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  • Grapevine: Serbia celebrates first anniversary

    A journalist and politician, who prior to his appointment was president of the Reform Democratic Party in Vojvodina, Isakov reviewed his country's chequered history until the present day. The upside of that, he observed, was that they are all multi-lingual. Looking back on the number of times that Serbia lost its independence and its autonomy, Isakov said: "It doesn't matter how many times you fall, but how many times you get up and go on." What bothered him, he said, when reflecting on his nation's history, was "how the good guys became the bad guys." It was a phenomenon that...
  • Report: Court to reject Bosnia's genocide lawsuit (Bosnia vs. Serbia)

    THE HAGUE -- The International Court of Justice today decides on Bosnia’s genocide lawsuit against FRY. The lawsuit, brought against the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) in 1993, claims that FRY was responsible for alleged genocide that took place during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia. The United Nation’s highest court’s ruling in the case will be presented to the public on February 26, by Judge Rosaline Higgins, on behalf of a panel of 15 judges. Belgrade daily Blic reports today quoting from sources close to the court that Serbia will not be found guilty of having committed genocide against...
  • About 40 Israeli volunteers fight on the side of Serbs

    02/09/2007 12:43:23 PM PST · by kronos77 · 67 replies · 1,768+ views
    from Christopher Walker, Jerusalem About 40 Israeli volunteers have been fighting alongside the Serbs as a gesture of gratitude for Serb support for Yugoslav Jews against the Nazis in the Second World War. The existence of the Israeli fighters - they do not like the term mercenaries - was revealed by Ron Ben Yishai, an Israeli war correspondent who was injured by Kosovo Liberation Army sniper fire this week while reporting from the province for the Tel Aviv daily Yediot Aharonot. The paper said that all the Israeli fighters had emigrated to the Jewish state from the former Soviet Union...
  • Kosovo PM warns Serbs against breakaway (BARF Alert!)

    Kosovo Prime Minister Agim Ceku has warned Kosovo Serbs not to try to break away from the rest of the province out of anger at a draft UN plan that would set it on a path to independence from Serbia. Ceku said no one was fully satisfied with the plan, which falls short of Kosovo Albanian demands for full sovereignty, but any bid by Serbs in the north to split the territory in two would not work. "They have to understand that this is not 1991. They cannot do what the Croatian Serbs did," he told Reuters in an interview....
  • The US Government with NATO joins the Jihad on Kosovo!

    02/03/2007 10:26:35 AM PST · by kronos77 · 21 replies · 778+ views
    The United Nations emissary of Finnish and Common Market origins has yesterday reported back. He has in effect made Kosovo an independent state and separated it forever from Serbia. From now on it will be a crime to be a Serb, a Jew, or a Romany in Kosovo. Kosovo will be ruled by a Fascist, Islamist and brutal regime and the future for Muslim Kosovons will be more destitution, more brutality and the complete imprisonment of the mind by the “ideas” of Islamofascism. What a future the US cum EU Empiricists have managed to map out for this once beautiful...
  • The Real Aggressor in Bosnia

    01/31/2007 12:02:55 PM PST · by eleni121 · 31 replies · 768+ views
    Israpundit ^ | January 30, 2007 | Ted Belman
    The comparisons of the destruction of Yugoslavia with the destruction of Israel are chilling and instructive.
  • UN braced for clash with Russia on Kosovo (Russia defending Christians, US defending...UN?)

    01/29/2007 4:19:30 PM PST · by kronos77 · 68 replies · 1,250+ views
    “The independence of Kosovo is a reality, so we demand recognition of Kosovo’s international subjectivity without any delays,” said Agim Ceku, its Prime Minister. The main parties in the elections are opposed to independence for Kosovo, regarded as the cradle of Serb history and culture. Russia, Serbia’s traditional Orthodox Christian ally, has made it clear that it would not support any plan for Kosovo that went against Belgrade’s wishes. “Russia believes it is unacceptable that a decision on the status of Kosovo be imposed from the outside,” said President Putin on Sunday. As a permanent member of the UN Security...
  • Serbian election highlights the wests fears about Russia

