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  • Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 10:29:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Shane Harris
    The director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agency’s most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement “after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nation’s security.” As a practice, the CIA doesn’t identify the head of the clandestine service by name. But Frank Archibald was outed in a Twitter post in 2013, and details of his biography were known to...
  • Is Assad the New Milosevic -Where We Picked the Wrong Side and Enabled Islamic Expansion- Again?

    09/28/2015 3:21:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Funny how time changes things: Slobodan Milošević, visionary? Now that 2015 is here and Serbia is swamped with wave after wave of Muslim invaders -said to consist of 90% fit, military-age men- I guess it's time again to wonder -as many did in the immediate wake of 9/11- if Slobodan Milošević was right about beating back the Islamic hordes before they completely flood Europe...  and whether the (Lewinsky-impaired) Clinton Administration -reportedly talked into it by Tony Blair- was wrong. It sounded pretty retro at the time to fear conquering Muslim mobs coming to storm Serbia/all of Europe someday -and his war crimes were...

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Milosevic protégé to be new Serbia prime minister

    06/28/2012 3:18:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:50pm EDT | Aleksandar Vasovic
    The wartime spokesman of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was asked on Thursday to form a coalition government with a nationalist party, raising concerns among diplomats and investors about Belgrade's bid for European Union membership. Ivica Dacic, head of the Socialist party once led by Milosevic, said after being given the mandate to govern: "There will be no return to the 1990s," the decade when the former Yugoslavia was ripped apart by war. "As prime minister, I will never make a decision that will be an injustice to Serbia and its citizens," Dacic said after meeting President Tomislav Nikolic, head...
  • Milosevic's allies return to power in Serbia (Soros legion defeated)

    BELGRADE, Serbia – Socialist leader Ivica Dacic won a mandate Thursday to form a new Serbian government, marking a full-scale return of the late Slobodan Milosevic's former allies to power for the first time since the autocrat's ouster in a popular revolt in 2000. President Tomislav Nikolic formally approved Dacic as prime minister designate to lead the new coalition government that would include the Socialists, Nikolic's nationalists and a small center-right party. Although Nikolic and his nationalists claim to have shifted from being staunchly anti-Western to pro-European Union, a new nationalist-dominated government is likely to stall Serbia's proclaimed EU membership...
  • Witness of Kosovar war crimes found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 8:29:52 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 28 Sep 11 19:30 CET
    A key witness in a war crimes case against a senior Kosovo figure has been found dead in Germany, the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) said Wednesday. "EULEX confirms that Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the Klecka case, was found dead in a park in Germany," the mission's statement said. It added that the "German authorities are conducting the necessary investigation to determine the circumstances of his death." According to local media reports, Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas...
  • Did We Give Up on Libya?

    04/07/2011 4:33:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | April 7, 2011 | Victor Davis Hansen
    President Obama has announced that America would stop attacking Col. Muammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya. He instead hopes that others can force out Gadhafi -- or that the dictator will leave through economic and diplomatic pressure. It will apparently be up to NATO to finish the war -- without direct American combat participation. The relieved Obama administration had never quite explained what the mission was in the first place -- or for whom and for what we were fighting. Was the bombing to stop the killing, to help the rebels, to remove Gadhafi, or to aid the British and French,...
  • Holbrooke Thought Highly of Himself, for Good Reason

    12/16/2010 4:58:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 16, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Reading "Masters and Commanders," Andrew Roberts's magnificent account of British and American leaders in World War II, I was struck by how many of them, working prodigious hours and under great strain, were struck down by heart attacks while in their 60s. This doesn't happen anymore, I thought, with the blood pressure and cholesterol medicines many of us routinely take. But it does, as we were reminded by the sudden death at age 69 this week of Richard Holbrooke, who was working prodigiously as Barack Obama's special representative for AfPak, i.e., Afghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke was known in cynical Washington...
  • George Soros and America's Coming Election Crisis (Part 1)

