FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONA Topic: BALKAN AFFAIRS
June 3, 1999; 8:30PM EDT - DAY 72, UPDATE 2
Phoenix 1. Milosevic Is No Prince Lazar;
More Like Vuk Brankovic
London 2. When Others Converted, the Serbs Didn't
Belgrade 3. "The Night Will Always Belong to Us"
Phoenix 4. Who Won and Who Lost?
1. Milosevic Is No Prince Lazar; More Like Vuk Brankovic
PHOENIX, June 3 - "Capitulation!" With this single word, a Belgrade resident summed up the "peace agreement" reached today, after the discussions between the Russian envoy, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and the Finnish president, Martti Ahtisaari, with the Yugoslav president, Slobodan Milosevic.
Yugoslav parliament approved the agreement by a 136-74 vote in a special closed session this morning, as the Radical Party pulled out of the coalition government with Milosevic's Socialist Party. "We shall not sit in the government and await the arrival of NATO troops in Kosovo," said Vojislav Seselj, the Radical Party's leader.
"Chernomyrdin stabbed us in the back," the above Belgrade resident added. Predictably... as he had done to Russia in Chechnya. As we have said several times before, "no friend of Al Gore can be a friend of the Serbs" (see S99-69, Day 45, Update 1, Item 1, May 7; S99-73, Day 49, Update 1, Item 1, May 11 and S99-79, Day 53, Update 1, Item 3, May 15).
"You were right all the time about 'Chernobill'," was the reaction of a Serbian-American theology professor from Indiana. "Weep Serbdom!"
"Why did it take him so long to betray us?", another Serb resident told us, referring to Milosevic. "We could have had the same result with far fewer lives lost."
Belgrade and much of Serbia was appropriately in darkness this evening, its lack of electricity, due to earlier NATO strikes, symbolizing this moment of darkness in Serb history.
Almost 610 years ago, the Serb Prince Lazar faced similar choices. Unlike Milosevic, however, Prince Lazar chose the heavenly, over the earthly kingdom. Here's a poem about it from the epic cycle of Kosovo:
So Milosevic is no Prince Lazar. This turncoat communist is more akin to Vuk Brankovic, a traitor who failed to heed Prince Lazar's call to Battle of Kosovo in June 1389, heralded here through the famous curse of Stefan Musich:
Milosevic's betrayal was unfortunately all too predictable. It was just a matter of time and circumstances. Here is, for example, an excerpt from a column which this writer wrote on Oct. 11, 1998. It was published by the Washington Times on Oct. 25, 1998 under the title, "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict:"
2. When Others Converted, the Serbs Didn't
LONDON, June 3 - Early this morning, we received by fax from the U.K. a copy of an article written by a Briton of Polish descent, headlined "Serbia's Art and Soul." The following excerpt from it may help you understand why the Serbs fought and died for Kosovo:
3. "The Night Will Always Belong to Us"
BELGRADE, June 3 - So now you know, too, why all those Serb men fought and died on the Field of Blackbirds - Kosovo, 610 years ago, as well as in the last 72 days. Thanks to Milosevic's and Chernomyrdin's betrayals, NATO may eventually rule Kosovo in the daytime. "But the night will always belong to us," one normally mild-mannered Serb "city slicker," vowing to take his revenge on the occupying forces.
One can understand the reasons for such deep anger. Over 1,500 civilians killed; 30% of them children, according to today's Tanjug news release. Over 5,000 civilians wounded. God only knows how many Serb soldiers have been killed or injured by NATO during the last 72 days. The entire urban Serbia is in ruins... no electricity; no water this evening, as on many recent days.
Still people were prepared to endure all that, and then some, as long as they felt united with their government and their army in opposition to the foreign aggressor.
Milosevic may be prepared to forgive and forget such NATO barbarism in the hope of spending a few more days in his earthly kingdom. But the Serb people never will. Most of all, they will never forgive him - the new Vuk Brankovic. From this day forward, another Day of Infamy in this needless war, the old Kosovo curse will be on Milosevic's head:
Today, June 3, is St. Constantin's Day. May these verses from this day forward also be known as St. Constantin's Curse on Milosevic. And may the Serb people have the courage to indict him and try him for triple treason - of the Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia, and now in Kosovo - before the NATO hyenas get their hands on someone who is so much like themselves. And then, may the night belong to the souls of those vanquished by the NATO war criminals...
4. Who Won and Who Lost?
PHOENIX, June 3 - This is the 99th Special TiM GW Bulletin published since the start of NATO's war on Serbia. And the war is still officially on. But the main protagonists are already jockeying for positions during the upcoming "peace process." Or better make that the "piss process," if we may borrow a phrase which Prof. J.P. Maher of Chicago uses in reference to the Irish "piss process."
It is at times like this that we are usually asked the perennial question which follows every war - who won?
Did NATO win?
Of course, not. Its reputation is in shreds, as is its credibility, both militarily and politically. As is Washington's and London's. As long as decent citizens of the world live and breathe, some will be pursuing the NATO war criminals until justice is served, and they are prosecuted for their war crimes in Serbia. The presence of the Russian and other non-NATO troops in Kosovo will also ensure that this terrorist organization will have to share the spoils in Kosovo with other countries.
Did Milosevic win?
Of course, not. He may have bought himself some extra time on this earth or out of prison, but he is unlikely to stay in power for much longer, as he did when he betrayed the Serbs of Bosnia in Dayton. It's now a toss up as to who will get to him faster - some outraged Serbs or NATO. Even if he is a self-professed atheist, Milosevic should be praying to God as he did when holding hands with Jesse Jackson that NATO wins this particular race. For, if the Serb people get a hold of him and his communist wife now, they are likely to end up as Romania's Ceausescu couple did in December 1989.
As if reinforcing this notion, the European Parliament President, Jose Maria Gil-Robles, said today in Cologne, Germany, that the European Union will not support any reconstruction program in Yugoslavia after the Kosovo war as long as Milosevic remains in power.
Did Russia win?
Of course, not. At least not the "real Russia," whose outrage against NATO the New World Order quislings, such as Boris Yeltsin and Viktor Chernomyrdin, simply ignored. Our Russian sources report that the Russian delegation at the Belgrade talks was split down the middle, with the military contingent strongly opposed to Chernomyrdin's betrayal of both the Serb and the Russian interests. Should Russia's military leaders one day decide to do a little more than just verbally oppose the Yeltsin-Chernomyrdin subservience to NATO, chances are that the Kosovo "piss process" may explode right back into the NATO leaders' faces.
And obviously, neither the Serb nor the Albanian people won. Both have been victimized by their leaders as well as by NATO.
So is there anyone that won?
Yes. The folks who planned and started the war - America's "death merchants" and other multinational industrials, bankers and media outfits, represented in the globalist organizations, such as Bilderbergers, the CFR, the Trilateralists...
In other words, the money behind the NATO war criminals (see S99-83, Day 57, Item 1, May 19 and many earlier TIM GW Bulletins and Djurdjevic's columns/speeches).
And even their victory may be short-lived. For, the American and other western taxpayers have now seen their ugly faces. They know their names. And what their money can do to humanity. Make that - our money, extorted from us, the taxpayers, by their proxies, like Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Jean Chretien... and our lame Congress or parliamentarians. All we need to do is turn off that tax tap, and we can start saving lives. And our money, too.
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"