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  • 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
    RichardPoe.com ^ | 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>
  • Ex -US Envoy: Croatia Expelled Serbs

    06/25/2008 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 76 replies · 2,058+ views
    Balkan Insight ^ | 6/25/08 | Staff
    24 June 2008 Zagreb _ A former US ambassador to Croatia has accused Zagreb of plotting and sanctioning the exodus of Serbs in 1995 to create an "ethnically clean" country. Peter Galbraith told The Hague war crimes trial of three Croatian generals, that the leadership headed by late President Franjo Tudjman used ‘Operation Storm’ to ‘cleanse’ Croatia of Serbs. “Croatian authorities either ordered or allowed a mass destruction of the Serb property in former (Serb-held region of) Krajina to prevent the return of the population. I consider that to have been a thought through policy,” he said, testifying at the...
  • Witness: Woman Was Impaled Alive (Serb woman, according to Croat medical corps colonel)

    09/27/2007 12:34:22 PM PDT · by joan · 30 replies · 1,544+ views
    Javno ^ | September 27, 2007
    Retired Croatian colonel Marko Jagetic says that 70 bodies of Serb civilians were collected after the campaign Medacki Dzep. Retired Croatian Army medical corps colonel Marko Jagetic testified at the trial of generals Rahim Ademi and Mirko Norac. He said that, after the campaign Medacki Dzep, more than 70 corpses of Serb civilians were collected in nearby villages and that many of them had marks that indicated torture and massacre. - Almost all the executed [people] were civilians and no weapons or documents were found on any of them – said Jagetic, who was the army doctor in charge of...
  • Kosovo Mission Accomplished?

    09/15/2006 5:50:36 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 13 replies · 449+ views
    Harpers Magazine ^ | 15 September 2006 | Ken Silverstein & Sebastian Sosman
    Kosovo: Mission Accomplished? Condi shakes hands with yet another unsavory ally. Any visitor to the Balkans knows that to sit down for coffee or throat-rasping rakia with a person from any ethnicity in the region is to risk a not so quick, uninterruptible, vitriolic five-hundred-year history lesson so skewed that it doesn’t deserve the name of history . . . real history just about ceased to exist within Albanian and Serbian discourse. It has largely been replaced by monologues of myth and prejudice. It is now a weapon of survival. So wrote Matthew McAllester in Beyond the Mountains of the...
  • Serbs See New 'War Crimes' Tape

    08/09/2006 3:34:55 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 14 replies · 611+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 9 August 2006
    The first video apparently showed a civilian being killed. A second video allegedly showing war crimes being committed against Serb civilians 11 years ago was broadcast in Serbia on Tuesday. The footage shows a Bosnian commander, Atif Dudakovic, apparently ordering the burning of a Serb village. The Serbian government has called for General Dudkovic to be prosecuted. He denies the accusations. Last week another tape emerged, which apparently showed the murder of a surrendered Serb civilian. It allegedly showed Croat paramilitaries and Bosnian soldiers harassing and attacking convoys of Serb refugees and shooting one of them who had his hands...
  • SERBIA WEBSITE POSTS VIDEO OF 1995 MURDER OF SERB POWS BY CROATIAN PARAMILITARY (& Bosnian Muslims)

    08/06/2006 12:27:42 PM PDT · by joan · 41 replies · 2,022+ views
    BBC Monitoring/slobodan-milosevic.org ^ | August 4, 2006 | Andy Wilcoxson
    BBC Monitoring International Reports - August 4, 2006 Friday Excerpt from report by Belgrade-based Radio B92 on 4 August Belgrade, Zagreb, Banja Luka, 4 August: The 11th anniversary of Croatia's military Operation Storm was marked with a commemoration in St Mark's Church and a gathering in Nikola Pasic Square [in central Belgrade] today. Following the commemoration, a protest walk from St Mark's Church to Nikola Pasic Square was organized by the Association of Families of Missing Persons from Krajina [part of Croatia formerly with Serb majority]. A resolution was read out in Nikola Pasic Square to several hundred Serbs from...
  • Tesla's tragedy and Croatia

