From August 9th to 11th a conference entitled “Nordic Peace Talks” was held in the Swedish city of Degerfors. The event was attended by several organizations and peace activists from Sweden, Norway and Denmark. One of the attending organizations was Justitia Pax Veritas, a non profit organization headquartered in Stockholm, dealing with issues related to the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.
During the three-day conference there were a number of lectures related to, among other things, the creeping possibility of a Swedish NATO membership, the current propaganda about the war in Syria, the legitimization of US and NATO military interventions by the doctrine of R2P (Responsibility to Protect).
At the meeting of Nordic peace activists one of the speakers was professor Ola Tunander from Peace Research Institute Oslo. During the lecture “After Libya – Syria and the permanent members of the UN Security Council”, Tunander compared the propaganda in Libya and Syria to that of the war in the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Photo: Professor Ola Tunander, one of the speakers at ”Nordic Peace Talks”
The Norwegian professor with close ties to NATO spoke about the shelling of Sarajevo Markale market, for which the Bosnian Serbs were blamed and the Bosnian Serb general Stanislav Galic convicted by the Hague tribunal. The professor told of multiple sources – a representative of the Crisis Staff of NATO, the Chairman of the Military Committee of NATO Vigleik Eide and subsequent Norwegian ministers of defense and foreign affairs – who had announced the conclusion of a NATO investigation according to which “the Bosnian side”, as he called forces under the control of Alija Izetbegovic, were responsible for the incident.
“They all said that NATO’s conclusion was that it was a Bosnian attack on their own population. But this was never announced publicly. And it looks like it is common, e.g., before decisions of the United Nations, to perform so-called ”false flag operations”, i.e. fraud attacks against the own population, in order to legitimize military interventions, said Tunander.
The “Nordic Peace Talks” were held for the first time last year, also in Degerfors. This year’s conference ended with the announcement of a demonstration in Stockholm on September 4th under the banner of ”No to Big Brother Obama”, on the occasion of the forthcoming visit of the U.S. President to Sweden.