The NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia (code-name Operation Allied Force or, by the United States, Operation Noble Anvil) was NATO‘s military operation against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War. The strikes lasted from March 24, 1999 to June 11, 1999. The NATO bombing marked the second major combat operation in NATO’s history, following the September 1995 Operation Deliberate Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The legitimacy of NATO’s bombing campaign in Kosovo has been the subject of much debate. NATO did not have the backing of the United Nations Security Council because the war was opposed by permanent members with ties to Yugoslavia, in particular Russia, who had threatened to veto any resolution authorizing force. NATO argued that their defiance of the Security Council was justified based on the claims of an “international humanitarian emergency”.
The claims where later found to be FALSE .Milosevic and Serbia where found INNOCENT!!!!(well as innocent as any polition could be)
Later in February 2007, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) cleared Serbia of genocide, but ICJ’s president stated that Miloševic was aware of the risk of massacres occurring and did not act to prevent them.
THe UN was in Yugoslavia before the bombing and genocides took place. The UN said it would have to withdraw it the NATO bombing started. If the UN withdraw genocide ON BOTH SIDES would be the result. NATO ignored the UN ,announced a bombing campaign and the UN withdrew and genocide followed.
FYI There are HISTORICAL REASONS that the SERBS mistrust the Muslim Croats.
During the Second World War in Yugoslavia, as with the Catholic Church in Croatia, many Muslim clerics in Bosnia and Kosovo were willing accomplices in the genocide of the nations Serbian, Jewish and Roma population. From 1941 until 1945, the Nazi-installed regime of Ante Pavelic in Croatia carried out some of the most horrific crimes of the Holocaust (known as the Porajmos by the Roma), killing over 800,000 Yugoslav citizens – 750,000 Serbs, 60,000 Jews and 26,000 Roma.
The 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) was one of the thirty-eight divisions fielded as part of the Waffen-SS during World War II. Its recruits were 90% Bosniaks and 10% Croats (all declared as ethnic Croats). Handschar (Bosnian/Croatian: Handžar) was the local word for the Turkish scimitar a historical symbol of Bosnia and Islam. An image of the Handschar adorned the division’s flag and coat of arms.
The Handschar division was a mountain infantry formation, the equivalent of the German “Gebirgsjäger” (Mountain troops) units. It was used to conduct operations against Yugoslav Partisans in the Independent State of Croatia from February to September 1944.
Nazi-Muslim SS Division
SO the NATO excuse was ALSO FALSE. Therefore the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was A WAR OF AGRESSION. NATO leaders should of faced a war crimes trial, BUT Slobodhan Milosevic was “murdered” in his cell.End of NATO Leaders War Crimes trials. NATO where also caught backing the KLA who themselves where responsible for genocide and ethnic cleansing and ORGAN LEGGING (the removal of organs from prisoners) Violence against non-Albanians continues today. Thousands were killed during the conflict, and hundreds of thousands more fled from the province to other parts of the country and to the surrounding countries. Most of the Albanian refugees returned home within a few weeks or months. However, much of the non-Albanian population again fled to other parts of Serbia or to protected enclaves within Kosovo. Albanian guerrilla activity spread into other parts of Serbia and to neighbouring Republic of Macedonia, but subsided in 2001. The non-Albanian population has since diminished further following fresh outbreaks of inter-communal conflict and harassment, and veterans of the officially disbanded KLA are threatening renewed violence if their demand for secession is not fulfilled.
THE SHOW TRIAL IN A KANGAROO COURT AND THE MURDER OF MILOSEVIC
Arrested by Yugoslav federal authorities on Saturday, 31 March 2001, on suspicion of corruption, abuse of power, and embezzlement. The initial investigation into Milo?evic faltered for lack of hard evidence, prompting the Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Ðindic to send him to The Hague to stand trial for charges of war crimes instead.
