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  • 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....
  • Freemason University To open in Serbia (translation)

    Assembly of the United Grand Lodges of Serbia gave the initiative for the integration of our Freemasonry. In the Masonic Centre in Belgrade will be the temple of the Academy of Arts At the annual conference of the United Grand Lodges of Serbia (UVLS) in Belgrade, gave the 400 delegates, as "news" found out, the approval for the construction of the first Mason University, and to start the process of unification of Serbian Masonry. - We agreed that one of our mission, which will contribute to progress and UVLS, but our society is the establishment of a higher education institution...
  • Serbian Nationalist Named Premier-Designate On Country's Sacred Day

    B ELGRADE -- It is likely no accident that Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic chose June 28 to nominate nationalist Ivica Dacic as his prime minister. The controversial choice of a longtime ally of the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic came on one of the most important days on the calendar for Serbian nationalists. Not only is June 28 celebrated as St. Vitus Day by Orthodox Christians, it is also the date of one of the most momentous events in the country's history: the Battle of Kosovo Polje in 1389, when Serbian forces battled and were defeated by an invading army...
  • Milosevic protégé to be new Serbia prime minister

    06/28/2012 3:18:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:50pm EDT | Aleksandar Vasovic
    The wartime spokesman of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was asked on Thursday to form a coalition government with a nationalist party, raising concerns among diplomats and investors about Belgrade's bid for European Union membership. Ivica Dacic, head of the Socialist party once led by Milosevic, said after being given the mandate to govern: "There will be no return to the 1990s," the decade when the former Yugoslavia was ripped apart by war. "As prime minister, I will never make a decision that will be an injustice to Serbia and its citizens," Dacic said after meeting President Tomislav Nikolic, head...
  • Milosevic's allies return to power in Serbia (Soros legion defeated)

    BELGRADE, Serbia – Socialist leader Ivica Dacic won a mandate Thursday to form a new Serbian government, marking a full-scale return of the late Slobodan Milosevic's former allies to power for the first time since the autocrat's ouster in a popular revolt in 2000. President Tomislav Nikolic formally approved Dacic as prime minister designate to lead the new coalition government that would include the Socialists, Nikolic's nationalists and a small center-right party. Although Nikolic and his nationalists claim to have shifted from being staunchly anti-Western to pro-European Union, a new nationalist-dominated government is likely to stall Serbia's proclaimed EU membership...
  • Why Russia is standing by Syria's Assad(Serbia redux?)

    06/15/2012 6:58:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/15/12
    15 June 2012 Last updated at 15:45 GMT Why Russia is standing by Syria's Assad As the United Nations warns that Syria has descended into civil war, Russia continues to back President Bashar al-Assad in the face of growing international condemnation. Konstantin von Eggert, political commentator for Kommersant FM radio in Moscow, looks at why the Kremlin is steadfastly supporting the beleaguered Syrian government. Foreign policy analysts usually tend to explain Moscow's inflexible stance on Syria by evoking arms sales to Damascus (Bashar al-Assad's regime is said to have placed orders for Russian hardware to the tune of $3.5bn) and...
  • MEPs agree on proposals towards (EU) 'fiscal union'

    06/13/2012 3:51:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2012.06.13 @ 18:09 | Honor Mahony
    The European Parliament on Wednesday (13 June) approved draft laws that would strongly increase Brussels' power over eurozone countries' budgets. But they tempered the previously austere proposals with measures for growth, debt redemption and democratic scrutiny. "This is the core of a fiscal union," said Austrian MEP and socialist leader Hannes Swoboda. "This is the first time that there is a structural solution [to the eurozone crisis] on the table," said Liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt. His Green counterpart Daniel Cohn-Bendit called it a "milestone" for the strength of agreement among MEPs. The pair of laws—also known as the two-pack—is among...

