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TiM GW Bulletin 2000/6-2

June 3, 2000

Clinton in Europe

Toward a Globalist European Empire 

Yugoslav Soccer Team to Be Banished Again? Canada's Governor General Writes to TiM; Mostert on Clinton; Elite NATO Troops "Invade" Sweden by Mistake; Women's Rights in Afghanistan vs. Kosovo; The Day Milosevic Broke Serbia's Heart



Aachen                     1. Toward a Globalist European Empire

Liege                        2. Yugoslav Soccer Team to Be Banished Again? June 8, 2000

Ottawa                     3. Canada’s Governor General Writes to TiM June 9, 2000 

Berlin                       4. Clinton Opposed to War Crimes Court

California                 5. Clinton: First American President to Preside over

                                     Genocide in Europe (By Mary Mostert)

Rome                       6. Oops… Elite NATO Italian Force “Invades”

                                     Sweden by Mistake

Paris                        7. Group Protests Abuses of Afghan Women’s Rights;

                                     But What about Kosovo Sex Slaves?

Belgrade                  8. The Day Milosevic Broke Serbia’s Heart

Washington              9. Kosovo: A Disaster Guaranteed to Worsen June 4, 2000 

Moscow                 10. Russia Turns Off Natural Gas Supply to Serbia June 4, 2000 


1. Toward a Globalist European Empire

Clinton Calls for Russia’s Integration into Europe, Joint Efforts to Remove Milosevic

AACHEN, June 2 - The man who led the worst assault on humanity in Europe since the end of WW II - NATO’s 79-day bombing of Serbia last year - was honored today for his contribution to “European peace.”  Bill Clinton received the Charlemagne award, given for contributions to European peace and unity, in the ancient German city of Aachen.

It figures.  For, last year’s winner of the Charlemagne award was the second loudest cheerleader of the crimes against humanity that NATO’s bombing represented - Clinton’s fellow unindicted war criminal, the British prime minister Tony Blair. 

So what was that Charlemagne charade about?  It's about building a new globalist European empire on the ruins of Marxism and Leninism.  If in doubt about how serious our draft-dodging New World Order builder from Arkansas is about it, check out this writer’s column  in the New Dawn magazine, “New Iron Curtain over Europe,” written before the NATO bombing of Serbia. 

The Wall Street Journal also put it well in today’s editorial:

“The individuals who have come to power were in the streets 20 to 30 years ago, demonstrating against the Vietnam War or the installation of Pershing missiles in Germany.  Now they have succeeded the generation of western leaders who have brought down the Berlin Wall, and they are giving each other awards for their statesmanship.”

In other words, dormant Marxists, reincarnated as New World Order globalists, are stroking each other the way Stalin, Tito and Mao used to do.  Different era, different folks; same ethos; same strokes.  And similar human carnage behind the medals.

But don’t hold your breath waiting for indictments of NATO leaders to be announced by the U.N. kangaroo court in the Hague, whose job is to prosecute war crimes.  The Chief tribunal prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte (see her photo below), told the U.N. Security Council today (June 2) in New York that there was no basis for opening an investigation into it.

“Although some mistakes were made by NATO, I am very satisfied that there was no deliberate targeting of civilians or unlawful military targets by NATO during the bombing campaign,” she said. 

With the above statement, Del Ponte successfully completed the transition from the original “Madam Kangaroo,” Louise Arbour, who was rewarded last year for her subservience to the New World Order criminals by appointment to Canada’s Supreme Court.  Wonder what rewards await Del Ponte?  Maybe another Charlemagne?

But Del Ponte may not get off as easily as Arbour.  A year after the end of the Kosovo war, more than 60 peace groups from all over Europe want to have the International Court of Justice in The Hague launch legal proceedings against NATO, according to an ABC (Australian) news report today.

Peace activists say NATO's bombardment of Yugoslavia was in breach of international law, and that the war was fought with disproportionate means.  The campaigners are seeking to gain backing for their claims by arranging self-styled tribunals, one of which is being held in Berlin.

Meanwhile, on the eve of a first summit with new Russian President Vladimir Putin, Clinton said on Friday (June 2) that democracy was not firmly anchored in Moscow and the West must do all it could to help.

