Superbly Organized Crime
Imperial Occupation of the Balkans
Voice of America, Empire's official propaganda broadcasting service,
reported this Monday that NATO pledged to "crack down on organized
crime in Kosovo." Well, that's just wonderful. NATO stormtroopers
should be knocking down the door of their Secretary-General
any minute now, along with the entire
state leadership of Britain, France, Germany and oh
yes, the United States. Not that we should hold our breath.
is Lord George Robertson himself the VOA
report quotes, claiming that "criminal groups made Kosovo
a center for drug smuggling, arms contraband and the trafficking
of human beings." He also said these groups were "undermining
progress made in the province since the U.N. and NATO took
charge of the administration there nearly three years ago"
and "stealing Kosovo's future from its people."
can this be, Your Lordship? Did these groups appear before
1999, when the "clearly terrorist" KLA was attacking police
officers and civilians with weapons bought with drug funds?
Or after, when NATO's intervention brought the
KLA into power? Did they spring up as part of "resistance"
to Serbia, or under the protection of NATO occupation troops?
Shocking! And since the "people of Kosovo" are routinely referred
to as "Kosovars," and that in turn is a synonym for "Albanian,"
is Robertson saying these "gangs" are Serbs?
And Other Crimes
exactly. It turns out "several ethnic Albanian politicians
are suspected of being linked to the gangs." Like who? Hashim
Taqi, head of the KLA, nicknamed "Snake" for assassinating
his rivals? Agim Ceku,
former general in the Croatian army who specialized in ethnic
cleansing? Bajram Rexhepi, the current Prime Minister, who
is said to have decapitated
a Serb prisoner during the NATO-KLA "war of liberation"?
Robertson does not say, and neither does the VOA. All that
matters is that NATO (good) is pledging to fight some unspecified
organized crime (bad).
has committed the worst crime under international law by attacking
Yugoslavia in 1999 to begin with. It has occupied Kosovo for
three years, with 50,000 troops and God only knows how many
civilian clerks. It watched (even helped?) as 300,000 non-Albanians
were driven out of the province, and their homes looted, seized
or torched. It stood idly by as over
100 Serbian churches and thousands of other cultural monuments
were destroyed. It did nothing as scores of Albanians were
murdered by their fellow Albanians. It intervened to legitimize
the Albanian bandits as they seized a part of Macedonia, and forced the government in
Skopje to give them special rights. It has tolerated (fueled?)
the explosion of sex
slavery, gun- and drug-running in Kosovo since 1999. After
all this, how can anyone in their right mind believe NATO
is against "organized crime"? Please.
Around in Bosnia
weeks ago, NATO stormtroopers descended on a Serb
hamlet in Eastern Bosnia. They smashed doors on houses,
ransacked a church, held schoolchildren and teachers hostage,
and turned the entire village upside down. They were looking
for Radovan Karadzic, wartime leader of the Bosnian Serbs
accused by The Hague Inquisition of genocide and other war
crimes. He was nowhere
to be found, though.
the raid itself was ugly, the aftermath was even uglier. The
fuming Americans accused
the French of tipping Karadzic off. The Associated
the Bosnian Serbs. Everyone was trying to shift blame
from NATO and more specifically the US troops, who were
behind the operation and ignore the obvious. The entire
affair looked like one of Elmer
Fudd's hare-hunts, as NATO spokesman Mark Laity
former BBC "journalist" who found his true calling as paid
mouthpiece of the Alliance told his former colleagues,
"Shhh, we'we hunting waw cwiminaws," and pretended nothing
was wrong when the whole thing exploded in their faces.
sudden interest in catching Karadzic and his former military
commander, General Ratko Mladic, might have more to do with
Empire's propaganda needs than with some imaginary effort
to "help Bosnia heal." Washington Post columnist Richard
suggested back in November that Karadzic and Mladic should
be "bagged" to show the Muslim world the US is after other
people, too. And in a Sunday Telegraph guest column
on March 10, former BBC editor John Simpson made a direct
comparison between Karadzic and Osama Bin Laden. Ironic, given
that Osama's mujahedin fought
against Karadzic's troops in Bosnia but hey, back then they
were our terrorists, not yet Evil Incarnate.
