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  • Stage-Managed Massacre

    08/02/2006 4:32:29 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 46 replies · 1,413+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 02 August 2006 | Robert Spencer
    “The Israeli air strike on the Lebanese village of Qana early Sunday morning did more than kill 57 civilians,” says Jefferson Morley in the Washington Post. “According to a wide range of commentary in the international media, it inflamed already boiling public opinion in the Arab world against Israel, undermined what little support the United States has among the Lebanese people, and illuminated the continuing inability of Israel and the United States to achieve their goal of decisively weakening Hezbollah.” The Hindustan Times editorialized that “with Qana, one senses that the Israelis’ definition of ‘collateral damage’ has started to bear...
  • Was Qana Staged? Cont'd (Memogate II?)

    08/01/2006 1:48:42 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 260 replies · 15,074+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | July 31, 2006 | Jonah Goldberg
    THE CORNER:   HOME    SEARCH    E-MAIL    PRINT    RSS Monday, July 31, 2006 Was Qana Staged? Cont'd [Jonah Goldberg] A giant banner denouncing Rice and the "Qana massacre" might have been made a bit too quickly. I don't want to get too far out ahead on this, but I know we've got a zillion printer-type folks among our readers. Do you guys think such a banner could be made in 2-4 hours (particularly in a supposedly war-ravaged area)?Update: From a reader: "Do you guys think such a banner could be made in 2-4 hours (particularly in a supposedly war-ravaged area)?" Heck...
  • OSCE/KVM Observers had an Unobstructed View of the Racak Gully (Kosovo)

    10/03/2005 6:30:02 AM PDT · by joan · 7 replies · 253+ views
    Slobodan ^ | September 30, 2005 | Andy Wilcoxson
    OSCE/KVM OBSERVERS HAD AN UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW OF THE RACAK GULLY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATIONWritten by: Andy Wilcoxson Col. Bogoljub Janicevic, the former chief of the Urosevac SUP, continued his testimony at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic on Friday. On Thursday he testified that OSCE/KVM personnel had been spotted plotting the GPS coordinates of tunnels and bridges throughout Kosovo, which causes suspicion that NATO may have been using the Observer mission as a cover to locate potential bombing targets. In addition to this fact, Janicevic testified today that the KLA's activities increased and that it became better armed while the...
  • Judge Marinkovic Takes The Witness Stand

    04/01/2005 2:29:03 PM PST · by jb6 · 51 replies · 1,050+ views
    SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC.ORG, ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2005
    Racak was a battle with the KLA This time there's video-taped proof! Judge Marinkovic Takes The Witness Stand SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC.ORG, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Judge Marinkovic Takes The Witness Stand Written by: Andy Wilcoxson The Honorable Judge Danica Marenkovic took the stand, as a defense witness, at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic on Wednesday. Mrs. Marenkovic is an ethnic Macedonian, she was elected to her judgeship in 1984 by the Kosovo assembly. She worked at the district court in Pristina, and was the investigating judge who investigated the alleged massacre at Racak on January 15, 1999. She began her testimony...
  • Never Again - At the U.N.

    01/25/2005 9:22:05 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 6 replies · 544+ views
    CFP ^ | January 25, 2005 | Marinka Peschmann
    At a special United Nations session, held on Monday, in New York, to commemorative the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pierre Pettigrew, told the assembly, "It happened, in my mind, because the greatest evil is indifference." Over 6 million Jews were systematically murdered during the Holocaust. Millions perished during World War II. ‘Never again!’ is how Pettigrew ended his eloquent speech, parroting the theme, started by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Earlier Annan declared that, "Such an evil must never be allowed to happen again," and urged the world body that,...
  • Ex-Russian PM blames NATO for Kosovo exodus

    11/22/2004 8:00:05 PM PST · by Jane_N · 35 replies · 656+ views
    AFP ^ | Tuesday, November 23, 2004. | AFP
    Former Russian prime minister Nikolai Ryzhkov has testified at the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic. Mr Ryzhkov accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) of sparking a mass exodus of Kosovo Albanians by bombing the breakaway Serbian province in 1999. He also alleged that 800,000 separatist fighters from Kosovo's majority ethnic Albanian population were mainly armed by Germany and funded from Europe and the Middle East. Mr Ryzhkov, who addressed Milosevic as "Mr President", was questioned at length by the defendant in the mammoth war crimes trial, notably about his stint as chairman of the Russian...
  • Vindicating the Serbian People: An 'Aerial' Counter-Attack

    11/12/2004 5:28:06 AM PST · by Calpernia · 358 replies · 8,216+ views
    Serbianna ^ | Friday, November 12, 2004 | T.V. Weber
    The last of Clinton’s bombs fell on Serbia over five years ago. But now, America is focused on another war, so that the media in the U.S. can treat Clinton’s debacle in the Balkans, and its ongoing aftermath, as though they were yesterday’s news. It is easy to see why the American public has not yet come to terms with a number of vital issues connected with those events. Unanswered Questions in the Balkans: Where is the evidence of “ethnic cleansing” in Kosovo - and where are those “mass graves”? Each war gets a different media “spin.” The direction of...
  • Albanian Hague witness against Milosevic among Kosovo arrested

