Sarajevska Princeza

Sarajevo This is about my homeland Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Siege of Sarajevo - Cultural Genocide in Bosnia - Genocide in Srebrenica - We dare not forget - The killing days - In the heart of Europe - Concentration camps in Bosnia - Ethnic cleansing of Bosnians - Shelling of the City - Francis A. Boyle - Bill Clinton - Bosnian Nation and Bosnian people all over the world. Survivors.

30.10.2006.

How Sarajevans survived the war in 1992 - True Story

A survivor of the Bosnian war, Elma Dizdar spoke with Zubeida Mustafa on overcoming the traumas of the war. When the Serbian army attacked the capital of Bosnia in April 1992, Elma was a 20-year-old student, studying languages and philosophy at the University of Sarajevo. She and her family did not leave their home throughout the war and braved the hardship of the siege —the longest in history .

Here is Elma’s story:

“It was April 6, 1992, Eid for the Muslims of Bosnia, when the Yugoslav army struck. The Serbian soldiers had been taking up position on the hills surrounding Sarajevo since winter and we sensed that something out of the ordinary was taking place. However, we never really anticipated a war. Yugoslavia was a multi-ethnic society but we had never been conscious of our ethnic distinctiveness. Many of my friends were Serbs and Croats with whom I had grown up, and none of us believed that we would fight each other.

“When the war came, it was not really an ethnic war. Neither was religion an issue. Under Communism, the Muslims, as well as the Christians, could not practise their faith openly. Hence our parents like many others, never taught their children about religion. They didn’t want to confuse us.

“There had been tension and rumours were rife. Kosovo, Croatia, Slovenia had seen fighting, but the Bosnian Serbs, Bosnian Croats and Bosnians in Bosnia were closely knit and war seemed so remote, at least to me. We didn’t know about the Greater Serbia plan Milosevic had been drawing up.

”When the Yugoslav army attacked, we were shocked beyond belief. I remember being glued to the TV watching the unarmed students marching towards the bridge across the River Miljacka, which separated the city from the hills. Suddenly the shooting started and a young medical student fell dead. She became the first Bosnian victim of the war. Then came the explosions and the firing. The war had started.

“Sarajevo was under siege and the people were under attack. We were always haunted by the fear of death. People were being killed and one didn’t know who would be the next victim. Bloodstained streets became a common sight for us. Friends were struck by snipers’ bullets and died before our eyes. Going to the university was an ordeal. It involved an hour’s walk through sniper fire — petrol was a luxury only for senior administrators of the city. The biggest act of kindness to me in those days was being offered a lift by someone in a car — it cut short the time of exposure to the bullets.

“We knew that if we tried to create some semblance of normality in our lives it would help us stay sane. Hence this effort to keep up university life, even though most of the faculty had gone. But those who were there went out of their way to help by teaching us and lending their own books to us. The schools were kept going by setting up small classes in sheltered spots in every locality so that the children did not have to go out and get exposed to the snipers. It was the teacher who took the risk and walked miles to reach the children in an improvised school. Yet most people were so gripped by fear and depression that they simply refused to leave their basements where they spent their time round the clock.

“To make matters worse, there was no electricity or heating for months at a stretch. The first winter (in 1992) we just burnt whatever we could lay our hands on - even our summer shoes and clothes because it was so cold that it was difficult to believe that the weather would change again to warm our shivering bodies. There was so little food to eat that we were starving and people shriveled away. Whenever the humanitarian aid arrived, it brought hope of more food.

“The physical hardship and the constant feeling of fear apart, the worst aspect of the war was that it robbed people of their self-esteem. It was degrading and dehumanizing. It was humiliating to line up for food to be doled out. With the economy totally shattered, no one was paid for the work he did. Yet we continued working because it kept us functional. By focusing on our survival, we could keep ourselves going.

Bosnian children in the war

“It might seem strange to the outside world, but the fact is that for us in Sarajevo this was a war to save our city. We were Sarajevans first and Bosnians or Bosnians Serbs or Bosnian Croats later. That is why it was a multi ethnic group, which defended the city. There were cases of a Bosnian Serb fighting his own brother in the Yugoslav army. It was a sense of 'belongingness' we all felt for Sarajevo.”

“Once the war started and the battle lines were drawn, I never wanted to leave. I could have gone away and made a comfortable life for myself in the West. But I knew it would have created moral dilemmas for me which I would never have resolved. Besides I knew that we were not fighting an ethnic war. The war was not against the Bosnian Serbs. There were many Bosnian Serbs on our side too and they fought alongside us. They shared our rage when we discovered that the attacks were directed against the children. How could I go away? I had to stay back and defend the city and help the children survive the trauma. I am proud of my people who survived the horrors of the war and continue to be functional.”

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Elma visited Pakistan in 2001. She was participating in a seminar organized by Dr Arshad Husain, a psychiatrist at Missouri University, who led a trauma team from his faculty on 23 trips to Bosnia to train mental health workers and teachers to help children deal with the tragedy and trauma of war. ( Elma's choice - DAWN - The Review, November 22, 2001 )

08.09.2006.

SARAJEVO HOUSES AND ARCHITECTURE

Sarajevo is very unique and romantic city. There are lots of parks, trees and beautiful sightseeing. It has lots of history and beautiful architecture. People say there is something about Sarajevo that makes you want to stay there. Sarajevo is surrounded by mountains and is gorgeous in all four seasons. The climate is very pleasant.

Native Bosnians, Sarajevans really love their city. They are very proud of being born there, being native, living there, being part of it... Sarajevans even developed their own way of talk, and in many ways it is cool to be Sarajevan.

The houses are usually built from the brick, and with balconies and high quality material that lasts long. The garden is important, thus Bosnians pay lots of attention to area around the house. They usually plant all kind of flowers, roses, vegetables, and fruits in small gardens.


View over the Sarajevo
brawery 2004, pbase.com

Bosnians, Sarajevans in general usually build their own houses, you can see that from the pictures, almost entire city is covered with private houses. These houses are not sold, like in the US for example, but rather kept for life, and then left to their children, who again, would not sell it, but rather leave it to children again.


Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Photo by mhodges

 As seen in this photo, clay roofs are ubiquitous throughout Sarajevo.

Bosnians like to live in groups, so the families often build own houses next to each other, and if the family has more than one child, the children are helped to build their house next to their parents.


Bosnian old house


Bascarsija, Old Town - Sarajevo, Photo by Simon Belcher


Begova Mosque Doorway - Sarajevo, Photo by Simon Belcher

( also referred to as The Ghazi Husrevbeg Mosque ) The building has undergone extensive renovations since the Bosnian war in 1992.


Gateway into a Garden with red roses, Photo by Simon Belcher

Here is the great article about Sarajevo history that I find accurate.

"For over four hundred years, mosques, synagogues, Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have been built and stand side by side in Sarajevo.

Citizens of different nationalities and religious orientations lived and worked together, developing their city and their own style of togetherness regardless of conquerors and foreign rulers whose identity changed over and over again."

Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to a 1991 census, its population was 529,672; currently estimated at around 400,000.

( According to Census from the year 2000. population of Sarajevo is 390.534 )

Sarajevo is located close to the geometric center of the triangularly-shaped Bosnia and Herzegovina, and covers an area of some 142 km².
The city is surrounded by mountains which are part of the Dinaric Alps mountain range that winds through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia and Montenegro.

Sarajevo Bosnia "Vilsonovo"

The city is considered one of the most important cities in the Balkans and has had a long and rich history ever since it was founded by the Ottomans in 1461, when the first Ottoman governor of Bosnia, Isa-beg Ishaković, transformed this village cluster into a city and a state capital by building a number of key objects, including a mosque, a closed xafsplace, a public bath, a hostel and the Governor's palace (Saray) which gave the city its present name.

