NEW WORLD ORDER SNAKES TO BE EXPELLED FROM AMERICA

From My Dreamtime Diary: A Stunning US Election Prediction in Three Dreams over Four Days of This Month (Oct 16-19)

Like Saint Patrick in Ireland, Donald Trump and the American people will drive away from America the New World Order snakes on Nov 8, 2016

THE LEGEND OF SAINT PATRICK

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Trump: American Saint Patrick 

The snake was the symbol of the Celts and their spiritual elite, the Druids – who inhabited the island of Ireland long before the arrival of Christianity in the 5th century AD.  When Patrick arrived, the only “pesky and dangerous creatures” that St Patrick wished to cast away were the native Celts.   

Since snakes often represent evil in literature, “when Patrick drives the snakes out of Ireland, it is symbolically saying he drove the old, evil, pagan ways out of Ireland [and] brought in a new age.” (Ancient Origins – https://is.gd/shJqPg)

ALTZAR: In one of my past lives (in 5th century AD), I knew Saint Patrick.  I was then known as Lough (Luc) Tuluum, an Irishman who helped St. Patrick escape from imprisonment as a slave. Thus my connection to Saint Patrick both in dreamtime and real life. Also see, MY IRISH ROOTS…

BOTTOM LINE: SHEEP OVERPOWERS SNAKE, RELEASES IT, FRIGHTENED SNAKE FLEES, PEACE PREVAILS

There will be no civil nor nuclear war in America. In fact, the Nov 8 election will signal the start of America’s journey back to its roots. And for the rest of the world, it will the dawning of a new era of peace and liberation from the reptilian New World Order.

How do I know that? 

Because my Spirit guides told me. I am a thrice-ordained Inca Shaman.  And shamans are conduits shaman-webbetween the spiritual and earthly realms.

As a result, guidance from my Spirit guides and teachers comes to me 24/7. And it takes all shapes and forms –  in dreamtime as in daytime. My guides communicate with me through signs –  music, clouds, rainbows, rocks, animals, birds, serendipity of events, people I encounter in my  life, numerology and astro events, and also through triggers in daily news stories which in turn inspire my editorial columns.

My guides have never failed me yet. Nor I them, if I followed their advice.  So this is the guidance I received from them in dreamtime over three nights – on Oct 16, 18 and 19, 2016. As you will see, it reads like a cryptic novel.

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OCT 16: SHEEP & SNAKE DREAM

I had a dream on Oct 16 in which there was a sheep swimming in the pool that had a snake in its jaws. The sheep held it just behind the head. So the snake was powerless to harm the sheep.

And me, as I am also in the pool observing the scene. And feeling a bit apprehensive as I know the snake is poisonous.

Suddenly the sheep releases the snake. The snake swims away in terror with lightning speed toward the far end of the pool, slithers out and disappears out of sight.

I remember thinking in my dream, “wow, what an amazing speed. I had no idea snakes can be such fast swimmers.”

 

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INTERPRETATION OF DREAM 1 – SHEEP AND SNAKE

Oct 26, 2016

I received this interpretation of the dream from my Spirit guides while meditating in the spa this morning…

Like Saint Patrick in Ireland, Trump and the American people (sheep) will drive away the snakes of the New World Order into their burrows on Nov 8, 2016

  • The SNAKE represents the banking and corporate powers that be of the New World Order, and their servants – Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, the Bush family and all other vassals who think of themselves as the “elite” of the ruling class. The SNAKE symbolizes duplicity, treachery, ruthlessness, emotional coldness and lack of empathy of the slimy reptilians.

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In my dream, the SHEEP overpowers the SNAKE. And yet it does not kill it.  Because SHEEP symbolizes gentleness, kindness and a sense of community. So the SHEEP releases the SNAKE from its deathly grip. Frightened to death, the SNAKE frantically swims as fast as it can to get away from the sheep and and pool (and ME, the observer, who is also in the pool).

TRUMP WILL WIN AND TOGETHER WITH AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL DRIVE AWAY THE NWO SNAKES

Which is good news. For, it means that on Nov 8, the American people will start to liberate themselves from the snakes of the New World Order and drive them away from our shores. Which will inspire the rest of the world to follow suit. Let us hope, bloodlessly all around.