The trial was a controversial issue and has featured many conflicting testimonies.
the statement by William Walker, the US former ambassador to El Salvador during its war, that he did not remember phoning several senior US officials to say that, at Racak, he had discovered a justification for a NATO war. He did not dispute that officials who said they had received his calls were telling the truth, however.
Rade Markovic’s statement that a written statement he had made implicating Miloševic had been extracted from him by ill-treatment legally amounting to torture by named NATO officers Judge May declared this to be “irrelevant”, but Miloševic stated that it was forbidden under the 1988 rules concerning evidence gained by torture.
the statement by Lord Owen (author of the Vance Owen Plan) that Miloševic was not a racist, a radical nationalist or an “ethnic purist”. Owen said he didn’t think “that he (Miloševic) was one of those who wanted all Muslims out of Republika Srpska any more than he wanted all Muslims out of Serbia.”[
It was considered likely that, if allowed to present his case, Miloševic would attempt to establish that NATO’s attack on Yugoslavia was aggressive, thus being a war crime under international law and that, while supporting the KLA, were aware that they had practiced and intended to continue practicing genocide. If a prima facie case for either claim were established, the ICTY would be legally obliged under its terms of reference to prepare an indictment against the leaders of most of the NATO countries.
Miloševic was found dead in his cell on March 11, 2006, in the UN war crimes tribunal’s detention center, located in the Scheveningen section of The Hague.
Several medical experts, such as Leo Bokeria (the director of the Russian heart surgery centre, where Miloševic had requested to be treated) and The Times’ medical columnist Thomas Stuttaford, asserted that Miloševic’s heart attack could and should have been prevented easily by means of standard medical procedures.
In February 2007, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) cleared Serbia of genocide, but ICJ’s president stated that Miloševic was aware of the risk of massacres occurring and did not act to prevent them.
SO HE WAS INNOCENT, Well as innocent as any polition can be.BUT at least NO NATO LEADERS FACED WARS CRIME CHARGES .THANKS TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT!!
MEANWHILE THE KLA BACKED BY NATO
In an interview with the Milan magazine, former head of the UNMIK Office on Missing Persons and Forensics ( OMPF) Jose Pablo Baraybar presented data on the kidnapping of Serbs
Ethnic Albanians have committed ghastly crimes in Kosovo and Metohija, and among those that are to be held responsible for the massive murders of Serbs are former commander of the (so-called) Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and Kosovo premier, Ramus Haradinaj and Agim Cheku respetively, the Italian weekly magazine Panorama has set out in an analytical article, publishing for the first time the photos of Serb victims.
The Hague Tribunal had acquitted Haradinaj of all war crimes charges, since all the witnesses in the proceedings had been killed in very strange accidents, as the Tribunal itself had admitted. Baraybar made a repot on the investigation, in which he claims that traces of blood, as well as injections, muscle relaxants, surgery material and similar equipment were found in the kitchen and the broom closet of the Yellow House, all of which proved that Albanian surgents had taken organs out of the Serbs’ bodies.The issue of trade of kidnapped Serbs’ organs was actualized only recently, when former ICTY chief prosecutor Carla del Ponte spoke about the issue in her book entitled The Hunt: Me and War Criminals,
The Hague Tribunal told us that it was too late for a new investigation because the Tribunal would be closed in 2010, the Peruvian diplomat said, pointing out that the Kosovo judiciary was not interested in that case.
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, NOT INTERESTED IN ORGAN LEGGING AND GENOCIDE,BUT DENIES MEDICAL TREATMENTS AND REQUESTED LEGAL DEFENCE TO INNOCENT PEOPLE TO PROTECT THE WAR CRIMINALS!!
WHAT A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND EFFORT!!IT RUBBER STAMPS MASS MURDERING BUTCHERS AND KILLS THE INNOCENT. IT WOULD BE BETTER SHUTDOWN, AS WHILE ITS OPEN, PEOPLE MISTAKENLY THINK, ITS WHERE WE TAKE WAR CRIMINALS AND MASS MURDERERS FOR JUSTICE.
THERE’S NO JUSTICE ,THERE’S JUST US!!