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Title: SEAN HANNITY - "Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life"
Source: Impeach Bush 103
URL Source: http://zzpat.tripod.com/cvb/impeach103.html
Published: Nov 9, 2005
Author: Steve Rendall
Post Date: 2005-11-09 16:52:44 by Uncle Bill
Keywords: servicemen, "Explain, American
Views: 1285
Comments: 60

"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life."
SEAN HANNITY - Fox News Channel - Hannity & Colmes, April 6, 1999 - expressing opposition to the Clinton administration´s 1999 Kosovo actions.

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#1. To: Uncle Bill (#0)

Hannity; the epitome of a lockstep, brain dead pubbie. The entirety of his radio show (and that mess on FOX TV) is "Republicans good - Democrats bad." How in god's name could any thinking person remain wed to the R's? I hate them more than the D's because I feel personally betrayed. May they lose both houses and the presidency. The FReeper threads alone would be worth the additional dose of socialism.

Jethro Tull  posted on  2005-11-09   17:04:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Uncle Bill (#0)

OK

The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its' original size

Itisa1mosttoolate  posted on  2005-11-09   17:06:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: OKCSubmariner (#0)

When Clinton committed troops to Bosnia:

"You can support the troops but not the president." --Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"Well, I just think it's a bad idea. What's going to happen is they're going to be over there for 10, 15, maybe 20 years." --Joe Scarborough (R-FL)

"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?" --Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/6/99

"[The] President . . . is once again releasing American military might on a foreign country with an ill-defined objective and no exit strategy. He has yet to tell the Congress how much this operation will cost. And he has not informed our nation's armed forces about how long they will be away from home. These strikes do not make for a sound foreign policy." --Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

"American foreign policy is now one huge big mystery. Simply put, the administration is trying to lead the world with a feel-good foreign policy." --Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy." --Karen Hughes, speaking on behalf of George W Bush

"I had doubts about the bombing campaign from the beginning . . I didn't think we had done enough in the diplomatic area." --Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)

"I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarified rules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our over-extended military. There is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake. There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today" --Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is." --Governor George W. Bush (R-TX)


Here's what Republicans said about Clinton and Kosovo

 Why did they second-guess our commitment to freedom from genocide and demand that we cut and run?

 "President Clinton is once again releasing American military might on a foreign country with an ill-defined objective and no exit strategy. He has yet to tell the Congress how much this operation will cost. And he has not informed our nation's armed forces about how long they will be
away from home. These strikes do not make for a sound foreign policy."

-Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA)

  
"
No goal, no objective, not until we have those things and a compelling case is made, then I say, back out of it, because innocent people are going to die for nothing. That's why I'm against it."

-Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/5/99
  
"American foreign policy is now one huge big mystery.  Simply put, the administration is trying to lead the world with a feel- good foreign policy."

- Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)
  
"If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy."
  

-Karen Hughes, speaking on behalf of presidential candidate George W. Bush


Why did they demoralize our brave men and women in uniform?
  
"I had doubts about the bombing campaign from the beginning...I didn't think we had done enough in the diplomatic area."

-Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)
  

"
You think Vietnam was bad? Vietnam is nothing next to Kosovo."

- Tony Snow, Fox News 3/24/99
  

"
Well, I just think it's a bad idea. What's going to happen is they're going to be over there for 10, 15, maybe 20 years"

-Joe Scarborough (R-FL)
  

"I'm on the Senate Intelligence Committee, so you can trust me and believe me when I say we're running out of cruise missles. I can't tell you exactly how many we have left, for security reasons, but we're almost out of cruise missles."
  
- Senator Inhofe (R-OK )
  
"I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarifiedrules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our overextended military. There is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake. There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today"
  
-Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)
  
"
I don't know that Milosevic will ever raise a white flag"
  
-Senator Don Nickles (R-OK)
  
"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?"
  
- Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/6/99


Why didn't they support our president in a time of war?
  

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."
  
-Governor George W. Bush (R-TX)
  

"This is President Clinton's war, and when he falls flat on his face, that's his problem."
  
-Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)
  
"The two powers that have ICBMs that can reach the United States are Russia and China. Here we go in. We're taking on not just Milosevic. We can't just say, 'that little guy, we can whip him.' We have these two other powers that have missiles that can reach us, and we have zero defense thanks to this president."
  
