Skip to comments.Hague Judge Silences Bin Laden Bosnia Testimony, as NATO’s Claims Questioned
Posted on 02/09/2006 7:28:20 AM PST by tgambill
Judge Patrick Robinson immediately shut down a Western journalist on the Hague Tribunal witness stand last week, when she disclosed having seen Osama bin Laden waltz into the office of late Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic in November 1994.
Just as veteran British journalist Eve-Ann Prentice, who covered the Yugoslav conflicts for the Guardian and the Times told of the famous OBL, Prosecutor Geoffrey Nice objected, and the judge cut off the testimony immediately declaring it irrelevant, according to the defenses recap of a devastating day of testimony.
However, considering that the defendant, former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was trying to make a case that the Bosnian Serbs were fighting because Izetbegovic wanted to create an Islamic state that would not be particularly tolerant of Serbs, it would seem that this explosive mention of his connection with the worlds most wanted man would in fact be quite relevant.
According to the report, while Prentice was waiting in Izetbegovic's foyer for an interview she, and a journalist from Germanys Der Speigel, saw Osama bin Laden being escorted into Izetbegovics office needless to say this evidence did not sit well with the tribunal.
Prentice was by no means the first to make the bin Laden-Bosnia connection. Izetbegovics plans for making Bosnia an Islamic state were long known, and the fact that there was a strong foreign mujahedin presence in Bosnia, would both indicate that her squelched testimony was highly relevant indeed.
However, as in all the other tribunals designed to bolster the Official Truth established by government interests not least of all the 9/11 Commission evidence such as hers is blotted out immediately or blocked in advance.
And vitally, the mass media has lost interest too, now that the good news has stopped flowing in like it used to, when the prosecution against Milosevic had the momentum. Since the former Yugoslav president has taken the offensive, however, Western media coverage has stopped altogether, expect for the occasional report fearing that his various illnesses might interfere with justice being done.
However, though the big media did not cover the testimony, the always pro-intervention IWPR at least had to react to the damaging testimony. In a recent article, it cited Prentices impartiality- and then proceeded to act as a mouthpiece for the prosecution, stenographing Mr. Nices use of quotes from Prentices own book to show that even she was aware of Serbian evils.
But the IWPR didnt mention bin Laden, nor various other important details that emerged from Prentices most damaging testimony, on the Kosovo conflict. Unlike the Western journalists who were merely waiting on the Macedonian border to hear the after-the-fact (or fiction) testimony of refugees, she was actually in Kosovo. In fact, owing to her proximity to the depleted uranium bombs NATO was dropping all around her, Prentice later became ill with cancer.
Having interviewed hundreds of ordinary Albanians, Roma and Turks during the war, Prentices first-hand fieldwork suggested that many of the Albanian refugees were forced to leave their homes not by the Serbian army but by the KLA- which cynically hoped to provoke Western outrage at an allegedly Serb-caused refugee crisis. It worked.
Prentices first-hand experience also contradicted the Official Truth on a number of other fronts. While the Hague prosecution accused the Serbs of bombings in Gnjilane, Istok (Dubrava Prison), Orohovac, and Meja, she stated that NATO bombing raids were responsible. In the case of Meja Ms. Prentice spoke to several victims in the hospital and they told her that NATO had bombed them. While she was in Gnjilane she did not see any evidence of the deliberate burning of shops and houses alleged by the indictment. All she saw was the destruction caused by NATO.
Further, the indictment says that Serbian troops forced the Albanian population to leave Prizren from March 28th onwards. But Ms. Prentice said that there were a lot of Albanians in Prizren while she was there in May.
The disinterest of Western leaders in the full reality of the wars in Yugoslavia reappeared with one telling vignette. When speaking about Bosnia, Prentice spoke of a visit to Pale, where she was surprised to find that a large number of non-Serb refugees were being given shelter there. Before she actually visited Bosnia she had believed what the rest of the media told her about the Serbs. Apparently, so did her countrys leaders:
she recounted one occasion where she tried to convince Robin Cook to visit Pale so that he could see for himself that non-Serbs were living freely in the Bosnian-Serb capital. Cook, who was on a fact finding mission, told her that he would not visit Pale because he thought the Serbs were monsters.
Needless to say, the IWPR report doesnt mention this vignette. Nor did it mention that Prentice contracted cancer from NATOs depleted uranium bombing. It did make a subtle but determined effort to disparage her testimony, however- just as it has in the past given sympathetic attention to prosecution witnesses who later turned out to be liars. Some things just come with the territory for media bodies funded by the same governments that created the Hague monstrosity to begin with.
He wasn't following the script.
Ever since 9/11 I've been a lot more sympathetic toward Milosevic...
He should be freed and put back in power.
He was essentially fighting the same fight we are fighing now, however with a twist. His paramilitaries in certain locations got out of hand, however, the KLA did exactly the same thing. However, their perps (Ramush, Thaci, Ceku, Fatmir L.) are getting off.....
Holbrooke said the following:
There's a military insurrection that is taking shape, backed by the members of the Albania Diaspora in Germany, Switzerland, and right here in New York City, where a lot of Albanians and Albanian-Americans are sending a lot of money and support to Kosovo. (Gosh - NYC? -SG)
Holbrooke: An independent Kosovo would "unravel Southeastern Europe."
JIM LEHRER: And they want an independent Kosovo ruled by Albanians, right?
RICHARD HOLBROOKE: Yes. And more. I met with several Albanian leaders in Kosovo who said their goal is an independent Kosovo, their goal is to recreate the Greater Albania that existed briefly during the 30's and 40's, which includes Albania, Kosovo, and part of Macedonia. That, I can tell you, Jim, would unravel Southeastern Europe and dramatically increase the chances of a general war. And that's why the situation is both not the same as Bosnia and why it's so dangerous
I really need to stress this point so people do not misunderstand it. The Kosovo Albanians have been very badly treated for over a decade by the Serb minority in Kosovo. Their rights have been denied and the Yugoslav federal constitution was changed to reduce their powers. This was entirely wrong, and it led to the inevitable reaction which we're now seeing. At the same time, the violent solution which is being advocated by the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army, which is really not an army but a lot of different groups that are gradually forming an infrastructure of resistance, this approach is highly dangerous to stability in the region.
Further proof that some folks just can't handle the truth.
Any ideas on how to go about that, the independence issue is coming up, elections are coming up, and the Democratic party accepted $500,000+ from the Albanian Mafia, New York connection for campaign funds. This is on film and documented.
We need fairly competent real estate agent and a forensic accountant to make a report on Clinton's purchase of home in Chappagua, Westchester county, NY. Clintons quickly flipped the house.
I've been told that the sale of 15 Old House Lane, Chappaqua was arranged by Albaninan mobsters as a payment to BJ Clinton.
This would make fantastic story and could burn Sen. Clintoon hopes for WH.
Milo was S.O.B. , the wrong guy doing the right job. The problem with The Hague circus is that it is bankrolled by U.S. taxpayers, more than $1B so far. It is high time that U.S. pull the plug on this charade. As it goes now, U.S. pays treasure and blood to fight against islamic terror around the world, while spending more than $1B to support islamic terrorists in The Hague.
Other co-finaciers of this charade are Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and George Soros. Nice company, indeed.
These foreign elements were withdrawn by forced marriage to local women, thus they were no longer foreign. We knew this in Bosnia, so did our higher thus so did Clinton and the rest of his rot.