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We bombed the wrong side?
THE NATIONAL POST (Canada) ^ | 2004-04-06 | Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie

Posted on 04/06/2004 4:54:40 PM PDT by DTA

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"The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo.We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early '90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world."
1 posted on 04/06/2004 4:54:41 PM PDT by DTA
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2 posted on 04/06/2004 4:56:32 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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3 posted on 04/06/2004 4:56:53 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: vooch; Destro; kosta50; Honorary Serb; Serb5150; MadelineZapeezda; MarMema; Fiddlstix; wonders
As always, the truth will out!
4 posted on 04/06/2004 4:58:00 PM PDT by FormerLib (Feja e shqiptarit eshte terorizm.)
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To: DTA
"We bombed the wrong side?"

Yes. But, we learned, and we're bombing the correct side now.

5 posted on 04/06/2004 4:58:50 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Do you know who I am?")
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To: *balkans; joan
Ping!
6 posted on 04/06/2004 4:59:07 PM PDT by FormerLib (Feja e shqiptarit eshte terorizm.)
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To: DTA; Great Dane
>>>>>Funny how we just keep digging the hole deeper!<<<<<

Canada militarilly supported terrorist seccesionist group only three years after Quebec referendum. And CBC still supports KLA terrorists affiliated with Al Qaeda by airing lies to the unsuspecting public, or being silent about Pogrom in Kosovo.

Methinks RCMP investigation into CBC is long due.

7 posted on 04/06/2004 4:59:38 PM PDT by DTA (feja e shqiptarit eshte terorizm)
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To: DTA
Those of us who warned that the West was being sucked in on the side of an extremist, militant, Kosovo-Albanian independence movement were dismissed as appeasers. The fact that the lead organization spearheading the fight for independence, the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), was universally designated a terrorist organization and known to be receiving support from Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda was conveniently ignored.

It's what I've thought all along. Thank you clinton, gore, albright, et al.

8 posted on 04/06/2004 5:01:27 PM PDT by b4its2late (I'm not insensitive, I just don't care.)
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To: DTA
NATO sprung into action and, in spite of the fact no member nation of the alliance was threatened

Oh, yes it was. The United States was under the threat of its executive branch becoming destabilized unless its commander-in-chief found some way to cover the tracks of his voracious, insatiable, perverse sexual appetite.

In the end, it was a waste of his time, for when all was said and done anyway, he managed to convince enough Americans that all he did was put it in one chick's mouth in the formerly most respected office in the nation.

9 posted on 04/06/2004 5:01:54 PM PDT by MegaSilver
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To: Southack
The first time I saw the term "ethnic cleansing" it was being applied to Serbs being forced out of Croatia, in a National Geographic article!
10 posted on 04/06/2004 5:03:05 PM PDT by opbuzz
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To: b4its2late
I have thought this all along also. Shame on America for protecting these terrorist thugs. Serbs want to rid their country of those who want to kill them. Afterall, Albanians sided with the Nazis in WW2 and helped the Nazis slaughter thousands of Serbs.

11 posted on 04/06/2004 5:07:10 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: DTA
>"When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world."

Politicians knew
what was going on. No one
defended the Serbs.

My memory is
Republicans only said
Clinton was using

the military
to divert attention from
his domestic mess.

When Hollywood made
that "Behind Enemy Lines"
no one protested.

Is there some tin foil
conspiracy going on
that lets this just tick,

rather than blow up
into a major issue?
It is very strange.

12 posted on 04/06/2004 5:08:00 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: windcliff
ping
13 posted on 04/06/2004 5:08:29 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: DTA
... -- the 100,000 allegedly buried in mass graves turned out to be around 2,000,...

Why didn't anyone demand investigations, resignations, etc over that intelligence failure?

14 posted on 04/06/2004 5:12:14 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (...and Freedom tastes of Reality)
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To: Enterprise
NO you did not.

