#muschniwogdowis of the day.

Remember that time I invented the exciting new acronym #muschniwogdowis? You know the one: it stands for Most US Citizens Have No Idea What Our Government Does Or Who It Serves? Of course you remember. It’s unforgettable! And it just rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it?*

All right, so it didn’t exactly trend on Twitter as much as I had predicted. Or at all, really—as in, not even a single retweet. But that’s okay! When it comes to humanity’s most breathtakingly brilliant, paradigm-shifting creations (like #muschniwogdowis for example), the inventor is often far, far ahead of her time, and it just takes the rest of the world a while to catch up. Typically after she dies penniless and alone…



John Pilger, my esteemed comrade at The Greanville Post, wrote a piece that is perfectly illustrative of the world’s desperate need for #muschniwogdowis awareness [CONTENT NOTE: photo at the link of a very young dead Syrian child washed up on a beach, in the right sidebar about halfway down.]

Milosevic exonerated—but who’d know it? The media keep mum.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has quietly cleared the late Serbian president, Slobodan Milosevic, of war crimes committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war, including the massacre at Srebrenica.

Far from conspiring with the convicted Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, Milosevic actually “condemned ethnic cleansing”, opposed Karadzic and tried to stop the war that dismembered Yugoslavia. Buried near the end of a 2,590 page judgement on Karadzic last February, this truth further demolishes the propaganda that justified Nato’s illegal onslaught on Serbia in 1999.

Milosevic died of a heart attack in 2006, alone in his cell in The Hague, during what amounted to a bogus trial by an American-invented “international tribunal”. Denied heart surgery that might have saved his life, his condition worsened and was monitored and kept secret by US officials, as WikiLeaks has since revealed.

Milosevic was the victim of war propaganda that today runs like a torrent across our screens and newspapers and beckons great danger for us all. He was the prototype demon, vilified by the western media as the “butcher of the Balkans” who was responsible for “genocide”, especially in the secessionist Yugoslav province of Kosovo. Prime Minister Tony Blair said so, invoked the Holocaust and demanded action against “this new Hitler”. David Scheffer, the US ambassador-at-large for war crimes [sic], declared that as many as “225,000 ethnic Albanian men aged between 14 and 59” may have been murdered by Milosevic’s forces.

This was the justification for Nato’s bombing, led by Bill Clinton and Blair, that killed hundreds of civilians in hospitals, schools, churches, parks and television studios and destroyed Serbia’s economic infrastructure. It was blatantly ideological; at a notorious “peace conference” in Rambouillet in France, Milosevic was confronted by Madeleine Albright, the US secretary of state, who was to achieve infamy with her remark that the deaths of half a million Iraqi children were “worth it”.

Albright delivered an “offer” to Milosevic that no national leader could accept. Unless he agreed to the foreign military occupation of his country, with the occupying forces “outside the legal process”, and to the imposition of a neo-liberal “free market”, Serbia would be bombed. This was contained in an “Appendix B”, which the media failed to read or suppressed.

Once Nato began bombing, there was a stampede of Kosovar refugees “fleeing a holocaust”. When it was over, international police teams descended on Kosovo to exhume the victims of the “holocaust”. The FBI failed to find a single mass grave and went home. The Spanish forensic team did the same, its leader angrily denouncing “a semantic pirouette by the war propaganda machines”. The final count of the dead in Kosovo was 2,788. This included combatants on both sides and Serbs and Roma murdered by the pro-Nato Kosovo Liberation Front. There was no genocide. The Nato attack was both a fraud and a war crime.

You might want to go read the whole thing. Or if you’re feeling particularly macabre, Mark Twain’s War Prayer is always a good read for a dark chuckle.

Whatever you do, don’t go read The Guardian or The New York Times, and think you’re informed about what our government does, or who it serves.


*At the time of the exciting World Premiere of #muschniwogdowis, commenter xxxxxx made this extraordinary observation:


That perfectly matches the metrical line rhythm of the 1970 Crosby, Stills and Nash tune — “Love the one your with” ….sing it a few times, preferably in a three part harmony,…Musch Niwog Dowis

Now I can’t unhear it; every time I see the acronym I get that earworm stuck in my head. (For you young whippersnappers who have never even heard of CS&N, here you go.)


  1. says

    I remember that time, I remember it well.
    The infamous “horseshoe” plan.
    The lies about Serbs “lighting a candle in the attic and turning on the gas in the basement and locking the doors so the house would blow up when the gas reached the attic” (physics. How does it work?)
    The bombing of the Chinese embassy.
    The bridge that was bombed on the Orthodox easter holiday and then a second time when the rescue was on.
    The logs where the fighter pilots reported that there were only refugees to be seen and told to go ahead and bomb anyway.
    And yes, I read the Appendix B at the time…
    Oh, after Germany happily used the Holocaust to participate in that war, German public TV also did a good documentary about all the lies video in German

  2. Socordian says

    I would say that Milošević’s role in Bosnian war shouldn’t be whitewashed. He was the puppet-master of Bosnian Serbs leaders, And Bosnia was full of paramilitary forces from Serbia, supported by Serbian version of KGB. You should check for Scorpions or Arcan’s Tigers, http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af6_1264072676 (Serbian paramilitary unit “Scorpions” execute Bosniak (muslim) male prisoners). Also for Batajnica mass graves, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batajnica_mass_graves.

  3. says

    I don’t think anybody suggests that Milošević was an angel.
    But he was hardly worse than those who led a devastating, illegal war against his country, killing many civilians on behalf of an organisation the Nato itself had labelled criminal drug cartel just months before.

    Also, I remember the name of the town with the bridge: Varvarin.

    We also bombed the Kosovo into such happiness that to this day there are thousands of Kosovarians seeking asylum in Germany.

  4. permanganater says

    I was going to let #muschniwogdowis slide last time because it’s very clever, but seeing it’s come up again…

    As a ‘wog’, I would be grateful if you could change ‘What Our Government’ to What Your Government’ – it keeps the meaning intact and the acronym barely changes, but removes the slur.

    Just a thought.