine "Focus" who had filmed the abduction finally told investigators in Germany that the photographs had "turned out badly" and that the film was destroyed while he had "already completely forgotten" the entire incident.
It is completely justified to ask whether such inexcusable behavior on the part of the international mission with respect to numerous crimes was understood as a "green light" by the Albanian extremists to carry out their bloodbath."
See also the article,
Suva Reka mass grave exists, Committee for Kosovo confirms
There is no other logical explanation for NATO/UNMIK's despicable behavior vis-a-vis the the several years' delays involved in dealing with these bodies and then re-burying them before announcing to the world that they even existed.
A photo of the Suva Reka mass grave site where NATO's KFOR troops re-buried the bodies of 900 Serbs and other non-Albanians such as Roma,Gorani et al, as well as Yugoslav-loyalist Albanians, murdered by the KLA, can be found here:
Some photographic evidence of the genocidal atrocities perpetrated against Serbian civilians (including babies being burned alive) by the NATO/UN-sponsored KLA/KPC, can be found at the following links.
I warn our readers here that the images are brutal and graphic and definitely not for the faint-hearted.
I also suggest that readers do a search for the following terms in Google after typing in "Thaci", "Ceku", "Haradinaj",
Also, for information regarding the Albanian gangster mentality of "blood fueds" [also known as "Geg culture"] which is based on a 15th Century Albanian text called the Canon [or kanun] of Leke Dukagjini I strongly recommend readers look at the following link: