12 April, 2009 – Strategic Culture Foundation
On April, 4, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) marked its 60th jubilee. In Serbia, my home country, many people are doomed not to celebrate their 60th birthdays- they will die of cancer. In 1999 NATO bombed Serbia with depleted uranium bombs, which caused a cancer outbreak in the region. Serbia’s soil, water and air will remain polluted for a few more decades, taking lives of hundreds of Serbs.
There isn’t a single word about it in NATO’s official reports. One may read there about NATO’s contribution to peace in Kosovo.
While NATO exists, there will exist such parallel stories: the one about the alliance’s humanitarian mission, the other (which is less frequent) about death and destruction NATO is guilty of.