in Media Global Watch Bulletins
Aug. 24, 1999
Truth in Media Reports on NATO's
Kosovo War and "Peace"
Aug. 24, 1999 - KFOR
1. Bosnia Corruption, Act II: Publisher Intimidation
2. A Sobering Message to Serb Patriots: "Don't Continue
Politics of Self-destruction" (by "Venik")
3. A Sobering Message to the World's Truthmongers:
How "Uncle Sam" Turned into a "Big Brother"
1. Bosnia Corruption, Act II: Publisher
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 - In our "regular" TiM GW Bulletin, titled "Kleptocracy, Nepotism, Cronyism,
Thuggery" (TiM GW Bulletin 99/8-4,
Aug. 20, 1999, also referenced as S99-138, "Peacefarce" 32), we commented
about a New York Times report that Bosnian government officials had stolen up to $1
billion of the $5.1 billion international aid. We said that, "the real name of the
globalist game is - Greed, Arrogance, Murder and Ethnic-cleansing (GAME). Which includes
America (once upon a time) the Beautiful."
A few days earlier (see S99-135, "Peace" 29, Item 1, Aug.
9 - a Special TiM GW Bulletin on NATO's Kosovo War and "Peace"), we said the
following in reference to the Clinton administration's creation of a new propaganda
agency, whose mission is to support the Washington-London-Brussels "lie and
deny" claims vis-a-vis NATO's war on Serbia:
you engage in criminal activities and
you're caught in the act; not by the police, but by a reporter who writes a story about
your misdeeds. So what do you do?
If you're a novice criminal, chances are you'd be chastened by
the experience, and try to reform and go straight. If you're a hardened criminal, you will
lie and deny everything, lash out at the reporter, or maybe even assault him. But if
you're a really big mobster, you'll try to bribe or intimidate the publisher into
retracting the story. And if that doesn't work, then you'll buy or start your own media
organization, give it a three letter acronym as the name, and run it on the basis of the
'lie and deny truth ethics.
Well, at least now we know what sort of criminals are running our
federal government: the biggest kind!"
TiM Ed.: By the way, TiM editor repeated the above assertion on Aug. 19 almost verbatim
on Chuck Harder's "For the People" nationally-syndicated radio show.
Now, let's put the two stories together - the Times Aug. 20 piece about Bosnia, and our
earlier Bulletin about our "Washington Mob." And then, let's splice some
subsequent news footage to it. First, about the intimidation and threats by the small-time
"The Prime Minister of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation is to sue the New York
Times for its report that $1 billion in aid money had gone missing through fraud in
Bosnia," Sarajevo's "Dnevni Avaz" reported on Saturday, Aug. 21. The
article added that Bakir Izetbegovic, son of Bosnian Muslim president, Alija Izetbegovic,
named in the Times report as one of the Bosnian criminals on the take, would also sue the
Remember what we said in from the S99-135, "Peace" 29, Item 1, Aug. 9 -
"if you're a hardened criminal, you will lie and deny everything, lash out at the
reporter, or maybe even assault him?"
To which we added that, "if you're a really big mobster, you'll try to bribe or
intimidate the publisher into retracting the story." Enter the State Department's
Here's an excerpt from the Agence France Presse (AFP)
Aug. 19 report:
"The US State Department took the unusual step Thursday
(Aug. 19) of demanding a correction from one of America's most powerful newspapers, The
New York Times, over an (Aug. 17) front-page story it ran about rampant fraud in Bosnia.
Spokesman, James Rubin, said the report, which said Bosnian leaders had stolen up to one
billion dollars in public and international aid money, was misleading and labeled a
subsequent highly critical Times editorial on the matter 'mistaken'.
'We would like to see corrective measures taken that create the
truth and not this false perception,' Rubin said, adding that the story was jeopardizing
future international assistance." (also see "Thugs of the World
Unite" - "Peacefarce" 11, Item1, July 1, about how this Madam
Halfbright's spokesman, ostensibly a Jew, but also a husband of CNN's
"believe-in-nothing-but-hate" star reporter of Iranian descent - Christiana
Amanpour, kissed up to KLA's thug-in-chief, Hashim Thaci).
