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  • Germany started the Great War, but the Left cant bear to say so

    01/08/2014 6:10:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Telegraph ^ | January 6, 2014 | Boris Johnson
    One of the reasons I am a Conservative is that, in the end, I just cant stand the intellectual dishonesty of the Left. In my late teens I found I had come to hate the way Lefties always seemed to be trying to cover up embarrassing facts about human nature, or to refuse to express simple truths and I disliked the pious way in which they took offence, and tried to shoosh you into silence, if you blurted such a truth. Let me give you a current example of this type of proposition. It is a sad but undeniable...
  • PURGING PRINCIP, THEN AND NOW

    07/10/2014 10:27:57 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    The German invaders occupied Sarajevo on April 15, 1941. Two days later, the local population looted and torched the Grand Synagogue. And on April 19, the local Germans (Volksdeutsche) removed a memorial plaque to Gavrilo Princip; it was sent to Hitler as a trophy and birthday gift. In 1930, a memorial plaque was erected above the street corner where Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, with the following inscription: “At this historic place Gavrilo Princip heralded freedom on Vidov-Dan, June 15 [28] June 1914” (Serbian: „На овом историјском мјесту, Гаврило Принцип навијести слободу, на Видов-дан 15 [28] јуна 1914“) The...
  • WWI and the Second Fall of Man

    06/27/2014 8:58:56 PM PDT · by se99tp · 27 replies
    ChristianConcepsDaily ^ | June 28th, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    On June 28, 1914, a Bosnian-Serb student named Gavrilo Princip killed Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the duchess. () That deadly summer unfolded 100 years ago, and the world truly was never the same. Civilization was soon engaged in a horrific conflict marred by mechanized warfare previously unimaginable: tanks, subs, battleships, air power, machine guns with names like the Devils paint brush, and legions of poison gasthe largest-scale use of chemical weapons in history.
  • The ruling class ignores at its peril two important anniversaries coming up

    06/19/2014 8:08:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/19/2014 | Rosslyn Smith
    June 24th marks the 700th anniversary of the Scots defeat of the English at the Battle of Bannockburn, an event that drove the English army out of Scotland and firmly established Robert the Bruce as king. Although the war for Scottish independence wasn't over for another 14 years, this overwhelming victory of inferior Scottish forces is generally viewed as the event that secured Scotland's independence for the next 400 years. An outnumbered, ragtag band of patriots prevailing over a large, well-equipped national army has long been the favored narrative of insurrectionists of all ilks. June 28th marks the 100 anniversary...
  • Major international conference: 'THE POSITION OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN THE HISTORY OF EUROPE'

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

    01/09/2014 6:39:29 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 16 replies
    B92 ^ | January 7, 2014 | B92
    ANDRIĆGRAD -- Plans for the start of World War I existed 13 months before the Sarajevo assassination and 14 months before Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.The Serbian Kingdom soldiers are seen during the Battle of Kolubara (Wikipedia) This can be inferred from a copy of the letter that Director of the Archives of Serbia Miroslav Perišić presented in Andrićgrad, in the RS, Bosnia. Governor of Bosnia-Herzegovina Oskar Potiorek sent this letter to the then Minister of Austria-Hungary Bilinski on May 28, 1913, and its copy was made public at the history department of Kamengrad (Andrićgrad) on Sunday. Perišić noted that...
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • THE SARAJEVO ASSASSINATION JUNE 28, 1914-A Day of Death and Martyrs that would change the world

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

    01/25/2012 9:43:00 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    wheregodweeps.org ^ | 1-19-12 | Eva-Maria Kolmann, ACN International
    Catholics in Bosnia-Herzegovina should be treated equally. This was the demand expressed by Vinko Cardinal Puljic, the Archbishop of Sarajevo, during a visit to the international headquarters of the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). In the employment market, in schools and in other spheres of social life, Catholics are systematically disadvantaged, he reported. The aim is to persuade them to leave the country. Church lands and buildings that were confiscated during the period of Communism have not been returned, and building approvals for churches are subjected to years of delay. The government has no interest...
  • Bosnia's Muslims urged to "boycott New Year"