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DREAM 2 (Oct 18): HIGH TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS, LONDON MEDIEVAL STREET MARKET – RETURN TO PEACE AND PASTORAL LIFE

SCENE 1: OLD CASTLE RUIN

In this dream, I am in London, England in medieval time. It is early morning. I am walking through a ruin of an old castle toward the ocean shore. I can feel the spray from the waves reaching my face through the openings in the castle walls.

“The tide must be coming,” I thought in my dream state. “That’s probably why the waves are so big and crashing close to the castle walls.”

When I look through the opening, I see that the beach and the land are very flat. Like the Thames river banks.

“Wonder if this is the high tide pushing up the Thames?” I was thinking.

SCENE 2: MEDIEVAL LONDON MARKET

In the next scene, I am back in town at what looks like a street market. Still in medieval London. The streets are paved with round cobblestones.

I am engaged in a happy banter with several women behind their fruit and veggie stalls. There is also a man, a customer like me, who joins the conversation. Based on his accent, I figure out that he must be from Manchester.

After telling my market friend about my through the castle to the beach this morning and seeing a high tide, I say to the man:

“You guys in Manchester probably don’t even know what a high tide is,” :-)Manchester is deep inland]

Everybody laughs. Everybody is happy.

INTERPRETATION OF DREAM 2 – HIGH TIDE AND STREET MARKET IN MEDIEVAL LONDON

Oct 18, 2016

At first, I thought, “guess another trip to London is in the cards. But why medieval London?,” I wondered.

Of course, I have had a number of past lifetimes in London. For example, as King Phillip II of Spain while married to Queen Mary I, Henry VIII’s Catholic daughter.  And I lived there as King James I and VI, when I inherited the crown of England and Ireland after Elizabeth I died without an heir. And in the 19th century, I was back there again as Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s Consort.

But the market scene and the happy banter with London commoners did not fit those royal lifetimes.

Oct 26, 2016 – NEW INTERPRETATION

So today, a new  came to me during my morning meditation in the spa. This dream was a continuation of the first Sheep and Snake dream.  The rising tide symbolizes the awakening of the American people who no longer want to be stuck like boats in the mud.

As for the happy street market scene, in order to recreate again America the Beautiful, we must go far back into the past – well before the industrial era ushered in the focus on money and greed which destroyed so many lives in England, in America and around the world. 

Everybody was very happy and enjoying life at that London street market. It did not matter how much commerce we actually conducted. It was actually ZERO while I was there.

Finally, I have always felt more at home in London than anywhere else outside of my real homes in this lifetime (Arizona, Maui and Western Australia).  I did not know about my past lifetimes there until just over five years ago. But London has always made me feel good. Like home.

(Same with Vienna, by the way, only differently. Vienna has been the home of music in my soul).

ISIS IN LONDON

By the way, the river Thames had also been known as Isis in ancient times. In fact, when Elizabeth and I walked through Hyde Park in Oct 2011, I photographed the sculpture of ISIS next to the Serpentine Lake.

Isis is also an ancient Egyptian deity… Goddess of health, marriage and wisdom. The name Isis means a Throne, which is also her head dress.

Isis is the feminine expression of Osiris whose energy is also present in ALTZAR’s soul. Both of them are among my spirit guides. According to Egyptian mythology, Isis was Osiris’ sister whom he married after becoming the King of Egypt (http://www.egyptianmyths.net/mythisis.htm).

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DREAM 3 (Oct 19): BLISS IN TROPICAL PACIFIC, HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

SCENE 1: SWIMMING, SNORKELING, SAILING IN THE OCEAN

I had a dream in which I was sailing, swimming and snorkeling somewhere in the tropics. The beaches are white sand. Water turquoise. The ocean warm. Maybe Tahiti? Or Northern Australia (Great Barrier Reef)? I am happy, having a great time playing in the ocean.

