To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia

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Verso, 2002 - History - 246 pages
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For 78 days in 1999, US and NATO forces launched round-the-clock aerial attacks against Yugoslavia, killing upwards of 3000 people in the name of humanitarianism. This book challenges mainstream media coverage of the war and uncovers hidden agendas behind Western talk and a decade-long disinformation campaign waged by western leaders.
 

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I find this book an objective analysis of what happened during the dismemberment of the former Yugoslavia. After the collapse of the state and during the making of the new national states, mass atrocities had been done. The chapter in the book that describes the internal politics in Croatia is factual. Pavelic is a hero now, and he came to power with Hitler's help. He was responsible for mass ethnic cleansing of Serbs, Jews, Roma people, and all political rivals. Josip Broz was a Croat too, but he did not hate Serbs, or anyone of different nationality. So, the previous reviewer who mentioned "the discrimination that took place for decades'' is not right. If a discrimination towards Croats was going on in the former Yugoslavia, then Croats would not have had his own Republic in the former Yugoslavia.
Josip Broz was against the Ustashe coming back to power, and they tried several times to come back to the country from abroad. That is why the ultra-nationalist movement hates Josip Broz. In the former Yugoslavia Kosovo was a province lagging economically behind the other republics. Kosovo would get extra funding each year from the central budget for the development, they would not have a university in Pristina without the help of other regions in the former Yugoslavia. After all hell broke loose the ultra-nationalists Croats, Serbs, and Muslims made unspeakable atrocities against other nations.
 

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Before considering this book, and other books that have similar approach, as eye-opening and factual, I would like to raise a question. In Kosovo, there are 1300 people that were kidnapped by the serbian police and paramilitary forces, that were never brought back to their families for a proper burial. They were mostly women, children and old people. There are over 17 thousand civilian victims that were taken from their homes, were sent behind nearby hills and were executed, most of them were sent with fridge-trucks and sunk in the rivers of Serbia or buried in mass graves, moving bodies from one place to another trying to hide their tracks. There are thousands of women that were raped, lucky ones survived, many were murdered and a large number of these victims were mutilated post-mortum.Over a million were displaced in Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and inside Kosovo. These facts alone, forget the discrimination that took place for decades, aren't sufficient to feel ashamed when writing this kind of book? Saying what Parenti has said, playing devil's advocate (when I say devil's I mean it literally), is like saying Hitler was right, Mussolini was right, Stalin was right and all their victims are guilty and they deserved to die. You really have to either be naive, or paid very well, to waste paper in such allegations. 

Contents

Whom Do We Believe?
1
Hypocritical Humanitarianism
9
Third Worldization
17
Divide and Conquer
23
Solvenia Somewhat Out of Step
36
Croatia New Republic Old Reactionaries
41
Bosnia New Colonies
50
Republika Srpska Democracy NATO Style
58
NATOS War Crimes
115
The Genocide Hypes Continues
130
Where Are All the Bodies Buried?
144
Ethnic Cleansing KLANATO Style
155
Rational Destruction Eliminating the Competition
165
Multiculturalism in Yugoslavia
176
Yugoslavias Future Is It Bulgaria?
191
Privatization as a Global Goal
199

The Other Atrocities
68
Demonizing the Serbs
81
On to Kosovo
95
The Rambouillet Ambush
108
The Aggression Continues
205
Notes
217
Index
239
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Michael Parenti's books include History as Mystery, Against Empire, America Besieged and Land of Idols. His work has been translated into ten languages.

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