KLA Attacks Everyone; Media Attacks...Miloshevich?

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KLA Attacks Everyone; Media Attacks...Miloshevich?
by Jared Israel (3-2-2001)

The Western media is preparing us for yet another terrorist war which NATO
will be helpless to prevent although it is training the terrorists.

"Western special forces were still training the guerrillas, as a result of
decisions taken before the change of government in Yugoslavia." (BBC, Jan.
29, 2001) (1)

The 'guerrillas' in question are members of the terrorist Kosovo Liberation
Army, or KLA. You remember the KLA, don't you? They're the people who NATO
installed in power in Kosovo in June 1999 after which they drove almost all
Serbs, 'Gypsies', Jews and Slavic Muslims out or killed them. Bill Clinton
and George W. like them and Sen. Joseph Lieberman said:

"[The] United States of America and the Kosovo Liberation Army stand for the
same human values and principles. . . . Fighting for the KLA is fighting for
human rights and American values." ('Washington Post' April 28, 1999)

The KLA, which goes under various names these days, has been dissolved more
than once despite which it continues to start new terrorist wars.

Aside from an invasion of southern Serbia, which it started a year ago, the
KLA is also attacking the country called Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia (or, for simplicity, 'Former Macedonia'.)

The KLA, or whomever, has been fully disarmed but employs heavy weapons plus
there are NATO combat helicopters providing air cover. (2)

MASS MEDIA PREPARES US FOR WAR

The way the mass media gets us ready for new terrorist wars is by marinating
our heads in dreck.

Consider an article that appeared in the February 24th London 'Telegraph'.
The body of the article concerns the KLA's latest terrorist attacks. But the
headline reads:

"NATO FORCES FACE NEW THREAT IN BALKANS"

Huh? Is somebody threatening NATO? No, nobody is threatening NATO, although
it richly deserves it.

The point of the title is to give readers the proper attitude prior to
breaking the news that NATO's prize pet, the KLA, is again attacking Serbia
and Former Macedonia.

Readers must be directed away from unacceptable if perfectly logical
speculations such as that maybe the UN group in Kosovo, which made the KLA
the official 'Kosovo Protection Corp', and NATO, which has been training the
terrorists attacking Serbia and Former Macedonia, are behind these attacks.
Oh no no no, says the title, these attacks threaten NATO, and gently nudges
us away from treacherous waters.

Now for your consideration, here is the article's first sentence:


"The Kosovo war was fought to defeat Slobodan Milosevic and his dream of a
'Greater Serbia'".
Amazing. This article is supposedly about recent terrorist attacks. News
reports are supposed to start by telling us who did it, what happened, where
it happened, when and why.

Did Miloshevich go out last night and launch terrorist attacks on the Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia plus southern Serbia?

By leading with this sentence the 'Telegraph' dredges up all our memories of
anti-Serb media stories past. This gives us the impression that whatever
happens now stems from Miloshevich. This is important for two reasons. First,
Miloshevich could not have done bad things, e.g., conducted a fight for a
'Greater Serbia', without mass support. Thus this sentence is actually
attacking the entire Serbian resistance to NATO. Second, NATO and the
pro-NATO leaders in Belgrade are trying to build public support for arresting
Miloshevich. They want to stage a show trial to convince the world that NATO
is innocent and the Serbs are guilty for the breakup of Yugoslavia.

At the same time, this opening sentence tells readers that NATO is the
innocent party. If it had not bombed Serbia and occupied Kosovo it would have
failed to:

"defeat Slobodan Milosevic and his dream of a 'Greater Serbia'"

Thus, like the headline, the first sentence puts us in the proper mental
state for a constructive news experience: pro-NATO and on the lookout for
Serbian dreams of expansion.

But wait a minute. Is the 'Telegraph' seriously saying NATO bombed Kosovo to
stop a Miloshevich dream?

Or did this dream take some earthly form? Was Miloshevich trying to expand
Serbia into Kosovo?

That must be the idea, but there is a wee glitch. At the time NATO attacked,
Kosovo was a province of Serbia. In fact Kosovo has been an internationally
recognized province of Serbia since World War I. Kosovo is the heart of
Serbia. Saying Serbia was expanding into Kosovo is similar to saying New York
is expanding into Manhattan.

This 'Greater Serbia' stuff has been foisted on us by Western journalists,
politicians and professors for a decade. It is the stock explanation for
every conflict in Yugoslavia. But despite all of Miloshevich's expansionist
dreaming, Serbia has never annexed any land. Not an acre. But a million Serbs
and other Yugoslav loyalists have been driven from their lands and/or homes
in other parts of Yugoslavia (e.g., the farmers who owned most of Bosnia's
land because they farmed it). These refugees all live in Serbia.

The truth is that Yugoslavia, led by Serbia, fought back after other Yugoslav
Republics went to war. They wanted to rip off parts of Yugoslavia and form
mini-states under US and German domination. Yugoslavia, led by Serbia, was
resisting U.S. and German dreams of expansion.

Thus Serbia was in the position of the North during the U.S. Civil War. The
North fought to prevent the southern states from forming a slave nation under
British domination.

