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For Whom the Bell Tolls
by Jared Israel (11-21-2000)
"No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man is a peece of the
Continent, a part of the maine; if a Cloud be washed away by the
Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well
as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any man's death
diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore
never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee."
(MEDITATION XVII., Devotions upon Emergent Occasions by John Donne)
A country's foreign policy has some consistency, and for good
reason; it is the best planned expression of the political and
economic goals of that country's Establishment. Why should it be a
surprise, then, that the U.S. government, which created the monstrous
assault on justice called the International Criminal Tribunal for the
Former Yugoslavia, has done the same thing in Rwanda? (1)
We just published a critique called 'One-Sided Justice At The Rwanda
Tribunal'. (2) We at Emperor's Clothes have benefited >from
conversations with and written reports by several experts on the
Rwandan situation including members of the superb team of Canadian
lawyers who have defended Hutu leaders accused of war crimes. We
must make this information available to our readers. It shows that
the Rwandan War Crimes Tribunal is every bit as much an assault on
Justice as the better-known War Crimes Tribunal for Yugoslavia, at
Rwanda and Yugoslavia may seem far away but Western citizens will
ignore these Tribunals at their peril. Why? Because they are
controlled by the West and represent a sea-change in Western legal
Not that Western legal institutions do not routinely violate the
principles of legal fairness, sometimes called 'natural justice'.
But the Yugoslav and Rwandan Tribunals take these violations of
principle (such as the independence of judges from prosecutors, the
guarantee of trial by a jury of one's peers, habeas corpus, and the
right of defense councils to cross-examine witnesses) and enshrine
them as Legal Theory.
In some ways the Rwandan Tribunal is even worse than the Yugoslav
Tribunal because the Rwandan Tribunal operates on Rwandan soil and
helps consolidate the power of the pro-US Tutsi regime over the
militarily defeated Hutus.
Mr. Svilanovich has a Game Plan
It is revealing that Goran Svilanovich, the newly installed Foreign
Minister of Yugoslavia, refers to the Rwandan Tribunal when he
describes his plans for Yugoslavia:
"But like Kostunica, Mr. Svilanovic would favor 'truth commissions'
of experts here 'to examine and collect evidence of war crimes by
those allegedly defending the Serbian nation but also those who
committed crimes against Serbs, to present the facts to the people
here, to raise awareness.' Some of that evidence might come from
The Hague tribunal, he said.
"Only then would he favor a trial. On the precedent of Rwanda, he
said: ''We can find a way to do it here, on Yugoslav territory, with
the participation of The Hague tribunal.''' (our emphasis, 'NY
Foreign Minister Svilanovich is a pupil of US foreign policy
operatives like Madeline Albright and Robert Gelbard. (3) His
comments on the Rwandan Tribunal reveal the thinking of his
Masters. First the U.S. leaders foment civil conflict. Then they
use phony War Crimes Tribunals to crush those who resist colonial
Thus the purpose of the War Crimes Tribunal on Yugoslavia is not to
attack all Serbian leaders. Rather, it is to crush those leaders
who resist. Little quislings like Mr. Svilanovich are safe from
harm as long as they behave, and serve their Masters.
The Exquisite Difficulty of Serving
But this may be easier said than done. The goals of U.S. and German
Imperial Beings are defined not by principle but by position: they
want the greatest possible control of the Balkans, Africa,
everything. Give them an arm, they will demand your leg. Their
watchword is: MORE.
If the Tribunal does succeed in setting up shop in Belgrade, that
is, if Yugoslav (and worldwide!) popular hatred for the Tribunal
does not succeed in stopping it, NATO will attempt, with the help
of their Belgrade quislings, to hunt down those who have resisted
and/or who currently resist NATO rule. The Tribunal may initially
avoid the big names (Miloshevich, Mladich, Karajich) in order to
prevent a confrontation with the Yugoslav army, most of whose
officers and soldiers are patriots who loathe NATO. They may
instead nibble away at the small fry of resistance, the unsung
heroes, thus attempting to establish the Tribunal's de facto
legitimacy and demoralize its opponents. The Tribunal may use the
infinitely flexible 'secret list' of war crimes suspects as a
herding tool, like an electric cattle prod. For example, people in
the very large Serbian Socialist Party who speak out against
President Koshtunitsa may find themselves on the Tribunal's 'secret
list' whereas others, who hold their tongue, may, temporarily, not.