- Senator James Inhofe (R-OK)
  

"
You can support the troops but not the president"
  
-Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)
  

"My job as majority leader is be supportive of our troops, try to have input as decisions are made and to look at those decisions after they're made ... not to march in lock step with everything the president decides to do."
  
-Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)

  

For us to call this a victory and to commend the President of the United States as the Commander in Chief showing great leadership in Operation Allied Force is a farce"
   - Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)


Why did they blame America first?
  
Bombing a sovereign nation for ill-defined reasons with vague objectives undermines the American stature in the world. The international respect and trust for America has diminished every time we casually let the bombs fly."
  
- Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)
  

"Once the bombing commenced, I think then Milosevic unleashed his forces, and then that's when the slaughtering and the massive ethnic cleansing really started"
  

-Senator Don Nickles (R-OK)
  
"
Clinton's bombing campaign has caused all of these problems to explode"
  
-Representative Tom Delay (R-TX)
  

"America has no vital interest in whose flag flies over Kosovo's capital, and no right to attack and kill Serb soldiers fighting on their own soil to preserve the territorial integrity of their own country"
  
-Pat Buchanan (R)

  

"These international war criminals were led by Gen. Wesley Clark ...who clicked his shiny heels for the commander-in-grief, Bill Clinton."

  
- Michael Savage
  

"This has been an unmitigated disaster ... Ask the Chinese embassy. Ask all the people in Belgrade that we've killed. Ask the refugees that we've killed. Ask the people in nursing homes. Ask the people in hospitals."
  
- Representative Joe Scarborough (R-FL)
  

"It is a remarkable spectacle to see the Clinton Administration and NATO taking over from the Soviet Union the role of sponsoring "wars of national liberation."
  
- Representative Helen Chenoweth (R-ID)
  

"America has no vital interest in whose flag flies over Kosovo's capital, and no right to attack and kill Serb soldiers fighting on their own soil to preserve the territorial integrity of their own country"
  
-Pat Buchanan (R )
  

"By the order to launch air strikes against Serbia, NATO and President Clinton have entered uncharted territory in mankind's history. Not even Hitler's grab of the Sudetenland in the 1930s, which eventually led to WW II, ranks as a comparable travesty. For, there are no American interests whatsoever that the NATO bombing will
either help, or protect; only needless risks to which it exposes the American soldiers and assets, not to mention the victims on the ground in Serbia."

  
- Bob Djurdjevic, founder of Truth in Media

Uncle Bill  posted on  2005-11-09   17:06:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Jethro Tull (#1)

"The FReeper threads alone would be worth the additional dose of socialism."

8-)

Uncle Bill  posted on  2005-11-09   17:08:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Jethro Tull (#1)

"George W. Bush should realize he is trouble when veterans wear bullshit protectors to avoid hearing his attempts to justify his war in Iraq."

Uncle Bill  posted on  2005-11-09   17:15:44 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Jethro Tull (#1)

Bush wants to leave and give his axis of exit strategy speech. He's packed and ready to go.

Uncle Bill  posted on  2005-11-09   17:22:00 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Uncle Bill, Jethro Tull (#6)

Excellent posts. Excellent thread.

Lord, I hate hypocrits. There are so many these days.

If you love America, you'll hate Israel.

wbales  posted on  2005-11-09   21:58:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Uncle Bill (#3)

Those quotes were great. Thanks.

The difference between a Republican and a Democrat:

Republican: If we are doing it, it's for the right reasons.

Democrat: If we are doing it, it's for the right reasons.

I am so thankful I have woken to the truth and now recognize it's not right against left... it's us against them.

Folks, we are the true minority group... we have no party, we have almost no voice, we barely have a chance in hell. HOPE is all I can come up with. 'Hope that's enough.

Wait though, we've got the truth... and that's kinda' comforting, I suppose.

Adolf Hitler... "What luck for rulers that men do not think."

John F. Kennedy... "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

wakeup  posted on  2005-11-09   23:26:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Uncle Bill, All (#3)

Great post.

Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. – Donald Rumsfeld

robin  posted on  2005-11-09   23:29:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Uncle Bill (#3)

YOU ARE SO GOOD!!!! COMPILING THE COMMENTS OF THE DISGUSTING PRINCIPLELESS HYPOCRITES!!! doncha just love how they hang themselves with their own words?

christine  posted on  2005-11-09   23:34:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: wakeup, Mekons4 (#8)

Republican: If we are doing it, it's for the right reasons.

Democrat: If we are doing it, it's for the right reasons.

I am so thankful I have woken to the truth and now recognize it's not right against left... it's us against them.

well said.

christine  posted on  2005-11-09   23:36:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: christine (#11)

Seriously, both Dems and Reps supported Nam. I was one of those people who went after both of them during the Nam time (remember Dump the Hump?) and to claim both parties are identical is just ridiculous. This is what Nader said. One party wants to raise wages for common people, eliminate tax breaks for the ultra rich and corporations, improve health and education benefits for the poor (and increasingly, the middle class), truly restrict wars to ones that are right and that we can win and make things right (Clinton's war=not one U.S. casuality, and we are basically gone...a perfect game, war-wise), and most important, kill the growth of the national debt.

The idea that both parties are identical is ridiculous. You can disagree with the Dems, but they are not identical to the Repukes. Read what my senators, Durbin and Obama, have to say.

Mekons4  posted on  2005-11-10   0:12:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: Mekons4 (#12)

The idea that both parties are identical is ridiculous.

Identical?

Think of wrestling, on TV.

The match is staged, literally and the outcome pre-determined. The audience takes sides and is captivated by the action. The promoter, not caring who wins the big belt and buckle, gets what he wants.

True, Robbie Numb Nuts is not "identical" to Torso the Terrible but, you need some reason to choose sides.

Adolf Hitler... "What luck for rulers that men do not think."

John F. Kennedy... "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

wakeup  posted on  2005-11-10   1:20:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: wakeup (#8)

I am so thankful I have woken to the truth and now recognize it's not right against left... it's us against them.

Amen.

CAPPSMADNESS  posted on  2005-11-10   6:19:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: christine (#11)

Did you see poor Sean's pouting face tonight on Insanity & Colmes?

Uncle Bill  posted on  2005-11-18   22:03:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: Uncle Bill (#3)

Clinton tossed a perfect game. No dead, no loss, no infamy. We rescued an ethnic group that was being massacred. It was, like WWII and Korea, a good war. This war could have been stopped by ending the sanctions, sending in the inspection teams and letting them do their jobs, and dropping 50,000 sniper rifles in the Shia sections of Iraq.

There was an article in Newsweek Online today where the reporter asked Wolfowitz to explain how bad he effed up. Wolfie claimed that we should have bumped off Saddam and then left our little buddy Chalabi in charge, then walked out the door.

These people are too deluded to even be allowed to walk around in public, much less run the most powerful country in the world. It is time to get the most partisan, nasty dems into office and root these fucks out of our government. Then form a third party and toss the Dems out too. We need people who care about our country, not getting reelected or raising money. I will never say the two parties are the same, because that is ludicrous. But our two-party system makes everyone play safe unless they think they cannot be defeated. I want a party that tells the truth, and the hell with being smeared by nazis.

Mekons4  posted on  2005-11-18   22:54:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#17. To: Mekons4 (#16)

Clinton tossed a perfect game.

- Blowing up $100 dummy tanks with multi-million dollar munitions
- Shot down Stealth Fighter parts was sold to China
- Indiscriminate bombings that killed civilians of all ethnic backgrounds
- DU and industrial pollution scattered across the country-side
- Post occupation deaths of US troops from land mines, booby traps, and vehicle accidents
- Post occupation deaths of other nations troops, killed by the people we "saved"
- Generation of Anti-US feelings in former Soviet Republics and Europe
- Almost total displacement of Serbian population from Kosovo
- The people we "saved" continued to launch assualts into Macedonia and shoot at our own troops.
- Alomst Starting WWIII with the Russians (To his credit Clinton sacked Clark within 24 hours over that one.)
- Sham "war crimes" trial (Maybe Slobo could give Saddam a few tips?)

