Oct. 26, 1999 - KFOR "Peacefarce" 48
Pristina 1. No Bodies Found at Alleged Trepca "Mass Grave" Site
Ottawa 2. A Group of Canadians Sues Ottawa Over War Crimes
Washington 3. A "Clinton Judge" Challenged by Determined Congressmen
Pristina 4. A Farewell or a Good Riddance to British General, French Jew?
Gnjilane 5. A U.S.-Supervised Serb "Ethnic Cleansing" Town
Chicago 6. "Only in America " (actually, "Only in the NWO World")
-------------------------1. No Bodies Found at Alleged Trepca "Mass Grave" Site
PRISTINA, Oct. 13 - Another chapter of the Kosovo "Wag the Dog"-type NATO "lie and deny" scenario was unmasked earlier this month when International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) war crimes investigators said that they had found nothing in a Kosovo Trepca mine shaft where hundreds of bodies were rumored to be hidden, according to the wartime western media reports.
"They found absolutely nothing," a tribunal spokeswoman, Kelly Moore, told the Reuters newswire.
Rumors that Serbian forces had hidden the bodies of up to 700 ethnic Albanians in the Trepca lead and zinc mine, near the northern city of Kosovska Mitrovica, had been circulating for months. Tribunal experts had even brought in special excavation equipment to investigate the rumors which turned out to be bogus.
TiM Ed.: No surprise there. The ICTY investigators had as much luck proving Washington's and the western media's claims of the Srebrenica and other alleged Serb massacres in Bosnia. Even after four years of digging for bodies they came up basically empty-handed (see " Kosovo Srebrenica II? (From TiM's Bosnia Travel Diary, 1995) - S99-17, Day 8, Update 1, Item 5, Mar. 31).
Given their lack of success with real life anti-Serb war crime charges, in the next phase, the members of this kangaroo court might resort to coming up with virtual proof, such as that depicted in our "It Isn't Working" report and the accompanying photo cartoon, filed during NATO's bombing? (see S99-32, Day 15-16, Update 1, Items 1-2, Apr. 8).
2. A Group of Canadians Sues Ottawa Over War Crimes
OTTAWA, Oct. 13 - A group of 58 Canadians, including some Serb non-residents, filed a lawsuit last month in the Ontario Provincial Court against the Canadian government for its participation in the bombing of Serbia during NATO's 79-day "Kosovo War." In addition to seeking tens of millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages, the lawsuit asks the court for:
The lawsuit, filed by Emilio S. Binavince of Binavince Smith, an Ottawa, Ontario, law firm (Tel: 613-236-2199; Fax: 613-236-3136), solicitor for the plaintiffs, names as defendants the Canadian Attorney General, the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Minister of National Defense, and various other Canadian military and civilian officials involved in NATO's war on Serbia.
No hearing has been set as yet, according to our Canadian sources, though the federal government lawyers are reportedly trying to break up the lawsuit between two courts - one for Canadian and another for other plaintiffs. The tactic is to move the case up to a federal court, where the judges are appointed by the Ottawa federal government, our sources explain.
TiM Ed.: If this brings to mind some similarities between Washington and Ottawa, then surprise, surprise Read on an update to our wartime story about a "Clinton Judge" throwing out a congressional lawsuit against the Clinton Administration (see S99-104, Day 78, Item 2, June 9).
3. A "Clinton Judge" Challenged by Determined Congressmen
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 - "It ain't over till it's over," once noted the Yankees' Yogi Berra, famous for such "intellectually illuminating" one-liners. And the congressional challenge to Clinton's illegal and unconstitutional war against Serbia "ain't over" yet, despite a ruling by a "Clinton Judge" Paul Friedman, who threw out the congressional lawsuit last June (see S99-104, Day 78, Item 2, June 9).
Congressional critics of the U.S. participation in NATO military strikes against Yugoslavia asked a federal appeals court last Friday (Oct. 22) to revive a lawsuit challenging President Clinton's authority to order the bombing, the Associated Press reported.
The 31 lawmakers participating in the case argued that Clinton violated the 1973 War Powers Act when he authorized U.S. involvement in NATO air strikes. The Vietnam War-era legislation, which has been ignored by presidents of both parties, requires congressional approval for "introduction into hostilities"of U.S. forces lasting more than 60 days.
But a judge threw out the case in June without addressing the merits of the case. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Friedman said the lawmakers lacked the standing to sue because they failed to show a genuine impasse between the president and Congress in the matter.
Lawmakers led by Rep. Tom Campbell, R-Calif., asked a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to reverse Friedman's decision. The military example in Yugoslavia is considered the best case of several since the War Powers Act because the bombing lasted 2 1/2 months and followed two congressional votes that opposed the action.
But the judges appeared skeptical that courts could rule over whether military actions fit the definition of a war, citing military actions in Korea and Iraq.
"You're putting a lot of pressure on the judiciary," Judge Laurence Silberman told the lawmakers.
The case filed April 30 argues that a 213-213 vote two days earlier killed a request to authorize U.S. participation in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Another vote rejected a declaration of war.
Several lawmakers who attended the hearing said the case offers the clearest example of whether Congress can rein in a president over military actions. "I would say you will never have a clearer case," Campbell said after the hearing.
