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To: FormerLib
Karadzic supporters turn out in show of defiance and devotion - July 28, 2008 - "I am here for life of Radovan Karadzic," said a man in the Serbian Orthodox church in Bratunac, a town a mere 10kms down the road from Srebrenica where in 1995 Serb forces loyal to Karadzic murdered more than 8,000 Muslims. On Saturday morning local radio reported that the Serbian Democratic Party, the SDS, which was founded by Karadzic, wanted people across Republika Srpska, the self-governing Serbian part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to assemble in towns and villages at midday in town and then go to their local Serbian Orthodox churches and hold vigils for him.

Pro-Karadzic vigils were held also in Banja Luka, capital of Republika Srpska, and Pale, the war-time base of Karadzic and Mladic in the mountains above Sarajevo. Many people carried pictures of Karadzic. Most Bosnian Serbs see both him and Mladic as heroic defenders of the Serb nation and say the charges are false accusations founded on anti-Serb propaganda. "More than 200 Bosnian Serb war veterans are ready to testify in The Hague that Karadzic is innocent, and prove that there was also Serb victims in that war," said Slavko Jovicic, a member of a veterans' association, who was marching in Pale in support of Karadzic. In Bratunac, a young woman explained she was at the vigil because "I am a Serb and I love Republikla Srpska and Serbia".

Supporters of ex-Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic hold up
pictures of him, during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, July 28, 2008.

A Bosnian Serb woman holds up a picture of Radovan Karadzic with the words 'we are with you' as people
gathered to pray for him in his wartime stronghold of Pale, near the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo July 26, 2008.

Bosnian Serbs hold up pictures of Radovan Karadzic in his wartime
stronghold of Pale, near the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo July 26, 2008.

Bosnian Serb youths holding photos of Radovan Karadzic with the words 'The Power of Prayer' underneath during
a peaceful protest in the war time Serbian stronghold of Pale, near Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Saturday, July 26, 2008.

A Bosnian Serb man holds a photo of Radovan Karadzic in front of a Serbian flag during a peaceful protest
in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka,120 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Saturday, July 26, 2008.

Karadzic supporters threaten chaos - July 28, 2008 - Hard-line supporters of Serbian mass killer Radovan Karadzic are threatening to bring violent chaos to Belgrade on Tuesday with a huge rally in his support. The former president will probably still be in the country after plans to extradite him to the UN war crimes tribunal on genocide charges hit delays on Monday. There were fears that the ultra-nationalists plan to prevent Karadzic's extradition by force. The rally organisers - the right-wing Serbian Radical Party - were bringing in supporters from all over Serbia and Bosnia. The court in Belgrade dealing with the ex-Bosnian Serb leader's case said that his appeal against extradition had not yet arrived. Karadzic's lawyer Svetozar Vujacic admitted he posted the appeal at the last possible moment late on Friday, trying to delay Karadzic's extradition until after the rally. "Karadzic is a Bosnian Serb citizen, so it would be logical that the appeal was mailed from Bosnia," Mr Vujacic said on Monday. "I wouldn't rule out that my appeal grows a beard and moustache before it gets here."

Mr Vujacic said: "They (the authorities) are using all illegal means to try send him to The Hague before the rally." "Karadzic and I want to make sure it does not happen."

Belgrade braced for backlash - July 28 2008 - Police in riot gear took up positions around the Serbian capital Belgrade yesterday, in a show of strength aimed at preventing a violent nationalist backlash over the expected extradition of Radovan Karadzic to The Hague this week.

In a further sign of the darkening political atmosphere, a hardline nationalist MP, Vjerica Radeta, at the weekend pointedly likened Mr Tadic to Zoran Djindjic, the pro-western prime minister assassinated in 2003. "We remind Tadic that in Serbia there is no forgiveness for treachery. We are not threatening, just warning him of the curse that follows all traitors in Serbian history," she said at a Radical Party press conference at the weekend. Slobodan Radovanovic, acting chief prosecutor, asked for video tape of the press conference, adding the he would investigate "any events that may threaten the security of the state and undermine peace and stability".

Death threats to Serbian president over Karadzic arrest - Jul 26, 2008 - Belgrade - After the arrest of war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic, Serbian President Boris Tadic has received death threats, the president's office confirmed Saturday. 'You are a dead man,' 'Remember God is great and the curse is upon you,' 'You call yourself a Serb? You betrayed the Serbs and God willing you'll end up like Djindjic' were just some of the threats that began coming into the president's office e-mail a day after the arrest of Karadzic.

On Friday, a high ranking official of the opposition ultra- nationalist Radical Party, Vjerica Radeta, called Tadic 'a traitor' and warned him that he will end up like Djindjic. She also accused Tadic of sending 'provocateurs' to beat up journalists who covered street protests in Belgrade. Radicals and several ultra-nationalist organizations have organized daily street protests in Belgrade over the arrest of Karadzic. Several journalists were attacked during the protests and one was seriously injured. Protesters also clashed with police and smashed offices and bars. Radicals plan to hold an 'All Serbs' protest on Tuesday.

11 posted on 07/28/2008 6:56:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I can find you more Obama supporters in the US than Karadzic supporters in Serbia.

Who represents more of a threat to America, I wonder?

The Serbs arrested him and the Serb-haters STILL want to whine, whine, whine about it. What a pack of sissies!

12 posted on 07/28/2008 8:00:40 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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