Yugoslavia is recognizing that it has been 15 years since the end of NATO's bombing. A NATO military operation was carried out without the United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) approval.
Ivan Kozhedub, the famous ace from WWII, three times the Hero of the Soviet Union, was born in Ukraine. The military pilot who stroke terror into Goering’s pilots would unlikely be willing to call those who yesterday killed people in Lugansk compatriots or colleagues. It is very doubtful that Ukrainians piloted those planes. Not only because the city was attacked with the precision not typical of them. But because only those who do not consider that land to be their homeland and look down at it with a sense of superiority could attack that land in such a way.
The trial of Ratko Mladić continues in The Hague with the defense stage now underway. The defense is operating at a disadvantage since they have been denied access to much material on the case and their time has been unfairly limited not to allow all of their witnesses to give testimony. After the closing of the prosecution’s case the Hague has failed to prove that General Mladic was involved in the events at Srebrenica and have scheduled the hearings so aggressively that it is a virtual death sentence for the ailing Mladic. We spoke to Stefan Karganovic, the President of the Srebrenica Historical Project about the trial and related issues. Mr. Karganovic says in cases where the defense has a strong case, as with former President Milosevic, it is convenient for the Hague when defendants die in custody.
Under NATO there is no freedom of speech. Under NATO occupation, before the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, activists and people who spoke openly about human rights or even the rights of Serbia under the Dayton Accords, were taken to US military bases and beaten, if all other attempts to silence their voices failed.
The Ukrainian press and experts in Kiev are accusing Moscow of supporting the so-called separatists in the east of the country due to the alleged presence of shale gas in that region, which Russia wants to develop.
Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic's defense case opened at the Yugoslav war crimes court on Monday, with the testimony of a former Serb army officer who claimed he was never ordered to fire on civilians in the besieged Bosnian capital during the country's bloody war. The officer, Mile Sladoje, told the three-judge panel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), where Mladic faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, that his troops "never were snipers" during the notorious 1990s siege in which 10,000 people died.
The US government, NATO, European Union countries and their pliant media are all suppressing the truth about what is really occurring in Ukraine, just like in Yugoslavia. And they are supporting and using Nazi groups to fulfill geopolitical objectives, something that they have continued to do since the end of the Great Patriotic War (World War II). It would be understandable if Jews worldwide raised the alarm and took up arms, metaphorically speaking, against the US. However, they are not being informed and the truth is being suppressed. We spoke to Professor Barry Lituchy, the editor and co-author of the book “Jasenovac and the Holocaust in Yugoslavia”. He is also a member of the US-Jewish community and has roots in Ukraine. He spoke about the US support and the continuation of US collusion with Nazis and fascists worldwide.
15 years ago the United States cut up Yugoslavia's map. If prior to that Washington had played behind the scenes, in the situation of Serbia the Americans acted openly. Without the UN SC resolution, the NATO bombed peaceful cities for 11 weeks ruthlessly destroying the civilian and military infrastructure, thus in essence wiping the floor with international law.
The United States of America has been engaged in overthrowing governments, getting rid of leaders (including through outright assassination), organizing revolutions, financially manipulating and subjugating nations and destabilizing countries and regions for decades. For those in Washington and at the CIA in Langley, Virginia their actions are completely justified because they are "protecting and advancing US interests".
On April 16, 1944, British and US allied forces carried out air attacks in the capital of Yugoslavia, Belgrade. That day the country was celebrating the Orthodox Easter. The bombing was carried out by 600 aircraft and lasted for three days. More than 1,000 civilians died as a result of the attack. One of the unexploded bombs was said to have the inscription, “Happy Easter”. The Voice of Russia talked to Boris Malagursky, a Serbian-Canadian film director, producer and screenwriter.
The date seems to have gone unnoticed by the western media, yet it was three years ago that the phenomenon that came to be known as the Arab Spring burst into life, first in Tunisia and then in Egypt, with pundits caught unawares by the collapse of some many-year long regimes in that important world region. The bloody death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, civil unrest in Arab monarchies came in continuation of what politicians and political analysts have referred to as 'colour revolutions' in the past 20 years.
Today Europe is living with the consequences of unprecedented US/NATO aggression against the former Yugoslavia 15 years ago. The invasion and destruction of Yugoslavia, the first war in Europe since WWII, resolved nothing in the Balkans but created many new problems. The former Foreign Minister of Yugosalvia ŽivadinJovanović discussed these issues and more in an interview with the Voice of Russia and stated that countries are increasingly becoming ready to fight back against the United States and its colonial attitudes and that it is time for all the forces of peace in the world to join together and stop US/NATO imperialist policies which are the single biggest threat to modern civilization.
Despite the fact that the Cold War ended many years ago, one of its creations, NATO, lives on, celebrating its 65th anniversary. Yet even as the organization continues to be lauded as an effective instrument of collective security, the veracity of these claims remains questionable at best.
Ukraine is a perfect example of how the US uses the worst elements of a society to do their dirty work in other countries and how the US/NATO has a problem finding honest quislings. Since the US favors the nazi coup in Ukraine they talk about sovereignty and the right to self-determination of the Crimean people is made into some outrageous business for which Russia is demonized. John McCain, the chief chicken hawk and key "moral support" figure for the US’ insurrectionists and nazis in Ukraine, urged dissidents in Russia to rise and through that the effect of Ukrainian "freedom" would spread into Russia. McCain and the rest are engaged in subversive incitement, and once again their complete lack of intelligence and knowledge has left them looking like fools to the world. Professor Edward Herman spoke to the Voice of Russia regarding these issues and more.
The Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals, the Serbian Host Society, the Club of Generals and Admirals of Serbia and Veterans Association of Serbia (SUBNOR), in coordination with the World Peace Council, on 22 and 23 March 2014 held the International Conference "Global Peace vs. Global Interventionism and Imperialism". The Conference was held on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of NATO’s armed aggression against Serbia and Montenegro (the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). The motto of the Conference was "Not to Forget". The following is the closing statement of the forum which was submitted to the Voice of Russia by the Former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia Živadin Jovanović .
Fifteen years ago today NATO launched its military operation against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War. The air strikes lasted from March 24to June 10, 1999. Codenamed Operation Allied Force, the campaign was aimed at ending all military action taking place under the Milosevic government, withdrawing of all military and paramilitary forces from Kosovo, and stationing a UN peacekeeping mission there. Boris Malagursky, a Serbian-Canadian film director, producer and screenwriter, talked to the Voice of Russia about those events.
Cities of the Former Yugoslavia are commemorating all those who fell victim to NATO’s bombings in 1999.
Fifteen years ago a hot spot appeared on the map of Europe – on March 24, 1999 the air forces of the United States and NATO started bombing Yugoslavia, which lasted for over two months. The aggression of the West took the lives of two thousand peaceful civilians.
On March 24, Serbia and Montenegro are observing the sad anniversary of NATO air strikes against former Yugoslavia. On that day 15 years ago, NATO launched a US-led massive bombing campaign in an operation codenamed Allied Force, which lasted 78 days.
In March 1999, at the direction of the United States of America, NATO engaged in its first act of illegal aggressive war, beginning what can only be called the “dark age of intervention” in which we are living today. The fact that NATO was allowed to get away with the aggression on Serbia and Montenegro emboldened US/NATO and the US military industrial intelligence banking complex and since that day, under a doctrine of Responsibility to Protect, Humanitarian Interventionism, Preventive War and then the all encompassing “War on Terror”, US/NATO have proceeded to destroy country after country and do away with leaders that they have not found to be submissive enough to their will.