Saturday, June 04, 2005
Bull. For a full background read this on Spiked. Basically this whole case depends on "about 5" more cases out of "400-420" annually. Now on planet Earth random events don't happen at a perfectly even rate (that's why they are called random). Toss 400-420 coins (lets say 410 just to achieve an arithmetical base to make it more valid than this case) & you will be very unlikely to get exactly 205 heads (or more than 220). So to produce an excess of 5 would be meaningless even if they knew how many they should be dealing with.
This is supported by the fact that these cases have happened at up to 600m from the power lines at which point the magnetic field, the only credible cause, is non-existent. The "evidence" for the danger of passive smoking is of this order.
So the politically interesting questions are why was this non-proof published (when it is quite clear the authors are embarrassed by it) & even more, why did the media think this was actually a story. The former, I suspect, is that you have to publish something to earn your grant (& the extent to which you are under pressure to make your figures more interesting is obvious - not so much by making up figures as omitting them - had they also found a statistically equally insignificant fall in cases of flue would that have been reported - if not then if the statistically insignificant health increases had matched the statistically insignificant worse cases they would have been reporting wrongly to say they had found increased illness - this is what happened in the passive smoking case where the BMJ reported that 7 out of 40 cases had found increased cancers among passives - the corollary is clear).
And why did the media jump on this non-story. Partly, perhaps mainly, the relatively innocent story is that they have to produce news & "No Danger from Anything" doesn't cut it. However, at least within TV reporting there is clearly an agenda that everything that isn't compulsory ought to be illegal & anything involving technology, even a mature technology like this, involves incomprehensible magic. This is quite strange considering that broadcasting is a high tech enterprise but the people who run it aren't the technical staff. You never get to be promoted onscreen if you drive a camera - very much like officers & soldiers (mind the soldiers are pretty well paid & don't have to wear suits).
Maybe it would be nice to see one of them actually on air explaining something to the suits, Susan Watts on Newsnight shouldn't have to carry the whole can.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Of course this is the same ITN that "accidentally" faked their notorious concentration camp video (a British judge decided that the allegation of fakery was "essentially true" but that if you don't mention the possibility of accident it is libel to say so). ITN have a rarely discussed problem with the accident story - if ITN is so slipshod that they can manage such an accident with the most influential single film ever made by ITN without noticing, & they can let it be used round the world, & they can not notice when their journalists go into court to announce it as an accident (they never publicly apologised on air & are still using this film) then obviously there are no circumstances when you can be even half sure these people are telling the truth. When you get the silly item at the end of the news about a cat stuck up a tree they cannot say for certain the Trevor didn't accidentally stick it up there in the first place.
Still none of this stops them announcing this film as proof A number of questions they don't ask & neither does the surrealistically named Mr Nice, the chief prosecutor. Where did this film appear from, why was it made & who was stupid enough to keep it - it is not impossible that such film could have been made - Nasir Oric, Moslem commander of Srebrenica showed journalists videos from his extensivehome video collection of him massacring Serb civilians (in the same area where the "Moslem" bodies were found) whose bodies are officially still missing. However Oric's videos are now missing & the ICTY, while charging him for other crimes, has not charged him with this genocide. While ITN is at pains to report that half of all Serbs don't believe in the massacre (I would have thought a lot more) they still censor the evidence why.
A little examination of what actually happened in court is instructive. The interesting thing is that Nice has produced this film in conjunction with "documents" about the Scorpion unit which are clearly faked:
Mr. Nice spent a great deal of time reading documents allegedly seized from facilities in Republika Srpska in 2004. These documents identified a unit called “Skorpions” as being part of the Serbian MUP. Stevanovic said that the Serbian MUP had no “Skorpions” unit, and had no idea what the documents were all about.
According to the documents, these “Skorpions” were sent to the Srebrenica area in the summer of 1995. Mr. Nice claimed that the commander of the “Skorpions” was Slobodan Medic, and that the Scorpions had been tasked with guarding the Djeletovci oil fields in Republika Srpska Krajina (RSK). Gen. Stevanovic had no idea what Mr. Nice was even talking about and consistently denied that the Serbian MUP had a unit called “Skorpions.”