Yes, such a glorious "victory". So glorious, that the US went crawing back to Belgrade about a year after the bombing campaign to ask the Serbs to help them control the KLA. The same KLA that had been built up by the CIA in years previous. Poor Slobo, no one ever told him that genocide is okay so long as it's CIA financed.

Not that this gets Bush Jr. off the hook. Oh no, in 2000 he ran on a platform of turning the Kosovo mess over the EU and UN and bringing all US troops home. He lied. Hard to beleive, I know. And now with the Taliban gone and Afghanistan pumping out the poppies like no tommorow, smugglers have a direction route through Kosovo (now that the pesky Serbian anti-narcotics policemen are all expelled or dead) to get Heroin to the EU market.

Yup, drop a few bombs, kill a few bad guys, depose the evil leader whose the next Hitler, and the locals will take to democracy like fish to water. Hmmmm, I think I've head this song before.

"The more I see of life, the less I fear death" - Me.

Pissed Off Janitor  posted on  2005-11-18   23:43:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#18. To: Uncle Bill (#3)

Actually I DON'T thint that Pat Buchanon belongs there. He is one of the few Pubbies that is against the Iraq war as well as the Kosovo one.

Check out my new site (Coral Snake's Guns, Linux and Liberty Blog))

Coral Snake  posted on  2005-11-19   0:33:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#19. To: Pissed Off Janitor (#17)

Not to mention that Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia will probably be land mined for the next 20 tears and DU contaminated for the next 1000.

NOTHING good comes from EITHER side of the NWO Luciferian Elite. Shrub, steroid A-nald, Rudy Gullinai, George Petaki, John McCain, Buba Clinton, John Kerry Hillary, Ted the Swimmer, Chuckie Schumer, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Arial Sharon, Osama BinLaden:

ALL BAD!!!!

Check out my new site (Coral Snake's Guns, Linux and Liberty Blog))

Coral Snake  posted on  2005-11-19   0:45:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#20. To: Jethro Tull (#1)

Hannity; the epitome of a lockstep, brain dead pubbie. The entirety of his radio show (and that mess on FOX TV) is "Republicans good - Democrats bad." How in god's name could any thinking person remain wed to the R's? I hate them more than the D's because I feel personally betrayed. May they lose both houses and the presidency. The FReeper threads alone would be worth the additional dose of socialism.

I'm with you there, JT.

Once, I read something by P.J. O'Rourke where he said "Republicans gain power every now and then, and that's when they remind you of why they don't gain power often." (Not an exact quote.)

I thought he was joking. But now I know it was true. I don't just want them to lose power. I want their party to be destroyed and to disappear forever, and for no one to ever speak its name aloud again. They deserve this for placing Bush/Cheney in power.

h-a-l-f-w-i-t-t  posted on  2005-11-19   0:46:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#21. To: Pissed Off Janitor (#17)

Yeah, the Kosovo war was a total humiliating loss for the United States. Do you live in reality? We got rid of a nazi killer without killing and wounding thousands of our kids. Period. And Clinton ran it, and the repukes said it would be a quagmire. Guess who was right?

Guess who is the first president to reduce the national debt since Kennedy? Yup, the old Clenis, the best president since Roosevelt.

Mekons4  posted on  2005-11-19   0:52:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#22. To: Mekons4 (#21)

Guess who is the first president to reduce the national debt since Kennedy? Yup, the old Clenis, the best president since Roosevelt.

Clinton is no different than Bush. NWO trash.

A K A Stone  posted on  2005-11-19   0:53:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#23. To: h-a-l-f-w-i-t-t (#20)

I thought he was joking. But now I know it was true. I don't just want them to lose power. I want their party to be destroyed and to disappear forever, and for no one to ever speak its name aloud again. They deserve this for placing Bush/Cheney in power.

PJ was probably serious at the time, but he has bailed out of the GOP. He's a moron, but not quite as stupid as he used to be.

Mekons4  posted on  2005-11-19   0:53:57 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#24. To: A K A Stone (#22)

Clinton is no different than Bush. NWO trash.

