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Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Remembering old war crimes: the bombing of Radio Television Serbia

Updated: 2nd link fixed

Barack Obama wants to keep looking forward, but some people actually insist on remembering the past:

An international human rights group demanded Thursday that NATO be held accountable for civilian casualties in the bombing of Serbia's state television headquarters a decade ago, calling the attack a "war crime."

Sixteen civilians were killed and 16 others injured during the attack on April 23, 1999, on the headquarters and studios of Radio Television Serbia in central Belgrade.

Amnesty International called on NATO and its member states to ensure independent investigations, full accountability and redress for victims and their families.

Amnesty International said in the statement that NATO officials confirmed that no specific warning of the attack was given, even though they knew many civilians would be in the RTS building.
I wrote about a very interesting aspect of this attack several years ago, which I won't reproduce here but please read it if you want to know more. Does the U.S. government deliberately target journalists? Unquestionably, yes.

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