How does opposition to secession translate to dreaming of a 'Greater Serbia'?

The ''Greater Serbia' charge is rendered believable by a second accusation -
that Miloshevich (i.e., the Serbian resistance to NATO) was/is motivated by
race hate.

The media has presented us with a new and improved Miloshevich to aid in
digesting this idea. I encountered this Media Miloshevich while watching Fox
News during the NATO bombing. Fox was interviewing a 'NY Times' reporter who
said

"The ethnic cleansing of Kosovo, as Milosevich would call it, is a success."

So brief, but so dishonest.

If the reporter said, "Miloshevich has popularized the term 'ethnic
cleansing' and advocates it in Kosovo," it would have been a lie, but a
straight forward lie. We could have asked: "Where's the proof?"

But the reporter presented his accusation as if he were mentioning a fact so
well known it required no proof. Such casualness makes the uninformed viewer
(i.e., most people) think: "So, Miloshevich invented the idea of ethnic
cleansing. One more reason to get that man behind bars."

Emperor's Clothes uses a research tool called Lexis. With it we can scan the
world press going back 20 years in a few seconds. If a statement has been
published in the media, we'll find it.

I did an exhaustive search of 'N.Y. Times' articles. The 'Times' has never
quoted Miloshevich saying one word in favor of 'ethnic cleansing'. Never. The
reporter was simply lying - or to be accurate, he was not only lying, he was
presenting his lie in a manner calculated to make the viewer feel that
everyone but himself or herself knew it was true.

The term 'ethnic cleansing' has an interesting history. It was first used in
Kosovo in the early 1980s. Albanian secessionists were waging a terrorist
campaign, driving tens of thousands of Serbs from Kosovo. (4) The 'N.Y.
Times' covered this nightmare in a news story in 1982. The 'Times' reporter
interviewed a Yugoslav official in Kosovo, a man of Albanian ancestry, who
said:

"'The [Albanian] nationalists have a two-point platform...first to establish
what they call an ethnically clean Albanian republic and then the merger with
Albania to form a greater Albania." ("N.Y. Times', July 12, 1982)

EVERYBODY'S DOING IT

The accusations against Miloshevich (i.e., against Bad Serbs) have hit
Western citizens from all sides. Liberal and even leftist writers have taken
part in - and even led - these attacks. For example, there is the Spanish
author, Juan Goytisolo, considered an icon of broad-mindedness. During the
bombing of Yugoslavia he wrote a piece for the London 'Independent' attacking
what in his title he broad-mindedly called "THE VIRUS THAT HAS INVADED THE
LEFT." This virus consisted of writers who opposed the NATO bombing of the
Serbs.

To establishing his credentials, in the first line Mr. Goytisolo assures us
that: "NO ONE detests aerial bombardments more than I do". (His capitals).
That said, Mr. Goytisolo gets down to business, which is to explain why he
does not detest the bombing of Serbia:

"Since 1992, it has been apparent to anyone familiar with the Serbian
ultra-nationalist ideology embraced by Milosevic that the Kosovo ethnocide
was inevitable...Full of hatred and scorn for the Bosnian Muslim and the
Kosovar Albanian, [Milosevich's views] did not differ greatly from the
anti-Semitic diatribes of the Nazis." (4-21-1999, London 'Independent')

Please note that Mr. Goytisolo does not say, "The Serbs are committing
ethnocide in Kosovo." Rather, he says "the Kosovo ethnocide was inevitable."
The sentence is structured so as to suggest that the existence of ethnocide
is a foregone conclusion. No proof is required because nobody could deny
ethnocide was taking place.

But at the time Mr. Goytisolo wrote these words many people did in fact deny
that the Miloshevich government was committing ethnocide in Kosovo. We said
it was a flat out lie.

And we were right.

After digging up Kosovo for months, NATO's forensic experts reported that
they produced fewer than 3000 bodies of varying ethnicity. Again according to
NATO, 2000 people died prior to the NATO bombing (i.e., prior to the period
when the inevitable ethnocide supposedly took place.) So that leaves under
1000 bodies found by NATO.

We know that many hundreds were killed by NATO bombs. Hundreds more - of
various nationalities - died in clashes between Yugoslav forces and KLA
terrorists during the bombing. Based on this, it is fair to say that NATO has
produced absolutely no evidence of any ethnic Albanians slaughtered by
Yugoslav forces.

There certainly was no ''ethnocide'' despite the "this-is-a-known-fact"
manner in which Mr. Goytisolo presents his lie.

Mr. Goytisolo says President Miloshevich adheres to an "ultra-nationalist
ideology." This supposedly causes Miloshevich to indulge in "hatred and scorn
for the Bosnian Muslim and the Kosovar Albanian" on a scale not unlike the
"anti-Semitic diatribes of the Nazis." Apparently said ideology exists as
more than a dream, because Mr. Goytisolo indicates he is "familiar with" it,
hence it must have been written down.

Where can we find some book or news report that quotes this ideology? Mr.
Goytisolo does not say. This is a shame because all the interviews and
speeches by Miloshevich that I have read attack Nazi-like ideologies and call
for national brotherhood. Could it be that Mr. Goytisolo is reading stuff
written by the Media Miloshevich mentioned above? The one who does not exist?

