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  • THIS WAS GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH

    04/27/2017 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    THIS WAS GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICHThere is no grave site. There is no marker for his remains. It is as if they wanted to remove him not just from the earth but from the history of his country and the consciousness of his people. But they failed. Nowhere is this more evident than in those hills of Serbia they call Ravna Gora. And it is in those Ravna Gora hills where the true soul and spirit of Serbia can still be found. July 17th is an important day for those who knew who he was and what he did. His name...
  • Remembering Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, Halyard Mission Hero, as Winter turns to Spring

    04/17/2017 4:02:26 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, O.S.S. and Aleksandra Rebic "Forgotten 500" Halyard Mission Reunion / Michigan June 2009. Photo: Rebic collection.This year, 2017, the world will be marking the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War Two, the era of the "Greatest Generation". For me, one of the measures of a man who dies is how deeply the loss is felt in the hearts of those who knew him, and if they didn't know him personally, were affected by his work or by his existence on this earth in a positive way. WWII OSS radioman Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian was short in...
  • The Chetnik Freedom Fighters as Immigrants in New Lands

    03/25/2017 1:44:02 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 2017 | Andy Evans
    The Chetnik Freedom Fighters as Immigrants in New LandsSerbian Chetnik immigrants in the UK in 1948. Photo courtesy of Andy Evans"What a difference time makes. Pictured are immigrants to the UK in 1948. These brave men were the first ones to stand up and fight against fascist rule dominating Europe in 1941. They had lost everything but decided to stay and fight for their homeland and democracy against overwhelming odds. For three years the Western Powers hailed the Serbian Chetniks as heroes until the winds of power altered direction and it was evident Communist Russia would be the liberator of...
  • Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary

    03/24/2017 3:49:18 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Yahoo Via AP ^ | March 24, 2017 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    Serbia's prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in Kosovo. Aleksandar Vucic spoke at a ceremony near a railway bridge in southern Serbia where the Western military alliance's missiles struck a passenger train, killing at least 28 people and injuring dozens. "We will never be part of the alliance which killed our children, nor of any other alliance," Vucic said. "They wanted to destroy and humiliate small Serbia and kill its children."
  • REMEMBERING THE NATO BOMBING OF SERBIA IN 1999 - WHAT IS OWED TO THE SERBS.

    03/24/2017 1:10:27 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 58 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | March 24, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    One of those moments you never forget: 18 years ago, before the dawn on March 25, 1999, I stepped outside the door to find The New York Times there on the ground with the headline announcing that NATO had begun its bombing campaign against the Serbs in the former Yugoslavia on March 24, 1999. I remember looking at that front page of the paper before picking it up and thinking - "They are really doing it... It's no longer a threat... It's real... It's real... What a mistake... What a mistake..." Then I picked up the paper and went back...
  • Croatian Holocaust victims seek $3.5 billion in compensation

    03/15/2017 12:20:35 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 27 replies
    Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the US.Visitor walks past display at US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Reuters) Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the United States, local media and officials said Monday. The group wants compensation from the Croatian government for property seized from ethnic Serbs, Roma and Jews, as well as for their suffering during the war, state-run HRT television reported. The suit was filed in a...
  • Melania Trump, As Slovenians Know Her

    01/03/2017 3:15:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Voice of America ^ | January 3, 2017 | Luis Ramirez
    Melania Trump will become the first foreign-born wife of an American president in almost 200 years. On January 20, her husband, Donald Trump, will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Most Americans do not know much about 46-year-old Melania Trump. She was born in the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia. It is a small country surrounded by Austria, Hungary, Italy and Croatia. It has a small coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Slovenia also has castles that are hundreds of years old, large forests and clear rivers. VOA recently traveled to the country to learn about Melania...
  • House Passes Legislation to Honor OSS Veterans with Congressional Gold Medal