    07/19/2006 2:05:20 PM PDT · by FormerLib · 26 replies · 1,085+ views
    The Washington Times, Letter to the Editor ^ | July 19, 2006 | Michael Pravica
    Nikola Tesla was one of the world's greatest minds, yet one of the most forgotten and unappreciated ("Tesla's memory a healing force," World, Sunday). With his myriad inventions (including radio, fluorescent lighting, radar, X-ray technology, alternating current and remote-controlled devices), this single genius literally gave us the 20th century. There is not a human being who has not been impacted by his inventions. Tragically, Mr. Tesla's ancestral country, Yugoslavia, was bombed using the very technology that he had made possible. Because of Mr. Tesla's Serbian ethnicity, the Orthodox Church where his father served as a priest and his childhood home...
  • Catholics feel threat from Muslims, Bosnian government says cardinal

    05/07/2006 1:01:34 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 6 replies · 492+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 5/4/2006 | Regina Linskey
    WASHINGTON - Catholics in Bosnia-Herzegovina feel pressure, threats and discrimination from an unfair political system and from Muslims financially backed by Islamic countries, said the head of the Bosnian bishops' conference. Successful dialogue between Catholics and Muslims, which is solely "about coexistence," depends on the political situation, Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo told Catholic News Service in a May 2 interview. During the 1992-1995 war for independence and up to today, radical influences from Eastern Islamic countries infiltrated into Bosnia, the cardinal said through a translator during a visit to Washington. Bosnian Muslims have access to funding and permits to...
  • Croatia Had Allegedly Received Serbian Weapons From UN in Storm Operation

    01/04/2006 12:48:38 PM PST · by joan · 12 replies · 339+ views
    Focus Information Agency ^ | January 4, 2006
    Zagreb. Croatian security forces used Serbian artillery during the operation Storm. The weapons, along with plans disclosing the sites where Serbian forces had been stationed, were brought from UN-protected zone, the Macedonian Makfax agency reported citing Zagreb's daily Vecernji List. The local daily says such claims indicate involvement of military and intelligence officials from Western countries in the operation Storm. "Three 130-mm artillery weapons, left by former Yugoslav Army (JNA) and Kraina's Serb forces, kept by UN troops, had been brought to UNPA zone shortly before the launch of operation Storm, unnamed officer of Croatian Defense Council (HVO) said. The...
  • Croatian PM: We Are Proud of Operation Storm

    08/10/2005 10:24:50 AM PDT · by montyspython · 60 replies · 760+ views
    Serbianna.com ^ | Christopher Deliso
    Croatian PM: We Are Proud of Operation StormBy Christopher DelisoFirst Published on Balkanalysis.com  Balkan memorials and anniversaries tend to be bathed in blood, and Friday’s planned gala event in Zagreb – a commemoration of the 10th anniversary of ‘Operation Storm’ is no exception. Far from being an occasion for shame, at least in Croatia, the single biggest act of ethnic cleansing in Europe since World War II, in which 200,000 Krajina Serbs were driven from their homes and another 2,500 killed, is set to receive official praise. While this party must be sending chills down some EU diplomats’ spines, it’s...
  • Srebrenica Muslims Remembered, The Rest Silenced

    07/12/2005 6:54:07 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 1 replies · 236+ views
    THE TRANSNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR PEACE AND FUTURE RESEARCH (SWEDEN) Srebrenica Muslims Remembered, The Rest Silenced PressInfo # 222 July 11, 2005 By Jan Oberg, TFF director There is every reason to commemorate the massacre by Serb soldiers on innocent Muslim civilians in Srebrenica ten years ago today. But unless it is considered acceptable to quantify crimes and politically misuse human suffering, there is no plausible reason to forget or silence other cases of massacres, ethnic cleansing and terror bombings in which other innocent people lost their lives. Other crimes silenced In September 2003, mainstream media around the world forgot to...
  • The Yugoslavian Fairy Tale

