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Majority of Serbs back secession from Bosnia, says opinion poll
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Posted on 07/06/2006 3:38:50 PM PDT by kronos77

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia • A majority of Bosnian Serbs support secession from Bosnia if Serbia's UN-run province of Kosovo was granted independence, a poll published in a Bosnian Serb newspaper yesterday showed.

Forty percent of 850 people polled in Bosnia's Serb Republic fully agree and 22.3 per cent mostly agree with the idea of breaking away and joining Serbia, showed the Partner Marketing poll published in the independent weekly magazine Reporter.

Twenty-eight per cent fully or mostly reject the idea.

The Bosnian Serbs' lingering secession sentiment was revived after the Montenegrin vote in May to end a union with Serbia, which Bosnian Serbs see as their homeland after the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

It could get a much stronger boost if Kosovo's Albanian majority was allowed, as expected, to declare independence by the end of the year.

The Serb Republic has reluctantly shared Bosnia with a Muslim-Croat federation under the Dayton peace treaty that ended the 1992-95 war in which at least 100,000 people were killed. It was backed by Belgrade in the conflict.

Bosnian Serb politicians dropped secession referendum rhetoric after Western peace officials warned them that it would be contrary to Bosnia's constitution and the terms of the peace treaty and would be met with a resolute response.

But the Bosnian Serb leaders have said it would remain an option if the existence of the Serb Republic-which Muslims and Croats say was created on genocide and ethnic cleansing and want abolished-came under threat.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
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1 posted on 07/06/2006 3:38:55 PM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

There's a shock. </sarcasm>


2 posted on 07/06/2006 3:39:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; joan; Banat; ...

Lets see, second news from Bosnia

Bosnia ready to boost ties with Iran: Bosnian FM
http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0607065566141747.htm

Yes, Serbs want out!


3 posted on 07/06/2006 3:41:58 PM PDT by kronos77 (www.savekosovo.org say NO to Al-Qaeda new sanctuary)
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To: kronos77
Bosnian Foreign Minister Mladen Ivanic Wednesday evening in Belgrade voiced his country's readiness to further expand ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

And Mladen Ivanic is now a Bosniak rather than a Bosnian Serb?

LOL.

The Republika Srpska is being dissolved - we've made perfectly clear to all but the most thick headed that the Bosnian Serb's military conquests and ethnic cleansing would never be legitimized with statehood.

Never.

So the Bosnian Serbs can hold all the polls and referenda they want. They're SOL as far as independence goes.

4 posted on 07/06/2006 4:11:41 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: kronos77; ninenot; sittnick; steve50; Hegemony Cricket; Willie Green; Wolfie; ex-snook; FITZ; ...
the existence of the Serb Republic-which Muslims and Croats say was created on genocide and ethnic cleansing

If it were so, one would think that Muslims and Croats would LOVE these nasty Serbs to break out.

Seriously, the only real act approaching genocide was the 1995 massacre of Serbian Krajina [pron: Krayeena] done by Croat/NATO forces with some Muslim participation.

5 posted on 07/06/2006 4:13:35 PM PDT by A. Pole (Orwell:He who controls the present, controls the past.He who controls the past, controls the future.)
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To: Hoplite

Why don't you want Serbs to separate? Do Croats and Muslims love them so much that they do not want them to leave?


6 posted on 07/06/2006 4:15:11 PM PDT by A. Pole (Orwell:He who controls the present, controls the past.He who controls the past, controls the future.)
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To: Hoplite; Bokababe; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...

Typical Islamofascist/Dhimmi tripe. If the Muslims want independence, all others can be cleansed but no self-determination for anyone else.


7 posted on 07/06/2006 4:21:38 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: kronos77; FormerLib; ma bell; tgambill
For his part, Jalili voiced Iran's keen interest in being a partner to global efforts to materialize peace and tranquility through enforcement of justice throughout the world.

Expressing his satisfaction with the current high level of bilateral cooperation [with "Bosnia"], he noted that the two countries share many identical stances [yeah, right!].

