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A LETTER TO TiM READERS
Dear TiM Readers,
Thank you for your letters that are pouring in from all over the world, asking me to comment on the situation in Serbia and Kosovo. Alas, I have nothing new to say on the subject of Kosovo. Everything that is happening today in Serbia TiM had predicted about 10-12 years ago (see "Aztlan: America's Kosovo," and "Kosovo: Serbia's Aztlan; Russia's Chechnya," Mar 1998). So I just don't feel like writing "I told you so"-stories. Instead, here is a brief editorial comment about today's demonstrations in Belgrade, along with the references to the earlier articles on Kosovo and Serbia. You will see that they are every bit as current today as they were when written, many years ago.
Thank you for your encouragement and support.
Bob Djurdjevic, Editor, Truth in Media, Feb 21, 2008
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INTERNET RADIO INTERVIEW
I have also agreed to do a radio interview on Kosovo and Russia's vs. New World Order's geopolitical interests there. Here is a link to an Internet Radio talk show on which I will be a guest on Fri Feb 29 at 11AM Eastern (10AM Central; 9AM Arizona), just in case you or your friends may be interested:
The show has the second highest rating among the Genesis Communications Network talk shows, I am told. If you look in the middle column at the above link, you will see them highlighting in red one of my old columns. And in the left column below, under "Upcoming Guests," you will see them promoting my appearance on their show. The host is George Whitehurst Berry.
Mark your calendar and pass the word around, if you wish. To listen to the show, click on - on Fri Feb 29 at 11AM Eastern (10AM Central; 9AM Arizona): http://www.gcnlive.com/Programs/Crash/On_Demand.html
U.S. Recognition of Kosovo's Secession May Fuel Ethnic Wars around the World, Proves That "Perpetual War for Perpetual Commerce" Is Still New World Order's Motto
Kosovo Is Serbia
But Vandalism at U.S. Embassy Is Sign of Primitive Impotence, Not Substitute for Courage, Fortitude Serbia Should Have Shown in June 1999; Belgrade Protests Too Little, Too Late
SCOTTSDALE, Feb 21 – Too little, too late. That sums up the protests in Serbia to Washington-sponsored secession of Kosovo from Serbia, declared this past weekend by the ethnic Albanians in that Serbian province. "Kosovo is Serbia," indeed. And it is a cradle of the Serbian Christian civilization, despite the efforts of the Albanian Muslims to desecrate and destroy the Serbian churches in Kosovo.
That "Kosovo Is Serbia" is what I kept repeating to audiences across Serbia in September 1999, for example, during the "Tour de Serbia." I also repeated that refrain in my wartime speeches and lectures in Washington, DC, and elsewhere around the world (see "Tour de Oz," "Tour du Canada," etc.).
Here are my closing remarks from one of those 1999 speeches, for example, at the Writers' Club in Belgrade on Sep 16, 1999:
And what have the Serbs done since then? Kept electing successive quisling governments that Washington has put into power. These New World Order puppets are now suddenly protesting the loss of Kosovo after they have failed to fight for during the last eight years. They hoped they can negotiate with a crocodile. They should have learned from Churchill (the old Winston said in the late 1930s, when the British government was trying to negotiate with Hitler, "an appeaser is someone who is hoping the crocodile would eat him last").
In return for giving up the cradle of its civilization, maybe Serbia might get a crumb or two at the end of the day, like possible EU membership. But it will not get its freedom back. And any nation that is not prepared to pay in blood for its freedom and defense of its sovereign territory deserves to be enslaved.
So the vandalism that some Serbian demonstrators engaged in today at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is a sign of primitive impotence. The time to stand up and be counted in a fight against the foreign occupation of Kosovo was back in 1999. And for the last eight years since then. The Serbian government of the day (Milosevic) should have never agreed to that "peace" agreement. Because it was nothing short of surrender to mighty NATO, which Serbia fought to a draw for 78 heroic days (Mar 24- Jun 11, 1999).
When the Yugoslav government entered into a pact with Hitler in March 1941, spontaneous demonstrations erupted in Belgrade on Mar 27, 1941 - toppling such treasonous government and infuriating Hitler into attacking the country on Apr 6, 1941. Those were patriotic Serbs who were prepared to pay with their lives for their freedom and sovereignty (and over a million of them did die during WW II, before they drove the Germans out with the Russian help in 1945).