On 17th March when the Albanians started attacking the Serbs, KFOR send its forces on the border with Serbia to prevent SERBIAN ARMY entering Kosovo and helping the Serbs.

Next day the British sent fresh reinforcements to Kosovo.

NOT a single WESTERN NATION has provided humanitarian help to the Serbs in Kosovo whose homes were burnt.

Only nation to provide humanitarian assistance was Russia. Of course the Russian trucks entering Kosovo were carefully search for possible military aid.

Of the expelled Serbs few have returned.

US had cut aid to Serbia on 31th of March. EU on 2 of April has allowed for 51 million euros for the Kosovo institutions.

For raising the plight of the Kosovo Serbs the US ambassador in Belgrade, Serbia has annoucing that the Serbian government is "not on the way to democracy" and how the politicians in Serbia are not western looking any more.

None of the main Albanian commanders in Kosovo have been arrested.

2 Albanian terrorist sentenced in Macedonia for killing 2 Polish NATO troops in Macedonia using a land mine have been in the US BASE BONDSTEEL in Kosovo for 4 months with assurances that they WILL NOT be handed over to Macedonian authorities.

15 posted on 04/06/2004 5:16:00 PM PDT by Makedonski
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To: DTA
We need committee hearings on how we were duped to side with bin Laden against the only people who were standing up to the jihad-expansionists. We need the investigation NOW!

There needs to be crimes against humanity trials and Clinton, W.Clark, Amanpour, Soros and the rest of those responsible for this must pay the price for their crimes.
16 posted on 04/06/2004 5:23:44 PM PDT by Jim_Curtis
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To: Makedonski
Don't forget that while all this has been playing out, NATO soldiers in Bosnia beat up a priest and his son, under the pretext of hunting Radovan Karadzic who wasn't seen there by a single source. The British soldiers broke their skulls and thoroughly broke all their bones, putting them in comas from which they still haven't awakened.

Serbian Orthodox church says NATO troops beat up priest, son in raid:

NATO-led peacekeepers have "tied and savagely beat up grievly wounded priest Jeremija (Starovlah) and his son with rifle butts, boots and everything that they could," said a letter by Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Pavle to the peackeepers' US commander.

17 posted on 04/06/2004 5:27:33 PM PDT by joan
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To: lone star annie
well well well we are coming closer to the points people in the Balkans are making.

My grandfather was in the partizans in Macedonia in 1943-47.

Back then they fought the Germans and their allies the Albanian Balisti.

Most of the village killings were done by the local German allies while the Germans just held the main roads from Skopje to Salonika and did not bother to enter the country side.

Well 60 years after Albanians are attacking and killing and to the people look at the Albanian supporters now in the same way they looked at the Germans in WWII.

American is Albanian supporters now and whether right or wrong they are seen as Nazies by the local people.

The KLA units in Macedonia and their representative in the Macedonian parliament have Albanian families that were aligned to the Italian fascists in 1941. We know that and the West knows that.

Did you know that the head of the German intelligence in 1999 when Yugoslavia was bombed, his father was a pilot in Luftwaffe in 1941 in the bombing of Belgrade??

What do you expect the Serbs to think of the west after such coincidences??

18 posted on 04/06/2004 5:28:29 PM PDT by Makedonski
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To: DTA
My pet theory is that the Clinton admin. thought that taking the side of Islamofascists in some region (let's find a region where the Islamofascists are light-skinned, for example) would splinter and confuse Islamofascists everywhere; in other words it was part of some ill-conceived "divide and conquer", or, more accurately, "divide, make-nice with some, ignore the rest and hope they chill out" strategy.

Of course, it could just have been pure stupidity.

19 posted on 04/06/2004 5:33:29 PM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: Southack
The fact that the lead organization spearheading the fight for independence, the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), was universally designated a terrorist organization and known to be receiving support from Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda was conveniently ignored.

