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  • Show me the way to Mordor: Unique map of Middle-Earth with Tolkien's hand-written notes

    10/25/2015 4:16:36 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/24/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    The artifact provides an amazing insight into Tolkien's mind - including his observation that Hobbiton is on the same latitude as the city of Oxford. It also suggests that Ravenna in Italy is the inspiration behind Minas Tirith, a fictional city that became the heavily fortified capital of Gondor. And it references Cyprus, Belgrade and Jerusalem.
  • “The whole Syria will pass through Serbia”: Belgrade to face five million “refugees”

    08/24/2015 11:26:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/24/15 | Pamela Geller
    My column at WND today addresses the Muslim “migrant” invasion of Europe. If you haven’t read it, go now.Europe is on the verge of descending into utter chaos. Reuters reported that “thousands of migrants stormed across Macedonia’s border on Saturday, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe.” These thousands of Muslim “refugees,” most of them from the jihad hotspots of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, have been pouring into Greece and the Balkans in huge numbers for some time now....
  • Monument to Gavrilo Princip unveiled in Belgrade

    06/30/2015 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 24 replies
    B92 / Tanjug ^ | June 29, 2015 | Tanjug
    A monument to Gavrilo Princip was unveiled on Sunday in Belgrade in the presence of Serbian and RS [Republika Srpska in Bosnia] presidents Tomislav Nikolic and Milorad Dodik. Princip was a member of the Young Bosnia (Mlada Bosna) movement in the early 20th century, who on Vidovdan (St. Vitus Day, June 28) 1914 in Sarajevo assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. “Gavrilo Princip was a hero, a symbol of the idea of freedom, the assassin of tyrants and the carrier of the European idea of liberation from slavery,” Nikolic said at the ceremony. As far as Germany and Austria-Hungary were concerned,...
  • Court rehabilitates WW2-era Chetnik leader Draza Mihailovic

    05/14/2015 10:10:19 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 25 replies
    B92 ^ | May 14, 2015 | B92
    BELGRADE -- The commander of the WW2-era Chetnik movement Dragoljub Draza Mihailovic has been rehabilitated by the decision of the Higher Court in Belgrade.The process was seen by many as "historic." This ruling reverses the judgment passed in 1946, sentencing Mihailovic to death for collaboration with the occupying Nazi forces and stripping him of all his rights as a citizen. Mihailovic was a high ranking officer in the pre-war Yugoslav Kingdom Army, and after 1941, he headed the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland (Chetniks). During the Second World War and the occupation, a civil war was waged by Chetnik (royalist)...
  • Reds, Whites and Serbdom: Why Chetnik Flags Should be in the Belgrade Liberation Parade

    10/09/2014 3:31:56 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 18 replies
    Reiss Institute ^ | October 8, 2014 | Boris Aleksic/Nebojsa Malic (translator)
    General Draza Mihailovich WWII The 70th anniversary of Belgrade’s liberation in WW2, will be marked by a military parade. After a 29-year hiatus, some 3,000 members of the Serbian Army will parade on October 16. Also scheduled is the appearance of the Russian acrobatics group “Strizhi”, flying the newest MiG-29 fighters. The celebration will be graced by the presence of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, a symbol of Russia’s rebirth. Putin’s visit to Serbia is a clear signal to both Serbian citizens and the West. During their aggression against the Serbs in the 1990s, Washington and Brussels have exterminated...
  • 13 Killed in Rampage Shooting in Serbia, Under Strict Gun Control

    04/09/2013 8:47:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Draconian gun restrictions do not stop mass public shootings. Yesterday, in Serbia, where semi-automatic and automatic rifles are outlawed, and licenses to own firearms are only issued when the Ministry of the Interior determines that the the applicant has a valid "need", a man went on a rampage near Belgrade, killing 13 people. The 60 year old man who did the shooting was reported to have a license for the handgun used. Link to NYT article Link Gun laws are much stronger in Belgrade than in the United States . ©2013 by Dean Weingarten Permission to share granted as long...
  • Ruth Mitchell - a surviving witness to the Nazi bombing of Belgrade April 6, 1941

