What a surprise - Russia to help Yugoslavia by ground transport and by air

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Russia to help Yugoslavia by ground transport and by air.

MOSCOW, April 15 (Itar-Tass) - Russia examines a possibility of delivering humanitarian aid to Yuoslavia by ground transport through Romania as well as by airlift, said here on Thursday to reporters Russian Minister for Emergencies Sergei Shoigu right after his meeting with President Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin. The minister noted that he discussed with Yeltsin "new programmes of aid to all people suffering from the NATO aggression." Shoigu stressed that he means precisely all -- both Albanians and Serbs.

According to the minister, another plane will fly to Macedonia on April 16. A hospital for Montenegro will be fully equipped in one or two days. Trucks with humanitarian aid arrived in Serbia, and then some of them will be dispatched to Montenegro.

Turning to the situation which developed on the Hungarian border in connection with a delay of the Russian convoy with humanitarian goods for Yugoslavia, the minister noted that "Hungarians could not explain up to this time what the problem was".

Shoigu stressed that Hungary's actions "breached all norms of humanitarian law". He said that "all appropriate U.N. services" were informed of the situation on the Hungarian border by the Russian Foreign Ministry. Besides, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov held a conversation with the Hungarian ambassador in Moscow on this problem.

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), April 15, 1999


Russia Duma leader accuses West of Goebbels-like propaganda.

MOSCOW, April 15 (Itar-Tass) - A State Duma lower house leader on Thursday dubbed as "Goebbels-like propaganda" statements by Western politicians blaming Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for the deaths of ethic-Albanian refugees under NATO bombs. "Lies are increasingly becoming the weapon of the Atlantic alliance," chairman of the Duma committee for international affairs Vladimir Lukin said.

Western politicians bogged down in the Yugoslavia conflict are "awkwardly trying to cover up their international gangsterism" by lying, Lukin said.

Wednesday's NATO bombing of a column of refugees in southern Kosovo was "a heinous crime" for which the West is trying to blame Milosevic because NATO and the U.S. are having difficulty ending the war without losing face.

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), April 15, 1999.

Why doesn't Russia stay home and feed their own starving people? We send money to Russia and they then in turn spend it on stabbing us in the back. Personally, I resent giving Russia a dime. And if we are going to give them money it should be dollars for nukes and given through and to aid agenceys, not the gov't.

-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), April 15, 1999.


You are woefully ignorant of the geopolitical chess game being played out.

You, I and the rest of the non-elites running the show...are just pawns being played for bigger stakes.

You or I won't figure in that game as this situation spreads.

We will be toast.

-- INVAR (gundark@sw.net), April 15, 1999.

I suppose the Russians could finance this aid via New IMF /World Bank loans approved today

-- Lisa (lisa@work.now), April 15, 1999.

This whole Balkan deal smells way too much like 1965 in Southeast Asia. I've got a baaaad feeling about this one.

-- rick blaine (y2kazoo@hotmail.com), April 15, 1999.

INVAR, You are exactly right. The new Stratfor GIU ends with the following:

"Washington and NATO are playing the great game in the Caucasus and Central Asia, without a doubt. They are also feuding with Russia over the situation in Yugoslavia. The wider game is only beginning... ...It is therefore striking that Washington would choose to increase tension in the Caucasus at the same time it is trying to decrease it in Europe."

This thing is getting way, way too hot! As discussed in Andy's previous thread "Clinton is Hitler...", it very well may wind up involving China and North Korea. Personally, I don't think those clowns in Washington are capable of solving this mess without a broader conflict.

-- No No (nono@nogo.com), April 15, 1999.

...you've got a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad feeling about everything, that's why you're a gloomer. You might want to use logic instead of "feelings" next time. Might be nore productive...

-- Y2K Pro (2@641.com), April 15, 1999.

What would you know about using logic, Y2K "Pro"? The only thing you are a Pro about is being a jackass.

-- Y2K Pro is a jerk (disgusted@hadenoughofthis.com), April 15, 1999.


Why don't you post your political attacks on an appropriate forum such as The Government of the United States at http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a.tcl?topic=The%20Government%20o f%20the%20United%20States and then post a short reference on this forum with a link to your posting on the other forum?

-- No Spam Please (No_Spam_Please@anon_ymous.com), April 15, 1999.

No Spam.

Get a grip - what I am posting are not political attacks.

The only attacking going on is NATO at this moment in time.

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), April 15, 1999.

No NO,

I fear you are correct here with these analyses of yours.

keep 'em coming.

I for one would like a heads up about what may be about to go down - I don't want to have my head stuck in the sand like many other folks on this forum who see life as a series of binary digits.


-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), April 15, 1999.

oh no no no bad

-- nervous (news@too.fast), April 16, 1999.

According to WMAL AM radio 630 in Dee Cee (cringe/gag) at about 7:30 EST April 15th, either the US or NATO (don't remember) announced it will stop & check all ships in the Adriatic Sea for military supplies, including fuel. The folks at this mainstream Dee Cee station seemed quite concerned, describing the Russians as being "less than thrilled" by being stopped. WMAL likened this to the Cuban Missle Crisis.

Oddly, I have not seen this reported elsewhere. I wonder if it is true?

-- Anonymous99 (Anonymous99@Anonymous99.xxx), April 16, 1999.

You are right Andy, Invar, and rick. I feel were are mearlyy pawns that will be taken off the board... We are headed for disaster. And as for you y2kProle, you obviously can't see the bigger picture, and you never will... you are doomed to be destroyed. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!! See the world as the evil, sick, fools "paradice" that we have turned it into!!!!! this world is sick and corrupt, and cannot stand as itt is!! Get it finally!

-- Crono (Crono@timesend.com), April 16, 1999.

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