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Russians plan Kosovo intervention, warns general Yugoslav army to launch ground offensive against NATO?


"A high-ranking Russian general has warned that Russia is preparing plans for military intervention in Kosovo, and that the Yugoslav army could launch a ground offensive against NATO troops in the war-ravaged province, according to an official Russian news report. Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov's comments were broadcast on the "Voice of Russia" World Service Short Wave Radio Broadcast, the official broadcasting service of the Russian government."

-- Johnny (, March 29, 2000


"The Voice of Russia added its own warning to that of Ivashov, stating, "Clearly these words are a signal of approaching disaster, and Moscow is not exaggerating." "

"Delay is fraught with danger," the Russian broadcasting service stated gravely. In addition to the people of Yugoslavia, the threat of war hangs over "nationals of other countries" who believe they are unaffected by the region's events."

-- Johnny (, March 29, 2000.

Wonder if the Russian troops and bombs will be billed as peacekeepers and peacemakers? They were masters of the 1984 doublespeak dialect decades ago. Do you think they're more concerned with solving a serious and continuing problem (the Balkans)or simply interested in reaping some quick political 'hay'?

Actually the Russians have a very long and largely harmonious association with the former Tito-land. One has to admire that Tito was able to meld and hold & pacify all those incredibly disparate 'tribes' that constituted the 'old' Yugoslavia. Tito's economic planners did indeed create an "economic miracle" in a very difficult area.

On the other hand, almost everyone admits that our recent meddlings in the area have predictably met with almost total disaster and negative results. Hopefully the Russians can straighten things out with a minimum of bloodshed & 'foreign' (i.e. Russian definition) involvement. It would obviously prove to be a tremendous boost to sagging Russian morale and perhaps even their economy.

The Balkans deserve much better treatment than they got last year from NATO. Those 'peace' keepers and their bombs not only did nothing to advance the true cause of peace...they probably set the hands of the "peace-clock" back a great deal. While Russian tactics and methods are often clumsy and heavy handed, they frequently succeed in areas like the Balkans...we would be wise to step back at this point and take note of what happens if the Russians "take over" the area.

-- Hopes&Prayers (, March 29, 2000.

watch Russia, China, Iraq, Serbia and N Korea to attack there respective adversaries at one time. This has been suggested in intellegence circles for months

-- boo (, March 29, 2000.

Something like this was bound to happen after Putin won the election, especially with summer coming (Guns of August redux?) and the US tied up with the prez elections. Anyone seen Nikoli lately, or is he posting under a new name? Would like to hear what he has to say about this.

-- Cash (, March 29, 2000.

Putin needs to stir the embers of Russian nationalism to gain wide spread support. At that point he can herd the russian oligarts in line to consolidate his power. Russian version of the Falkland war. It helps that they have a ligitimate gripe against NATO.

Watch six and keep your...

-- eyes_open (best@wishes.2all), March 29, 2000.


You forgot Albania. In secret they have developed a massive and modern army of 5 million. They will invade Italy. I know; because I read it on the WWW.:o).

Think about this for a moment. Personally, I harbour no ill will against the Russian people. Without their sacrifice, many of would be speaking German at this time. Still, is it in their best interest to attack NATO [not to mention their own troops]? It would be national suicide. Serbia would cease to exist if they attacked. Same for most of the rest [you could make an argument for NK since they seem to barely exist at the moment].

In recent years, a number of leaders have underestimated the power of the western military. So far they have been proven wrong. This is my story and I am sticking to it.

Best wishes,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (, March 29, 2000.

Z -

The power of the Western military is unquestioned, but the will and wisdom of its political leadership is another matter. Putin is a very cool customer and must have noted with some interest how much trouble NATO had in putting together a working coalition to take on a two-bit dictator like Milosewicz. "Stabilizing" Yugoslavia would certainly play well domestically in Russia, which was vocal in its outrage about NATO's assault on Russia's "Slavic brethren".

-- DeeEmBee (, March 29, 2000.


One more time. An attack by Russia [at present an unstable society] would lead to the complete social destruction of the country. It would cease to exist as a country. Putin knows that as well as I do. Presently unpaid soldiers with outdated equipment don't fight so well. My story and sticking to it.

Best wishes,,,,

-- Z1X4Y7 (, March 29, 2000.

Putin is a hurt dog who had to run back to mother Russia after the Berlin wall fell. Now HE is in power (maybe) and the wounds are now scars.

I'm not so sure he is totally in charge.

Since the breakup of the USSR has Russia done anything predictable?

Wouldn't it be overwhelming if all the "bad guys" of the world had united and formed a secret alliance? All at once or strategically timed intervels invade and take over their coveted sectors of the world? Like clockwork,totally magnificent, before we can even say Launch. And at least 2 permenant members of the security council being involved. Whoa...

-- Johnny (, March 29, 2000.

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