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  • 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 · 14 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...
  • Major international conference: 'THE POSITION OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN THE HISTORY OF EUROPE'

    01/13/2014 7:33:27 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 18 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | January 2014 | University of Sarajevo and Centenary News
    Academics of the University of Sarajevo announce the [WWI] conference Aleksandra' Note: I have only one question at this time: Will Serbia's position be represented at this World War One conference in Sarajevo in June of 2014, and will Serbs be present at this conference? Sincerely, Aleksandra Rebic ***** A major international conference about the First World War will see 120 scholars from 28 countries meet in Sarajevo in 2014. The conference, The Position of the First World War in the History of Europe, will be held on the 19th-21st June 2014 at the University of Sarajevo. Scholars from 26...
  • Letter "reveals WWI plans one year before assassination"

    01/09/2014 6:39:29 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 16 replies
    B92 ^ | January 7, 2014 | B92
    ANDRIĆGRAD -- Plans for the start of World War I existed 13 months before the Sarajevo assassination and 14 months before Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.The Serbian Kingdom soldiers are seen during the Battle of Kolubara (Wikipedia) This can be inferred from a copy of the letter that Director of the Archives of Serbia Miroslav Perišić presented in Andrićgrad, in the RS, Bosnia. Governor of Bosnia-Herzegovina Oskar Potiorek sent this letter to the then Minister of Austria-Hungary Bilinski on May 28, 1913, and its copy was made public at the history department of Kamengrad (Andrićgrad) on Sunday. Perišić noted that...
  • THE GREAT RETREAT, SERBIA 1915

    12/31/2013 8:21:33 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Aleksandra Rebic / M.I. Tatham
    "Night March of the Serbian Army" French WWI postcard Aleksandra's Note:As a lovely, sparkling snow falls steadily over Chicagoland on this last day of 2013, December 31st, it seems most appropriate to pay tribute to those Serb military forces and civilians who embarked on a now legendary exodus from Serbia in the late fall and winter of 1915/1916 southward through Montenegro and Albania to the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The Great Serbian Retreat, also known as the "Albanian Golgotha", was an extraordinary human event in the history of the 20th Century. Though it was a retreat, seen by the...
  • BRINGING SERBIA BACK TO HER GREATNESS

    12/13/2013 6:57:38 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | December 12, 2013 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Flag of Serbia 1882-1918 On a summer day after the end of World War Two, dark forces took the life of a warrior who had fought valiantly for his beloved homeland and the human and democratic rights of his people. A military man to his core, he had also been a humane commander and a visionary, a true hero whose moral standards and ethical principles exemplified virtues known to humanity since the birth of Jesus Christ. He was General Dragoljub-Draza Mihailovich a Serb, born in Serbia, the homeland for whom he would give everything, including his life. Since his...
  • Bob Dylan sued for racial hatred in France

    12/06/2013 1:04:40 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 34 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | December 3, 2013 | Yori Yanover
    Mrs. Zimmerman's boy has some bad blood going with the Croatians. They just awarded him the French Legion, and then he gets sued for accusing Croatians of murdering lots of Serbs. They did, of course, did the whole Nazi thing, too. Conundrum.You dont want to make flippant racial comments in France that would be the takeaway for legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, whos just been charged with incitement to racial hatred following an investigation of comments he made comparing Croats to Nazis and slave owners, AFP reported. Answering a question from the French Rolling Stone in 2012. about race relations...
  • Croatia votes on move to outlaw gay marriage

    12/01/2013 10:41:29 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    AFP / Yahoo News ^ | December 1, 2013 | Lajla Veselica
    Zagreb (AFP) - Voters in staunchly Catholic Croatia cast ballots on Sunday in a controversial referendum whose results are expected to outlaw same-sex marriage in the European Union's newest member state. Some 3.8 million eligible voters were to decide on whether to amend the country's constitution to include a definition of marriage as a "union between a woman and a man". The current constitution does not define marriage. Passions have run high in Croatia ahead of the vote, with the Church-backed 'yes' camp citing the defence of traditional family values, and their opponents accusing them of discrimination against gays. Despite...
  • Bob Dylan sued for racism by Croatian group

    12/01/2013 10:04:17 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 99 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 30, 2013 | David Harding
    <p>Bob Dylan is getting sued in France by Croatians over a quote he gave to a magazine.</p> <p>He may have been a prominent Civil Rights movement supporter, but Bob Dylan is being sued for racism.</p>
  • "DRAZA MIHAILOVICH FOUGHT FOR SERBIA, WHILE TITO FOUGHT AGAINST SERBIA."