    01/20/2007 7:07:57 AM PST · by A. Pole · 23 replies · 627+ views
    Financial Times ^ | January 19 2007 | Quentin Peel
    Fears are growing in western European capitals, and even more clearly in Washington, about the increasingly assertive role Russia is playing in international diplomacy. [...] It is about Moscows involvement in the politics of the former Yugoslavia, and the delicate attempt to broker a deal between Serbia and its disputed former province of Kosovo. [...] On the face of it, the elections in Serbia will have little bearing on the international plans for a supervised independence for the territory. All the main political parties in Belgrade are opposed to any such move. But the balance of power could still be...
  • Jewish Support For Kosovars Sought

    12/29/2006 2:42:28 PM PST · by Decombobulator · 33 replies · 1,335+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | 12/29/2006 | Walter Ruby
    Amid signs that the Bush administration may be backing away from unequivocal support for independence for Kosovo, the head of the Albanian American Civic League is appealing to the American Jewish community to advocate on behalf of Kosovo, a region of the former Yugoslavia that is predominantly inhabited by ethnic Albanians. “When Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic was massacring Albanians in Kosovo in 1998-99, the American Jewish community took the lead in pressing President [Bill] Clinton to bomb Serbia, because they instinctively understood the nature of genocide and were determined to keep it from being repeated,” said Joseph DioGuardi, a onetime...
  • The Balkan Islamic Jihad: A Pan-European calamity

    12/31/2006 9:33:43 AM PST · by kronos77 · 291 replies · 3,502+ views
    After the 9/11, a worldwide “War on terror” begun in order to disband and neutralize Islamic terrorist networks across the globe. The main focus of the largest anti-terrorist campaign in history is focused in the Middle East area, as well as in Afghanistan. The Balkan Peninsula is the European area where this campaign has also taken place, with numerous arrests and a continuous effort into riding the fundamentalist out of the area. The question arising though, is how did the extremists gain a foothold in South Eastern Europe in the first place, and what was the reaction of the international...
  • 15 Serbs face questions about past

    12/27/2006 6:59:22 AM PST · by kawaii · 26 replies · 549+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | December 13, 2006 | LANE DEGREGORY
    15 Serbs face questions about past Accused of lying on immigration forms, they are asked about the '90s war. By LANE DEGREGORY Published December 13, 2006 ST. PETERSBURG - The immigration officers came before 5 a.m. Monday, pounding on the doors of 15 St. Petersburg homes. Slavko Krsmanovic, 17, woke to flashlights on his porch, eight agents pointing guns at his house. They wanted his dad. He told them his dad was driving his mom to work. So the agents waited until Strahinja Krsmanovic came home. "As soon as he got out of the car, they handcuffed him behind his...
  • What About Clinton and Kosovo? Get Over 'Bush Lied' Nonsense

    11/30/2006 8:30:00 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 51 replies · 1,557+ views
    Human Events ^ | December.1, 2006 | Larry Elder
    The White House -- finally -- began pushing back against irresponsible charges that Bush "lied" to the American people in making the case for war. The garrulous Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., made many "Bush lied" accusations: "There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January [2003] to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud." And Kennedy later intoned on the Senate floor, "Before the war, week after week after week after week, we were told lie after lie after...
  • Srebrenica atrocities: evidence of US complicity (BARF Alert)

    11/22/2006 11:38:54 AM PST · by kronos77 · 73 replies · 1,343+ views
    For years, the role of the United States in conniving with Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the destruction of the Bosnian Muslim town of Srebrenica has been shrouded in mystery. When heavily armed Bosnian Serb nationalists seized the town from Dutch United Nations “peace-keepers” in July 1995, along with expelling tens of thousands of Muslims, they led away 8000 men and boys and slaughtered them in captivity, the largest single massacre in Europe since World War II. Now the “smoking gun” is being uncovered. Richard Holbrooke, who at the time was assistant secretary of state in the Clinton administration, recently...
  • Minister: We warn states against recognizing Kosovo

    BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Popovi? says Ahtisaaris postponement of Kosovo status due to Serbias elections is an excuse. Ahtisaaris plan to secretly, working behind our backs, draft a paper on Kosovos independence fell through. The real reason why it fell through is Russias firm and principled position that UN Charter cannot be breached, and it would appear Ahtisaari understood the Russian no quite clearly, science minister Aleksandar Popovi? says. Popovi?, of prime minister Kotunicas Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), believes that the best option Martti Ahtisaari has at this time is to step down and let an impartial and objective international...
  • Julia Gorin: Fox airs important documentary Obsession on Saturday

    11/04/2006 1:40:15 PM PST · by Bokababe · 41 replies · 2,386+ views
    JuliaGorin.com ^ | November 3, 2006 | Julia Gorin
    At one point in the film, we witness Bosnian Muslims relishing in the destruction of an Orthodox Church in Bosnia. With this one brief segment, Obsession: Radical Islams War Against the West becomes the first film to recieve wide attention in the U.S., that truthfully shows Muslim aggression in the Balkans as well as the Balkan connection to the worldwide Islamic jihad rather than falsely portraying Balkan Muslims as nothing more than hapless genocide victims, as they have been depicted for more than a decade. Airing on Fox tomorrow at 8:00 pm and repeating on Sunday at 1:00 am,...
  • Kosovo: Washington 'Nervous' Over Final Status Says Serb Official

    10/27/2006 3:52:21 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 27 replies · 578+ views
    ADN Kronos International ^ | October 26, 2006
    Belgrade, 26 Oct. (AKI) - The United States is showing signs of jitteriness over the status of the breakaway province of Kosovo, as the international community moves away from granting Kosovo the independence wanted by most of its overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian majority, the Serbian government coordinator for Kosovo, Sanda Raskovic Ivic, has said. Raskovic Ivic was commenting on a "slip of tongue" by American envoy to Kosovo Frank Wiesner, who stated in the Kosovo capital Pristina on Tuesday that Washington wants the status issue resolved this year. "We will insist on independence – excuse me – we will insist on...
  • How Can We Fix Clintons Error in Bosnia?

    10/23/2006 7:38:53 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 19 replies · 448+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/23/06 | Purple Mountains
    I feel duped because I supported the actions we took against the Serbs in 1999. The Clinton Administration and our media never told us that the atrocities committed by the Serbians were a response to centuries of brutalities by Muslims on them or that, in routing the Serbs from Bosnia and Kosovo, we were aiding and abetting Al Qaeda in their reconquest of Europe.
  • International conference on Holocaust in Sarajevo

    10/12/2006 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Republicain · 9 replies · 362+ views
    SARAJEVO (AFP/EJP)--- Sarajevo is to host this month an international conference on Holocaust studies in southeastern Europe, organizers said Thursday. The aim of the conference is to "define areas in need for further investigation" as the "research and teaching on the Holocaust in the post-communist countries of southeastern Europe has fallen well behind this international development," the German Goethe Institute, co-organizing the event, said in a statement. Several dozen participants from the region -- from Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia -- will participate in a three-day conference that is to begin on October 27, it added. Participants from...
  • Serbs see Kosovo lost despite wishful thinking

    09/30/2006 7:13:34 AM PDT · by tgambill · 107 replies · 1,196+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 29, 2006 | Matt Robinson
    BELGRADE Just 12 percent of Serbs believe Serbia will hold on to its Kosovo province, according to the results of an opinion poll published on Friday that fly in the face of Belgrade's official line. Fifty-eight percent said they wanted the United Nations-administered province to remain part of Serbia, but few believe it is a realistic expectation, said pollster Marko Blagojevic. 'We have two dimensions here. One emotional, and the other rational,' said Blagojevic, of the respected Centre for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID). Serbian leaders 'managed to convince the people they want Kosovo to remain part of Serbia,...
  • Clinton's Kosovo Whopper