The key word here is 'temporarily', for if the NATO Tribunal
succeeds in eliminating the first rank of patriots, they will go
for level two, level two being comprised of those who wavered
between kneeling and fighting back. And so on.
You see, there is no end to this. No degree of compliance, no
service rendered, no betrayal of principle or of friends or of
family will permanently suffice. As the U.S. and Germany
consolidate their control of a territory, their demands increase by
due proportion: yesterday's compliance does not satisfy today.
Eventually, even a Koshtunitsa, perhaps even a Svilanovich may find
himself in a jail cell, asking, "Why? Was it something I said?" And
the Guard will say: "Shut up, scum."
This scenario, of course, leaves out half the game. The people of
Yugoslavia are the other player. They have learned a lot about the
U.S. and Germany over the past ten years. Vast numbers are now
getting an education in what it means to have a government led by
Mr. Koshtunitsa, are learning that Voyislav Koshtunitsa is the
nationalist coating required to swallow the bitter pill of betrayal,
called Zoran Jinjich (Djindjic).
So we are talking about one possible future, about what NATO wants,
about what the picture would look like were the NATO Tribunal to
No place to hide
It would be an ugly picture, right? Good thing it's all taking place
in far off Yugoslavia (and Rwanda). Right?
Alas, this is a small world, my friends; abuse of power cannot long
afflict the black skin of the Hutu or the white skin of the Serb
before it also attacks my precious Brooklyn, N.Y. skin, or even your
skin, dear reader. Even your skin is not safe from harm. Before too
long the legal theories embodied in the Yugoslav and Rwandan
Tribunals will be advocated, as matters of principle, in the
highest courts in the US, Canada and Western Europe. As matters of
Does that sound preposterous? Well, chew on this: Louise Arbour,
enthusiastic advocate of the worst illegalities at the Yugoslav
Tribunal, has been appointed to the Canadian Supreme Court. God
help Canada. (4)
The article which we just published on Rwanda, called 'One-Sided
Justice At The Rwanda Tribunal,' provides factual information and
sharp analysis, yet I think it has a flawed solution. It calls for
giving the Rwandan Tribunal the
"open mandate of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former
Yugoslavia (ICTFY) which covers all war crimes committed in the
Balkans since 1991."
The hope is expressed that in this way the Rwandan Tribunal may
prosecute war criminals on all sides.
I fear the author underestimates the depth of the corruption he
The Yugoslav tribunal does not prosecute war criminals on all sides.
It has refused to indict the leading war criminals, the US and West
European leaders who bombed Yugoslavia and fomented the breakup of
Yugoslavia. (5) It works in partnership with fascistic regimes, for
instance, the Islamist government of Eliya Izetbegovich, to hunt
down and violently abuse Pro-Yugoslav Serbian leaders. (6)
The Yugoslav Tribunal victimizes those who tried and continue to try
to hold Yugoslavia together. The victims are falsely accused of war
crimes, then hunted down using the most horrifying methods. Why?
Because the U.S. and Germany have worked for ten years to destroy
Yugoslavia and to this end they want to eliminate those who oppose
Evidence suggests that the U.S. Establishment was behind the Rwandan
violence as well. (We will publish some such evidence in coming
weeks) The author of the excellent 'One-Sided Justice At The Rwanda
Tribunal' wants the United Nations Security Council to correct what
he views as flaws in the Rwandan Tribunal. But the United Nations
Security Council has become a rubber stamp for U.S. foreign policy.
So here is the 64 dollar question: how can War Criminals correct
injustices in the courts they have created?
