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TiM Bulletin 2010-05

July 25, 2010

UN Court at the Hague Rules NATO's Occupation, Kosovo's Secession from Serbia Was "Legal"

Kosovo: "Might Is Right" UN Court Rules

Kangaroo Court Judges Jump Again on Washington Masters' Cue, Making Mockery of International Justice; check out TiM Readers Forum , adds "Turban for an Urban" (updated Sep 9)


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UN Court at the Hague Rules NATO's Occupation, Kosovo's Secession from Serbia Was "Legal"

Kosovo: "Might Is Right" UN Court Rules

Kangaroo Court Judges Jumps Again on Washington Masters' Cue, Making Mockery of International Justice

HAIKU, MAUI, July 25 - The 15 United Nations Kangaroo Court judges at the Hague have just written the "might is right"-legal principle into the UN Charter.  Last week, they upheld the unilateral secession of Kosovo from Serbia, declared by Kosovo Albanians in February 2008, and backed by Washington and its allies.  It is a nonbinding ruling, however, by a toothless UN paper tiger.

Yet, the ramifications of this decision stretch well beyond Serbia and Kosovo.  For, that's as if Mexico, for example, were to militarily conquer Arizona, and then have this American state pull out of the Union by unilateral declaration (Aztlan: America's Kosovo, May 2000, and "Kosovo: 'Bosnia II', Serbia's Aztlan", Mar 1998).

No wonder that only 69 U.S. minions have recognized Kosovo two-and-a-half years since its declaration of independence.  That's about a third of the nearly 200 countries that comprise the UN these days.  Among some prominent nations that did not recognize this NATO land grab are Security Council members Russia and China, each with a veto power.  Even some NATO member-nations with troops in Kosovo, such as Spain, Italy or Greece, did not recognize this breakaway Serbian territory as legally independent.

Why not?  Because there are also dozens of minorities in various countries in Europe and elsewhere around the world that can now use the Kosovo example as a legal precedent to stake their independence claims (see the map, right, and the Christian Science Monitor story Kosovo independence legal, says UN court. What will Russia do? (CSM, July 22). 

Sound like a recipe for continued conflict and strife in the future?  You betcha.  Which is exactly what the New World Order bullies want... more war, more business for their sponsors - the death merchants and the bankers who finance them.  We noted more than 15 years ago that "perpetual war for perpetual commerce" was the real NWO motto (see Stitching Together New World Order Flag), not "world peace through world trade," as they tend to preach.

In order to put the UN Court's latest decision in a proper geopolitical context, here's a brief historical overview...

Historical Overview

The Kosovo secession was made possible only after NATO attacked on Serbia in 1999, and then sent 50,000 of its heavily troops to occupy Kosovo, the "cradle of the Serbian nation" (see "Kosovo Is Serbia," Feb 2008).  Here's what this author said about it in 1999 in a series of speeches around the world and his many contemporaneous articles on the Kosovo War:

NATO's bombing of Serbia was nothing short of a gang rape of a small country.

A military alliance of 19 nations and 780 million people; with over half of the world's gross economic product, possessing two-thirds of the global military power, ganged up on a tiny nation of 7 million. For 78 days, NATO terrorized the people of Serbia, dropping 23,000 bombs and missiles on them in 36,000 sorties.

On June 11, the first of the NATO ground troops entered Kosovo.  Soon, this foreign military occupation grew to about 50,000 (see Contributing nations to Kosovo occupation forces - below).  Four major NATO countries - U.S., Germany, Britain, France and Italy divided Kosovo into five sectors, just as World War II victors split up Germany and the Berlin territory into four sectors in 1945 (see the map - right).  It was the first time since the end of WW II that German troops had occupied another country, this time, under the American tutelage.

Within six months, the U.S. government constructed the largest foreign military base since Vietnam. The main mission of the 7,000 American troops stationed at Camp Bondsteel, as the new base was named, is not peacekeeping, as they were told.  Hostilities in the region had pretty much ceased years ago.  The reason Washington constructed such an enormous base on nearly 1,000 acres of land, flattening two hills into a valley in the process, was to secure the northern flank for a $1.3 billion AMBO (Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria) pipeline project that would bring the Caspian Sea oil into Europe bypassing the ever unstable Middle East (see "Another Farcical American Oil War," Aug 2001 - see the maps, left). 

With that military task now completed, and all of Europe now under the new Iron Curtain (NATO's - see above map from 2000), it was time for victory speeches by various American presidents at Camp Bondsteel.  Take a look at this parade of U.S. dignitaries...

