Case of the Invisible Trial, or
called the most important trial since Nuremberg; yet, of the over 100
TV channels at my disposal, not one carries it. Curious, since for the
past ten years the media and the major TV channels couldn't wait to
spin all the sordid details of mutilations, murders, torture and charges
of genocide that the accused, former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic,
faces at The Hague's Stalinist show trial. However, this trial is not
just about Slobodan Milosevic; it is also about the Serbian people.
Why then has the media ignored it? Can it be because of the inept prosecution
of the trial? Can it be that the "heinous criminal, Milosevic," with
only the use of a public pay phone and acting as his own lawyer from
by 15 foot jail cell, is making fools of the international tribunal?
Can it be that, since his guilt is a foregone conclusion, it wouldn't
do for the public to see how weak the case is against him?
"By late summer, stories about a Nazi-like body-disposal facility were so wide spread that investigators sent a three-man French Gendarmerie team spelunking half a mile down the mind to search for bodies. They found none. Another team analyzed ashes in the furnace. They found no teeth or other signs of burnt bodies."
Of Mr. Barani, Pearl writes,
"Mr. Barani doesn't completely stand by his story. 'I told everybody it was supposition, it was not confirmed information, he says.'"
Pearl article also referred to Barani's use of a KLA satellite phone
to call in his stories, although Barani testified at the Milosevic trial
that he had no contact with the KLA. Mrs. Pearl characterized her husband
as a journalist who sought the truth. It would be interesting to know
if Daniel Pearl were alive today, would he be called as a witness for
As a career military officer's wife, Stella Jatras has traveled widely and has lived in many foreign countries where she not only learned about other cultures but also became very knowledgeable regarding world affairs and world politics. Stella Jatras lived in Moscow for two years (where her husband, George, was the Senior Air Attaché), and while there, worked in the Political Section of the US Embassy. Stella has also lived in Germany, Greece and Saudi Arabia. Her travels took her to over twenty countries.
Previous article by Stella Jatras on Antiwar.com
MURDERS AND TORTURE OF SERBS IRRELEVANT
"Phase Three started with a self-inflicted major terrorist provocation. On February 5, 1994, a major explosion rocked the Markale Sarajevo s main market place causing heavy casualties. What was immediately described as the ubiquitous 'Serb mortar shell' was actually a special charge designed and built with the help from Hizballah experts and then most likely dropped from a nearby rooftop onto the crowd of shoppers. Video cameras at the ready recorded this expertly-staged spectacle of gore, while dozens of corpses of Bosnian Muslim troops killed in action (exchanged the day before in a body swap with the Serbs) were paraded in front of cameras to raise the casualty counts. This callous self-killing was designed to shock the West, especially sentimental and gullible Washington, in order to raise the level of Western sympathy to the Bosnian Muslims and further demonize the Serbs so that Western government would be more supportive of Sarajevo s forthcoming aggressive move, and perhaps even finally intervene military."
newspapers also confirmed that Bosnian Muslims had committed the Markale
marketplace massacre, but Clinton needed an excuse to bomb the Serbs.
Consider the following. Saudi Arabia signed a letter of intent to buy
$6 billion dollars worth of Boeing aircraft. The day after we
bombed the Serbs on a trumped up massacre, the Saudis signed on the
dotted line. Coincidence? I don't think so. Saudi Arabia wanted the
first Islamic nation in the belly of Europe, and we wanted Saudi oil
and money. And that's what this war was all about.
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