    04/06/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 6, 2013 | Ruth Mitchell
    "...Outside my windows, the dark-browed Serbian peasants, the men in somber black, the women in their bright embroidered clothes, passed unhurriedly but more silently, more grimly than usual to the early Sunday market. I watched them thoughtfully as I began to pour my tea and turned the short-wave radio knob... ...I heard no sound but the jingling of milk carts in the streets and the shuffling of peasant feet. But it was coming, this raucously heralded doom. ...Bomb after bomb exploded all round us, some not more than twenty yards away. The effect was almost inconceivable. It wasn’t the noise...
  • Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Assumption of the Virgin Destroyed [by Kosovar Albanians]

    01/08/2013 7:58:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Orthodox Church News ^ | 1/4/13 | Kisha D Dorado
    Belgrade: Albanians last night completely destroyed the monastery “Assumption of the Virgin” in southern Serbia. Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin” which is located in the vicinity of Vladicin Han was vandalized last night. The door was smashed, and the entire interior were broken. The money from the candle sales and other item inside the monastery is stolen, and all the icons were smashed. Mother Paraskeva (62 years old) confirmed this information. She was very upset fear for her safety. “I’m afraid they will come back, but I’m not going anywhere. I’m here alone and old, but let them come,...
  • Girl spent 8 hours beneath bodies in French Alps (update to yesterday's story)

    09/06/2012 3:43:59 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 37 replies
    Immobilized with fear, a 4-year-old British girl huddled for eight hours beneath the legs of her slain mother in the back of a car filled with corpses on a remote Alpine road — all while French investigators stood nearby, unaware the girl was there.
  • Next hearing regarding Mihailovich Rehabilitation scheduled for January 28, 2011 in Serbia

    12/17/2010 5:17:00 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Testifying at the January 28, 2011 hearing regarding the Rehabilitation of General Draza Mihailovich will be historian Slobodan Markovic, president of the Commission for finding the hidden graves of those killed by the communists after September 12, 1944 in Yugoslavia. Entered into evidence at the hearing will be recently declassified documents originating from the British Foreign Office regarding the trial and execution of General Mihailovich. To date, the remains of General Mihailovich, who was executed by the communists on July 17, 1946 in Belgrade, have not been found. "...Of all the dirt thrown at Mihailovich for more than a year,...
  • Holbrooke and Thaqui planned terror

    10/16/2004 6:17:14 AM PDT · by ma bell · 30 replies · 3,060+ views
    Secret diner in Washington Holbrooke and Thaqui planned terror Less than a week before the clashes in Kosovo and Metohija occurred, a group of Albanian lobbyists from USA held a meeting at which they decided to help Kosovo Albanians to force international community to give independence to Kosovo. 'Blic' got this information from well-informed sources in the US. As 'Blic' further finds out this informal meeting was held at the initiative of David Philips, deputy director of the Center for preventive action within Council for international relations in New York. The meeting was held at his home with light diner....
  • U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Mary Warlick, attends 95th Anniversary of heroic WWI defence of Belgrade

    10/10/2010 6:54:49 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | October 10, 2010 | Radio Serbia / Serbian Orthodox Church
    A memorial service to the defenders of Belgrade in the First World Warglassrbije.org Radio Srbija 07 October 2010 Serbian Patriarch Irinej Observing the 95th anniversary of the defence of Belgrade in the First World War, Serbian Patriarch Irinej blessed the renewed military memorial at the Belgrade New Cemetery and held a service for soldiers that died defending the Serbian capital in 1915. A memorial tomb at the New Cemetery contains the mortal remains of more than 2,600 soldiers, who defended Belgrade aware of the fact that their names had been erased from the list of the living. Serbian Defence Minister...
  • As September 16, 2010 dawns, Serbia has an opportunity to redeem herself

    09/15/2010 5:52:10 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 27 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | September 15, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic
    General Mihailovich at the 1946 trial that would end with his execution. The hills of Ivanjica, Serbia Photo by Z. Pejovich In America it is still September 15th. In Serbia the first hours of September 16th are passing through the night. This is an important day in the history of Serbia. This is the day when Serbia has an opportunity to redeem herself.On this day Serbia must forget blaming others. She must face her own direct accountability in putting to death one of her greatest heroes and most loyal sons and begin the journey to redemption. On this day, September...
  • Serbia capitulates: Address was UN, not EU

