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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.


Bill Clinton in Srebrenica

"We remember this terrible crime because we dare not forget, because we must pay tribute to the innocent lives, many of them children, snuffed out in what must be called genocidal madness." ( Bill Clinton )

Mr. Clinton told thousands of victims' relatives at the Srebrenica genocide memorial. Widows of those who died wanted Clinton to be the person to open the new memorial site, with one telling the BBC: "He is the only man with the moral authority to do so."

"Among all the world leaders, Clinton has the biggest moral right to open this memorial center," said Amor Masovic, the head of the Federal Commission for Missing Persons. Clinton was president when over 8,000 Bosnian boys and men were massacred in the so-called U.N. protected enclave of Srebrenica in July 1995 after Serb forces overran the area. It was the single biggest atrocity of the war and Europe's worst genocide since World War II. The ceremony opened with the Bosnian anthem and the raising of the Bosnian flag followed by a choir singing a specially written song that envisions the victims talking to the survivors. Women in the crowd wept as they heard the sorrowful song. Clinton criticized those in power who talked of "religious and ethnic superiority."

"People who quest for power killed those good people simply because of who they were," he said. "They sought power through genocide, but Srebrenica was the beginning of the end to genocide in Europe."

Mr. Clinton called for those who carried out the massacre to be apprehended: "Those most responsible for the atrocities (Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic), the leaders, have not been apprehended. The search for them must continue until they are," Clinton said. The two men have been charged with genocide by the U.N. war-crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, and are believed to be hiding in Bosnia or Serbia.

Bill Clinton in Srebrenica, Bosnia

"The search for them must continue," Clinton said."We owe it to the men and boys buried in this hallowed ground. We owe it to those who survived them. And we owe it to the Bosnians not yet born to see that it is done. I hope and prey that Srebrenica will be for all the world a sombre reminder to the world of common humanity."

Srebrenica survivor Advija Ibrahimovic, 22, described the scene for the audience. "Frightened children, sad women and broken old men stood next to me, and all of us watched the hatred killing human beings. I still remember the moment when they took my father away, and his last glance cast at my interrupted childhood," she said.

Biba Delic, 37, with her two children, wept as the body of her husband Aziz was brought in for burial alongside his two brothers and father."Today I am burying my husband and with him I am burying hope. The day we identified him, my hope that I might see him ever again died," she said weeping and hugging her son and daughter. "I wish I could still hope."

Biba Delic, 37, with her two children, wept as the body of her husband Aziz was brought in for burial alongside his two brothers and father."Today I am burying my husband and with him I am burying hope. The day we identified him, my hope that I might see him ever again died," she said weeping and hugging her son and daughter. "I wish I could still hope."

In some places several members of one family were to be buried together, including Selim Delic to be laid to rest with his three sons - Aziz, Azem and Eniz, who were 33, 25 and 20 years old respectively when they were killed. "It is hard for me to explain how I feel. It is so sad, but it is better to have found them late rather than never," Hazim Delic, 31, the fourth brother who survived the massacre along with his mother.

Clinton said he hoped Srebrenica would be a reminder for "every child in the world that pride in our own religious or ethnic heritage does not require or permit us to dehumanize or kill those who are different." He asked the victims to find strength to forgive, but also called for justice for those responsible for the massacre and other war crimes. Clinton also took a walk through downtown Sarajevo and visited historic Bascarsija street. Sarajevo's residents greeted Bill Clinton with joy: "Bill Clinton, you are the best!"

In Srebrenica, the healing is happening only slowly. Srebrenica's pre-war population of 36,000, overwhelmingly Bosnians, has dwindled to 9,000. Most of the Bosnians who survived have not been able to return. Bosnia is still trying to account for all its dead. Mass graves are still being found and exhumed years after the war ended. According to the Red Cross, more than 200,000 people were killed during the war. Eva Klonovski, who is helping in the dig, said: "Also it is another thing about this grave because we have had here the remains of women and children and it is the biggest concentration of women and children found in one grave."

Meantime at the War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague, Slobodan Milosevic, the former leader of Yugoslavia, is charged with a host of war crimes including genocide. The principal perpetrators accused of the massacre are still at large, including former Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Gen. Ratko Mladic.

