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American "heroes" in the sky of Yugoslavia

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American "heroes" in the sky of Yugoslavia

Note: In July, 1995, the United States and its NATO allies launched massive air strikes against Bosnia (territory of the Republika Srpska). In the course of air raids, civilian objects were mainly destroyed. Yugoslav newspaper "Evening news»Cited the following data: US aircraft launched 2318 air attacks, England - 326, France - 284, Netherlands - 198, Spain - 121, Turkey - 70, Germany - 59, Italy - 35.


Shortly before that, the US Air Force pilot Scott O'Grady of the 555 th Fighter Squadron flew the next flight over northern Bosnia on his F-16C, patrolling the restricted area for Yugoslav aircraft. Suddenly, an anti-aircraft missile exploded beneath the fighter, crashing the plane apart. However, the American pilot remained intact and catapulted over Bosnian territory.

The lead team saw the destruction of one of its aircraft, but the command of NATO initially knew nothing about the fate of O'Grady. The next day, the Serbian military officials told Western officials that the shot down pilot was with them.

One of the July days, we, five Russian volunteers, traveled by car to the city of Pale. At one of the posts of the military police, they learned that a shot down American pilot was in the trailer near the Yugoslavs.

The pilot sat at the table and with appetite absorbed the contents of the army pot. His overalls were covered in mud and swamp mud, his face was bitten by mosquitoes and was very swollen. Seeing us, the American quit eating and, turning to us, quickly started talking about something. One of our guys spoke English fairly well. It turns out that the pilot was trying to explain the reasons for his being here. He told about the circumstances in which he was shot down by Yugoslav air defense weapons. Having ejected from a collapsing plane, the pilot descended by parachute into the swamp and ... nearly drowned in the quagmire. Luck finally turned away when hordes of mosquitoes attacked him at night. Then it started to rain, and he was very cold.

Why, having matches in his pocket, he did not make a fire, we did not understand. To top it all off, the American managed to tuck up his leg. After wandering through the forest, the downed pilot finally stepped onto the road and, seeing the first car passing by, raised his hands and gave up.

Now the pilot confusedly and quickly talked about how he loved the Serbs and the Slavs in general. According to him: the United States is waging an unjust war, and therefore he did not want to fight, but he was forced. “Clinton is a fascist! Shouted the American. “He sent me to bomb me!”

After some time, a car approached the military police car, to take the pilot to headquarters. “It's time!” Said the senior post. All together stood up. One of the Serbs straightened the belt of the machine gun that slid off his shoulder and pushed the American towards the exit.

Yankee understood these movements in his own way. Apparently deciding that now he will be brought to execution, he issued a heart-rending cry. Fell to the floor, sobbing, wrapped his arms around the Serb. He read something about his children and his wife, tried to kiss the shoes, as it seemed to him, of his future "executioner". The Serbs did everything to reassure the American, but in vain. The pilot began a real tantrum. It all ended with the Serbs losing their patience. Grabbing the soldier, limp with horror, by the legs, they dragged him outside and threw them into the car.

A week later, we learned that the Serbs returned the pilot to the Americans.

Some more time has passed. The episode of the meeting with the downed pilot began to be forgotten, when suddenly ... turning on the TV in the evening, they saw an old acquaintance on the screen. How he was now! The new dress uniform, eagle look, courageous facial expression, proud posture.

In the White House, Clinton handed the order to the air ace, and voice-over called him a real hero and example for all of America.

After the award ceremony, our “hero” gave interviews to numerous journalists: he described in detail how vile Serbs shot him down. From his narrative it was possible to understand how skillfully he left from persecution. Hiding in the forest, he knocked the dogs off the trail, using various Indian tricks, which he had learned in childhood, in the scout squad. All this time he did not turn off the radio beacon. According to him, on the third day the Serbs still overtook him, but then the helicopters arrived with the American marines ...

Summing up under his monologue, the hero of America declared: "The Serbs are primitive savages and barbarians." Based on this conclusion, he urged the US President not to stand on ceremony with those "who stand in the way of world civilization ..."

I watched and listened. He recalled how quite recently this “hero” was crawling at the feet of the “barbarians” and kissing his boots. Yes, it is clear that it became tough in America with real ones - simple, modest and, most importantly, not “fake” - heroes.


