My first face to face encounter with the Kosovo Liberation Army was short and, to be blunt, stupid if not scary.
I was engaged in some travel idiocy, as is the course of my life, when I met a gang of Kosovars, i.e. Albanian Muslim terrorists, taking a break from the day's fighting. One beckoned me from the far side of the road: "Come over here," he jeered. I didn't. He stood up and yelled at me, getting his cliche so backward I don't know even now if I laughed or shuddered:
"First I will kill you! Then I will fuck you."
You know, I think I laughed. Then I ran away and rejoined my mates. This story has a bad ending. Today it got worse.