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Clinton Tried to Push Hungary’s Orban Into Invading Yugoslavia During 1999 NATO War, Vucic Reveals

By Ilya Tsukanov – Samizdat – 08.10.2022

On March 12, 1999, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Poland became the first members of the defunct Warsaw Pact alliance to be incorporated into NATO after Washington broke its commitments to Moscow not to expand the bloc eastward. Two weeks later, NATO kicked off a massive 78-day aerial bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.

US President Bill Clinton attempted to prod Hungary into invading its Yugoslav neighbors during the alliance’s 1999 aerial campaign of aggression against Belgrade, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has revealed.

“In 1999, Hungary was supposed to attack Serbia with ground forces. [Hungarian Prime Minister] Viktor Orban confirmed this to me and allowed me to inform the public about it. US President Bill Clinton and the British demanded from Orban that the Hungarians attack Serbia from the north to stretch our forces to Vojvodina, something Orban refused to do, putting him under great pressure,” Vucic said in an address to the nation on Saturday.

According to the Serbian president, then-German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder helped Budapest withstand the pressure from Washington.

Orban received further criticism for rejecting a ground invasion from the British during his trip to the UK, Vucic said, with former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher telling the Hungarian leader that she was greatly “bothered” by Budapest’s refusal to attack its neighbor, because it would mean that “more British soldiers will die.”

Vucic said the episode demonstrates the disconnect between the Western military alliance’s efforts to build “trust” with Belgrade, and the reality that the bloc plotted to invade his country.

Viktor Orban served his first tenure as Hungary’s prime minister between 1998 and 2002, and presided over the country’s entry into NATO, which was approved by the previous government. He served as leader of the opposition between 2002 and 2010, before his conservative nationalist Fidesz party returned to power.

The US and its NATO allies spent 78 days bombing the now-dissolved Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the spring and summer of 1999, launching over 2,300 missiles and dropping more than 14,000 bombs, including cluster bombs and depleted uranium munitions which contaminated the Balkans with at least 15 tons of radioactive material. As many as 5,700 people were killed in the bombings, with tens of thousands more diagnosed with cancer thought to be associated with the aggression in the years and decades since. In 2017, Serbian scientist Ljubisa Rakic calculated that the amount of DU dropped on Yugoslavia was equivalent to about 170 Hiroshima bombs. The bombing was also estimated to have caused up to $100 billion in economic damage.

President Joe Biden played a key role in stoking US aggression in Yugoslavia, serving in his capacity as a senator from Delaware as one of the top hawks in Washington pushing for the conflict to be expanded into a full-on ground invasion.

October 8, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism, Timeless or most popular, War Crimes | , , , ,


  1. Hopefully, Europeans will wake up to the fact that the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization is the pitbull for the (((international banking cartel))).


    Comment by Curmudgeon | October 8, 2022 | Reply

  2. Clinton is the textbook definition of a terrorist for what he did in Operation Allied Force. He bombed civilian infrastructure (railways, bridges, dams, tv stations, cigarette factories, the Yugo factory, the Chinese embassy (supposedly that one was a mistake but still would not have happened it military targets were being bombed) as well as coal and electrical resources) and he bombed them to force Serbs to vote Milosevic out of power (yes, Clinton never removed him, he was voted out by terrorized Serbians)

    This is the reason I got out of the military, after I was decorated for my part in Operation Allied Force. When I got out and came home evil leftists were pretending to be “outraged” by Bush’s wars. Don’t get me wrong, Bush is a war criminal too, but I told the left that Clinton and Bush were part of the same basic agenda, Bush was not doing anything worse than the previous admin. In fact clinton used the exact same doctored intel to begin bombing Iraq in 1998 (Operation Desert fox) I was called horrible things (war criminal, fascist) for just saying that Bush was the same as Clinton. Then Bush left office, no one was ever investigated for actual war crimes, and the war crimes just continued in Syria and Libya. How could that happen unless the left is horrible evil scum that only pretends to protest war crimes so that they can take power and commit more war crimes?


    Comment by Jays | October 8, 2022 | Reply

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