Skip to comments.U.S.: DISMAY AT ARREST OF ETHNIC SERBS
Posted on 12/18/2006 10:58:24 AM PST by kronos77
New York, 18 Dec. (AKI) - Serbs living in the United States are reported to be deeply disturbed and worried by recent arrests of fellow Serbs in connection with the 1990s Balkan wars, community leaders have said. In a six-state swoop, American agents arrested 13 Serb immigrants last week and are looking for another three who are still at large. One of those arrested, Nedjo Ikonic, is being investigated for allegedly having taken part in the massacre of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica when it was overrun by Serb forces in July 1995.
If convicted, Ikonic and other suspects face up to ten years in jail and deportation from the US. "These cases demonstrate our resolve to identify and prosecute those who enter the US under false pretences," said deputy attorney general Paul McNulty. "Especially those who hide their military past," he added.
Those arrested were poor immigrants who had no money for lawyers of bail to defend themselves from freedom, the Serbian consul in Chicago, Desko Nikitovic, told Vesti daily. He said Serbia could not help them because most were Bosnian citizens.
"Unfortunately, this is a huge operation in which only Bosnia-Herzegovina can intervene with Washington. No-one needs to spoil the relations between our two countries, which have been improving," said Nikitovic.
Milwaukee lawyer, Nikola Kostic, said he was trying to organise a team to offer legal help to the arrested and their families, because neither Serbia nor Serb organisations in America have shown much interest in helping the suspects.
"Serbs are being hunted throughout America, but no one is checking Bosnian Muslims and Croats who have immigrated to the United States in the past 10-15 years," Zika Petrovic of Denver, Colorado, told Vesti. "No one asks them whether they have concealed what they did in the wars, what army they served and whether they committed crimes against Serbs," Petrovic said. "All this is creating an unfortunate impression that the war against Bosnian Serbs has now shifted to US soil," he concluded.
Vesti, distributed throughout Serbian emigre community - which numbers a million in the US - said that there is a list of over 300 people, submitted to the United States by Bosnian authorities and the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, who are suspected of having committed crimes during the 1992-1995 Bosnian civil war.
Officially, the suspects are being charged for failing to report to immigration authorities that they served in the Bosnian Serb army, which fought against local Muslims. (Vpr/Aki)
One of those arrested, Nedjo Ikonic, is being investigated for allegedly having taken part in the massacre of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boysMaybe he's not being arrested, maybe he's being recruited. Didn't the ISG talk about employing new strategies in Iraq?
One of Clinton's worst acts as President was siding with the Muslims.
Vlad Dracul and Black Jack Pershing have historically proven that there is only one way to deal with islamic facist trash. Maybe these Serbs were just doing some necessary routine cleaning.
Not quite. Bosnia has become a hotbed for radical Muslim fundamentalism -- even more moderate Muslims there are complaining about it. Perhaps these Serbs are guilty, perhaps they are not -- if they are then they should be prosecuted -- but simply having been "a Serb soldier in Bosnia" should not automatically make you "guilty of war crimes".
But most importantly, according to credible intelligence sources, some Bosnian Muslims could prove to be a substantial potential threat to the US, yet no one seems to be minding the store on that one. So are we safer now that these Serbs have been deported? No. Are we safer because the EU and US focuses on catching "Serb war criminals" and ignores the potential threat of Bosnian Muslim "allies", because we want believe our own bull? Hell, no!!!
Bosnia was a localized civil war between three factions (four if you count the moderate Muslims who fought with the Izetbegovic regime).
The percentage of Bosnian Muslims is at least the same or greater after the war as before. The NAZIS on the otherhand purged their country and others of Jews, such that the Jewish population was nearly wiped out.
The Bosnian Muslims had the largest infantry fighting within Bosnia, the German and European Jews had no army and were peaceful, non-separatist citizens when the Germans decided to enact their final solution.
The U.S./NATO lied throughout the Balkan wars against Serbs. Many of their lies have been found out. Why any one should believe the government when it has a huge axe to grind against all Serbs at this point shows you don't have much of a clue what really happened in the Balkans beyond CNN lies and distortions.
A more complete account of the anti-Serb dragnet, and its sources of "evidence" from the ICTY can be seen here:
Many of the arrested Serbs (especially those described in the previous article from St. Petersburg) sound like people I know--hardworking, churchgoing, and family-loving Orthodox Serbian immigrants from "Bosnia". Nikola Kostic is a noble man (and former head of the Serbian Unity Conference) who has defended many accused Serbs in the past, even in front of the kangaroo "court" in The Hague.
For more on that Boskic guy (a Croat) mentioned in the Washington Post article in post #11, and Boskic' Croat-mercenary unit, see
(Thanks to joan.)
I see, according to you if someone denies that an alleged genocide took place (let say of Kosovo Muslims by murderous Serbs and Gypsies) then he is like a Holocaust denier.
Now, do you deny that Bosnian Muslims committed the genocide on Krajina Serbs (with the support of NATO/Croatians and Muslim Albanians)? Do you deny it?
Yeah? What about it?
Read: The Tears of the Mighty
Clinton fought the Yugoslav war on the wrong side. Unfortunately this latest episode is one more piece of evidence that CLINTON STILL OWNS THE FBI. Bush and Mueller have done absolutely nothing to shovel out clinton's useful idiots in the bureau. In fact, they have continued to promote and reward them. Political idiocy and moral madness.
The Bosnian Muslims had no need of camps as they beheaded most of the Serbs they captured.
You gotta be kidding. Over 10,000 Nazis settled in U.S. after WWII and lived without being investigated. Nazi scientists were brought in bulk under Paperclip program. American space program was led by people who worked P.O.W.'s to death. (Nazi rockets were lablled V1, V2, American was labelled SaturnV, go figure).
CIA recruited Nazi spies and formed Gehlen network and formed German spy agency BND. The headquaters of BND was located in Pullach, near Munich. Pullach was retreayt of Nazi bigwigs during The Third reich.
Last but not least, American commissioner John Mc CLoy proclaimed amnesty for all Nazis and pulled one of the worst war criminals Albert Krups out of jail and returned all ill gotten property to him.
U.S. is and never was in business of prosecuting Nazis.
If those Serbs were Nazis, they would be given red carpet treatment instead of cold cells.
Comparing Serbs with Nazis is an act of Nazi revisionism.
Bosnian Muslims operated concentration camps even after the end of the war, with full knowledge of UN. There were over 150 camps for Serbs in Bosnia and Croatia. The hoax about Serb extermination camps was preemptive propaganda coup to hide this fact.
Focus on the issue here -- the reason why this is a problem is due to the fact that there have been no such actions in the U.S. that target Bosnian Muslim or Croat immigrants who (might've) lied on their applications. They were involved in the war as well, so why not show some due diligence and comb their communities, too?
Why are the Serbs being singled out, when there is ample evidence of Croat and Muslim war crimes and there's a rather strong possibility that some of those war criminals might be residing in the U.S?
Nobody here is defending any war crimes or war criminals. I just have a really big problem with double standards, that's all.