    09/14/2010 4:45:41 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    Serbianna ^ | September 11, 2010 | Vojin Joksimovich
    Westerwelle’s Belgrade VisitGerman foreign minister and vice chancellor, Guido Westerwelle, came to Belgrade on August the 26th, to lecture the Serbian government and the Serbian parliamentary parties with a pompous and an arrogant slogan that the address is EU (Brussels) not the UN (New York). In addition he delivered the ultimatum that the Southeast Europe map is cast in concrete and that Serbia must come to terms with its amputation if she wants to pursue what I perceive to be unreal EU membership. While in Pristina Westerwelle called on five EU nations, which have not yet recognized the independence of...
  • Hearing for the Rehabilitation of General Mihailovich set for September 16th in Belgrade Court

    09/02/2010 4:58:11 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | September 2, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic
    General Draza Mihailovich On September 16, 2010, the Higher Court in Belgrade, formerly the Third Municipal Court at 15 Timocka Street, will be hearing the Case for the Rehabilitation of General Dragoljub Draza Mihailovich.It is my sincere hope that on that September day, Draza's beloved Serbia, the homeland that so many genuine Christian Serbian patriots fought and died for, finally regains her soul. The following is from my 2007 essay "Serbia's History needs to be Rewritten" and as this September hearing nears, I wanted to share a reminder of why it matters: "To wipe out all the positive traces of...
  • Serbia and her people: Always the Target of Bombs / Remembering June 10, 1999

    06/10/2010 7:18:28 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies · 194+ views
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | June 10, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic/Fortier Jones
    Belgrade, Serbia Aleksandra's Note: Today, June 10, 2010 marks the 11th anniversary of the end of a 78 day bombing campaign that was waged against Serbia and her people in 1999. Over and over again, Serbia has been the target of those who wish to either "punish" her or to beat her into submission, not on the ground in combat, but from the air. Serbia has known the wrath of both enemies and "allies", which raises the question of what happens when an "ally" becomes the "enemy".The following testimony comes from Fortier Jones, a young American from Texas who, in...
  • Belgrade remembers victims of Nazi air raids

    04/06/2010 9:57:36 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies · 385+ views
    The Voice of Russia ^ | April 6, 2010 | The Voice of Russia
    Kalemegdan fortress. Belgrade. Photo: RIA Novosti Floral tributes were offered at World War II memorials in Belgrade on Tuesday as the city remembered victims of Nazi bombings that began on April 6, 1941. State officials and ordinary people brought flowers to the Alley of Victims at the New Cemetery, to the Granite Cross outside the Church of the Ascension and to the former bomb-shelter. Between 2,000 and 4,000 civilians were killed during the air raids. *****
  • Anniversary of Nazi bombing of Belgrade, Serbia in World War II / April 6, 1941 - 2010

    04/06/2010 9:32:42 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies · 573+ views
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | Tanjug
    BELGRADE, April 6 (Tanjug) - The Day of Remembrance of the victims of the German aggression on the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, which began on April 6, 1941, with heavy bombing and mass destruction of Belgrade, is being marked in Serbia Tuesday. The attack of Hitler's Third Reich began without the declaration of war, despite the fact that several days earlier the government of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia declared Belgrade an open (undefended) city. The first bombs were dropped on Belgrade on Sunday morning, April 6, 2941, at 6.30 a.m., while a large majority of the inhabitants of the capital was...
  • About Belgrade

    03/17/2010 4:43:47 AM PDT · by Stilmat · 9 replies · 279+ views
    Infostar ^ | 17.03.2010 | Aleksandar
    Belgrade, city of very tumultuous history, one of the oldest in Europe. Its history has lasted for 7000 years. The area around the large rivers was inhabited in the Paleolithic period. From the older stone age, came the remains of human bones and skulls of Neanderthals, found in a quarry near Leštane, in a cave in the vicinity of the Cukarica Bajloni market. Remains of late Stone Age culture were found in Vinca, Zarkovo and Upper Town, above the confluence of the Sava and Danube. This indicates that the area of Belgrade has been continually inhabited and that the intensity...
  • Awaiting the Verdict

