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  • 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,...
  • VIDOVDAN (St. Vitus Day) JUNE 28 - AND ITS CHRISTIAN LESSONS FOR TODAY

    06/28/2015 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Battle of Kosovo icon. ...The heart of Serbia, her soul, which was Kosovo, lay here. Lazars territory began to feel the threat for real in 1381 when the first Turkish raids in northern Serbia began. The pivotal invasion would come on a Tuesday, eight years later. That Tuesday, June 28, 1389, would become probably the single most important date in all of Serbian history, and the impact of the events of that single day would not only effect the Serbians and their lands, but all of the Balkans and the future of Europe as well. It is impossible to quantify...
  • Far-right surges in Croatia as EU disappointment spreads

    06/23/2015 9:45:21 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | June 23, 2015 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC and DARKO BANDIC
    ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) It was one of the biggest nights in Croatia's sporting calendar: a European Championship soccer qualifying match with Italy. Seconds after kick-off in a game beamed around the world, a gigantic swastika materialized on the pitch under the shocked gaze of European soccer officials. The swastika, sprayed by an unknown vandal with a chemical that became visible only when floodlights went on to start the game, has become the most potent symbol of a rise in ultra-nationalist sentiment that appears to be bleeding into the mainstream population in the European Union's newest member state. But it's...
  • Croatia could face sanction for swastika pattern on field vs. Italy [VIDEO]

    06/14/2015 2:42:10 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    ESPN FC U.S. Edition ^ | June 12, 2015 | ESPN Staff
    The pitch in Split, Croatia, appeared to show the pattern of a swastika during Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier.SPLIT, Croatia -- Croatia could face punishment by UEFA after a swastika pattern could be seen on the pitch for its European Championship qualifying match against Italy. The Nazi symbol was clearly marked in the middle of the half Italy was attacking in the first period of Friday's 1-1 draw. Ground staff attempted to cover the symbol up during the half-time interval but were unable to do so and the Croatian Football Federation expressed its regret over the incident and confirmed the symbol...
  • Holocaust survivor sheds light on little-known concentration camp [JASENOVAC]

    06/14/2015 12:52:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Your Houston News ^ | June 11, 2015 | Melanie Feuk
    Alexander Pollak (center) poses with his team of supporters at the Humble Rotary luncheon June 10, 2015.Humble resident, Alexander Pollak, has made it his mission to bring the atrocities at the concentration camp, Jasenovac, to light. Pollaks father, along with countless others, perished at Jasenovac. Jasenovac is a name that is not as widely recognized, but is among one of the worst World War II concentration camps. Located in Croatia, Jasenovacs existence remains under the radar because its records were intentionally destroyed. Pollak had the chance to share his mission during the Humble Rotary luncheon June 10. Pollaks friend, Michelle...
  • Israeli Ambassador: Serbia was on right side in World War II

    06/04/2015 3:31:20 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    InSerbia Network Foundation ^ | June 3, 2015 | TAnjug
    BELGRADE The Serbs are among the rare nations that were completely on the right side in World War II, and Serbia has nothing to be ashamed of regarding the fight against Nazism, says Israeli Ambassador to Serbia Yossef Levy.Yossef Levy, Israeli Ambassador to Serbia In a statement published in Wednesdays issue of Vecernje novosti, he said that the Serbs are among the rare nations that had the courage to fight against Nazi Germany without hesitation or fear. Levy declined to comment on the debate in the Serbian public and the region on the recent rehabilitation of General Dragoljub Mihailovic,...
  • "FATHERLAND" by Nina Bunjevac - CHETNIKS challenge author on depiction of General Mihailovich

    05/30/2015 2:08:49 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: In full disclosure, I have not read this book, FATHERLAND, by Nina Bunjevac. This post is about a challenge to the contents of this book that was first published in 2014, and is now available in several languages. The book includes illustrations by the author who is also a graphic artist. "Fatherland", which tells the tragic story of a Serbian family's struggle after WWII changed their homeland forever, has received a number of favorable reviews that can be found by searching the internet, as can the summary of the contents. The following brief summary is found on Amazon:...
  • RESURRECTING THE MIHAHILOVICH MONUMENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C. INITIATIVE!