    07/16/2004 5:55:38 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 109 replies · 12,902+ views ^ | July 16, 2004 | Richard Poe
    <p>IF YOU ENJOYED the election crisis of 2000, you’re going to love what Democrat leaders are cooking up for November.</p> <p>"George Soros has purchased the Democratic Party," charges Republican National Committee spokeswoman Christine Iverson. (2) Some might dismiss Miss Iverson's comment as hyberbole. However, Soros' massive soft-money contributions have indisputably given him power over Democrat strategy.</p>
  • The press allowed Bill Clinton to commit war crimes....

    06/24/2009 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 3 replies · 800+ views
    Norfolk Crime Examiner ^ | 23 June 2009 | Dave Gibson
    The March 11, 2006 death of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic while in U.N. custody at The Hague was the tragic end to an unjust war and prosecution. The U.N. war crimes tribunal had tried unsuccessfully for four years to convict Milosevic. Since 2004, the health of the former Yugoslavian President had been in decline. For several months before his death, Milosevic claimed that he was being poisoned and requested a trip to Russia for medical treatment. Of course, all requests were denied by the U.N. A January blood test given to Milosevic showed traces of the rarely used antibiotic...
  • Slobodan Milosevic found dead in his cell 3 years ago today, and the Hague goes on...

    03/11/2009 6:09:19 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies · 552+ views
    BBC News ^ | March 11, 2006 | BBC News
    <p>Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been found dead in the detention centre at The Hague tribunal.</p> <p>The tribunal said an autopsy would be conducted to establish cause of death, but there was no indication of suicide.</p> <p>Zdenko Tomanovic, a lawyer for Mr Milosevic, says the autopsy should take place elsewhere as his client said he was being poisoned in the jail.</p>
  • Serbia: Ministers visit Milosevic grave (Pro Western Government)

    08/20/2008 3:39:32 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 10 replies · 233+ views
    Belgrade, 20 August (AKI) – Two Serbian government ministers on Wednesday visited the grave of Slobodan Milosevic to pay respects to the former president on the anniversary of his birth. Zarko Obradovic and Milutin Mrkonjic, the Education and Infrastructure ministers from Milosevic's Socialist Party, laid a wreath on the tombstone of the late autocratic leader in his hometown, Pozarevac, east of Belgrade. The Socialists joined forces with their former bitter rivals, the Democratic Party of President Boris Tadic, to create a coalition government on 7 July. Obradovic, Education Minister, said that his party needed to "point out the values" once...
  • Diana inquest: MI6 'plotted tunnel murder'(of Slobodan Milosevic?)

    02/15/2008 12:02:16 AM PST · by Bokababe · 21 replies · 215+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 2/13/08 | Nick Allen
    MI6 plotted to murder Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in a staged car accident in a tunnel five years before Diana, Princess of Wales died in a similar crash, a renegade former spy has told the inquest into her death. Richard Tomlinson, who worked for MI6 in the early 1990s, told the High Court he had seen a two page document, drawn up in 1992, detailing three plans to kill Mr Milosevic. Diana inquest: MI6 plotted tunnel murder One plan was to use a strobe light to blind Mr Milosevic’s chauffeur The first involved using a Serb opposition paramilitary group, which...
  • Diana Inquest: MI6 "Plotted Tunnel Murder"

    02/14/2008 9:57:11 AM PST · by Fennie · 14 replies · 110+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | February 13, 2008 | Nick Allen
    MI6 plotted to murder Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in a staged car accident in a tunnel five years before Diana, Princess of Wales died in a similar crash, a renegade former spy has told the Inquest into her death. Richard Tomlinson, who worked for MI6 in the early 1990s, told the High Court he had seen a two page document, drawn up in 1992, detailing three plans to kill Mr Milosevic. Mr Tomlinson said the plan was shown to him by a senior MI6 officer referred to as "A" who argued that a crash in a tunnel would mean fewer...
  • Analysis: Kosovo independence divides U.N.

