Truth in Media Global Watch Bulletins

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May 6, 1999

Special Truth in Media Global Watch Bulletins on NATO's War on Serbia

Issue S99-67, Day 44, Update 1

FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONA explosion.gif (16495 bytes)  Topic: BALKAN AFFAIRS

May 6, 1999; 0:30AM EDT - DAY 44, UPDATE 1

HEADLINES

Macedonia                1. Two Charred Bodies of NATO Pilots Dangling from Trees

Florida                      2. A U.S. Reservist: "I'd Lock and Load on First KLA Terrorist"

Washington              3. KLA Linked to Heroin Trade, Osama bin Laden

Washington              4. U.S. Senate Kills McCain's Kosovo Ground Troops Bill

Phoenix                    5. American POW to Serb Guards: "Thank You for Your

                                     Kindness and Respect"

Belgrade                  6. Serb Art Blossoms Under NATO's Bombs

Washington (state) 7. Thumbs Up for "Drop Clinton, Not Bombs" Sign

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1. Two Charred Bodies of NATO Pilots Dangling from Trees

MACEDOINA, May 5 - So NATO's "lie and deny" news spinners are telling us we have suffered there no casualties, save for the two American Apache helicopter pilots who were killed today in Albania, allegedly only during "training exercises?"

Oh, please... What sorts of morons do the NATO leaders take the rest of the western public for? You've already seen some first-hand reports from the American officers, in the Balkans war theater, also TiM correspondents, confirming death and injuries of the men under their command.

So can any sane, level-headed American buy the NATO line that they have suffered no other losses, except for these two pilots "accidentally" killed today, in 43 days of flying over hostile AAA fire? Especially considering that several U.S. Air Force F-16s from the Luke Air Force base in Arizona alone crashed during the same time frame - for no other reason than mechanical problems, we are told.

Now, if you are still prepared to believe in NATO's fairy tales, while hundreds (by our estimates) of American and other servicemen have already died in Clinton's needless war on Serbia, check out the following message which we received from Macedonia:

"After a 15-minute air battle above the Vodna-Skopje area, in the vicinity of Krusevo, the village of Ostrilci; and after a devastating explosion, the villagers found two charred bodies of NATO pilots, still attached to their parachutes, hanging from the trees. The NATO 'clean-up' squad arrived soon afterward and 'packaged' the pilots into body bags."

This above story was also carried by the Macedonian Makfaks news agency on April 30.

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TiM Ed.: Now, how many other American bodies, charred or dangling from Balkan trees, have you failed to report to us, Mr. Draftdodger-President and your partners in crime? How many American families are you keeping in the dark about the losses of their loved ones? As many as the Russian families whom Leonid Brezhnev had kept in the dark during the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan? Try hundreds, or more?

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2. A U.S. Reservist: "I'd Lock and Load on First KLA Terrorist"

FLORIDA, May 3 - We received the following letter from a U.S. reservist in Florida. No editorial comment is necessary, we think:

"Thank you! I am in the USAR and I have many Serb American friends, including a priest who taught me about God, and how to be a decent person. I have read about the criminal, terrorist KLA.

If the USAR sends me over there to kill Serbs defending 'Old Serbia,' then I will 'lock and load' on the first KLA terrorist I see.

There is nothing that the UCMJ or the U.S. Army can do to force me to define any Yugoslavian defending his homeland as 'the enemy.' The real enemy is NATO and the KLA!"

Name withheld (but known to TiM).

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3. KLA Linked to Heroin Trade, Osama bin Laden

WASHINGTON, May 4 - Speaking of the KLA, the Washington Times has been reporting for two days in a row - on May 3 and 4 - about the ties of the KLA terrorists and the heroin drug trade which has been being used to finance its activities in Kosovo. With the support and acquiescence of the Clinton administration, as it turns out. And including KLA's ties to Osama bin Laden, a notorious Saudi on whom Clinton has already wasted several dozen U.S. cruise missiles (in Sudan and in Afghanistan), killing innocent civilians in those countries, as he is now doing in Serbia.

Here's an excerpt from the Washington Times May 4 report:

"Some members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, which has financed its war effort through the sale of heroin, were trained in terrorist camps run by international fugitive Osama bin Laden -- who is wanted in the 1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 persons, including 12 Americans.

