Thursday, October 18, 2007
Mr Ashdown had written an article endorsing Nick Clegg for LD leader. I said roughly:
"The article contains only 1 paragraph about the qualities which would make Clegg a good leader & that bit is entirely unspecific. "Bounding ambition" & his other qualities, may or may not be desirable in a leader but the article would have been improved by examples of what these have achieved.
In any case since Mr Ashdown perjured himself during the Milosevic trial by claiming to have seen "cleansing" of named villages, while standing on the Albanian border, which were not visible from the border, allowed the firing of someone from his Bosnia & Herzegovina administration for objecting to another member of his administration buying a child to use as a sex slave the party might benefit from a leader more in line with classic liberal values."
I have put up the following response & we will see if it too is censored.
"At least when the Guardian censors something it admits to having done so.
Both things I mentioned about Mr Ashdown are matters which form published court records. I did not engage in gratuitous rudeness such as the "Pantsdown" nickname which I believe rather silly. Presumably the Guardian entirely supports the right to oppose their favoured politicians as long as it is in a silly way.
I regret to see the Guardian censoring stories the Telegraph sees fit to publish"
UPDATE Give them their due the Guardian did not censor my objection to being censored.
Bilderberger, dictator and friend of terrorists, lies to Hague Court.
Dateline 14th November 2005
"There can be no peace nor co-existence between the Islamic Faith and non Islamic institutions....The Islamic movement must and can take power as soon as it is morally and numerically strong enough not only to destroy the non Islamic power but to build a new Islamic one". Alia Izetbegovic, President of Bosnia (the Muslim Declaration of 1969)
"(Alia Izetbegovic) became the father of his people - the person who did more than any other to ensure the survival of the modern state of Bosnia and Herzegovina." Lord "Paddy" Ashdown at Alia Izetbegovic funeral October 2003
"In his current role Lord Ashdown's power is absolute. He can pick up one of the telephones on his desk and sack any official in the country. He can freeze the bank accounts of anyone he deems objectionable. He can overturn the decisions of courts." The Independent
Lord Ashdown was Leader of the British Liberal Democrat Party (devoted absolutely to the abolition of free nation states in the name of the corporatist European Superstate). A previous leader of the British Liberal Party was David Lloyd George who said:
"Adolf Hitler is the greatest living German. It is a pity there are not more like him in England"
As Nebojsa Malic wrote at Antiwar.com on November 9, 2005 under the justified title A Viceroy Departs: The Tyrant of Bosnia Goes Home it has been announced that Lord "Paddy" Ashdown (known in Britain as "pantsdown" after some sexual scandal) will leave his position as supreme ruler of Bosnia Herzegovina at the end of the year.
Supreme Ruler Ashdown was Blair's creation.
How did a very ordinary British politician, Ashdown, ever get to be appointed as an absolute ruler of Bosnia? It arose out of the petty politics of the election which brought Tony Blair to power in 1997 - and it is perhaps fitting that just as Blair's power is collapsing in the Labour party, his protégé Ashdown should be standing down - doubtless to spout his pious platitudes in the British House of Lords!
Blair never thought that he would get a majority of 160 in 1997 so he made an unofficial pact with the small Liberal Democrat Party of which Ashdown was the rather cocky leader. Part of the deal was to promise Ashdown a new election system - "proportional representation" - by which the Liberal Democrats would almost certainly be in coalition governments for ever more! (Like their friends in the German FDP). But when Blair got to power he persistently refused to deliver. Ashdown gave up, stepped down as party leader and his consolation was Bosnia and Herzegovina!
Like so many of the planners and perpetrators of the war against Yugoslavia Ashdown was an attendee at the euro-federalist (founded by a "former" Nazi) BILDERBERG group. Some years ago he was reprimanded by the British House of Commons ethics committee for (initially) not declaring his costs to attend such a meeting. His costs were apparently paid for by "Spanish businessmen".
ASHDOWN'S RE-WRITING OF BALKANS HISTORY
In an interview in the International Herald Tribune Ashdown compares the administration of peace in Bosnia to the occupation of Germany and Japan after 1945. In order to qualify for the job of course Ashdown had to have an anti-history lobotomy and swallow the grotesque lies of the Blair/Clinton/Kohl propaganda machine about the nature of the Yugoslav war.