    12/12/2009 10:06:03 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies · 474+ views
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | December 12, 2009 | Carl Savich
    General Draza Mihailovich Awaits the Verdict // Carl Savich on the Mihailovich Trial Coverage in LIFE Magazine July 15, 1946 In the July 15, 1946 issue, LIFE magazine reported on the Draza Mihailovich trial in an article entitled “Mihailovich Awaits the Verdict”. LIFE photographer John Phillips took pictures of Draza Mihailovich before the Communist military court, smoking a pipe, drinking a bottle of beer, and lying in his bed in his cell reading a book. In a photo essay entitled “Mihailovich: Chetnik leader fights for his life before open Yugoslav court-martial”, Phillips also photographed a military guard, wearing a cap...
  • Serbia's air carrier JAT faces reforms or demise

    12/02/2009 3:57:26 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies · 359+ views
    Forexpros.com ^ | December 1, 2009 | Aleksandar Vasovic
    * JAT facing increasing competition from outside airlines * EU visa ruling eases travel from Belgrade * Sharp increase in passenger traffic seen next year BELGRADE, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Serbia's state airline JAT must become competitive or fade away, officials said this week, after the European Union relaxed travel between Belgrade and the bloc, prompting rivals to step up penetration of its home market. After years of bolstering by the government and protection against outside competitors, the stakes have increased dramatically for JAT following the EU's decision on Monday allowing Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins to travel visa free to...
  • Top 10 cities to party the night away / Belgrade, Serbia tops the list!

    11/18/2009 4:27:38 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 32 replies · 1,244+ views
    MSNBC ^ | November 13, 2009 | Reuters
    SINGAPORE - Looking to tread terrain still untouched by foreign stag expeditions? Want to unwind in luxury or drink up the sun? Lonely Planet lists the world's top 10 party cities in its new guide, the “1000 Ultimate Experiences.” 1. Belgrade, SerbiaThe long years of bad press that kept Serbia off the map have now passed, and foreigners are now realizing what locals always knew — that Belgrade really rocks. With an exuberant population and its legacy as an intellectual hangout, Belgrade offers varied nightlife, ranging from eclectic watering holes for those in the know, to the busy restaurants and...
  • Warden Message: Belgrade Expatriates Experiencing Attacks

    09/26/2009 1:44:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 464+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | 25 Sep 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Belgrade Expatriates Experiencing Attacks CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Europe - Serbia 25 Sep 2009 U.S. Embassy Belgrade issues the following Warden Message September 25: The U.S. Embassy wishes to alert American Citizens to a recent spate of crimes affecting the expatriate community in Belgrade. The Regional Security Office (RSO) states that trends involving physical assaults and gun violence remain a threat to foreigners. The RSO wishes to highlight the some recent criminal events: · On September 16, 2009, a British...

    09/12/2009 1:39:26 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies · 4,827+ views
    Sept. 11, 2009 | Alex M. in Belgrade
    From Alex M. in Belgrade, Serbia:For all my friends abroad - those of you who wish to learn about Belgrade or are planning to come for a visit, and for my countrymen abroad who feel nostalgic for home, I have written my own guide to Belgrade. A lot of effort went into this. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. Read it slowly, and try to imagine the pictures as you are reading. Enjoy!NOTE from Ravnagora: I have included the photos in Alex's piece and they have been taken from various sources on the internet. ***** According to...
  • China and Serbia forge strategic partnership

    08/22/2009 9:42:34 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 20 replies · 1,024+ views
    China Economic Net ^ | August 20, 2009 | Xinhuanet
    Chinese President Hu Jintao and Serbian President Boris Tadic on Thursday agreed to establish a strategic partnership between the two countries. During their talks held Thursday afternoon, the two heads of state exchanged views on building and developing a strategic partnership and reached a broad consensus. Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) welcomes visiting Serbian President Boris Tadic in Beijing, capital of China, on Aug. 20, 2009.(Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)Hu highly valued Chinese relations with Serbia, saying the two peoples have traditional friendship and no matter what happened in the world, the relations between the two countries have developed healthily. He put forward...
  • "Political Murder" / General Mihailovich didn't sacrifice Belgrade