Bosnia's realities under NATO occupation, should it be surprising
that some Serbs sympathize with Karadzic? Just one glance
at recent headlines offers a plethora of clues. Muslim leaders
still advocate a monolithic state
in which they would be a majority a fixation that caused
the 1992-95 war. Croats have named
a major new bridge after Croatia's late president Franjo
Tudjman, whose troops invaded Bosnia in 1992 and are responsible
for many atrocities against Serbs and Muslims. Serb
cemeteries in Muslim-dominated areas have been desecrated.
At US behest,
Islamic charities are raided and their assets seized under suspicion
of links with terrorism. Yet the Bosnian Prime Minister found
time to thank
Iran for its support to "the Bosnian people" during the
war. Iran sent money, weapons and volunteers to the Bosnian
Muslims, not the Bosnian "people" - unless those two
have somehow come to mean the same thing, just as the Muslim
integrationists have been advocating all along...
it is extremely difficult to find Karadzic's methods of waging
war objectionable now that NATO has made them legitimate.
Bombing civilians, starving them out and depriving them of
food, water and other supplies, killing journalists and targeting
hospitals is wrong regardless of who does it it can't be
wrong only if Karadzic and Mladic are accused of it, and acceptable
if NATO pilots are pulling the trigger.
all that in mind, favoring Karadzic over his persecutors is
actually a drop of reason in the vast sea of insanity that
is the Bosnian protectorate. Earlier this week, twelve Bosnian
police officers were fired by the UN police
oversight mission, because they had helped organized a post
office robbery in order to foil it and thus gain recognition.
Now where could they have possibly gotten that idea
of Advanced Dementia
in Macedonia and Serbia further prove the extent to which
the Empire's all-pervading presence has already corrupted
all aspects of Balkans life, beginning with the process of
Popovski, Macedonia's defense minister, told the national
radio last week that the country's only future was in joining NATO and the EU.
According to him, this would be the only way to stabilize
the country and the region. Even if they did not admit Macedonia,
he averred, the Skopje government would still implement all
of their practices and demands, so it could be a virtual member.
Mr. Popovski by any chance lain his hands on some primo Afghan
heroin the Albanian mafia specializes in smuggling through
his country? NATO and the EU have just about destroyed Macedonia by giving
aid and comfort to the Albanian militants. Last week, Macedonian
police discovered irrefutable proof that international terrorists
were at work in the country, aiding the UCK. Now the man who
should be in charge of defending Macedonia advocates joining
the sponsors of Macedonia's destruction?
Zoran the Foul, Serbia has long been a logic-free zone. Recent
news from another official Imperial propaganda outlet, Radio
Free Europe/Radio Liberty, is thus not surprising, though
it is superbly ironic. RFE/RL reported last week that Djindjic's
government has started a campaign against
corruption, one criticized as not serious enough by the
"government watchdog" organization Otpor. This is the
same Zoran Djindjic who sold Slobodan Milosevic to
the Hague Inquisition in exchange for empty promises of financial
aid. This is the same Otpor which was organized and funded by the
CIA to topple Milosevic's government. And they are
investigating corruption? Good luck.
takes a major case of block-headedness to ignore the obvious:
the Empire is the source of most Balkans problems,
and thus cannot now or ever provide a solution to them.
Like those police officers in Bosnia, who probably only sought
to please their foreign masters by demonstrating "efficiency,"
the Imperial occupiers of the Balkans seek credibility by
claiming to be "solving" problems their very presence is responsible
look at the facts. Terrorism, smuggling, graft, slavery, drug-running,
murder and prostitution were there any in the former Yugoslavia
prior to 1991, when outside forces first intervened in local
disputes? No more than elsewhere in Europe, and often less.
Now, after ten years of Imperial meddling, and thanks to the
presence of at least 100,000 foreign occupiers (civilian and
military), the place is a den of darkest depravity.
truth speaks for itself. It is the masters of lies who make
it seem otherwise.