    12/01/2013 8:14:37 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | December 1, 2013 | Nejbosa Glogovac / Aleksandra Rebic
    Neboja Glogovac as Colonel Draza Mihailovich in "Ravna Gora" "At the Salonika Front and the Battle of Kumanovo, Draza Mihailovich fought for his country of Serbia long before the Second World War. It should be said that Josip Broz Tito also fought before the Second World War, but it was on the side of Austria-Hungary and against the Serbs."Serbian Actor Nebojsa Glogovac on the eve of the premier of the fourth episode of the "Ravna Gora Series" on Radio-Television Srbije, in which Colonel Draza Mihailovich, whom Glogovac plays in this series, is presented on screen for the first time. The...
  • A THANKSGIVING TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICANS FROM GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH

    11/28/2013 10:32:57 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | 1944/2013 | Lt. Colonel Albert B. Seitz [American Office of Strategic Services OSS]
    General Mihailovich Lt. Colonel Albert B. Seitz [American Office of Strategic Services OSS] ''As we proceeded out over the Adriatic my mind flashed back to one incident which will always have great meaning for me. Before I was leaving my tour of Serbia, the Minister [General Mihailovich] had expressed a desire to do something to honor America saying 'Here we have Slava, the day of our patron saint. What is Americas slava?' "I thought for a moment and said, 'We have four great days: Christmas, New Years, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving. Christmas we love because it is the day...
  • THE MYTH OF MIHAILOVICH "THE COLLABORATOR" - Justifying the Abandonment of a Loyal Ally

    11/22/2013 2:24:11 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | 1993/2013 | Kirk Ford, Jr. / Aleksandra Rebic
    Professor Kirk Ford, Jr. General Mihailovich 100th Birthday Celebration Chicago, IL April 23, 1993 Rebic Collection. Aleksandra's Note: Dr. Kirk Ford, Jr. is the Chairman of the Department of History and Political Science at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. He is the author of the book OSS and the Yugoslav Resistance 1943-1945, published by Texas A&M University Press, 1992. This book is an extensively researched, in-depth, objective, and truthful analysis of OSS activity attached to both the Mihailovich Chetnik forces [Nationalists/Royalists] and the Partisan forces [Yugoslav communists] under Marshal Tito. I highly recommend it for any honest pursuit of research...
  • Croats 'celebrate with pro-Nazi chants'

    11/21/2013 6:10:20 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.espnfc.com ^ | November 20, 2013 | ESPN Staff
    ZAGREB, Croatia -- Croatia's World Cup qualification celebrations have been marred by apparent pro-Nazi chants by fans and defender Joe Simunic. Croatia qualified for the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Iceland on Tuesday. Video footage appears to show Simunic taking a microphone to the field after the match and shouting"For the homeland!" ["Za dom spremni!"] to the fans. The fans respond: "Ready!" That was the war call used by Ustashas, the Croatian pro-Nazi puppet regime that ruled the state during World War II when tens of thousands Jews, Serbs and others perished in concentration camps. The Australian-born Simunic...
  • THE MIRACLE OF THE KOLUBARA!

    11/16/2013 10:13:16 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | 1983/2011-2013 | Paul Pavlovich
    Legendary Serbian General Zivojin Misich The Miracle of Kolubara River 'Men still talk of the miracle of the Marne, where there is little that is miraculous. There would be more justification in talking of the miracle of the Kolubara.' British Official History of World War I ***** "'Only the passing of two or three centuries are needed to make the glorious heroism of the Serbian soldiers stand out as a legend to the generations that are to come. They will scarcely be able to believe what we have all witnessed.'" *****
  • Remembering a Tireless Warrior-Major Richard L. Felman U.S.A.F./Halyard Mission veteran

    11/13/2013 6:51:44 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | November 13, 2011 | Aleksandra Rebic
    He never stopped. It became his mission in life. For 55 years, over half a century, Major Richard L. Felman of the United States Air Force worked ceaselessly to do one thing: to repay a debt of gratitude... As we in America just commemorated Veterans Day and are getting ready to celebrate our Thanksgiving, it is our turn to remember and say Thank You to a man that we who knew him will never forget. Writing these things is never easy, especially when you are trying to properly honor the life and work of someone you knew personally and liked...
  • Armistice Day-Let us remember our great American ally Serbia and her Heroes