    07/15/2009 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies · 237+ views
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | July 19, 1946 | The Whitehall News
    Note: In commemoration of the anniversary week of General Draza Mihailovich's execution in 1946, I wanted to share articles from that time that most folks wouldn't have the opportunity to see. ______________________ The Whitehall News London July 19, 1946 POLITICAL MURDERGeneral Mihailovich is dead, shot by a firing squad in Belgrade. This political murder, carried out by Marshal Tito’s appointed judges, was committed on the national hero of Serbia and on the man, who, in 1941, brought Yugoslavia into the war on the Allied side. It is, therefore, one of the most revolting examples of abandonment by the Western Democracies...
  • ...11 Muslims for jihad terror plots (including plans to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade)

    07/03/2009 1:49:32 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 811+ views
    (AKI) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | July 3, 2009 | n/a
    July 3, 2009 SNIPPET: "Belgrade, 3 July (AKI) - A special Belgrade court on Friday sentenced 11 members of a radical Islamic Wahabi movement to more than 60 years in prison after they were found guilty of planning terrorist activities and illegal weapons possession. Fifteen members of the group were arrested in Serbia’s southern Sandzak region, which has a substantial Muslim population. The trial started in January last year but 12 members of the group refused to engage defence lawyers, saying they did not recognise a Serbian court and could be “judged only by Allah”...."
  • Consumer Paradise to Open in Belgrade, Serbia

    03/26/2009 6:29:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies · 513+ views
    "Alex" | March 26, 2009 | Alex in Belgrade
    Photos by "Beobuild" The biggest shopping mall in the Balkans and the latest consumer hotspot will be opened in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, on 31 March 2009, regardless of the economic crisis or anything else, for that matter. The Usce Shopping Center investment is worth 150 million euros. The investor is MPC Properties. The shopping mall will take 130,000 square meters of space, of which commercial space will be 50,000 square meters. The hyper-market will take 4,000 square meters of space; there will be 150 brand stores, with many familiar brands, but also with about 50 world brands that...
  • Lying with Impunity: CNN Can't Resist Fabricating Information

    07/31/2008 10:28:22 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 24 replies · 189+ views
    BSA ^ | July 31,2008 | BSA Staff
    Under the title "CNN Opens a Subway in Belgrade" Serbian RTS reported that the most viewed American news television yesterday broadcast the footage of July 30 unrests which interrupted the Belgrade rally, generously stuffing it with chunks from much more violent demonstrations which took place a year ago in Budapest, Hungary. Serbian TV commented that the impressive amount of attention the Atlanta-based broadcast giant has paid to Belgrade unrest was hampered by the fact the editors didn't have enough of sufficiently explosive visual material to justify CNN's enormous interest in Serbian demonstrations, so they once again resorted to their favorite...
  • Milorad Cavic acted according to his girlfriend’s advice: Nadezda is to blame for my decision

    03/23/2008 9:49:48 PM PDT · by King Lazar · 1 replies · 858+ views
    Blic on line ^ | 03.24.2008 | Author: T. Dragojevic
    Serbian hero Milorad Cavic long ago brought his decision to become a professional swimmer, but only a couple of weeks ago realised he was not only an athlete but also his nation’s ambassador. He consequently decided to wear a T-shirt that read “Kosovo is Serbia” in Serbian to a European Swimming Championships medal ceremony in Eindhoven, Holland. The red shirt which according to Cavic bore a “message of positive energy to the Serbian people” cost the swimmer his further taking part in the competition’s races and possibly another gold medal and a European record – all in the 100-metre butterfly...
  • Tadic authorized as per Vienna Convention

    03/23/2008 9:26:01 PM PDT · by King Lazar · 124+ views
    Blic on line ^ | 03.24.2008 | Author: T. Spaić
    President can sign agreement with EU. One of the most important issues in pre-election campaign that stances of the DS and DSS shall be conflicted over is if the stabilization and association agreement (SAA) with EU should be signed and who can sign it. Vojislav Kostunica said yesterday that ‘Serbia President has no constitutional authority to do that’, while President Tadic’s cabinet yesterday told ‘Blic’ that ‘such authority is undisputable as per Vienna Convention’. The PM Vojislav Kostunica who actually made Serbia Government fall for the reason that he has lost the trust in the DS and G17 Plus that...
  • US Intelligence Chief Says Belgrade Allowed Attack on US Embassy

