This is going to be a long writing. I’ll try to share my own experience, rather than going through well known facts. After all, I guess that’s what this question is all about. I’ll also share my own thoughts about events I describe. I might (try to) throw a joke, here or there. All the pictures used in this answer were found on the Internet.
So, to begin with, let’s set the theater of operations: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). For the readers are not familiar with the recent history of the Balkans, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was the official (or spiritual or … call it whatever you like) successor of Socialistic Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). SFRY consisted of 6 republics: Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro and Macedonia. After the secessionist/civil war that took place between 1991 and 1995 (although it started way before 1991, but that’s another story), the SFRY was turned into: FRY, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and Macedonia. Obviously, FRY consisted of two republics: Serbia and Montenegro. Kosovo, where most fights in 1999 took place, is a southern province of Serbia. Some would say “was a province of Serbia” (but that’s also another story and I won’t tackle it here). Kosovo is bordering with Albania and in 1999 was mainly inhabited by ethnic Albanians (and still is, I think we can all agree on that). Some political movements among the population of Albanian origin have been calling and pushing for Kosovo independence for several decades before the war of 1999. Some of them got radicalized along the way. The capital of Serbia is Belgrade. The capital of Kosovo is Pristina. Take a look at the following picture.
You can continue reading this account by Đorđe Đurđević published on Quorahere:
Below is an old email from Melana, who used to run Serbblog. I found it as instructive today as ever, so I’m finally posting it, though I’d meant to do so when she first wrote it back in 2008:
I had mixed feelings about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for a long time. While I had always admired brave little Israel — a sort of David against the Goliath Arab-Muslim world surrounding it — I had also met some Palestinians (some of them Christians) with horror stories about what happened to them at the hands of Israelis some years ago. Then one day, I met an Armenian woman from Lebanon who sort of set me straight.
This Lebanese Christian woman told me that she too had sympathized with the Palestinians (as had many Lebanese) — until they destroyed her country. Lebanon had been the Switzerland of the Middle East — beautiful, prosperous and comfortably multi-religious — until they took in the Palestinians when none of the other Muslim Arab countries would.
But the Palestinians used their new ‘home’ in Lebanon as nothing more than a base to launch attacks on Israel and to eventually start a civil war between Muslims and Christians in Lebanon. She thinks that this was part of their plan — and this is why Palestinians came to a mixed Christian/Muslim country and not to another purely Muslim country like Jordan (which was actually the ’settlement land/country’ in return for the founding of Israel.) It was part of the Muslim plan to get Lebanese Christians to hate Israel as much as Muslims hated Israel, so that eventually all Christians and the Western World might hate Israel, too. (Much like hating the Christian Serbs for what happened to Muslims in Yugoslavia, at the same time when we in the U.S. are fighting radical Islamic terrorists who perpetrated 9/11. Divide us against ourselves and we spend our energy fighting each other, instead of fighting our real enemy — militant Islam.)
How beautiful is your Martyrdom. / You have placed a crown [upon my head] / … / O Ghassan and Uday, / who carried out the operation / blessed be your hands and the tips of your fingers. / Blessed be the womb that bore you /… / Yesterday [I gave] the most beautiful gift. / The Martyrs’ blood was not spilled in vain. / I am a Palestinian. – Mother of Uday Abu Jamal
That – in stark contrast to the Jews or even any other people for that matter – the Germans have learned a lot from the Holocaust has long been perfectly clear. So far, they have already played a leading role in preventing a “new Auschwitz” in Kosovo, Serbia, coincidentally defeating in the process once again their (former!) “arch-enemy”, the Serbs, and carving a second Albanian “state”, a Muslim one, out of sovereign Serbian territory, where now, after a series of anti-Serbian, anti-Christian pogroms, if not much else, you can at least make good money if you’re an Albanian Hitler look-alike. In fact, the Germans have learned so much so that in the evening after the horrific slaughter of five people (four Rabbis and a Druze policeman) and the wounding of 10 others in a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood last November, an anchor of the major German public television station ZDF, Marietta Slomka, was able to stay perfectly “neutral” and – as they say in Italian – to “take things with philosophy” without letting even this story remind her and her public of anything.
