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Alternative information about the NATO war and Kosovo


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Peter Handke: The whole planet of Earth's name is Yugoslavia


Harold Pinter: The US is now a highly dangerous force, totally out of control

Harold Pinter: We are bandits guilty of murder

Eduardo Galeano: The confession of the bombs

Mikis Theodorakis: Their sole aim is to turn the heretic Yugoslavia into scorched earth

Regis Debray: A traveller's letter to the president of the republic(Now available also in English)




15 Questions and Answers about the Kosovo/NATO conflict, by Michael Albert and Stephen Salom

Tips On Talking with Advocates of the Bombing An essay for those who are already strongly and even passionately against the bombing and struggling with how to discuss it fruitfully with its advocates...

Report of a visit to Belgrade Extremely important report of British Helsinki Human Rights Group mission to Belgrade, countering nearly all NATO propaganda claims about the situation in Yugoslavia.




About the history of Kosovo and Yugoslavia and the war's origins

A collection of articles written in the 80s about Kosovo See what was reported by Western media in the 80s, when the name Kosovo was familiar only to avid students of geography.

Ancient hatreds A recent article from Investor's Business Daily, hardly a pro-Serb paper, that tries to narrate the history of Kosovo. As an aside, see last paragraph about the infamous Brcko decision.

An NYTimes article from 1987 about the Kosovo situation, when Kosovo was an obscure corner of then-united Yugoslavia, paints a rather different picture about the region.

Dismantling former Yugoslavia, analysis by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky.

The Kosovo problem and the international community by Diane Johnstone.

On killing Serbs NYTimes article by Abe Rozenthal.

Finding a solution to the Kosovo crisis must begin by rejecting false analogies to the traumas of the past by Henry Kissinger.

The fatal flaws of NATO intervention Lt.Gen Satish Nambiar, First Force Commander and Head of Mission of the United Nations Forces deployed in the former Yugoslavia 03 Mar92 to 02 Mar 93, analyzes the errors of the recent past in Yugoslavia.

Chronicle of a non-advertised ethnic cleansing An article by NYTimes from 1982, denouncing the ethnic-cleansing policies used to drive the Serbian minority out of Kosovo.

Covering up NATO's Balkan bombing blunder TFF, a transnational pacifist organization in Sweden, exposes how we came to this war and all the NATO lies.

The silent ethnic cleansing An article by Novosti reporters, written a couple of months before Rambouillet.

Rescued from the memory hole: The forgotten background of the Serb/Albanian conflict An excellent FAIR article about the recent past of Kosovo just before its autonomy was rescinded -and how proto-ethnic cleansing was in fact performed against the Kosovo Serbs. References to many "forgotten" newspaper articles of the 80s, some of which may be found in extenso here.

Internal German documents (decisions of local administrative courts, etc.) stating that there was no persecution of Albanians in Kosovo before March 25, 1999.

Serbia's memories Excellent Counterpunch article by Prof. Michael Neumann, concerning Yugoslavia's history.

The war NATO wanted Diana Johnstone explains how US and NATO brought about the war.

Analysis of Milosevic 1989 speech Jared Israel analyses the 1989 speech by Milosevic in Kosovo Polje that allegedly marked the rise of Serbian nationalism. Speech is included.




Against the bombings

Behind the rhetoric Eminent linguist and activist Noam Chomsky explains the reasons behind the NATO rhetorics.
Update:See also his replies to questions about Kosovo

═┴ď¤'s humanitarian trigger A sober ZNet analysis about NATO's humanitarian trigger. As an aside, read the paragraph about media manipulation.

Bill Clinton, aggressor. ┴n analysis by Cato Institute.

Dangerously criminal and criminally dangerous by Gunder Frank. Why the NATO aggression is not only a violation of the UN charter, but also of the NATO Charter itself.

Our factory was blitzed Article about the bombing of a car factory in Serbia.

Analysts scrutinize NATO bombings. ┼minent analysts state why they believe NATO bombings are not going to produce expected results.

Making the world safer for businessWhy the NATO bombings are a threat to global stability.

Might is not rightby Ingvar Carlson and Shridath Ramphal, co-chairmen of the Commission on Global Governance.

The NATO hubris

Unholy war Religious leaders from all over the world have called (vainly) for a moratorium during the Easter holy days.

┴n appeal of Rabbi Cadik Danon for solidarity with Serbs.