One of them made me wealthy and happy, one of them nearly bankrupted me. Guess which was which. You gotta lighten up. There is good and there is bad. Clinton was GOOD, Bush is BAD. My state has lost $6000 per household because of this piece of shit; I have lost at least that much.

Dems watch our money, the Repukes love to spend it by giving the wealthy tax cuts. How much did YOU get in the tax cuts? I bet, about $500. The rich fucks got $300K. Don't be stupid.

Mekons4  posted on  2005-11-19   0:58:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#25. To: Mekons4 (#24)

I agree with what you said about the Bushes. I disagree with your views on that evil baby killer clinton. Clinton like Bush had no declaration for war. They are both supporters of the UN. Clinton signed the Brady bill. Are you for the surrendering of our second amendment rights? You can't blame Bush for everything that is wrong with the economy. It is part clintons fault too. It is also part our fault as Americans for not working hard enough, for buying cheap Chinese goods and many many more reasons.

A K A Stone  posted on  2005-11-19   1:04:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#26. To: Mekons4 (#16)

We rescued an ethnic group that was being massacred. It was, like WWII and Korea, a good war.

I really have to take exception to your comment we 'rescued' an ethnic group that was being massacred............the Serbs, along with jews and gypsies, are still being killed by those we aligned ourselves with==the drug dealing, prostitute pimping, terrorizing kosovans.

rowdee  posted on  2005-11-19   1:20:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#27. To: Mekons4 (#21)

We got rid of a nazi killer without killing and wounding thousands of our kids.

Instead we blew the limbs off of innocent people with cluster bombs dropped from 30,000 feet and tossed some DU on them for good measure.

You just re-affirm my faith that "D"s love to blow the piss out of helpless third world nations just as much as "R"s do and that American's will tollerate the slaughter and "good wars" so long as they are fat, dumb, and have a big 401K.

Here, this antiwar.com artical says it much better than I can:

Remember Kosovo?
And Why You Should
by Nebojsa Malic

There has been lately a great deal of commotion in the press as to whether Emperor Bush the Lesser and his satellites have lied to their people about the supposed "weapons of mass destruction," which have not been found even after six weeks of occupation and unfettered access to all parts of Iraq. As if the notion of the Emperor deceiving his subjects was something new!

Does anyone remember Racak, the "massacre" used to justify the Rambouillet ultimatum and the subsequent bombing of Serbia in 1999? Or, for that matter, the "genocide" that took place in Kosovo during the bombing – only, it didn't? Apparently not. Nor is it remembered that even after these lies were decisively debunked, their peddlers never suffered any adverse consequences. In the specific case of Kosovo, the train of lies and abuses is so long a thick book would hardly do it justice.

What is happening in Iraq now is merely a re-run of what happened in Kosovo. Because the Empire got away with murder, literally, launching a clear war of aggression and occupation while spinning all sorts of preposterous lies about it, Kosovo made Iraq possible. Never forget that.

Even as Tony Blair was trying to lie its way out of Iraq lies, the Guardian featured a series of articles seemingly critical of British support for Imperial interventions, titled "Did we make it better?" In the segment on Kosovo, writer Jon Henley creates an impression that even as poverty, crime and violence are rampant, NATO's bombing and invasion in 1999 – and the subsequent occupation – is one hundred percent justified. Four years after the Operation Allied Force ended, the lies behind it persist.

Reign of Terror

On June 9, 1999, representatives of the Yugoslav government and NATO signed an armistice in a tent outside Kumanovo, Macedonia, ending NATO's 78-day air assault. Within a week, NATO troops occupied the Serbian province of Kosovo, and their KLA allies began a reign of terror that has continued ever since.

In June 1999 alone, over 250,000 Serbs, Roma, Turks, Muslims, and Jews were forced to leave Kosovo, often with little or no property. In addition to targeting Serbs, Albanians launched special pogroms against the Roma ("Gypsies"), in the best tradition of their WW2 ancestors.

In July 1999, 14 Serb farmers were murdered while harvesting their fields outside the hamlet of Staro Gracko. (An IWPR hack aptly named Fron Nazi claimed they were victims of "Serb subterfuge," even as KFOR statistics showed one Serb was being murdered every 24 hours.)

