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Sunday, May 30, 1999 Published at 23:17 GMT 00:17 UK


Nato promised 'hell' in Kosovo



Serbian media have reported fresh defiance by the military in Kosovo while Nato steps up psychological pressure on the troops on the ground.

Kosovo: Special Report

Serbian TV reported an interview with the head of the Yugoslav Army in Kosovo, Col-Gen Nebojsa Pavkovic, promising Nato ground forces "real hell" in the event of an invasion.

"Should Nato decide to carry out a ground invasion, its soldiers will go through real hell every step of the way," Col-Gen Pavkovic told the defence magazine `Vojska'.

Despite two months of bombardment, Serbian troops were still a force to be reckoned with, having preserved men and equipment and a "favourable operational deployment of ground units" using "various tactical moves and actions".

"We would soon stand face to face on the terrain which we know extremely well and which we have prepared well to defend.

"The enemy's technological and technical advantage would start to diminish in the first days of any invasion."

Col-Gen Pavkovic added, while the troops were ready for battle they were also prepared to implement any "peace and other initiatives" from Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.

'B-52s will be after you'

The Serbian news agency Beta reported Nato aircraft had dropped leaflets over the Kosovo capital Pristina urging Serbian troops to desert their units and leave or face bombardment by B-52 bombers.


[ image: Nato says its leaflets are designed to domoralise Yugoslav troops]
Nato says its leaflets are designed to domoralise Yugoslav troops
Two B-52s flew over the city at high altitude as the leaflets were dropped.

"The Yugoslav Army forces are warned to leave Kosovo, because Nato is now using B-52 bombers to cast MK-82 bombs, weighing 225 kilograms each," one of the leaflets read.

"Every B-52 bomber can carry more than 50 such bombs. These aircraft will be after you until they drive you out of Kosovo... and prevent you from committing atrocities.

"If you want to survive and see your families again, you should abandon your units and firearms."

The leaflets warned that "thousands" of bombs would be dropped on Serbian forces.

The Bilderberg conspiracy

An article in Vojska reports that Western politicians ranging from the queen of Spain to Margaret Thatcher produced a blueprint for a "Balkan Vietnam" at a meeting in Scotland in 1996.


[ image: Spain's Queen Sofia (left): Key member of the Bilderburg Group?]
Spain's Queen Sofia (left): Key member of the Bilderburg Group?
The "Bilderberg Group" decided to push for the arrest of "war criminals from among the Serbs" using the Hague war crimes tribunal as its tool, in order to provoke a war with Russia, the article, quoted by the Yugoslav state news agency Tanjug, said.

"The Bilderberg Group is obviously a self-styled world supra-government which is earning billions of dollars thanks to crises and wars it, itself, is provoking."

The article named as group members Queen Sofia of Spain, Margaret Thatcher, Helmut Kohl, Valery Giscard D'Estaing, Lord Peter Carrington, Lord Owen, Henry Kissinger, Giovanni Agnelli, David Rockefeller and Baron Rothschild.

Vojska quoted as its source of information "a thorough investigation conducted by independent US journalists".

Yugoslav lawyers eye damages claim

Tanjug has reported that the country's top law organizations have demanded compensation from Nato for the damage caused by its campaign.

"The persons who destroyed Yugoslavia are obliged under international law to compensate for all forms of damage incurred," a two-day seminar by the Serbian Bar Association and the Yugoslav Association for Criminal Law and Criminology concluded.

Russian and Greek lawyers also attended the seminar in Belgrade's Hall of Justice.

Tourist season opens in Montenegro

Montenegrin TV has reported the arrival of its first tourists this summer.#

A couple of hundred holiday-makers from the Serbian part of Sarajevo have checked into the Dolphin Hotel in the resort town of Bijela and the TV showed the youngsters splashing in the sea and tanning on the beach.

With Montenegrin radio reporting NATO air raids on the coastal towns of Tivat and Herceg-Novi this weekend, one of the Sarajevo teachers was asked if his group was not concerned.

"It's nothing new," he told the TV.

BBC Monitoring (http://www.monitor.bbc.co.uk), based in Caversham in southern England, selects and translates information from radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet from 150 countries in more than 70 languages.



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