The Milosevic trial has already heard evidence about the “Skorpions” from the former Deputy Defense Minister of the RSK, Mr. Milan Milanovic who testified as a prosecution witness.
Beginning on page 27492 of the 14 October 2003 transcript, Milanovic testified that he personally recruited Slobodan Medic to establish the “Skorpions” in order to guard oil fields in the RSK. Take a look at the following excerpt from Milanovic’s testimony:
SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC: Let's move on to the next topic. You testified about a Skorpions unit which was led by Slobodan Medic. Where were they from? Are they from your area? [i.e. the RSK]
MILAN MILANOVIC: Yes.
MILOSEVIC: Did you engage them?
MILOSEVIC: Did you engage them in your area?
MILANOVIC: As far as the area is concerned, I proposed, as is stated in this text, in my statement, I proposed to the director of the oil company that they secure the oil fields that were on the separation lines.
MILOSEVIC: Does that mean that you personally found them, rallied them, organised them, and engaged them privately to protect the oil fields?
MILANOVIC: That is not true.
MILOSEVIC: Well, who engaged them, then, to defend the oil fields in your area?
MILANOVIC: I proposed Slobodan Medic as the person who should be in charge of that security, and then they were under the director of the oil company.
MILOSEVIC: So this was a security unit for the oil company, the head of which you yourself proposed.
MILOSEVIC: Why did it happen that you chose Medic to be at the head of the security detail in the oil company in your area?
MILANOVIC: Having toured the area, I realised that the oil fields were in jeopardy as they were along the very confrontation line. And it is common knowledge that if a shell were to fall, this would cause an ecological disaster. I toured the area. I met this young man for the first time. He was proposed to me by several people. And I even remember that I asked Badza even whether he had anything against this, and he said he didn't.
This young man was about 22 or 23 years old at the time, and he organised the task well and continued working at it until the end of 1996.
MILOSEVIC: But you also sent them to Bosnia and Herzegovina, didn't you?
MILANOVIC: I didn't send them. The command of the [VRSK] corps sent them to accomplish various assignments, and most of those units that went outside the area I would visit very frequently.
MILOSEVIC: Well, as deputy defence minister, I assume you had a decisive say. As you appointed Medic yourself, you would decide where you would send him.
MILANOVIC: As you know yourself, according to the law on defence, the ministry does not have the right to order the engagement of the army. This is a right vested in the government and the command.
MILOSEVIC: Very well. So the government [of the RSK] sent them.
MILANOVIC: Yes, the [RSK] government and the [RSK] army command.
/// END TRANSCRIPT EXCERPT ///
As you can see from the transcript of Milanovic’s testimony, the “Skorpions” were not a unit of the Serbian MUP, they were a unit of the Army of Republika Srpska Krajina (VRSK). Milanovic, as deputy Defense Minister of the RSK, would certainly know which units the RSK had under its command. Milanovic, as the Deputy Defense Minister of the RSK, personally appointed Slobodan Medic to lead the unit, the Serbian MUP had absolutely nothing to do with it.
The fact that Mr. Nice had so many different documents containing the same wrong information suggests that somebody is forging documents in order to bolster the prosecution’s case."
Assuming the prosecution witness wasn't lying, in a way which could have had no reason at the time, then the documents are faked. If the documents are faked, the film, of no provenance, must be assumed to be faked (not after all a particularly difficult thing). Of course you won't be seeing this possiblity mentioned in the official media & when, as happened with all the stories about rape camps, mass graves, 500,000 dead, Serbs rather than NATO bombing refugees, the lorry full of bodies etc etc, these are proven to be lies it will accidentally go unreported.
Sunday, May 29, 2005
My co-respondent questioned whether the WW2 Croatians were really Nazis or just co-belligerents like the Finns & I went on Google to produce the evidence.
This produced :
USTASHI - The worst monsters the world had knownThis is a Serbian site but it is also very well documented & clearly entirly not only true but represents the facts as described in the west throughout the Cold War, when Yugoslavia was a friendly neutral.
Croatian fascist monsters at work...
The worst atrocities known in modern history of Europe were committed by Croat and Muslim fascists on defenseless Serb population. This, probably the most important parameter of the current tragedy, is rarely mentioned in the Western press.
