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China Embassy Bombing Was No Accident

The NATO bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade was a deliberate, calculated act, which is why China is so outraged.

Both NATO and China know the truth, but neither will come clean. The politicians and 'statesmen' are going to be the end of us all someday.

The truth is the Chinese embassy in Belgrade was full of electronic tracking devices sophisticated enough to give the Yugoslavs a variety of intelligence information. This is certainly not unusual as, for example, every U.S. embassy in the world is stuffed with the same type equipment, only more and better.

But for NATO and the Americans, it soon became clear the Chinese, who opposed the NATO position, were passing information to Yugoslavia. The Russians were doing the same thing for the same reasons, but NATO decided to hit China since it needed the Russians more in dealing with the delicate situation in Yugoslavia.

Fresh from the recent Chinese American summit, the U.S. felt sure it could control China's response, surmising that China needed the U.S. for WTO. Even if things went wrong and China couldn't be contained, the top brass in Washington thought they could at least curry some favor and deflect criticism by appealing to the anti-China lobby in the U.S.

That's exactly what they did.

The law of unintended consequences is at work.

NATO could not admit the truth since the bombing was an obvious act of aggression against a third party. China would not admit the truth in order to maintain the moral high ground of an innocent victim.

Worst of all, the 'free' press bought this whole absurdity with no questions asked. The 'mistake' story is so ludicrous that no inquiring mind would accept it unless they were afraid of being booted out of future press conferences or God forbid, they actually believe the tale.

Doubt it? Then consider the facts.

NATO at first claimed the bombing was an unfortunate case of 'collateral damage' such as occurs in all wars. Then China demonstrated the building was hit from several different directions by multiple missiles, all from different sources, with pinpoint knowledge of the building's structure. NATO quickly changed its story to blame the mistake on 'old maps.'

I was astonished NATO would even try such an excuse with a straight face, but the press bought it without a blink. Even the tourist maps of Belgrade show the Chinese embassy, which is set away from all other buildings.

The American CIA knows the location of every Russian and Chinese embassy in the world and keeps constant track of diplomatic comings and goings. And as one of the perks of their jobs, diplomatic officials attend special events at each other's embassies at least annually. The idea the U.S. did not know the location of a Chinese embassy is beyond belief

 America then went so far as to claim the 'mistake' just got lost in the vetting and approval procedure through which all targets must go. Now the spin doctors have really done it!

That would mean the intelligence bureaus of at least Germany, Italy, France and the UK were all using the same old map and none of them knew about China either. Please!

Every one of those countries has been wooing China for several years. Officials have been to the embassies repeatedly and would certainly have caught the 'error' as the target went to each for approval.

The U.S. has further acknowledged it found all other military targets in Yugoslavia using up-to-date technology. Are we really to believe that in one case, a U.S. intelligence officer suddenly adopted a totally different target-locating technique in violation of operational rules? Are we really to believe the same intelligence officer didn't actually use the map directly to identify the target, but found it by 'comparing the pattern and numbering system of its parallel streets'? Who is this 'intelligence officer'? Why can't we meet him?

We've all seen the U.S. repeatedly demonstrate how its military can pinpoint targets from Iraq to Sudan to Afghanistan knowing exactly what was happening in each location as well as the structural makeup of the targets. How could technology that can track the inner workings of buildings around the world confuse the Chinese embassy?

NATO knew exactly what it was doing.

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