FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONAGLOBAL AFFAIRS
- Bush Is Not Commander-in-Chief of Israeli Forces
PHOENIX, Apr. 9 - Brainwashed by the pro-Israeli media, most Americans are evidently still unaware about who is yanking their chain. Here’s a comment, for example, we received on Apr. 9 from a TiM reader in reaction to our comments about Bush/Sharon (in Item 6 of the above TiM Bulletin):
your latest message concerning the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the
West Bank, you take President Bush to task because Sharon has not pulled
his troops back. Mr. Sharon does not report to Mr. Bush so does not have
to follow his orders. President
Bush is the Commander-in-Chief of the US forces, not Israeli forces.
suggest that you think before you write such items since your forte is
"Truth In Media". It sounds like you are parroting the 'liberal
To which the TiM editor replied:
you said is technically correct (that "Bush is the Commander-in-Chief
of the US forces, not Israeli forces").
But all Bush needs to do is pull the plug on military aid to and
U.S. financing of Israel.
if he were to act as his Dad did when Serbia was similarly
"disobedient" in 1992, he can add the U.N. sanctions against
Israel to boot. And if Sharon/Israel persist in their belligerence, then
he can bring NATO to bear against Israel, as the U.S. did against Serbia.
chance of that, I realize, and have said as much in our reports.
But that would be the right thing to do if a U.S. president is to
have a fair and consistent foreign policy.
of the above steps would require Bush to be "commander-in-chief of
the Israeli forces," would it? Nor
does it sound like anything you've ever heard from the American
"liberal media," does it? (Except
in reference to Serbia, of course).
But the above
would require a president with a backbone, rather than an American
Poodle running our country - on Israel’s behalf and at Sharon’s
beck and call.
“Jews Owe the Serbs a Debt We Will Never Be Able to Repay: The Gift of
HOUSTON, Apr. 14 - We received the following comment from Ron Ames, a TiM reader from Texas:
remember when American missiles were falling on Serbia and the world
applauded. One distinct
memory was that of the oil complex at Novi Sad being hit and oil/chemicals
pouring into the river (the Danube).
very unfortunate that the Serb government over the years did not provide
for an adequate Air Force capability to defend the country. But who could
have predicted that NATO would attack and rain down terror on Belgrade?
your country faced the world alone, so are my people facing the world
alone and are being condemned for defending themselves.
As I wrote three years ago, the Serbs and the Jews need to come
together and stand together because we both are the two most hated peoples
on the face of the earth today.
record during WW II is quite clear relative to the Jews, if you disregard
the Nedic puppet regime. The most organized and largest Jewish partisan
force was in the Balkans, and the Serbs historically, from what research I
have done, have for the most part welcomed the Jews to live among them in
peace and prosperity. While
most of Europe sent us to the death camps, the Serbs welcomed us to fight
along side them against the onslaught.
The Serbs paid a tremendous price for not turning us over at
Jasenovac, Novi Sad and I’m sure many other places.
[TiM Ed.: In just one death camp - Jasenovac - on the river Sava, southeast of Zagreb, Croatia, about 700,000 Serbs were slaughtered, 30,000 to 35,000 Jews, and about 25,000 Gypsies, according to a Jewish-American whose parents were survivors, and who had also talked to other survivors in Yugoslavia and Israel - see TiM Bulletin 97-07, July 1997].
just my opinion, Bob, but the Jews owe the Serbs a debt that we will never
be able to repay... (the gift of life).
factual nugget that escaped the mass media during the (NATO) bombing was
the rescue of Madeline Albright and her family (during WW II) by a Serb
farmer by the name of Popic. How easy it would have been for Mr. Popic to
just turn over the scared Jewish family to the Nazi's!
some rambling thoughts on my part, bob.....have a good day!
To which the TiM editor replied the same day (Apr. 14):
Serbs Backstabbed by American Jews
Jews had the money and the smarts to buy the American politicians; the
course I agree with everything you said below about the need for the Serbs
and the Jews to come together. I
thought that 13 years ago when I started the TiM work, and I think that
why the most surprising to me personally was that so many Jews in America
were openly anti-Serb. Some (like
Madeleine Albright) were even leading the
demonization of the Serbs, through their control of the media and
government policies (the list of names is too long for an e-mail).
in my first two years or so (1989-1991) of trying to educate the American
public about the Balkan history, I had placed a special emphasis on
various Jewish organizations in North America, drawing the parallels
similar to the ones you made in your letter.
thought it was a matter of ignorance.
