Crime in War – Genocide in Peace
We invite you to the presentation of the book Crime in War – Genocide in Peace to be held on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 at 7:30 p.m., in the Small Hall of Kolarčeva Zadužbina.
Speakers - authors of the book:
- Vladislav Jovanović, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the FRY
- Slobodan Petković, general
- Prof. Dr. Slobodan Čikarić, academician
Crime in War – Genocide in Peace, The consequences of NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999, is a study co-published by Službeni Glasnik and the Serbian Cancer Society, in Serbian and English.
The book identifies in a documented way hundreds of locations across Serbian land that were struck by projectiles containing lethal radioactive substances. In more than 60% of cases the targets were civilian and even 44% of all the impacts were effected in the final 10 days of war, after the agreement on ending the aggression had been reached.
The study Crime in War – Genocide in Peace raises our awareness of the criminal nature and the genocidal effects of the air campaign which NATO conducted against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999, in violation of the United Nations Charter and its own Statute, without the authorization of the UN Security Council. This unprovoked aggression resulted in a series of crimes against the civilian population and civilian targets for which the NATO leadership and its leading Member States have not as yet been brought to face justice either before national or international criminal courts. A prominent diplomat, Vladislav Jovanović, unveils the disastrous consequences of such a policy.
The second part of the book is a study by General Slobodan Petković who brings, for the first time and in a professional way, to the attention of our own and the international public, that by its inhuman use of depleted uranium munitions in the amount of approximately 10-15 tons, NATO has deliberately caused an environmental disaster. This is best evidenced by a number of maps and tables. NATO knew that such munitions were dangerous, cancerogenic and genotoxic. For this reason, it warned its own Members, but not the Serbian civilian population, of the existing danger. In view of the scientifically established fact that depleted uranium remains on the surface of and within the soil for hundreds of thousands of years, the economic and other disasters that have affected Serbia have certainly taken the form of a pre-planned genocide.
The third part of the book prepared by academician Slobodan Cikarić is a scientific confirmation that, as a result of the deliberate use of depleted uranium munitions, the number of persons diagnosed with malignant tumours and the newly born babies with psycho-physical deformities has been rising, year on year. A decade of extensive professional research has shown a dramatic rise in the incidence of malignant tumours and genome mutations in Serbia, in the past few years, following a latent period of ten years. It is highly likely that in the coming years these figures will, unfortunately, continue to account for an even more rapid and alarming rise.