From its beginning as an "independent nation", BOGUS "Bosnia" has had very signficant involvement by Iran, especially in providing arms to the "Bosnian" muslim army (with clinton's help). So this new agreement with Iran, the most dangerous country in the world, is just more of the same. It is too bad that "Bosnia's" Serb foreign minister is forced to play a dhimmi role.

I favor all three--a free Sprska, a Serbian Kosovo, and a Serbian Montenegro (for example, after less-coerced elections a few years from now, as happened in Ukraine). That makes me what the foreign policy and journalstic elite call "a hard-liner". However, this is yet another example in which that term is very much mis-applied, since we "hard-liners" have much more compassion than the "human rightsers" with their very harsh prescriptions for Southeastern Europe.

8 posted on 07/06/2006 4:25:51 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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....we "hard-liners" have much more compassion than the "human rightsers" with their very harsh prescriptions for Southeastern Europe. Honorary Serb

Hoppy's post proves my point!!!!

9 posted on 07/06/2006 4:29:32 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Hoplite

"The Republika Srpska is being dissolved - we've made perfectly clear to all but the most thick headed that the Bosnian Serb's military conquests and ethnic cleansing would never be legitimized with statehood."

Well--by the same token, should Croatia be allowed to hold on Krajina which was ethnically cleansed from Serbs ?

Should Kosovo (which was also ethnically cleansed of Serbs)be allowed to secede from Serbia ?

What about Western Poland and Western Czech Republic previously populated by ethnic Germans expelled from there by the end of WWII ?

How about Mexicans streaming across the US-Mexico Border claiming that their return to the land "Stolen" from Mexico in Mexican American war ?

Now if we go into realm of simply national interests, why should the United States support Bosnia and Kosovo--two Balkan Islamic states in the making ? After 9-11 and reading a little bit of a literature on "The Religion of Peace", I am not enthusiastic to see more Islamic states appearing on the world map, especially in the Europe's tinder box called Balkans.

Milosevic surely was a thug, but he (and his regime) is gone now, so I don't see a iota of reason to be supportive of Balkan Islamic states.


10 posted on 07/06/2006 4:34:53 PM PDT by sergey1973
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To: A. Pole
Why don't you want Serbs to separate?

Because that would be rewarding criminal behavior, much more so than any of the other options on the table.

So it ain't gonna happen.

11 posted on 07/06/2006 4:34:54 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: sergey1973
Like the Krajina wasn't cleansed of Croats back in '91? Please - the Serbs were happy to start ethno-race wars and live with the results until it all blew up in their faces, but blow up it did, in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

So much like the Sudeten and Silesian Germans, the Serbs are just SOL, and have nobody to blame but themselves.

12 posted on 07/06/2006 4:50:24 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite
Because that would be rewarding criminal behavior...

So you are opposed to rewarding the KLA criminals with the Serbian province of Kosovo after all, eh toothless one!

13 posted on 07/06/2006 4:50:34 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Hoplite

And the Serbs have increased participation with the US military, huh dhimmi, huh dhimmi, huh dhimmi. LOL!


14 posted on 07/06/2006 4:51:45 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Hoplite
Because that would be rewarding criminal behavior

I see, so being forced to stay with Muslims and Croats is a punishment? Are Muslims and Croats punished or rewarded by this forced cohabitation?

15 posted on 07/06/2006 5:18:15 PM PDT by A. Pole (Orwell:He who controls the present, controls the past.He who controls the past, controls the future.)
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To: A. Pole
The Bosnian Serbs attempted to create a monoethnic state in Bosnia for later anschluss with Serbia.

It ain't gonna happen, regardless of how you frame your objections.

16 posted on 07/06/2006 5:27:18 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite

And you support a "Clinton Era" intervention into a nation that we (HAVe) Had no buisiness being in anyway..?

Even if they (The Christians) oppose Bosnia siding with IRAN..?!