Ashdown thus compares the Serbs (who were our allies against German Imperialism and European fascism in two world wars) with the Nazis. He equates the Bosnians, Croatians and Albanians (who were fascist and Nazi allies) with peace loving democracies! He compares the European Union (German Europe which provoked and instigated the war, illegally recognising Croatia, arming the Albanians, promoting the lies about "concentration camps" and the "Sarajevo marketplace massacre") with the anti fascist allies of the second world war - when those very powers have today re-established that identical petty state, petty fascist, ethnically pure balkanisation so beloved of the Nazis! Most dangerous of all (see the quotations above) Ashdown sees Muslim revolutionary fanaticism as the vanguard of democratic nationhood and world peace! No wonder he and his ignorant British and American sponsors have ushered into Europe via Albania and Kosovo some of the most dangerous and violent Islamic movements in history. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2001 that:
"for the past 10 years, the most senior leaders of al Qaeda have visited the Balkans,
including bin Laden himself on three occasions between 1994 and 1996. The Egyptian
surgeon turned terrorist leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri has operated terrorist training
camps, weapons of mass destruction factories and money-laundering and drug-trading
networks throughout Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Bosnia.
This has gone on for a decade. Many recruits to the Balkan wars came originally from Chechnya, a jihad in which Al Qaeda has also played a part."
The absurd Ashdown view of European and Balkans history is summed up in a Guardian interview (quoted by Nebojsa Malic in his antiwar.com article):
"This country is about history, and unless the Serbs in particular - although terrible
things were done by the Bosniaks and Croats too - come to some understanding of
this history, we cannot build a stable state. The major burden of guilt is on them,
and they have to acknowledge it, just as the Germans acknowledged it."
As Malic rightly comments of this historically and ideological farcical analysis:
"The creation of "a stable state" in Bosnia depends on
the Serbs accepting their assigned role as Nazis"
In 2004 Dictator Ashdown from his "Office for the High Representative" of Bosnia summarily dismissed elected members of parliament and leading Serbs in Republika Srpska (still part of Bosnia, but almost entirely Serb and, after NATO's and German Europe's break up of Yugoslavia and the takeover of Serb lands by Bosnians, Albanians and Croatians should have become logically part of Serbia). This dimsissal of elected representatives was ostensibly because they had not "co-operated" with the (so called and ad hoc) International Criminal Court in The Hague set up by Clinton, Blair etc. This must be contrasted with an even greater lack of co-operation with that court by Croatia (for which, thanks to their friends in Austria) they are now being invited to negotiate entry to the EU!
Ashdown has not even attempted to carry out the tasks for which he was appointed - as the periodical Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily - (Volume XXII, No. 168 - Wednesday, October 20, 2004) commented:
"Ashdown has seen it as a mission not to implement the 1995 Dayton Accords - for which his post was created by the international community - but rather to transform Bosnia & Herzegovina into a unitary state, ending the Dayton-stipulated format of two substates within a federation. Essentially, Ashdown, according to the sources, intends to see Republika Srpska "disappear". Significantly, Republica Srpska is the only part of Bosnia-Herzegovina where the rule of law applies, and where there is productivity, ethnic and religious tolerance."
Just as outright lies and "incidents" were fabricated to justify the illegal war against Yugoslavia and totally unproven accusations of "ethnic cleansing" were levelled at the Serbs even as the Serbs were the greatest victims (there are 1 million Serb refugees following that war) so ludicrous claims for deaths at the hands of Serbs ("massacres") were claimed.
None is more token than the Srebrenica affair which Ashdown has used to intimidate the Serbs and override all international assessments of the 1995 (and earlier) fighting in and around the town of Srebrenica. On April 20, 2004, Ashdown summarily dismissed the Republika Srpska official, Dejan Miletic, who had been in charge of investigating war crimes, and then ordered the Bosnian Serb leadership to make a statement - totally dictated by Ashdown's Office of the High Representative - accepting the Ashdown and Islamist version of what happened in the Srebrenica fighting, despite the fact that Ashdown's repeated statements consistently flew in the face of independent forensic investigation of the affair. Indeed Ashdown had refused even to speak with the forensic scientists who had, independently, developed the intelligence of what really happened in Srebrenica. (This is reminiscent of the attempts to minimise the horrors of the Ustashe death camp Jasenovac by the present Croatian state)
One Western European member of the OHR staff said:
"Ashdown isn't going to let the facts get in the way of his story. It's all about him, not about building the stable, multi-confessional state which the Dayton Accords specified." ('Ashdown Expected to Escalate Attacks on Bosnian Serbs' Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily, 28/6/ 2004 )
As part of this general historical "truth cleansing" operation one of the leading ethnographers in Serbia, Professor Milan Bulajic, Director of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade was dismissed from his post and his department wound up! One of his areas of expertise was Srebrenica!
