Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 22:16:55 -0400
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Subject: Beleaguered Muslim Regimes Everywhere: US Wants Your Oil
I want to answer a few of Brent D. Beach's <firstname.lastname@example.org> comments from 'JASENOVAC: 'SERBS, JEWS AND BOSNIA', a paper by John Ranz, chairman of Survivors of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Incidentally, after posting the above article to the so called
'Zamir-chat' conference on the ZTN network I was removed from
participation by the moderator, Ivo Skoric, in whose
the network he complains that his friend was put in jail for 3 years
for merely having a ‘Croatian’ flag i.e. flag of the Ustashe
now flying over ethnicly cleansed Knin in the Krajina.
So as not to detract from the historical importance or divert the thread from understanding the Croatian neo-fascist nature of the Franjo Tudjman regime in light of the real fascism that went on under Ante Pavelic the last time 'Croatia' was an independent state in 1941-1945, I name this article:
It seems to me that the killing has to stop and that the current NATO offensive will put an end to it.
Why so? the Russians could come in. It may be unlikely but its not out
of the question. The article (0) appearing above yours that
Yeltsin's sabre-rattling is
just for domestic consumption
is true: The domestic consumption its for, is yours. Also, NATO
bombing will embolden Croatia to retake Western Slavonia and Serbia is
pre-positioned to fight for this.
Yes, the offensive may result in casualties, some civilian, but nothing near the scale of genocide practiced by the Serbs in recent months.
The war had practically run down to a standstill before the US secret re-arming of Croatia cranked it up again.
Most of the casualties were in the first 2 years of the war, before the UN got there to save [and they did] the civilians. Also, most casualties were from starvation and cold, partly contributed to by the embargo of Serbia. Bosnia-Herzegovina, the poorest of the 6 republics had only 2% of its land in agriculture; They imported half their food even before the war got going.
invaded the Krajina [last Serb held part
of Croatia] in 1991, arguably to keep Tudjman from doing what he has
just accomplished: their expulsion. Serbia withdrew in 6 months.
Then the Bosnian Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina (41%) made a coalition of convenience with the (17%) Bosnian Croats to shut the (33%) Bosnian Serbs out of political power, and, with US Ambassador Zimmerman's encouragement, backed out of a peace plan in Lisbon in 1991, which is close to the one they agreed to Friday in Geneva, [after 250,000 Muslim, Serb, and Croat casualties].
The Muslim-Serb coalition fell apart almost immediately. 20,000
Muslim followers of Abdic were fighting alongside Serbs against the
safe area Bihac, before UN
Peacekeepers extended the
runway so C-130's could unload war material for the Croats and the
Muslim Fifth Corps, which is based there.
And the Croats quickly grabbed the southwest portion of
Bosnia-Herzegovina, an area we now learn is rich in oil.
months the casualties have probably been Serbian: May 1: Croatia
safe area of Western Slovonia, then
cleanses the Krajina [250,000 Serbs, the entire population,
flee]. Now NATO with its
robust response—which is an
ill-hidden effort to let the Muslims chase the Serbs out of Sarajevo
solve that dilemma again with
They've hit at least 2 hospitals in Blazuj and Ilijas, both just outside Sarajevo, just last week. You might think the following claim by Tanjug is unlikely:
The raids on the three towns [Nevesinje, Srbinje, Kalinovik]
Thursday [Sept 7] came wave after wave and several thousands of bombs
and missiles were believed to have been dropped or fired.
until you read the Operation 'Deliberate Force' press briefing for yesterday:
CNN: What is the age of some of the ordnance that's being
deployed during operation Deliberate Force? I understand some of the
walleyes are as much as 30 years old, they're from the 1960's.
Because sources tell us that some of these weapons are not detonating.
Do have any numbers as well as the age of some of this ordnance? But
also, how well is it performing? One person told me that it was like
throwing a 2,000 pound, 1 million dollar rock at the target.
Answer: I don't have numbers. I don't have numbers of total
ordnance used. Nor indeed, do I have any details of age. What
else do we have left over from the 60's besides bombs?
Mr. Holbrooke was showing to friends in Europe an article in the
French Daily Le Figaro touting him as. 'Le Kissinger
The creation and timing of relief for the beleaguered Muslim regime of BiH occurs coincidental to the maturation of the signing of the Caspian Sea oil pipeline deals. The countries surrounding the Sea, besides, Russia, which is holding out for too high a price for transport costs, are all Muslim republics: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Azerbaijan. One way out is through Azerbaijan and then Georgia to the Black Sea or Turkey.
Four days after Georgia's President Eduard Shevardnadze approved a pipeline with Turkey he was nearly killed by a car bomb [Aug 28].
The only other route out to avoid the too-expensive Russians, and the hostile Iranians, is through the Eastern Caspian Sea Muslim republics, and across all of Northern China, which is seriously entertained, because, although at a cost of $12 billion, the fields are richer than the Alaskan, which are gone in 2015 if that tells you anything about how inevitably, and in the rather short term—hopeless, oil is as an energy resource. (2)
So, yes, I am seriously suggesting that Bosnia-Herzegovina was created in order to be battered and then saved to coincide with the maturation of Western oil investments in the Muslim republics of the Caspian Sea.
(0) 'RUSSIA-NATO: Observers Downplay Yeltsin's Anti-Western
(1) NY Times Sept 13 95 p6; See also 'Pipeline Politics' p17
(2) 'Asian Gas Exporters Try to Bypass Russia' NY Times Sept 9 95 p1;