in Media Global Watch Bulletins
April 27, 1999
Truth in Media Global Watch
Bulletins on NATO's War on Serbia
Issue S99-57, Day 35
Apr. 27, 1999; 0:10AM EDT - DAY 35
1. A Secret Dirty Little War Behind the Lines in Kosovo
2. Montenegro's Djukanovic, Being Squeezed by
Milosevic, Plays His Separatist Card
Clinton Forgets His Nuclear Suitcase, Goes Golfing
4. DOJ Files Antitrust Charges Against NATO
(That'll Be the Day... J )
Cleans Lieberman's Clock in TV Debate
6. March on Washington '99 May 1: List of Speakers
1. A Secret Dirty Little War Behind the Lines
LONDON, Apr. 21 - While the media attention is focused NATO's bombing of Serbian
cities, there is a secret dirty little war going on already on the ground in Kosovo, says
Ian Bruce, a reporter for the Herald, a British newspaper. And no NATO leader is fessing
up about it publicly.
Bruce says that "the special forces of at least four NATO nations" (U.S.,
Britain, France and Norway) are engaged "in an increasingly desperate search for the
Serb tanks and armored personnel carriers, concealed throughout Kosovo" from bunkers
to farmer's sheds.
Each national contingent is understood to have been given a "box" of
territory for surveillance inside Kosovo. The boxes correspond to sectors allocated each
day to "packages" of strike and electronic suppression aircraft flying from
NATO's Italian mainland bases in the hunt for Serb ground units.
Britain's SAS has been there for some time, with at least one 72-man "sabre
squadron" split into four-man teams. Their task is as much political as military.
NATO's civilian warlords need fast results and body count statistics to maintain public
The US Delta Force is the other component of the special forces set-up. Their main
command center is in Tuzla in eastern Bosnia, but detachments have deployed forward to
Albania, where they are understood to be training Kosovo Liberation Army recruits.
Norwegians are in action for the first time since the Second World War in a similar
role. Oslo quietly committed an 85-strong detachment of mountain warfare commandos who are
now based in Macedonia between forays into enemy territory.
The French have at least three groups operating behind the lines. Despite Paris's
public reluctance to become involved in the bombing campaign, it was swift to send
detachments of the 13th Airborne Dragoon Regiment, a formation working directly for the
DRM, France's shadowy military intelligence organization.
In reserve is Commando Hubert, the 60-man hit squad recruited from the Nageurs de
Combat, the French Navy's Special Boat Squadron. Operatives from Commando Hubert
ruthlessly sank the Greenpeace ship, "Rainbow Warrior," in Auckland harbor in
New Zealand when the protesters began to interfere with nuclear tests in the Pacific.
For a full report, check out: http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/archive/21-4-1999-0-25-16.html
TiM Ed.: And NATO's leaders have the nerve to tell the western public with straight
faces that they are not contemplating a ground war, while already engaged in a clandestine
one behind the Serb lines?
2. Montenegro's Djukanovic, Being Squeezed by
Milosevic, Plays His Separatist Card
PODGORICA, Apr. 26 - Milo Djukanovic, Montenegro's president is playing a separatist
card, now that NATO's war on Yugoslavia has given his former master, Slobodan Milosevic, a
chance to squeeze him, using the national emergency as a pretext. In an interview
published today by the Italian newspaper L'Espresso, Djukanovic said that the "entire
population" of Montenegro is ready to defend itself against Serbia.
TiM Ed.: Which is a lot of horse manure. A vast majority of Montenegrins consider
themselves Serbs first, Montenegrin second (just as most New Yorkers, for example, would
consider themselves Americans first, New Yorkers second). But the preceding statement is a
sign of political desperation of this former communist, now New World Order turncoat and
Madeleine Albright's protégé.
Today's Wall Street Journal, for example, has a story titled, "Serb Systematically
Erode Fragile Power Base of Djukanovic, Montenegro's Pro-Western Chief," file by
James Dorsey from Podgorica. The Journal is being kind when referring to Djukanovic's
"power base." He was elected by allegedly a fradulent vote, according to some
international monitors who observed the October 1997 Montenegrin presidential elections.
