Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here's to a better 2009!

The year passed was very bad for me, in general and on a personal level. As of tomorrow, things will hopefully get better. Happy New Year to my readers!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

'Bye, dad

There is only so much ilnesses a man can take, a threshold which is simply unsurpassable...

My father suffered from heart, lung and nerve diseases at the same time. It was getting to him somehow in that oreder...Although his spirits were always up his body was slowly leaving him, he had difficulty walking, even standing up, breathing...He could no longer go out and spend some time with friends, something he adored doing. On top of all this came abdominal problems...What at first seemed to be a simple case of indigestion, turned out to be a serious inflammation that needed aan urgent surgery. The operation went well, but dad was too weak to withstand the post-op. His lungs betrayed him in the end...

What can one say? There is always something left unsaid or undid...My greatest regret is that he didn't live to see grandkids, I believe it would have given him new life. Dad showed and taught me a lot of great stuff, but love for football stands out in my eyes ...Though he always said, half-jokingly, that his greatest failure was that I am a Red Star fan, whereas he loved Partizan...

Me? I am still quite clear in the head, perhaps because I am still not fully aware of it all or because I know I need to carry mom through this...And go on with my own life.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Worse is better

Gray Falcon explained aptly a couple of weeks ago that Obama means a return to the dark Clintonian times. And with Hillary as Secretary of State his words ring truer then even he feared. Is this the "change you believed in"? As the French say: "De plus ce change..."

To all that I say: brilliant! Now even the proverbially guillible Serbian public wil not believe the story on how the US policy to Serbia will be better under Obama. There will be, of course, the usual payed so-called analyst telling tall tales about how "Hillary will be only a clerk" and that "Obama will call the shots" but you and I both know it is nonsense. The cat is out of the bag and hopefully more will jump out. Heck, let as many members of the Clinton crime syndicate return, it is the only way for some people to understand.

One should not expect, of course, that the Serbian governemnt will be illuminated. It is you that have finally seen through the deception of о "hope" and "change" that should make them at least act as if they get it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Keep your pain

Who says American pop-culture is shallow? Okay, generally speaking it is, but every once in a while it produces glimpses of profound wisdom, often in works where you least expect it.

Star Trek V - The Final Frontier is generally considered the worst of all the Star Trek movies. Fans and critics did not like the production, the script, the dialogue...You name it! Still, they all missed a rather important lesson to learn...

The story goes like this: a renegade Vulcan named Sybok kidnaps Federation, Romulan and Clingon representatives on a remote planet, demanding a spaceship. During the course of the movie it is revealed he has telepathic powers that enable him to reach down to the worst emotional pain of a person and help him relieve it. As a result, they are so grateful to their "saviour" they are prepared to follow him anywhere. He performs the trick on Spock and doctor McCoy and attempts to do the same on captain Kirk who adamantly refuses "treatment". When McCoy attempts to talk Kirk into accepting it, Kirk retorts:

Damn it, Bones, you're a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can't be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They're the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don't want my pain taken away! I need my pain!


Indeed. The emotional pain and trauma we experience in our lives, however unpleasant they are, shape us just as anything else, make us complete persons. Same goes for nations all around the world. The suffering occupations, impoverishments, wars...All of those helped one way or the other shape the societies of today. To blot them out of memory or dismiss them as primitive relics means throwing the very essence of a nation into oblivion.

Do as James T. Kirk did! Reject out of hand the self-proclaimed messiahs who claim to have come to relieve you of your pain. They are in fact there to relieve you of your true self and have you submit to them and their sinister goals.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

90 years ago...

"The war to end all wars" ended on this day 90 years ago. Instead of bringing us lasting peace, however, it opened the Pandora's box containing previously unseen evils. Thus the name "the calamity that started all the calamities" is much more apropriate.

This poem captures the essential mood of the conflict: somber, dark, melancholic. You will be overcome by those emotions as soon as you read the first verse, as was I.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Lt.-Col. John McCrae


Friday, November 07, 2008

Classless, cowardly, disgusting...but unsurprising as well

These are the words that, in my opinion, most aptly describe the attempt of character assasination against Sarah Palin by "unnamed sources from the McCain campaign".

"Doesn't know that Africa is a continent?" You honestly expect us to believe that? Even if it were true, it says more about the McCain campaign staff then Palin. How could they put such an ignorant person on the ticket? Did they vet her? And what on Earth were they trying to sell when they were saying that Sarah Palin was absolutely qualified if it's true that she is such an ignoramus? There is no way such ignorance would ever go unnoticed during a proper vetting process. As for complaining about her meeting the staff wearing nothing but a towel(or a bathrobe according to some versions)...You have to wonder whether the staff were members of the gay Republican caucus.