SCENE 2 – VIEWING THE SAME SCENERY FROM THE TOP DECK OF A CRUISE SHIP

In the next scene, I am now sailing on a huge cruise ship through the very same area where I had been swimming and snorkeling before. I am quite high above the ocean, looking down as if from a parasail.  It’s definitely a large ship.

I am leaning on a rail close to the bow and looking down into the ocean. But I cannot actually see all the way down to where the bow’s hull slices the waves, because I am so high up above it. I can see, however, that the captain is skillfully navigating around other small boats and snorkelers way down in the ocean.

Nobody seems to be perturbed that such a giant ship is sailing right past them through shallow waters. But I feel a bit of trepidation about what my reaction would have been if I were still snorkeling and then seeing this huge ship pass me by.

INTERPRETATION OF DREAM 3: HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

This is the third dream in four days in which the element of WATER figured prominently. And it was INCREASING IN SIZE (pool –> river –> ocean), just like when I had my three “wet dreams” in August 2008 which guided me to move from Arizona to Maui.

Unlike in 2008, however, we are now at the starting gate of the Age of Aquarius. So it’s all about the Water element, it’s cleansing, suppleness, fluidity, flexibility.  And everything is beautiful, peaceful and serene.

Happy days are here again. Or will be… after Nov 8. Just as the happy days returned after the Great Depression.

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October 24, 2016

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR ABOUT THE NOV 8 ELECTION?

Mine is that Obama and his New World Order bosses, the “death merchants” of America, may start another war in order to get Hillary elected.

A far-fetched concern? 

Before you dismiss it out of hand, let me give you a real life example of the same scenario from Bill and Hillary Clinton’s era at the White House.

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BILL CLINTON LAUNCHED AN ILLEGAL WAR TO DISTRACT AMERICAN PEOPLE FROM HIS OWN IMPEACHMENT TROUBLES

On Dec 19, 1998 the House of Representatives voted to impeach Bill Clinton. It looked as if the law had finally caught up with Clintons’ lies and crimes. 

In January 1999. while Clinton’s presidency teeter-tottered on the finest of edges, I wrote the piece titled “Washington’s Crisis Factory” (see below). The best way to distract the masses from the Clinton transgressions was to launch another war, I opined: 

“Bosnia II” is in the making in the Serbian province of Kosovo. The U.S. government officials are stoking the fires of yet another civil war while publicly opposing it,” I wrote.” (an excerpt from WASHINGTON CRISiS FACTORY).

With his approval ratings at rock bottom, Clinton needed that Kosovo war to try to regain his political footing and live out his Senate-gifted lease on life in the White House. So he decided to rape a small country, just as he had previously abused women who refused his sexual advances. 

Two months my Washington Crisis Factory article, that’s what we got. Another war. Acting without congressional approval, Clinton launched the Kosovo War and NATO’s bombing of Serbia on March 24, 1999 (see New Day of Infamy – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Kosovo/tim-war.html).

GANG RAPE OF A SMALL NATION (excerpt from my 1999 speeches)

“NATO’s bombing of Serbia was nothing short of a gang rape of a small country.

A military alliance of 19 nations and 780 million people; with over half of the world’s gross economic product (GDP), commanding two-thirds of the global military firepower, ganged up on a tiny nation of 10 million. For 79 days, NATO terrorized the people of Serbia, dropping 23,000 bombs and missiles on them in 36,000 sorties.”

Bottom line?

The Kosovo War distracted America from Clinton’s troubles at home. And on Feb 12, 1999, the Senate saved Clinton from full impeachment.  On the charge of perjury, 45 Democrats and 10 Republicans in the Senate voted “not guilty” and on the charge of obstruction of justice the Senate was split 50-50.

Thus this disgraced president served out the remainder of his term. And now, he and his unindicted criminal wife – Hillary – want to return to the White House once again.

The only way that could happen in a fair election is if Obama and his New World Order bosses, the “death merchants” of America, graced both Clintons with another war. Perhaps against Russia, as so many are speculating these days?

Just as before the Kosovo War in 1999 when they demonized Serbia, both the liberal and the conservative media are now united in their castigation of Russia. 

