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CONFIRMED: Serbia preparing to sue NATO for war crimes

The 1999 NATO attack on Yugoslavia was unambiguously a war crime and a totally devastating one at that. The Serbian people have still not received any justice after suffering under NATO’s multiple acts of war criminality.

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The Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists has put together a legal team in order to sue NATO in an international court for crimes against humanity.

The lawsuit relates to NATO using depleted uranium during its illegal war on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia being the largest part of the now destroyed state.

The illegal war led to the death of 2,000 civilians, including 88 children. The real refugee crisis it caused still continues to this day as the illegal occupation of the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija has seen the ongoing displacement of thousands of Serbian families.

The war was not only illegal, but was deeply immoral. In the 1990s, Yugoslavia, one of the most successful multi-cultural states in modern history began struggling for its survival after foreign powers ranging from the US, UK, Germany, Saudi Arabia,Turkey and others began funding various insurgent movements including far-right Croatian militants nostalgic for Hitler’s State of Croatia as well as radicalised Bosniaks who adopted political Islamism to varying degrees after decades of  secular government.

In 1999, NATO decided to finish Yugoslavia off by attacking Serbia and Montenegro in support of the terrorist organisation KLA whose predecessor groups had been committing atrocities against Serbian people since the 1980s, though matters got far worse in the 1990s when the group coalesced into the modern pro-Albanian terrorist group.

It is important to remember that while Serbian people, Serbian homes and Serbian Orthodox churches were major targets of the KLA and later NATO, the KLA also began to target Yugoslav Albanians who refused to cooperate in the killing of their neighbours. After all, Albanians living in Yugoslavia were living in a state with far higher living standards than Albania which in the 1990s transitioned from an isolated dictatorship to a chaotic civil-war torn mafia state.

Yugoslavia was one of the few states apart from the Soviet Union to mobilise against fascist aggression in the 1940s. In 1804, Serbia was also the first southern European state to declare its sovereignty from Ottoman Turkish colonialism, even before Greece.

NATO’s own charter was violated by the illegal act of aggression against Yugoslavia as NATO was supposed to be a defensive alliance and neither Yugoslavia nor Albania, the effective mother-state of the terrorist KLA, were members of NATO in 1999.

The propaganda from the west used to justify the NATO act of aggression still remains largely unchallenged in the west. They painted Yugoslavia which was fighting a terrorist insurgency as an aggressor and the terrorists as freedom fighters, in spite of the fact that for the vast majority of the 1990s, even the United States officially regarded the KLA as a terrorist group.

The after-effects of the war continue to linger. In the years since 1999, Albania has gone from a hyper-corrupt mafia state to a state where ISIS has taken control of much of the lucrative narcotics trade, a trade which represents half of Albania’s GDP.

While the west closes its eyes, Albania has become a perfect storm of local mafioso, the anti-Iranian terrorist group MEK and ISIS itself. Even the Washington Post now admits that many Albanians have joined the ISIS fight against Syria and Iraq.

READ MORE: Here’s why Albania is a failed state

The worst elements of the contemporary Albanian terrorist, human trafficking, drug trafficking and weapons trafficking problem are in the occupied Serbian province of  Kosovo and Metohija which since the 1999 NATO war has acted as a kind of satellite province of Albania under the guise of NATO recognised unilateral independence.

NATO clearly has much to answer for, but international justice has not been particularly fair to Serbia and Serbian people. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague has notoriously ignored the crimes of Albanians, Bosniaks and Croatians whilst throwing the book at many Serbs whose role in the wars was tangential and certainly not criminal.

Because of this, one shouldn’t adopt high hopes about the legal case, nevertheless, it is an important move that may help to highlight NATO’s crimes against humanity and moreover NATO’s role in once again helping to create a terrorist element, this time in Europe.

Was this some sort of sick payback for Yugoslavia’s heroic fight against Hitler? Many in southern Europe increasingly see it this way, as the only planes which bombed Yugoslavia prior to NATO were those of fascist Germany.

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Kekr0pass
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Actually Russia was one of the first who had recognize the ”Fakedonia” pseudonation. Made in USA.
The real problem of Serbia was the communism lies of Tito. And what happens next was the results…

Michael DeStefano
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Michael DeStefano

There was NO reason for the US to support and foment the separation movements within Yugoslavia. Again, it was a neocon project. Destroy the state, pick up the pieces for NATO. It was as simple as that. It’s been a formula applied over and over, as we even witness today in real time.