Photo from the archive of Sergeant of the US Marine Corps Dave Garten, published in a number of Western publications. If you believe the captions under the picture, then: "US Air Force captain Scott O'Grady ... saved the American marines from starvation, dehydration, hypothermia, and Serbian shells and bullets."
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  1. Alpha-omega
    Alpha-omega 31 May 2013 07: 59 New
    21
    And what, they have cynicism and lies in the West have long been held in high esteem, so I'm not even surprised.
    1. klimpopov
      klimpopov 31 May 2013 11: 29 New
      +7
      Yankee understood these movements in his own way. Apparently deciding that now he will be brought to execution, he issued a heart-rending cry. Fell to the floor, sobbing, wrapped his arms around the Serb. He read something about his children and his wife, tried to kiss the shoes, as it seemed to him, of his future "executioner". The Serbs did everything to reassure the American, but in vain. The pilot began a real tantrum. It all ended with the Serbs losing their patience. Grabbing the soldier, limp with horror, by the legs, they dragged him outside and threw them into the car.

      And then he told his people how they had bullied and set on specially trained mosquitoes and that all Serbs were fascists and what troubles he had suffered. This thought visited me in the middle of the article, after reading further I realized that it was so.
      You bastards on a par with Hitler and his SS!
      1. smart ass
        smart ass 5 June 2013 14: 53 New
        +1
        At least the SS troops were canceled !! Although the Nazis.
    2. Sevastopol
      Sevastopol 31 May 2013 12: 10 New
      +2
      Not that it is held in high esteem, but a mandatory program, without which you simply will not be allowed to earn.
    3. vitek1233
      vitek1233 31 May 2013 12: 27 New
      +1
      lies seem to rule this world
    4. rolik
      rolik 1 June 2013 02: 58 New
      +3
      Quote: Alpha-Omega
      And what, they have cynicism and lies in the West have long been held in high esteem, so I'm not even surprised.

      In a word - pid .... ry laughing
  2. Denis
    Denis 31 May 2013 08: 04 New
    12
    Heroes of the Serbs and without any quotes
    Not the same:
    “Clinton is a fascist! Shouted the American. “He sent me to bomb!”
    one to one hitler, or rather clinton kaput!
  3. Grigorich 1962
    Grigorich 1962 31 May 2013 08: 20 New
    +7
    Lies and cowardice have been elevated to the rank of American politics .... what is there to talk about its ordinary "heroes" ..... they are still fighters ..... they can still rattle their weapons and threaten the weak
  4. Dima190579
    Dima190579 31 May 2013 08: 26 New
    22
    Where were the heroes before General Dmitry Mikhailovich Karbyshev? Boys 6 companies. Here are the real heroes who want to level off. The guys who for months did not receive monetary allowance but did not leave their posts for a moment. Here I understand the heroes.
    1. Veter
      Veter 31 May 2013 08: 40 New
      10
      Quote: Dima190579
      Where were the heroes before General Dmitry Mikhailovich Karbyshev? Boys 6 companies. Here are the real heroes who want to level off. The guys who for months did not receive monetary allowance but did not leave their posts for a moment. Here I understand the heroes


      Absolutely right! You +

      Py.Sy. We are all human beings, we are all human beings and everyone could be hysterical under such conditions, BUT !!!!! be silent then and do not give such interviews. A SHAME!!!!
    2. Apologet.Ru
      Apologet.Ru 1 June 2013 00: 08 New
      0
      Alas, today's heroes are Ksenia Sobchak, oppositionists to the current government, shitcrats of all stripes, libertines, parasites and other scum who have united in mockery of the memory of the fallen and Orthodoxy, the heroes of The Last Hero, shopping champions, and chef ", TV presenters, pop music of all kinds and other television and consumer dregs that swept the screens of our televisions and the minds of part of our people ...
  5. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 31 May 2013 08: 48 New
    +4
    The time will come when the false democrats will answer for their crimes. How much rope does not curl, and the end will be.
  6. Orty
    Orty 31 May 2013 08: 49 New
    12
    I can imagine how this one hates the Serbs, remembering how he humiliated himself before them, anika warrior damn it!
    1. Parabelum
      Parabelum 31 May 2013 09: 57 New
      +7
      He follows the beaten path of John McCain, judging by the current polemic of which, the former pilot is still tormented by visions of the Vietnamese Zindan. laughing
      1. rolik
        rolik 1 June 2013 03: 01 New
        0
        Quote: Parabelum
        tormented by visions of the Vietnamese zindan.