But the Washington State Department Mob's intimidation of the New York publishers has
only produced partial results, so far, even at the heart of the NWO's GAME (Greed,
Arrogance, Murder, Ethnic-cleansing - New York City).
Here's what the Times foreign editor, Andrew Rosenthal, the Times' foreign editor,
wrote, in part, in the paper's Aug. 20 edition, in response to the Rubin charges:
"Nothing Mr. Rubin said or our review caused us to question
the basic premise of the article, which is that investigators in the Office of the High
Representative in Bosnia believe that widespread corruption has taken place,' Rosenthal
said. 'These conclusions were contained in many thousands of pages of bound volumes from
which American investigators attached to the OHR read to our correspondent during an
interview in Sarajevo'."
TiM Ed.: In addition to a sense of violent empathy which TiM feels with whoever
advances the cause of God's truth, we must add, however, that the author of the
controversial Times' story, the former New York daily's reporter from Bosnia and Belgrade,
Chris Hedges, had already contributed to the criminal causes of the State Department Mob.
The fact that Hedges now seems to have succumbed to the pangs of conscience and repentance
is admirable. If he is a Christian, and is repenting from the bottom of his heart, he is
But if he is not, who are we, the mere mortals, to hedge the Hedges' bets? Much better
to leave that to God
As it is for the likes of Madam Halfbright, her spokesmen, or
-women (like Pour-the-Scorn Amanpour).
2. A Sobering Message to Serb Patriots:
"Don't Continue Politics of Self-destruction" (by "Venik")
PHOENIX, Aug. 24 - We've reported before to you before about the extensive NATO losses
suffered in the alliance's war of aggression on Serbia, yet never admitted to the western
public by the "lie and deny" Washington-London-Brussels NWO crowd. Some of our
sources were the Serbs with whom we talked during our visit to Serbia, at the height of
NATO's bombing campaign (in late April 199).
But one of the early sources was also a "Venik Aviation" Web site (see S99-48, Day 29, Update 1, Item 5, Apr. 21). Here's an
excerpt from a piece contributed to TiM by "Venik,"
(http://venik.way.to) a pen name of the author whose
identity and locations is known TiM known, but is withheld at the writer's request, for
the sake of his personal security:
"VENIK, Aug. 20 - I find it rather disturbing to see that
some in Yugoslavia appear to be set on finishing the job started by NATO aggressors the
job of turning Serbia into another Balkan banana republic. Many want to blame Milosevic
for all of Serbias problems political, economic, social while at the same time
presenting Americans as their saviors.
I never though it would be necessary, but it is a good time to
remind Milosevics opponents, that the American government is the cause of most of
Yugoslavias problems, not the solution. It is up to every individual in Serbia to
decide whether to support or to oppose Milosevic. But there is a bigger issue at stake
the future of Yugoslavia. And this issue is of far greater importance than the everyday
political squabbles in Belgrade, than Milosevic or his parvenu opponents, who are eager to
turn economic hardships of ordinary Serbs into a vehicle for their personal political
Whether the Serbs support or oppose Milosevic is really a
secondary issue. American television and press are bathing their ignorant audiences in the
news of political disputes consuming Yugoslavia. They show all sorts of rallies and
demonstrations, many of which were organized with much more than casual involvement of
American security organizations and black funding, and explaining to the average Joe how
NATO helped Serbs to find their way to democracy. And most Americans are not really
interested to know just how valuable are these principles of democracy that have to be
pounded into peoples heads with bombs and missiles.
I do not support Milosevic, but I do not blame him for everything
that is wrong in Serbia today. His major and, perhaps, only mistake, was that he
underestimated the extent to which America and its NATO sidekicks were prepared to
interfere in Yugoslavias internal political, social and economic affairs.
As many people around the world had a chance to witness
firsthand, the American government was prepared to go all the way to subdue Yugoslavia.
Some American politicians and political analysts are comparing Serbia with the hole in a
doughnut: an independent, freedom-loving and, until recently, financially independent
nation surrounded by countries in a hurry to forget their own past and by economic and
social outcasts of European community.