File:Joe Biden in Kosovo.JPG (from left to right: Clinton, Bush Jr, Biden, Rumsfeld, even Clinton's daughter Chelsea and Sarah Palin took some credit for this foreign occupation!)

Some European politicians are now realizing that Washington used the bombing of Serbia as a pretext for establishing Camp Bondsteel, like a stake in the ground, a mark of permanent American presence in the Balkans.  No wonder that even before the start of the NATO's war in 1999, the Washington Post's Robert Kaplan noted, "with the Middle-East increasingly fragile, we will need bases and fly over rights in the Balkans to protect Caspian Sea oil" (see Why the Balkans Demand Amorality , WP, Feb 1999). 

Here's what we also said over a year before the Kosovo war (see Ginning Up Another Crisis, Washington Times, Mar 1998, and Washington's Crisis Factory, New Dawn magazine, Australia):

"Bosnia II" is in the making in the Serbian province of Kosovo. The U.S. government officials are stoking the fires of yet another civil war while publicly opposing it. Just as they kept adding fuel to the ethnic fire in Bosnia while claiming to douse it.

Why are they doing it? Because "perpetual war for perpetual commerce" is the true motto of the New World Order. When peace broke out at the end of Cold War, it sounded a death knell for the death merchants' businesses. So Washington's crisis factory went to work, manufacturing conflicts in strategic places around the world. Is there any wonder that the latest series of the Balkan civil wars, for example, started in June 1991, a year and a half after CIA predicted that a civil war would break out in the former Yugoslavia?

And so the beat went on… Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and now Kosovo.

Like dominos, these former Yugoslav republics ("states," in U.S. nomenclature) fell into the American sphere of influence and under the Washington military control.

See what we meant by "Might Is Right"-legal principle?  Sadly, it only goes to show us that not much has changed in the world in the last 3,000 years...

As the Greek philosopher Solon (c.630-c.555 BC) noted some 28 centuries ago, "laws are like spider webs. If some poor weak creature comes up against them - it is caught. But the bigger one can break through and get away."

Makes you wonder how much mankind has really progressed in the last 28 centuries, doesn't it?                                                        (an excerpt from  "Kosovo Is Serbia," Feb 2008)

"There is nothing new under the sun," King Solomon also noted over 4,000 years ago.

And now, keeping this brief historical overview in mind, back to the latest news out of the Hague:

Last Thursday (July 22), 14 UN judges cloaked in black robes and wearing white bibs (right) sat impassively as Hisashi Owada (left), the new president of International Court of Justice read the court's verdict about Kosovo: “The Court has concluded about the adoption of the declaration of Independence of the 17 of February 2008 did not violate the general International Law , Security Council resolution 1244, or the Constitutional Framework, consequently the adoption of that declaration did not violate the applicable rule of international law.”

If you click here, you can also watch a heavily edited UN video showing the Hague courtroom as the chief justice read the court decision.  It only allows us to hear the sound bite quoted above; the rest is muted out by the UN censors.

Again, nothing new there.  This UN court is merely continuing to act in the tradition of its "kangaroo court" predecessors.  Here's what we wrote about another chief justice of the UN War Crimes Tribunal in 1999:kangaroo.jpg (59706 bytes)

Whenever Washington had said "jump" in the past, Madam Kangaroo evidently replied, "how high?" Which is the right answer in the world ruled by the New World Order brutes. Eventually, (Louise) Arbour jumped right from her Hague kangaroo court to the Canadian Supreme Court (see "Madam Kangaroo Is a Blatant Servant of NATO - S99-133, "Peacefarce" 27, Item 2, Aug. 7, 1999).

And now, the 15 justices at the UN Court at the Hague have shown that they can jump just as high and as any New World Order-trained and appointed kangaroo.

Just for the record, here's the line of of judges who shamelessly signed their names to a decision that clearly identified them as NWO stooges:

The present composition of the UN "World Court" judges is as follows:

President Hisashi Owada (Japan); Vice-President Raymond Ranjeva (Madagascar); Judges Gilbert Guillaume (France); Abdul G. Koroma (Sierra Leone) ; Vladlen S. Vereshchetin (Russian Federation); Xue Hanqin (China);  Rosalyn Higgins (United Kingdom); Gonzalo Parra-Aranguren (Venezuela); Pieter H. Kooijmans (Netherlands); Francisco Rezek (Brazil); Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh (Jordan); Thomas Burgenthal (United States of America); Nabil Elaraby (Egypt); Bruno Simma (Germany) and Peter Tomka (Slovakia).

