anti-Yugoslav Western interests Control Radio B292?
[Note from www.emperors-clothes.com : This piece was written about nine months ago but is still quite timely.]
A new radio station using the name of the former B92 radio has started broadcasting in Beograd (Belgrade) under the name B2-92. They also have a new website, taking over where the much-visited Help B92 website left off.
Like the Help B92 website, the new website of Free B92 http://www.freeb92.net/ is owned by KPN Telecom, (a middle-rank European telecom company), through its subsidiary XS4ALL Nederland BV.
Koninklijke KPN NV (Royal Dutch Telecom) is the privatizsed former telecom organization of the Netherlands PTT, originally the ministry for Post and Telegraphy.
Legal control of both the Help B92 website, and the Free B92 website were, and are, ultimately exercised by the board of KPN Telecom. The CEO at KPN Telecom is Wim Dik, a former Netherlands Secretary of State for Foreign Trade.
More realistically, daily control of the
content of the websites probably rests with Maurice
Wesseling, director of XS4ALL Nederland BV, whose name is
under the press release /e-mail announcing the new site.
B92 was therefore never an
"independent" radio. Its function was to
promote the values of a liberal-democratic free-market
society in Serbia and Montenegro, and specifically the
classic-liberalism of George Soros. It continued to do
this even during the air war on Serbia, when for a time
it broadcast from aircraft on the Serbian border
(obviously with at least the military approval of the
NATO which controlled the airspace), and also from
Austria on Austrian government transmitters. Both of
these projects were apparently abandoned: perhaps because
they were making the station an easy target for
pro-Milosevic propagandists. In any case, in the present
uncertain climate, the station and its financiers are
ready to try again.
"Nor do I have any doubts that the
situation required outside intervention. The case for
intervention is clearer in Kosovo than in most other
situations of ethnic conflict because Milosevic
unilaterally deprived the inhabitants of Kosovo of the
autonomy that they had already enjoyed. He also broke an
international agreement into which he entered in October
of last year."
"A political alliance dedicated to the
promotion of open society might even be able to change
the way the UN functions, especially if it had a much
broader membership than NATO.NATO could still serve as
its military arm."