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Hate-Oh NATO

Posted by Joni in Serbia

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From Ilic Branko:

On this day 30. May, 1999.: NATO committed a horrible crime on a bridge in Varvarin, Serbia In that attack were killed 10 civilians, while 16 of them sustained serious injuries. The first attack killed three people and at least five wounded. A few minutes later, the aircraft returned and fired two more missiles that left seven people dead who in the meantime come to the bridge to help the victims of the first attack.

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We Must Not Forget…

Posted by Joni in Politix, Serbia

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While I try to keep postings light on this site, sometimes you have to shine a light on the ugly. Tomorrow (March 24) will mark the anniversary of the beginning of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, an onslaught that lasted 78 days. While it was explained away to the rest of the world as an humanitarian act, NATO bombed civilian bridges, water supplies and power centers. Humanitarian? Hardly.

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THIS Is War…

Posted by Joni in Serbia

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And while I won’t diminish the horror of September 11, it pales in comparison to this — and other violence that the U.S. visits upon other nations. WARNING: Graphic imagery. Parental discretion is advised. (But really, you should be showing your children what can happen when power is abused. They need that life lesson.)

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Talking About NATO

Posted by Joni in Serbia

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Today marks a very unpleasant and shameful anniversary; the 14th anniversary of the start of the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia, which lasted until June 10, 1999. While Serbia and her people have risen from the ashes and moved forward, this travesty of human justice and flagrant abuse of power by both NATO and the U.S. should never be forgotten.

[The NATO] bombing was an act in flagrant contempt of international law, and criminal under that law.

~ Walter Rockler, Former Nuremberg Prosecutor

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11th Anniversary of NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia

Posted by Joni in General

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Anyone who knows me knows how I feel about that and about America’s hand in this travesty. I mentioned the reason that I changed the format of this web site was so that I would be less likely to dwell on unpleasantness and instead keep things upbeat. But this is too significant a date in Serbian history and I will therefore never, ever forget what this country did to Yugoslavia and her people. And I hope you won’t either.

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NATO’s *Illegal* War Against Yugoslavia, a Shame and an Embarrassment to All Americans (or it Should Be)

Posted by Joni in General

Walter Rockler, former Nuremburg prosecutor, had this to say about the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia:

Today, I cannot be persuaded that random destruction and killing in Yugoslavia by the strong against the weak was anything less than killing in the service of arrogance, and I repudiate the shabby pretexts for this criminal conduct.


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U.N. Move Will Split Kosovo Along Ethnic Lines? Pshaw!

Posted by Joni in General

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Are they for real? Kosovo has been split along ethnic lines the entire time NATO has occupied it. What is going to change exactly? Latest on protests there from Yahoo! News.

This is the crux of their protest:

They say it would give Serbia a say over Kosovo’s affairs.

Hel-LO! Serbia should absolutely have a say. Don’t even go there! Right now, the Serb minority has no voice whatsoever and is at the mercy of the Muslim/Albanian majority, who are free to do, with NATO’s and the U.N.’s blessing, pretty much anything they darn well please. Let’s level the playing field a bit, shall we?

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A Voice of Reason in the Fog

Posted by Joni in Politix, Serbia

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Jonathan Davis puts forth a rare positive view of the Serbian people in this Kosovo conflict. Bravo, Jonathan. Among the gems of wisdom in this article:

For the last 15 years decent Serbs have been in exactly the same position as that of decent Muslims since 9/11. In the case of Muslims the actions of Islamists and other terrorists acting in the name of Islam have led to the majority of Muslims — completely innocent people — being unfairly branded as extremists and mass murderers.

The fact that all sides committed atrocities during the Balkan wars, and that the Serbs also suffered terribly, is obscured by the West’s unbalanced focus on Serbian war crimes in both the media and the ICTY, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The Western media have consistently under-represented or ignored crimes against Serbs, while uncritically reporting even the most ludicrous of anti-Serb allegations.

The fact of the matter is that most Americans don’t really know what happened there, what the real motives were for the 1999 bombings and our other unwarranted and uninvited forays to the Balkans. Reading up on history, and not taking U.S. media at face value will go a long way toward putting yourself on the path to enlightenment. Once there, you’ll see that the U.S., the U.N. and NATO have no moral legs to stand on.

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Tit for Tadic

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My friend, Alex updates me on the situation there in Serbia with regard to the newly-declared independence (cough) of Kosovo. Tonight there is violence in the capitol city of Belgrade as angry Serbs, mostly young soccer fans, stormed several embassies (including the U.S. Embassy) and set them ablaze. At least one person is dead as a result of this mayhem.

From the report at B92.net:

The U.S. has asked the U.N. Security Council to meet and discuss the breach of international law by Serbia, since embassies are sovereign territories. Instead of an apology, Prime Minister Kostunica responded by saying, ‘This is a good time to discuss a much bigger breach of international law, by the United States, when it supported the illegal and unilateral independence of Kosovo.’

The U.S. and Americans have a LOT of nerve being outraged about this. We are the ones who started it nearly 10 years ago. America has its head so far up its ass that it just can’t see the light. Pretty damn dark in there, huh?

Despite what imperialistic America and its fawning press would have you believe, there is some well reasoned opinion out there why independence for Kosovo is a bad move. It has been ignored and will continue to be ignored. And let’s not even go into the issue of the unilateral and illegal bombing of then-Yugoslavia back in the spring of 1999. No, we definitely don’t want to go THERE. What a short memory the U.S. has. Well, I don’t.

And Svetlana said it best here:

So, let me see if I get this straight: the US embassy in Belgrade is “a sovereign American territory” in Serbia, but 15% of Serbian state and a cradle of Serbia’s culture, faith and statehood?Kosovo and Metohija province?is not sufficiently sovereign Serbian territory, because the US wants to seize it from Serbia?

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