    11/11/2013 7:04:03 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note:As the world marks Armistice Day November 11, 2013 and pays tribute to the heroes of World War One and thanks all veterans everywhere who have fought for noble and righteous causes, let us remember our great American ally Serbia, who stood up to the enemy and prevailed at great cost and sacrifice to her nation, her soldiers, and her civilians. Serbia, through all her trials and tribulations in the Great War, remained steadfastly on the side of the victorious Allies, committed to a noble cause and determined to survive and flourish despite the great efforts of the bully...
  • 'Catastrophe' by Max Hastings - magisterial and humane history of the First World War

    10/26/2013 11:49:11 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 35 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | October 17, 2013 | Nigel Jones
    German soldiers cross into Belgium in August 1914 Photo: RA/Lebrecht Music & Arts Like one of Field Marshal Haigs family whiskies, Max Hastings is a dram that steadily improves with age. His own trenchant views on war, and caustic opinions of the commanders who ran them, tended to obtrude too obviously in his early works, suggesting that if only he had been present at key military conferences costly errors would have been avoided. However, Hastingss recent massive volumes on his specialist subject, the Second World War, have shown why his position as Britains leading military historian is now unassailable. They...
  • THE KRAGUJEVAC MASSACRE - A Legacy of 'Never Forget'

    10/21/2013 12:07:13 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Monument to the victims of the Kragujevac Massacre of Serbian civilians by the Nazis in October of 1941. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.The policy was the Nazi response to the first successful organized uprising in occupied Europe. The Serbian resistance forces under the command of Serbias General Draza Mihailovich not only threatened Germanys southern flank in Europe and her occupation of Serbia after Yugoslavia fell to Hitler in April of 1941, but critically delayed Hitlers planned attack on the Soviet Union that summer. The Germans retaliated, but it wasnt in the usual way - man to man, soldier to soldier....
  • A Global Slaughter of Christians, but Americas Churches Stay Silent

    09/28/2013 3:28:23 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 84 replies
    The Orthodox Church ^ | September 28, 2013 | Kirsten Powers
    Christians are being singled out and massacred from Pakistan to Syria to the Nairobi shopping mall. Kirsten Powers on the deafening silence from U.S. pews and pulpits. Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. One would think this horror might be consuming the pulpits and pews of American churches. Not so. The silence has been nearly deafening.
  • Bosnian War (1992-1995) - Bosnia, Intelligence and Clinton's Presidency

    09/28/2013 3:17:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 18 replies
    www.paperlessarchives.com ^ | September 2013 | Paperless Archives
    Bosnian War (1992-1995 Bosnia, Intelligence and Clinton's Presidency CIA, State Department, Department of Defense & White House Files2,346 pages of CIA, State Department, DOD, National Security Council and White House files concerning the Bosnian War, CIA Intelligence, Clinton Administration's policy decisions, and the Dayton Peace Accords.This collection includes many documents that were not released by the CIA until October 1, 2013. The documents date from 1990 to 1997. The focus of this collection of files is a set of documents which reveal the role of the intelligence services in informing the Clinton Administration about the war in the Balkans. The...
  • Our Foreign Policy Quagmire

    09/13/2013 12:06:48 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | September 11, 2013 | Michael Djordjevich
    Michael Djordjevich Guest op-ed columnTHE CURRENT Middle East quagmire, with no end in sight, has now been further accentuated and brought into focus by President Barack Obama's "red line" regarding Syria and its civil war. Our attention and concerns have now been switched from our numberless difficult and complex domestic problems to our badly flawed and costly foreign policy. To buttress their case, the proponents of attacking Syria have been trying to draw on our imaginary successes in the wars for Yugoslav succession in the decade of the 1990s in order to convince people here and abroad. Nonetheless, these comparisons,...
  • The man who started the First World War

    09/09/2013 2:08:36 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 21 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | August 30, 2013 | Tim Butcher
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife descend the steps of the City Hall, Sarajevo, and innocent bystander Ferdinand Behr, inset Photo: IWM History has not been kind to the teenager who triggered the First World War by assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand on a sunny Sunday morning in Sarajevo. So colossal was the impact of his actions and so modest his backwoodsman background that the story of Gavrilo Princip has often been overlooked, misrepresented and misunderstood. Muddled theories, often as batty as they are unverifiable, have circulated ever since Princip fired his Browning 9mm pistol on June 28,...
  • Why are no Allies paying attention to the Serbian WWI Battle of Tser victory?