Yet, this is not surprising at all. The anonymous staffers simply reflect the personality of the man who was on top of the Republican ticket. It was quite safe to predict that McCain would blame the eventual election defeat on the conservatives, yet it was also certain that he couldn't do it openly in order not to jeopardize his future in the Senate so he had his minions do the dirty work for him and even they had to keep anonymous, which should say all about how low this smear attempt is. Don't hold your breath waiting for McCain to defend Palin, he only does that favour to liberal Democrats. Remember how he threw the North Carolina GOP under the bus for airing ads that connect Obama to Jeremiah Wright(wanna bet that this didn't play a part in the state going to the democrats)? Or took exception every time anybody said "Barack Hussein Obama"? Some thanks Palin got for giving McCain a prayer in these elections instead of him going the way of Goldwater, McGovern or Mondale in terms of electoral defeats. Honour, duty, character, decency...I hope that nobody after this pathetic campaign of defamation against Sarah Palin says those words in the same sentence with McCain's name(not that they deserved to be said before), at least not with a straight face.

Some US election post-mortems worth reading

Why McCain lost? by the blogger Jewish Odysseus

"McCainism," RIP, and Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish by Ace of Spades

Top Thirty Errors That Doomed McCain by Jennifer Rubin


Maverick McCain Ran as Himself
by Aryeh Spero

Obama should thank McCain and Rove by Richard Viguerie

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Preliminary US elections post-mortem

Five years after taking down the Iraqi one, America got a president Hussein of it's own. Carma is a bitch, eh?

Joking aside, Barack Hussein Obama won an electoral college landslide with 349 to 127 EVs but not so much in the popular vore (52%-47%). He won in all of the swing states as well as some traditionally Republican ones such as Virginia, North Carolina and Indiana(which, to me at least, is the biggest surprise of the night). The great paradox is, considering the large margin of vistory, the decisive factors that determined these elections had less to do with what Obama did and more to do with the actions of the Republicans and John McCain, or lack thereof. Here are some of the most important reasons why America will, as of January 20th, have it's first black president:

1) John McCain. As Don Feder wrote: "It was said of Bob Dole, another war hero, that he couldn't sell beer on a troop ship. McCain couldn't give it away". McCain looks artificial, stiff, gloomy, speaks monotonously and is inarticulate at times, has no sense of what the crowd feels or personal charm. Add to that the history of mental instability, intolerance to the point of verbal and physical abuse towards people who have different opinions then he does and that he spent the good part of the last decade warring against his own party and it's base and you could see why he was propably the worst possible candidate.

2) General situation. People seldom give three consecutive terms to a party in the US. Bearing in mind that the past 4 years brought a lot of problems for the USA, it was clear that this would be an uphill battle for the republicans, regardless of the candidate.

3) The McCain campaign. The first time that something was wrong were seen at spring when McCain secured the nomination whereas Obama and Hillary Clinton will still battling it out in quite a nasty campaign. Istead of using the democratic entaglement in the primaries to build McCain's image as a candidate and take a swipe at the other two using nothing more then what they were saying about each other, the McCain campaign went into hibernation, waking up only after Obama had sewed up his nomination in July. Even then, it's actions were lukewarm, devoid of energy and real arguments, mirroring McCain's personality. Nobody was ready to call Obama on his associations with Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers, Tony Rezko or Louis Farakhan, even some controversial Obama statements were off-limits for reasons known only to John McCain. The nomination of Sarah Palin for VP spiked things up a little, and the Alaska governor brought the much needed charisma, charm and optimism. McCain even took a lead in most of the polls. Then came the stock market meltdown, which would have damaged McCain anyway, but his response to it was an epitome of incompetence and clumsuness. First he completely needlessly suspended his campaign to go to Washington in order to arrange a deal on the measures that need to be taken, then he voted for the bailout which was staunchly opposed by the republican base anbd thus reignited an old conflict. Eventually, he went on with the campaign the same way as it was before the Republican convention , without a clear message or a strategy and seemingly without the real desire to win...People were under the impression that he was just doing a job, that there was no passion in his actions.

4) The media. Mainstream papers and TV networks ususally favour democrats. This year, however, it was in an unprescedented scale. The dissection of Sarah Palin often transcended the limits of good taste. On the other hand, all (potential) Obama scandals were swept under the rug. It has reached a point where even some liberal commentators were uneasy with the apparent bias.

Well, now that it is all over, we can watch Obama change exactly nothing.

Monday, November 03, 2008

This had been coming for some time now

First it was the Vlaams Belang and with them "Brussels Journal", "Gates of Vienna" and Fjordman, then Bat Ye'or, then Oriana Fallacci, then Andrew Bostom, then Diana West and in passing many others. So it was all natural and logical that eventually Charles Johnson would turn on Robert Spencer.

And how! I don't think that even during Stalin's infamous purges did the offical representation of people go from highly revered to absolutely vile in such short time nor was such invective launched against the unfortunate victims. The charges and demands directed at Robert Spencer are about as absurd as they can possibly get. It beggars belief that a thinking person would give them a shred of credence. But LGF has ceased to be a place where thinking people meet for some time now.

