FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONA Topic: BALKAN AFFAIRS
PHOENIX, Dec. 8 - According to the reports which we have just received from our Serbian sources (at 0016 Belgrade time on Dec. 9 - 616PM EST), the Yugoslav Army troops have moved in and taken control of Montenegro's "Golubovac" airport. Three military tankers and an armored vehicle are reportedly blocking access to the airport.
Yugoslav military police appear to have taken charge of the airport, and are checking identities of all passengers.
Our Belgrade sources believe that this drastic action by the Yugoslav Army may be Slobodan Milosevic's response to the Montenegrin law, which took effect today (Dec. 8), under which the airports in Podgorica and Tivat become a Montenegrin, not a federal Yugoslavia's property.
TiM Ed. Which would be like the province of Ontario, for example, declaring the Toronto airport its own, rather than Canada's property. Or the New York state claiming ownership of the La Guardia or JFK airports.
Whatever the reason for this drastic action, it seems obvious that the Belgrade government is trying to prevent yet another piece of Yugoslavia from being chopped off by the New World Order quislings. Such as Montenegro's president, Milo Djukanovic, who next to the KLA's Hashim Thaci, seems to be one of Madam Halfbright's favorite Balkan stable horses.
The more crooked, the better Makes Milosevic look downright pristine, by comparison.
Which is why one cannot help but wonder, if Belgrade had not moved in on the Montenegrin airports before NATO did? After all, remember how a similar scenario played itself out in mid-June, when the Russians, with Milosevic's help, embarrassed NATO by taking the Pristina's state-of-the-art "Slatina" airport before NATO got its act together, following the signing of the armistice on June 10? (see "Russian Troops Enter Kosovo First," S99-107, "Peace" 1, Item 1, June 11).
Either way, stand by. This seems to be a developing story
Also, check out... Truth in Media Statement on the Kosovo War, "Wither Dayton, Sprout New War?", "On the Brink of Madness", "Tragic Deja Vu's," "Seven U.S. Senators Suggest Ouster of Milosevic", "Biting the Hand That Feeds You", "A Balkan Affairs Potpourri", "Put the U.N. Justice on Trial", "International Justice 'Progresses' from Kidnapping to Murder", "Milosevic: 'A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery'...", "Kosovo Lie Allowed to Stand", "New World Order's Inquisition in Bosnia", "Kosovo Heating Up", "Decani Monastery Under Siege?", "Murder on Wall Street", "Kosovo: 'Bosnia II', Serbia's Aztlan", "What If the Shoe Were on the Other Foot?", "Serb WW II General Exhonerated by British Archives," "Green Interstate - Not Worth American Lives", "An American Hero or Actor of the Year?" (A June '95 TiM story) and/or "Clinton arme secrètement les musulmans bosniaques", "Kocevje: Tito's Greatest Crime?", "Perfidious Albion Strikes Again, Aided by Uncle Sam", "Lift the Sanctions, Now!" (1993)
Or Djurdjevic's WASHINGTON TIMES columns: "Chinese Dragon Wagging Macedonian Tail," "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"