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March 24, 1999
source: International Action Center
Breaking Through the Propaganda: NATO and Kosovo What the
media isn't saying
NATO: U.S. police force for the world
The movement of NATO forces against Yugoslavia is part of the new military
doctrine laid out by the Clinton Administration. On Dec. 8, Secretary of
State Madeleine Albright presented the plan to a meeting of NATO foreign
ministers. Albright laid out a blueprint for turning NATO into an
aggressive global police force.
The Kosovo precedent
A report in the Dec. 5 International Herald Tribune said of the NATO
authorization of military action against Yugoslavia: "Washington sees this
as a precedent for a new NATO." It goes beyond the Balkans, to authorizing
actions anywhere in the world. NATO is acting in the Balkans under U.S.
initiative and without even a United Nations mandate.
What we aren't hearing in the U.S. media Military expansion in the Balkans
is being justified by reports of an alleged massacre of Albanians in
Kosovo. The reports are based on accusations made by William Walker from
the U.S. State Department. Walker heads the Kosovo Verification Mission. But Walker's
account has been strongly disputed by several major European newspapers,
including Le Monde and Le Figaro. These papers assert that the allegations
of a massacre are a fabrication.
Walker is not an independent, neutral observer. He represents the U.S.
government. He has a sordid history in his years of work in Central America
with U.S.-trained death squads in El Salvador. And he was responsible for
setting up a so-called humanitarian operation that was used as a cover for the
contra war to overthrow the government of Nicaragua.
What the Pentagon is really doing The Pentagon's NATO expansion into the
Balkans is not about helping the people of Kosovo. It's just like the U.S.
war against Iraq, which had nothing to do with helping the people of Kuwait,
despite all the propaganda claims. Just as in the Middle East, this is
about expanding U.S (i.e. Fortune 500) domination.
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