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NATO Versus Serbia…. “The Serbs needed a little bombing to see reason”

A “senior State Department official” (likely U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright) boasted to reporters that at Rambouillet “we intentionally set the bar too high for the Serbs to comply. . . . The Serbs needed a little bombing to see reason.”Henry Kissinger (no peacenik) told the press in June: “The Rambouillet text, which called on Serbia to admit NATO troops throughout Yugoslavia, was a provocation, and excuse to start bombing. Rambouillet is not a document that an angelic Serb could have accepted. It was a terrible diplomatic document that should never have been presented in that form.”

NATO Versus Serbia

In that same month of March 1999, NATO (including its three new members) began bombing the Serbian capital of Belgrade, the first time since World War II that a European capital was subjected to bombardment. The official reason was that Serbian state forces had been abusing the Albanians of Kosovo province; diplomacy had failed; and NATO intervention was needed to put things right. This rationale was accompanied by grossly exaggerated reports of Serbian security forces’ killings of Kosovars, supposedly amounting to “genocide.”

This was largely nonsense. The U.S. had demanded at the conference in Rambouillet, France, that Serbia withdraw its forces from Kosovo and restore autonomy to the province. Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic had agreed. But the U.S. also demanded that Belgrade accept NATO forces throughout the entire territory of Yugoslavia—something no leader of a sovereign state could accept. Belgrade refused, backed by Russia.

A “senior State Department official” (likely U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright) boasted to reporters that at Rambouillet “we intentionally set the bar too high for the Serbs to comply. . . . The Serbs needed a little bombing to see reason.”Henry Kissinger (no peacenik) told the press in June: “The Rambouillet text, which called on Serbia to admit NATO troops throughout Yugoslavia, was a provocation, and excuse to start bombing. Rambouillet is not a document that an angelic Serb could have accepted. It was a terrible diplomatic document that should never have been presented in that form.”

The U.S. had obtained UN approval for the NATO strikes on Bosnia-Herzegovina four years before. But it did not seek it this time, or try to organize a UN force to address the Kosovo problem. In effect, it insisted that NATO be recognized as the representative of “the international community.”

It was outrageous. Still, U.S. public opinion was largely persuaded that the Serbs had failed to negotiate peace in good faith and so deserved the bombing cheered on by the press, in particular CNN’s “senior international correspondent,” Christiane Amanpour, a  State Department insider who kept telling her viewers, “Milosevic continues to thumb his nose at the international community”—because he’d refused a bullying NATO ultimatum that even Kissinger identified as a provocation!

After the mass slaughter of Kosovars became a reality (as NATO bombs began to fall on Kosovo), and after two and a half months of bombing focused on Belgrade, a Russian-brokered deal ended the fighting. Belgrade was able to avoid the NATO occupation that it had earlier refused. (In other words, NATO had achieved nothing that the Serbs hadn’t already conceded in Rambouillet!)

As the ceasefire went into effect on June 21, a column of about 30 armored vehicles carrying 250 Russian troops moved from peacekeeping duties in Bosnia to establish control over Kosovo’s Pristina Airport. (Just a little reminder that Russia, too, had a role to play in the region.)

This took U.S. NATO commander Wesley Clark by surprise. He ordered that British and French paratroopers be flown in to seize the airport but the British General Sir Mike Jackson wisely balked. “I’m not going to have my soldiers start World War III,” he declared.

I think it likely this dramatic last minute gesture at the airport was urged by the up-and-coming Vladimir Putin, a Yeltsin advisor soon to be appointed vice-president and then Yeltsin’s successor beginning in December 1999. Putin was to prove a much more strident foe of NATO expansion than his embarrassing predecessor.

Read the rest:

NATO: Seeking Russia’s Destruction Since 1949 | CounterPunch

“Their goal was erase every trace of the Serbian presence in Kosovo” | MAURO DEL VECCHIO, FORMER GENERAL OF ITALIAN ARMY IN KOSOVO FOR NATO
“Kosovars” / Albania / Bill Clinton / Clinton Crimes / Greater Albania / KLA / Kosovo / Madeline Albright / NATO / Serbia / UN Peacekeepers / Yugoslavia

“Their goal was erase every trace of the Serbian presence in Kosovo” | MAURO DEL VECCHIO, FORMER GENERAL OF ITALIAN ARMY IN KOSOVO FOR NATO

Rome – Mauro Del Vecchio, former General of Italian Army who led the unit of 7,000 soldiers that entered Kosovo in June of 1999 after end of NATO air strikes on Serbia told Italian ‘Panorama’ weekly that during the first three weeks of the mandate ‘reports on the found bodies of killed Serbs and Romas arrived on his table each morning’, but that was a taboo topic they were not allowed to speak about with journalists. Continue reading

NO KOSOVO UNESCO | 50,000 armed ‘peacekeepers’ failed to defend the Serbian people and their cultural heritage [Video – English – 9 minutes]
“Kosovars” / Albania / Clinton Crimes / Greater Albania / KLA / Kosovo / Kristallnacht / Serbia / UN Peacekeepers / United Nations / Yugoslavia

NO KOSOVO UNESCO | 50,000 armed ‘peacekeepers’ failed to defend the Serbian people and their cultural heritage [Video – English – 9 minutes]

  In June 1999, United Nations Civil Mission and international KFOR peacekeeping forces took over the administration of Kosovo and Methohija while international representatives were getting to grips with the situation in the field, Serbian civilians were subjected to violence and many of them met with brutal death. In a short period of time, more … Continue reading

Serbian Orthodox Christian Patriarch visits with families of Murdered Victims of Human Organ Harvesting from Kosovo and Methohija [Video 3 min.]
“Kosovars” / Albania / genocide / Greater Albania / Human Organ Harvesting / KLA / Kosovo / NATO / Serbia / Yugoslavia

Serbian Orthodox Christian Patriarch visits with families of Murdered Victims of Human Organ Harvesting from Kosovo and Methohija [Video 3 min.]

“Thousands of Orthodox Christians in Kosovo were killed or kidnapped (For organ trafficking) by the Albanian Radical Islamists who were supported by the United States of America and NATO ” Continue reading

Retired Czech Vet Marek Obrtel returned his NATO medals:  Genocide against Serbs took place in Kosovo, it was genocide instigated by the West
“Kosovars” / Albania / Clinton Crimes / Czech Republic / genocide / Greater Albania / KLA / Kosovo / NATO / Serbia / UN Peacekeepers / United Nations / Yugoslavia

Retired Czech Vet Marek Obrtel returned his NATO medals: Genocide against Serbs took place in Kosovo, it was genocide instigated by the West

“Genocide against Serbs took place in Kosovo, and it was instigated by the West. For this reason, I am filled with sadness, bitterness and disappointment as I was part of the NATO machinery. I also witnessed how drug lords became respectable officials of the so-called state of Kosovo, and how mass murderers became heroes” Continue reading

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