“We must work to build a partnership with Russia that encourages stability, democracy and cooperative engagement with the West and full integration with global institutions, Clinton said. “No doors can be sealed shut to Russia, not NATO's, not the EU's. The alternative would be a future of harmful competition between Russia and the West and the end of our vision of an undivided continent.”

Clinton also said that the other major piece of unfinished business in Europe was to secure lasting peace in the southeast of the continent, and the end of the reign of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, according to a Reuters report from Aachen.

“Our goal must be to debalkanize the Balkans,'” he said. ''We must also remain unrelenting for a democratic transition in Serbia. There must be no future for Mr. Milosevic and his policies of hatred and ethnic cleansing.”

Clinton said he expected the European Union to have up to 30 members within a generation, stretching from the Baltics to the Balkans and Turkey, and larger than anything Charlemagne, who ruled much of Europe in the eighth and ninth centuries, could have imagined.

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TiM Ed.: “Debalkanize” the Balkans?  Serbia as the last “major piece of unfinished business?”  Ramming Turkey down Europe’s throat?  A European Empire “larger than anything Charlemagne could have imagined?” 

Are you getting a sense that we may be listening to a new Adolf from Arkansas?   No wonder the Serbs called Clinton “Adolf” even before he bombed their capital city at Easter 1999, just as the other Adolf did at Easter 1941. 

“From this day forward, Belgrade is the capital of the Free World.  And Washington is the seat of an Evil Empire,” we wrote in a wartime TiM Bulletin published in April 1999.

Which is why it is perhaps ironic that the same day Clinton called for Milosevic's removal from power, the Yugoslav President urged Europe to stop blindly following the United States.

At a meeting with former Greek Foreign Minister, Carlos Papoulias, Milosevic also counseled European states that going along with the policies of the United States damages the whole continent, particularly the Balkans, according to an Associated Press report.

“The blind obedience which the governments of the European Union show toward the dictate of the American administration is causing great damage to the whole European continent, and particularly to the Balkans,'' Milosevic said. “It would be logical that the governments of the European states above all take care of the interests of their own nations, rather than the interest of the American administration, and its insane ideas to rule the whole world.”

Milosevic's comments Friday (June 2) were the second time this week that the Yugoslav president has called on Europe to resist what he termed U.S. domination.  On Monday (May 29), as he inaugurated a new bridge over the Danube to replace one of the three destroyed by NATO during last year's bombing of Yugoslavia, Milosevic said Europe should be proud of Serbia's achievements in rebuilding the country.  He then called Serbia “the most European country in Europe.”

While the Haiderbashing incident earlier this year in Austria may help justify Milosevic’s above claim, closer to the truth may be what we have been saying for over five years now.  Serbia is the only non-vassal country left in Europe (see “Taming the Russian Bear: New Drang Nach Osten”, Apr. 19, 1995).  Which is why Serbia has been the thorn in the side of the New World Order.  And why it has been the object of the bombs and of the scorn of the globalist rulers of Europe - the “Adolfs” of Arkansas; the Charlemagnes of the New World Order.  


2. Yugoslav Soccer Team to Be Banished Again? June 8, 2000

LIEGE, June 2 - So deep is hatred of the fiercely independent Serbs in some “European community” countries, that even the Serbian soccer players may be punished for their country’s resistance to the New World Order would-be conquerors. 

“Yugoslavia may face Euro expulsion,” read the headline of today’s BBC Europe Sports report.  “The Republic of Ireland could replace Yugoslavia,” was the sub-heading of this unusual sports story.  “Yugoslav soccer players are waiting to hear if they are to be expelled from the European Championship as a Belgian court decides their fate,” the BBC said.

A court in Liege will announce its verdict before June 9 in a lawsuit filed by residents of Albanian origin in Belgium to bar the Yugoslav soccer team from competing in the “Euro 2000” championship tournament.  The tribunal has heard submissions from lawyers for the plaintiffs and for the Belgian State.


