Officials across NATO have been long trying to put together a war in Syria that would mirror the NATO attack on Libya, in which regime change was imposed after a loophole in a UN Security Council resolution was used as an excuse for total war.
Russia’s been extremely sensitive about Syria resolutions specifically because of this, however, and the reality is that there isn’t going to be a UN resolution that remotely leaves open a loophole like that. So now officials are turning to Kosovo as a “precedent.”
The 1999 Kosovo campaign was essentially a four month campaign of violations of the Geneva Conventions, with NATO warplanes deliberately attacking sites like hospitals and schools on the grounds that they were “dual use” and could conceivably have been of value to the Yugoslav military. The campaign also included the inexplicable bombing of the Chinese embassy.
The war ended with a protracted NATO-EU deployment in Kosovo, which continues to this day, and the tiny Republic of Kosovo remains fiercely divided along racial lines, and NATO troops imposing a blockade of ethnic Serbian villages that want to continue to trade with Serbs across the border.
As a practical matter, the precedent of the US attacking a nation without UN authorization could just as easily have been Iraq as Kosovo, but Iraq was a recent enough disaster of a war that it would be rejected out of hand.
10 thoughts on “Obama Aides See Kosovo as Precedent for Attacking Syria”
Another kind of Obamacare.
Has the possibility ever occurred to anyone else that if any chemical weapons were used in Syria, they came from the US or Israel? Even if that comes out, will it make a damn bit of difference? "We're going in Folks – first into Syria and then into Iran, hold onto your ass!"
That's their goal from day one Syria falls and take Lebanon with it then Israel can bomb a clear path to Iran, after all only Al-Qaeda will be in charge and they are considered terrorist so one will give a damn.' this is getting better every day.'
I actually would appreciate the use of chemical weapons by teh Syrian Army. Those terrorists sent by USA/NATO/Saudis do destruct the whole countries civil infrastructure in guerrilla tactics – guided by US satellite phone and comand and control laptops that even show when and where the army is coming.
To root those foreign (!) proxy fighters out, I find it inacceptable to endanger the Syrian soldiers by snipers and in street fights. Tanks can help, but are destroying the houses of the people! Gas would kill this killers, but save the houses of the people !
Thanks for remembering the outrageous targets they choose over Kosovo, including hospitals (and open air markets, civilian trains, water filtration plants, residential neighborhoods). Also, thanks for truthfully pointing out how bad it is over there now.
Please keep out of Syria.
What disgusting propaganda here for the proofen war criminal Obama !
And as if Kosovo would be a positive example !
The three month "Kosovo war" which was a war against5 the Federal republic of Yugoslavia (!) killed much more people than in the whole three years before ! Actually it was no war, but systematic destruction of civil infrastructure. Bombing into stone age.
No mass graves found, no ethnic cleansing at all (except some killings of teh Serb minority by the drug mafia that USA turned into a "liberation" army -(Liberty from police)
The Racak massacre, was a massacre faked by OSCE-Boss William Walker
– Instead of peaceful coexistence of all ethinc groups – all minorities – around 300,000 were expelled under the command of NATO occupation troops ! This was the first and the only "ethnic cleansing" in Kosovo ! Only the densly populated region around Mitrovica survied hardly.
– Instead of demilitarisation of the conflicting groups – the terrorist, drug -mafia group – sold as KLA has become police status by NATO !!! Treated, killed and expelled the Serbs, Roma and others – even loyal Albanian, that did not want to be ruled by the mafia – which also provided forced prostitution and human organ trade – i.e. killing Serbs !
This is today a mini-state of two millions, with Hashim Thaci as "president", the former mafia boss, called "snake" because of its killings of competitors. USA brings in the Afghan opium by military flights and the MAFIA state Kosovo distributes the opium worldwide by diplomatic luggage – 90 percent of Opium world production !!!!
Is this a good example ??
I fear it is – but in a very different sense.
"….The war ended with a protracted NATO-EU deployment in Kosovo, which continues to this day, and the tiny Republic of Kosovo remains fiercely divided along racial lines, and NATO troops imposing a blockade of ethnic Serbian villages that want to continue to trade with Serbs across the border…."
What is the author's point?
Aren't all these things, he pretends to bemoan, exactly what whas intended?
Give me a break.
The rebels have already been found guilty of using sarin gas on the population as a pretext to blame the government. This is so clearly a set-up that it is incredible nobody in the western media is speaking out. Truly the media serves the interests of the Washington war machine. Let us remember the government has been offering a ceasefire and it is the rebels who are doing the killing as they are bought and paid for. Purely a French attempt to recolonise Syria at any price. The people of the UK do not support the warmongering Cameron REGIIME.
The crisis which began in North Africa with it extension in the Middle East, risks to blast into a major world conflict. Prayers would not be sufficient to stop the various interests that push the world into continuous wars. America is a leader country in armaments but would be hard in case of a large conflict to come out victorious considering that have lots of enemies with Russia and China, North Corea and Iran, Vietnam and Afganistan, Siria and Pakistan, the latin America, ect., with Europe that prefer to stand as not taking part in future war storm. The best solution is to create a World United Nation Organization to operate onestly with wise people, willing to observ a World Proceed of Justice and Social friendship beginning from Palestine.
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