    05/29/2015 12:07:48 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Portrait of General Mihailovich by Wisconsin artist Jim Pollard. Aleksandra's Note: It's now 40 years since a group of American Airmen rescued by General Mihailovich in WWII along with Serbian patriotic organizations in the Diaspora initiated the effort to get a monument to General Draza Mihailovich erected on the grounds of Washington, D.C. at their own personal expense. From the time the effort was initiated in 1975, progress was made, then setbacks had to be dealt with. Now in 2015, many of the American airmen are gone, but their dream does not have to die with them. A lot has...
  • Wiesenthal Centre urges Croatia to end pensions to Nazi allies

    05/19/2015 3:33:08 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | May 19, 2015 | AFP
    Efraim Zuroff, director of the Jerusalem Office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (AFP Photo/Christof Stache) Zagreb (AFP) - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday urged Croatia to stop paying pensions to people who served in the country's World War II Nazi-allied armed forces, labelling the policy an insult to their victims. "In view of the horrendous war crimes committed in the so-called Independent State of Croatia (NDH)... such a policy is inherently mistaken," the centre's chief Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff said in a letter to Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic. Paying pensions to members of the WWII Ustasha armed forces...
  • 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)...
  • THE VICTORY OF VINDICATION! Historic Day in Belgrade as Court overturns Conviction of Mihailovich

    05/14/2015 6:14:58 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: It is through tears of joy and relief that I announce that what so many of us have been hoping and praying for all these years has finally come to pass! As the world marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two, one of the war's greatest heroes and martyrs has officially been rehabilitated by the Higher Court in Belgrade, Serbia! The historic decision is final, reversing one of the most unjust convictions in the history of mankind, and restores all civil rights to Serbian General Dragoljub Draza Mihailovich, falsely charged, tried, convicted, and executed...
  • EPISODE 7: THE FINAL CHETNIK OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE AXIS / REVIEW by Carl Savich

    05/04/2015 6:30:29 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Carl Savich
    EPISODE 7: THE FINAL CHETNIK OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE AXIS / REVIEW by Carl Savich: Documentary Series "The Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the Second World War" The Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the Second World War [2 Series: Why Were the Balkans Given Over to Communist Control?] is the second part of a documentary series consisting of six approximately 30 minute episodes. This series continues from part one which consisted of six episodes that examined the German invasion and subsequent occupation and dismemberment of Yugoslavia released in 2014. The first series analyzed the period from the German invasion and occupation of Yugoslavia...
  • REMEMBERING Halyard Mission Hero Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian on his birthday April 30, 2015

    04/30/2015 12:40:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Arthur Jibilian, 86, speaking at the "Forgotten 500 Reunion" 'Lest we Forget' Halyard Mission commemoration Michigan June 17, 2009 Photo by Aleksandra Rebic. Aleksandra's Note: This year, 2015, the world will be marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the era of the "Greatest Generation." For me, one of the measures of a man who dies is how deeply the loss is felt in the hearts of those who knew him, and if they didn't know him personally, were affected by his work or by his existence on this earth in a positive way. OSS radioman...
  • SERVICES MARK 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS by Islamic Turkey in WWI

    04/24/2015 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: Thanks to the efforts of those around the world who care about the crimes committed against Christian men, women, and children, more and more attention is being given to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, during which 1.5 million Christians were murdered by the Islamic Turkish Ottoman Empire during and after World War One. Other Christian victims included indigenous Christian Assyrians and Greeks subjugated by the Turks. It is an understatement to say that crimes against Christians, which are again on the increase now, 100 years later, need to be, and must be, given the official attention they deserve....
  • WHAT IS OWED TO THE SERBS.

