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Former president Bill Clinton continues to pirouette around the world as a visionary humanitarian and senior statesman. But the sordid truth about some of his favorite 'freedom fighters' is finally becoming undeniable. A European Union task force last week confirmed that the ruthless cabal he empowered by bombing Serbia in 1999 has committed atrocities including murdering individuals to extract and sell their kidneys, livers, and other body parts.”

Clint Williamson, the chief prosecutor of a special European Union task force, declared that senior members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) had engaged in 'unlawful killings, abductions, enforced disappearances, illegal detentions in camps in Kosovo and Albania, sexual violence, forced displacements of individuals from their homes and communities, and desecration and destruction of churches and other religious sites.'”

After the bombing ended, Clinton assured the Serbian people that the U.S. and NATO agreed to be peacekeepers only 'with the understanding that they would protect Serbs as well as ethnic Albanians and that they would leave when peace took hold.' In the subsequent months and years, American and NATO forces stood by as the KLA resumed its ethnic cleansing, slaughtering Serb civilians, bombing Serbian churches, and oppressing any non-Muslims as well as ethnic Albanians who did not support the KLA. Almost a quarter million Serbs, Gypsies, Jews, and other minorities fled Kosovo after Clinton promised to protect them. By 2003, almost 70 percent of the Serbs living in Kosovo in 1999 had fled, and Kosovo was 95 percent ethnic Albanian.”

Shortly after the end of the 1999 bombing campaign, Clinton enunciated what his aides labeled the Clinton doctrine -'whether within or beyond the borders of a country, if the world community has the power to stop it, we ought to stop genocide and ethnic cleansing.' In reality, the Clinton doctrine was that presidents are entitled to commence bombing regardless of whether their accusations against foreigners are true. As long as the U.S. government promises great benefits from bombing abroad, presidents can usually attack who they please.”

Clinton’s war on Serbia was a Pandora’s Box from which the world still suffers. Because politicians and most of the media portrayed the war against Serbia as a moral triumph, it was easier for the Bush administration to justify attacking Iraq and for the Obama administration to bomb Libya. Both interventions sowed chaos from which continues to curse the purported beneficiaries.”

Key parts from the article Bill Clinton's Most Abominable Freedom Fighters Uncloaked by James Bovard

Clinton doctrine: 'whether within or beyond the borders of a country, if the world community has the power to stop it, we ought to stop genocide and ethnic cleansing.'

"... if the world community has the power to stop it ...", which means that the "world community" does not have the power to stop the ethnic cleansing in Gaza?

Hillary Clinton seems more willing to play the dangerous game of Washington's 'hawks' - she recently liken Putin's actions with Hitler's during 30s - while we should not forget that Bill Clinton brought a bloodbath in Bosnia and Yugoslavia through NATO bombings during 90s. We should not forget also that Clinton was the one who opened the way for the total dominance of neoliberalism in the West, after the advices from the bankers.


This time, however, the last "fig leaf" of the West has fallen for good, exposing its huge hypocrisy. While until today, operations and wars in other countries (Yugoslavia, Iraq, etc.) were taking place under the excuse of the fight against terrorism, the supposed "liberation" of people from authoritarian regimes, or, the supposed defence of human rights, there is no excuse in the case of Ukraine and mostly Crimea. The right of self-determination is not applicable in this case, according to the Western hypocrites, who activate this right only in "special" cases to serve their interests, like in the case of Kosovo.


A special EU prosecutor has said there are “compelling indications” that up to 10 captives were killed to harvest their organs for illegal trafficking during the 1998-99 Kosovo war, AP said. However, American prosecutor Clint Williamson said Tuesday that the level of evidence is not yet sufficient to prosecute the alleged crimes. A Council of Europe report alleged in 2011 that the rebel Kosovo Liberation Army ran detention camps on Albania's border during Kosovo's war for independence from Serbia. It said civilian captives were killed there and their organs sold as part of an illegal trade linked to senior KLA commanders.”


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