    02/27/2008 7:23:24 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 47 replies · 173+ views
    voanews.com ^ | 27 February 2008 | Deborah Tate
    The top U.S. intelligence official says Serbia's government ordered police not to interfere with rioters who attacked the Belgrade embassies of western countries, including the United States, for their recognition of Kosovo's independence. VOA's Deborah Tate reports from Capitol Hill, where Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell made his comments Wednesday. Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Serbia's government directed police not to intervene in the violent demonstrations in Belgrade last week. "We have good information that when the U.S. Embassy and the British Embassy and others were attacked, a decision was taken...
  • Storming of embassy in Serbia sparks U.S. outrage

    02/21/2008 9:06:24 PM PST · by ChristianDefender · 131 replies · 239+ views
    reuters ^ | 2-22-08 | Richard Meares
    Serb rioters enraged by Kosovo's secession stormed the U.S. embassy in Belgrade and set it on fire, leaving one person dead and drawing swift condemnation from Washington and the U.N. Security Council. The U.S. State Department said the lack of protection for its mission -- riot police were nowhere to be seen when the attack began on Thursday -- was intolerable and demanded the Security Council respond. "The members of the Security Council condemn in the strongest terms the mob attacks against embassies in Belgrade, which have resulted in damage to embassy premises and have endangered diplomatic personnel," the Security...
  • Charred Body Found In U.S. Embassy In Belgrade

    02/21/2008 5:13:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies · 137+ views
    Protesters Set Fire To Building's Facade During Unrest About Kosovo BELGRADE, Serbia (CBS News) ― Angry Serbs broke into the U.S. Embassy and set fire to an office Thursday night as rioters rampaged through Belgrade's streets, putting an exclamation point of violence to a day of mass protest against Western support for an independent Kosovo. At least 150,000 people rallied in Belgrade, waving Serbian flags and signs proclaiming "Stop USA terror," to denounce the bid by Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority to create their own state out of what Serbs consider the ancient heartland of their culture. Several hundred men...
  • Belgrade's US Embassy set on fire (FNC Report: charred body found in US Embassy)

    02/21/2008 11:04:42 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 999 replies · 1,661+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 minutes ago | By SLOBODAN LEKIC, Associated Press Writer
    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serb rioters broke into the U.S. Embassy Thursday and set fire to an office after a massive protest against Kosovo's independence that drew an estimated 150,000 people. Masked attackers broke into the building, which has been closed this week, and tried to throw furniture from an office. A blaze broke out inside one of the offices and parts of the facade also caught fire. Authorities drove armored jeeps down the street and fired tear gas to clear the crowd. The protesters dispersed into side streets where they continued clashing with authorities. The neighboring Croatian Embassy also was...
  • Protesters break into U.S. embassy in Belgrade

    02/21/2008 10:13:19 AM PST · by dynachrome · 161 replies · 314+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 2-21-08 | MSNBC
    BELGRADE, Serbia - A handful of protesters broke into the U.S. embassy in Belgrade on Thursday, cheered on by crowds outside, in a protest at U.S. support for Kosovo's independence.
  • Massive Demonstrations in Serbia: Mussolini and Hitler's Project Has Finally Been Accomplished

    02/18/2008 1:34:06 PM PST · by Bokababe · 143 replies · 439+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | February 18, 2008 | Svetlana Novko
    Belgrade in Flames Around 4 p.m. on Sunday, after the Kosovo Albanian war criminal Hashim Thaci declared unilateral independence of the southern Serbian province of Kosovo-Metohija, the violent riots broke out throughout Serbia proper, including the capital Belgrade, and lasted until midnight. American and Slovenian embassy were the main targets of the enraged citizens. Carrying Serbian flags and chanting "Kosovo is Serbia", "We won't give up Kosovo", the protesters broke the windows on both buildings and threw the torches inside. Police cordon in front of Slovenian embassy was broken and the demonstrators ransacked the building, tearing and burning the furniture...
  • Serbs stone U.S. embassy after Kosovo breakaway

