June 21, 1999; 11:30PM EDT - "Peace" 6
Belgrade 1. NATO Lost 128 Aircraft?
Phoenix 2. NATO Debunked: Serb "Stealth" MiGs
Reappear, Proving NATO Lied to Us All Along
Belgrade 3. Yugoslav Army Also "Unscathed by NATO"
Washington (state) 4. A Conclusive Indictment of Society, Science and
Technology (by Steffan Bertsch)
Phoenix 5. Clinton Has Made American People
Accomplices to Murder (by Capt. Richard Davidson)
1. NATO Lost 128 Aircraft?
BELGRADE. June 21 - A TiM reader from the Netherlands has sent us a clarification regarding the figures which the chief of general staff of the Yugoslav Army, Gen. Dragoljub Ojdanic, cited in his speech on the occasion of the Yugoslav Army Day. According to this TiM source, NATO has lost 128 aircraft, not just 61 as previously reported.
Gen. Ojdanic has said that the Yugoslav Army had downed 61 NATO fighter jets, 30 unmanned spy aircraft (UAV), seven helicopters and 238 missiles during the NATO air strikes campaign (see S99-111, "Peace" 5, Item 4, June 18). Our correspondent from Holland asserted, however, that those were the only losses NATO suffered at the hands of the Yugoslav anti-aircraft defense units and the YU Air Force.
In addition, the Yugoslav Third Army, whose territory included Kosovo, shot down 34 aircraft, five helicopters, 25 UAVs and 52 cruise missiles, says this TiM source. Which actually comes pretty close to what its commanding officer, Gen. Nebojsa Pavkovic, said on June 9, one day before the war ended. Gen. Pavkovic said that his Third Army had downed 33 NATO planes, 25 UAVs, five helicopters, and 50 cruise missiles (see S99-106, Day 79, Update 2, June 10).
Furthermore, our source from the Netherlands said that the Yugoslav Navy had shot down three NATO aircraft, three UAVs and at least five cruise missiles; that the Second Army destroyed 24 NATO aircraft, two helicopters, 2 UAVs and 30 cruise missiles; and that the First Army "killed" six NATO aircraft and 129 cruise missiles (see the maps in the NATO's War section of our Web site for the deployment areas of the three Yugoslav armies).
Altogether, that adds up to 128 NATO aircraft lost, 14 helicopters, 60 UAVs and 454 cruise missiles. For additional details regarding NATO's losses, check out the "Venik" Web site), which we had also referenced early on in NATO's war on Serbia (see S99-48, Day 29, Update 1, Item 5, Apr. 21). According to NATO's own statements, over 1,000 aircraft took place in NATO's assault on Serbia, with American pilots flying over 80% of the sorties.
TiM Ed.: We're not, of course, vouching for the accuracy of all of the above figures, including the NATO claims. But the "Venik" Web site contains an enormous amount of detail about the hundreds of NATO shoot-downs, including photos, dates, aircraft specs, etc. - which we suspect are based on Russian military intelligence sources. Only closed-minded, pro-NATO bigots would ignore such evidence, and prefer to believe our Liar-in-Chief, who claimed that we had suffered zero combat losses after a 79-day war (S99-106, Day 79, Update 2, June 10).
2. NATO Debunked: Serb "Stealth" MiGs Reappear, Proving NATO Lied to Us All Along
PHOENIX, June 21 - We don't know how many "closed-minded, pro-NATO bigots" are included among the TiM readers ranks. If there are some, we invite them, too, to join us in a "NATO debunked" exercise. So that the truth may be known. We've said all along that the Washington-Brussels "lie and deny" PR news spinners had been serving us bunk throughout the 79-day NATO war. Now, we can prove it, too, with the help of NATO and "Venik."
To participate in this quest-for-truth exercise, you don't need to be a military expert. You only need to be able to count to 16. And to add and subtract. So get your abacuses out. Don't bother with calculators or computers. It won't be a high-tech exercise. Lying is a low-tech business.
On June 12, two days after the Kosovo "peace" agreement had been signed by the NATO and Serbian military commanders, most of the world's media recorded the fact that 11 Yugoslav MiG-29 jets took off from the Pristina's Slatina airport and headed north toward Belgrade (see S99-111, "Peace" 5, Item 4, June 18).
Uninitiated readers may have shrugged at this news story, and said, "so what?" But not the truthmongers who tracked this war day-by-day...
Before NATO started its bombing of Serbia on Mar. 24, the Yugoslav Air Force had a total of 16 MiG-29s, two of which were not operational, according to expert defense sources. For the 11 out of the 14 operational Yugoslav MiG-29s to take off from the Pristina airport on June 12 was nothing short of a miracle. For, the Yugoslav Air Force should have had only three of them left after the 78-day bombing campaign, according to the NATO spokesmen.
