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.

07.03.2005.

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.

19.02.2005.

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

03.01.2005.

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.

31.12.2004.

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!!

Videos:

#1 Part 1
#2 Part 2

#3 Part 3
#4 Part 4
#5 Part 5
#6 Part 6
#7 Part 7


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FAVORITE QUOTES


"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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