Sarajevo flourished in the 16th century when its greatest donor and builder Gazi Husrev-beg built most of what is now the old city.

In the event that triggered World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg were assassinated in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. After World War II, Sarajevo grew rapidly as it became an important regional industrial center in Yugoslavia. The peak of city growth occurred in the early 1980s, when Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Sarajevo Olympics 1984, Bosnia

On April 6, 1992, Sarajevo was surrounded by forces of Bosnian Serbs. The warfare that lasted until October 1995 resulted in large scale destruction and dramatic population shifts. Reconstruction of Sarajevo started as soon as the war ended, in 1995. By 2003, most of the city had been rebuilt, with only a few remaining visible ruins in the city centre. Modern office buildings and skyscrapers have since been constructed throughout the city." ( meridiantours )

"Snowy in Sarajevo" by David Harbin

Another nice photo, larger version here

08.09.2006.

THE BOSNIAN LILY - BOSANSKI LJILJAN

The lily is Bosnia’s cultural and historical tradition.

See below: A lily on a "stečak" ( Bosnian medieval tombstone )



A lily pattern on a vessel from the antiquity, 2,000 years ago, excavated at Ilidža near Sarajevo.



A lily on a Bosnian tombstone,300 years ago.



A lily on today’s tombstone.



Bosnian King Tvrtko I's gold coin (14th c.) with the state fleur-de-lis coat of arms.



Bosnian Coat of arms of the Bosnian Kotromanić dynasty.


Flag of medieval Bosnian state, and Independent Country of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war 1992-1995.
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Photos by Enver Imamovic

08.09.2006.

Amnesty International raising awareness

Amnesty International is my favorite organization. They work hard to protect Human Rights all over the world. People who have anything humane in them, can not approve other people's suffering, no matter who those people are and where they come from. Everyone deserves to be free of torture, enslavement, and exploitation. There are ways to resolve the conflicts without being brutal. Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10th, across the world.


" Amnesty International hopes to light at least 8,000 candles worldwide to commemorate the people who were massacred at Srebrenica's genocide.

You can plan a vigil or other event to commemorate the victims of the massacre and raise awareness about the fact that some suspects implicated in human rights abuses connected to the Srebrenica massacre still have not been brought to justice.

Amnesty International is eager to hear about your event and may post your photos on the website with your permission. Please send the following information: date and location of the event, type of event (vigil), number of attendees, press who attended (including press clippings would be very useful), and a list of any groups that co-sponsored the event with you." © AFP

Information should be emailed to:

Ulana Moroz or mailed to Amnesty International USA, Attn: Ulana Moroz, 600 Pennsylvania Ave SE 5th Fl, Washington DC, 20003.

Link: Human Rights Amnesty International


There are many people all over the world who do it in their own way in attempt to bring awareness about suffering and pain and injustices in different ways. Here are songs about Sarajevo and people's suffering during the Siege of Sarajevo.

Middle East Region:

Link: Sarajevo Song

Europe:

#1 To those who lost their lives ( U2 Bono, UK )

#2 Miss Sarajevo ( George Michael )

#3 Miss Sarajevo Pavarotti

USA:

#1 Michael Jackson's Love for Sarajevo

#2 Heal the World ( Michael Jackson, USA ) Michael Jackson, R.I.P. -- Bosnians love you..

On November 24, 1992, the Heal the World Foundation collaborated with AmeriCares to bring 43 tons of medication, blankets and winter clothes, totaling 2.1 million dollars, to war-torn Sarajevo. The resources were allocated under the supervision of the United Nations. In December of the same year, Heal the World foundation assisted in airlifting additional relief supplies to the children of Bosnia, in association with Operation Christmas Child. The foundation transported 30,000 "shoebox gifts" of toys, school items, photographs, and inspirational letters collected by UK schoolchildren.

26.03.2006.

Ed Vulliamy first revealed the horrors of Omarska concentration camp in Bosnia held by Serbs

Hundreds of prisoners, mostly Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Catholics, were tortured and killed at Omarska in 1992, and other concentration camps such as Manjaca by Serbs. Larger photo Here


Bosnian men in concentration camp Manjaca, Bosnia - M. Daniels/Liaison Agency

These are not soldiers. These are regular people picked up from their homes according to their first and last names and nationality ( all non-Serbs ) and taken to a concentration camp! Now the first and last name can't tell you for instance the level of religiousness and personal beliefs, but that did not matter. The nationality also could not tell you for instance anything about the political views of each individual, but that did not matter as well!

All non-Serbs were sorted and categorized according to shallow minds in which someone's name and national belonging was a good reason to be put in concentration camp! Now, how is not such practice ethnic cleansing? Sure it is. These people had nothing to do with politics. They were just regular folks living in the villages, unarmed who were picked up by armed Serbians from their homes. They also did not know that they would be tortured and starved to death.

Most of them were killed at the later time.. This is reality, chew it. This took place in the heart of Europe. The World is doing something very wrong if ethnic cleansing and genocide in 20th century is an option!

Ed Vulliamy has been on of the first who revealed the horrors of Omarska, Trnopolje and other Serbian concentration camps in Bosnia, to a stunned world.


Could you picture yourself behind this wire fence?

Would you want your wife and loved ones to know about you being tortured?

What would you think about Serbs? What would you do to survive?



1992 Bosnians in Serb held concentration camp. Photograph: ITN


Concentration camp, Trnopolje, Bosnia. Men were from 15 to 90 years old.


Concentration Camp Pictures by Haviv:

Trnopolje 1992: http://photoarts.com/haviv/bosnia/thin.html
Manjaca 1992: http://photoarts.com/haviv/bosnia/prisoners.html
Trnopolje 1992: http://photoarts.com/haviv/bosnia/prisoners2.html
(All images are copyright Ron Haviv 1997)

13.03.2006.

Serb ethnic cleansing in 1913

LONDON – The bombing here on 7 July unfortunately obscured commemoration of a vastly larger crime that occurred ten years ago: the cold-blooded massacre at Srebrenica of 8,000 Bosnian men and boys by Serb forces. Interestingly, no one seems to have made the possible link between the London bombing and the tenth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

This ghastly Balkan slaughter, the worst crime in Europe since the Stalin-Hitler era, occurred as part of a Serb campaign to exterminate or expel non-Serbs from lands they claimed as historical Greater Serbia. Srebrenica had been declared a `safe haven’ for Bosnians by the United Nations, a place the could take refuge from savage mass murder, rape and expulsion of civilians by Serbs. Bosnians were assured they would be protected by the UN if they laid down what few small arms they had.

The Serbs ignored the UN, stormed the city and methodically slaughtered 8,000 Bosnian men and boys. The killing extended over three days and was videotaped.Cowardly Dutch UN troops supposedly guarding the refugees took no action to halt the mass killing. They simply stood by while Serb forces rounded up thousands of civilians and took them off to be executed.

Calls for NATO air strikes to end the atrocity were blocked by France and Britain, who were covertly backing Serbia while officially protesting its crimes. Both were seeking political influence and arms sales to what they assumed would be an expanded, post-war Serbia. Over 250,000 people died in the 1991-1995 wars that tore apart Yugoslavia, and 2.3 million were made refugees. The overwhelming majority were Bosnians.