In other words, B.J. Clinton and his evil cabal, including Richard Clarke, fought a war on behalf of Osama bin Laden.

20 posted on 04/06/2004 5:34:33 PM PDT by Prince Charles
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To: joan
NATO is trying to provoke an improper response from the Serbs so to justify a continued presence in Bosnia.

Imagine there are Serb riots after this. Then NATO issues a statement:

"due to deteriorating situation in Bosnia caused by local extrimists the allience is extending its mission until ..."

A curfew is placed on the town and the local night life is screwed.

21 posted on 04/06/2004 5:35:28 PM PDT by Makedonski
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To: b4its2late
It's what I've thought all along. Thank you clinton, gore, albright, et al.

Where is the outrage? Where is the screaming for the commission? Who will stand and call Clinton worse than Nixon? Who will proclaim that he betrayed us and our troops, misleading us to fight against the wrong side? These people weren't a threat to us! The UN didn't say yes!!!!!

22 posted on 04/06/2004 5:36:58 PM PDT by ladyinred (Monthly donors don't have to think! Become one now and veg out!)
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To: Southack
Bump!
23 posted on 04/06/2004 5:38:28 PM PDT by wardaddy (If we don't nut up quick as a nation, we'll be foraging for the eggs of the sooty tern soon enough)
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To: theFIRMbss
Unlike Clinton, President Bush is too busy to be in campaign mode 24/7. Having said that, the White House PR "machine" has been PATHETIC, and so has the so-called Republican Majority in congress.
24 posted on 04/06/2004 5:38:34 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Libs, want answers on 911? Ask Clinton why he met with Monica more than with his CIA director.)
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To: DTA; FormerLib; joan; MarMema
Since the NATO/UN intervention in 1999, Kosovo has become the crime capital of Europe. The sex slave trade is flourishing. The province has become an invaluable transit point for drugs en route to Europe and North America. Ironically, the majority of the drugs come from another state "liberated" by the West, Afghanistan.

Another example of the international jihadist network In action!!!!! So much for lying fifth columnists like Stephen Swartz/Suleyman Ahmad who say that Shiptar muslims are "moderates" and belong to a sect "with affinity for Roman Catholicism". (Well, maybe they have an affinity for Roman Catholicism of the ronly-bonly sort!)

Another one of Suleyman Ahmad's lies is that the Kosovo Shiptars "love Americans" and would never attack them. What about the American KFOR commader who said last month that Shiptar "hooligans" were tossing grenades on his troops?

Last month, the KLA and their supporters among the Kosovo Shiptar population proved that they are Neanderthals who are so enraged by the beauties of civilization that they can only destroy them!!!! I am referring, of course, to the magnificent icons and ancient church buildings that these NeanderNazis destroyed last month. There is an exhibit of Byzantine art--incluing some from Serbian Kosovo--In New York through July 4th. If you can go and see it, you can both admire the artistry and faith behind the creation of such works, and be shocked by the Middle Paleolithic savagery of anyone who would seek to destroy them!!!!

Needless to say, its time for America and the rest of the "West" to totally reverse our policy in the Balkans, and support the Serbs!!!! It is also time for us to rededicate ourselves to our faith and our civilized values!!!

25 posted on 04/06/2004 5:40:24 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia!)
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To: Dr. Frank fan
Actually "divide and conquer" of Slavic population.

From a Serb nation one now has Croatian Serbs, Bosnian Serbs, Kosovo Serbs and of course Serbian Serbs.

At the same time Albanians are Albanians whether they are in Kosovo, Albania or Macedonia.

There are presidential elections in Macedonia right now and the Albanian candidates fly Albanian flags and play the Albanian national anthem and if the Macedonian authorities say anything about it then the Macedonians are extrimists.

26 posted on 04/06/2004 5:44:37 PM PDT by Makedonski
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To: Makedonski; DTA; MarMema; FormerLib
NOT a single WESTERN NATION has provided humanitarian help to the Serbs in Kosovo whose homes were burnt.

