WHAT BIBI WANTS, BIBI GETS

America’s de facto President stages a dog and pony show in Tel Aviv

Netanyahu claims Israel has proof that Iran lied and violated 2015 nuclear treaty

Have you ever seen any head of state give a speech in which he used slides and props like a computer salesman?

I have not. The closest any politician came to it in my experience was Ross Perot. The former head of the then largest computer services company in the world, used charts and graphs in his 1992 presidential campaign as if he were at an IBM board meeting to make his case against NAFTA and other globalist projects.

But Perot was not a head of state. So this evening, Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu made history when he used slides, charts and props to make his case that Iran has lied and violated the 2015 nuclear treaty.

“After signing the nuclear deal in 2015, Iran intensified its efforts to hide its secret files,” he said. “In 2017 Iran moved its nuclear weapons files to a highly secret location in Tehran.”

Netanyahu explained that “half a ton” of documents from the secret Iranian archives were obtained by Israel in “a great intelligence achievement.” He claimed that the files contain incriminating evidence that Iran has been working to develop a nuclear bomb as part of a program called “Project Amad.”

You can watch the entire Bibi dog and pony show here which was broadcast nationally this evening out of Tel Aviv.

I watched it. By chance. I was searching for something on the web when Bibi’s speech popped up on Fox News.

When he was finished, I must say Netanyahu made a strong case against Iran. And for why Donald Trump should pull the US out of the Iran nuclear treaty on May 12. But there is always the other side of a coin.

But he offered no real explanation how “half a ton” of Iran’s most sensitive nuclear documents were snatched away by Israel from Iran’s top secret site. That sounds like something right out of a James Bond film. And as we all know, Bond was a fictional character.

For all we know, both Bibi’s slides and those document files could be mockups. In other words, fake. Just like that nuclear bomb cartoon the Israeli prime minister embarrassed himself with when he paraded it before the United Nations General Assembly in September 2012.

 

“TRUST BUT VERIFY”

So before Trump wholeheartedly embraced everything Netanyahu said today as gospel truth (which the US president has already done!), he should have heeded the advice of one of his predecessors. It was Ronald Reagan who coined the phrase “trust but verify” when he negotiated with Gorbachev, the head of the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

Alas, this is 2018, And Trump’s Middle East policy can be summed up as “trust and bombast.” And bomb anyone Israel considers an enemy.

Netanyahu’s dog and pony show also brought back memories of two other historical events – one from business, another from political history.

THE IBM S/360 DECEPTION

During the half a century of the two Watson’s leadership, IBM had built up a reputation of being lily white and holier than Thou when it comes to telling the truth. The 1956 Consent Decree, in fact, compelled it to do so.

So when IBM announced its now legendary S/360 line of computers in April 1964, which changed the world of computing for ever, few people had even an inkling that some of the computer models on display were cardboard or wooden cutouts. The world had to wait 26 years for IBM to come clean.

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Tom Watson Jr, the IBM CEO who made the announcement, fessed up in his 1990 autobiographical book “Father, Son & Co”

“Not all of the equipment on display was real,” Watson wrote.  “Some units were just mock-ups made of wood..”

He claimed, in an effort to exculpate himself, that IBM had disclosed that “to our guests.” But even this writer, who spent over 8 years with IBM during the mainframe hay days, and several decades following the company as an analyst, had never heard of this 1964 IBM deception until 1990. (see Mainframe at 40, Apr 2004).

NETANYAHU: SHOW US THE BEEF

So if even the pristine IBM was capable of such a ruse, why should we trust Bibi’s slides and props? After all, we know that when he said, “Iran lied; big time,” it was the pot calling the kettle black.

Which takes us back to Regan’s “trust but verify.” I did not hear Netanyahu saying that he invited Iran’s friends and allies, like Russia, Lebanon, Venezuela etc., to verify the authenticity of the “half a ton” of documents Israel supposedly stole from Iran.

Until such time that an independent body of international experts affirms that what Netanyahu said is true, we have no more reason to believe him than we did Iran when that country claimed that it had ended its nuclear weapons program.

So a wise independent observer should keep his mind open. and not be swayed by a powerful visual marketing pitch Netanyahu delivered today. As Trump was, for example.

But then, that’s how “stable geniuses” behave. They think they know everything and do not require proof.

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UPDATE APRIL 15, 2018

WHO’S AMERICA’S BOSS? NIKKI OR DONALD? ACTUALLY, NEITHER. IT IS BIBI.

Nikki Haley reverses Trump, says US troops are to stay in Syria

She is “a tsunami of fresh air,” Israel’s PM Netanyahu lauds Haley

The US will not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals are accomplished there, US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has said. The US currently has over 2,000 troops in Syria and a number of contractors. 

Haley added that the US wants to ensure that chemical weapons are not used in a way that is of risk to US interests, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) is defeated, and Iran’s actions are monitored.“Be very clear, if we leave, when we leave, it will be because we know that everything is moving forward,” Haley added (click here for more).

Yet less than three weeks ago, Donald Trump, who is ostensibly Nikki’s boss, and the US president, said the opposite:

“We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” Trump said at an Ohio public event. “We are going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be.” (Mar 29, 2018 – see LIKE CUBA, LIKE SYRIA?).

 

This was not the first time Nikki had contradicted Donald and successfully sabotaged the President’s overtures toward peace. Last July, Trump and Putin met for the first time on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany,. And it was love at first sight.

“I had a tremendous meeting yesterday with President Putin,” Trump said on July 8  while speaking with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

It must have been. The meeting was scheduled to last 30-40 minutes. It went on for 2:16 hours. Even Melania could not pry her husband away from Putin (see https://wp.me/p3QU1S-2kr).

But Nikki did.

‘We cannot trust Russia & we won’t ever trust Russia’ – she squawked the same day in a CNN interview.

This was the Truth in Media comment the same day (July 8):

Right on cue. Now it remains to be seen who is in charge here – Trump or the NWO foreign policy masters.

If it is the former, Trump should fire Haley immediately for insubordination. It is the President, not the UN ambassador, who makes foreign policy.

And if Trump does not, then well… we’ll also have an answer as to who is in charge, won’t we?”

Less than three weeks later, we got our answer. Haley and her backers won. Trump backed down. And a new round of Russia sanctions was imposed (see Who’s whose flunkey? – Nikki Haley: Another Adherent of the Nothing Creed, Dec 2017).

And Nikki scored for again in December 2017, when Trump announced that the US would recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel (see ANOTHER DAY WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY).

What dives Nikki such power?

It’s not what. It’s who. And in a word, it is Bibi.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, seems to be her real boss and biggest fan.

In early March, Netanyahu told Nikki that she was like a “tsunami of fresh air” at the UN.

“I wanted to tell you how much we appreciate the defense of Israel and the truth that the president and you bring into these cloistered halls that are so damp, you know, with anti-Israel venom,” Netanyahu said Thursday in his meeting with Haley at the United Nations in New York. “It’s not a breath of fresh air, it’s like a tsunami of fresh air.” (from Times of Israel, Mar 8, 2018).

