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NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« on: April 21, 2009, 12:13:21 pm »
NATO: slaughter of civilians and drugs
Nebojsha VUKOVIC (Serbia)

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April 13, 2009


Strategic Culture Foundation


On April, 4, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) marked its 60th jubilee. In Serbia, my home country, many people are doomed not to celebrate their 60th birthdays- they will die of cancer. In 1999 NATO bombed Serbia with depleted uranium bombs, which caused a cancer outbreak in the region. Serbia's soil, water and air will remain polluted for a few more decades, taking lives of hundreds of Serbs.

There isn't a single word about it in NATO's official reports. One may read there about NATO's contribution to peace in Kosovo. 1

While NATO exists, there will exist such parallel stories: the one about the alliance's humanitarian mission, the other (which is less frequent) about death and destruction NATO is guilty of.
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When NATO was established in 1949, its member countries said they were "determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilization of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law".2 I wonder what did they think about Portugal in 1949 as the country was too far from democracy then due to its fascist like dictatorship. Three years later the alliance accepted Greece and Turkey-the states where situation with democracy was not much different from that in Portugal. In 1951 Francoist Spain joined NATO.

Aimed to fight against the Soviet Union, NATO agreed to rely even on communists. In 1954 Yugoslavia, then ruled by Tito, and Greece and Turkey signed the Balkan Pact. The treaty was to act as a dam against Soviet expansion in the Balkan area. It provided for the eventual creation of a joint military staff for the three countries.

Already then, in the 1950s, NATO was evidently ruled by the U.S. and some countries of the Western Europe. Why in 1974 NATO tolerated Turkish aggression against Cyprus, though it brought much harm to Greece, another member country of the alliance? This was because for the U.S. Turkey was more important as a geostratgic partner. Although Cyprus has the EU`s membership, it still remains a divided island.


In 1990s NATO accepted the post-Soviet Baltic states(Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), in spite of the fact that these states had violated and continue to violate the rights of the Russian-speaking population (to say nothing about heroization of Nazi accomplices). Just a few days ago NATO welcomed Albania and Croatia into its family. In 1991-1995 Croatia committed the Europe's most large-scale ethnic cleansing after the WW II (probably, NATO leaders decided this fact to be a good reason to accept Croatia).

The territories of Albania are being controlled by criminals, not the government. Albania also provides logistic support to separatists in Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, there was no longer any need in NATO. However, the alliance did not dissolve itself but solemnly marched into the last decade of the 20th century. Marched through the war in Yugoslavia, otherwise there would be no sense in further existence of the alliance.
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There is a tendency: drug business blossoms in the NATO-controlled territories. Since 1980s the Kosovo Albanians have been known as leaders of drug trafficking from the Middle East and Turkey to Western Europe. Now that Kosovo has been proclaimed a United Nations-governed entity with its sovereign territory, nothing can prevent NATO from developing drug business there.

Each henchman in the so-called "state of Kosovo" has his own gang, which among other things deals with drug trade. They receive enormous profit as 65% of all the drugs supplied to Europe go through Kosovo; they also provide 90% of heroine for drug addicts in Europe.3 Criminals are secured by NATO forces.

In Afghanistan we see an absolutely unbelievable (at first sight) situation. The local drug traders also receive strong support from the alliance. According to the UN reports, Afghanistan produces 93% of the world's opium poppy.4 And what is most important is that since the U.S. and NATO invasion in Afghanistan the drug output has increased by 44 times! 5

According to the head of Russia’s anti-narcotics service, Victor Ivanov, 2,5 million of Russian drug addicts depend on the Afghan heroine. This is really horrifying statistics for a country with population of 142 million. Serbia's population is 7,5 million (without Kosovo and Metohija). The Serbian Institute for Public Health says currently there are 70-100 thousand drug addicts in Serbia. 7 The local market of drugs develops thanks to the Afghan support. Thus, millions of Russians, dozens of thousands of Serbs and Europeans are on the needle.

It is remarkable that Afghanistan was the first country to recognize the independence of Kosovo. This is how one NATO protectorate recognized the other. A producer welcomed a consumer. Undoubtedly, these two 'states' have already established close and friendly relations.
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During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) the Bosnian Serbs established a self-proclaimed state of Republika Srpska. When it became clear that Serbs in Bosnia were not as easily defeated as their countrymen in Croatia, NATO took action. During two weeks (from August, 30- till September, 13, 1995) NATO threw more than 10,000 tons of deadly bombs onto the population of the Republic, which then amounted up to 1 million people plus 70,000-80,000 of the army. Four hundred NATO planes made 3200 flights to attack Republika Srpska.