There are, however, Serbian and other Orthodox church groups that ARE sending aid to Kosovo Serbs! (I am working on getting some Western Christians to join in as well--we'll see how far that gets, with the Lord's help.)

Perhaps it's time to post, once again, links to websites of organizations that are aiding our Kosovo Serb brothers and sisters.

27 posted on 04/06/2004 5:45:38 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia!)
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To: Makedonski
Actually "divide and conquer" of Slavic population. From a Serb nation one now has Croatian Serbs, Bosnian Serbs, Kosovo Serbs and of course Serbian Serbs. At the same time Albanians are Albanians whether they are in Kosovo, Albania or Macedonia.

I have to admit that the anti-Slavic bent you cite certainly does appear to have been the effect of the West's policy. I still have a hard time believing that it was the conscious intent (because, what in the world could someone like Bill Clinton have against Slavs in general or Serbs in particular? *bizarre*)

But I must say that I was quite shocked, during the Serbia bombing, to hear the way people suddenly started talking about Serbs. I heard in the course of normal conversation, from otherwise "liberal" people, many, many comments that would have been interpreted as pure bigotry had they been about Jews, blacks, etc.

I had people tell me that Serbs were "inherently violent", for example. And this couldn't *just* have been anti-Slavism; it was a Russian professor who told me this!

28 posted on 04/06/2004 5:52:36 PM PDT by Dr. Frank fan
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To: DTA
The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius.

Albright wasn't too bright, was she? She should have kept up the cleaning-lady pretense and heard what the Albanians really had in mind.

29 posted on 04/06/2004 5:59:04 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: b4its2late
ANOTHER PART of the "Clinton Legacy!!"

MANY of "US" were VERY UNCOMFORTABLE with our "Serbian Intervention."

We MAY HAVE turned "Long-time Friends" into Implacable Enemies--ALL to make "The Clintons" "Look Good!"

I Fear we may be paying for the "Politically Motivated Mistakes" of the "Clinton Era" for DECADES to come.

Doc

30 posted on 04/06/2004 6:02:41 PM PDT by Doc On The Bay
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To: DTA
BUMPMARK
31 posted on 04/06/2004 6:03:01 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Doc On The Bay
Exactly right. If ever a war were illegal, the Kosovo war was. The Nato charter specificly forbid it to intervene in the internal affairs of other nations, and to only defend its members against attack.

In Kosovo, no member was under attack, and the actions were strictly internal ones.

I spoke out against that war, loudly, at the time, and have done so since. I notice that the liberals supporting that war now are the ones that say we are in an "illegal war" in Iraq, and never mention Kosovo.

32 posted on 04/06/2004 6:37:03 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: DTA
BTTT
33 posted on 04/06/2004 6:45:22 PM PDT by StriperSniper (Ernest Strada Fanclub)
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To: Dr. Frank fan
There are several reasons why Clinton did what he did and one of them had to do with oil and money. Although Bosnia has no "oil" per se, Saudi Arabia wanted the first Islamic nation in the belly of Europe and we wanted cheaper oil. The Saudis had signed a letter of intent to buy $6 billion dollars with of Boeing Aircraft. The day AFTER we bombed the Serbs, based on a staged self-inflicted massacre at the Markale Market place in Sarajevo, the Saudis signed on the dotted line. We all saw the blood and gore on CNN (courtesy of Christian Amanpour whose father is Iranian) CBS, ABC and all the major networks.

Because of our daily bombing of Iraq, another reason was to appease the Islamic world to show that we really cared for them and that we were willing to destroy a Christian nation to do it.

Also, we couldn't allow this little pip-squeak of a nation defy the New World Order. This applies to both Dems and Reps. The Serbs had to be taught a lesson.

The result? We have handed the Balkans over to Osama bin Laden's cutthroats and mafia, the KLA.