    12/28/2011 2:37:53 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    B92 ^ | Dec. 28, 2011 | Tanjug
    SARAJEVO -- The Islamic Community in Bosnia-Herzegovina has called on Muslims in that country to boycott the upcoming New Year celebrations.By taking part, said the organization, they would "violate Allah's boundaries, and do something their master hates and despises". The Islamic Community statement on Wednesday quoted from a book by Almir Dumica, entitled, "Pearls of the Sunnah in the Mosaic of Time": "On that night, turn off the lights early and let everyone see you're boycotting everything happening on that night. Do not fear anyone's objections. Don't you have a right to choose? Do not say, 'how can I do...
  • Reuters: Two security guards wounded in shooting at US embassy in Sarajevo

    10/28/2011 8:04:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    Reuters/FOCUS News Agency ^ | 28 October 2011 | FOCUS Information Agency
    Sarajevo. A gunman with an automatic weapon opened fire at the United States embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Friday and police rushed to the scene, a Reuters witness said. A Reuters photographer said police were trying to surround the gunman, who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle. A source close to the embassy said two security guards had been wounded. The U.S. embassy is located in the central business, university and shopping district of the capital.
  • Waiting for Princip

    10/03/2011 7:32:50 PM PDT · by giant sable · 5 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 10/3/11 | Michael S. Malone
    ...Another Model 1910 is one of the most notorious weapons in history. That pistol was used in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1914 by the 19 year-old Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Austrian Arch-duke Franz Ferdinand and his wife the event that triggered the First World War. As it happens, Ive been thinking about Princip lately not the pathetic little man but what he represents. When, amazed at his luck that the Imperial motorcade had stalled in front of him, Princip pulled out that pistol and started shooting, he unknowingly tripped a series of switches in palaces...
  • Mladic tells court does not want to enter pleas

    06/03/2011 7:06:31 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Associated Press | MIKE CORDER
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands Ratko Mladic defiantly refused on Friday to enter pleas to what he called "obnoxious" allegations that as the Serb military chief during the Bosnian war he orchestrated the worst atrocities of a conflict that claimed 100,000 lives. He claimed he was defending "my people and my country." Appearing in a U.N. courtroom shielded by bulletproof glass 16 years after he was first indicted, Mladic told the Dutch presiding judge he was "gravely ill," but would only give details of his health out of earshot of the public. However, the ravages of time and his life as...
  • How Pacifism Led to the Great War -- and Could Lead Us into the Next One

    02/04/2011 7:23:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2011 | Robert Morrison
    When then-Sen. Barack Obama made a short video for the "peace caucus" delegates to the 2008 Iowa Caucuses, he captured the enthusiastic support of his party's pacifist wing. It was enough to propel him to the Democratic nomination. Hillary Clinton's ad -- showing a red telephone ringing at 3 a.m. -- only emphasized to party pacifists that Obama was their man. And, of course, leading antiwar figures like George Soros heavily bankrolled MoveOn.org and other liberal media outlets -- all echoing the same pacifist line. Pacifism -- as the name implies -- ought to lead to peace. But it too...
  • Holbrooke no hero to general

    12/17/2010 10:02:34 PM PST · by TheMole · 57 replies · 1+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | December 17, 2010 | Michael Harris
    This week, the Globe and Mail asked General Lewis McKenzie (Retired) to write the obituary of American diplomat Richard Holbrooke. It was a good idea. The two men had crossed paths more than once on the global stage of the Great Game. McKenzie declined. Holbrooke had just died and the general knew that what he had to say would hardly produce the standard panegyric. When I caught up with McKenzie, he was shoveling snow after a spell away from home. I asked for an interview and to my surprise, he agreed. Im just going to tell you what I thought...
  • Cardinal Puljic Must Vacate Residence-- Sarajevo Court Upholds Communist Decision: Croatia in Uproar

