Eyewitness Account Of NATO
Murders At Serb
TV Headquarters
Email from Marija Mitrovic...downtown Belgrade
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Bob Djurdjevic <>
BELGRADE - Further to our initial report about NATO's bombing of the Serb TV headquarters early this morning Belgrade time (see Day 30, Update 1, Item 3, Apr. 22), we received the following dramatic eyewitness account from a TiM source in Belgrade:
"I live 100 meters (about 110 yards) away from the Serb TV headquarters. At 2:06AM, we were sitting in our room, talking. Then we heard awful sounds of a plane. It was so loud that we all hid under the bed, thinking that it'll hit our building and kill us all.
Then we heard strong detonations. Our windows started rattling. The lights went out. We heard several more explosions. My neighbor, who is only 10 years old, fell down the stairs while trying to reach the shelter.
We were all panic-stricken because we heard strong detonations, and we thought that our building will fall apart. After that, we heard that the Serb TV was hit. After some time, we went there to see what happened. I can actually can see the park (in front of the Serb TV building) from my window, but the building itself is behind some trees.
We saw smoke, fire... then we reached the building. Firemen, police, civil defense people... were all already there trying to help the survivors.
We saw a woman shouting from the ruins: "Please, I am here, help me!!" Some men tried her to get her out. She was walking around like a lunatic, shouting: "Where is Jelena? Jelena, she is still in the building!!"
Then we saw somebody falling from the second floor. We saw a man who was hanging upside down from the first, or second floor, I dunno. His head was all covered in blood. His legs were literary crushed by the concrete block. Everybody tried to help him. He is (or was) around 20-25 years old.
People were running around dripping with blood. Fire and smoke all over the place. Blood could be seen everywhere. A real massacre.
Then a friend of mine shouted "This man is dead!!" I didn't turn my head to see him because I thought I was about to faint. My friends went a bit further, and saw the corps lying without a head. We also saw a pair of (woman's) legs lying crushed by another concrete block. I think that she was already dead, even though people tried to pull her out.
It was terrible. I don't know if I described it well enough. I am still shaking and I'm unable to think. People were lying wounded all over the place. I can still smell the mixture of blood and smoke.
I hope you understand. All (Serb TV) buildings around were destroyed. I won't have any further comments on this. I'll need some more time to recover. That's all for now.
I also heard a reporter who was in the building saying: "The plane went really low, and then made a strike right at the entrance of the building."
This was not a crime against media, nor anything else NATO was claming to save or prevent. This is a direct crime against humanity, and people world-over should know that. Thanks, Bob."
Marija Mitrovic, downtown Belgrade ______
TiM Ed.: It tragically fitting that NATO, formed as a defensive organization 50 years ago to the day, should mark its anniversary with an attack on freedom of speech as well as innocent civilians in Belgrade. Now that all masks of civility have fallen, everybody can see the new NATO for what it is - a mass murdering New World Order juggernaut, or a North Atlantic Terrorist Organization, as some Belgrade protest posters have depicted it.
2. Journalists Group Protests Bombing of Serb TV
BRUSSELS, Apr. 23 - The International Federation of Journalists, a group of journalism unions which represents about 450,000 journalists around the world, expressed deep concern today over NATO's attack against Serbia's state television center in Belgrade, saying the alliance had violated its pledge to hit military targets only, the Associated Press reported today.
"This bomb attack seems to make a very clear statement that civilian and particularly media targets are legitimate," IFJ General-Secretary, Aidan White, told a news conference. He said the attack meant that Serbian journalists who are working for a free media are now more than ever in danger of being persecuted."