NATO's unjust war An Irish Times article.

I've changed my mind! Stop the bombing by Dennis J. Kucinich, Democrat, Repr. of Ohio.

Stop the war. NATO should lose. by Richard Gott.

Impact of NATO "humanitarian" bombings The balance sheet of destruction in Yugoslavia, by Michel Chossudovsky.

A crime against history, a crime against truth by Prof. Michael Mandel.

Letter by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Replies to questions about Kosovo by Noam Chomsky.

A highly suspect pretext ďhe Centre for Constitutional Rights examines the pretext of "humanitarian intervention".

The bombing of Kosovo and its cost to the American tax-payer, by M. Moore.

Summarizing the case against the conflict by Gar Lipow of ZNet.

The case against the intervention in Kosovo A very thorough analysis by the Nation magazine.

NATO must head for door marked Exit Air power has failed and the allies' only real option is to get out, writes General Sir Michael Rose, former UN commander in Bosnia.

NATO's unjust war Markus Gee explains why the killing of innocents by NATO cannot be justified.

Why NATO expansion by Douglas Roche, former Canadian Ambassador to the U═ for Disarmament.

An Open Letter To Our Troops In The Former Yugoslavia From Over 500 MlAs Saved By The Serbian People During WWII Passionate appeal of US veterans to stop the war and respect the Serbian people.

Degrading America The US-led bombing must be opposed first and foremost because it is a moral outrage, writes Stephen Cohen in the Nation magazine.

Appeal to the International Scientific Community by the rectors of the National Technical University of Athens and the Belgrade University.

Meet the real Gen. Clark A sarcastic portrait by Counterpunch

As the innocents die, where are all the voices of protest? by Tom Hayden, Democrat Representative.

The 800-lb gorilla in the war room War profiteers rake big bucks.

NATO and international law Thorough analysis by Prof. Raju Thomas.

A bomb too far An Independent article about the bombing of the Chinese Embassy.

No more castles in the air Time to cut a deal and quit, says Peter Preston in the Guardian.

Voices of doubt grow ever louder The Independent examines the fissures in British opinion.

An appeal from American Jews to the Green Party of Germany asking to oppose this war.

Protest the war An appeal of the Nation magazine.

Verdict against NATO 20 judges of the Greek Council of State find NATO guilty of international crimes.

Walter Rockler, former prosecutor to the Nurnberg trials, scathingly condemns US aggression.

Worse than a mistake Compelling editorial of the Independent on Sunday newspaper against this illegal war.

Finding a honorable exit remarks by Jim Jatras at Cato institute conference.

"Neutrality" equals complicity. The letter of resignation of Kleanthis Grivas, Greek psychiatrist and leading social activist, from Greek section of Greenpeace in protest for the organization's "neutral" stand on the war. Crudely translated by me -those who can read Greek had better read the original.

Humanism's descent to barbarism by Prof. Carl G. Jacobsen.

War crimes law applies to US too, by Walter Rockler, former prosecutor to the Nurnberg trials.

Clinton's war crimes Excerpt of an article by Scott McConnell in the Conformist

Belgrade zoo under the bombs Wild animals react to bombings in eerily different ways




The path to peace

Have we forgotten the path to peace? by Jimmy Carter, ex-President of the USA.

Impossible to talk peace with bombs falling by Victor Chernomyrdin, Russia's special envoy for Kosovo.




Collateral murders

A NATO bomb killed his motherThe plight of Dragan Grujic

'Collateral damage' lies dying in a shattered Belgrade hospital by Robert Fisk.

Rage unites battered town The fury of the citizens of Pancevo

Scent of death sound of fury The murderous bombing of the passenger train in Grdelica

Regrettable or inevitable?Another report on the same event

Should the civilians deaths lead to rethinking? Some say yes.

Not so smart weapons are terrifying civilians

Searching for answers in a tragedy LA Times reporter Paul Watson investigates the murderous NATO attack against the refugees: same planes hit several times.

Is this atrocity a mystery for NATO? Robert Fisk offers some investigative help.

Cluster bombs may be what killed refugees LA Times reporter Paul Watson presents compelling evidence as to the use of cluster bombs -a most inhuman weapon- by NATO against the refugees in Kosovo.

One "military target" less Three-year old Milica Rakic was killed by a NATO bomb in her bathroom while sitting on her potty.

