Критичка анализа "Случаја Рачак" (15. јануар 1999. године)

Translated title of the contribution: The critical analysis of the "Račak Case" (January 15th, 1999)

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The aim of this paper is to make a critical analysis of the “Račak Case” in January 1999 based on the so far known factual situation. The importance and timeliness of this topic are great considering the fact that this case has served the U.S. administration and the NATO officials to give an ultimatum to the authorities in Belgrade to withdraw all military and police forces of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from Kosovo & Metohija and to handle over this southern province of Serbia to the military-political administration of the NATO forces. It effectively meant that Serbia was required to give up a part of its national territory and even its independence. Given that the ultimate demand of Washington and Brussels was rejected during the “negotiations” in the French castle of Rambouillet, the Western military alliance committed a direct military aggression on Serbia and Montenegro from March 24th to June 9th, 1999. The NATO finally succeeded on June 9th, 1999 in getting from the state authorities of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Serbia an signature of the actual act of state capitulation in the form of “Kumanovo Military-Technical Agreement” after which the army of the NATO pact just under the formal auspices of the UN KFOR forces occupied the whole territory of the province of Kosovo and Metohija, which in February 2008 unilaterally declared independence from Serbia and formal independence that was the main objective of the policy of Washington and Brussels during the so-called “Kosovo Crisis” in 1998−1999. What left to be done in the future is the only officially declared the unification of up to now two Albanian states (Albania and Kosovo), that would be the first step in the implementation of the restoration of the project of a united and ethnically pure Greater Albania which existed during the World War II (1941−1945) with the capital of Tirana what for the “Kosovo Liberation Army” is in fact struggling from the very time when it was established in 1995. After the critical analysis of the “Račak Case” in January 1999 we came to the conclusion that this case was a staged event to its ultimate political goal of giving the final moral legitimacy and credibility of the NATO pact to carry out military aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in order to finally do secession of Kosovo & Metohija from Serbia that eventually happened in February 2008. It is therefore no exaggeration to say that the “Račak Case” in 1999 was just a true copy of the “Gleiwitz Case” in 1939.
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)243-261
JournalSerbian studies research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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