Behind the Accusations
last week, Belgium, France and Germany challenged
Imperial plans for the invasion of Iraq by blocking the deployment
of NATO military assets to Turkey. Ostensibly for 'defense'
of Turkish territory, the deployments of missiles, radar planes
and specialist personnel were plainly another step in His
Elevated Majesty's preparations to invade Iraq as soon as
his minions found a suitable pretext.
Rumsfeld was infuriated,
naturally. So was one of the most vulgar
neocon charlatans, one Stephen Schwartz. He used the occasion
to pen a particularly venomous
screed titled "America defends Muslims." It
was a panopticon of vile lies that bear not repeating and
half-truths that were hardly better, and its thesis was that
America was not an enemy, but a friend and defender of Muslims
– for it defended them from 'Serbian genocide' in Bosnia and
does not reveal to his readers, however, that he is a Trotskyite
Sandalio) who converted to Islam (i.e. became Suleyman
Ahmad) during a visit to Bosnia in the 1990s. Instead,
he uses his Jewish name in a cheap bid for instant credibility:
if a Jew defends Muslims, surely he must have a point…? But
even if his identity was not so murky, his arguments would
still be rubbish;
his history is simply wrong, and his conclusions are vacuous
his braying about "a firm and noble ally that stood by
us against Russian imperialism" unraveled just this week,
when Turkey raised
the price of serving as the Empire's forward invasion
base. 'Defense' and 'nobility' find mighty strange expressions
"America defends Muslims" does contain one inkling
of truth, though not as its author intended. It finally lays
bare the intended place of Serbs in the Imperial Order, as
the whipping boy for proving that the U.S. is not an enemy
of Islam and Muslims.
Defense of Islam?
is not the only kook peddling the Balkans interventions as
an example of pro-Muslim generosity of the Empire. Others
in his company include neocon paladin Charles Krauthammer,
former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, and Representative
Brad Sherman, to name
just a few. The main thrust of their argument is that
the United States cannot possibly be an enemy of Muslims,
not after what it did for Muslim populations of Bosnia and
is Congressman Sherman, of California, in the aftermath of
us remember that America is not anti-Muslim and not anti-Islam.
In fact, the last three military engagements of the United
States were for the purpose of defending Muslim people. We
restored the independence of Kuwait. We then went on to save
the Bosnian Muslims from genocide. And then we bombed a Christian
country, Serbia, because of what Serbia tried to do to its
Albanian Muslim minority. And now American and NATO troops
are engaged in Macedonia for the purpose of achieving a just
result for the Albanian Muslims who are a minority in that
Congressional Record, 21 September 2001)
Muslims of the world ought to be grateful to the Empire for
saving their Balkans brethren from 'genocide' at the hands
of evil Serbs, who practice some antiquated (and thus 'uncivilized')
form of – gasp! – Christianity.
Enemy of All
the United States did support the militant
Bosnian Muslim leadership, even as it persecuted
fellow Muslims who disagreed with its policies. And yes, the
United States did support the terrorist KLA in Kosovo, but
it used militant Islam merely as prop for greater Albanian
chauvinism. Under the UN/NATO/KLA occupation, non-Albanian
Muslims of Kosovo have faced the same persecution as Serbs:
and Ashkali, Gorani, 'Bosniaks' and even Turks have been killed,
robbed or driven away. Not to mention the hundreds of fellow
Albanians killed by the KLA as 'traitors' or 'collaborators'
or simply because they were in the way. If the occupation
of Bosnia and Kosovo was about defending Muslims, the U.S.
has done a piss-poor job.
people around the world have been scratching their heads for
years, trying to figure out which side the Empire was on.
