Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Serb War Criminals Convicted

During the tragic Yugoslav Wars of 1991-2001 PCG, contrary to most commentators of the time, staunchly defended the Serbs, insisting that those defending the unity of Yugoslavia (predominantly Serbs) were the victims of a plot by Germany to dismember Yugoslavia simply to expand their power as part of the creation of a European Empire that (PCG says) will soon conquer and enslave the white, Israelite people of America and Britain.

Some of PCG's articles insisted that knowledge of atrocities committed by the other sides were being deceptively hidden from the people by a biased, Western media, who had been unwittingly deceived by the Germans.

Who are these people that PCG decided to support with their words and sympathy? Maybe this BBC News article, published February 11, 2014, can give us an idea.
Nine Serbian former paramilitaries have been found guilty of killing more than 100 ethnic Albanian civilians during the Kosovo conflict in the late 1990s.

A war crimes court in Serbia sentenced the ex-members of the so-called Jackals unit to up to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors ruled that the men had raped, murdered and robbed victims in four villages in western Kosovo.
The crimes were among the most brutal of the 1998-99 war, in which ethnic Albanians fought against Serbian rule. ...

Crimes committed by the Jackals include the massacre of 41 people in the village of Cuska in 1999.

Serb forces rounded up the residents and, after separating women and children from men, locked the male villagers into houses, where they were shot and set on fire.

"[The nine] committed murders, rapes and robberies in an extremely brutal way, with the main goal to spread fear among Albanian civilians in order to force them to leave their homes and flee to Albania," judge Snezana Nikolic Garotic said in her verdict.

The court in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, handed down jail sentences ranging from two to 20 years. Eleven paramilitaries had been on trial in the case, but two were cleared of all charges. (BBC News.)
I am glad these men have been convicted. Their horrific crimes, murdering over 100 ethnic Albanians in Kosovo, caused much pain and suffering to the victims, help to plunge Yugoslavia into disaster by causing NATO to intervene to stop atrocities such as this (NATO's intervention also soured relations between the West and Russia), and as a direct result of these atrocities Kosovo is now an independent nation, which is ironically exactly what this murderous gang was trying to prevent. Many of the ethnic Serbs in Kosovo to this day reject Kosovo's independence but it must be said that these crimes caused Kosovo to become independent of Yugoslavia.

Will PCG discuss this? Will they mention the fact that most atrocities against civilians were in fact committed by Serb forces? Or will they simply ignore it and leave PCG members in ignorance of this facet of the tragic Yugoslav Wars?

Very likely PCG will do the latter. Considering PCG once published an article by Richard Palmer which disgustingly and absurdly minimized the Sebrenica massacre, in which 8000 Bosnian Muslims were murdered by Serb forces, as "a crime of passion" it is highly doubtful the PCG leadership will let themselves be honest enough to discuss these recent war crimes convictions with their readers.

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