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Don't entertain him - arrest him!
Javier Solana's Visit to Belgrade is an Outrage! [2-7-2001]

Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Jared Israel (editor, Emperor's Clothes) and Nico Varkevisser (President, Global Reflexion)

Today several thousand Yugoslavs of varying political beliefs passionately protested against Javier Solana's visit to Belgrade. This protest, loud and spirited, was held in the center of Belgrade, on Knez Milosh Street, outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It represents a most important act of defiance, held in the face of widespread violence and intimidation following the U.S-backed coup in Belgrade, Oct. 5th.

Javier Solana was head of NATO during and after NATO’s 78 day bombing campaign. He was convicted of mass murder by a Yugoslav court and sentenced, in absentia, to 20 years hard labor. The court that made that decision still has jurisdiction under Kostunica, who insists that he stands for the rule of law.

Yet today Solana is in Belgrade. And the Kostunica/Djindjic regime is not arresting him.

Now, all the media lies that were used as a pretext to bomb Yugoslavia – from the lies about mass graves to the lies about the phony Racak massacre - have been refuted by NATO’s own data as well as by official organizations such as the FBI, Europol, the OSCE, the UNHCR and Finish Forensic experts. And yet it is now, mocking Yugoslav justice, that the new Belgrade regime, backed by NATO and the International Monetary Fund, invites Solana to Belgrade. Not to arrest him, but to meet with him and to celebrate, while at the same time they are hunting down those who resisted NATO and indicting them for NATO ‘s crimes.

Solana is a criminal. He is guilty of:

Crimes against humanity – Javier Solana was head of NATO when, in violation of its charter and all international law, it launched the bombing war against Yugoslavia, including the use of nuclear-sheathed weapons. It was Solana who was responsible for the destruction of the homes and lives of Kosovo residents of all nationalities. It was Solana’s NATO that has put 25 million people in the Balkans at risk by bombing the area with low level nuclear weapons. Solana’s NATO oversaw the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Yugoslavs from Kosovo after the bombing.

Crimes against the truth - Solana was not only an organizer he was a direct apologist for the war and the subsequent violent expulsions from Kosovo. For example, after NATO bombed a group of returning Albanian refugees in the town of Korisa, Solana went on TV declaring that the Serbs were at fault for the deaths although in fact the killing was done by NATO bombs.

This truly insane argument was invoked recently by Carla Del Ponte of the kangaroo-court War Crimes Tribunal, who accused Milosevich of being responsible for the deaths of 16 people when NATO bombed Serbian television. Following Del Ponte’s lead, the Belgrade government has threatened to indict Dragoljub Milanovic, director of Serbian TV at that time, for the NATO bombing. Thus the Kostunica/Djindjic government invites Javier Solana, a convicted war criminal, to be wined and dined in Belgrade while trying to jail Yugoslav leaders for the bombs that NATO dropped.

Many Yugoslavs voted for Vojislav Kostunica because they saw in him a hope of peace with justice. But where is the justice when murderers are entertained and the innocent are accused of their crimes? Now, when the horrors of NATO’s use of depleted uranium are coming out, it is incumbent on those who supported this regime to join with all others in Yugoslavia and around the world to condemn the real criminals: Solana, Clinton, Blair, Schroeder, Chretien and all other NATO heads of state and heads of government and their Yugoslav political puppets.

- February 7, 2001

Further Reading

1) On NATO's carefully orchestrated campaign to turn neighbor against neighbor before and during the bombing of Kosovo in 1999, see 'Why Albanians Fled Kosovo During NATO Bombing' at http://emperors-clothes.com/interviews/keys.htm (Interview with Kosovo historian Cedda Prlincevic. Interviewer, Jared Israel)

2) On NATO's involvement in expelling hundreds of thousands from Kosovo after the bombing, see         'Driven from Kosovo: Jewish Leader Blames NATO - Interview With Cedda Prlincevic' at http://emperors-clothes.com/interviews/ceda.htm

3) On NATO's conscious effort to punish Yugoslavia by creating environmental disasters, see 'NATO Willfully Triggered Environmental Catastrophe In Yugoslavia' by Michel Chossudovsky at http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/chuss/willful.htm and 'Chemical/Nuclear Warfare in Bosnia: Eyewitness To Hell' by war crimes investigator, Tika Jankovic at http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/tika/hell.htm

4) On NATO's attempt to replace international law with the rule of NATO, see 'Humanitarian War: Making the Crime Fit the Punishment' by international affairs analyst Diana Johnstone at http://emperors-clothes.com/articles/Johnstone/crime.htm and 'Mocking Tradition and Practice - NATO's War & World Security' by Prof. Raju Thomas at http://emperors-clothes.com/analysis/security.htm

5) On the effort by distinguished Western lawyers to bring NATO to justice, see 'Report: Meeting with Carla del Ponte on NATO Crimes of War' by Michael Mandel at http://emperors-clothes.com/news/mandel.htm

6) On efforts to intimidate anti-NATO dissent in Yugoslavia, see "These Djindjic People are Brownshirts," an interview with a Yugoslav activist, conducted by Jared Israel at http://emperors-clothes.com/interviews/djindjic.htm

and "Report on the Dec. 23 Elections" by the British Helsinki Human Rights Group at http://emperors-clothes.com/docs/srbele.htm

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