Then in 1999 NATO bombed Yugoslavia. More than 1,000 NATO planes took part in the attacks. Some 1,000 missiles (in all- 415,000 projectiles, including 30-50,000 with depleted uranium) targeted Yugoslavia.

After they failed to destroy the whole army of Yugoslavia from the air, NATO forces targeted civil objects. They knocked down absolutely everything- houses, schools, hospitals, bridges, oil refiners...

What will happen to Afghanistan? After the 2001 bombings the Taliban government was toppled but peace has not come to the country even eight years later.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) says ''NATO is losing the war in Afghanistan because of the differences between the members of the alliance" 7 Other experts say "the Taliban control 72% of the Afghan territories"8

One way or another, NATO lacks control over Afghanistan's major part, and there is no sign of peace coming to the region. Numerous Taliban groups tied dozens of thousands of NATO soldiers to Afghan cities and major communication routes. Maybe it will be Afghanistan, the country which for ages has been 'graveyard of empires', where all illusions about invincible military alliance will be broken. During the jubilee celebrations NATO officials were all smiles and preferred to 'forget' about NATO crimes.

But we should always remember and never forget.

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Notes

1 NATO Handbook, NATO Office of Information and Press, Brussels, 2001, p. 48.

2 Ibidem, p. 527.

3 Ibidem, стр. 234

4 http://www.politika.rs/rubrike/Svet/Dva-i-po-miliona-Rusa-na
-avganistanskom-heroinu.lt.html

5 Ibidem.

6 http://www.pecatmagazin.com/archives/591

7 http://www.danas.rs/vesti/svet/globus/nato_gubi_rat_u_avgani
stanu.12.html?news_id=151939

8 http://www.politika.rs/rubrike/Svet/Talibani-zaposeli-veci-d
eo-Avganistana.lt.html

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Re: NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 08:46:01 am »
NATO "collateral damage" 15 years ago in Grdelica, South Serbia

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Re: NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2015, 07:43:16 am »
On a clear Sunday, 30 May 1999, shortly after 1 p.m., a bridge crossing the Velika Morava river in Varvarin was struck by laser-guided bombs fired by one or two low-flying NATO F-16 warplanes conducting attack operations. The area around the bridge was filled with hundreds of people celebrating an Orthodox holiday in and around the nearby church, a market place, and a fairground.

No precautions against air attacks had been taken, as the town is far from Kosovo (approx. 200 km), the aged and narrow bridge was considered insignificant, and no military installations were within a radius of 20 km. Ten civilians were killed and 17 severely injured, in two attack waves a few minutes apart. Most of the casualties occurred in the second wave, when people had rushed to the bridge to help those wounded in the initial wave. Some survivors were left with permanent disabilities,




To this date, NATO has refused to release further details of the airstrike – specifically the nationality of the attacking planes. In a public statement made by NATO spokesman Jamie Shea on 31 May 1999, he declared the Varvarin bridge a legitimate military target. No explanations or other statements have been issued by NATO since then.

The airstrike gave rise to a lawsuit against the German government (one of the NATO countries involved in the conflict). The case was decided against the Serbian plaintiffs, but it is under appeal to Germany's highest court.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varvarinhttp://

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Re: NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 05:26:23 am »
10.6.1999. : "Kumanovo agreement" between NATO and Army of FR Yugoslavia (VJ)  :'(

According a "Plan Ahtisaari ( another ex-SS fighter and Nobel prize winner for peace  :o >:( ) and Russian corrupt diplomat Chernomirdin ( on Serbian -"black peace"  ??? ) all armed Serb forces VJ and police must leave Kosovo or else NATO continuing with bombing Serbia. I heard that some Britsh officer demanded that tanks and cannons of VJ surrender to NATO ( KFOR ).


Taqi (KLA), dr. Kouchner, gen. Jackson (GB), Cheku (KLA) and gen. Clarke ( US Army)


After retreat of Serbian forces from Kosovo with them come Serbian refugeesin exodus in Serbia.

