The following article represents the last part of materials related to obscure role the Dutch Princess Mabel of Oranje – Nassau played in Balkan tragedy. However, since I don’t speak Dutch, I used Google auto translations and also one good hearted native Dutch (thanks, R, kisses) .
My advantage is that I worked on this case during my career in a Serbian Weekly ten years ago, so I am familiar with the issue.
So this is the second part, edited and more or less successfully translated in English:
The Soros Foundation and the Open Society Institute in the Netherlands are not active. They have played a role in the support campaign for Soros’ B92 Channel, radio station in Serbia. This was, in the two years before the Kosovo war, the main symbol of the pro NATO opposition in Serbia.
It was mainly Dutch activists from the world of so called free media and internet, who stood up for B92 – as so-called “independent media” in Serbia. It was the George Soros eho financed the transmitters. It was also time of the great Internet hype and in 1900-es capitalism seemed omnipotent, the global economy grown into the infinite, and ‘all the good things came from the U.S.’ propaganda.
Therefore Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro and Serbs in Krajina and Bosnia) was a stupid relic that had to be cleared by progressive forces – such as the NATO. Internet service provider – the very first in the Netherlands – regulated the presence of pro NATO B92 Channel on the Internet, so it could avoid the ‘censorship’ of Serbian authorities.
The website of the ‘free radio from Belgrade was transmitted via server located in Amsterdam, and the service was paid from New York. During the time being there was even a public invitation for B’92 Radio support by depositing money into an account in New York – This was requested by George Soros .
Later, during the Kosovo war, the “independent” station broadcast from NATO aircraft and a BBC satellite channel. The motives for the Dutch backup are clear from the following piece of Karin Spaink, who was an adviser to the OSCE (OSCE), which was part of the administration of occupied Kosovo:
It is almost certain that Mabel Wisse Smit during the mid 90s maintained contacts with the Intelligence, possibly of several countries. There was a war going on in Europe, it was far the most important in the EU agenda, the possibility of Western intervention was present from 1991, the Netherlands had troops in Bosnia from 1994. And Mabel was the girlfriend of Bosnian Sacirbey – that improves the Bosnian image in the West. But Sacirbey was also an American citizen – he grew up in the U.S. – and U.S. intelligence certainly got a ‘file-Mabel’ .
Capture: Muhamed Sacirbey, former Bosnian UN ambassador. Also former Dutch princess’ Mabel lover
Mabel worked with Italian politician Emma Bonino as well: She was a long time EU Commissioner, and she was in charge of humanitarian aid. Bonino signed on 8 October 2003 a Statement of support for Mabel’s organization. Bonino also stated that one ‘influential Dutch’ had requested so. Through her work Mabel cooperated in any case with Ruud Lubbers and Frits Bolkestein, and probably Ed Thijn (former head of delegation of the OSCE observers in Bosnia).
The Times printed the Bonino’s letter on 9 October, and reported about it on the front page, presumably at the insistence of editor Peter Brothers (PvdA). This is important simply because the list of signatories gives a picture of the world of Mabel Wisse Smit and the people who supported her criminal mission. It was clear that charity has nothing to do with it:
Morton Abramowitz: former U.S. ambassador to Turkey. He was also a Minister of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for intelligence. He was a board member of Human Rights Watch – an NGO largely paid by George Soros. HRW was the main pro-intervention lobby under Clinton, and had close ties to the government and the US intelligence services.
Aryeh Neier: former director of Human Rights Watch, and long term president of the Open Society Institute of George Soros.
Emma Bonino: Italian ex-member of parliament, Radical Party, former European Commissioner, Member of the European Parliament as well. In recent years, mainly known for a lobbying for Israel to be admitted to the EU, see:
With Marco Panella she’s a head of the ‘Transnational Radical Party’. – The TRP it allows no candidates for national elections, therefore it has the status of “non-governmental organization”.
At the UN it’s lobbying organization ( together with Human Rights Watch, the OSI, and Freedom House) for “creation of a group of democratic states. “(This group has to be led by the U.S. and their goal is to takeover the UN ).
Gian-Franco dell’Alba: board member of the Transnational Radical Party, Member of the European Parliament, and the secretary of No Peace Without Justice organization. This organization is campaigning for the trial of war criminals, and surprisingly the organization finds that all opponents of the U.S. committed the most horrible War crimes. This so-called “independent” organization is paid by the EU – more than a million per annum , thanks to EU Commissioner Chris Patten, fromthe British Conservative Party.
Gareth Evans: former Foreign Minister of Australia, and board member of the International Crisis Group (together with Emma Bonino). The ICG is a powerful lobby for Western intervention. Ed van Thijn and Wim Kok are the board members, alongside other important persons such as former NATO chief Wesley Clark. ICG is paid by the United States (USIP, grants on behalf of the U.S. Congress to grant foreign political organizations). Other Western countries (including the Netherlands)also pay, and Bill Gates as an individual supporter.
