On the occasion of the brutal murder of 22 kidnapped citizens of
Serbian nationality, the statement from the Federal Foreign Ministry
points out that the Federative Republic of
Yugoslavia has been drawing
the international community`s attention to the necessity of an
energetic condemnation of terrorist groups in Kosovo-Metohija,
abandoning the policy of double standards, and cutting all channels
and forms of help from abroad.
The tolerant attitude of some countries, which make possible in their
territory the work of branches, leaders and recruit centres of
terrorist organizations from Kosovo-Metohija, their financing and
training, represent an encouragement to terrorism and terrorist
brutality, as well as the most serious obstacle in the efforts aimed
at continuing dialogue and at a peaceful political solution. That is
why the Federal government this time again
calls on the international community and all countries individually,
most sharply and
unequivocally to condemn this terrorist act, and in line with this,
to support the legitimate fight
against terrorism, according to the
same criteria and standards applied in other cases. Yugoslavia also
calls for the energetic cutting of all sources of financing,
recruiting, training, arming and infiltration of terrorists in the
territory of Yugoslavia, and requests the
so-called KLA be put on the list of terrorist organizations.
In the region of the village of Klecka some ten kilometers north of
Dulja in Kosovo-Metohija, members of the Serbian Interior Ministry
(SIM) found a crematorium in which Serbs were burned.
The SIM's statement stresses that an investigation confirmed that the
terrorists shot the kidnapped Serbian citizens, and then burned them
in a crematorium in order to destroy traces of this heinous crime,
which the found remains of the unburned parts of human bodies attest
Police forces in the village of Klecka also
found a location of the so-called KLA terrorists'
headquarters. Extensive documentation was found
about the members and plans of the terrorist organization on the
occasion. According to police sources, the remains of at least another
ten killed civilians were found in Klecka, among whom there were three
children and women whom the KLA terrorists killed a month ago.
found was a larger quantity of arms and food supplies mostly received
from humanitarian organizations.
It is incredible that Islamic fundamentalists
are terrorists only when they kill Americans, and that they are noble
warriors for justice, when innocent citizens of Yugoslavia are killed
by their bullets, Yugoslav
Information Secretary Goran Matic concluded in a commentary for
the Medjunarodna Politika [Foreign Policy] magazine.
In the article, he points out to the need of energetically reacting
and revealing the falsehoods being spread about Yugoslavia in due time.
Matic stressed that it is the government's obligation to explain to
its citizens and inform them about the goals of the
media war waged against Yugoslavia. With a right information
policy, presenting truth to the media, both in the domestic and foreign
public, we will lift the first defence level, Yugoslav Information
Secretary Goran Matic assessed.
Federal Minister of Information Goran Matic:
Energetically against double standards
applied on the FRY (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
August 29, 1998
It is quite incredible that Islam fundamentalists are terrorists
only when they kill the Americans, and that they are noble champions
of justice when they shoot innocent citizens of Yugoslavia, Federal
Minister of Information Goran Matic estimates in
the "Medjunarodna politika" magazine.
In the introductory "Left thought and globalisation of media
communication," published in the latest issue of this monthly, Matic
underscores that "the manufacturers of the world fabrications in the
media, as the front intelligence points of Western leading countries,
found themselves last few months in the situation to react
defensively because of the fact that their mean long-year part in the
dismemberment of Yugoslavia was exposed."
"The ready-made schemes that, shifting from one to another world
hot spot, these dogs of the media war, solidly assisted by the local
fifth column, charge dearly to their editorial offices, this time
were definitively exposed. Because, it is quite incredible that Islam
fundamentalists are terrorists only when they kill the Americans, as
in some places in the Near East, and that they are noble champions of
justice when innocent citizens of Yugoslavia are killed," Matic says.
In this article Federal Minister of Information points to the need
to energetically react and timely expose launched untruths about us,
because "just when they began to hope that in Kosovo as well they
would successfully employ their frequently reiterated lies about the
Serbs and citizens of Yugoslavia, those from Slovenia, Croatia,
Bosnia, they (fabricators) were unpleasantly taken aback by the
disclosure of their co-operation with Albanian terrorists on the
one, and with the diplomacy of their countries, on the other hand."
"By proper informing policy, the media presentation of our truth
both to home and foreign public, we shall build up the first-degree
defence," Matic estimates.