It was not. It was a
matter of malice. And money.
My efforts fell on deaf ears, in these Jewish organizations.
It was like talking to a wall.
They weren't interested in the truth.
They weren't interested in old friendships.
They were only interested in money and power.
Now. And if that meant casting old friends down the river, so be
course, there were honorable exceptions to that among the Jews - both in
America and in Israel. If you
run a search at our web site, you will see examples of those kinds of
stories and comments as well. But
they were exceptions, not the rule.
know, the Serbs risked their lives in WW II to save many Jews from the
Nazi and Croat pogroms, not to mention saving over 500 American airmen
downed over Serbia at the time (there are stories at the TiM web site
about that). I have several personal friends whose families hid the Jews
in their apartments during the Nazi occupation of Belgrade.
Had they been found out, they would have been shot by Gestapo.
(my mother's sister), a member of the resistance movement, was arrested in
1944, tortured by the Gestapo, and sent to a concentration camp in Germany
(by mistake... she was supposed to have been executed, but a German
officer made an "administrative mistake," and she was put on a
train to Germany instead). She
survived. My uncle didn’t. He was executed by the Nazis in 1944. After WW II, a street in Belgrade was named after him as war
father was also a member of the resistance movement who worked in the
Belgrade underground during WW II. Several
of his brothers were Serb volunteer freedom fighters who fought the Nazis. They all also survived, though some were badly wounded.
why I could not understand the general antipathy of the Jews in America
toward the Serbs in the last decade or so.
Especially as there are other, historical similarities between the
Jews and the Serbs. Kosovo is
our holy land. Kosovo is our
said that, Ron, if one day, God willing, the Serbs were to retake Kosovo,
and if the Serbs were to use the same kind of brutality against the
Albanian population as Israel is doing to Palestinians, I would condemn it
with the same kind of fervor, as the world is now condemning Israel.
way, the duplicity of the American policy is obvious.
In Kosovo, Washington supported the KLA terrorists - the mostly
Muslim Albanians, as it did in Bosnia a few years earlier.
Both sets of Islamic organizations were directly linked to Osama
bin Laden, as you saw from our reports on the subject. In the Middle East, however, Washington is supporting Israel
- financially, militarily and diplomatically.
reason? The Jews had the
money and the smarts to buy the American politicians; the Serbs didn't. It's as simple as that.
know, many of the "atrocities" ascribed to the Serbs were
actually "virtual reality," invented by the New World Order
governments and media in the style of the "Wag the Dog" movie so
as to justify their bombing and enslavements of Serbia and the Serb
territories in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo.
You and I have corresponded about Srebrenica.
There were many others, including the Sarajevo "market
bombings," which were committed by the Muslims killing their own
people in order to win the sympathy of the world and turn it against the
Serbs, whom the western media blamed.
not speculation. I traveled
through Bosnia frequently during the war, and have met not just with
Karadzic and Gen. Mladic many times, but also with many foot soldiers and
civilians who were there at the time (some of the stories are available at
our web site, too).
re. the "Serb atrocities" in Kosovo which we used as pretext for
NATO to wage war against Serbia.
the Serb "virtual atrocities," the atrocities that Israel is
committing in Palestine right now are real and horrible.
No decent human being can condone that.
Yet Washington has and is.
met with Slobodan Milosevic in 1992, I warned him that he may end up being
charged with war crimes one day unless he spoke up against them, and acted
to punish any Serb culprits (see my Washington Times column about that at
our web site - “An
Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo,” Oct. 1998 and “Milosevic:
Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma", June 1998).
Milosevic is now at the Hague (although he ought to be tried at home),
while Sharon's troops are reportedly committing far worse atrocities than
the Serbs ever did - in "virtual reality" or in real life.
what's the U.S. President doing about it?
Wagging his tail, like a good poodle.
I have a
problem with that, Ron. That's
as if we were seeing innocent Jews being massacred during WW II, only to
turn our heads away, or worse, help the Nazis financially and
diplomatically. I could not do that in good conscience. That's why I spoke out to Milosevic in 1992.
That's why I am speaking out now.”