What a..,


17 posted on 07/06/2006 5:45:28 PM PDT by JSDude1 (If we are not governed by God, we WILL be governed by Tyrants-William Penn..founder of Pennsylvania)
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To: FormerLib

I AGREE!..and The Bosnian rebels (Govt) for ALSO committing 'attrocities', and the Kosovo-Albanians killing Serbs (not to mention taking over territory with the blessing of the Liberals in West EU, and Clinton's Admin..!


18 posted on 07/06/2006 5:53:28 PM PDT by JSDude1 (If we are not governed by God, we WILL be governed by Tyrants-William Penn..founder of Pennsylvania)
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To: JSDude1
We're 6 years into "Bush Era".

Figure it out.

19 posted on 07/06/2006 6:01:57 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite
The Albanians are attempting to create a monoethnic statelet in Kosovo, the Bosnian Muslims and Croats were ethnically cleansing the Serbs before they turned on each other, and Croatia created a monoethnic state as well.

Then in Macedonia the Albanians, helped by the Kosovo Albanians have created ethnically pure areas in the northwest and cities and villages are ethnically separating into Albanian and Macedonian sections.

But only the Muslims and Croats are rewarded for their ethnic cleansing.

Serbia is the most multiethnic country in the Balkans where freedom of movement and full rights for minorities are most adhered to in comparison to the other countries.

20 posted on 07/06/2006 6:06:09 PM PDT by joan
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To: kronos77

The Bosnian Serbs, who are in the minority in Bosnia, might have good reasons for wanting to secede. After the Kosovo conflict, Muslim quasi-terrorist groups in the Balkans have been massacring innocent Serbs much like the Milosevic regime has massacred innocent Albanians in Kosovo. It makes sense for the Bosnian Serbs to desire a government that will not endorse ethnic cleansing one way or the other-- which qualification the current Serbian government certainly has.

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21 posted on 07/06/2006 6:46:41 PM PDT by G. Stolyarov II (http://rationalargumentator.com)
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To: John Williams
The only folks who are laughing are those who don't understand American foreign policy.

If you wish to be a part of that crowd, whatever.

23 posted on 07/06/2006 7:18:24 PM PDT by Hoplite
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Must understand Hoplite -- he thinks that he has ALL the answers and is so above us all. He is a narcissistic jerk with an agenda, who shows up to get his butt kicked regularly -- yet he convinces himself that HE actually won the debate. It's annoying at first, but then you realize that he really does serve a purpose -- as comic relief!


25 posted on 07/06/2006 7:44:31 PM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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To: John Williams
Oh, I understand it quite well, sir.

You do, do you?

Given that I don't make American foreign policy, let's hear you explain the Bush administration's "persistant alliance with Balkan muslims bent on ridding the region of their Christian counterparts".

Please answer. I look forward to hearing from you.

26 posted on 07/06/2006 7:46:00 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: joan
Serbia is the most multiethnic country in the Balkans where freedom of movement and full rights for minorities are most adhered to in comparison to the other countries.

100% correct! I cannot and will never understand why it is that we (the USA) have not and do not support the Serbs completely. It is Serbia which best represents freedom and democracy in the Balkans as it is today. It is Serbia which has been our historical friend and has fought with us against fascism and terrorists (a perfect example being their struggle against the terrorist KLA).

27 posted on 07/06/2006 8:41:49 PM PDT by blinachka (Vechnaya Pamyat Daddy... xoxo)
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To: Hoplite

Yeah, like 1987 incidents in Slavonia, huhh? Yeah, those nasty but nice Croatians ehh? You are a putz.


30 posted on 07/06/2006 9:28:12 PM PDT by ma bell ("Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines". Major General Chesty Puller, USMC)
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To: John Williams
You still haven't answered my question.

I did - you just don't like the answer, so...

And that bit of foreign policy can be attributed to Clinton.

we get this little piece of ignorance, 6 years into the Bush administration. How many years is it going to take, huh John? Is Bill still running the show over at State, or is there a number, in years, that have to pass prior to your realizing how stupid this statement is?

