I received the following hand-written note from Republican Representative Allen B. West of Florida:
Thurs. 19 July 2012
Ma’am, thanks so much for your fax and I clearly understand what was happening in the Balkans – Kosovo. I am also quite read up on the Battle of Kosovo Polja and why there is angst between Muslims and Serbs to this day. I will continue to speak out and challenge!
Steadfast & Loyal, Allen
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TO: Rep. Allen West
FROM: Stella L. Jatras
DATE: 11 July 2012
SUBJECT: The Balkanized States of America, The Washington Times
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Dear Representative West, please forgive my writing to you again – but your commentary, The Balkanized States of America of July 3 caught my eye.
Just how much do you know of our intervention into Bosnia and Kosovo? I have been following and writing about the events in the Balkan War since its inception.
Please go to go to and/or and type in my name, Stella Jatras. There you will see what earned me a death threat from the UCK (Albanian name for the KLA – Kosovo Liberation Army) Apparently, I was doing something right. Should you read some of my commentaries, and I pray that you do, I would welcome your opinion.
Please read carefully the following words,
“The gigantic campaign to brainwash America by our media against the Serbian people is just incredible, with its daily dose of one-sided information and outright lies.”
- John Ranz, Chairman of Survivors of Buchenwald Concentration Camp, USA “This organized anti-Serb and pro-Muslim propaganda should cause anyone believing in democracy and free speech serious concerns. It recalls Hitler’s propaganda against the allies in World War II. Facts are twisted and, when convenient, disregarded.” – Yohanan Ramati, Director of the Jerusalem Institute for Western Defence
“Pictures of dead or wounded (or raped) Serbs often fill the screens of the world’s television and print media, only to be re-labelled as dead or wounded or raped Croats or Muslims. Many Serbian victims – and the bulk of the victims of the conflict, contrary to popular reports, have been Serbs either from Bosnia and Herzegovina or from Croatia – not only suffer the indignity of defeat in death; they also are used in death as models in the macabre image, manipulation operation of the Croatians and the Muslim Bosnians. If the Vietnam War was lost to the United States by the negative television images of its own reporters, then the Balkan war against the Serbs are being won by Ustashi Croatia and the Muslim Bosnians by an active planned manipulation of international television..” Gregory R. Copley, Editor-in-Chief, Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy, (London) 31 December 1992.
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And in closing, are you aware that during World War II, the National Serbian forces of General Draza Mihailvoch rescued over 500 downed American pilots at great sacrifice to themselves? One of those downed pilots was Maj. Richard Felman, who through binoculars watched as the Germans killed an entire village of Serbian women and children because they would not tell the Germans where Felman, an American Jew, was being held. My husband, who flew F4s in Vietnam and served seven years in NATO assignments, talked with Maj. Felman two weeks before Maj. Felman passed away. I mention the fact that Maj. Felman was a Jew because the Serbs have been falsely labeled as anti-Semitic.
Representative West, the Serbian people were fighting for their survival the same Islamic jihadists that we are fighting today.
I am very passionate about the fact that we destroyed a Christian people in order to appease the Muslim world – a world that cannot be appeased – I give you 9/11.
I lived in Saudi Arabia for eight years and when we came back in 1992, we tried to warn people of what we were facing and we were called bigots, racists, un-American and un-Christian when we opposed the 1998 Islamic Saudi Academy that was to be built in Loudoun County, Virginia. I believe you once said, “There is no Radical Islam, only Islam.” Hopefully, it is not too late for America to understand just what Islam is.
Respectfully submitted, and thank you for lending me your very busy ear!!!!
And my thanks to your staff. My son, Jim, was the Foreign Policy Advisor for the Senate Republican Policy Committee for 17 years.
P.S. I will try to keep my faxes to you at a minimum.