Monday, September 3, 2012

NATO used Fake Massacre Photos to attack Serbia?

(This post is direct from the Global Research & Veterans Today on 11 August 2012.)

Fabricated photo of so-called Rogovo Massacre (1999).
Germany joined the war against Yugoslavia under the pretense of fabricated facts. Sensational confession of German policeman Henning Hentz who served in the OSCE in Kosovo in the 90s confirmed that.

The reason here is that photographs taken by Hentz in late January 1999 were used by then German Defence Minister Rudolf Scharping to justify the immediate interference of NATO in the Kosovo conflict. He presented the photographs of the militants killed in Rugovo as photos of innocent Albanian victims.

What did really happen in Kosovo in late January of 1999, several months before NATO launched its operation against Yugoslavia?

According to Serbian sources, more than two dozen of Kosovo Liberation Army terrorists were killed in Rugovo, while the Western mass media insisted that at least nine of them were civilians. Particularly, the New York Times wrote with the reference to a local field commander that there were only four KLA militants in the village and he knew nothing about other people.

January 29, on that day OSCE mission representative Henning Hentz was in Rugovo. He shared his impression of the visit with the Voice of Russia correspondent Iovanna Vukotic who gives a real picture of what happened. He said that this had nothing to do with the killing of Albanian civilians.
“We discovered 25 bodies, including 11 in a bus and some others near the vehicle. Several other bodies were laying in a barn which was used as a garage. The territory around the barn was covered with snow but there were no traces. I thought that the bodies were brought there from another location, and most likely, a day before the clash between Serb police and KLA militants,” Henning Hentz said.
Another photo of Rogovo.
At the time, German Defence Minister Rudolf Scharping showed only some of the photos taken by Henning Hentz and for some reason said those were taken by a German officer. He deliberately ignored the photos that clearly showed the dead bodies of KLA militants. So, Scharping managed to convince the public that “bad guys” or Serbs were again killing innocent Albanians and provoked a wave of refugees, says Hentz.
“For Germans, this meant that they would be involved in a military operation for the first time after the Second World War. My impression is that the situation in Kosovo at the time was exaggerated. When I visited Kosovo, there was no necessity for Albanians to leave their homes en mass. A real exodus started with the beginning of bombing. A major part of the report on the Kosovo situation was exaggerated and was always against Serbs,” Henning Hentz added.
Ethnic cleansing in Kosovo was used as a pretext for bombing Yugoslavia. And the incident in the village of Rugovo shows once again that the PR campaign against Belgrade was organized using obvious forgeries. Reportedly, NATO started thinking about an invasion after the killing of 40 civilian Albanians in Rachak. However, experts who studied the forensic reports concluded that there was no evidence proving that the killed were civilians, and that they were killed by Serbian servicemen.
This technology is being used even now. For example, the photos taken in Iraq in 2003 are used in news broadcasts to show the deaths of Syrian civilians. The dramatic effect is achieves by using photo editing programmes. For example, a Syrian family walking in the streets of an ordinary city, photo is shown on a background of ruined buildings. Ultimately, they achieve the necessary effect.
In the 19th century, a prominent Russian gnomic poet Kozma Prutkov said: If you read the world buffalo on a cell of an elephant, please, do not believe it. Truly, in the 19th century, there was no high-tech to make a fly from an elephant as well as genocide from contract killing.
(Now OIC and Aljazeera and various Muslim Extremist groups who eagerly want  our Northern Arrakan to become the Asian Kosovo are telling and publishing lies about Muslim Genocide in Burma by using the same methods, the fake and fabricated photos!)

