The indictment is for a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearance, persecution and torture. It says the group is criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders, and notes that the victims were Serbs, Kosovo Albanians and other ethnicities, and included political opponents.
Wednesday’s statement makes it clear that the pre-trial judge had not yet confirmed the charges, but the prosecutor’s office said it was taking the unusual step of making the charges public before that point because of Thaçi’s repeated efforts to “obstruct and undermine” the court’s work. Continue reading
One of the most influential contemporary historians and professor at Yale University, Samuel Moyn, says that during the bombing of Yugoslavia, he worked at the White House as an intern and “planted” stories that were published in the Washington Post.
“In the early morning of February 7, 1942, the [Croatian Nazi] Ustashas massacred Serbs in the villages of Drakulic, Motike, Sargovac and the Rakovac mine in Banja Luka, and according to official data so far, at least 2,300 people were killed, including 551 children. Under the command of Lieutenant Josip Mislov and Fr. Vjekoslav Filipovic of the “Ante Pavelic’s Physical Association”, the Ustashas, with the help of Banja Luka [Croatian Nazi] Ustashas, killed Serbs without a single fired bullet – axes, knives and picks.” Continue reading
“In the course of the three-year investigation into the assault, the United States has failed to provide critical evidence requested by the tribunal, according to tribunal documents and officials, adding to suspicion among some there that Washington is uneasy about the investigation. Two senior Canadian military officers, for example, who were in Croatia during the offensive, testified that the assault, in which some 3,000 shells rained down on the city of Knin over 48 hours, was indiscriminate and targeted civilians…
The Croatian Army drove more than 100,000 Serbs from their ancestral homelands, forcing them to flee on carts and in small cars jammed with their possessions. In terms of sheer numbers, it was the largest single ”ethnic cleansing” of the war…
A section of the tribunal’s 150-page report is headed: ”The Indictment. Operation Storm, A Prima Facie Case.”
”During the course of the military offensive, the Croatian armed forces and special police committed numerous violations of international humanitarian law, including but not limited to, shelling of Knin and other cities,” the report says. ”During, and in the 100 days following the military offensive, at least 150 Serb civilians were summarily executed, and many hundreds disappeared.” The crimes also included looting and burning, the report says.
”In a widespread and systematic manner, Croatian troops committed murder and other inhumane acts upon and against Croatian Serbs,” the investigators say at another point in the report.” Continue reading
“Any attempt to bring the SS scum to trial would risk lifting the lid on the squalid history of Britain’s own post-war “rat line”, revealing how the British intelligence services combed the “displaced persons” refugee camps in Europe, seeking to enlist certified Nazi war criminals as “freedom fighters”…
British have always tried to conceal their role in smuggling literally thousands of war criminals into this country.
It was the Labour government of Attlee/Bevin which provided haven for these mass murderers…” Continue reading
We welcome the debate initiated by the Czech President on the withdrawal of recognition for Kosovo. Kosovo is not currently recognized by many members of the United Nations. Over the past two years, dozens of countries have withdrawn recognition–specified by Nastic, and added that Kosovo after the bombing of NATO “is separated from Serbia and is currently governed by leaders involved in war crimes “. Continue reading
“I’m not a dictator,” [President] Zeman said. “But … I will ask the question of whether it (reversal) can be done.” Continue reading
Hodges is currently in the employ of the Center for European Policy Analysis as its Pershing chair in strategic studies and as a partner in Berlin Global Advisors.
In a NPR op-ed Hodges, has been highly critical of President Donald Trump, condemning his “wrecking ball” approach towards America’s European allies in Brussels during a NATO summit in 2018. Hodges complains Trump, “publicly humiliated our most important allies” — mostly notably the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. Given his once high ranking position in the U.S. military, General Hodges is curiously sympathetic to the German position. In that same NPR opinion piece he argues,
“Germany is our essential ally: We need Germany to be a part of everything that is important to us because the German brand is so respected around the world.”
Serbs and Jews are unlikely to share Hodges view of the Germans, given both communities were murdered in enormous numbers in Nazi concentration camps in World War II at the hands of the Germans and their fascist Albanian, Croat and Bosnian- Muslim collaborators. Continue reading
Festim Lato, a close friend of Haradinaj’s and associate with the criminal project of ‘ Greater Albania ‘, was killed in the Netherlands. The media there report that the assassins are unknown for the time being, and as motive for the murder, a call from Latu is being questioned and called to The Hague. Experts are confident that this is the beginning of a new series to liquidating potential witnesses who can accuse Haradinaj in The Hague. Previously on 2005. Until 2011. More than 30 people were killed during a trial against Haradinaj at the Hague Tribunal.
A real mystery.
According to the Dutch media, the killed Festim Lato was the president of the so-called Chameria, the northern part of Greece, which Albanian separatists are trying to supress and attach to Albania and Kosovo. The Lato was born in Vlorë 1. January 1973. The media there, they were killed by unidentified assassins. The reasons for this murder are now unknown and are being investigated and the possibility that the motive may have been an invitation for the Lato to testify in The Hague. Continue reading
This is not the first time. Previous attempts to bring former KLA – Narco – Terrorist commander Ramush Haradinaj to justice have failed because of alleged witness intimidation, and worse. Not that would ever diminish Bill Clinton’s obvious affection for this brutal warlord. A number of the witnesses called to testify against Haradinaj apparently died … Continue reading