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  • Putin warns Europe over Iran and Kosovo at EU summit

    10/26/2007 8:06:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 38+ views
    Times of London ^ | 10/26/07 | Jack Malvern and agencies
    From Times OnlineOctober 26, 2007 Putin warns Europe over Iran and Kosovo at EU summit (Miguel A Lopes//EPA) Vladimir Putin at the EU-Russia Summit at Mafra Palace, near Lisbon, today Jack Malvern and agencies Tensions between Russia and the West over sanctions against Iran will be laid bare today as President Vladimir Putin attends a summit with EU leaders in Portugal. The Russian leader described supporters of tough policies as "mad people wielding razor blades" after the US imposed economic sanctions on the Islamic republic yesterday in an attempt to curb its nuclear programme. Mr Putin, who is at the...
  • Divided Bosnia elects nationalists

    10/13/2014 10:50:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published: 13/10/2014 - 10:53 | Updated: 13/10/2014 - 14:52 | (With Reuters)
    Nationalists with little shared vision of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s future were in the lead in an election for the three-person presidency yesterday (12 October), likely portending more dysfunction in a country still haunted by the divisions of a 1992-95 war. Based on a partial vote-count, authorities said Bakir Izetbegović, Dragan Čović and Željka Cvijanović were out in front in the race for the tri-partite state presidency, as the Bosniak, Croat and Serb representatives respectively. […] Izetbegovic campaigned on the need for a strong, unified state, Čović on the creation of a Croat entity within Bosnia, while Cvijanović is part of...
  • This Little Boy Couldnt Find Help Anywhere, Until A Soldier Did Something Incredible

    09/26/2014 3:25:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | September 26, 2014 | Sarah Zagorski
    For over a decade, a Bosnian soldier, former Staff Sergeant Wayne Ingram, has been helping a boy with a condition called Tessier facial cleft. This condition is so rare that there are only 26 cases reported worldwide. And, unfortunately, in some countries cleft or palate deformities are considered reasons for abortion.Ingram met four-year old Stefan Savic while on patrol in Eastern Europe and decided he should help him by having fundraising drives. Stepan told the Daily Mail more about Stefan’s condition:“The condition had been left untreated and had grown between Stefan’s eyes, crushing his skull, forcing his eyes apart to...
  • Turkey, Azerbaijan break ground for Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline

    09/20/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Turkey's energy minister has declared a gas pipeline a "peace corridor" linking the Caucasus with the Balkans. "We open the project as a peace corridor that is the result of 15 years hard work by Turkey and Azerbaijan. Through the South Caucasus pipeline and its backbone, the Trans-Anatolia pipeline, we connect the Caucasus with the Balkans. I wish every country could understand the true value of these projects and contribute with us," Taner Yıldız said while speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the South Caucasus pipeline in Baku on Sept. 20. The minister said energy security "ranks as one of...
  • Decorated Marine Seeking Election

    08/05/2014 5:49:33 PM PDT · by Cicero1234 · 5 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/5/14 | Lance Cary
    Hoping some Freepers might take interest in this local race in west Kentucky. My candidate is running for judge executive in Marshall County, Kentucky. His name is Kevin Neal, and he's a decorated U.S. Marine. During his 20 years of service he served security tours in Bosnia and Haiti and three combat tours in Iraq. During his time in Iraq he led five 6-man sniper teams on 50 Guardian Angel missions as a Scout Sniper Sergeant. He was wounded in a mortar attack in 2004. He returned to Iraq in 2006. His medals include the Purple Heart and the USO...
  • Anniversary of Serb exodus during Croatia's Operation Storm and Bosnia's Operation Mistral marked

    08/05/2014 11:16:28 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 25 replies
    B92 ^ | August 5, 2014 | Tanjug
    The 19th anniversary of Serb exodus from Croatia in Operation Storm was marked in Serbia and the Serb Republic (RS) in Bosnia on Monday [August 4, 2014].The victims of the continuation of the military operation that took place in the territory of Bosnia-Herzegovina, known as Operation Mistral, were also remembered. In St. Marko's Church in Belgrade, Bishop Jovan of Slavonia headed the memorial service honoring slaughtered Serb civilians and soldiers. The memorial was co-served by priests of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In the speech delivered after the service, Bishop Jovan said that nobody can say that they seized Lika, Banija...
  • Holbrooke's Hole