In October 1999, an Albanian mob murdered Bulgarian UN worker Valentin Krumov for speaking what sounded like Serbian.

In February 2001, a bus full of Serbs who were coming to visit their cemeteries was blown up by a remote-controlled mine. Three Albanians arrested in connection with the bombing were released by December 2001, and one "escaped" from the US fortified base Camp Bondsteel.

Throughout Kosovo, Serbs have retreated into towns and villages that have become virtual concentration camps. If they venture outside those areas, which are guarded by NATO troops and not infrequently cordoned off with barbed wire, they risk death. The most notorious ghetto has been Orahovac. Other enclaves, like Gracanica and Decani monastery, are frequently under attack.

In the north of Kosovo, local Serbs have managed to stop the Albanian takeover on the southern side of the Ibar River, in Mitrovica. Together with several towns in the north, this is the only remaining territory in Kosovo not dominated by the Albanian separatists, which has made it a target for constant attacks by Albanians, occupation authorities, and their cheerleaders.

Even Albanians have been targets of organized violence, as the terrorist KLA targeted "collaborators," political rivals and witnesses to its murderous deeds.

Albanian militants have demolished or desecrated over 110 churches, chapels and monasteries. They have destroyed hundreds of monuments and even libraries, renamed towns, streets, and the entire province ("Kosova") in an effort to completely eradicate any non-Albanian presence in Kosovo.

Reign of Lies

Reports often say all of this has happened despite the presence of 30,000 NATO troops, but the truth is, it happened because of their presence. The vast majority of attacks were never solved. Yet it is a public secret that most perpetrators are "former" KLA – now employees of the UN-funded "Kosovo Protection Corps," commanded by the notorious KLA leader and former Croatian officer Agim Ceku.

In April 2002, two men were killed while trying to plant a bomb under a railroad track used by Serbs. They belonged to the "Albanian National Army," the newest incarnation of the KLA, declared shortly thereafter a "terrorist organization." They were also members of the KPC!

On June 3, 1999, NATO was still attacking Yugoslavia and the Alliance mouthpiece Jamie Shea gave his usual afternoon briefing. When a reporter asked if there were any indications that the KLA was prepared to be disarmed by NATO "peacekeepers," Shea responded coyly: "Well, we will have to wait and see, won't we?"

We didn't have to wait for long. The KLA entered Kosovo perched upon NATO tanks, rampaged through the province unchallenged, made a big show of handing over a handful of obsolete weapons, changed uniforms and went legit, with a UN paycheck as an added bonus.

A Deadly Message

Four years after NATO's "humanitarian war" ended, it still claims lives. UN police found the butchered bodies of Slobodan, Ljubinko and Radmila Stolic [Stolich] inside their burnt-out home early on June 4 this year. It was an ax murder sloppily contrived to look like an accident.

UN police spokesman Derek Chapelle is quoted in a June 4 Reuters report, "The people were attacked as they were lying in bed in the middle of the night. These people died as a result of a brutal beating, not a fire." At the very bottom of the article, tucked into near-oblivion, is a note that local Serbs told the reporters the Stolic family was under Albanian pressure to sell their house and leave Kosovo. That their murder was meant as a message to other Serbs is abundantly clear. But is this mentioned? No.

In fact, reporting that some 400 Serbs decided to pack up and leave town after the murders, Agence France-Presse never once mentioned possible perpetrators of the attack, let alone the motive. Official American propaganda carried the same story, but focused on dismissing Serb concerns about their security, and again, never even hinted at the obvious identity of the murderers. These are but the latest examples of an ongoing pattern of denial and obfuscation, pervasive throughout the Imperial media when it comes to reporting on Kosovo.

Murders of Serbs by Albanians were initially excused as "revenge attacks," implying some sort of "payback" for Serb atrocities. But as the attacks continued and atrocities accusations became increasingly impossible to substantiate, a new euphemism was created: "ethnic violence." This implies that Serbs and Albanians are attacking each other. Yet no one can cite a single case of Serbs wantonly attacking and murdering Albanians in these past four years. Not one! When Albanians suffer violent deaths in Kosovo these days, it is at the hands of other Albanians – members of crime syndicates or "former" KLA (often one and the same).

