NATO cheerleader requires bombing of Belgrade

41 NATO cheerleader requires bombing of Belgrade

Gunther Fehlinger, recognized for his inflammatory social media posts, mentioned a shootout in Kosovo was a “Serb conflict” towards the province

Austrian economist and social media character Gunther Fehlinger has known as on NATO forces to “bomb Belgrade now,” after Kosovo safety brokers engaged in a lethal shootout with unidentified assailants close to its border with Serbia.

Kosovo police mentioned on Sunday that they’d killed three males and arrested six others throughout a gunfight at a monastery within the village of Banjska. The gunmen arrived within the village within the early hours of the morning, the police mentioned, and blockaded a bridge with unmarked vehicles, earlier than taking pictures a minimum of two officers, considered one of whom died of his wounds.

Fehlinger, who describes himself on social media as “Founder [of the] European Committee for NATO Enlargement for Kosovo, Ukraine, Armenia,  Austria, [and] Moldova” accused Belgrade and Moscow of orchestrating the incident.

“[The] Serb conflict towards Kosovo has began in Banjska,” he wrote on X (previously Twitter). “As I warned all yr, Russia and Serbia need [a] Southern Entrance – now it’s there!”

“I name [on] NATO to arrange intervention towards Serbia instantly,” he continued, concluding: “Bomb Belgrade now!”

Fehlinger is well-known on-line for such statements, together with his calls to dismantle total nations that oppose NATO growth or proceed to commerce with Russia. Though he’s a professional economist and has labored with a number of organizations selling EU and NATO enlargement, many critics contemplate him a troll and a provocateur.

Fehlinger’s evaluation of the state of affairs in Banjska was shared by Kosovo’s prime minister, Albin Kurti. “It’s not atypical Kosovo Serb residents however Serbian-state supported troops perpetrating these terrorist assaults,” Kurti wrote on social media, alleging that the assailants had supposedly loved “political, monetary and logistical help from official Belgrade.” 

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic denied that Belgrade performed any function within the incident. Talking on Sunday evening, Vucic mentioned that native Serbs had arrange the barricade, and that Kosovo forces had attacked them. 

Centuries of Ottoman rule, Albanian-led pogroms throughout World Warfare II, and a NATO air conflict waged towards Serbia in 1999 have made Serbs a minority in Kosovo, regardless of the province being the placement of the earliest recognized Serb spiritual websites. Vucic and Serb leaders in Kosovo have warned for months that Kurti intends to drive the remaining Serbs out of the province, and native Serbs usually arrange barricades to stop raids by Kurti’s forces.

Vucic issued the same warning on Sunday, declaring that Kurti “desires to pull us right into a conflict with NATO.” The NATO-occupied province “won’t ever get its independence from Serbia, regardless of how exhausting overseas parts attempt,” Vucic added.

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