Friday, February 22, 2008
Fraud by Consensus in Kosovo
Those stupid Serbs, acting like brats again, burning down the U.S. embassy in Belgrade, whining about Kosovo independence when everyone, including the U.S. government and all major EU nations, think it's a great thing. When the majority of nations are cheering, they must be right, right? Wellllll.........
I want to distinguish myself from some Western Marxist-oriented thinkers who tend to cheer on the Serbs simply because they're slavic pals of the Russkies - writers like Edward Herman, for example. I'm not one of them. I think that far too many Serbs followed nationalist rabid dogs like Milosevic and Seselj in the 1990s who deserved the moniker of fascist. But everything that happened in southern Serbia from 1999 on was a fraud concocted by the U.S. and NATO to preserve Western military dominance.
I'm grateful to the Globe and Mail in Canada for being a rare voice of reason amidst all the Western self-congratulation. To put it bluntly, this is all about "getting back" at the Serbs for their dalliance with Milosevic. I am offended by the way many Serbs acted in the Croatia and Bosnia crises, yet there was no "ethnic cleansing" or "genocide" in Kosovo prior to NATO bombing in 1999. Clinton merely decided to draw a line in the sand, ignoring the fact that the KLA was led by terrorists and drug-dealers, and sent Madeleine Albright to Rambouillet with a mission of giving the Serbs "negotiation" terms that amounted to "How would you like to have your ass kicked?" Since the bombing ended, the main goal of the UN mini-state has been to protect the vast U.S. military base, Camp Bondsteel. UN insiders say there is no way to make Kosovo a viable state. Yet we all cheer, and watch violence erupt in Belgrade and say it must be due to Serb fascist hotheads. Thank goodness for people like Diana Johnstone who tell the truth about this crazy world-turned-upside-down.