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  • Kosovo May Explode -- Here

    03/18/2006 5:46:16 PM PST · by tgambill · 122 replies · 2,600+ views Commentary ^ | March 16, 2006 | Julia Gorin
    The War on Terror suffered a major blow three years before it was ever announced. It happened when the people of this democracy were misled into attacking the sovereign, emerging post-Communist democracy of Yugoslavia, over rumors of genocide and ethnic cleansing that proved false. In so doing, we delivered the Balkans to al Qaeda. Today we are being asked to seal that historical blunder, the repercussions of which are still escalating seven years later. The people we "rescued" have turned their weapons against United Nations and NATO forces. While NATO spends most of its time rooting out terror cells in...
  • Report: Drug Traces Found in Milosevic

    03/12/2006 11:41:21 AM PST · by Proctor · 187 replies · 3,606+ views ^ | 03.12.2006, 01:46 PM | AP
    Update 14: Report: Drug Traces Found in Milosevic AP 03.12.2006, 01:46 PM Traces of a drug used to treat leprosy and tuberculosis were found in a blood sample taken in recent months from former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, a Dutch news report said, citing an unidentified "adviser" to the U.N. war crimes tribunal. The report came hours after Milosevic's legal adviser showed journalists a letter the late Serb leader wrote Friday, one day before his body was discovered in prison, alleging that he was being poisoned. The report was on the text service of the Dutch state broadcaster, NOS. It...
  • Fellow war crime suspects bid farewell to Milosevic

    03/14/2006 2:52:58 PM PST · by kronos77 · 7 replies · 380+ views
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - More than 30 war crimes suspects from the former Yugoslavia in custody in The Hague on Tuesday signed a tribute to Slobodan Milosevic, widely seen as the architect of the wars that ravaged the region in the 1990s. According to Serb custom, friends and relatives of the deceased publish newspaper advertisements with brief eulogies and a picture. The Milosevic ad in several Belgrade dailies was signed by ethnic Serb indictees from Serbia and Bosnia, but also by Macedonian Ljube Boskovski and Croat General Ante Gotovina, who crushed a Milosevic-backed Serb rebellion in Croatia. They bade "a last...
  • GIRL SNAPS 'PERV' PIC (posted with cellphone photo of flasher)

    03/15/2006 5:50:09 AM PST · by Liz · 209 replies · 5,997+ views ^ | 3/15/06 | JAMIE SCHRAM
    STRANGE INTER-LEWD: This is the cellphone photo of a straphanger who allegedly exposed himself. Police yesterday were searching for a pervert whose picture was snapped by a quick-thinking teenage girl after he exposed himself to her on a Queens subway train......took place at 4:25 p.m. on March 3 as the girl was riding an eastbound No. 7 train between Queensboro Plaza and Woodside...... The 15-year-old girl was seated ....while the unidentified man was standing in front of her. Suddenly, he exposed his private parts, and the teen quickly snapped a photo of him with her cellphone camera. The deviant...
  • Milosevic feared he was being poisoned: lawyer

    03/11/2006 12:30:24 PM PST · by Proctor · 53 replies · 1,431+ views ^ | March 11, 2006 | Reuters
    Milosevic feared he was being poisoned: lawyer March, 11 2005 BELGRADE (Reuters) - Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic feared he was being poisoned in his detention cell in The Hague, his lawyer Zdenko Tomanovic said on Saturday hours after the tribunal announced Milosevic's death. "Today, I have filed an official request to the tribunal to have the autopsy carried out in Moscow, having in mind his claims yesterday that he was being poisoned in the jail," Tomanovic told reporters in The Hague. Acting on a request from Milosevic, Tomanovic said he had made a request for protection for his client...
  • German sources suggest Bosnia-linked cell preparing new UK attack

    09/13/2005 9:12:31 AM PDT · by joan · 131 replies · 1,789+ views
    Serbianna ^ | September 13, 2005
    Text of report by Udo Ulfkotte entitled "Security circles: Indications of a third London terror cell", published by German news agency ddp on 12 September September 12, 2005 --Frankfurt am Main: There are indications that the Al-Qa'idah terror organization has an intact network operating in the Balkans. Sources within the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) intimate that both the Madrid terrorists, and some of those who perpetrated the London bombings, had "contacts with Bosnia". These sources told ddp news agency that European intelligence services had "vague indications that another terror cell controlled from Bosnia is preparing a new attack on London"....
  • Send Dutch bus home, Serbian nationalists say