    03/24/2015 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 66 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    WHAT IS OWED TO THE SERBS. One of those moments you never forget: Before the dawn on March 25, 1999, I stepped outside the door to find The New York Times there on the ground with the headline announcing that NATO had begun its bombing campaign against the Serbs in the former Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999. I remember looking at that front page of the paper before picking it up and thinking - "They are really doing it. It's no longer a threat. It's real. It's real. What a mistake. What a mistake." Then I picked up the paper...
  • General Draza Mihailovich CAPTURED by the Yugoslav Communists on this day, March 13, in 1946.

    03/13/2015 7:15:56 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    The famous bridge over the Drina River in Visegrad, Bosnia. Photo: Wikipedia Commons. General Draza Mihailovich CAPTURED by the Yugoslav Communists on this day, March 13, in 1946. Dead man walking becomes Hero and Martyr living forever. Aleksandra's note: As the so called "Rehabilitation of General Mihailovich" legal process continues in its ninth year, we are reminded that on this day, March 13th, in 1946, the Yugoslav communist special security agents (OZNA) loyal to Marshal Josip Broz Tito finally captured the great General in the village of "Drazevina" near Visegrad in Bosnia. A short time later they publicly announced his...
  • Kosovars Who Fought for Land Are Now Eager to Leave

    03/07/2015 12:02:39 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2015 | Alison Smale
    STANOVC, Kosovo The extended Cakaj family has built a few dozen homes here, along Tony Blair Street, between the Dubai supermarket and the French peacekeepers base, in a clannish faith that closeness would bring security. But recently the family of Kosovo Albanians has begun to splinter, as a disastrous economy, static politics and a newly created opening in the border with Serbia have enticed tens of thousands of Kosovars to leave their troubled land in search of opportunity and work. My son had no choice, said Xhevat Cakaj, but to leave their enclave for Germany with his wife and...
  • THE LAST FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY - REHABILITATION REDUX

    02/28/2015 7:27:41 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.generalmhailovih.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    General Draza Mihailovich on Ravna Gora in Serbia 1943THE LAST FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY - REHABILITATION REDUXAnd so it continues...In anticipation of the Mihailovich Rehabilitation hearing that took place in Belgrade on Friday February 27, 2015, the last Friday in February, I was asked to write a letter to be sent to Belgrade. This was a letter about "hopes and dreams" with the intention to speak for the thousands of people around the world who want Serbian General Draza Mihailovich officially vindicated of the manufactured guilt that provided the false pretense to have him executed in July of 1946. I gladly...
  • Krajina Serbs to file lawsuit against Croatia for genocide in World War II

    02/24/2015 7:58:05 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    InSerbia Network Foundation ^ | February 23, 2015 | InSerbia Network Foundation
    JAGODINA Krajina Serbs will file a lawsuit against Croatia for genocide in World War II and ethnic cleansing in the 1990s, says former Republic of Serb Krajina Prime Minister Borislav Mikelic.Ustasa militia execute prisoners near the Jasenovac concentration camp.The work of the Serbs of Krajina, Kozara and the Grmec area does not end with the recent verdict by the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the dismissal of the Croatian lawsuit and the Serbian countersuit, Mikelic told Jagodina-based Palma plus television on Sunday. For World War II, there is undeniable, crystal-clear evidence that the Independent State of...
  • Brussels must confront revival of fascism in Eastern Europe

    01/29/2015 10:28:59 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    i24 News ^ | January 1, 2015 | Efraim Zuroff
    CROATIA COMMEMORATES THE CREATOR OF THE AUSCHWITZ OF THE BALKANSCroatia's WWII leader Ante Pavelic received by Hitler in Berchtesgaden for a two-hour conference on June 6, 1941. Brussels must confront revival of fascism in Eastern Europe Croatia's Ante Pavelic, founder of Ustasha movement, was personally responsible for group's genocidal policies Try and imagine the following scenario. This coming spring, on the seventieth anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitler, a memorial mass is held in the center of Berlin in the one of the city's most important churches, which by chance happens to be located several hundred meters from the...
  • Hundreds attend Zagreb mass in honor of one of Europe's biggest mass murderers