During the 1997. the Dutch princess Mabel Wisse Smit was a member of ICG:
ICG would like to thank the following individuals for their contribution to the organisation’s work during 1997: Laura Bernard, Sue Blackmore, Lee Bryant, Carole Corcoran, Lynne Davidson, Leo Dobbs, Eran Fraenkel,Martin Gairdner, Betsy Hamilton, Deborah Hinton, Alice Jay, Bernard Leloup, Peter Luff, Ivan Lupis, Paul Manning, Moritz Mieier-Ewart, Natasha Nadazin, Raymond Ryan, David Shearer, Simon Sheehan, Victor Tanner, Christiaan Winkel and Mabel Wisse-Smit.”
William Shawcross: also the board member of the International Crisis Group. Shawcross is a former opponent of the Vietnam War, who later became advocate of Western intervention, including in Chechnya, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Timor and Afghanistan. He supported and defended the policy of Bush and Blair in Iraq. He writes a book – besides his biography of the Queen Mother, see
http://www.guardian.co.uk/monarchy/story/0, 2763,997231,00. html
Bernard Kouchner: long time lobbyist for Western intervention. Founder of theDoctors Without Borders, who played an important role in popularizing the “humanitarian” military intervention and who were supposedly involved in international human organ trade. After the war against Serbia, Kouchner was the UN and NATO appointed governor of occupied Kosovo – a suitable position for his neocolonial ideas. He is also mentioned as a possible governor of Iraq.
Mark Malloch Brown: neoliberal, former media chief of the World Bank, and a head of UNDP – part of the UN directly sponsored by corporate business, see
http://www.xs4all.nl/% 7Eceo/observer3/general.html # UNDP
Albert Rohan: former head of the Eastern European sector of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and then Secretary-General, during the Balkan wars. Advocated Albanian and Muslim Bosnian interests, military intervention against Serbs and the independence of Kosovo, see
http://afa.at/globalview/051999/kosovo.html and this speech:
“In dealing with ruthless authoritarian regimes, diplomacy alone is not enough. It has to be backed up by a credible threat of armed interventionism and – if Necessary – by military action. Looking at the Developments in the Balkans or the last 10 years it becomes evident That Everything that has leg Achieved in terms of conflict resolution leg has done so by military force. ”
Laura Silber: wrote a book (along with a campaign on BBC series) in order to influence the public opinion of England in favor of military intervention against Serbia. See the review here:
Later she worked at the Open Society Institute as a policy adviser.
George Soros: really the spider in the web. Soros is not justone of the richest men in the world, he also has a great influence on the foreign policy of Western countries, as well as on the political development in Eastern European countries. He is the incarnate crusader of so called ‘Western values’. There is much on the internet about Soros: This is the New Statesman, June 2003, by Neil Clark …
“Soros likes to portray himself as an outsider, an independent-minded Hungarian emigre and philosopher-pundit who stands detached from the U.S. military-industrial complex. But take a look at the board members of the NGO he organises and finances. At Human Rights Watch, for example, there is Morton Abramowitz, U.S. assistant secretary of state for intelligence and research from 1985 to 1989, and now a fellow at the interventionist Council on Foreign Relations, former Ambassador Warren Zimmerman (Whose spell in Yugoslavia coincided with the break up or That country), and Paul Goble, director of communications at the CIA-created Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (which Soros Also funds). Soros’s International Crisis Group boasts such “independent” luminaries as the former national security advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Richard Allen, as well as General Wesley Clark, once Nato supreme allied commander for Europe. The group’s vice-chairman is the former congressman Stephen Solarz, once described as “the Israel lobby’s chief législative tactician on Capitol Hill” and a signatory, along with the likes of Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz, to a notorious letter to President Clinton in 1998 calling for a “comprehensive political and military strategy for bringing down Saddam and his regime.”
Take a look at Also Soros’s business partners. At the Carlyle Group, where he has invested more than $ 100m, they include the former Secretary of State James Baker and the Erstwhile defense secretary Frank Carlucci, George Bush Sr. and, until recently, the Estranged relatives of Osama bin Laden.Carlyle, one of the world’s largest private equity funds, makes most of its money from its work as a defense contractor.
Soros may not, as some have suggested, be a fully paid-up CIA agent. But that his companies and NGOs are Closely wrapped up in U.S. expansionism can not seriously be doubted. “
It is interesting to compare Soros with his friend Tom Lantos, a Congressman with a similar background. Both come from a well-off Jewish environment in prewar Budapest, both survived the fascist regime, but chose to flee to the West rather than to remain in a communist Hungary – they have a deep hatred for Communism. The difference is that the U.S. Lantos glorified as a savior, both of the Jews, as in Hungary, as in Europe. Soros does not, at least not in public. Given its policy, it seems likely that he also has a similar historical role to the U.S..
In November 2003, Soros decided to campaign against president Bush. His criticism of Bush in some media was seen as criticism of the U.S. military interventions. But that’s not correct, because Soros supported it when Bill Clinton was president – and he would undoubtedly do the same of the elected president was Kerry.
In 1999, Soros spoke at the John Hopkins University, and his (rare) speech describes his ideal – global military intervention by an alliance of democratic countries, under the auspices of the UN in order to finally reorder the world through violence.