    12/06/2016 10:31:05 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    Congressman Bob Latta ^ | November 30, 2016 | Drew Griffin
    Aleksandra's Note: I sure wish OSS veterans George "Guv" Musulin, Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, Nick Lalich and others were alive to see this!A great step forward in "official recognition" of rescue operations such as the HALYARD MISSION in WWII Yugoslavia which was made possible by General Draza Mihailovich, his Chetniks, and the Serbian people loyal to them.Bravo!Sincerely,Aleksandra Rebic***** Congressman Latta with OSS Veterans and their families House Passes Legislation to Honor OSS Veterans with Congressional Gold MedalPassage applauded by legislation authors, Congressman Latta, Senator Blunt, and Senator WarnerLegislation to honor veterans of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) with a Congressional...
  • Melania Trump's Slovenian Birthplace Is 'Very Proud' of First Lady

    11/10/2016 11:33:07 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 47 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | NOV 10 2016 | CARLO ANGERER and VLADIMIR BANIC
    SEVNICA, Slovenia — When Melania Trump was born in 1970, her small industrial hometown on the banks of the Sava River was part of Communist Yugoslavia. Forty-six years later, she is married to the next leader of the free world and the rural Slovenian town of Sevnica is embracing the success of its most famous citizen.
  • Montenegro: Russians behind Election Day coup attempt

    11/06/2016 9:34:48 AM PST · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 06, 2016
    Montenegro says an investigation has shown that Russian nationalists were behind an alleged coup attempt on election day because of the government's bid to join NATO. Chief Special Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic said Sunday that the investigation leads to the conclusion that "nationalists from Russia" organized a criminal group that planned to break into Parliament and cause violence in the tiny Balkan country. Some 20 Serbian and Montenegrin citizens, including a former commander of Serbia's special police forces, were arrested in Montenegro during the Oct. 16 election.
  • 'Russian nationalists' behind Montenegro PM assassination plot

    11/07/2016 12:05:07 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 6 November 2016 | bbc
    Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has said "nationalists from Russia" were behind an attempt to assassinate the PM and carry out a coup. Milivoje Katnic said the plot involved killing pro-Western PM Milo Djukanovic with a professional long-distance sharpshooter. The plotters are accused of planning to break into parliament and bring a pro-Russian government to power.
  • Whatever Happened to 'Agony of Defeat' Ski Jumper?

    08/22/2016 8:33:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/15 | Thomas Neumann
    It's been nearly half a century since the term "agony of defeat" joined the lexicon of American sports. To this day, the phrase remains a broadcasting staple, whether it's coverage of the Olympics or any number of sports. A Google search for "agony of defeat" returns nearly 500,000 results. With that in mind, we revisit the viral video that made an indelible mark on the sports world long before the era of social media -- the frightful ski jumping crash from the opening montage of "ABC's Wide World of Sports."
  • Suspected Islamic Extremist Arrested in Plot to Bomb, Shoot Up Locations in Tampa, Fla

    01/09/2012 8:50:47 AM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    AP/Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 1/9/12 | Tamara Lush
    Authorities say a 25-year-old described as an Islamic extremist was arrested in a plot to attack sites around Tampa, Florida, after taking possession of disabled guns and bombs The U.S. Department of Justice announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac on Monday. Authorities say Osmakac is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia. He has been charged with one count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. His first appearance in federal court is scheduled for Monday afternoon. Federal officials say a confidential source told them that Osmakac wanted Al Qaeda flags. The federal complaint...
  • General Mihailovich becomes a dead man walking in March of 1946 as his journey to eternity begins.