As for Serbia counting on Russia or China to come to her aid, that is no more likely now than a rape victim could expect justice from the crime syndicate who sent in the goons to violate her in the first place.  The time for Serbia to stand her ground and defend her innocence was in 1999, when it was being assaulted by NATO.  After 78 days of heroic resistance to a gang-rape carried out by Washington and its allies, the Serbian people had Clinton, Albright, Gore and the rest of the NWO patsies over the barrel. 

That's not an opinion.  While in bombed-out Serbian capital in April 1999, this writer was a part of the communication chain from the Clinton White House in Washington to the Serbian military in Belgrade (see Day 24, Apr 19, 1999  - Clinton Pleads for Help).

Now that this small country is being run by a Washington-serving quisling government which is hoping to beg its way into the European Union, Serbia's chances for redemption during the current generations of her citizens range from zero to none.  Which is what happens to people who let history pass them by.  They should have read John Keats, Ghandi and other "carpe diem" pearls of wisdom before giving up Kosovo in 1999.

John Keats
"Carpe diem. Seize the day."

John Keats




Mahatma Gandhi

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

"The future depends on what you do today."
Mahatma Gandhi




But most of all, the Serbs should have learned from their own history. Here's what this writer told them in a speech to the Writer's Club when touring Belgrade and other major cities after the war in September 1999 (see "Tour de Serbia"):

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"...Sooner or later, we will all meet our Maker. And He will ask us the same questions He had asked Prince Lazar (Serbian king at the time of the Battle of Kosovo) over 610 years ago:

"Prince Lazar of noble ancestry!

Which kingdom will you choose?

Will you choose the earthly kingdom?

Or you will choose the heavenly kingdom?

If you choose the heavenly kingdom…

All your army will perish,

And you, Oh Prince, will die with them…"

I am sure, you Prince Lazar's answer:

"Dear God, the earthly kingdom lasts only a brief time,

But the heavenly kingdom is always and forever."

Such a spirit is something the communists, the materialistic western leaders and their Serb opposition quislings - may never understand! For, that is a God-given power which only God-fearing people can muster. [...]

 (An excerpt from a speech at Writer's Club of Serbia, Sep 1999)


Bob Djurdjevic is a writer and consultant based in Haiku (Maui), Hawaii.  He is a free-thinking humanist.  Which means he is neither Republican nor Democrat.  You can find more of his research and columns at (geopolitical) and (business) and his personal web site

Contributing nations to Kosovo occupation forces

At its height, KFOR troops numbered 50,000 and came from 39 different NATO / Non-NATO nations. The official KFOR website indicated that in 2008 a total 14,000 soldiers from 34 countries were participating in KFOR.

The nations contributing the most personnel to KFOR at the time included:

Other contributing NATO Nations included:

Other contributing non-NATO Nations have included:

TiM Readers Forum

SEDONA, Arizona, July 24 - One of our readers from Phoenix, Arizona asked if we could enlighten her with some stories about the alleged "ethnic cleansing."  Here's the TiM editor's reply:

Kosovo's "Wag the Dog" War: Victims of "Ethnic Cleansing" Accused of It

Boy oh boy... you are probably not aware how difficult your question is to answer.  I've spent almost 13 years covering various wars.  So the number of real and media-manufactured cases of "ethnic cleansing" I know of is staggering.  I will just try to select a few examples to do with Kosovo, the subject of my today's editorial.

To start with, see... Day 11, Upd 2 - Special TiM GW Bulletins -CNN & Big Brother (Apr. 3, 1999)

Also, when I was traveling in Serbia after the war, here's what another local reporter told me:

 "After my evening lecture in the Serb town of Valjevo on Sept. 14, I gave a bunch of interviews to various Serb TV channels, both state-owned and the opposition-run. After one of them, a young female reporter shared her own Kosovo story with me.

"When I was reporting from Kosovo, we were all a part of a large media pool," she said. "So I had a chance to observe how CNN, for example, works. CNN doesn't report the news. It creates the news. I saw with my own eyes a CNN reporter literally reading from the teleprompter the news which his Atlanta editors had written."

"When I was reporting from Kosovo, we were all a part of a large media pool," she said. "So I had a chance to observe how CNN, for example, works. CNN doesn't report the news. It creates the news. I saw with my own eyes a CNN reporter literally reading from the teleprompter the news which his Atlanta editors had written."

As you can see, the term "ethnic cleansing" was pinned on the Serbs by CNN and other NWO "lamestream" media like a tail on a donkey in a kids' game.  Never mind that the Serbs were actually the VICTIMS of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo.  Check out this 1999 story about the way the things were in Kosovo before the Albanians moved in by illegal immigration and violence against the local Serb civilians.  Parallels with illegal immigration into Arizona and other American states are pretty obvious.

