Skip to comments.Bush thanks Yugoslavia for support in fight against terrorism
Posted on 09/20/2002 7:12:08 AM PDT by FireWallEdited on 07/06/2004 6:37:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Thursday thanked the government of Yugoslavia for lending support to the global campaign against terrorism.
In a letter to Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica, Bush expressed gratitude for Yugoslavia's decision to "ally itself with the cause of tolerance and understanding."
(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...
We had just tried to impeach and remove Clinton from office and were unsuccessful. We couldn't stop the bombing.
Me saying I'm sorry doesn't mean much but we will do our best to ensure history tells the truth.
Yeah. We Americans were attacked in a dramatic and horrible way by islamic terrorists on 9/11/01, but Yugoslavia was attacked by KLA/al Qaeda terrorists and by islamic supremacists/separatists (In Bosnia) allied with the SAME terrorists who attacked us! And under the rubiric of promoting "the cause of tolerance and understanding", the clintonites fully backed the supremacist and terrorist attack on Yugoslavia!!!! And the current US administration continues to back muslim "Bosnia", the terrorist Shiptar regime in Kosovo and their invasion of FYR Macedonia, as well as that disgraceful "court" in the Hague!!!!
The fight against islamic terrorism means backing ALL the international islamic jihad's targets--America, Israel, India, Russia, Serbia/Yugoslavia, and others!!!! It means reversing the wrongheaded clintonite/Third Way policy of taking territory away from Yugoslavia, and giving it to muslims! And it means abolishing the kangaroo "court" in the Hague, and trying the traitorous Third Way muslim collaborators in legitimate courts instead!!!!
America has to start refocusing on what America is about, go back and reread the Constitution and remember what America is suppose to be, not the fantasy empire that she portrays herself to be now. Pax Romana - Pax Americana, sometimes the similarities are striking.
Yes and no. The local Serbian Orthodox Church in my area ran a service on 9/11, with a liturgy (for the commemoraiton of the beheading of John the Baptist, the Julian calendar date of which falls on the Gregorian 9/11), followed by a memorial service for the victims of 9/11!!!! (And it was a real Othodox Parastos--NOT one of the bullsh!t 9/11 "services" that were designed to whitewash islam.)
Serbian Americans are some of the finest Americans I know! And the majority of them have family and other connections back in Yugoslavia. So many Serbs in the homeland know about the contradictions in American society, including about those Americans who are pro-Serbian and anti-clinton/Third Way/ NWO!
B92 WASHINGTON -- Monday 16 September 2002 -- Following the UN General Assembly, Yugoslav Foreign Minister arrived in Washington to discuss US and Yugoslav relations. The House of representatives and the Senate have drafted a law suspending aid approved to Serbia amounting to 115 million US dollars in the new fiscal year. It is also withdrawing its backing for Yugoslavia to join the IMF, World Bank and other international financial institutions. Svilanovic will try to prevent the passage of this law in talks with US administration and Congress representatives. The main condition for normalisation between the two countries is for the Belgrade authorities to establish immediate and full cooperation with the Hague Tribunal. Svilanovic has already discussed the issue of Belgrade's cooperation with The Hague with the US ambassador for war crimes Richard Prosper in New York. Prior to his talks in Washington, Svilanovic said that relations between Belgrade and The Hague "are an extremely important and challenging topic" and something that the new Serbian authorities immediately "addressed after the toppling of the Milosevic regime". "Some of the indictees had been transferred to the Hague, and we also adopted the new law on cooperation with the Tribunal." Said Svilanovic. "Much has been done, concerning the suspects, evidence, access to the archives, witnesses." "However, what is still a main obstacle between Yugoslavia and the US are the other war crime suspects accused of atrocities in Srebrenica and Vukovar. We are limited with what we can do with these suspects", said Svilanovic.
This says it all, I just wish that other Americans would understand this as well. Too many Americans are more content with Jerry Springer and Dr. Phil to give a damn about another country or give a damn what we do to other countries for that matter. Sometimes I do feel America is the next Sodom.
Right on. Although coupled with report bellow, there might be, there just might be some light shed (mirage?):
Not enough people returning says Montgomery | 14:29 | Beta
NIS -- Friday - US Ambassador to Yugoslavia William Montgomery said today that it is "completely unacceptable that a very small number of Serbs have returned to Kosovo."
"We are working together with all the officials. There is no need for any confrontation, but it must all be done slowly and persistently", said Montgomery, referring to mass return of Serbs to Kosovo due tomorrow.
He used Bosnia as an example where nobody returned for two years after the war, "but if we look (at Bosnia) now, we will see that some 100 000 people have returned, including several thousands Serbs", said the US Ambassador.
He said the US Government's stance is for the return of all refugees and displaced people to Bosnia, Croatia even to Kosovo.
"There won't be any true stability in the region without the returns", said Montgomery.
Also, I'm affraid Dj. is not using the opportunity with his visit in NY to help Serbia, rather looking to support himself in upcoming elections:
Trade law not certain says Djindjic | 11:16 | B92
WASHINGTON -- Friday During the Washington leg of his US trip, Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic has told the Voice of America that hes concerned that not all is looking good regarding the normalization of trade relations with the US.
"There are some congressmen who have called for the trade law with Yugoslavia be postponed because of worrying statements issued by presidential candidates," said Djindjic.
Djindjic is referring to statements made last week by President Vojislav Kostunica saying that Serbia and The Republic of Srpska are temporarily separated. Kostunica responded last week saying his comments were taken out of context and he was speaking metaphorically about the peoples views of borders.
"We have tried to persuade these people that this is just a misunderstanding, that there are no ill intentions, and I hope we will get a normal trade status with America," said Djindjic.
On a positive note, the Serbian delegation enjoyed a working lunch yesterday with the representatives of some 60 American investment companies.
Asked what needs to be done before investors will enter the economy, Djindjic replied that decisiveness in carrying out reforms. These include, introduction of world norms into trade legislation, and reforms in the courts, police and customs. "These reforms are the governments priorities," said Djindjic.
Where is Banat??? Busy campaigning?
Not true. Bitter but they don't hate us. Goes to show you what good people they are, forgiving Orthodox Christians. My Mom is in Belgrade as I write this. I housed an international student after the bombing....they still look to America as a land of opportunity, even if our foreign policies are skewed and we chose the wrong side to ally with.
LIFT ALL SANCTIONS, PRESIDENT BUSH!
Excuse my language, but this Pizda needs to be castrated, he is becoming worse than Milo or Tito ever was. He is the type of consumate brown-nosing, self opportunistic thug that has made other 3rd World nations just that, 3rd World. He is no different than a Mugabe for example.
Yeah, we know, America and Israel are terrorists. (sarcasm)
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