Check out this OpEd piece in today’s “conservative” Wall Street Journal in which the Journal gives the “liberal” Sam Nunn its platform from where to shout that, “only Hillary is prepared” to handle the nuclear war (http://on.wsj.com/2ew8YGo via @WSJ):

Sam Nunn: Only Hillary Clinton is prepared for the nuclear threat http://on.wsj.com/2ew8YGo via @WSJ

That would be utter lunacy, of course. But then, we are dealing here with political lunatics and desperados, as Donald Trump has them all on the run.

That’s why this is my greatest fear about the Nov 8 election.

WASHINGTON’S CRISIS FACTORY

By Bob Djurdjevic (January 1999)

“Bosnia II” is in the making in the Serbian province of Kosovo. The U.S. government officials are stoking the fires of yet another civil war while publicly opposing it. Just as they kept adding fuel to the ethnic fire in Bosnia while claiming to douse it.

Why are they doing it? Because “perpetual war for perpetual commerce” is the true motto of the New World Order. When peace broke out at the end of Cold War, it sounded a death knell for the death merchants’ businesses. So Washington’s crisis factory went to work, manufacturing conflicts in strategic places around the world. Is there any wonder that the latest series of the Balkan civil wars, for example, started in June 1991, a year and a half after CIA predicted that a civil war would break out in the former Yugoslavia?

And so the beat went on… Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and now Kosovo.

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“WAG THE DOG” GOT IT ALL RIGHT BEFORE IT HAPPENED

And so, for at least the seventh time in the last 12 months, a “Wag the Dog”-type diversion tactics unfolded in mid-January. Just as the outrageous Anglo-American bombing of Iraq in mid-December was intended to distract the public’s attention from the impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives, so was the alleged “Serb massacre” at Racak designed to outrage the world, a prelude to a military occupation of Kosovo by NATO, claiming another colony for the NWO imperialists.

http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/new-dawn-Washington%20Crisis%20Factory.html

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SNOWDEN, THE MOVIE – EXCELS

SNOWDEN, THE MOVIE – EXCELS

The audience clapped at the end as if it were a live show.

When was the last time you experienced that in an American movie theater that did not have to do with jingoistic American-supremacy shoot-them-up or kill-the-bastards films, like Rambo or Rocky?

I never have.

In fact, I believe I have never even been to a movie theater this year. I swore off Hollywood crap at about the same time I gave up Starbucks in late 2015. But Elizabeth saw the movie “Snowden” in Arizona last week and thought it was wonderful. So I went.

It WAS wonderful. The film was made by a master director, a three-time Oscar winner, Oliver Stone.

“If Edward Snowden didn’t exist, Oliver Stone might have invented him,” writes Roger Ebert in his not-so-flattering movie review. “One can imagine a Stone film about a former employee of the U.S. government who becomes disillusioned with his country when he learns the depth of its deceit.”

“In fact, that last sentence could describe a few Stone films, and so “Snowden” has been widely anticipated as a return to form for the director of masterpieces like “Platoon,” “JFK” and “Born on the Fourth of July.” It’s his first film in four years and his first with a true story behind it in almost a decade (“W.”).”

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/snowden-2016 (Roger Ebert)

Of course, the Hollywood movie critics, like the rest of the media whores, know very well which side their bread is buttered on. So one should not expect them to glorify, much less tell the truth, about a truly epic film of our time. “Our time” being the time of illegal surveillance and outright deception by the highest officials in our government.
But the American people know better. That’s why. even though it was the first matinee show of the day (2 PM), and despite the fact that the movie had been out already for 8 days, which is eternity nowadays in Hollywood flicks, THE THEATER WAS FULL!
As for Lindsay Mills, Snowden’s girlfriend whom he had allegedly “abandoned” when he left Hawaii on his way to Hong Kong, where he made the greatest whistleblowing disclosure of “our time,” guess what? She followed him to Moscow in October 2014. And the couple have lived happily there ever since. No betrayal there either way.
Try to marginalize that, Obama, Hillary, Bush’s, Bill Clinton and your rich backers in crimes against humanity and our Constitution.
Hail to Snowden and Stone! And to Lindsay Mills for standing by her man.
PS: Don’t expect this excellent film to win many Oscar nominations come December. Except if Trump wins. In which case the Hollywood brown-nosers will have to quickly change gears and start to kiss new butts.
Turncoats. Maybe that should be the title of the next Stone film? 🙂

