Fallout From Kosovo
Three months ago, U.S.-led nato forces effectively put an end to the mass murders carried out in Kosovo by Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. Thousands of Albanians had been “ethnically cleansed” during the war, and who knows how many thousands more were spared because of nato’s victory. At least that’s what we were expected to believe prior to the war’s outbreak in March.
Was it true?
Earlier this year, we devoted plenty of space in the Trumpet to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the war in Kosovo. In the May issue, we showed how Serbia actually sided with the Allies in both of this century’s world wars. Yet, buckling under German pressure, this time around the United States and its nato partners picked a fight with their former ally.
We would like to again draw your attention specifically to this “German pressure.” In May, we quoted a bbc report stating that Germany was providing financial support to the kla—Kosovo’s “internationally unrecognized” guerrilla army that sought independence from greater Serbia.
Serbia was well aware of the close ties between Germany and the Kosovar Albanians. They knew the Germans were behind the kla terrorism in Kosovo. That’s why a Serbian radio commentator, Milika Sundic, last year accused Germany of “warmongering” and warned Europe about the rise of German fascism.
But the West would not listen. Instead, we listened to Germany.
Germany pushed hardest for nato’s intervention in Kosovo. In September of 1998, Germany alone insisted that nato give Slobodan Milosevic an ultimatum. But nato was slow to act.
Then, reports of Serbian atrocities against Kosovar Albanians began to surface. In a March interview, German Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping announced, “Genocide is starting.” This, as the Trumpet pointed out, caused many to start thinking about genocide. Later that month, Scharping claimed Serb forces had set up “concentration camps” for ethnic cleansing.
Nato forces, led by the United States, now had enough evidence to act. The West, especially Germany (how ironic), would not tolerate genocide.
Seven months after the fact, now that Milosevic has been bombed into submission, what have nato forces discovered?
Read “Where Are Kosovo’s Killing Fields?” and see how all the talk about “genocide” and “concentration camps” may turn out to be little more than propaganda, just as we hinted it was from the start.