    11/30/2010 3:29:10 AM PST · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/30/2010 | Tancred
    (Sarajevo) In the past 17th of November there was a final judgement by the Bosnian-Herzegovinan Federal Government in Sarajevo, has ordered the vacation of the residence of the Archbishop of Vrhbosna-sarajevo, Vinko Cardinal Puljuic, from the Episcopal Palace. The residence, the property of the Curia, was confiscated in the past by the Communist regime, to house there Communist or Muslim spies, according to Corrispenza Romana.
  • Wahhabi Group Launches Conversion Campaign In Bosnia

    04/04/2010 11:37:43 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 13 replies · 475+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 4/2/10 | Dzenana Karabegovic
    SARAJEVO -- During the past week, an international Wahhabi organization has launched a campaign in Bosnia-Herzegovina calling on non-Muslims to convert to Islam. The organization, which calls itself "Poziv u Raj" (Invitation To Heaven), has been putting up slick billboards and posters and distributing leaflets in Sarajevo, Bihac, Sanski Most, Maglaj, Zenica, Travnik, Tuzla, and Tesanj. The group also has been organizing public lectures in Bosnian cities and towns by a Greek man and a German man who recently converted to Islam. Those recent converts have repeated the group's call for non-Muslims to convert to Islam. They have also been...
  • Bosnia Arrests 3 on Terrorism Charges

    11/06/2009 3:40:38 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 2 replies · 294+ views
    BalkanInsight.com ^ | November 5, 2009 | Balkan Insight
    Three Bosnian Islamists were arrested in Sarajevo on Thursday on charges of terrorism and illegal weapons trafficking, prosecutors said. Rijad Rustempasic, Edis Velic and Abdulah Handzic were arrested on charges of terrorism, the Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina said in a statement. Rustempasic was also suspected of illegal weapons trafficking, the statement added. The arrest follows an intense investigation including interviews with nearly 70 different witnesses and several suspects, and collected over 1000 pieces of evidence from here in Bosnia, as well as from Germany and Austria, and elsewhere," prosecutors said. All three suspects were previously detained by Bosnian...
  • Railroading Radovan Karadzic

    11/04/2009 5:04:36 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies · 465+ views
    Nolan Chart / Balkan Report ^ | November 3, 2009 | Andy Wilcoxson
    The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague is considering imposing a defense lawyer on former Bosnian-Serb president Radovan Karadzic against his will. Radovan Karadzic Much of the, for want of a better term, "news coverage" of the Radovan Karadzic war crimes trial in The Hague has teetered fatuously somewhere between the hysterical and the completely irrational. The coverage often amounts to little more than shrill and often childish name-calling with Karadzic continually referred to as a "butcher", a "demon", a "monster" and every other spiteful epitaph our so-called "journalists" can think to hurl at him. Comparisons...
  • Bosnia: Blame Santa

    12/29/2008 1:21:34 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 4 replies · 461+ views
    ISN ETH, Zrich ^ | 10 December 2008 | Anes Alic
    In a country with plenty of serious problems, from a flailing economy to a dysfunctional government, attacking Santa is probably not the cure-all, Anes Alic writes for ISN Security Watch. By Anes Alic in Sarajevo for ISN Security Watch Thanks to a rather absurd, and so far unpopular, move by officials in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, Santa will not being coming down the chimneys of public schools this year. Though a strong tradition for the past half a century, a decision supported by the Islamic community and the nationalist Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) party has banned Santa from his usual pre-New...
  • CANNON IN HOSPITAL YARD, BOYS WITH GRENADES AND PITS FULL OF DEAD BODIES (Bosnian war)