 

Also see… SNOWDEN WINS ALTERNATIVE NOBEL PRIZE FOR 2014 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-vK

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TRUTH TRUMPS POWER EVERY TIME

But Swedish foreign minister, Carl Bildt, “America’s favorite European ‘useful idiot’,” blocks award announcement at his ministry

We have just witnessed another case of the Truth in Media slogan -TRUTH TRUMPS POWER EVERY TIME – being demonstrated in real life. Edward Snowden, the former NSA employee who brought the most powerful government on this planet to its knees by exposing the Obama administration’s violations of the U.S. Constitution, freedom and democracy, has just received the “Alternative Nobel” prize for “his courage and skill in revealing the unprecedented extent of state surveillance violating basic democratic processes and constitutional rights.”

Winners of the Sweden-based Right Livelihood Award were announced today in Stockholm, one day ahead of schedule.

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The 2014 Right Livelihood Laureates are: 

Edward Snowden (USA) and Alan Rusbridger (UK) receive a joint Honorary Award. Three more awards go to Asma Jahangir (Pakistan), Basil Fernando / Asian Human Rights Commission (Hong Kong, China), and Bill McKibben / 350.org (USA). Fore more. click here in a BBC report.

Yet honoring Snowden has not been without controversy. The news of Snowden’s award seems to have caused embarrassment in Sweden. The Swedish foreign ministry in Stockholm has been the usual venue for such announcements for the past 18 years. This year’s awards were supposed to be unveiled tomorrow, Sept 27.90af2989-22eb-420e-874c-748999149e67

“But when the Swedish foreign minister, Carl Bildt, received the information late last week that one of the five recipients this year is the American whistle blower Edward Snowden, he refused to allow the prize to be announced in the foreign department’s building – despite a previous agreement,” said the Swedish Public Network who broke the news a day early.

Bildt: “America’s Favorite European ‘Useful Idiot'”

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This was not the first time Bildt has distinguished himself as Washington’s lapdog. In fact, this former UN-envoy in the Balkans has been called a “slavish supporter” of U.S. policies no matter what. And during his stint as the UN-envoy in the Balkans during the 1990, he tried to ingratiate himself with all warring parties. As I result, he alienated everyone.

“In the Balkans, Bildt managed to unite all parties – against him.

Croats remember him accusing their former President Franjo Tudjman of war crimes and Serbs recall his subsequent fervent support for Kosovan separatism, a concept he is now viciously opposed to in Ukraine. He was initially sympathetic to the Bosnian Serb position before he managed to ingratiate himself with US officials and suddenly changed tack. So detested was Bildt in Croatia that, in 1995, their government declared him persona non grata. It was also around this time that he became friendly with the Clintons and assumed the role of America’s favorite European ‘useful idiot.’ (from Goodbye to Carl Blidt: Out of Touch and Out of Time, Sept 16, 2014)

So with his refusal to allow the presentation of “Alternative Nobel” prizes at the traditional venue – the Swedish Foreign Ministry – Bildt was simply doing what he does best: brow-nosing Washington.

Swedish Connection: Like Assange, Like SnowdenJulian_Assange_August_2014

Lest we forget, Washington also tapped Sweden to generated trumped up rape charges against another leaker of Washington’s transgressions – Julian Assange – founder of WikiLeaks. Like Snowden, Assange has been forced into exile to avoid Washington’s persecution.

Assange is still holed up iat the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in his case. In 2012, facing extradition to Sweden, he was granted political asylum by Ecuador.

 

 

“AMERICAN SNIPER” SARAJEVO VERSION: “SERBIAN CHRIS KYLE” WAS A YOUNG WOMAN

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TOP THIS PLOT, CLINT EASTWOOD: TOP SARAJEVO SNIPER WAS A SERB WOMAN WHO KILLED SERBS

The latest Clint Eastwood movie, “American Sniper,” has already grossed over $257 million in less than two weeks, and is setting box office records worldwide. It has also been nominated for a plethora of Academy Awards including the Best Picture.

