M. Guy Verhofstadt
The man of the
L'homme de l'an
De man van het jaar
A proven Democrat, protector and
fighter for justice and human rights in the World.
Een bewezen Democraat, beschermer en strijder voor rechtvaardigheid
en mensenrechten in de Wereld.
Un prouvé démocrate, protecteur et combattant pour la justice et des
droits de l'homme dans le Mond.
Eine bewährte Demokrat, Beschützer und Kämpfer für Gerechtigkeit und
Menschenrechte in der Welt.
zaštitnik i borac za pravdu i ljudska prava u Svijetu.
M. Hossein Barak Obama
peace in the world
vrede in de wereld
la paix dans le monde
Garantie des Friedens in der Welt
mieru vo svete
mira u svijetu
World Security Network reporting from Berlin
in Germany, March 21, 2011
Dear Cavkic Salih,
"What about Gaddafi and his family clan? The
international community will have to bite in the sour apple
offering him an exit in half-dignity."
Military efforts are
now directed against Col. Gaddafi by 11 states including the U.S.,
France, Great Britain as well as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates
UN Resolution 1973
which was a sensation, as it made possible all measures necessary
for the protection of the civilian population.
China and Russia abstained out of consideration for the decision of
the Arab League – and their oil interests. The government in Tripoli
has changed course and become nervous, now that it is under attack
by the most powerful coalition on earth. It cannot win.
The UN resolution was a remarkable success for France and a disgrace
for German Foreign Minister Westerwelle, who chose not to vote with
the USA, the UK, France and Lebanon for a no-fly zone, and instead
chose to abstain. Thereby, Germany has become isolated after
torpedoing a good idea of joint EU foreign policy, and is even
applauded by Col. Gaddafi. Beirut and Tehran supported the no-fly
zone but not Berlin – here, the strategies seems to have turned
What should the USA, the EU and progressive forces do now in the
next phase of the conflict ? What does an action plan for Libya 2011
An active structuring of North African policy is decisive, not
merely running behind events or holding things at a distance and
doing nothing. “We have to shape and not only adapt to reality",
repeated my mentor and Pentagon strategist Dr. Fritz Kraemer again
and again. That is not a lesson for the French President or his
brilliant intellectual master-mind Bernard-Henri Lévy but rather the
German Foreign Minister.
Here are several ideas for an action plan for Libya 2011:
1. A no-fly zone and air-strikes are two of many necessary ideas and
actions that should be developed and implemented in a “Master Plan
Libya 2011" to assemble a larger picture of progress. We need a new
double strategy of power and reconciliation, hard and soft factors
of peacemaking including a new democratic fundament and economic
2. EU Member States should follow France’s lead and now recognize
the the Interim Transitional National Council of Libya in Benghazi
diplomatically, but only under the condition that they clearly and
irrevocably recognize the UN Charta, namely the protection of human
rights, religious freedom and freedom of the press in an official
declaration. Where is this declaration? Who will demand it? Neither
France nor any other EU state can afford - as in 1979 with the naive
support of the Iranian revolution - to support the birth of another
dictatorship out of the ruin of a fading dictator. Have a look into
the website and founding declaration of the
Interim Transitional National Council
of Libya which does
not name political ideas or the UN Charta and human rights.
3. The rebels’ leaders should form a parliamentary assembly. The
benchmark for this should be the free “Eesti Komitee” of my friend
from 1990 in which, in a counter-parliament to the Supreme Soviet of
Estonia, the smallest republic of the USSR, the boundaries were set
for real reform and the Estonian democracy. Kelam now sits in the
European Parliament and on the advisory board of our World Security
Network Foundation. At that time I led his International Advisory
Board. The EU should support this committee. As many signatures as
possible should be gathered for an independent Libya. In Estonia
more than 700.000 Estonians signed out of a population of only 1.4
4. The EU should create a “EU-Libya Future Fund” with an initial
amount of Euro 100 million. Libya, a rich country, should contribute
one billion Euro. A development plan must create jobs and prosperity
for all through a social market economy.
5. The billions of dollars in frozen assets must flow into
transparent development funds. Until now all Libyan deposits have
been concealed and are untraceable.
Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann in the Old City of Tripoli in
Libya: "An active structuring of North African policy is
decisive, not merely running behind events or holding things
at a distance and doing nothing."
6. A constitutional convention should establish a
free democratic order, oriented towards Europe and the UN Charta and
the protection of human rights and dignity.
Dr. Hubertus Hoffmann
7. A “Libyan Truth and Reconciliation Commission” should be created
following the example of South Africa, which should investigate all
incidents of the past and bring together opponents around one table.
Reconciliation with Gaddafi supporters must also be included in the
political manifesto in order to avoid a civil war. Most medium level
current civil servants must, for the time being, remain in their
posts in order to avoid chaos like in Iraq. All contracts with
foreign businesses must remain in force.
8. American special aircrafts should transmit radio programs for a
free Libya as was done in Iraq and Afghanistan.
9. The UN should invite Libyan representatives to permanent
negotiations with various working groups.
10. As with Egypt, it is critical that the generals and security
forces are drawn to the side of the reformers – this led to the
transition in the USSR, GDR and eastern European nations. Different
tribes should be integrated into the peace process.
11. And what about Gaddafi and his family clan? The international
community will have to bite in the sour apple offering him an exit
Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi has also gone too far. Within a matter of
days he ruined his reputation as a potential modern successor, in
spite of the fact that he is consulted along each step by his New
York PR agency. The days of self-aggrandizing rulers are over.
Libya has billions of dollars in oil and gas income. However, one
sees very little when it comes to investment in the country.