To which Mr. Ames responded (Apr. 15):
here is something I wrote in 1999 (see below). I must say that I have to
agree with you about the overwhelming support of the American Jewish
community and leadership for the NATO bombing of Serbia. It just goes to
show how lack of historical facts combined with years of propaganda can
are supposed to be smart people. Well, they weren't too damn smart on this
issue for the most part. Yugoslav
Jews were absolutely appalled and shocked that the Jews (in America) sided
with the Albanian KLA!!!
Here’s now an excerpt from Mr. Ames’s 1999 letter about that. For the sake of authenticity, we’ve left is as it was written - in caps:
APPROX. 100 PEOPLE MARCHED TO HERMANN
PARK TODAY IN ORDER TO PROTEST AND VOICE OPPOSITION TO THE UNLAWFUL
N.A.T.O. TERROR BOMBING OF YUGOSLAVIA AND THE SERBIAN PEOPLE. MANY PEOPLE
PARTICIPATED IN THIS DEMONSTRATION. SERBIANS, CHINESE, GREEKS, HISPANICS,
AFRICAN-AMERICANS, CHRISTIANS OF VARIOUS DENOMINATIONS, AND, AS FAR AS I
COULD TELL - ONE JEW! (ME). […]
I CALL UPON MY JEWISH FRIENDS THAT
RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE TO TALK TO JEWS IN YOUR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES AND
EDUCATE/IN FORM THEM ABOUT THE VERY CLOSE HISTORICAL TIES BETWEEN THE
SERBIAN/JEWISH PEOPLES. […]
ONE INDISPUTABLE FACT AMONG MANY IS
THAT 3 GENERATIONS OF JEWS ARE ALIVE TODAY BECAUSE OUR SERBIAN FRIENDS
DEFENDED/PROTECTED US FROM THE NAZI ONSLAUGHT. AS JEWS, WE MUST NEVER
WHEN THIS TERROR BOMBING BEGAN I KNEW
VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE SERBS.
I KNOW ENOUGH NOW TO SAY THAT I WILL ALWAYS STAND WITH THE PEOPLE
OF SERBIA. THE JEWISH PEOPLE OWE THEM A DEBT THAT WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE
TO REPAY. THE GIFT OF LIFE.
- Serbs Were Bombed for Less Than This
BRUSSELS, Apr. 10 - We received the following comment from Irene Goossems, a TiM reader from Belgium:
Serbs were bombed for less than this.
Iraq is going to be bombed again (for what?). And no one condemns energetically Israel.
Why not? Are some
crimes authorized just because they are committed by untouchable people?
should be brought to court as Milosevic was.
Why is he not? Rulers of this world are behaving disgracefully.”
- Retired US Army General Protests U.S. Israel Policy
PHOENIX, Apr. 21 - Chuck Carlson, a TiM reader from Arizona (check out www.whtt.org), forwarded to us the following letter, written to Gen. Colin Powell by a fellow (Ret.) Gen. James David on Jan. 12 of this year. The letter has even more validity today because it was not written in the heat of battle, following Israel’s Good Friday attack on PA in West Bank and the ensuing accusations of atrocities. And because it shows that, had Powell heeded Gen. David’s advice, the bloodshed could have been avoided, and Gen. Powell would not be suffering the image of a poodle today.
We bring it to you with the author’s permission:
of State Colin Powell
GA, Jan. 12 - It seems that the latest capture by the Israeli government
of an arms shipment supposedly intended for the Palestinian Authority has
caused all kinds of concern by both the Israeli government and the United
that the Israelis have been pounding Palestinian villages on a weekly
basis, killing hundreds of innocent Palestinians, including a majority of
children, with M1A1 Abram tanks supplied by the United States. In
addition, the Israelis have used F-16 fighter jets, Apache and Cobra
attack helicopters, 155mm howitzers, M-16 automatic rifles, M50 machine
guns and many other weapons and ammunition supplied by the U.S.
the Israelis have used American-supplied bulldozers to demolish thousands
of Palestinian homes. Just yesterday, the Israelis demolished 70
Palestinian homes. These home demolitions have caused thousands of
Palestinian men, women, and especially children to remain without food or
a sin against mankind and yet we see no action from you or the State
Department, especially since these weapons and ammunition are being used
in offensive operations. These crimes would never be tolerated if they
were similarly conducted by any other nation. How can you call this a
balanced Middle East policy when you deny the Palestinians weapons and
ammunition to defend themselves from a brutal occupation? Stones are not
much protection against an M1A1 Abram tank.