A cluster bomb in a vegetable market Account of still another murderous "error" -see also, (Warning: very graphic!) the relevant photo

Not war but vandalism Simon Jenkins in the Times examines the "collateral damage" in Yugoslavia's cultural heritage.

Is US committing war crimes from on high? Is it "regrettable but inevitable" accidents -or crimes?

Sincere regrets by Craig Goodrich, Worldnet Daily.

What is the point of NATO? by Robert Fisk of the Independent.

A few words from our friend, the cluster bomb by Norman Solomon.

NATO's insincere apologies by James Carroll of the Boston Globe

Bombing a hospital Nato calls the bombing of a hospital collateral damage. I call it a tragedy, says Robert Fisk in a really moving article.

The hi-tech barbarians by Jared Israel.

The bomb hit. I thought I was dead Eve-Ann Prentice, the BBC journalist injured in a NATO raid, describes her experience -and the exemplary hospitality offered to her by Serbs.



A war against all Serbs, not merely against Milosevic

An outlaw nation? Even Serbs who hate Milosevic are outraged by the bombings.

These bombs don't helpArticle by Veran Matic, head of the independent (anti-Milosevic) B92 radio station.

The biggest collateral damage is democracy in Serbia, says the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights.

Appeal by Belgrade NGOs who have been against the Milosevic regime for the past decade.

Message from Milica Dedijer a leading Green activist in Belgrade.

Let civility prevail! Appeal by 27 "concerned Serbian citizens, leading activists for democracy and human rights.

A round of applause for the Serbian people by Barbara Echenreich

Belgrade bomb culture Account of life and cultural activities under the bombs.

A pompous academic ass William Dorich refutes Goldhagen's positions re collective Serb responsibility.

Health for all or for politically correct only? An appeal by Yugoslav Sociological Association.

Losing the moral war President Clinton should be ashamed of the attacks on civilians.

What this war is really about Marcus Gee on the devastation of Serbia.

Ethnic Albanians, Serbs Work Together in Power Struggle Linemen battle damage caused by NATO bombs. To many Kosovars, they are heroes, reports Paul Watson from Kosovo.




Lies, hypocrisy, media manipulation

Atrocities management by Edward Herman. A historical review of the way the US is selectively managing war atrocities, trapping left liberals in the process.

Questions about the Racak "massacre". The Racak "massacre" was the catalyst that led to Rambouillet. French media have widely expressed grave doubts as to its veracity.

Truth Chokes on the Fog of War. A Sunday Times article, about some refugees from Kosovo who narrate horror stories while wearing spotless white shoes, looking fresh as if they arrived in a Mercedes.

Balkan statistics. Some different statistics about Balkans.

Demonization of Serbs by Marjaleena Repo.

Cutting through a fog of lies by Jared Israel.

Five mythsabout the US/NATO war.

Rugova: Halt to NATO bombings NATO told us that the meeting between moderate Albanian leader, Ibrahim Rugova, and Milosevic never took place, that it was a Serbian hoax. Now Rugova repeated his appeal to halt the bombings in front of many more people.

Robin Cook accused of lyingby John Bruton, the former Irish Prime Minister.

Crimes against truth by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Don't blame the victims Sound advice to anti-war movement.

Now they tell us!by Diana Johnstone, about truths revealed too late.

Odd alliance between State and CNN in USA.

Pro-Serb means objective? BBC veteran reporter accused of pro-Serb bias angrily denies accusations.

The evil empire are us A Culture wars article analyzing the lies of NATO propaganda.

How did the Serbs come to be viewed as fascists? Excerpt from Sara Flounders' NATO in the Balkansbook narrating the astounding PR coup by which the Serbs acquired bad press in the USA

Credibility and incredible nonsense A SIRIUS Institute analysis about the credibility of NATO propaganda.

The information war about Kosovo An analysis by TFF, the pacifist organization.

Number of missing Kosovars is challenged Leading US experts contest the NATO claims, including alleged cases of "mass graves"

Essential Public Policy Points Relating to the ISSA Mission to Yugoslavia, April 18-21, 1999 The International Strategic Studies Association organized a fact-finding mission with the participation of US congressman Jim Saxton. Here are its findings.

Behind Racak Solid investigative report on the role of William Walker, US diplomat and OSCE verificator, in the Racak alleged massacre and also in the past when proven massacres were perpetrated in Walker's presence.