Today is the Orthodox Christmas Eve, and to mark that occasion, Washington’s allies in the Balkans – Croatians and the Albanians in Kosovo – each did their part in America’s grand policy to gradually exterminate Serbs into a ghetto out of which they will be forced to negotiate either their existence or worse their total extermination.
Quando i tedeschi vincono, io, “tedesco”, perdo sempre molto. Muoio. È stato il caso quando sono riusciti a formare un racket abbastanza compatto per risuscitare nuovamente il jihad contro i serbi (e, in ultima istanza, anche gli ebrei e gli americani), incorporando in esso l’Italia “fondata sul lavoro”, per bombardarli (o meglio: soprattutto farli bombardare) infine senza pietà, ed è il caso anche ora che, dopo avere smontato il da sempre troppo americano Berlusconi, stanno definitivamente riconquistando l’Europa con mezzi “pacifici”, anche se magari “solo” per poi unterzugehen (you know the movie, Der Untergang, don’t you?) tutti insieme nella lotta contro il “potere giudaico-finanziario internazionale”, la “plutocrazia”. Continue reading In lutto per la perdita di un altro gran bel pezzo dell’Italia
Anyone who cared to dig through the graveyards of Sudan already knew that Muslims mattered more than Africans to us. The sky full of jets that we dispatched to bomb Yugoslavia on behalf of Muslim terrorists never clouded the skies of Khartoum. But they did show up to bomb Tripoli so that Islamist thugs could begin torturing and murdering Africans. Sultan Knish (Daniel Greenfield), Remembering Muslim Colonialism on September 11
An interesting statement could be found today in the online edition of The Times of Malta. The newspaper quoted “[t]wo Libyan fighter jet pilots landed in Malta” as saying (if in unison or one after another or otherwise, the newspaper wouldn’t say) that,
“[t]here are rivers of blood on the streets of Tripoli,”
and as adding,
that Serbian plans were being sent to bomb civilian protesters.
The site did not specify if so far only military protesters had been bombed, nor from where and whereto the plans were allegedly being sent – so that presumably the Serbian plans were and are still being flown in from Serbia or Pale (and/or, who knows, from Jerusalem and/or New York, too?). Furthermore, it does not appear to be absolutely clear whether the Libyan fighter jet pilots and/or the Times of Malta mean or meant that civilian protesters in Libya were already being killed (in addition to military protesters) or probably going to be killed directly and in masses by means of Serbian plans rather than through more conventional, less atrocious weapons (of mass destruction) and “only” following masses of vicious Serbian plans being sent from one place to another, probably to Gaddafi.
PS: I criticize you (or Arutz Sheva) and not the Jerusalem Post (or any Saudi-Arabian, Iranian of German or Italian newspaper or the New York Times), because until yesterday I still thought that at least your newspaper would still care a little bit about the truth and know how half- and quarter-truths can be turned into propaganda lies, and since today I am only hoping that, if Aleksander Cvetkovic should indeed eventually be extradited to Bosnia-Herzegovina, a state founded by an Islamist war-mongerer, you will be covering at least that case closely (and a little critically), especially apropos the evidence concerning the “massacre of thousands of [Muslim and not Serbian] civilians” reported by you.
Shortly before deadly fire started raging in the Carmel region, according to the Jerusalem Post, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the anti-Semitic terrorist (Arafat) admirer, or Brazil, recognized a “state” whose “president” has not even gotten any “democratic mandate” anymore, and whose party, Fatah, has just declared once more its will to “liberate” the whole of “Palestine” from the Jews. Continue reading Lula, an arsonist declaring war on Israel
If the tribunal at the Hague were a real court, by the end of the proceedings it would find that what Karadzic is actually guilty of is being a Serb general. And of defending a population that is guilty of breathing while Serbian.
Both are from Julia Gorin.
But under the headline quoted in the headline of this post, there is also another important sentence, contained in a comment by a certain Arius:
What the Muslims did in the Balkans they are trying to replicate to bring down Israel.