The story about Ustashi barbarism and their genocide of Serbs, Jews and Gypsies is available in any major encyclopedia.
German Nazis and Italian fascists about their Ustashi allies
They also had nothing good to say about Ustashi. Actually they were also shocked by the level of Ustashi barbarity.
Ustashi fuhrer - Croatian Attila the Hun
Dr. Ante Pavelic, Ustashi leader and the mastermind of the gigantic holocaust.
Ustashi specialty - gourging eyes of men, women and children
Ustashi bestiality is beyond comprehension and beyond words. More appaling than anything is their habit to gourge eyes of their victims.
There is a wealth of photographs about Ustashi barbarity. They liked to make snapshots with their victims before they would slaughter them.
The World Must Know About...
Glina Church Slaughter
August 1941, Ustashas capure more than 2,000 Serbian civilians and push them into Serbian churh. At night they come with knives and slaughter them - right inside this Christian shrine. One Serb survives to tell the story.
Prebilovci - a whole village slaughtered
A day after the above Glina Church Slaughter, and at the other end of the "Independent Croatia," Ustashas surround a Serbian village of Prebilovci. The entire village of people, some slaughtered, some alive gets thrown down into a deep mountain pit.
Kragujevac & Kraljevo Massacre
Nazi Germans wanted to revenge for the Serbian uprising. October 20 and 21, 1941, in the two central Serbia towns some 7,000 of male inhabitants, including highschool children taken from classrooms were machinegunned. German regular (Wehrmacht!) soldiers were the executioners.
Jasenovac - the third largest concentration camp...
of the Nazi occupied Europe. It was founded by Ustashi... and it was certainly one of the most brutal places in the modern history of Europe.
Destruction of Jewish community
The Jewish Holocaust literature paints a clear picture: The Ustashi are outdoing German Nazi and Italian fascists. They murder Jewish women and children from Serbia. The only way for Jews to survive is to run to fascist Italy or fascist Hungary. Or to join majority-Serb resistance.
In a recently published official school book of the Croatian Education Ministry and Ministry of Defense, Croats have audacity to brag about their Nazi past. They brag how good and brave soldiers of Hitler's New World Order they were.
A number of Western history books say that suffering of Serbs in Bosnia could only be compared to suffering of Jews in Poland. Why don't we know more about this, Europe's second worst genocide?
Bosnian Moslems volunteer en masse into SS
Eager to slaughter their Christian, Serb neighbors Muslims join the Croat fascists and volunteer into SS division in record numbers.
Moslems brag about their Nazi past too
In a recent (Nov. 1997) set of articles published by Sarajevo Moslem's weekly "Svijet", Islam fundamentalists brag about their Nazi past..
The other side of this is that, to find this I had to go through 3 pages of Google. Now not all the earlier sites were hiding the Holocaust by any means but there was no overview of these acts of genocide here from any of our established media. This is not dubious material this is the truth as it was accepted up until we decided the current Croatian & Bosnian Nazi states were useful to us.
If you have read 1984 there is a scene where, in the middle of a war rally, the radio announces peace with Eurasia & war with Eastasia, at which point everybody denounces the saboteurs who had produced their placards (naming Eurasia) & begins enthusiastically rallying in support of war with the new eternal Eastasian enemy (it may be the other way round which is rather the point).
This was a satire but, over a longer time frame this is exactly what has been done to us over these particular Nazis & is evidence that a full scale Holocaust Denial & rehabilitation of Hitler (supporter of European Union, opponent of communism, builder of motorways & improver of children's health) would be perfectly possible if he wasn't so useful as an Aunt Sally sacrificial goat for all the atrocities which happened while recent German leaders, Popes, UN Secretaries etc were elsewhere).
I have commented before on how the Jewish Holocaust was only about 20% of the entire Holocaust, but that since most of the victims were Soviets or slavs it was politically impossible to mention them & the Jews came to bear the full role of victim. The parallels between "thoughtcrime", "newspeak", "doublethink" & the Political Correctness which forms a basis for most of our media is all to apparent. I must admit to being disturbed at how little there was on the Google search since I normally consider the net our best defence against censorship.