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Bernard Kouchner's Legacy of Failure
by T.V. Weber & Alida Weber (11-7-2000)

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We have long complained about the U.S. news media and its failure to inform the public about the Clinton Administration's legacy of anarchy and mayhem in Kosovo. The news media in the U.S. has been virtually silent about the ongoing genocide against Serbs and other minorities who continue to be victimized by terrorists associated with the "disbanded" KLA and its sympathizers in the U.N./KFOR occupation.

Over the past few months, though, the level of bloodshed has increased enough that news of it begins to trickle through the blockade in the mainstream U.S. news media.

In a 'Newsweek' interview May 15, Bernard Kouchner, the U.N. official in charge of the occupation of Kosovo, even admitted, "Apparently a Serb has a 20 times greater chance of being a victim of a crime than an Albanian does." But the tone of the Newsweek interview made it clear that neither Kouchner nor the magazine's interviewer were unduly concerned about this fact.

An article by 'Associated Press' writer Danica Kirka, "Three Killed in Shooting in Kosovo," appeared in the 'Washington Post' May 29, 2000. The article describes an act of senseless slaughter, in which an unidentified attacker, "thought to be an Albanian terrorist" and "armed with an automatic weapon, opened fire on a group of Serbs gathered in a store in Cernica." Killed in the attack were three Serbs: 4-year-old Milos Petrovic; Petrovic's grandfather, Vojin Vasic, 60; and Tihomir Simjanovic, 45.

Bernard Kouchner was ready with crocodile tears, saying, "What can possibly be gained by killing a child?"

But according to the article, Kouchner insisted that "only the regime of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic stands to gain by unrest in this southern Serb province."

By making such a statement, Kouchner attempts to shift the blame for this innocent child's death to Mr. Milosevic. But that's ridiculous. Milosevic, for nearly a year, has had no control, nor even any influence, over events in Kosovo. Kouchner himself is the man in charge.

This incident is particularly revealing of Kouchner's true nature, but the murder of yet another Serb in Kosovo is, sadly, no isolated event. Too many other such crimes have been committed in recent months to repeat all of them here, but an abundance of reports are available in news archives on the Internet, for those who can stand to read such a catalogue of tragedy and horror.

Most revealing of all is the recent action by Doctors Without Borders (a/k/a Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF), an organization that Kouchner himself helped to found.

It should tell us something when even MSF can't keep up the charade any longer. On August 7, 2000, MSF announced in a news release that their organization is withdrawing from Kosovo. In their words:

"Médecins Sans Frontières has decided to reduce its teams and to stop its present operations in the Kosovar enclaves. The humanitarian organisation refuses to continue its operations on behalf of the ethnic minorities in a context where basic protection for these populations is not being guaranteed by the military and civilian administration of Kosovo." (See http://www.msf.org/projects/europe/kosovo/reports/2000/08/pr-enclaves/ and http://www.egroups.com/message/decani/33582.).

MSF's news release was picked up by 'Associated Press 'and appeared in 'Nando Times' but did not receive wide coverage in the U.S.

Like so many other self-styled do-gooders who have made their careers in corrupt government bureaucracies and equally corrupt NGOs, Kouchner is a trafficker in human misery. He won't willingly do anything to put himself and his fellow vultures out of business. After all, the longer he keeps the misery going, the longer he, and others like him, keep their jobs. But this works only so long as he can continue blaming the misery on someone other than himself. And it's getting harder for him to get away with that.

As Kouchner's term as administrator of occupied Kosovo draws to a close, it is clear that the reign of corruption, lawlessness, and terror in Kosovo represents Kouchner's personal failure. The rest of the world knows it, even if Kouchner does not.

Further reading

1) or more articles by the Webers, please go to http://emperors-clothes.com/artbyauth.html and click on "W"

2) Bernard Kouchner has been amazingly open in his advocacy of Kosovo 'independence' (in quotes because it comes the independence movement has been inspired for 15 years by promises of aid and massive aid from the U./S. and Germany) see: 'Solana and Kouchner push Kosovo 'Independence' at http://emperors-clothes.com/analysis/lovein.htm

3) or more on the character of U.N. control of Kosovo see 'How will you plead at the trial, Mr. Annan?' at http://emperors-clothes.com/news/howwill.htm

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