United States is concerned about the violence in the Middle East, then
your priorities are aimed in the wrong direction. If you're going to deny
the Palestinians weapons to defend themselves, then you must stop all
military and economic aid to Israel. I make this request, not only because
of budgetary constraints, but because Israel continues to disregard U.S.
foreign aid policy.
are two important conditions for receiving U.S. military aid that Israel
has violated repeatedly. Under the Arms Export Control Act, military
hardware provided by FNS funds can be used only for defensive purposes or
to maintain internal security. Israel violates both conditions and
therefore should be withdrawn from receiving further aid. Just last week
Israeli soldiers killed 3 Palestinian teenagers with a tank shell for no
reason whatsoever, other than their assumption that the teens looked
suspicious. No spin of the tongue can describe this crime as a defensive
measure or to maintain internal security.
this request and recommendation, not only because of Israel's repeated
violations of the Foreign Aid Arms Export Control Act, but as a means of
bringing peace to the Middle East. The United States' generous handouts to
the Jewish State has done nothing but bring more turmoil and violence to
the Middle East and to the soils of the United States. If America wants
peace in the Middle East, and is serious about fighting world terrorism,
then it's time to get tough with Israel, and end all military and economic
aid to the Jewish State.
David, Brigadier General, retired, Georgia Army National Guard, Marietta,
YORK - Middle East Hath Not Changed unto This Day
PHOENIX, Apr. 21 - We received the following “biblical” comment from John Collins of New York (this is a pen name; the real identity of the writer is known to TiM):
1 Chronicles 19:2-4, KJV (750-800BC???)
David said, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his
father showed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him
concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the land of the
children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that
David doth honor thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? Are
not his servants come unto thee for to search, and to overthrow, and to
spy out the land?
Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments
in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away.
Collins, New York - The Official Unauthorised RPPS Bible Verse of the Day
To which the TiM editor replied:
said! Except that the
"brave general" and his boss are looking more like poodles to
Some reactions to… Two
Prominent Serb Officials Commit Suicide
No Place for Angels
BOLOGNA, Apr. 14 - We received the following comment from Dr. Alexis Menander of Italy, who put the two Serb suicides in a historical context:
just want to share with you, dear Bob, in my very own, personal grief
about the global deterioration of mankind some words, that a soul wrote
about 2000 years ago, still alive (as a contrast to most current hearts),
marked by the unspeakable terrors of human being - Marcus Tullius Cicero:
si alienam vicem pro nostra iniuria doleremus, vestigium istius in foro
nullum esset relictum."
in C. Verrem: M. Tulli Ciceroni Actionis in C. Verrem Secundae Liber
Primus: De Praetura Urbana XLIV., 113]
true this is, regarding not "only" the suicide of these men, the
"collateral" Nato bombing of this civilian train, not
"just" what Israeli soldiers commit in Palestine, but all our
life and living. Truthfully yours,
TiM Ed.: And now,
thanks to Prof. J.P. Maher of Chicago, a linguistic expert, here’s a
translation of that Latin line:
si alienam vicem pro nostra iniuria doleremus, vestigium istius in foro
nullum esset relictum." whole context: My translation:
we resented another's fate as we resent an injustice to ourselves, there
wouldn't be a trace left of that man [Verres] left in the Forum.”
was a corrupt governor of Sicily whom Cicero prosecuted...
- If You Want Coke and Chewing Gum, You Have to Pay for Them
LAZAREVAC, Apr. 14 - By contrast to Dr. Menander’s empathy, we received the following comment from Vladan Kecman of Serbia:
Bob, how touchy is to read accusations in the letter left by the person
who committed suicide, blaming everyone else for the tragedy, but himself.