TiM Ed.: But not for the defendants?  It figures.  A Euro version of a kangaroo court…


Yugoslavia is due to play all of its Group C first round matches in Belgium, with the first on 13 June at Charleroi against Slovenia.  If Yugoslavia is expelled, the obvious candidate to replace the Serb national team would be the Republic of Ireland, who finished as a runner-up in its group, and lost a play-off with Turkey.

In 1992, Yugoslavia was also thrown out of the European Championship in Sweden under similar circumstances.  Denmark stepped in on short notice and went on to win the tournament. 

In May of 1992, however, the Belgrade soccer team, “Red Star,” won the team championship of the world in a match played in Italy just days before the U.N. sanctions were applied to Serb athletes, too. 

In July 1992, Yugoslavia was also banished from the Barcelona Olympics. 

So much for politics not meddling in sports.  Not even the Olympic Games, an event of such nobility that ancient Greeks used to stop all wars while competing with each other in a sports arena, was sacred for the New World Order leaders.  For them, obviously nothing is sacred.  Except for the Almighty Dollar, of course.

--- June 8, 2000

LIEGE, Belgium, June 8 - The BBC News has reported that Yugoslavia got the green light to compete at Euro 2000 when a Belgian court ruled against the Kosovo Albanian residents in Belgium who wanted to see them banned. The Albanians were hoping that the courts would refuse visas to the Yugoslav team, but their application was thrown out.

But the Belgian court did rule that members of the European Union should not enter into financial transactions with the Yugoslav Football Federation (RFY). The RFY are still owed around £2m for reaching the finals of Euro 2000, and Georges-Henri Beauthier, lawyer for the Kosovo Albanians, is now attempting to have this money seized.


3. Canada’s Governor General Writes to TiM

OTTAWA, June 1 – On May 22, we sent the following letter to the Canadian Governor General Adrienne Clarkson regarding her May 18 announcement re. Gen. Clark:

“May 22, 2000

Honorable Adrienne Clarkson,

Adolf Hitler also pinned medals on "deserving" Nazi "heroes." Do you want to emulate that western leader's steps in history when you pin the Meritorious Service Medal on the unindicted war criminal Gen. Wesley Clark for his "indefatigable efforts" in annihilating Serb civilians?

In case you haven't heard, NATO bombers under Gen. Clark's command killed over 2,000 civilians, 79 of them children, during the 79-day air campaign. You may wish to check out the enclosed letter to the Toronto Star for additional details.


Bob Djurdjevic, Truth in Media, Phoenix, Arizona”

On June 1, we received the following reply from the Governor General's office in Ottawa:

“June 1, 2000

On behalf of the Governor General of Canada, I thank you for your recent e-mail. The Governor General has taken due note of your concerns regarding the award of a Meritorious Service Cross to U.S. General Wesley Clark.

The Governor General bestows honours on behalf of all Canadians to recognize merit in various fields of endeavour. All honours including the Order of Canada, Bravery and the Meritorious Service Decorations are awarded by the Governor General on the advice of duly constituted committees. In accordance with the regulations of the military division of the Meritorious Service Decorations, a military advisory committee reviews files of candidates and the Chief of the Defence Staff recommends names to the Governor General.

On the Governor General's instructions, your comments have been brought to the attention of the Meritorious Service Decorations Advisory Committee (military division) and of the Chief of the Defence Staff.

Again, thank you for writing to the Governor General.”


You can view both letters at our Web site by clicking on


June 9, 2000 

Don't decorate NATO's general in Kosovo; try him instead, says Canadian MP

OTTAWA, June 8 - A decorated United States general is not only unworthy of Canadian honors but should be tried for war crimes for his role in conducting NATO's air campaign against the former Yugoslavia, says a New Democrat Member of Canada's Parliament.  Svend Robinson issued a release Thursday (June 8) denouncing a plan to award U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark, supreme commander of NATO forces in Kosovo, with the Meritorious Service Cross.

"Canada should be urging the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal on the former Yugoslavia, Carla del Ponte, to reverse her decision not to try top NATO officials for their alleged crimes," said Robinson.

The dates for presentation of Clark's Canadian decoration and his honorary British knighthood have yet to be announced.  Clark is also to receive an honorary knighthood from the Queen for his role in leading the 11-week NATO bombing campaign.


