posted on 06/01/2006 3:20:53 AM PDT
A little late in coming, but better now than never.
posted on 06/01/2006 3:26:25 AM PDT
(Old dog, new trick...sort of)
New York Times
May 31, 2006
Council to Revoke Handke's Prize
The city council in Düsseldorf, Germany, will vote next week to override the jury that chose the avant-garde Austrian author Peter Handke to receive the $50,000 Heinrich Heine Prize for literature, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday. Karin Trepke, a Green Party member of the council, said it planned to exercise its right to overrule the jury. Mr. Handke has been under fire for his sympathies for the Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, who died in March in The Hague while on trial for genocide and war crimes.
posted on 06/01/2006 3:38:05 AM PDT
posted on 06/01/2006 4:13:31 AM PDT
posted on 06/02/2006 1:31:30 PM PDT
(www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
I am about 2/3 of the way through the book "Media Cleansing" by Peter Brock. And it comfirms what I already knew -- that there was so much wrong with the reporting of the break-up of Yugoslavia and the subsequent books written on the subject, that EVERYONE should question all that they think they "know" about the break-up of Yugoslavia, as it was reported.
posted on 06/02/2006 2:34:24 PM PDT
(www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
To: Doctor13; ma bell; Monty Python; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; ...
Check out the fourth paragraph, that will blow your mind.....
Better late than never, but why would the Serbs wait until the last minute to take some sort of action. This has been going on since 1999 and not stopped.
Kosovo Serbs break ties with UN, declare emergency
PRISTINA, Serbia: A state of emergency was proclaimed in Serb enclaves in northern Kosovo on Monday as the embattled minority cut relations with the UN mission (UNMIK) over a wave of ethnic violence.
The state of emergency is proclaimed from today on the territory of four municipalities in northern Kosovo, said Dragisa Milovic, an ethnic-Serb official in the town of Zvecan. All contacts with Kosovo institutions, in particular with UNMIK, are now being cut off, until those who have committed numerous crimes against the Serbs are caught.
Several thousand Serbs gathered in Zvecan to protest the violence, allegedly committed by extremists from Kosovos ethnic Albanian majority despite the presence of Nato peacekeepers throughout the province. In a series of attacks against Serbs in the past 10 days, one man has been killed and two have been seriously injured.
But UN police commissioner Kai Vittrup said the latest incidents involving Kosovo Serb victims do not appear to be ethnically motivated crimes. At the moment, we are putting in place additional security procedures to ensure the safety of all Kosovo citizens, Vittrup said in Pristina, the capital of the southern Serbian province which is under UN oversight.
UNMIK officials rarely describe violent attacks against Serbs as ethnically motivated crimes, citing a lack of evidence to determine a motive. Since the end of Kosovos 1998-1999 conflicts, some 200,000 Serbs have fled the province fearing reprisals by ethnic Albanian extremists, while the remaining roughly 100,000 live in constant fear for their lives and property. http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=9623
posted on 06/06/2006 4:29:35 AM PDT
(I would like to comment.....)
>>>>>>>>>And let's stop associating the siege (horrible, stupid, incomprehensible) of Sarajevo exclusively with the Bosnian Serbs: in Sarajevo during 1992-1995, tens of thousands of the Serbian population remained blockaded in central neighborhoods like Grbavica, which were in turn put under siege - and how! - by Muslim forces.<<<<<<<
This is an extremelly important point. Sarajevo was a stong military garrison of Bosnian Muslim Army. Army prevented all citizens Muslims and Serbs alike to leave the town. It is war crime Hague Convention on warfare on land.
Serb citizens of Sarajevo were systematically targeted by Muslim militia and Military - harrassed, raped, murdered and forced to slave labor. More than 5000 were murdered while in captivitity.
The siege of Sarajevo started after Bosnian Muslims have massacred retreating JNA column.
Terrorism and provocation was a tactics, and playing victim strategy of Bosnian Muslim politicians. It worked, becase NATO needed job to justify it's existence.
posted on 06/06/2006 1:53:55 PM PDT
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