Lars
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French Gen. Pierre-Marie Gallois was present when the plan to destroy Yugoslavia was agreed upon by Germany, the Vatican and the US – in 1976. With the fall of the wall, the remaining states on the map of the world (not completely under the western thumb) were actively targeted. The neocons become an active player from 1992 as far as Yugoslavia was concerned (Vatican’s recognition of Israel).

Kekr0pass
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Kekr0pass

a picture 1000 words… Just we speak for a nation in deep sleep. As easy to be Iraq the enemy. With evil terrorist chemical weapons and the rest. Then they wake up 20 years later to see the truth. As easy to be Israel a friend. Then they wake up 20 years later to see the truth. The same is for Balkans. In the american brain there is an imaginary place named ”macedonia”. There is not any ”macedonia” dude. Actually, if we speak for geography the 70% of ancient macedonian land today belongs to Greece, the 20% belongs to Bulgaria,… Read more »

igybundy
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igybundy

well half that country is now also nato.. US steals land and adds it, while splitting off other countries and making new ones.

mikhas
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mikhas

As of late Friday evening GMT, yes, this is confirmed. One could ask -Why took it so long? It certainly did, but the western, German in particular, “Shock and awe” terror campaign had Serbia in it’s grip for longer than usual, assisted by 1.800 no less, heavily entrenched western NGO’s, Soros in a no small part and the entire western propaganda machine. Serbia has since lived in a kind of Stockholm syndrome with the western war criminals and it’s organisations The US imposed Quisling cult of former “Otpor” activists made sure that it stayed that way and they still remain… Read more »

Lars
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Apparently, the last attempt to sue NATO, was rejected due to jurisdictional issues – namely, because Yugoslavia was under sanctions and ostracized from the international community, it was not a subject protected under international law, hence it could be destroyed.

I would add, German emperor Wilhelm ii , was forced to sign peace in WW1, to prevent the Serbs from taking Vienna.

The German elites are a vindictive kind, and the plan to destroy Yugoslavia was laid down in 1976, according to French General Pierre Marie Gallois.

mikhas
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mikhas

Is there any reason why “The Duran” suddenly deletes my comments as “spam?

Lars
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I’ve had similar problems after calling out a Jesuit provocateur. I’ve saved your comment>> mikhas As of late Friday evening GMT, yes, this is confirmed. One could ask -Why took it so long? It certainly did, but the western, German in particular, “Shock and awe” terror campaign had Serbia in it’s grip for longer than usual, assisted by 1.800 no less, heavily entrenched western NGO’s, Soros in a no small part and the entire western propaganda machine. Serbia has since lived in a kind of Stockholm syndrome with the western war criminals and it’s organisations The US imposed Quisling cult… Read more »

Lars
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This is a well written article. I would add, the French General Pierre-Marie Gallois says the plan to destroy Yugoslavia was laid down in 1976.
As for the previous law suit, it was sabotaged by the (US controlled) Professor Stojanovic to undermine the suit against 8 NATO states based on technicalities. Either way, Serbia today has a 4-6 times higher cancer rate than in the rest of Europe (US also intervened with the VMA cancer commission – the results might be worse).

Joris Joseph van Zweden
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Joris Joseph van Zweden

what can you expect from these teutons look back at their history

DarkEyes
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DarkEyes

There has been a moment of doubt by me about Serbia and its course, its direction in the world and in Europe.
Now I must admit and with apology to the serbian people I doubt them.
This is the Serbia again we know. Stand on their rights and self respect.
It is a very good action to sue these NATO war criminals.
My respect to Serbia, the serbian people, the serbian government and may their God bless them and fully support Serbia in its claim for all the injustice done to them by US and NATO.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

And didn’t this NATO attack occur under Clinton’s presidency??? And shouldn’t Clinton be brought to justice too?

Guy
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Guy

Absolutely , but good luck with that .

Suzanne Giraud
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Suzanne Giraud

these articles also shed light on the background of this heinous crime against Serbians and humanity
http://www.serendipity.li/nato/kla.htm

https://www.pri.org/stories/2011-03-27/kosovos-mafia-hotbed-human-trafficking

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

In a nutshell…wherever the US goes, shit follows.

7.62x54r
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7.62x54r

A bold and moral move to support the institution of the nation state.

James Johnson
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James Johnson

US (NATO) couldn’t destroy the Serbian army so they attacked the civilian infrastructure.

Americans are getting tired of NATO and it’s hatred of Russia. Russia has never attacked or done anything else to the US.