    09/27/2006 9:38:58 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 133 replies · 3,701+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 27, 2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    Of all the whoppers told by former President Clinton in his Chris Wallace interview, perhaps the most outrageous was his claim that he was involved in "trying to stop a genocide in Kosovo..." In fact, Clinton's bombing of the former Yugoslavia killed more people than died in this "genocide." And his policy benefited Osama bin Laden and the global Jihad. In the year before the bombing, some 2,000 people had been killed in a civil war in Kosovo. A conservative estimate is that 6,000 were killed by U.S. and NATO bombs. It's strange as well that Clinton complained to Wallace...
  • The Future of Kosovo from a Serbian-American Perspective

    09/23/2006 3:42:26 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 102 replies · 1,334+ views
    Glas Javnosti ^ | Saturday, September 23, 2006 | By: Michael Pravica, Ph.D.
    I first visited Kosovo in 1988 with a group of Serbian-American students who toured some of the many historic monasteries and churches of Serbia and Montenegro. Even then, it was obvious to me that there were ethnic tensions in the Serbian province as ancient Churches were desecrated with Albanian graffiti, a car with Belgrade license plates was overturned, and we had to always walk with a guard during our stay at the Patriarchate of Pec. For me, this visit was critical in solidifying my cultural awareness and pride as a Serbian-American. In that spirit, I strongly encourage the government of...
  • Congressional adviser increases volume on warning: Terrorists from Balkans could reach into Europe

    09/13/2006 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 79 replies · 1,378+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 9/13/06 | WorldNetDaily.com
    A U.S. Congressional adviser is turning up the volume on his long-standing warnings that terrorists who have set up camps in the Balkans now easily can reach into Europe, telling reporters in Serbia that the idea now has a name "Balkans 2020." Congressional adviser Yossef Bodansky, director of the U.S. House of Representatives Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare since 1988, told Slovenian Finance that the goal of the campaign is to set up terrorist camps in Bosnia, Kosovo, Sandzak and Croatia. He said at least five intelligence agencies now are working to track people and arms arriving...
  • Albanians Celebrate 600 Years of Islam

    "The main goal of the symposium is to shed light on how Islam spread in these territories based on undisputed historic facts," professor Morina told IOL. PRISHTINA — The Islamic Community of Kosova (ICK) and the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Prishtina (FIS) will co-organize on September 16-17 an international symposium celebrating 600 years of Islam among Albanians. "The main goal of the symposium is to shed light on how Islam spread in these territories based on undisputed historic facts," professor Qemajl Morina, one of the organizers, told IslamOnline.net. Debates about this issue and the role of Islam among Albanians...
  • Mediators in Kosovo: Serbs are guilty as nation

    09/04/2006 2:18:16 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies · 494+ views
    Ahtisaari said that a group of experts will visit Belgrade shortly and he hopes that they in Belgrade will show a positive attitude to these proposals. During the press conference, Ahtisaari dismissed the charges of the Serbian delegation that during his Aug 8 with them he told them that the Serbs are guilty as a nation.” Particularly, Ahtisaari said that the Belgrade authorities should understand that the Milosevic policy (historical legacy) should be taken into consideration during the determination of Kosovo status and that “each nation in the world has its guilt and must pay for it.” The Serbian side...
  • Tadic, Rice to Sign a Status of Forces Agreement

    09/02/2006 1:45:38 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 12 replies · 493+ views
    2 September 2006 | 15:23 | FOCUS News Agency Belgrade. The US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Serbian President Boris Tadic will sign Thursday a Status of Forces Agreement /SOFA/ in Washington between the government of the Republic of Serbia and the USA. The Agreement is connected to the protection of the status, the access and the use of the military infrastructure in the Republic of Serbia, RTS reported. It will deepen the cooperation in the sphere of defense between Serbia and the USA based on an absolute respect of the two countries’ sovereignty and the UN regulations. Besides,...
  • US Pulling out Troops from Bosnia and Herzegovina

