SENDING WARPLANES TO UKRAINE HAS PRECEDENT IN SERBIA UNDER CLINTON!
AMERICAN AND NATO JETFIGHTERS FOUGHT RUSSIAN MIGS OVER NON-NATO, RUSSIA-ALLIED SERBIA. WWIII FAILED TO MATERIALIZE!
NATO’s operation in the Balkan Wars was dominated by the United States, not only providing leadership, but the majority of its aircraft, naval vessels, pilots, armaments and munitions, missiles and night fighting technologies. United States policy has always been to step up against genocide.
It might get worse!
The USAF furnished 29,552 of the 38,004 NATO sorties, and over 400 aircraft, including:
214 fighters 8,889 sorties
18 bombers 322 sorties
175 tankers 6,959 sorties
43 transports 11,480 sorties
1,038 ISR sorties
834 special ops sorties
496 UAV sorties
While there are differences between America’s Ukraine campaign, fighting Russia directly; and Serbia, fighting a close Russian ally politically backed by and equipped by Russian weapons, engagement of either would be merely semantical. WWIII did not start then, and will not start in Ukraine.
Joe Biden has been slow-walking effective American military aid to Ukraine because of the kompromat. Kompromat: Stalinist-era spycraft terminology – “compromising information.”
Presumably Russia has more dirt on Biden, Son & Co., the Pelosis, Kerrys, Clintons and Obamas, than we will ever know. This cabal cannot afford for that kompromat to be made public. In any case, the investigations ongoing now will likely uncover the tens of millions these criminals pocketed while compromising our nation’s interests.
Begin at the Crimean invasion in 2014 when Obama-Biden drew no red lines and we find Russia Collusion:
VICTOR PINCHUK THROWS A WAR PARTY IN KIEV — GEORGE SOROS AND MIKHAIL FRIDMAN PAY FOR COCKTAILS, HILLARY CLINTON SENDS GOOD WISHES, DMITRY MEDVEDEV SENDS SINGERS TO JOIN PRAVY SEKTOR, DNIEPR BATTALION IN CHORUS
The party was also financed by Putin ally, Russia’s ALFA Bank
Hunter Biden and his partner Devon Archer who was convicted in New York for fraud were in attendance. General Wesley Clark pictured above headed Clinton’s war in the Balkans.
EXCERPTS: FROM THE WAR PARTY ATTENDED BY PUTIN’S RIGHT HAND MAN, DMITRY MEDVEDEV:
The Russians who…joined the Kiev party…some of them advisors of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Igor Yurgens, an advisor in Medvedev’s ill-fated presidential campaign in 2011-2012; Lilia Shevtsova (left), who divides her employment between an American and a British think-tank; Vyacheslav Nikonov (right), currently a State Duma deputy and chairman of the Russkiy Mir foundation.
Earlier Yurgens had signed a declaration launched by Richard Branson, the British owner of the Virgin Group, who has announced: “despite Putin’s seeming popularity in Russia, we want Putin to know the vast majority of businesspeople in Russia” are against the conflict.
Criminal investigations launched by the government in Kiev for allegedly financing eastern region “separatism” or “terrorism” have struck at the Russian state banks, but they have glanced off Alfa Bank…other “special partners” Pinchuk recruited to help with the bills of the YES conference are Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK energy utility; and Igor Kolomoisky’s Burisma Holdings, a gasfield explorer. One of Burisma’s two US directors, Devon Archer, was a listed participant in the YES conference, along with Burisma’s “principal”, Nikolai Zlochevsky. Archer and another Burisma director, Hunter Biden, are connected by family ties to Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden…” - 2014 - the meaning of COMPROMAT
The United States established no-fly zones over conflict areas without Russia’s permission before.
Bill Clinton’s campaign led by the United States demolished the Serb’s military headquarters in the capital, Belgrade. It used F15 and F16 fighters and heavy bombers, B2 Stealth bombers, C-17 transports, the Army’s Apache helicopters, and Tomahawk missiles launched by warships from the Adriatic. America laid waste to America’s enemies: meaning Christian Serbs, in order to defend Muslim Jihadis who had over the years occupied much of Yugoslavia, and soon after the Twin Towers in New York City. These days, Dearborn, Michigan.
America never had to put boots on the ground in the Balkans because the record of the F15s was clear. After America took heavy losses from the agile, small MIGS in Vietnam (as most captured Americans were airmen), it developed the far larger but more adept F-15. The F15’s record?
