July 4, 1999 - "Peace" 13
Washington 1. No Ticker Tape Parade for War Criminal General;
No Tough Questions, Either
New York 2. How Albanian PAC Money Bought the Kosovo War
Novi Sad 4. NWO's Destabilization of Serbia Continues
New York 5. Damage to Yugoslav Environment Is "Immense,"
Says a U.N. Report
1. No Ticker Tape Parade for War Criminal General; No Tough Questions, Either
WASHINGTON, July 2 - Remember what we've been telling you for years now: Watch what the New World Order "lie and deny" protagonists DO, not what they SAY? At war's end, Bill Clinton claimed victory in NATO's aggression on Serbia (see S99-106, Day 79, Update 2, Item 2, June 10). So you'd think that, when our glorious military leaders returned "from the front," i.e., from behind their high-tech desks at the NATO HQ in Brussels, the President would have thrown a ticker tape victory parade in their honor? Think again...
"America's triumphant general in the Kosovo war received less than a hero's welcome yesterday from US senators, who criticized the lack of readiness for a ground invasion, poor intelligence estimates, and the now open-ended mission of American peacekeepers," the Boston Globe reported July 2.
In his first extensive public assessment of NATO's 11-week air war, General Wesley Kanne Clark, the alliance's supreme allied commander in Europe, told the Senate Armed Services Committee called the battle ''a testament to political unity and the will of NATO members to stand up to the humanitarian tragedy'' inflicted on ethnic Albanians by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
But the four-star "Clinton general" appearance before Congress stood in absolutely stark contrast to the standing ovations given by Congress to the last returning American war commander, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who delivered a stirring 20-minute tribute on May 8, 1991 to both houses of Congress. By comparison, Clark suffered through the indignity of being caught in Washington traffic and then entered a huge Senate hearing room a few minutes late to find only six of the 19 committee members at their seats. (13 eventually appeared.) And when Clark finally answered the last question more than three hours and no ovations later, only two senators were left. Spectators numbered 11.
Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma said: ''I do think that we have abused and we have lied to the public as to the atrocities'' that were taking place in Kosovo.
Senator Olympia J. Snowe, a Maine Republican, questioned Clark's battlefield damage assessments. A Globe reporter, in two weeks of extensive travel throughout the province, saw only three destroyed Yugoslav military vehicles - two tanks and one armored personnel carrier. ''I stand by the figures that we released on confirmed battle damage,'' Clark said. ''That was 110 tanks, 210 armored fighting vehicles and 449 artillery and mortar tubes.'' He did say that pilots hit some ''dummies,'' or fake military equipment built by Yugoslav troops as decoys.
TiM Ed.: It is unclear if this "Clinton General" counted himself among the Serb "dummies" which he had destroyed. But more tellingly, no Senator grilled him about his and Clinton's ludicrous claims that we had suffered zero combat casualties during the 79-day war. For possible reasons why not, see our next story about the Albanian PAC contributions to various Senators and Congressmen over the years.
Clark answered his last question close to 1 p.m., and stayed for a few minutes to discuss the Pristina airport situation with Senator John Warner of Virginia and Senator Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat. The general threw his arms in the air and had a hard time keeping his voice down, despite the presence of reporters nearby, the Globe said.
It must have rankled him. ''Oh, I don't know,'' Clark said, ducking his head into his chauffeured black sedan. ''I think some nice things were said. Maybe the difference here was that we didn't have the buildup that we had leading to Desert Storm. Maybe I need to provide greater clarification in the days ahead.''
TiM Ed.: You bet they need to "provided greater clarification in the days ahead." Such as the full truth - both about the NATO losses and the war crimes committed by its leaders. But don't hold your breath for the "lie and deny" experts suddenly to turn lily white and start volunteering information which could be used for their indictments as war criminals.
No wonder there was no ticker tape parade, or a victory speech to Congress. After all, who could be proud of killing babies? Such as the 11-month old Bojana Tosovic, killed by Wesley Kanne Clark and his partners in war crimes on April 11 at her home in Podujevo.
Or the 4- and 7-year old Dejana and Stefan Pavlovic, killed by Wesley Kanne Clark and his partners in war crimes at their home in the Belgrade suburb of Ralja on Memorial Day weekend, May 28 (see S99-92, Day 66, Item 1, May 28, and S99-104, Day 78, Item 4, June 9).
And hundreds of other children killed among the over 1,500 innocent people who perished in Clinton-Clark-Albright-Cohen's... etc. cowardly war against the Serb civilians.
2. How Albanian PAC Money Bought the Kosovo War (By Ben Works)
NEW YORK, July 3 - As with most things in Washington, congressional complicity in Bill Clinton's war crimes against the Serbs was no accident. Ben Works, a Vietnam veteran, and a New York-based political analyst and commentator for CBS Radio and Fox News, has been researching this issue for a long time. And he has concluded that the Albanians basically bought this war on Serbia with a combination of drug-tainted money, and legal and illicit campaign contributions.
