FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONA Topic: BALKAN AFFAIRS
Apr. 8, 1999; 1:00PM EDT - DAY 15-16, UPDATE 1
Dallas1. Clinton's "Wag the Dog" Production Isn't Working!
Phoenix 2. TiM Readers Help Unmask Media Deceptions
Missouri 3. A Veteran of War and Journalism Speaks Out
Phoenix 4. Why Not Quit the Big Brother's ISP - AOL!
Key West 5. Clinton's "Thought Police" in American Schools, Too
Dear TiM readers,
Back in the saddle and on the air, after a quick trip to Dallas... Which is why we start with a little anecdote from that Texas city. Bob Dj., TiM Ed.
1. Clinton's "Wag the Dog" Production Isn't Working!
DALLAS, Apr. 7 - Clinton's "Wag the Dog" production isn't working. Even some Dallas limo drivers can attest to it.
"Have you heard that 19 American soldiers' bodies have been smuggled into Greece, and that draftdodger and liar in Washington isn't telling us anything about that?", my driver said, making small talk during a ride from the DFW airport.
"Really?" the TiM editor played dumb. "How do you know that?"
"Heard it on a radio show. Some outfit in Phoenix apparently reported it, quoting a Greek paper."
"Wonder what outfit that would be?" the TiM editor chuckled without saying anything.
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Even before leaving for Dallas, however, we had received another update from that "Greek paper." The "Athinaiki" (which means "The Athenian"), reporting from NATO HQ in Brussels and claiming a "100% accuracy", claimed on page nine of its April 7, 1999 edition that NATO had suffered 88 dead or missing soldiers, and had lost 32 airplanes and helicopters (check out the scanned copy of the Apr. 7 article in Greek --->).
[Since so many of our readers have been asking for a "proof" of the first "Athinaiki" Apr. 2 story about the 19 American soldiers' bodies being smuggled to Thessalonika, we have now scanned it and posted it as an update to our original story - see Day 12, Update 1, Item 1, Apr. 4].
The 32 aircraft lost aircraft figure matches up almost exactly with the 31 shoot-downs claimed by our Serbian sources (see Day 13, Update 2, Item 2, Apr. 5). But NATO's human casualty figure of 88 seems frankly too low. Not only because in one incident alone the Serbs claim to have shot down two American helicopters killing all 50 troops aboard (see Day 13, Update 2, Item 1, Apr. 5). But because we've also received other (unconfirmed) reports that at least one other American and two British helicopters had also been shot down in the first 13 days of the war, each presumably carrying between 12 and 25 troops.
On the other hand, we can confirm with a "100% accuracy" at least one American casualty. Here is an excerpt from an e-mail TiM received on April 6 from an American officer serving within the NATO forces in Europe:
"Today, I have just confirmed that I have lost one of my soldiers, and quite frankly, I have had my fill of our government shit. Now, thanks to Mr. Clinton, I must express my sympathy for the death of their son this soldier's parents."
TiM Ed.: So as not to betray what branch of our armed forces this officer is serving in, we've changed one word from his original e-mail to a generic "soldiers" in the above text.
P.S., Apr. 8 - Just got the following dispatch from the same American officer:
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2. TiM Readers Help Unmask Media Deceptions
PHOENIX, Apr. 8 - Clinton's "Wag the Dog" production isn't working also because Americans are getting smarter, and the TiM readers are leading the way. Here are a few gems we've received during the last 24 hours:
CNN: Same Boy, Different Story
BBC: Jumping the Gun?
TiM Ed.: Oops... 7-3=4. Did BBC broadcast this "Wag the Dog" segment four days early?
SKY TV: Where Have All the Extras Gone?
3. A Veteran of War and Journalism Speaks Out
MISSOURI, Apr. 8 - Clinton's "Wag the Dog" production isn't working because there is a growing number of Americans who are joining our quest for truth about NATO's war on Serbia, and are contributing their own experiences to the cause of saving lives. The following is a comment by Dexter Peabody, a veteran of war and journalism, as you can see from his text. We've left his spelling of "clinton" as it was in the original text - with a small "c:"
Dexter Peabody, Missouri
TiM Ed. Asked what state he was in for the purposes of TiM attribution, Mr. Peabody replied: "Mentally, I am in a state of intense anger, frustration, and distress. Geographically, I am in the state of Missouri... Thank you, for leading the effort against this, yet another example of tyranny."
4. Why Not Quit the Big Brother's ISP - AOL!
PHOENIX, Apr. 7 - Following our report that AOL is engaged in a Big Brother-style censorship and warmongering on behalf of the Clinton administration (see Day 14, Update 2, Item 6), we've received several e-mails from TiM readers who also confirmed that their own posts to the AOL boards had been deleted by the AOL "thought police." Here is one example, along with TiM's reply, which is also directed at ALL TiM AOL readers:
TiM Ed.: So why not do the AMERICAN thing and cancel the AOL service, but not before first urging as many other AOL users as you can - to do the same?
5. Clinton's "Thought Police" in American Schools, Too
KEY WEST, Apr. 7 - The Clinton's/NWO "thought police" seem to have also penetrated American schools. Take a look at a comment we received about an incident in an elementary school in Key West, Florida:
A teacher at an elementary school in Key West, Florida asked the young children to write a letter to president Clinton regarding the war in Yugoslavia. When one of the children wrote that she thought that the US should not be bombing Serbia, the teacher told off the child that, saying that was a rude comment.. So the teacher removed the letter from the stack of letters to be sent to the president.
The story was reported by the child's grandfather who called the Neal Boortz (firstname.lastname@example.org) radio program, which airs between 8:30AM and noon EDT Tuesdays.
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"