    06/01/2007 5:12:28 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 9 replies · 508+ views
    UPI ^ | 06/01/2007
    UNITED NATIONS June 1 (UPI) -- Sponsors of a draft U.N. Security Council resolution granting supervised independence to Serbia's southern province of Kosovo have softened wording in the measure due to strong opposition. Yet the bottom line remains independence for the province that has been under U.N. administration since 1999. Russia, one of the five veto-wielding permanent members of the panel of 15, does not agree with taking control of the autonomous province of about 2 million people away from Belgrade. China also is opposed. Moscow has hinted it would veto the measure when it comes up for a vote,...
  • American Al-Qaeda Operative Adam Gadahn in a Message to President Bush

    05/31/2007 1:01:00 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 29 replies · 1,830+ views
    Adam Gadhan: All praise is due to Allah, creator of the heavens and the earth, and prayers and peace be upon the messenger of Allah and his companions, family, and followers until the Day of Judgment. Bush, you thought you would be remembered by history as the president who waged a series of successful crusades against the Muslims. Instead, you will go down in history not only as the president who embroiled his nation in a series of un-winnable and bloody conflicts in the Islamic world, but as the president who sent the United States off on its death march...

    05/24/2007 6:44:28 AM PDT · by Valin · 350+ views
    Belgrade, 24 May (AKI) - The conviction of 12 people for the murder of prime minister Zoran Djindic in March 2003, was seen by Serbian politicians across the political spectrum on Thursday as a victory of justice and a proof of the judiciary's independence. After a three and a half year trial, a special court in Belgrade Wednesday sentenced 12 former members of a special police unit 'Red berets' and members of the so called Zemun criminal gang, headed by Milorad Ulemek Legija and Zvezdan Jovanovic, to maximum sentences of between 35 and 40 years in jail each for a...

    05/14/2007 6:15:36 AM PDT · by mile · 32 replies · 1,384+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 11, 2007 | Ginanne Brownell
    NewsweekBosnia: Digging Up the Secrets of the Dead By Ginanne Brownell Web Exclusive May 11, 2007 The genocidal massacres of Srebrenica took place more than a decade ago, but Kathryne Bomberger relives them every day. As the director general of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Bomberger spends a good portion of her days visiting mass graves. Another grim stop: the Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) in Tuzla, Bosnia. Specially built to house recovered remains of Srebrenica victims, it is filled from floor to ceiling with body bags and thousands of bones. There are also poignant personal items like clothing,...
  • Serbia's darkest pages hidden from Yugoslav war crimes tribunal

    04/08/2007 3:08:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 629+ views ^ | April 8, 2007 | Marlise Simons
    THE HAGUE: In the spring of 2003, boxes with hundreds of documents arrived at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague containing hundreds of pages marked "Defense. State secret. Strictly confidential." The cache contained minutes of wartime meetings of Yugoslav political and military leaders, including Slobodan Milosevic, and promised the best inside view yet of Serbia's role in the Bosnian war of 1992-95.
  • Vampire hunters drove stake through Milosevic's heart

    03/07/2007 2:04:37 PM PST · by rattrap · 31 replies · 965+ views
    Ananova ^ | March 07 | Unknown
    Serbian vampire hunters rammed a wooden stake through the heart of former dictator Slobodan Milosevic to stop him 'returning from the dead'. Miroslav Milosevic, no relation to the former president, gave himself up to police who have launched an investigation. He claimed he and his fellow vampire hunters acted to stop the former dictator returning from the dead to haunt the country. Milosevic's Socialist Party of Serbia, which led the country to civil war and oversaw the break up of the former Yugoslavia, condemned the desecration of the grave in the eastern town of Pozarevac. The vampire hunters told police...
  • Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic

    03/05/2007 9:52:18 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies · 2,423+ views
    Javno ^ | Tuesday March 6, 2007 | Javno
    SLOBA THE VAMPIRE Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic Be careful or Milosevic will get you from his grave, the police told the man who had driven a stake through Milosevic's grave. On Saturday, Miroslav Milosevic, a well known member of the Resistance from Pozarevac, invaded the grave of Slobodan Milosevic through his neighbour's courtyard and put up a hawthorn stake, report Serbian media. The time of vampiresHe visited Milosevic's grave twice that Saturday: the first time at 1 A.M., when he wrote the following words in the Book of Memory: "Dark to dark, he is buried...
  • Lies of the vigilantes

    02/28/2007 3:31:45 AM PST · by vertolet · 8 replies · 491+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | February 28, 2007 | John Laughland
    Slobodan Milosevic was posthumously exonerated on Monday when the international court of justice ruled that Serbia was not responsible for the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica. The former president of Serbia had always argued that neither Yugoslavia nor Serbia had command of the Bosnian Serb army, and this has now been upheld by the world court in The Hague. By implication, Serbia cannot be held responsible for any other war crimes attributed to the Bosnian Serbs. The allegations against Milosevic over Bosnia and Croatia were cooked up in 2001, two years after an earlier indictment had been issued against him by...
  • Net Closes on Alleged Suva Reka Killers

    09/30/2005 9:56:44 AM PDT · by Hoplite · 43 replies · 1,087+ views
    Balkan Investigative Reporting Network ^ | 9/30/05 | Balkan Insight
    Ten Serb policemen accused of having carried out one of the worst massacres in the Kosovo war may soon face justice.By an investigative team in Belgrade and Pristina In the next few days an investigation will be launched against a group of Serbian policemen suspected of having killed 57 members of an Albanian family in Kosovo in spring 1999, Balkan Insight has learned from sources close to the Serbian prosecutor's war crimes office. The slaughter took place in the midst of NATO's air war against Serb forces in Kosovo, which forced them to withdraw from the province that summer. The...
  • The Trial of Milosevic - Hatred Fuelled By Soros and Ignatieff

    11/08/2006 12:45:28 PM PST · by kronos77 · 10 replies · 704+ views
    It took years of hatred-propaganda by NATO, the US and the EU to have a puppet regime installed in Serbia. It was also facilitated by the months long bombing of Serbia by NATO planes. And during this bombing they managed, by riding roughshod over the Serbian Constitution, to arrest Milosevic and bring him to The Hague. When I saw the picture of this not young man, shuffling across the tarmac in handcuffs, I felt that he would not emerge alive. Too much hatred had been spilled from the pens of the enemy, from the pens of people like Michael Ignatieff....
  • FBI investigates Rep. Curt Weldon

    10/13/2006 4:12:42 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 160 replies · 4,032+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 10-13-06 | Greg Gordon
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is investigating whether Republican Rep. Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania traded his political influence for lucrative lobbying and consulting contracts for his daughter, according to sources with direct knowledge of the inquiry. The FBI, which opened an investigation in recent months, has formally referred the matter to the department's Public Integrity Section for additional scrutiny. At issue are Weldon's efforts between 2002 and 2004 to aid two Russian companies and two Serbian brothers with ties to strongman Slobodan Milosevic, a federal law enforcement official said. The Russian companies and a Serbian foundation run by the brothers'...
  • Catholic and Orthodox churches seek unity

    09/19/2006 6:45:40 AM PDT · by montyspython · 42 replies · 712+ views ^ | September 18, 2006
    Catholic and Orthodox churches seek unity September 18, 2006 3:54 PM BELGRADE, Serbia-Top Roman Catholic and Orthodox dignitaries declared Monday that the time has come to close the ages-old rifts between the ancient branches of Christianity and bring East and West closer together. Representing the world's 1.1 billion Catholics and more than 250 million Christian Orthodox, sixty bishops, metropolitans and cardinals, 30 from each side, convened in the Serbian capital Belgrade for a renewed "theological" dialogue while acknowledging that much wider issues are involved. "East and West have been estranged from each other since the 11th century," said Orthodox Metropolitan...
  • Sacribegovic (Sacribey): Milosevic had an agreement with the U.S.