Fact is, it is not on anybody's side. It is no one's friend
but its own. It is not against Serbs, or against Muslims,
or against Jews, Indians, Russians, or Chinese… It is against
everybody. Even its own citizens, as it steals their
liberty, property and increasingly lives as well.
however, the Empire manages to hoodwink everybody by pretending
to be all things to all people – a defender of Israel as well
as Saudi Arabia, a protector of Muslims as well as a champion
of Christianity, etc. And to demonstrate its friendship to
the Muslims, it is making an example of the Serbs.
been obvious for quite some time that the so-called trials
before the Hague Inquisition were not about 'individual guilt,'
advertised, by all about the so-called 'joint
criminal enterprise' of Milosevic & Associates. If
one reads the 'indictments' even casually, it is hard not
to notice that others may have committed an occasional atrocity,
but the Serbs are accused of doing it deliberately and
systematically. Genocide is not an individual crime;
it's something states do.
charges partly serve as a retroactive justification for US/NATO
interventions in the Balkans, but as evidenced by Schwartz/Ahmad/Sandalio
and others, the 'genocide' charge is also used as a way to
delude the world's Muslims. Why?
zealots are a potent weapon, and one the Empire seeks to wield.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, an imperialist if ever there was one,
his role in provoking a jihad in Afghanistan even
before the Soviet invasion of 1979. Islamic militants were
useful to the United States in Bosnia, and to a lesser degree
in Kosovo. Leading American newspapers
support the anti-Russian jihad
the new National
Security Strategy calls for quashing any potential
challengers in the world. The Muslim world, dar-al-Islam,
is in no shape to challenge the Empire's global domination.
It is, however, bordering
such potentials as Europe, Russia, China and India, and can
serve as a permanent problem along and inside their borders
now, however, that weapon is pointed at America, and Imperial
power-mongers no doubt find it frustrating. The sooner they
can eliminate the 'stray elements' and channel the jihad
down its 'proper' path, the happier they will be. Of course,
jihad is a true weapons of mass destruction and as
such has a way of getting out of control. This is one more
thing the Imperial bureaucrats don't quite seem to understand.
Balkans Blame Game
the Empire using the fabricated accusations of 'genocide'
as a political tool, no wonder its Balkans vassals are emulating
the concept as well. Croatians, Bosnian Muslims, and Kosovo
Albanians all have motives to peddle genocide propaganda,
and do so incessantly.
of all, by claiming the Serbs took part in 'genocide,' Zagreb,
Pristina and Sarajevo can invoke the precedent of Germans
expelled at gunpoint from Eastern Europe after World War Two,
thus justifying their planned or already executed ethnic cleansings
of Serbs. Croatia can claim that some half a million Serbs
cleansed by 1995 'had it coming.' The KLA did precisely
that, when it expelled thousands of Kosovo Roma ('Gypsies')
as 'Serb collaborators'. Even those
protesting this ghastly persecution bought into the 'collaborator'
also use the accusation of genocide as an argument
for recognizing the occupied Kosovo as an independent state.
Muslim nationalists routinely seek the abolition of the Bosnian
Serb Republic, calling it a 'result
of genocide'. Also, by claiming to defend the Muslims
from genocide, Izetbegovic and his cronies are covering up
for their nefarious deeds before, during and after the Bosnian
inevitable irony, of course, is that those present-day claimants
actually took part in the
real genocide in service of the Nazis, while Serbs
were their principal victims, and Jews ran a close second.
Covering up this historical truth is certainly one reason
these modern claims of 'genocide' have been so loud and constant.
is unrealistic to hope that the U.S. leaders would remember
World War Two and put a stop to this madness. The Empire has
a strange sense of history, forgetting actual events depending
on current interests, or reinterpreting them with explanations
often made from
whole cloth (such as that the war was fought to stop Hitler's
genocide, a notion mentioned
for all the seductive power of lies behind the demented ravings
of Sandalio/Ahmad/Schwartz, and fabricated
histories of the Empire and its Balkan vassals, they crumble
before a few lines of simple, honest truth. Sooner or later,
the hoodwinked, deceived, swindled, defrauded, duped and tricked
will wake up and smell the stench around them. The sooner
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