5. Illegal Immigration: Flip Side of "Ethnic Cleansing" (Apr 1, 1999)

PRISTINA, Apr. 1, 1999 - As the Clinton administration officials continue to drone on about the Serbs' in Kosovo engaging in "ethnic cleansing," media reports by their propaganda arms, like CNN and others, may have inadvertently showed us the flip side of "ethnic cleansing," the "illegal immigration" by ethnic Albanians which has been going on in Kosovo for decades, and which has helped tip the balance of population in favor of Albanians.

CNN reported yesterday that the Yugoslav officials were supposedly removing the personal identification documents from the Kosovo Albanian refugees who were streaming into Albania, fleeing the NATO bombardment. But some of our Serbian sources report that many of these people NEVER HAD ANY DOCUMENTS, because they were among hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from Albania who came to Kosovo in pursuit of a better life (Albania is Europe's poorest country). Just like millions of illegal immigrants in the American Southwest, for example.

You see, in 1929, the Serbs constituted a 61% majority in Kosovo. They had remained a majority all the way up to WW II, during which many Serbs were killed or driven from their homes by the Nazi allies - the Kosovo and Bosnian Muslims. After 1945, Tito's communist government passed a law prohibiting the Serb refugees from returning to their homes in Kosovo. Over the next five decades, hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants poured in across a porous border. That is how the Albanians got to be a majority in Kosovo (check out the demographic charts and related stories at our Web site, by doing a search for appropriate keywords).

In a bizarre way, therefore, NATO's bombing and the fighting between the Serbian forces and the KLA terrorists - both of which the Albanian civilians are fleeing, may be inadvertently righting some of the wrongs caused by 54 years of illegal immigration, the flip side of "ethnic cleansing." For, many Albanian refugees are actually returning home.

And even now, Thursday's (July 22, 2010) piece by the Christian Science Monitor referenced in my editorial, also contained some contradictions which anyone with a bit of logic and common sense can debunk.  Here's an excerpt from that story (Kosovo independence legal, says UN court. What will Russia do?, CSM, July 22):

On Feb. 17, 2008, Kosovo – 93 percent Albanian, but a heartland of Serbian mythic and religious identity – declared independence, strongly supported by the US and most European states.

Serbia disputed the claim – even as Kosovo became a de facto independent state after Serb forces were driven out by NATO following a failed mass "ethnic cleansing" campaign by Belgrade in 1999. That campaign is seen as part of a attempt by Serb strongman Slobodan Milosevic to create a "Greater Serbia" by killing and forced relocation of non-Serbs -- that itself began with speeches by Mr. Milosevic in Kosovo in 1988.

As you can see, even today, the media have no problem publishing contradictory facts.  If Kosovo is 93% Albanian now, as the Christian Science Monitor alleged, and it used to be less than 39% Albanian in 1929, who do you suppose has been ethnically cleansed - the Serbs or the Albanians?  I wish the media would sometimes read what they write.

Anyway, hopefully this will at least partially answer your question.  If not, ask another one.

And so it goes... media lies and NWO government propaganda go hand in hand.

Stupid Question Evokes Unwanted Answer

BELGRADE, Serbia, July 26 - We've just received this comment from Bane Andjelic, a Serbian businessman who used to live in the U.S., and returned to Serbia about a decade ago:

Dear Bob,

While I fully agree with your assessment of the "independence" of the court, for me, as a person living in Serbia, another issue connected to the court decision is of much greater importance.

If you look at the legal practice of the highest national courts, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, you will find that the output depends largely on the input, i.e. the skill of the lawyers to pose the right question in the right form. Something like Jeopardy TV show.

The Hague Court was asked: "Is the declaration of independence by Kosovo Albanians against the rules of the international law". And the Court replied: no, the act of declaration by a bunch of people is not against the law. We are not, the Court stated, saying anything about the political and legal consequences of such declaration, because we were not asked to do so.

And they are right. The Court was not asked: Is the secession of Kosovo from Serbia against the law? Does Kosovo, as a province of a sovereign country, have a right to self determination? Do countries signatories of the Helsinki charter have a right to recognize Kosovo as an independent country? And so on...

There were hundreds of questions that could have been asked that would have produced a different answer. But they were not. Why not?

There are only two possibilities:

1. The Serbian team that formulated the question was stupid.

2. The Serbian team that formulated the question was told to ask the stupid question.

The second possibility just shows they are corrupt, or, crafty, or both. I can live with that. They have political goals and they made a deal: you ask an irrelevant question which you know will produce an answer that will further our (the US) cause without compromising your substantial position, and we'll give you ...

