by one, Serbs are confessing to their guilt regarding Srebrenica. Are
we witnessing another Stalin show trial, where the defendants were told,
"if you sign, we won't shoot you"? Well, Stalin's victims
signed and many were shot anyway, or worked to death in the Gulag.
"Tribunal" seems to have taken Uncle Joe's lesson to heart.
Serbs have been so demoralized, so dehumanized, and so brutalized that
they are willing to confess to anything and everything that is put before
them hoping to get a better deal for themselves and for their families.
It is obvious to this writer that The Hague's Chief Prosecutor, Carla
del Ponte, must have her pound of Serbian flesh either by hook or crook,
in order to justify her kangaroo court. "If you don't confess (regardless
of the accusation), we will guarantee that you will receive no less
than 20 years," is clearly the offer from del Ponte, who, like
a jackal, has tasted blood and will not rest until she has devoured
her prey. It should also be remembered that the majority of funding
for The Hague's International kangaroo court is being provided by the
speech during his trip to Britain, President Bush evoked the name of
Milosevic, not once but several times. The President also eluded to
the evils that had occurred in Europe without, to my recollection, evoking
the names of either Hitler or Stalin, as though Milosevic was more evil
than those two. The question is, why? Was it to further demonize
and humiliate the Serbs?
Bush also said that "we cannot turn Iraq over to the terrorists,"
yet that is exactly what was done in the Balkans by the two previous
administrations. We turned the Balkans over to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda
who have been operating there since the early 1990s. The President also
said, "we must cut off funding for terrorists," yet we have
been funding the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) or their alter
ego the Kosovo Protection Corps. (KPC) in the Balkans for over a decade.
THE SERBS WILL CONTINUE TO SUFFER
and billions of dollars have been earmarked to rebuild both Iraq and
Afghanistan, yet the rebuilding of Serbia after its destruction by NATO's
war planes can only come until every alleged Serbian war criminal is
made to pay for alleged atrocities. President Bush even made it
a point to ask each American school child to send $1.00 to help the
children of Afghanistan. Oh, that such compassion would be shown for
recent e-mail (one of many) to Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, I
expressed my concerns regarding an October 30 briefing of the Congressional
Human Rights Caucus on "The Future of Albanians in Montenegro."
The briefing was on the alleged plight of Albanians in Montenegro, yet
I have seen nothing from this congressional caucus, co-chaired by Congressman
Wolf and Tom Lantos (D-CA) regarding the Serbian population of Kosovo
which is being decimated by murder and ethnic cleansing.
14 November I received a call from Congressman Wolf's office asking
if I would like to meet with him, which I and my husband did on the
18th. We gathered from the meeting that the congressman
wanted to impress upon us that he, in his opinion, has been dealing
fairly with all parties concerned. We, in turn, welcomed the opportunity
to impress upon him that while he was concerned about the plight of
Albanians in Montenegro where we have no direct involvement, the American
Congress is funding the criminals responsible for the atrocities that
are still being perpetrated against the Serbian people in Kosovo. Congressman
Wolf seemed to be taken aback when we showed him the photo of Sadik
Chuflaj, an Albanian member of the KLA, and his son who is currently
a lieutenant in the UN funded KPC, jubilantly holding the severed head
of one Serb, while the severed head of another Serb was more obscure
to the left of the photo. (Warning: Explicit photo
of decapitations) The congressman had no answer as to why,
with such graphic evidence these men have not been arrested. Only now,
after ten years, are two ex-army commanders, the first senior Bosnian
Muslims to appear before the tribunal for "ritual beheading"
of Serbs, are on trial for atrocities
that go as far back as 1993. We also questioned the congressman
as to why there was no congressional condemnation of the recent
axe killings of elderly Serbs and the machine gunning of Serbian youths
while they were swimming.
he seemed to be impressed by the evidence of Albanian actrocities, the
congressman stated that until Karadzic is captured and sent to The Hague,
the sanctions on Serbia will likely remain. I responded by saying that
it was not fair to punish innocent Serbs collectively. The congressman
answered (to paraphrase), "No, it is not fair, but that's the way
it is." By this reasoning, we should not spend billions and billions
of dollars to help the Iraqis until they turn over Saddam Hussein. By
this reasoning we should also withhold funds from Afghanistan until
they turn over Osama bin Laden. As we pointed out to the congressman,
even after Karadzic is captured, there are those who then will demand
the capture of Bosnian Serb and former army chief General Ratko Mladic,
and so on and so on, to which the congressman said "I don't think
that will happen." Ironically, shortly after our meeting, a provision
was presented in the U.S. Senate to make economic assistance to Serbia
and the Bosnian Serb Republic dependent on Mladic's capture.
