Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Now some will complain that this is old news, and that it is. But I believe that we should reflect upon what has gone on before; least we forget, for Americans have the shortest memories in the world.

The Kosovo Attraction: Sara Flounders, in July 30, 1998, wrote an article entitled: “Kosovo, The War Is About Mines.” She stated, “Wars are at root about economics, and the rapidly expanding war in Kosovo is no different. So why have millions of dollars in high-tech weapons suddenly become available to the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army by way of the U.S. and Germany?”

She discovered what other reports had already uncovered, that the real wealth of Kosovo is the “Stari Trg Mining Complex,” including lead, zinc, cadmium, gold and silver.” According to the mine’s director Novak Bjelic, ‘The war in Kosovo is about the mines, nothing else. This is Serbia’s Kuwait; the heart of Kosovo–-in addition to all this, Kosovo has 17 billion tons of coal reserves.'” The labour power of millions of workers throughout Yugoslavia built this mining-complex into the powerhouse it is today, and it belongs to the sovereign state of Yugoslavia.

It has been stated that our national interests are at stake in Kosovo, but no one has defined what those national interest are. This article reminds us that “The whole world knows and observed firsthand in the war against Iraq to what horrendous extent the Pentagon was willing to go in order to guarantee control of the oil wealth of Kuwait. But U.S. United Nations Ambassador Richard Holbroke, President Clinton or the Pentagon generals never publicly discuss the enormous mineral wealth of Kosovo.” Flounders warns, “NATO domination on the ground would put U.S. corporations in the best ownership position.