This time, however, it seems Charles Johnson has picked the wrong man to start a fight with. Spencer is much more influential then the previous targets of Johnson's smears, and while Spencer is stopping short of a law suit(for the time being) I am certain he could and would make life on the right very unpleasant for Johnson. Hopefully, Johnson and his minions will head for obscurity after this and, more importantly, stay there.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Give as much as you get

Recently I got into an argument with some friends of mine about my cathegorical refusal to watch Serbian director Goran Marković's latest film "The Tour"("Turneja"). They could not understand the fact that I openly said that I wouldn't go and see the film because of the author's political views. "How could you, he is an artist, separate art from politics" came the cliches. I simply replied that I wouldn't and that was the end of it.

The thing is, I'd like to separate art from politics, it is Marković and his ilk that won't. He publicly bragged how the purpose of the movie is to "condemn politically all sides in the Bosnian conflict", and this in eurounionist'speak unmistakeably means a hit piece on the Serb people. I have no intention of spending my hard earned money on that.

Anzway, why is it so bad to attack a movie from a political standpoint, especially if it is admited it is supposed to spread a certain ideology and has heavz political conotations. Please, if you want to spread political ideas via a feature film, expect only attacks from those who do not share your worldview and do not ask that thez concentrate on formal matters such as acting, mimic, frame, lights etc. Nobody in his or her right mind when reviewing "Jud Süss" comments on how Veit Harlan did the exposition with the camera or the quality of Ferdinand Marian's acting. Instead, everybody, rightfully condemns the ideological message the film was spreading. And spare me the false indignant tone talke on how the two can not compare. You bet they can! Both use half-truths, fact-twisting, caricaturally negative approach and fabrications in order to advance a certain worldview. Yes, the former did have murderous consequences, but that does not mean that the latter, when put in appropriate context, could not.

Therefore, feel free to say: "I won't see a movie for political and ideological reasons", especially if it is made for the purpose of spreading liberal globalism. It is no different from switching channels when you see the hated politician on. And pay no attention to the quasisuperior remarks of liberals on how "close-minded" you are. You are more open-minded then they will ever be.

Friday, October 24, 2008

So, what are the new Serbian "progressives" like?

The long awaited and pompously announced foundation of the new Serb Progressive Party lead by former radical Tomislav Nikolić has come and it is time to give my impressions.

First of all the convention had no Serbian music, not even foreign classical music as a theme. In their stead was soundtrack from "Rocky", as a testimony how far they have "modernised" I suppose. Speeches were mostly empty, devoid of any substance or meaningful point, full of cliches about "better life", "bridge between east and west" and "battling crime". Not a word about the party platform, ideology or even vaguest ideas on how they were going to implement their ideas, whatever they may be. The atmosphere in the, it has to be said, fully packed Sava Centar was appropriate to it, lukewarm, faint, without any real enthusiasm expected from an occasion like this, especially since the heads of the new party have repeatedly been telling how glad they were to lose the "balast of radicalism". A friend of mine present at the convention put it best: "Sava Centar full, yet, somehow empty".

Perhaps the presence of the representatives from the embassies of the US, Britain and France had something to do with it. They were brought, according to Nikolić, in order to hear first hand what they have to say. I wonder if in their conversations they mentioned NATO agression, Milica Rakić, the recognition of Kosovo and Metohija and plenty more, or they did not want to spoil the subsequent coctail party. And how does Luka Karadžić, brother of Radovan, fit in the picture? Propably as an indicator that trying to be be all things to all people will be the hallmark of the new party.

When the split in the radicals occured I predicted that the new party of Tomislav Nikolić would be, at best, DSS(of Vojislav Koštunica) on steroids. That was an overly optimistic appraisal if there ever was one. What was seen in Sava Centar was pre-2006 DSS that urgently needs an injection of testosterone.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Forget Sarah Palin seeing Russia...

...do you want this a heartbeat away from the White House?

And this one was just the latest! Remember when Biden said that Hillary would make a better VP nominee then him. Or a year or so ago when he praised Obama as the "first clean, articulate African-American"? And who could forget him plagiarising Neil Kinnock's speech? No wonder the Obama campaign decided to muzzle him!

Just what posessed Obama to take as his VP nominee this walking disaster who 90% of the time hasn't got his brain attached to his mouth and spends the remaining 10% shamelessly lying? I bet he is banging his head against the wall as we speak.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The people are a problem

So say EU occupation governers in Kosovo and Metohija. They express astonishment that Serbs still living over there do not recognize the illegal so-called state they are trying to establish.

So can we expect the EU to solve their "problem" the way Stalin did, by eliminating people? Don't bet against it, especially with the Serbian governement showing not so covert signals of indifference towards the fate of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch!

For some time now US establishment conservatives have embraced the bigoted, foul-mouthed, leftist-postmodernist(sorry for repeating myself), perpetually drunk excuse for a writer by the name of Christopher Hitchens. Sure, they all knew that this individual hates Christianity and Christians, religious Jews and Judaism, guns, morality, patriotism and just about everything else they claimed to hod dear but he "supports the global war on terror" so it was OK for them to gush all over him, shower him with praise and all that.

These days the vast majority of these establishment conservatives are engaged in helping John McCain, who, while not exactly their cup of tea, at least is a "supporter of the war" and "wants to get the job done in Iraq". Besides, Obama is in bed with some extremely foul people and could pose an existential threat against America. It was natural for them to expect that one of the original and most outspoken Iraq war supporters would join them.