It seems that over decades someone must have hidden away many
billions of dollars.
If Gaddafi and his family reveal all of their wealth leaving it to
the state, they should be permitted to retain an “allowance” of USD
100 to 300 million.
Now the Libyan people must be very careful that other persons do not
claim the rest of the national wealth for themselves. Libya should
immediately create a transparent state fund model like that realized
by Singapore as a best practice example.
President and Founder
World Security Network Foundation
March 21, 2011
APPEAL TO THE DEFENDERS OF THE
TRUTH ABOUT THE GENOCIDE IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
M.Sci. Marjan Hajnal
March 17, 20011
have been following with great dismay the intensification of attacks
on Institute for Research of Genocide Canada (IRGC) and Congress of
North American Bosniaks (CNAB) through various channels including
the internet and telephone threats towards members of these two
organizations. Along with diplomatic pressure aimed at redrawing the
borders of internationally recognized Republic of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, a multiethnic democratic state of equal constituent
ethnic groups and other minorities, a synchronized and organized
attack campaign is being carried out by a fascist and neo-Nazi lobby
that operate in the territory of Canada and the United States. The
aim of these retrograde post-war forces is to jeopardize the
existence of both IRGC and CNAB, through various media smear
campaigns and even directly threatening their leadership and
members. The attacks were particularly intensified after the
government of Canada’s decision to forbid entry to genocide denier
Srdja Trifkovic who was scheduled to give a lecture to students of
Serbian nationality in Vancouver at the University of British
It is regrettable that these young people consciously or
unconsciously follow a policy that initially indoctrinated their
grandparents, parents, and now their own generation, guiding them to
a dismissive attitude toward the genocide committed against Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Bosnian Muslims, and all other ethnic groups who
consider Bosnia and Herzegovina an irreplaceable and indivisible
motherland, with its unique history, cultural tradition, languages,
and its sovereign place on the geopolitical map of Europe and the
Only the enemies of humanity and civilization can deny that Bosnia
was on many different occasions exposed to genocidal conquest and
devastation. On all these occasions the enemies attacked the
territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its sovereign
people. Bosnian rich history is full of examples of how its brave
people, regardless of religious orientation, bravely resisted all
invaders, and that the never did any attempt of assimilation have
General symbol and character of all these conquests is genocide.
According to the definition of genocide registered in 1948 at the
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of
Genocide, this uncivilized act means any deliberate, systematic
violent action aimed at destruction, in whole or in part, of an
ethnic, religious, or national group, with the intention to kill,
persecute, dislocate, or steal their movable and immovable property.
This definition includes the terror and deprivation of liberty,
torture of prisoners, torture and abuse of the weak and defenseless
The war against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period 1992 - 1995,
and particularly against the Bosnian Muslims, officially known as
Bosniaks, was conducted as a classic genocidal war. The city of
Sarajevo was subjected to genocidal blockade, siege, constant
artillery and sniper fire from the breakaway parts of the Yugoslav
National Army (JNA) joined by Chetnik (Serb ultranationalist)
paramilitary formations that did not care that the city was also
inhabited by a significant number of Serb people. All citizens of
Sarajevo were abandoned hostages, victims of a pathological
obsession to kill utilizing all irrational forms of destruction. It
was the same case with all other cities such as Visegrad, Foca,
Kljuc, Bihac, Bijeljina, Banja Luka, Prijedor, and Srebrenica.
Croatia joined in the destruction of Bosnia as a hostile party
interested in the forced division of the state along ethnic lines,
as it aspired for centuries before to detach a part of BiH
territory. Independent State of Croatia (NDH), a puppet Nazi state,
proved its genocidal brutality during the Second World War. After
the cease-fire during the epoch of socialism, irredentist ambitions
of “Herceg-Bosna” and “Republika Srpska” escalated to the level of
the mass pogroms. No reasonable person can deny that their war
machine functioned as a genocidal system
It is therefore of paramount importance, for the purpose of defense
of truth, morality, justice, positive law and the overall
achievements of civilization, that IRGC and CNAB are protected, and
the United States and Canada prosecutes to the fullest extent of the
law, all perpetrators who violently threaten and intimidate the
members of both organizations. Furthermore, this critical moment is
an opportunity to coordinate efforts with other countries to start
forming similar institutes who will sanction all forms of genocidal
actions and to initiate the arrest of the perpetrators, regardless
of where they are or who they are. There are more than 20,000 such
individuals who are free to roam and incite genocide.
I welcome the decision of the Government of Canada to allow the
establishment and operation of IRGC, as well as the decision to
indiscriminately refuse entrance and residence to all those who
generate, propagate and spread national, religious and racial
intolerance and hatred.
As man devoted to studying the phenomenon of humanity and the
sources and causes of inhumanity, I invite all humane people to join
the defense of the truth about Bosnia. In the name of all the
victims of war in the world, it is the duty of every individual to
choose only the voice of their conscience. In particular, I call
deluded members of religious communities, political and national
associations, to resist manipulation, warmongering aspirations and
to abandon allegiances to the sick self-proclaimed national leaders.
These are not true leaders, but charismatic destructionists who,
during their personal megalomaniac regressions, are guiding the
entire society to the brink of collapse. It is necessary to identify
them everywhere as opponents of humanity and the enemies of their
people, and all others nations. The courts of history will sooner or
later reveal them as the pillars of shame and join them to those who
have already been identified as members of the legion of terror and
violent death of innocent people. Genocide must be actively
Philosopher, author, humanist
pre-war resident of Sarajevo
M.Sci. Marjan Hajnal
March 17, 20011