ASHDOWN'S LIES AT THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL.
In March 2002 Paddy Ashdown appeared as a prosecution witness in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic. He gave evidence about his four day visit to Kosovo in 1998 and claimed he was a witness to atrocities allegedly carried out by the Yugoslav Army. He claimed he had witnessed these events from a position above the village of Gegaj in Albania overlooking Kosovo. But when he was told that from his observation point it was impossible to observe the area he claimed he changed his story and said in fact he was somewhere else!
After it was proved in court that Ashdown could not possibly have seen anything from the position he had previously claimed, above the Albanian village of Gegaj, he supplied the court with grid co-ordinates different from his original testimony, and these new co-ordinates put him inside Kosovo and not in Albania. That contradicted his March 2002 testimony. Moreover, on the map the prosecution supplied to try and verify Ashdown's testimony the village of Gegaj had been moved! When challenged on this point the prosecution reluctantly admitted it may be a faulty map!With such a witness and such a prosecution only the worst bigots could possibly see the Hague Tribunal as other than a kangeroo court and the worst example of "victors justice" - victors, indeed, in an illegal war.
Ashdown omitted to mention that his frequent, expenses paid, trips to the Balkans were courtesy of George Soros's Open Society Institute, the very same institute that provides funding and staff for the ICTY itself. The Open Society is a corporatist, euro-federalist organisation devoted to destroying the nation states of Europe in the name of the European Union. In Yugoslavia it saw an opponent of everything Soros stood for.
Furthermore, Ashdown testified about his visit to Studencani where he met villagers who talked to him and verified Ashdown's further claims regarding the actions of the Serbian police in that village. But in fact Ashdown's visit to Studencani was not to meet the villagers but to meet the terrorist organisation, the KLA. A video was shown at the Hague Court of Ashdown's meeting in which Ashdown is heard assuring the KLA that he will 'do his best' to get assistance for them.
There are few more ruthless terrorist organisations in Europe than the KLA which was responsible for the deaths of Serbs and Albanians alike. As Michael Levine, former U.S. counter-narcotic agent and one of its most decorated officers, stated:
"(T)he KLA, ..is tied in with every known Middle and Far Eastern drug cartel. Interpol, Europol, and nearly every European intelligence and counter-narcotics agency has files open on drug syndicates that lead right to the KLA, and right to Albanian gangs in this country. My contacts within the DEA are, quite frankly, terrified, but there's not much they can say without risking their job. The Albanian mob is a scary operation. In fact, the Mafia relied on Albanian hit-men to carry out a lot of their contracts.... And now, according to my sources in drug enforcement, they are politically protected."
This complaint is reminiscent of the US Ambassador to Belgrade in 1947 John Moors Cabot who wrote to his superiors in Washington (who then as now were appeasing the fascist elements in Europe)
"I gather that some arrangement has been worked out with the Vatican and Argentina protecting not only Quislings but also those guilty of terrible crimes committed in Yugoslavia"
In 2000 Ashdown demonstrated clearly his euro-federalist imperial ambitions. In an article in the Independent newspaper he wrote:
' Yet today Europe undoubtedly is a power, even a superpower. It has the world's second most powerful currency (no - don't laugh) and arguably the world's biggest single market. And so it has an economic space to protect and interests to pursue.'
Like his "Liberal" predecessor in British politics, Lloyd George who admired Hitler so much, with words like the above Ashdown would make a wonderful modern day orator at the equivalent of a Nuremburg rally! As John Laughland wrote in a recent article on Bosnia
" Ashdown's so-called 'exit strategy' is in fact simply an entry strategy - into the
European Union. The dictatorial powers of the High Representative will be abolished
only when Bosnia has signed an Association Agreement with Brussels. Power will
simply be transferred from one undemocratic structure to another, and self-government will be returned to Bosnia only when it is no longer self-governing."
How typical of the modus operandi used by the European Union to ensnare the newly liberated countries of Eastern Europe - out of the Soviet Union frying pan into the European Union fire. Few figures have represented the new dictatorship with more conviction than Lord "Paddy" Ashdown.