    12/14/2010 4:50:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 14, 2010 | Staff
    War On Terror: The death of skilled diplomat Richard Holbrooke is said to be a devastating blow to our Afghan war effort. But diplomats don't win wars; they do, unfortunately, often lose them. 'A huge vacuum." "A major void." "A towering, one-of-a-kind presence." These are some of the extravagant descriptions bandied about after the unexpected death Monday of the 69-year-old Obama administration envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, "AfPak czar" Richard Holbrooke. The media love personalities, so it's no surprise to see this foreign policy adviser to four Democratic presidents rendered larger than life, especially since he'd been expected to become...
  • Man found beaten to death in Chester was Bosnian refugee

    05/06/2014 3:40:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | May 6, 2014 | MORGAN ZALOT & STEPHANIE FARR,
    Dino Dizdarevic, whose family had fled to Kentucky from Banja Luka, Bosnia, in 1995 as war refugees, had no wallet when he was found. It wasn't until he was reported missing to Philadelphia police over the weekend that cops in Chester were able to identify his body. Just what drew the handsome, raven-haired chemical engineer - who moved from Louisville to a North Philly loft with his boyfriend in August - to the gritty town 18 miles south is a mystery. Neither his sister nor his boyfriend of nearly two years, Nick McBee, could imagine why he'd go to Chester,...
  • Did prehistoric man enter Europe through the Balkans?

    08/23/2007 4:41:47 AM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies · 345+ views
    SAWF.org ^ | 8-22-07
    Could the Balkans, rather than previously accepted areas such as the Strait of Gibralter, have been the entry point for the first men in Europe? ORESHETZ, Bulgaria (AFP) - A team of 20 Bulgarian and French archeologists are trying to prove this theory after 11 years of excavation and research in the Kozarnika cave in northwestern Bulgaria. The digging up at this mountainous site of traces of human activity dating back 1.4 to 1.6 million years throws into question theories about when and where man first set foot in Europe. According to current theories, the Europeans' prehistoric ancestors came into...
  • Tell A Lie A Hundred Times It Becomes The Truth

    04/03/2014 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Britic ^ | April 1, 2014 | William Dorich
    Angelina Jolie, is like the criminal in a low budget film who always returns to the scene of the crime. Jolie is shameless in returning to Bosnia after her propagandized rape movie entitled, In The Land of Blood and Honeyan irresponsible piece of film footage costing $50 million to produce that has failed miserably at the box office earning less then $5 million. Did she return to Srebrenica to mourn the dead or to rehabilitate her damaged career? Bringing with her William Hague, the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is like bringing a fox to a...
  • Angelina Jolie, UKs Hague praise Bosnia for rape prevention in military training

    03/28/2014 10:58:51 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 2 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | March 28, 2014 | Sabina Niksic
    Bosnias decision to include preventing sexual violence in military training is groundbreaking and should become the standard for U.N. peacekeeping missions, British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie said Friday. Warzone rape has been a taboo subject in all countries. You are helping to break down those taboos and redefining soldiering in the 21st century, Jolie said as the two addressed a conference on sexual violence in war organized in Sarajevo by Bosnias Defence Ministry.
  • The Math That Predicted The Revolutions Sweeping The Globe

    02/24/2014 10:13:24 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 47 replies
    Motherboard ^ | February 19, 2014
    It's happening in Ukraine, Venezuela, Thailand, Bosnia, Syria, and beyond. Revolutions, unrest, and riots are sweeping the globe. The near-simultaneous eruption of violent protest can seem random and chaotic; inevitable symptoms of an unstable world. But there's at least one common thread between the disparate nations, cultures, and people in conflict, one element that has demonstrably proven to make these uprisings more likely: high global food prices. Just over a year ago, complex systems theorists at the New England Complex Systems Institute warned us that if food prices continued to climb, so too would the likelihood that there would be...
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: Conservative (Half Muslim) Country? That's What I Would Have Thought...