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Re: NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2016, 04:48:54 pm »
On this day Serbian Air defense Brigade was able to precipitate US "stealth" bomber F-117 "Night Hawk".



Since missed the first rocket, the pilot ejected. Second rocket hit the plane. The plane crashed near Belgrade.

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Re: NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2016, 05:33:39 pm »
At today's night 1999, NATO is bombarding state TV Serbia (RTS) under arrange that the RTS "Milošević`s machine of propaganda... and to weaken the morale of the population and the armed forces." NATO killed 16 workers and injured RTS is Angelina, the mother of the current PM of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic.



However, there is a day of these workers RTS was not a journalist, reporter, announcer, editors, general director of RTS.
Died technical staff RTS: security guards, cameraman, makeup artist, precision mechanic, fitter, video mixer, director of the program ...

Serbian "INSIDE JOB"  :'(

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Re: NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2016, 06:36:35 pm »

NATO’s bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 was the right step, said defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The transformation of Kosovo into a lawless territory, which became the main result of the NATO operation, – the result of decisions which aim to use to their advantage any cannibals. This is a deliberate US policy of the last time.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said at the awards ceremony in the Pentagon, that the NATO operation in 1999 in the former Yugoslavia, during which they carried out the bombing of Belgrade and other Serbian cities was absolutely the right step.

    “The only political result of the bombing of Yugoslavia was the formation of a kind of territory of reserve, which the local fauna called Republic of Kosovo and the people around a “lawless territory”

His tongue no one pulled, but something profound had to be said: Carter was awarded the highest award of the Agency for outstanding civil service to the chief ideologist and the motor of the bombing of Yugoslavia, a former Secretary of state Madeleine Albright. He mentioned among the main merits of Albright, “the comprehensive American intervention in the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. Carter claimed that, as head of the Department of state in 1997-2001, she made an important contribution not only to the implementation of foreign policy, but “in defence” of the United States.

http://the-newspapers.com/2016/07/02/the-excuse-for-the-bombing-the-us-cover-for-its-political-http://

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Re: NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2016, 07:28:02 pm »
"Time to also examine responsibility for 1999 NATO bombing"

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has called for "responsibility and justification" of NATO's 1999 bombing campaign against Serbia to be examined.
Source: B92 Thursday, July 14, 2016 | 13:03

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2016&mm=07&dd=14&nav_id=98616http://

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Re: NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2016, 02:37:47 pm »
TASS: Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said NATO's 1999 bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SRJ), made up of Serbia and Montenegro.

"...The aggression against Yugoslavia was certainly aggression. By the way, it was the first armed attack in Europe on a sovereign state after 1945," said the Russian minister.
"If we are talking about that, now, against the backdrop of what is going on around Syria, our Western partners, first of all Americans, and Brits too, are in their hysteria reaching public insults, using such words as ‘barbarism’, ‘war crime'. I will recall that the aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was associated with attacks on a huge number of civilian facilities, by the way, Serbian television, bridges that civilian passenger trains traveled on, and much more. Thousands of those killed, several hundred children out of them, 250,000 refugees that no one has recalled since..."

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Re: NATO in Yugoslavia: slaughter of civilians and drugs
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2017, 03:02:04 pm »
US President Trump`s new adviser: Belgrade knew all the moves of NATO in 1999.

AFP 2016 / / NICHOLAS KAMM

The new national security adviser to US President Donald Trump, Herbert Raymond McMaster, has published a number of analyzes in which, among other things, dealt with the NATO aggression o`n the FR Yugoslavia.

McMaster wrote that during the 1999 bombing many targets hit by accident, and that Belgrade was aware of the moves of the Alliance thanks to informants, stating that it is because of this NATO action was unsuccessful.
"The Serbs evacuated facilities as soon as they found themselves on the list of targets, I believe that the Serbs had spies in the ranks of NATO, and informants who were near the base of Aviano in Italy, have occurred when aircraft take off. For all these reasons, NATO's action was unsuccessful, for 78 days was destroyed less than five percent of the combat system of Yugoslavia and the situation of failure became apparent only after the end of the campaign, "said McMaster. According to him, the then President of FR Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic anticipated moves Alliance.