“We need an authority That Transcend the sovereignty of states. We have Such an authority in the form of the United Nations, but the UN is not guided by the principles of open society. It is an association of states, some are democratic, others aren’t, and each of them is guided by its national interests. We have an association of democratic states, NATO, which intervenes in defense of democratic values, but it is a military alliance incapable of preventive actions. By the time it intervenes it is too late and we have seen that its intervention can be counterproductive. It needs to be complemented by a political alliance dedicated to the promotion of open society and capable of acting both Within the UN and outside it. ” Commencement Speech delivered by George Soros. Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, May 27, 1999.
The next day, Serbia and Kosovo were bombed day and night, with a total of 792 assaults.
Wisse Smit have founded the EACPB in 1994, in order to lobby for Bosnian Muslims. Simultaneously Mabel Wisse Smit had a relationship with Mohammed Sacirbey, then UN Ambassador of Bosnia. In 1995, the War Child Netherlands was founded. In 1995 Sacirbey, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Bosnia, was the principal of Phon van den Biesen. The War Child Netherlands through two of the directors had ties with the Muslim Bosnian government. The organization certainly had, together with its English branch, many pro-intervention and anti Serb propaganda practiced (and still does).
But that was not all. Mabel Wisse Smit through both the EACPB and War Child, has done some very obscure work in favor of Bosnia. If one is “peace activist” or “friend of children’ he can easily travel and makes contacts, but the situation is different when it comes to lobbyist .
War Child was (ab)used as a cover, as it came out. The donors have been cheated. Not only Mabel Wisse Smit, but also Phon van den Biesen, knew what Mohammed Sacirbey did, and what helping the Bosnian ‘thing’ meant. Sacirbey and princess Mabel arranged Iranian arms supplies, for example – and those were the things they openly arranged …
http://www.payk.net/mailingLists/iran-news/html/1995/msg01049.htmlIran Says Islamic army chiefs to meet on Bosnia
NICOSIA, July 24 1995 (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati was quoted on Monday saying that defense ministers and military chiefs from eight Moslem states will meet soon to discuss ways of helping Bosnia’s Muslims. Veleyati, quoted by IRNA in an interview with the daily Tehran Iran, said the military chiefs would ‘discuss practical ways to help Bosnian Muslims.” Bosnian Foreign Minister Mohammed Sacirbey, who attended the Geneva meeting, said that OIC military chiefs stressed to the newspaper that ‘According to the article 51 of the United Nations Charter, the Bosnian government despite the IC Embargo on Weapon, ” … has the right to conclude bilateral defensive contracts with other countries. ”
After acknowledging activities of Sacirbey and Mabel, can you at least conclude that they have been, both, hypocritical and unconscionable. She was the director of War Child funds , in charge to collect money for young victims of the war in Bosnia.
To help to all the children with injuries, for example, caused by weapons. Weapons of the Bosnian army, for example. And where did these weapons come from? They were discretely imported (famous Split airport in Croatia) by the Western powers, and partly from Muslim countries. In both cases because the Bosnian government and its representative Mohammed Sacirbey, have lobbied for this.
In Western capitals, especially in the Hague, Sacirbey was helped by his Dutch girlfriend. The later Sacirbey’s assertion that Mabel knew nothing of arms transactions, is simply a lie. As the Reuters report indicates they have both been directly involved.
Racism has also played a role in the ease with which the elites in Europe decided how Southeast Europe should look.
Even when War Child and similar organizations are doing what they claim to do – namely assistance – the paternalistic racism shines out of it.
In 2002, War Child Netherlands had projects in Bosnia, Kosovo, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Georgia, Chechnya and Pakistan. But as usual with Western aid organizations, there was not a single local from these countries on the management board. The organization is 100% native Dutch (although, the cleaning staff was not mentioned in the annual report). The organization is based on a contempt for the people who helped.
The heads of War Child sees the people in the “target countries” not morally equivalent, especially with regard to the social and constitutional order in their own area. Not coincidentally, all the countries on the list of War Child are also named as targets of Western intervention, or have already been.
A combination of arrogance, loftiness, snobbery, racism, and a lesser appreciation of non-Western life, is certainly how Mabel Wisse Smit, Phon van den Biesen, and Willemijn Gradient treated the Balkans.
Nevertheless they are not alone: an infamous quote by Madeleine Albright, UN Ambassador and Secretary of State under Clinton, shows how their way of thinking. In May 1996. Albright appeared in the talk-show “60 Minutes”, and Lesley Stahl asked about the sanctions against Iraq:
http://www.zmag.org/hermanworthit.htmStahl: “We have Heard That a half a million children have died [Because Of sanctions against Iraq]. I mean that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And – you know, is the price worth it?”
Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.”
Mabel Wisse Smit, Phon van den Biesen, and Willemijn Verloop are responsible and involved in the deaths of 270,000 people alone in Bosnia: a further 1.17 million were driven out of there.
The economy collapsed in the war zones, and it’s still not restored, so that millions of people are still living in poverty. In 1990. there was no war, and a state was economically between Austria and Greece. In 2004 we have only Western protectorates and pro-Western nation states there. Is that what they prefer to have, and do they think, “It was worth it.”?