104 - 0. America owned the airspace all over the world.
“Operation Allied Force began March 24, 1999, and marked the first time NATO went to war against a sovereign country in the 50-year history of the alliance. Exclusively an air campaign, Allied Force involved the militaries of several NATO countries, but the United States provided the leadership and the majority of the forces.” – U.S. Air Force historian.
The Serbian-Kosovo no-fly zone and air defense cooperation between NATO and non-NATO countries was hardly a skirmish compared with Russia’s large-scale all-out attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty. The Balkan war displaced 230,000 Albanians, Montenegrans, and Kosovars. The Ukrainian surpassed four million. It is seventeen times as large.
The destruction and WAR CRIMES Russia wrought upon Ukraine in an unprovoked terrorist war exceeded that committed by all parties in Yugoslavia – against which NATO and the United States threw all their might.
Air Force historian Daniel L. Haulman: “On October 12, 1998, Richard Holbrooke, President Clinton’s special envoy to the Balkans, flew to Belgrade and warned the Yugoslavian president that if he failed to comply with UN resolutions, he risked NATO air strikes. Lt. Gen. Michael E. Short, USAF, who commanded NATO air forces in the theater, accompanied Holbrooke. He spoke personally with Milosevic, telling him essentially that the question was not whether NATO planes would be flying over Kosovo, but whether they would be…dropping bombs.
On October 13, NATO’s North Atlantic Council authorized activation orders for air strikes. United States aircraft and aircrews deployed to Europe in preparations for air strikes against Serbia…
USAF aircraft eventually flew 150 strike sorties per day. Targets ultimately included refineries, communication lines, electrical power grids, and dual-use communication structures…”
There is no evidence, given history, Russian incompetence, and the cowardice inherent in bullies, that Russia would use nuclear attacks against Europe at the price of its own total destruction. It cannot win in either case against an entrenched, committed and patriotic Ukrainian citizenry whose will to prevail gets stronger day by day. Russia cannot win against NATO’s air power.
It’s not that the Ukrainian’s will to prevail is at stake here.
It is ours.
The problem is likely that Joe Biden doesn’t want Ukraine to win.
To date Biden supplied Ukraine with 100 Killer Drones.
The UK supplied Ukraine with 6000 far faster, longer range, more intelligent and accurate, missiles.
Win, is a word Biden will never utter, and to which he will not commit.
His mind is muddled by Kompromat.
THE U.S. AIR FORCE IN THE AIR WAR OVER SERBIA 1999 – MEDIA DEFENSE.ORG
“The last major United States military operation of the twentieth century was noteworthy in a number of ways. It marked the first time NATO took part in combat operations against a sovereign nation. It was the last time manned aircraft shot down manned enemy aircraft.
The operation resulted in no American casualties.
…Most importantly, it was the first air campaign that produced victory without the use of ground forces.
Operation Allied Force, or the Air War Over Serbia, resulted in victory without any American or NATO “boots on the ground.” - Daniel L. Haulman, Chief, Organizational Histories, at the Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
After Kosovo, Russia has more, not less reason, to fear us.
Air power is a game changer at admittedly higher cost. But if it is what is needed to win in Ukraine, to prevent more genocide, we have precedence.
The threat of WWIII is a scare tactic right out of Kremlin’s Ministry of Propaganda-owned RT (Russia TV); Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard at FOX, and Pat Buchanan and similar regressive, predictably-isolationist, non-thinkers in print media; the World Socialists; and the Biden White House. Three of the four happen to be the same. Possibly all four are.
For the first time the American People have been united by Vladimir Putin himself, and are mobbing in the streets demanding that the Biden Administration act now, provide effective weapons, air cover, and the logistical resources Ukraine needs to win.
PHOTO CREDIT WIKIMEDIA
POSTSCRIPT for posterity with respect to charges of genocide in the former Yugoslavia, the justification under which Bill Clinton led America’s socialists to lay waste to southern Europe using America’s taxpayers’ money, and the results of the Hague War Crimes trial of the Serbian leader Milošević: “The International Court of Justice (ICJ) concluded separately in the Bosnian Genocide Case that there was no evidence linking him (Milošević) to genocide committed by Bosnian Serb forces during the Bosnian War.”
Andrew G. Benjamin
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