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The propagandists purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
The great masses of the people... more easily fall victims to a big lie than a small one.
State Terrorism of the Yugoslavian Peoples, 1999
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HERE is your collateral damage America.
This Yugoslavian woman was murdered by cowardly American/NATO pilots. This is the true face of NATOs humanitarian intervention. There were over 3000 other murdered women, men and children like her.
Most were far more horribly mutilated. Many people were decapitated or had arms, legs, hands and feet severed by American cluster bombs. Many people were burned alive by napalm and fuel-air bombs. At least 9000 more human beings were injured or severely maimed by these American weapons of mass destruction dropped by American/NATO pilots. Many of the victims are children, now crippled for life.
Many people were exposed to the radiation of the 100,000 rounds of American depleted uranium bullets and missiles that were fired by NATO pilots. Because of this there will be a lot of cases of leukemia and cancer among the Yugoslavian population in years to come. British experimental biologist Roger Coghill warned a 1999 London conference (convened over the use of DU by American/British forces during the Gulf War) that its use against Serbia would likely result in 10,000 fatal cases of cancer.
American/NATO pilots assaulted the entire nation with over 40,000 sorties, dropping approximately 20,000 tons of bombs more tonnage than the Nazis dropped in all of World War II. American/NATO pilots butchered and burned alive thousands of innocent people children, old men and women doing their shopping in market squares, civilian people travelling in trains, people in private cars and city buses, people working in television stations, people in schools, people in churches, doctors and patients in hospitals, people in private homes and apartment blocks even remote villages were napalmed and cluster bombed.
Besides murdering civilian people, American/NATO pilots targeted the entire infrastructure of Yugoslavia. They hit the chemical factories at Pancevo repeatedly on 23 different days, blasting them with at least 56 bombs or missiles, keeping it more or less constantly on fire. A cloud of poisonous smoke stretched 15 kilometres (over 9 miles) and lasted for ten straight days at one point. The toxic fumes choked and suffocated the thousands of people who were unfortunate enough to live in the area. Tons of poisonous chemicals leaked into the Danube river. All the fish in the river were killed.
The ground in and around Pancevo is now saturated with ammonia, mercury, naptha, acids, dioxins and other toxins that leaked and burned out of the factories.
Contrary to the complex of lies routinely spun by NATO spokesmen, the main targets of the bombing were definitely not the Yugoslavian military. This is attested to by the fact that the massive NATO air assault of 40,000 sorties succeeded in destroying a grand total of 14 tanks, 20 artillery guns and one or two jets of the Yugoslavian Air Force.
Instead of military targets American/NATO pilots hit power plants and power lines, television and radio towers. When the main Yugoslav T.V. station in Belgrade began to broadcast coverage of the growing number civilian casualties, American/NATO pilots bombed the T.V. station, murdering everybody inside.
Ah yes, America, champion of Free Speech.
On April 9th, American/NATO pilots bombed the Zastava automobile plant at Kragujevac, murdering all the workers inside in cold blood. Just as with Iraq, where American/British state terrorists singled out dams and water treatment plants, American/NATO war criminals selected targets intended to destroy the Yugoslavian economy and cause massive terror and suffering to the entire civilian population.
NATO pilots also destroyed every bridge they could find in the country, including ordinary highway bridges, railroad bridges and bridges far too small to be of any military use. Such as the bridge at Vavarin.
In that particularly sadistic assault, a NATO pilot bombed the Vavarin bridge even though it was filled with people and cars on a market day. The bridge collapsed, people and cars fell into the river. Immediately people from all around rushed onto the bridge to rescue the wounded and retrieve the dead. But the NATO pilot was not finished. Waiting until the bridge was full of rescuers, he came around for a second pass and slaughtered many more people.
One of the murdered rescuers was the local Christian minister. He was beheaded by shrapnel from an American cluster bomb.
Socialist Serbians vs. Capitalist Americans
And yet, incredibly, while all these atrocities were going on, even many bourgeois capitalist liberals in America and Europe were supportive of it. Or else they were deafeningly silent. And these are the same liberals who rightfully damned the U.S. military for the Vietnam genocide! What happened to their consciences in the intervening years? Theyve truly sold out.
Ralph Nader, for instance, wrote 69 weekly columns from the start of the bombing in March, 1999 to the summer of 2000 before his Presidential campaign. Yet he never saw fit to mention the carnage in Yugoslavia once. And they call him a David against the corporate Goliath? What a disgusting joke.