On August 2, 2001, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia delivered its first genocide conviction, for crimes committed in the wake of the 1995 capture of Srebrenica by the Serb Army. Serb Gen. Radislav Krstic was sentenced to 46 years in jail. On December 02. 2003, Serb Captain Momir Nikolic was sentenced to 27 years in prison for taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. On December 10. 2003, Serb Captain Dragan Obrenovic was sentenced to 17 years in jail for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

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Srebrenica - Mushka holding Haso

The photo:

" Mushka holding Haso" from the book "After the Fall; Srebrenica Survivors in St. Louis." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum -Tom Maday


Kemal Pervanic - "The Killing Days"

Kemal Pervanic currently lives in London, UK. He wrote a book about everything that took place while he was in Serb held concentration camp Manjaca and Omarska. He was only 24 when he was taken from his own home by chetniks ( Serbian nationalists ) and transferred to the concentration camp. That was in the early 1992. He survived brutal tortures there. This is one of rare concentration camp survivors who wanted to share the truth with the world, and he succeeded.

 Kemal Pervanic  is Bosnian of strong character who upon arrival to London, UK did not only graduate from university but also had a courage to write a book and in yet one more way contribute that concentration camps, ethnic cleansing and massacres committed by Serbs in the heart of Europe are never forgotten.

Photos from his book:

Bosnian civilians held in Serb held concentration camp


"If there be any true measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives" - Robert South

Postoji toliko nacina na koje se moze pokazati ljubav, paznja, postovanje, zahvalnost, dobrodusnost, briga ili ljubaznost. I nije bas tako tesko kao sto neki misle. To su stvari koje su na izgled vrlo nebitne i na koje mnogi ne obracaju paznju ali male stvari cine velika djela.

1. Use the phrase "Thank you" more than you normally do
2. Commit 3 acts of kindness without seeking recognition
3. Apologize if you have hurt someone
4. Include a person or classmate who you don't normally talk to in a conversation
5. Great people as you pass them in the hallway
6. Sit with people who you don't normally sit with
7. Spend 10 minutes in silence
8. Spend time with family
9. Get to know someone new
10. Make a list of all the things that you are grateful for
11. Take time to thank God for all of the things on your list

12. Pray for someone
13. Show to each person you love that you appreciate them
14. Stick up for someone
15. Give a hug
16. Create something beautiful ( song, poem, novel, blog etc )
17. Take a peaceful walk
18. Clean up your home
19. Teach someone how to do something
20. Buy gifts for a shelter, or give them something
21. If someone calls you, texts you or emails you return their calls/texts/emails. Do not ignore them.
22. Write a card to someone who is not close to you
23. Be generous with compliments
24. Look in the eyes when you talk to people, acknowledge them
25. Adopt a pet


Zasto volim zivot u Americi?

Volim zivot u Americi iz 1000 razloga.

