Globalist Al Gore will no doubt take credit for all the good, but take none of the blame for any of the bad, that happened on his
earth in the balance last few weeks. Of course, what Gore claims happened will not bear much resemblance to what actually did
happen, good or bad. So, what did happen, really?
First of all, there was an election in Yugoslavia. At the urging of the globalists, Yugoslavia has been, in recent years,
repeatedly sanctioned and/or bombed by NATO, the United Nations, and -- from 20,000 feet -- the United States. One Serb Nationalist
candidate for president (Kostunica, who hates NATO, the U.N. and the U.S.) got more votes (but not a majority), while the political
party of the other Serb Nationalist candidate (Milosevic, who hates NATO, the U.N. and the U.S.) got more elected representatives
(but not a majority) in the Yugoslav equivalent of Congress. What that means is that Serb Nationalist Kostunica controls the
Executive Branch while Serb Nationalist Milosevic controls the Legislative Branch of the duly elected government of the sovereign
state of Yugoslavia. There is what appears to be either rioting or dancing -- or perhaps both -- in the streets of the sovereign
nation-state of Yugoslavia.
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NATO, the U.N., the U.S. and Al Gore have also declared "victory" -- it is not at all obvious why -- and have already shifted targets
to Belarus. It seems that the wonderful "feeling your pain," "every man a sovereign" folks who brought you a decade of death and
destruction in the Balkans because they didn't like the looks of the president of Yugoslavia (Milosevic does look a lot like
Gingrich, doesn't he?) also don't like the looks of what's-his-name, the president of Belarus.
Globalist Gore made it clear at the first debate that he considered it to be in the vital interests of the US to interfere -- using
U.S. military forces, if necessary -- in the internal affairs of sovereign nation-states, in general, and in particular the
nation-state we call Yugoslavia. He can likewise be expected to claim that it is in the vital interests of the U.S. to interfere --
using U.S. military forces, if necessary -- in the internal affairs of any sovereign nation-state that stands in the way of a true
European Union, the first step on the way to globalism. The Gore globalists view the eastward expansion of NATO to be the mechanism
of choice for the establishment of a true European Union.
But Russian President Putin has made it very clear in recent weeks to NATO, the U.N. and the U.S., that they better cease and desist
screwing around with Yugoslavia, and they better not start screwing around with Belarus, or Ukraine, or any of a half dozen states
of the former Soviet Union, if they know what's good for them. Move NATO further east? No way, says Vladimir Putin, of the 30,000
nukes. And the People's Republic of China backs Putin up.
You didn't know all that? You didn't see that on the evening news with Dan Rather? Hardly surprising, because you see, no one
contested what Al Gore claimed at the first debate about what he did last year at the height of the NATO aggression against
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When the action in Kosovo was dragging on, and we were searching for a solution to the problem, our country had defeated the
adversary on the battlefield without a single American life being lost in combat, but the dictator Milosevic was hanging on, I
invited the former prime minister of Russia to my house and took a risk in asking him to get personally involved, along with the
head of Finland, to go to Belgrade and to take a set of proposals from the United States that would constitute, basically, a
surrender by Serbia. But it was a calculated risk that paid off.
You thought that, because of the close personal relationships that Al Gore had established through his glorious
Commission, things were all neat peachy-keen between the Russians and us -- that we were all singing from the same page, had the same goals, and were in substantial agreement on how to proceed. What Gore said is, of course, not at all true.
In 1997, to partially disarm Russia about U.S. intentions, NATO had concluded with Russia the so-called NATO-Russian Founding Act. NATO's original charter allowed only defensive actions, but the Russians were worried by NATO's aggressive eastward expansion under Clinton-Gore. The Russians thought that, although not an official member of NATO, with the Founding Act they had gotten a "veto" over NATO interventions, similar to the right they had, as a member of the United Nations Security Council, to veto interventions by U.N. "peacekeepers."
Less than two years after concluding the Founding Act, NATO undertook -- over vigorous Russian protests and without provocation -- to bomb the sovereign nation-state Yugoslavia back into the Stone Age. Quickly discovering that the Founding Act didn't give Russia the veto they thought they had over NATO aggression, Yeltsin ordered the Russian missiles "re-targeted" on NATO that he had "de-targeted" from NATO upon signing the Founding Act. The Russians not only stopped dismantling all 'battlefield' nukes, they announced that they would develop a whole new class of such nukes. The Russian troops already in Bosnia as Founding Act peacekeepers were removed from NATO command.
The NATO-Gore bombing of Yugoslavia was supposed to bring Milosevic "to his knees" in a few weeks time. Weeks turned into months and if anything, Milosevic got stronger. By then almost everyone had concluded that Yugoslavia would have to be actually invaded if Milosevic was to be deposed. Yeltsin, himself, then warned Clinton that, if Yugoslavia was invaded, that there would almost certainly be a European -- and perhaps a world -- war.
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Since Russian Prime Minister Primakov wasn't speaking to our man, Gore, Yeltsin enlisted Al Gore's old buddy-roo, ousted Prime Minister Chernomyrdin, but not to be Al Gore's errand boy to Milovesic. Chernomyrdin didn't take -- as Gore claims -- tough non-negotiable U.S. demands to Milosevic that he surrender. Rather Chernomyrdin was Yeltsin's errand boy to Clinton. Chernomyrdin told Clinton and Al Gore (and Milosevic) that Russia was serious about defending Yugoslavia against a NATO invasion. In an interview with the Washington Post, Chernomyrdin declared that the unprovoked NATO bombing of Yugoslavia had not only set back US-Russian relations "by several decades," but said "the world has never in this decade been so close as now to the brink of nuclear war."
Now that both Yeltsin and Milosevic have relinquished power, it will be interesting to see what sort of understanding Putin and Ivanov have arrived at with Kostunica and Milosevic concerning Russian support for the government of the sovereign nation-state of Yugoslavia. By most accounts, it is basically the same as the Yeltsin-Milosevic understanding. And by most any standard, it would appear that Putin -- not Al Gore -- was a major victor last week in Europe.
Meanwhile, the U.N. passed a resolution condemning the actions taken last week by the repressive government of Israel against the enshrined rights of quite a few of its individual sovereigns, who were definitely not dancing in the streets. The United States abstained from voting. As of this writing, war in the Middle East is feared to be imminent. Wonder what Globalist Gore will claim credit for, there, in that part of his earth in the balance?