Perhaps this is just a coincidence, but the Christchurch terrorist chose the closest Friday (March 15, 2019) to the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Rambouillet Agreement on March 18, 1999 by the US, UK, and Albania to break up Yugoslavia (i.e., Serbia) and have 30,000 NATO troops deploy through Belgrade and occupy Kosovo.
This accord led to the NATO bombing war on Yugoslavia that began March 24, 1999 and ran until June.
From Balkan Insight:
New Zealand Mosque Gunman ‘Inspired by Balkan Nationalists’
Maja Zivanovic BelgradeBIRN March 15, 2019
A gunman who killed 49 people in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand is believed to be an admirer of Balkan nationalists and historical figures, and he played a song honouring Radovan Karadzic before opening fire. …
A video also showed that before the shooting, the gunman played a song honouring Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic, whose final verdict for genocide and war crimes is due to be delivered next week.
Ahead of the killings, the user of the Brenton Tarrant account posted a 73-page ‘manifesto’ which said the motive for the attack was to “create fear”, and included anti-migrant hate speech, calls for killings of Muslims, and white supremacist rhetoric.
This whole thing has a pro-Serb (or, more generally, pro-Balkan Christian) / anti-American air. Barely anybody in the US remembers our 1999 Kosovo War, but it wouldn’t be too surprising if some people were still sore about it.
The text also contained a section about the Kosovo conflict.
“Balkanization will also reduce the USA’s ability to project power globally, and thereby ensure that never again can such a situation as the US involvement in Kosovo ever occur again (where US/NATO forces fought beside Muslims and slaughtered Christian Europeans attempting to remove there Islamic occupiers from Europe),” it said. …
Pictures showing weaponry used in the shooting were also marked with the name of Montenegrin military leader Marko Miljanov Popovic, who led his tribe in the fight against the Ottoman Empire.
The weapons were also marked with the name of Bajo Pivljanin, a commander who also fought against the Ottoman Empire in Bosnia and Montenegro. …
Another name marked on the weaponry was Novak Vujosevic, who fought on the Montenegrin side in the Battle of Fundina against the Ottoman Empire’s forces. …
It’s not unknown for terrorists to choose anniversaries, such as the Palestinian terrorist choosing the 1st anniversary of Israel launching the Six Days War to assassinate RFK, or Oklahoma City being on the 2nd anniversary of Waco.
But it could still be a coincidence.