- Zato sto mogu da imam zivot u savremenim i demokratskim uslovima gdje postoji bar neka stabilnost bez velikih uspona i padova.
- Volim zato sto mogu da mijenjam poslove, postoje mogucnosti i varijante i od mene zavisi puno toga.
- Volim jer ovdje kao drzavljanka imam prava i slobode bar ona koja su meni jako vazna.
- Volim zato sto je Amerika imigrantska drzava gdje je svako imigrirao od nekud i svaki put kad sam u drugoj cetvrti imam osjecaj da sam u drugoj drzavi, ali s tim da bez obzira odakle je ko svi su bez obzira na sve Amerikanci.
- Volim zato sto se osjecam kao gradjanin svijeta ( Citizen of the World ), Planete a ne samo jedne drzave (mali horizonti vs. citav Svijet)
- Volim zato sto mogu biti ono sto hocu, mogu imati karijeru, mogu ici na univerzitete sirom SAD-a, a i citavog svijeta.
- Moj zivot je moja licna stvar. To je veliko zadovoljstvo.
- Volim zato sto se ovdje cijeni individualnost, mogu biti ono sto jesam, ovakva ili onakva ali sam cijenjena kao individualka bez obzira na sve razlike koje postoje.
- Volim zato sto mogu da putujem gdje hocu, mogu da obezbjedim sebi a i svojim generacijama relativno normalan zivot.
- Volim zasto sto su ljudi ovdje drugaciji, imaju drugi pogled na zivot, uvijek idu naprijed, lako prelaze preko gresaka i oprastaju, imaju cilj gdje idu, znaju sta hoce, imaju drugi nacin zivota, svidja mi se puno toga, mogu da se lako uklopim.
- Volim zato sto ne volim da zavisim ni od koga a to mi ova zemlja pruza, finasijsku nezavisnost
- Volim zato sto mogu cak i da uzivam sretno u zivotu sama, imate sve ne treba vam fakticki niko. Ako hocete to je samo dobra volja a nikako moranje i tome slicno.
- Volim zato sto mogu da zivim u zgradi 5 godina i da nikog ne znam, privatnost je na visokom nivou, niko nikoga ne ispituje, nema tracanja, nema ogovoranja, slobodan zivot bez problema i upteljavanja onih kojima tu nije mjesto.
- Volim zato sto ako mi ne pase sredina mogu da se preselim u drugi grad ili drzavu ili cak u Evropu ili u Bosnu.
- Volim jer mogu da radim u citavom svijetu, nisam ogranicena ni sa cim.
- Volim zato sto je sistem zivota tehnoloski jako napredan
- Vecina stvari zavisi od vas.
 - Volim zato sto sam sve sama izgradila i volim taj osjecaj, veze me za ovu drzavu puno toga jer su se znacajne stvari odigrale u ovoj sredini.
- Volim zato sto sam tu provela kljucne godine mog zivota i osjecam se kao kod svoje kuce, ne vidim razliku izmedju Bosne i SAD. Osjecaj je isti samo razlicite VRSTE uspomena. Kao dvije majke, bioloska i ona koja me usvojila.
- Volim jer zivim u savremenom svijetu gdje je zivot puno laksi i jednostavniji i zanimljiviji jer sve je na vecem nivo od uobicajenog. Sve ide brzo.
- Volim zato sto me zakon stiti imam sva prava meni vazna - a i ona za koja jos i ne znam da mi se pruzaju.
- Volim zato sto mogu da budem sama sebi sef, da radim za sebe tj da drugi rade za mene. Ovdje je kapitilizam. Sve se vrsti oko sposobnosti ko moze praviti veci novac.
- Amerika je savrsena za one koji vole rizik.
- Volim jer se danas mogu obogatiti preko noci a sutra propasti, ali sansa uvijek postoji za upjeh nije nedostizna - volim osjecaj da je to realno moguce.
- Volim jer zivim u drzavi gdje je zaraditi novac jako tesko ali nije nemoguce.
- Volim jer ovdje se mozete lako upisati u skolu. Iako se placaju velike suma novca za skolovanje istovremeno ste svjesni da ste skolovani u vodecim univerzitetima u svijetu, da ce vam plata eventualno biti velika, to nije mala stvar, sansa koju cijenim a data mi je sa zadovoljstvom
- Volim radi finansijskog prosperiteta. Novac koji zaradim mi je vazan i igra ulogu. Kome ne igra? Od vazduha se ne zivi. Ovdje novac ljude cini sretnim ( i oni to priznaju )
- Volim americki "Entertainment", TV, filmove, muziku, ples, teatar, galerije, muzeje, citav KULTURNI zivot je fenomenalan da mi nikad ne moze biti dosadno, u centru sam zbivanja, ima puno zanimljivosti, sve je na dohvat ruke.
- Volim nocni zivot i sve ideje vezane za slobode koje zene imaju, pocev od zakona i svih zenskih prava.
- Volim prirodne ljepote, visoku tehnologiju, jeftinocu proizvoda, mogucnost kupovine sta god hocete, jedan vrlo normalan zivot koji svako ljudsko bice zasluzuje - ja imam - i cijenim to sto imam.
- Volim i kad nemam nesto posebno opet se osjecam kao da imam jer uvijek ima nacina kako da prevazidjete krizu, ti kao osoba moras da trazis nacin da prezivis u svim uslovima, samo ako dovoljno poznajete Americki sistem znacete kako i to da rijesite.
- Sve ide brzo, nema puno vremena za razmisljanje jer se konstantno nove stvari desavaju tako da vam nikad nije dosadno.

Ima puno toga.


Snipers in Sarajevo

The history of Sarajevo was bloody... and who can forget about it? This photo below is just a small fraction of inconveniences and life threatening events that Sarajevans went through. If there were no journalists in Bosnia nobody would capture what was happening. Journalists who covered Bosnia deserve lots of credit. There were many who came from all over the world. Nobody really talks about them even though they risked their lives to tell us the story.

 During the siege of Sarajevo I was approached by some journalists. They wanted to take a picture. I knew that if I said yes my picture would be published all over the world, but I said no and missed the opportunity. The reason I said no was because Bosnian people are very proud people and have a dignity. The world at that time already knew what has been happening in Bosnia and they chose not to do anything about it. I also did not want to be victimized further.

To me if you don't want to help a nation but you like to talk without doing anything about it, you in some shape or form enjoy their pain. You benefit in some extent from talking about it if you had no intent to make an actual steps and initiate the change.