All these people could have turned off their lying TVs and tuned in to the Internet and found out what was really happening. But they didnt. For some perverse reason they chose to believe the massive propaganda campaign of the corporate media which had demonized the Serbs since 1992. Youd think the liberals would know better. But no, theyre just as stupid, gullible and dishonest as conservatives. Well its time to turn off your TVs, people! Get a clue!
The real reason Milosevic is demonized and portrayed by the corporate mass-media as a war criminal is because he is a Socialist. Being a Socialist makes you a bad guy to the venal capitalist corporations which own the U.S. government.
The following excerpt from a famous speech provides an example of who Milosevic really is:
Socialism, being a progressive and just democratic society, should not allow people to be divided in the national and religious respect. Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can survive only under the conditions of full equality for all nations that live in it. Equal and harmonious relations among Yugoslav peoples are a necessary condition for the existence of Yugoslavia.
Kosovo Field Speech
June 28, 1989
in commemoration of the 600th anniversary
of the Battle of Kosovo, 1389
The corporate capitalist mass-media also portrayed Milosevic as a rabid nationalist. On the contrary, the truth is that he simply believed in Yugoslavian independence from the United States.
The Serbian people also wanted freedom and independence from any and all foreign powers. So they were demonized too, just as the Jews were demonized by the Nazis. The corporate capitalist mass-media portrayed the Serbs as a bunch of raping, ethnic cleansing mass-murderers. The corporate capitalist mass-media demonized the entire nation of Serbian people because they supported their democratically elected President and shared his desire for independence from American tyranny.
Now they know. There is no escape from American tyranny not as long as America remains the supreme military power in the world.
The American/German lie campaign
Mass rape camps
The stories of mass rape camps for instance, were an absolute, unequivocal pack of dirty lies. This strategy of using charges of bizarre atrocities to fuel American mass-media propaganda was used before, and it will be used again. It was used against the Iraqis to get public sympathy for the state terror campaign known as Desert Storm, a campaign in which American, British, French and Saudi pilots murdered 200,000 civilian people. The story was put out in the corporate mass-media that followers of evil Saddam Hussein marched into Kuwaiti maternity wards and ripped thousands of infants right out of their hospital incubators. It was proven months later to have been a bizarre lie, told by the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States.
In the same way the lie was spread by the American and German corporate mass-media that Bosnian Serbian soldiers committed 50,000 to 100,000 rapes of Slavic Muslim women and girls in mass rape camps. Not only is that unbelievable number highly improbable logistically, but the exact locations of these mass rape camps have never been found. Nor have any witnesses or victims ever been found.
One wonders where American and German government agents get the ideas for these bizarre lies. From their own sick fantasies perhaps?
Sick though it was indeed, the scam worked perfectly. The Bosnian mass rape camp stigma helped mobilize world opinion in favor of sanctions against fiendish Serb followers of the evil Slobodan Milosevic.
There can be no doubt that rapes did occur, by soldiers on all sides of the conflict. Serbian women were systematically raped, tortured and humiliated by Bosnian Muslim soldiers and Croatian soldiers. But T.V.-brainwashed people in America dont care about Serbian women.
American soldiers commit the crime of rape all the time. Soldiers always rape women during war, and often in times of so-called peace. It is an evil crime and the filthy criminals who commit it should be punished severely. But all people who commit rape should be punished.
Serbian Women Victims Of War
Dedicated to all women victims of war
by Dr. Sanda Raskovic
The Racak massacre
The story of the Racak massacre is another example. In January 1999 corporate mass-media stories claimed that the nasty evil Serbs shot over forty innocent, peaceful Albanian villagers from the Kosovo town of Racak in a mass execution. In fact Racak was a stronghold of the terrorist KLA (an Albanian narco-mafia that called itself the Kosova Liberation Army) and there had been a firefight between the KLA and the Serbian army the day before.
William Walker, a sinister former officer of the U.S. State Departments Latin American division, staged the discovery of a mass grave for the benefit of corporate T.V. cameras. Yet no Serb military or police unit could be identified at the perpetrators.
Walker has a long and bloody record as a U.S. operative specializing in support for guerrilla wars against governments targeted by the State Department and Pentagon for destabilization. In the 1980s Walker was in charge of an operation based at Ilopango Air Base in El Salvador to smuggle weapons, ammunition and other supplies into Nicaragua to the perverted, homicidal psychopaths known as the Contras.
After all this time it still has not been proven that the bodies in Racak were actually local villagers rather than dead KLA soldiers from the battle of the day before. But the damage has been done. To this day millions of people still think the Serbs committed a mass-murder at Racak.
Walker came to Racak on Saturday, and it was his personal decision to speak about a massacre. I systematically avoided using this word.