For over a decade, the American government has persisted in its
attempts to destabilize Yugoslavia, which remained the only truly independent nation in a
region nearly completely consumed by American political and economic influence.
At first, the Americans and the British were selling Yugoslavia
weapons fairly advanced anti-tank missiles (AGM-65 Maverick), air-to-air missiles
(AIM-9 Sidewinder), cluster bombs (BL775), modern radars, night vision equipment while
even a blind could see that the only possible military opponent for Yugoslavia was
Yugoslavia itself, as nationalists were already hard at work, closely supported by
American dollars, preparing to tear Yugoslavia apart. And when war did broke out in
Yugoslavia, it was the American and British missiles and cluster bombs that Yugoslavs were
dropping on each other.
Much of the weapons supplied to Yugoslavia by the West ended up
in the hands of separatists. Even during the latest armed aggression on Yugoslavia, NATO
openly attempted to smuggle huge loads of small arms, anti-tank mines, and mortars to KLA
terrorists through Germany, Italy and Albania. At least two such loads were intercepted by
the Italian police (Italian government did not support NATOs secret attempts to
re-arm the KLA).
NATO surrounded Yugoslavia with an extensive network of radio and
television transmitters designed to broadcast Western propaganda in Serbia in violation of
numerous international laws. Recently French KFOR troops destroyed one of the last
Yugoslav radio and television transmitters remaining in Kosovo. The US and the EU have
partially cut off several large Yugoslav Internet service providers from the network.
And these are only some of a series of steps taken by the US,
Britain, France and Germany to promote "democratic values" in Serbia. The US
promises Serbs economic seventh heaven if only Milosevic steps down. Americans promised
about the same to Ukrainians years ago, only in that case it were the nuclear weapons that
had to go.
Well, lets see what happened to Ukraine: a strong
nationalist movement in Ukraine, of which, I must admit with much regret, I was a big
supporter, severed political and economic ties with Russia and stripped the country of all
nuclear weapons. Americans did pay they paid Ukraine as little as possible, just enough
to keep the process of disarmament moving along.
Once the last nuclear warhead left the country, so did American
funding. During the past years Ukraine gained nothing but debts. In the recent years
Ukrainian politicians, who realized that the US didnt get rich by handing money to
unimportant, powerless countries, scrambled to re-established economic connections with
Meanwhile, Ukraine cannot even afford to shut down the Chernobyl
nuclear power plant, even though the US and the European Union promised the money years
ago. What Ukraine ended up with is broken economy, corrupt politicians (another expense
category of American financial "aid" to Ukraine), small but ineffective army,
and, of course, no nuclear weapons to protect Ukraines government, should it become
another "dictatorship" following Iraq and Yugoslavia. Now Ukraine is basically
reduced to adjusting its political and economic interests and ambitions to those of Russia
and the US, as the two dominant forces competing for influence in the region.
Yugoslavia will be certain to end up in the same position, only
much worse, given the current state of its economy and industrial infrastructure, if Serbs
follow such political opportunists as Vuk Draskovic, who would have made a much better
actor, or used car dealer than a politician.
People like him will drive Serbia deep into debts, leaving the
economy in ruin, and then they will disappear from the political arena never to be heard
from again, as thousands of their colleagues did in the former USSR and as some
politicians are doing at this very moment in Bosnia, stealing millions of dollars in
Western financial handouts.
I think that if Serbs should make Milosevic do something, it is
to make him stay and get Yugoslavia out of the mess he got it into. The worst possible
thing that anyone in Yugoslavia can do right now is to assist American efforts to
destabilize Yugoslavia even further.
Get real, Serb people, America is not your friend. It just
stopped bombing you only a few months ago - and the solution to your problems will not be
found in American budget. The US Congress just cut NASAs funds by $1 billion. The
Congress also cut the funding for Americas only air superiority fighter jet project
the F-22 Raptor leaving the US Air Force without a replacement for its aging fleet
of F-15s and F-14s. Can anyone seriously think that the US will spend any money rebuilding
in Serbia what it just spend billions destroying?
