Coverups! Ten Years Since U.S. Attacked Chinese Embassy in Serbia
Ten Years Since U.S. Attacked Chinese Embassy in Serbia
May 8th, 2009 | By De-Construct.net | In Bytes 'n Bits, Earlier, NATO Aggression
Chinese Embassy in Belgrade was Deliberately Targeted by Americans
On May 7 1999, the most advanced American warplane B2, which
flew directly from the US air force base in Whiteman, Missouri and was
refueled over the Atlantic, on a mission so secretive that no other NATO
member state was informed of the planned attack, dropped its deadly
cargo — two JDAM flying bombs — on Chinese Embassy in Belgrade in the
middle of the night, killing three journalists and injuring another 20
diplomats, citizens of People’s Republic of China.
Despite the fact the attack was obviously carefully planned and
carried out with lethal precision, Clinton administration and the Blair
government in Britain claimed the bombing was “a mistake” caused by the
CIA’s use of outdated maps.
“The true story – though it is being denied by everyone from
Albright, Foreign Secretary Robin Cook and CIA director George Tenet
down – is that the Americans knew exactly what they are doing. The
Chinese Embassy in Belgrade was deliberately targeted by the most
precise weapons in the US arsenal,” UK’s Observer wrote in a November 1999 article titled Truth behind America’s raid on Belgrade.
According to the October 20 1999 issue of Pacific News Service,
“an official at the U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency told the
reporters that NATO’s official explanation, which involves a faulty map
of Belgrade, is a ‘damned lie’. The Alliance claims it was targeting the
Yugoslav Federal Directorate for Supply and Procurement which had once
been located at that site. But Holsoe discovered through simple
open-source inquiries that no building was ever on that site before the
embassy. The Yugoslav office for supplies is in fact 500 meters down the
street and was struck later by NATO. According to Helsoe, ‘nearly
everyone involved in NATO air operations or signals command knows that
the embassy bombing was deliberate’.”
Furthermore, the Observer’s U.S. correspondent found that “the
target was not approved through the normal NATO channels but through a
second, ‘American-only’ track”.
In their article Nato bombed Chinese deliberately,
John Sweeney, Jens Holsoe and Ed Vulliamy testified that “a Nato flight
control officer in Naples also confirmed to us that a map of
‘non-targets’: churches, hospitals and embassies, including the Chinese,
did exist. On this ‘don’t hit’ map, the Chinese embassy was correctly
located at its current site, and not where it had been until 1996 – as
claimed by the US and NATO.”
Not Barbaric — Terrorist Act
This horrific war crime, unrecorded in the history of warfare,
triggered violent demonstrations at U.S. diplomatic outposts in Beijing
and other Chinese cities, joining the Serb protesters who never ceased
demonstrating against the US-led NATO during the 78 days of aggression
against Serbia. Members of Belgrade’s Chinese community joined the Serbs
in daily marches through the streets and city squares, denouncing the
Peter Hays Gries reported
[PDF] that “Chinese students in the United States and Europe
demonstrated against what they called ‘NATO fascism’. The American
consul’s residence in Chengdu was firebombed. In Beijing Chinese
students demanded revenge, chanting ‘Blood for blood!’ Others threw
bricks at US embassy buildings as People’s Liberation Army soldiers
looked on, and Ambassador James Sasser and other American diplomats were
trapped inside for days.”
No one in China, or in Serbia, bought the “accidental bombing” and
“unfortunate mistake” story. In fact, the US attack was denounced as an
intolerable act of barbarism.
“NATO is going beyond all limits,” said Russia’s U.N. ambassador
Sergey Lavrov. “We are outraged over this barbaric action, and we call
and demand an immediate investigation.”
“I believe that we should stop calling NATO’s bombing of our embassy a
‘barbarous act’—a ‘terrorist act’ would be more appropriate. Something
‘barbaric’ stems from ignorance, but American-led NATO’s despicable act
was clearly premeditated. This was a terrorist attack through and
through,” Shanghai’s Xiong Junfeng wrote.
Who Can Believe in “Democracy” Hung on Missiles?
The three victims killed by the US bombs 10 years ago, Shao Yunhuan, Xu Xinghu and Zhu Ying, were journalists of Xinhua News Agency and Guangming Daily
stationed in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Annual commemoration
of their tragic passing is held each year both in China and in Serbia.
At the Forum for Chinese Journalists Killed in NATO Bombing, Shao
Bingkui, younger brother of Shao Yunhuan, said his parents weep whenever
they think of his elder sister. “My family and the rest of the country
will forever remember the day when the U.S.-led NATO killed my sister
and two other Chinese journalists with missiles,” he said.
“The U.S. is still lying, saying that the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia was a mistake,” Bingkui said.
“The U.S.-led NATO’s barbarous act and the investigation report have
made us see clearly the hypocrisy and fraudulence of democracy and human
rights advocated by the United States. Who else will believe in the
so-called democracy and human rights hung onto the missiles?” he asked.
China Still Stands by Us
In Belgrade, at the 10-year commemoration of the bombardment of
Chinese Embassy, a memorial plaque was uncovered as a reminder of the
journalists killed that night.
“On this day, within the three-month bombardment of Serbia which
killed more than 3,000 people, an attack on the embassy of our friend,
People’s Republic of China, was carried out. Chinese nation stood by the
Serbs and by Serbia during those hard times and that is the reason why
three Chinese citizens lost their lives, while twenty were severely
injured. We shall never forget them! Serbia will never forget the
victims of NATO aggression. We are still recovering from this tragedy
and an injustice done to our homeland, even today there are destroyed
buildings in Belgrade — silent witnesses of those horrific days. Chinese
nation and state have stood by us ten years ago, when Serbia was being
razed, and we stand together today, when it is being rebuilt,” Belgrade
Mayor Dragan Djilas said at the plaque unveiling ceremony.
“Allow me to use this opportunity to thank the people of China and
Chinese state for their help and for standing by our side even at that
terrible time,” Djilas said.
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Wei Jinghua said that
ten years ago the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade was “barbarically bombed
by the NATO, headed by United States of America”.
“Three Chinese journalists were killed in the attack, and a number of
Chinese diplomats were wounded”, Mr. Jinghua said, adding that this
“war crime greatly embittered Chinese nation and was sharply condemned
by the peace-loving people throughout the world.”
He said this crime must never be forgotten and it must never be allowed to be repeated.
CIA Target Selector Slain
In another news, it was reported that CIA operative believed to have
been selecting the targets for NATO bombardment in Serbia, including the
Chinese embassy in Belgrade, was killed on April 22, three days after Eastern Orthodox Serbs celebrated Pascha.
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