So did Hitchens meet their expectations? Hell, no! He is endorsing Obama! Reason? "McCain's character", something the establicons repeatedly flaunted as his strongest point, and Sarah Palin being "a national disgrace" that "stirs up the whack-job fringe of the party's right wing".

The egg on the establicon's faces looks marvelous. It is no better then they deserve for replacing the age-old conservative moto "God, family, country" with "anything that politically expediates the current agenda".

Monday, October 13, 2008

Why are people surprised about McCain?

Less then a month until the elections and McCain's numbers are sinking like a rock. But that in itself is not what is driving the Republican base to despair. Three weeks, the time left until the elelctions, is a long time in politics, if one makes good use of it.

The question that not only conservative and pro-republican commentators are asking is does McCain actually want to?

The shortcomings of his entire presentation are now evident. Shades of what was coming were seen way back in spring when McCain reprimanded North Carolina Republicans for using ads criticising Obama for his association with Jeremiah Wright. But it is now, when McCain is holding back even his candidate for VP from attacking Obama and not only publicly chastises supporters from criticising his opponent but practically endorses him in the subsequent remarks!

What I can not understand is that people are surprised. McCain made a name for himself with the so-called bi-partisanship, unity seeking etc. The leitmotif of his entire career has been to avoid appearing "divisive" and "too partisan" and "nasty towards political opponents right up to the point of obsession, which in turn lead to his nastiness and divisiveness when it came to party colleagues and the republican base. What you see now is the REAL John McCain, the one that never really left, the one many pretended not to see a couple of months ago but who has come back to bite them at the worst possible moment.

So, does McCain actually want to become president? Perhaps the real question is "does he have it in him to do what it takes"? The answer seems to be a resounding "NO". That McCain's liberalism would eventually get the better of him was one of the safest political predictions anyone could make, along with the one that the media that he has been so cosy with during the republican primaries would eventually get in the tank with either Obama or Hillary.

What now for the republicans? I say they ought to start with small things. Repeat after me: president Barack Hussein Obama.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Don't blame Milo

What else could this rootless crime-lord do? Between the rock of the Albanian drug mob and and the hard place of a trial in Italy did you really exepct he would behave differently?

Blame those from Serbia. Blame those who glorified him as the "great white democratic hope". Blame those who were taking money from him in order to overthrow the Serbian governememnt. Blame those who were constantly warning that "the authorities in Serbia should not be involved in the processes in Montenegro". Blame those who listened. Blame those who based their referendum campaign on "eurointegrations", not on history and roots. Blame those who did not want to "get involved directly".

This is a logical consequence of their action, or lack thereof. Milo acted according to his anture. He can not go against it any more then a hyena can go against it's own.

Monday, October 06, 2008

"Being there"

Many do not remember this drama starring Peter Sellers(his penultimate film) even though he recieved the Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. But see if the plot and the main character remind you of somebody or something.

Sellers is in the role of a simple gardener called Chance who never left the estate of his employer and whose only knowledge of the outside world comes from television. When the owner of the estate dies he is thrown outside and has to cope with the real world for the first time. He accidentally gets hurt by the limousine of a wealthy and influential Washington business man Benjamin Rand who is dying of a blood disease. He takes him in, cares for him and soon befriends him, being under the impression that Chance is a down-on-his-luck business man and believing that Chance's simple sayings about gardening are alegories with profound wisdom. Soon enough, Rand introduces him to his friends which include among others, the President of the US and they too are won over by Chance's simple personality and sayings. Pretty soon, Chance becomes a star of his own making, appearing on TV shows and being roundly quoted by everyone. He captures the minds of so many with his seemingly wise words which are never seriosly analyzed by anyone, nor is anyone seriously engaged in investigating Chance's background, that he gets to run for president.

Sound like anyone you might know? And were the makers of the movie simply ahead of their time, or were telling it like it was even back then?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The ignorance of Sarah Palin(Just what are Americans voting for, anyway?)

I just finished watching the now infamous Sarah Palin interview with Katie Couric, or better the most highlighted part about her foreign policy experiance. What can I say? It simply beggars belief that someone can tout expertise in that area solely based on the proximity of his or her state to two foreign countries. That would be like me saying I have experiance as a lab technician because I live next door to a medical laboratory.

But that was not the only gem. Take a look at this blooper about the Middle East. As the blog author correctly pointed out "it isn't that she didn't know the answer, it's that she didn't know the question". I bet Palin would have had a hard time pointing Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the world map if Couric had asked her to.

So how come she ended up as McCain's running mate and could possibly end up a heartbeat away from the White House, which, given McCain's age, isn't at all far away? One theory is that McCain wanted Lieberman or Tom Ridge as his running mate but was faced with unrelenting opposition in the GOP establishment and eventually caved in and told them "I think that a conservative would be least effective but I'll give you a goddamn conservative if you want one(*)" . So he pulled out Palin's name without giving her any serious vetting and thought he'd just patch any problem up as they go along.