    02/24/2014 9:31:10 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Earlier this month a young, female Bosnian judge was photographed from nearby offices working out and sunbathing in the nude on her office desk... Once the above snapshot was handed toSarajevopolice, an internal investigation at the court buildingfound her to be a justice on Bosnia's High Court(!)She was promptly fired when the image hit the newspapers and her identity revealed- but in Saudi Arabia they'd have boiled her in oil... And they've got a dark/naughty sense of humor over there, too: Three men die on Christmas Eve, an Englishman, an Italian and a Bosnian, and they all go to...
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina hit by wave of violent protests

    02/08/2014 3:16:24 AM PST · by kronos77 · 6 replies
    A protester outside a government building in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, during protests over job losses. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters Thousands of Bosnian protesters took to the streets in the centre of Sarajevo on Friday, setting fire to the presidency building and hurling rocks and stones at police as fury at the country's political and economic stagnation spread rapidly around the country. As many as 200 people were injured in protests that took place in about 20 towns and cities. Government buildings were set on fire in three of the largest centres Sarajevo, Tuzla and Zenica. At one point in the central...
  • Bosnia-Hercegovina protests break out in violence

    02/07/2014 4:57:27 PM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/7/14
    Demonstrators in Bosnia-Hercegovina have set fire to government buildings, in the worst unrest since the end of the 1992-95 war. Hundreds of people have been injured in three days of protests over high unemployment and perceived inability of politicians to improve the situation. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to quell unrest in the capital Sarajevo and the northern town of Tuzla.
  • Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician [SREBRENICA]

    02/02/2014 11:58:25 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    There Must be Justice ^ | January 23, 2014 | Grey Carter
    Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician: "We were killing our own people in Srebrenica."At least 1,000 Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica were killed by their compatriots during the breakthrough to Tuzla in July 1995, because there were lists of those who have to be prevented from reaching the freedom,at any cost said one of the founders of the SDA in Srebrenica, Ibran Mustafic. ** Ibran Mustafic is the author of the book Planned Chaos whereas some of the crimes committed by soldiers of the (Muslim) Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina against Serbs are for the...
  • U.N. Delegates Applaud As State of Palestine Casts First Vote

    11/19/2013 12:41:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 19, 2013 - 4:37 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    Delegates at the U.N. General Assembly applauded enthusiastically on Monday as the Palestinian representative to the world body for the first time cast a vote on behalf of the State of Palestine. The vote itselffor a judge to serve on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)was a relatively minor one, but Palestinian delegate Riyad Mansour called it symbolically significant. The modern-day State of Israel came into being as a result of a U.N. resolution in 1947, which partitioned the then-British mandated territory into a Jewish and an Arab state. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish...
  • Bosnia digging up what could be biggest mass grave

    10/31/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 11 replies
    Two decades after Serb soldiers conducted house-to-house searches in a campaign of ethnic killings in Bosnia, forensic scientists are digging up what could turn out to be the largest mass grave from the 1992-95 war.
  • PLAN THREE : The U.S. wanted to bomb us in 1993 ! (Translation from Serbian)

    09/29/2013 6:12:06 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies
    The government of George Bush Sr's planned bombing of Bosnia and Herzegovina , Serbia and Montenegro , according to a secret CIA document from which the recently declassified "top secret " BELGRADE - thoroughly prepared plan. The government of George Bush the Elder early in 1993. had planned the bombing of Bosnia and Herzegovina , Serbia and Montenegro , according to secret documents from the CIA which was recently declassified "top secret " . Bombing campaign was the official name of the "Plan Three " , and included the air attacks on military and industrial targets and the institutions of...
  • Bosnian War (1992-1995) - Bosnia, Intelligence and Clinton's Presidency