        Rather, one thing that tortured him ... with particular cruelty.
        1. Denis
          Denis 1 June 2013 03: 29 New
          +1
          Quote: rolik
          Rather than the one thing he was tortured
          Is it because they are protecting this ... all over the world?
          It looks like he wasn’t alone. Was she just at Clintonsha’s Vietnam or didn’t she just play enough on sa (or e) xafon? And they made plans to fight with us, we don’t have a head
  7. Dr.Serg
    Dr.Serg 31 May 2013 09: 05 New
    +7
    I can say one thing - I applaud the American agitpolitical department! Golikov and Epishev are resting ... The US People's people are great at hawking such stories, no one will show them the real truth, the people create and maintain an illusion like "we are all rembs and we will tear everyone apart" ...
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 31 May 2013 19: 21 New
      +1
      In one American book, I met a despicable episode. The author describes how his father took him with him to the same town. They arrived ... the guy almost immediately began to feel somehow bad, although it seems to be completely nothing. Father looking at him said something like this: what, is it bad? Remember how it feels. A man was lynched here. And he was innocent!
      So they knew this ... but all the same they lynched half the world, without guilt, meanly, and piling up lie on lie. Their "agitprop" drives them to the grave. It is not for nothing that they quickly became dull, rushed to eat like mad hogs, began to shoot at each other for nothing ... They die, having piled up millions of other people's deaths on their necks. Illusions they are illusions ...
      1. VkadimirEfimov1942
        VkadimirEfimov1942 1 June 2013 08: 28 New
        0
        These warriors fight on the principle of a jackal flock to attack the weak if they feel safe and if the weak has even an old missile defense they will only threaten or send others - North Korea is an example. This shakalya flock previously carried out crusades to the south and east in the form of various orders (hiding behind the slogans of someone or something to free), and now in the image of NATO, but the essence is the same shakalya!
  8. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX 31 May 2013 09: 36 New
    +5
    The feature film was even based on this occasion. The film was USovskiy, therefore it was their version that was filmed. The most evil and dangerous native there, our Mashkov played:
    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/В_тылу_врага_(фильм,_2001)
    Be that as it may, but their propagandists do not chew their bread in vain.
    1. Slevinst
      Slevinst 31 May 2013 10: 37 New
      +3
      yeah, I watched this film from the point of view of artistry pretty bad, from the point of view of truthfulness
      1. Pit
        Pit 31 May 2013 13: 12 New
        0
        Quote: Slevinst
        Slevinst

        I apologize.
        Accidentally clicked on the wrong button.
        But about the film, yes, it’s interestingly shot. Patriotic.
  9. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 31 May 2013 09: 38 New
    +7
    It's only in the cinema that Rambo "wets everyone", but in life it is far from so beautiful ...
    1. Dr.Serg
      Dr.Serg 31 May 2013 09: 57 New
      +3
      So no one will tell them about real life ... there is such a film "The tail wags the dog" ... it is perfectly shown how with the help of the media you can start a war, participate in a war and win this war ... but there was no war ... but how does the average American know about this?
    2. omsbon
      omsbon 31 May 2013 16: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      It's only in the cinema that Rambo "wets everyone", but in life it is far from so beautiful ...

      After watching films about Rambo, there is a strong belief that exclusively cross-eyed, armless and mentally retarded people are taken to the Russian special forces. Yes, they all suffer from meningitis because and in winter and summer go in caps with earflaps.
      But on the other hand, maybe this is good?
  10. Vladimir_61
    Vladimir_61 31 May 2013 10: 08 New
    +1
    The story of the pathetic biped. If they have such "heroes", then what about the rest? There are many stories about American fighters. They are frail in spirit. Technique won't help soon.
  11. Dzerzhinets
    Dzerzhinets 31 May 2013 10: 10 New
    14
    The eagle soared alive, killing, but in the ass it’s got a charge - it turned out to be a captive dung fly, ready to lick any Serb’s ass ... But Serbs disdained it and let the insect go home - metamorphosis happened to him again from a fly and shit he became a hero ... While the United States has such heroes and receives orders - they see things are bad and their heroes are from shit !!!
  12. misham
    misham 31 May 2013 10: 13 New
    -7
    This is nothing more than a bike. If he had really been captured, then he would probably have been photographed and shot on video ... He was really pulled out by the American PSS. In that war, a prisoner (especially a pilot) is a very valuable trophy for PR. Journalists would inflate this business. The French were shot down a little earlier. HAVE BEEN TRADING FOR THEM
    The author discusses Yankee cowardice. The profession of a pilot is not for the faint of heart.
    1. Tatanka Yotanka
      Tatanka Yotanka 31 May 2013 13: 20 New
      -3


      put you a plus, I saw in those days a lot of reports on TV, about the bombing, about the downcast, Serbian private reports, but for some reason no one even had a soap box, had an American crap pilot and kept quiet about it? -When they blew for weeks about the downed stealth, I understand the righteous anger and patriotism among the members of the forum, BUT so far it’s only from the words of both sides
    2. TRAFFIC
      TRAFFIC 31 May 2013 13: 53 New
      -2
      Moreover, this is not even in Serbian sources, I'm not talking about the number of people participating in the rescue operation. And by the way, the author of this tale winds an 18-year sentence for blowing up the Moscow-Grozny train.
  13. Tihas
    Tihas 31 May 2013 10: 20 New
    +9
    Quote: misham
    The profession of a pilot is not for the faint of heart.

