PROLOGUE BY THE AUTHOR: ABOUT MY WARTIME DIARIES
I spent over 12 years covering the Balkans wars and conflicts as an independent journalist (1989-2002). Over 140,000 people lost their lives, and over 4 million were forced to flee their homes during that time. Because the wars were largely incited by foreign powers, more specifically – the United States and Great Britain.
So they could fill the political vacuum in Yugoslavia created by the collapse of the Soviet Union (1991). And then co-opt most of the Balkans nations into NATO. But to do that, they first had to create a problem to which the ultimate solution would be a NATO takeover.
During my work as a war correspondent, I met with many of the major players is this tragedy in which over 140,000 people lost their lives, and over 4 million were forced to flee their homes. The major protagonists included top statesmen, army chiefs, high-level diplomats of the U.S., Britain, France, Canada, Russia and Belgium, and literally hundreds of other individuals I had come across on the front lines as well as in the boardrooms.
As always, I kept careful and copious notes about these conversations and events I witnessed. After each of those field trips to the Balkans, I would file a copy of my wartime diary with the Chief Archivist of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California. That’s just in case something happened to me. But my stipulation was that my diaries may not be available for public viewing for a period of at least five years after the war’s end. I did not want my conversations with principals in this war drama to affect in any way the outcome of the war or the subsequent war crimes trials at the Hague.
Well, now that it has been over 20 years since the end of the Bosnian war, and that all of the Hague trials are just about over, I have decided to make my four most important diaries public. They can be accessed as PDFs by clicking on the following title pages.
YUGOSLAV-DIARY-5-1994 (PDF, 50 pages)
YUGOSLAV-DIARY-7-1994 [EXCERPTS – FRONT LINES] (PDF, 21 pages)
YUGOSLAV-DIARY-7-1995 (SREBRENICA) (PDF, 83 pages)
YUGOSLAV-DIARY-12-1995 (AFTERMATH) (PDF, 26 pages)
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And now, here’s a quick analysis of the trials at the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague, starting with last week’s Karadzic judgment, followed by an insight about how the Americans and the British duped the Serbs into taking Srebrenica, and with that, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
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VICTORS’ JUSTICE ON DISPLAY AT THE HAGUE
FORMER BOSNIAN SERB LEADER RADOVAN KARADZIC GUILTY OF GENOCIDE, WAR CRIMES (NPR)
March 24, 2016
Also, HOW THE SERBS WERE DUPED INTO TAKING SREBRENICA (Bosnia)
After a trial that took nearly 7 years and 500 days of court testimony, the three judges of the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague did what the New World Order powers that be expected of them at the outset. They found the former Bosnian Serb president Dr Radovan Karadzic guilty of of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to 40 years in prison.
Since Dr Karadzic is 70, the verdict means a virtual life sentence.
Ominously, the sentence was pronounced today March 24, on the anniversary of NATO’s attack on Serbia in 1999. Yet none of the criminals who ordered those crimes against humanity have been charged with such crimes (Bill Clinton, Gen Wesley Clark, Xavier Solana, Madeleine Albright, and other leaders of the NATO countries who ordered and participated in the attack (see http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1kP).
MY TESTIMONY AT THE HAGUE TRIAL
Four years ago, I gave testimony during Dr Karadzic’s trial about my meetings and conversations with him and other participants in the Bosnian war during the 1990s, when I worked as a war correspondent from the Balkans.
By chance or by providence, certainly not by design, I just happened to be here actually during the alleged Srebrenica massacre in July 1995. And I spent most of that day with Dr Karadzic and other senior government leaders, such as Momcilo Krajisnik and Dr Nikola Koljevic. I also published a contemporaneous story about it – “On the Run…” – A Bosnian Wartime Vignette – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Vignettes/On-the-run-(Bosnia).html. Which is how the Hague prosecutors learned about me when they asked me to testify.
I said in my testimony at the trial that, “I (have) found that often times disinformation was passed on to the American public and other Western public not by outright lying, but (by) the deception by omission, by omission of the salient facts,” this writer said answering a question about the western media deceptions posed by the Defendant. “And I saw it as my mission to fill in these gaps so the full truth be known. Because without the full truth, there cannot be a full reconciliation, and without the (full) reconciliation, there cannot be real peace and harmony.”
I also said that I saw no evidence from my conversations with Dr Karadzic that he knew anything about any alleged massacres in Srebrenica. But the judges did what they were expected to do – deliver a guilty verdict anyway.
For more, see Bob Djurdjevic’s testimony at the Hague during the trial of Dr Radovan Karadzic – http://www.truthinmedia.org/2012/Hague%20Testimony.html
Also see, Put the U.N. Justice on Trial – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Bulletins/tim98-8-5.html (Aug 1998)
Milosevic: Who Says There’s No Death Penalty at the Hague? (2006)
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HOW THE SERBS WERE DUPED INTO TAKING SREBRENICA (Bosnia)
What follows below an excerpt from a Nov 2015 interview with Robert Baer, former CIA agent who was active in Yugoslavia during the start of the Balkans wars. As usual, some who do not want the full truth about the dismemberment of Yugoslavia to come out have tried to cast doubts about the veracity of this interview,
I cannot vouch for everything that is attributed here to Robert Baer. But I can say two things:
First, Baer is a very well respected author and a former CIA agent with a conscience and courage to speak the truth (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Baer).