So Haley might as well be recognized as Israel’s ambassador at the UN. And Bibi as America’s real boss. Because the president we currently have at the White House is cow-towing to both of them.

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UPDATE JULY 16, 2018

BIBI APARTHEID

Israel in turmoil over bill allowing Jews and Arabs to be segregated

Like Botha’s South Africa, Like Bibi’s Israel

Law will ‘reveal ugly face of ultranationalist Israel in all its repugnance’, Hebrew University professor says

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The proposed legislation being pushed by Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi), Israel’s PM, would allow the state to “authorize a community composed of people having the same faith and nationality to maintain the exclusive character of that community”.

Israel is in the throes of political upheaval as the country’s ruling party seeks to pass legislation that could allow for Jewish-only communities, which critics have condemned as the end of a democratic state.

In its current state, the draft would also permit Jewish religious law to be implemented in certain cases and remove Arabic as an official language.

Many Israeli neighbourhoods and towns are already effectively segregated, with residents either vastly Jewish or Arab. In many places, it is tough for an Arab to move in, although segregation is not legal.

Writing in the progressive-leaning Haaretz newspaper, Mordechai Kremnitzer, from the faculty of law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said the bill would “remove the mask so as to reveal the ugly face of ultranationalist Israel in all its repugnance”.

For more, see…  https://goo.gl/bmdQt5


ANOTHER CAVE-IN FOR PUTIN, RUSSIA

Russia extends overflight privileges of US carriers ahead of deadline

On Monday, the tough-talking Nikki Haley, the virtual US president and the unofficial Israel’s ambassador at the UN, announced new and tougher sanctions on Russia. They followed this weekend’s US-UK-French missile attacks on Syria which went unanswered by Russia despite Putin’s bluster and the flurry of his officials’ threats beforehand (see PUTIN: TALK IS CHEAP, ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS, 

What was Russia’s response to these new sanctions?

A cave in. An utter and complete cave-in. Here’s an RT.COM story about it:

Moscow has extended overflight privileges of US carriers flying over Russia, hours before they were due to expire, the US State Department said, noting that it continues working with Moscow to secure “benefits” for US companies.

The US State Department announced that it has been relentlessly working with Moscow to extend an agreement which allows American passenger and cargo planes to fly in Russian airspace, drastically saving time and fuel on long-distance flights. Hours before the overflight agreement was due to expire at 7:59pm (2359 GMT), the State Department confirmed that Russia granted the much-needed extension.

“The Ministry of Transport informed us today that it will extend overflight approvals for US airlines for operations on three routes through October 28, 2018,” the US State Department spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday. “The Ministry of Transport extended approvals for all-cargo flights from Asia to Europe through April 20.”

Putin might as well be a card-carrying member of the New World Order. His job is to be a patsy and play a bogey. Because without such “enemies,” the NWO motto – “perpetual war for perpetual commerce” would fail. With such “enemies,” the NWO flourishes.

What a bunch of fools the Russians who voted for him last month are. As are the millions of others around the world who see Putin as a hero who will free the world from the American-Israeli hegemony.

Yeah, right. Like Philippe Pétain saved France from Hitler? Or Gorbachev saved the Soviet Union from the West?

Lest we forget: Putin suggested to Bill Clinton in 2000 that Russia should join NATO.

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PUTIN: TALK IS CHEAP, ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

Russian president is a fool if he thinks he can deal with the US in a court of law

Might is right – that’s the only response global terrorists understand

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Russian president and his officials talked tough in advance of the US-UK-France missile strikes on Syria in the predawn hours today (Apr 14, 2018).

Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, for example, said on April 11 hat any US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, a step which could trigger a major escalation in the Syrian war (see LIKE CUBA, LIKE SYRIA?, Apr 11).

Well, that did not happen, did it? The tripartite US-led coalition fired 103 missiles supposedly at Syrian chemical weapons facilities. And there was not a peep from the Russian air defenses in that country.

Instead, Putin lamely responded in a statement that the US and its allies violated the UN Charter and international law.

Whoopee do! Really? That’s what the Russian president expects Washington to obey Spoken like a modern-day Neville Chamberlain.

When did the international law ever stop global state terrorists, or imperialists, from pursuing their goals? How did it work for Chamberlain against Hitler?

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When the push came to shove, the Russian president blinked. Just like Khrushchev did in 1962.

Just as Putin did when the US installed an anti-Russian regime in Ukraine in Feb 2014. And after the mass murder of the nearly 300 civilians on flight MH17 in July 2014. Which America (e.g., Hillary Clinton) immediately blamed on Russia (again without any proof, like the alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria),

Proof? Only fools look for that. Statesmen act to protect their countries’ interests.

PUTIN: ALL BLUSTER, NO MUSTER

So what are we to conclude from this?

I tell you what: Putin is all bluster and no muster. A wuss. Yet seen as a hero in his country, recently reelected with a huge majority.

Which goes to show us that the American people are not the only naive fools in the world.

Words are cheap; action speaks louder than words. “Speak softly and carry a big stick” (Theodore Roosevelt).

All these truisms have been lost on the Russian president. What’s he going to do with his legal argument about the US breaking international law. Sue the Pentagon? Sue Trump? Sue Netanyahu?

Back in 2014, I wrote a Truth in Media editorial “Is Putin Naive or Coy?”  Now I can answer that question with certainty: He is a fool if he thinks he can deal with the belligerents like the US, Israel, UK or France in a court of law.

Even the former Trump supporters in the US are making minced meat of our bozo at the White House and his shameful turn-about-face on Syria pullout (see the “Conservative pundits are hammering Trump for US-led strikes in Syria”).

Like Yeltsin, Like Putin

More and more, Putin is sounding like Boris Yeltsin, who similarly sold out the Serbs in the 1990s during the US-initiated wars which dismembered Yugoslavia, and brought NATO into the Balkans.

Putin even alluded to that today:

“History will set things straight on Syria for the US, which is already responsible for a chain of “bloody carnage” in other countries, Russian President Putin said today, following the US-led attack on Syria.

And how did the history lesson work out in Yugoslavia? The country no longer exists. That’s how.

I fear the only country the “free world” may be able to count on to free us from the slavery to the Israel-controlled New World Order is China. Ironically, that’s a communist country. So I would not put much weight behind the words of the Chinese president, either.

“Birds of a feather flock together.”

Sad but true.

Basically, we are screwed. For now. Unless some other leader with cojones bigger than Netanyahu’s emerges. That’s the bottom line.


UPDATE APRIL 15, 2018

WHO’S AMERICA’S BOSS? NIKKI OR DONALD? ACTUALLY, NEITHER. IT IS BIBI.

Nikki Haley reverses Trump, says US troops are to stay in Syria

She is “a tsunami of fresh air,” Israel’s PM Netanyahu lauds Haley

The US will not pull its troops out of Syria until its goals are accomplished there, US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has said. The US currently has over 2,000 troops in Syria and a number of contractors. 