Where were such patriotic Serbs, when Milosevic government agreed to give up its sovereignty over Kosovo to foreign troops? Why were they not demonstrating in 1999 or since? You can't say they did not know what was at stake. You saw above what I have been saying in my speeches across the country back then, reports about which were widely reported in the local media: "Kosovo is Serbia," they now say, but have done little to prove it.
They stood by as Albanian terrorists under NATO's protection "ethnically cleansed" the Serbs in Kosovo, and desecrated and destroyed hundreds of ancient churches and other priceless artifacts. Check out, for example, this video of Albanian Muslim soldiers desecrating a Serbian church in Kosovo and shooting at the Holy Cross above the altar:
Meanwhile, George W. Bush and John McCain, while both coddling up to the conservative Christians in this country, also support the people who shoot at the Cross and destroy Christian churches?! Have these two politicians no shame?
Washington's duplicity aside, unless Serbia produces a leader and the government of a noble heart and mind, like King Lazar's, demonstrating now against a fete accompli is a little more than venting of frustration. At least the country should preserve some dignity by not allowing its hooligans to destroy buildings and property in the heart of Belgrade. They may be occupied by foreign embassies, even of the countries that the Serbs have every right to regard as enemies. But they are Belgrade buildings. Serbia should fight its enemies in diplomatic boardrooms and on battlefields of Kosovo, not by burning civilian objects in the streets of Belgrade.
They should leave such primitive bestiality to NATO, that has destroyed thousands of civilian objects in Serbia during the war in 1999, and has protected the Albanian terrorists who "ethnically cleansed" the Serbs in Kosovo, and desecrated and destroyed hundreds of ancient churches and other priceless artifacts.
And they should heed the words of King Lazar before the fateful Battle of Kosovo in 1389 in which he lost his life:
Editor, Truth in Media
P.S. The recognition by the U.S. about 20 or so other countries of Kosovo Albanians' secession from Serbia also sets a terrible international precedent that may fuel ethnic wars around the world. Here's a map of dozens of potential ethnic conflagration point in Europe alone (right).
When you also consider Kashmir in India, East Timor, Tibet, Sri Lanka, various African tribal regions, and on and on in the rest of the world, including possible secessions in our country, too, in decades to come (see my 1996 column "When Cultures Collide..." that predicted that), you can see that there is practically unlimited potential for global and regional wars that this decision may ignite.
Which only serves to remind us of the New World Order motto that we first discerned, defined and published more than 12 years ago: "Perpetual War for Perpetual Commerce." In light of that, no surprise about the Kosovo secession, is there?
SCOTTSDALE, Mar 20 - The preceding NWO motto is confirmed on the ground when you consider some permanent fortifications the U.S. has built in Kosovo, such as Camp Bondsteel, the largest new U.S. military base in the world since Vietnam (see photo and CLICK HERE for VIDEO 1 and VIDEO 2).
Camp Bondsteel is located close to vital oil pipelines and energy corridors presently under construction, such as the US sponsored Trans-Balkan oil pipeline. As a result, defence contractors. such as Dick Cheney's former employer, Halliburton, are making a fortune there. In June 1999, in the immediate aftermath of the bombing of Yugoslavia, US forces seized 1,000 acres of farmland in southeast Kosovo at Urosevac, near the Macedonian border, and began the construction of the cam that housed nearly 7,000 troops (as of 2002), three quarters of all the US troops stationed in Kosovo.
There are 25 kilometres of roads and over 300 buildings at Camp Bondsteel, surrounded by 14 kilometres of earth and concrete barriers, 84 kilometres of concertina wire and 11 watch towers. The camp is so big that it has downtown, midtown and uptown districts, retail outlets, 24-hour sports halls, a chapel, library and the best-equipped hospital anywhere in Europe.
And now, considering all of the above, was there any doubt as to what Washington's intentions in Kosovo were right from the outset? To wrest the cradle of the Serbian civilization from that small country, of course, and to give it to Albanians and the U.S. oil and other multinational companies for exploitation and enjoyment (see "BLOOD FOR OIL, DRUGS FOR ARMS," New Dawn Magazine, Apr 2000).
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, March 21 - Serbian gold medalist Milorad Cavic has been banned from further individual events at the European championships for wearing a T-shirt with a "Kosovo is Serbia" slogan at his victory ceremony, European swimming's governing body said on Friday. The Serbian swimming federation was fined 7,000 euros ($10,820).
American-born Cavic wore the t-shirt bearing the words "Kosovo is Serbia" in Cyrillic on Wednesday, after breaking the European 50 meters butterfly record for the second time in two days to win Serbia's first European swimming title.