So you can imagine my wife’s surprise when I told her I had no interest whatsoever in seeing such a film.

“Why not?”

“Because it promotes state terrorism and cold-bloodied murder disguised as ‘heroism.’ Because it’s American/New World Order jingoistic war propaganda. Because it incites hatred of Muslims. Just like ‘Saving Private Ryan’ promoted the hatred of Germans. Because it appeals to the lowest, bestial human instincts. Because it perpetuates the lie on which the entire Iraqi war was based. Because it’s so simplistic that it insults intelligence…”

The movie narrative sets up the Iraq war as a morality play: “There are evil terrorists, and Chris Kyle needs to kill them. It’s as simple as that.” That’s the premise of the entire plot and justification for murder (see “American Sniper is a dishonest whitewash of the Iraq war”).

It is not often that I get riled up over a movie. Especially one I have not even seen (except for trailers and reviews).  After all, Hollywood is and always has been first a foremost a tinseltown. Not to be taken seriously. Except when so many naive people get duped by its warmongering propaganda.

You see, the above box office figures suggest that more than 32 million people have already seen the film in less than two weeks!

I just shook my head in disbelief. And then I recalled my 1997 Washington Times column – “Dumbing Down of America: Dancing ’round the Golden Calf.” The New World Order elite are succeeding in stupefying America beyond their wildest dreams.

BACK IN THE DAY, WHEN SERBIAN SNIPERS WERE THE “BAD GUYS,” A SERB WOMAN TOPPED THEM ALL

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After several days of contemplation and introspection I finally realized why this movie grated on me so much.

It was the sheer duplicity, a double standard of the New World Order crowd that funds and promotes warmongering films like the “American Sniper.”

Back in the 1990s, when I worked as a war correspondent in the Balkans, I took a number of trips to Bosnia. Came close to and across some front lines. Had been in the sight of Sarajevo snipers. And have found out that the western media often and deliberately distorted the facts I saw on the ground.

Remember the famed Sarajevo “sniper alley?” The blame was always assigned to “Serbian snipers” who were supposedly killing innocent civilians from the hills around Sarajevo.

And many did. It was a civil war. All three parties (Serbs, Muslims and Croats) had committed crimes against humanity. But only the Serbs were blamed and later prosecuted by the War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague.

To generate the American public support for the Bosnian Muslims, the western media painted the pictures in simplistic black and white terms.  The Muslims were the innocent victims of the Serb aggression. The Serbs were the “evil terrorists.”  All that was missing was a “Chris Kyle”-type hero on the Muslim side to kill the Serbs.

Sarajevo’s Top Sniper Was a Young Woman

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 9.06.08 AMWell, there was such a warrior in Sarajevo. And she was a 20-year old woman. Her code name was “Arrow” (“Strela” in Serbian). She was allegedly the top sniper in Sarajevo killing the Serb snipers on the surrounding hills (see the Associated Press, June 30, 1992 – “Woman is a top sniper in the war for Sarajevo”).

And now, here’s a bizarre twist. This intrepid fighter, the “Chris Kyle” of the Bosnian Serbian sniper Sarajevo 6-30-92Muslim army, was a Serb! Well, at least according to that Associated Press report.

A Serb killing Serbs. Top that twist, Clint Eastwood!

Good enough for Hollywood. But I as the Truth in Media founder and a former war correspondent, I had my doubts.

I spent almost the entire day trying to find out what happened to that mysterious Sarajevo “war hero.” But the trail ran dry after the summer of 1992. I never discovered her real name even a quarter century later. The only photo of her ever published was the one you see above, with her face partially covered by her hair. After 1992 – nothing. Nada. Zippo.

This is the last reference I found:

“Her code name was Strela, (Arrow) a Serb girl of 20 yrs fighting with the Bosnian army as an anti-sniper sniper. When Guerlain met her she was crying. Not remembering how many she had killed she later injured herself to quit her job” (see Daniel Guerlain story).”

Was “Arrow” a Mad Av/Hollywood Character?

