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Sun Mar 1, 2015, 01:25 PM

Another US ‘Success Story': The Creation and Abandonment of Kosovo

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Thomas Harrington, February 28, 2015 AntiWar.com

Kosovo is falling apart at the seams, with it thousands of its citizens seeking desperately to escape life there by any means possible.

Haven’t heard about that one?

Perhaps that’s because the U.S. is almost wholly responsible for creating an independent Kosovo, and from there, the brutal and corrupt power structure that lords cruelly over the life of its people. The creation of an independent Kosovo in the name of democracy and humanitarianism is considered by the Clinton crowd to be one of the U.S.’s first post-Cold War foreign policy successes.

Under the direction of the late egotist Richard Holbrook, intellectual – if we can use that word – godfather of today’s Susan Rices and Samantha Power, a new U.S. protectorate was created in the heart of the Balkans, one of the more historically unstable regions of the Western world.

Of course, it had nothing to do with democracy and humanitarianism and everything to do, as has been the case with most major moves the U.S. has undertaken in the world since 1989, with the need to give the U.S. the ability to a) project power into every corner of the globe b) disrupt the possibility of any country or bloc of countries impeding its economic and military designs.

More concretely, it was part of the U.S. plan to make sure that the then newly unshackled countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe would essentially be beholden to it, and not their EU neighbors... snip-continue>
http://original.antiwar.com/thomas-harrington/2015/02/27/another-us-success-story-the-creation-and-abandonment-of-kosovo/

Please remember that the 78 day bombing of Kosovo was a Project for the New American Century (PNAC) war- the first of many.


http://web.archive.org/web/20020205133621/http://www.newamericancentury.org/balkans.htm


Civilian casualties during Operation Allied Force

1 Incidents
1.1 5 April 1999: Bombing of Aleksinac
1.2 12 April 1999: Grdelica train bombing
1.3 14 April 1999: Bombing of a refugee column
1.4 23 April 1999: Serb Radio and Television headquarters bombing
1.5 27 April 1999: First Bombing of Surdulica
1.6 7 May 1999: Cluster bombing of a Marketplace of Niš
1.7 7 May 1999: Chinese embassy bombing
1.8 14 May 1999: Bombing of Koriša
1.9 19 May 1999: Belgrade hospital strike
1.10 30 May 1999: Bombing of Varvarin
1.11 30 May 1999: Second Bombing of Surdulica
1.12 31 May 1999: Bombing of Novi Pazar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_casualties_during_Operation_Allied_Force

Of course the war is long over and Milosovic is dead but "The Gitmo of the Balkans" lives on

Camp Bondsteel



Camp Bondsteel is the main base of the United States Army under KFOR command in Kosovo. Located near Ferizaj in the eastern part of Kosovo, the base serves as the NATO headquarters for KFOR's Multinational Battle Group East (MNBG-E). The base is named after Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient United States Army Staff Sergeant James L. Bondsteel...

...The United States Army has been criticised for using the base as a detention facility, and for the conditions faced by the detainees there. In November 2005, Alvaro Gil-Robles, the human rights envoy of the Council of Europe, described the camp as a "smaller version of Guantanamo" following a visit. In response, the US Army stated that there were no secret detention facilities in the Camp...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Bondsteel


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visiting Camp Bondsteel, May 2009. Credit: David Lienemann

"The Affirmative Task We Have Now is to Actually Create a New World Order"-VP Joe Biden, April 2013
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/15036-joe-biden-on-creating-a-new-world-order

First up: Joe "NWO" Biden:


Backing up Globalization with Military Might
New World Order Onslaught
by Karen Talbot
Covert Action Quarterly, Issue 68, Fall 1999

The U.S. and its NATO underlings undoubtedly will be vastly emboldened by their "success" in ensconcing themselves in Kosovo, Bosnia and the other remnants of Yugoslavia—Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia. We can expect rapid steps to further fragment the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). We can also expect the new mission of nuclear-armed NATO — intervening over so-called "humanitarian concerns" against sovereign nations—to be implemented elsewhere, with great speed, especially in the Caspian Sea/Caucuses areas of the former Soviet Union...snip

McDonald's Needs McDonnell Douglas to Flourish

An article by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times entitled "What the World Needs Now" tells it all. Illustrated by an American Flag on a fist it said, among other things: "For globalism to work, America can't be afraid to act like the almighty superpower that it is....The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist-McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps...snip

Corporations will stop at nothing...
Profits for the Military-Industrial Complex...
Girdling the Globe with U.S.-led Military Alliances
...Much More
http://www.globalissues.org/article/448/backing-up-globalization-with-military-might

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