    01/23/2015 6:46:51 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 26 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sam Sokol
    Memorial held for World War II era dictator Ante Pavelić, whose fascist regime was allied with Nazi Germany.Ante Pavelić. (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons) Hundreds of Croatians attended a memorial mass in Zagreb on Sunday for World War II-era dictator Ante Pavelić, local media reported. Pavelić’s fascist regime was allied with Nazi Germany and was responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Jews. Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Serbs were also murdered under his rule. Protesters yelling “Oppose the glorification of fascism” and other anti-fascist slogans pushed against police, who blocked them from entering the church. In a video of...
  • OPEN LETTER TO WALMART PRESIDENT AND CEO MR. C. DOUGLAS MCMILLON RE: CUSTOMER SERVICE AND CHRISTMAS

    12/10/2014 9:38:21 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    December 10, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Mr. C. Douglas McMillon President and Chief Executive Officer Walmart Corporate Office Headquarters 702 SW 8th Street Bentonville, AR 72716 Dear Mr. McMillon, This is a happy letter that I'm so pleased to be writing, because it's about a very positive experience I had at one of your stores in the Chicago suburban area on Saturday December 6, 2014, and the experience left me very hopeful about the future of Christmas in America. Like many others, I had been under the impression for a number of years now that Walmart customer service associates were "not allowed" to wish their customers...
  • SGT. MIKE MCKOOL, American WWII Halyard Mission veteran, testifies before Commission of Inquiry

    11/07/2014 4:57:30 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Mike McKool / Aleksandra Rebic
    SGT. MIKE MCKOOL, rescued American WWII Halyard Mission Airman, testifies before Commission of Inquiry regarding "Fair Trial for General Mihailovich" May 1946 New YorkAleksandra's Note: On May 13, 1946, the Committee for a Fair Trial for General Mihailovich announced that a "Commission of Inquiry" had been established in New York for the purpose of taking the testimonies of American officers and airmen whose request to be heard as witnesses at the trial of General Draza Mihailovich in Belgrade, Yugoslavia had been refused by the Tito government. The following is the testimony of Sergeant Mike McKool from Dallas, Texas, one of...
  • Massacre at Kragujevac [Nazi executions of Serbs in occupied Serbia]

    10/24/2014 3:10:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.berengarten.com ^ | Unknown | Richard Burns
    Between October 19th and 21st 1941, the most infamous Nazi massacre in Serbia during the Second World War took place at Šumarice, just outside the town of Kragujevac, and in local villages. The event had a marked effect on the course of the war in the Balkans. The Nazis decreed that 100 people should be shot for every German killed, and 50 for every German wounded. One of the most shocking aspects of the massacre was that more than 200 pupils from local schools were taken out of their classes and shot. There are several stories of extraordinary individual sacrifice...
  • 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...
  • Serbian mountain [CER] sacred site of first Allied World War I victory

    08/18/2014 3:23:18 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 17, 2014 | Joan McQueeney Mitric
    The author's husband, Slobodan Mitric, with a statue of one of Serbia's most famous generals [Voyvoda Zivojin Misic] at the 1914 Battle of Cer in Serbia. TEKERIS, Serbia While western World War I history buffs will likely flock to fields in the region of Flanders in Belgium or retrace the gruesome reality of trench warfare in the French area of Somme this centennial summer, many Serbs will gather on Cer mountain to remember the young men who died over nine brutal and bloody days in August 1914. Repelling a much stronger and better-outfitted Austrian war machine, the ragtag Serb...
  • Marking 70th Anniversary of WWII Halyard Mission Rescue with Lt. Col. Milton Friend (USAF,Ret.)