4. Clinton Opposed to War Crimes Court

BERLIN, June 2 - America is said to be trying to cripple the proposed International Criminal Court, designed to bring tyrants such as Saddam Hussein to justice, the London Telegraph’s diplomatic editor reported on June 2. 

Bill Clinton is expected to ask today in Berlin for Chancellor Gerhard Schröder’s support for changes to the court's procedures which could hobble the new body. 

Plans for a tribunal with the power to try war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity were approved in Rome two years ago. It would be modelled on courts that hear cases on the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

But America has opposed its creation, fearing US forces might be indicted as war criminals for acts such as the bombing of Serbia, the Telegraph said.


TiM Ed.: What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander?  Maybe among the geese and ganders.  But evidently not among the lame ducks and turkeys of the New World Order.


5. Clinton: First American President to Preside over Genocide in Europe (By Mary Mostert)

CALIFORNIA, May 30 - Mary Mostert, publisher of Original Sources, a California-based writer, has contributed several pieces to the wartime TiM Bulletins.  Today, we bring you an excerpt from her latest commentary about the real legacy of Bill Clinton’s “peacemaking” in Europe, a ‘genocide” of the Serbs who “are being systematically exterminated in Kosovo,” as Mostert puts it:

“As usual, it was not even reported in the American media, but in the Serbian Press the picture showing dead bodies, including the body of a four year-old Serbian child, being placed in body bags was titled: "Serbs are being systematically exterminated in Kosovo".

Is it just Serb melodrama, or is there, perhaps, a concern that the American media is just systematically ignoring during this election year? Would it be just too painful for Al Gore’s candidacy to point out that exterminating Serbs is the major Foreign Policy legacy of the Clinton-Gore era?

As it turns out neither NATO nor the United Nations appears to be able to keep their Albanian allies from killing United Nations employees – if they happen to be Serbs. While I did not see the report anywhere else, the United Nations website reported United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan’s message to the family members of a Serb UN staff member, Petar Topoljski, as "a dark day for Kosovo."

There have been no arrests, and even if there were, of course, there is no real judicial system in Kosovo, one year after the so-called KFOR victory over Slobodan Milosevic. If there were arrests, according to a report of a United Nations investigation headed by Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury of Bangladesh on the United Nations own website security in Kosovo is still a "major and continuing challenge." Even when arrested, killers are quickly freed by the KLA controlled "civil government" and judicial system of Kosovo. Ambassador Chowdhury said that some violent incidents during the mission made the group "comprehend better the reality of the situation."

One year into the United Nations and KFOR control over Kosovo the Ambassador noted that while the "international community had invested heavily in Kosovo and could not afford to fail" there was an urgent need to address "ongoing staff shortages for both civil administration and police" which "constrained UN operations." Introducing the mission's report, Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury of Bangladesh, said the Council "could not have envisaged" the enormity of the UN's tasks in Kosovo when it adopted resolution 1244 (1999), which sets out the tasks for the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).

The fact of the matter is that KFOR and UNMIK actually HAVE allowed the "systematic extermination" of Serbs in Kosovo. The number of Serbs in the area of Gnjilane has shrunk from 12,000 to 800 since the end of the war in June of 1999 according to the Security Council delegation’s report. Gnjilane is under the auspices of the U.S. military, sent by Clinton without Congressional approval, and was immediately occupied by the US Marines after the bombing was halted, The movement of those few Serbs who remain is possible only with an escort of international peacekeepers or police, according to UNMIK.

What that indicates is that the situation is far worse now than when the bombing stopped. Last June I received an e-mail from a U.S. Marine stationed with the KFOR troops in the area of Gnjilane. The first e-mail reported that the Albanians were burning down the homes of the Serbs, who had fled when it became obvious to them that there would be no security for them. His second e-mail reported:

‘Dear Mary,

Took a security patrol out a couple of days ago. Didn't run across any bad guys. The little village we went through was interesting. Through an interpreter, I found out that it had been occupied by regular VJ (Yugoslav Army) troops until a couple of weeks ago. The old man I spoke with said that the Serb troops didn't steal or destroy anything in the village and left everything as they had found it. Asked him about mines and he said that they removed all of them and took them with them when they left. Obviously very disciplined regular army troops.

