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Kosovo Indictment Proves Bill Clinton's Serbian War Atrocities | The Libertarian Institute

President Bill Clinton’s favorite freedom fighter just got indicted for mass murder, torture, kidnapping, and other crimes against humanity. In 1999, the Clinton administration launched a 78-day bombing campaign that killed up to 1500 civilians in Serbia and Kosovo in what the American media proudly portrayed as a crusade against ethnic bias. That war, like most of the pretenses of U.S. foreign policy, was always a sham.

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci was charged with ten counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity by an international tribunal in The Hague in the Netherlands. It charged Thaci and nine other men with “war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearance of persons, persecution, and torture.” Thaci and the other charged suspects were accused of being “criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders” and the indictment involved “hundreds of known victims of Kosovo Albanian, Serb, Roma, and other ethnicities and include political opponents.”

Hashim Thaci’s tawdry career illustrates how anti-terrorism is a flag of convenience for Washington policymakers. Prior to becoming Kosovo’s president, Thaci was the head of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), fighting to force Serbs out of Kosovo. In 1999, the Clinton administration designated the KLA as “freedom fighters” despite their horrific past and gave them massive aid. The previous year, the State Department condemned “terrorist action by the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army.” The KLA was heavily involved in drug trafficking and had close to ties to Osama bin Laden.

But arming the KLA and bombing Serbia helped Clinton portray himself as a crusader against injustice and shift public attention after his impeachment trial. Clinton was aided by many shameless members of Congress anxious to sanctify U.S. killing. Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CN) whooped that the United States and the KLA “stand for the same values and principles. Fighting for the KLA is fighting for human rights and American values.” And since Clinton administration officials publicly compared Serb leader Slobodan Milošević to Hitler, every decent person was obliged to applaud the bombing campaign.

Both the Serbs and ethnic Albanians committed atrocities in the bitter strife in Kosovo. But to sanctify its bombing campaign, the Clinton administration waved a magic wand and made the KLA’s atrocities disappear. British professor Philip Hammond noted that the 78-day bombing campaign “was not a purely military operation: NATO also destroyed what it called ‘dual-use’ targets, such as factories, city bridges, and even the main television building in downtown Belgrade, in an attempt to terrorize the country into surrender.”

NATO repeatedly dropped cluster bombs into marketplaces, hospitals, and other civilian areas. Cluster bombs are anti-personnel devices designed to be scattered across enemy troop formations. NATO dropped more than 1,300 cluster bombs on Serbia and Kosovo and each bomb contained 208 separate bomblets that floated to earth by parachute. Bomb experts estimated that more than 10,000 unexploded bomblets were scattered around the landscape when the bombing ended and maimed children long after the ceasefire.

https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/kosovo-indictment-proves-bill-clintons-serbian-war-atrocities/

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Hae
Hae
July 1, 2020

They do this now, after he has had twenty years to life the live of ill-gotten gains and to kill off all the witnesses? What’s most disgusting is that they wouldn’t do it even now, if it weren’t for the in-fighting among his former allies – US, Germany et al. This man, quite literally, had Serbs butchered alive, in order to harvest their organs, leaving them to die without any post-operative care, and no one cares.

Lou
Lou
July 1, 2020

If Slobodan Milosevic had permitted the US to establish a military base in Serbia, Belgrade could have wiped out all the Albanians in Kosovo and Washington would have looked the other way. The empire does not care about anyone or thing as long as it gets its way just look at how it deals with its own people. It estimated that 20 million Americans are infected with the virus and they are doing nothing about it.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Lou
July 1, 2020

Nobody should ever allow the US to establish their military bases anywhere because they will cling like parasites and never again leave.

über alles
über alles
Reply to  Lou
July 1, 2020

Croatia’s and Kosovo’s former Third Reich affiliations were far more useful and trustworthy as far as the US goes. Washington seems to have a built in magnet of mutual attraction for such folks.

Right, Herr Parubiy?

Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy
Reply to  über alles
July 1, 2020

They told me they loved America. What do I know about nazi rune?