There is, however, a much less innocent possibility, the one saying that McCain knew Palin is a tabula rasa and took her on for precisely that reason because that way he could mould her into whatever he wants her to be. She will be hadled by the advisors, they will give her expertise and shape her views. And that is what many Republican voters will use as an argument to rationalize away problems with Sarah Palin.

But that opens up a variety serious questions: who or what is it exactly that you are voting for? How can a candidate come on to a national stage with so little knowledge of some basic happenings in the world? Who conducts the US policy, the people whose names are on the presidential tickets or those in the shadows who nobody voted for and whose postitions on the issues are anybody's guess? Based on what criteria are these people "experts"? Why are they better then others? I could go on and on with this, but you get the picture.

The ignorance of Sarah Palin on many important issues makes her ascension more dangerous then that of any demagogue or ideologue. With the former you know he will pander to the popular opinion whatever it may be, while with the latter you'll always know where he stands. With her you get a cat in the bag not only in terms of her opinion but also in terms of who will really run the country.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Farewell, Butch!

Paul Newman left us, but his movies stay. And some movies they were:"Cat on a hot thin roof", "Sting", "Colour of Money", "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"...Here's a nice clip from the latter, my favourite



Newman was one of the last of the "old school". They don't make them like they used to, and propably never will...

That should be the end of him

It seems Charles Johnson of the "Little Green Footballs" fame has offended a couple of people too many. Not content with smearing and alndering people such as Fjordman, Lawrence Auster, the staff of the Gates of Vienna he takes a shot at Diana West for the crime of being present at the anti-islamisation conference along withe people Johnson labeled as "fascists", in spite of the fact that various mainstream outlets commented favourably on West's reports. When this was pointed out by Andrew Bostom, via private e-mails, Johnson began threatening him as well.

This turned out to be a bit too much, and Andrew Bostom decided to pre-empt Johnson by publishing their correspondence. Be sure to read it in it's entirety, it will give you a good insight into the kind of person Charles Johnson is. And hopefully help end his influence in the blogosphere.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

US elections for Serbian-Americans, in a nutshell

Final proof(as if the selection of the rabid Serb-hater Biden wasn't enough) that Barack Obama offers no change Serbian-Americans can believe in is here. The US elections are for Serbian-Americans not only a choice between Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee but a choice between two completely repulsive characters.

On one hand there is an empty suit taught by marketing experts to harp on about "hope" and "change" offering no concrete measures nor having any achievements he can blow his trumpet with, unable to speak even the simplest phrases without a teleprompter but is rich with associations with shady characters(that's extremely mildly put).

On the other hand there is an egomaniac with several chips oh his shoulder, not shy of hurling abuse at anyone guilty of a crime not seeing eye-to-eye with him on every issue, a person publicly admitting he is taking medication to cool down his temper(geez, what is he like when he is off medication?) who never saw an armed conflict he wouldn't see the USA gladly join.

This is the best the USA can offer?

"We're screwed '08". Never was there a truer election slogan! For everyone...

Friday, September 19, 2008

My take on the collapse

I'll admit it straight up: I do not know much about economy. I simply did not study it too much. I did get a grasp of some of the basic concepts. So with my superficial knowledge I'll try to predict where the world economy will be going in the following period. Feel free to lambast me if I write something ludicrous.

First of all, this will mean that the economy will have to get back to basics. And basics means production. The system in which one group of countries accumulate all the investment capital and others produce can not hold. The former group is facing increased unemployment due to outsourcing while the latter are being deprived of income from products that are formally produced on their soil. As unemployment grows in the US and other financial centers and speculative income from stock markets is less to come buy every day the wages will drop and that could be the first incentive to bring back some of the jobs "gone overseas".

Consequently, there will be much more governement regulation in economy all around the world, especially with regards to employment and handling natural resources. This all but spells doom to "free trade and capital flow" and should also lead to the revision of many economic treaties that serve as a foundation for supra-state organizations such as WTA nad even the EU.

As for Serbian economy this could spell a major disaster. Not only could we say goodbye to the little investments that came from various international investment banks, our entire banking system, which since 2000 almost entirely consists of foreign owned banks, could collapse, leaving millions of people without their savings in a repeat of the so-called "old foreign currency savings demise" in the early nineties. Great thinking by the "experts" of the G17 which have been (mis)managing our economy for the past 8 years. Ironically, US and others, touted as role-models by our "reformers", hit by this current crisis are taking steps exactly opposite to what we have been told were "rational": they are pumping governement money to save the banks. Anybody that had suggested that in Serbia 7 or 8 years ago was deemed "isolationist", "enemy of progress" and "advocate of the ancien regime". Should the complete breakdown of the banking system in Serbia happen, the "reformers" will be lucky to escape with only name-calling.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Not the only ones bent on demise

Asia Times columnist Spengler explains(hat tip: Gray Falcon) with brutal openness, albeit sugar-coated with stand-up routines, why the vocal support to Georgia and Ukraine is a lost cause: in little more then a generation, there may well be no Ukrainians or Georgians if the present trend of birth rates in those countries continue.

