FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONA Topic: BALKAN AFFAIRS
Apr. 6, 1999; 3:00PM EST - DAY 14, UPDATE 1
Belgrade1. Unilateral Easter Ceasefire Announced by Belgrade, But
Mad Bombers Vow to Continue; Belgrade Academia Link
Hands as "Human Shield" to Protect Bridge
Phoenix 2. On This Day, 58 Years Ago...
1. Unilateral Easter Ceasefire Announced by Belgrade, But Mad Bombers Vow to Continue; Belgrade Academia Link Hands as "Human Shield" to Protect Bridge
PHOENIX, Apr. 6 - Yugoslav government ordered its forces this evening to observe a unilateral ceasefire in Kosovo as "gesture of good will" to mark the Orthodox Easter, which falls on this weekend. But our Mad Bomber in Washington was quick to denounce such "half measures," and vowed to continue bombing Serbia.
Indeed, at 8:10PM local time in Serbia, 10 minutes after the announced ceasefire was to go into effect, air raid sirens wailed in Belgrade heralding another night of NATO attacks, the Bloomberg newswire reported.
Faculty members of the Belgrade University said they would serve as "human shields" linking hands across the Brankov bridge across the river Sava. The academicians said they would stay on the bridge "all night if necessary."
Taking a cue from Washington, in London, the British defense ministry also snubbed Belgrade's Easter gesture as a "grubby kind of an offer."
In Germany, the Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder called the move "insufficient."
In Paris, French president, Jacques Chirac went on television to denounce the Belgrade regime as "monstrous."
TiM Ed.: Monsieur Chirac, what could be more monstrous than bombing innocent Christian people during their holy week? Let us hope that one day, you, your Mad Bomber-in-Chief from Washington, and your pals in London, Bonn and elsewhere in NATO countries, get to have the front row seats in your own "Nuremberg."
2. On This Day, 58 Years Ago...
PHOENIX, Apr. 6 - On this very day, 58 years ago, also on Easter weekend, Hitler first bombed Belgrade. Now it is clear that the new Draftdodger Adolf resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., with his lieutenants spread from Ottawa, to London, to Paris, to Bonn, to the other 14 capitals of NATO countries. Which is why we posted at our Web site today an appropriate photo-cartoon contributed by a TiM reader. It is dedicated to the innocent victims of all past, present and future Hitlers.
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", 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"