By Felix Quigley
June 30, 2008
One of the things which distinguish humans and also I think most, if not all of the animal world, is a sense of fairness but it is very highly developed in humans. If there ever was a case of total unfairness then it must be the fate of the Serbs in the past 20 years, following hard on the heels of the fate of the Jews over 2000 years of persecution. But unlike the Holocaust of the Jews the fate of the Serbs has been well hidden by a barrage of lies.
Last Monday, June 23, 2008, the American Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith in giving evidence at the Hague stated
- He understood the action of Tudjman against the Krajina as brutal ethnic cleansing
- This was the largest act of ethnic cleansing in the whole of the Yugoslav Wars
- He gave some insight into the politics of Tudjman and that it was a resurrection of the Ustasha fascists from the 1940s Holocaust in the Balkans
- That he had lied in the trial of Milosevic
The startling news of Galbraith’s evidence has been hidden by the Media but brought to light in a Serbian website called Glas Dijaspore:
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Croats Systematically Destroyed Serbian Population
Franjo Tudjman, notorious Holocaust denier who famously declared he is “lucky his wife is neither Jewish, nor Serbian”, had flared the new wave of rabid Ustasa fervor at the start of 1990s and, together with Croatia’s current Premier Stipe Mesic, reintroduced the murderous policies from 1940s, when Croatia was allied with Hitler’s Germany.
He was never indicted by the Hague for the second genocide against Serbian population in Croatia, the one he planned and executed at the helm of the Croat state.
Galbraith: Ethnic Cleansing of Serbs was Croatia’s State
Former US Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith who testified before the Hague tribunal on Monday, confirmed that ethnic cleansing of Serbs from Serbian Krajina region was a deliberate systematic operation and the state policy of Croat leadership, headed by Franjo Tudjman, which led to the mass scale ethnic cleansing in two blitzkrieg operations in 1995, codenamed Storm and Flash.
As a prosecution witness in the case against Tudjman’s generals Ante Gotovina, Mladen Markaca and Ivan Cermak — accused of conducting military operations aimed at forced and permanent removal of Serbian population from the Krajina region, including killing Serbian civilians and prisoners, expulsion, deportation, plunder of Serbian property, merciless destruction of Serbian-populated towns and villages and inhumane and cruel treatment — Galbraith stressed that this was Croatia’s state policy that continued to be enforced afterwards, preventing the expelled Serbs from returning to their homes and land in Croatia.
According to Galbraith, the systematic destruction and plunder of the Serbian property during the Storm, as well as prevention of their return, through the legal and other means undertaken after the operation, took place “because Croat state leadership — Tudjman and the gang around him — wanted it to happen, and they were happy when it did happen”.
“Once the Serbs were gone, Tudjman didn’t want them to return”, American diplomat said, adding that Croat state enacted legal measures to prevent the return of the expelled and refugees.
“The systematic destruction of Krajina was either ordered or permitted, but in any case, this was intended by the Croat leadership. I believe this was a deliberate policy of Zagreb government,” Galbraith stressed.
He said that Croat war-time president Tudjman, during their numerous meetings before the Operation Storm, was not hiding the fact he considers Serbian population in Krajina region “a strategic threat” to Croatia. His adviser Hrvoje Sarinic called Serbian population in Croatia a “cancer on Croatia’s belly”, US diplomat noted.
Galbraith confirmed that Tudjman was saying that only “up to 10 percent of Serbs can remain in Croatia”, and that Serbian Krajina region ought to be cleansed of Serbs and populated by the diaspora Croats. Emphasizing that his goal was a nationally “homogeneous”, i.e. an ethnically clean state, Tudjman was also openly advocating “moving the population” and dividing Bosnia and Herzegovina, Galbraith revealed.
He testified that right after the military offensive on Serbian Krajina began, on August 4, 1995, the mass “torching and pillaging” of the Serbian towns and villages also started. He had personally witnessed these crimes and knows these were not merely “isolated incidents”, as Croats refer to them, but organized, massive action, planned at the very top of Croat political and military leadership.