Spin the Murder

The Stolic family was murdered again – this time metaphorically – when the politicians took the stage. UN Viceroy Michael Steiner claimed the Obilic murders were "clearly aimed at stopping reconciliation… a perfidious crime which was directed against multi-ethnicity in Kosovo." What reconciliation? What multi-ethnicity? What planet does Steiner live on?

Kosovo Albanian "prime minister" Bayram Rexhepi issued a statement expressing condolences to the Stolic family (!) and termed the murders a "criminal act… directed against the stability, peace, and prosperity of Kosovo and its future."

But of course! Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? All these brutal murders, abductions and massacres are really a sinister plot to make the innocent, victimized Kosovo Albanians look bad and ruin their future of peace, prosperity, multi-ethnic democracy and independence! Why, the dastardly Serbs must have massacred themselves!

Official Serbian news agency cites an interview UNMIK spokesman Simon Haselock gave BBC radio, where he is quoted as saying that "no police force in the world is capable of protecting every family and every individual" and that the security situation in Kosovo has lately "improved dramatically."

Like the rest of NATO apologists – to be fair, this is actually his job – Haselock uses the diminishing frequency of attacks to claim improvement. But that attacks on Serbs now happen once a month instead of once a day has largely been a function of the diminishing number of Serbs, not the diminishing desire of Albanian segregationists to attack them.

The platitudes of Steiner and Rexhepi and Haselock's tautological nonsense are trying to divert attention from the realities of the occupation. Kosovo Serbs and other ethnic groups are targets of an organized, systematic Albanian campaign of ethnic cleansing, aimed at creating an ethnically pure, independent Albanian Kosovo. Sounds familiar? That's because this was an accusation leveled at the victims, the Serbs, by the Albanians and the Empire in an effort to preclude their defense.

Good Riddance

On the eve of the murders in Obilic, Viceroy Steiner announced he would be quitting the job at the end of June. Kosovo Serbs should bid him good riddance. From his first act in office – forging a unified Albanian political front – to his most recent prevarications, Steiner has pushed the occupied province on the road to ethnically cleansed independence. However welcome his departure may be, one must remember that Steiner was never the real problem.

Conceived, established and perpetuated by violence, the occupation of Kosovo is itself the greatest enemy of peace, liberty and prosperity in the southern Balkans.

Bloody Hands

Many opponents of the Kosovo war supported George W. Bush in 2000, fooled by the neocons' loud opposition to the bombing, which was nothing more than opportunistic posturing, into believing Kosovo was "Clinton's war." But Bush the Lesser has made no changes to Clinton's policy in Kosovo – or anywhere in the Balkans, for that matter. And why would he? It was Kosovo that made Iraq possible: both illegal, illegitimate wars resulting in equally illegal and illegitimate occupations, not to mention the toll in destroyed human lives and property, or the destruction of social and cultural heritage.

Senator Joseph Lieberman, who would like to be Emperor after Bush, said in 1999 that the blatantly fascist KLA was "fighting for American values." Lieberman came close to being elected vice-president in 2000, and this statement was never held against him. There have been several proposed resolutions in the Congress supporting the independence of Albanized Kosovo, but not one – not one! – demanding an end to the occupation. Today, Kosovo is an issue almost forgotten in the American political discourse, even though the United States is chiefly responsible for the current state of affairs in that Serbian province. Empire's hands are drenched with blood of the massacred and tears of the dispossessed.

It is not surprising that those who should be ashamed of their actions have forgotten Kosovo. But those who care about honor, justice and liberty have every reason to remember.

"The more I see of life, the less I fear death" - Me.

Pissed Off Janitor  posted on  2005-11-19   2:11:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#28. To: wakeup (#8)

I am so thankful I have woken to the truth and now recognize it's not right against left... it's us against them.

If that ain't the freakin' battle cry of the 21st century...

Amen!

Government blows, and that which governs least blows least...

Axenolith  posted on  2005-11-19   2:18:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#29. To: Pissed Off Janitor (#27)

Kosovo, I will never forget, where is the outrage?

