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  • 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...
  • Serbian president seeking war compensation from NATO (translation)

    04/17/2014 8:57:22 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies
    Commenting on the recent recognition that NATO bombed Serbia without the permission of the UN Security Council , the Serbian president said yesterday that it is reasonable to expect that Serbia should be back on her feet by and with a compensation made ​​for injustice. Marking that the NATO bombing of Serbia 1999 was uncivilized method precedent " for ever , and for ages " , something which would shame even d barbarous nations from pre-Christian period , Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic in yesterday's speech on the occasion of the Day Of Army of Serbia at the central celebration in...
  • Obama's 'Incredible Mistake' Over Phantom Kosovo Referendum

    03/29/2014 3:44:40 PM PDT · by DTA · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2014-03-27
    U.S. President Barack Obama has caused confusion after claiming yesterday that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination misleading people over the true origins of the country. The U.S. President used the example to hit out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, but experts have noted that no such referendum took place, and implied that Obama's "incredible mistake" should elicit a retraction or correction from the White House.
  • Exposed: Obama states Kosovo left Serbia only after referendum, but there was NO referendum at all

    03/27/2014 6:42:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    RT ^ | 3-27-2014 | RT
    Barack Obamas speech on Ukrainian crisis seems to have left the public confused as he claimed that Kosovo broke away from Serbia after a referendum. But attentive listeners quickly pointed Obamas gaps in history there was no referendum in Kosovo. President Obama was speaking Wednesday at The Center for Fine Arts in the heart of Brussels, Belgium, and was telling the youth crowd mostly about Russian-Ukrainian conflict over the strategic Crimean Peninsula. He lashed out at Russia for violation of international law, its assault on Ukraines sovereignty and territorial integrity. Obama recalled the conflict around Kosovo and NATOs involvement,...
  • Serbias office for KiM: "Obama, there was no Kosovo referendum"

    03/27/2014 6:24:46 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 37 replies
    In Serbia Independent News ^ | March 27, 2014 | Tanjug
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday sought to debunk criticism that America has acted hypocritically in condemning Russias actions in Ukraine, dismissing any comparison to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, MSNBC reported. The president also argued that the comparison between Crimea and Kosovo makes no sense. Russian leaders have further claimed Kosovo as a precedent, an example, they say of the West interfering in the affairs of a smaller country But NATO only intervened after the people of Kosovo were systematically brutalized and killed for years. And Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organized not outside...
  • Obama Makes Two Major Foreign Policy Gaffes on Europe Trip

    03/27/2014 11:53:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker
    Speaking at the press conference after the EU-US summit yesterday the US President wrongly suggested that Georgia "is not currently on a path to NATO membership". In fact the country has been on the path to membership since 2008. At the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest that year the attending Heads of State and Government agreed the following statement: "NATO welcomes Georgias Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in NATO. We agreed today that they will become members of NATO." Former Georgian Ambassador to London Giorgi Badridze, told Breitbart London: "President Obama's remarks could hardly have come at a worse time ...
  • Obama's 'Incredible Mistake' over Phantom Kosovo Referendum

    03/27/2014 9:40:20 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 48 replies
    Breitbart - London ^ | 27 Mar 2014, 4:34 AM PDT | Raheem Kassam and Andre Walker
    U.S. President Barack Obama has caused confusion after claiming yesterday that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination misleading people over the true origins of the country. The U.S. President used the example to hit out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, but experts have noted that no such referendum took place, and implied that Obama's "incredible mistake" should elicit a retraction or correction from the White House. The error came in a speech delivered at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and has been remarked upon to Breitbart London by regional experts from both the United Kingdom and indeed...
  • On March 24, 1999, the U.S. bombed Kosovo. Putin has been planning his payback ever since.

    03/23/2014 7:30:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | 21 March 2014 | Masha Gessen
    Fifteen years ago this week, I broke a promise I'd given to myself: After being captured and threatened with execution by Kosovar guerrillas the year before, I had sworn to give up war reporting. Now I was on my way to Belgrade to report on the effects the NATO bombing campaign was having on Serbia. When friends challenged my decision, I explained that I thought the course of history was changing at that very moment and I had to document it. I was wrong about the documenting-it part: I stayed in the region for six weeks, writing a number of...
  • Transnational Transgressions: In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin...