Second, what Baer said here about Srebrenica not only fits with what I saw and heard when I was there (in Bosnia) as a war correspondent during the exact time Srebrenica was taken by the Serbian army. It actually does not go far enough.
The Serbs were duped not only by the Americans (CIA and diplomats), but also by the British. In fact, it is my humble opinion that the British role in encouraging the Serbs to attack Srebrenica was greater than that of Washington (see see “PERFIDIOUS ALBION STRIKES AGAIN” – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Bulletins/tim97-1-7.html).
Confession of a CIA Agent: They Gave Us Millions to Dismember Yugoslavia
“My boss, who was formerly a US Senator, stressed repeatedly that some kind of scam would go down in Bosnia. A month before the alleged genocide in Srebrenica, he told me that the town would be headline news around the world and ordered us to call the media. When I asked why, he said you’ll see.
Srebrenica should be blamed on Bosnians (Muslims), Serbs and Americans – that is us! But in fact everything has been blamed on the Serbs. Unfortunately, many of the victims buried as Muslims were Serbs and other nationalities. A few years ago a friend of mine, a former CIA agent and now at the IMF, said that Srebrenica is the product of agreement between the US government and politicians in Bosnia. The town of Srebrenica was sacrificed to give America a motive to attack the Serbs for their alleged crimes.”
For more, see… “Confession of a CIA Agent: They Gave Us Millions to Dismember Yugoslavia” – https://goo.gl/vjZTsk.
NOT JUST THE AMERICANS: THE BRITISH PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN DUPING THE SERBS
(An excerpt from Bob Djurdjevic’s war time diaries)
Four months later while meeting with some of my British intelligence contacts in London, I had this story confirmed and embellished:
“LONDON, December 5, 1995 (Tuesday) (a meeting at the hotel with XX, a former British intelligence MI6 operative – 15:30 to 16:40)
U.S. Green Light “Hint” Re. Srebrenica
XX said that he “knew for a fact” (“I have a copy of the letter”) that the U.S. gave the Bosnian Serbs a “green light” to take Srebrenica and Zepa. He said he wouldn’t tell me who it was that did it, but that this person had written to Karadzic’s government and advised them to feel free to attack Srebrenica. But that this “source” had “couched the advice in four layers of disclaimers about how he wasn’t sure that this was accurate information.”
TiM Ed.: Only five hours later, I found out that this “mystery” person was. No wonder another U.S. source had expressed doubts about this supposedly pro-Serb SOB, when he showed up at this source’s Belgium apartment with two German agents. This leftist was either a double agent or was duped into being a conduit.
I said to XX that the Americans weren’t the only ones trying to con the Bosnian Serbs.
“Your (British) government did it, too,” I said. “Which only goes to show you that they have all conspired to f… the Serbs, not just the Americans.”
XX seemed genuinely stunned about the revelation to do with the British treachery.”
For more, see “PERFIDIOUS ALBION STRIKES AGAIN” – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Bulletins/tim97-1-7.html
NOTE: Ivor Roberts, the former British ambassador to Yugoslavia with whom I have also met a number of times, both and the British embassy and at his residence, is now president of Oxford’s Trinity College. He was knighted by the Queen in 2000. So he is now Sir Ivor Anthony Roberts KCMG.
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RUSSIA SPEAKS OUT IN DEFENCE OF KARADZIC, SERBIA, ALLEGES BIAS OF HAGUE WAR CRIMES COURT
DJURDJEVIC (Truth in Media): Of the 161 people indicted by the court, 94 of were Serbs, 29 were Croats, 9 were Albanians, 9 are Bosnian Muslims.
Of the 94 indicted Serbs, 70 were convicted and sentenced, only 1 acquitted, and the rest died before the sentence was pronounced.
- Of the 29 indicted Croats, 19 were convicted.
- Of the 9 indicted Bosnian Muslims, 4 were convicted.
- Of the 9 indicted Albanians, 2 were convicted.
Those are the FACTS.
What happened in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995 was a civil war. All parties committed crimes as it always happens in a war. But the vast majority of indictees were Serbs. And the Serbs accounted for an even greater majority of convictions.
DEMOGRAPHICS BEFORE THE WAR
The ICTY court’s bias appears even more egregious when you consider the Bosnian and Kosovo demographics before the war.
In Bosnia, the Muslims accounted for 44% of the population, the Croats 17% and the Serbs 31%. The balance to 100% were “Yugoslavs.”
In Kosovo, prior to the 1999 war, there were 83% Albanians, 10% Serbs and 7% other ethnic groups, according to the demographic report to the Court.
As of the 2011 Census, however, only 1.5% of the current Kosovo population were Serbs. Ironically, it is the Serbs – the victims – who were tried and convicted of “ethnic cleansing” in the media. And now in the courts, too.
So now that you know these FACTS, You can judge for yourself whether or not the Hague War Crimes Tribunal was biased against the Serbs. And understand why the Russian government felt compelled to speak out on behalf of the Serbs and the truth.
For more, see…
Russian Foreign Ministry Blasts the Hague for Unfairly Targeting Serbs: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160325/1036989362/russia-blasts-icty-karadzic-serbs.html
Also see List of people indicted by ICTY…
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