In spite of irrefutable evidence of Serbia’s crimes, half of Serbs, and their jailed leader, Slobodan Milosevic, still today deny any guilt, and claim Serbia was an innocent victims of aggression by Croats, Bosnians, America and Germany. But according to CIA, the UN, and leading human rights groups, 90% of atrocities in Bosnia and, later, Kosova, the majority Albanian region held by Serbia, were committed by Serb paramilitary units operating under orders from the Serb regime in Belgrade.

Week before last, members of Belgrade University actually called the Srebrenica massacre `a liberation.’ I note this point because in 1989, when I first warned that Milosevic, a communist banker termed neo-fascist demagogue, was going to plunge Yugoslavia into a nationalist-religious-race war, that same university passed special resolutions denouncing me. It is true that Serbs suffered greatly in the wars begun by their leader Milosevic. Tens of thousands were driven or fled from Croatia and Kosovo. Serbia was ravaged by NATO bombing and is bankrupt. But their dictator began this disastrous war. Serbs cannot escape the reality of their egregious crimes by hiding behind the fiction they are the victims of a western conspiracy.

They were victims, all right, but of the poisonous, Nazi-style racism and religious hatred against Bosnians, Croats, and Albanians of Kosova whipped up by Milosevic and Serb extremists, then fanned by medievalist elements in the Serbian Orthodox Church who kept urging a `new crusade against the Turks.’ Mosques were blown up and graveyards defiled. Bosnians were relentlessly murdered, thousands of women gang raped, and villages burned to the ground. It was genocide in its rawest and most loathsome form. 

An entire historical mythology was spun about Serbia as bulwark against the wicked Ottoman Turks in the 15th and 16th centuries, and of modern Serbia as victim of Europe’s great powers. In historical fact, Serbia spent more time allied to the Ottoman Empire than it did fighting it, leaving the Hungarians and Albanians to battle the Sultan’s armies. During the First and Second Balkan Wars, 1912/1913 Serbia’s efforts to dominate the region, conquer Albania and Macedonia, and ethnically cleanse the region of non-Serbs, lead to her ultimate defeat.

Mother Theresa, an Albanian, was driven from her home in Kosovo by Serb ethnic cleansing in 1913, the first of three such waves of ethnic terrorism that culminated in Milosevic’s giant terror campaign that drove 800,000 Albanian Kosovars to flight in 1999. Serb apologists, notably Canada’s Gen. Lewis MacKenzie, have tried to justify the Srebrenica massacre as `an over-reaction’(MacKenzie’s words) provoked by Bosnian raids from the Srebrenica pocket. Those minor raids, which were commonplace on all sides in the Bosnian conflict, could in no way justify the industrial-style massacre of 8,000 civilians that were worthy of the Soviet NKVD or Nazi SS.

This monstrous act is clearly a crime under the Geneva Conventions and other international laws. MacKenzie, a failed general turned would-be politician, has zero credibility. After passing himself off as a neutral commentator on Yugoslavia, he was exposed by the media to have been paid by Serb political groups to promote their cause. The general, who thus disgraced his former uniform and his country, at first denied being paid, then had to admit it when confronted by the evidence. Yet this discredited officer is still cited by Canadian media as an `authority’ on Balkan and military affair.

President Bill Clinton, finally ordered the United States and NATO to the rescue. American groups, seeing a resurgence of Nazi racist ideology in Serbia, strongly pressed Washington to intervene to stop genocide in Bosnia. While these groups made a noble effort to defend Bosnians and Albanians, the rest of the World did nothing but whine as people were murdered in Bosnia. Only Iran and the Afghan mujahidin took action. Turkey, the traditional defender, with a tough, 600,000-man army, did absolutely nothing.

In the eyes of the world, the racial-religious terror unleashed by Milosevic covered Serbia with shame. It remains today a pariah nation. This is tragic for Serbia, a nation once renowned for its wartime courage, heroism, and big-hearted people. Under Milosevic, pig farmers and criminals took the country over. Serbia became a nation that mixed Nazi ideology with gangster-run government. Serbia must cleanse itself of this frightful legacy if it wants to rejoin Europe. Admit its crimes to the world and its own people, and atone. Its attempts at accepting some blame for genocide have so far been only half-hearted and insincere.

The Serb government must be forced to hand over without delay the two war criminals responsible for Srebrenica and other atrocities, Radovan Karadzic and Gen. Ratko Mladic. Both have long been hidden by the Belgrade government. Belgrade should be financially and diplomatically isolated until these mass murderers are made to face long overdue justice. That is the only way Serbia will be able to rejoin the polity of civilized nations.
Copyright: Eric S. Margolis, 2005 - July 18, 2005
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Published at Bigeye.com since 1995 with permission, as a courtesy and in appreciation.

13.03.2006.

Never forget Srebrenica

This is what one blogger said on his blog:
" I am not proud of my attitude during the Bosnia war. I viewed it as a European problem and something that we did not need to get involved in. Further, I viewed American military action as a 'wag the dog' tactic designed to divert attention away from domestic political issues. I was wrong. That attitude, was a big part of what allowed the Srebrenica massacre, and others, to happen. posted by Dave Justus | 7/12/2005 " ( davejustus.blogspot.com )

Estimated 8000 Bosnian men and boys found in mass graves

2004 Red Cross Data:

"According to data from the Red Cross, almost 17,000 persons who went missing during the conflict are still unaccounted for. Many of them "disappeared" after being taken into custody by the military and security forces; those responsible have continued to enjoy impunity. (See NCH #37.) [Source: AI, Report 2005 (2005) 58, 59.]

On 19 April 2004, the ICTY Appeals Chamber confirmed that in July 1995 Serb forces had committed genocide in Srebrenica. The Appeals Chamber sentenced Serb Army General Radislav Krstic to 35 years' imprisonment for aiding and abetting genocide. The Commission identified the location of mass graves, some of which were previously unknown. By the end of 2004, the bodies of approximately 1,300 people killed after the fall of Srebrenica had been exhumed and identified.

Serbs had previously claimed that only one hundred Bosnians had been executed and that another 1,900 had died in combat or from exhaustion. " (See NCH #37.) [Sources: HRW, World Report 2005 (2005) 359-62; AI, Report 2005 (2005) 58-59.]


Don't forget Srebrenica, Photo by boxer, bug.hr


Bosnian man visiting Srebrenica graves, Photo by boxer, bug.hr

Often the entire families, 15 or 20 members were killed.

Little Bosnian Girl among coffins, Photo by Elvis Barukcic

Srebrenica ( where killings took place ) is beautiful Bosnian city, photo by Mina 17

I was in Srebrenica before the genocide, in time of peace. It is a beautiful peaceful city, has almost untouched nature and many trees all around the city. I went to Srebrenica over the weekend with my friends. I remember going to parks, having breakfast in one of the places. Everyone should visit. It is a very sad city now. I can imagine that if you go there in July when Bosnian people have mass burial of all newly identified Bosnian victims - it is very hard to watch.

This is very emotional for Bosnian people and I am not sure if I could actually go and see it. Bosnian mothers lost their husbands, brothers, fathers, grandfathers, cousins and their male children. Just a few survived. The loss of the child and/or loved ones can never be healed. The victims were brutally slaughtered. Some people get heart attacks on the grave of their loved ones.

Bosnian families can not accept this. They want the justice. They really want each and every man who killed their children and loved ones to answer their questions and go to prison until rest of their lives. The problem is most Serbian war criminals are still free. That makes people very frustrated. Serbs ethnically cleansed this area and now they live there! In fact, Srebrenica is not "the safest area" even now. This area is still populated by the same Serbs who lived there at the time of genocide.


Billboard in Srebrenica

On the photo here the billboard message says in Bosnian: Srebrenica 1995 - 2005. To see. To know. To remember. Then someone wrote across in Serbian: There is going to be a return.