    06/05/2012 4:01:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies ^ | 6*5*12 | Julia Gorin
    Republican Riot Saying it, so you don’t have to. June 04th 2012 06:49:15 AM WASHINGTON TIMES PRINTING NAZI PROPAGANDA Posted by Julia Gorin  Well we knew it wouldn’t be long. If nationalists win a Serbian election, it follows that there will be an article in the Washington Times by Croatian-supremacist Jeffrey Kuhner, as usual angling for a new war against Serbia — by making the argument that Serbia wants it. As a typical rapist would.Below is the letter I submitted to Washington Times, followed by a deconstruction of Kuhner’s latest excuse for Serbia needing another good bombing. Dear Editor:Are...
  • Kosovo Serbs and NATO troops clash in tense north

    (Reuters) - At least three Kosovo Serbs and a NATO soldier were wounded in a gunfight on Friday, as peacekeepers tried to dismantle Serb barricades blocking traffic, a Reuters witness said. NATO troops in the Kosovo Force (KFOR) fired tear gas and small arms and some protesters fired back with handguns. The troops, in armored personnel carriers, were confronted by hundreds of Serbs who pelted them with stones near roadblocks in the villages of Rudare and Dudin Krs outside the town of Zvecan in a Serb-dominated northern area of Kosovo. The roadblocks are among the last on major roads yet...
  • The Bad/Good Idea of Removing Assad

    05/24/2012 4:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 24, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Who could not despise the tottering Bashar al-Assad dictatorship in Syria? The Syrian strongman has killed some 10,000 protestors over the last year; thousands of Syrians are now refugees. The autocracy arms and aids the terrorist organization Hezbollah. It targets democratic Israel with thousands of missiles, and still does its best to ruin neighboring Lebanon. Theocratic and terrorist-sponsoring Iran has few allies -- but Syria remains its staunchest. Almost no country over the last half-century has proved more hostile to the United States than has Syria. With sanctions not working, and with the Chinese, Iranians and Russians not eager to...
  • Serbian nationalists claim victory in presidential run-off vote

    Tomislav Nikolic, nationalist challenger to incumbent and pro-European Serbian President Boris Tadic, has won the presidential run-off vote, according to initial estimates. His party has claimed victory already. Nationalist presidential hopeful Tomislav Nikolic is leading the residential run-off vote in Serbia with a two-percent lead over pro-European incumbent Boris Tadic, initial estimates by independent election monitor CESID showed. Nikolic led with 49.4 percent in 70 percent of the polling stations surveyed while Tadic obtained 47.4 percent. "Serbia has got a new president tonight: Tomislav Nikolic," Aleksandar Vucic of Nikolic's Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) claimed. Nikolic twice lost a run-off to...
  • Serbian nationalists call for nationwide protests over alleged election fraud

    BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian nationalists on Saturday called for nationwide street protests over alleged election fraud, fueling tensions before a presidential runoff vote. Nationalist leader Tomislav Nikolic said the Serbian Progressive Party will start peaceful protests as of Sunday because “we don’t recognize” parliamentary and local election results held last weekend. 1 Comments Weigh In Corrections? Personal Post Nikolic will face pro-European Union candidate and incumbent President Boris Tadic in a runoff presidential election on May 20. Tadic led Nikolic by half a percentage point in the first round, and is considered a favorite in the runoff. Nikolic has accused...
  • Serb opposition threatens to withdraw from run-off vote

    By Matt Robinson BELGRADE | Sat May 12, 2012 1:50pm BST (Reuters) - The leader of Serbia's rightist opposition said on Saturday he may pull out of a presidential run-off this month after accusing incumbent President Boris Tadic of rigging the first stage of the election. Tomislav Nikolic said his Serbian Progressive Party would begin "peaceful, democratic and non-violent protests across Serbia" from Sunday, accusing the dominant Democratic Party of fraud during the presidential and parliamentary vote on May 6. FREE GUIDES AND REPORTS FROM DIANOMI ADVERTISEMENT Peer-to-Peer Lending Looking for an alternative to the high street banks? Find out...
  • Europe faces 3 national elections on 'Super Sunday'