Haley added that the US wants to ensure that chemical weapons are not used in a way that is of risk to US interests, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) is defeated, and Iran’s actions are monitored.“Be very clear, if we leave, when we leave, it will be because we know that everything is moving forward,” Haley added (click here for more).

Yet less than three weeks ago, Donald Trump, who is ostensibly Nikki’s boss, and the US president, said the opposite:

“We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” Trump said at an Ohio public event. “We are going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be.” (Mar 29, 2018 – see LIKE CUBA, LIKE SYRIA?).

This was not the first time Nikki had contradicted Donald and successfully sabotaged the President’s overtures toward peace. Last July, Trump and Putin met for the first time on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany,. And it was love at first sight.

“I had a tremendous meeting yesterday with President Putin,” Trump said on July 8  while speaking with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

It must have been. The meeting was scheduled to last 30-40 minutes. It went on for 2:16 hours. Even Melania could not pry her husband away from Putin (see https://wp.me/p3QU1S-2kr).

But Nikki did.

‘We cannot trust Russia & we won’t ever trust Russia’ – she squawked the same day in a CNN interview.

This was the Truth in Media comment the same day (July 8):

Right on cue. Now it remains to be seen who is in charge here – Trump or the NWO foreign policy masters.

If it is the former, Trump should fire Haley immediately for insubordination. It is the President, not the UN ambassador, who makes foreign policy.

And if Trump does not, then well… we’ll also have an answer as to who is in charge, won’t we?”

Less than three weeks later, we got our answer. Haley and her backers won. Trump backed down. And a new round of Russia sanctions was imposed (see Who’s whose flunkey? – Nikki Haley: Another Adherent of the Nothing Creed, Dec 2017).

And Nikki scored for again in December 2017, when Trump announced that the US would recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel (see ANOTHER DAY WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY).

What dives Nikki such power?

It’s not what. It’s who. And in a word, it is Bibi.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, seems to be her real boss and biggest fan.

In early March, Netanyahu told Nikki that she was like a “tsunami of fresh air” at the UN.

“I wanted to tell you how much we appreciate the defense of Israel and the truth that the president and you bring into these cloistered halls that are so damp, you know, with anti-Israel venom,” Netanyahu said Thursday in his meeting with Haley at the United Nations in New York. “It’s not a breath of fresh air, it’s like a tsunami of fresh air.” (from Times of Israel, Mar 8, 2018).

So Haley might as well be recognized as Israel’s ambassador at the UN. And Bibi as America’s real boss. Because the president we currently have at the White House is cow-towing to both of them.

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ANOTHER CAVE-IN FOR PUTIN, RUSSIA

Russia extends overflight privileges of US carriers ahead of deadline

On Monday, the tough-talking Nikki Haley, the virtual US president and the unofficial Israel’s ambassador at the UN, announced new and tougher sanctions on Russia. They followed this weekend’s US-UK-French missile attacks on Syria which went unanswered by Russia despite Putin’s bluster and the flurry of his officials’ threats beforehand (see PUTIN: TALK IS CHEAP, ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS, 

What was Russia’s response to these new sanctions?

A cave in. An utter and complete cave-in. Here’s an RT.COM story about it:

Moscow has extended overflight privileges of US carriers flying over Russia, hours before they were due to expire, the US State Department said, noting that it continues working with Moscow to secure “benefits” for US companies.

The US State Department announced that it has been relentlessly working with Moscow to extend an agreement which allows American passenger and cargo planes to fly in Russian airspace, drastically saving time and fuel on long-distance flights. Hours before the overflight agreement was due to expire at 7:59pm (2359 GMT), the State Department confirmed that Russia granted the much-needed extension.

“The Ministry of Transport informed us today that it will extend overflight approvals for US airlines for operations on three routes through October 28, 2018,” the US State Department spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday. “The Ministry of Transport extended approvals for all-cargo flights from Asia to Europe through April 20.”

Putin might as well be a card-carrying member of the New World Order. His job is to be a patsy and play a bogey. Because without such “enemies,” the NWO motto – “perpetual war for perpetual commerce” would fail. With such “enemies,” the NWO flourishes.

What a bunch of fools the Russians who voted for him last month are. As are the millions of others around the world who see Putin as a hero who will free the world from the American-Israeli hegemony.

Yeah, right. Like Philippe Pétain saved France from Hitler? Or Gorbachev saved the Soviet Union from the West?

Lest we forget: Putin suggested to Bill Clinton in 2000 that Russia should join NATO.

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UPDATE JUNE 1, 2018

PUTIN PRACTICES “SPEAK SOFTLY BUT CARRY A BIG STICK”

Which Is Why Trump (US) Blinked in April Missile Attack on Syria

Remember my post, PUTIN: TALK IS CHEAP, ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS? (

Six weeks ago, Putin stole a page out of Teddy Roosevelt’s playbook (Theodore Roosevelt’s  letter to Henry L. Sprague, on Jan 26, 1900).  He won the battle of a fake Syrian chemical attack without firing a shot.

Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with RT.COM that Moscow deterred the US from launching a devastating country-wide air strike in April. He also believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued the US “interference.”

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Here’s an excerpt from PUTIN: TALK IS CHEAP, ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS? (

Russian president and his officials talked tough in advance of the US-UK-France missile strikes on Syria in the predawn hours today (Apr 14, 2018).

Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, for example, said on April 11 hat any US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, a step which could trigger a major escalation in the Syrian war (see LIKE CUBA, LIKE SYRIA?, Apr 11).

Well, that did not happen, did it? The tripartite US-led coalition fired 103 missiles supposedly at Syrian chemical weapons facilities.

And here’s what actually happened, according to the VETERANS TODAY website, which quotes Russian military sources (April 14, 2018): Who is the big bad liar on the US missile attack on Syria?

The US and the British fired 103 missiles on April 14. Despite the Pentagon claims that all of them hit their targets, 71 incoming missiles were actually shot down by the Syrian air defenses. There were no Syrian military and civilian casualties.(for a detailed account of each missile target and result see below).

So Trump’s much ballyhooed April 14 bombing of Syrian in retaliation to a fake story the US launched which, thanks to the social media, nobody bought, was an unmitigated flop. A noisy night in Syria, to be sure. The US fireworks which produced no casualties.

If anything, this incident proved not only that Trump is merely Netanyahu’s pawn (see, but that he is an impotent pawn. It was he, not Putin, who ended up sounding like “all bluster, no muster”.

(see WHO’S AMERICA’S BOSS? NIKKI OR DONALD? ACTUALLY, NEITHER. IT IS BIBI. – Nikki Haley reverses Trump, says US troops are to stay in Syria – Apr 15, 2018 – https://wp.me/p3QU1S-2Uc)

FROM VETERANS TODAY website

Who is the big bad liar on the US missile attack on Syria?

