NATO Admits Faking Mass Killings in Kosovo

On Aug. 17 NATO officials conceded that the figures they
released in 1999, allegedly a count of the people killed by
Yugoslav forces in Kosovo, were much higher than the actual
number of people killed there.

Findings by forensic teams from the International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia(ICTY) in the Hague forced
NATO’s admission.

On Aug. 17 NATO officials conceded that the figures they
released in 1999, allegedly a count of the people killed by
Yugoslav forces in Kosovo, were much higher than the actual
number of people killed there.

Findings by forensic teams from the International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia(ICTY) in the Hague forced
NATO’s admission.

While they have not yet released a report, ICTY spokespeople
said that at most 3,000 people were killed. They said there
was no evidence of mutilations. And they said that not all
the dead can be proved to be victims of murder or execution.

Last year NATO had charged that Yugoslav forces massacred at
least 10,000 people. NATO spokespeople implied that 500,000
supposedly "missing" people also had been killed.

They used these claims to justify NATO bombings that had no
basis in United Nations treaties or NATO’s own charter.

NATO has now been forced to admit in effect that it waged a
lying propaganda war to win support for its own illegal
intervention that killed over 3,000 Yugoslavs, about one-
third of them children.

Washington and NATO have no hard evidence that Yugoslav
forces carried out even a small-scale massacre of civilians,
let alone the "genocide" they were charged with.

The truth is that since NATO occupied Kosovo, right-wing
Albanian forces have killed some 1,000 people, mostly Serb
and Romani, while pushing all non-Albanian peoples out of
the region.

Author: John Catalinotto

News Service: Workers World News Service

URL: http://www.workers.org

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