    09/18/2006 11:12:32 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 15 replies · 1,017+ views
    Tanjug ^ | September 18, 2006 | Tanjug
    Former Bosnia-Herzegovina official Muhamed Sacirbegovic [trans. note: aka Sacirbey] has stated that an agreement existed between former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic and the highest representatives of the U.S. administration to turn Srebrenica, Zepa and Gorazde over to the Serbs, and make it possible for Republika Srpska to exercise its right to a referendum. Sacirbegovic, the former Bosnia-Herzegovina ambassador to the United Nations, said in an exclusive interview for Sarajevo's Hajat TV that he knows "that there was an agreement between Milosevic, on one side, and Bill Clinton, Richard Holbrooke and Yasushi Akashi to turn over protected zones in the east...
  • I’m Sorry for the Innocent Lebanese, But Wait A Minute

    08/06/2006 4:16:09 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 240+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/06/06 | Purple Mountains
    (I had this piece written this morning when I caught Senator Hagel of Nebraska on CBS describing Israel’s efforts to stop the Hezbollah from killing them as a “slaughter”. I felt sick to my stomach that we have such a stupid and ignorant person as a Republican senator. Where has he been for the last 58 years, or is he an anti-Semite too? We already know that he is a copperhead.) We are being inundated with pictures and news features showing innocent women and children being killed by Israeli attacks in Lebanon, and we are moved to act to stop...
  • Petersen Leaving In Armored Vehicle Sign Of His “Success”

    07/04/2006 7:47:13 AM PDT · by tgambill · 1 replies · 386+ views
    Tanjug | 2 July 06 | Tanjug
    Belgrade, 2 July 06. (Tanjug) – The Coordination Center for Kosovo and Metohija announced that UNMIK Chief Soren Jesen-Petersen “leaving Kosovo in an armored vehicle”, showed that the international community did not fulfill its basic task for seven years, such as the creation of elementary security conditions of free living and freedom of movement. “Petersen’s earlier statement, stated that he is leaving Kosovo for private reasons. Before his departure he clearly stated slogans on behalf of Albanian lobbyists who use all means in the fight for independence of the Serbian southern province”, states the Center at the Sunday announcement. Coordination...
  • Who Lost Kosovo?

    06/15/2006 7:00:46 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 17 replies · 1,259+ views
    Accuracy In Media (AIM) ^ | 15 June 2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    Our media are ready and eager to pounce on Bush whenever he is perceived to have made a misstatement, but a retired General and former Democratic presidential candidate tells blatant lies about Kosovo and gets away with it. Senator John Kerry, the defeated 2004 Democratic candidate for president, was the subject of a May 28 New York Times article about how he is once again trying to rebut allegations about his military service made by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. With a sympathetic media, such as that represented by the Times story, Kerry thinks he might be able to...
  • For Albanians in Kosovo, Hope for Independence From Serbia

    06/13/2006 10:08:33 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 13 replies · 466+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 13, 2006 | Nicholas Wood
    BELGRADE, Serbia, June 8 — Seven years after Kosovo was placed under United Nations control, it appears increasingly likely that the province will be allowed to break away from Serbia formally and become an independent nation. Members of the United Nations Security Council appear to be leaning toward permitting Kosovo to go its own way. The Council is expected to vote on Kosovo's fate by the end of the year, unless the Serbs and Kosovo Albanians, who have been negotiating unsuccessfully for months, reach a resolution. But some of the world's most powerful countries are fearful the move will encourage...
  • 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...
  • Serb Tragedy need epilogue