34 posted on 04/06/2004 6:46:07 PM PDT by Doctor13
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To: DTA
Yep, we DID bomb the wrong side. Helping mo-slimes is NOT a good idea - ever.
35 posted on 04/06/2004 6:48:19 PM PDT by neutrino (Oderint dum metuant: Let them hate us, so long as they fear us.)
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To: marktwain
How true.
36 posted on 04/06/2004 6:48:26 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: DTA
There was no genocide as claimed by the West
37 posted on 04/06/2004 7:00:27 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: DTA
In an effort to discredit Gen. MacKenzie, he was accused of having raped and murdered four Bosnian girls. In his book, "Peacekeeper, The Road to Sarajevo," Pgs. 326 - 327, he writes:

"In November 1992, the Bosnian-Serb soldier Borislav Herak was arrested by the Presidency's forces in Sarajevo and charged with the murder and rape of Muslim citizens. Allegedly, he said under interrogation that he had worked at the 'Sonja' prison camp located north of Sarajevo, and had seen me come by and pick up four Muslim girls, who were taken away and presumably raped and murdered. He indicated that I had arrived in a jeep, and the girls had followed my party when we left in a car. The story made headline news during the Islamic conference in Saudi Arabia, attended by President Izetbegovic. Fortunately, the North American press showed an encouraging degree of good taste and at first declined to carry the story. The story did, however, receive wide coverage in the Islamic press, and in Croatia, Germany and Italy.

"Given that I hadn't even known that a place called 'Sonja' existed; that I had never ventured north of Sarajevo except on one drive to Belgrade with 200 others on May 17; that I never drove around Sarajevo in anything but a VBL armoured vehicle after my return to the city on June 10; and that I didn't go anywhere without UN colleagues as witnesses, I was more than upset over such disgusting fabrications. My greatest concern was the impact these lies would have on the security of our people on the ground, particularly the Canadians. Anyone with a Canadian flag on his sleeve was immediately associated with my reputation as a 'rapist and murderer of Muslims' in Bosnia."

His book was not sold in the United States. You could only order it from Canada. The only books you could buy in the U.S., were all anti-Serbian, such as "Zlata's Diary," in an effort to compare it to the Diary of Anne Frank. Zlata travelled first class to the US with her parents and stayed at the best hotels. Not exactly the Diary of Anne Frank.

38 posted on 04/06/2004 7:05:38 PM PDT by Doctor13
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To: Dr. Frank fan
I can tell you that Serbs are not inherently violent.

They are as violent as anyone else out there.

However the Serbs have had and do have the most motivated military in the Balkans.

In Serbia if you can't go to the army then there is a doubt that you can't have a wife and father children.

ANY SERB HERE FROM COUNTRY SIDE SAY IT AIN'T SO!!! :))

Since early 20th century their military has been more professional due to French influence and name a war they haven't been in it. There is a large number of Serbs in the French Foreign Legion.

As we all know they kicked off WWI.

But go to Serbia and they as pleasant as anyone else.

In a restaurant a waiter in Serbia is more pleasant than one in Macedonia (although I had couple unpleasant experiences with morons).

The football club supporters are the most militant and worse than British hooligans.

A lot of time they do irrational things out of stuburness than anything else. If you say this is Black they say is white and don't waste your time to convience him.

I can say the Serbs are just normal.

39 posted on 04/06/2004 7:07:37 PM PDT by Makedonski
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To: DTA
Of all the stupid wars the democrats have started since Truman got us into Korea and Kennedy got us into Vietnam, Kosovo is beyond the stupidest. Even for a democrat it is unbelievably stupid.
40 posted on 04/06/2004 7:36:51 PM PDT by tkathy (nihilism: absolute destructiveness toward the world at large and oneself)
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To: lepton
bookmark bump
41 posted on 04/06/2004 7:42:40 PM PDT by lepton
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To: Doctor13
Hey, nice to see you again. Love to you and yours.
42 posted on 04/06/2004 8:16:06 PM PDT by MarMema (Next Year in Constantinople!)
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To: DTA; katnip; joan; FormerLib; RussianConservative; Honorary Serb; Wraith; vooch; Doctor13
I am too angry to post this, so feel free if you are interested.