Not that Milosevic is above vote fraud, mind you. But at least in this case, his
candidate, Momir Bulatovic, now Yugoslavia prime minister, was "outcheated" by
Djukanovic's western vote fraud counselors. And now that Milosevic is getting back at
Albright's protégé, no wonder Djukanovic told L'Espresso that Milosevic should be
By whom? Madam Halfbright? Milosevic must have had a good laugh if he saw that comment.
3. Oops... Clinton Forgets His Nuclear
Suitcase, Goes Golfing
WASHINGTON, Apr. 24 - It figures. Make a draftdodger commander-in-chief, and give him
the nation's nuclear suitcase, and he is bound to lose it, sooner or later. Bill Clinton
departed the NATO summit in such a haste on Saturday (Apr. 24) that he left behind his
military aide, who constantly shadows the president, and carries the briefcase containing
U.S. nuclear launch codes, the Associated Press reported.
The aide walked the 4 1/2 blocks back to the White House without incident. "We're
safe," said White House press secretary Joe Lockhart. He said Clinton left so quickly
because his last summit meeting of the day broke up early and "rather than wait for
everyone to gather, he just took off'' (45 minutes earlier than planned).
TiM Ed.: Which kind of puts in perspective how important military matters are to this
draftdodger-turned-war hawk. Or human lives, for that matter. As if to underscore his
callousness, Clinton reportedly went golfing today (Apr. 26), according to MSNBC TV. While
people are dying in the Balkans, including Americans.
Way to build up "esprit de corps" in the American military, Mr. President!
The Serb protesters were wrong (see the photo-cartoon - Day 14,
Update 1, Apr. 6). Clinton is no "Adolf." He is just a murderous wimp.
4. DOJ Files Antitrust Charges Against NATO
(That'll Be the Day...J)
NEW ZEALAND, Apr. 26 - Pedro Kurdo, a pseudonim for a "business correspondent of
Internet Express News," whose real identity is known to TiM, sent us today the
following tongue-in-cheek contribution from New Zealand:
"The US Department of Justice DOJ) has commenced a legal
action against the NATO alliance under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, for unlawfully
gaining its monopoly in the market of terrorist activities.
As the DOJ put it, 'NATO is engaged in unfair business practices
and anti-competitive agreements directed at gaining total monopoly in the terrorist
According to the DOJ, 'carrying illegal attacks on Afghanistan,
Somalia and now Yugoslavia, NATO is trying to use a backdoor entry to the market, and with
all its financial and technological might to push out numerous, small and often
independent terrorist groups out of the spotlight.'
'We clearly feel threatened,' says Osama bin Laden, managing
director of a relatively small, but well-established terrorist group. 'They have all the
technology and know-how to carry out mass murder and destruction on a scale we can only
dream of. They have a superior infrastructure and propaganda machine required for getting
away with this sort of business. This market has to be regulated as soon as possible.'
(Terrorist Digest, April 25, 1999)
But the architect of NATO's new policies, Madeleine Albright,
vigorously defended the NATO position: 'The DOJ lawsuit is without merit. Stating that
NATO is engaged in unfair practices is just an attempt to put blame on somebody else,
which is not uncommon in this sort of business. Smaller competitors (in the terrorist
business) simply have to take a better look at their effectiveness and, if necessary,
Analysts say that, though the marked is still not saturated a
sudden entry into the terrorist market by such a powerful organization as NATO, for a long
time dominated by small, ethnically and religiously organized businesses, NATO's splash in
Yugoslavia has sent shockwaves throughout the industry.
Another prominent terrorist leader, who wanted to remain
anonymous, accused NATO of 'dumping,' another new tactic in the market. 'They are ready to
invest enormous amounts of time and money in killing and destruction without getting any
political profit from it,' he said.
James Rubin, a prominent advocate of NATO's involvement in the
terrorist business, finds the whole DOJ case 'misplaced.' 'We love to compete, and more
so, we support competition,' he replied on behalf of the State Department. 'If our
unconditional support for KLA does not illustrate our commitment for small terrorist
organizations, then I don't know what does.'
But many industry watchers dispute the idea of NATO's long-term
commitment for small subversive organizations, and find it merely a cover for achieving
the organization's strategic goals.
The terrorist business is definitely not what it used to be. It
has become institutionalized, and it has moved upstream.