    06/06/2006 7:38:09 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 18 replies · 464+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | 2 June 2006 | Juri Dienstbier
    PRAGUE -- Serbia's long tragedy looks like it is coming to an end. The death of Slobodan Milosevic has just been followed by Montenegro's referendum on independence. Independence for Kosovo, too, is inching closer. The wars of the Yugoslav succession have not only been a trial for the peoples of that disintegrated country; they also raised huge questions about the exercise of international justice. Do international tribunals of the sort Milosevic faced before his death promote or postpone serious self-reflection and reconciliation in damaged societies? Do they strengthen or undermine the political stability needed to rebuild wrecked communities and shattered...
  • Milosevic not poisoned, UN finds

    05/31/2006 9:18:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 584+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 31 May 2006 | unattributed
    There is no evidence to suggest that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was poisoned, according to a United Nations investigation. The Hague tribunal's report said he died of a heart attack - despite claims "in some segments of the media that he was the victim of murder". Mr Milosevic died in his cell on 11 March while on trial for war crimes. The report said security breaches did allow him to self-medicate but said he had received "proper care"... Doctors from Serbia, Russia, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, who had treated him before or during his time in detention were...
  • Montenegro Deeply Split Ahead of Vote

    05/21/2006 4:32:08 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 10 replies · 437+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sat May 20, 3:35 PM ET | Dusan Stojanovic
    BUDVA, Serbia-Montenegro - Voters are deciding whether to write the final chapter in the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, and the T-shirts show vividly how divided they are. Sunday's referendum is about whether tiny Montenegro should end its union with big-brother Serbia, and in the Adriatic resort of Budva, vendor Milan Jakic says his red "da" (yes) shirts are selling well. "If you compare the sale of yes and no," he says, "there is no doubt Montenegro will be independent." But six miles away in the quiet fishing village of Bigovo, the "ne" (no) shirt is doing well, and graffiti...
  • Montenegro 'chooses independence'

    05/21/2006 1:21:19 PM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 44 replies · 1,144+ views
    BBC News Website ^ | 5/21/06 | BBC
    Montenegro has voted for independence from its union with Serbia, according to unofficial projections. If confirmed, the vote would erase the last vestige of the former Yugoslavia. Initial indications are that 56.3% of voters elected to secede from Serbia. The pro-independence bloc needs to win 55% of the vote to succeed. The question of independence has deeply divided Montenegro, with its opponents arguing that it will damage economic, family and political ties with Serbia.
  • The life and times of Ramsey Clark

    04/29/2006 7:45:01 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 924+ views
    AP via Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | April 29, 2006 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    NEW YORK -- Saddam Hussein's lawyer is walking in Greenwich Village, admiring the brave buds of a skeletal tree slowly stirring from winter sleep. In the twilight of his life, he notices such things: the advent of spring, the daily opera that plays on the streets of Manhattan, the small, simple pleasures that still stir his soul. He is an old man, untroubled by the fact that his latest client is a former dictator. In his 78 years, he has represented many infamous men and many divisive causes, the latest of which is to impeach President Bush and dispatch his...
  • Moscow confirms Serbian media published actual Milosevic letter

    04/03/2006 8:52:34 AM PDT · by x5452 · 28 replies · 722+ views
    INterfax ^ | Apr 3 2006 2:17PM
    Apr 3 2006 2:17PM Moscow confirms Serbian media published actual Milosevic letter MOSCOW. April 3 (Interfax) - A copy of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry, published by the Serbian media in March, is identical to the original, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin told Interfax on Monday. The Belgrade newspaper Politika published Milosevic's hand-written letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry for the first time on March 17. "That Serbian newspaper published a copy of Milosevic's letter identical to the Russian Foreign Ministry's copy. We understand the letter reached the Serbian media from Milosevic's lawyers,...
  • We bombed the wrong side?