"Macedonia has made the base, but it was not a stable environment, since the local population sympathize with the Serbs, and has a fear of Albanians. Greece did not allow overflights by NATO planes, closed the critical lines, while the French and Italians were reserved for the whole of the NATO action in Yugoslavia. Planning attacks on Yugoslavia was initiated in May 1998, while NATO has disregarded the fact that the outcome of the action depends on the reaction of Yugoslavia. Everything was supposed to last five days, but it took, because of Slobodan Milosevic, "said McMaster.

He wrote about the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that the crime in Srebrenica said America and Europe to move by force the Bosnian Serbs.
He mentioned the tragedy in Sarajevo, the Markale ...
"The answer to the senseless attack in which 38 people were killed and 85 wounded, NATO forces have violently targeted Serbs in the Republic of Serbian, 300 times in 24 hours. It was a sharp turn, the past two years, NATO's actions were ineffective, "wrote McMaster.
US President Donald Trump said on Monday that the new national security adviser of the White House to be US Army General Herbert Raymond McMaster, reports AP.
Trump said that McMaster "man of extraordinary talent and extraordinary experience."

https://rs-lat.sputniknews.com/svet/201702221110122525-tramp-beograg-nato/http://

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 05:52:31 pm »
Yesterday, the Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Irinej awarded a Greek officer who refused the NATO order to bomb the Serbs in 1999.
The military court sentenced him to 2.5 years in prison.



Lieutenant Ritsoudis was awarded the "Order of the Roman Emperor Constantine the First."

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Re: NATO bombing Serbia in 1999. with defletet Uranium
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2018, 12:50:38 pm »
Lawsuits against NATO countries to be filed in fall

The first lawsuits are expected to be filed in the fall by Serbian citizens suffering from cancer.
Source: Beta Monday, June 18, 2018 | 14:15

They will sue NATO countries because of the use of depleted uranium during the 1999 bombing of Serbia.

This was announced on Monday President of the Association of Citizens "Depleted Uranium" Sveto Nogo. The lawsuits will be filed individually, he explained.

Speaking at a symposium in the southern town of Nis, dedicated to the consequences of the bombing, Nogo said that there would be no class action lawsuit, but instead those filed by cancer patients and their families.

"NATO countries will be sued for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages. We will launch lawsuits against five countries, and after the symposium, it will be decided which countries those will be," Nogo said.

He said that working groups will be formed in the coming months to draft the lawsuits and added that the Serbian Bar Association, the Belgrade Bar Association and "partially" the Nis Bar Association all stand behind "the project."

"There has been an increasing number of cancer patients, and even babies are being born with cancer. We do not recognize 'force majeure', and as intellectuals we have no right to keep silent about it," Nogo said.

The president of the organizing committee of the symposium, Srdjan Aleksic, said that, as far as the future cases that will be conducted before national courts of NATO member states, the most important point for Serbian citizens is that Italian courts have already confirmed the causality between the use of depleted uranium and soldiers falling ill after staying in the territory that came under attack of such weapons in Kosovo and Metohija.

"The soldiers who had cancer and the families of the deceased have been afforded compensation ranging from 200,000 to 500,000 euros by a court in Italy. We will seek the same compensation for our citizens," Aleksic said.

According to him, it took five years for the Italians to prove in court the causal relationship between bombardment with depleted uranium and cancer, while Serbia is facilitated by their evidence - "and the first verdict should be reached in two years."

"We appeal for an agreement and amicable resolution, because if Italian citizens have been paid compensation, I do not see any reason for our citizens not to receive it," Aleksic pointed out.

Domenico Leggero, a member of the Italian commission looking into the consequences of the use of depleted uranium, also spoke at the event to say that all judgments in Italy have been made in favor of the sick soldiers, while the country's Ministry of Defense has been declared guilty.

"In Italy there have been over 80 cases. The soldiers have been compensated," Leggero said. He added that the harmful effect of depleted uranium on human health had been proven in Italy as early as in 1987.

Sergei Baburin, who headed Russian Duma's assistance to Serbia during the 1990s, said that Serbia has waited a long time to file the lawsuits, but that it was still not too late - "because things should not be left as they are, because we will all be complicit in an injustice."

Baburin said that many people who defended the country have been convicted of crimes - unlike those who bombarded it.

The two-day symposium in Nis gathered about thirty domestic and international experts, in the fields of law, medicine, engineering, atomic physics and ecology.