Yugoslavia

*NATO & the Humanitarian Dismemberment of Yugoslavia

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On March 24th, 1999, NATO launched its 78-day round the clock aerial assault on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia without the approval of the United Nations Security Council. Over a thousand NATO warplanes delivered over 2,000 airstrikes in nearly 40,000 sorties, dropping over 20,000 bombs over the former Yugoslavia, killing thousands of civilian men, women, and children, as well as upwards of a thousand Yugoslav soldiers and police. NATO employed weapons considered criminal by international law such as depleted uranium and cluster bombs […]

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*An outlook of radical Islamism in Bosnia

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The “Green traverse” theory that was made especially known in the early 90’s seems to have become a reality due to the growing influence of radicals in the Balkans, coupled with the chronic corruption issues in the region that facilitates organized crime operations that feed with capital groups of extremists and especially in the sectors of human trafficking and narcotics […]

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*International Injustice: the Conviction of Radovan Karadzic

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“With respect to the Accused’s argument that the Bosnian Muslim side targeted its own civilians, the Chamber accepts that the Bosnian Muslim side was intent on provoking the international community to act on its behalf and, as a result, at times, engaged in targeting UN personnel in the city or opening fire on territory under its control in order to lay blame on the Bosnian Serbs” […]

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*Washington has Found the Solution: “Let’s Divide Iraq as We Did in Yugoslavia!”

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In Iraq too, the three large populations do not reside “each in their own region,” but are, for the most part, intermingled. Furthermore, Gelb knows very well that to start up this strategy in Iraq once again would, in all likelihood, provoke serious “ethnic” conflicts, even maybe a civil war […]

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*George Szamuely, “Bombs for Peace: NATO’s Humanitarian War on Yugoslavia”, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013 (pp. 611) – Book Review

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Prodigiously researched, Bombs for Peace is graced with the elegant prose style typical of the author, and with his long-held passion for justice. It is so beautifully written that it is hard to put down, and constitutes a damning exposé of Western policy […]

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