    04/06/2004 4:54:40 PM PDT · by DTA · 136 replies · 18,438+ views
    THE NATIONAL POST (Canada) ^ | 2004-04-06 | Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie
    We bombed the wrong side? Lewis MacKenzie Five years ago our television screens were dominated by pictures of Kosovo-Albanian refugees escaping across Kosovo's borders to the sanctuaries of Macedonia and Albania. Shrill reports indicated that Slobodan Milosevic's security forces were conducting a campaign of genocide and that at least 100,000 Kosovo-Albanians had been exterminated and buried in mass graves throughout the Serbian province. NATO sprung into action and, in spite of the fact no member nation of the alliance was threatened, commenced bombing not only Kosovo, but the infrastructure and population of Serbia itself -- without the authorizing United Nations...
  • Out of Milosevic

    03/29/2006 7:15:14 AM PST · by montyspython · 7 replies · 281+ views ^ | Aleksandar Mitic
    Out of Milosevic By Aleksandar Mitic March 29, 2006 -- The EU Council of Ministers was right this week in promising strong support to Serbs in coming to terms with the legacy of Slobodan Milosevic, but in order to achieve this, Brussels must first free its current policies from the 1990s double standards and stereotypes about a “rogue Serbia”. Consider the timing of the current “pressure package” on Serbia. The Montenegrin government has been calling for independence for over five years now – but the referendum is scheduled at a time when the volative Kosovo status talks are heating up....
  • A Mysterious Death at The Hague

    03/27/2006 5:00:44 AM PST · by A. Pole · 107 replies · 2,748+ views
    The Chronicles Magazine ^ | 24 Mar 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    The mainstream Western media coverage of the death of Slobodan Milosevic, while predictably relentless in its clichés (the “Butcher of the Balkans,” guilty of “starting three wars” and ordering ethnic cleansing and genocide in his pursuit of a “greater Serbia,” etc.), has ignored the unresolved mystery surrounding the event itself. Having spent a week in Belgrade talking to a score of well-placed individuals at different ends of the political spectrum, I can present to our readers the facts of the case that are deemed unfit to print by their Gannett, Tribune, NYT, or Knight Ridder outlets. Milosevic was found...
  • Hillary the Hawk

    03/24/2006 6:41:18 AM PST · by A. Pole · 13 replies · 555+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | March 27, 2006 Issue | Justin Raimondo
    The Democrats’ Athena only differs from Bush on the details. When “the Moose” talks, Democrats listen—just like the Republicans did when he was flacking on their behalf. And the Democrat listening the closest to this Trotskyist-turned-neoconservative is Hillary Rodham Clinton, supposedly the leader of the party’s far-left wing.With his reputation for giving good quote, “the Moose,” a.k.a. Marshall Wittmann, formerly John McCain’s communications director and now a bigwig at the Democratic Leadership Council, is a legendary character in Washington circles. Once a member of the Trotskyist Spartacist League and an officer in the Young People’s Socialist League, Wittmann, like many...
  • Milosevic Dead. Now We'll Never Have to Know the Truth

    03/19/2006 11:01:14 AM PST · by kronos77 · 12 replies · 1,043+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 13th 2006 | Julia Gorin
    Though Milosevic's conviction was a foregone conclusion (we wouldn't want any more rampaging Muslims than there need to be), he was creaming the Court (the Court and the prosecution are essentially one), such that six months ago prosecutor Geoffrey Nice admitted (transcript) he was no longer sure what, exactly, the case against the former strongman was. Everyone wondered why a trial would be taking four years for someone who was the undisputed "Butcher of Belgrade." The answer is that there's been an unintended benefit to the otherwise bad idea of an international court: the historical record was being set straight....
  • Thousands Mourn Milosevic in Belgrade

    03/18/2006 5:44:32 AM PST · by stm · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, March 18, 2006 | AP
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro — Tens of thousands of mourners packed a square in front of Belgrade's federal parliament building Saturday to bid a final farewell to Slobodan Milosevic, who died while on U.N. trial for some of Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.
  • Over 50 foreign delegations to attend funeral for Milosevic (Ramsey Clark)

