May 7 2022 — On May 7, 1999, during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (Operation Allied Force), five US Joint Direct Attack Munition guided bombs hit the People’s Republic of China embassy in the Belgrade district of New Belgrade, killing three Chinese journalists. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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According to the U.S. government, the intention had been to bomb the nearby Yugoslav Federal Directorate for Supply and Procurement.
President Bill Clinton later apologized for the bombing, stating it was accidental.
On July 22 1999, Central Intelligence Agency director George Tenet testified before a congressional committee that the bombing was the only one in the campaign organized and directed by his agency, and that the CIA had identified the wrong coordinates for a Yugoslav military target on the same street.
The CIA explanation was hard to believe and China was having none of it.
The Chinese government issued a statement on the day of the bombing, stating that it was a “barbarian act”.
Whether it was accidental or not, just ask yourself a simple question. What if the shoe was on the other foot and it was the Chinese who had bombed a US embassy?
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United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade — Wikipedia
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Have your formulated on an opinion on the odd mishap of targeteer Bill Bennett? It’s an interesting case. Fired and culpable but not prosecuted for a manifest war crime, his death appears to exemplify the principle that criminals in universal jurisdiction must look over the shoulder all their lives. It’s a natural corollary of the complementarity principle too, come to think of it.