Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Serbia is Bombed (1999)

Serbia is Bombed (1999) Dry Bones cartoon.

Today's news is the arrest, in Serbia, of Radovan Karadzic, the Serb leader who has been in hiding since the late nineties.

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Today's golden Oldie is from March 22, 1999 when America (under Bill Clinton) signaled that it was ready to bomb Serbia. Two days later the bombing began. Here's the story from Wikipedia:

"NATO's bombing campaign lasted from March 24 to June 11, 1999, involving up to 1,000 aircraft operating mainly from bases in Italy and aircraft carriers stationed in the Adriatic. Tomahawk cruise missiles were also extensively used, fired from aircraft, ships and submarines. All of the NATO members were involved to some degree—even Greece, despite publicly opposing the war. Over the ten weeks of the conflict, NATO aircraft flew over 38,000 combat missions. For the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) it was the first time it had participated in a conflict since World War II." -more

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