This is typical of communists, atheists, who claim that one must be vain
to such an extent, that even a suicide is considered a contribution to the
"better and brighter" future!
to me as TiM is encouraging such acts, such sin and vanity in justifying
the way communists look at it, is another political ploy used to justify
their incompetence and inability to deal with reality of freedom that God
granted to each person. Poor Vlajko (Stojiljkovic - the suicide
victim - TiM Ed.) was just one among many
politicians who wanted to put a hardlock on Serbia and Serbs, on their
liberty, freedom of speech and thoughts, and especially on any individual
perspective of living that differs from their, communist philosophy of
we all know their "patriotism" when anything is allowed for
those in power, for those in the Party, for the "loyal" ones,
while the rest of people are allowed just to die for Patria, as long as it
will keep rulers in power.
constantly accusing current Serbian government to be "quislings"
who are selling the nation to the western powers, and yet you always slip
to mention that majority of Serbs are freely and excitingly welcoming the
western lifestyle, western standards, western culture and spirit, and that
it has its COST!
the story is simple: You want plenty of Coke and chewing gum - you have to
pay for them. Either you migrate abroad to find this culture and
opportunities, or you import the lifestyle in your own neighborhood.
event, you have to pay the price, and once you decide that the grass is
greener on the other field, patriotism discontinues to be your priority,
TiM Ed.: Right? Yes, if Coke, gum and McDonald’s is your idea of “culture.” But not necessarily always and everywhere. Western quislings don’t always prevails… Read on the next TiM discourse on Venezuela. Maybe the Coke-guzzling Serbs should learn the meaning of the word “cojones?”
- Venezuela Showed NWO Is Breakable
BELGRADE, Apr. 16 - Vera Vratusa-Zunjic, a TiM reader from Serbia and a Belgrade University professor, sent us her reaction and some questions in Serbian. Here’s our abbreviated translation:
time totalitarianism is sweeping the globe, it was emboldening to read
the process isn't necessarily "inevitable," as this weekend's
reversal of the Washington-sponsored coup in Venezuela has shown. All it takes is an alternative vision, and the courage and
skills to mobilize the masses in support of it."
you think that Chavez’s “reversal” can be explained by the
realization of the financial oligarchy that it is safer to trust a
charismatic figure to carry out their programs, than to impose and open
aren’t the One World government and capitalism mutually exclusive?
Namely, will we return to pre-capitalist social relations, or enter some
form of post-capitalist ones?
To which the TiM editor replied:
Chavez was swept back into power by Venezuelan masses brought out into
streets by his grassroots party organization.
What he may have done or intended to do back in February had no
relevance to what happened in the last three days, as far as I can see.
But now that he is back in power, of course, he is going to offer
graciously a conciliatory olive branch to the Venezuelan business leaders,
the IMF and the U.S. - the losers in the failed coup. That's what I would do if I were in his shoes.
Now he is in a much stronger bargaining position with them than
your other questions, you are asking me to use old labels and definitions
that do not fit the new entities. Whatever
you call it, the new NWO society will be centrally run, like the former
communist states, and for the benefit of a small oligarchy, again like the
former communist states. It's
just that it is still called "capitalism" (or better "state
capitalism") because communism has been totally discredited and has a
stigma attached to its name. And because the majority of that new NWO
oligarchy are capitalists, meaning big business owners and managers.
same old wolf in a new sheep's clothing.
Ordinary people get screwed either way.
it's worth, I have been calling this NWO society for 7-8 years now as
plutocracy. As a matter of
fact, I remember discussing that with Gen. Mladic in Bosnia in 1994, when
he asked me the same question. He
agreed with it, by the way.
- You Should Be Ashamed of Yourselves!
ATHENS, Apr. 14 - We received the following comment from AMPHIKTYON,
this Greek correspondent’s pen name, whose real identity is known
is not only responsible for genocide, the gap between rich and poor, for
crisis, misery and wars, but has also broken “the psycho-spiritual
nature of the human beings,” the world community into pieces, the dreams
and the hopes of the young generation, and has traumatized the collective
psyche of whole people.
urgent to the people’s unity, solidarity, self-determination and
resistance against their vicious plans for the global domination.
not so sensitive to understand neither the suicide bombs of Palestinians
who have lost even the last drop of hope, nor the present suicides of the
two Serb patriot ex- ministers.
a proverb in Greece that says, "even the saints will be threatening
TiM Ed.: Of course, there are always people like our Serb correspondent who think everything is just honkey-dorrey as long as people get their daily fixes of Coke, gum and McDonald’s. Anyone still remember the meaning and historical context of “panem et circenses?”
[Answer: “Bread and games” - symbols of the last days of the Roman Empire].