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Slobodan Markovic on Fri, 9 Apr 1999 01:20:10 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> 3 messages: Violations; Drop 'em; Microsoft and NATO


From: "Slobodan Markovic" <twiddle {AT} EUnet.yu>
Subject: Violations
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 18:21:30 +0200

    Look what I found on www.nato.int! You are about to read two key
    articles of NATO statute and one article of the UN Charter.

    What an irony...


    THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY - ARTICLE 1
    The Parties undertake, as set forth in the Charter of the United
    Nations, to settle any international dispute in which they may be
    involved by peaceful means in such a manner that international
    peace and security and justice are not endangered, and to refrain
    in their international relations from the threat or use of force
    in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.


    THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY - ARTICLE 5
    The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in
    Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all
    and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each
    of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self
    defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the UN...
    Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall
    immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be
    terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to
    restore and maintain international peace and security.


    CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS - ARTICLE 51
    Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of
    individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against
    a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken
    measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.
    Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self defence
    shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in
    any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council
    under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems
    necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and
    security.


    Greetings,

            Slobodan Markovic   | http://solair.eunet.yu/~twiddle
            Internodium Project | http://www.internodium.org.yu

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From: "Slobodan Markovic" <twiddle {AT} EUnet.yu>
Subject: Drop 'em
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 20:50:00 +0200

    ========================================================================
    DISCLAIMER: I'm not affiliated with any of the sides in current conflict
    on Balkans. I'm a 21 years old student of computer sciences at the
    University of Belgrade. I don't support violence as a way of solving any
    conflict. You are about to read only one tiny part of my experiences
    concerning goddamn war in my living environment.
    ========================================================================


    Last night, before midnight, I heard a loud explosion in Belgrade. Few
    moments after the explosion anyone in Belgrade could hear the screaming
    sound of NATO airplane flying over... A big, thick, cloud of smoke was
    growing over the very centre of the city... This was one of the
    strangest targets - long time abandoned old civilian administrative
    building in Nemanjina Street 9. For those who visited Belgrade, it's
    the street which leads from Main train station up to Slavija square.

    I think that THE REAL target of this attack was nearby Army HQ building
    (evacuated and empty since first day of NATO attacks, BTW). It is funny
    to notice, but NATO pilot missed the crossroad!

    YOU BLOODY IDIOT! Army HQ is situated on the second crossing from the
    train station NOT on the first one, damn it!

    So, idiot missed the target, but dropped 900 kg monster only 100 meters
    far from St. Sava's Hospital, full of people in critical condition after
    survived stroke, heart attack and other cardio-vascular problems... not
    to mention the block of civilian buildings 50 m from the hit building...

    It was a fun day in Prishtina also, where citizens are still cleaning
    the rubbles of devastated civilian block of buildings. NATO probably
    thought that it will be a boring task, so they used (forbidden) cluster
    bombs. Now, some unexploded cluster bombs are slowing down the cleaning
    of the mess and saving people who survived.

    Definite number of dead people is still not known, but it is much more
    than 5! One Turkish family was almost wiped from the face of the Planet.
    Only a little boy and his grandmother survived, because detonation threw
    them out on the street over balcony.


    Greetings,

            Slobodan Markovic   | http://solair.eunet.yu/~twiddle
            Internodium Project | http://www.internodium.org.yu

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From: "Slobodan Markovic" <twiddle {AT} EUnet.yu>
Subject: Microsoft and NATO
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 20:50:31 +0200

    ASCII joke from the kids in Belgrade atomic shelters:
   
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | F-117a                                                         [x] |
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------+
    |                                                                    |
    | This plane has performed an illegal operation          +-------+   |
    | and will be shot down.                                 | Close |   |
    |                                                        +-------+   |
    | If the problem persists, contact the plane vendor.                 |
    |                                                                    |
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------+

    :-)

    Greetings,

            Slobodan Markovic   | http://solair.eunet.yu/~twiddle
            Internodium Project | http://www.internodium.org.yu
    
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