    08/30/2006 1:27:02 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 72 replies · 1,614+ views
    30 August 2006 | 14:52 | FOCUS News Agency Banja Luka. USA military forces started preparing for their pullout of the Eagle base near Tuzla, Serbian agency TANJUG informs citing Bosnian newspaper Oslobojdenje. The news of the pullout of the American troops has caused concern among Sarajevo political circles. Citing reliable sources the Bosnian newspaper announced the Americans will leave the base by the end of the year as they will be replaced by a Dutch battalion. The chair of the Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Presidency Sulejman Tihic could not confirm definitely the news of the pullout of the US troops...
  • Fiery Campaign Imperils Bosnias Progress, Officials Warn

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Aug. 23 — For a month usually devoid of political activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, August has been unusually fraught, as several incidents have raised ethnic tensions to a level not seen in years. On Aug. 11, a bomb severely damaged the tomb of Alija Izetbegovic, the former Bosnian president. Last week in eastern Bosnia, a group of Muslims forced their way into a Serbian church built on the former site of a mosque. And the broadcast of a videotape showing the wartime killing of an unarmed Bosnian Serb by Muslims prompted calls for a senior...
  • U.S. Senators call on Bush to support Serbia

    08/08/2006 1:04:42 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 82 replies · 2,154+ views
    WASHINGTON DC -- 25 U.S. Senators are asking that the U.S. president supports the democratically elected Serbian government. The letter argues that Serbia’s role is of vital importance for the future of South-Eastern Europe and America’s regional interests and that Belgrade has grown into a strong U.S. regional partner. “In order to help transform Serbia, the U.S. should support the reforms in the military and the security sectors, encourage cooperation with the Serbian Army and enabling its officers to attend military colleges and courses in the U.S.”, the letter said. The Senators remind that it is Serbia’s strategic goal to...
  • Olmert:European countries attacked Kosovo and killed ten thousand civilians

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told European leaders to stop preaching to him about civilian war casualties in an interview published on Sunday in German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. Olmert also said it would not be possible to completely destroy Hizbollah and insisted he did not underestimate them, saying they had fired just 3,000 of their arsenal of 15,000 rockets so far. PHOTOS The week's events from around the world, captured in pictures. VIEW THIS WEEK'S PHOTOS Diplomatic Dispatches Nora Boustany 's column reporting on Washington's diplomatic community appears each Wednesday and Friday in The Post....
  • Radicals: "Armed defense an option (Christians responding to Muslim threats)

    07/29/2006 1:10:12 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 499+ views
    B92.net ^ | 28 July 2006
    Tomislav Nikolic said that the armed defense must be the last resort, should the future Kosovo status talks produce independence for the province. ;We have already had a chance to defend Kosovo against much stronger enemies”, Nikolić said in an interview with the Serbian state television (RTS), stressing that armed defense is the last option and that diplomacy must be given every chance. Nikolić said that the Radicals will take it to the streets and lead the citizens against the Serbian prime minister and president, Boris Tadić and Vojislav Koštunica, should they fail to start with preparations to return Kosovo...
  • Serbia extremist: Armed option for Kosovo (Why is he extremist?)

    BELGRADE, Serbia, July 28 (UPI) -- A nationalist leader says Serbia will go to war to take the predominantly ethnic-Albanian Kosovo should the province declare independence. "We shall never accept an independent Kosovo. We shall take up arms to fight forever to keep Kosovo within Serbia," Tomislav Nikolic, deputy leader of the ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party, said on the state-controlled, nationwide RTS Serbian Radio-Television Thursday night. Vojislav Seselj, the leader of the extremist Radical party, has been detained in the U.N. tribunal in The Hague awaiting trial on war crimes charges in the former Yugoslavia from 1991-95. In the past...
  • US Accused of Siding With 'Criminals and Jihadists' in Kosovo

