December 12, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos – Translated from Mision Verdad
CARACAS, Venezuela – The Former Yugoslavia: Or how the US has an aircraft carrier on land
After decades of dismantling by the IMF and the World Bank, more political strategies of Germany and the US, managed to dismantle the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (former Federal Socialist Republic of Yugoslavia), the last remnant of socialism in Europe and recolonize the Balkans.
Geopolitical and economic movements separated Croatia and Slovenia, generating a chain reaction in which Bosnia experienced a conflict of more than two sides: Serbs against Croats, Croats against Muslims, Serbs against Muslims, Serbs and Croats allied against Muslims, these at their once allies with the Serbs against the Croats, Muslims with Croats against Serbs.
The “humanitarian” sanctions of the UN in 1992 to Yugoslavia economically isolated the country, at the time President Clinton approved a plan of “humanitarian aid” to guarantee, supposedly, the operation of hospitals and basic services of the population. By then, with the plan in place, per capita income fell to $ 700 per year, unemployment rose to 60%, Serbian civilians endured a 37% increase in infectious deaths and their calorie consumption fell by 28%. The most amazing thing was that inflation, as a result of these sanctions, reached 363 quadrillion percent. While no sanctions were applied to Tudjman’s Croatia that ethnically cleansed nearly 200,000 Serbs through rapes, executions and bombings in the same period and with the support of private military companies composed of American veterans.
The disintegration of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia also provoked the unilateral proclamation of the Republic of Kosovo by the insurgents financed by the West in 1991. To face the pro-independence intentions of the Kosovar Albanians, the authorities of Belgrade (Serbia) resorted to the force, while ending the status of autonomy enjoyed by Kosovo since 1974 within the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Since 1996 there has been an escalation and military operations (ranging from the assassination, kidnapping, trafficking of white women, organ trafficking, heroin trafficking) of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) have been intensifying, provoking Serbian reaction.
After a fierce media campaign, Yugoslavia was accused of excessive and indiscriminate use of force, causing numerous victims and a large number of refugees; the Security Council approved, on September 23, 1998, resolution 1199, in which it affirmed that the deterioration of the situation in Kosovo constituted a threat to the peace and security of the region. NATO launched, on October 13, 1998, an ultimatum to Yugoslavia to comply with these demands.
In March 1999, NATO launched its 78-day air assault on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia without the approval of the Security Council, more than a thousand warplanes launched more than 2,000 air strikes on nearly 40,000 sorties, dropping more than 20,000 bombs on the former Yugoslavia, killing thousands of civilians, men and women, as well as more than a thousand Yugoslav soldiers and police. It also used weapons considered criminal under international law, such as depleted uranium and cluster bombs, and only state-owned enterprises and factories, as well as state housing projects, water supplies, railroads, bridges, hospitals and schools, were bombarded. which has resulted in “privatization by bombing”.
The intention of Washington was to try to create an “Israel” in the Balkans, a vassal state that owes everything to them and that they can use as “aircraft carriers” in such a sensitive strategic region. With the construction in Kosovo of the Camp Bondsteel military base (the largest in Europe) it can hold up to 7000 soldiers, it is equipped to monitor the entire Balkan territory and even the Black Sea and Turkey. That was the strategic objective of the sanctions and “humanitarian aid” promoted by the United States.
Iraq: from weapons that there was not to civil war
In November 2001, after the attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, the then US President, George W. Bush, defined Iraq as the strategic objective of the “War on Terrorism”, his administration he had an attack plan against the nation and his secretary of state, Colin Powell, coordinated the military invasion not without preparing an oiled media machine that propitiated the ground to initiate the chaos.
Bush justified the invasion with the argument that the then Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, had weapons of mass destruction even though the intelligence corps such as the CIA and MI6 knew that there were no such weapons. An Iraqi defector declared that he had worked in the supervision of bacteriological weapons, nine years later, admitted his lie to the BBC and justified it in his desire for Iraq to get rid of the Hussein regime.
In fact, the US invasion of Iraq was a military action to gain control of the Arab nation’s oil resources and expand its geostrategic position in the Middle East, its “fight against terrorism” operation resulted in a civil war.
The invasion marked the beginning of turbulence in the Middle East, the fall and capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003 and his death on December 30, 2006, the number of attacks in the country increased seven times only in the first three years, Al Qaeda being the group that took responsibility for the bloodiest. This gave way to the emergence of terrorist groups such as Daesh that also expanded to Syria.
