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  • Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama (Baltics now targeted)

    10/08/2016 10:20:12 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 42 replies
    Observer ^ | 10/07/2016 | John R. Schindler
    Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama Putin’s Activation of ‘Iskander-M’ Ballistic Missile Is a Message to Obama The KGB officer in the Kremlin seeks one last, grand strategic humiliation for our president before he leaves office By John R. Schindler • 10/07/16 11:00am Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Prince Albert II of Monaco (not pictured) at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 6, 2016. / AFP / POOL AND AFP / YURI KADOBNOV Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images It’s long been obvious that Vladimir Putin and his inner circle view Barack...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • The Mystery of Bosnia's Ancient Pyramids

    11/24/2009 11:11:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 1,958+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 2009 | Colin Woodard
    An amateur archaeologist says he's discovered the world's oldest pyramids in the Balkans. But many experts remain dubious Sam Osmanagich kneels down next to a low wall, part of a 6-by-10-foot rectangle of fieldstone with an earthen floor. If I'd come upon it in a farmer's backyard here on the edge of Visoko—in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15 miles northwest of Sarajevo—I would have assumed it to be the foundation of a shed or cottage abandoned by some 19th-century peasant. Osmanagich, a blond, 49-year-old Bosnian who has lived for 16 years in Houston, Texas, has a more colorful explanation. "Maybe it's...
  • Beware of political activists in robes

    07/23/2008 7:03:44 AM PDT · by DTA · 3 replies · 147+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-07-23 | George Jonas
    George Jonas: Beware of political activists in robes Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 If we take Radovan Karadzic at his own evaluation as a Serbian patriot, by being available to be captured and handed over to the international tribunals of the new world order, he's rendering his country the only service left for him to render. Had he not gone into hiding in 1995 after being indicted for his role in the infamous Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys, the one-timepresident of Serbian Bosnia couldn't be utilized as a chip in the Faustian bargain with theWest today. But...
  • Balkan Caves, Gorges Were Pre-Neanderthal Haven

    06/27/2008 2:45:44 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 217+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-27-2008 | Ljilja Cvekic
    Balkan caves, gorges were pre-Neanderthal haven Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:25am EDT By Ljilja Cvekic BELGRADE (Reuters Life!) - A fragment of a human jaw found in Serbia and believed to be up to 250,000 years old is helping anthropologists piece together the story of prehistoric human migration from Africa to Europe. "This is the earliest evidence we have of humans in the area," Canada's Winnipeg University anthropology professor Mirjana Roksandic told Reuters. The fragment of a lower jaw, complete with three teeth, was discovered in a small cave in the Sicevo gorge in south Serbia. "It is a pre-Neanderthal...
  • Albanian Triumph, Serb Anger as Kosovo Secedes

    02/17/2008 3:03:48 AM PST · by raybbr · 58 replies · 248+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 17, 2008 | N/A
    PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo Albanians will proclaim independence from Serbia on Sunday, ending a long chapter in the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia but cementing a bitter ethnic frontline in the Balkans. Kosovo will be the 6th state carved from the Serb-dominated federation since 1991, after Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Montenegro, and the last to escape Serbia's embrace. The Serbs vow never to give up the land where their history goes back 1,000 years. They will reject independence in defiance of the Albanians and their Western backers and will keep their grip on strongholds in northern Kosovo, making the ethnic...
  • Birthwort Plant's Dark Side: Kidney Disease And Cancer In Balkan Countries

    12/09/2007 3:23:51 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 156+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12-9-2007 | Stony Brook University Medical Center.
    Birthwort Plant's Dark Side: Contaminated Grain Linked To Kidney Disease And Cancer In Balkan CountriesSeeds from birthwort plant is contaminating the wheat grain in the Balkan region, leading to a devastating kidney disease affecting rural residents in that region. (Credit: Image courtesy of Stony Brook University Medical Center) ScienceDaily (Dec. 9, 2007) — Seeds from birthwort (Aristolochia clematis), a plant which grows in wheat fields in the Balkan region and which has been used throughout Europe and Asia as an herbal remedy for 2000 years, is contaminating the wheat grain, leading to a devastating kidney disease affecting rural residents in...
  • Croatian anger at Vukovar verdict