    09/28/2013 3:17:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 18 replies
    www.paperlessarchives.com ^ | September 2013 | Paperless Archives
    Bosnian War (1992-1995 Bosnia, Intelligence and Clinton's Presidency CIA, State Department, Department of Defense & White House Files2,346 pages of CIA, State Department, DOD, National Security Council and White House files concerning the Bosnian War, CIA Intelligence, Clinton Administration's policy decisions, and the Dayton Peace Accords.This collection includes many documents that were not released by the CIA until October 1, 2013. The documents date from 1990 to 1997. The focus of this collection of files is a set of documents which reveal the role of the intelligence services in informing the Clinton Administration about the war in the Balkans. The...
  • Chinas Carrier-Killer Was Born in the Balkans

    09/08/2013 2:32:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 7, 2013 | Robert Beckhusen
    The DF-21D is China’s answer to America’s carriers, with an unusual origin in the Kosovo War In 1999, the U.S. was engaged in an air and missile war with Serbia. As NATO bombs exploded around Belgrade — part of a campaign to force an end to the ethnic cleansing of Kosovar Albanians by Serb forces — several U.S. missiles slammed into the Chinese embassy. It was the most controversial U.S. action of the war. China’s leaders were outraged, but could do little in response. The result? The bombing became a pivotal moment in the decision to pursue a sophisticated weapons project: a ballistic missile...
  • Croatian war vets tear down Serbian Cyrillic signs

    09/02/2013 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 2, 2013 9:12 AM EDT
    Wielding hammers, Croatian war veterans have torn down signs written in the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet that were put up on official buildings to boost minority rights in the new EU nation. Vukovar has a sizable Serb minority and having official signs in both the Croatian Latin alphabet and Serbian Cyrillic are in line with the countrys law on minority rights.
  • U.S. offers token protection for Serbian Christians

    08/25/2013 11:39:57 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 6 replies
    WND ^ | Aug. 25, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Plan suggests more public spaces for inter-ethnic minglingThe Obama administration intends to leverage U.S. leadership in lowering racial tensions in the U.S. by making such ethnic-peacemaking expertise available globally. Obamas most recent endeavor specifically wants to increase constructive inter-ethnic cooperation and interaction among people in the Balkans region of southeastern Europe. Although this approximately $15 million U.S. Agency for International Development venture arguably could benefit the minority Christian Serb population, its scope is notably miniscule in contrast to other ethnic and tribal peacemaking initiatives around the globe, particularly in Africa. In and around Nigeria, for example, USAID is engaged in...
  • Al Qaeda Is Back

    07/27/2013 8:47:18 AM PDT · by equaviator · 19 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7/26/2013 | Bruce Riedel
    Two spectacular al Qaeda prison breaks in Iraq, freeing over 500 of its members in two separate prisons simultaneously this week, demonstrate the group is back with a vengeance. Al Qaedas Iraq branch is also the moving force behind the jihadist success in Syria. The resurgence of al Qaeda in Iraq has sobering implications for what is likely to follow the drawdown of NATO forces in Afghanistan for the al Qaeda mother ship in Pakistan. The double jailbreaks at Abu Ghraib and Taji prisons were massive attacks. Suicide bombers, teams of attackers using mortars and small arms, and two dozen...
  • Bosnian in Vt. accused of lying about war crimes

    07/27/2013 8:19:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | July 26, 2013 | DAVE GRAM
    BURLINGTON, Vt. A Bosnian immigrant accused of lying to U.S. immigration authorities by denying involvement in war crimes during the conflict in Bosnia two decades ago pleaded not guilty on Friday. Prosecutors allege Edin Sakoc, who has been living in Burlington, the state's largest city, was involved in war crimes against a civilian Bosnian Serb family in 1992. An indictment says he raped a Serb woman and aided in the killing of the two elderly people she was caring for and the burning of the house they were staying in. ... Vermont has a sizable Bosnian community. Between 1993...
  • The Muslims Are Being Killed by the West Lie