Dr. Helena Ranta
Leader of the EU Forensic Experts Team
Forensic report throws doubt on US/NATO claims of Racak massacre
Mass graves in Kosovo
During the American/NATO terror campaign the story of the death toll among Yugoslav civilians began to get out through the Internet, bypassing the usual mainstream media blockade. People began to get horrified and angry about the butchery NATO was committing against civilian people men, women and children. So to neutralize public sympathy for the innocent Yugoslavian victims, the corporate mass-media began circulating stories that the Serbs had murdered 100,000 Albanians in Kosovo.
When NATO troops finally occupied Kosovo they couldnt find any mass graves. Spanish medical examiners were called in to search. Still no mass graves. NATO spokesmen then cut their estimates by 90%, saying the Serbs must have killed, oh, lets say 10,000 Albanians. Thats another nice, round number with lots of zeros. Yet still nobody could find any mass graves. Finally, after months of searching, the medical examiners found about 2,800 bodies in many small graves widely scattered all over Kosovo. Many of the bodies were found to be Serbians. And after 40,000 NATO sorties over 79 days and nights of bombing it is highly likely that many of the people in the graves were killed by NATO itself.
The search for mass graves was a total, unmitigated farce. And yet even this made no dent in the dense semi-consciousness of apathetic Americans! The vast majority of Americans are paying no serious attention whatsoever to what their viciously evil government is up to. Its absolutely incredible.
Contrary to what they think of themselves, Americans are the most politically ignorant people on the face of the Earth. Pulling the wool over their eyes is a piece of cake.
The CIA, Germany and the KLA
Here are some background facts which most Americans will never know because theyll never see it on the corporate-controlled network news on TV, their sole source of information:
Contrary to American/German corporate capitalist propaganda, most Serbians do not hate ordinary Albanians. The Albanian KLA, however, is a different matter. The KLA narco-mafia are known terrorists and smugglers of cocaine and heroin. They are the primary conduit for Turkish heroin to the European market. They are now also involved in a massive sex-slave trade in occupied Kosovo. American soldiers and other so-called peacekeepers are the primary customers of these women who are forced into prostitution in Albanian bars and brothels.
Before the NATO terror campaign the Yugoslavian Army was in fact engaged in a war with well-armed Albanian KLA guerrillas in Kosovo. The CIA and the German government supplied the KLA with all the arms and training it needed. Their CIA handlers encouraged KLA terrorists to commit atrocities against Serbians and Albanians alike. For years any Kosovo Albanian who tried to live on friendly terms with Kosovo Serbians was executed by the KLA. The CIAs purpose was to provoke a reaction from the Yugoslavian Army to provide a pretext for an American air assault and invasion.
Both renegade Serbian paramilitary groups and the Albanian KLA committed atrocities against one anothers people, but it was an endless war of attrition, and never on a massive scale. The Yugoslavian Army itself, however, was forbidden by the Yugoslavian government in Belgrade to pursue any such crime as ethnic cleansing, and it obeyed those orders. But the Yugoslavians had a perfect right to be fighting the brutal terrorist KLA within Yugoslavias own borders.
The Media-Manufactured Myth
of Serbian Intolerance
Another revealing fact which is banned from the mainstream American news media:
During the American/NATO terror campaign 100,000 Albanians living in Belgrade demonstrated against NATO, in solidarity with the Serbians, their fellow Yugoslavians. Another 100,000 Albanians fled NATOs bombing of Kosovo to Belgrade. Now why would they do this if the Serbians were such racist monsters intent on the ethnic cleansing of Albanians?
The fact is that the Yugoslavian Serbians are actually the most ethnically tolerant of all the nations in the Balkans precisely the opposite of the way they were portrayed in the corporate mass-media.
There are 26 distinct ethnic minorities living at peace with each other in Yugoslavia. Thats a greater diversity than any nation in Europe, let alone the Balkans. It has been a long-standing tradition for people from the different ethnic groups to intermarry in Yugoslavia. Jews and Roma (Gypsies), peoples who are traditionally abused everywhere in Europe, have always been treated far better in what is now Yugoslavia than anywhere else in the Balkans. Or the rest of Europe for that matter.
But, as Adolf Hitler said:
The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than a small one.
Bourgeois liberal Americans and Europeans certainly proved that. The U.S. government didnt import all those Nazis into the CIA after WWII for no reason. The CIA learned a great deal from their Nazi teachers.
A little historical background...
Before the American/NATO terror campaign, Yugoslavia was one of the few nations in Europe that didnt have some sort of American military base on its soil. Now the newest and biggest American military base in Europe pollutes the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo. American war criminals actually christened their newest fortress of oppression with the sadistic-sounding name of Camp Bondsteel.
