FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONA Topic: BALKAN AFFAIRS
Berlin 1. Cavorting with the Enemy - Photo with Albright:
Political Death Knell for Serb 3D Quislings?
"Bronze Star" to Clinton (Jan. 6, 2000)
The Hague 3. UN Tribunal to "Investigate" NATO Leaders' War Crimes
1. Cavorting with the Enemy (Albright): Political Death Knell for Serb 3D Quislings?
PHOENIX, Dec. 29 - Can you imagine a Serb leader posing for reporters with one of Hitler's top aids - after the Luftwaffe's April 6, 1941 bombing of Belgrade which killed hundreds of civilians? Not if he hoped to be a Serb leader for long, right?
Well, on Dec. 17, three would-be Serb leaders - Zoran Djindjic, Milo Djukanovic and Vuk Draskovic did just that at a Berlin (how appropriate!) Dec. 17 meeting with an unindicted war criminal, Madeleine Albright, the U.S. Secretary of State. Or Hate, to be more accurate. Take a look at the photo posted at our Web site. What are these people smiling about? The thousands of Serb civilians killed or maimed by the bombs in, what TIME magazine called, "Madeleine's War?" (see S99-81, Day 55, Item 2, May 17).
That Berlin photo may sound the death knell for the political careers of the 3D Serb opposition quislings. All Slobodan Milosevic and Vojislav Seselj, his partner in the coalition government, need to do is blow it up into poster size, and paste it all over Serbia. No words are needed. For, the only ones which come to mind are: "Traitors!" Or "Vassals!"
Nor were the 3D's the only Serb politicians who went to Berlin to pay their respects to the war criminal Albright. Dragoslav Avramovic, Dusan Mihajlovic, Dragoljub Micunovic, Zarko Korac and Nenad Canak, among others, were reportedly also on hand when this disgraceful picture was taken. But evidently did not rate a photo-op with her? Lucky for them
By contrast, Montenegro's president, Djukanovic, posed with Albright one-on-one in what appears to have been a hotel room. "His or her hotel room?" reads the caption of the photo posted at our Web site, depicting the smiling faces of these two New World Order M&M's (Madeleine & Milo).
In addition, the leaders of the Hungarian majority in Vojvodina, Dragan Veselinov, and of the Sandzak Muslims, Sulejman Ugljanin, demanded in a letter addressed to Albright that they also be included in this Coalition of NWO Vassals, dubbed a Trilateral Commission at the Berlin meeting. They claimed that they had been left out by an "oversight." Which is probably true. Secession of Vojvodina and Sandzak from Serbia is probably next on Albright's agenda, if she succeeds in prying Montenegro away first.
Now if only someone had been able to assemble all these Serb NWO vassals for a group picture, Milosevic and Seselj probably wouldn't have to campaign at all in the next elections. For, the Serbs have long memories when it comes to traitors and vassals among them. Which includes the Serb M&M's - Milosevic and (his wife Mira) Markovic - who betrayed the Serbs in Bosnia and Croatia, and not just those in Kosovo.
So unless another uncompromised pro-Serbian patriotic alternative emerges before the next elections, the Serbs may have to choose between the devils they know (Milosevic and Markovic) and the ones they don't (the 3D's and other Albright vassals). And that would be Serbia's real tragedy.
2. American War Hero Tried to Return His "Bronze Star" to Clinton Jan. 6: See the photos
HOUSTON, Dec. 27 - While the likes of the 3D Serb quislings - Djindjic, Djukanovic and Draskovic - were cavorting with the enemy (Albright), we learned of a Serb wartime story which was never covered by the media, even though it took place at the White House.
On April 6, 1999, the 58th anniversary of Hitler's bombing of Belgrade (see S99-18, Day 8, Update 2, Item 1, Mar. 31), Mike Nedic, an American war hero from Houston, Texas, tried to return his "bronze star" to the U.S. Government, a Washington area TiM reader told us.