Il portale di notizie (in lingua tedesca) Heute in Israel riferisce oggi che lo scorso martedì si è riunito in seduta per la prima volta lo “steering committee tedesco-palestinese” (“Deutsch-palästinensischer Lenkungsausschuss”). Secondo il sito, che si richiama a DW-World, vi hanno partecipato dieci ministri “palestinesi” e dieci ministri tedeschi, fra cui il primo ministro dell’Autorità Nazionale Palestinese Salam Fayyad ed il ministro degli esteri tedesco Guido Westerwelle.
Westerwelle si sarebbe detto “orgoglioso” del fatto che, come scrive il sito, “la Germania è il primo ed unico paese ad avere istituito una commissione del genere insieme all’ANP, la quale si riunirà ogni anno, alternatamente a Berlino e a Ramallah”. Continue reading Il piccolo grande asse Berlino-Ramallah
Isn’t it something the way the samenames that helped dismantle Yugoslavia and Serbia seem to be resurfacing to dismantle Israel? All the names that fingered Serbia as it dealt with terror are giving Israel the same trouble. They and their credibility and careers could have been demolished, these people stopped in their tracks, if anyone gave a damn about Western machinations in the Balkans. Instead they’re coming back to haunt more than just the Serbs.
Three weeks ago Sweden’s Aftonblodet mass circulation tabloid published a blood libel against Israel in which the IDF was accused of killing Palestinians to harvest their organs. Then last week Norway’s government decided to divest the government pension fund from Israeli defense contractor Elbit because it manufactures electronic sensors used on Israel’s security fence.
They disinvest (don’t buy anything anymore from) an Israeli company that has contributed to save the lives of scores of Jews (and Arabs) by effectively preventing antisemitic terror attacks, while they and all the other European states have continued their anti-Semitic and anti-American monologue with the mullahs of Iran, with Hezbollah and Hamas, for decades now, making big businesses with the former, who are funding and arming the latter (the “former” axis powers Germany and Italy are still the first commercial partners of the Iranian Jihadist state), constituting by this a protective shield for a regime whose first aim is a second mass-murder of Jews on an industrial scale, which declares this openly, and which is working feverishly to achieve that goal.
Seems almost logical, given that the Euros could not get enough already of bombing mercilessly the Serbs, another group of preferred victims of the Nazis (and Muslims) in World War II and before, in the Nineties, and are not worried at all, instead, about a real case of barbaric organ harvesting, perpetrated by their (and the US democrats’) friends and allies, the “ethnic Albanians”, who abducted many Serbs and then extracted and sold their organs, while the pacifist Javier Solana had NATO bomb the rest of them. While the German tabloid “Bild” ran the title “They [the Serbs, “of course”] are driving them [Albanians] into the concentration camp!”, and while those who forced Albanians and Serbs to flee were the members of the Albanian terrorist army KLA, who threatened any Albanian who preferred to stay (with the “dirty Serbs”, with the Gypsies, with the few left Jews); and Solana’s, Fischer’s, Clinton’s, Albright’s, Joe Biden’s NATO bombs.
On Caroline Glick’s website there is also something much more funny (in English) from her satire site Latma:
A 1941 New York Times article provides key evidence in a momentous dispute
by Jared Israel
Editing and translation by Samantha Criscione
A well-informed, Vatican-friendly voice from the past — The New York Times — reports a Vatican policy of subversion to push Yugoslavia into the Nazi camp and, failing that, break it up and bring the clerical-Fascist Ustasha to power in a faux-independent Croatia.
“The pope does not go to the museum.”
— Vatican Ambassador Antonio Franco, quoted in
“Pope to shun disputed Israel photo: envoy,” Agence France Presse, March 10, 2009
In April 2007, Vatican ambassador to Israel Antonio Franco threatened to boycott that year’s observances at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Authority. Following bitter criticism, the Vatican backed down, and Franco attended the observances.
In March 2009 Franco announced that, during his Middle East trip in May, Pope Benedict XVI would visit Yad Vashem but would definitely not enter the Yad Vashem museum, thus contradicting standard protocol for visiting dignitaries. And in May, Benedict XVI did indeed boycott the museum.
These actions, diplomatically severe and aggressively publicized by the Vatican through statements to the media, are part of an intense struggle between Israel and the Vatican over Eugenio Pacelli, otherwise known as Pope Pius XII. The bone of contention? A caption under a picture in the Yad Vashem museum, criticizing Pacelli for his role during the Holocaust.