    05/05/2012 1:51:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 04 May 2012 | Georgi Gotev, Marie Herbet, Smiljana Vukojčić, Yannis Roubatis
    On Sunday (6 May), the French will elect a new president, the Greeks will hold general elections, and EU hopeful Serbia will designate their new president, Parliament and local authorities. The stakes appear high not only for the individual countries concerned but also for Europe as a whole. In France, outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing likely defeat against Socialist contender François Hollande, who has a comfortable lead of at least five percentage points in several opinion polls. A debate between the two contenders on Wednesday night, watched live by more than a third of the electorate, was seen as...
  • Syrian opposition activists ask Kosovo for advice

    PRISTINA, Kosovo – A Syrian dissident said Thursday his country's opposition is turning to Kosovo's former rebels-turned-politicians for advice on how to topple Bashar Assad's regime in Damascus. Ammar Abdulhamid, an exiled anti-Assad activist, said that seeing a new country "emerging out of the nightmare and emerging as a state" could be inspiring for Syrian dissidents. Assad's government has cracked down on a 13-month-old popular uprising in Syria, leading to an estimated 9,000-plus deaths. "We are here to learn," Abdulhamid said during an interview with The Associated Press in Pristina. "Kosovo has gone through an experience that I think will...
  • Reuters: Two security guards wounded in shooting at US embassy in Sarajevo

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

    04/04/2012 7:36:58 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jovana Gec AP
    BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian pro-Western President Boris Tadic said Wednesday he is resigning, paving the way for an early presidential election where he will face a strong challenge from a nationalist candidate. Serbia’s parliament speaker is expected to call the vote for May 6, the same day when parliamentary and local elections are already scheduled. In the presidential vote, Tadic will be challenged by nationalist candidate Tomislav Nikolic who has received tacit support from Russia. Several other candidates are also expected to run, but without real chances of winning. Tadic, who has worked hard to bring Serbia closer to the...
  • Deepening poverty drives people out of eastern Europe

    04/02/2012 4:59:09 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
    Financial Post ^ | March 29, 2012 | Ioana Patran and Sam Cage
    More than 20 years after the fall of communism, the wealth gap between the east and west of Europe persists, and countries from the Black Sea to the Baltic are shedding people at an alarming rate. While membership in the European Union has brought prosperity to many, it has also made it easier to emigrate, drawing young people out of the east, especially rural areas, and leaving behind an ever older and poorer population. Romania, the EU’s second-poorest member with an average monthly wage of US$450, is one of the worst affected, with a 12% population drop in a decade,...
  • Report: U.S. May Intervene in Syria

    02/25/2012 5:04:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/12 | David Lev
    A report Saturday said that the United States was planning to intervene militarily in Syria, with or without United Nations authorization, if the killing in the country continued. A senior American official quoted in the London-based Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said that the action would be based on the UN intervention in Kosovo several years ago: Establishment of a beachhead and carving out an area that was off-limits to forces controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, where refugees could come to flee Assad's troops, and which could be used as aforward base to reduce Assad's hold on the country, and eventually...
  • US Kosovo policy – bad for Israel

    02/15/2012 5:51:13 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 13, 2012 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Israel’s position on Kosovo is a matter of vital national interest on which no government should ever compromise.Photo by Reuters February 17 marks the fourth anniversary of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia. The UDI has been recognized since by the United States and its key NATO partners, as well as 80-odd other countries. The majority of the world’s sovereign states have refused to do so, however, including two permanent Security Council powers (Russia and China), two budding giants (Brasil and India), five European Union members (including Spain) – and Israel. Successive Israeli governments have come under pressure from...
  • A Kosovo Model for Syria (Bill Clinton stood up to Milosevic. Barack Obama can confront Assad)

