I have been sent this Press Release from William Spring, of Christians against NATO Aggression to complain about the appallingly one-sided coverage of the BBC concerning the death of President Milosevic.
It's our corporation- we pay for it- it's time to ask them why on earth a more representative section of voices weren't heard yesterday.
Just about only thing the BBC got right yesterday about the late President Milosevic was the fact he was dead.
They didn't say he was murdered, only that he was dead.
I dreaded turning on the BBC 24 Hours TV as I knew there would be a constant barrage of defamation against the late President.
I finally turned on the television about 2330 UK time yesterday 11th March 2006.
I listened to this rubbish for about twenty minutes and then turned the ruddy thing off.
The first exchange I heard was "just how evil do you think he was?"
This assumes he was evil in the first place, which I don't concede, (except in the general sense as employed in Scripture to define the entire human race, save Christ.)
Then a parade of the charlatans, Richard Holbrooke, Alan Little, Paddy Ashdown, David Owen - all of them making off the cuff defamatory remarks about the dead President.
Finally there was a UK former army officer who had served in The Balkans type ( not Michael Rose) who came out with more bile.
Nothing irritates the Western media more than someone who consistently speaks the truth as did Slobodan Milosevic.
He would not be put down, or cowed, and so in the end they murdered him.
Whether they murdered him by direct lethal injection, or by poisoning, is really irrelevant, anyway he was done an Arafat.
It is of course possible he did not die as a result of any direct method, only by neglect.
I read yesterday the request of the International Committee for the Defence of the Slobodan Milosevic that he be transferred to Moscow for medical treatment.
This request was submitted to The Tribunal the day before his death.
I paste below a copy + press release from the Committee.
This reasonable request was refused by The Tribunal, so based on their full knowledge of his medical condition, by their consistent refusal to grant him proper medical attention they did in fact sentence him to death.
The Hague Tribunal is guilty of homicide.
In any event they consistently perverted the course of justice in this case.
Milosevic had comprehensively rubbished the case against him.
He had demonstrated there was no case to answer and at the very least he should have been given bail.
What a disgraceful Court and what disgraceful judges and what a disgraceful BBC.
These are the echoes I hear when I listen to the BBC.
The BBC is an organisation now dominated by ignorant and prejudiced men and women who as a collective are determined to doctor the truth as in this case.
The BBC is an organisation which long ago gave up all pretence of impartiality and post Gilligan has been under direct instructions from their disreputable Director General to ensure that no investigative journalism be conducted, at least not on topics which are sensitive as far as the US - UK military industrial complex is concerned.
Yet truth will speak beyond the grave.
Yes we know that thousands of people died in Yugoslavia in the wars of secession.
Yes we know there were atrocities committed.
But the West created the wars.
And to say that atrocities were the prerogative of one side, and that the entire conflict can be described as the fault of one man, is such an evidently crazy proposition that people like Alan Little who regale such lies should be forever shunned by decent people.
Where were those who could put a slightly different slant on the "noble NATO was a liberating force"spin of the BBC?
Where was Pilger?
Proscribed. Forbidden to broadcast on the BBC.
Where was Fisk ?
Where even was Lord Carrington, who has been known to say a few kind words about Slobodan?
I didn't see him.
Where were the comments from the various Committees set up around the world for the defence of Slobodan Milosevic?
And why was I not allowed to broadcast, having at least met the guy?
I concede I run a pressure group opposed to the BBC war policy.
Therefore only on occasion have I ever been asked to broadcast on their channel and that was at 0715 on a Sunday morning.
What about Neil Clark? Peter Wilby? John Laughland? Jeremy Corbyn? Tony Benn? Harold Pinter? Tam Dalyell? Alice Mahon?
Anyone who might look at the situation in a slightly different light compared to the BBC orthodoxy is suspect.
And I pay for this shambles!!!
All I know is that there are still one or two journalists @ the BBC who retain a commitment to truth.
Before the historical record is entirely erased and doctored in the interests of our new world rulers, the Blair-Bush -Berlusconi conspiracy, I feel they should speak out, if not on the air waves, as that will be impossible, perhaps at our Regime Change UK conference now planned for May 2006.
As for Milosevic I recall one phrase he used to me:
He said when Richard Holbrooke visited him and told him Belgrade was about to be bombed, he replied to him:
" You don't care about the Albanians. You are just using them. I care about them ( i.e. the Albanians in Kosovo ) because they are Yugoslav citizens."
To the family of Slobodan Milosevic I send my condolences and from my family and on behalf of those associated with the pressure group CANAUK.
However inadequately and on whatever minimal resources we have endeavoured over the years to isolate the facts so as to provide a proper historical record of these troubled times as a basis for comment on the Blair Wars.
William Spring Director CANAUK