    08/11/2014 3:06:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Lt. Col. Milton Friend (USAF, Ret,) / Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: ...Lt. Col. Milton Friend of the USAF, a Halyard Mission veteran that I met in person in Chicago in 1994 for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Halyard Mission Rescue Operation, got in touch with me in 2009. I had wondered if he was still living. Indeed he was, and he had a story to tell. When I searched for him on the internet, I discovered that he was not featured anywhere that I could find. I told him that his story needs to be made public and be given wide exposure, and it is my absolute pleasure...
  • Anniversary of Serb exodus during Croatia's Operation Storm and Bosnia's Operation Mistral marked

    08/05/2014 11:16:28 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 25 replies
    B92 ^ | August 5, 2014 | Tanjug
    The 19th anniversary of Serb exodus from Croatia in Operation Storm was marked in Serbia and the Serb Republic (RS) in Bosnia on Monday [August 4, 2014].The victims of the continuation of the military operation that took place in the territory of Bosnia-Herzegovina, known as Operation Mistral, were also remembered. In St. Marko's Church in Belgrade, Bishop Jovan of Slavonia headed the memorial service honoring slaughtered Serb civilians and soldiers. The memorial was co-served by priests of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In the speech delivered after the service, Bishop Jovan said that nobody can say that they seized Lika, Banija...
  • Germany declares War on Russia as Austria's "local" war against Serbia is escalating to Great War

    08/01/2014 3:40:22 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | August 1, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    The Evening World headline on August 1, 1914 as Germany declares war on Russia. Aleksandra's Note:Following Austria's declaration of war and subsequent attack on the Kingdom of Serbia July 28, 1914, Russia ordered a partial mobilization of her troops on July 29. This was done both in support of the Orthodox Serbians and to maintain Russia's influence in the Balkans. The very next day, July 30, Germany mobilized. Russia responded immediately by declaring a full mobilization instead of just a partial one, and this full mobilization was to take effect on July 31, 1914. Germany didn't like that. She ordered...
  • Gavrilo Princip, who triggered a war, was also a Serbian hero

    07/31/2014 10:29:24 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 24 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 29, 2014 | Mihailo Papazoglu
  • Austria declares war on Serbia July 28, 1914 and within one week Europe's Great Powers are at war

    07/28/2014 7:58:12 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: It was in the splendid warm days 100 years ago, in the lovely, peaceful summer of 1914, that things just got really out of hand. The more one learns of how the First World War, the war that was to "end all wars", really began, the more amazed and horrified one becomes at how a "local conflict" that was supposed to take no more than a few months to resolve and finish could manifest into an international monster that quite literally changed the world forever in just four short years. That is precisely why everyone needs to pay...
  • The Ultimatum That Made The Great War A Foregone Conclusion

    07/24/2014 4:28:00 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    THE ULTIMATUM THAT MADE THE GREAT WAR A FOREGONE CONCLUSION / Austria-Hungary presents the Kingdom of Serbia with the "Impossible Ultimatum" 100 years ago July 23, 1914Aleksandra's Note: What follows is the impossible Austro-Hungarian ultimatum presented to the government of the Kingdom of Serbia on July 23, 1914, just over 3 weeks after the June 28th assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Fair historians have assessed this ultimatum as being both unreasonable and, more importantly, clearly intended to set Serbia up to fail to meet the demands, thus giving the green light for the war against the Serbs...
  • THE PROSPECT OF WAR WITH SERBIA - "The July Crisis"