    By FOUAD AJAMI The bloodshed and the brutality of the dictatorship in Syria are at long last beginning to challenge the passivity of the Obama administration. The word is out that the Pentagon has launched a "scoping exercise" to determine what could be done should the president want to respond to the Syrian catastrophe. For months, the administration pursued the mirage of a United Nations Security Council condemnation of Damascus, when there was no chance that Russia and China would go for it. The administration persisted even though a similar effort last October ended in failure. There was no need...
  • Anniversary of Serbian-Israeli diplomatic relations

    02/03/2012 5:56:58 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    B92 ^ | February 1, 2012 | Tanjug
    BELGRADE -- Serbia and Israel marked the 20th anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic relations with an event at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall on Tuesday evening.Serbian President Boris Tadić addresses the gathering (Tanjug) The concert was attended by Serbian President Boris Tadić and Israeli Ambassador to Serbia Yossef Levy. President Tadić said he saw the anniversary as a continuation of the eternal friendship between the two peoples, pointing out that Serbia had always been open for cooperation with other nations. “Serbia was always open to other nations. Jews in Serbia are our fellow countrymen and friends with whom Serbia will...
  • Serbia says 11,000 people trapped in remote villages by snow; Europe’s death toll rises to 123

    02/02/2012 7:23:14 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2012 | AP
    BELGRADE, Serbia — At least 11,000 villagers have been trapped by heavy snow and blizzards in Serbia’s mountains, authorities said Thursday, as the death toll from Eastern Europe’s weeklong deep freeze rose to 123, many of them homeless people. The harshest winter in decades has seen temperatures in some regions dropping to minus 30 C (minus 22 F) and below, and has caused power outages, traffic chaos and the widespread closure of schools, nurseries and airports. The stranded in Serbia are stuck in some 6,500 homes in remote areas that cannot be reached due to icy, snow-clogged roads with banks...

    01/27/2012 9:15:36 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Free Nations ^ | January 2012 | Rodney Atkins
    While Germany and Austria have just blocked Serbia's entry into the European Union Croatia was admitted in a ceremony at which David Cameron shook the hand of Croat leaders, whose country by any democratic or moral standards is a disgrace. Serbia and the former Yugoslavia, in an exact reprise of the fascist 1940s, have been systematically attacked and dismembered by Germany and Austria since the 1980s. Germany, without the support of other countries, the EU or the UN, joined the Vatican in illegally recognising Croatia in 1991 which led to that State effectively declaring war on Yugoslavia (of which it...
  • Resurgent Serbia

    01/26/2012 10:48:33 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | January 26, 2012 | Pongpet Mekloy - Travel Editor
    Belgrade may hold the pulse, but the soul throbs well beyond the capital cityAs peace has returned to most of the Balkans, countries in the region, including those that broke off from the former Yugoslavia, are opening their doors to tourists. And Serbia, despite the unsettled conflict with Kosovo to its south, is no exception. To the Serbs, religion is a crucial part of life. And the most important spiritual sanctity in Belgrade is this grand cathedral dedicated to Saint Sava, the first archbishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the founder of Serbian law and literature. Saint Sava was...
  • Albania slams Kosovo hardliner's call for Serbian border blockade

    01/13/2012 5:56:45 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    EU Business ^ | 12 January 2012, 22:14 CET
    (TIRANA) - Albania on Thursday slammed calls from a Kosovo hardline opposition leader to temporarily block the border with Serbia as a way of barring Serb products from entering the breakaway territory. Albania's foreign ministry said in a statement that the attempt to block the border was contrary to constructive efforts to make Kosovo a democratic state and multi-ethnic society. "The use of nationalist and pseudo-patriotic rhetoric" will not help key goals of the Albanians in both Kosovo and Albania to progress towards integration into the European Union, or new recognitions of Kosovo's independence, the ministry warned. Albin Kurti, a...
  • Muslim man arrested in Florida trying to obtain explosives