Cavic, who was born in Anaheim, California, and lives in Islamorada, Florida, had been due to swim in the 100m freestyle heats on Friday, and had the fastest entry time for the 100 butterfly heats on Saturday. The swimmer said yesterday that he had only been trying to send "positive energy to the country he represents."
LEN said in a statement that its disciplinary panel found "that the inscription on the t-shirt worn by the Serbian athlete Mr Milorad Cavic constitutes a clear political action in violation of the Guidelines for Safety and Security at LEN vents."
Serbia's president Boris Tadić condemned LEN's decision, stating that "Milorad Čavić in no way wished to politicize this big European competition with this gesture, or to bring politics into sport, rather it was led by a feeling of injustice inflicted on the country he represents."
Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica expressed his disappointment, urging LEN to withdraw the suspension. "I appeal to all reasonable and responsible in the swimming federation to enable Cavic to compete, " Kostunica said in a statement to the news agency Beta. "The whole country is proud of Milorad Cavic and his result."
TiM Ed: If only Cavic's "Kosovo Is Serbia" slogan had been in English. This way, he was preaching to the choir - the Serbian public.
As for the European officials' decision, well, it brings back memories of the years Serbian athletes were being ostracized during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. After the Belgrade "Red Star" won the world club soccer championship against Brazil in May 1992, Serbian athletes were banned from the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and any other subsequent international sports events until the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Their collective offense? They were Serbian.
Meanwhile, Serbian tennis star, Monica Seles, was stabbed in the back by a German fan in 1993, at the height of Serbia's demonization by the globalist establishment media. Seles was ranked No. 1 in the world at the time. It took nearly three years for her to recover and return to the game of tennis, But she never regained her former form or top ranking. The German fan was convicted in Oct 1993, and then given a slap on the wrist by the Hamburg court with a two-year suspended sentence.
Women's Tennis Association said in a statement at the time, "Our players were outraged by the decision made in the German court, not only because of Monica but also because of their concern for worldwide security measures. Clearly the court's decision sends a terrible message with wide-ranging impact."
And what kind of a message does the European swimming decision send? One of hypocrisy. What's good for the goose isn't good for the gander. It is okay for western governments to use politics and punish an innocent athlete, just because he happens to be a Serb or whatever other ethnic group is put on the New World Order's "not approved" list. But when an individual athlete expresses his political view, that's unacceptable. And he is punished again.
So you're damned if you don't; and you're damned if you do. Different strokes for different folks. NATO's bombing in 1999 proved the same point. It showed that "might is right." And the U.S. et. al. recognition of Kosovo last month did the same.
As the Greek philosopher Solon (c.630-c.555 BC) noted some 28 centuries ago, "laws are like spider webs. If some poor weak creature comes up against them - it is caught. But the bigger one can break through and get away."
Makes you wonder how much mankind has really progressed in the last 28 centuries, doesn't it?
And then here's something that may be worth pondering for us Americans on this Good Friday 2008. Milorad Cavic, the Serbian swimmer, is actually an American who was born in America. Weren't we taught something in grade school about the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing the freedom of speech? Hm... I wonder if the First Amendment is now also abolished or suspended, like that German court sentence?
Also see... Pat Buchanan's latest column: "Does Balkanization beckon anew?"; Gen Lew MacKenzie's interview on Canadian CTV network; Canadapress article "Bush Administration Unites with Al Qaeda in Kosovo" by Paul Williams; "Separatist Movements Eyes are on Kosovo – Independence May Fuel Wars Worldwide" by Tony Dolz
... and TiM's earlier piece, such as Epilogue to NATO's War on Serbia: NATO's Secret Losses (2006); NATO's War & Peace (1999); as well as...
AZTLAN: America's Kosovo (May 2000); "An ugly double standard in Kosovo conflict?" (WT column, 10/25/98); "Milosevic: 'A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery'..." - TiM Bulletin (June 1998); Milosevic on Trial - Balkans Affairs (Feb 13, 2002);
Finally, here's a poster, for example (right), from the Djurdjevic lecture in Perth, Western Australia, on Oct 21, 1999 - one of many such lectures the TiM editor gave around the world and in Serbia (click on the image to enlarge)
Kosovo Serbs' "Kristallnacht" (March 2004)
Links from the official Kosovo Serbian Orthodox Church web site:
Postwar Kosovo As It Really Is (a report)