“It just wasn’t cool to protest Clinton’s wars.” - Janeane Garofalo.
....He (Ljubisa Ristic) explains what happened at the June 2 meeting. Ahtisaari opened the meeting by declaring, We are not here to discuss or negotiate, after which Chernomyrdin read aloud the text of the plan. (4) Ahtisaari says that Milosevic asked about the possibility of modifying the plan, to which he replied, No. This is the best that Viktor and I have managed to do. You have to agree to it in every part. (5) Ristic reports that as Milosevic listened to the reading of the text, he realized that the Russians and the Europeans had put us in the hands of the British and the Americans.
Milosevic took the papers and asked, What will happen if I do not sign? In answer, Ahtisaari made a gesture on the table, and then moved aside the flower centerpiece. Then Ahtisaari said, Belgrade will be like this table. We will immediately begin carpet-bombing Belgrade. Repeating the gesture of sweeping the table, Ahtisaari threatened, This is what we will do to Belgrade. A moment of silence passed, and then he added, There will be half a million dead within a week. Chernomyrdins silence confirmed that the Russian government would do nothing to discourage carpet-bombing. (6)
The meaning was clear. To refuse the ultimatum would lead to the deaths of large numbers of civilians and total devastation. President Milosevic summoned the leaders of the parties in the governing coalition and explained the situation to them. A few things are not logical, but the main thing is, we have no choice. I personally think we should accept To reject the document means the destruction of our state and nation. (7) For Ristic, acceptance meant one thing: We had to save the people. (8) Three weeks after Ahtisaari and Chernomyrdin delivered NATOs ultimatum, Yugoslav Prime Minister Momir Bulatovich explained to both chambers of the Assembly why the government had accepted terms. Our country was faced with a threat of total annihilation. Through diplomatic mediators and through the media, the aggressors spoke of the future targets to be bombed, including civilian victims counted in the hundreds of thousands. (9)
If this account is true, the the RTS, train and bridges were just "a warning" of what was to come, rather than specifically identified legitimate targets.
If you want US officials tried for war crimes by international courts then you are an enemy of American sovereignty.
The hard part on this one Joe, is that the same people who willingly gave up our sovereignty to NATO in this case, are the same ones who are trying to hide behind "US sovereignty" to protect them from their crimes done in our name.
Clinton should have been tried here in the US -- first, for what he did as president that violated the US Constitution -- before anything else. But it never happened and it never will happen. (If it had, do you think Hillary would be Sec of State now?)
I'd like to see Bill Clinton and that whole little globalist rabble indicted by the World Court, because it would be real justice to see them hung by their own rope. Then, and only then, we in the US, say, "No, we'll try Clinton et al here. We clean up our messes (not just pretend that they didn't happen.)."
That's invoking real US sovereignty, Joe, not just giving this elite shelter where they continue to destroy the very US sovereignty you are defending!