Back in 1986 (yes, 13 years ago!), Works dug up a Senate Resolution proposed by the then Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, decrying Yugoslavian official oppression of the Albanian population of Kosovo. At the time, "the Albanian autonomous government (set up by the Tito's Yugoslav communists) was still fully operational," Works notes. At the same time, "Joseph DioGuardi, a New York Republican, an Albanian-American, sponsored the companion House Resolution, both of which never emerged from committee."
But the Dole and DioGuardi's actions signaled the start of what was to be their long-term campaign to "dismantle Yugoslavia and ruin the Serb people," Works says. "Their goal has been to effect the division of Yugoslavia and the cleansing of Serbian populations from their territories, while purporting that 'Greater Serbia' was the menace to European security, and not the post-fascist 'Greater Croatia' and 'Greater Albania'."
Here are some additional excerpts from the Works report.
Summing it up, Works concludes that Dole's and DioGuardi's backers "have succeeded admirably (in breaking up Yugoslavia) because they were organized and persistent, while their opponents were disorganized and, ultimately, outnumbered by the overwhelming flood of media propaganda. Now, the US taxpayer is on the hook for billions of dollars, while our service personnel will be tied down for years in Bosnia and Kosovo, again attempting the kind of nation building that (had) failed so spectacularly in Somalia and Haiti."
For those wishing to inspect the details of these fundraising, Works has loaded the summary lists compiled thus far at the Sirius Web site, along with a companion reading file on the KLA and Heroin: http://www.siri-us.com/backgrounders/Archives_Kosovo/AlbanianAmericanPac-1980-98.html and http://www.siri-us.com/backgrounders/Archives_Kosovo/KLA-Drugs.html
PHOENIX, July 3 - See our letter to the New York Times at the TiM Web site in response to Thomas Friedman's OpEd column "Was Kosovo World War III?"
4. NWO's Destabilization of Serbia Continues
NOVI SAD, July 2 - The bombing may have stopped, but the West is continuing its work on destabilization and disintegration of Serbia, as evidenced by the Vojvodina secessionist demonstrations in Novi Sad on Friday (July 2).
Nenad Canak, president of the League of Social Democrats, a Vojvodina-based party, told the crowd that his "greatest wish is for Vojvodina to be a republic, but this is not the moment for that to happen," according to a New York Times July 3 report. The article said the crowd was furious to be a part of "Milosevic's Yugoslavia."
Asked by the NYT reporter (Blaine Harden) if she blamed the Americans for bombing her city, Jelena Radovanov, a 27-year half-Serbian, half-Hungarian biologist, replied: "Not even a tiny bit. I am sorry for the bridges. I cried when they went down. But if that was the price we had to pay to stop the killing in Kosovo, then I am willing to pay it."
So she cried for the bridges but not for the babies which the NATO bombs have killed? And she is a biologist? Even the engineers who built the bridges might have been more sensitive about the loss of human life. Either way, such "loyal" and "patriotic" citizens are just what the NWO doctors prescribed for the next phase of destabilization and destruction of Serbia. Just as we predicted back in 1996.
After a visit to Bosnia and a meeting with the Serb General Ratko Mladic, we said in a TiM editorial titled, "The End Game Is Near," that Kosovo and Montenegro may be the next Serb dominos to fall.
And now, add Vojvodina to the list of NWO's Serbia destabilization targets. This region in northern Serbia (see the map) is one of the most ethnically mixed parts of Yugoslavia, with Serbs constituting about half of its population of two million, but with large numbers of ethnic Hungarians (about 300,000), Croats, Slovaks and Romanians. And all of them have lived in peaceful harmony ever since the end of WW II. Until the NWO agitators arrived, found a few local quislings, and encouraged them to stir up trouble. Just as they had done in Kosovo. And are now doing in Montenegro, too.
TiM Ed.: Remember Randall Major, the compassionate American English language teacher, originally from San Antonio, Texas, now in Novi Sad? (see S99-46, Day 27, Item 2, Apr. 19, and S99-21, Day 9, Update 2, Item 1, Apr. 1). And the comment by one of his students - Milena Vrbaski, also of Novi Sad, written as if she were a native-English speaker? (S99-52, Day 31, Update 2, Apr. 23). And the piece "I am a Slovak from Vojvodina and I protest!" (S99-82, Day 56, Item 6, May 18). To understand how the residents of Vojvodina really feel about the NATO's war on Serbia, you may wish to reread some the preceding wartime reports, written without the editorial spin of the "lie and deny" media, such as the New York Times.
5. Damage to Yugoslav Environment Is "Immense," Says a U.N. Report
NEW YORK, July 1 - While some Vojvodina and Montenegrin quislings are continuing to provide aid and comfort to Serb enemies, the United Nations' team of experts has just released a devastating report about the "immense" damage to the Yugoslav environment which the U.S./NATO bombing has caused. Here's an excerpt:
TiM Ed.: To which the NATO leaders have already said "nyet!", as they continue to carry out their genocidal anti-Serbian policies.
Also, check out... Truth in Media Statement on Kosovo Crisis, "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?", "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"
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"