Message of hate handwritten by Serbs in the heart of Srebrenica where genocide took place.

Serbs claimed originally there are about 100 people killed. They admitted 100.

Every year, in July, Bosnian people ( Bosanskohercgovacki narod ) go there, together with everyone else in the world ( foreign people who visit every year, journalists, TV stations, and everyone else who follows events in the region ... ). Bosnian people also march every July ( walk by foot usually from Sarajevo ). It takes them around four days to get to Srebrenica. The distance is 120 km. Here is the photo:

Bosnian people marching to Srebrenica, Photo by Amel Emric

But then Serbs nationalists ( chetnicks ) appear too with their flags, proud of what they have done in Srebrenica and to disturb. Bosnian people see the visit as the moral duty so eventually I will have to go there.

01.03.2006.

Serbs still IN DENIAL

See the video: Lost Images Bosnia 29 min documentary

For ten days in July 1995, Serb forces herded men and teenage boys into this warehouse, then opened fire with machine guns. The walls are still pockmarked with bullet holes. Yet most Serbs remain in denial. When Drazen Erdemovic, a Croat soldier forced by the Serbs to take part in the massacre, came forward in 1996 to admit the slaughter, many Serbs refused to believe him.

When video footage recently emerged showing Serb police butchering Muslim prisoners, an opinion poll in Serbia found 30 per cent believed the film was fake.

Serbia's president Boris Tadic will turn up at remembrance ceremony, insisting the crime was an outrage yet refusing to arrest the man most responsible - former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic.

Mladic remains living freely in Serbia eleven years after being indicted by the UN. (CHRIS STEPHEN)



Belgrade, "Serbia vs Bosnia" soccer game. The Serbian soccer fans are singing and carrying a display that says: Knife, Wire, Srebrenica.

See larger photo here where they have a display saying:" be ready we are chetnicks " Click here


On the highway Sarajevo - Foca ( in Bosnia, 2010)

Serbs view their war criminals and butchers as "heroes" which explains why ethnic cleansing and genocide of Bosnian victims has never been eagerly punished. There is nothing heroic in being a Genocidal Nation.

17.02.2006.

Serbs are the 4th Nation that committed genocide

If charges were raised against all Serbs who were involved in shooting on Sarajevans and Bosnians in internationally recognized European country Bosnia, the prosecutors of International court would have been overwhelmed by work. There are more than half of million Serbs who should be put on this list.

Removal of entity that was made on deaths of Bosnian innocent people ( called Republika Srpska although this is an entity not a real Republic  ) is the moral obligation of all Bosnians and all Nations around the world. You can't go wrong by making sure that genocide in Bosnia and the siege of European Olympic city Sarajevo is punished.


I believe that one day this Utopian
fantasy land called "Greater Serbia" gets out of minds of Serbian fanatics who caused all wars in ex-YU including WW1 and genocide in 1992 to achieve their discriminatory ideology.

Serbs are the 4th Nation in the World that killed and tortured innocent group of people based on their religion and/or ethnicity and national identity.


A forensic expert working on a mass burial site of victims of the Srebrenica genocide. Photo by Amel Emric/AP.

Photos of mass graves and persecutions:
http://www.genocid.org/gallery.php

(Please be aware - PICTURES ARE VERY GRAPHIC)


Bosnian women and elderly trying to flee Srebrenica, Bosnia in 1996.
Photo: Reuters, telegraph.co.uk

21.01.2006.

Shocking... Serb Orthodox Priest blessing the paramilitary soldiers just before genocide

Photo: A Screen shot from recently released video footage showing a Serb Orthodox priest blessing the paramilitary soldiers on June 25, 1995 just a few days before the soldiers were to be transferred to the Srebrenica area. Here is an interesting letter from 2004 written by Hariz Halilovic on behalf of Srebrenica Society in Australia. Apparently one of the TV stations did not do much research before presenting Pavle as yet another guest and a "Saint" in their TV program. That is as shocking as seeing a Patriarch blessing genocide persecutors of innocent people in Srebrenica.

Attached photo evidence: Patriarch Pavle with war criminals R. Karadzic and R. Mladic. 

09/11/04
SBS TV World News The Age Newspaper
Attorney-General Philip Ruddock

Dear Sir/Madam,

We, survivors from Srebrenica and all Bosnians and Herzegovinians in Australia, were deeply shocked and offended by the SBS TV World News coverage of the Serb Orthodox Church Patriarch Pavle’s visit to Australia on the 7 November 2004. This was not only culturally insensitive to the Bosnian survivors of the ethnic cleansing and genocide, but also a complete misrepresentation of a person who provided ideological backing to the perpetrators of the war crimes against civilian non-Serb populations, firstly in Bosnia and Croatia and later in Kosovo.

Photo: Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic and Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Pavle

The fact that the Serb Orthodox Church and its leader Patriarch Pavle have been supporting war criminal Radovan Karadžić and have never distanced themselves from all the atrocities committed with their blessings and in their name was not of a concern when honouring Patriarch Pavle as a ‘peace maker’ here in Australia. Without any points of reference he was presented by the SBS TV as ‘a key figure in the removal of Serbian dictator Slobodan Milošević’, forgetting that together they started the battle for a Greater Serbia, in Kosovo, in 1987. Without Patriarch Pavle’s active involvement in the Greater Serbia project, Milošević could not have been able to gain such a wide support by Serbs.

“Patriarch Pavle has long been a source of inspiration in Serbia. The 90-year-old is widely seen as an advocate of peace and democracy in the troubled Balkans.” - reads a transcript of the SBS World News. The truth is he helped hundreds of thousands of Bosnians to find their eternal peace by being brutally murdered by those who had his blessing. He supports democracy for all - as long as they are Serbs.

Photo: Pavle, Karadzic and Mladic

The Serb Orthodox Church and Patriarch Pavle were with Milošević while he was winning the wars in Bosnia and Croatia and while oppressing Albanians in Kosovo. Once he started losing the battles, the Serb Orthodox Church turned its back on Milošević, declaring him an ‘antichrist and an enemy of Serb people’.

It was reported that among Australian dignitaries Attorney-General Philip Ruddock and former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam were some of the guests of honour at a reception for Patriarch Pavle in Sydney. They should have known (especially our Attorney-General should have been better informed!?) that Patriarch Pavle was ‘a source of inspiration’ to the paramilitary formations such those of Arkan and notorious Chetniks to whom the Patriarch gave his blessing before they went off to commit the killings of non-Serbs, Muslims and Catholics, in Bosnia and Croatia.

They also should have known that the complete destruction of more than 1000 Muslim mosques and Catholic cathedrals by his followers were never condemned by the official Serb Orthodox Church and its leader Patrirch Pavle. How could anyone talk about Patriarch Pavle as someone “calling for a peaceful coexistence” when there are no other religious communities permitted wherever the Serb Orthodox Church dominates. On the places where Muslim mosques and Catholic cathedrals once stood, Orthodox Churches were built. The Bosniak cemeteries have been turned into parking areas and rubbish depots. Our dignitaries should visit the territories that were successfully cleansed by Patriarch Pavle’s followers from their non-Orthodox inhabitants to see the facts with their own eyes.

In our view, the ‘war on terror’ needs to be more than an empty rhetoric and should also include persecution and condemnation of those who participated in terror (including the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina) or inspired it, like Patriarch Pavle.

