Les Schaffer schaffer at
Wed Feb 7 16:02:04 MST 2001

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Don't entertain him - arrest him!
Javier Solana's Belgrade Visit an Outrage!  [2-7-2001]

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 Solana'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 Solana 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 Solana 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 Solana 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.

Solana is a criminal. He is guilty of:

Crimes against humanity – Javier Solana 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 Solana who was responsible for the destruction of the
homes and lives of Kosovo residents of all nationalities. It was
Solana’s NATO that has put 25 million people in the Balkans at risk
by bombing the area with low level nuclear weapons. Solana’s NATO
oversaw the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Yugoslavs from
Kosovo after the bombing.

Crimes against the truth - Solana 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, Solana 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 Solana, 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: Solana, 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

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

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 and
'Chemical/Nuclear Warfare in Bosnia: Eyewitness To Hell' at

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 and 'Mocking
Tradition and Practice - NATO's War & World Security' by Raju Thomas

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

6) On efforts to intimidate anti-NATO dissent in Yugoslavia, see
"These Djindjic People are Brownshirts," at

and "Report on the Dec. 23 Elections" by the British Helsinki Human
Rights Group at


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