    03/22/2014 1:45:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | MARCH 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin effective precedent.Your independence is irreversible, absolutely irreversible. So declared Vice President Joe Biden, thrilling a parliamentary assembly in Pristina, Kosovo. These were still the early months of the Obama administration, and the vice president was touring the Balkans to take a victory lap in the breakaway Serbian territory whose independence hed done so much to champion as an influential senator. As Vladimir Putin tucks away Crimea, just as he clawed South Ossetia and Abkhazia back from Georgia five years ago, Kosovo is worth remembering. So is President Obamas staunch support of...
  • Crimea Vote Gets Attention of Europe's Other Secession Movements

    03/22/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/22/2014 | By MATT MOFFETT
    MADRIDWhen Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russiaunder the watchful gaze of Russian troopssome Spaniards viewed the drama through the lens of a conflict much closer to home. Spain's Foreign Minister Jos Manuel Garca-Margallo said "the parallelism is absolute" between Crimea and Catalonia, the wealthy industrial region that has scheduled a nonbinding referendum on independence from Spain for November. Sunday's referendum in Crimea and the one planned in Catalonia each violates its nation's constitution, Mr. Garcia-Margallo said Monday, and thus "by definition violates international law." Catalan officials ridiculed his attempt to tar Catalonia with the Crimean brush. Catalans...
  • The Crimean Plebiscite - it's the Sudetenland 76 years later

    03/16/2014 6:48:24 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 30 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 3/16/14 | Steve Berman
    Seventy-six years ago, the Sudetenland crisis was the headline in the worlds newspapers. This revolved around the right of ethnic Germans living in what was then called Czechoslovakia, whom it was claimed were living under an oppressive Czech government who banned their language, traditions and free speech. Konrad Henlein, the leader of the Czech NSDAP (Nazi party), led the effort for Sudeten independence, with ever-increasing demands on the Czech government. In reality, Henlein was working under strict orders from Berlin, and when the Czech government capitulated to every demand to avoid a German invasion, the demands turned into manufactured and...
  • Leader of Ukraine's Right Sector, revolution's enforcers, rails against Putin & Jewish oligarchs

    03/15/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/15/2014 | Matthew Schofield (McClatchy Foreign Staff)
    KIEV - The man Russian President Vladimir Putin has cast as one of Europe's potential new Adolf Hitlers is a little late for coffee this Saturday morning. Igor Mazur, or Topoyla (Poplar) as he's known because he's 6'7" is the leader of the Ukranian Right Sector at Maidan, Kiev's Independence Square. The Right Sector are the radical nationalists of this Ukranian Revolution. There are others: the right-wing Svoboda (Freedom) Party, for one, which has an actual political following, 12 percent of the vote in the last elections. It used to identify itself as a national socialist movement, just like the...
  • Confederation: An Off-Ramp For The Ukrainian Crisis

    03/14/2014 9:24:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/14/2014 | Steven D. Krasner
    There will be a vote in Crimea on Sunday on whether to split from the Ukraine and join Russia. It is likely to pass. So there will not be a return to the status quo ante. The best the United States and Western Europe can hope for would be an outcome in which Crimea is not formally detached from Ukraine, but has a very high degree of autonomy. This autonomy would include not just choices about domestic policies but about some aspects of foreign policy as well. Ukraine would be a confederal state where at least one of the component...
  • Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas

    03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison
    As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation. In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill. "I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said. Cruz accused Reid of "using his...
  • Ukraine Warns Of 'Full Scale' Invasion As Russia Moves Its Artillery Close To The Borders

    03/12/2014 1:06:43 PM PDT · by Strategy · 255 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2014
    Russia could launch a 'full scale' invasion that would see troops overrun Ukraine in hours, a senior security official warned today. The secretary of Ukraine's National Security and National Defence Committee Andriy Parubiy claimed Russia has 80,000 troops, 280 tanks and 170 aircraft massed on the border ready to invade. 'They are adding to this military potential,' he said. 'We have a critical situation on the entire southeastern border. The Russian army is only two to three hours from Kiev.' Ukraine's defences would be incapable in the face of a Russian invasion, he said.
  • After Annexing Crimea, Russian Troops Are Piling Up By The East Ukraine Border