It is indisputable that Patriarch Pavle has had a great influence on many “Serb politicians, soldiers, artists and simple people” as Orthodox priest Rade Radan said (SBS report), so he was then morally obliged as a spiritual leader and a Christian to tell his followers not to kill, but to love their neighbors and not to do to others what they wouldn’t wish to be done to them. He failed to do any of this, but instead continues to play the key role in the Serb ultra-nationalist movement and denial of such well-documented war crimes such killings of more than 8000 Bosniak men and boys from Srebrenica in July 1995.

In the name of those who were brutally murdered in Srebrenica and the 250,000 Bosnian and Herzegovinians who lost their lives, we will never stop reminding the community of the genocide that people like Patriarch Pavle refuse to recognize.

With kind regards,

Hariz Halilovich (on behalf of Srebrenica Society)

Photos: Serbs Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic accused of war crimes and genocide with Patriarch Pavle.

( References: Udruzenje Podrinje Srebrenica ).

21.01.2006.

Srebrenica Suspect Regrets Videotape

BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) - The main suspect in a landmark trial of five Serb militiamen charged with the videotaped execution of six Bosnians said Tuesday he would have killed the soldier who filmed it if he knew it would become public. The suspects, whose trial opened Tuesday in Belgrade, were charged after the June airing of the gruesome 1995 video showing six civilians being taken from a truck with their hands tied, lined up on a hillside near Srebrenica and sprayed with machine-gun fire. The five face up to 40 years in jail if convicted. Serbia has abolished the death penalty. None of the defendants entered a plea because it was not required by the Serbian judicial system. Instead, the judge immediately began questioning the accused, starting with main defendant Slobodan Medic. Medic, the commander of the dreaded Serb "Scorpions'' paramilitary unit, showed no remorse for the slayings during his opening remarks, saying that if he had known that the footage would become public, he would have "killed like a rabbit'' the Serb soldier who did the filming.



As many as 8,000 Bosnian men and boys were killed when Bosnian Serb troops overran Srebrenica in 1995. It was Europe's worst mass killing since World War II. Medic insisted he did not order the executions of civilians, but he added he could not control some of his soldiers, who were eager to kill rival Bosnians after losing family members allegedly brutally slain by Bosnian fighters. "I think I did everything the best I could, considering the circumstances,'' Medic said. "The footage is now in the center of attention but back then it was irrelevant.

Now it can cost me my freedom.'' The footage, first shown in June at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, showed four Bosnian men being shot dead from behind. The two others were ordered to carry the bodies into a nearby barn where they, too, were killed. "There is no death sentence, but I hope justice will be served for those monsters,'' said Sajma Saltic - whose brother Sadik, 36, was among the six executed. The footage, which caused public outrage in Bosnia as well as in Serbia, was first shown at the U.N. tribunal's trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, indicted for atrocities during the Bosnian and other Balkan wars. The footage was considered by some legal experts strong evidence linking Milosevic to the Srebrenica killings. However, The Hague tribunal last week denied war crimes prosecutors their request to call the members of the killing squad seen in the video. The tribunal said the footage was not considered important enough to reopen the prosecution part of Milosevic's trial.

Medic seemed very cautious not to implicate Milosevic or other Belgrade officials. He insisted that his unit was formed by rebel Serbs in neighboring Croatia, that it was based there and came to Bosnia merely "in response to appeals for help'' from fellow Serbs in Bosnia at the time of crucial territorial battles there. The indictment read out at the Belgrade court Tuesday said the Scorpions unit numbered about 500 men and fought on three occasions in Bosnia during the 1992-95 war there. Defense lawyer Miroslav Perkovic expressed doubt about "the questionable and obviously edited video.''
"Some segments appear authentic, but it is necessary to reassess its veracity,'' Perkovic said, adding that the broadcasting of the footage has created a highly prejudiced atmosphere against the defendants.''

Meanwhile, Serbian war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic said the indictment may even be expanded to include more suspects. He did not elaborate but said "more evidence keeps coming in.'' Tuesday December 20, 2005 7:46 PM By MISHA SAVIC Associated Press Writer Artikal 123, 12-20-2005 .
http://www.pss-news.com/article.php?id=123

15.01.2006.

Boyle: "Only justice for Srebrenica victims is the abolishment of the RS"

 WASHINGTON/SARAJEVO, January 13 (FENA) – The former representative of the BiH lawsuit against Serbia and Montenegro for aggression and genocide, American professor of international law Francis Boyle told Fena on Friday that Alija Izetbegovic as the BiH Presidency Chair authorized him as the BiH Ambassador before the International Court of Justice in The Hague to launch this lawsuit. He stressed that the only justice for all victims and survivors of Srebrenica, as well as other crimes, can be achieved with the abolishment of the RS entity and a creation formed on genocide, mass killing, rapes and the disintegration of BIH. "This is what, ten years on, the international community owes the people of BIH", Boyle said.
 
“The RS needs to be abolished and a single BiH created for all its citizens of good will – Muslims, Catholics, Jews and others, on the foundations of pluralism and democracy”, he said and added that changes to the Dayton Agreement are possible if there is political will. Prof. Boyle is convinced that BiH would win the process against SCG.
 
He believed that this verdict should be used to terminate the RS, which is nothing but a genocidal state creation. Regarding the eventual compensation SCG would have to pay to BIH, Prof. Boyle said that Serbia is bankrupt and that this suit was not submitted for money, i.e this was not the intent of late Izetbegovic. Francis Boyle is Bosnian Ambassador before the International Court of Justice in the Hague ( Fena )

14.01.2006.

"THE SIEGE" of Sarajevo 1992-1996

HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED?

"As far as I'm concerned, this was an overture, the first trial, so to speak, for the members of the Serbian Democratic Party to test their formations that would be used of course one month later. A test to see how they would cut the city in half and take the city. I remember the evening hours of the first of March. I was at home, when the squad on duty at the Ministry of Internal Affairs called me and asked me to come down to the station. Naturally, upon arriving we found out that in certain parts of the city, or on certain blocks of particular streets and crossings, paramilitary groups made up of criminals who were ethnic Serbs had blocked off parts of town, were molesting citizens, stopping cars, looting, and generally doing everything that was not allowed. That evening a whole unit had gathered in Krtelji. Which means that they were called on duty just as I was, and were just waiting to go into action. Naturally, no one ordered the Ministry of Internal Affairs, that is, the unit, which I commanded to clear those boys at the barricades off the streets. Instead, they waited for some political solution. That political solution was preceded by an agreement between the president of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alija Izetbegovic, the president of the Serbian Democratic Party, Radovan Karadzic, and General Kukanjac.

One event remained engraved in my memory: I went in, it was a dark room and there were some food and drinks served on the table, and from the end of his large office I heard some inarticulate voices. Actually, when I called down that dark room I saw that it was General Kukanjac and that he was completely drunk. He was saying something, but I couldn't understand a word. We didn't stay long there, and we left - that man named Suput and I, And Colonel Kelecevic, who I think was Kukanjac's security officer- to formulate the plan calling for mixed patrols. We wrote it up, of course, and began to send the patrols out on the streets. The mixed patrols had a particular goal, to remove the barricades that had started to go up from that day on, in streets leading in or out of Sarajevo, especially on the roads just outside of town. And in general in areas where either one group or the other made up the majority of the population. The barricades were built most often in those places. And the main task of those patrols was to keep the roads open. "

- DRAGAN VIKIC
COMMANDER OF THE SPECIAL BOSNIAN POLICE FORCE
LINK: famainternational.com
PICTURES:  The Siege of Sarajevo
Photo by Tom Stoddart
Video - "Lucky Solder" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qp5ZPm8-S8&feature=related

03.01.2006.

