|The masterminds of the Balkan slaughter
Wars are terrible and should be avoided whenever possible. Civil wars are worst of all wars. Usually there are no defined battlelines. There is no discipline. Neighbor fights a neighbor. Casualties among civilians are always high.
The main instigators of the civil wars in Yugoslavia come from the West. From Germany and the USA. They are, by far, the most responsible for the bloodshed and loss of lives, for disregard of international laws, for all misery the Yugoslav peoples suffered, for the mutilation and vivisection of the small Yugoslav state into 5 (five!) mini-states.
Once we deal with the architects of the disaster we can pay more attention to those who in the heat of the war did unthinkable. If there is justice in the "democratic" West (which there is NONE) then the leaders of Germany and America should be THE FIRST indicted and shipped to the International Tribunal at Hague. Let us hung Hitler first. Then we can deal with responsibility of an individual
And let us pretend that the history of the mankind started with the wars in (ex) Yugoslavia. Let us, for a moment, forget about who savagely bombed Vietnam and killed not 200,000 but 2 million people. (That was too long ago). Let us forget who broke all laws and rules of the international law and started an open HUNT of a president in nearby country, a member of the United Nations (like in recent case of Panama). Let us forget about the savage bombing which lasted for 100 days and killed some 150,000 people in Iraq (only months before the tragic wars in Yugoslavia started) and then imposed sanctions so inhumane to cause a slow, torturous death for more than *500,000* *children* (hey, CHILDREN!!!) in the same country.
Those in ex-Yugoslavia who lost their houses and fields, and anything they ever owned, those that lost limbs, or eyes, or children, those that lost a chance of a peaceful night for the rest of their lives, no matter their ethnic origin - Serb
s, Muslims and Croats alike should demand that the Western masterminds of the catastrophe PAY for their deeds.
And that is the way, the only way, toward a better world, a world I may trust to let my children live in, a world where lives of other smaller, powerless peoples (like the lives of 24 million ex-Yugoslavs), cannot be treated as a pawn in a chess game.
Let us hunt down the monsters. In case of Germany, we could start with Mr. KLAUS KINKEL. In case of the USA we could start with Mr. Warren Zimmermann. They may not be the main culprits but they would, faced with death sentence, point finger at more important ones. I am sure they would point to the very top...
A recent book published in Germany ("Der Schatten krieger" = "A shadow warrior" by Erich Schmidt-Eenboom) talks about Mr. Kinkel, ex-director of BND (German secret police) and one of the top German politicians today. Mr Kinkel is still involved in the Bosnian civil war "solutions".
In chapter #9 ("Titos Erben in Bonn, Kinkels Vorstos auf den Balkan") the author explains how Germany started to PLAN dismantlement of Yugoslavia since early 1960's. Mr. Kinkel as top official of BND was the key person in plotting and organizing connections to chauvinist leadership of Communist Croatia, Mr. Ivan Stevan Krajacic, Tito's right hand man, and other Commi-Nazis...
With its fullhearted support (diplomatic, financial and military) Germany played the key role in dismantlement of Yugoslavia and early recognition of Croatia and Slovenia. Kohl, Genscher and others were involved.
|Serbia's Last Stand
May T. Neff
(written during WWI)
Ten thousand waiting horsemen
And ten thousand waiting men;
To strike their blow for freedom
Or be conquered once again.
They see the German foemen,
And the Bulgars pressing hard,
One whispered prayer for loved ones,
They advance their outer guard.
But the iron ring closes on them
As they hear their last command;
E'en the foemen paused in pity
At Serbia's last stand.
O little band of patriots
Thy name shall live for aye;
Thy sons and daughters scattered far
Shall recall with pride the day
When a few against a mighty host
Fought with their last drawn breath.
And chose nor gave no quarter,
But fought for honor or for death.
With no earthly help to save them,
Ye Gods, the sight was grand,
Surely angels bowed in pity,
At Serbia's last stand.
Poor little helpless CHILDREN,
Left on tho
se hills to die,
WILL YOU NOT RISE IN FUTURE YEARS
AND ONCE AGAIN TO TRY
TO STRIKE AGAIN FOR FREEDOM
From your hated conqueror's hand.
In all the stored up wrath of yours,
Avenge Serbia's last stand?
|Serbian Flag Over the White House
On July 28, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gave the following message to the American people. It was read in churches throughout the country and published in virtually all major newspapers. The Serbian flag was raised over the White House and all public buildings in this nation's capital.
To the People of the United States:
On Sunday, 28th of this present month, will occur the fourth anniversary of the day when the gallant people of Serbia, rather than submit to the studied and ignoble exactions of a prearranged foe, were called upon by the war declaration of Austria-Hungry to defend their territory and their homes against an enemy bent on their destruction. Nobly did they respond.
So valiantly and courageously did they oppose the forces of a country ten times greater in population and resources that it was only after they had thrice driven the Austrians back and Germany and Bulgaria had come to the aid of Austria that they were compelled to retr
eat into Albania. While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken. Though overwhelmed by superior forces, their love of freedom remains unabated. Brutal force has left unaffected their firm determination to sacrifice everything for liberty and independence.
It is fitting that the people of the United States, dedicated to the self-evident truth that is the right of the people of all nations, small as well as great, to live their own lives and choose their own Government, and remembering that the principles for which Serbia has so nobly fought and suffered are those for which the United States is fighting, should on the occasion of this anniversary manifest in an appropriate manner their war sympathy with this oppressed people who have so heroically resisted the aims of the Germanic nations to master the world. At the same time, we should not forget the kindred people of the Great Slavic race--the Poles, th
e Czechs and Jugo-Slavs, who, now dominated and oppressed by alien races yearn for independence and national unity.
This can be done in a manner no more appropriate than in our churches. I, therefore, appeal to the people of the United States of all faiths and creeds to assemble in their several places of worship on Sunday July 28, for the purpose of giving expression to their sympathy with this subjugated people and their oppressed and dominated kindred in other lands, and to invoke the blessings of Almighty God upon them and upon the cause to which they are pledged.
Woodrow Wilson, President
The White House, July, 1918