troubling aspect of our meeting with Congressman Wolf was the realization
that if a man like Frank Wolf, who is correct on most issues, who is
truly concerned about human rights, who has worked hard on behalf of
persecuted Christians in Sudan and China, is not demanding the same
human rights for the Serbian people, then there is little chance that
we will see justice for the Serbian people.
do terrible things in civil wars, but only Milosevic, dubbed by his
accusers as The Butcher of the Balkans, has been singled out for particular
reprimand and demonization. Scarce attention is given to Croatian
war criminals (and only if the crime was perpetrated against Muslims)
and virtually no attention is given to Bosnian Muslim or ethnic Albanian
[KLA] terrorists. Is it not a war crime to willingly slaughter your
own people ("Muslims slaughter their own people ,"
The [London] Independent, 22 Aug. 1992), in order to advance
a Muslim Bosnia as did Alija Izetbegovic? Is it not a war crime to ethnically
cleanse an entire people from their Serbian ancestral homes in Croatia
as did Croatian forces during "Operation Storm," with U.S.
military aid and technology? Only after the war criminals Bosnian President
Izetbegovic and Croatian President Tudjman are dead do the Serb-bashers
say, "Oh yes, if they hadn't died they would have been indicted."
Needless to say, with the deaths of Tudjman and Izetbegovic, the war
crimes committed by their accomplices will not be pursued.
if Carla del Ponte's court were fair and just, to continue to punish
the Serbian people is uncivilized, immoral and above all, cruel.
Americans want to be known as compassionate. Where is the compassion
for the Serbian people? These are the people who demonstrated against
Milosevic for four months in the cold of the 1996 winter with no help
or support from the American government or media. These are the people
who themselves or their parents or grandparents fought alongside us
in two world wars. These are the people who saved over 500 American
airmen during World War Two at great sacrifice to themselves. These
are the people who lived for nearly 50 years under communist rule largely
as a result of our support of the dictator Josip Broz Tito.
discrepancies remain regarding what actually happened at Srebrenica
Code Word to Silence Critics of U.S. Policies in the Balkans." Strategic
Studies reported on 19 Sep. 2003, "On the eve of the dedication
of a monument to Muslims killed at Srebrenica, in Bosnia-Herzegovina,
in 1995, a group which includes a former UN official, intelligence experts,
and journalists, released a statement challenging the alleged casualty
number of 7,000 victims as vastly inflated and unsupported by evidence'."
exclusive analysis titled, "US Official Implicated With Bosnian
High Representative Ashdown in Attempted to Force Fabricated Report
on Srebrenica," Gregory R. Copley, Editor of Global Information
System (GIS) and Director of Strategic Studies, with input from sources
in Sarajevo and elsewhere, wrote "Very reliable sources within
the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and
other sources in Sarajevo have told GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs
Daily that a second US official, Amb. Donald S. Hays, the Deputy High
Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been actively engaged
in attempts to force a fabricated report to be published on the controversial
wartime fighting at the city of Srebrenica.
Hays, presumably at the insistence of High Representative Paddy Ashdown,
the former British politician, has demanded the publication of a so-called
'final report' on an alleged
mass-killing of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995, during the
Bosnian civil war, by the Government of Republika Srpska, the predominantly
Serbian province of Bosnia-Herzegovina. In essence, Amb. Hays and Lord
Ashdown are attempting to force the Government of Republika Srpska (RS)
to admit that Serbs were responsible for killing thousands of Muslims
evident that through intimidation and threats, the leadership of Bosnian
Serb President Cavic has been told not to question; not to qualify anything,
just admit, and then the powers-that-be will see whether the Serbs will
be allowed to survive as the state of Republika Srpska.
Canadian Ambassador to Belgrade James
Bissett expresses his sentiments thusly: "One of the reasons
that I have championed the Serbian cause in Canada and why I spoke out
against the bombing was because I was very much aware of the lies being
told. Another reason was because I knew it was almost impossible
for the Serbian community to defend itself. It needed an outside
and objective spokesperson and I have tried to play that role and will
continue to do so."
have been so many false accusations, so many exaggerations, so many
hoaxes against the Serbian people, even charges of cannibalism, that
one wonders where reason stops and insanity begins. By confessing to
crimes they haven't committed, Serbs will only meet the same fate as
those who confessed at Stalin's show trials. Unfortunately, the lies
have been told so often that even the Serbs have begun to believe them.
Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic said,
"This war is an example of what modern media and governments can
do. They can arrange anything. Put on a show so that their people believe
anything. While watching their television pictures or their radios sometimes
I myself almost came to the conclusion: We Serbs, we are real swine.
They could put their stories together that well."