Galbraith Regrets Lying During Milosevic’s Trial
Mass ethnic cleansing of Serbian population from Krajina in Croatia — Operation Storm — remains the biggest single act of ethnic cleansing committed on the territory of former Yugoslavia, with over 300,000 Serbs being forced to flee, while more than 14,000 Serbian civilians were killed. It was, therefore, quite convenient that US State Department’s Madeleine Albright had miraculously discovered, at the very moment Croats were “purifying” their state, that Serbs have committed a “genocide” in Srebrenica a whole month earlier, so that the focus of the world public could be successfully and instantly taken off the genocidal Croat state.
During his Hague testimony on June 23, Galbraith expressed regret he had lied in the trial against former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, claiming that there was no ethnic cleansing during Operation Storm. He said that this was a “technical explanation”, because many Serbs left the town of Knin before the savage Croat troops entered (compared to hyenas by a senior British officer who, after his peacekeeping service in Bosnia, said he “would rather find Serbs under his command, as they could be counted on to fight to the last man [while] Croats were no more dependable or courageous than hyenas”).
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As Glas Dijaspore observes this evidence by Galbraith gives a new insight into another issue, which is the claim that the Serb Army on retaking Srebrenica carried out a massacre of 8000 Muslim men and boys. This website 4international has always claimed that the Serb army did no such thing and that Srebrenica was a carefully laid trap not unlike the el Durra France 2 case in Gaza, the ITN case of the Picture that Fooled the World, Qana and countless others. We live in a world of journalistic fraud and hype. We made this claim about Srebrenica because we could find no evidence from unbiased sources which proved it. The position taken by the Serb Government leaders in Bosnia quoted by that pernicious combo of Kamm and Hoare was made under harassment from the US, and from Consul Ashdown, a position which these weak leaders later retracted. And that apart from Muslim Islamist liars was all the “evidence” we could ever find. In other words another hoax!
But Galbraith’s evidence at the Hague last Monday throws new evidence, real evidence this time, on Srebrenica, although the word Srebrenica did not pass his lips. Nor will it. Everything for the US Imperialist Bastard Class depends on maintaining this lie of Srebrenica. Perhaps that is why the Prosecutor had a US High Official sitting behind, directly behind, in order to stop Galbraith in anything that might be damaging.
You see, the claim of there being a massacre of 8000 at Srebrenica was not made there and then on the spot. It was Albright who made the claim a month afterwards, and just as Operation Storm was swinging into action. Without this savage ethnic cleansing of Operation Storm it made no sense to wait a month.
Is it not basic common sense to reckon in that the Srebrenica claim was made in order to divert world attention from the reality that 300,000 people were being expelled from Croatia and that ghastly murders were being carried out against the Serbs of Croatia.
As if that were not enough our articles are going to show that although Albright found it fortuitous to announce Srebrenica at that critical moment, the idea of creating massacres and incidents is all part and parcel of Islamofascist methodology. Just think again of the Palestine Refugee issue, think of the El Dura case, think of that strange actor fellow carrying dead babies around as he posed here there and everywhere for the Media in the Qana issue, who we know now took part in many such similar pieces of theatre.
And there is even more. We have the evidence that Clinton actually was in conversation with Izetbegovic about the way that a “massacre” at Srebrenica by the Serbs would be very useful indeed for their cause, that is the cause of the Islamofascists around Izetbegovic, and the geo-political cause and interests of the US.
The more this whole panoramic of the break-up of Yugoslavia is explored the more we see that these people like Tudjman and Izetbegovic were the bit players in the action. Those really with the power were the US and some countries like Britain and Germany who were using these like puppets. Milosevic knew at an early stage that this was the case, that the odds were heavily stacked against the Serbs, but he was working from within his own methodology which was inadequate. Remember, methodology is a different concept to intelligence. Milosevic as shown in how he fought the Empire in the Trial was higly intelligent and super efficient. I do not blame Milosevic for that. Just to emphasise that the great need was for a different kind of leadership, in fact a Trotskyist cadre. it is a different strain of leadership which has been hidden, the enemy has worked to hide, but must now somehow come to the fore.