    03/24/2004 10:46:18 AM PST · by Destro · 6 replies · 338+ views ^ | March 24, 2004 | Beta
    March 24, 2004 Hague witness among Kosovo arrested | 16:11 | Beta BELGRADE -- Wednesday – A former regional commander of the Kosovo Protection Corps, Sukri Buja, arrested in connection with last weeks violence in Kosovo, was the first senior Kosovo Liberation Army officer to give evidence against Slobodan Milosevic at the Hague Tribunal. Buja was arrested on Tuesday evening by Finnish KFOR troops on suspicion of inciting violence in Lipljan in which one Serb was killed and several injured. Hundreds of Serbs were expelled from the town, ten kilometres south of Pristina and scores of Serb-owned houses set on...
  • Milosevic trial resumes with testimony about Racak massacre

    10/12/2004 8:36:57 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 4 replies · 453+ views
    AFP ^ | 12 October 2004 | AFP
    THE HAGUE : The mammoth trial of Slobodan Milosevic resumed at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague, with testimony about the 1999 massacre of some 45 people in the Kosovo town of Racak. The alleged massacre of civilians by Serb troops in Racak is a key element in the UN court's indictment against the former Yugoslav president over the 1998-99 conflicts in the Serb province of Kosovo. German investigative journalist Franz-Josef Hutsch on Tuesday took the stand as the fourth defence witness after the case had been adjourned for a month to give Milosevic's court-appointed defence lawyer...
  • We Bombed the Wrong Side in Kosovo

    05/29/2004 12:24:36 PM PDT · by Destro · 181 replies · 3,196+ views
    G2mil ^ | Summer 2004 | Carlton Meyer
    Editorial While the Bush Administration dances around their lies about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction used to justify the conquest of Iraq, let us recall the Clinton administration lied to justify their conquest of Kosovo in 1999. No mass graves were found, except in places where a few dozen Islamic terrorists, and civilians caught in the crossfire, were killed in firefights with Serbian police. There was no "ethnic cleansing" by the Serbian army, which includes thousands of Muslim soldiers. Reports that civilians were forced to vacate cities by evil Serbian police proved false; they fled because they were terrified...
  • The Left Revisionists (Balkans Revisionism)

    06/01/2004 1:13:25 PM PDT · by GeraldP · 63 replies · 516+ views
    Journal of Genocide Research ^ | November 2003 | Marko Attila Hoare
    In 2001 two events at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague put the subject of genocide in the former Yugoslavia back on the front pages of newspapers. Firstly, Bosnian Serb General Radislav Krstic was convicted of genocide against the Muslim population of the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the first conviction at the ICTY for this gravest of crimes. Secondly and more spectacularly, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was indicted and put on trial for genocide against the Muslim and Croat population of Bosnia-Herzegovina as a whole. These events at the ICTY inflamed the bitter...
  • The Milosevic trial is a travesty

    02/11/2004 8:58:33 PM PST · by Int · 46 replies · 1,319+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Thursday February 12, 2004 | Neil Clark
    The Milosevic trial is a travesty Political necessity dictates that the former Yugoslavian leader will be found guilty - even if the evidence doesn't Neil ClarkThursday February 12, 2004 It is two years today that the trial of Slobodan Milosevic opened at The Hague. The chief prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, was triumphant as she announced the 66 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity and genocide that the former Yugoslavian president was charged with. CNN was among those who called it "the most important trial since Nuremburg" as the prosecution outlined the "crimes of medieval savagery" allegedly committed by...
  • International observer testifies about Kosovo massacre that led to NATO intervention (A LIE CAUGHT!)

    04/11/2002 6:07:13 PM PDT · by Spar · 12 replies · 500+ views
    AP/Yahoo! ^ | Thu Apr 11,12:50 PM ET | AP
    International observer testifies about Kosovo massacre that led to NATO intervention Thu Apr 11,12:50 PM ET THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) A former British general Thursday testifying at the trial of Slobodan Milosevic (news - web sites) described the aftermath of a massacre in a Kosovo village in 1999 that outraged the world and hastened NATO (news - web sites) intervention. Retired British Gen. Karol Drewienkiewicz visited the town of Racak a day after 45 ethnic Albanians — predominantly men — were shot from close range. The Racak killings on Jan. 15, 1999, which were observed from across the valley by...
  • Work of the Hague tribunal in Racak case criticized