    05/28/2013 8:05:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/28/2013 | Dennis Prager
    The butcher of the off-duty British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, defended his carving up of a living human being by claiming that he was engaging in "an eye for an eye" because the British army is killing Muslims in Afghanistan. Normally there is no reason to respond to the justifications offered by terrorists and other murderers of the innocent. But in this case it is important to do so because much of the Muslim world finds this argument persuasive and because much of the world's Left offers it as explanation. This is true even though a large majority of Muslims...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Serbia President 'Apologises for Srebrenica Massacre'

    04/25/2013 11:56:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/13 | AFP
    (AFP) Serbia's nationalist President Tomislav Nikolic on Thursday personally apologised for the first time for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslims, but stopped short of calling it genocide.
  • Issa Directly Calls Clinton A Liar

    04/24/2013 9:40:37 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 32 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | April 24, 2013 | Karl Denninger
    [video of Fox's interview with Rep.Issa where he states that Secretary Clinton lied to Congress about Benghazi.] Now explain the problem I am about to lay out: Lying to Congress is a crime. Anyone suborning perjury to Congress has committed a federal crime. Where are the demands for indictments and, since we know Holder will not prosecute, where are the articles of impeachment against everyone involved up and down the line? Oh yeah Issa, it's great that you bring this sort of thing forward but without a big bite to go with it you're whining -- and lying about your...
  • Art and the Forgotten Orthodox Christians of Bosnia / Alyse Radenovic, Bratunac and Srebrenica

    04/12/2013 9:37:37 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | April 12, 2013 | Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker
    Alyse Radenovic (http://www.alyseradenovic.com) was born in 1973 therefore during her early adult life the war in the former Yugoslavia was blazing. This extremely talented artist was born in America and her adorable fine art covers many different themes and often flows in many directions. Many strong passions exist within Alyse Radenovic and this applies to her love of art and her deep respect towards many political issues. Of major concern for Alyse Radenovic is the distortion of reality when it comes to the coverage of what happened to the Serbs in Bosnia, Krajina and Kosovo. Therefore, this article is about...
  • Ruth Mitchell - a surviving witness to the Nazi bombing of Belgrade April 6, 1941

    04/06/2013 9:39:46 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 6, 2013 | Ruth Mitchell
    "...Outside my windows, the dark-browed Serbian peasants, the men in somber black, the women in their bright embroidered clothes, passed unhurriedly but more silently, more grimly than usual to the early Sunday market. I watched them thoughtfully as I began to pour my tea and turned the short-wave radio knob... ...I heard no sound but the jingling of milk carts in the streets and the shuffling of peasant feet. But it was coming, this raucously heralded doom. ...Bomb after bomb exploded all round us, some not more than twenty yards away. The effect was almost inconceivable. It wasnt the noise...
  • In Bosnia, Turkey brings back a gentle version of the Ottoman Empire

    03/27/2013 2:15:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2013 | Michael Birnbaum
    <p>SARAJEVO, BOSNIA Turkey conquered the Balkans five centuries ago. Now Turkish power is making inroads through friendlier means.</p> <p>Two Turkish-run universities have opened in Bosnias Ottoman-influenced capital in recent years, bringing an influx of Turkish students and culture to a predominantly Muslim country still reeling from a brutal ethnic war almost two decades ago.</p>
  • A Survival Q & A: Living Through SHTF In The Middle Of A War Zone

    10/25/2011 9:07:37 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-25-2011 | Chris Kitze
    A Survival Q & A: Living Through SHTF In The Middle Of A War Zone Chris Kitze October 25th, 2011 Before It's News Several readers alerted us to a forum thread at Survivalist Boards that centered around an individual named Selco who spent several years in a city setting during the complete collapse of Bosnia circa 1992. Selco describes the experiences and the survival strategies that he, his family and his community used to stay alive. Many forum members chimed in on the conversation and asked questions of Selco, who took the time to provide vivid details to an interested...
  • Bosnia's Gavrilo Princip and Ireland's Patrick Pearse - Heroes or Terrorists?