    07/21/2006 1:33:10 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 95 replies · 2,207+ views
    CNSNews ^ | July 21, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    A prominent Serbian Orthodox bishop Thursday said the U.S. was allowing Islamic extremists to wage war on Christians in Kosovo by deciding not to oppose Kosovo's independence. Kosovo is an autonomous province in Serbia with a population of about 2 million, most who are ethnic Albanian and Muslim. It is currently administered by the United Nations Interim Administrative Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), but negotiations which began this year are expected to eventually result in independence for the province. However, Dr. Artemije Radosavljevic on Thursday issued a warning about the prospect of and independent Kosovo. "At a time when America is...
  • Israel and the international precedent (Clinton & Kosovo)

    07/18/2006 7:46:08 PM PDT · by inpajamas · 58 replies · 1,012+ views
    netwmd ^ | 7-18-2006 | Randy A. Sprinkle
    The events in Yugoslavia leading up to the NATO operations against the Serbian people in 1999 and the events which followed should be taken into consideration as a possible precursor for future actions taken against other nations and in particular, Israel. Although every situation is unique unto itself, there are patterns, models, and precedents that may indicate the direction and even to some extent outcomes. While responses and actions may differ, by looking at past events we can understand established mindsets that will determine future actions as well as results. In 1995, Militant Islamic Albanians organized into the Kosovo Liberation...
  • While Lebanon Boils, Watch Bosnia

    07/19/2006 1:16:40 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 11 replies · 402+ views
    It is always very hard to focus on broad pictures when so many fires are in need of being put out. But it is imperative to keep in mind in the ongoing conflict Iran’s long-standing ties not only to Hezbollah, but to Islamists in Bosnia, a relationship that spans more than a decade. There is concern among Bosnian contacts that, if Iran feels things are going badly in Lebanon and that the war needs another front, it would take little to ignite Bosnia. It would not be hard to do and the international presence in Bosnia is greatly reduced. So...
  • Bosnia rules to revoke citizenships (given Al-Qaeda)

    07/15/2006 2:00:20 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 22 replies · 554+ views
    The Bosnian government is bringing to a close five months of work reviewing how some 1,500 people - most of them fighters who came to Bosnia from Muslim countries during the 1992-1995 war - gained Bosnian citizenship. ... The 1,500 naturalized Bosnian citizens were given until last week to provide all documents used to gain Bosnian citizenship between 1992-1996. ... The Syrian-born Abu Hamza is also among those who are facing deportation. He arrived in Croatia in the early 1990s as a student and moved to Bosnia at the beginning of the war. Investigators say he lied on his citizenship...
  • NATO seeks ways to allay Serbia's isolation

    07/08/2006 7:14:10 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 3 replies · 240+ views
    By Mark John BRUSSELS, July 7 (Reuters) - NATO is looking at ways to allay a growing sense of isolation in Serbia, possibly with an offer of closer ties short of a full partnership, alliance diplomats said on Friday. The alliance has denied Serbia and its neighbour Bosnia entry to its Partnership for Peace programme, the first rung on the ladder to possible membership, until fugitive Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects General Ratko Mladic and wartime leader Radovan Karadzic are brought to international justice. But now Montenegro has ended its union with Serbia and Kosovo is set to go its...
  • Serbia shocked by video showing Srebrenica shootings

    06/02/2005 8:54:24 PM PDT · by Hoplite · 221 replies · 7,708+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 3, 2005 | Agencies in Belgrade
    Agencies in Belgrade Friday June 3, 2005 The Guardian They are the images that have finally, 10 years later, shocked a nation. A man, several men, are unloaded from a truck, marched to a wooded hillside and shot, one by one, in the back. Two prisoners are ordered to carry the bodies to a barn. They too are then executed. The murder of thousands of Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica in the summer of 1995 is well documented. But a video that emerged this week during the trial of the former Serbian president, Slobodan Milosevic, has provoked a bout of soul-searching...
  • Majority of Serbs back secession from Bosnia, says opinion poll

