by Mark Neckameyer
January 07, 2005
It is the nature of rabid nationalist propaganda to tell outrageous
lies about "the other guy" and to explain away the
errors and terror caused by your own side as lies ... made up
by "the other guy". This is one of the reasons
I read SITNEWS daily. SITNEWS provides links to many news
sources so I can try to determine the truth about events in the
news for myself. I even read Al Jazeera. Yesterday
they ran a story that claimed that the Kurdish village called
Halabja where we know the residents were killed with
poison gas by Saddam and his cousin "Chemical Aly"
was only a fictional tale made up by the Kurds and Israeli agents
to make the Arabs look bad. Al Jazeera also ran a story
about how the Asian Tsunami may have been caused by the US and
India using nuclear weapons to purposely harm Muslims.
Both these stories are patently ridiculous and are great
examples of nationalist outrageous propaganda ... as are the
recent claims that no Serb rape camps existed in Bosnia
made here by our Serb friends. It is easy for
anyone to check this out on-line.
Following are headlines and
snippets of stories from the mid 1990s when all of this was occurring
from CNN, NEWSDAY, BBC and WASHINGTON REPORTS. On the Internet
I found hundreds, maybe even thousands of stories from credible
sources reporting on Serb rape camps and other Serb atrocities.
Sorry Serb friends, it happened. You should learn
to accept the truth and please stop calling names. Cite
evidence or name witnesses but name calling doesn't win people
over to your side.
Newsday, Monday, April 19,
1993. By Roy Gutman (Newsday) Rape Camps - Evidence Serb leaders
in Bosnia OKd attacks
EUROPE CORRESPONDENT Sarajevo,
Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Using flashlights and torches of lighted
paper, the Serb military police stole through the darkened indoor
sport center in search of female victims. Each night they selected
10 or more Muslim women. The men led them at gunpoint to a nearby
house and raped them, witnesses and victims said. One 27-year-old
woman told Newsday she was raped up to six times at night. Another
woman was raped in the hall before the eyes of the others held
there, witnesses said.
World: Europe BBC Friday, April
9, 1999 Published at 20:53 GMT 21:53 UK
US probes Serb rape allegations
Serb soliders are said to have carried out systematic rape
The United States is investigating
reports that young Kosovo women are being systematically raped
at a Serb army camp and that up to 20 of them have been killed.
Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon said that according to accounts
from Kosovo, women were being herded into a training camp at
Dakovica in the southwest of the province where they were raped
WOMEN'S BODIES A BATTLEFIELD
IN WAR FOR "GREATER SERBIA"
By Grace Halsell
Washington Report On Middle East Affairs - April/May 1993, Vol.
XI, No. 9
The question I've been asked
most frequently since my return in February from interviewing
Bosnian Muslim women who were victims of Serbian atrocities is
whether the Serbian assaults, including gang rapes, are different
from what happens in other wars.
July 2, 1996
Web posted at: 11:35 p.m. EDT (0335 GMT) by CNN
Serb leaders didn't prevent Muslim rapes, tribunal told
Some women were herded into camps.
Irvine, CA - USA
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