Following is a translation of the above “Time Travel” program:
Newsreader: “We will now show you some pictures that are difficult to watch. They were made during the war in Kosovo. They are important because 13 years ago they were presented to the German public as a justification for the war against Serbia. However, those pictures were misused. This at least is the claim by the man who took them with the help of a colleague. He is from the state of Schleswig-Holstein.”
Narrator: “Henning Hensch, who is from Lutenburg, has done a great deal of thinking these last 13 years, ever since he became a part of the story of Kosovo, which had moved all Germans – the story, he claims, that fooled Germany.”
Henning Hensch: “For me, Rugovo represents an example of the use of information for political ends.”
Narrator: “As a policeman, Hensch had seen a great deal, but nothing like what he saw in the Kosovan village of Rugovo on 29. 1. 1999. More important, Hensch could not believe the way in which the event was exploited a couple of months later. The then Minister of Defence Rudolf Scharping used the photos as evidence that the Serbs had committed a massacre against the innocent unarmed Kosovo Albanians.”
Rudolf Scharping: “These photos clearly show the massacre perpetrated on 29. January in the vicinity of Rugovo, confirming that the plan for the expulsion of the “Kosovars” was put into action.”
Narrator: “However, according to Hensch who took the photos, they represented evidence of a fire fight – not a massacre. On 29. January 1999, Hensch was asked to come to Rugovo (you can see him on the left). At that time he was an OSCE observer in Kosovo.”
Henning Hensch: “When we got there, we saw a red van. As far as I can remember, there were 11 corpses, neatly stacked. Evidence of shooting could be seen on the front of the van. It was clear that it was a battle… and nothing else.”
Narrator: “A battle between the UCK rebels and Serbian forces. Three months after the event, Rudolf Scharping unveiled the photos as evidence that a massacre had been carried out on civilians.”
Rudolf Scharping: “This makes it clear that the army and the special police forces and later… gangs of released convicts and others… took part in these murders. These images are shocking…”
Narrator: “The pictures from Rugovo purported to show what the German public desperately needed – a proof that NATO air strikes against Serbia were necessary.”
Henning Hensch: “I was having breakfast in Skopje when I heard Scharping express his shock at what the Serbian “bad guys” had done to the “unarmed” Albanians.”
Interviewer: “What were your thoughts?”
Henning Hensch: “That he must be off his rocker.”
Narrator:   “These are the photos that Rudolf Scharping didn’t show. He didn’t show the Albanians’ weapons, their UCK badges and membership cards and their ammunition. He didn’t show the clear evidence of fighting.”
Henning Hensch: There can be no talk of a massacre here, and however inconvenient this might sound, these were military battles.”
Narrator: The photos showed by Scharping were taken after the official investigation had been completed and the bodies removed by the Serbian police. Despite the fact that journalists and cameras were present, Scharping stated three months later that the photos were secretly taken and brought to Germany by a German officer.”
Rudolf Scharping: I would very much like to introduce the lieutenant to you, but he is currently undergoing treatment as a consequence of taking these photos and the trauma they caused…”
Narrator: We inquired at the Federal Defence Ministry if a German officer was in Rugovo at that time and if he had taken photos. After a three-week enquiry, we received the following reply: ‘To the best of our knowledge, no German officer taking photos was in Rugovo on 29. January 1999.’ Balkan experts have suspected Scharping for a long time. One of them, Konrad Clewing, has no doubt that the German government sought evidence in order to persuade the public of the need for a war in Kosovo.”
Konrad Clewing: The Socialist/Green coalition government had just come to power in the autumn of 1998 and was desperate to prove its loyalty and ability to its doubting partners.”
Narrator: The manoeuvre was a success. German media believed Scharping’s story of the Rugovo ‘massacre’. The message was: ‘This is why we are fighting!’ but it was propaganda according to Clewing.”
 Konrad Clewing: The propaganda strategy was further developed and primed during that week against the background of public concern.”
Henning Hensch: “I remember that the public support for military action against Serbia was falling, so they had to pressure the public… which they did using our pictures.”
Narrator: “However horrific, the photos were misused according to Henning Hensch to justify a war he considered unsupportable from the very beginning. This has made him suspicious and somewhat embittered.”
Newsreader: “We have tried several times to contact Rudolf Scharping… without success.”

NATO Forces in Kosovo fighting Serbia in 1999.
Following is the link to the video where the Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal was thanking former US President Bill Clinton for delivering Korsovo into the Muslim hands.