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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

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Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

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April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

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Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

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Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

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Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

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Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

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April 2, 2014

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Jewish World Review March 13, 2006 / 13 Adar, 5766

Milosevic Dead. Now We'll Never Have to Know the Truth

By Julia Gorin

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The people of the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief; now for sure they'll never be asked to understand what actually happened in the Balkans.

No doubt this is only the second or third time you're hearing anything about the all-important "Second Nuremberg" trial in the four years it has been proceeding. That's because it wasn't going too well — for the prosecution, which Milosevic embarrassed on a daily basis. The UN's kangaroo court even had journalists snickering at the prosecution's flimsy evidence and performance. Journalists--those people who built their careers in the 1990s as co-belligerents against the Serbs in the avoidable but media-ensured Balkan wars.

Though Milosevic's conviction was a foregone conclusion (we wouldn't want any more rampaging Muslims than there need to be), he was creaming the Court (the Court and the prosecution are essentially one), such that six months ago prosecutor Geoffrey Nice admitted (transcript) he was no longer sure what, exactly, the case against the former strongman was. Everyone wondered why a trial would be taking four years for someone who was the undisputed "Butcher of Belgrade." The answer is that there's been an unintended benefit to the otherwise bad idea of an international court: the historical record was being set straight.

But look for a renewed wave of propaganda about the alleged "crimes" of Milosevic from the media anyway, now that they are confident the truth will stay buried longer. (No, I'm not a fan of Milosevic, as I am an anti-socialist.) You won't find the kinds of glowing obituaries that the domestic and international press gave our friend, the late Bosnian President and fundamentalist Muslim Alija Izetbegovic, who turned down the 1992 Lisbon plan that would have avoided the Bosnian war.

And below, some recent headlines you most likely wouldn't have seen:

Ethnic Albanian Guerrillas Warn UN to Leave Kosovo, AFP March 1, 2006

Kosovo Bishop Warns Not to Hand Jihadists a Victory, CNSNews.com February 23, 2006

Terror Hunt for 7/7 Bomber's Relative in Bosnia Mosque, The Mail February 12, 2006

Grand Mufti of Bosnia Calls for Standing by Syria, ArabicNews.com February 4, 2006

Abu Hamza 'Boasted of Bosnia Action', London Times January 17, 2006

Ex-Security Chief Blows Whistle on UN's Kosovo Mission, CNSNews.com September 27, 2005

But to sum up, here is all that Americans need to know about that confounding, dreaded subject that we so aggressively ignore, the Balkans:

The Serbs have admitted to not being innocents in those civil wars. Problem is, they were less guilty than their enemies — the Croats (a people Germanized since the 1500s and nostalgic for the 1930s), the Bosnian Muslims, and the Albanian Kosovo Muslims. Funny that none of these others have admitted to anything at all, despite their much more dastardly roles in sparking the Balkan wars--most relevantly that last group. As Canadian former UN Commander Major General Lewis MacKenzie wrote in a National Post article titled "We Bombed the Wrong Side?":

"The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized…their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo. We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early '90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world."

Increasingly active separatist movements from the Caucuses to Southeast Asia in the seven years since we lent our Air Force to terrorists have been testament to that.

When Bill Clinton misled us into an obscure region called Kosovo to stop a genocide that wasn't happening, he told us it would stabilize the region, keep the conflict from spreading. This is precisely what Milosevic was doing. Like clockwork, within months of our intervention, the Albanians moved on to terrorize Macedonia, and now they are fighting for parts of Southern Serbia, Montenegro and Greece--to form the Greater Albania that had been their nationalistic and Islamic vision all along. Meanwhile, as UN human rights observer Jiri Dienstbier has said, "Kosovo is an infinitely more dangerous place than it was before" the U.S.-led NATO intervention. What we managed to do, if you can imagine, was destabilize the notoriously unstable Balkans.

Indeed, we mistook for Nazis people who were fighting the Nazis' real heirs. Once we approve independence for Kosovo this year and Albanian borders revert to what they were under Hitler, it'll be worth recalling that an Albanian SS Skanderbeg Division and a Bosnian-Muslim SS Handzar Division fought alongside Hitler, and that Croatia killed 750,000 Serbs and Jews in concentration camps — in ways that humbled the Nazis. By looking for holocausts under every bed, we picked a staged one, and set the stage for a real one; the Serbs were only the Balkans' first victims. New York, Madrid, London and Netanya followed soon after.

For some reason, fate intends the Serbs to be maligned to the end. Croatian President Franjo Tudjman died before the Hague could hand down an indictment for his war crimes — which would have exposed the damning Croatian role in the Balkan wars; Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic was being quietly investigated and died before the indictment came down (which would have been damning to the Bosnian Muslims)--and now Milosevic has died before he could get through his list of defense witnesses, many of whom threatened to further expose the hoax that started a war.

In case you've been obliging both the mainstream and alternative media by not following the Milosevic trial as the accused debunked one charge after another, catching "witness" after "witness" in a lie, here's what you missed--with particular emphasis on the Albanian Islamo-fascist narco-terrorists on whose behalf we declared war on a multi-ethnic European nation:

Maddy and Bill Went Up the (Capitol) Hill, Jewish World Review June 29, 1999

Chickens Bombing…Chickens? JWR August 9, 1999

He Wants His Brother Back! JWR November 19, 1999

Kosovo Could Explode — at the Olympics, JWR August 24, 2004

Found In Translation, American Spectator Feb. 3, 2005

A Jewish Albatross: The Serbs, Front Page Magazine March 16, 2005

Remember Srebrenica — a.k.a. So What if we Globalized al Qaeda! JWR July 11, 2005

The Brooklyn Connection, JWR July 19, 2005

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