Michael DeStefano
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Michael DeStefano

Well, according to the trained gerbils posing as humans, ‘There’s no doubt that Russia is out to destroy western democracy’. This is their talking point. They all repeat it ad infinitum, ad nauseam. We Americans have descended into the gerbil netherworld. Only the smart ones will eventually navigate those intricate subterranean tunnels to fresh air and freedom. The rest will eventually suffocate from insufferable propaganda.

Myrthos Barthos
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Myrthos Barthos

The main problem with these so called “international criminal institutions” is a lack of independence. This site incorrectly states an “international court for crimes against humanity”; a court with that precise name doesn’t exist; it is probably meant the International Criminal Court” but that one is pursuing African citizens only so far and its legitimacy and independence are seriously compromised. On the other hand it can only try individuals, not organisations, such as NATO. The UN Security Council, which is dominated by five most powerful states can always prevent any investigation against any individual it deemed appropriate- hence lack of… Read more »

Michael DeStefano
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Michael DeStefano

I remember the CNN reporting of the days leading up to NATO’s intervention. (most if not all proven false in the aftermath). Propaganda is too kind a word for it. CNN never changes.

Michael DeStefano
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Michael DeStefano

Racak civilian massacre
100,000+ missing and presumed dead
Trepca mine mass graves
Pinochet-style soccer stadium concentration camps
Operation Horseshoe
Shambouillet

All lies, all repeated ad nauseam…..all devised for one purpose.

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Tape recorded evidence of Clinton-Ukraine meddling in US election surfaces (Video)

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RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a look at new evidence to surface from Ukraine that exposes a plot by the US Embassy in Kiev and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to leak Paul Manafort’s corrupt dealings in the country, all for the benefit of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has launched an investigation into the head of the Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly attempting to help Hillary Clinton defeat Donald Trump during the 2016 US election by releasing damaging information about a “black ledger” of illegal business dealings by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

The Hill’s John Solomon, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko

“Today we will launch a criminal investigation about this and we will give legal assessment of this information,” Lutsenko said last week, according to The Hill

Lutsenko is probing a claim from a member of the Ukrainian parliament that the director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), Artem Sytnyk, attempted to the benefit of the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

A State Department spokesman told Hill.TV that officials aware of news reports regarding Sytnyk. –The Hill

“According to the member of parliament of Ukraine, he got the court decision that the NABU official conducted an illegal intrusion into the American election campaign,” said Lutsenko, speaking with The Hill’s John Solomon about the anti-corruption bureau chief, Artem Sytnyk.

“It means that we think Mr. Sytnyk, the NABU director, officially talked about criminal investigation with Mr. [Paul] Manafort, and at the same time, Mr. Sytnyk stressed that in such a way, he wanted to assist the campaign of Ms. Clinton,” Lutsenko continued.

Solomon asked Lutsenko about reports that a member of Ukraine’s parliament obtained a tape of the current head of the NABU saying that he was attempting to help Clinton win the 2016 presidential election, as well as connections that helped release the black-ledger files that exposed Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort‘s wrongdoing in Ukraine.

“This member of parliament even attached the audio tape where several men, one of which had a voice similar to the voice of Mr. Sytnyk, discussed the matter.” –The Hill

What The Hill doesn’t mention is that Sytnyk released Manafort’s Black Book with Ukrainian lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko – discussed in great length by former Breitbart investigator Lee Stranahan, who has been closely monitoring this case.

Serhiy Leshchenko

T]he main spokesman for these accusations was Serhiy Leshchenko, a Ukrainian politician and journalist who works closely with both top Hillary Clinton donors George Soros and Victor Pinchuk, as well as to the US Embassy in Kyiv.

James Comey should be asked about this source that Leshchenko would not identify. Was the source someone connected to US government, either the State Department or the Department of Justice?

The New York Times should also explain why they didn’t mention that Leshchenko had direct connections to two of Hillary Clinton biggest financial backers. Victor Pinchuk, the largest donor to the Clinton Foundation at a staggering $8.6 million also happened to have paid for Leshchenko’s expenses to go to international conferences. George Soros, whose also founded the International Renaissance Foundationthat worked closely with Hillary Clinton’s State Department in Ukraine, also contributed at least $8 million to Hillary affiliated super PACs in the 2016 campaign cycle. –Lee Stranahan via Medium

Meanwhile, according to former Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr, Leshchenko was a source for opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which commissioned the infamous Trump-Russia dossier.

Nellie Ohr, a former contractor for the Washington, D.C.-based Fusion GPS, testified on Oct. 19 that Serhiy Leshchenko, a former investigative journalist turned Ukrainian lawmaker, was a source for Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign.