    03/12/2014 1:49:37 PM PDT · by Errant · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 March 2014 | Tyler Durden
    Despite the relentless protests of Kiev, and of course the G7 group of world's most indebted nations, in the past two weeks Vladimir Putin once again succeeded in outplaying the west and annexed the Crimea peninsula without firing a single shot (granted there is still potential for material situational deterioration, one which would involve military participation by NATO whose outcome is not exactly clear). The market has "priced in" as much, with prevailing consensus now dictating that Russia will preserve its foothold in the Crimea however without additional attempts for annexation: certainly Poland is hoping and praying as much. However,...
  • Who is right: Ron Paul or the Obama administration (on Crimean & E. Ukranian self-determination)?

    03/11/2014 12:56:49 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    3/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Ron Paul has basically said that Crimea has the right to self-determination and by extension a right to an independence referendum vote. The Obama administration seems to be goading Europe (not that it would take that much) into agreeing with it that Crimea (and Eastern Ukraine) do not have the right to self-determination, and that Western powers will not accept a referendum vote in Crimea (or Eastern Ukraine for that matter) that leads to Crimea joining Russia, or becoming independent. Margeurite, yesterday, nailed it on the head, though, in a thread of mine: "The West cannot have it both ways....
  • Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician [SREBRENICA]

    02/02/2014 11:58:25 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 14 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...
  • Bride, Kosovo

    12/14/2013 1:43:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    National Geographic ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2013 | Photograph by Nita Zeqiri
    A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today's remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride's face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered...
  • EU puts Turks on 10-year timeline

    10/06/2004 10:25:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 293+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 06 2004 | Nicolas Rothwell
    AFTER 40 years of hesitation and seven hard years of reform and lobbying, Turkey is basking today in the most qualified of invitations to begin the process of joining Europe - a continent whose eastern half the Ottoman empire controlled for centuries. A European Commission report released yesterday, which paves the way for a deciding vote by the 25-member European Union at its December summit, was heavily qualified, and Turkish leaders were muted in their expressions of delight at their initial success. Presenting the decision to the European parliament last night, commission president Romano Prodi said it was a "qualified...
  • 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...
  • Russia, Serbia Ink Military Cooperation Agreement

    11/13/2013 1:30:07 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | November 13, 2013 | Staff
    BELGRADE, November 13 (RIA Novosti) Russia and Serbia signed an agreement Wednesday on military cooperation as part of further development of the strategic partnership between the two countries. The deal was overseen in Belgrade by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, whose visit is being seen as a prelude to a possibly imminent deal on the sale of Russian fighter jets to Serbia. Shoigu said contacts between the countries had recently reached new heights. The agreements reached Wednesday included provisions, among other things, for collaboration in peacekeeping operations under the aegis of the United Nations. Russia and Serbia have agreed...
  • 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.
  • Serb president wants Turkey's apology on Kosovo

    10/27/2013 2:55:11 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies
    Serbia's president says he won't take part in a Balkan initiative with Turkey in protest over reported remarks by Turkey's prime minister in Kosovo. Serbian media have quoted Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as saying in Kosovo on Oct. 23 that "Turkey is Kosovo and Kosovo is Turkey." The comment has been widely criticized in Serbia which is sensitive to past Ottoman rule in the Balkans and to any acknowledgement of Kosovo's independence. Kosovo is a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008, a move rejected by Belgrade. President Tomislav Nikolic on Oct. 26 sought an apology for the "scandal," saying...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • European banks to quit London if UK left EU: Goldman executive

    09/03/2013 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
    European banks would leave London in very short order if Britain voted to exit the European Union, a senior Goldman Sachs executive said in a newspaper interview published on Monday. Michael Sherwood, a vice-chairman at the bank, said the prospect of a British withdrawal was a real worry given Prime Minister David Camerons plans to hold a referendum on the subject if re-elected in 2015. Goldmans Sherwood predicted European banks would quickly relocate if Britain did sever its EU ties. Forget what we would do. Every European firm would be gone in very short order, he was quoted as...
  • Why The Intervention In Libya, Kosovo & Maybe Syria, But Not In Rwanda, Sudan & Gassed Kurds?