    07/26/2007 5:53:20 AM PDT · by joan · 24 replies · 630+ views
    Sense news agency ^ | July 25, 2007
    CANNON IN HOSPITAL YARD, BOYS WITH GRENADES AND PITS FULL OF DEAD BODIES (Muslim controlled Sarajevo) General Milosevics defense witness testifies about his wartime experience in Sarajevo. He claims he was subjected to daily mental and physical torture, that he was forced to witness an execution at Pofalici and saw a BH Army cannon fire shells from the Sarajevo State Hospital compound. The cannon was set in a highly visible spot as a taunt to the Serb forces, who were thus forced to target it, the witness says General Dragomir Milosevics defense witness, testifying under the pseudonym T60 and with...
  • Needing some FReeper Input

    06/30/2007 7:36:40 PM PDT · by JamesP81 · 34 replies · 441+ views
    6-30-07 | Self
    I am currently in the process of writing a novel, and one of the scenes in this novel is going to take place in Sarajevo. Problem is, I've never been there and don't really know what the place is like beyond what you can read on the internet. If there are any FReepers who have been there and could give me an idea of what the city's like, I'd appreciate it. It will really help me with my book.
  • BOSNIA: FORMER MUSLIM WARLORD MEETS MYSTERIOUS DEATH (Man Thet Started Bosnian War)

    Sarajevo, 28 June (AKI) - A well known Bosnian underworld figure and war-time military commander Ramiz Delalic, known as 'Celo', was killed Wednesday night in Sarajevo, local media reported on Thursday, without giving details. Delalic (44) has been investigated for allegedly shooting at a Serbian wedding party in Sarajevo in March 1992, killing local Serb, Nikola Gardovic. Delalic had a criminal record, but during the 1992-1995 Bosnian civil war he became a commander of the Ninth motorized brigade of the Bosnian Muslim army. His killing is the latest in a string of shootings, some fatal, of underworld figures in the...
  • 2,200 Year Old Amphoras Contained Wine (Illyrian)

    04/10/2007 10:49:45 AM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 943+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-10-2007
    2,200-year old amphoras contained wine SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, April 9 (UPI) -- Parts of amphoras believed to be 2,200 years old uncovered in a Bosnia-Herzegovina swamp are suspected to have carried wine, experts said Monday. Snjezana Vasilj, head of a Bosnian team of archaeologists, said a preliminary analysis showed amphoras, found at what are believed remains of the first-ever discovered Illyrian ships, were used for transporting wine, the Bosnian news agency FENA reported. Late in March, Vasilj and her team found what they believed were the Illyrian ships in the Desilo location, more than 20 feet under the water level of...
  • 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...
  • At least three Bosnian citizens linked to Al-Quaeda

    09/25/2006 11:15:47 AM PDT · by TexKat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    B92 ^ | 25 September 2006
    SARAJEVO -- At least three Bosnian citizens are on the UN list of individuals aiding the al-Qaeda terrorist network. Dragan Lukac, assistant director of the Bosnian state security agency, said in an interview with the daily Nezavisne Novine that three Tunisians, who are on the UN terrorist list, were granted Bosnian citizenship after the country's 1992-1995 civil war. "It's difficult to say where they are at the moment, but we can say with great certainty that they are not in Bosnia and don't use Bosnian passports," Lukac said. He named the three Tunisians as Mahrez ben Mahmud ben Sashi al...
  • BOSNIA: KUWAITI CHARITY INVESTIGATED FOR TERROR LINKS

    06/29/2006 1:39:56 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 8 replies · 301+ views
    Sarajevo, 29 June (AKI) - Investigators are probing the Bosnian branch of the humanitarian organisation Revival of Islamic Heritage Society Kuwait (RIHSK) for possible terrorist links and financing of an Islamic terrorist organisation, Bosnian daily Nezavisne vovine reported on Thursday. RHISK channelled some 14 million euros to its sister organisation in Bosnia from January 1, 2002 to December 2005, the paper said, quoting unnamed prosecution sources. The Bosnian organisation - registered under the same name as RIHSK and translated into Bosnian - hasn’t kept records on how the money was spent, the paper said. Nor has it ever submitted final...
  • Bosnian capital shaken by radical Islam (moderate muslims under attack by Wahhabism)