Unlike the F-117A "stealth" fighter which showed its vulnerability in a muddy Srem farmer's field on the fourth day of the war (see Day 4, Update 2, Item 1, Mar. 27), the 11 Yugoslav MiG-29s proved themselves to be the real "stealth" fighters. And we suspect a tremendous shock to the Washington-Brussels "lie and deny" news spinners.
Furthermore, NATO officials have also claimed that only four Yugoslav Air Force MiG-21s remained in Kosovo. On June 12, 29 MiG-21s also took off from Pristina's Slatina airport for Serbia, according to eyewitness reports. So 25 of them also proved to be "stealth" fighters as far as NATO is concerned.
For a play-by-play accounting of NATO's "lie and deny" statements, check out the "Venik" Web site. "Venik" has meticulously traced all NATO news conferences at which Jamie Shea and his partner-in-crime, the German Major General Walter Jertz, claimed the various NATO phantom shoot-downs of the Yugoslav MiG-29s and other "stealth" Yugoslav planes (http://venik.way.to/countingmigs.htm).
TiM Ed.: Perhaps now you can also see why the 200 Russian troops moved so swiftly to take the Slatina airport whose elaborate underground facilities were built to withstand a nuclear strike (see S99-107, "Peace" 1, Item 1, June 11). It was to secure the departure of the Yugoslav MiGs, and deprive NATO of some of its war booty, at least temporarily. In the process, they also helped serve the cause of truth.
3. Yugoslav Army Also "Unscathed by NATO"
BELGRADE, June 21 - Not only did the Yugoslav Air Force get off lightly, so did the Yugoslav Army, according to today's report by the London-based daily, The Independent. Here are some excerpts form it:
TiM Ed.: We've said all along that NATO was waging a cowardly war on innocent civilians, not on Slobodan Milosevic. And now, you can judge that for yourself, based on the above statistics.
4. A Conclusive Indictment of Society, Science and Technology (by Steffan Bertsch)
WASHINGTON (state), June 21 - We received the following letter from a TiM reader in Washington state who reacted to the TiM GW Bulletin S99-111, "Peace" 5, Item 4, June 18. Commenting about a statement by the Serb Gen Dragoljub Ojdanic, we said that, "the morale and unity of the Serb people certainly did remain high, until Milosevic and his stooges caved in to NATO. So spare us the violins, Gen. Ojdanic." To which Steffan Bertsch responds:
Steffan Bertsch, Washington (state)
TiM Ed.: Which is why, so as to cover up their miserable failures, Bill Clinton and the New World Order's lapdog media (e.g., New York Times) are now extolling the virtues of the science and technology with claims of omnipotence, such as the zero combat casualty figure for the U.S. troops. They are doing it so that the "sheeple," as Mr. Bertsch put it, could keep on believing the fairy tale that science and technology won the war against Serbia. So that the government could keep reaching into the taxpayers pockets to pay for future techno-wars on civilians, to the "death merchants'" delight.
As the first three stories of this TiM GW Bulletins have proven, the truth is quite different. The Yugoslav armed forces have emerged from the 79-day NATO bombing campaign practically unscathed, while inflicting significant losses on NATO "omnipotent" technology and manpower. And they could have gone on doing it for months, despite a huge disparity in their absolute military power vis-a-vis NATO.
In the end, the war ended because Slobodan Milosevic and the Russian government betrayed the Serbian people. Period. NATO's technological superiority over Yugoslavia military failed to deliver a military victory. The 11 MiG-29s and 29 MiG-21s which took off from the Pristina's airport on June 12 were the living proof of NATO's impotence. So were the 60,000 Serb troops which withdrew from Kosovo, along with "thousands of Yugoslav tanks, missile launchers, artillery batteries, personnel carriers and trucks... with barely a scratch on them."
Meanwhile, thousands of innocent civilians who paid the heavy price in this cowardly war, are also proof that NATO's expensive science and technology is merely and instrument of terror; and a blunt one at that. Which is why not only must the NATO leaders be brought to justice as mass murderers; but the American taxpayer must also demand an immediate end to the Pentagon's funding of such tools of mass terror.
5. Clinton Has Made American People Accomplices to Murder (by Capt. Richard Davidson)
PHOENIX, June 17 - We received a copy of the following letter from the former US Navy Capt. Richard Davidson, addressed to "General Fox." It seems as an apt ending to this TiM GW Bulletin:
Richard Davidson, Capt. USN (Ret.)
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"