    08/30/2013 12:22:31 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 23 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | August 30, 2013 | Blogger DTA on the Free Republic forum
    Monument to the Battle of Tser victory of 1914 in Serbia. Author of photo unknown at this time. Aleksandra's Note: The following comments were posted on Free Republic by Blogger DTA on the Free Republic forum. The points DTA makes are well worth noting as we near the Centennial of the Great War.Sincerely,Aleksandra Rebic*****"Austro-Hungarian POWs brought typhus fever to Serbia. By the end of 1914, 200,000 Serbs were dead. The typhus fever tragedy continued into 1915. It was Austro-Hungarian WMD [Weapons of Mass Destruction] of the time. "The Battle of Tser was the first Allied victory in WW1. It is...
  • [CIA]: Lifelong Yugoslav dictator [TITO] "was not of Yugoslav origin"

    08/21/2013 4:32:35 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 26 replies
    Generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | B92
    Josip Broz Tito (Žika Vučić for Tanjug, file) BELGRADE -- Josip Broz Tito was "not of Yugoslav origin," a recently declassified document published on the CIA website has asserted.The U.S. intelligence agency said that a phonetic analysis of his speech suggested this conclusion. Broz - who came to power in the post-WW2, single-party communist Yugoslavia, and remained president until his death in 1980 - was officially of mixed Croat-Slovenian heritage. But the paper says that the manner in which he spoke "Serbo-Croatian" - allegedly his mother tongue, but spoken with a foreign accent - meant that his true native language,...
  • Serbia marks anniversary of first Allied victory of WWI [CER]

    08/21/2013 3:24:46 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    The Tekeriš memorial (BetaMUP) The Serbian army won the battle - the first Allied victory over the Central Powers in the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian army launched its attack on Serbia from Bosnia-Herzegovina on August 12, 1914 and went on to take the town of Šabac, but the Serbian forces made a strong stand at Mt. Cer, 35 kilometers from the city. The first big confrontation occurred in the night between August 15 and 16 near the village of Tekeriš, and the two armies continued to fight through August 20 along a 50-kilometer-wide front. The Austro-Hungarian forces, commanded by...
  • Thousands honor Elvis Presley at Graceland vigil

    08/16/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | August 15, 2013 | Adrian Sainz, Associated Press
    <p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death.</p>
  • An Empire's Unreasonable Demands guarantee World War One

    08/06/2013 9:13:25 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | August 6, 2013 | Aleksandra Rebic
    THE IMPOSSIBLE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN ULTIMATUM TO SERBIA IN 1914Aleksandra's Note: What follows is the impossible ultimatum presented to the Serbian government by Austria-Hungary 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 Empire had been planning all along. All dates indicated are according to the current [Gregorian] calendar. The "old calendar" [Julian] date...
  • RCAF veteran NORMAN REID saved by General Mihailovich shares his story with "The Memory Project"

    08/01/2013 8:30:38 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Norman Leslie Reid
    Aleksandra's Note: I had the pleasure of meeting RCAF veteran Norman Reid in Chicago in 1994 at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Halyard Mission, as part of a week long world-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of D-Day. He impressed me as a kind, soft-spoken, unassuming gentleman who escorted me to the D-Day activities on Lake Michigan that same week. I had hoped to keep in touch with Mr. Reid in the following years. I do not know if he is still alive and hope that if anyone does know, they will get in touch with me.These are the...
  • Russia's martyred Tsar Nicholas II Depicted in Serbian Graffiti

    07/17/2013 12:20:47 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 16 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | February 12, 2013 / July 17, 2013 | Paul Gilbert
    Graffiti portrait of Russian Emperor Nicholas II on Ulitsa (Street) Tsara Nikolaja II in the Vrachar district of Belgrade, Serbia. Artist unknown. Aleksandra's Note:On this day, July 17, in 1918, the Communists murdered Russian Tsar Nicholas II Romanov and his family. Tsar Nicholas II did not live to see the end of the First World War or Serbia's glorious victory in that war.Sincerely,Aleksandra Rebic**** By Paul Gilbert: A rare historical figure is the subject of a graffiti drawing in Belgrade, Serbia. An enormous image of Emperor Nicholas II can now be found on Ulitsa Tsara Nikolaja II, in the Vrachapy...
  • Halyard Mission American Air Force veteran Curtis "Bud" Diles turns 88 and remains forever faithful