    It is one thing to press the trigger at a height of several kilometers. Another is to stand face to face with the person on whom the bombs were dropped. Bravery is different.
    In Korea, Amer pilots who were captured were also behaving. They demanded that the convention on prisoners of war be respected until they were threatened that they would give it to the locals. They immediately came to their senses.
    Amer is a rotten nation without conscience and reproach. Yes, gay men were recruited into the army. Here damn the army of brave fighting pi - owls.
  14. sys-1985
    sys-1985 31 May 2013 10: 48 New
    +2
    Plush heroes united in one. )))
  15. ed65b
    ed65b 31 May 2013 12: 39 New
    +3
    AU professor ????? Where are you with your heroes ??????
  16. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 31 May 2013 12: 42 New
    +2
    smile He may be O'Grady, of course, but the cattle is still the same. "Hero" with a hole.
    I read this article in "Soldier of Fortune", but something seemed to me that here it is given in an abridged version. I'll have to joke at home.
  17. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 31 May 2013 13: 37 New
    +1
    If they can not take their wounded, then what can we talk about at all? !!!
  18. Straga
    Straga 31 May 2013 14: 07 New
    +3
    There is even nothing to comment on. Everything is visible without words.
    1. OLGRIN
      OLGRIN 1 June 2013 12: 21 New
      0
      Wow!
      I would like to stand like this for the last time!
  19. pensioner
    pensioner 31 May 2013 15: 52 New
    +2
    Here again I will get in with a question. I was told from very authoritative sources at one time that more than one stealth was shot down in Yugoslavia. 2 or even 3. I then asked - minus and did not answer. farther. They also said that the anti-aircraft gunners "caught" on the "exhaust" of the 117th engines, sort of like the radar sees it. Well, I did not go through the basics of the theory of radar. Once again I ask - enlighten. And for the number and how they shot down. After Yugoslavia, by the way, at one plant the people were honored. For what - they did not inject. Type of merit ...
    1. knn54
      knn54 31 May 2013 18: 43 New
      -1
      Yuri: STELS is not noticeable (rather hardly noticeable) for the radar because it reflects the waves in such a way that the reflected signal does not return to the radar antenna, but absorbs somewhere else (the shape of the aircraft) (use special materials with special properties )
      Apparently, the air defense of Yugoslavia found an "old" radar operating on LW radiation, which is well detected by modern Stealth aircraft.
      PS There are other “signs” of the aircraft's presence in airspace: acoustic noise, satellite track, thermal radiation, optical visibility, radiation from airborne radars or just got in touch ...
      1. pensioner
        pensioner 31 May 2013 18: 49 New
        0
        Thanks. And how many were shot down? And is the "exhaust" visible? Plasma is a highly ionized gas. It should be like RV reflected. Exhaust - well, you can’t bend it. on the ray model, the wave will be reflected. In general, for what I bought, I sold it ... I have been living with this for a long time ... and no one will enlighten ...
  20. Rider
    Rider 31 May 2013 16: 01 New
    +2
    Well, I’ll also put in my 5 cents.
    by article:the pilot talked inconsistently and quickly about how he loved the Serbs and the Slavs in general. According to him: the United States is conducting an unjust war, and therefore he did not want to fight, but he was forced to. “Clinton is a fascist! Shouted the American. “He sent me to bomb!”

    nicht chisen camaraden, world que kinder, hitler kaput!
    (quarrel over a dumb transcript)

    doesn’t resemble anything?
    and almost the same story happened in Iraq.
    "rescuing private Lynch"
    But there was an Iraqi campaign, and Jessica thundered there, towards her "feat." The feat was that on March 25 of last year, her unit got lost in the area of ​​the city of Nasiriya through the fault of a worthless commander and as a result fell into an Iraqi ambush. Lynch's comrades were killed, her rifle jammed, and she, wounded and with fractures, was captured, where she was naturally raped, brutally tortured and wanted to amputate her leg due to her inability to treat fractures.

