all, those 16 journalists, make-up artists, and assorted
technicians, were blown to bits by NATO bombs. And it was
no accident: according to NATO's hired shills (as opposed
to their journalistic amen corner, which didn't require
cash payments), the RTS television station was a "legitimate"
target because it was part of "Milosevic's military
machine," even an integral part. (Might not the same be
said of CNN – that it was literally as well as figuratively
part of NATO's military machine, or don't you remember Geoff
Metcalf of WorldNetDaily breaking
the story that military "interns" specializing in psychological
warfare were present in the CNN newsroom?) In any case,
so how is poor old Slobo to be held responsible – good grief,
hasn't he been humiliated enough, not only overthrown
by his own people but now subjected to the indignity of
being charged with crimes that don't even make sense?
DEL PONTE, MORAL INVERT
Davos, Switzerland, for the elite "summit," and no doubt
with George Soros whispering in her ear, the Lord High Executioner
of the New World Order demanded that Yugoslav President
Vojislav Kostunica launch an "investigation" into the possibility
that Milosevic had advance notice of the planned strike
against the television station, and, rather than warn his
faithful propagandists, he permitted them to die so that
NATO would suffer a black eye. This goes beyond simply blaming
the victim: To moral inverts like Del Ponte, the real victims
were not 16 murdered Serbs but – NATO!
why stop with just one bombing? Why not posit – sustained
by the same thin gruel of "evidence" – that Milosevic knew
about more than one such airstrike, and point out that nowhere
is there any record that he warned the intended targets?
And if he knew this much, why then he could have
known where most if not all of the bombs were going to fall
– so that one might even say that he deliberately set up
the whole country for attack, because he wanted to make
NATO look bad.
is certainly one way to look at it – one, I might add, that
seems disturbingly close to outright insanity, but then
we are talking about Carla Del Ponte, a woman whose cold
imperious manner barely masks the raging megalomania reflected
in her actions and public statements. How can one even begin
to comprehend, let alone refute, such a macabre perversion
of rational thought as this latest pronouncement from Ms.
Del Ponte? To even address it is to concede an important
point: that one does not argue with the provocatively irrational.
Yet this particular nutball wields enormous power, and,
unfortunately, cannot be ignored.
the stroke of a pen, she can indict anyone – yes, including
Americans – without revealing the evidence or even the charges,
and command their presence in The Hague. With a word, she
can call on her numerous flacks in government and the media
(or do I repeat myself) to echo her charges, no matter how
baseless or even self-evidently absurd – and this time they
were quick to respond to the call. No sooner had Del Ponte
made her charges public, then something that calls itself
the "International Federation
of Journalists," headquartered in Brussels, piped up
to demand that Kostunica hold a "public and independent
inquiry" into what the London Times story referred
to as "the scandal."
a scandal, all right, that the journalistic auxiliary of
the War Party is once again taking up the cudgels on behalf
of their NATO masters without apology, swaggering into battle
with all the subtlety of – well, of Carla Del Ponte. "The
question must be asked whether the lives of TV workers were
deliberately sacrificed to make a propaganda point for the
Milosevic regime," pontificated Aidan
White, General Secretary of the IFJ. A better question
is this: whether the journalistic ethics of Aidan White
and his ilk were sacrificed in order to make a propaganda
point for Del Ponte and her black-robed regime. The
IFJ claims to have denounced the bombing of the station,
but these days puts a new spin on the story: "The attack
itself was bad enough, but now it seems that another horrifying
crime was committed," says White. "The question must be
answered through a public and independent inquiry into the
events surrounding the killings." No evidence is cited,
no reason is given to believe Del Ponte's ravings, and their
press release only quotes her assertion offered without
proof: on this basis, the self-appointed gatekeepers of
international journalism, the global guardians of its standards
and ethics, conclude that she must be right. After all,
if Del Ponte was lying, wouldn't her nose start to grow
rapidly and uncontrollably?
air is thick with propaganda, none of it of very good quality.
As a depressing symptom of the times we are living in, when
so many institutions and traditions are in decline – along
with the concept of quality itself – I note in passing that
they just don't make war propaganda like they used to. When
I think of some of the atrocity stories of yesteryear –
German soldiers bayoneting
Belgian babies during World War I, Iraqis dumping Kuwait
newborns out of their incubators, etc. – this business of
how Milosevic probably knew about the targeting of the Serbian
television station seems like pretty amateurish stuff. The
War Party got a lot of traction out of that Belgian
baby bullsh*t, and as for the Kuwaiti incubator fib: it
took years before anybody noticed that the tearful
15-year-old girl testifying to this nonsense before Congress
was none other the daughter
of the Kuwaiti ambassador and had not been in Kuwait
at the time of the invasion. Meanwhile, the purposes of
Kuwait's paid propagandists were accomplished. But it seems
to me that whomever is paying for the massive campaign to
drag Milosevic to The Hague – and, not coincidentally, cause
a crisis in the government of President Kostunica – is not
really getting their money's worth. Are we really expected
to believe that Milosevic purposely targeted his own people
KING, NATO SPOTTER?
of a "mole" in the military councils of NATO were rife
during the war, there is not a shred of evidence to suggest
that Milosevic had any information about this specific airstrike
or target. On the other hand, there is evidence that
certain other parties had some very specific advance
information about when NATO would strike the headquarters
of Serbian state television in Belgrade. As I noted
at the time of the bombing, CNN talk show host Larry
King was apparently very interested in getting an interview
with the previously inaccessible Alexsandar Vucic, the Serbian
Minister of Information. Vucic had always refused previous
requests on the grounds that, as
he put it, "I'm not giving interviews to aggressors,"
but this time King's staff really persisted. As documented
in a fax sent to Vucic by CNN schedulers, the interview
was to take place in the soon-to-be-bombed building at almost
precisely the moment NATO warplanes would drop their payloads.
Coincidence? Vucic didn't think so: not because he considered
himself all that important, but merely because CNN wanted
to put on a "spectacular live show." CNN, it turns out,
was a pioneer in the realm of "reality TV," and, while they
may not have known how this particular segment would end,
surely some of those military "interns" did.
JUSTICE, NO PEACE, NO EXIT
of the "lunatics who did it," Vucic opined that "sooner
or later" they will "have to face their responsibility.
Maybe in some American Nuremberg. This massacre and crime
which they did last night will not only be never forgotten
by Serbian people, but I think than nobody who is [a] normal
person in this world can forgive them." In retrospect, Vucic's
comments seem oddly naïve, almost child-like. The NATO-crats
know full well that the Serbian people have not forgotten:
indeed, they are counting on it. For not only is there no
chance that the perpetrators of this crime will ever face
an American Nuremberg, but now the real criminals are being
depicted as the victims. While this whole phony story has
some slight propaganda value for the NATO-crats in the West,
as background noise reinforcing the campaign to extradite
Milosevic to The Hague, my theory is that it is really meant
to play inside Serbia, to send the following message: "See,
we can do anything, even stand reality on its head,
and you are completely in our power. There is no justice
– and no escape."
again, I have exhausted myself – and my readers – before
exhausting my supply of the War Party's lies. I was so hoping
to delve into the absurdities of the "Saddam
Bomb" story now making the rounds, which have the Iraqi
leader about to nuke either Israel or Hoboken, New Jersey,
but that will have to wait for another day. In the meantime,
remember the first rule of understanding and interpreting
the public discourse of warmongering windbags like Del Ponte
and the International Federation of Journalistic Handmaidens:
don't believe a word of it!
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