    01/09/2012 6:05:49 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 25-year-old Muslim man born in Kosovo was charged on Monday with trying to obtain explosives and firearms to attack Florida businesses and a police station, authorities said. Sami Osmakac, a naturalized US citizen who was born in Kosovo - a disputed Balkan state once a part of the former Yugoslavia that declared its independence from Serbia in 2008 - was charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. He was arrested Saturday night after taking possession from an undercover FBI agent of what he believed to be explosives and firearms, according...
  • U.S. Making Huge $60 Billion Arms Sale to Serbia

    01/02/2012 3:24:30 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 14 replies
    A reliable Pentagon source confirmed that the U.S. is selling a huge $60 billion arms package to Serbia.The source spoke on condition of anonymity because minor details are still being hammered out. Afterwards there will be an official announcement made by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.The Pentagon source said the huge $60 billion arms package sale to Serbia is being made to counter the increasing dangerous militant Islamist threat in the region.The source noted Turkey's shift away from the secularism of Attaturk to fundamentalist Islam reflected by the ascension to power of Erdogan's AKP Islamist party.That is reflected in Turkey's closer ties with the Iranian regime and increasing hostility towards Israel and the West. The...

    12/29/2011 11:36:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    LE TEMPS/Worldcrunch ^ | 12/16/11 | Jean-Arnault Dérens
    Several dozen young men are basking in the warm mid-day sun. They are Afghan and Pakistani. Behind them, on a white wall, is graffiti extolling the glories of the UÇK -- ex-Kosovo Albanian guerilla fighters.Over the past two years, the Macedonian village of Lojane, which borders Serbia, has become a stop-over on the illegal migration routes to Western Europe. “It started when groups of three or four would arrive periodically. It didn’t disturb us at first,” says Selam Mehmeti, the head of the village community. “But since this summer, it’s grown to a whole other dimension: there were 500 in...
  • Sometimes those who scream 'Genocide' the Loudest,-Are the Perpetrators

    12/15/2011 10:57:25 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 2 replies
    Was the alledged Srebrenica genocide like the Jenin genocide?That is, in terms of real facts and evidence.Jenin- Massacring Truth:["Two years ago [2002], spurred to act by a series of suicide bombings that took the lives of some 87 Israeli citizens and wounded 570 others, the Israeli Defense Force attacked what it believed to be a terrorist stronghold in the heart of the West Bank town of Jenin, a place of densely packed buildings and labyrinthine alleys and home to a close-knit core of Palestinian fighters thought to be responsible for 25 per cent of the bombings.What happened that day was said...
  • Excavations in Serbia Raising New Questions About Early Humans in Europe [ Sicevo Gorge ]

    12/06/2011 8:06:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Monday, November 28, 2011 | unattributed
    The Sicevo Gorge is a rugged, picturesque river canyon cut into the Kunivica plateau in southeastern Serbia... contains a series of caves, at least one of which has yielded evidence of human presence during the shifting glacial times of the Ice Age of present-day Europe... in 2008, anthropologists uncovered a partial human mandible (lower jaw), complete with three teeth, while excavating in a small cave... a fossil specimen, definitely a human that, at least in terms of morphology, predated the Neanderthal and may have had more in common, physically, with Homo erectus, thought by many scientists to be the precursor...
  • World Court rules against Greece over FYROM [Macedonia] veto

    12/05/2011 8:57:56 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies
    The world court ruled Monday that Greece was wrong to block a bid by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to join NATO in 2008 because of a long-running dispute over the fledgling country's use of the name “Macedonia.” In a 15-1 ruling, the court found that Greece's veto breached a provisional 1995 deal under which Greece had agreed not to block membership of the country in international organizations if it used the name FYROM, while the matter was submitted to further negotiations. More than 15 years later, mediation over the name is still ongoing. The victory is partly...
  • Serbs Attack Anew in Kosovo (NATO Soldiers Shot)

