Javier Solano's Visit to Belgrade is an Outrage!

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Don't entertain him - arrest him!
Javier Solano's Visit to Belgrade is an Outrage! [2-7-200]

Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Jared Israel (editor, Emperor's Clothes) and Nico
Varkevisser (President, Global Reflexion)

Today several thousand Yugoslavs of varying political beliefs passionately
protested against Javier Solano's visit to Belgrade. This protest, loud and
spirited, was held in the center of Belgrade, on Knez Milosh Street, outside
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It represents a most important act of
defiance, held in the face of widespread violence and intimidation following
the U.S-backed coup in Belgrade, Oct. 5th.

Javier Solano was head of NATO during and after NATO’s 78 day bombing
campaign. He was convicted of mass murder by a Yugoslav court and sentenced,
in absentia, to 20 years hard labor. The court that made that decision still
has jurisdiction under Kostunica, who insists that he stands for the rule of
law.

Yet today Solano is in Belgrade. And the Kostunica/Djindjic regime is not
arresting him.

Now, all the media lies that were used as a pretext to bomb Yugoslavia – from
the lies about mass graves to the lies about the phony Racak massacre - have
been refuted by NATO’s own data as well as by official organizations such as
the FBI, Europol, the OSCE, the UNHCR and Finish Forensic experts. And yet it
is now, mocking Yugoslav justice, that the new Belgrade regime, backed by
NATO and the International Monetary Fund, invites Solano to Belgrade. Not to
arrest him, but to meet with him and to celebrate, while at the same time
they are hunting down those who resisted NATO and indicting them for NATO ‘s
crimes.

Solano is a criminal. He is guilty of:

Crimes against humanity – Javier Solano was head of NATO when, in violation
of its charter and all international law, it launched the bombing war against
Yugoslavia, including the use of nuclear-sheathed weapons. It was Solano who
was responsible for the destruction of the homes and lives of Kosovo
residents of all nationalities. It was Solano’s NATO that has put 25 million
people in the Balkans at risk by bombing the area with low level nuclear
weapons. Solano’s NATO oversaw the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of
Yugoslavs from Kosovo after the bombing.

Crimes against the truth - Solano was not only an organizer he was a direct
apologist for the war and the subsequent violent expulsions from Kosovo. For
example, after NATO bombed a group of returning Albanian refugees in the town
of Korisa, Solano went on TV declaring that the Serbs were at fault for the
deaths although in fact the killing was done by NATO bombs.

This truly insane argument was invoked recently by Carla Del Ponte of the
kangaroo-court War Crimes Tribunal, who accused Milosevich of being
responsible for the deaths of 16 people when NATO bombed Serbian television.
Following Del Ponte’s lead, the Belgrade government has threatened to indict
Dragoljub Milanovic, director of Serbian TV at that time, for the NATO
bombing. Thus the Kostunica/Djindjic government invites Javier Solano, a
convicted war criminal, to be wined and dined in Belgrade while trying to
jail Yugoslav leaders for the bombs that NATO dropped.

Many Yugoslavs voted for Vojislav Kostunica because they saw in him a hope of
peace with justice. But where is the justice when murderers are entertained
and the innocent are accused of their crimes? Now, when the horrors of NATO’s
use of depleted uranium are coming out, it is incumbent on those who
supported this regime to join with all others in Yugoslavia and around the
world to condemn the real criminals: Solano, Clinton, Blair, Schroeder,
Chretien and all other NATO heads of state and heads of government and their
Yugoslav political puppets.

- February 7, 2001

Further Reading

1) On NATO's carefully orchestrated campaign to turn neighbor against
neighbor before and during the bombing of Kosovo in 1999, see 'Why Albanians
Fled Kosovo During NATO Bombing' at
http://emperors-clothes.com/interviews/keys.htm

2) On NATO's involvement in expelling hundreds of thousands from Kosovo after
the bombing, see         'Driven from Kosovo: Jewish Leader Blames NATO -
Interview With Cedda Prlincevic' at
http://emperors-clothes.com/interviews/ceda.htm

3) On NATO's conscious effort to punish Yugoslavia by creating environmental
disasters, see 'NATO Willfully Triggered Environmental Catastrophe In
Yugoslavia' by Michel Chossudovsky at
http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/chuss/willful.htm and 'Chemical/Nuclear
Warfare in Bosnia: Eyewitness To Hell' at
http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/tika/hell.htm

4) On NATO's attempt to replace international law with the rule of NATO, see
'Humanitarian War: Making the Crime Fit the Punishment' by Diana Johnstone at
http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/Johnstone/crime.htm and 'Mocking
Tradition and Practice - NATO's War & World Security' by Raju Thomas at
http://emperors-clothes.com/analysis/security.htm

5) On the effort by distinguished Western lawyers to bring NATO to justice,
see 'Report: Meeting with Carla del Ponte on NATO Crimes of War' by Michael
Mandel at http://emperors-clothes.com/news/mandel.htm

6) On efforts to intimidate anti-NATO dissent in Yugoslavia, see "These
Djindjic People are Brownshirts," at
http://www.emperors-clothes.com/interviews/djindjic.htm

and "Report on the Dec. 23 Elections" by the British Helsinki Human Rights
Group at http://emperors-clothes.com/docs/srbele.htm

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