During the NATO bombing campaign many Americans were asking: What
Americas national interests are involved in Yugoslavia? And the answer was and still
is - none, and thats exactly the financial aid Serbia will get from the US.
Money will come but only in the form of private investments, and
no foreign business will invest a penny in Yugoslavias economy if there is no hope
of political stability. Political stability doesnt come with opposition politicians
or coalition governments embroiled in petty internal feuds. The only thing that unites all
the opposition politicians in Serbia today is the naive expectation of American financial
aid and, of course, their hunger for power. Many of them will sell their mother, let alone
Milosevic, for the kind of money promised by the US. And I am sure that they - the
opposition will get their money.
They will, but the ordinary Serbs will get nothing. Those who
think that, if today they help to remove Milosevic from power, tomorrow the US will
rebuild their industry, repair schools, fix communications and power networks and give
them jobs those people are in for a huge disappointment.
It is the end of August already, and the last time I checked,
after August comes September and then October. I may not be entirely up-to-date on events
in Yugoslavia, but I would guess that the climate there hasnt changed much in the
past several months (discounting the ecological effects of NATOs bombardment) and it
is about to get really cold. The debates among opposition politicians in Serbia may be
heated and their words may be inspiring, but they are unlikely to substitute for all the
power and heating stations destroyed by NATO.
Vuk Draskovic talks a lot about the great future for Serbia he
envisions. Unfortunately, I didnt hear him talk much about how his fellow countrymen
are going to spend this winter. Will there be heat, electricity, food? So, you will
replace one Milosevic with another and then what? Will you tell the US: "Feed us.
Give us jobs and electricity?"
But only two months ago, Clinton was comparing Serbia to Nazi
Germany and Kosovo - to one big Auschwitz. Give you money now? I dont think so.
Unless Yugoslavia concentrates on economic recovery and on
creating a politically -stable environment, no Western business will be willing to invest
and the next ten years will be spent in Serbia just as the past ten years were spent in
Russia and Ukraine: endless political quarrels, mutual accusations, economic decline,
growing external debt, social unrest.
And, of course, there is another possibility a civil war. Many
American political analysts say that this is not possible, that a threat of a civil war is
something Milosevic is trying to use to remain in power.
Well, I am not a political analyst, but a civil war in Yugoslavia
doesnt seem entirely impossible to me. There many people in Yugoslavia, who are
unhappy that Milosevic got their country into several armed conflicts never getting the
But there are even more people who are more concerned not with
the fact that they fought several wars, but with the fact that they did not win. People
like that are sure to try again. And they can easily take control of the countrys
politics after a cold and hungry winter, when most people will support anybody who
promises food and jobs.
There is no question in my mind that at some point Serbia will
regain control over Kosovo, not just on paper but in reality. And I am just as certain
that the latest conflict with NATO was not the last one for Yugoslavia.
There is no need to try to compete with NATO in the department of
fighter or bomber aviation Yugoslavia has neither time nor money for that. How many
advanced fighter aircraft can Yugoslavia afford to buy? None actually, but lets say
thirty or fifty not really something you can put against NATOs 600-700 fighters.
You can have the same 16 MiG-29s, but add 30-50 S-300PMU-2 SAM
systems, about 150 Tunguska air defense systems, upgrade the existing air defenses and no
NATO plane will cross your border in one piece.
NATO attacked because it felt that Yugoslavia was vulnerable.
NATO commanders demonstrated staggering incompetence and failed to suppress
Yugoslavias air defenses or to cause any significant damage to Yugoslav army. But
NATO did succeed in destroying Yugoslavias industry and economic infrastructure,
which finally forced the country to settle on a compromise solution.
Why did this happen? Most certainly because Yugoslavia, consumed
in scurvy political bickering as we see today in Belgrade, ignored the deficiencies of its
air defenses and offensive capabilities of its armed forces. Continue with demonstrations,
rallies, protests, follow the opposition demagogues, and in a year or two Belgrade will be
the only place left of Yugoslavia."
