[R-G] Milosevic writes preface for Michael Parenti's book
mstainsby at tao.ca
Fri Jan 3 15:49:42 MST 2003
The issue to me isn't the specifics of what happened in the former Yugoslavia,
however you did make an error on that front; Milosevic's government traded with
and supported the right-nationalists in Bosnia (Karadzic, et al), that isn't the
same as ordering the armed forces to do whatever was done (I don't know, and I
don't think anyone here does, what that might be).
Anyhow, the point is two fold as to why I tend towards hearing what Milosevic
has to say: he was demonised overnight as the "last Stalinist" by the US Clinton
administration circa 1995 when the Socialist Party of Serbia refused to allow
the IMF the right to dictate the Yu economy.
Also, while it's true that Slobo was far more nationalist than the communists
who were there prior to him ( Tito and the Communist League) his party and
government maintained far more national diversity, socialist planning (on Mar
24, 1999 when the NATO bombs started to fall, 87% of the economy was run as
"social property") and independance from the acronyms of death that we in the
first world started shutting down on N30 later that year in Seattle.
The government was slandered for the sake of privatisation and has been given
the Orwellian treatment ever since. The "trial" that Milosevic is being put
through now is to help justify the war after the fact.
It reminds me of the trial of Georgi Dmitrov, except that when the Nazis tried
that communist leader, his defence (brilliant and eloquent with dignity) got
hiim acquitted. Milosevic has been able to make an utter mockery of the trial,
even getting the *main witness of the prosecution* to state that he was tortured
by Nato into giving false testimony and that the police were ordered to arrest
the "irregulars" who carried out attacks on civilians during the bombings (when
thousands of Albanians fled *into* Serbia proper).
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