June 24, 1999; 10:00PM EDT - "Peace" 8
London 1. Serb Dummies Fool NATO Dummies
Phoenix 2. Man vs. Machine: How "Peasants" Outwitted
Kosovo 3. KLA Rampage Continues as KFOR Looks On
Kosovo 4. U.S. Troops Come Under Fire from the KLA
Florida 5. U.S. Veterans' Wives Send Toy Soldiers to
Clinton to Play With: "Leave Our Guys Alone!"
LONDON, June 24 - Hundreds of Serb dummies managed to fool the NATO brass dummies into believing they were bombing hundreds of Serbian tanks and artillery. Close to the war's end, NATO claimed that it had destroyed about 60% of the Yugoslav Army's artillery and about 40% of its main battle tanks.
Yet when the armistice took effect after June 10, "NATO dropped thousands of bombs on dummy roads, bridges and soldiers... and hit only 13 real Serb tanks," the London Times, no friend of the Serbs, reported in a front page story today (see http://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/Times/frontpage.html?1175281).
"NATO'S 79-day bombing campaign against Yugoslavia, which involved thousands of sorties and some of the most sophisticated precision weapons, succeeded in damaging only 13 of the Serbs' 300 battle tanks in Kosovo, despite alliance claims of large-scale destruction of Belgrade's heavy armor," the Times defense editor, Michael Evans, reported from Pristina.
With Nato's Kosovo Force (KFOR) now spread out into every area of the province, troops from all the different nationalities taking part in the peacekeeping operation have been searching for destroyed or damaged tanks and artillery. They have, so far, found just three damaged T55 tanks left behind in Kosovo. "What we have found is a huge number of dummy tanks and artillery," one KFOR source told the London Times.
The Yugoslav Army used well-practiced Russian camouflage techniques which involved placing dummies around the countryside, some of them next to dummy bridges with strips of black plastic sheeting across fields as fake roads to delude NATO bombers into thinking they had a prime target to hit. "When you're travelling at 500mph at 15,000ft, it is easy to be fooled," another KFOR source told the Times.
TiM Ed.: Funny how the chief "lie and deny" NATO spokesmen, Jamie Shea and Gen. Walter Jertz, neglected to tell us that during the air campaign!?
When the Serbs finally withdrew from the province, at least 250 tanks were counted out, as well as 450 armored personnel carriers and 600 artillery and mortar pieces.
Which is why some NATO officials, the Times said, are baffled about why Slobodan Milosevic did surrender, given that his army was practically intact.
TiM Ed.: Wrong question. Why did he bother to fight? That's what informed people should have wondered.
The writing had been on the wall for several years that Milosevic would give up Kosovo. We first wrote about it in 1995, and twice last year (see the "Green Interstate," and this writer's two Washington Times columns - http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/wt10-25.htm and http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/wt7-05(Kosovo).htm.
2. Man vs. Machine: How "Peasants" Outwitted High-tech NATO
PHOENIX, June 24 - Slobodan Milosevic did what proven traitors are expected to do - he surrendered Kosovo to NATO. But the Yugoslav military leaders showed that in a battle between man and machine, even NATO's multi-billion dollar high-tech war machine was no match for human wit and creativity.
As early as March 25, we told you that the Yugoslav Army surprised NATO by not turning on its radar systems, as the bombers had assumed (see "Playing Possum?", Day 2, Update 2, Item 1, Mar. 25). By doing so, the Serbs deprived NATO of its plan to take out the Serb air defense systems early on in the war.
Two days later, the Serb possum struck back, shooting down NATO's technological pride and joy, the "stealth" F-117A (see Day 4, Update 2, Item 1, Mar. 27). Naturally, the "lie and deny" NATO spokespeople had "no comment" even though every child could see the smoldering remains of the supposedly "invisible" Pentagon blackbird in a muddy Serb farmer's field.
After that, both sides seem to have imposed a news blackout about their respective losses - the Serbs, so as not to reveal their military tactics; NATO, so as to hide its bloody nose. As the evidence is now emerging that NATO was unable to do any serious harm to the Yugoslav Army during the 79-day war, and instead had basically terrorized Serb civilians (see S99-112, "Peace" 6, Items 1 through 3, June 21), we thought it may be time to share with you some of the examples of HOW the Serb military drove NATO into its impotent rage.
On Mar. 23, one day before the bombing started, a former Serb military officer wrote, in part, in an e-mail (translated from Serbian):
On Mar. 28, one day after the famed F-117A went down in flames over Srem, we received another e-mail message from a different former Yugoslav military officer. Here are some excerpts (in translation from Serbian) from that message which (coincidentally) dovetails on the above one:
TiM Ed.: The letter went on and on with more details and examples, but if you're the non-military types like the TiM editor, we hope that that's enough for you to see how man outwitted the machine, and why there has been such a total embargo on NATO losses - from Washington to London to Brussels. After all, gotta keep those western taxpayer-suckers believing into the fairy tale of our technological omnipotence, so that the NATO governments could keep siphoning off cash from our wallets into the "death merchants" and other industrialists' bank accounts.