“I recall … they were mentioning someone named Serhiy Leshchenko, a Ukrainian,” Ohr said when asked who Fusion GPS’s sources were, according to portions of Ohr’s testimony confirmed by The Daily Caller News Foundation. –Daily Caller

Also absent from The Hill report is the fact that Leshchenko was convicted in December by a Kiev court of interfering in the 2016 US election.

A Kyiv court said that a Ukrainian lawmaker and a top anticorruption official’s decision in 2016 to publish documents linked to President Donald Trump’s then-campaign chairman amounted to interference in the U.S. presidential election.

The December 11 finding came in response to a complaint filed by another Ukrainian lawmaker, who alleged that Serhiy Leshchenko and Artem Sytnyk illegally released the documents in August 2016, showing payments by a Ukrainian political party to Trump’s then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

The documents, excerpts from a secret ledger of payments by the Party of Regions, led to Manafort being fired by Trump’s election campaign.

The Kyiv court said that the documents published by Leshchenko and Sytnyk were part of an ongoing pretrial investigation in Ukraine into the operations of the pro-Russian Party of Regions. The party’s head had been President Viktor Yanukovych until he fled the country amid mass protests two years earlier.

-RadioFreeEurope/Radio Liberty (funded by the US govt.).

So while Lutsenko – Solomon’s guest and Ukrainian Prosecutor is currently going after Artem Sytnyk, it should be noted that Leshchenko was already found to have meddled in the 2016 US election.

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Meanwhile, you can also check out Stranahan’s take on Leshchenko being left out of the loop.

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The right-wing MEP vowed to put out a whole host of Brexit Party candidates if the UK participates in the upcoming EU elections in May, adding: “If we fight those elections, we will fight them on trust.”

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Baltics cannot rely on Germany any more

The matter is NATO today is not as strong as it is supposed to be. And it is not only because of leadership blunders.

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On March 29 Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will celebrate 15 years of becoming NATO member states. The way to the alliance membership was not simple for newly born independent countries. They have reached great success in fulfilling many of NATO demands: they have considerably increased their defence expenditures, renewed armaments and increased the number of military personnel.

In turn, they get used to rely on more powerful member states, their advice, help and even decision making. All these 15 years they felt more or less safe because of proclaimed European NATO allies’ capabilities.

Unfortunately, now it is high time to doubt. The matter is NATO today is not as strong as it supposed to be. And it is not only because of leadership’s blunders. Every member state does a bit. As for the Baltic states, they are particularly vulnerable, because they fully depend on other NATO member states in their defence. Thus, Germany, Canada and Britain are leading nations of the NATO battle group stationed in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia respectively.

But the state of national armed forces in Germany, for example, raises doubts and makes it impossible not only defend the Baltics against Russia, but Germany itself.

It turned out, that Germany itself remains dissatisfied with its combat readiness and minister of defence’s ability to perform her duties. Things are so bad, that the military’s annual readiness report would be kept classified for the first time for “security reasons.”

“Apparently the readiness of the Bundeswehr is so bad that the public should not be allowed to know about it,” said Tobias Lindner, a Greens member who serves on the budget and defense committees.

Inspector General Eberhard Zorn said (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-arms/germany-not-satisfied-with-readiness-of-submarines-some-aircraft-idUSKBN1QS1G7) the average readiness of the country’s nearly 10,000 weapons systems stood at about 70 percent in 2018, which meant Germany was able to fulfill its military obligations despite increasing responsibilities.

No overall comparison figure was available for 2017, but last year’s report revealed readiness rates of under 50 percent for specific weapons such as the aging CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters and the Tornado fighter jets.

Zorn said this year’s report was more comprehensive and included details on five main weapons systems used by the cyber command, and eight arms critical for NATO’s high readiness task force, which Germany heads this year.

“The overall view allows such concrete conclusions about the current readiness of the Bundeswehr that knowledge by unauthorized individuals would harm the security interests of the Federal Republic of Germany,” he wrote.

Critics are sure of incompetence of the Federal Minister of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen. Though she has occupied the upper echelons of German politics for 14 years now — and shows no sign of success. This mother of seven, gynecologist by profession, by some miracle for a long time has been remaining in power, though has no trust even among German military elites. Despite numerous scandals she tries to manage the Armed Forces as a housewife does and, of course, the results are devastating for German military capabilities. The same statement could be easily apply for the Baltic States, which highly dependent on Germany in military sphere.

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