    03/18/2006 6:10:35 AM PST · by veronica · 38 replies · 863+ views ^ | 3-18-06 | Staff
    BELGRADE, March 17 (Xinhuanet) -- Over 50 foreign delegations will attend the funeral of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic on Saturday, a senior official with Milosevic's Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) said on Friday. The funeral to be held in Milosevic's hometown of Pozarevac, some 80 km east of Belgrade, will be attended by some dignitaries, said Miomir Ilic, the SPS's regional leader in Pozarevac. Ilic told the official Tanjug news agency that the dignitaries include Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, Russian State Duma Vice-President Sergei Baburin, former U.S. state prosecutor Ramsey Clark, and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. Ilic...
  • Milosevic Takes the Truth With Him

    03/18/2006 4:07:06 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 15 replies · 665+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 16 March 2006 | Julia Gorin
    Milosevic's death probably marks only the second or third time most people have heard anything about the so-called "Second Nuremberg" trial in the four years it has been proceeding. That's because it wasn't going too well - for the prosecution, which Milosevic embarrassed on a daily basis. Journalists were snickering at the prosecution's flimsy evidence and flaccid performance. That’s right: journalists--those people who built their careers in the 1990s as co-belligerents against the Serbs in the Balkan wars. Though Milosevic's conviction was a foregone conclusion (we wouldn't want any more rampaging Muslims than there already are in Europe), he was...
  • Slobo’s Stooges

    03/16/2006 10:33:46 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 76 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | March 15, 2006 | Jacob Laksin
    "No one now disputes that stopping Slobodan Milosevic was the right thing to do,” wrote the Wall Street Journal this week, several days after the deposed Serbian strongman expired in his cell in The Hague. It’s an appealing sentiment, suggesting as it does that the man who presided over the deaths of 250,000 people in Yugoslavia in the 1990s died unsung and unmourned. In reality, however, even Slobodan Milosevic had his defenders. What is more, they are the same voices--largely on the far Left but also on the isolationist Right--who have now taken up the cause of Saddam Hussein. Many...
  • Heart failure blamed but former Serb leader said doctors were killing him

    03/13/2006 5:00:15 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 21 replies · 408+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 13 March 2006 | Ian Traynor
    The death of Slobodan Milosevic was shrouded in mystery and deepening controversy last night as Dutch pathologists examined his corpse and it emerged that he had claimed he was being slowly killed by doctors. Milosevic's body was removed from the detention centre at the war crimes tribunal in The Hague to the Netherlands forensic institute for a postmortem examination and toxicological testing. Last night a preliminary postmortem report said that he had died of heart failure. His remains were to be released to his family today. Yesterday the 64-year-old former Serbian and Yugoslav president's lawyer revealed a six-page letter -...
  • Americans Surprised that Milosevic Was Still Alive

    03/17/2006 1:33:49 PM PST · by joan · 22 replies · 646+ views
    The Watley Review ^ | March 14, 2005
    The death of former Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic is continuing to have repercussions around the world, particularly in the United States where, according to a recent Gallup poll, 78% of the population had no idea Milosevic was still alive. "I think we were all a little surprised to find out that his trial was still going and he hadn't died a few years ago," said White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan. "But to be honest it's hard to keep up with the European papers. The only time the President picked them up lately is when he heard they were running...
  • Milosevic's Memory Snubbed by Most Serbs

    03/17/2006 4:29:21 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 80 replies · 1,388+ views
    Charter News ^ | 03-17-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP)-His arriving coffin was left in the rain while airport officials signed paperwork. Its muted public display has drawn a fraction of the huge crowds he commanded in his heyday.Slobodan Milosevic's memory and legacy are being unceremoniously snubbed by countrymen who blame the late Serbian leader for ruining the republic.