13 years since NATO aggression against Serbia: Violation of Human rights of Serbs in the Province of Kosovo and Metohija
by Zivadin Jovanovic
March 10, 2012
The struggle for peace and the struggle for full respect of universal human rights, as defined by UN Declaration on protection of human rights, are interdependent and non-separable. Violations of sovereignty and territorial integrity, military interventions, aggressions and occupations go hand in hand with massive violations of the basic human rights.
It is clear that there are no humanitarian military interventions.
NATO military aggression against Yugoslavia (Serbia) which started March 24th, 1999 was launched to allegedly protect human rights of Kosovo Albanians. It was carried out in blatant violation of the basic principals of International Law and without approval of UN Security Council. The precedent was used later in various other parts of the world whenever it suited the interests of USA and NATO: Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. There are threats that it may be used against other countries like Syria, Iran, North Korea or any other country.
NATO aggression against Serbia (FR of Yugoslavia) in 1999 left close to 4,000 dead and more than 10,000 wounded, two thirds of whom where civilians including close to one hundred children. NATO forces were using missiles with depleted uranium, causing massive cancer disease, deformation of newly-born babies unknown before. NATO polluted soil, water and food production for unbelievable period of four billion years. Direct economic damage caused by aggression was estimated to an amount of over one hundred billion dollars.
Immediately after the end of the aggression, USA constructed on Serbian soil in Kosovo and Metohija the biggest American base in the world known as Bondsteel. This was the beginning of mushrooming of USA and NATO military bases all over the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
Today there are more USA and NATO military bases in Europe than any time during the Cold War Era. Why?