4. A Farewell or a Good Riddance to British General, French Jew?
PRISTINA, Oct. 12 - The British General Michael Jackson finished his four-month tour of duty in Kosovo as the man responsible on the ground for the "peace farce" into which the Kosovo "peace" has evolved. As he handed over command over the KFOR troops to the German General Klaus Reinhardt on Oct. 12, Gen. Jackson boasted about the KFOR achievements during his Kosovo tenure:
"A Multi-National Force of some 50,000, drawn from over 29 countries has come here, operating in demeaning conditions, and shown excellent unity of effort," he said.
TiM Ed. Fancy that! "Demeaning conditions." And who do you suppose created that? Could the mad NATO bombers have played a part in creating them?
"We have also seen an unsurpassed level of co-operation and understanding between the international civil and military powers," Gen. Jackson also said in his farewell address. "It has been a joint effort, and I thank Dr. Bernard Kouchner. He has become a personal friend, and I have greatly enjoyed working with him."
TiM Ed.: Then both the Briton and the French Jew whom the "international community" sent to do its dirty job in Kosovo must have attended the same New World Order "ethnic cleansing" camp. For, only graduates of such school of thought could be congratulating each other on a job well done, given that they had presided over a murder of over 400 Kosovo Serbs, and the expulsion from their homes of over 180,000 others, during the first four months of the Kosovo "peace farce."
And they were still the Kosovo Albanians' "partners in crime" when an Albanian mob killed in Pristina on Oct. 11 Valentin Krumov, 38, a U.S. citizen of Bulgarian descent and a UNMIK member (meaning a Kouchner employee for speaking "Serbian" (Bulgarian and Serbian share many same or similar words).
Krumov was killed just hours after he had arrived from New York as he went for a walk outside the Grand Hotel, on Pristina's main thoroughfare, and reportedly replied in Serbian when asked what the time was by a group of Albanians, according to Nadia Younes, a spokeswoman for the UN mission in Kosovo. "A crowd of ethnic Albanians assaulted him and took him 50 yards away, where someone shot him dead - shot him in the head."
Yet only moments before that, Kouchner "claimed that his Albanian proteges knew what democracy was, that they were well educated and eager to take their fate in their own hands. Kouchner said that something like that could not be tolerated," according to a protest statement issued by the Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), an opposition party which termed Kouchner's attitude a "double standard."
TiM Ed.: The only thing the TiM editor can add to the foregoing is that, during a trip to New York in July of this year, a senior United Nations diplomat with whom the TiM editor had met, characterized Kouchner's then just-announced appointment as the head of the Kosovo UNMIK mission as "a very bad thing for the Serbs."
How, do you suppose, this UN diplomat knew that instantly and immediately, and months in advance of Kouchner's showing his true colors? Because the officials selected to deal with the Serbs are chosen by the Princes of the New World Order for their lack of morals and/or for hatred of Orthodox Christians? (e.g., Madeleine Albright, Richard Holbrooke, Bob Gelbard, among others).
If you disagree, and think that that's a mere coincidence, let me tell you about a bridge in Serbia that's for sale Oops, can't sell it to you. The U.S./U.N. sanctions, you know
5. A U.S.-Supervised Serb "Ethnic Cleansing" Town
GNJILANE, Oct. 12 - "This city, which survived Kosovo's war largely unscathed, has become a bastion of Balkan-style ethnic cleansing since coming under U.S. military control, Western officials say," according to Washington Times report, filed from Gnjilane by Philip Smucker, its correspondent, on Oct. 12.
Only 2,000 Serbs remain from among a population of 22,000 at the end of the war. The city's Gypsy population has dwindled nearly as quickly, from a total of 870 after the war to just 150 today, according to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE.)
"The shame is that this has gone on under the watch of the international community," a European official with the OSCE who has spent the last 10 months working in eastern Kosovo told the Times. "Unless something changes, this city will soon be emptied of all its minorities."
Surprised international officials say they had expected that Gnjilane, having escaped the wrath of Serbian paramilitaries and NATO bombs, would be easier to police than other cities in Kosovo.
TiM Ed.: "Surprised?" Only naïve OSCE Europeans could have been surprised. For here is an excerpt from the TiM editor's report from his September 1999 "Tour de Serbia." It shows that there was probably no coincidence why this particular town (Gnjilane)and this particular part of Kosovo had been chosen by Washington as the HQ for the American KFOR troops (see http://www.truthinmedia.org/Tour-de-Serbia-99/Nis/nis-index.html).
TiM Ed.: Stand by for such on-going reports, which TiM is now receiving directly from the remaining Serbs in the American sector in Kosovo, about how the U.S. soldiers are being (ab)used by Clinton and his masters - the NWO Princes - in assisting, willingly or unwittingly, in the process of "ethnic cleansing" of the local Kosovo Serbs."
6. "Only in America " (actually, "Only in the NWO World")
CHICAGO, Oct. 16 - We received last week the following contribution from a TiM reader in the Chicago area. No editorial comment is necessary
Yakov Smirnov, the famous Russian-American immigrant comedian.
TiM Ed.: Congratulations to Mr. Smirnov for an entertaining picture of "America!" Except that what he is describing above is not really the real America. That's "Klinton's Amerika," the home of the New World Order's Princes, and the enemy of every free-spirited human being in our country.
Sadly, the TiM editor is seeing much of that in other countries during his current trip around the world, including in Australia, where some local Down Under folks cheer the laws prohibiting killing of poisonous snakes, but evidently have no trouble with their (NWO quisling) government's support of NATO's murder of over 2,000 Serb civilians.
Onward and upward toward a world ruled by the (NWO) snakes? God forbid! And God-fearing man resist!
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"