Skip to comments.Fiery Campaign Imperils Bosnia’s Progress, Officials Warn
Posted on 08/26/2006 12:39:48 PM PDT by kronos77
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug. 23 — For a month usually devoid of political activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, August has been unusually fraught, as several incidents have raised ethnic tensions to a level not seen in years.
On Aug. 11, a bomb severely damaged the tomb of Alija Izetbegovic, the former Bosnian president. Last week in eastern Bosnia, a group of Muslims forced their way into a Serbian church built on the former site of a mosque. And the broadcast of a videotape showing the wartime killing of an unarmed Bosnian Serb by Muslims prompted calls for a senior Bosnian general to be tried on war crimes charges.
Those incidents have been accompanied by a sharp increase in the expression of nationalist sentiments that is worrying international officials here as the country prepares for parliamentary and presidential elections on Oct. 1.
Milorad Dodik, the prime minister of Bosnia’s Serbian republic, which makes up almost half of Bosnia’s territory, has been the most outspoken.
On Aug. 18, he compared the Muslim-dominated Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, to Tehran, and he has repeatedly hinted over the summer that his republic should become an independent state.
In an interview with BN TV, a Bosnian Serb television station, Mr. Dodik said he was “sick and tired” of the politics of the Muslim leaders, “which makes fools of us so that we look like war criminals.”
“That is all over,” he said.
Haris Silajdzic, a Muslim, a former foreign minister and a presidential candidate, has campaigned against the proposed changes, saying they would leave the Serbian republic in place. The Serbian entity should be abolished and absorbed into a stronger Bosnian state, he contends. That idea, diplomats here say, is unrealistic, but it appeals to nationalist Muslim voters.
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fake country needs to be devided so that Christins live free.
Dhimmitude apparently is an appealing lifestyle for some but it doesn't work for Serbs.
They need some advanced weaponry ASAP.
Srebrenica Suspects Revealed
The Bosnian daily newspaper Oslobodjenje has started publishing a list of over 800 Bosnian Serbs who allegedly participated in the Srebrenica massacre in July 1995, and are still believed to be in positions of power.
These names are just a small part of a much bigger list of some 28,000 people who, according to the Republika Srpska, RS, authorities, were directly or indirectly involved in the massacre.
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck...
Meanwhile, as to the Republika Srpska ever achieving the SDS leadership's war time goal of an ethnically pure Serbian statelet in Bosnia, the Bosnian Serbs are free to talk about it as much as they like, but that's about as far as it'll ever go.
As you can see from the above post, there are even people here on FR who gleefully support the Muslims over the Christian Serbs.
I understand they get special "Dhimmi" kneepads when they enlist.
Do you feel lonely being one of the last here on FR to suggest that shooting jihadi terrorists is a bad thing?
And what, exactly, to you assume that is?
Wrong on both counts.
But thanks for playing anyway.
What are you defending then?
I think he's really in support of the destruction of Christianity.
Either that or he just likes his official Dhimmi-issued kneepads.
Hoppy experiences more kicking to the curb as yet another American Freeper learns of his support of the jihadists.
American interests in the region, though I would have thought the link to Ambassador McElhaney's statement would have made that clear.
Who's interests are you pursuing?
A better question might be why are you defending them?
Why am I defending American interests?
Do I really have to enumerate the reasons?
Muslims call you "our useful idiot"
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