Among the lies and hypocrisies which characterize media reportage on NATO’s aggression against Serbia is the absurd notion that NATO is somehow "fighting fascism". Ironically, the exact opposite turns out to be true.
Fascism wears many faces – not all of which involve stormtroopers and racial paranoia – and fascism wasn’t always in such disfavor as it is today. Many in the US and Britain, especially among industrialists, openly welcomed the "order" brought by Hitler and Mussolini, and fascist governments have been supported by the US throughout the Third World in the postwar era. The history of fascism – and its role in preserving capitalist domination – provides an omionous perspective on NATO’s actions in the Balkans.