    BANJA LUKA, Bosnia • A majority of Bosnian Serbs support secession from Bosnia if Serbia's UN-run province of Kosovo was granted independence, a poll published in a Bosnian Serb newspaper yesterday showed. Forty percent of 850 people polled in Bosnia's Serb Republic fully agree and 22.3 per cent mostly agree with the idea of breaking away and joining Serbia, showed the Partner Marketing poll published in the independent weekly magazine Reporter. Twenty-eight per cent fully or mostly reject the idea. The Bosnian Serbs' lingering secession sentiment was revived after the Montenegrin vote in May to end a union with Serbia,...
  • US and Serbia seek to boost military co-operation

    07/05/2006 9:50:25 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 12 replies · 369+ views
    By Igor Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade – 05/07/06 Serbian soldier and a US Marine stand guard by the Serbian flag in front of Mig-21 airplane at the Batajnica military airport near Belgrade on 23 June. [Getty Images] Two US Air Force F-16s touched down at Belgrade's Batajnica military airport on 23 June, making an historic visit. It was the first time since World War II that American fighter jets have landed at a Serbian Air Force airport. According to the defence ministry, the event was part of efforts to improve military co-operation between Serbia and the United...
  • Blair warns Serbs to accept different vision for Kosovo

    Serbia must accept a "different vision" for the future make-up of south-east Europe or face increasing isolation and diminishing prospects of closer relations with the European Union, Tony Blair, the UK prime minister, will tell Vojislav Kostunica, his Serbian counterpart, tomorrow --- Belgrade is under pressure from the UK, US and the UN administration in Kosovo to accept independence as the "least problematic solution". However, Mr Kostunica faces formidable domestic pressure not to abandon Serbia's historical claims to the province, now dominated by ethnic Albanians. Belgrade continues to offer "the widest possible autonomy" without conceding sovereignty. --- Serbian state-run newspapers...
  • Austrian Writer Peter Handke: Send my award to the Serbs

    06/26/2006 11:04:21 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 350 replies · 4,230+ views
    ERPKIM ^ | June 23, 2006 | By D. Sekulic
    Peter Handke has once again shocked the German public but this time in such a way that not even the most extreme do not dare criticize him for it. He has given up the alternative Heinrich Heine award that the actors and intellectuals of Berlin wished to bestow upon him in favor of the Serbs of Kosovo, who live "surrounded by barbed wire and tanks". www.novosti.co.yu Vecernje Novosti daily, Belgrade June 24, 2006 By D. Sekulic, June 23, 2006 Peter Handke has once again shocked the German public but this time in such a way that not even the most...
  • Bush has say on Kosovo

    06/22/2006 4:56:22 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 41 replies · 705+ views
    BELGRADE -- US President George Bush announced that Vojislav Koštunica will soon make a trip to the US. Bush also called on Serbian Prime Minister Koštunica to listen to the needs of the Albanian majority in Kosovo. During a roundtable discussion with students in Vienna, Bush said that he will work with Koštunica on confirming the needs of the people of Kosovo, and that America’s politics are also interested in guaranteeing the rights of all minorities. “We believe that dialogue between Serbia and those who aspire for an independent country in Kosovo need to be ongoing, in such a way...
  • Kosovo Terrorist and War Criminal visits Washington

    06/20/2006 6:56:12 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 38 replies · 847+ views
    The American Council for Kosovo Protests Washington Visit of Terrorist and War Criminal Agim Ceku Kosovo Serb spokesman: Ceku should be standing trial, not being received with honors in the capital of any civilized democracy. The American Council for Kosovo protests the official visit to Washington, DC, of Agim Ceku, an indicted war criminal and former commander of the jihad terrorist organization, the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army. According to the Associated Press, Mr. Ceku is scheduled to meet today with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and with officials at the White House, before proceeding to New York for a...
  • Kosovo Tensions Put More Than People at Risk

    06/17/2006 8:14:13 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 9 replies · 438+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 15, 2006 | By MONICA ELLENA
    A picturesque valley in the western province of Kosovo is home to the largest and most urgently preserved monastery in Serbia. The 14th century Visoki Decani monastery has not only survived the passage of time but also the ravages of war. Even though around half the Serb population fled a wave of revenge attacks after the war, the 100,000 who stayed are still targeted by sporadic violence. Stoning of police and attacks on individuals are not uncommon. In 1998, Slobodan Milosevic, who was president at the time, led troops against Albanian forces in an effort to reclaim parts of Kosovo....
  • Kosovo's president, PM to meet US Sec Rice during visit to US next week