    01/19/2004 11:27:35 AM PST · by DTA · 67 replies · 533+ views
    BERLINER ZEITUNG ^ | 2004-01-17 | Markus Bickel
    Berliner Zeitung, Saturday, January 17, 2004 No interest in fallen Serbs Work of the Hague tribunal in Racak case criticized Markus Bickel SARAJEVO/HELSINKI, January - Finnish pathologist Helena Ranta has expressed lack of comprehension regarding the work of the UN's Hague tribunal in the case of the so-called massacre of Racak. In an interview with "Berliner Zeitung", the head of the forensic team sent by the EU to investigate occurrences in the Kosovo village of Racak in January, 1999, criticized that indications of serious fighting between Serbian soldiers and Albanian fighters on the night of 15th to 16th of January,...
  • Expert says tribunal ignored evidence of Racak gunfight

    01/19/2004 3:04:21 PM PST · by AncientAirs · 8 replies · 227+ views
    B92 ^ | 01/19/2004 | B92
    Helsinki -- Monday – Finnish forensic expert Helena Ranta has accused the UN tribunal in The Hague of ignoring indications that heavy fighting had taken place in Racak between Serb forces and Kosovo Albanian guerrillas in January 1999, before international investigators claimed to have uncovered a massacre in the Kosovo village. Ranta, who headed the European Union forensic team assigned to the village, told Berliner Zeitung she had received evidence at the time that several Serbs soldiers had also been killed. The alleged massacre of 45 ethnic Albanians in Racak on January 15, 1999, outraged the international community. Just two...
  • Serbs also killed in Racak “massacre” says investigator

    01/19/2004 3:00:58 PM PST · by AncientAirs · 2 replies · 161+ views
    B92 ^ | 01/19/2004 | B92
    BELGRADE -- Monday – Five years after the alleged massacre in the Kosovo village of Racak which eventually led to the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, Finnish pathologist Helena Ranta, who led forensic investigations into the case, has said for the first time that Serb security troops were also killed. Ranta told B92 today that she had received information about the death of Serb troops in Racak in 1999. “I was told there victims of both Serbian forces and the Kosovo Liberation Army murdered in Racak on Friday, January 15, 1999. I didn’t see the list of Serb victims. I was...
  • Srebrenica Casualty Numbers Challenged by Experts as Politicized and Ethnically Divisive

    09/21/2003 8:34:13 AM PDT · by joan · 657 replies · 3,343+ views ^ | September 20, 2003 | The International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA)
    BALKAN & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN POLICY COUNCIL PO Box 20407, Alexandria, Virginia 22320, USA Telephone (703) 548-1070. Facsimile (703) 684-7476. Website: Contact: Gregory Copley, 703-548-1070 Srebrenica Casualty Numbers Challenged by Experts as Politicized and Ethnically Divisive WASHINGTON, DC, September 18, 2003: On the eve of the dedication of a monument to Muslims killed at Srebrenica, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 1995, a group which includes a former UN official, intelligence experts, and journalists, released a statement challenging the alleged casualty number of 7,000 victims as "vastly inflated and unsupported by evidence". They asserted that one-sided interventionist policies permitted al-Qaida forces and radical...
  • Evidence of British police officer on the massacre at Racak

    06/23/2002 7:31:32 PM PDT · by ABrit · 21 replies · 668+ views
    ICTY Transcript ^ | 7th June 2002 | ICTY
    WITNESS: IAN ROBERT HENDRIE 14 Examined by Mr. Ryneveld:15 Q. Mr. Hendrie, could you tell the Court your full name, please.16 A. Ian Robert Hendrie.17 Q. And, Mr. Hendrie, do I understand correctly, sir, that you are18 currently 42 years old?19 A. I am.20 Q. And you have a background as a detective in both the Royal Hong21 Kong and the London Metropolitan Police forces; is that correct?22 A. It is, yes.23 Q. Now, sir, did there come a time in 1997 or 1998 when you served24 one of the offices of the United Nations in the Balkans?25 A. Between...
  • Milosevic Says Kosovo Massacre Staged by Rebels

    04/15/2002 12:30:01 PM PDT · by joan · 88 replies · 501+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/15/02 | Eric Onstad
    — By THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Slobodan Milosevic at his trial on Monday accused separatist Kosovo Albanian guerrillas of fabricating an alleged atrocity by Serb forces in 1999 in a bid to spur a shocked West into attacking Yugoslavia. The killing of about 45 ethnic Albanians in Racak in January 1999 shocked the outside world and was widely credited with stiffening NATO's resolve to launch its 11-week campaign of air strikes against Yugoslavia two months later. The former Serb strongman, accused of genocide and crimes against humanity in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s, could face life behind bars...
  • Racak is a hoax?

    04/13/2002 3:14:36 PM PDT · by SKS Snajperi · 9 replies · 1,902+ views
    Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. "Berliner Zeitung" Disputes Massacre Claims: Racak a Hoax Foreign Affairs Front Page Free Republic Keywords: YU, SERBIA, KOSOVO, UN, NATO, US, KLA, RACAK A HOAX Source: The Reagan Information Interchange Published: BERLIN, Mar. 24 2000 Author: Bo Adam, Roland Heine and Claudius Technau Posted on 09/09/2000 16:06:11 PDT by mking2 "Berliner Zeitung" Disputes Massacre Claims: Racak...