    03/16/2016 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic
    General Draza Mihailovich Belgrade 1946 The famous bridge over the Drina River in Visegrad, Bosnia. Photo: Creative Commons Aleksandra's note: 70 years ago, on the night of March 12-13, 1946 near Visegrad in Bosnia, the town made famous by Ivo Andric's classic novel "The Bridge on the Drina" published in 1945, the most decorated Serbian military officer and leader of the first successful uprising against the Nazis in all of occupied Europe was finally captured by the Yugoslav communist special security agents (OZNA) loyal to Marshal Josip Broz Tito after a long manhunt. A short time later the Yugoslav communists...
  • Parliament no place for tear gas, Kerry tells Kosovo

    12/02/2015 9:45:52 AM PST · by McGruff · 6 replies
    REUTERS ^ | December 2, 2015 | ARSHAD MOHAMMED
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on opposition lawmakers in Kosovo on Wednesday to stop setting off tear gas in parliament, and on the young country to combat corruption, Islamic radicalism and ethnic division. In the Balkans for the first time as secretary of state, Kerry's brief stop in Kosovo underscored Western concern over the slow pace of progress 16 years after a U.S.-led NATO air war set the former Serbian province on the road to independence.
  • How the Korean War Prevented a Nuclear World War III

    10/09/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 8, 2015 | Matthew Gault
    Many companies and business publish internal newsletters or magazines, and America’s intelligence services are no different. The CIA runs the pulpy fount of weirdness that is Studies in Intelligence while the NSA puts out the Cryptologic Quarterly. The agencies often declassify and digitize back issues of these magazines for the public. The articles are a wealth of weird, wonderful and fascinating takes on historic and current events written by people who have access to secret information not privy to the public. A recently declassified article from a 2000 issue of Cryptologic Quarterly is a doozy.
  • Serbia marks day of mourning, remembers Serb victims [of Operation Storm]

    08/05/2015 2:27:13 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    B92 ^ | August 5, 2015 | Beta
    Serbia is this Wednesday marking a day of remembrance for the Serbs who were killed or exiled in the wars during the 1990s.A convoy of ethnic Serb refugees expelled from Croatia 20 yearsa ago (Tanjug, file) The government also declared today a day of mourning for the victims of Croatia's Operation Storm that took place 20 years ago and resulted in the expulsion of over 200,000 Serbs, while more than 2,000 were listed as killed or missing. A memorial service for the victims in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina will be held in St. Marko's Church in Belgrade. At noon, bells will...
  • "Operation Storm was joint criminal enterprise"

    08/05/2015 2:21:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    B92 ^ | August 3, 2015 | Tanjug
    Croatia's Operation Storm was a joint criminal enterprise whose goal was to expel the Serb people in Croatia from the areas they lived in for centuries.This has been stated by the head of the Coalition of Refugee Associations Miodrag Linta. He spoke for Serbia's state broadcaster RTS on the occasion of the upcoming 20th anniversary of Croatia's military and police campaign. Linta said that over 220,000 Serbs were expelled from Croatia during Operation Storm, while around 2,000 were killed - 1,200 of them civilians. At the same time more than 40,000 residential and business premises owned by Serbs were set...
  • JUSTICE PREVAILS EVEN IN DEATH-A VICTORIOUS VINDICATION FOR GENERAL MIHAILOVICH!

    07/17/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Portrait of General Mihailovich by Wisconsin artist Jim Pollard. JUSTICE PREVAILS EVEN IN DEATH - A VICTORIOUS VINDICATION FOR GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH! On May 14, 2015 what so many of us have been hoping and praying for all these years finally came to pass! As the world marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, one of the war's greatest heroes and martyrs was officially rehabilitated by the Higher Court in Belgrade, Serbia! The historic decision was final, reversing one of the most unjust convictions in the history of mankind, and restored all civil rights to Serbian...
  • Vote on Srebrenica resolution delayed by Russian veto threat

    07/07/2015 3:45:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2015 6:35 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as “a crime of genocide” until Wednesday after Russia informed council members it would veto the measure. Supporters of the resolution had been hoping for its unanimous approval to mark the 20th anniversary of the slaughter by Bosnian Serbs of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys who had sought refuge at what was supposed to be a U.N.-protected site. But leaders of the Bosnian Serbs and Serbia, who have close religious and cultural ties to Russia, have...