    06/16/2006 11:43:37 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 103 replies · 7,532+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 6/16/2006 | Rusmir Smajilhodzic
    The people of Sarajevo, renowned for their pluralism, have been shaken after a series of incidents including the murder of a Muslim woman by her Islamic extremist son who questioned her faith. Upholders of Bosnia's moderate version of Islam say the problem caused by an influx of hardline fighters during the country's 1992-1995 war has worsened in recent months, highlighted by the gruesome murder. "Bosnia's tradition of Islam is tolerant, it promotes pluralism and we should not allow those representing a one-track ideology to teach us," says Jasmin Merdan. The 26-year-old -- a practising Muslim who portrays himself as a...
  • Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb

    07/12/2004 5:52:04 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 2,422+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 7/12/04 | Scott Wheeler
    (CNSNews.com) - Fourteen miles from the U.S. Capitol, a basement-run organization with alleged ties to Hamas and al Qaeda is a crucial link in the planning of any future terrorist attacks against the United States, according to several terrorism experts who analyzed documents and other information obtained in a CNSNews.com investigation. The United Association for Studies and Research (UASR), based in Springfield, Va., is publicly identified as a Muslim think tank but has multiple ties to the terrorism underworld, according to the CNSNews.com sources, who are both inside and outside government. "UASR is a front organization for a terrorist group,"...
  • Swedish teen in 'White House terror plot' (Bosnia connection)

    11/10/2005 9:27:02 AM PST · by joan · 17 replies · 641+ views
    thelocal.se ^ | November 10, 2005
    A Swedish teenager who is being held in Sarajevo suspected of terrorist offences has been identified by Bosnian police as a radical Islamist known by the code-name Maximus. The 18-year old has had email contact with three men arrested in Britain suspected of planning an attack on the White House, police sources in the Bosnian capital told weekly newspaper Slobodna Bosna. There is definitely a link between Sweden, Denmark and Britain, said Mirsad Fasic, a journalist at Slobodna Bosna. In the computer that was taken from the apartment rented by the Swede and the Dane with Turkish ancestry, there were...
  • Terror arrests in Bosnia, Denmark linked

    11/04/2005 11:05:19 PM PST · by Jane_N · 9 replies · 654+ views
    ISN Security Watch ^ | 02/11/05 | Damir Kaletovic and Anes Alic
    Authorities in Denmark and Bosnia arrest ten people suspected of plotting terror attacks on Western embassies in Sarajevo and uncover a cache of explosives and other weapons, along with a videotape showing the suspects making bombs and asking God for forgiveness for the sacrifice they are about to make. Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Denmark have arrested eight teenagers in the last ten days, on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on Western embassies in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo. ISN Security Watch intelligence and police sources in Bosnia say the eight suspects - all between the ages of 16 and...
  • NBC 4 - Irresistible Headlines - Researcher Says Balkan Hill Is Pyramid

    10/26/2005 8:35:54 PM PDT · by Buddy B · 30 replies · 1,938+ views
    NBC4.tv - Los Angeles, CA ^ | October 26, 2005 | n/a
    Researcher Says Balkan Hill Is Pyramid Visocica Hill Is 2,300 Feet High SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- A Sarajevo-born researcher said he has discovered an ancient pyramid in the hills of central Bosnia.
  • Al Qaeda 'financed from Eindhoven'

    04/23/2003 3:26:32 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 12 replies · 696+ views
    expatica
    Al Qaeda 'financed from Eindhoven' 23 April 2003 AMSTERDAM A director of the Islamic foundation Al Waqf al Islami in Eindhoven, Ahmad Al Hussaini, is included in a list of 20 Saudi Arabian business leaders alleged to have provided financial support to the Al Qaeda terror network. A prominent Al Qaeda member drew up the list, according to US firm JCB Consulting, which is investigating the financing of Osama bin Laden's network on behalf of 600 families of the September 11 terrorist attack victims. JCB spokesman Damien Martinez told Dutch current affairs television programme Nova on Tuesday night...
  • Hamlet Made a Muslim Prince in Post 9/11 Adaptation