Vecernje Novosti daily, Belgrade
April 5, 2004

They were beaten bestially

By D. Todorovic

There was a huge crowd of people in the Church of the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God and in the churchyard. Six o'clock in the evening. The priests and bishops are holding a prayer service for the health of Father Jeremiah and his 18 year-old son, Aleksandar. The prayer service is held every day.

The service is soon led by Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina. There is a delegation from the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church led by Bishop Laurentije. They convey the blessings of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle, who appeals to Serbs to remain dignified despite the difficulty of the challenges facing them.

Sighs of relief sginal the arrival of Bishop Nikolai. He looks tired and worried. He says that doctors at Tuzla Hospital are making great efforts to save the lives of father and son, Jeremiah and Aleksandar, both of whom remain in a coma. They are on life-support machines.

"Fr. Jeremiah's right hand is also broken and Aca (diminutive of Aleksandar) suffered brain damage. They were both beaten up using blunt objects," says the bishop.

The prayer service was also attended by the highest officials of Republika Srpska. After the end of the service, the gathered people ask them: "Is there anyone to protect the Serbs?"

We enter the parish hall. The entrance door on the west side was blown off using explosives. The walls are cracked, the plaster and wooden frame scattered.

"They entered in five places at the same time: through the double entrance door of the hall, through the balcony, through the windows," says a middle-aged man who lives nearby and saw everything.

He says it is is a lie that they didn't shoot. Through the window of the neighboring apartment, Fr. Miomir Zekic peeked through to see what was going on. They shot at him but missed.

Fr. Miomir joins us as we tour the destroyed parish home. The priest's mantle is missing; everything else is destroyed. He takes us to the room of 18 year-old Aleksandar Starovlah. First we jump over a big, red puddle of blood now dry. Icons, books and prayer books scattered all around. Furniture and linens overturned. The parish home destroyed.

"When they saw me at the window, they broke in like dogs; they tied up my wife and me, threw us on the floor and we stayed like that until the morning," says Fr. Miomir.

"And what happened next door with Fr. Jeremiah?" asks Bosnia-Herzegovina member Borislav Paravac.

"They beat Fr. Jeremiah; they tied up his wife and locked her in another room," the presbytera later says. "The poor man's cries could be heard for an hour. During the time, young Aleksandar couldn't be heard at all, and his despairing mother imagined the worst had happened."

POSTERS REMOVED

BANJA LUKA - Banja Luka police confirmed that posters bearing the image of Hague indictee Radovan Karadzic pasted throughout the Banja Luka quarter of Borik. Under the picture of Karadzic was a slogan saying "Always with you".

STILL CRITICAL

TUZLA - Fr. Jeremiah Starovlah and his 18 year-old son Aleksandar remain in critical condition, according to chief surgeon Mirsada Prasa (Muslim name), the head of the team treating them, and the director of the Clinic for Anasthesia and Reanimation Emergency Clinical Center in Tuzla. (V.M.)

43 posted on 04/06/2004 8:22:46 PM PDT by MarMema (Next Year in Constantinople!)
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To: Destro; kosta50; wonders
late ping to my post above.
44 posted on 04/06/2004 8:23:34 PM PDT by MarMema (Next Year in Constantinople!)
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To: All
The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church
April 6, 2004

LETTER OF PATRIARCH PAVLE TO SFOR COMMANDER

His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Kyr Pavle sent a letter today to U.S. Major General Virgil L. Pickett, the SFOR commander in Bosnia-Herzegovina, stating the following:

Several times already we have asked the SFOR command, the High Representative of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and even the Secretary-General of the United Nations to put a halt to the completely needless and improper mistreatment of Orthodox residents of the small town of Pale on Mt. Romanija, and the destruction of their property by military forces, which arrived in this part of Europe to help in keeping the peace and establishing understanding and tolerance. We last wrote you regarding this issue only in February of this year after forces under your command, in full battle gear, with the justification that they were seeking persons suspected of war crimes, broke into a church and apartments of Orthodox priests in Pale at the end of the Christmas holidays, where they carried out searches and frightened the household members and their small children.

