Saturday, July 09, 2005

Hardline Serbs defiant before Srebrenica memorial

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Several thousand hardline Serbian nationalists gathered on Saturday to commemorate Serb victims of the Yugoslav wars in a defiant gesture ahead of the anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslims.

Led by the ultra-nationalist Radical Party and the top ranks of the Orthodox Christian church, they packed a convention center on the banks of the Sava river to listen to patriotic speeches and watch a documentary of Serb suffering in the wars.

Seated in the two front rows were well-known defenders of Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitives Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic as well as supporters of Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serb leader now on trial for genocide in The Hague.

Senior Radical Party official Aleksanadar Vucic read out a letter to the rally from party leader Vojislav Seselj, who is in detention in The Hague awaiting trial on war crimes charges.

"With this film about crimes against Serbs we are showing who were the real victims in this war," Vucic told the Belgrade tabloid Srpski Nacional.

"We are in an absurd situation where no one talks about crimes against Serbs. We offered this film to TV stations but they refused to show it, while they looped film about Srebrenica day in and day out."

The documentary, entitled "The Truth," was a compilation of old images, much of it familiar state propaganda from the Milosevic era. Richard Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' and Carl Orff's 'Carmina Burana' provided a dramatic musical background.

The event was broadcast live by three television channels, including Belgrade-based BK television which has a nationwide coverage. State television showed nothing.

Serbia was embarrassed internationally in June when parliament failed to adopt a resolution on the 10th anniversary of Srebrenica. Hardliners refused to single out the massacre, insisting the war crimes committed by all sides were equal.

The Radicals dispute the finding of independent historians that Serb forces were responsible for the majority of civilian deaths and atrocities in the wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo between 1991 and 1999. Some deny a massacre even took place. Former Bosnian Serb 'president' Karadzic and his army commander General Mladic are indicted for the Srebrenica slaughter in mid-July 1995, in the final months of the war.

In Europe's worst atrocity since World War II, Muslim males captured when Serb forces overran the U.N. "safe area" in eastern Bosnia were executed systematically over a period of several days and bulldozed into mass graves.


Chris Blaku said...
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Chris Blaku said...

It is clear that their madness has no limit. This form of paranoia can only be equated with the most severe nazi like symptoms of the early 20th century, and should be treated as such. The fact that the extremist groups occupy considerable seats in parliament goes to show the merit of this nation, moreover the fact that even the moderate Serbian leaders are influenced by this group makes them a nation run by criminals and murderers.

How would the world feel if Germany held a conference for the suffering of Germans during Holocaust ceremonies?

It is outrageous that this is not on the cover of every newspaper nationwide.

Anonymous said...

Chris I think I love you.

Anonymous said...

Should not be surprised by constant denial of that tragic nation. As the Father of the Serbain nation says:

“Lažemo da bi smo obmanuli sebe, da utešimo drugog; lažemo iz samilosti, da nas nije strah, da ohrabrimo, da sakrijemo svoju i tudju bedu, lažemo zbog poštenja. Lažemo zbog slobode. Laž je vid našeg patriotizma i potvrda naše urodjene inteligencije. Lažemo stvaralački, maštovito, inventivno.”

Dobrica Ćosiċ: “Deobe”

Loose translation would sound:

“We lie to deceive ourselves, to console others; we lie for mercy, we lie to fight fear, to encourage ourselves, to hide our and somebody else’s misery. We lie for love and honesty. We lie because freedom. The lie is the trait of our patriotism and the proof of our innate smartness. We lie creatively, imaginatively, inventively.”

Dobrica Ćosiċ: “The Divisions”

Burden of fault caries the Orthodox Church! If you have a chance to read “The Mountain Wreath” written by P.P. Njegoš you will see how Vladika (high rank clergyman and statesman) blesses those who murdered their own brothers of different faith – Slavic muslims (bošnjaci) and very likely Albanians of the Monte Negro too. The carnage happened on Christmas Eve. After the genocide Vladika Danilo asks:

"Pričajte mi što je tamo bilo,
al'ste vuci ali ste lisice!"

Na to mu Vojvoda Vatriċ, jedan od sudionika genocida

"Veseli su glasi gospodare,
klanjamo se bogu i Božiċu!
Najprijedje ti Božiċ čestitamo,
Čestitamo Božiċ Gori Crnoj!


I što ċu ti duljiti pričanje:
koliko je ravnog Cetinja
ne uteče oka ni svjedoka,
ni da kaže kako im je bilo,


Kuċe turske ognjem izgorjesmo,
da se ne zna ni stana ni traga
od nevjernog domaċeg vraga."

There were no Turks there, only Slavic or nonslavic people converted to Islam.

Anonymous said...


Dobrica Cosic is one the architects of this all but I never knew his language was so plain, being a writer and all.

"The lie is the trait of our patriotism and the proof of our innate smartness."

These lines reveal the source of Milosevic's inner power to stand in front of the whole world and claim he was a victim of the West.

Anonymous said...

Well Serbs are just like that. Dobrica is well respected writer although he is in deep nationalist delirium as well. I have worked in Belgrade for years and I was always astonished how much Serbs can lie and conservatively enrich it. It is so synchronized that in the morning you may launch a simple lie in so called “Carsija” and by the end of the day you will hear your lie in such a fantastic version that even to you (a creator of the false claim) will sound realistic. Although I have seen a lot in Belgrade and my working years in Serbia were one of the best utilized years, I still think Serbs need trauma formula so they can get their brain cured from the past governance and move one with realistic life. Unfortunately majority of Serbs do not live in a realistic world!

Anonymous said...

Hey chris, didn't the albanians fight side by side with the germans in wwII

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris, did you know Albanians did help Jews from Nazi prosecution, and did you know they are proud of it?

Anonymous said...

This is correction to my previous post!
Hey Chris, did you know Albanians did help and protect Jews from Nazi prosecution, and did you know they are proud of it?

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris did you know that Cosic is the head of Serbian Academia and he was and still is just a tool of Milosevic and others' project of panslavic state in Europe?

Anonymous said...

People did you know that Serbs came to Illyrian Penicula, and they were received by us becase we wanted to help 'em???? Maybe that's why Illyrian empire went down, but now its rising again when we stoped helping Serbs....roads are much better and it will take a week to ship all Serbs to their land in the Carpaths.

Chris Blaku said...

Albanians did not fight side by side with the Germans, it is common Serb mythology, much like most of their history.

The infamous SS Skenderbeg division of the Nazi Germans was made up of a few thousand Albanian civilians who joined to fight Serb expansion, not Nazi ideology or facism. Moreover, it was the Albanian partisans who liberated half of Serbia and present day Bosnia through an agreement with Tito, in which Tito lied and reneged on the Albanian Kosovar's will to decide their allegiance.

Stop the lies.

Anonymous said...

We Albanians have nothing left but self-loathing and pity. We need some aid from America.

Chris Blaku said...

Speak for yourself, not in the name of the Albanians you know nothing of.