    09/28/2007 6:43:41 AM PDT · by poglavnik · 4 replies · 113+ views
    ... "If you stole a car today you would get a harsher sentence than what they got for the biggest crime that was committed here in the past 50 years," he said. ...
  • Kosovo impasse raises fears of regional unrest-(Balkans the gift that keeps on giving)

    08/26/2007 6:27:54 PM PDT · by Flavius · 2 replies · 224+ views
    the news ^ | 8/27/07 | the news
    BELGRADE: Delicate talks on the future of the breakaway Kosovo province resume this week amid rising fears the deadlock could reignite unrest across the tense Balkan region. The firmly entrenched stances of the leaders of Kosovo’s independence-seeking Albanian majority and Serbia, which wants to retain sovereignty over the province, has left negotiators with few options.
  • Balkan-Muslim Gratitude - Fort Dix And Our Friends The Abanians

    05/10/2007 8:11:50 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 19 replies · 817+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic ^ | 5/10/07 | Julia Gorin
    Monday night the FBI arrested six Muslims who were planning a commando-style attack on Fort Dix in New Jersey, to “kill as many soldiers as possible,” authorities said. Four of the six men are Albanians, a fact that Fox News — which apparently thinks that “Yugoslavia” and “Albanians” are the same, and isn’t sure what those two things might have to do with “the Balkans” — reported thus: The Associated Press reported that those captured were nationals of the former Yugoslavia, but the law enforcement source told FOX News that not all of them are of Albanian ethnicity. Federal sources...
  • Bosnian president rides to rescue

    03/05/2007 9:19:07 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 4 replies · 300+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, March 6, 2007
    The couple said their baby would be named after Mr Komsic One of Bosnia's three-member presidency has helped a woman in labour by escorting her car to hospital at high speed with his motorcade.Zeljko Komsic noticed a distressed couple driving fast near the town of Maglaj late on Saturday. Suad Ibrahimovic said he and his wife, Jasminka, were so grateful that they would name the baby after him. Bosnia's presidency rotates between Mr Komsic, a Croat, and Serb and Bosnian Muslim representatives. Complications When Mr Komsic noticed the couple, Mr Ibrahimovic explained their predicament and the president ordered his...
  • Utah Shooter’s Grandfather was Killed by? (Julia Gorin)

    02/20/2007 4:57:36 PM PST · by Bokababe · 15 replies · 1,189+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | 2/19/07 | Julia Gorin
    The family can’t seem to decide: Mr. Talovic’s motive remains a mystery, investigators say…The gunman’s aunt, Ajka Omerovic, and his father, who was visibly exhausted, spoke to a reporter just hours after Mr. Talovic’s body was cleansed in an Islamic ritual in preparation for its burial in Tuzla, Bosnia… No religious Balkan Muslims to see here, move along. Until Serbian forces began a siege of Talovici in April 1992, they said, theirs had been a humble but happy life…... How about: Until fundamentalist Bosnian Muslim President Alija Izetbegovic decided he wanted to carve out an Islamic state in Europe, theirs...
  • Explosion Inside US Embassy Compound in Athens (Breaking: Fox News)

    01/11/2007 9:02:24 PM PST · by xzins · 291 replies · 14,420+ views
    Fox ^ | 12 Jan 07 | Fox
  • The Status Could Be Delayed Again If Russia Opposes Kosova Independence