Nearly 2.7 million Iraqis have been forced to leave their homes because of the turmoil and violence, half were left outside Iraq, while others have fled their homes but remained in the country.
One study argues that war and occupation directly and indirectly claimed the lives of around half a million Iraqis from 2003 to 2011 and that violence peaked in 2006 and 2007. More than 60% of the excess deaths of men , women and children reported between 2003 and 2011 were the direct result of shootings, bombings, air strikes or other forms of violence. The rest was due to the collapse of the health system and the infrastructures that maintained drinking water, food, transportation, waste management and energy.
Since the 1990s, rations of flour, rice, oil and sugar have been distributed within the framework of the Public Distribution System, as a way to help the poorest families survive the war and at the same time that the USAID reports that between 2014 and 2017 The financing of “humanitarian aid” for Iraq has been 1.7 billion dollars. A round business.
Libya: NATO brand chaos
The humanitarian crisis in Libya was declared in February 2011, after the beginning of alleged protests that in the end constituted a violent escalation similar to the guarimbas, only that the use of conventional weapons was opened.
Three days after the “uprising”, the British media The Guardian quoted an interview by Al-Jazeera with “political activist” Amer Saad, who said: “The demonstrators in al-Bayda have been able to take control of the military air base in the city and they have executed 50 African mercenaries and two Libyan conspirators, even today in Derna, several conspirators were executed, cells from a police station were locked up in the operation because they resisted, and some died in flames inside the building. “
NGOs such as the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and the Libyan League for Human Rights (LLDH) claimed that Gaddafi was killing his own people, called for the suspension of Libya from the UN Human Rights Council and urged the Council of Security of the UN to “review the situation and consider its referral to the International Criminal Court.” According to the two NGOs, “repression has killed at least 300 to 400 people since February 15” and “the Libyan regime is apparently using mercenaries from Chad, Niger and Zimbabwe” (Or collective?).
In collaboration with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) more than 70 NGOs echoed the need to suspend Libya from the Human Rights Council, in addition to urging the Security Council to invoke the principle of “responsibility to protect” (R2P ) to protect the Libyan people.
Without the Libyan government countering the accusations without evidence or requiring evidence, the Human Rights Council followed the recommendation and then the Security Council adopted resolutions 1970 and 1973 authorizing a no-fly zone for Libyan military aviation and, Although article 2 of resolution 1973 emphasized the need to use diplomacy to find a peaceful solution, the bombing soon began.
After the Battle of Sirte, in which Gaddafi was assassinated, journalists and NGOs witnessed looting of houses, widespread torture and former officials, soldiers and civilians executed in figures that surpassed 500 corpses.
Between 2012 and 2015 the GDP of Libya fell from 82 to 29 billion dollars, in 2008, three years before the NATO attack reached 87 billion dollars, the public debt increased from 3.7% in 2013 100% in 2017. Since NATO declared Libya “liberated” after the assassination of Gaddafi in October 2011, the country has plunged into chaos, today it is a hotbed of Islamist brigades, including Daesh, rival governments and tribes compete for power and immigrants on their way to Europe are sold in open slave markets.
NATO arms targeting Libya ended up in the hands of terrorists linked to al Qaeda, a Libyan rebel commander admitted in March 2011 that his fighters had links to al-Qaeda and that the White House was well aware (albeit “worried”) that Qatar was sending weapons to the jihadists inside Libya since the beginning of the war.
A UN report says they have requested $ 165.6 million for humanitarian projects, but only 48.3 million (or 28 percent) of the projects have been financed, while the European Commission reports that it has allocated a total of 29.76. millions of euros in humanitarian aid to respond to the most urgent needs of internally displaced persons, returnees and other vulnerable groups in the areas affected by the conflict.
The humanitarian threat against Venezuela
Now that the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives calls the Secretary of State and the USAID to “develop a strategy to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Venezuela” and that the MUD disappears in the middle of the show that they end up interpreting today (they were but they were not), the US strategy is clear: take command and action in the disintegration of the Venezuelan state.
Phrases such as the head of the committee, Ed Royce, who declared that “the international community, the regional leaders (…) must join together so that Maduro takes seriously the need to resolve this serious political and humanitarian crisis,” are already common the cases that we present here, they have already done their tests in the United Nations. These are veiled threats to the stability of the country and the region in which there are enough accomplices to execute them. The project proposes to bring to the UN a resolution that obliges the Venezuelan State to accept “humanitarian aid”, a movement similar to that applied with Iraq, Libya and the former Yugoslavia.