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21 Years Ago, NATO’s War on Yugoslavia: Kosovo “Freedom Fighters” Financed by Organized Crime
Bosnia, Croatia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, USA

21 Years Ago, NATO’s War on Yugoslavia: Kosovo “Freedom Fighters” Financed by Organized Crime

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Twenty-one years ago, June 10 1999, marks the end of NATO’s  aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia (March 24, 1999- June 10, 1999). The bombings which lasted for almost three months, were followed by the military invasion (under a bogus UN mandate) and illegal occupation of  the province of Kosovo. 21 years later on April 24, 2020, the leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Hashim Thaci who subsequently became “Prime Minister” and “President” of Kosovo was indicted for crimes against humanity. The Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office At The Hague filed an indictment against Hashim Thaci on April 24, 2020 ” for a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes, including murder, enforced disappearan...
Ex-Yugoslavia, Macedonia

N.Macedonia Joins NATO As 30th Ally

North Macedonia became NATO’s newest member, upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US State Department in Washington DC. NATO Allies signed North Macedonia’s Accession Protocol in February 2019, after which all 29 national parliaments voted to ratify the country’s membership. Speaking in Brussels on Friday NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, “North Macedonia is now part of the NATO family, a family of thirty nations and almost one billion people. A family based on the certainty that, no matter what challenges we face, we are all stronger and safer together.” North Macedonia is a long-standing contributor to our Euro-Atlantic security, including by participating in NATO-led missions in Afghanistan and in Kosovo. A flag-rais...
Macedonia

Jewish lawmaker from Macedonia removed amid hostile anti-Semitic environment

North Macedonian Labor and Social Policy Minister Rasela Mizrahi speaks at a conference, December 2019. (Facebook/Rasela Mizrahi) (JTA) — A Jewish lawmaker from Macedonia was removed as Labor and Welfare minister amid a hostile anti-Semitic environment present since she assumed office in early January. The ruling party, the left-leaning Social Democratic Union of Macedonia, said Rasela Mizrahi was fired for not calling the country by its new name, North Macedonia, instead using the Republic of Macedonia. Mizrahi, a member of the center-right VMRO-DPMNE party, was voted out of office on Saturday in a 62-26 vote. Her party and the Social Democratic Union are in a power-sharing agreement as part of a caretaker government appointed last month. Early parliamentary elections are sc...
Bosnia, Croatia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia

Balkan ‘Genocides’ Are Not to be Questioned

By Stephen Karganovic Genocide accusations are, it would seem, the latest fashion spreading out of the Balkans. On December 5, a former minister in the “government” of NATO occupied and administered Kosovo, Ivan Todosijević, who happens to be an otherwise occupation friendly and cooperative ethnic Serb, was sentenced to a two-year prison term. The court found him guilty of making what it considered the outrageous claim that the so-called genocidal “Račak massacre,” which in 1999 triggered NATO aggression against Yugoslavia, was an imposture. Since the trial began just two days before, by Balkan standards the swiftly reached verdict was remarkably expeditious, suggesting the importance which the NATO imposed and sustained authorities, as well as their foreign backers, attach to the du...
Bosnia, Croatia, Europe, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, NATO, Russia, Serbia, USA

NATO’s Continuing Enlargement Aims at Further Weakening of Russian Influence in the Balkans

By Paul Antonopoulos Global Research, Of the 29 NATO member states, 22 have already ratified the accession protocol of North Macedonia into the anti-Russian alliance. The ratification process will likely be completed before the end of NATO’s summit taking place in London this week, which will make North Macedonia the newest country in military alliance. This now appears even more likely since U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave his endorsement, saying on Twitter: “Pleased to announce the United States deposited its ratification of North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. One step closer to welcoming North Macedonia as NATO’s 30th Ally!” This will make North Macedonia the fourth country out of the six successor states of Yugoslav...
Bosnia, Croatia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia

The Baltic states are horrified of losing the Russian transit

by Ruslan Ostashko The Balts with their typical sluggish thinking have started figuring out the consequences of losing the Russian transit. The horror of the realization forced the head of Latvia’s State Railway Administration to announce that the situation is close to critical. https://youtu.be/-4cWb4PXX7A In September, when I posted a video on the Russian policy of removal of the last transit from the Tribaltic Desolates, the independent russophobes were still putting up a brave front. Only a short time has passed, and the sprat democracies started screeching in horror about what was going on and what will the consequences be for lovers of “eurointegration”. “The volumes of cargo are low enough already and decreased by 12.5% during nine months in comparison to last year...
C.I.A, Croatia, Europe, Ex-Yugoslavia, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, NATO, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA

‘NATO bombing of Yugoslavia paved way for 1 million civilian casualties worldwide’

RT Carried out under a false pretext and in disregard of the UN, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 paved the way for similar US-led operations in Iraq, Libya and elsewhere and over a million were killed, an analyst has told RT. NATO’s attack 20 years ago, which was launched “without declaring war and without any permission from the UN Security Council, was a transformative act which has changed the world ever since,” Marko Gasic, commenter on international affairs, said. “This formula… that you don’t need UN Security Council authorization was then implemented at the expense of Iraq and Libya and elsewhere. So far, the decision to bomb Yugoslavia has led to over a million casualties worldwide; and rising.” Back in 1999, the US and its allies launched airstrikes in what was...
Croatia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia

The Extent of NATO's Destruction in Yugoslavia

NOVANEWS 16 years ago the "collective defense organisation" launched an illegal war against Yugoslavia 16 years ago, without a UN Security Resolution, NATO started an illegal attack on Yugoslavia. Today commemorative ceremonies will take place all over the country. Tanjug presents the figures that show the massive destruction of the country and loss of life. Mission accomplished: Country destroyed, people killed On the 24th of March in 1999, without a Security Council Resolution, NATO started the military attack on Yugoslavia [Serbia and Montenegro]. Yugoslavia, allegedly responsible for the 'humanitarian catastrophy’ in Kosovo and Metohija, was attacked after the so-called Rambouillet negotiations about the future status of Kosovo failed. The Rambouillet agreement foresaw the deploy...
Macedonia, NATO

NATO Suffers Embarrassing Defeat in Macedonia, Running Roughshod Over People Power Is Next

NOVANEWS Macedonia can't join NATO under its constitutional name so NATO wants it to rename itself. In a country where 25 percent are ethnic Albanians (who don't care about the name Macedonia in the first place) just some 35 percent signaled agreement with the scheme, yet with Western encouragement the local left-wing government is signaling it will plow ahead with a new name With western backing the Macedonians Quislings stooped so low that their referendum question was: "Are you in favour of European Union and NATO membership by accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece?" Aleksandar Pavic  Although the September 30, 2018 name-change referendum in Macedonia, which was supposed to set that ex-Yugoslav federal republic on a path to (cer...
Macedonia

North Macedonia Referendum: No Shortage of Foreign Meddling but a Major Shortage of Voters

NOVANEWS While the naming referendum is often minimized as yet another Balkan spat over trivial matters, what should be clear is that many of the world’s powers, such as the United States, the European Union, NATO, and Russia consider this matter far from inconsequential. By Dr. Michael Nevradakis  ATHENS, GREECE — If a referendum is held and nobody is around to vote in it, is it really a referendum? That’s the question that could be posed with regards to the referendum held Sunday in the “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (FYROM). Voters were asked whether they wished to ratify an agreement between the country’s prime minister, Zoran Zaev, and the prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, in which FYROM would officially be recognized as “North Macedonia” and Greece’s ve...