Hvala im. Puni ljubavi za svoj grad i ljude oko sebe, Bosanci su ratovali sa ubjeđenjem da sve može i sve mora

S obzirom da je cijela ideja agresije i genocida u 1992 bila da se istrijebi jedan autohtoni Bosanskohercegovacki narod i da se unisti multi-etnicka i multivjerska jedinstvena Bosanskohercegovacka drzava, takva iskljucivost primorala je Bosance da se suprostave svim srcem, duhom i tijelom jer nisu ni imali drugog izbora. Iz tog razloga pobjeda Bosanaca je moralna i duhovna. Nisu Bosanci otisli u Srbiju i Crnu Goru da vrse agresiju na njihove drzave. Nisu Bosanci nedemokrati i nacionalisti vec su nedemokrati i nacionalisti oni kojima se nije svidjala njena multi etnika.  

Onda kada je postojala logicka nemogucnost da jedan nenaoruzan grad i drzava opstane ta drzava je opstala. Dzenaze i sahrane poginulih boraca za Bosnu su bile emotivne ali jake i povezivale su Bosanskohercegovacki narod jos vise.

Image: Golden Lily RBH, radioglasdrine.com

Dok su neprijatelji BiH i naseg Bosanskohercegovackog naroda iz dosade i mrznje pucali po golorukom narodu sa obliznjih planina, cak i po Sarajevskoj djeci koja su vozila bicikla, mi smo se pitali i otkrivali zivotna pitanja. Kako je to moguce da komsije i takozvani Jugosloveni zbog necije nacionalne pripadnosti jer su Bosanci, zbog necijeg imena i prezimena okrenu ledja i pocnu klati i ubijati? Genocid je bilo nesto nezamislivo! Mnogi nisu ni znali da je sve bilo vec od ranije planirano. Rat jeste bio tezak, ali ne bi se mijenali za to iskustvo nikada jer sto nas nije ubilo samo nas je ojacalo. Evo proslo je dosta godina a mi jos nismo zaboravili, znaci urezano je duboko u srce i dusu svakog Bosanca. Hvala im!

~ Sarajevska Princeza ~

03.01.2006.

Bosnian offical language is BOSNIAN not Bosniak

Yes there is a Bosnian language. The ancient Bosnian language is called Bosančica. ( See the pictures below ) From the language called Bosančica we have now Bosanski --- or Bosnian! The difference between a Bosnian language and so called "Serbo-Croatian dialect" spoken in Bosnia is political rather than linguistic. Almost everyone in Bosnia speaks Bosnian native. People of different religions living in Bosnia (eg. Bosnian muslims, catholics, buddhists, atheists, agnostics ) and members of all other religions claim they speak Bosnian respectively).

"Serbo-Croatian dialect" and newly invented "Bosniak" term for language are made to exist for political reasons, as an attempt to further occupy Bosnia, divide the country and unite with either Serbia or Croatia.

There is no need to rename already existent language in any other way, and even worse assign the official language of entire country to people who belong to specific religion.  Macedonian is considered by Bulgarians as a dialect of their language while Macedonians themselves consider it a separate language. Since Bulgaria has long claimed Macedonia as part of its territory, the reasons for each view are obvious!

See photos below of Bosnian ancient language found on many artifacts throughout the Balkans.

Bosančica, Bosnian ancient language.

Bosnian ancient alphabet

Bosnian language in ancient Bosnia,  Bosančica

Bosnian ancient language, Bosančica

Old Bosnian script Bosančica (1356-1366 year) Photo by Belma, Picasa Web Albums.


Grammar of Bosnian language from 18th century, 1890.

This job announcement below written by someone from GES ( genocidal entity Srpska ) IS an evidence of denial of Bosnian language on territory of Bosnia. It asks Bosnian applicants to be able to speak non-existent  "Bosniak" language and "its culture" refusing to actually call already existent official Bosnian language who by the way EVERYBODY in Bosnia speak ( including ethnic minorities of Serbs and Croats ). In fact this job announcement is written in Bosnian language except they used another form of letter, called Cyrillic to make it look like drastically different. 

Sarajevska Princeza

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Job announcement:

"О Г Л А С за пријем у радни однос на неодређено вријеме. Расписује се оглас за пријем у радни однос 20 извршилаца на слиједећа радна мјеста:
1. НОВИНАР са познавањем бошњачког језика - информативно политички програм ТВ, 2 извршиоца. За радно мјесто под редним бројем 11 потребно је познавање бошњачког језика и културе, историје и обичаја бошњачког народа, а за радно мјесто под редним бројем 12 потребно је познавање хрватског језика и културе, историје и обичаја хрватског народа. За радно мјесто под редним бројем 13 и 14 кандидати треба да имају завршен факултет на одсјеку за бошњачки или хрватски језик. ( References: ЈП РТРС Бањалука, Сектор људских ресурса, Улица Краља Петра I Карађорђевића бр. 129, са назнаком "ЗА ОГЛАС". )

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Now you have here the comment how Bosnian people in fact feel about such discrimination. I translated the document from Bosnian.

COMMENT - ALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIVISION by Bedrudin GUŠIĆ (Translation provided by blogger Sarajevska Princeza )


If this were the way it isn't, the above job announcement would not be worth of anyone's attention besides for those who are in (no)opportunity to submit an application. But, because this is the way it is, then let us notice at least how fellow followers of Karadjordjevic's work are continuously deceiving, changing the religion of our Bosnian language against it's will and in that way making Serbian ears to get used to forgery, on the behalf of language that, according to them, speak only members of one constitutive people.

The deception of public firm radio television 'republike srpske' is not their own, and not just theirs. All, literary all officials from that part of Bosnia-Herzegovina, that had been formed on genocide and war crimes, are using that terminology when they talk about one of the official languages of our country, with clear anti-bosnian intentions and aims.

Serbian violence against the language is twofold - they are making up new, non-existent "bosniak language" so that they could wash up the name of already existent - Bosnian language. Serbs can not understand that times of their hegemonism passed by when they were deciding about everything alone, and even about how group of people will be named and what name should be given to the language they speak.

And, when it comes to the chetniks attack on Bosnian language, at least it is left to those who are romantics to fight for its existence, since the officials of Bosnia-Herzegovina are not already fighting for it, international community and individuals who consciously or unconsciously, it doesn't even matter, are accepting to submit an application on advertisements for job positions that require the knowledge of the language that doesn't exist.

06.11.2005.

Concentration Camps, tortures and masacres of Bosnians in 1992

Concentration camps that Serbs held in Bosnia were: Manjaca, Omarska, Trnopolje, Luka Brcko, Batkovici, Dretelj, Heliodrom, Gabela, Drmeljevo, KPD Foca, Susica – Vlasenica, Kula – Sarajevo, Zepce...

Even today more than 80% of Serbs don't believe that Genocide ever took place in Bosnia. Not that the world is trying to convince them, but just to remind ourselves again that obviously they do support their serbo-chetnik's nationalistic politics otherwise they would long time ago punish their war criminals, Serbs Radovan Karadzic, Ratko Mladic and others. Instead, Serbia is helping them to hide while tryng to get as much Bosnian terriory as they can get through support of Serbs who ethnically cleansed 49% of Bosnia and comitted unforgettable crimes against humanity in the heart of Europe.

This link with photos is just a tiny part of the most evil thing anyone can commit against another human being. (Please be aware that pictures in the above link are very graphic.)

 13 years later these war criminals and murderers are still walking free.


Fikret Alic ( the Bosnian man in the middle of picture ) in Serb held concentration camp, Trnopolje, Bosnia 1992. Photo by Ron Haviv.

31.10.2005.