    09/01/2013 12:09:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    9/1/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    It seems to be "show me the Muslim" or "show me the oil." Blacks and Christians in Sudan and Rwanda get the near genocide treatment and the U.S. does not intervene. Nor did we hit Saddam real hard when he gassed many and more Kurds in Iraq. Coptic Christians in Egypt were treated very harshly even before the military ousted Morsi, but did the U.S. intervene? No. Kosovo intevention: Muslims involved. Libya: oil and Muslims. Syria: Muslims, and in a region region where instability could affaect oil prices. But Christians there --- who cares about them, right? Rand Paul is...
  • 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...
  • Egypt, the Young Turks All Over Again [vanity]

    08/22/2013 8:11:00 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 10 replies
    For those of you who don't know, "back in 1911 Turkey disarmed its citizens, and between 1915 1917 they murdered 1.5 million Armenians." [Snippet-- I forget from where.] To this day, England feels shame for doing next to nothing about it. [Their only 'excuse' was being mired in WWI at the time.] Yes, the British press was on the job back then, just as they reported on India [which led to India's peaceful victory]. But a free press and linked hands are powerless against Islamic thugs. We have FReepers in our midst whose families had suffered directly from the...
  • Balkan former guerrillas join Syria rebels(Balkan Muslims)

    08/24/2013 4:37:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    France24 ^ | 07 August 2013
    Balkan former guerrillas join Syria rebels AFP - Some fought as guerrillas during the bloody Balkans wars of the 1990s, battling powerful tanks and artillery. Others grew up under the influence of radical Islam that has gained ground in poverty-hit areas in the Balkan countries and regions populated by Muslims. Today, both experienced fighters and their younger followers are leaving the Balkans to join Syrian rebels on the front line. Many return home in body bags with their families often unaware they had even joined the fight.
  • The Battle of Kosovo / The Role of St. Vitus Day [VIDOVDAN] in Modern Serbia

    07/02/2013 2:49:35 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 2, 2013 | Dimitrije Djordjevic
    Battle of Kosovo 1389 / Adam Stefanovic, 1870-1871 Niti cemo se pokoriti, niti ukloniti!(We shall neither submit, nor yield!)...For Serbs, scattered over the central, northern, and western Balkans, living in 2 independent Serbian states born through revolutions and wars during the 19th century, as well as subjected to the Ottoman and Habsburg rule, Vidovdan embodied their "historical memory." ...Generations of Serbs and historians divided the national past into 2 periods: before and after the Kosovo Battle. Later, following the birth and ascendancy of the modern Serbian state in the 19th and 20th centuries, 3 kinds of traditions emerged: the old...
  • SAINT LAZAR THE GREAT MARTYR OF KOSOVO

    07/01/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | www.kosovo.net
    The Remains of Saint Lazar at Ravanica Monastery Saint Lazar the Great Martyr of KosovoPrince Lazar was born in 1329 in Prilepac to the aristocrat family Hrebeljanovic. His father Pribac was a Logotet-secretary doing very confidential work for King Dusan the Powerful in the royal palace. Young Lazar was raised in the palace, and was respected by the King who entrusted him with the rule of two parts of his kingdom: Srem and Macva. Lazar married Milica the daughter of an important aristocrat named Vratko also known as Yug Bogdan - a very wise and honorable man from the Nemanjic...
  • Twin Evils Consummated in Kosovo and Croatia - the Triumph of Terror and Fascism

    06/29/2013 10:13:32 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 9 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 7/28/2013 | Julia Gorin
    Exclusive Right Side News | On Monday, July 1st, 2013 Croatia will join the European Union. The year 2013 will witness a twin evilimminently. As Kosovo is finally surrendered to terrorists by the nation it gave birth to (Serbia)entering the family of nationsthe E.U. this Monday will welcome the never de-Nazified Croatia as its newest member. It will be the consummation of backwards Western Balkan policy of the 90s, when the fascist remnants of both Kosovo and Croatia managed to recruit not only the world to its corner but also unlikely Jewish cheerleaders. Sadly, the cheering continuesfrom the pages of...
  • Battle of Kosovo Field