It's a bit ironic, isn't it? The so-called transition process that was to bring Eastern European nations closer to their western counterparts is a direct cause of their demographic demise, which in turn could be the very reason why the west might eventually give up on them.

Not that the west is fairing much better. Demographic decline is a norm in almost all western countries. Perhaps Spengler should be more concerned about that. He says in his article that Russia, for all it's problems will be a great power in 2050. What about the west?

Friday, September 12, 2008

So, where am I in all this?

You are propably wondering on which side is yours truly standing regarding the split in the Serbian Radical Party. The answer to your question is: on nobody's side.

Let's start with the explanation as to why I am not with Nikolić. Supporting under any circumstances the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union after it sent it's EULEX mission on Kosovo and Metohija is a disastrous move. It was a disaster even at the moment the previously united Radical party accepted it, it is a disaster now when Nikolić is still hanging on to it along with the amendment the party proposed on it's ratification. Everyone knows why the EU wanted as many votes for the SAA in the Serbian parliament as possible. It needed to present to the world that Kosovo and Metohija no longer interests Serbia and that even so-called "ultranationalists" are in favour of agreements with a political entity that not only aids and abets but actively participates in usurpation of the territory of Serbia. At the same time the ruling coalition can rightfully say that the radical party evolved to it's view and that they were right all along when they were telling people that "Europe has no alternative". Not to mention that the Radical party, by votring for the SAA would cheat the people that voted for them.

Then there are also very important matters regarding the arrest of Radovan Karadžić, the murder of the demonstrator Ranko Panić, the beating of Radical party MPs during demonstrations...It is incredible that Nikolić himself did not sever all contacts witht the regime until these matters were resolved but rather goes on a secret meeting with Tadić(one he at first denied that occured, but has since confirmed it, albeit indirectly) in order to set up a "national consensus" over the worst possible question. Simultaniously, he was appealing in public to other opposition parties to cooperate against the governement. And on top of it all he is dissatisfied why Šešelj demanded that this nonsense stops!

Talking of Šešelj, I'd like to say of word or two about those who remain at his side. I have to say that, with the exception of a couple of people I have no confidence in them at all. They are unable to clearly and coherently represent a political platform or an ideology as well as attract voters with personal qualities. Local party branches, from what I hear, sent numerous complaints about them but to no avail. It is no coincidence that only such people are left in the Radical party. Something must change there, the top brass, the way they are elected to their post, their authority. Otherwise, they are going nowhere.

All in all, I see no future for either of them. And that is a tragedy for Serbia and the Serb people as a whole.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

They are closer to the truth then you think

Ever since the conflict in the Caucasus was re-ignited more histerical western commentators have spoken of a "renewed cold war" and the "new Soviet Union Putin is creating, and some even go as far as saying that Russia has reverted back to 19th century imperialism. Fortunately, this kind of inflammatory rhetoric has had very little success because people are starting to get fed up with those who have served them so much lies about other crisis areas over the years.

Still, there is a grain of truth in such propaganda as John Laughland shows in his latest piece. After giving a detailed description of the trotskyst past and family pedigre of one of the most outspoken interventionists, Laughland nails it:

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union – an artificial political creation based on a negation of Russian history and reality, on bogus internationalism, and on an allegedly universalist political creed which was supposed to embrace the whole of humanity – Russian politicians have long since abandoned any pretence that their own country has any such universal vocation.

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Not so the United States and Britain. The neo-conservative project of creating a unipolar world based on human rights and democracy (embraced energetically on both the Left and the Right of the American political spectrum, as the recent nomination of Joe Biden as Barack Obama’s running-mate sadly emphasises) does require brute force to implement it. Developments like the “independence” of Kosovo grow only out of the barrel of a gun. But the project is supported in London and Washington by people who have utterly deluded themselves about its truly political nature.

It is because the West still deceives itself on this matter, and because post-Soviet Russia no longer does, that East-West relations are a dialogue of the deaf. Both sides are speaking a language the other does not want to hear. The Western vision, based on self-deceit, is extremely dangerous; the Russian vision of politics is far more realistic.


Trotskyite utopians however, unlike their former comrades, succesfully created the engine of the "world revolution", at the same time pulling the wool over almost everyone's eyes and presenting themselves as authentic defenders of the west. The Soviet Union is restored, but it's capitals are on the banks of the Thames and the Potomac.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How does this bode for us?

Te dice is rolled, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. It's a step that sober analysts were expecting, but which nevertheless happened a bit unexpectedly soon. On the other hand, western officials were caught unprepared yet again. Still smarting form the heavy defeat their paawn Saakashvili suffered, they were served another shock. Unable to think of an apropriate reply they started to clutch at phrases of territorial integrity, soveregnity, international law and the need to respect the UN Resolutions. Grotesque beyond all comment. Even western journalists have trouble keeping a straight face when they report this new-found love for internationa law in the US and EU. Where has the "special case" doctrine gone?

So, how does this bode for Serbia's postiton vis-a-vis Kosovo and Metohija? At first glance it appears that it's position is made more difficult sinc Russia has basically руго,ово може да помогне нашој иforfeit the international law card it's been playing at the west with it's latest move. Still, things are not so simple. One can benefit, and handily, even from such a situation.