Bush is currently going in the direction of support for the Serbs.

How, exactly? By continuing to push for a unitary Bosnian State? By pushing for an independent Kosovo? By keeping Serbia out in the cold until they get off their asses and start cooperating with the ICTY over Mladic?

How, John, how is President Bush "currently going in the direction of support for the Serbs" in the real world?

Perhaps if you are unwilling to answer my question with a straight answer, then there's really little use of conversating with you.

Conversely, if you're not knowledgeable enough on the subject to be discussing it, there's really little use of conversating with you, is there John.

All is not lost, however - if you avail yourself of the State Department's country pages for the various Balkan states, you may be able to educate yourself out of your present information deficit and become a knowledgeable discussion participant.

31 posted on 07/06/2006 9:51:44 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: kronos77

That would be a logical and just step.


32 posted on 07/06/2006 11:07:23 PM PDT by Freelance Warrior
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To: kronos77
No surprise there of course. Izetbegovic, in "Islamist Declaration" spoke of the need to

a) create a caliphate.
b) give the best jobs to the muslims, the infidels get to mop the floor
c) have an all-Islamic agenda on TV. Sounds fun

As I said, hardly surprising, coming from someone who was buddies with the key figures to BOTH attempts on the WTC.

He was alone with Iran's Kohmeini in refusing to pay his respects at Ataturks grave. For all islamists, Ataturk is an apostate.

His Islam Youth (Young Muslim) movement he confounded was based on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Links between the MB and the Nazis.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=15344

And so on and so forth.

What IS surprising is Izetbegovic does have his defenders on FreeRepublic.
33 posted on 07/07/2006 12:09:24 AM PDT by infidel_and_proud
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To: Hoplite; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; joan; ...
We will fight the spread of Islam "tooth and nail". It is an evil and corrupted system that is more dangerous that Nazi Germany. This is not just talk it is a fact in accordance with the Quran. It is a blueprint for mass murder, war, and evil from start to finish and is being carried out right under our noses. These are facts and not even disputable as its written in the Quran itself. Serbian and American solidarity As this might not mean much when it comes to the Independence of Kosovo, but one can never tell what the administration has cooking.
34 posted on 07/07/2006 7:35:33 AM PDT by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: Hoplite; John Williams

How can one educate himself when the MSM is full of not inaccuracies, but out and out lies that started with the Klintoon Administration.

How can you even begin to chastise anyone about talking with authority and not having knowledge about the Balkans; when the posts you make are laden with misleading statements about Serbs executing Americans in Serbia and mass graves in Kosovo........?

As Dey say bak home, "Dat dog don't hunt" ya'all....


35 posted on 07/07/2006 7:45:09 AM PDT by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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To: tgambill
The State Department website isn't part of the MSM, Tom.

As to your protestations, you'll have to forgive me if I don't take you seriously anymore - you've got nothing to offer but disinformation and mindless denials of well established facts.

36 posted on 07/07/2006 8:02:25 AM PDT by Hoplite
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To: tgambill; Hoplite; John Williams; joan; A. Pole; eleni121; blinachka

"How can one educate himself when the MSM is full of not inaccuracies, but out and out lies that started with the Klintoon Administration. "

Definitely agree about MSM, but fortunately MSM don't have a monopoly of information anymore, including the information coming out of Balkans.

Here are links taken from various sources showing the Islamist connections to Bosnia and Kosovo during and after Yugoslavian wars.

Bin Laden's connection to Bosnia and Kosovo conflicts:

http://www.balkanpeace.org/our/our09.shtml

http://emperors-clothes.com/news/binl.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1574796.stm

Excerpt from BBC (Usually pro-Muslim) Report:

"Hundreds of foreign Muslim volunteers - the mujahideen - fought alongside their Bosnian Muslim co-religionists in the conflict with Bosnia's Serb and Croat nationalists."

