Colonel David Hackworth and the Albanian Lobby

David Hackworth Defending the Serbian Flag

David Hackworth, a highly decorated United States Army colonel and prominent military journalist, attacks a former Congressman and the President of the Albanian lobby on Capitol Hill, Joseph DioGuardi, for burning the Serbian flag on a demonstration during the NATO air campaign against Serbia. 

Two American Veterans on the KLA as a Criminal Organization

Renowned American veterans David Hackworth and Bob Maginnis infuriate the president of the Albanian lobby when they accuse the Kosovo Liberation Army of being a bunch of criminals involved in terrorist activities. While Hackworth refers to sources from Interpol for such claims, Maginnis looks to articles from famous American newspapers going a long time back. The truth is though that these terrorists had covertly received equipment and training from American and German intelligence services months before the West officially became involved in the conflict.

Albanian Motor Mouth Shirley Cloyes

The habit of interrupting other people while they're talking, or in this case answering questions not directed to them, is evidently something shared by both Shirley Cloyes and spouse Joseph DioGuardi. Finally, David Hackworth has enough.

Concerning the part where Frank Gaffney claims that the war could have to do something with Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky, it can be said that one should not believe in it. Most likely, he himself doesn't believe in something like that but at the same time he won't admit the real cause, that the war was really just an attempt to find a justification for the existence of NATO after the end of the Cold War.

Bob Maginnis on Serbia's Chances Against NATO

Bob Maginnis looks back to the Second World War to demonstrate the Serbs' fighting capacities and then counts up facts about the capacity of the Yugoslav Army to prove that the Serbs are far from being sitting ducks in the Kosovo war.

David Hackworth Admires Serbian Defiance

Not paying much attention to Shirley Cloyes' motor mouth, David Hackworth gives his impressions of the Serbian during the Kosovo war. 

Shirley Cloyes Has Got a Mouse in Her Pocket

David Hackworth is confused when Shirley Cloyes keeps saying "we," keeping in mind that she is a member of the Albanian lobby on Capitol Hill. Finally, he has enough and says some demeaning remarks.

Regarding what Captain Ryan Henry says, that the KLA doesn't exist as an effective fighting force, it can be said that this was true some months back, when the province was totally peaceful and no fighting except small and insignificant activities from the KLA could be observed. Fact is that at the time the bombing began on 24 March 1999, the KLA had no significance at all. It was only with the assistance of the biggest military powers on earth that they managed to rebuild and enter Kosovo and then parade on the streets of Kosovo as victors, when in fact they had done nothing and didn't have a chance against the Serbs.

'The Europeans Should Have Done it Themselves' (?!)

If you think that Dana Rohrabacher is just that stupid or ignorant to think and then say something like that, you're wrong. Nor is he talking like that just because he's a Republican and Bill Clinton's a Democrat. The the answer can be found in his and other American politicians' cleverness. They won't admit that they started the war, that Madeleine Albright and Bill Clinton forced the Pentagon and other NATO countries to attack Serbia, even if these were against the war.

As Professor Peter Gowan nicely points out in his "The Twisted Road to Kosovo," the credibility of NATO, and more importantly the United States, was at stake only because Bill Clinton's administration made it come to this point: by the time the bombing had started, Madeleine Albright had repeated so many times how their credibility was at stake that something needed to be done, or NATO and the United States would have been humiliated to an unimaginable extent, something which the Pentagon and other NATO countries didn't want to risk. In other words, the talking was just a preperation for a war, a war which was staged in order to give all the sceptics a reason for why NATO had to exist even after the Cold War.

TV Host Makes Fun of Joseph DioGuardi 

After a debate on whether the United States has the right to assassinate the democratically elected Slobodan Milošević, they go on to talk about a crucial part of the war, namely that the Pentagon had warned the politicians that an air-war alone could not obtain the goals that Bill Clinton had. The same way, everyone knew how the Serbs would react to such an unprovoked attack on their country, which was whole-heartedly supported by the Albanians in Kosovo who were really pawns in the big game.

This further proves Peter Gowan's point in his "The Twisted Road to Kosovo," that no one except for the politicians in the United States and especially the administration of Bill Clinton wanted the war. There was after all no opinion in the American public for something to be done to stop the alleged atrocities in Kosovo. This is probably why Clinton in his speech to the nation on the day of the first strikes on March 24 asked the American people to look Kosovo up on their maps (!), meaning that no one could have cared less about the Albanians.

Joseph DioGuardi, a former congressman himself, is fully aware of the real motives behind the war. It was really about justifying the existence of post-Cold War NATO and strengthening the United States' position over Western European countries. Rohrabacher and DioGuardi were most likely also aware of that the Kosovo Liberation Army was obtaining arms and training covertly from the United States and Germany.