Sept. 10, 1999 - KFOR "Peacefarce" 40
Sofia 1. A Letter to Serb Opposition from Disillusioned Bulgarian
Toronto 2. CBC Retracts a War Story: One Albanian Lie Debunked,
Brussels 3. EU Lifts Embargoes on Montenegro, Kosovo
Bratislava 4. Slovak TiM Reader Baptized as Orthodox Christian
1. A Letter to Serb Opposition from Disillusioned Bulgarian Democrat: "Shame on You!"
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Even though the Boris Yeltsin protected Russian oligarchs have been plundering that vast country on behalf of their western partners ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been a real media frenzy about it in the last month or so. What is not widely known, however, is that the principle of personal enrichment out of the public till has been the norm, rather than the exception, in most of the new "democracies" in Eastern Europe.
Here are, for example, some excerpts from a letter addressed to the Serbian democratic opposition by a disillusioned Bulgarian democrat. Blagovesta Doncheva's hindsight should be used as a prescient warning to the Serbs as to what lies ahead for that small and already impoverished country if the pro-western "democratic" opposition quislings replace Slobodan Milosevic in power:
Blagovesta Doncheva, Sofia, Bulgaria
For the full text of the letter, check out the "New Articles" section at: http://emperors-clothes.com/
2. CBC Retracts a War Story: One Albanian Lie Debunked, Thousands to Go
TORONTO, Sept. 8 - Right from the start of NATO's war on Serbia, we've labeled the various dubious and spurious claims and stories by the NWO media as the "Wag the Dog" productions created in the Lie and Deny Studios (see "Beware of 'Wag the Dog' Kosovo 'Atrocities' Charges" - S99-10, Day 5, Update 1, Item 3, Mar. 28).
The particular cause of the above commentary was the CNN's "Adona" broadcast - "a bogus e-mail exchange between an Albanian girl and a student at Berkeley," as we put it on Mar. 28. It resembled the similarly fraudulent "Zlata's Diary" manufactured by the NWO "Wag the Dog" productions during the Bosnian war. Neither lie was ever retracted by CNN or any other network which broadcast it.
Well, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) was the first major network to admit publicly on Sept. 8 that it had been duped by another Kosovo Albanian lie about a Serb atrocity aired during NATO's war on Serbia.
"CBC correspondent Nancy Durham made a name for herself by venturing deep into Kosovo as a one-woman news team and bringing back moving stories about both the dead and the living," wrote the Toronto-based Globe and Mail in its Television reviews section on Sept. 8. "Now it turns out that one of her most touching reports -- about an 18-year-old girl who vowed to avenge her sister's death at Serb hands -- is based on a lie. The sister, as Durham discovered when she made a postwar visit to the girl's home, was alive and well."
"Trust and confidence are fundamental to the mission of CBC News," the Globe said, "and when The National (main CBC nightly news program) has been used to advance the Kosovo Liberation Army's cause so successfully, the network's entire credibility is at stake. That's why CBC is pulling out all the stops today to admit what went wrong and explain how it happened."
At the center of the public broadcaster's mea culpa is Durham's latest report from Kosovo, titled 'The Truth About Rajmonda: A KLA Soldier Lies for the Cause.' Just to make sure that the point gets across, this "intimate and revealing story" aired three times "
"Truth may be a casualty of war, but cynicism is a great survivor," the Globe concludes.
You can check out the story at the CBC Web site:http://www.tv.cbc.ca/national . When you open the site, look for "The Truth About Rajmonda".
TiM Ed.: Guess it would be too much to hope for CNN's Christiana Amanpour to follow in CBC's footsteps and fess up to all the lies and distortions she has pawned off over the years as "news?" Not only because it might embarrass her new "hubby," the State Department spokesman James Rubin. But because, unlike the CBC, Ms. Amanpour and CNN don't have to worry about "the network's entire credibility." They don't have any.
3. EU Lifts Embargoes on Montenegro, Kosovo
BRUSSELS, Sept 6 - The European Union announced on Sept. 6 that it would lift oil and flight embargoes on Kosovo and Montenegro to ease the hardship these were causing for people living there, the Agence France Presse (AFP) has reported.
EU foreign ministers took the decision at an informal meeting in Saariselka, Finland, over the weekend.
The foreign ministers also discussed ways to lift the burden on the Serbian population, without benefiting the regime of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. The ministers said they want to provide oil for Serbian schools, hospitals, orphanages and municipalities opposed to the regime in Belgrade.
The oil embargo was imposed a month after the start of the 11-week NATO bombing campaign on Yugoslavia aimed at forcing a halt to ethnic cleansing of Albanians in Kosovo. Most oil destined for the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia transits through Montenegran ports, the AFP said.
4. Slovak TiM Reader Baptized as Orthodox Christian
BRATISLAVA, Sept. 9 - We've just received the following announcement from Slovakia which needs no further comment:
"Your reader from Slovakia, Martin Lipocky, is proud to announce you that he was baptized in Orthodox (Christian) church last Sunday" (Sept. 5).
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 Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"