Is anybody among the TiM readers still surprised why 11 MiG-29s and 29 MiG-21s took off from the Slatina airport on June 12? Or why the KFOR troops could only find three Serb tanks left behind by the Yugoslav Army in Kosovo? If not, ask Uncle Sam (or your equivalent NATO uncles) for a tax refund. For, we've been conned into believing that the hundreds of billions of our dollars which the Pentagon and NATO are spending connote good security. They don't, as you saw from the above examples.
3. KLA Rampage Continues as KFOR Looks On
KOSOVO, June 24 - The KLA rampage against the Serb civilians is continuing with the NATO KFOR troops basically looking on and doing little else, the TiM sources within the Serb Orthodox Christian church report from Kosovo.
Albanian terrorists have abducted at gun point at least 140 Serbs in Kosovo during last 12 days, our sources say. Most of the kidnapped Serbs are men (36 to 40 in age) from the territory of the Glogovac municipality.
All the citizens of the village of Slivovo escaped to the Gracanica monastery on June 22 after the Kosovo Albanians attacked them. In addition, about 300 Serbian refugees "ethnically cleansed" from Bosnia in 1995, who had been put up in the Velika Reka camp near Pristina, fled after a large group of the KLA terrorists broke into the settlement.
Bodies of six massacred Serbs were found also on June 22 in the village Mazgit. These Serbs were kidnapped June 16 in front of their houses in Obilic. Also the ANSA reported Albanian retaliations in Kosovo continue. Four Serbian shepherds were killed yesterday in Novo Brdo and bodies of six Albanians killed by KLA have been found.
At same time The Independent daily reported that, the "British and French troops stood and watched as looters pillaged and burned a Serb village yesterday, making a mockery of NATO's claim that is proving security for both Serbs and Albanians".
A group of the armed Albanians killed three Serbian civilians in the village of Belo Polje near Pec on Sunday evening (June 20), the Tanjug news agency reported. The killed were Stevan (60), Radomir (51) and Filip (46) of the family Stosic, while Mirko Stosic was badly injured.
The Serbs in the village of Grece, 10 miles north of the Kosovo capital Pristina, had apparently been warned on Saturday night (June 19) by returning Albanians that they should leave immediately. Early yesterday morning dozens of tractors and trailers arrived in the tiny village, as the Albanians set about taking anything they could find", The Independent's correspondent Andrew Buncombe reported.
So far, at least 69,000 Serbs have been cleansed from Kosovo, according to the western relief agencies.
TiM Ed.: But who's counting, right? After all, just as in Croatia and Bosnia in 1995, when over 300,000 Serbs were "ethnically cleansed," these unfortunate displaced people are only Serbs. And they got what they deserve, right? Just ask Bill Clinton, Tony Blair or Madeleine Albright - the NWO's chief "ethnic cleansers."
4. U.S. Troops Come Under Fire from the KLA
VITINA, June 24 - On Monday night (Jun 21), U.S. Army troops came under fire from three men who were wearing the uniform of the ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army when they were spotted near a house that began burning.
The American soldiers fired back but nobody was wounded, according to Captain Matthew McFarlane, who heads the Alpha company 2-505 of the 82nd Airborne Division.
U.S. troops came again under attack and returned fire during a tense and busy patrol overnight Wednesday (June 23) in southern Kosovo, the second firefight here in just three days, the Agence France Press (AFP) reported today.
Two Apache helicopters and several road patrols, including one with AFP reporters aboard, received an emergency radio call to provide backup at the shooting scene.
It was the peak of a busy night in which four homes were set ablaze on a rural road and several weapons confiscated at a U.S. army checkpoints in the town of Vitina, south of the Kosovo capital of Pristina.
US Army Sergeant Brent Hickman said later that his squad fired a few shots from their automatic rifles after two 10-round bursts of automatic weapons fire whizzed over their heads in a residential area.
American soldiers, with night-vision goggles jumped off and advanced, at times kneeling to the ground or hugging walls, the antennas of their radio packs shaking. "Come on, walk forward," a soldier urged his comrades behind him.
5. U.S. Veterans' Wives Send Toy Soldiers to Clinton to Play With: "Leave Our Guys Alone!"
FLORIDA, June 21 - We received the following e-mail from Linda Norway, a U.S. veteran's wife from Florida in response to the TiM editor's last week's speech at the WHTT luncheon in Phoenix (June 15 - see http://www.truthinmedia.org/Speeches/whtt6-15-99.html):
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Also, check out... Truth in Media Statement on Kosovo Crisis, "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?", "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"
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"