Dayton Agreement made Bosnia an occupied country

One letter but not from me...
From someone who cares about Bosnia as much as myself...
Sarajevska Princeza

The analyzes of DAYTON AGREEMENT BEFORE it was signed. You can read the full article if you click on the link at the end.

Republika Bosna i Hercegovina

Professor Francis A. Boyle


MEMORANDUM

TO: THE PEOPLE AND PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

FROM: PROFESSOR FRANCIS A. BOYLE SUBJECT: THE DAYTON AGREEMENT DATE: NOVEMBER 30, 1995

DEAR FRIENDS:

"It is a bit strange and unprecedented for the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to "fully respect and promote fulfillment of the commitments made" in the new Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In other words, Croatia and the rump Yugoslavia have basically been made guarantors for the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is similar to what happened in Cyprus, where Turkey, Britain and Greece were guarantors. Of course the war ensued."

12. 3. "Both Entities shall be held equally responsible for compliance herewith..." In other words, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska are being treated as if they were de facto independent states. The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is nowhere to be found here.

98. The above comments speak for themselves and require no further elaboration from me. It is for you to decide where to go from here, whether to accept the Dayton Agreement or reject it.

In the event you decide to reject the Dayton Agreement, then I am fully prepared to return to the World Court immediately for the purpose of obtaining an official order against this carve-up of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and for the purpose of breaking the heavy weapons arms embargo against the Bosnian Armija that will still continue in effect for quite some time.

I cannot decide this matter for you. It is your future that is at stake. It is your State. It is your Destiny. It will be your Children and Grandchildren who will have to live with this decision.

May God always be with you.
Your friend, Francis A. Boyle Professor of International Law"
http://www.hdmagazine.com/Fond/BoyleEng.htm

25.10.2005.

Sarajevo Trams

People in Sarajevo use public transportation a lot. Trams are very popular. Driving the car is usually used on a longer distances. There are many funny stories and experiences especially while attending the high school and using trams every day.



Sarajevo was the first European City to have city-wide tram service. Trams are part of Sarajevo culture.

People in the tram, Sarajevo Bosnia

Sarajevo Tram, Bosnia Photo by Ben Otopalick

I came across of nice Blog about Bosnian Interesting facts Here.

Sarajevo Tram, Bosnia


"Let's go Tickets", Tickets for the Tram

Tickets for the tram are in different colors and very simple.

Trams are traveling along one side of Miljacka river throughout the city.

14.10.2005.

Who are the chetniks?

Chetniks are Serbian nationalists. The first picture to the left is a picture of chetniks killing Bosnian civilians in Brcko, Bosnia during 1992. People on the photo did not survive. Chetniks not just lack the sense of compassion for others, but they also see the pride in torturing and genocide they already have committed in Srebrenica in 1992. The victims were mostly innocent people and children. They still deny the genocide although the whole world knows the truth. Video: Chetniks in Sarajevo

Their ideology is very similar if not the same to Nazi and Hitler's ideology. They are thought to believe they are "superior nation". Hitler and the Nazis were masters at incorporating the arts and the media manipulations. The same thing was happening in Serbia. How different was Srebrenica from Auschwitz? Yet Serbs never admitted. They manipulated media and simply claimed that Bosnians captured in concentration camps are in fact Serbs. Even today they haven't showed any remorse. The World needed, no less no more but 10 years to see the evidence of prosecution.


Bosnian Children of orthodox religion encouraged by Serbs to model Chetniks

They use symbols very similar like Nazi. Four letters "S" written in chirilic alphabet on each side of the cross ( religious symbol ) and their tradition is in fact, to cross themselves ( in the name of God ) just before killing the victim. There were also incidents where religious leaders were blessing chetniks before genocide. Chetniks are not religious people. They just use religion to justify the killings. In fact the churches in Serbia are mostly supportive of them, and they are highly politically involved in decisions of people of Serbia. Their church is obviously alianiated from God because Serbian murderers and genocide killers are approved and blessed for their acts.


4S chetnik's symbol

The chetniks are Serbs nationalists whose ideology is founded on the killings and tortures of infamous chetnik Draza Mihajlovic who was portraying himself as the "hero" to the West ( saving American pilots to win the approval and support by US - for instance, or killing Germans during the II World War ) and in reality, Draza Mihajlovic was nothing else but a butcher on the Balkans, a murderer with no remorse whose main ideology was to eliminate all non-Serbs and form so called "Great Serbia" that would unite all Serbs into one country on the account of all other states that at that time willingly decided to become a part or "United Republics of Yugoslavia". Yugoslavia was NOT consisted only of Serbs, therefore Yugoslavia is not even today in any way "only Serbian".


Children poisoned and encouraged to be chetniks just like the father


Many Serbs are in fact a mixture of Turks and Slavs due to 500 years of Turkish Ottoman Empire, and one of few nations in the world who committed genocide. Bosnians are completely separated nation that rejected Serbian politics, culture and tradition and embraced their own, just like each other Republic in ex YU. Democracy to Serbs was always a foreign concept. The funny thing is that they seem to be the only people who think of themselves as "superior people". They put prefix "Serbian" in front of everything like: cities, bridges, towns, villages, street names, new years eve, music, people, sky, air, food, etc. At the end you get "Serbian" attached to everything.



Consequently Genocide of Non-Serbs in Bosnia


Photo by Ron Haviv: Bijeljina, Bosnia 1992 Serb hitting Bosnian civillians

Genocide took place in the heart of Europe not because  Serbs desire democracy but because they desire all Serbs in one country so in order to achieve that, they figured out, the best thing to do would be to kill and ethnically eliminate all non-Serbs.They thought nobody will ever find out and all will be forgotten. Slobodan Milosevic, ex President of Serbia tried for war crimes in Bosnia and currently in Hague - have been one of chetnik's "heroes" for helping them with arms and participating in Bosnian war. On the picture below the chetnick is holding his photo. There are many Milosevic's and chetniks everywhere, especially in area dominated by Serbs (  photo here )


The 4S on Serbian current offical flag


The chetnicks flag with 4S

This is one of the items that was used in genocide killing in Srebrenica, when thousands of boys younger than 10 years old, together with older men and civilians were tortured, women and young children raped and finally dumped into the mud. ( photo here ) Can you imagine seeing your 7 year old son grabbed from your own hands and murdered while you are watching? Would you be able to see your own 9 month pregnant wife to be murdered by cetnik's in front of you? 

Your own unborn child being brutally taken out from her womb while his mother is dead and your unborn baby is than nailed on the walls of your own house? That's exactly what they were doing. This is something that normal mind can not imagine or understand.


Serbian chetnik with a knife in his mouth symbolizing the acts of cutting throats of non-Serbs

They are still living free in Bosnia and not just that they are not punished for their crimes against humanity but they still believe they did nothing wrong. They still don't take responsibility for their actions to the World, to Bosnians and to themselves. This is one of the chetnik's flags they use to represent their own ideology. "Death" is their symbol. Killing, murdering, evil... Chetniks proved in Bosnia one more time that they are against the God and humanity. Like we did not know.




"With faith in God, freedom or death."

And this is the photo from Srebrenica that clearly matches the symbolism of the serbo-cetnik's flag. The genocide in Srebrenica was the result of their hatred. Most of them are not educated, usually have less than elementary school at highest level, maybe a high school. They have beard, don't shave, don't wear clean clothes, don't really care about anything. There is another category of cetnik's who are "educated" such as Radovan Karadzic ( how did he get B.A in psychology only God knows!? ) anyway, the point is that no matter how educated they are, the hatred against non-Serbs seems to be deeply rooted and reinforced in their early age by their parents and peers.