    03/21/2013 10:54:38 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Carl Savich
    Aleksandra's Note: This increasingly timely analysis by historian Carl Savich was written in 2002, over a decade ago. At that time, it was being said that Gavrilo Princip "was all but forgotten." Now, as we near the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, Gavrilo Princip will be anything but forgotten, as his name will once again become prominent as we mark a huge historical milestone. He was and remains permanently "infamous" for a single act on a single day in a single moment in time. The question of who he was will not be the controversial issue....
  • Europe still has sleeping war demons

    03/13/2013 12:37:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11.03.13 @ 09:48 (March 11) | Valentina Pop
    Former Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned of sleeping war demons in Europe and compared the current situation to the year before the outbreak of the first world war, when everybody took peace for granted. For my generation, the common currency always meant politics of peace. Today, I am to some extent saddened to see that too many in Europe are again lost in petty national thought processes, the Luxembourg Prime Minister said in an interview with Der Spiegel published on Monday (11 March). Those who think that the question of war can never be raised in Europe any...
  • R2PAQ (Responsibility to Protect Al-Qaeda)

    03/29/2011 12:36:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents. (See also "Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!" on the Tatler.) In the absence of any evident national interest justification for bombing Libya, the Obama administration is said to have been motivated by the so-called responsibility to protect — or “R2P” per the wonkish English acronym. In American discussions, “R2P” has quickly come to be associated with Obama advisor Samantha Power. But “R2P” did not emerge full-grown from the...
  • Spreading the G.O.L.D.: U.S. to Spark Small Biz Growth

    01/27/2013 11:03:17 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 4 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Jan. 27, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Small businesses soon can expect a boost of support from the Obama Administration, which is launching the Growth Oriented Local Development, or GOLD, program -- in the Southeastern European nation of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Obama through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) last week alerted vendors to potential program-contracting opportunities via a presolicitation notice that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located during routine database research. Despite an end to civil war fifteen years ago -- and in spite of about $8 billion in post-conflict, international donor support -- that nation continues to lag "behind its neighbors political and economic progress," USAID...
  • Obama Nominates Defense Acquisition Undersecretary

    02/25/2009 3:38:52 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 378+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2009 | By Donna Miles
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=53214 Obama Nominates Defense Acquisition Undersecretary By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2009 President Barack Obama announced yesterday that he will nominate Ashton Carter to be the next undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter is the chairman of the International and Global Affairs faculty at Harvard Universitys John F. Kennedy School of Government. He served as assistant secretary of defense for International Security Policy from 1993 to 1996. If confirmed to the post held by John Young since 2007, Carter would oversee a sweeping defense...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorneys Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, ALU.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • U.S. convicts (Syrian Arab) "Prince of Marbella" of arms deal

    11/22/2008 11:06:07 AM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 646+ views
    reuters ^ | 11,21,08
    U.S. convicts "Prince of Marbella" of arms deal Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:17pm EST By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. federal jury convicted a Syrian arms dealer and a co-defendant on Thursday of conspiring to sell $1 million in weapons...Monzer al-Kassar, 62, a longtime resident of Spain known as the "Prince of Marbella" for his lifestyle in the glitzy seaside town... Kassar has been selling weapons since the 1970s to the Palestinian Liberation Front and clients in Nicaragua, Bosnia, Croatia, Iran, Iraq and Somalia. In 1995, Kassar was tried and acquitted of supplying arms that were used...
  • Catholics leaving Bosnia-Herzegovina (forced Islamization)

    10/13/2012 4:44:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 10/13/12
    Christians are massively leaving post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina amid mounting discrimination and Islamization, according to a new report. "Many believers leave the country since war raged 20 years ago," said Netherlands-based advocacy and aid group Kerk in Nood, or 'Church in Need', in the report obtained by Vatican Radio. There are just 440,000 Catholics left in the Balkan nation, half the prewar figure, the group said. The report came on the heels of talks between the cardinal of Sarajevo, Vinko Puljic, and European Council President Herman van Rompuy about difficulties faced by Bosnia's Christians. MOSQUES BUILT Puljic reportedly complained that while dozens...
  • Radical Islamist leader threatens Serbia (declares Eastern Europe 'Islamic land')