Which makes me wonder if, while such a sniper may have existed, Arrow may have been elevated to her mythical hero status by the western media?

Just like in the Hollywood production of “Wag the Dog,” for example, a mental patient is made to look like a war hero. Except that the “Sarajevo Chris Kyle” would achieve the hallowed status by killing his fellow-American troops.

And we were supposed swallow that kind of a diabolical plot hook, line and sinker? 

And then there were other doubts. Lest we forget, in June 1992, the Bosnian war was barely getting under way. Things were still unraveling in Sarajevo and confusion reigned all around. The Muslims were losing. Badly. They needed a hero. And someone to hate and blame. The American media provided both.

Skilled in minting heroes and bogies, the American media came up with Arrow, a mythical Serbian female sniper who was supposedly killing her own brothers like Rambo killed the communists in Vietnam. Or like Chris Kyle killed the Muslims a quarter century later in Iraq.

And then, just like in a Hollywood movie, once her “hero” usefulness ceased, Arrow was forgotten and sent into oblivion as if she had never existed. No medals were pinned on her. No memorials erected to this Sarajevo “hero.”

LOOKING DOWN SNIPER GUNSIGHTS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS

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Meanwhile, in July 1994, I did find myself standing on Mt Trebevic above Sarajevo and looking at the city through a sniper-like tripod (see “Excerpts from Bosnia Wartime Diaries“). And this is roughly what I saw (right).Sarajevo from Trebevic sniper

A Serbian army major, whom you see in the photo (left), took me to a double fence filled with rocks between the heavy wooden planks.

“I had this built because of the sniper fire from the city,” he explained.  “You can take some pictures from here, if you’d like. Just don’t stick your neck out too far.”

So there is no question that snipers were active on both sides in Sarajevo.  Just like this photo image reveals. They held each other in their sniper gunsights. Or maybe even killed their own people so as to blame the other side.

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But you’d never know it by the western (American) media reports. The Serbs were the bad guys. The Sarajevo Muslims their innocent victims. That’s the lasting public casting of the Bosnian war.

So that’s why similar duplicity and double standard inherent in honoring Chris Kyle’s achievements as the “American Sniper” grated on me so much.

There is no honor in killing people.

Whether a sniper is an American, Serbian, or any other nationality makes no difference. Such state-sponsored terrorism is no better than the alleged other terrorist attacks. Because in the end, no matter how we dress it up, it is the individual who pulls the trigger or pushes the button.

Any decent human being must condemn all such killings all with equal fervor.

And my way of doing it is by staying away from the “American sniper,” the movie. And now also by writing this piece to explain why.

EPILOGUE

OTHER CRITICAL COMMENTS ABOUT “AMERICAN SNIPER”

I did find some comfort in the fact that I was not alone in the moral condemnation of this film. Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura, a Navy SEAL himself, slammed not just the film by the  ‘American Sniper’ himself – Chris Kyle: ‘You Can’t Have Honor if You’re a Liar’.

“A hero must be honorable, must have honor. And you can’t have honor if you’re a liar,” Ventura told the Associated Press. “There is no honor in lying.”

Ventura’s filed a defamation lawsuit against Kyle’s estate last year and won $1.8 million.

Kyle claimed in his book “American Sniper,” on which the movie is based, that he knocked out a man at a California bar in 2006 for saying the SEALs “deserve to lose a few” in Iraq. Kyle later identified the character he nicknamed “Scruff Face” as Ventura during several media appearances to promote the book. Ventura said it didn’t happen, and a jury believed him.

Kyle was killed in 2013 by a veteran he was trying to help. God’s reaction to “sniper heroism?”

One thing is for sure – the film has generated a firestorm of pro and con reactions all over the world. Mostly con, it seems, even in the country the likes of the “American Sniper” were sent to “liberate” (during Operation Iraqi Freedom).

In Baghdad, where much of the film is set, the movie was pulled after running for a week. The Mansour Mall theater box office employee said management made the decision “because the hero of this film boasts of killing more than 160 Muslims” (see USA TODAY Baghdad moviegoers story, Jan 29).

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