April 14, 2018

Russian radar and air defense systems in the bases of Hameimim and Tartus were used to detect the American and British missiles and follow their course from the moment of launch of aircraft and warships and British warplanes Tornado above the average and from US aircraft F15 , F16 and strategic bombers B1-B from above the base Altnp occupied by US forces on Syrian territory (which I demanded the bombing started immediately after the start of the aggression on us with land-to-ground missiles) and Tomahawk missiles from warships in the Red Sea Labon & Montarie.

(French aircraft did not participate in the aggression)

The strikes were directed at the military airports, the scientific center and the manufacturing sites. According to the data, there are no casualties between civilians and military personnel.

103 rockets were fired at these Tomahawk and JB 38 sites and British warplanes fired eight SCALP & JEI

The Syrian air defenses dropped 71 missiles and used the following systems to drop them: S-125, S-200, Bock, Kfadrat, Usa

Russian Federation has recently helped the Syrian Arab Republic rebuild its air defense systems, which have largely destroyed the Takfiri terror and at the urging of our Western partners, we have asked Syria to provide it with S-300 air defense systems. But today, we will reconsider this issue not only with regard to To supply Syria with this system, but to provide other countries (sleep, our strategic allies) ……..

Four rockets were fired at the international airport, all of which were dropped.
Twelve rockets were fired at Al-Dameer Airport, all of which were dropped.

18 rockets were fired at Bli airport and all were dropped.

Twelve rockets were fired at al-Shaerat airport.

9 rockets were fired at the unmanned Mezze airport, 5 of which were dropped.

16 rockets were fired at Homs, 13 of which were dropped. There were no significant losses to these two aircraft and were limited to material.

30 missiles were fired at the residential areas of Barzeh and Jirmana on facilities that the aggression states claimed had research centers and chemical weapons production plants. Seven of these rockets were dropped and the targeted places of equipment and persons were vacated for a long time.

We confirm that there are no weapons centers or factories No rockets were fired into the Russian air defenses at the Hameimim and Tartous … Our base was established in Hameim and Tartous in the state of alert and war and our warplane is flying in the Syrian airspace.

 

 

 

 

 

LIKE CUBA, LIKE SYRIA?

EXCEPT WITH RUSSIA-USA ROLES REVERSED

Nearly 56 years ago, the world was teeter-tottering on the brink of war between the Soviet Union and the United States. The events of October 1962 became known as the Cuba Missile Crisis. In the end, common sense and self-preservation prevailed. And the two superpowers stepped back from the brink of war.

Now the world is facing a similar crisis in Syria. Except that the roles are reversed. Now the US is threatening to strike Syria with its missiles. And Russia is promising to shoot them down and then target the source – the US fleet in the Mediterranean,

What brought that about now that ISIS has been virtually defeated in Syria?

The threat of peace. That’s what has caused all these bellicose actions by the warmongers in the US and Israel.

Two week ago (on March 29), Donald Trump said the US military should get ready to pull out of Syria.

“We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria like very soon. Let the other people take care of it now,” Trump said at an Ohio public event. “We are going to get back to our country, where we belong, where we want to be.”

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And those words sent the war hawks into apoplexy, especially in Israel which has been using the US military and money as a shield against its enemies in the Middle East.

TRUMP’S TURN-ABOUT-FACE

Predictably, there was an alleged “chemical attack” which the lamestream media immediately attributed to the Syrian government. And Trump just as quickly folded his peace rhetoric, and tail between his legs became once again the herald of perpetual wars on behalf of Israel.

 

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!”, Trump tweeted today. “You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

Wow. Talk about a turn-about-face executed with a military precision by a man who has never served in the military, but one with lots of experience in brown-nosing Benjamin Netanyahu and his war hawks.

Meanwhile, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has once again appealed for peace and common sense.

The state of world affairs invokes nothing but concerns, the situation in the world is becoming more chaotic,” Putin said today during a Moscow ceremony to welcome new ambassadors to Russia (see https://on.rt.com/9317). “Nevertheless, we still hope that common sense will eventually prevail and international relations will enter a constructive course, the entire world system will become more stable and predictable.”

Well, that’s not exactly what some other Russian officials have said. Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon said that any US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, a step which could trigger a major escalation in the Syrian war.

Alexander Zasypkin, in comments broadcast on Tuesday evening, said he was referring to a statement by Russian president Vladimir Putin and the Russian chief-of-staff.

“If there is a strike by the Americans then… the missiles will be downed and even the sources from which the missiles were fired,” he told Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV (see https://goo.gl/r3bz4B).

So there you have it. Things are heating up again in Syria not because the ISIS or some other alleged terrorists are threatening the peace process. Warmongers are at it again because Trump said the US would pull out of Syria and “would let other people (like Israel) take care of it now.”

Suddenly, there has been a re-escalation of war in Syria, followed by another Trump flip-flop. Who do you suppose is responsible for that?

 

UPDATE APRIL 14, 2018

PUTIN: TALK IS CHEAP, ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

Russian president is a fool if he thinks he can deal with the US in a court of law

Might is right – that’s the only response global terrorists understand

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Russian president and his officials talked tough in advance of the US-UK-France missile strikes on Syria in the predawn hours today (Apr 14, 2018).

Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, for example, said on April 11 hat any US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted, a step which could trigger a major escalation in the Syrian war (see LIKE CUBA, LIKE SYRIA?, Apr 11).

Well, that did not happen, did it? The tripartite US-led coalition fired 103 missiles supposedly at Syrian chemical weapons facilities. And there was not a peep from the Russian air defenses in that country.

Instead, Putin lamely responded in a statement that the US and its allies violated the UN Charter and international law.

Whoopee do! Really? That’s what the Russian president expects Washington to obey Spoken like a modern-day Neville Chamberlain.

When did the international law ever stop global state terrorists, or imperialists, from pursuing their goals? How did it work for Chamberlain against Hitler?

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When the push came to shove, the Russian president blinked. Just like Khrushchev did in 1962.

Just as Putin did when the US installed an anti-Russian regime in Ukraine in Feb 2014. And after the mass murder of the nearly 300 civilians on flight MH17 in July 2014. Which America (e.g., Hillary Clinton) immediately blamed on Russia (again without any proof, like the alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria),

Proof? Only fools look for that. Statesmen act to protect their countries’ interests.

PUTIN: ALL BLUSTER, NO MUSTER

So what are we to conclude from this?

I tell you what: Putin is all bluster and no muster. A wuss. Yet seen as a hero in his country, recently reelected with a huge majority.

Which goes to show us that the American people are not the only naive fools in the world.

 

Words are cheap; action speaks louder than words. “Speak softly and carry a big stick” (Theodore Roosevelt).

All these truisms have been lost on the Russian president. What’s he going to do with his legal argument about the US breaking international law. Sue the Pentagon? Sue Trump? Sue Netanyahu?

Back in 2014, I wrote a Truth in Media editorial “Is Putin Naive or Coy?”  Now I can answer that question with certainty: He is a fool if he thinks he can deal with the belligerents like the US, Israel, UK or France in a court of law.