    11/28/2011 5:02:13 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2011. | DON FAIRCLOUGH
    <p>Serbs opposed to the independence of Kosovo attacked North Atlantic Treaty Organization peacekeeping troops in the tiny Balkan state Monday with guns and Molotov cocktails, wounding dozens, the alliance said, in an escalation of violence that could set back Belgrade's long-running effort to join the European Union.</p>
  • Russian official: Arrival of Serbs would be "repatriation" (Kosovo Serbs seeking citizenships)

    Source: Beta, Interfax MOSCOW -- The possible arrival of Serbs to Russia, says Russian ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin, would represent "a treasure" for his country. Dmitry Rogozin (Tanjug, file) Rogozin spoke after announcements that some Serbs from Kosovo, faced with the ongoing crisis in the province, would seek Russian citizenship. But the diplomat welcomed even the idea that they might move to his country - which is experiencing "great demographic problems". Those Serbs would easily adapt to the new surroundings, "and there should be no issues with employment", according to Rogozin. He also added: "Serbs from Kosovo should be...
  • A Bosnian Serb may prevent “Palestine”…

    11/04/2011 11:31:29 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 1, 2011 | By Ron Kampeas
    ...Or at least prevent the Security Council from voting to confer statehood status on the Palestinians, thereby preventing a potentially embarrassing U.S. veto. AP's Aida Cerkez reports that the triumvirate that constitutes Bosnia's presidency -- a Croat, a Serb and a Muslim -- cannot come to terms on whether to vote for statehood on the Security Council. Palestinians say they have eight votes, just one short of the nine out of 15 majority needed to pass, and then trigger a U.S. veto. Such votes requires a consensus among the three-person presidency; the Muslim favors Palestinian statehood; the Croat is unsure;...
  • Hotlink from Belgrade to Zuccotti-Park (Serbian Soros funded organization sponsoring uprising in US)

    10/19/2011 2:05:02 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 5 replies
    Co-founder of the Serbian "Otpor" movement activists, the recommended occupation of a "symbolic places" in U.S. . Belgrade. The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and overthrow Serbian professionals, according to the movement conservative conspiracy theories "keep Wall Street Busy" (also: "Occupy") have initiated. Actually there was a veteran of the Serbian "Otpor" movement, which had once brought Slobodan Milosevic to fall, the first gave U.S. activists a crucial advice: the occupation of a symbolic places. The Serbian opposition professionals are by no means a revolution Exporters: Most of the seminars offer anyway on Canvas, founder of European and U.S. universities. "We,...
  • Why is Occupy Wall Street Affiliated with a Professional Revolutionary Organization like Otpor!?

    10/09/2011 10:43:29 AM PDT · by Chattering Class of 58 · 10 replies
    10/08/2011 05:29 PM | LoVeLiGHT420
    Why is Occupy Wall Street Affiliated with a Professional Revolutionary Organization like Otpor!? Updates: After seeing video footage of Ivan Marovic addressing the Wall Street Protestors, I find that you must be warned about the infiltration of OTPOR into the Occupy Wall Street movement. This is information about Ivan Marovic from Source Ivan Marovic, Serbia and Montenegro “Along with a group of other Serbian student leaders, Marovic formed the OTPOR (“Resistance”) movement in 1998. OTPOR used popular protest and peaceful provocation to build anti-Milosevic support in the 1999-2000 period. Although OTPOR started by mobilizing young...
  • KOSOVO - a land being Islamized by the United States, NATO and United Nations.

    10/06/2011 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 15 replies ^ | October 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    Since World War Two you have had three major conflicts in the Balkans involving Orthodox Christian communities and Islamic communities; this applies to Cyprus, Bosnia and Kosovo respectively. On all three occasions the United States supported the followers of Islam and maybe one day the same will happen to Orthodox Christians in Macedonia? Yet unlike the large Christian communities of Bosnia and Cyprus, it is the land of Kosovo which is being Islamized and Albanianized under NATO, the UN, and other international institutions who are meant to be neutral. The media in the West is once more turning a 'blind...
  • On random, unprovoked violence and the need to dismantle NATO