    02/17/2008 11:41:58 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 80+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | February 17, 2008 | Ellie Tzortzi
    Excerpt - BELGRADE, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Angry Serbs stoned the U.S. embassy in Belgrade to protest at Kosovo's declaration of independence on Sunday, smashing windows before riot police appeared to regain the upper hand. "Kosovo is the heart of Serbia," many shouted as up to 2,000 demonstrators, mostly young men, surrounded the embassy, which was guarded by more than 500 police in full riot gear. Washington has strongly backed Kosovo's bid for independence. Protesters chanting patriotic songs ripped up paving stones and prised concrete and tiles from nearby buildings to throw them at the police along with bottles, firecrackers...
  • Threat Matrix: February 2008

    02/01/2008 6:55:58 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,614 replies · 19,265+ views
    Is the U.S. Failing in Afghanistan? It was malice in wonderland at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday as Bush Administration envoys insisted things are getting better in Afghanistan, while angry lawmakers from both parties cited facts and figures showing just the opposite. Even the senior Republican on the panel, Senator Richard Lugar, found the Administration's claims wanting. "I'm not sure that we have a plan for Afghanistan," he said. Long seen as the "forgotten war" eclipsed by Iraq in U.S. priorities, Afghanistan is in the Washington spotlight this week with the release of three independent reports concluding...
  • Protests in Belgrade against Kosovo's independence turn into riots

    02/17/2008 7:38:01 PM PST · by Flavius · 36 replies · 105+ views
    people daily ^ | 2/17/08 | people daily
    The protests against Kosovo's independence in Serbian capital Belgrade turned into riots on Sunday, with two policemen injured, local media reported. Two riot police were hit when protests in front of the U.S. embassy escalated into riots. Protesters destroyed cars, threw stones at and set fire to the embassy building.
  • Protestors riot at US embassy

    02/17/2008 2:04:19 PM PST · by DogBarkTree · 9 replies · 94+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 2/18/08 | correspondents in Belgrade
    SEVERAL hundred protesters threw stones and flares at riot police protecting the US embassy in Belgrade today after Kosovo's declaration of independence, witnesses said. One policeman was injured during scuffles as riot police fought to keep the protesters, mainly hardline football fans, away from the embassy building, the witnesses said. One embassy window was smashed. The protesters marched through the middle of the capital towards the US embassy chanting "Kosovo is Serbia" and anti-American slogans. They waved Serbian flags and vowed to protest "until Kosovo is returned to Serbia". After the scuffles, protesters dispersed in nearby streets, while the police...
  • Spend the night in bed with Hitler

    01/20/2008 3:38:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies · 772+ views
    News.com.au ^ | January 21, 2008
    AS a man to spend the night with, Adolf Hitler must rank pretty close to the bottom of the list. But that hasn't deterred a new Belgrade hotel, which features a room dedicated to the Nazi dictator. A large portrait of a swastika-wearing Hitler looms over the king-size bed...
  • Body found in bear cage during Belgrade beer fest

    08/20/2007 4:02:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies · 459+ views
    rockymountainnews.com ^ | 8-20-07 | RockyMountain News
    BELGRADE, Serbia — The lifeless body of a man was found in a bear cage yesterday in the Belgrade Zoo, an official said. A restaurant is located just above the zoo, and thousands have visited the fortress this week for a beer festival. -------------------------------------------------------- Local media speculated he might have fallen off a wall into the bear enclosure during the night.