It would be funny if it werent so repulsive.
The anarchic American-planned coup in Belgrade on October 5, 2000 installed American-financed puppet Vojislav Kostunica as the new president, while a street mob burned the Yugoslavian Parliament and state television station.
Up to that point the Serbs had been the one and only nation in all of Europe to resist the domination of the United States after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
No wonder their symbol during the American/NATO terror campaign was a target.
Heroic and stubborn resistance to imperialist tyranny is, in fact, an ancient Serbian tradition. The Serbs fought the Nazi Third Reich in WWII. They fought the Austro-Hungarian empire before that. They fought the Ottoman Turkish empire before that. The Serbs have this historic habit of resisting slavery to evil empires. Evil empires dont like that. Including the evil corporate capitalist empire of the United States of America.
During WWII the leaders of Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Albania and Croatia welcomed the Nazis with open arms. Only the Serbs fought back as an entire nation. The Serbs formed the largest resistance movement in Europe in WWII. Its true that the cowardly Prince Regent of Yugoslavia tried to make a deal with Hitler, but the Yugoslav Army overthrew the Prince. Crowds of Yugoslavians spat on the German ministers car.
In his classic book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,William L. Shirer writes:
The coup in Belgrade threw Adolf Hitler into one of the wildest rages of his entire life. He took it as a personal affront and in his fury made sudden decisions which would prove utterly disastrous to the fortunes of the Third Reich. Yugoslavia (he said) would be crushed with unmerciful harshness. He ordered Goering to destroy Belgrade in attacks by waves with bombers operating from Hungarian air bases.
Hitler delayed Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia, for a month while he launched Operation Punishment against the Serbian people. The slaughter began on April 6, 1941. Saturation bombing of Belgrade by the Luftwaffe murdered 17,000 people on the first night. The Serbians were totally surrounded by Axis powers. In a few days the entire country was overwhelmed by the Nazi blitzkrieg. But the Serbians spirit was never defeated. Throughout the war Serbians of both the Left and Right continued to fight a guerrilla war against the Nazis and their allies the Albanians and the appallingly sadistic Croatian Ustashi.
Hitlers delay of the invasion of Russia in order to indulge his psychopathic ego was a fatal strategic blunder. The lost month made a big difference in the war against the Russians. The brutal Russian winter of 1941-42 took a heavy toll on the German forces and marked the beginning of the end for the demonic Third Reich.
So the Germans made sure the Serbs paid dearly for their heroism. The German Nazis, Albanians and Croatian Ustashi slaughtered over 1 million Serbian people from 1941 to 1945.
The Serbs were staunch allies of the United States and rescued 527 American bomber pilots and crewmen who were shot down behind enemy lines. In contrast, the Croatians and Albanians routinely shot at American pilots and killed them whenever they got the chance.
The German soldiers were totally ruthless animals. In one incident German soldiers forced a group of Serbian women and children into a large barn and set it on fire, burning them all to death. This was the punishment for not telling the Germans where the Serbians were hiding American pilots.
And how do we repay the Serbians? We slander them for years with dirty lies and impoverish them with sanctions, and then bomb them in a massive terror campaign. We murder the children and grandchildren of the very people who saved American lives.
Todays U.S. Air Force pilots may have even murdered some of the very Serbians who saved the lives of American pilots in WWII.
Collateral damage courtesy of American/NATO TERRORISM
The fact that some elements [of the U.S. government] may appear to be potentially out of control can be beneficial to creating and reinforcing fears and doubts within the minds of an adversarys decision makers...
That the U.S. may become irrational and vindictive if its vital interests are attacked should be a part of the national persona we project to all adversaries... It hurts to portray ourselves as too fully rational and cool-headed...
U.S. Strategic Command
Essentials of Post-Cold War Deterrence
(The U.S. Strategic Command, or STRATCOM, is the military entity responsible for formulating U.S. nuclear policy.)
...if were going to have a strong economic relationship that includes our ability to sell around the world, Europe has got to be a key. ... Now thats what this Kosovo thing is all about.
