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Are we the fascists now?, by John Pilger

Source: OffGuardian

The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness. Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.

To initiate a war of aggression…,” said the Nuremberg Tribunal judges in 1946, “is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

Had the Nazis not invaded Europe, Auschwitz and the Holocaust would not have happened. Had the United States and its satellites not initiated their war of aggression in Iraq in 2003, almost a million people would be alive today; and Islamic State, or ISIS, would not have us in thrall to its savagery. They are the progeny of modern fascism, weaned by the bombs, bloodbaths and lies that are the surreal theatre known as news.

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The Trial Of Radovan Karadžić Enters The Final Phase, by Stephen Karganovic

The Saker originally posted this piece with some key points that perfectly sum up the framework for any debate on the topic.

What people need to understand is the massive propaganda that went prior to, during and post destruction of the Yugoslavian state. The propaganda was so strong that it held up, and still continues to hold up a diametrically opposite view of the conflict.

Many Muslims live in a false belief that this was an ethnic conflict that targeted them. This is especially true of the non-Yugoslavian Muslim majority the world over. The American narrative in collusion with Muslim leaders was pumped day and night via television screens in all Muslim countries. The Serbian people were vilified and demonized relentlessly.

What was once a nation resembling paradise in how its many ethnicities lived in harmony was ripped apart and destroyed. This was a dreadful western crime which must never be forgotten.

If you have not already then please do see this documentary on Yugoslavia here.

AE

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Radovan Karadži?

The Prosecution and the Defence have filed their final submissions in the trial of Radovan Karadžić, former president of the Republic of Srpska, which was concluded on 2 May 2014. The trial was conducted before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague. A total of 195 Prosecution and 238 Defence witnesses were heard. The prosecutor, Alan Tieger, has asked for life imprisonment, the maximum sentence, for Dr. Karadžić who stands accused of genocide, crimes against humanity (persecution, extermination, murder, deportation, etc.), and violation of the laws and customs of war. Dr Karadžić was the political head of the Bosnian Serb state during the 1992-1995 ethnic conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and, as President, he was commander-in-chief of its armed forces.

While during the lengthy trial the prosecution focused on a variety of imputed crimes, the main charges against Dr. Karadžić concerned “ethnic cleansing” of the Muslim and to a lesser extent Croatian population, the siege and bombardment of Sarajevo by Serbian forces, and events in Srebrenica following its capture by Serbian forces in July of 1995.

In his three-day summary of the evidence which began on 1 October, Karadžić reiterated his innocence of the charges outlined in the indictment. “I am not guilty,” he proclaimed. “This court has put on trial not me, but the Serbian people.”

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