The people in the village were ethnic Albanian but didn't seem to harbor a lot of resentment toward the Serbs, I suppose having the regular VJ in their village kept the MUP (Serb police) and paramilitary away. The old man ended up guiding us through the fields and trails in the area. (Good patrol tip, walk only where the locals walk.) He also went into his house and gave us some smoked sausage, tomatoes, bread, and peppers.

Very poor people, so this really meant a lot. We've had nothing but MREs for three weeks so the feast we had when we returned to our lines was the highlight of the day. Anyhow, this was just one small village and in no way can it be construed to represent what is going on or happened in the rest of the country. Just some simple farmers who would be glad just to be left alone to work the soil and live their lives.

Mostly old folks, women, and children. And the little ones just about broke my heart. They have a healthy fear of men with guns. Ain't a Marine here doesn't have a soft spot for the kids. This mess over here isn't their fault. It's a side of this hell hole that isn't glamorous enough to make the evening news.’

So, what, do you suppose, caused these simple Albanian farmers who had no bad experiences with the Serb army, to drive out 99.4% of their Serb neighbors, AFTER the Americans arrived to protect them? And, why has the Clinton Administration not risen up in arms over this "genocide" of Serbs? […]

Either Clinton was lying about the Serbs committing genocide when 4% of the Albanians had fled the province in late March 1999, or he and the U.S. media are covering up a massive genocide against the Serbs who have either been killed or have fled Gniljane while it’s been under American military "protection." […]

Clinton has a unique legacy he can point to. He can rightfully claim to be the first American president, at least since Andrew Jackson did nothing while the Cherokees were driven en-masse out of Georgia, to preside over a genocide of a minority group.”

By Mary Mostert, Analyst, Original Sources,; e-mail:


6. Oops… Elite NATO Italian Force “Invades” Sweden by Mistake

ROME, May 29 - NATO’s blunders during its 79-day bombing of Serbia are getting legendary by now.  Instead of bombing real YU Army tanks and airplanes, NATO leaders celebrated “victories” over the wooden decoys the Serbs had scattered throughout the countryside (see “How Serb Dummies Fooled NATO Dummies”). 

In some instances, NATO even missed the entire country, with several of its missiles landing in the suburbs of Sofia, Bulgaria.  And now, a London Times May 29 report elevated an elite group of NATO fighters to new heights of ineptitude.  They couldn’t even find the right Scandinavian country on the map.  So instead of in Norway, they landed in Sweden - by mistake.  Here’s an excerpt from the Times report:

“For most of the armies taking part, it was a routine exercise that involved little more than turning up at the right place.  For Italy's elite mountain infantry regiment, this proved too much. The 116 soldiers from the Alpini unit were due to arrive at Kristiansand in Norway on Saturday (May 27) for a NATO exercise.

Nobody had consulted a map, however. Puzzled immigration officers at the airport of Kristianstad in Sweden watched as the troops, in their distinctive Alpine caps decorated with feathers, disembarked some 300 miles from where they should have been.

"It does not seem to have occurred to anyone in the unit that Sweden is not part of Nato," the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera commented. "Kristiansand and Kristianstad may sound remarkably similar, but that is no excuse for Italy invading Sweden in error."

Kristiansand is on the southern Norwegian coast, facing Denmark, while Kristianstad is in southern Sweden, not far from Malmo.

The incident comes at a particularly embarrassing time for the authorities, who are trying to counteract an "unfair and outdated" image of the Italian military as comically inept.

General Anselmo Donnari, the Italian military attaché in Oslo, said that the troops had eventually reached Norway "in good order", and the exercise had started as planned.”