"He went to the White House in an attempt to return the medal to President Clinton. Not only was he refused entrance, but no U.S. paper that I know covered the story," this TiM reader, who took the photos of Nedic at the White House, wrote to us.
When contacted by TiM on Dec. 27 at his place of work, Nedic, now a Houston building contractor, confirmed the story. "I did it on the anniversary of Hitler's bombing of Belgrade in 1941, to protest the NATO bombing which was taking place at the time."
The TiM is attempting to get the photos of Nedic at the White House on April 6, and will post them at our Web site when we get them.
Jan. 6: See the photos...
3. UN Tribunal to "Investigate" NATO Leaders' War Crimes
THE HAGUE, Dec. 28 - U.N. war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte, who replaced Canada's "Madam Kangaroo," Louise Arbour, in September, said the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague is investigating the evidence that NATO commanders committed violations of international law in conducting air strikes against Yugoslavia last spring, according to the Dec. 29 reports published by the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Civilian casualties in several air attacks, notably on a passenger train in Grdelica, and on office buildings and the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, drew charges during the war that NATO was committing atrocities that fell under the purview of the tribunal as surely as those allegedly committed by Serb-led Yugoslav forces (see S99-73, Day 49, Update 1, Item 4, May 11, for example, re. the filing of "home made" war crimes complaints).
The charges came not just from the government of Serbia, but from journalists and academics in the West, as well as from a group of Russian lawmakers, the Times and the Post reported.
Del Ponte's spokesman, Paul Risley, said to the reporters on Dec. 28 that the confidential report which the Tribunal's staff had prepared was being considered by Del Ponte during her holiday break in her native Switzerland. But he said its contents and recommendations would never be divulged unless Del Ponte chooses to bring indictments against NATO leaders or military commanders. NATO and Pentagon spokesmen refused to comment.
In an obvious effort to tone down the expectations that such indictments would be forthcoming, Risley added that Del Ponte "has many more important priorities in front of her - notably stepping up the pace of arrests of previously indicted individuals, expanding existing indictments to include genocide charges and developing new indictments stemming from the Kosovo conflict."
TiM Ed.: In other words, hunting down the Serb small fry alleged war criminals is a higher priority than bringing indictments against the 70+ NATO leaders whom "everybody" in the world knows, and has seen cheerleading NATO's assault on Serb civilians.
Also, check out... Death of the City, Cavorting with the Enemy (Albright), Toward a new Multipolar World in the New Millennium, Albright's State, Soros' Estate, NWO "Liberals" Cancel Christmas, Stitching Together the New World Order Flag, Chinese Embassy; Slovakia; bin Laden and Bosnia, Criminals Return to Scene of Their Crimes, "Buchanan Jumps GOP Ship," "Services-based Economy Means Cheaper Labor," Truth in Media Statement on the Kosovo War, "Wither Dayton, Sprout New War?", "On the Brink of Madness", "Tragic Deja Vu's," "Seven U.S. Senators Suggest Ouster of Milosevic", "Biting the Hand That Feeds You", "A Balkan Affairs Potpourri", "Put the U.N. Justice on Trial", "International Justice 'Progresses' from Kidnapping to Murder", "Milosevic: 'A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery'...", "Kosovo Lie Allowed to Stand", "New World Order's Inquisition in Bosnia", "Kosovo Heating Up", "Decani Monastery Under Siege?", "Murder on Wall Street", "Kosovo: 'Bosnia II', Serbia's Aztlan", "What If the Shoe Were on the Other Foot?", "Serb WW II General Exhonerated by British Archives," "Green Interstate - Not Worth American Lives", "An American Hero or Actor of the Year?" (A June '95 TiM story) and/or "Clinton arme secrètement les musulmans bosniaques", "Kocevje: Tito's Greatest Crime?", "Perfidious Albion Strikes Again, Aided by Uncle Sam", "Lift the Sanctions, Now!" (1993)
Or Djurdjevic's WASHINGTON TIMES columns: "Chinese Dragon Wagging Macedonian Tail," "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"