When I saw the media in Serbia reporting about Donald Trump's alleged condemnation of the 1999 NATO attack on then-Yugoslavia, also known as the Kosovo War, I shrugged it off as disinformation. Most of them, I'm sad to say, are almost entirely dedicated to gaslighting the general populace, and as likely to spread confusion and cognitive dissonance as actual news.
It turns out that Donald Trump did talk to Larry King about Kosovo - but everyone is leaving out that this took place in October 1999. That is sort of important, though: by that point, the Serbian province had been "liberated" by NATO occupation forces, and the ethnic cleansing of non-Albanians by the terrorist KLA had been going on since mid-June.
Here is the segment touching on Kosovo, from the official CNN transcript (with my emphasis):
KING: But, we don't know the - for example, you and Kosovo. Would you have done what Clinton did?He could be referring to the KLA ethnic cleansing of Serbs, Roma, and other groups here. But true to himself, Trump is being very vague and it is impossible to pin the statements down. At the time, he was considering running for the presidency, but ultimately decided against it.
TRUMP: Well, I would have done it a little bit differently. And I know this would sound terrible. But look at the havoc that they have wreaked in Kosovo. I mean, we could say we lost very few people. Of course, we had airplanes 75,000 feet up in the air dropping bombs. But, look at what we've done to that land and to those people and the deaths that we've caused.
Now, they haven't been caused with us and the allies because we were way up in the air in planes. But, at some point, you had to put troops in so not everybody could go over the borders and everything else, and a lot of people agree with that.
Now, would people have been killed? Perhaps, perhaps more. But, at least ultimately, you would have had far fewer deaths. And you wouldn't have had the havoc and the terror that you've got right now. So, you know, I don't know if they consider that a success because I can't consider it a success.
KING: You don't.
TRUMP: They bombed the hell out of a country, out of a whole area, everyone is fleeing in every different way, and nobody knows what's happening, and the deaths are going on by the thousands.
It would certainly be interesting if someone asked him the same question today, 17 years later, when he is actually running for president (and may be getting the nomination, too).
"Trump: NATO is obsolete"
says it all:
Donald Trump Foreign Policy Advisor:
"An all-out campaign by Al-Qaeda destroyed the Serbian Army in Kosovo and led to regime change in Serbia".
In an analysis, published one year before Kosovo declared independence, Phares stated that "if that [independence] happens, then the same must also offered Bosnian Serbs."
Hillary is hiring hate groups to try and ruin trump. She wants to start a new world order and this is what america will look like http://foxnews.com/crisis2100
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Did you say the Ethnic cleansing of Serbians in Kosovo? The KLA committing preforming mass killings of Serbians and other minority groups? You've gotta be fucking kidding me man. NATO forces found hundereds of mass graves that were filled with corpses, and it was the Serbian forces who killed those people. The KLA were freedom fighters, who instead of fleeing their homes fought back against the Serbian government.
See that right there, Unknown, is pure NATO (or should I say, KLA?) propaganda. Word for word. Not a single letter true in there. Nice try.
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