    10/04/2011 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    English ^ | October 4, 2011 | Dr. Michael Pravica
    Recently, as I was bicycling to work, I became the victim of random, unprovoked violence as I was hit by a nearly full bottle of flavored water thrown by a passenger from a car that passed me. Due to my superior reflexes and conditioning I managed to stabilize my bike (and myself rom the initial shock) as the bottle bounced off of me. Nevertheless, why someone would waste a perfectly good, chilled bottle of sugared drink on a 40 degree Celsius day trying to injure someone they didn't even know was very perplexing to me. On another occasion, two speeding...
  • Kosovo Serbs dig in as border dispute turns bloody

    10/01/2011 8:24:02 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | October 1, 2011 | DANIEL McLAUGHLIN in Jarinje
    KFor soldiers from the US stand guard at a barricade at the closed Serbia-Kosovo border crossing of Jarinje. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters Cultural claims persist in regions as Belgrade refuses to acknowledge independence of Kosovo MILEVA PREMOVIC and her neighbours while away the afternoon in the shade of a broad tree. The unseasonable warmth makes it hard to imagine that the green Kapaonik mountains, rising up a few miles away in Serbia, will soon be white with snow and busy with skiers. It would also be hard to believe that bullets were fired and blood shed here just a few days...
  • Kosovar Serbs Contemplate Life Under Albanian Rule

    09/29/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 29, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    NORTH MITROVICA, KOSOVO — Angry Serbs are still at the barricades here, blocking roads across northern Kosovo in an attempt to resist the recent deployment of police and customs officers from the Kosovar government to border crossings with Serbia. Although the protests have been peaceful so far, behind the anger a more fundamental issue is smoldering: Serbs here are being forced to finally contemplate a future under the Kosovar government in Pristina, which is dominated by ethnic Albanians. “It’s the very first time in 12 years that the pressure against the Serbs in the north has been so strong from...
  • Witness of Kosovar war crimes found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 8:29:52 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Local (Germany) ^ | 28 Sep 11 19:30 CET
    A key witness in a war crimes case against a senior Kosovo figure has been found dead in Germany, the EU rule of law mission in Kosovo (EULEX) said Wednesday. "EULEX confirms that Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the Klecka case, was found dead in a park in Germany," the mission's statement said. It added that the "German authorities are conducting the necessary investigation to determine the circumstances of his death." According to local media reports, Zogaj had agreed to testify in the case of Fatmir Limaj, one of the most prominent commanders of the ethnic Albanian guerrillas...
  • Kosovo war crimes witness found dead in Germany

    09/28/2011 4:14:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 28, 2011 | Fatos Bytyci
    (Reuters) - A witness in a war crimes case against a member of Kosovo's parliament has been found dead in Germany, an EU police and justice mission (EULEX) spokesman said on Wednesday. Ruling party parliamentarian Fatmir Limaj, who was put under house arrest last week, and nine other people arrested in March are accused of committing murder, torture and violations of the human rights of ethnic Albanians, Serbs and prisoners during Kosovo's 1998-99 war with Serbia. Agim Zogaj, known as witness X in the war crimes case, was found dead in a German park, said EULEX spokesman Blerim Krasniqi, adding:...
  • Obama Sold Turkey Drones (Predators)

    09/26/2011 1:07:58 PM PDT · by mojito · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 9/26/2011 | Lee Smith
    Yesterday, the Turkish media reported, “Turkey … agreed with the US on a deal involving the transfer of US-engineered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that could prove crucial in combating terrorism.” The Predator drones, expected to be delivered in June 2012, are supposed to help the Turks combat terrorists, which in Ankara’s narrow definition means the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) crossing into Turkey from the Iraq border. The Predators, said Turkish defense minister İsmet Yilmaz, “are UAVs with better qualities and features than the [Israeli-made] Herons.” Ankara, the report explains, was “disappointed by Israel's failure to return six Herons it had...
  • Bare-Handed Kosovo Serbs Battle NATO