First and foremost we have to piont out wherever, whenever that this situation is a consequence of western behaviour in Kosovo and Metohija and that Serbia constantly warned as early as last year that the illegal recognition of Kosovo and Metohija would re-ignite frozen conflicts all around the world. At the same time, even though Serbs can understand Russia's motives, the governement of Serbia should abstain from recognizing South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Second, this could help our initiative in the UN that the International Court of Justice gives it's opinion on the legality of western recognition of Kosovo and Metohija. Small countries around the world are watching with anxiety as the international order built way back from the peace of Westphalia in 1648 falls apart before the eyes of the world. None wants to engage in a feverish arms race to provide basic security for themselves. That is why many could support Serbia's initiative and thus restore the world back to order, as much as it is possible after all that has transpired.

The question is whether we have men capable, or rather, willing to do so? I'm a bit sceptical on that.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Will people catch the symbolism?

So, the Olympics have ended. I won't harp on about how spectacular they were, you saw it yourself. Instead I'd like to offer personal considerations about how Serbia fared.

I'll readily admit I hoped we would not win a single medal ! Why? National sports are the reflection of the state of the nation and society. During the nineties, in spite of all attacks on the country and obstacles, formal and informal, we could count with a nice dose of certainty on medals from championships in practically every collective sports. If it came down to the last shot, last stretch, last run our guys and girls always delivered. How come? It was because they had behind them a country and a nation that still hung onto and cultivated it's positive and traditional values. The governement, for all it's faults, did not make political capital from the destruction of everything Serbs considered holy at the behest of globalist institutions. Sportsmen could make up for lack of funds with patriotic fervour because they had behind them a nation 100% supportive.

And now? Now we have the so-called "democratic forces", forces of "transition" and "common market". The media are killing all national consciousness for years, it spreads disdain towards national culture and scorns expressing national feelings. Such spiritual state has inevitably transferred onto sports teams. Why is it that today football, basketball, volleyball and other teams do not push harder when they come up against more formidable opponents? Why should they? For whom? For themselves? They have won enough, they have nothing more to prove. To governement officials that continue to abuse them? To a people afraid that any idiot can accuse them of fascism for merely waving the national flag? Not to mention that 8 years after the fall of the "sinister dictatorial regime" and "opening to the world" the state could not be bothered making serious investments in sports.

If we had ednde up empty handed in Beijing, I believe that only the staunchest of eurounionists would not stop and think how come te "thieving, criminal Milosević regime that separated us from the world" could raise European, world and Olympic champions in basketball, volleyball, waterpolo and marksmanship and quite solid football and handball teams, whereas under the "democratic pro-European governement" after the disasters of Eurobasket 2005, World Cup 2006 and other international competitons we faced a complete and definitive wipe-out at the Olympic games. Considering how shallow Serbian citizens have become, this would have opened the eyes of many and finally convinced them that the so-called "democratic forces" are taking us into the abyss. This is why I believe nobody celebrated our three medals more then Tadic and his minions.

A word or two about the medals' winners. The more sober sports analysts already pointed out that two out of three medals were won by individuals who developed themselves on their own and without any meddling from the state. There is something else, though. Milorad Čavić wore the "Kosovo is Serbia" T-Shirt on the podium and pazed the price but has since reiterated that he does not regret it one bit. Novak Đoković adressed the great rallz in Belgrade in february. The two of them were the only sportsmen that went on record of supporting publicly their country and their people on the issue. And the waterpolo team? Everybody has written them off in the third place play-off but then they removed from their midst, by any means necessary, Tadić's political commissar and the medal came. Will we understand the symbolism and take it to other fields of life?

Our last Olympic gold medal was in September 2000, the last dazs of the Milošević governement. As the Italians would say: meditate gente, meditate.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Just wondering...

Has anybody seen UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon during the Georgia/Ossetia crisis? No, I didn't think so...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Could've, should've...

„Silence is golden“ is the moto of the governement of Serbia took when it comes to the situation in the Caucasus. Unlike some previous cases, this reaction, or rather, the lack thereof, at least makes some sense. South Ossetia and Abkhazia are , according to international law, parts of Georgia. On the other hand, Russia is Serbia’s primary diplomatic backer over Kosovo and Metohija. Still, there was something we could have said...

How many people, aside from political junkies, knew about the situation in Georgia? I doubt it was on the mind of the general public, primarily because the situation was under control of the peace-keeping forces which consisted of Ossetian, Russian and Georgian soldiers(something conveniantly overlooked by western media) whose presence was sanctioned via an international treaty signed by Georgia, it’s provinces and Russia(another fact hidden from the public). At the same time, negotiations were held, some times oh a higher, sometimes on a lower level. In other words, a prototype of a frozen conflict.