    06/28/2013 7:34:09 PM PDT · by annalex · 14 replies
    The American Legion's Burn Pit ^ | June 23rd, 2011 | Siggurdsson
    Next story »   Today in Military History: June 23, 1389The dating of this battle is somewhat disputed. Under the old Julian calendar used by the Serbians in 1389, this fight took place on June 15, St. Vitus' Day. Modern Serbians celebrate this battle on June 28. However, when converting dates to their Gregorian calendar counterparts, the date for this battle is actually June 23.One of the problems with profiling this particular conflict is the lack of contemporary reporting. The Serbians have several later chronicles about the battle, some of which read like historical revisionism. The Turks had the same...
  • Rand Paul: American taxpayers funding war on Christianity

    06/16/2013 1:19:14 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 6 replies
    Russia Today ^ | June 14, 2013
    American taxpayers are funding a war against Christianity, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) said Thursday during an address made at a popular Washington, DC conservative conference. Appealing to a crowd at this weeks Faith and Freedom Conference in the nations capital, Sen. Paul said changes need to be made with regards to the expansive foreign aid being spent by the United States to fund countries he claims are critical of the most popular religion in the US. "There is a war on Christianity," Paul said. "Not just from liberal elites here at home, but worldwide. And your government, or more correctly,...
  • Brussels gravy train like last days of Rome: EU MEPs earn up to 740% more than average citizen

    05/23/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10:46 EST, 23 May 2013 | Alan Hall
    The gilded lifestyle of MEPs has been compared to the uncontrolled excesses of ancient Rome after research showed their perks have not been dented despite biting austerity measures. From Italian MEPs who enjoy free haircuts to Maltese ones who get 52 free gallons of petrol a month, the perksand expensescontinue unabated for the representatives of European Union nations. MEPs from the 27 EU nations are paid salaries of 137 million ($207 million) a year, according to research by German pricing watchdog Preisvergleich.de, and some earn 740 percent more than the average citizen.
  • EU to ban olive oil jugs from restaurants

    05/17/2013 9:57:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:52PM BST 17 May 2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    The European Union is to ban olive oil jugs and dipping bowls from restaurant tables in a move described by one of Britains top cooks as authoritarian and damaging to artisan food makers. The small glass jugs filled with green- or gold-colored extra virgin olive oil are familiar and traditional for restaurant goers across Europe, but they will be banned from 1 January 2014 after a decision taken in an obscure Brussels committee earlier this week. From next year, olive oil presented at a restaurant table must be in prepackaged factory bottles with a tamper-proof dispensing nozzle and labeling in...
  • UKIP will cause political earthquake in European elections, says Nigel Farage

    05/05/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Nicholas Watt
    Amid growing calls from Tory MPs for David Cameron to respond to the Ukip threat by bringing forward legislation on an EU referendum, Farage warned that his party would not go away even if No 10 "starts singing the same song". William Hague, who famously suffered a major defeat in the 2001 election after tacking to the right, called for a cautious response to Ukip as he warned of the dangers of "quick fixes". Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, said many Ukip voters were "frustrated Conservatives". As the Tories work out their response to Ukip, which won nearly a quarter...
  • "THE KOSOVO LEGACY"

    04/21/2013 2:37:43 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 12 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | April 21, 2013 | Thomas Emmert
    Aleksandra's Note: One of the best publications ever issued about the Kosovo legacy is KOSOVO by William Dorich, published in 1992. If you can find the book, get it. Dorich's beautiful tribute includes an essay by Thomas Emmert which should be a must-read for anyone searching to understand what the legacy of Kosovo is all about. It should also be a must-read for Serbs who need to be reminded about this legacy and why it is essential to preserve and protect their sacred KOSOVO. Sincerely, Aleksandra Rebic ***** "THE KOSOVO LEGACY" By Thomas Emmert On 28 June, 1389 an alliance...
  • "Clinton Lied - 500,000 Didn't Die"

