NATO Bombing Of Serbia: Thirteen Years Later

nato-bombing-serbia.jpgMarch 24, 2012 marked the 13th anniversary of the start of the U.S.-led NATO bombing of Serbia. That war lasted 78 days. It is now almost totally forgotten as NATO’s focus turns to the Middle East.

Yet those who care about the poisoning of our planet should know that NATO’s 1999 bombing escapade resulted in contamination in Serbia and throughout the Balkans from an assorted arsenal of ammunitions containing depleted uranium, dumped on that region on a daily basis.

NATO’s bombing of Serbia was especially intense in Kosovo, resulting in thousands of civilian deaths, including children. Yet, to hear NATO’s spin about its dalliance in the Balkans, one is led to believe that it was a humanitarian bombing. Humanitarian?

What happened in 1999 was solely the U.S. and NATO could gain a foothold in the Balkans. The U.S. quickly set up a huge military base, Camp Bondsteel, on confiscated farmland near Urosevac, in Kosovo.

Also, that war of convenience came about due to NATO rapidly becoming irrelevant after the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Thus, a new, reinvented and invigorated NATO was reborn, ready and willing to attack all over the planet and ask questions later.

Serbia was NATO’s guinea pig and it was bombed simply because NATO knew it could get away with it, using phoney pretexts.

A very dangerous game is being played out and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Former U.S. president Dwight Eisenhower wisely warned of the dangers of the military-industrial complex. It’s best that his warning be heeded sooner rather than later.


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