    05/04/2007 8:33:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 500+ views
    Vatican Information Service ^ | May 4, 2007 | Pope Benedict XVI
    VATICAN CITY, MAY 4, 2007 (VIS) - Today in the Vatican, the Holy Father received prelates from the International Episcopal Conference of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, who have just completed their "ad limina" visit. The conference is based in Belgrade and brings together Catholics of Latin and Byzantine rite from Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia and Kosovo. The Pope greeted the bishops recalling how they "come from different countries that have different ethnic groups, cultures and languages," but how nonetheless their "ecclesial communities are united by the same faith in the Risen Christ handed down to us by the Apostles." "The...
  • Serbia - Ultranationalists claim victory in Serb election

    01/21/2007 3:54:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 705+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 21, 2007 | Ellie Tzortzi
    Excerpt - BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's ultranationalist Radical Party claimed victory in national elections on Sunday, in a voter rejection of Western appeals for closer cooperation on the arrest of war criminals and on Kosovo. A projection of the result showed the opposition Radicals, strongest party in Serbia for years, taking 28 percent of the vote, a point higher than the 2003 national elections. "The Radical Party has won these elections," said Tomislav Nikolic, the Radical's candidate for prime minister in the absence of party leader Vojislav Seselj, who is on trial for war crimes at the U.N. tribunal in...
  • Defiant Serb Radicals stand by leader behind bars

    10/09/2006 7:08:23 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sun Oct 8, 2006 | Ellie Tzortzi
    The ultranationalist Radicals, Serbia's strongest party, unanimously re-elected war crimes defendant Vojislav Seselj as their leader on Sunday and vowed to protect Serbia's national interests if they take power. In a packed socialist-era hall in downtown Belgrade, deputy leader Tomislav Nikolic said the party had seen its toughest times since its last congress, when it "bade farewell to Seselj and sent him to The Hague to defend the honor of Serb fighters." "But we will keep on trying to lift Serbia up from its knees and make it stand tall," 54-year-old Nikolic said. "Until the Radicals come to power, Serbia...
  • Pencil in penis backfires

    02/14/2006 7:12:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 135 replies · 3,460+ views
    A Serbian man needed emergency surgery after sticking a pencil inside his penis to keep it stiff during sex. Zeljko Tupic, from Belgrade, told doctors he had experienced erectile difficulties in the past. So as he prepared for a night with his new lover, he decided to insert a thin pencil into his penis. Tupic had to cut his sex session short when the pencil shifted and became lodged in his bladder, forcing him to call an ambulance, the daily Kurir reported. Doctor Aleksandar Milosevic from Belgrade's Zvezdara hospital, who succesfully removed the pencil, said: "At first the patient did...
  • Aide Recounts Milosevic's Last Words

    03/11/2006 8:28:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,332+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 3 11 06 | KATARINA KRATOVAC,
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - A Socialist Party aide of Slobodan Milosevic said Saturday that the ex-president was defiant just before his death. "He told me, 'Don't you worry: They will not destroy me or break me; I shall defeat them all,'" said Milorad Vucelic of the Socialist Party, recounting a phone conversation with Milosevic late Friday. "But it was obvious he was very ill." Milosevic, who was found dead Saturday in his cell at the Netherlands-based war crimes court near The Hague, was daily in contact with Socialist party officials in Belgrade as he carried out his own defense before the...
  • War Crimes Fugitive Believed Cornered

    02/21/2006 12:50:51 PM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 599+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Feb. 21, 2006
    War Crimes Fugitive Believed Cornered By DUSAN STOJANOVIC, Associated Press Writer War crimes fugitive Gen. Ratko Mladic, accused of genocide and crimes against humanity stemming from the Bosnian war, has been located and authorities are negotiating his surrender, a top state security official said Tuesday. Mladic was located but "he has yet not been arrested," the official, who is close to the operation to locate Mladic, told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. The state news agency Tanjug reported that Mladic was arrested in Belgrade and being...
  • Explosive Device Thrown At Albanian Embassy In Belgrade

    01/03/2006 2:51:07 PM PST · by joan · 19 replies · 465+ views
    AP ^ | January 3, 2006
    BELGRADE (AP)--Unknown assailants threw an explosive device at the Albanian embassy in Belgrade, causing minor damage, police said Tuesday. The device was thrown Sunday evening, causing some damage to the facade of the embassy building. Police gave no other details. The incident comes before crucial U.N.-brokered talks on Kosovo, Serbia's southern province which is populated mostly by ethnic Albanians. Albania has supported the desire of the Kosovo Albanians to gain independence from Serbia but Belgrade wants to retain at least formal control over the province. Kosovo has been a U.N. protectorate since 1999, when a NATO air war against Serbia...