Ihor Tyahnybok
Ihor Tyahnybok
Reply to  Chris Murphy
July 1, 2020

Oh but we do, we do. And to show our love, I’ve frozen a captured dissenter’s kidney just for you.

Didn’t we change our Social Nationalist party’s name to Svoboda on command? Now give us our cookies, please.

History on Parade
History on Parade
Reply to  Ihor Tyahnybok
July 1, 2020

99.999999999999999% of Americans still don’t know who you are and think it’s all make believe. Well…..
http://uniteordie-usa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/john-mccain-Svoboda-leader-Oleh-Tyahnybok-768×258.png

History on Parade
History on Parade
Reply to  History on Parade
July 1, 2020

PS: It’s Oleh, not Ihor. A weed by any other name though…..

Corfu
Reply to  History on Parade
July 3, 2020

Why should we care if they know or not? Americans, just stay home in the future and munch on your whoppers.

Lou
Lou
July 1, 2020

I saw Clinton’s statue in Pristina about 3 years ago and it looks like he is hailing a taxi plus it needed a serious wash.

Huh
Huh
Reply to  Lou
July 1, 2020

They ran out of whitewash?

LOL
LOL
Reply to  Lou
July 1, 2020

What’s that book he’s carrying, a ledger of Foundation contributors?

Pristine Pigeon Poop
Pristine Pigeon Poop
Reply to  LOL
July 2, 2020

Considering how many pigeons are attracted to that statue, I’d say that’s a safe bet.

No Statues of Limitation Here
No Statues of Limitation Here
July 1, 2020

Erecting a statue of Clinton in a mafia state seems perfectly appropriate.

Dedicating a statue of Obama in a park side by side with statues of Ukraine’s nazi-collaborators and genocide generators would be even better. Coming soon to a mass grave sight near you, I’m sure.

LOL
LOL
July 1, 2020

Did Thaci ring up Albright on her cell phone and urge her to urge her new ally Bolton to threaten the UN again?

What those two need to cook up to head this indictment off at the pass is a new Shambouillet. Get busy, you two.

Rogues R US and more by the day
Rogues R US and more by the day
Reply to  LOL
July 1, 2020

Far truer than funny. Thaci has the golden cards to play, threatening to reveal KLA-CIA complicity in war crimes and coverups that the UN and even the EU will have a hard time to ignore, esp. after this latest ICC business. It’ll bring all of Washington’s muscle to quash, no Bolton or Albright required. Just watch.

Living in Infamy
Living in Infamy
Reply to  Rogues R US and more by the day
July 1, 2020

Methinks Thaci may have outlived his usefulness and’ll be found soon hanging from a tree. They could always blame the Serbs as per their usual script.

Madeleine
Madeleine
Reply to  LOL
July 1, 2020

F___K the UN!

4comment0nly
4comment0nly
July 2, 2020

a relative of mine was one of the ICTY prosecutors of Milosevic and the others. he oversaw some of the mass grave excavations in search of evidence. he told me they didn’t find what they wanted and so had to work up stories. it was the worst (but most lucrative) decade in his legal career. his mercenary conscience was on the ropes but now it’s over.

Are we Surprised?
Are we Surprised?
Reply to  4comment0nly
July 2, 2020

Nothing anyone following UNMIKs fabulous ventures for two years didn’t already know.

Corfu
July 3, 2020

Much worse than cluster bombs was depleted uranium ammo that is killing thousands of people every year. Allegedly, 16 tons has been dropped on Serbian territory.

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Hawaii guy
Hawaii guy
July 8, 2020

This fucking guy, he sets up an Albanian drug empire in Kosovo, bombs children in Serbia and rapes children on pedo Island. Has anyone earned a violent prolonged death than this fucker and his bitch wife?

Hawaii guy
Hawaii guy
July 8, 2020

Russia should repay the favor and obliterate the kla, militant Albanians and stop the world’s largest heroin, meth etc depot run by the Cia and the crown in kosovo

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