President Bill Clinton
Address to the American Federation
of State, County, and Municipal Employees
Washington, D.C., March 23, 1999
Hidden Agenda: U.S./NATO Takeover of Yugoslavia
by Ramsey Clark, Nadja Tesich, Michel Chossudovsky, numerous authors
To Kill A Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia
by Michael Parenti
The U.S./NATO Terror Campaign: Nine Myths and Realities
At A Serb Funeral: Tears For Victims Of A Regrettable Mistake
The Geopolitical Strategy of Imperial America
NATO in the Balkans: Voices of Opposition
NATO TARGETS: The Civilian People of Yugoslavia
For information which is very different indeed from the mass of lies and spin which dominates the American mass-media, check out the following sites:
Death on a Very Small Planet
http://www.emperors-clothes.com/1/rem.htmPhotos comparing Belgrade in 1999 with New York City in September 2001
It Began With a Lie: German TV report refutes government propaganda in Balkan War
Depleted uranium responsible for cancer among Europes Balkan troops
Depleted uranium weapons used in Balkan War expected to cause thousands of fatal cancers
Memorandum On Foreign Interference In The Yugoslav Elections, September-October 2000
Yugoslavia in Crisis reports and analyses
The Media and their Atrocities
by Michael Parenti, Ph.D; May 2000
Yugoslav Sojourn: Notes from the Other Side
by Michael Parenti, Ph.D; January 2000
The Rational Destruction of Yugoslavia
by Michael Parenti, Ph.D; November 1999
Why was NATO at war with Yugoslavia?
World power, oil and gold
After the slaughter:
Political Lessons of the Balkan War
Yugoslavian Military Medical Academy Reports,
WARNING this site has gruesome photos that show what American cluster bombs have done to human bodies.
Every victim was somebodys daughter, somebodys son, somebodys brother, sister, wife, husband, mother, father, grandfather, grandmother. Each one was somebodys friend.
They could just as well be your loved ones.
If youre not a media-numbed moron, these photos will be deeply disturbing to see.
But these photographs constitute a public record of gruesome American war crimes a record which our truly EVIL American leaders and military will NEVER be able to deny or live down.
These victims are the future of Americas government and military.
WSWS : News & Analysis The Balkans
This is the index page for an extensive collection of news articles and high-quality political analysis about events in the Balkans, Yugoslavia in particular.
International Action Center
Balkans: No to NATO Expansion
The Activist site:
Photo Gallery of NATOs Bombings in Yugoslavia
KFOR MY ASS!
US psychological warfare experts worked at CNN and NPR during Kosovo War
Cable News Network (CNN) and National Public Radio (NPR) have acknowledged that eight members of the US Army 4th Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) Group served as interns in their news divisions and other areas during the Kosovo war. PSYOPS is a highly specialized unit of the military whose personnel are trained in the production and dissemination of US government propaganda, including on television and radio programs.
Three PSYOPS personnel also worked at the Washington DC headquarters of NPR, a publicly-funded radio network. They worked for periods ranging from six weeks to four months from September 1998 through May 1999 on such programs as All Things Considered and Morning Edition.
NATO WAR CRIMES
To Kill A Nation:
The Attack on Yugoslavia
by Michael Parenti
U.S./NATO Takeover of Yugoslavia
by Ramsey Clark, Nadja Tesich, Michel Chossudovsky, Slobodan Milosevic, numerous authors
NATO in the Balkans:
Voices of Opposition
by Ramsey Clark, Nadja Tesich, Sean Gervasi, Sara Flounders, Thomas Deichmann, Gary Wilson and Richard Becker
NATO TARGETS (video)
produced by Gloria La Riva
NATOs Empty Victory
by Ted Galen Carpenter (editor)
Cato Institute 2000
A New Generation Draws the Line:
Kosovo, East Timor and the Standards of the West
by Noam Chomsky
Verso Books, 2001; ISBN 1-859-84789-7
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
by Noam Chomsky
A Guide to the Worlds Only Superpower
by William Blum
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII
by William Blum
The Fire This Time:
U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf
by Ramsey Clark
The Imperialist War Against Iraq
by the Workers League
The Beast Reawakens
by Martin A. Lee
Blackshirts and Reds:
Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
by Michael Parenti
by Michael Parenti
The Sword and the Dollar:
Imperialism, Revolution and the Arms Race
by Michael Parenti
The Destruction of Dresden
by David Irving
The Culture of Terrorism
by Noam Chomsky
The Real Terror Network:
Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
by Edward S. Herman
Western State Terrorism
Alexander George, editor; essays by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Gerry OSullivan and others
Terrorizing the Neighborhood:
American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
by Noam Chomsky
Pressure Drop Press, 1991
Pirates and Emperors, Old and New:
International Terrorism in the Real World
by Noam Chomsky
The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media:
Decoding Spin and Lies in Mainstream News
by Norman Solomon
The Politics of News Media
by Michael Parenti
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
War, Lies & Videotape:
How media monopoly stifles truth
edited by Lenora Foerstel; multiple authors
The America the Media Dont Want You to See
by David McGowan
The Price Soldiers Pay
by Daniel Hallock
A great number of the worlds landmines are unexploded cluster bombs, dropped by the United States Air Force all over Yugoslavia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
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