"Under the Dayton peace accords of 1995, the mujahideen - along with all foreign fighters and military instructors - were required to leave the country. "

"But the Sarajevo government granted Bosnian passports to Muslim fighters who either married locally or had no safe country to go to. "

Here is the excerpt from Joseph Farah 2001 article

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=25214

"While part of the U.S. military is bombing and strafing caves in Afghanistan, determined to root out Osama bin Laden's terror network, in the Balkans, another part of the U.S. military is allied with the Kosovo Liberation Army – which maintains close connections with the al-Qaida network "

Here is another article on de-facto Bosnian Islamic State connection to the International Jihad.

"Grand Mufti of Bosnia [Mustafa Ceric] calls for standing by Syria"

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/060204/2006020409.html

"The Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mustafa Ceric called on Friday for standing by Syria in the face of pressures put on her."

"What Syria is exposed to and what is going on in Iraq and Palestine disturb us in the west, the Mufti said in an interview with Tunisian al-Shorok newspaper, adding: There would be no peace in the west without the realization of peace in the east."

"What the world had offered to Jerusalem during 50 years of occupation? the Mufti inquired, indicating that the city of has become a city for war."

"Humanity has to move for turning away what threatens the holy city, Ceric concluded."

How would you construe the phrase by Mustafa Ceric whom MSM designate as the example of "moderate Islam"

"There would be no peace in the west without the realization of peace in the east."

Is it a threat of Terror against the Western Countries for not toeing to Muslim line or what ? Remember, it is not just some individual, but the chief cleric of the Bosnian Muslim republic that the United States saved during Balkan wars against the Bosnian Serbian Army. It was US and NATO allies that saved Bosnian Islamic state from destruction. And how Muslim Bosnia pays back the United States ? Another example of Jihadist treachery--use the infidel to fight another infidel and then stab your former infidel benefactor in the back.

It's the failure of the US and European leaders to recognize ISLAM and ISLAMIC JIHAD(not an abstract "Global Terrorism") as the greatest threat to the Western Civilization lead the US and Europe to undermine their own interests in the Balkans and elsewhere and help Jihadists de-facto establish their own countries in Europe.


37 posted on 07/07/2006 8:34:58 AM PDT by sergey1973
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To: Hoplite; tgambill; DTA; Bokababe; All; FormerLib; Balkans
easy, too easy. Give the Albs what they want, pull out...allow the Serbs to move in with the Serbian Army to eradicate "islamic" movements. We won't intervene due to OIF and OEF obligations.

It also explains closer Serb-American military cooperation, sharing trade info on the ground..ala KLA-US cooperation...deja vu, huhh?

Why do you think we are moving out of the Kosovo Theatre? To wash our hands of any dirt that will be coming out publicly, within the next twelve to eighteen months.

38 posted on 07/07/2006 9:06:10 AM PDT by ma bell ("Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines". Major General Chesty Puller, USMC)
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To: ma bell
"Why do you think we are moving out of the Kosovo Theatre? To wash our hands of any dirt that will be coming out publicly, within the next twelve to eighteen months."

Interesting premise. Hope that it is true.

39 posted on 07/07/2006 12:21:54 PM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Hoplite

SO What: Bush at least made us +s a f e+ in the "Bush Era": That's more than I can say for Clinton and his administraton, and wasted foreign policy: He took over after bacially 3 Reagan Adminstrations (..foreign policy wise..), screwed us up and set us up for 9/11/01 and the war on Terror: So if I were you TROLL; I'd go back and re-figure out your facts, because if we followed your policy we'd be AmeriSTAN pretty darn soon..!


40 posted on 07/07/2006 3:31:25 PM PDT by JSDude1 (If we are not governed by God, we WILL be governed by Tyrants-William Penn..founder of Pennsylvania)
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To: JSDude1

You have a drink from me for what you said!


41 posted on 07/07/2006 3:41:08 PM PDT by kronos77 (www.savekosovo.org say NO to Al-Qaeda new sanctuary)
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To: JSDude1
if we followed your policy

You're inferring a dichotomy between some imaginary policy I've promulgated vs. American policy under the Bush administration.

Whatever works for you, I guess.