Towers falling, a comparison

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3ad282a467e4.htm#36

http://ironmanbg.faithweb.com/dejavu.html

mennyiben  posted on  2005-11-19   14:58:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#30. To: mennyiben (#29)

Kosovo, I will never forget, where is the outrage?

Flushed down the memory hole.

We terror bombed their cities and villages, crammed them into barbed wire wrapped "ghettos", and supplied weapons and training to 3rd parties that would slaughter them without a second thought...and then we have the balls to call them Nazies.

I don't think the wars will ever end now. "D" or "R", they'll find us some "good wars" to get involved in to continue the profits and slaughter.

"The more I see of life, the less I fear death" - Me.

Pissed Off Janitor  posted on  2005-11-19   15:18:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#31. To: Mekons4, christine (#12)

The idea that both parties are identical is ridiculous.

So, which party is the guardian of my gun rights?

The majority of both voted for the misnamed assault weapons bill.

HOUNDDAWG  posted on  2005-11-19   15:49:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#32. To: Mekons4 (#12)

I didn't say they're identical. Different rhetoric, different mostly inconsequential issues to keep the american people divided, but their ultimate goal is the same--a collectivist one world government where they, the elites (our illustrious leaders) have all the power and wealth. They don't care one iota for the sovereignty of this nation or for the individual American man and woman.

If Tomorrow Never Comes...

christine  posted on  2005-11-19   17:57:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#33. To: HOUNDDAWG (#31)

my #32.

missed you!

If Tomorrow Never Comes...

christine  posted on  2005-11-19   18:28:38 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#34. To: christine (#33)

Thank you Ma'am.

I check in often but I don't post.

You have several courageous patriots here including you and I enjoy reading the things you post and write, and more often than not there is little I could add to articles and well stated opinions, so I lurk a bit.

HOUNDDAWG  posted on  2005-11-20   9:59:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#35. To: HOUNDDAWG (#34)

BTTT

Uncle Bill  posted on  2005-12-22   5:35:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#36. To: Pissed Off Janitor (#30)

BTTT

Uncle Bill  posted on  2005-12-31   16:28:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#37. To: Jethro Tull (#1)

BTTT Hehehehe

Uncle Bill  posted on  2006-03-03   0:10:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#38. To: Uncle Bill (#37)

Uncle B...please stop reminding me of our Irish hactchlings on Trotsky's key chain..it's bad enough the Jewish ones steal Irish names...

“Yes, but is this good for Jews?"

Eoghan  posted on  2006-03-03   0:17:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#39. To: Eoghan (#38)

Hehehehe 8-)

Uncle Bill  posted on  2006-03-03   0:21:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#40. To: Eoghan (#38)

This is one of my favorite Bushbot displays of "principle."

Bush as President:

Bush Asks for $15 Billion to Fight AIDS in Africa
I agree with you! Believe that Senator Bill Frist, M.D., who has gone to Africa and has seen how devastating this disease is to so many people that have gotten AIDs in Africa through no fault of their own. This epidemic could go around the world and strike more than the gay community.
20 posted on 01/29/2003 8:10 AM PST by PhiKapMom(Bush/Cheney 2004)
SOURCE


Clinton as President:

Clinton Wants $175 Million for AIDS Programs
"Can someone tell me how putting more money into prevention is going to help? It is actually quite simple -- safe sex and don't share needles. Probably the most basic answer is "Just Say NO! If someone doesn't know that by now after all the warnings during the last ten years then they are a moron! Is this State of the Union going to be the big give-away? Every day I read about another give-away. Only when it comes to the Defense Department is it a take-away."
2 Posted on 01/17/2000 19:44:57 PST by PhiKapMom
SOURCE

Uncle Bill  posted on  2006-03-03   0:26:15 ET  (2 images) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#41. To: Uncle Bill (#40)

Yeah, I told my brother (a CPA) ..'no Bush isn't a real conservative'..."What the war," he said. Me: 'Yeah, and the fact the $15b is going to "HIV" in Africa...'

No response, just his Bonehead vote in November...I guess $175 Million for AIDS and $15 Billion for AIDS is an accountant's investment into the future...I pity his beautiful little daughters...got my own to worry about.

“Yes, but is this good for Jews?"

Eoghan  posted on  2006-03-03   0:41:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  



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