Slobodan Milosevic picked up where he left off: giving the court a history lesson on how the Serbs have always been victims of outside aggression, with last decade's wars just the latest manifestation. Milosevic said he tried to keep the peace in Yugoslavia and his trial is an example of "the instigators of war accusing the protagonists of peace." This could only be done, said Milosevic, with the help of Western media, whose journalists very often become "killers and mercenaries." After criticizing the West's media manipulation, Milosevic then proceeded to show an unidentified 45-minute news reel more to his liking, one that he says backs up his claims.
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