However, as our letter failed to convince you that our priests and the members of their families take no part in the activities of which you obviously suspect them, you, Sir, ordered that nothing short of a military campaign be launched against their homes on April 1, 2004, on the very eve of the Easter holidays. In the dead of night, your soldiers, using the most lethal explosive devices, broke in through the roof, the door and the windows of their home, completely destroying it in the process. The strong explosions wounded Archpriest Stavrophor Jeremijah (Jeremiah) Starovlah and his son, Catechist Aleksandar. But this was not enough for your soldiers, called "peacekeepers" by our people. They proceeded to tie up Father Jeremija and his son and, while thus tied, they savagely beat them using rifle butts, boots and whatever else they had on hand. In short: they beat them to death. The entire time this was occurring, the presbytera (the priest's wife) had a gun pointed at her, with a finger on the trigger, so she could not help her son or her husband. These facts, sir, are well known to you. At the time of the writing of this letter, physicians are still fighting for the lives of these two Christians, who are suffering for the same reason the martyrs suffered under the Romans - for the name of Christ.

If it was not clear to you until that day, Sir, that Serbian priests are not hiding those whom you have indicted for committing war crimes, we hope you are now so convinced. Or perhaps you are not, and we should expect to see once again those whom we wished to see as men of goodwill heading with bombs, guns and boots against our holy shrines, the lives of our priests and their families.

At this time we wish to advise you that we will inform the global community in the broadest sense with the contents of this letter.

Respectfully,

The Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch + Pavle

45 posted on 04/06/2004 8:26:49 PM PDT by MarMema (Next Year in Constantinople!)
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To: Honorary Serb
I think we should have a major demonstration in solidarity with our Serbian brothers who fought for us in WW2 and need our help now.

46 posted on 04/06/2004 8:44:00 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: MarMema
Pi$$ed off BTTT. Has anyone heard or read any of this on any TV news? Rush briefly mentioned Kosovo and how 'it is not the sucess it's cracked up to be'. I can't understand why no one, with the exception of Michael Savage has been reporting this. Where is FOX with this news???????MacKenzie wrote about this before.....no one listened then.
47 posted on 04/06/2004 9:07:39 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (DelPonte & Albright....Two Peezdas in a pod!)
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To: MarMema
Nothing new from modern or historic West...it side with Islam rather then own Christian brothers...look, such is histroy since Mongol Invasions of Kieven Russ...when Christian brothers come to help by attacking and seizure of Krakow from Kieven Russ and all other west territories...and twice try on Novograd. Nothing new at all...West (England and France) even side to Turkey in Crimean War to make sure Balkans stay to Turks...again, nothing new.
48 posted on 04/06/2004 9:23:44 PM PDT by RussianConservative (Xristos: the Light of the World)
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To: Ann Coulter
Kosovo - the quintessence of liberal duplicity (C) ping

a must read.
49 posted on 04/06/2004 9:27:00 PM PDT by DTA (feja e shqiptarit eshte terorizm)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
Because it is embarresment to Klinton and Bush, since Bush for 3 years break campeign promise and change nothing...and besides, I bet week's salary, average American not only have no idea where Balkans is or Kosovo and have no idea that US troops there...so why spoil ignorance, when Iraq already bad enough for PR?
50 posted on 04/06/2004 9:28:29 PM PDT by RussianConservative (Xristos: the Light of the World)
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