Jacques Hogard was one of the first Western officers who entered the territory of Serbia after the signing of the Kumanovo Agreement in 1999, and there he saw that the information he was given by NATO command does not correspond to the truth.
He realized that there was no humanitarian war, but on the contrary – as a field officer he saw that KLA terrorists were constantly under control of German and British military services, even when attacking Serbian churches, monasteries and refugee columns just after the end of the NATO bombing.
This is why his unit on several occasions got into armed conflict vs. both KLA and Brits who were often seen with KLA units.
One decade and a half later, Colonel Hogard, who recently published a book “Europe died in Pristina”, spoke about details of the war in Kosovo.
“The Brits had the closest contacts with the KLA. Soldiers of the 20th SAS Regiment were actually engaged with KLA, they provided them with logistics and trained them. This is what I personally discovered on the field,” said Jacques Hoggard.”
“When members of KLA ambushed a retreating convoy of Serbian refugees, – and the attack was carried out with the support of the British – I called a Serbian Brigade in retreat, led by Colonel Serkovic, to return and stop Albanian aggressors, which they did.”
When Serbian civilians ran from Pec, they were attacked by Albanian terrorists. I took a helicopter and dispelled them with gunfire from the air. Several minutes after the action was over, I got a call from British general Mason, who asked how come, and could it be possible that the fire was opened against his people. I replied: ’I cannot understand that your spec. Units sided with bandits who shoot civilians’.
”Mason was quiet,” said Hogard.
Colonel Jacques Hogard will be remembered as the officer that draw demarcation line on Ibar in Mitrovica, which would later become the border of northern Kosovo.
– When we arrived in Kosovska Mitrovica, there was a high risk of conflict. The tensions were strong, and the situation urgent. My task was to separate the opposing sides and the division on the river Ibar seemed like the best solution. I decided to separate the two communities on the bridge.
I did it all by myself. Sometimes some things are much easier to achieve than you think.
How did the KLA act?
– They took the property, ethnically cleansing and emptying entire towns for one night, as happened n Vucitrn. They were killing, individually and en masse. I hope that soon their leaders will face justice.”
Once we found a list of Serbs for execution. There were the names of some Albanians disloyal to the KLA. We submitted these documents to our superiors, but that was all – we’ve never heard anything about the issue anymore.
The fact that the KLA was a privileged interlocutor of the EU, represents a distortion of history, violation of international law and retrogradation of the civilized world.
– The United States had the interest to weaken and break up Yugoslavia and Serbia since Serbia is natural support for Russia in the region. Destruction of Yugoslavia was a step closer to Russia. The consequence we see today in Ukraine.
Also, the Germans had a traditional interest in the destruction of Serbia as well.
There are other strategic reasons in a very important region such as the Balkans, and the political motives for thrusting the European Union by creating microstates on European soil. After all, there were personal lucrative interests included. Madeleine Albright and Wesley Clark are now shareholders of large enterprises in Kosovo, as far as I know.
I am very concerned about the situation in the world. We always think that there will be no war, but it turns out that the previous one was not the last … Bosnia and Kosovo were an accurate picture of what will happen later, with the same mode of action, and the same protagonists, but in a different place(s).
As for Kosovo, It will never be a self-sufficient, sovereign, independent state. There are two possible solutions: it will return to Serbia or join the “Greater Albania” – the one that was seen on the map during a recent football match in Belgrade.
But such Albania would be ephemeral (it will last for a short time). Regardless of any daily politics, Serbs will never reconcile with the permanent loss of their historical, cultural and spiritual cradle. If you have somewhere the majority of the population that doesn’t mean that this becomes your nation-state.
The whole history of Kosovo and Metohija is carved in stone. It would be as if Saint-Denis, with a necropolis of French kings, became independent because of the large number of Muslims who live there and because some decided to bomb us in their behalf.