Skip to comments.Milosevic's Memory Snubbed by Most Serbs
Posted on 03/17/2006 4:29:21 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP)-His arriving coffin was left in the rain while airport officials signed paperwork. Its muted public display has drawn a fraction of the huge crowds he commanded in his heyday.
Slobodan Milosevic's memory and legacy are being unceremoniously snubbed by countrymen who blame the late Serbian leader for ruining the republic.
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Ya know, the last one of you "people" who latched on and played this little game of attack with me doesn't have an account here anymore. BACK OFF
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
You're the one who came to this thread. I avoided the pro butcher thread.
That's right. Slobo was their thug and he would have recieved a just sentence. He stole the money out of all Serbs bank accounts and had his secret police everywhere. The Serbs were suffering while he and his family lined their pockets.
The Serbs are the most freedom loving people in the Balkans.
Now you're just making shit up.
Oh so you're in the threat business now, Milosevic would have been proud of you.
Why would do post a deliberate lie? Reports are that thousands upons thousands are there. Check out this pic and know you lied.
By reading the news stories about the political unrest that was building in Yugoslavia at that time. Slobo was being challenged by several new political parties and the people were growing tired of his corrupt and incompetent economic policies. Once the NATO bombing began, all of those parties quieted down as you'd expect from a nation under attack.
Heck, even the Democrats in this country started acting patriotic for a short time after 9/11!
The news reports I read described it as "hundreds"
And the picture could be hundreds - maybe a few thousand, but "thousands upon thousands"??....no.
I didn't think that threats went over well on Free Republic.
Could it be thousands? Sure but in a nation of millions, that comes out to pretty poor odds. I've no doubt there are tens of thousands of socialists in Serbia that would like to have Slobo back in power. You probably could find even more in Russia who want Stalin back. That doesn't really prove anything. The fact that millions aren't out there says something to me, though.
Of course, you have millions of people in this country who would rather have John Kerry in the White House. I find that to be a much more immediate problem for me to deal with!
But such threats will buy a thread a one-way trip out of the News forum!
How bout 80k plus!
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Serbs rallied to pay last respects to Slobodan Milosevic on Saturday, hailing as a hero the man who presided over years of bloodshed and was ousted by his own people.
Supporters of the former president, who died in his cell at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague last Saturday, waved banners and red, blue and white Serbian flags as they demonstrated outside the federal parliament in Belgrade.
"When we wipe away the tears of rage and sorrow, we will be proud to have had him," Milorad Vucelic, a senior official from Milosevic's Socialist party, told the crowd estimated by police at around 80,000.
"Slobodan Milosevic is a winner, now and forever. He lives in the hearts and memories of Serbia and its people," he said.
The mourners, mostly middle-aged or older, held a minute's silence and then broke into cries of "Slobo, Slobo!" and "This is Serbia!"
After the rally, a hearse took Milosevic's coffin draped in a Serbian flag on its final journey to the town of Pozarevac for burial in the grounds of the family's home.
Thousands of people, many holding red roses, gathered in the drab provincial town some 80 km (50 miles) east of Belgrade to follow the hearse and hear more speeches before the burial.
I'm not the one sitting here seeking someone out to attack repeatedly. You are.
When has threating individuals been a policy around here?
"The fact that millions aren't out there says something to me, though. "
"Of course, you have millions of people in this country who would rather have John Kerry in the White House. I find that to be a much more immediate problem for me to deal with!"
At least in this country we use words instead of rape, torture, and mass murder...something of which all 3 ethnic groups in the former Yugoslavia have repeatedly resorted to over the centuries.
I still don't see where you get the 80+ figure.
whoops....I should have read it twice before I posted.
So...do you think a crowd of 80+ is a good crowd?
I got the impression they were expecting more and were surprised at the low turnout.
"Ya know, the last one of you "people" who latched on and played this little game of attack with me doesn't have an account here anymore. BACK OFF"
Why is this account being allowed to threaten others with being banned?
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