This is Pedro Kudro reporting from a foxhole in Auckland's Ankara
5. Buchanan Cleans Lieberman's Clock in TV
WASHINGTON, Apr. 25 - The Republican presidential candidate, Pat Buchanan, squared off
against the Connecticut Democratic Senator, Joe Lieberman, on Sunday's "Meet the
Press" TV program on NATO's war against Serbia. By the end of the program, Lieberman
was on the mat, his liberal nose bloodied and gasping for air, while his corner try to
prop him up for another round. They failed.
But you should be the ringside judge. Feel free to score the bout as you saw it....
MR. RUSSERT (Tim Russert, host): Joe Lieberman, Pat Buchanan,
SEN. LIEBERMAN: Thank you, Tim.
MR. RUSSERT: Would President Buchanan try to convince an American
mother that she should risk her sons life in Kosovo?
MR. BUCHANAN: No, I would not because theres no vital
American interest in Kosovo. Tim, the Serbs, while their tactics are appallingethnic
cleansingare fighting for a sacred province that has belonged to them for
generations. Theyre fighting and dying inside their own country for their own land.
It has never been a vital interest to the United States whose flag flies over Pristina.
And what are we doing bombing and attacking this tiny country that has never attacked the
United States to rip away from them a province that does not belong to us? I believe it is
an unjust war. I think we have failed in our strategic objectives, and it is now becoming
basically no longer a war for Kosovo but a war to save NATOs credibility and
NATOs face. And that does not justify sending an army of 100,000 American ground
troops into the Balkans.
MR. RUSSERT: Senator Lieberman?
SEN. LIEBERMAN: Well, it pains me to hear Pats answer
because with all respect, it reveals a lack of learning the lessons of World War II and,
indeed, of the Cold War. I mean, Ronald Reagan did not lead us to victory in the final
battles of the Cold War for us less than a decade later to allow a Communist dictator to
commit aggression and genocide in the heart of Europe. Those are the lessons. Those acts
assault our values. America is more than a piece of real estate. America is a series of
moral principles that begin with the right to life and liberty that the Declaration says
our creator gave us. That is being grotesquely violated, those values, in Kosovo today.
Also, the Second World War taught us that if you dont stop
a smaller conflict in Europe early its going to spread and were going to get
into a world war. So now is the time for us to stand by our principles, to stand by our
allies in NATO, who reaffirmed our friendship and partnership with one another this
weekend here in Washington, who will stand with us when we are tested around the world in
the future, and theyre in Kosovo. American principles and American security
interests are on the line.
MR. BUCHANAN: It pains me to disagree with my friend, Joe
Lieberman. But Ronald Reagan, when he put troops into Lebanon and to stabilize that
government, it was a just cause. But when the 269 Marines died, Ronald Reagan looked at
that and said, "It is not in our vital interest. I made a mistake." He had the
moral courage to pull them out. With regard to Kosovo, there was 2,000 killed in 1998 in a
low-grade civil war. There was no genocide going on. It was an ugly little war. The
massive ethnic cleansing has been causedis a consequence of air strikes and
Rambouillet. We ourselves have ignited this debacle. Now, in my judgment, the ideal is to
stop the killing, to stop the suffering. And the way to do that is to work toward a
negotiated peace. Milosevic apparently has agreed to have international troops in there as
long as theyre not NATO. We want NATO troops in there. That is not a cause worth
sending an American Army into the Balkans.
With regard to Tony Blairexcuse me, but this last week he
has literally been the mouse that roared, talking about the United States or Britain going
to a ground war in the Balkans. It is not going to be British troops humping up that road
to Belgrade but American kids, U.S. Marines, airborne divisions. And that is not a vital
interest of this country.
MR. RUSSERT: Would you partition Kosovo, give Mr. Milosevic...
MR. BUCHANAN: I wouldlook, if the Serbsthis is their
holy place. It is their sacred territory. If they want to keep that, theyve had it
for generations and even centuries. Why are we trying to go to war to take it away from
them? Of course...
MR. RUSSERT: Isnt that appeasing Mr. Milosevic?
MR. BUCHANAN: Look, it is not appeasement. It is hisKosovo
is his province as muchhow would we react if down the road they said, "You got
to give up Texas and the Alamo"? How would Ariel Sharon react if an Arab League and
the Europeans said, "Youve got to give up Jerusalem and get out"?
MR. RUSSERT: But we didnt drive out a million Texans in
train cars and buses and make them refugees?
MR. BUCHANAN: Look, Tim, youre telling me that the tactics
have been appalling and disgusting and you are exactly right. What triggered the massive
ethnic cleansing of Kosovo? It is my belief that it was the NATO air strikes that began
this whole episode, and if we hadis there anybody here who would not accept
immediately the status quo ante? Is there anyone who thinks the Kosovar Albanians are
better off now than they were 32 days ago?
MR. RUSSERT: Senator?
SEN. LIEBERMAN: This is an outrageous claim. The status quo ante
was about to be Milosevic moving into Kosovo and doing exactly what hes done,
slaughtering the Kosovars and burning their villages and pushing them out. It is
outrageous for Pat to say that the NATO air bombing caused the slaughter in Kosovo. Look
it didnt require NATO to bomb Serbia for Milosevic over the last 10 years to invade
Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, to bring about the death of hundreds of thousands of people in
those places. This man is a tyrant and, Pat, youre wrong about Ronald Reagan.
Remember, Reagan led us to victory in the Cold War to stop tyranny and communism.
Milosevic is a tyrant and a Communist and what youre talking about is basically
standing backwhat would you have done as he moved into Kosovo and began to
slaughter, rape and burn?
MR. BUCHANAN: Youre wrong both in your history and
geography. Yugoslavia began to break up. Slovenia had belonged to Yugoslavia. It broke
away. Croatia broke away. Bosnia broke away. Macedonia...
SEN. LIEBERMAN: Did that justify him invading all of those
MR. BUCHANAN: No. Macedonia broke away and Kosovo is breaking
away. Youve got the breakdown of a country in which America has no vital interest.
Frankly, I supported Slovenia. I supported Croatia. I did not support Bosnia. But it is
not a vital interest of the United States of America, whose flag flies over any one of
these particular provinces, republics or countries.
SEN. LIEBERMAN: Thats like seeing...
MR. BUCHANAN: Americas vital interest, quite frankly, Joe,
is in peace in the Balkans. Can you tell me we have gotten peace there? We have widened
the war. We have estranged the Russians. We have destabilized Macedonia and Montenegro and
we have ignited, not caused, but ignited, the greatest human rights catastrophe in the
history of the Kosovar Albanians. How can you defend the policy of Balkan Bay of Pigs?
SEN. LIEBERMAN: Pat, at the end of this conflict, which NATO must
and will win, we will have established the principle of a free and united Europe. Lech
Walesa, one of the heroes of the end of the Cold War, said this week here in Washington,
"If NATO does not triumph in Kosovo, we will have a third world war in Europe."
Why? Because there will be no fear. Tyrants in Europe and Asia and the Middle East will
run wild because theres no one on the block to speak for the values and security
that we hold dear.
MR. BUCHANAN: Joe, the NATO expansionists and the NATO
interventionists who launched this Balkan Bay of Pigs are more responsible than anyone for
the possiblefirst for the ruin of NATOs credibility, and second for the
possible destruction of NATO. You made a blunder. When you make a blunder, have the moral
courage to admit it, cut the best deal and end it.
SEN. LIEBERMAN: This is not Reagan in Lebanon. This is not a
blunder. This is a noble fight for a worthy cause which is the principle of liberty and
justice and freedom and a stable and united and free Europe. And if we had sat
backlook, even the negotiated settlement that you talk about, Pat, would not have
been possible and Im against it. I think we ought to have non-negotiable demands
unless we had taken military action. This man, Milosevic, only listens to force.
MR. RUSSERT: Senator, last week at this very table, the former
NATO supreme commander said, "Its going to take ground troops to win. NATO
cannot afford to lose. We need ground troops." Is it time?
SEN. LIEBERMAN: It is timeI hope it doesnt take
ground troops to win, because I hope the air campaign, even if it does not convince
Milosevic to order his troops out of Kosovo, will so devastate his economy, which
its doing now, so ruin the lives of his people, that they will rise up and throw him
out. But there is no substitute for victory here. If it takes ground troops, we must use
them. And as part of that, not only should we begin to plan for the use of ground troops
as was decided at the NATO conference this week, I believe we should begin to deploy them
to the region so that we are ready to strike and finish this fight if that becomes
MR. RUSSERT: Ill give you the last word.