Even the former Trump supporters in the US are making minced meat of our bozo at the White House and his shameful turn-about-face on Syria pullout (see the “Conservative pundits are hammering Trump for US-led strikes in Syria”).

Like Yeltsin, Like Putin

More and more, Putin is sounding like Boris Yeltsin, who similarly sold out the Serbs in the 1990s during the US-initiated wars which dismembered Yugoslavia, and brought NATO into the Balkans.

Putin even alluded to that today:

“History will set things straight on Syria for the US, which is already responsible for a chain of “bloody carnage” in other countries, Russian President Putin said today, following the US-led attack on Syria.

And how did the history lesson work out in Yugoslavia? The country no longer exists. That’s how.

I fear the only country the “free world” may be able to count on to free us from the slavery to the Israel-controlled New World Order is China. Ironically, that’s a communist country. So I would not put much weight behind the words of the Chinese president, either.

“Birds of a feather flock together.”

Sad but true.

Basically, we are screwed. For now. Unless some other leader with cojones bigger than Netanyahu’s emerges. That’s the bottom line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Putin to US: “STOP ROCKING THE BOAT… CALLED EARTH!”

Putin delivers a sobering message to the US in Russia’s version of the “state of the union” address:

STOP ROCKING THE BOAT… CALLED EARTH!

Putin: “All the things you were trying to prevent through your policies have already happened. You have failed to hold Russia back”

Putin delivered a sobering message to the US and to the world in his annual address to the Federation Assembly

“To those who for the last 15 years have been trying to fan an arms race, achieve unilateral advantage against Russia, impose sanctions, which are illegal from the standpoint of international law and are aimed at holding back the development of our country, including in the military area, I have this to say: All the things you were trying to prevent through your policies have already happened. You have failed to hold Russia back,” Putin said.

“You now have to acknowledge this reality, confirm that everything I said is no bluff – which it isn’t – think for some time, send into retirement the people stuck in the past and incapable of looking into the future, [and] stop rocking the boat that we all ride in and which is called planet Earth,” he said. Russia would be responsive if talked to as an equal partner, Putin added.

Putin unveiled a number of new nuclear weapons that Russia has as added to its arsenal in the last 15 years.

One system is the new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) called Sarmat, or RS-28. It’s already well-known, but Putin stressed that its increased range allows the missile to reach US territory from Russia via a South Pole route. The US has dozens of interceptor missiles deployed in Alaska on the presumption that Russia’s ICBMs would approach from that direction, which would not be the case with Sarmat.

In fact, the Soviet Union had a missile that could approach the US from any direction. It was not a regular ballistic missile but rather one that put the warhead into low-earth orbit. The warhead would then deorbit when close to its target, thanks to its own engines. However, the R-36orb missiles were scrapped as part of nuclear reduction process.

Putin then went on to weapons systems that were not previously known to the public. One is a yet-to-be-named cruise missile with an almost unlimited range.

The Russian president accused the US of arrogance, saying that it thought that Russia would not be able to recover anytime soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union and that its interests can simply be ignored. One particular move – the withdrawal by George W Bush from the Anti-ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) in 2002 – resulted in Russia being increasingly surrounded by American assets, which undermined the country’s nuclear deterrence.

Russia has now countered this, according to Putin, who went on to present a number of new systems, some of which don’t yet have names, and which are all meant to counter current and future ABM systems. His speech was accompanied by a series of video clips showing those new systems, partially as footage of tests and partially as computer-generated images showing their capabilities.

For more, see… https://on.rt.com/908e

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‘Speaking softly’: Russia wants negotiations, not confrontation

After his tough talk, the Russian president then offered the US an olive branch.

He stressed that Russia would not need all these new weapons if its legitimate concerns had not been ignored by the US and its allies. “Nobody wanted to talk with us on the core of the problem. Nobody listened to us. Now you listen!” he said.

He suggested that the US abandon its costly and inefficient hostile plans towards Russia and start negotiating a security arrangement which would take Moscow’s interests into account.


ALTZAR’S editorial comment

PUTIN’S SPEECH TO FALL ON DEAF EARS IN THE US?

What Putin is proposing, of course, would make eminent sense to anyone who strives to achieve peace and harmony on this planet. Alas, that does not include anyone among the US power elite Washington or New York. Their perpetual motto has been and still is:

PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL COMMERCE

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The US powers that be know no other way of life but the use of force and coercion. Chances are, therefore, that Putin’s words will fall on deaf ears in Washington and New York. Warmongers will be warmongers until they self-destruct. Just as Hitler’s Third Reich did over 70 years ago.

On this day in history… March 1, 1966

RUSSIAN PROBE FIRST TO REACH VENUS

Meanwhile, it is an instructive coincidence that on this day in 1996 – yes, 1966 – over three years before the US Apollo mission to the Moon – Venera 3, a Soviet probe launched from Kazakhstan on November 15, 1965, crash-landed on Venus.

Venus is the second planet from the sun and the closest planet to the Earth both in size and distance. Although Venera 3 failed in its mission to measure the Venusian atmosphere, it was the first unmanned spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet. Four years earlier, the U.S. probe Mariner 2 was the first spacecraft to pass close enough to Venus to take scientific measurements of the planet, discovering surface temperatures in excess of 800 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface.

In 1967, Venera 4 succeeded where Venera 3 failed, successfully ejecting several scientific instruments, including a thermometer, a barometer, an atmospheric density gauge, and gas analyzers, into Venus’ atmosphere. Then, in 1970, Venera 7 became the first spacecraft created by humans to soft-land on Venus, successfully sending back images and data for 23 minutes before succumbing to the extremely high temperature and atmospheric pressure found on the planet’s surface.

 

RUSSIA WAS AHEAD OF THE US IN SPACE EXPLORATION EVEN IN THE 1960s

How significant are these Russian achievements from more than half century ago?

Enormously. When the US spacecraft landed on the Moon in 1969, it had traveled an average distance of 239,000 miles.  When Venera 7 soft-landed on Venus a year later, the Russian spacecraft had traveled for 120 days covering the distance of between 25 million and 162 million miles (Venus’ orbit is elliptic, so its distance from the Earth varies greatly).

Assuming that Venera 7 took the shortest possible route, it still means that the Russian spacecraft had traveled at least 105 times (!) farther to reach Venus than the US missions to the Moon.

TOWARD NEW ARMS RACE?

Bet you never learned facts like that in myopic and chauvinistic American schools? And it’s that kind of ignorance that breeds arrogance that can eventually kill us all.

So when Putin says Russia now has capabilities of nuking the US via the South Pole, the American warmongers had better take him seriously.

Thank God there is at least one sane person among the world leaders who have the power to destroy the planet. But will Putin enough? Or will the “big stick” which he revealed today become yet another excuse for more military spending in the US?

My bet is it will be the latter. Trump has already beefed up the Pentagon budget during his first year in office. And Putin has now given him another reason to accelerate the new arms race.