    05/29/2004 12:23:29 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 20 replies · 145+ views
    (IRC) Interhemispheric Resource Center ^ | 28 May 2004 | George Szamuely
    Editor: John Gershman, Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC) It is always fascinating to watch the eagerness with which so-called progressives unquestioningly accept an official history full of virtuous U.S. officials and villainous savages trying the patience of the peaceful, law-abiding Great Powers. Case in point: the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and Stacy Sullivan’s recent account of them in Foreign Policy In Focus (http://www.fpif.org/commentary/2004/0402milosevic.html). The actual sequence of events that caused those wars is very different from the reporting of the establishment media and, unfortunately, much of the progressive media. According to this story, the wars of the past decade were...
  • UN war crimes tribunal indicts former Croatian general

    05/26/2004 3:56:28 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 119+ views
    ICTY ^ | 25 May 2004
    A retired Croatian general has been charged by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia with responsibility for his alleged role in a 1993 operation against a Serbian enclave. The UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) made the indictment public today after it was issued last week. Among the charges of murder and cruel and inhumane treatment of civilians and captured soldiers during a two-day attack on the Medak Pocket, were counts of tying bodies to a car and dragging them along village roadsides, and burning a Serbian woman alive while soldiers mocked her....
  • What's Left

    07/28/2003 7:14:43 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 134+ views
    Was the US behind the single greatest act of ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia? By Stephen Gowans It was one of those peeks into what really happened that are occasionally glimpsed long after anyone cares, like finding out after the invasion of Iraq that the US and Britain had already begun aerial operations to pick apart Iraq's defenses long before the invasion had begun, at a time both countries were denying they had already made a decision to go to war ("U.S. Moved Early for Air Supremacy: Airstrips on Iraqi Defenses Began Long Before Invasion, General Says," The Washington Post, July...
  • Croatian atrocities being forgotten: Cdn. officers

    07/21/2003 10:13:12 AM PDT · by joan · 16 replies · 331+ views
    CBC ^ | July 21, 2003
    OTTAWA - Canadian officers say they are frustrated by inaction over a 1995 ethnic cleansing operation by Croatians against Serbs – one in which the Croats may have had western help. They documented numerous atrocities during Operation Storm, which was a four-day campaign by the Croats to recover land held in central and southern Croatia for four years by Serbian militias. However, not one person has been arrested and brought before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. More than 200,000 Serbs were expelled, and thousands were killed. "Just amazing. You can see the holes in the back of...
  • Uncertain future for Croatian refugees

    06/20/2003 8:49:34 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 1 replies · 161+ views
    BBC ^ | 20 June 2003 | Alex Kroeger (in Belgrade)
    Rastko and Stojan Colovic are two and five years old, and this is the only home they've ever known: a former barracks near Belgrade, converted into a centre to house refugees from the wars which tore apart the former Yugoslavia. The Colovic family have lived in the centre for eight years Their grandparents, Croatian Serbs, came here with their mother eight years ago, fleeing the advance of the Croatian army as it re-took the breakaway Krajina Serb Republic in August 1995. The boys' mother met and married their father in the Rakovica centre. The family have no intention of returning...
  • Tribunal probes U.S. aid to Croatia

    12/06/2002 6:11:00 AM PST · by Voronin · 4 replies · 213+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2002 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    <p>The Balkans war-crimes tribunal is investigating the United States for its assistance to military operations conducted by Croatia against rebel Serbian forces, The Washington Times has learned.</p> <p>Adm. Davor Domazet, chief of Croatia's military intelligence during the country's four-year war against secessionist Serbian guerrillas, was recently questioned in Zagreb by two investigators from the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and a representative of the prosecutor's office at The Hague.</p>