    07/15/2014 6:42:08 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | Austrian Ministerial Council Meeting July 7, 1914
    Aleksandra's Note: The following documentary evidence, the source of which is the Austrian Ministerial Council during the "JULY CRISIS" of 1914 confirms the "theory" that war with Serbia was a foregone conclusion regardless of the Austrian "Ultimatum" that would follow on July 23 and regardless of Serbia's response to that Ultimatum. War would be waged against Serbia, period. What these officials present at this council meeting did not foresee was that war against Serbia would be just the beginning... Sincerely, Aleksandra Rebic ***** Franz Ferdinand (in fur-lined coat) on a hunting weekend with Wilhelm II (left) in 1914. AKG Images...
  • PURGING PRINCIP, THEN AND NOW

    07/10/2014 10:27:57 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    The German invaders occupied Sarajevo on April 15, 1941. Two days later, the local population looted and torched the Grand Synagogue. And on April 19, the local Germans (Volksdeutsche) removed a memorial plaque to Gavrilo Princip; it was sent to Hitler as a trophy and birthday gift. In 1930, a memorial plaque was erected above the street corner where Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, with the following inscription: “At this historic place Gavrilo Princip heralded freedom on Vidov-Dan, June 15 [28] June 1914” (Serbian: „На овом историјском мјесту, Гаврило Принцип навијести слободу, на Видов-дан 15 [28] јуна 1914“) The...
  • Why do Serbs celebrate defeat? KOSOVO AND THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

    07/02/2014 6:37:07 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com / Reiss Institute ^ | June 27, 2014 | Nebojsa Malic
    The Battle of Kosovo 1389 Why do Serbs celebrate defeat? comes the question, every June 28. The short and simple answer is, they dont. But a longer and more complicated answer is needed to explain it properly. June 28 (or 15th, in the Julian calendar), Vidovdan, is the date on which the Orthodox Christian host of Prince Lazar confronted and battled the Ottoman Turks at the Field of Kosovo in 1389. At the end of the day, both Lazar and the Turkish sultan Murat I were dead, and the Turks had left the field. Initial reports, in fact, spoke of...
  • HONORING THE BATTLE OF KOSOVO AND THE SACRIFICE OF THE CHRISTIAN SERBIANS AND ITS LESSONS FOR TODAY

    06/28/2014 10:24:47 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    ..."Free" Serbia, as such, would continue to exist until 1459 when the Serbian lands finally and completely fell to the Turks, and a whole new chapter in Serbian history began that was to last for several centuries. During those centuries, Serbs would become integral to the Eastern Question involving another great empire, that of Russia. They would become increasingly significant to the Austrians, who would not only use and covet the Serbs as able warriors to keep the Turks from the gates of Vienna, but who would come to have their own self-serving agenda with regards to the Serbian lands....
  • JUNE 27, 1914 - THE DAY BEFORE THE WORLD CHANGED FOREVER 100 YEARS AGO.

    06/27/2014 8:17:19 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    DUSK June 27, 2014 / Photo by Aleksandra Rebic Today is Friday, June 27, 2014. Exactly 100 years ago today was the day before everything in the world changed forever. History tells us that it was a beautiful summer in 1914 - everything a summer should be. This peaceful atmosphere in Europe had only 24 hours left. The next day, June 28, 1914 was Vidovdan (St. Vitus Day), a most sacred day in Serbian history. It was also the day that an Austrian Archduke and his wife would come visiting and go for a ride in Sarajevo, a city in...
  • Hon. TED POE(R-TX) honors one of America's most important allies-the Serbians/6/11/2014

    06/15/2014 8:10:11 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ted Poe/Congressional Record
    VIDEO: GEN. MIHAILOVICH honored in U.S. Congress June 11, 2014 / Congressman TED POE of Texas - "Today, I want to commemorate one of our most important allies: the people of Serbia." / CONGRESSIONAL RECORD Mr. Speaker, since our founding, Americans have always had to fight for the liberty and freedom that we have. Throughout our history, we have had allies from other parts of the world on our side ready to help us, and we have been ready to help them stand together for freedom over tyranny. Today, I want to commemorate one of our most important allies: the...
  • Why Croatian Soccer Fans Could Make Everyone Very Uncomfortable in Brazil

