Skip to comments.Serbia Has a New Teen Idol (Statue of Gavrilo Princip to be erected)
Posted on 01/24/2014 7:34:22 AM PST by C19fan
Serbias government is commissioning a statue to honor Gavrilo Princip, the boy-assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Novosti, Serbias largest newspaper, revealed this week. To avoid any speculation about its intended symbolism, the statue will be erected atop the Belgrade Fortress on June 28, the 100th anniversary of Princips fateful gunshots, which, conventional wisdom holds, ushered in World War I. Serbia and the Serbian people are thus righting a wrong committed against Princip, who has never before had a monument dedicated to him, writes the pro-government paper.
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Okay for Serbians to gun down archdukes they don’t like, eh?.
Archdukes are small potatoes. They gunned down their own monarchs. LOL!
Humanity would have been better off had the Anglophile Wilson stayed out of the war and let Kaiser Wilhelm stomp the Brits and French like bikers on a narc.
They assassinated the wrong guy.
Ferdinand was for treating Serbia fairly.
His opponent in the Austrian political circles was Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Vienna’s hardliner chief of staff.
But at least Serbia is now admitting that Gavrilo was their guy.
Only took a century..
Who’s left to complain at this point???
There is a podcast about this event, the set up to the assassination, etc on Dan Carlin’s site. He quoted someone who made that exact point and then stated it was Adolf Hitler who was quoted.
With the 100th anniversary of the start of WW I a lot of scabs are getting ripped off.
Princip only accidently got to kill the archduke and his wife...
the original bomb was thrown under the wrong car...
the staff members in the car were badly wounded and rushed to the hospital..
the archduke ordered his drfiver to follow the car to the hospital but they got lost in the strange city and were wandering down the wrong street..
Meanwhile Princip was wandering dejected and defeated down by the river to throw himself in and drown in his despair...he and the other terrorists had failed..
He saw the car with the archduke coming and Princip just happened have a gun in his pocket...
He used it...
The archduchess had a white dress on...the red blood showed up nicely..
However questionable the Austro-Hungarian rule over Serbia might be, Princip was an atheist anarchist motivated by hatred for Christianity. The outcome was the greatest nightmare ever visited upon Europe, leading to two world wars, 150 million dead, and the Communist destruction of Western Civilization.
Lately, I’ve developed strong sympathies for the newly avuncular Orthodox society in Eastern Europe, but if I ever needed reminding how demonic the Serbian regime is, this is it.
How different would the world be today if Archduke hadn’t made a wrong turn!
And he never got a dinner.
Serbia was an independent nation in 1914 and had been for many decades. Not all Serbs, however, lived within its boundaries.
Princip was an atheist anarchist motivated by hatred for Christianity.
Do you have a link showing this?
Everything I've read about him indicates he was a Yugoslav nationalist. The attack was planned and carried out by a rogue faction within the Serbian government, for whom Princip worked.
There were an amazing number of anarchists, of a variety of ideologies. running around the later 19th and the early 20th centuries. Assassination was a favorite tool. They have pretty much disappeared down the memory hole, with communism and fascism showing up.
But most of the anarchists would have scrupled to work for a government like that of Serbia.
Unelected Monarchs are fair game. They are the very definition of despotism.
But anyway, he’s innocent. Killing two people with a 32 acp is impossible, ive read on gun threads that anything smaller than a 9 is essentially useless. So something else must have happened.
Everything I’ve ever read indicates that Serbs are the closest thing there is to normal, decent, middle class people in the Balkans. I’m hoping I can live long enough to see Serbian tanks roll back into Kosovo.
The Black Hand. Have read that the one who actually shot Ferdinand was not all there mentally either.
They really haven’t even disappeared. Anarchist thought is alive and well at the young edge of the American leftist movement. WTO protesters, the occupy crowd,,, they are out there still.
I dislike all forms of Totalitarianism. Monarchy included.
And I have always had great sympathy for the Serbs. They have sure been poorly treated. I am not talking about having sympathy for the Serbian Leadership, but the Serbian People.
They were at one time called the Keepers of the Gate. The gate between the Muslim World and the Christian World. The brutality of the Balkans seems to make all crazy.
In the later 19th century the Austrian Empire split itself up into the Dual Monarchy of Austria and Hungary, to mollify the Hungarians. (Who promptly started treating their own minorities at least as poorly as they themselves had been treated under Austrian rule.)
In both Hungary and Austria Slavs and others made up either a majority or very large minorities.
Ferdinand was in favor of splitting the DM up farther, giving the Slavs their own country or countries. As might be expected, this was violently opposed, especially by the Hungarians.
A rogue faction within the Serbian government wanted him killed specifically because his policies might address the grievances of the South Slavs within the DM, and therefore bring an end to Serbian ambitions to break them off and absorb them into Serbia.
So then he was the Accidental Assassin —
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