MR. BUCHANAN: You have touched right on the basic points. They
said we have to win. NATO cannot afford to lose. What youre saying then is what is
at stake, all the other things that have been lost, is NATOs credibility. You cannot
smash and destroy a tiny country to re-establish credibility. That is not a moral or a
just war. If we could get the situation back where all of those Albanians were back in
Kosovo, we would take it. We cant even do that right now. Cut the best deal we can,
end this debacle. Rebuild Americas military and retrench and stay out of wars that
are none of Americas business.
6. March on Washington '99 May 1: List of
PHOENIX, Apr. 26 - In our Apr. 24 Special TiM Bulletin, we invited you to come and join
us and the American patriots from across the country in the May 1 "March on
Washington '99" (see Day 32, Update 2, Item 1, Apr. 24)
protest, at the south lawn of the White House. We've now received the final speakers'
list, which we are happy to share with you. As you can see, the TiM editor is scheduled to
speak at about 1:30PM;
MARCH ON WASHINGTON 99 -
Sat. May 1st, 12-5 p.m. White House Ellipse, 17th & E
FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE, PEACE, SECURITY AND
12:00-12:10 p.m. - Introductions and Benediction
12:10-12:30 p.m. - Bob Barr- China, Kosovo and our National Security U.S. Congressman,
(7th-GA), House Manager, author of H. Res. 304
12:30-12:50 p.m. - Bill Triplett - How Bill Clinton Compromised American Security for
Chinese Cash U.S. Senate Investigator, co-author of the Year of the Rat,
12:50- 1:10 p.m. - Herb Titus - The Unconstitutional President 1996 Vice Presidential
Candidate for U.S. Taxpayers Party
1:10 - 1:30 p.m. - Cliff Kincaid (for Accuracy in Media) - Unreported Crimes Against
the Constitution Founder, Americas Survival; co-author, Michael New: Mercenary or
1:30 - 1:50 p.m. - Bob Djurdjevic - Five Weeks of Americas Infamy: Why Clinton
Cannot Win the Illegal War He Started Founder, Truth in Media, author and columnist;
global, geopolitical and economic affairs expert
1:50 - 2:10 p.m. - Steve Meyers - Are You or Have You Ever Been a Member of the New
World Order/Council on Foreign Relations? Editor of Exegesis, British Foreign Affairs
Committee Secretary during the Thatcher Administration
2:10 - 2:30 p.m. - Garland Favorito - The Protectors of Bill Clinton Exposed Citizens
for Honest Government, Georgia Chapter Coordinator
2:30 - 2:50 p.m. - Michael Ruppert - The Real Impeachment Scorch Editor of From the
Wilderness, Former L.A.P.D. Narcotics Officer
2:50 - 3:10 p.m. - Pat Matrisciana - Arkansas Dirty Little Secret Produced
Clinton Chronicles, Death of Vince Foster, Mena Cover-up, 60 Minutes Deception
3:10 - 3:30 p.m. - Steve Miroy - How Bill Clinton Can Stay in Office After the Year
Clinton Investigative Commission
3:30 - 3:50 p.m. - Tom Adkins - How We Lost America and How We Can Save It Founder,
CommonConservative.com, author of 25 Snappy Comebacks to Stupid Impeachment Soundbites
3:50 - 4:10 p.m. - Andrew Amirault - Americas Future Journalist, activist and
organizer of the March on Washington 99
4:10 - 4:30 p.m. - Steve Ulrey - A New Campaign A Concerned American Citizen
4:30 - 4:50 p.m. - Pat Cooksey - Speak Out for the Sake of Freedom Founder, True Blue
4:50 - 5:00 p.m. - Some Historically Important Announcements - www.march99.com
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?",
Interstate - Not Worth American Lives", "An American Hero or Actor of the
Year?" (A June '95 TiM story) and/or "Clinton arme secrètement les
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"
Or Djurdjevic's NEW DAWN magazine columns: "Washington's
Crisis Factory," and "A New Iron Curtain Over Europe"