URL for this articles is http://emperors-clothes.com/misc/graves2.htm

[Emperor's Clothes]

Were NATO's Aerial Photo's of Mass Graves Faked?
[Written during Spring and Fall, 1999]

There are two very interesting things about the following article from 'Agence France Presse' ('AFP').

One thing is: would you trust a prosecutor who you knew had falsified evidence? If indeed NATO fabricated its aerial mass grave photos, then none of the forensic investigation presently [the summer and fall of 1999] being conducted under NATO guidance in Kosovo should be trusted.

The second thing is: NATO never answered the charges made by the map expert. And the Western media, which is so quick to report the smallest rumor of Serbian wrongdoing, has not made this story available to the general public. Isn't this a terrible commentary on press objectivity regarding the Serbs?

The article from 'AFP' is below.

-- JI

THE HAGUE, April 24 (AFP) - Several photos distributed by NATO and said to show possible mass graves in Kosovo could be fake, the Dutch daily 'Algemen Dagblad' said Saturday.

The paper based its claims on analyses carried out by a map expert specializing in the study of satellite photos, who examined four pictures taken over the Kosovo villages of Pusto Selo and Izbica.

NATO showed two photos of each village. In each case, one of the photos shows the area before the alleged graves were dug and the second, taken several days later, appears to show a number of freshly dug graves. According to the expert, identified only as E. Burie, the most recent photos displayed worrying inconsistencies.

He said that in the second picture of the Pusto Selo village, there is a house which does not feature in the image taken a few days before. He said: "Either the Kosovars had time between the massacres to build a house in a few nights, or the photo has been manipulated." He said the photo of Izbica showing rows of graves had "touch-up work which could only be the result of two different pictures being superimposed."

Burie, who runs a studio in the central Dutch town of Almere specialising in work for the country's top publishers and for military maps, could not be reached for comment.

Italian General Giuseppe Marani, a NATO spokesman, said on April 18 that the alliance had photos of 43 sites in Kosovo which featured "very clear rows of individual tombs facing southeast, that is, towards Mecca."

[Emperors-clothes.com comments: Let's see if we've got this right. The Yugoslav Army dug individual graves for Muslim atrocity victims, and made sure they were all facing Mecca? And this act of religious sensitivity was carried out by Serbian Orthdox soldiers consumed with anti-Muslim religious bigotry? And these are the mass graves NATO is talking about?

Isn't a rather more obvious explanation that NATO has 'discovered' a Muslim cemetary?]





The George Soros foundation does not fund Emperor's Clothes. Our only source of money is people like you. All contributions help, big and small.

Our work has expanded but our income has not. We are now several months behind on long distance and international phone bills.

All but local service has been turned off.

We have other big bills too, including for Lexis, our key research tool.

We use long distance for interviews (if we need a translator, this involves a three-way call) to consult with writers, to check the accuracy of information and sometimes to discuss articles being translated. We also use international calls to help write and edit articles for media besides Emperor's Clothes.

Using international long distance, we were able to stay in constant touch with the unarmed witnesses guarding Mr. Miloshevich's house when it was attacked March 28th and 29th. That is why you could read accurate news on Emperor's Clothes - the only honest reports available anywhere.

After the attack, by using international phone calls we were able to talk directly with people involved in the negotiations between Mr. Miloshevich and the current Serbian authorities. So we knew first hand that the 'NY Times' report that Mr. Miloshevich was suicidal during the talks was a lie.

Because we need to use the phone so much, our bills are well over a thousand dollars a month. Now our long distance and international service has been turned off because we owe almost $5000. We are in danger of losing phone service altogether. In addition, we owe over $1500 to Lexis, a key research tool, which allows us to check the accuracy of newspaper excerpts and quotes over the past 20 years.

If everyone who cares about Emperor's Clothes chips in, we'll be out of trouble in no time.

Any help you can send will be greatly appreciated! $20, $50, $100 or $1000 - it will all help.

You can make a credit card donation by going to our secure server at https://emperor.securesites.com/transactions/index.php

You can mail a check to Emperor's Clothes, P.O. Box 610-321, Newton, MA 02461-0321. (USA)

Or make a donation over the phone. Call us at (U.S.) 617 916-1705 any time and we will take your credit card information over the phone.

Note: If you mail a donation or make one by secure server, please let us know by email at emperors1000@aol.com, just to make sure we get it. Thanks!

Thank you for reading Emperor's Clothes!

[Emperor's Clothes]