    .
    And then began lining. The doctors of the hospital were the first to speak, where they allegedly tortured the unfortunate. No traces of rape were found, as she was taken dressed and even wearing a bullet-proof vest. It turned out that, on the contrary, she was treated with great sympathy and even placed on the only (!) Surgical bed in the hospital and was allocated one of the two hospital nurses.
    taken:http://www.from-ua.com/voice/4180fef136ea2/

    well, for those who still believe in the "invincibility and coolness" of American Ji Ain.
    a small excerpt and the film "Being a Man"

  21. Zeus
    Zeus 31 May 2013 16: 07 New
    0
    Well and disgrace!
  22. Svyatoslav72
    Svyatoslav72 31 May 2013 17: 34 New
    -1
    Well! this article is 100% "linden", it's just that this guy sometimes overcomes the boundaries of reason. It happens that the writer is.)))
    PS In his environment, such works are called "Information War".
  23. Svyatoslav72
    Svyatoslav72 31 May 2013 18: 02 New
    0
    Quote: retired
    Here again I get in with a question. I was told from very authoritative sources at one time that more than one stealth was shot down in Yugoslavia. 2 or even 3. ...

    Frankly, it will be difficult to prove anything. In Yugoslavia (99g), for political reasons, the downed MiG-29 "Stealth" could be attributed to air defense personnel, so their number may fluctuate. It is possible that he was assigned not only for political reasons, but also for related reasons. The matter is complicated by the fact that the Government, together with the Headquarters of the JNA (Yugoslav People's Army), could hide information so as not to bring more trouble on their own heads, and more aggressive actions by NATO. But! in view of the fact that the territory of Yugoslavia is not so large, and some military men honestly performed their duty, any shot down aircraft could fall outside the territory of Yugoslavia, where nothing is unprovable. There were such assumptions that another shot down "Stealth" fell on the territory of Hungary.
    1. pensioner
      pensioner 31 May 2013 19: 00 New
      0
      Already warmer! Thank!
  24. larsky1
    larsky1 31 May 2013 18: 14 New
    +1
    I am not surprised. what else can you expect from American warriors grown in greenhouse conditions negative
  25. nnz226
    nnz226 31 May 2013 18: 42 New
    +2
    Was it difficult for our or the Serbs to photograph the staff member crawling in their own shit and to watch the film on TV? Tea, not savages and a video camera could well be used for such an information stuffing. So that he wouldn’t puff out his cheeks ?!
    1. Fitter65
      Fitter65 1 June 2013 06: 38 New
      0
      The fact of the matter is that they are not savages, and they don’t get pleasure from humiliating a person. And this cheek-blower in the subcortex is still clogged as he kissed his shoes. So do not stoop to their level ...
  26. koley7
    koley7 1 June 2013 06: 46 New
    0
    Neither honor nor dignity
  27. cobalt
    cobalt 1 June 2013 09: 07 New
    0
    The Yugoslavs of that pilot did not shoot in vain.
  28. Larus
    Larus 1 June 2013 11: 23 New
    0
    And why be surprised about heroism, if their heroes are spiders, hulks and other freaks. In the absence of real heroes, one has to invent unreal ones who will not then blabber about their "heroism." fighters freed)))
  29. Denis
    Denis 1 June 2013 12: 12 New
    +1
    and these clowns still had plans, and left, to fight with us
  30. Ddhal
    Ddhal 1 June 2013 23: 05 New
    +1
    Whatever this American was, he was treated kindly by his country ... Now imagine our courageous guy who returned home from captivity ... The reaction is always the same - "what, you bastard, did not burn out in the tank." The most important problem for Russia from time immemorial is the boyars in power ..
    1. lapis lazuli
      lapis lazuli 2 June 2013 08: 47 New
      +1
      Quote: DDHAL
      boyars in power

      Yes and put on them ...
      All the same, there will be respect for people to the guy, but these nobles
    2. Muxauk
      Muxauk 2 June 2013 20: 58 New
      0
      Quote: DDHAL
      Whatever this American was, he was treated kindly by his country ... Now imagine our courageous guy who returned home from captivity ... The reaction is always the same - "what, you bastard, did not burn out in the tank." The most important problem for Russia from time immemorial is the boyars in power ..

      ours just rarely surrender to get captured
  31. Muxauk
    Muxauk 2 June 2013 20: 55 New
    0
    There’s nothing for a man to fight ... Amerikosy do not climb into their own wars, here you have to unlearn how to fight, and it is not a matter of the ability to shoot, but what are you protecting, who wants to die for no reason?
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  33. zbidnev
    zbidnev 2 June 2013 22: 45 New
    0
    Plant this scum under NATO bombing. He does not even know how many children he killed. Honestly, I wouldn’t have taken their flyers.
  34. wecher75
    wecher75 6 June 2013 14: 30 New
    0
    It’s bad that they did not record his true behavior on video and did not put it on public display. At least there would be no myth of the courage of American soldiers. Although not all such as amers .....