    05/28/2014 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    SLATE ^ | May 26, 2014 | Harrison Stark
    With two weeks to go before the World Cup, its time to get acquainted with whos going to Brazil. Slates team-by-team previews will run in reverse order of the countries predicted finish at the World Cup. Team No. 24: Croatia. Theres a famous Twilight Zone episode, The Odyssey of Flight 33, in which an airplane gets lost in the clouds. As the crew emerges from the fog, they find that theyre millions of years in the past. Looking out the airplane window at the dinosaurs below, the co-pilot, quaking with fear, addresses his passengers: Were in trouble. Feeling trapped in...
  • Croatian leader at Jasenovac: Evil should not be forgotten

    05/10/2014 1:24:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    B92 ^ | May 5, 2014 | Tanjug
    JASENOVAC -- A commemoration marking the 69th anniversary of the breakout of prisoners of the Ustasha death camp Jasenovac was held on Sunday [May 4, 2014.](Beta/Hina) Attending the event, Croatian President Ivo Josipović said genocide had occurred at that location and that it should never be forgotten. Josipović called on everyone to protect the memory of the people who had died in that camp, a place that would remain in collective memory forever, the Croatian electronic media reported. "Evil should be called by its real name, opposed and denied any opportunity to happen ever again," he stated. Evil is not...
  • REMEMBERING GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH - A TRULY GREAT MAN WHO LEFT HIS MARK FOREVER.

    04/26/2014 3:40:57 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    "Confidence thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live." Franklin Delano Roosevelt REMEMBERING GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH: A TRULY GREAT MAN WHO LEFT HIS MARK FOREVER. Taking to the hills of Serbia with only a few Serbian patriots to mount the first real resistance to Hitler's occupying forces in Europe was impressive by all human standards. The guts it took and the resolve necessary for these men and their leader to initiate such a courageous act against the Nazi war machine that in 1941 appeared to be invincible...
  • Jasenovac, Croatia and the politics of genocide

    04/24/2014 4:38:37 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    Reiss Institute ^ | April 22, 2014 | Nebojsa Malic
    On April 22, 1945, a group of surviving inmates broke out of Nazi Croatias main death camp, Jasenovac. Just fifty years later, their memories and the grisly history of Jasenovac had become prey to politics, propaganda, and historical revisionism more concerned with the 1990s Yugoslav wars than with the truth about Independent Croatia and its factory of death. South Gate of Jasenovac III Brickworks camp; (via Donja Gradina Memorial Association) On April 10, 1941, four days after armies of the German Reich and their allies attacked the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Croat nationalists (Ustasha) allied with Hitler and Mussolini...
  • Patriarch holds memorial service for Jasenovac victims

    04/23/2014 12:43:03 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    B92 ^ | April 22, 2014 | Tanjug
    MLAKA -- Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Tuesday held a memorial service in Mlaka near Jasenovac, the site of Croatia's WW2 death camp.(Photo: Tanjug, file) April 22 is the anniversary of the Jasenovac breakthrough staged by the camp's prisoners. The day is also marked in Serbia as Holocaust Remembrance Day. After liturgy services lead by Patriarch Irinej, Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan and other clerical dignitaries, a commemoration was held to honor the Jasenovac victims. "The church in Mlaka is built on the land of the sufferers where hundreds...
  • Tell A Lie A Hundred Times It Becomes The Truth

    04/03/2014 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Britic ^ | April 1, 2014 | William Dorich
    Angelina Jolie, is like the criminal in a low budget film who always returns to the scene of the crime. Jolie is shameless in returning to Bosnia after her propagandized rape movie entitled, In The Land of Blood and Honeyan irresponsible piece of film footage costing $50 million to produce that has failed miserably at the box office earning less then $5 million. Did she return to Srebrenica to mourn the dead or to rehabilitate her damaged career? Bringing with her William Hague, the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is like bringing a fox to a...
  • Serbias office for KiM: "Obama, there was no Kosovo referendum"