    03/22/2013 3:11:04 PM PDT · by DeprogramLiberalism · 25 replies
    Deprogramming Liberalism ^ | 2009 | Jim Autio
    [This is a companion piece to an essay I posted earlier in the week in regard to the tenth anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq: #22 The Quiet Funeral of Bush Lied - Thousands Died! Bill Clinton's war with Serbia over Kosovo in 1998 starkly illustrates the double standards of contemporary American liberals. It is written in the first person to liberals, but also for conservatives.]     Liberals believe that former President Bush lied to the American people to get support for invading Iraq (this erroneous belief will be completely debunked in #22 The Quiet Funeral of “Bush Lied – Thousands Died!”)....
  • 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...
  • MEPs to vote on EU 'ban on all forms of pornography'

    03/09/2013 5:05:58 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/08/2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Controversy has erupted over next Tuesday's European Parliament resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print. While not legally binding, the vote could be the first step towards European legislation as the EU's assembly increasingly flexes its political muscle within Europe's institutions.
  • 'Miss Kosovo 2012' is the Drop-Dead GORGEOUS Diana Avdiu

    03/08/2013 9:27:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Miss Kosovo 2012 for last December's Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood in Vegas was a gal namedDianaAvdiu, hailing fromMitrovica, Kosovo (former Yugoslavia)... Since turning 15 she's been dedicated to modeling, and even lived in NYC for a spell. Diana's fair complexion is contrasted strikingly by brunette hair and sparkling green eyes, and she placed in the top 16 at Miss Universe, apparently making quite an impression in the event... More at Reaganite Republican... Miss Universe (official) BeautyPageantNews MadeMansion BeautyConstests Listal.com ABDI
  • 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...
  • Spain links Syrian cabal to Sept. 11 plot--Prosecutors follow the money trail

    10/19/2003 4:03:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 228+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 19, 2003 | John Crewdson, Drew Crosby
    By John Crewdson, Tribune senior correspondent. Reporting and research assistance was provided by Drew Crosby in Madrid MADRID -- The most sweeping criminal indictment to arise thus far from the Sept. 11 attacks reflects a quiet but dramatic change in understanding by investigators here and across Europe of the terrorist organization known as Al Qaeda, and the international Islamic radical-terrorist network of which, they now agree, it is merely a part. As laid out in the indictment, the defendants' alleged activities--from arranging travel and providing introductions to procuring false documents and, especially, moving money--provide the first detailed look at one...
  • Serbia accuses Hague tribunal of selective justice

    12/03/2012 6:28:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 03 December 2012
    Serbians reacted angrily at the acquittal of a former Kosovo guerrilla leader by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), less than two weeks after the court freed two Croatian military commanders who were accused of war crimes, EurActiv Serbia reports. The acquittal of ex-Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader Ramush Haradinaj was met by fierce criticism of The Hague tribunal’s work. Serbian officials said the decision was a blow to international justice and made the process of reconciliation in the region more complicated. … Belgrade considers that the tribunal has lost credibility and has shown bias in acquitting...
  • National Guard Guns Aimed at Serbs in Service of Albanian Mafia

    11/13/2012 5:19:45 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 3 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/13/2012 | Julia Gorin
    U.S. Kosovo policy pits National Guard against Christian Serbs resisting rule by U.S.-backed Muslim Albanian mafia rewarded with independence; ethnic cleansing threatens.Always on hand to promote the American-made Muslim state of Kosovo, The Wall St. Journal praised Obamas praise and rhapsodized in typical Slavophobic tones how in 1999 President Clinton bypassed the United Nations and sent in the U.S. Air ForcePresident Bush stood up to Russian bluster and European ambivalence to push for its independence.though Serbia and Russia have tried to undermine it. The editorial closed with a straight-faced reference to something that elicits snickers among those in the know:...
  • 'We Have Achieved Almost Nothing' An Insider's View of EU Efforts in Kosovo

    11/07/2012 5:02:32 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Spiegel.de ^ | 11/07/2012
    The so-called EULEX mission, with a staff of roughly 2,500, has cost more than 1 billion since 2008. Nevertheless, the European Court of Auditors finds that levels of organized crime and corruption remain high, while the judiciary is inefficient and suffers from too much political influence. I compare the development of a police force in Kosovo with that of the Obilic power plant near the capital, Pristina. Since NATO drove the Serbs out of Kosovo in 1999, there have been plans to install a filter at the plant. The plant continues to spew pollution unabated into the air. It's the...
  • 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...