To be fair, in the 'Independent' article Mr. Goytisolo does offer some
monstrous quotations as evidence to support his charge. The first is from
Generalissimo Francisco Franco, the Fascist dictator of Spain. Another is
from Adolph Hitler. Then we get more Franco, and finally another from Hitler.
Miloshevich, says Goytisolo, is just like them!

But where are the actual words of Slobodan Miloshevich, "Full of hatred and
scorn for the Bosnian Muslim and the Kosovar Albanian"? Or was Goytisolo
really thinking about Franco and Hitler and it just came out 'Miloshevich'?

THE INFAMOUS SPEECH

For years we have been told Miloshevich launched the drive for 'Greater
Serbia'" at a speech he gave in Kosovo in 1989.

The only thing that nobody who attacks the speech ever does is quote it. We
have posted the speech on Emperor's Clothes. (3) Below are two excerpts.

First, here is what Miloshevich said about non-Serbian citizens of Serbia,
including of course ethnic Albanians and Muslims of varying ethnicity:

"Serbia has never had only Serbs living in it. Today, more than in the past,
members of other peoples and nationalities also live in it. This is not a
disadvantage for Serbia. I am truly convinced that it is its
advantage...Socialism in particular, being a progressive and just democratic
society, should not allow people to be divided in the national and religious
respect. The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are
between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and
dishonest people. Therefore, all people in Serbia who live from their own
work, honestly, respecting other people and other nations, are in their own
republic."

It has been estimated that the audience for Miloshevich's 1989 speech was as
high as one million people. If Miloshevich was going to whip the throngs into
a frenzy over his ''dream of a 'Greater Serbia''', this was the time to do
it.

"For as long as multinational communities have existed, their weak point has
always been the relations between different nations. The threat is that the
question of one nation being endangered by the others can be posed one day --
and this can then start a wave of suspicions, accusations, and intolerance, a
wave that invariably grows and is difficult to stop. This threat has been
hanging like a sword over our heads all the time. Internal and external
enemies of multi-national communities are aware of this and therefore they
organize their activity against multinational societies mostly by fomenting
national conflicts. At this moment, we in Yugoslavia are behaving as if we
have never had such an experience and as if in our recent and distant past we
have never experienced the worst tragedy of national conflicts that a society
can experience and still survive."

Smear campaigns are often successful because most people are reasonably
honest and make the understandably mistaken assumption that everyone is like
them. Thus when a well known broad-minded writer says Milosevich has an
ideology similar to the Nazis, most people think there has to be at least
some truth to the charge. In fact it is a bare-faced lie.

MEANWHILE, BACK IN SOUTHERN SERBIA

France, one of the lesser "external enemies of multi-national communities,"
has squealed on two of the greater enemies, the U.S. and Britain, informing
newsmen that:

"NATO countries were discussing whether to send troops into a tense southern
Serbia buffer zone, but the alliance flatly denied such a move was being
considered.

"'The question of whether it is necessary to deploy an international military
force in this region is now being discussed among the allies,' French
Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said...

"French diplomatic sources said discussion of a force was prompted by concern
over the safety of EU [European Union] monitors."  ('Reuters', 3-1-2001)

You remember Southern Serbia, don't you? That's one of the places which the
KLA, under one of its names, is invading. It is the violence resulting from
this KLA invasion which, if the French happen to be telling the truth, is to
serve as NATO's excuse to invade southern Serbia as well.

Do you remember the KLA? That's that terrorist group which the BBC said
"Western special forces were still training." But don't worry, it's OK for
the West to be training these terrorists because Senator Lieberman says
they're fighting for ''American values'' and anyway it's being done "as a
result of decisions taken before the change of government in Yugoslavia", in
other words, while Miloshevich was still running things and I'm sure you
remember Miloshevich.

Don't you?

Come on how many times do I have to explain: he's the guy who hates everyone
and is always dreaming about attacking other people's countries, remember?
No, no, not Bill Clinton. Not Tony Blair, for Pete's sake. Not Junior Bush -
Miloshevich. He's behind that violence in southern Serbia which is
threatening our boys. We need to send more troops in there and kick some
serious butt and then put that guy somewhere he can't do any more harm
against our Way of Life and - and - and - and...

So many lies. So little time.

-- Jared Israel 3-2-2001

Further reading

1) The BBC tells all. Anyway, it tells a lot. See: 'Diplomats Admit NATO
Backs KLA Invasion of Inner Serbia' at
http://emperors-clothes.com/docs/admi.htm.

2) On NATO helicopters providing air cover for the KLA invasion of southern
Serbia, see 'Pentagon Dogs'; at
http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/tika/dogs.htm

3) Miloshevich's 1989 Kosovo speech can be read at
http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/jared/milosaid.html

4) In the interview "Kosovo: Nightmare with the Best Intentions" two
Serbian-Americans tell what it was like in Kosovo during the 1970s and 1980s.
Most informative. http://www.emperors-clothes.com/interviews/tika.htm

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