NATO's "other" losses The International Strategic Studies Association examines cases of non-acknowledged NATO losses.

Cyprus 1964, Kosovo 1999 An old tale of fabricated atrocity shows how easily events can be distorted.

The duping of America Is America being duped?.

Spies, damn lies and information How Pentagon admitted months later that the whole Sudan bombing was an "error".

Propaganda Interesting analysis by an non-reporter, a Canadian living in Republic of Macedonia.

Is war too complex a subject for the media to handle? Rick Salutin criticizes the way Western media are handling this war

Slant on Yugoslavia bombing A study by FAIR, the mediawatch group.

How (Not) to Cover a War: Fawn, Whitewash, Wave the Flag Norman Salomon criticizes war coverage by US media.

Lies, Damn lies and Maps Jared Israel painstakingly examines how NATO and the media misrepresented the Chinese Embassy bombing.

'It all went very well', said the general. 'Another effective day' Robert Fisk exposes some "everyday" NATO lies.

In one village, Albanian men are everywhere Paul Watson, LA Times reporter, has discovered "missing men", dispelling NATO claims.

Thw war on TV In its war against Yugoslavia, Nato has tried to silence all debate, criticism and dissent, says Philip Hammond.

Acts of murder: until there is a revolt by journalists and broadcasters, they will continue to get away with them, warns John Pilger in the Guardian.

Networks Need to Be Skeptical of Both Sides A FAIR Action Alert on media bias.

The blind misleading the blind Edward Said accuses the western media of cowardice, prejudice and gross over-simplification in their coverage of the war in the Balkans.

An appeal for a debate about the Balkan war [In French]. 22 leading personalities of France have signed this appeal, calling for a serious and sober debate -significantly, Le Monde and Liberation have refused to published it, and Agence France Presse published the appeal cutting the last paragraph and omitting all the names of signatories who are either ambassadors or retired militaries!

NY Times ignores violation of War Powers Act A FAIR Action Alert.

NATO propaganda war What does NATO mean by 'a good day'?

Salman Rushdie's rush to judgment In defence of Peter Handke, accused by Rushdie for 'Serbophilia'.

In defence of Pilger John Pilger's Acts of murder in Guardian was widely discussed. Mark Steel, an ex- journalist of Guardian, fired because of his anti-war stance, comments.

The deadly semantics of NATO bombings Howard Zinn analyzes the use of specific words in NATO's propaganda vocabulary.

The real Kosovo tradegy David Ramsay Steele in Liberty explores the process of the demonization of a people and exposes several NATO propaganda arguments.



Double Standards

200,000 Skeletons in R.Holbrooke's Closet , or, Timor and Kosovo.

Japan bombs New Mexico A brilliant satire, where the "principles" of NATO bombings against Yugoslavia are applied to the Latino situation in USA.

Let's bomb Turkey Columnist Arthur Hoppe tries to apply the NATO arguments in other situations too.

NATO would have favored the Confederacy An article of Jewish World Review that makes a parallel between this war and the US Civil War.

What about the Kurds? There are no airstrikes against Ankara, Jakarta or Jerusalem, observes The Guardian.

Morality? Don't make me laugh by John Pilger in the Guardian.

Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide in North America and Kosovo ┴uthoritative essay by Dr. Anthony J. Hall of the University of Lethbridge, illustrating the blatant hypocrisy of the Canadian government. (long).

Massacres vs. Regrettable Accidents A FAIR article on Double-Standard for Coverage of Civilian Deaths in Yugoslavia.

Why Kosovo? Why Krajina Serbs were not deemed worthy of humanitarian attention?



KLA: Not exactly angels

"Fatal delay?" Kosovars are depicted as moderates. Perhaps the "eminent Albanian analyst" whose article is reproduced here is a moderate too?

Death of a policeman How the KLA murdered a much-admired even-handed Serbian policeman some weeks before the bombings.

Selected US statements about KLA

Rebels' hands less than lily-white by Chris Hedges.

What the KLA really is by Mark Almond in the Spectator magazine.

From Terrorists to Partners In-depth analysis by U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, concerning the terrorist and drug-dealing aspects of KLA.

Freedom fighters financed by organized crime A thoroughly substantiated investigation of KLA's nature and criminal links.

KLA finances war with heroin sales A Washington Times revelation.