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Nationalists in a Serbian town are calling on local authorities to send back a donated Dutch bus because it comes from the country hosting the U.N. war crimes tribunal, which is prosecuting prominent Serb suspects. Local members of the opposition Radical Party, whose leader Vojislav Seselj is in detention awaiting trial at the tribunal, say the tulip-painted bus given to the town of Pirot in southeastern Serbia is an insult. "They should not even think of putting that trash on the streets," said local Radical leader Boban Vojinovic. "Serbian Radicals want no charity from those who are...
  • Crunch time for Serbia in hunt for Mladic

    02/25/2006 1:06:05 AM PST · by zagor-te-nej · 28 replies · 504+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 23, 2006 | Ian Traynor
    Crunch time for Serbia in hunt for Mladic · Genocide suspect still at large, says UN prosecutor · Belgrade faces crucial choices as pressure grows Ian Traynor in Zagreb Thursday February 23, 2006 The Guardian The UN prosecutor in charge of bringing Ratko Mladic to justice yesterday stated categorically that he remained at large in Serbia and demanded that the EU step up the pressure on the Serbian government to secure his arrest and trial. Carla Del Ponte, chief prosecutor at the war crimes tribunal in the Hague, dismissed the reports about Mladic's arrest as utterly unfounded. After criticising Austria,...
  • Albanian cartels run Afghan drugs aimed for Euro & Balkans drug route a threat to stability

    02/24/2006 7:04:47 AM PST · by ma bell · 17 replies · 382+ views
    serbianna ^ | February 23, 2006 7:37 AM | ???
    Albanian cartels run Afghan drugs aimed for Europe - UNTIRANA, Albania-Organized crime is becoming more entrenched in the postwar Balkans and threatens stability across a much wider region, including Central Asia, the Caucasus and other parts of the former Soviet Union, the U.N.'s anti-drug chief said. Highlighting one key problem, Antonio Maria Costa said the Balkans has become the most important route for Afghan drugs moving to the rest of Europe. The Vienna-based U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, which he leads, is preparing a program to help countries in the region combat the illegal drug and weapons trades, human...
  • Southern Serbia: The second Kosovo?

    02/23/2006 11:53:19 AM PST · by ma bell · 33 replies · 863+ views
    AxisGlobe ^ | 21 Feb 2006 | Can Karpat - AIA Turkish and Balkan Section
    The dissatisfaction of the Albanians living in the three towns of Southern Serbia, Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja does not date from yesterday. A 1946 decision by the Yugoslav government to separate these three municipalities from Kosovo and place them under direct Serbian Republic jurisdiction was the beginning of the ethnic tension. In 1974 when Kosovo had been granted autonomy the status of these three towns did not change. In March 1992, during the period of the nationalist fire igniting the former Yugoslavia, the Albanians held an unofficial referendum in which they voted nearly unanimously to re-attach the Presevo Valley to...
  • Dragas says SAS captured Ratko Mladic in Romania

    02/23/2006 10:28:15 AM PST · by montyspython · 21 replies · 765+ views
    Dragas says SAS captured Ratko Mladic in Romania Banja Luka, 09:16 General Ratko Mladic was arrested in Romania by British SAS commandos on Tuesday during a joint British-Romanian security force exercise, Director of Serbia & Montenegro International Institute for Security Orhan Dragas told Republika Srpska Television. Dragas claims The Hague Tribunal will deny information on Mladic’s arrest as long as it sees him in Scheweningen prison. Dragas added that Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica is wise enough to ensure that Mladic be arrested by foreign troops rather than by Serbian police. “Ratko Mladic did not want to turn himself in...
  • Accused Bosnian War Criminal Located

    02/21/2006 3:25:30 PM PST · by presidio9 · 128 replies · 1,388+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/21/06 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    Gen. Ratko Mladic, the fugitive Bosnian Serb commander accused of orchestrating Europe's worst massacre of civilians since World War II, has been located in Serbia and authorities are negotiating his surrender, security officials said Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT Mladic, considered the most ruthless commander of the Balkan wars of the 1990s, "has not yet been arrested," one official who is close to the operation to find Mladic told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not entitled to speak to the media. Another security official, also demanding anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information and fears...
  • Srebrenica, lies and media games

    02/16/2006 8:36:01 PM PST · by zagor-te-nej · 75 replies · 1,252+ views
    Trajkovic Web Site ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | zagor-te-nej
    The Srebrenica operation was planned so that Bosnian Serb forces were positioned in a shape of a horseshoe, thus intentionally leaving space for the Muslim army and civilians to retreat North, North-West towards Tuzla. The distance of 36km and the configuration of the terrain are such that any man in average physical condition can cross it on foot. The military operation was conducted in this manner with the intention of minimizing the number of casualties, since the Muslims had brought in substantial military forces. If the Muslim forces had been hermetically enclosed, a violent fight would have ensued in which...