    09/15/2005 1:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 1,545+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 15, 2005 | Daria Sito-Sucic
    SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Hamlet has become a Muslim prince at the Ottoman court in an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy which its Bosnian director says reflects the world after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. In possibly the biggest theater co-production the war-torn Balkans region has seen in some 20 years, Haris Pasovic is seeking to put "Hamlet" into a 21st Century setting. "One of the most important issues of the 21st century is the world's increased understanding of the Muslim issue following the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York," Pasovic, himself a Bosnian Muslim, told Reuters...
  • Army chief Jackson to be witness in spy trial (of ethnic Serb Briton)

    09/11/2005 11:52:19 AM PDT · by joan · 2 replies · 191+ views
    Times on Line ^ | September 11, 2005 | DAVID LEPPARD
    THE head of the British Army is to be a key witness in a High Court legal action brought by a war hero accused by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of spying for Serbian war criminals. General Sir Mike Jackson, chief of the general staff, is to be asked to testify for Milos Stankovic, a paratroop major who is suing the MoD over his arrest on allegations of breaches of the Official Secrets Act. The majors lawyers say that if he wins, the MoD may have to pay out as much as 1m in damages and compensation for his ruined...
  • The Failure of Europe in Bosnia (And the continuing infiltration of Islamic extremists)

    06/14/2005 4:17:31 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 446+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 20, 2005 | Stephen Schwartz
    Sarajevo WHILE FRENCH AND DUTCH VOTERS are only now venting their discontent with the European Union, the Bosnians have held Brussels in contempt since the onset of their civil war, some 13 years ago. Back then, Europe actively obstructed Bosnian self-defense. The British and French instigated a U.N. weapons embargo that prevented the Bosnians from legally importing arms. A staggering 250,000 people were killed in the ensuing war (out of a population now around 4.5 million). In the decade since the massacre at Srebrenica, where Serbs slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys, Brussels has ruled Bosnia, as provided for under...
  • 'Noose Tightening' Around War Crimes Fugitive

    06/10/2005 10:34:12 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 14 replies · 596+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 10 June 2005
    He once declared that he was God, and ordered his Serb artillery to scorch the brains of Bosnian Muslims in Sarajevo. General Ratko Mladic kept a goat he called Madeleine Albright, and until a few years ago, openly dined at fancy Belgrade restaurants or watched soccer matches. Now, Serbian authorities say the noose is tightening around the wartime Bosnian Serb army commander, a top UN war crimes fugitive, whos been eluding capture for nearly a decade on charges he helped mastermind Europes worst massacre of civilians since the Second World War. Although Serbian police today denied reports that Mladics exact...
  • Never Again - At the U.N.

    01/25/2005 9:22:05 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 6 replies · 544+ views
    CFP ^ | January 25, 2005 | Marinka Peschmann
    At a special United Nations session, held on Monday, in New York, to commemorative the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pierre Pettigrew, told the assembly, "It happened, in my mind, because the greatest evil is indifference." Over 6 million Jews were systematically murdered during the Holocaust. Millions perished during World War II. Never again! is how Pettigrew ended his eloquent speech, parroting the theme, started by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Earlier Annan declared that, "Such an evil must never be allowed to happen again," and urged the world body that,...
  • RS: CAVIC CALLS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF SARAJEVO COMMISSION

    12/01/2004 7:55:57 PM PST · by joan · 2 replies · 231+ views
    FENA ^ | December 1, 2004
    BANJA LUKA, December 1 (FENA) RS President Dragan Cavic thinks that the discovery of 5,000 cards with information on Serb victims during the war in Sarajevo will represent a credibility test for politicians in FBiH in the process of reaching the truth. Cavic said that the discovered documents should set off the establishment of the commission for investigating events in Sarajevo during the war. East Sarajevo Public Security Centre Chief Dragomir Andan said yesterday that 5.000 cards have been discovered with information on Serb victims during the war in Sarajevo. The cards cite places of burial of the victims,...
  • Bosnian officials should resign over spending frenzy: Ashdown

