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The Emperor's New Clothes
Piercing a Fog of Lies
"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."
--- Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, 1916, Ch.9
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As U.S. demands Serbs be punished for refusing to fold - Euro humanitarians extend sanctions, freeze their Serbian neighbors
by Diana Johnstone (1-30-00)
Editor's comment: Along with Canada, the U.S., England and the Netherlands have the largest numbers of readers of Emperors-clothes.com. On January 25, carrying out the wishes of the U.S. Department of State, England and the Netherlands vetoed a request by Italy, Greece, France and Germany to suspend the draconian sanctions which prevent oil, gas and electricity from entering Serbia. Russia has been sending fuel through Hungary. Under U.S. pressure, the Hungarian government has demanded Yugoslavia pay millions of dollars in fees, money it does not have due to the effect of the sanctions, or Hungary will stop transmitting Russian fuel at the end of this month.
Does the U.S. government want the world for its Empire? If not, what is the crime the Yugoslavs have committed, to be bombed, driven from Kosovo, deprived of heat during winter? Is the crime of this small, brave country, that it refuses to crumble, to be defeated? Perhaps by not accepting American diktat, Yugoslavia is setting an example for all who value human freedom, an example that has already inspired others to resist Imperial domination. - Jared Israel. [For Ms. Johnstone's article, please click here.]
How Washington Post distorts war crimes charges vs. NATO
by FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Media (posted 1/30/00)
Visit to a Small Island
by Elliott Blass (posted 1/22/00)
Prof. Blass does research on alleviating pain in newborn babies. This has prepared him to describe the pain inflicted by a certain large Imperial power, which he observed during a Visit to a Small Island.
Ukranian, Serbian, Jewish and Roma ("Gypsy") Holocaust Victims Sue Vatican & Others
The news of the law suit against the Vatican was posted yesterday and we have received letters from relatives of victims of the "hidden holocaust" that took place in the clerical-fasicst State of Croatia during World War II and expressions of
case, please click on: Holocaust Victims Sue. For interview with Plaintiff Dorich see:
'They are all together' (posted 1/21/00)
The Roma and Racism in the Balkans
by Jared Israel (posted 1-19-99)
An informative and moving article in a U.S. newspaper documents the campaign of extermination against the Kosovo Roma people ("Gypsies") since NATO took control of that Serbian province this past June. Excerpts from the article with comments by the Emperors-clothes editor.
Enough! Send that little boy home!
Letters about Elian Gonzalez (posted 1/10/00)
"Send him Home!" is the consensus of five letters written from five different perspectives.
MAKING THE CRIME FIT THE PUNISHMENT
by Diana Johnstone (posted Jan. 6, 2000)
"During the last years of the Bush administration, the Carnegie Endowment for Peace was confronting the major question raised by the collapse of the Soviet bloc: what new mission could save NATO, the necessary instrument for U.S. leadership in Europe? And it found an answer: humanitarian intervention. Reports by group members Albright, Richard Holbrooke and Leon Fuerth 'recommended a dramatic escalation of the use of military force to settle other countries' domestic conflicts.' (4)
"The Carnegie Endowment's 1992 report entitled 'Changing Our Ways: America's Role in the New World' called for 'a new principle of international relations: the destruction or displacement of groups of people within states can justify international intervention.' The U.S. was advised to "realign" NATO and the OSCE to deal with these new security problems in Europe."
In this new piece, international political writer Diana Johnstone notes an odd progression in US/NATO military actions: first there is a punishment (e.g., the bombing of Yugoslavia), next the alleged crime is described (e.g. alleged genocide), later a culprit is named (in this case, Milosevich and other Yugoslav leaders), next an investigation is launched to produce the necessary evidence (in Kosovo the hunt by scores of Western forensic experts for bodies to support NATO claims). The investigation is a dismal failure. Making the Crime Fit the Punishment
by George Szamuely (posted 1/5/2000)
Are the terrorists Americans have been told to fear actually creations of US foreign policy? The writer follows links between Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Chechnya and the Canadian border.
We'd like to publish your opinions on the Elian Gonzalez incident (posted 1/5/2000)
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has agreed to return Elian Gonzalez, the 6 year old Cuban boy to his father in Cuba. We'd like to publish your thoughts. Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please indcate whether you wish your name to be used.
'Time is so short...'
Interview with Simca Kazazic from Orahovac (1/1/2000)
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