There is nothing worse then when you victimize ( feel sorry for ) people but you do nothing to stop their extinction. I did not make mistake for refusing the picture in the most vulnerable times. I had more hope in my own people to defend us with no guns then in the world outside. I also thought somebody will just see the photo, read about Bosnia, throw the papers in the garbage,
and forget about it, without actually taking an action and doing something.

"Roger Richards, a US photojournalist and writer, covered the siege through all its stages for the Washington Post, Miami Herald and Gamma Liaison photo agency. During this period, he met Dina Kunic and her family. Dina and Roger were married in Sarajevo in 1994". Here is one of his photos:

A woman runs from Bosnian Serb sniper fire, 1993.
Photo by Roger Richards
  Larger Photo Here

As you can see Bosnians dressed up and wore clothes as if there was no war. This is one of the ways to maintain normalcy through acting and dressing as if everything is normal. I did not have clothes like the Bosnian woman on the photo. I wore a thin jacket in the middle of winter because my clothes burned. Perhaps her clothes did not burn. I wonder if the woman on the photo is alive? Here is another true story about snipers in Sarajevo by Mima Tulic Kerken:

"I went to work, I worked in the Head Office of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Railroad Company and every day leaving for work and coming back I had to cross an avenue. It wasn't a street, but an avenue, I don't know how many meters wide. A sniper was always shooting at that avenue, killing people, injuring them, and I thought how to cross.

I stayed in between the houses. One quick glance to my watch. When the first bullet was shot I counted the seconds to the next bullet. Some 15 to 20 seconds. And so I was ready when the shot was fired to run across the avenue and I had to do it in 15 seconds.

At such times the fear a person feels is incredible. The legs were dead, the muscles don't work and there's no air in the lungs. And when I arrived to the other side then I stayed there awhile to catch my breath and rest a little and the people who were hiding there and watching were happy that somebody managed to cross that fateful avenue near the 2nd Gymnasium. " ( Mima Tulic Kerken, resident of Sarajevo )

Well Ms Tulic obviously was trying to go to work and maintain the normalcy. This was earlier in the war time. Later, it was much worse. I did have experiences with crossing the sniper fire because everybody had to cross from one area to another and snipers were all over the city. That is however a very long story as it took place multiple times. When I have more time I will get back to this. Snipers were more prominent in the beginning of the war as they were shooting within the city. They were just sniping on everything and everybody. After they were taken out by Bosnian special units then Serbs kept sniping from further distances. Also snipers shoot first then you get bombing after. It was complicated.

Serb snipers in Sarajevo were shooting at children as well

Men you see in uniforms are UN peace keepers. The children were drawn to peace keepers because of their uniforms and guns and cars. Perhaps the child was standing nearby talking to one of the UN peacekeepers when Serbian sniper decided to kill the child.

Sniper Alley, Sarajevo
, Photo by Strodder


Movie Review : "Behind Enemy Lines"

One of my favorite movies is absolutely "Behind Enemy Lines". It was showing on CBS tonight. It is my favorite because it stands up for Truth and Justice. It tells the story as it is. The movie was made according to real-life experiences of American Pilot during his mission in Bosnia. See trailer here

Two American pilots captured by Serbian nationalists ( chetnicks ). Serbs execute one right on the spot, while another pilot escaped. After he went through hell fighting for his survival, at the end he is risking his life to get a TAPE of genocide committed by Serbs against Bosnians to accomplish his mission.

The movie represents Serbs chetnicks exactly as they are. Chetnicks manipulated that Bosnians want to ruin "the peace process" therefore they are ones who shot American plane and pilot. Genocide in their mind had never happened until this day! The truth was just the opposite. The Serbs committed the genocide and ethnic cleansing with absolutely no sense of Humanity and respect for Human Life. I am thankful to producer who was motivated to make a movie and show the world the real Truth. I am adding to my blog photos taken after genocide was committed - in Srebrenica, as another FACT that will NEVER be forgotten in this life and after.


Bosnia was attacked by evil

This video is documentary film about events that led to fall of Yugoslavia, and how Bosnia was attacked by Yugoslavian Army, chetnicks ( Serbs and Montenegro nationalists ) as primary aggressors and ustashas ( Croat nationalists ) as secondary aggressors. There were also some traitors within the country of Bosnia & Herzegovina who joined the enemy. The Bosnian Army fought to defend Bosnian Nation, Bosnian People, Bosnian sovereignty & freedom. There was no justification for aggression on multi-ethnic Republic of Bosnia!!


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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 ).

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Zvacu te pile moje
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Moj Dilbere
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Zapjevala sojka ptica
Imal jada ko' kad aksam pada
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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


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