    06/10/2004 1:23:41 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 4 replies · 119+ views
    Channel NewsAsia via AFP ^ | 11 June 2004 | AFP
    SARAJEVO : The top international representative in Bosnia, Paddy Ashdown, said that heads should roll after an audit showed that state institutions had exceeded their budgets by millions of dollars. "In any normal country ... that level of waste by institutions could not result in anything else than high-level resignations," Ashdown said, reacting to Wednesday's report from the Bosnian Central Audit Office. The report revealed a number of budget irregularities in six public institutions including the presidency, government and election commission. It blamed lax internal control systems for the losses. The country's tripartite presidency alone spent nearly a million convertible...
  • Two Bosnian Serbs shot dead, one wounded near Sarajevo

    04/13/2004 7:36:09 AM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 138+ views
    ekathimerini.com ^ | April 13, 2004
    SARAJEVO (AFP) - Two Bosnian Serbs were shot dead and one was severely wounded on Friday when an unknown gunman opened fire on them in a village near Sarajevo, police said. The three were found alongside a road at the exit from the village of Trnovo, some 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Sarajevo. They were walking on the road when a car passed and the man inside started shooting at them. The perpetrator fled the scene, district attorney Jasmin Sose said. The police identified the two killed as Ognjen Markovic and Igor Mijovic, while the wounded man, identified as...
  • Sarajevo massacre remembered

    02/05/2004 2:40:01 PM PST · by JCB · 4 replies · 136+ views
    BBC ^ | Feb 5, 2004 | Jim Fish
    It was one of the single most bloody events of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and one of the most mysterious. The single shell blast in Sarajevo's Markale market on 5 February 1994 killed 68 people and wounded more than 100. The Muslim-led government blamed the besieging Serb forces. They, in turn, accused the government of shelling its own people, to win international sympathy. A report by United Nations peacekeepers at the time was inconclusive, although there have been persistent rumours that a secret UN report later pointed the finger of blame at the government. A mortar shell landed in the...
  • In Federal Sarajevo, local Serb returnees deprived of their rights

    01/06/2004 6:01:47 AM PST · by joan · 17 replies · 114+ views
    Tanjug ^ | January 6, 2004
    13:46 SARAJEVO, Jan 6 (Tanjug) - Manager of the Association of Citizens of Democratic Initiative Jovo Janjih said on Tuesday that less than three percent of the 160,000 local Serbs, who had lived in Sarajevo before the war, had returned to the city, and that they were now completely kept down. "The fact that local Serbs are being deprived of their rights is evident in all fields of life, such as employment, education, health care, social welfare, right to pensions and other," the manager of the Sarajevo local Serbs association told the Republika Srpska (RS) media.
  • Serb General Gets 20 Years for Sarajevo Siege

    12/05/2003 7:02:42 AM PST · by NYC Republican · 21 replies · 299+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/5/03 | Paul Gallagher
    Judges at the Hague war crimes tribunal jailed a former Bosnian Serb general for 20 years on Friday for deliberately shelling and shooting civilians during the siege of Sarajevo in the 1992-95 Bosnian war. Stanislav Galic, 60, is the first suspect to be tried by the U.N. war crimes tribunal exclusively in connection with the 44-month siege of the Bosnian capital. Prosecutors said Bosnian Serb forces had plunged the city into a "medieval hell." Sarajevo became synonymous with war during the siege. Serb forces dug into surrounding hills rained down sniper and shell fire on buses, trams, gardens and funerals,...
  • MILOSEVIC "TRIAL" SYNOPSIS: DUTCHBAT COMMANDER SAW NO EXECUTIONS IN SREBRENICA