7. Group Protests Abuses of Afghan Women’s Rights, But What about Kosovo Sex Slaves?

PARIS, May 30 - We received the following “circular” letter from a group in France, soliciting our signature on a petition protesting the abuses of women’s rights in Afghanistan.  As you can see below, the TiM editor gladly did it, provided the same group shows the same concern for abuses of women’s rights - read abuse of women as sex slaves for KFOR troops - by the Kosovo Albanians:

“At 11:06 PM 5/30/2000 +0200

The government of Afghanistan is waging a war upon women. Since theTaliban took power in 1996, women have had to wear burqua and have been beaten and stoned in public for not having the proper attire, even if this means simply not having the mesh covering in front of their eyes. One woman was beaten to DEATH by an angry mob of fundamentalists for accidentally exposing her arm while she was driving. Another was stoned to death for trying to leave the country with a man that was not a relative. Women are not allowed to work or even go out in public without a male relative; professional women such as professors, translators, doctors, lawyers, artists and writers have been forced from their jobs and stuffed into their homes, so that depression is becoming so widespread that it has reached emergency levels. There is no way in such an extreme Islamic society to know the suicide rate with certainty, but relief workers are estimating that the suicide rate among women, who cannot find proper medication and treatment for severe repression and would rather take their lives than live in such conditions, has increased significantly.

Homes where a woman is present must have their windows painted so that she can never be seen by outsiders. They must wear silent shoes so that they are never heard. Women live in fear of their lives for the slightest misbehavior. Because they cannot work, those without male relatives or husbands are either starving to death or begging on the street, even if they hold Ph.D.'s. There are almost no medical facilities available for women, and relief workers, in protest, have mostly left the country, taking medicine and psychologists and other things necessary to treat the sky-rocketing level of depression among women. At one of the rare hospitals for women, a reporter found still, nearly lifeless bodies lying motionless on top of beds, wrapped in their burqua, unwilling to speak, eat, or do anything, but slowly wasting away. Others have gone mad and were seen crouched in corners, perpetually rocking or crying, most of them in fear.

One doctor is considering, when what little medication that is left finally runs out, leaving these women in front of the president's residence as a form of peaceful protest. It is at the point where the term 'human rights violations' has become an understatement. The power of life and death over their women relatives, especially their wives, but an angry mob has just as much right to stone or beat a woman, often to death, for exposing an inch of flesh or offending them in the slightest way.

Women enjoyed relative freedom, to work, dress generally as they wanted, and drive and appear in public alone until only 1996. The rapidity of this transition is the main reason for the depression and suicide; women who were once educators or doctors or simply used to basic human freedoms are now severely restricted and treated as sub-human in the name of right-wing fundamentalist Islam. It is not their tradition or 'culture', but is alien to them, and it is extreme even for those cultures where fundamentalism is the rule.

Everyone has a right to a tolerable human existence, even if they are women in a Muslim country. If we can threaten military force in Kosovo in the name of human rights for the sake of ethnic Albanians, citizens of the world can certainly express peaceful outrage at the oppression, murder and injustice committed against women by the Taliban.


In signing this we agree that the current treatment of women in Afghanistan is completely UNACCEPTABLE and deserves support and action by the United Nations and that the current situation overseas will not be tolerated - as must not be the treatment of women as sex slaves for Albanians and KFOR troops in Kosovo. (TiM)

Women's Rights is not a small issue anywhere and it is UNACCEPTABLE for women in 2000 to be treated as sub-human and so much as property.

Equality and human decency is a RIGHT not a freedom, whether one lives in Afghanistan or elsewhere.


TiM Ed.: A long list of 244 signatories followed.  To which we added our own, prefaced by the following remark:

245) Truth in Media, Phoenix, Arizona - provided that this petition and the same concern for women's rights are applied to Kosovo sex slaves, too.

“Sounds like Afghanistan is just the place where we should send our "Amazing UN Amazon Women," such as Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright or Janet Reno, to clean it up and bring it up to proper "liberal" standards.  Just as they did in Kosovo, for example, where female sex slaves from Eastern Europe are now as common as are the NATO/KFOR troops.

Anyone seconding the idea? (besides residents of the state of New York, of course, who want to get rid of Hillary).  After all, Kosovo is a heck of a lot closer to France than Afghanistan.”

A short while later, we did receive a supportive message from the TiM readers in France who had sent us the original petition.


