Clinton planning new war against Yugoslavia
With opinion polls running against his chosen successor, Al Gore, Clinton together with other NATO powers, are stepping up provocations against Yugoslavia. The Russian Vice-President of the State Duma, Vladimir Lukin, has warned that Clinton may "organise an action, in particular, in the Balkans, to help Al Gore's prospects in the November elections. Clinton is eager to win in an international arena to help his Party. We need to be prepared for high risk, and it's better not to beat around the bush", said Mr Lukin. Last week, NATO troops seized a lead smelting works in the Serb part of Mitrovica and occupied the town where thousands of Serbs, Gypsies, Slavic Muslims and others driven from the rest of Kosovo lived side by side with local Serbs, Albanian and others. The Yugoslav newspaper Borba describes the situation. Northern Mitrovica had been defended by mass, non-violent action from UN police abuses and from vicious armed assaults by KLA forces trying to take control. This popular movement infuriated the NATO humanitarians, hence the invasion by French and British NATO troops. They claimed to be curbing "violence" and limiting pollution at a smelter. This coming from the same military forces that had bombed Kosovo for more than two months and used depleted uranium shells, is disgraceful hypocrisy. (The Zvecan lead smelting plant has been in operation since 1939. It has a 306 metre high smokestack and is equipped with installations for purifying waste gases in which more than 10 million German marks have been invested.) NATO's real goals says Borba are to crush resistance to KLA fascism which NATO and the UN have installed elsewhere in Kosovo and to position NATO troops close to the administrative border between Kosovo and inner Serbia. Gore's runningmate Recently, says Borba Al Gore announced that Senator Joseph Lieberman will be his Vice-Presidential running mate. Lieberman said in April last year "the United States of America and the Kosovo Liberation Army stand for the same human values and principles. Fighting for the KLA is fighting for human rights and American values." (Washington Post 28/4/99). Recently, George Bush commented that if elected he would immediately issue an arrest warrant for Yugoslav President Milosevic. Amazing isn't it, says Borba, how casually these men, even half-wits like little Bush, no matter how limited their abilities, assume imperial rights. Thus — poof — and little Bush issues his threat to arrest the President of a sovereign country. How does one arrest somebody else's President? No problem, didn't big daddy once pulverise a smaller country, Panama, supposedly to arrest its President? This is Rome, complete with cruelty and greed. All that's missing is brains, said Borba Being close to the administrative border with inner Serbia, it would be easier for NATO troops (after a suitable provocation is arranged) to attack inner Serbia from the south and, simultaneously, to support provocative action by the weak, gangster-ridden, quisling regime of Montenegro. This is the emerging scenario that might give Clinton the possibility of repeating the performance of Maggie Thatcher who won an election on her war in the Falkland Islands. With the heightened danger of renewed US and NATO aggression it is not surprising that the Yugoslav army is reported to have sent three trainloads of battle tanks to the Montenegro port of Bar which is considered to be a likely assault point for an invasion of Montenegro.