    11/23/2006 7:59:03 AM PST · by tgambill · 7 replies · 343+ views
    Epoka e Re | 22 Nov 06
    Bandow: The Status Could Be Delayed Again If Russia Opposes Kosova Independence Pristina, – Its hard to impose the solution for Kosova's status because the international community has no united stand, declared the US analyst and ex-advisor of former US president, Ronald Regan, Doug Bandow. According to him if Russia continues to categorically oppose Kosova's independence then the negotiations could be delayed. This political analyst reiterated that Washington thinks that if both sides are not ready to come to a solution regarding Kosova's final status then this will be done by the UN, which, according to him it would be...
  • Background Analysis: Historical Considerations on Kosovo

    11/13/2006 11:39:24 AM PST · by Bokababe · 5 replies · 482+ views
    Defense & Foreign Affairs ^ | November 7, 2006 | V. Groginsky
    The southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija is a region of many contrasts in landscape, culture, and historical perspective. From arid hills similar to eastern Afghanistan, to mountainous mining towns like those in Colorado, and wide fertile plains resembling parts of the American Mid-West, Kosovo has been the object of numerous foreign conquerors over the ages. Thracians, Ilyrians, Romans, Byzantines, Turks, Hungarians, Bulgarians, and Albanians have all vied for control of the region, but for the past 1,400 years it has been distinctly Serbian in character. However, for the past 500 years, Kosovo has been undergoing a process of...

    08/29/2006 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 6 replies · 615+ views
    adnkronosinternational ^ | 8/29/06 | VPR
    Belgrade, 29 August (AKI) - Serbian police have broken up a human trafficking chain, arresting 33 people, most of them Albanians, the Belgrade-based daily Press reported on Tuesday, quoting police sources. The report said police who had been tracking the flow of illegal immigrants for some time, raided a house in Belgrade on Monday where they found 28 Albanian, and five Turkish citizens who had entered the country illegally. The police said that 13 were juveniles, aged from 11 to 17, and all of them will be returned to their home countries. According to police, the Turks were smuggled into...
  • 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...
  • Bosnian Investigation Confirms Terror Report

    06/30/2006 9:06:48 AM PDT · by tgambill · 8 replies · 304+ views ^ | 30 June 06 |
    Disturbing, though not surprising information has been revealed in Bosnia, corroborating a investigation conducted nearly 9 months ago. A Sarajevo newspaper, Nezavisne Novine, reported yesterday that Bosnian investigators are showing growing interest in the financial resources and activities of a Kuwaiti charity that has been blacklisted by the Bush administration in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The charity, the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS), claims to be a humanitarian and educational organization; however, it preaches the strict Wahhabist doctrine in its bid to reshape the political life of Muslim countries, and has maintained terrorist links in places like Albania, Azerbaijan...
  • Cheney: US backs Croatia for joining NATO, EU

    05/07/2006 10:38:23 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 33 replies · 672+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2006 | Matt Spetalnick
    DUBROVNIK, Croatia (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney pledged strong U.S. support on Saturday for Croatia's bid to join NATO and the European Union, following the example of other post-communist states in transition to democracy. Cheney made the promise to reformist Prime Minister Ivo Sanader on the eve of a meeting in Dubrovnik with leaders of Croatia, Macedonia and Albania, as he toured former East bloc nations that increasingly have turned west since the Cold War. He caused diplomatic waves on Thursday with a speech to Baltic and Black Sea heads of state in Vilnius where he accused Russian President...
  • For Some Bosnian Muslims in Serbia, Ethno-music is Simply Satanic

    An indication of what lies ahead for the Balkans occurred recently in Novi Pazar, when Wahhabi fanatics successfully destroyed a concert held by a renowned Balkan ethno-music orchestra that appeals to people from many countries and ethnicities. The violence was brazen and highly alarming, according to Belgrade’s B-92 which described the occurrence thus: “…ten young men donning long beards, short pants and white hats broke up a concert of the Balkanika orchestra. The hooligans were dressed like members of the vehabit [sic] movement. They climbed up onto the stage and threw around the instruments that were set up for the...