    03/27/2014 6:24:46 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 37 replies
    In Serbia Independent News ^ | March 27, 2014 | Tanjug
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday sought to debunk criticism that America has acted hypocritically in condemning Russias actions in Ukraine, dismissing any comparison to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, MSNBC reported. The president also argued that the comparison between Crimea and Kosovo makes no sense. Russian leaders have further claimed Kosovo as a precedent, an example, they say of the West interfering in the affairs of a smaller country But NATO only intervened after the people of Kosovo were systematically brutalized and killed for years. And Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organized not outside...
  • 15 years on: Looking back at NATO's humanitarian bombing of Yugoslavia

    03/24/2014 3:37:16 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 26 replies
    RT ^ | March 24, 2014 | RT.com
    The Yugoslav Army Headquarters building hasn't been rebuilt after being damaged by cruises missiles in April 1999 during NATO's bombing of Serbia over Kosovo. Belgrade (AFP Photo) Exactly 15 years ago, on March 24, NATO began its 78-day bombing of Yugoslavia. The alliance bypassed the UN under a humanitarian pretext, launching aggression that claimed hundreds of civilian lives and caused a much larger catastrophe than it averted. Years on, Serbia still bears deep scars of the NATO bombings which, as the alliance put it, were aimed at preventing instability spreading in Kosovo. Questions remain on the very legality of the...
  • World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WW1

    02/20/2014 2:15:56 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 72 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | February 11, 2014 | BBC
    Royal cousins Wilhelm II and King George V went to war As nations gear up to mark 100 years since the start of World War One, academic argument still rages over which country was to blame for the conflict.Education Secretary for England Michael Gove's recent criticism of how the causes and consequences of the war are taught in schools has only stoked the debate further. Here 10 leading historians give their opinion. Sir Max Hastings - military historian Germany No one nation deserves all responsibility for the outbreak of war, but Germany seems to me to deserve most.
  • Protest to Vatican over intent to declare Stepinac saint

    02/16/2014 4:18:32 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 37 replies
    TANJUG ^ | February 14, 2014 | Tanjug
    ZAGREB - Alen Budaj, an associate of the Jerusalem-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, has said that the coutries that are legal successors to the former Yugoslavia, Serbia in particular, must send a strong diplomatic protest to the Vatican over its intention declare Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac a saint. The Vatican has officially confirmed that Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac will soon be declared a saint. Immediately upon the entering of the Germans in Zagreb, on April 10, 1941, Stepinac supported the establishment of the Independent State of Croatia (ISC), which was declared a state by the Ustasha (Croatian fascist movement), and in 1945, he...
  • Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician [SREBRENICA]

    02/02/2014 11:58:25 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    There Must be Justice ^ | January 23, 2014 | Grey Carter
    Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician: "We were killing our own people in Srebrenica."At least 1,000 Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica were killed by their compatriots during the breakthrough to Tuzla in July 1995, because there were lists of those who have to be prevented from reaching the freedom,at any cost said one of the founders of the SDA in Srebrenica, Ibran Mustafic. ** Ibran Mustafic is the author of the book Planned Chaos whereas some of the crimes committed by soldiers of the (Muslim) Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina against Serbs are for the...
  • Op-Ed: Catholic France, Adieu; Welcome, Islam

    02/01/2014 11:37:56 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | January 30, 2014 | Giulio Meotti
    Minarets instead of church towers, muezzins instead of churchbells. A different France.The secular and libertarian magazine Causeur asks: Is this the end of the bell towers of France?. Until last week, the church bells of Boissettes, a town of five hundred inhabitants in the district of the Seine, were ringing every half hour. Then, the Administrative Court of Paris has stopped the bells, as an alleged violation of the 1905 law on the separation of church and state. The story seems a perfect epitaph to an essay that appeared ten years ago by Danile Hervieu -Lger, Catholicisme, la fin dun...