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NATO’S FIRST MILITARY ACTION IN HISTORY

ZAGITOVA: MATURITY AND POISE VS. PETULANCE AND ENVY

Except for my musical/ballet creation Chopiniada, which coincided with the Winter Olympics in Korea, I have refrained from commenting on this thoroughly corrupt event. Because these shamefully politicized and commercialized “games” are not worth even a comment. They only deserve our scorn and oblivion.

I never watched any of it on live TV.  We don’t watch any network TV and have not had it for years. I only followed them through online media headlines here and there.

But there was at least one bright light worth a comment – the 15-year old Russian figure skating Olympic champion.

https://videopress.com/v/NbI8tkO9 [VIDEO]

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As you can see in this interview, the 15-year old Alena sounds smarter and more mature than most 30-year olds or older anywhere in the world these days.

https://www.rt.com/sport/419808-zagitova-medvedeva-olympics-figure-skating/

Here’s also a transcript of the interview:

Russian figure skating star Alina Zagitova, in an exclusive interview after her PyeongChang triumph, tells RT she hasn’t yet fully realized she’s an Olympic champion and that she plans to delight her fans for many more seasons.

RT: Alina, thank you very much for this opportunity, it is a great honor. You’re 15 and you’re an Olympic champion. Honestly, what’s on your mind?

Alina Zagitova: The most important thing to me has been to just make sure that everyone, my coaches, the audience and myself are satisfied. What’s on my mind? I’m thinking about the next season, and new tournaments. I’m thinking of some things that maybe I should change.

RT: And that’s all? So, you’re thinking about figure skating and nothing else?

AZ: Right now, I just can’t think of other things.

RT: Do you feel ok when people talk about your age? Because this is something everyone is really emphatic about, but my understanding is that you get the same treatment as everyone else when training and you train just like your teammates who are older, is that right?

AZ: Yes, we all get the same treatment, the same requirements, and coaches give everyone absolutely the same amount of work and attention – to myself, to Evgenia [Medvedeva] and others.

RT: And what do you think of it? Because, as reporters, we can’t help asking this question – because you are our youngest Olympic champion, you’re only 15. Does it sound ok to you when people say “only 15?”

AZ: Yes, it’s ok. I don’t really think much of it.

I want to keep figure skating as long as I can’

RT: Cool then. Let me ask you how you were prepping for the Olympics, because, if I understand it right, there have been many cases when – again – a very young age was a factor that led to additional stress in young athletes and affected their performance.

AZ: Well, my strategy now is to just to continue skating very carefully to avoid mistakes, and I want to keep figure skating as long as I can.

RT: And what did you do to help yourself avoid making any mistakes now and win the gold?

AZ: I was very calm. I just tried not to be distracted by the attention from the media and the audience, and not to think much about the fact that this is the Olympics. I tried to think of it as a regular competition, just like any other, that’s the mood I was trying to keep up.

RT: And who taught you how to do this, to stay out of things?

AZ: I just made some conclusions based on my experience, even though it’s not that big yet.

RT: After her performance, Evgenia seemed to have had an emotional reaction – she burst into tears, but then said that she never cries. You, on the other hand, seemed very calm, and, as you said it yourself, had only one tear. What did you do to stay so calm and composed?

AZ: To be honest, I didn’t have any tears, not even one.

RT: Really? Maybe my mistake.

AZ: Well, just a little, my eyes welled up a bit. But overall, it’s probably just because of my character; I tend to keep emotions to myself. But when I come back home, I let them all out, and I share it all with my parents.

RT: And what will it be like this time? I can’t even imagine.

AZ: I don’t know yet. I’m still away from home. I’ll probably run and jump around happy. I really hope that by the time I get home it will kick in.

RT: You mean to say that it really hasn’t yet? And you haven’t been running and jumping around? Honestly.

AZ: Only on ice. I did my jumping there.

RT: Oh yeah. So there was nothing like, maybe, back in your room, you just went like “I did it!” or texted someone a happy audio or video message? The people you talk to.

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK

‘They can’t beat us fairly’ — Lavrov on Olympic ban of Russia — so they fight dirty

Here’s also a comment the Russian foreign minister Lavrov made during the Winter Olympics (on Feb 18):

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LAVROV: Americans apparently can no longer beat us in a fair fight… so they are fighting dirty

The doping scandal that keeps many Russian athletes from competing in top events, including the ongoing Winter Olympics, was just part of the West’s devious strategy against Moscow, Russia’s foreign minister has said.

The assertion came in an interview the minister gave to Rossia-1 news channel, aired on Sunday. Lavrov said in other areas he saw the same approach, “the use of unilateral, coercive, illegitimate, unlawful actions to obtain the advantage.”

Sergey Lavrov said barring dozens of Russians from the games was “part of this unfair competition, because the Americans apparently can no longer beat us in a fair fight. They believe that taking back and preserving uncontested leadership in global sports requires sidelining the competition.”

Lavrov believes that the US and other Western powers are now fighting dirty because they cannot deal with the fact that Russia resurged after a low point in the 1990s, when much of its government was influenced by various foreign advisors pushing the agendas of their native countries. Russia has since realized it was “not a newborn country but a nation with a thousand-year long history” that its citizens should be proud of.

For more, see…  https://on.rt.com/8ywp

WHY DID THE BALKAN WARS HAPPEN?

Final word on Yugoslavia’s disintegration

WHY DID THE BALKAN WARS HAPPEN?

In conclusion to the excerpts from my wartime diaries, I will try to answer a question some of you have been asking: Why did the Balkan wars happen in the 1990s that led to disintegration of Yugoslavia, a country cobbled together after the Treaty of Versailles in 1918, and a founding member of the United Nations.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s the answer to the above question.

 

During the years I worked as a war correspondent and geopolitical commentator (1989-2002), I had written literally hundreds of articles and hundreds of thousands of words on that topic.

It would be, therefore, nigh impossible for any of you to distill the truth and the answer to my title question without spending enormous amounts of time researching this topic. So let me try to answer it succinctly, paraphrasing almost word-for-word my comments about the Dayton Peace Agreement signed on Nov 25, 1995 – 22 years ago almost to the day – https://www.truthinmedia.org/Bulletins/tim95-11.html.

 

Here’s an excerpt from the article written on that day during my layover in Paris, enroute to Belgrade:

CONNECTING “NATO WEST” WITH “NATO EAST” – THAT’S WHY

“The former Yugoslavia, and especially Bosnia, represents an important strategic link between NATO’s western and eastern wings (connecting Turkey and Greece with Italy and the future NATO members – Bulgaria, Macedonia, Hungary).

It so happens that the same route, the so-called “Green Interstate,” also connects the various Muslim enclaves between Bosnia and Turkey (see the map, also published with that 1995 article). The Bihac-Sarajevo-Gorazde-Pristina-Skopje-Instanbul line marks the way Islam is supposed to expand from Turkey into Europe.

That’s why the Sarajevo Muslim government fought tooth and nail to keep Gorazde and Bihac, while giving up relatively easily on the less strategic enclaves of Srebrenica and Zepa (further north).

