Wednesday, August 13, 2008
BLINK & YOU MISSED IT
I rang up & got on at 9.35 though for a very short soundbite.
I said that this was clearly the result of an attempt by Georgia to repeat the extermination of the 250,000 string Krajina community, in Croatia, which had been done with US & British officers & NATO airpower. I pointed out that there had been 1,000 US soldiers "training" the Georgian army for something until a few days before.
Garry asked me a rather silly question about whether we didn't have a duty to support Georgia as a democratic nation to which I replied that Russia has a democratic system too & indeed that Serbia had had one when we attacked it.
He said thank you & moved on to the next caller.
That it doesn't get mentioned doesn't mean it didn't happen.
Since the "charges" against the Krajina leaders were stuff like them having fired 1 rocket at Zagreb they certainly don't come close to matching what was done to them. It may be that the ICTY downplayed the charges against the Krajina leaders but that would be out of character. We also have impartial but concerned sources such as Simon Weisenthal confirming that the first ethnic cleansing in all the wars was when the Croats drove out 50,000 local Serbs so I would require some evidence that anytbhing done by local Serbs, at any time, matched what they were subjected to.
The fact is that, with NATO officers help & NATO aurpower that community was exterminated & that liiking at the demographics of the 600,000 Serbs & Yugoslavs missing from Croatia & the not more than 200,000 refugees in Serbia & Bosnia each, we participated in genocide.
I think it is perfectly reasonable for the Russians to believe that Georgia was doing the same & indeed that the US had assisted them.
Fisk that, once your blood pressure has returned to normal.
Mark's link was to Gerald Baker - Telegraph http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/gerard_baker/article4534358.ece?Submitted=true
I did add a comment & also mentioned it on Neil Clark's blog, thanks Mark.