The Yugoslav and Rwandan Tribunals must be abolished.
- Jared Israel
1) On the illegitimacy of the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, see
'Unjust from the Start, Part III: The Illegal Basis of the War
Crimes Tribunal' by Dr. Kosta Cavoski which can be read at
2) On the Rwanda Tribunal, see 'One-Sided Justice At The Rwanda
Tribunal' which can be read at http://emperors-
3) Concerning Goran Svilanovich, who has recently acquired the post
of Yugoslav Foreign Minister, see 'Facts on the Man Who Invited The
Hague Tribunal to Belgrade' which can be read at http://emperors-
4) On Louise Arbour see 'Louise Arbour- Unindicted War Criminal' by
Christopher Black and Edward S. Herman which can be read at
5) A debate on the origins and nature of the Yugoslav wars of
secession called "A Not-So-Nonviolent Debate on the Nonviolence
'Board'" can be read at http://emperors-
(6) Concerning the Hague Tribunal's cozy relationship with fascist
'Bosniak' authorities, see 'Unjust from the Start: The War Crimes
Tribunal vs. Gen. Djordje Djukic' at http://emperors-
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Subject: Fw: [pttp] Arm of the single state. & No profit, no do.
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000
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Date: November 24, 2000 8:17 AM
Subject: [pttp] Arm of the single state. & No profit, no do.
Editorial - 24/11/2000.
Arm of the single state
THE government can deny it as much as it likes, but the setting up of
a European military force is yet another step towards the creation of
a single European state. The move is a clear declaration of intent to
press ahead with the agenda for political union.
The Tories have condemned the new force and expressed fears that the
move will undermine Europe s commitment to Nato -- especially since
the forces to be committed to the Euro-force are the same ones
already committed to Nato.
We too condemn this move, but for very different reasons to those of
the Tory party. We are opposed to Nato and the Euro-force because
outfits like these are nothing but the war machines of the
imperialist world -- which we pay for to the tune of billions of
pounds every year.
They exist to enforce the will of the world's leading
transnational companies, big banks, major oil companies, financiers,
industrialists and other sharks whenever these exploiters feel their
interests are threatened. The oppressed, the poor and those striving
for social progress and socialism are the likely targets.
This reality is sanitized by the politicians and media prostitutes
who tell the people that their "bombmg missions" are "humanitarian"
and that their armed invasions are "peacekeeping" exercises. The new
Euro-force has been introduced as having a "peacekeeping" role.
Certainly the creation of the European military force is to some
degree a grand political statement -- a psychological move in pushing
the EU together. But it will also have a real military role both in
policing Europe and in sustaining the occupation of parts of
Perhaps its first "mission" should be to speed up the work of
clearing Yugoslav territory of the large numbers of unexploded
cluster bombs which Nato dropped on its last "humanitarian" visit!
******************** No profit, no do.
LAST week' s climate change summit in The Hague failed to move the
United States more than an inch or two along the road to reducing
carbon emissions into the atmosphere -- a contributory factor in
Just as it did at the Kyoto summit, the US wants to simply pay for
extra tree planting schemes to absorb some of the carbons rather than
effectively cut its huge levels of carbon emissions.
This is not surprising. The capitalist world, and especially its
most powerful member, is driven by a system that holds profits to be
everything. Things that cannot be given a price tag and which cannot
make someone a profit simply don't count.
This means that environmental protesters and concerned citizens
around the world are well outgunned by the powerful oil and car
The Summit should have been much more successful. After all it was
not raising far-fetched demands -- the cranky views of those who
dream of returning to some pre-industrial golden age of hand looms an
cottage gardens. It was simply calling for increased efforts to make
industry, transport and energy production less polluting and less
dependent on carbon producing fuels and to reduce wastefulness.
Even these aims are not being attained. The answer is not to simply
go for a greener world but to turn it red -- capitalism can't deliver
-- socialism, because it values people rather than profits, can bring
the changes we all need.
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