Skip to comments.15 years on: Looking back at NATO's ‘humanitarian’ bombing of Yugoslavia
Posted on 03/24/2014 3:37:16 PM PDT by Ravnagora
The Yugoslav Army Headquarters building hasn't been rebuilt after being damaged by cruises missiles in April 1999 during NATO's bombing of Serbia over Kosovo. Belgrade (AFP Photo)
Exactly 15 years ago, on March 24, NATO began its 78-day bombing of Yugoslavia. The alliance bypassed the UN under a humanitarian pretext, launching aggression that claimed hundreds of civilian lives and caused a much larger catastrophe than it averted.
Years on, Serbia still bears deep scars of the NATO bombings which, as the alliance put it, were aimed at preventing instability spreading in Kosovo. Questions remain on the very legality of the offense, which caused casualties and mass destruction in the Balkan republic.
Codenamed 'Operation Allied Force,' it was the largest attack ever undertaken by the alliance. It was also the first time that NATO used military force without the approval of the UN Security Council and against a sovereign nation that did not pose a real threat to any member of the alliance.
NATO demonstrated in 1999 that it can do whatever it wants under the guise of humanitarian intervention, war on terror, or preventive war something that everyone has witnessed in subsequent years in different parts of the globe.
Nineteen NATO member states participated to some degree in the military campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), which lasted for 11 weeks until June 10, 1999.
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Much like most of the US media is for Obama propaganda. The truth is hard to come by from any major source.
After winning the Cold War, America's credibility rating was stellar AAA. After televised murdering of Serbian civilians on behalf of Muslim terrorists it slipped to B-.
Cold war victory was squandered.
India went "nucular", Ruskies got rid of drunkard Yelstin and Putin's team got into driver's seat, and slowly and steadily the reputation of American "democratic" values slipped to D.
The Clinton's gift that keeps on giving.
Tony Blair called it, “The First Progressives’ War”.
Russia is nothing without Putin. If not for him, it would had split up into many different countries.
Fighting on behalf of Muslim terrorists and preaching "war on terror".
That's how America's credibility rating sunk to D-the same level as it was for Brezhnev's USSR. Feared and despised.
American media today is no different than USSR's Pravda and Izvestiya - no truth(Pravda) in Izvestiya (News) and no izvestiya (News) in Pravda.
In comparison to American MSM RT looks like beacon of liberty.
Thanks God there is FR.
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