Many people think it's in genes, it's something that is not possible to influence or change in any way. Other believe they are mentally ill collectively.
Chetnick's movements are no different from Nazi movements. It's still deep rooted in their upbringing. It is simply a Serbian tradition.
Bosnians in a concentration Camps were held by Serbs - where torture,rape and killings were taking place. Many feel pity for such an alienation from God and others are angry for non-punishment for crimes against humanity.

04.10.2005.

Koji su znaci Ljubavi ? II Dio

Svi hoce nastavak prvog dijela, , dakle evo jos nekih:

- zove vas nekim slatkim nadimkom
- Kad nazovete preko telefona, zna ko ste, prepoznaje vas glas.
- Volite da pricate o svemu (dugo), a vrijeme proleti brzo.
- Kad su u pitanju neke vazne odluke, osoba vas pita sta vi mislite jer zeli da i vi budete dio toga, hoce da vas ukljuci
- misli na buducnost i to koristi u rijecniku  kao na primjer " sljedece godine to i to "
- Uklapa vas u svoj zivot sto vise moze i koliko moze
- Pravi neke planove
- Ravna se da odrzi glavne faktore koji su presudni za opstanak relacije
- Jao ima toga puno
- Trazi od vas odobrenje neke vrste, indirektno ili direktno
- Samo vasa sreca ga cini sretnim, sve ostalo manje-vise je manje vrijednosti ( za njega )
- Ne pravi nagle promjene
- Kad ste u drustvu tacno zna kome jos se svidjate prije nego vi primjetite
- Kad ste vi u pitanju ne vjeruje nijednom muskarcu ali vama vjeruje bezgranicno.
- Ako treba da laze za vas, lagace ali nece vas izdati ma nikad ni pod kojim uslovima.
- Cuva vase tajne i bitne i nebitne.
- Razumije vas kao osobu
- poznaje vas dovoljno i interesujete ga kao osoba, vas zivot...
- Osjeca da ste u njegovom sistemu i da na to ne moze da utice
- zna gdje je pogrijesio i popravlja kiks brzo, dakle nije potrebno vise puta napominjati ( svjestan je )
- prica o vama cesto drugima
- Ne pravi zakljucke bezveze!


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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - W.C

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends" - Martin Luther King Jr.

"A real journey is not about seeing new places, but in seeing with new eyes" - Marcel Proust

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together." - Vista M. Kelly

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one". ( Mother Teresa )


FAVORITE SONGS


Nights in White Satin

Hijo de la luna

Sometimes I dream

Da Sutis

Moj Golube


KOJI SU ZNACI LJUBAVI?

KOJI SU ZNACI LJUBAVI? II DIO

ABOUT SARAJEVO:
Study of the battle and siege of Sarajevo


PICTURES FROM SARAJEVO:

Sarajevo Photo Gallery

Architecture - click on each photo


BOSNIAN HISTORY VIDEOS 1992-1995:

Bosna 1992-1995 by Bosanac Berlin


DOCUMENTARIES:

BBC: UN & Dutch disaster in Srebrenica

Srebrenica: Autopsy of a Massacre 52 min documentary

Cowards War

Lost Images - Bosnia 29 min

Bosnia Revisited: Searching for Peace

Balkan Justice


AFTER THE WAR VIDEOS:

Mula Mustafe Bašeskije - Sarajevo by Alessandro

Sarajevo today by Alessandro

The story of Suada Dilberovic by Alessandro

Tuzla by Alessandro


VIDEOS DEDICATED TO BOSNIAN VICTIMS:

Don't forget by Moris Pašić


MOVIES - SHORT FILMS ABOUT BOSNIA:

Breaking and Entering
Richard Gere @ David Letterman Show
The Hunting Party
10 minutes by Ahmed Imamović
Behind Enemy Lines


BOSNIAN SOCCER VIDEOS:



The national anthem of Bosnia-Herzegovina ( BH Himna )

I krv svoju za Bosnu moju (soccer)



Zlatan's father immigrated from Bosnia to Sweden. In 2009, Zlatan was the highest-paid football player in the world.

Best goals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic



Sergej is amazingly talented and admired by Bosnians. When he wanted to coach the Bosnian National Soccer Team, Serbs blocked his entry for political reasons. Sergej is also known for his love to Bosnia ( patriotism ).

Best goals of Sergej Barbarez



Brazilian Ronaldinho is the #1 in the world! We love this picture of him with the Bosnian flag.

Ronaldinho Gaucho ● Moments Impossible To Forget

BOSNIAN MUSIC:

Nigdje tako ko' u Bosni nema
Mojoj Majci
Supermen
Lejla
Kad sve ovo bude juce
Ptica Bijela
Zvacu te pile moje
Heroj
30 kvadrata
Kad procvatu behari
Moj Dilbere
Moj Golube
Zapjevala sojka ptica
Imal jada ko' kad aksam pada
U lijepom starom gradu Visegradu

BOSNIAN FOOD:


Bosnian Cook Book - Tradicionalni Bosanski Kuhar

Bosnian Cook Book - Cool Sofra

BOSNIAN LANGUAGE:
Pricajmo svoj Bosanski jezik i koristimo prevodioce kojima je Bosanski maternji.

BOSNIAN FASHION:



Sarajevo Girls - Fashion Blog


TRAVEL TO SARAJEVO:

Welcome to Sarajevo

Explore Sarajevo

Sa-Seher



This is a city.
In every sense of the word.
And at whatever time of the day, and from whatever elevation you look down at Sarajevo, you always, even if unconsciously, think the same: this is a city, a city wearing out and dying, and at the same time being born and transformed.

Ivo Andrić




BOSNIAN LIFE STYLE AND CULTURE



Videos: "Enjoy life Bosnia and Herzegovina"


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Enjoy life - Bosnia and Herzegovina I
Enjoy life - Bosnia and Herzegovina II

BOSNIAN SYMBOLS:


Lilicum Bosniacum (Bosnian Lily, Bosanski Ljiljan)

NATIONAL ANTHEM OF REPUBLIC OF BOSNIA


YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE
Author: Dino Dervishalidovic

Zemljo tisucljetna
Na vjernost ti se kunem
Od mora do Save
Od Drine do Une

I pledge my loyalty to you
My thousand year old land
From Sava to the sea
From Drina to Una

Jedna si jedina
Moja domovina
Jedna si jedina
Bosna i Hercegovina

You are the only one
The only homeland I have
You are the only one
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bog nek' te sacuva
Za pokoljenja nova
Zemljo mojih snova
Mojih pradjedova

May God save you
For the generations to come
You are the land of my dreams
The land of my forefathers

Jedna si jedina
Moja domovina
Jedna si jedina
Bosna i Hercegovina

You are the only one
The only homeland I have
You are the only one
Bosnia and Herzegovina



BOSNIAN FLAGS



Republic of BH Army Flag

Republic of Bosnia flag


European Flag - Bosnia



TWIN CITIES WITH CITY OF SARAJEVO

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ankara, Turkey (1994)
Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan (1972)
Barcelona, Spain (1996)
Budapest, Hungary (1995)
Bursa, Turkey (1979)
Dayton, Ohio, United States (1999)
Ferrara, Italy (1978)
Friedrichshafen, Germany (1972)
Innsbruck, Austria (1980)
Istanbul, Turkey (1997)
Kuwait City, Kuwait (1998)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Serre Chevalier, France (1995)
Stockholm, Sweden (1997)
Tirana, Albania (1996)
Tripoli, Libya (1976)
Wolfsburg, Germany (1985)
Zagreb, Croatia (2001)





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