    07/16/2013 4:30:30 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Curtis Diles' yard in Ohio with 500 American flags honoring the Mihailovich Serbs of WWII. Photo courtesy of the Diles family, date unknown. Aleksandra's Note:American WWII Air Force veteran Curtis "Bud" Diles, one of the "Forgotten 500" of the great Halyard Mission rescue operation, turned 88 on July 15, 2013. He has lived a full, rich life, and to his great credit to this day he has never forgotten what was done for him almost 70 years ago, a lifetime ago, by strangers whose language and culture he did not share and in whose land he had become a "visitor"...
  • US Director Changes Film Title to Honour Nikola Teslas Birthday

    07/11/2013 1:56:40 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 36 replies
    Wild Rooster ^ | July 10, 2013 | Marcus Agar
    The overwhelming reception for his forthcoming biopic about Nikola Tesla has led American director Michael Anton to deliver a new name to sum up the iconic nature of the man and his unique legacy. “Nikola Tesla does not need a controversial label,’ said Michael Anton. “The fact that his name is not as familiar as it should be is one of the issues we intend to address with this film, which has progressed from a strong script with a modest budget into a potential voice that will finally break the great silence that is the history of Nikola Tesla. “From...
  • NIKOLA TESLA - THE SERBIAN GENIUS "WHO LIT THE WORLD"

    07/10/2013 9:10:14 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 18 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Dr. Ljubo Vujovic
    "Were we to seize and eliminate from our industrial world the result of Mr. Tesla's work, the wheels of industry would cease to turn, our electric cars and trains would stop, our towns would be dark and our mills would be idle and dead. His name marks an epoch in the advance of electrical science."Vice President Behrend of the Institute of Electrical EngineersNikola Tesla symbolizes a unifying force and inspiration for all nations in the name of peace and science. He was a true visionary far ahead of his contemporaries in the field of scientific development. New York State and...
  • The Battle of Kosovo / The Role of St. Vitus Day [VIDOVDAN] in Modern Serbia

    07/02/2013 2:49:35 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 2, 2013 | Dimitrije Djordjevic
    Battle of Kosovo 1389 / Adam Stefanovic, 1870-1871 Niti cemo se pokoriti, niti ukloniti!(We shall neither submit, nor yield!)...For Serbs, scattered over the central, northern, and western Balkans, living in 2 independent Serbian states born through revolutions and wars during the 19th century, as well as subjected to the Ottoman and Habsburg rule, Vidovdan embodied their "historical memory." ...Generations of Serbs and historians divided the national past into 2 periods: before and after the Kosovo Battle. Later, following the birth and ascendancy of the modern Serbian state in the 19th and 20th centuries, 3 kinds of traditions emerged: the old...
  • SAINT LAZAR THE GREAT MARTYR OF KOSOVO

    07/01/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | www.kosovo.net
    The Remains of Saint Lazar at Ravanica Monastery Saint Lazar the Great Martyr of KosovoPrince Lazar was born in 1329 in Prilepac to the aristocrat family Hrebeljanovic. His father Pribac was a Logotet-secretary doing very confidential work for King Dusan the Powerful in the royal palace. Young Lazar was raised in the palace, and was respected by the King who entrusted him with the rule of two parts of his kingdom: Srem and Macva. Lazar married Milica the daughter of an important aristocrat named Vratko also known as Yug Bogdan - a very wise and honorable man from the Nemanjic...
  • THE SARAJEVO ASSASSINATION JUNE 28, 1914-A Day of Death and Martyrs that would change the world

    06/28/2013 3:16:25 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Field of Kosovo Peonies / Painting by Nadezda Petrovic "...A century later, we still do not know with certainty who knew what, and when they knew it."David FromkinJune 28th is a sacred day in Serbian history. It is on this day, "Vidovdan", many years ago, that the Christian Serbs, under the command of their beloved leader St. Lazar, sacrificed their entire army of 70,000 men on the fields of Kosovo, fighting against the Ottoman Turks, the Islamic army that was pushing into the Balkans and into the heart of Europe. That was 1389, and the beginning of Turkish rule over...