YUGOSLAVIA: THE AVOIDABLE WAR PART 9 OF 9
A new documentary film by filmmaker George Bogdanich is working its way across the United States. The film, "Yugoslavia, the Avoidable War," condemns U.S. policy in Yugoslavia leading up to and including the war, and the reporting of America's mainstream media on the war. The film clearly demonstrates that U. S. policy incited the war, and that the reporting on the war by America's mainstream media was incredibly sloppy and inaccurate.
Bogdanich's film was five years in the making, and is impressive in its documentation of every assertion it makes. Those assertions include extremely strong evidence that many of the of the so-called "Serbian atrocities" were in fact stage-managed events for the news media.
Bogdanich's evidence includes on-camera interviews with Lord Carrington and Lord David Owen, who were European negotiators attempting to negotiate peace in the region, Vietnam War veteran Colonel David Hackworth, retired New York Times correspondent David Binder, George Kenney, formerly of the U.S. State Department (he introduced the phrase "ethnic cleansing" to the U.S.) and numerous senior United Nations peacekeepers.
The film has a slight, subtle anti-separatist slant to it, but Bogdanich is an honest reporter and never plays with the facts. One can easily see through this anti-separatist veil and understand what really went on during the Yugoslavian war.
It was Germany and Austria that strongly pushed for the separation of Slovenia and Croatia from Yugoslavia. Bogdanich shows that the strong ties that both Slovenia and Croatia have to Germany date back to at least the period when Hitler ruled Germany, a period when the Croats welcomed Hitler's move into Yugoslavia and Hitler's soldiers slaughtered many Serbs.
by Jack Rain