    11/13/2003 3:58:09 PM PST · by joan · 3 replies · 581+ views
    www.slobodan-milosevic.org ^ | November 13, 2003 | Andy Wilcoxson
    Merced Kucanin finished his testimony today at the Hague Tribunal. As you remember from yesterday Kucanin was a Sarajevo police officer who testified about shelling and sniping in Sarajevo. He testified today about a certain Milo Vaselovic who had been shot by a sniper in Sarajevo. Vaselovic was a Serb, and Kucanin testified that he had been shot by Vojislav Seselj. He didnt do any ballistic analysis on the corpse or anything like that but he saw Seselj on Television that night and so he concluded that Seselj must have been the gunmanimpeccable logic indeed. Kucanin also retracted his previous...
  • Clinton Opens Massacre War Memorial in Bosnia

    09/27/2003 7:47:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 332+ views
    ohio.com ^ | 09.20.03
    Clinton Opens Massacre Memorial in BosniaALEXANDAR S. DRAGICEVICAssociated Press A Bosnian Muslim woman weeps as she squats next to the grave of her relative in the foggy morning during a memorial ceremony for 107 identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre in July 1995. AMEL EMRIC, Associated Press. SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Former President Clinton called for ethnic and religious tolerance Saturday as he joined survivors of Europe's worst massacre since World War II in opening a memorial center for the victims.Srebrenica, 50 miles northeast of Sarajevo, had been declared a "safe zone" by the United Nations when it was overrun...
  • Nobody wants to rebuild Serb houses in Sarajevo - Serb association

    05/25/2003 4:19:21 PM PDT · by joan · 4 replies · 143+ views
    Tanjug ^ | May 25 2003
    16:58 SARAJEVO , May 25 (Tanjug) - President of the Return Association of Sarajevo Serbs Milivoje Cavarkapa has said that international humanitarian organisations are avoiding the Sarajevo Canton, as far as the reconstruction of Serb houses is concerned, and that more than 5,000 of these houses were destroyed after the signing of the Dayton Peace Accord in November 1995. "International organisations and cantonal and federal authorities of Bosnia-Herzegovina have only one goal and that is to ensure that as many Muslims as possible return to the Republika Srpska, but not to ensure the return of Serb refugees to the Sarajevo...
  • Tour guide's work: Bosnia tragedy

    04/08/2003 10:01:38 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 5 replies · 165+ views
    CNN Travel ^ | 4/8/2003 | N/A
    <p>SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) -- In the mood for a stroll down Sniper Alley? Or how about stopping for a coffee at the site of the Market Place Massacre?</p> <p>These "tourist attractions" are on offer in Bosnia's war-scarred capital more than seven years after the end of the worst bloodshed in Europe in 60 years.</p>
  • Nato troops raid Karadzic's home

    07/02/2002 3:18:02 AM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 2 replies · 233+ views
    BBC ^ | July 2, 2002
    Nato-led peacekeeping troops have raided the family home of Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic. A guard at the house in Pale, within the Bosnian Serb territory, told Reuters news agency that French troops from the Stabilisation Force (S-For) told him they were looking for weapons. Mr Karadzic's wife arrived at the house an hour after the pre-dawn raid to inspect the damage, the news agency reported. Nato troops have been searching for the former Bosnian Serb president - the UN war crimes tribunal's most wanted suspect - for several years. Mr Karadzic's family said nobody had been arrested...
  • Caco Wasn't the Only One [mass graves of Sarajevo Serbs]

    04/13/2002 8:14:33 AM PDT · by joan · 3 replies · 401+ views
    ex-yu press ^ | 11/11/97 | Faida Rahmanovic
    Svijet, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina, November 11 1997 Mladen Pandurevic, vice-president of the Serb Civic Council (SGV) is one of the rare Sarajevans who have from the start of the war drawn attention to the crimes taking place in the city, especially those committed by Caco and his soldiers from the Tenth Mountain Brigade. The way in which Pandurevic spoke about the crimes and the people who had committed was precise but, at the time, it was in someone's interest to keep quiet about these events. Today, Mladen Pandurevic has repeated many of the old accusations but now they have somewhat different...