For me, the first possibility is far scarier. That same team needs to get us out of the recession, build infrastructure, jump-start production, increase exports, elevate education, fix healthcare and reduce the deficit. And they couldn't formulate a simple question properly!


Bane Andjelic, Belgrade, Serbia

Turban for an Urban, Urges New York Reader

    "Excellent Article"-comment Evokes History Discourse

NEW YORK, Sep 9 - A few days ago, we received this comment from a TiM reader in New York in response to our July editorial, Kosovo: "Might Is Right," UN Court Rules: 

Excellent article.  Reread many times.


JDC is a lawyer and a scholar of history.  He is also a Vietnam veteran who is a keen follower and commentator on world and domestic political and moral subjects:

To which the TiM editor replied:

Thank you, JDC.  This (Sedona) reader's comment and question were not unique (see above).  

Not many people in America know these facts about the ethnic cleansing of the Serbs from Kosovo in the 20th century.  Partly, that's because they were deliberately hidden from us.  Partly, it's due to the unique nature of how it was carried out. 

(As this writer has noted many times in the last 10 years, it is quite similar to what is now happening with illegal immigration in the Southwest of the United States - see "Kosovo: 'Bosnia II', Serbia's Aztlan", Mar 1998, and "Aztlan: America's Kosovo," May 2000, "When Cultures Collide..." WT, Aug 1996, "U.S. Policy Shouldn't Side with Militant Islam," Sep 1996).

Unlike other examples of ethnic cleansing, where large masses of people where dislocated in a relatively short time (including that of the Serbs in Croatia in 1991), which makes it easy to notice, this process took over 50 years.  Which is why it went largely unnoticed by the global spectators.  And those who knew the score - our government and the lamestream media elite - went out of their way to obfuscate these facts.  And not just our government.  

Former Yugoslavia's president, Tito, a Croat who served in the Austro-Hungarian army in WW I, was also a Serbophobe.  Tito was an accomplice to the Albanian ethnic cleansing of the Serbs in Kosovo during the 35 years he ruled the Yugoslav roost.  Whenever he could, he used the Roman Emperor's "divide and conquer" tactics.  Since the Serbs were the largest ethnic group in the country, he felt it was necessary to weaken their political power by making them a minority in every other province except in Serbia.  So he drew up the provincial (state) border in such a way to ensure that.  And within Serbia, he created two autonomous provinces - Vojvodina in the north, and Kosovo in the south - to further weaken the Serbs.  

In other words, the communist dictator put a loaded gun in the hands of the Albanian separatists.  Clinton, Bush and Obama merely continued that policy.  Which goes to show us how "democratically" minded they are (i.e., the New World Order whose instruments of control they are).  They all did a good job of obfuscating the facts and hiding the truth from the American people.  Unmasking their deceptions, both in Kosovo and in Bosnia, was the reason I founded the Truth in Media 20 years ago, and became a war correspondent for a decade plus.

To which JDC added:

Most Americans could not put Yugoslavia on the map, nor have the foggiest idea of what Kosovo means to the Serbs and the Orthodox Christianity or Christianity as a whole. There was a Renaissance (in the West) because the two Battles of Kosovo kept the Turks out of Italy. Yet insomuch as Britain and US and all the countries of Europe are modeled on different aspects or attributes of the Christian Empire at Constantinople, betrayal of the Serbs at Kosovo was one of the three most significant events of the last 100 years of Christendom.

If a true cynic were a vindictive person, he'd relish the thought of collapse of urban liberality and welcome the turban so that he could become an "imam" and bend liberals over to pray to Mecca and boot them in the Ramadan.

Salam-ale-kum (peace upon you, TiM Ed.)


TiM Editor: Guess our reader is advocating tongue-in-cheek a "Turbanization of America?" :-)  Which is a topical thought, given the anti-Islam emotions our "lamestream" media have been trying to whip up these days.  Why?  For one possible answer, check out "Ginning Up Another War?"

Check out also some of our past stories that dealt with the subject of Kosovo and the Balkans wars:

Truth in Media Statement on the Kosovo War, "Put the U.N. Justice on Trial", "International Justice 'Progresses' from Kidnapping to Murder", "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", "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 Exonerated 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"

Or Djurdjevic's WASHINGTON TIMES columns:  "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", "Chinese Dragon Wagging Macedonian Tail,"  and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"

Or Djurdjevic's NEW DAWN magazine columns: "Washington's Crisis Factory,"  and "A New Iron Curtain Over Europe" 

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