My favorite place in the world is Kalemegdan park and fortress. Kalemegdan is an oasis in the city center of Belgrade. Watch this fantastic video made by Pedja Nikolic, a Serb living in London, showing the beauty of Kalemegdan.
15 years ago, NATO bombed Yugoslavia (Serbia) without the approval of the UN Security Council. The strikes lasted from March 24, 1999 to June 10, 1999, killing people like you and me and our kids. NATO assassinated 2,500 Serbian people including more than 700 Serbian kids. Only 659 people killed by NATO were soldiers. 6,000 civilians were injured, including 2,700 children.
Why NATO coalition bombed Serbia?
Before the bombing of Serbia, Washington initiated a wild propaganda campaign claiming that Serbia was carrying out a campaign of massive genocide against the Albanian in Kosovo. The Western media was full of stories of mass graves and brutal rapes. U.S. And European Officials claimed that from 100,000 up to 500,000 Albanians had been massacred, so NATO decided to bomb Serbia during 78 days.
The only problem… It was not true at all.
Finally on June 3, 1999, Yugoslavia (now Serbia) was forced to agree to a ceasefire and the occupation of Kosovo. Expecting to find bodies everywhere, forensic teams from 17 NATO countries organized by the Hague Tribunal on War Crimes searched occupied Kosovo all summer of 1999 but found a total of only 2,108 bodies, of all nationalities. Some had been killed by NATO bombing and some in the war between the UCK and the Serbian police and military. They found not a single mass grave and could produce no evidence of massacres or of “genocide.” So, NATO assassinated 2,500 people with lies and false propaganda just to steal from Serbia its province of Kosovo and Metohija.
And 15 years later, which states of NATO coalition including Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States has apologized to Serbia and Serbian families? Which person from NATO coalition has been brought to justice for these crimes? Not a single one. The disrespectful attitude towards Serbian families of victims and the impunity of NATO coalition is just outrageous. I sincerely hope that one day the nations who committed these crimes will apologize and that people from NATO coalition will be brought to justice. Justice must be done.