The KLA members, embraced by the Clinton administration in NATO's 41-day bombing campaign to bring Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to the bargaining table, were trained in secret camps in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and elsewhere, according to newly obtained intelligence reports.

The reports also show that the KLA has enlisted Islamic terrorists -- members of the Mujahideen -- as soldiers in its ongoing conflict against Serbia, and that many already have been smuggled into Kosovo to join the fight.

Known to its countrymen as the Ushtria Clirimatare e Kosoves (UCK), the KLA has as many as 30,000 members, a number reportedly on the rise as a result of NATO's continuing bombing campaign. The group's leadership, including Agim Ceku, a former Croatian army brigadier general, has rapidly become a political and military force in the Balkans."

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4. U.S. Senate Kills McCain's Kosovo Ground Troops Bill

WASHINGTON, May 4 - The U.S. Senate voted 78-22 last night to shelve the resolution which would have authorized the president to use ground troops or other means to accomplish the NATO objectives in Yugoslavia. The vote was a resounding rebuff to the Republican Senator, John McCain of Arizona, a "fraud hero," as the TiM editor labeled him in his Washington speech on May 1. And it follows a similar vote last week by the House of Representatives which denied Bill Clinton the right to use ground troops in the Balkans without congressional approval - which Clinton clearly does NOT have.

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TiM Ed.: So if you're worried about appearing "un-American" in your opposition to an illegal, undeclared and unconstitutional war, which Clinton is waging on Serbia, think again. Crooked as they are, both the Congressmen and the Senators have now overwhelmingly DENIED President Clinton the right to do wage such a war. So the only people acting illegally and unconstitutionally are the members of the Clinton administration - NOT the ordinary American citizens who are exercising their rights by objecting to an unlawful use of White House's executive powers.

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5. American POW to Serb Guards: "Thank You for Your Kindness and Respect"

PHOENIX, May 5 - We've received a copy of the note which the former American POW, one of the three U.S.stoneltr.jpg (34309 bytes) soldiers released during this weekend Jesse Jackson mission to Belgrade, sent to his former captors following his release. Here's what Sgt. Chris Stone wrote in his own handwriting (which can be seen at our Web site - the spelling and other grammatical errors included). We've left such errors as they were written for the sake of authenticity:

"Thank you (hvala)

To all the Serbian guards at this prison. Thank you for your kindness and respect. I have much liking for Serbian people after this, and I will continue to pray to God and for peace and an end to this war.

Thank you mostly for the cigarettes you gave me! Bog Bomogo! (God bless!)"

Sincerely,

Chris Stone "Slobodan"

Hvala lepo. ("Thank you very much.")

Vrlo ste ljubanzi. ("You're very kind.").

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6. Serb Art Blossoms Under NATO's Bombs

BELGRADE, May 5 - What follows below (at our Web site - http://www.truthinmedia.org/Kosovo/photos-art.html) is a selection of art from an exhibit which opened May 5 at Beoizlog, a Cultural Center in Knez Mihajlova Street in Belgrade. Creators-exhibitors are students of the Belgrade Art Academy. Unable to go to classes, and inspired by the everyday tomahawk and cruise missile reality of NATO's terror, they decided to channel their creative energies into making statements of their own. And to do it in English, too. (How many western artists are capable of doing something like this in Serbian or Russian, for example?)

Some posters are full of spunk. Like the first one, depicting a human skeleton as the "Oscar" award, whose caption reads: "And the Oscar goes to Serbia in the Category of Disobedience." Others are just full of everyday terror which NATO sows among the Serb civilians. Those who saw the exhibit live say that the posters are even more powerful when seen in person. Especially if accompanied with Belgrade's everyday "sound effects," we suppose. And now, voila! Enjoy...

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7. Thumbs Up for "Drop Clinton, Not Bombs" Sign

WASHINGTON (state), May 5 - A TiM reader from the Washington state area sent us the following comment:

"I was driving my wife's van down the I-5 through Seattle yesterday when people passing me (started) honking their horns. Some were giving me a thumbs-up sign. I couldn't figure it out until I remembered that we had a giant target sign 'DROP CLINTON, NOT BOMBS' taped to the back of the van."

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