    10/05/2012 2:16:30 PM PDT · by Milagros · 31 replies
    Beta - b92.net ^ | Oct. 2012
    CRIME & WAR CRIMES | OCTOBER 4, 2012 | 16:44 Radical Islamist leader threatens Serbia SOURCE: BETA BUCHAREST -- Radical Islamist leader Omar Bakri has warned that terrorist attacks would be launched against Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and other countries in the region. The reason for this, the Syria-born extremist told Bulgaria's newspaper 24 Chasa, is that those were "territories that belong to Islam". Bakri further explained: "When Islam enters a territory, it becomes Islamic, therefore Islam is under obligation to eventually liberate it." The Mediafax news agency is also reporting that he listed all "Muslim territories" as follows: "Spain, Bulgaria,...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration." "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News "Our strategy...
  • Obama and the Fourth Reich

    08/22/2012 3:36:27 PM PDT · by idov · 8 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 23, 2012 | Dov Ivry
    Whatever his fate in the election, Obama has earned a unique niche in Jewish history. He is the only president ever to take the side of a Nazi war criminal against the Jews in a dispute. The question is whether this was done through malice or is he just that dumb? The comedians made Bush out to be a retard exaggerating every little slip of the tongue or other trivial faux pas. But no president ever made such a fool of himself as Obama did when he began a toast to Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace at the very moment...
  • Fr Mitch Pacwa: Lack of any Spiritual Depth to Messages May be the Unraveling of Medjugorje

    07/29/2012 2:43:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Sanctepater ^ | July 29, 2012 | Greg Garrison
    [Father Mitch] Pacwa said there is no chance for the visions to get approval while they're still going on, and it's a long shot even after they stop. One quirk that emerged was when two of the Medjugorje visionaries said the Virgin Mary endorsed a book, "The Poem of the Man-God," that had been condemned by the Vatican. The fanciful 1940s biography of Jesus by Maria Valtorta contains details like a dancing girl brushing up against Jesus, Joseph giving young Jesus an anachronistic tool kit with screwdrivers and the Virgin Mary making statements such as "man disgusts me," Pacwa...
  • Islamic Fighters Flocking to Syria (Maybe Russia Was Right)

    07/22/2012 6:27:05 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 7/22/2012 | The Globe and Mail
    In the 1980s, it was Afghanistan to which international Islamic fighters came, helping the mujahedeen successfully take on the Soviet army and its puppet regime in Kabul. Then came Bosnia in the 1990s and Iraq in the 2000s, in both of which veteran jihadists fought a sectarian war on behalf of outgunned Sunni minorities.In 2012, theyre flocking to Syria With funding from private organizations in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait, they are making their way across the frontiers from Iraq and Jordan, hooking up with opposition elements in Syria and taking the battle to Damascus and the heart of the...
  • Roanoke Co. (VA) resident faces extradition on war crimes allegations

    07/18/2012 10:48:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | July 18, 2012 | Laurence Hammack
    Court papers accuse Almaz Nezirovic of torturing Serbian civilians sent to a prison camp. A former Bosnian prison camp guard now living in Roanoke County was led in handcuffs to a federal courtroom Tuesday, where he was told he faces extradition to his native country on charges of committing war crimes. Almaz Nezirovic was ordered held without bond during a brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. Court papers unsealed late in the day accuse Nezirovic of torturing Serbian civilians who were sent to a prison camp during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, now known as Bosnia-Herzegovina....
  • War crimes trial adjourned as (Ratko) Mladic is hospitalized

    07/12/2012 11:35:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:47pm EDT | Thomas Escritt
    Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic is expected to stay in hospital for a second day of tests after being taken ill during his war crimes trial on Thursday, his lawyer said. Mladic, 70, is accused of genocide over the siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo and the 1995 killing of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, Europe's worst massacre since World War Two. He was rushed to hospital on Thursday morning after he was taken ill in court. He asked the judge for a break, and then slumped with his head in his hands early on the fourth...
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypts leading radical, Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...