KLA rule? An anatomy of the anti-democratic composition of KLA leadership.

War Criminal, Ally, or Both? A portrait of KLA's new military commander.

Kosovo "freedom fighters" financed by organized crime In this revised and updated version of his article, Prof. Michel Chossudovsky shows how KLA is sustained by organised crime with the tacit approval of the United States and its allies.



A war against Europe and Russia

═ATO goes bananas. The real aim of the NATO aggression might be the subjugation of Europe, not merely of Serbia. Being at odds with EU on very many fronts, the USA are exploiting the Serbia conflict to gain the obedience of Europeans. Some hints in these articles.

Why is ═ATO in Yugoslavia? by the late Sean Gervasi.

It's time the world stood up to the American bully by Edward Said.

Kosovo war takes toll on Euro Europe's new single currency is limping against all initial expectations -was this perhaps one of the unavowed aims of the war?

NATO's real target: Russia

The Clinton doctrine Boris Kagarlitsky analyzes Pax Americana

NATO, master of the world by Noam Chmosky, specially written for the Monde Diplomatique.

NATO is playing, everyone is losing Rossiyskaya Gazeta political observer Vladimir Lapskiy analyzes the "interim results" of the war.



A war against the environment - Ecological disasters & radioactivity

Radioactive weapons used against Yugoslavia?. A serious allegation by the International Action Centre.

Depleted uranium used by NATO! Confirmation of genocidal tactics used by NATO against Yugoslavia.

Day of the Planet April 22 is the Day of the Planet -the irony is that the environment in the Balkans is a victim of the war and major ecological organizations stay silent.

An ecological disaster An appeal of professors of the Department of Organic Chemical Technology and Polymers concerning the bombing of VCM and PVC plants in Pancevo.

Real disaster threat What if the VINCA nuclear reactor in Belgrade gets hit?

Radioactive shells used by NATO A New Scientist report.

Depleted uranium: Deadly weapon, deadly legacy.

Pentagon confirms deleted uranium use

NATO using radioactive ammo in Yugoslav war Returning refugees will breathe the dust of uranium residue, says Patrick Cain.

Canada's role in DU weapons Transcript of remarks by Dr. Rosalie Bertell.

Kosovo - the poisoned prize Analysis about DU use in Kosovo and consequences.

A veto on DU missiles is an urgent need An appeal by Dario Fo, Nobel prize winner, and Franca Rame. Only in Italian - For a report on the appeal's content in English, read here.



Ordinary people speak

Zlatko Stefanovic, Ph. D. - ┴n appeal to the world.

Under the bombs ┴lexandar writes from a Belgrade suburb.

I learned to sleep while shaking Diary pages by Dragana, a Belgrade woman.

Diary of a Belgrade writer, Srdjan Valjarevic.

Byzantium and bombing. A member of the Byzantium list, Aleksandar from Belgrade, writes about damages made by bombs to Byzantine monuments in Serbia

Letter from NoviSad. Randall Major, an American living in NoviSad gives his own testimony

Letter from Miroslav, a businessman from Yugoslavia.

Janice, British wife of a Yugoslavian, feels ashamed at NATO lies

Auschwitz Survivor in Belgrade Now Fears NATOAca Singer, head of Jewish community in Belgrade speaks

Are the bombs following me?Historian Aleksa Djilas speaks about everyday life under the bombs.

Svetlana and Zoran They try to answer to the allegations of NATO propaganda.

Life under the toxic cloud Cica from Pancevo, the most-bombed city in Serbia, speaks about living under a toxic cloud after the bombing of petrochemical industries by NATO.

Dancing on the bridge Randall Major, the Texan living in NoviSad, expresses the feelings of the locals concerning their bridges destructed by NATO.

Letter of Zastava workers to the public of all NATO countries.

Attacks on Belgrade are driving us mad Prof. Miroslav Milisevic, Chief of Surgery at Belgrade Univ. Hospital, writes to a friend in England

Reading the Bible in a bomb shelter by Vladimir Arsenijevic, Serbian writer

Excerpts from a diary by Jasmina Tesanovic from Belgrade.

Greetings from the twilight zone Tanja describes her everyday life.

Letters from Belgrade by Vladimir Aleksic from a Belgrade suburb.

Diary from Belgrade Excerpts from the diary of Alexandra from Belgrade.

Two letters of Maja Two snapshots of life under the bombs.







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