Let's crack Kosovo war
06 June 1999
||Courtesy of Fravia's page
Chromium? Bajunny's little hypothesis seems for sure far more convincent
than 99% of the fake propaganda
that has been put out until now on the awful lying
medias in Europe and in the States.
P.S.: What the hell is Zepter?
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It's neither about cyberpunk not about W. Gibson
himself. It is
about nowdays burning of Yugoslavia sole.
Cracking the war in Kosovo
War, Economics and Politics are one big
You'll almost never be able to understand well who makes exactly what, and especially
who really benefits from the three.
Here I present you my very
special "chromium goggles" to look at the problem in a slightly difefrent way.
History books. Russian magazine "2000" (May issue).
Very long, interesting, at times quite bloody history.
War is a complex enterprise. In a sense it has many
political, economical, psychological, demographical. I
present one possible vision of the true origin of the Kosovo war,
because it is
completely silenced in all mass media reports, though I
believe its importance is dominant.
I just multiply the "qui bono" ("who benefits")
principle to the
simple observation that most of modern (and past) wars
wars for resources. Whenever you peek at a certain
"hot spot" at the modern world map be sure there's
economically profitable to wake someone's interest.
geopolitical position, opium, diamonds, even Internet
when seen as valuable resources are sufficient causes
to wage a war.
Next time I'll probably write an essay on war propaganda
everyday advertising and marketing tricks :)) but now
let's get back
to those Balkans.
It would be tantamount to too much pride if really only one man (Milosevic) would
cause of all this, c'moff, that's just the typical hollywoodian "Boo-boo black hut"
bad character, there are
certainly more solid causes. And one day I
There are many ways to map a world. In my school days
I remember I saw
many types of world maps. Geographical, economical,
If we'll see a resource map of the world we may note
region has 20% of the world chromite ore. From that
ore chromium is
produced. Chromium is a rather interesting metal. It is
classified as a
"strategic resource" - for it is the main component
for stainless steel.
In fact it is used everywhere, alloy metallurgy,
automobile, chemical industry are obvious consumers.
Sure it is used in your
Zepter frying pan as well - if you were unwise and surrended to
What is more interesting, there's a lot of chromium
ore (chromite) on
Balkans and that chromite is cheap!
Here are some approximate numbers (dollars per ton)
from largest world exporters:
South Africa $70
Kurdistan (Turkey) $85
Kazakhstan (former USSR rep.) $120
Central African $100
Albanian (and Kosovar!!!) $65
(BTW, isn't turkish Kurdistan another hot-spot?
repressions in Philippines? apartheid in RSA - there
you'll find rich
Well, strategic resource is strategic resource. It
bombing. After all, somebody should cleanse somebody
resource territory. Especially interesting in view of
bloody Serbs that during the post-WWII period Albanian
on FORMER SERBIAN territory (Pristina is known to be
old Serbian capital) exhibits steady increase - from
WWII to 51% in 1993! Who cleanse whom is a very very
+Fravia was surely right to name both sides as war
Applying old cherished "qui bono" principle we get
picture. America doesn't need chromite from Balkans -
it has its own
supplies. But West Europe does. Especially in view of
rearming. After Albania (25% of world chromite
reserve, 20% of world
trade) take a hold of Kosovo (20% reserve and 16%
export) it will
produce about a half of world chromium! Sure its a
(Historical excursus: during WWII Balkanic chromite
by Italy, who jealously keep the monopoly even from
Let's crack even deeper. I believe the true cause of
the war was
the crash of Soviet Empire. China and Russia invested
into Albanian and Yugoslavian chromium industries.
chromium was exported both to socialism block and to
After collapse in Russia West decided that chromium is
Back in 1995 there appeared a World Bank report
Of Kosovo Region" (I'm lacking correct naming here :((
It admits the existence of reserves not only chromium
lead, zinc, copper and other "sweeties" - and begs to
these resources "more open" to Western investors. More
Kosovo was never associated with Yugoslavia in the
I am Russian so I can't go without some ramblings of
involvement into the conflict. Especially as a
response to +Fravia
request for some propaganda "from the other side" :))
It is not
interesting. All that "slavonic brotherhood" and
Of course "NATO aggression", "war criminal Clinton"
casualties" are common words. Lousy war.
Now it's time to get the true picture - after its collapse
is no autarchy (self-supplied country) anymore. It is
short on tin,
lead, zirconium ..and chromium of course! Kazakhstan
chromite are now
extracted by ..Japan! Yugoslavian chromite was the
last source relatively under russian control .
Final remarks. The information presented of course is
incompetent, the author surely is not indifferent to
must even confess half of my life I lived in Ural
region in a town
where large chemical complex resides. Its main product
bichromate - the base for chromium chemistry. And I
big unemployment of 1992-1993, and that main question:
"Where to get
chromite?" - was suspended in the air (as third of the
worked in complex). That is a past, though. Readers
to build their own "Burning Chrome" vision. Read more,
THINK. But the sad truth is the world will certainly
in more and more resource wars of any kind. We
be able to uncover true motifs, to read between the
lines (it's an
old euphemism to describe reading on metalevel, not
but author's mind - "read between the lines - there's
Life is too short to be victimized by propaganda.
A bit of black
humor: rumors say Clinton has that Y2K problem
with Tomahawks so he is trying to get rid of them
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