- The members of the Principals' Committee,
including Vice-President Al Gore, knew beforehand, that Russia's Prime
Minister would cancel his visit to Washington the instant he were informed
that the bombing of Yugoslavia would begin during the period of his scheduled
visit. President Clinton had signalled to all with the brains to hear a
clear Presidential signal, to the effect that there would be no bombing
of Yugoslavia during the period of Primakov's visit. Gore et al. were desperate
to prevent the visit from occurring. Gore, going behind the President's
back, intercepted the Russian Prime Minister, a mere two hours before his
scheduled arrival in Washington, informing the Prime Minister that the
bombing would probably occur during the time of the visit!
- It could turn out, that those actions
by Al Gore caused World War III, as surely as the combined follies of an
Austro-Hungary and the Russian emperor, allowed Britain's otherwise still
preventable plan for World War|I to be unleashed. Gore may never be tried
by an appropriate successor to the Nuremberg Tribunal, but he should be--whether
or not a global form of World War III actually develops. Meanwhile, our
priority is to attempt to prevent the world war which Britain's Tony Blair,
his lackey Al Gore, and Gore's factional allies within the Principals'
Committee have set into motion.
- At this point, the only action which
would provide a visibly fair chance of preventing World War III, is the
President's neutralizing his Vice-President's freedom of action, and firing
Gore's accomplices on the Principals' Committee. These actions should be
taken, not as gestures of reprisal against those who have perpetrated plausibly
treasonous actions behind the President's back. They are precautions, intended
to give the President at least a fighting chance of getting the U.S.A.
out of the thermonuclear mess which Gore and his cronies have created.
- - The President's own mistakes -
- While ``Dirty Al'' was up to his back-stabbing
shenanigans, the President was tied up in heated discussions with the Congress.
Should the President issue a declaration of war against Yugoslavia for
adoption by the U.S. Congress? Many in the Congress, notably among Republicans,
thought he should not act against Yugoslavia without such authority from
the Congress. They were right in making that objection. In the course of
those discussions, the President himself made six key mistakes, which might
prove, later, to have compounded Vice-President Gore's devious doings,
to have been turned into something strategically fatal to world peace.
- 1. He should have said to the Congress:
You are right. Before NATO is allowed to bomb, I shall present you with
a draft Declaration of War.
- 2. He should have said: ``However, at
this moment, the question is still moot. Perhaps Prime Minister Primakov
and I will be able to organize a satisfactory alternative. Let's put off
all military actions on this Yugoslavia matter, until we discuss this again
after this weekend.''
- 3. He should also have said: ``Please
let me get back to my office now, so that Al Gore does not take the opportunity
of my absence to screw up my working sessions with Prime Minister Primakov.''
- 4. He should have remembered, that there
was never a Balkan War involving Serbia, during this century, which, if
continued, did not set off a World War.
- 5. He should have fired Secretary Cohen,
Chairman Shelton, Madeleine Albright, and that mega-problem Leon Fuerth,
with the relevant observations on the Balkan War which led into World War|I,
the German Wehrmacht experience with Balkan partisan warfare during World
War II, the 1964-1975 experience in Indo-China, the Soviet experience in
Afghanistan, and the type of war which the Yugoslav military is trained
to fight under conditions of attack by a major power such as the former
Soviet Union or NATO.
- 6. The President compounded these errors
with his self-deluding pronouncement, that this is not a war, but only
a police-action within a localized Balkan theater. This is in fact an act
of war against a sovereign nation-state, well-suited to become the detonator
of global, total war. No double-talking about ``globalization'' can change
the fact that this is an act of war under pre-existing international law.
- Granted, there are conditions, under
reasonable military rules of engagement, under which U.S. military forces
brought under attack can defend themselves, even by resort to hot pursuit
of attacking forces. The U.S. participation in this deployment of NATO
forces, does not fit any sane, or otherwise tolerable definition of action
under legitimately defined rules of engagement. It is nothing other than
an act of war. If a proper act of war, it should be defined as such, and
conducted under rules of modern warfare among sovereign nation-states.
- The fact is, that the failure to apply
the standard for declaration of war by the consent of Congress, creates
a potential nightmare far worse than than of the 1964-1975 Indo-China war.
The expected Yugoslav reaction is the resort for which Yugoslav forces
have been trained since Tito's leadership: fall-back to partisan warfare,
including the spreading of irregular warfare throughout the entire Balkan
region, and beyond. This consequence, overlapping the lunatic current U.S.A.
and British proposal for B@nhA@nhC (British-American-Commonwealth) autonomy
in deploying NATO nuclear capabilities globally, will turn a continued
Balkan war into a more or less global war.
- The Yugoslav response to continued attacks
according to the doctrine of those two hare-brained incompetents Cohen
and Shelton, will be to create a situation in which NATO ground combat
forces in numbers exceeding 100,000 will be the next phase, with the relevant
streams of body-bags flowing back to the U.S.A. and other NATO member-nations.
The Indo-China war was somewhat contained; an expanding Balkan war of the
sort unleashed by a Serbian shift to extended mountain and other forms
of modern partisan warfare, will not be containable. It will be a global
war. Under present global military and other relevant circumstances, it
will become the kind of total war against which the late Professor von
der Heydte, I, and others warned fools, such as then-Senator Cohen, back
during the mid-1980s.
- Given the shallowness and irrationality
of the U.S. governmental institutions, and those of most Euro nations,
too, and the mass-murderous insanity of the ruling circles in Israel (and
their assets), and given the ongoing disintegration of the world's present
financial system, the spread of warfare out of a generalized Balkan war
would create the spectacle of the fools in the U.S.A. and other commands
moving the world, phase by phase, from Blair's, Gore's, Cohen's, and Shelton's
current, bungling strategic lunacies, into the stage that nuclear-doomsday
scenarios become virtually unstoppable.
- This will not be merely a war fought
by armies. As we see in sub-Saharan Africa, and most of South America today,
this will be a Pandora's Box of a war. It will be a war fought at all levels
of organized and spontaneous conflict, in all qualities, including all
of those categories which the late Professor von der Heydte defined as
modern irregular warfare: ``total war,'' fought in virtually every neighborhood
of the world, thus resembling the Thirty Years War of 1618-1648.
- Note - This article will be published
in Executive Intelligence Review, dated April 2, 1999.