Thursday, May 01, 2008

Julia Gorin Interview on Telling the Truth About the Balkans

Julia Gorin has done two recent interviews for the Serbian media, Press & Vesti. Here's an excerpted English translation from Džejn’s Two Cents Blog:

When did you become interested in Balkan crisis?

In March of 1999, when there was suddenly talk of America bombing a European country, I became very suspicious. Particularly because the president was a clown named Bill Clinton who had gotten into trouble too many times. It was obvious to me that this was being done against national interest and in Bill Clinton’s interest.

I couldn’t believe that this was actually going to happen, that it was unstoppable. Everything started to feel surreal; my husband and I were going through life day to day as if just existing, just going through the motions: shower, work, eat, sleep—but our souls were somewhere else. We were completely disoriented; it felt like the bottom fell out from under the earth and America was slipping away. I knew that this would come back to haunt America. I also knew that America had turned a very dark corner. The fact that our usually anti-war, mainstream Left supported this war was even more proof that this was probably very bad for America. Given that the person in the Oval Office spent his life working against American interests, I sensed there was something anti-American about this “war”.

I wrote my first article on the subject about one month into the unimaginable bombing, but because I still knew so little about the conflict, the article worked from the premise that it was just an ancient ethnic rivalry with moral equivalence between the two sides—certainly nothing like the “holocaust” it was being portrayed as. Soon it became apparent that we were bombing Christians on behalf of Muslims who were as usual claiming that they were being “oppressed”. That’s when my suspicions began to be confirmed.

I expected the farce of this war to be exposed at any second, and all the lies revealed—especially after the bombing, as the news reports coming from the region showed what the Albanians did next, such as moving on to Macedonia—like clockwork. But months passed by, and then years, and there was nothing. Not from the liberal media, and not from the right that usually distrusts the liberal media. Only from the radical Left was any reporting being done, and I realized that a great lie had been built around the Serbs. So as the silence about this recent “war” continued, I kept digging, and researching, and writing, and the truth got uglier and uglier with every stone I looked under. It became my mission to spread the truth. I thought that the trial of Milosevic would help; I expected it to be front-page news every day that it was happening, because it was called “the Second Nuremberg”. But there was silence even on that, so my interest in the subject intensified. It was a phenomenon unlike anything I’d ever seen. It was sometime in 2002 that this went from being about America and American security for me to being about the Serbs and the great injustice that they were the victims of—by America’s hand. At this point, it was still all about Kosovo for me; midway through the Milosevic trial it became evident that Kosovo was simply a repetition of what was done to the Serbs in Bosnia and Croatia........Continued

1 comment:

Spook said...

'I became very suspicious. Particularly because the president was a clown named Bill Clinton who had gotten into trouble too many times.
It was obvious to me that this was being done against national interest and in Bill Clinton’s interest.'

Ditto, Clinton was and is a piece of trash, he and his libtard followers have gotten the US into a situation where we are on the wrong side of an issue against a natural American ally like Serbia.

I for one, am no longer under any such illusions. This American and my friends are for Serbia.