"We are shocked and we condemn..."
Tuesday September 01, 1998
In Belgrade on Tuesday, US special envoy for FR Yugoslavia Christopher
Hill condemned the crime committed in the village of Klecka in Kosovo
and said he was assured that the perpetrators would be brought to
justice, Beta reports.
"We are shocked and we CONDEMN this kind of violence. Whoever is
responsible should be arrested and brought to justice", Hill told a
group of Yugoslav reporters following Tuesday's, as he put it,
lengthy and meaningful talks with Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic. He also severely condemned the practice of people being
taken hostage in Kosovo. Hill described the Kosovo problem as very
grave but he said that it was a political problem to be resolved by
POLITICAL means and as soon as possible. Hill added that one worked
on the establishment of truce (sic!) and that in indirect talks between
the two sides, being reviewed were normalization of life, the
functioning of institutions in Kosovo and the respect for the rights
of all the people. He said that a solution to the Kosovo issue was
being sought within the Contact Group on the basis of certain
principles and models for possible solutions.
NOTE: We are not aware of any Western media outlet reporting
on this important news: The US envoy to Yugoslavia condemns the
crime in Klecka! We now know he said it for Yugoslav domestic
This "whoever is responsible" the envoy talks about
is also a joke. Of course, we know who is responsible. The
US-supported Islam fundamentalists - that's who.
As we are talking here about peace-loving and above
all "neutral" US envoy we are now certain
that principles he was talking about boil down to only
one. It is a typical American one: "The might is right!"