Venik, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://venik.way.to/
TiM Ed.: For what it's worth
having given "Venik" the TiM free speech
stage, about the only thing the TiM editor can add to the above is
Milosevic and his wife depart Serbia's political stage, the better. Milosevic is
bad, but Clinton is worse. So we (Americans) have a lot of house-cleaning to do,
before preaching to others the virtues of "freedom and democracy."
3. A Sobering Message to the World's
Truthmongers: How "Uncle Sam" Turned into a "Big Brother"
PHOENIX, Aug. 24 - And now, here's an epilogue to the story behind the above
"Venik" story. And it has nothing to do with Serbia. It has to do with how Uncle
Sam's criminal reincarnation, the Clinton administration, tried to shut down the
dissemination of God's truth during NATO's war on Serbia, and turned itself into a Big
At least two U.S. Internet providers not only had tried to, but actually did, shut down
the "Venik" Web sites. At the U.S. government urging, the "Venik"
insists. Because he told the truth about NATO's aggression on Serbia. Here are copies of
some of the correspondence which TiM exchanged with "Venik" during the course of
trying to verify his existence and credibility. You can judge for yourself whom to believe
- the "Venik," or the "Big Brother:"
VENIK: "I am reading your TiM newsletter about the
situation in Yugoslavia with great interest every time. During NATO's aggression against
Yugoslavia, the (TiM) newsletter provided a lot of particularly interesting information
that would otherwise have escaped my attention.
I did my best during NATO's aggression to maintain an accurate
record of NATO combat losses and military tactics. My Web site (Venik's Aviation Page) had
on the average about 3,000 visitors every day from Yugoslavia alone. Which, I guess is not
bad for a personal home page.
Several months ago I received a strange letter from the webmaster
of Cybercities - my former Web space provider - who explained that he was forced by the
government to close my page. I moved my site to XOOM, where it existed until several days
ago when I received a similar letter for XOOM's webmaster.
Knowing that your newsletter targets the audience which may be
interested in the kind of information presented on my Web site, I decided to contact you
with a request to include the new address (below) of my page in your newsletter."
Asked by TiM who ordered his ISPs to shut down his Web site, "Venik" replied:
"Apparently, it was the US government. It appears that I
probably deleted the e-mail from XOOM's webmaster, but I still have the one I got from the
Cybercities, which is a Web space provider based in Flagstaff, Arizona. Their Web site is
Recently they re-designed their web page and removed any info
about their location. But on their old web site the address was: Cybercities.com; 2532
Borth 4th St. #301; Flagstaff, AZ, 86004
Here is the e-mail I received from the Webmaster of Cybercities
on May 26, 1999. Subject line: Anti-American Pages; sender: email@example.com
"Dear Madam - Sir,
We recently got some governmental complaints about your web page
on our server concerning the topic: Aircraft used and lost in Yugoslavia. You know, that
our policy is, and always will be, to obtain the free speech on the internet.
But, as you might know, our server is located in the U.S. , so we
cannot provide any topics, that collide with federal laws of the U.S.. And according to
one of these laws, no company inside the U.S. is allowed to supply any hostile country,
this concerns ALSO (due to the email we got) YOUR web page.
So we please you to rearrange your web site the way it does not
show the numbers and locations where the Yugoslavian side assume NATO planes got down (If
it is true or not I do not care!!!!) or we have to shut down your web page.
Sorry ?about that Webmaster@cybercities.com"
VENIK: To be honest, at first I assumed that this was somebody's
practical joke, so I checked the source code of the e-mail and, to my surprise, it did
come from Cybercities. On the very same day Cybercities disabled my account and erased all
of my files. That was it. Somebody must have really spooked them. Cybercities did not
reply to any of my e-mails regarding the termination of my Web site."
You can now reach "Venik" at: http://venik.way.to/
TiM Ed.: Welcome to Big Brother's a.k.a Uncle Sam's United States of America.
Also, check out... 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
Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We
Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another
Or Djurdjevic's NEW DAWN magazine columns: "Washington's Crisis Factory,"
and "A New Iron Curtain Over