Meanwhile, life goes on, and American policy continues to suck for Serb nationalists.

It's all good.

42 posted on 07/07/2006 3:43:03 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite; JSDude1
...and American policy continues to suck for Serb nationalists.

Only if you ignore the part about the US military's increased cooperation with the Serbs which the toothless, pancake-flipping Dhimmi known as Ihoppy still can't accept.

43 posted on 07/07/2006 3:56:39 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Hoplite

I am all for serb nationalism: I just don't think ignoring the trechery of the Clinton admin does any good in explaining why we are in this mess: the Bosnian war WAS/IS a mistake for the USA the same for interfering in Kosovo..

BTW I am not infering anything..

In fact I'll probably agree with all that Bush isn't doing enough to exit the USA from the balkins and stop STATE dp from supporting the Bosnians and Albanians (in fact they are supporting them).


44 posted on 07/07/2006 4:07:48 PM PDT by JSDude1 (If we are not governed by God, we WILL be governed by Tyrants-William Penn..founder of Pennsylvania)
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To: Hoplite

I am all for serb nationalism: I just don't think ignoring the trechery of the Clinton admin does any good in explaining why we are in this mess: the Bosnian war WAS/IS a mistake for the USA the same for interfering in Kosovo..

BTW I am not infering anything..

In fact I'll probably agree with all that Bush isn't doing enough to exit the USA from the balkins and stop STATE dp from supporting the Bosnians and Albanians (in fact they are supporting them).


45 posted on 07/07/2006 4:07:54 PM PDT by JSDude1 (If we are not governed by God, we WILL be governed by Tyrants-William Penn..founder of Pennsylvania)
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To: JSDude1
I am all for serb nationalism

Then you're not for American interests.

It's as simple as that.

Meanwhile, under President Bush, Bosnia has come further along the road to unification, and Kosovo has come further along the road to independence, and America continues to demand that the poster boy of Serbian nationalism, Ratko Mladic, be turned over to the Hague for prosecution for his crimes.

America's present Balkan Policy is being executed by Bush appointed officials, from Condi Rice, down to the Ambassadors and special representatives. However, if you choose to believe that the President is being stymied by an independent State Department due to Clinton holdovers, feel free to continue enjoying your illusion.

BTW I am not infering anything..

Then explain this statement:

if we followed your policy

46 posted on 07/07/2006 5:04:00 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite

I believed that you were defending Islamic goals in the region; if I have misspoken of your motives, THEN I appolgize.


It would be in America's interest to side with the Serbs over the Islamic (fundamentalist) Nation-states in the region whether the US govt realizes it or not..


47 posted on 07/07/2006 5:12:46 PM PDT by JSDude1 (If we are not governed by God, we WILL be governed by Tyrants-William Penn..founder of Pennsylvania)
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To: JSDude1
It's not about me, hoss, it's about American goals and how they're being implemented.

Presently, there are no Islamic (fundamentalist) Nation-states in the region, and we aim to keep it that way. Both Albania and Bosnia have provided troops for Iraq, and though Kosovo volunteered troops, like Serbia, we've made clear to them that they need to take care of their domestic problems before we'll consider their help abroad.

48 posted on 07/07/2006 5:32:54 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: John Williams
"You still haven't answered my question. "

He never does.

49 posted on 07/07/2006 8:24:47 PM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: Hoplite

If you haven't figured it out already, my posts are to you but not for you. From the MSM there are little or no established fact. How can you actually say that and believe it is beyond my understanding. Show me the facts that I've given and that you dispute or not. If not, that's fine as well. Where is the 10,000? where are the 8,000? for starters. Even if they use the figures of what they did find......it still doesn't add up....:)) No answers are expected.......just rhetorical questions......by the way, your comment that the State Department is not part of the MSM....then why publish fabrications..since no one in the MSM reads the website ....? it must then be published only for state employees???? :)


50 posted on 07/08/2006 12:26:11 AM PDT by tgambill (I would like to comment.....)
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