That’s also why the American globalists – liberals or conservatives alike – have been backing the Bosnian Muslims – the truth be damned at times. One of them is Warren Zimmermann, a member of the Council for Foreign Relations (CFR), a liberal-minded Yale graduate, and the last U.S. ambassador in Belgrade.”

 

SERBS BECAME “DESIGNATED VILLAINS” BECAUSE OF THEIR TRADITIONAL FRIENDSHIP WITH RUSSIA

And now, 22 years later, let’s look at the upshot of all these wars which, for the ignorant, including the local ethnic groups, had been characterized as “ethnic wars.”

But that was just a cover story. The real reason was that following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the territory of the former Yugoslavia represented a political vacuum. And NATO, meaning Washington, wanted to grab it before the Russians did.

That is why the Serbs, the largest ethnic group in Yugoslavia before the wars (40% – see the map) were picked as Designated Villains. It was because of their Orthodox Christian faith and the traditional friendship and alliance with Russia.

The rest was just a smoke screen – the way the forces of the New World Order sold this war to the local Yugoslav and the world.

PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING, OR IN KOSOVO IN THIS CASE

And the proof is in the pudding, or Kosovo in this case.

In that same 1995 article (“Green Interstate”), written on the day the Bosnian war officially ended, I predicted that the next Balkan war would be over Kosovo.

Lo and behold, in 1999, the entire NATO threw its military might against Serbia in order to grab this strategically important Serbian province.

Now, 22 years later, the US base Bondsteel in Kosovo is the largest military installation Washington has built in Europe since WW II.

 

Furthermore, Washington and its vassals have even minted Kosovo into a new “country” although more than half the world (geographically – see the map) is still refusing to go along with such a land grab.

Also, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Albania are all now NATO countries, in addition to Turkey and Greece which had been NATO members before the Yugoslav wars.

Which means the US has now achieved its strategic objective of cutting off Russia from the Balkans, and therefore, that part of the Mediterranean Sea.

COSTS OF WAR AND BIGGEST WAR CRIMINALS

And at what cost did US/NATO achieve its strategic objective?

At least 140,000 people killed, 2.4 million refugees, and another 2 million internally displaced (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslav_Wars).

 

And then the monsters who caused such carnage and suffering (Clinton, Blair, Chirac, Chretien, Schroeder, etc. – see the photo), had the audacity to prosecute others for war crimes?

 

Which is why the verdicts by the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague amount to MOCKERY OF JUSTICE, a fig leaf covering the bigger crimes of much bigger criminals.

https://www.truthinmedia.org/Bulletins/tim95-11.html


UPDATE NOVEMBER 28, 2017

HOW SERB DUMMIES FOOLED NATO DUMMIES – REVISITED

When I filed that editorial “Final word on Yugoslavia’s disintegration: WHY DID THE BALKAN WARS HAPPEN?” (https://wp.me/p3QU1S-2MH) a few days ago, I thought I was done with that topic which I rarely visited in the last 15 years since I stopped working as a war correspondent. But it was not to be.

There is a story buzzing around the internet in the last couple of days which is sending the lamestream media into apoplexy.  A Serb general, who was convicted by the Hague Kangaroo Court for alleged war crimes during NATO’s bombing of Serbia, has been invited to teach at the Serbian Military Academy (https://goo.gl/8oLoV3 – US News and World Report; or https://nyti.ms/2i0ksUI – New York Times).

Do you want to know what General Vladimir Lazarevic’s and his bosses’ General Nebojsa Pavkovic’s real “crimes” were?

They made fools out of the NATO pompous asses.

 

Reading the above story made me chuckle ear-to-ear, as I recalled two editorials I wrote 17 and 11 years ago respectively of HOW SERB DUMMIES FOOLED NATO DUMMIES. Here are links to these two stories and the photo album of Serb decoys:

Meanwhile, the Serb general who has upset the lamestream media’s and NATO’s apple cart, went on Serbian television recently (Nov 18) and shared in a lengthy interview some additional details about how the Serbian military outwitted the mighty NATO in during the 1999.

When the Serbs rolled out their troops and equipment out of Kosovo after the peace treaty was signed in June 1999, “the NATO generals were nearly fainted,” he said. Because after 78 days of bombing, during which NATO dropped 23,000 bombs and missiles, more than 95% of the Serbian military arsenal remained intact.

“We were saving them for when and if the ground attack came,”General Lazarevic explained. “For example, they only hit 7 out of 750 tanks we had in Kosovo.”

And how did they manage that?

By building over 3,000 “dummies’ which left the same imprint on the NATO radars as the real tanks. Ditto re. the phantom MIG’s made out of wood which NATO kept hitting.

“That’s what they’ve been mostly hitting with their multi-million dollar bombs,” he said.

 

 

 

That, and the civilian targets, I might add. Like these in Nis, the third largest city in Serbia, where NATO used cluster bombs designed for maximum casualties among the civilians (see https://www.truthinmedia.org/Tour-de-Serbia-99/Nis/nis-photos-1.html).

 

HOW I WAS CONTACTED WHILE IN SERBIA BY THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE VIA AN INTERMEDIARY

Alas, the ground attack never came.  Because Bill Clinton and his “powdered prince” Wesley Clark, who commanded the NATO attack on Serbia, didn’t have the balls or the stomach for it. And it’s a good thing they did not. Because it would have been slaughter. And a lot more American and British families would have lost their loved ones.

You see, according to General Clark’s and other top NATO estimates, the war on Serbia was supposed to last 7 to 10 days (see https://www.truthinmedia.org/Kosovo/Peace/ps8.html, June 24, 1999). By middle of April 1999, however, both Clinton and Clark and other NATO co-belligerents were already getting desperate.

While I was in Belgrade during the bombing (in mid-April), for example, I was contacted over an open phone line by a Washington source who said he had just spoken to Bill Clinton at the White House.  My source said Clinton was appealing to Americans of Serbian descent to try to procure a peace negotiations with the Belgrade government. So he wanted to see what I can do while I was on the ground in Serbia.

Of course, I refused to do any such thing. Trying to bail out war criminals like Clinton and Clark was the last thing on my mind while their bombs were raining on my native city,  But I did meet with two top Serb generals in Belgrade the following day. And was impressed with their resolve to fight on no matter what.

