On October 23rd, anti-war activists in Prague, Czech Republic, confronted former US secretary of state Madeline Albright at a book signing.
In 1999 Albright pushed for the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia without UN mandate—which killed thousands and set a precedent for future NATO wars—and since then has benefited financially from the privatization of telecommunications in Kosovo.
She has never been held accountable for war crimes and profiteering, but on October 23 was briefly confronted at a book signing for her new book “Prague Winter” at a bookshop in Prague. Several activists from the organization “Friends of Serbs in Kosovo” led by Vaclav Dvorak (the director of the documentary “Stolen Kosovo”), presented posters with photographs of victims from NATO’s “humanitarian bombing” campaign and politely asked Albright to sign them.
“This is your work as well, madam” the activists said while asking her to sign the posters. Madeleine Albright was noticeably agitated, refused to sign the posters and started yelling “get out,” at which point security forcibly removed the activists. In another video shot from a different angle Albright can be seen calling the protesters “disgusting Serbs.”
The Czech and Serbian media reported widely on this incident, with more than 100,000 views of the video on the original Youtube video. A version with English subtitles has since been made available: