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June 1, 1999
Unreported NATO accomplishments
We can rely on the AP, the Washington Post and
the New York Times to relay NATO's various claims
on its front pages: "The bombing is working" "We
have hit very few civilians" "The (bridge, refugee
shelter, hospital, TV station etc.) was a legitimate
But who's reporting on the international repercussions
of the bombings and the price we'll all have to pay
for years and years to come, long after the war is over?
From an article by Tariq Ali entitled
"The Fallout in Europe" published by
"The Ukraine was the only country in the world to
renounce nuclear weapons and unilaterally disarm. A
few weeks ago its Parliament voted unanimously to
revert to its former nuclear status. The deputies
claimed that they had foolishly believed the United
States when it had promised a new norm-based and
inclusive security system. NATO's war on Yugoslavia
had destroyed all their illusions...
On 30 April, a meeting of the National Security
Council in Moscow approved the modernisation of all
strategic and tactical nuclear warheads. It gave the
green light to the development and manufacture of strategic
low-yield nuclear missiles capable of pin-point strikes
anywhere in the world. Simultaneously the Defense ministry
authorized a change in nuclear doctrine. First use is
no longer excluded...
In the space of several weeks, Javier Solana and Robin
Cook, former members of European Nuclear Disarmament, have
re-ignited the nuclear flame."
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