Here’s an excerpt from my report on that day:

“Sometimes, the truth comes out in dribbles, years after an event has taken place.  Two new stories out of Belgrade about NATO’s 1999 war on Serbia make this point.  To appreciate their significance, however, we must turn our clocks back to April 16, 1999…

That Friday, Day 24 of NATO’s war on Serbia, NATO had launched its first daytime bombing raids on Belgrade.  The air raid sirens went off mid-morning, just as this writer was meeting with the Serbian Patriarch Pavle, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church.  From then on, daytime attacks became routine.  Such an escalation of war was a clear sign that NATO leaders were getting exasperated.  The bombing was supposed to last 7-10 days and result in a surrender of Serbia, according to a pre-war estimate by General Wesley Clark, then the supreme NATO commander.  Yet here we were, already in the fourth week of the war, and there was no let up in the Serbian resolve to fight back.beog4-17.jpg (22337 bytes)

What followed was a wild and woolly Saturday night, Day 25 of NATO’s war on Serbia.  Salvos of anti-aircraft artillery fire (AAA) filled in the audio gaps between detonations of NATO bombs and missiles.  It was a horrifying symphony of death and destruction orchestrated from Brussels by one General Clark, and from Washington by one draft dodger Bill Clinton.  Ground shook as the cold spring air whipped up by explosions occasionally swirled around this writer’s head like a mini-tornado.  Belgrade was getting it, Novi Sad was being pounded (the second largest city in Serbia), Sremska Mitrovica was also taking heavy hits. But the worst off was Mount Fruska Gora, that lies between these three cities.  It was being raked over by NATO bombers as if it were a meadow (click on the image left for a detailed map of this area and of the Balkans).” (from http://truthinmedia.org/Bulletins2006/NATO_secrets.html)

 

MEETING WITH GENERAL PAVKOVIC AND HIS GENERAL STAFF

A few months later, in September 1999, during my post-war Tour of Serbia (http://www.truthinmedia.org/Tour-de-Serbia-99/tim99-10-1.html), I also met and had breakfast with General Nebojsa Pavkovi in Nis, Serbia.  As commander of the Third Army, Pavkovic was General Lazarevic’s boss at the time.

 

After a cordial conversation with General Pavkovic and his top officers (General Lazarevic may have been among them, though I honestly do not remember him), General Pavkovic presented me with a book – recognition of my service to the Truth during the war (see the photo).

Like Lazarevic, Pavkovic was also charged with and convicted of war crimes by the Hague kangaroo court. Pavkovic is now serving a 22-year sentence in Finland. Lazarevi was released on December 2015 after serving 2/3 of his 14-year sentence.

MILOSEVIC’S STRATEGIC ERROR WHICH ULTIMATELY COST HIM HIS LIFE

So agreeing to that peace treaty in June 1999 while his army was still virtually intact was a STRATEGIC ERROR on the part of Milosevic, Serbia’s president at the time. Because it opened the door to NATO to march into Kosovo unopposed. And it ultimately cost him his life.

It was just a matter of time before the tables were turned, and Milosevic, along with the Serb generals, ended up being rounded up and charged with war crimes by the Hague War Crimes Tribunal. Milosevic died there under mysterious circumstances in March 2006 (see Who Says There Is No Death Penalty at the Hague, Mar 11, 2006 – http://truthinmedia.org/Bulletins2006/Milosevic.html).

Meanwhile, back to General Lazarevic, in recognition of his cunning military skills and tactics, he received a medal from the Russian Minister of Defense, General Igor Sergeyev, before being carted off to the Hague in 2005 to face the New World Order charges.

So not only is Gen. Lazarevic qualified to teach at the Military College in Serbia for having made such fools out of NATO, if the NATO military had an ounce of humility, he should been invited as lecturer to the West Point and/or Sandringham.

 

And now, with that as a preamble, check out my 2006 editorial, about NATO’s SECRET LOSSES How Serbian Air Force Outwitted World’s Greatest Military Force and Inflicted Heavy Losses on NATO Planes, Helicopters and Personnel in Bosnia, Albania – http://truthinmedia.org/Bulletins2006/NATO_secrets.html.

The “NATO Doctrine”

“A military alliance of 19 nations and 780 million people; with over half of the world’s gross economic product, possessing two-thirds of the global military power, ganged up on a tiny nation of 10 million. For 78 days, NATO terrorized the people of Serbia, dropping 23,000 bombs and missiles on them in 36,000 sorties. Yet the Serbs remained unbowed and uncowed.  This is not hearsay.  I saw their defiance with my own eyes during the six days I had spent under NATO’s bombardment.” 

(An excerpt from Bob Djurdjevic’s global speaking tour, Fall/Winter 1999)

The “Clinton Doctrine”

“Bomb the civilians and the civilian structures until that country’s military can’t stand to watch it anymore.” [(Late) Col. David Hackworth, one of America’s most decorated soldiers]

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Aug 29, 2006 – Sometimes, the truth comes out in dribbles, years after an event has taken place.  Two new stories out of Belgrade about NATO’s 1999 war on Serbia make this point.  To appreciate their significance, however, we must turn our clocks back to April 16, 1999…

That Friday, Day 24 of NATO’s war on Serbia, NATO had launched its first daytime bombing raids on Belgrade.  The air raid sirens went off mid-morning, just as this writer was meeting with the Serbian Patriarch Pavle, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church.  From then on, daytime attacks became routine.  Such an escalation of war was a clear sign that NATO leaders were getting exasperated.  The bombing was supposed to last 7-10 days and result in a surrender of Serbia, according to a pre-war estimate by General Wesley Clark, then the supreme NATO commander.  Yet here we were, already in the fourth week of the war, and there was no let up in the Serbian resolve to fight back.beog4-17.jpg (22337 bytes)

What followed was a wild and woolly Saturday night, Day 25 of NATO’s war on Serbia.  Salvos of anti-aircraft artillery fire (AAA) filled in the audio gaps between detonations of NATO bombs and missiles.  It was a horrifying symphony of death and destruction orchestrated from Brussels by one General Clark, and from Washington by one draft dodger Bill Clinton.  Ground shook as the cold spring air whipped up by explosions occasionally swirled around this writer’s head like a mini-tornado.  Belgrade was getting it, Novi Sad was being pounded (the second largest city in Serbia), Sremska Mitrovica was also taking heavy hits. But the worst off was Mount Fruska Gora, that lies between these three cities.  It was being raked over by NATO bombers as if it were a meadow (click on the image left for a detailed map of this area and of the Balkans).

For more, see… http://truthinmedia.org/Bulletins2006/NATO_secrets.htm

Here’s a video story about these Serbian Air Force attacks on NATO (in Serbian),

It is a story about several daring counter-attacks by the Serbian Air Force during NATO’s war on Serbia. On April 18, 1999, they attacked and destroyed 17 NATO aircraft and 3 rescue helicopters at the Tuzla, Bosnia airport.
On April 13 and 26, 1999, they staged one of the most daring raids since in Europe since WW II. Flying low, barely just the ground level to avoid detection in a coordinated mission from two airports, one in Serbia one in Montenegro, four Serbian Air Force Seagulls G-4S hit the NATO troops and the Apache attack helicopters at the Rinas airport in Tirana, Albania. All four returned to their bases unharmed.
Don’t look for Hollywood to make a movie about it. Bill Clinton and his administration never acknowledged these losses in Tuzla and Tirana. But the fact that their planned Apache and ground attacks from Albania never took place speaks volumes about the effectiveness of the Serbian Air Force raids.

https://youtu.be/GjVwComvzoY