    06/16/2006 7:35:24 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 3 replies · 951+ views
    Associated Press | 16 June 2006
    PRISTINA, Serbia - Kosovo's top leaders travel to Washington next week to hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the president's office said Friday. President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Agim Ceku are to meet Rice on Monday, said Muhamet Hamiti, the president's adviser. Sejdiu will visit the United States for the first time since he was elected in February, succeeding Kosovo's late President Ibrahim Rugova, who died of lung cancer earlier this year. During his trip, Sejdiu will meet other officials in the State Department and the White House, the statement said. Ceku is also scheduled to...
  • Two British "tourists" shot at in Kosovo

    06/15/2006 2:51:29 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies · 494+ views
    PRISTINA, Serbia-Two British tourists were shot at Thursday in western Kosovo, officials said. No one was injured. The shooting occurred near the western village of Babaloc, an ethnic Albanian area, some 90 kilometers (55 miles) from the province's capital, Pristina, Kosovo police spokesman Veton Elshani said. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. Security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the incident, said the tourists' vehicle bore registration plates from Serbia's capital, Belgrade.
  • Who Lost Kosovo?

    06/15/2006 2:47:02 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 27 replies · 875+ views
    But Kerry may have some competition. On Memorial Day, another former Democratic presidential candidate, retired General Wesley Clark, tried to rewrite the history of the war in Kosovo in order to make himself into a great military hero. "Last week," he said, "I returned to Kosovo for the first time since I retired from military service. For me, this trip was very personal. In 1999, I commanded the NATO forces that stopped the genocide against ethnic Albanians by Slobodan Milosevic and his Serbian forces." That sounds pretty impressive-commanding the forces that stopped genocide. Too bad it's not true. Genocide is...
  • Peter Handke Responds on the Question of Yugoslavia

    06/01/2006 3:20:50 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 76 replies · 897+ views
    Liberation (French Daily) | 10 May 2006 | Peter Hanke
    So let's talk about Yugoslavia! Finally, after more than a decade of one-way journalistic language that in no way made sense, an opening seems to have been created in France in the press (1), and perhaps not only in France, to speak about things differently? or simply to start speaking about Yugoslavia. A debate, a discussion, a discourse, a fruitful discussion seems to have become possible, a general questioning, of reports that speak for themselves... Previously: nothing, and still more nothing? defamations instead of a debate, expressed by exclusively prefabricated words, repeated ad infinitum, used like an automatic weapon. So...
  • Catolic and Ortodox bishops are meeting without us- it is a call to a war (Bosnian Grand mufti)

    06/08/2006 6:19:00 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies · 402+ views
    (Translation from Serbian) " ...Negotiations between Tudjman and Milosevic to devide Bosnia are nowdays held in different manner. Catolic and Ortodox bishops are holding series of meetings without inviting us. That is something problem, that is call to war." Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric said to gratuates uf Islamic school in Sarajevo that attacks on Islamic community in Bosnia must stop, also he attacked local TV station for accusing Islamic community in Bosnia that it "Builds Teheran out of Sarajevo" "
  • Bosnian Serb authorities may have tipped Canadian terror arrests

    06/08/2006 6:03:40 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 39 replies · 658+ views
    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP)--Bosnian authorities, responding to media reports that they gave Canada information leading to the arrest of 17 militant suspects there, said Wednesday only that they had cooperated with intelligence services in many countries. Leader of Bosnian Muslim Wahabis, Enes Mujkanovic, calls for destruction of the West. Canada arrested the suspects Friday and Saturday and said it had foiled plans for attacks in southeast Canada. Officials said the arrests were ordered after the group acquired three tons of ammonium nitrate, which can be mixed with fuel oil to make a powerful explosive. The Bosnian daily newspaper Nezavisne Novine from...