8. The Day Milosevic Broke Serbia’s Heart

BELGRADE, June 3 - On this day, one year ago, Slobodan Milosevic broke Serbia’s heart when he caved in to NATO’s bombs and Russia’s betrayal, surrendering Kosovo to western and Albanian marauders.  It was another Day of Infamy, this time from Serbia’s standpoint (see "Milosevic Is No Prince Lazar").

"You were right all the time about 'Chernobill'," Dr. Charles Ashanin, a late theology professor from Indiana, wrote to us on June 3, 1999. "Weep Serbdom!"

Here are other lead paragraphs of the Special TiM Bulletin published a year ago:

“’Capitulation!’ With this single word, a Belgrade resident summed up the "peace agreement" reached today, after the discussions between the Russian envoy, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and the Finnish president, Martti Ahtisaari, with the Yugoslav president, Slobodan Milosevic…

"Chernomyrdin stabbed us in the back," the above Belgrade resident added. Predictably... as he had done to Russia in Chechnya.

As we have said several times before, "no friend of Al Gore can be a friend of the Serbs" (see S99-69, Day 45, Update 1, Item 1, May 7; S99-73, Day 49, Update 1, Item 1, May 11 and S99-79, Day 53, Update 1, Item 3, May 15).

"Why did it take him so long to betray us?", another Serb resident told us, referring to Milosevic. "We could have had the same result with far fewer lives lost."

Belgrade and much of Serbia was appropriately in darkness this evening, its lack of electricity, due to earlier NATO strikes, symbolizing this moment of darkness in Serb history.”


TiM Ed.: The Serbs can forget and forgive their leaders many things, but they must never forget nor forgive the man who led them to war, only to buckle at the end, surrendering to foreign occupiers huge swaths of Serb ancestral lands in Kosovo, Bosnia and the Krajina. If Milosevic is to be tried by anyone, he should be tried by the Serbian people at the ballot box, not by Serbia’s enemies who benefited from his cowardly retreats.  

As the Serbs eventually choose a new leader, let us hope that they will have the wisdom to pick a real patriot, not a pro-western vassal worse than the devil they already know.  If they don’t, the terrible suffering to which the nation has been subjected over the last decade will be for naught.  And the future under western occupation will be even bleaker than the past.  If in doubt, just check with the remaining Serbs in Kosovo, Bosnia or the Krajina.  Or with the western vassals in other Eastern European countries.  


9. Kosovo: A Disaster Guaranteed to Worsen June 4, 2000 

WASHINGTON, June 2 - Doug Bandow, a Cato Institute analyst, said in his recent Washington Times OpEd piece (May 24) that, "the Clinton administration has ensnared the United States in the irrelevant turmoil of the Balkans... yet, the Republican Congress does nothing." 

Bandow then goes on to condemn the Clinton/NATO deception that led to the war, and the current Kosovo fiasco: 

"A year ago, the United States and its NATO allies fomented war over Kosovo by attempting to impose the unrealistic Rambouillet diktat. Shameless NATO propaganda stirred up war fever. The Clinton administration then attacked Yugoslavia without the sanction of either Congress or the United Nations. After 78 days of bombing, the attackers won - though NATO's claims of military success turned out be grossly inflated. The political situation has turned ugly." 

"Kosovo is a disaster that will only worsen," Bandow says in conclusion, citing "Jane's," a British intelligence firm, in support of his assessment.

To read the full report, click on:  


10. Russia Turns Off Natural Gas Supply to Serbia June 4, 2000 

MOSCOW, June 2 - Russia has turned off the natural gas supply to Serbia, according to an NPR radio broadcast Friday (June 2), on the eve of Bill Clinton's visit to Moscow.  The reason cited was non-payment by Serbia for prior shipments.  The report was also confirmed on June 2 by, an official Russian news agency.


TiM Ed.: Here we go again... signs of another "Chernobill"(1) in the making? Or just a private Russian supplier getting fed up with being caught in the middle of inter-state geopolitics?

(1) "Chernobill" - a word coined as a cross between (Victor) Chernomyrdin and Bill (Clinton), symbolizing Russia's betrayal of Serbia last year.

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