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"
You appear not to be equipped to handle a rational discussion, based upon your efforts so far.
Which makes you a perfect fit for the folks you've fallen in with on this thread.
Did they reject you at the DU?
It's Clinton policy idiot.
Maybe if *you* squint hard enough Secretary Rice looks like Bill Clinton both in print and photo, but for the majority of the rest of us, President Bush has been in office almost 6 years, and his appointees are carrying out his policies, not those of his predecessor.
It's American policy and it's been pretty consistent since the first President Bush right up through now. GHW Bush recognized the former Yugo entities as sovereign nations, coordinated international response, and told Slobo that the US would use force if he started his ethnic cleasing act in Kosovo.
The current President Bush has done a great, but largely unheralded by the media & our "elites" (big surprise), job in the Balkans. He's brought US troop strength from a high of 30,000 down to less than 2000. The Europeans now are running the show and providing most of the troops & resources. He kept the conflict in Macedonia from expanding and established a lasting peace. There have been no new wars. Milosevic was kicked out of office and into the Hague from which he descended into the infernal region. From a basically hostile Yugoslavia run by a klepto-commie cum dictator, we now have six nation-states; all of which are now democracies and four of which (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Macedonia) are solid allies who have sent troops to fight alongside us in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US Balkans policy has been a success. The last major item on the agenda is resolving Kosovo's status and that's scheduled to get done this year.
It's Clinton policy idiot. I would like to hear a solution.
You need to be smacked little man.
Wow, we have another poster on the Balkans threads who make assertions he is incapable of backing up and then responds with personal attacks when presented with an argument he cannot answer.
I would like to hear a solution.
To what? From 92-95 in Bosnia they were slaughtering each other by the thousands. Now they're making speeches. What's the problem you want to solve?
What problem was solved? Let the terrorists die in my opinion.
And that would change America's Balkan policy or rectify your abject ignorance of it how, exactly?
By linking to statements by our Ambassador to Bosnia or Secretary Rice?
Well alrighty then.
And following the provided link in order to raise yourself out of abject to plain ignorance was beyond your limited abilities. Noted.
The ambassador of which you speak was a clinton appointee.
You don't have a friggin' clue about anything you're saying, do ya? Ambassador McElhaney was appointed American Ambassador to Bosnia by President Bush in 2004.
You should find another forum to jerk off in little boy.
And you should learn to be quiet and be thought a fool than to continue posting and remove all doubt.
The bait is there. I alone am to blame for allowing an idiot such as yourself access.
I have a clue.
One more comment you piece of S**t.
You better find yourself a friend.
You know Hoppy, those little voices inside zour head are not comming neither from Allah, or Muhamed, they are just indication that you are sick and dangerous to people arround you. I just hope that ypu don`t have acces to explosives...
Hoppie: You need to chill out with a hookah.
He can count on more friends than you and your fellow Dhimmi can.