    09/21/2011 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | September 20, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich, Ph.D.
    On September the 16th NATO forces, overstepping their UN Security Council (UNSC) mandates, amid tensions on the administrative border between Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo, have fired the first shots at bare-handed Kosovo Serbs in the village of Zupce. The Kosovo Serbs have erected barricades, in a life or death situation, to defend themselves against the Muslim Albanian onslaughts which desire to forcefully incorporate northern Kosovo into the US/EU created Republic of Kosovo, an amputated province from the Republic of Serbia. The Albanian police, aided and assisted by NATO’s KFOR, have taken over two border crossings: Jarinje and...
  • Serbian Islamic Leader Demands Autonomy For Region

    09/13/2011 5:24:32 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 5 replies ^ | Sept 11, 2011 | Not Listed
    The Economist magazine is reporting that a Serbian Islamic leader closely tied to the Grand Mufti of Bosnia is demanded autonomy for a region of Serbia. According to the report: SANDZAK, admits Muamer Zukorlic, a prominent Muslim leader in the region, is not going to be the Dubai of the Balkans. But only give us autonomy, he tells its people, and “you’ll live like they do in Monaco!” Politicians promise many outlandish things, but it seems particularly cruel to suggest to citizens of this marginal region in south-west Serbia that they could soon be living it up like residents of...
  • Chancellor Merkel’s Belgrade Ultimatum

    08/30/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 16 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 30, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Serbian President Boris Tadic On August 23 German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Belgrade. The first leg of her trip was Zagreb where she met with Croatian leaders. In Belgrade she met with Serbian leaders including a one-on-one session with President Tadic. The upshot was her blunt dictate that Serbia must meet the following demands in order to qualify for consideration of EU membership: progress in the Belgrade-Pristina dialog, normalization of relations including abandonment of parallel structures in Kosovo; administrative and legal reforms, and satisfying the 1995 Copenhagen criteria. Merkel pointed out that Germany would like...
  • Bosnia Divided On Palestinian Request For Statehood Support (Serbs side with Israel)

    Local media reported that the presidency's Bosnian Muslim member, Bakir Izetbegovic, and Croat member Zeljko Komsic support the Palestinian drive for statehood while their Serbian colleague, Nebojsa Radmanovic, is opposed. The position of Muslim politicians and religious leaders reflects a high level of sympathy for the Palestinians and close ties with the Islamic world. But Republika Srpska, which along with the Muslim-Croat Federation composes Bosnia-Herzegovina, has in recent years intensified its relations with Israel. Pro-Israeli analysts and commentators are also often quoted in Bosnian Serb media with statements about Bosnia being a potential hotbed of Islamic radicalism. Republika Srpska President...
  • NATO moves to calm Kosovar-Serb border tensions

    08/04/2011 10:08:34 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 3, 2011 | Robert Marquand
    Kosovo Serb orthodox priest conducts a religious service near the barricades in the village of Zupce near the town of Zubin Potok on August 1. Serbs vowed to press on with roadblocks and stop NATO's KFOR peacekeeping force from proceeding until Kosovo agrees not to station its police and customs officers at the sensitive border posts. Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters ***** Paris NATO is sending several hundred German and Austrian troops to Kosovo to buttress peacekeeping forces there after border violence left a Kosovar policeman dead and inflamed tensions with Serbia. Fighting erupted after Kosovar special police units in armored cars...
  • Serbian Attackers Shoot at NATO Soldiers [Kosovo]

    07/28/2011 6:52:47 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies ^ | 07/28/2011
    Violence on the border between Kosovo and Serbia continued to escalate on Wednesday as members of the Serbian minority in northern Kosovo set fire to a border post that has been in dispute since Monday. The attackers also reportedly fired shots at a nearby outpost run by the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR). The border station has been contested since the beginning of the week when Kosovo's special police seized two northern border crossings in attempt to enforce an import ban on Serbian goods. On Tuesday a Kosovar police officer was killed, reportedly with a gunshot to the head. KFOR troops...