So why did this conflict go from „frozen“ to „boiled over“? Lately we have been hearing western leaders demanding the preservation of Georgia’s teritorial integrity, but unlike previous proclamations, this one was in a hushed tone, as if even those saying the words did not believe it. As soon as the soveregnity and integrity slogans began being tossed around by the US and the EU, the Serbian governement should have seized the opportunity and reminded the latest palladins of international law that they were obliged to respect the integrity of Serbia as well, that their theory of a „unique case“ has been blown out of the water and that another „South Ossetia“ is to come, as inevitably as sunrise. And they would not have to endorse anybody’s position in the conflict.

But that would annoy their sponsors in Washington and Brussels, so it was out of the question, as was poking the Russians in the eye. So they just pretend nothing is happening.

Belgrade protests against the governement, August 17th 2008



A walk to the parliament building. We demad to know who beat Ranko Panić to death!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hubris and Nemesis

For those who do not know, hubris is excessive pride and arrogance, and Nemesis is the Greek godess of retribution. According to Greek mythology Nemesis would send one calamity after another to any man expressing hubris.

Nemesis is on the move these days in the Caucasus. For the past 5 years the Georgian governement headed by Saakashvili has been poking Russia in the eye, bragging about their US connections and the desire to join NATO left, right and center. For 5 years Georgia has been at the forefront of every anti-Russian action taken by the former USSR countries.

The night between Thursday and Friday saw one provocation too many. I really don't know what was going on in Saakashvili's head, did he honestly believe the story of the Olympic truce and thought that the Russians will just stand by and watch their soldiers and citizens get killed and wait for the Games to end. Or did he think NATO will go to war over him and decided to go for broke? In any case, it was a serious miscalculation. As I write the Russians have cut off Tbilisi from the coast which was already blockaded by the Russian fleet. Besides a complete collapse in military terms, Georgia is threatened with a humantirarian disaster as a result of it's leader's adventurism and irresponsability.

Saakashvili shouldn't worry too much though. He can still have his old job at a New York law firm back, the one from which he ousted former president Shevarnadze in a coup in 2003. He then legalised his ascension to power by getting 96% in the elections(a percentage worthy of Enver Hoxha's Albania or Sadam Hussein's Iraq). As he basks in the luxury of his Manhattan office, the Georgians, on the other hand, will have to pick up pieces of their shattered homeland.

It could have been all so different, if only someone has seen that the rich sponsor was thousand of miles away, while the neighbour is right next door ant there to stay, if only that someone hadn't been so eager to execute every plan of the sponsor to damage the neighbour, if only one had been more friendly towards the neighbour in his times on trouble and hadn't cricled around like a vulture. Who knows, maybe as a token of appreciation they would have recieved a certain mountainous region.

As it stands at the moment, however, Saakashvili's hubris is earning him his just nemesis.

PS I am not wasting words on Saakashvili's sponsor. Their floscules of diproportionate response and Georgia's teritorial integrity should make any person with morals gag. It is not even double standard any more, it is tribalism of the worst "good is when we sack the neighbouring village, evil is when neighbouring village sacks us" kind.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Belgrade protests against the governement, August 7th 2008



Here's us taking a little walk to the Defense ministry to hand over a T-shirt with NATO logo and a copy of "F-117A Flight Simulator" to minister Šutanovac.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

RIP Alexander Isayevich Solzhenyitsin 1918-2008

Few people can boast that they gave a significant contribution to a collapse of an entire empire merely by writing and speaking. Alexander Solzhenyitsin is definitely one of them. His books set the intelectual foundation for the fall of the communist system in Russia and Eastern Europe and dented the romantic image of the USSR many left-wing intellectuals in the West were cultivating. He also did not fall into the trap of blaming all the ills of the Soviet Union on Stalin, but in fact saw the entire system and ideology of communism as faulty thus earning banishment from his home country.

Needless to say, this made him a hero to all opponents of comunism worldwide. Yet, there was a part of Solzhenyitsin we did not know, or rather we were not allowed to know by the so-called western democracy. Apparently, Alexander Isayevich was not very fond of the modern western way of life either, as George Friedman of Stratfor writes, via View from the Right:

In the West, he was seen as a hero by all parties. Conservatives saw him as an enemy of communism. Liberals saw him as a champion of human rights. Each invented Solzhenitsyn in their own image. He was given the Noble Prize for Literature, which immunized him against arrest and certified him as a great writer. Instead of arresting him, the Soviets expelled him, sending him into exile in the United States.

When he reached Vermont, the reality of who Solzhenitsyn was slowly sank in. Conservatives realized that while he certainly was an enemy of communism and despised Western liberals who made apologies for the Soviets, he also despised Western capitalism just as much. Liberals realized that Solzhenitsyn hated Soviet oppression, but that he also despised their obsession with individual rights, such as the right to unlimited free expression. Solzhenitsyn was nothing like anyone had thought, and he went from being the heroic intellectual to a tiresome crank in no time. Solzhenitsyn attacked the idea that the alternative to communism had to be secular, individualist humanism. He had a much different alternative in mind.

Solzhenitsyn saw the basic problem that humanity faced as being rooted in the French Enlightenment and modern science. Both identify the world with nature, and nature with matter. If humans are part of nature, they themselves are material. If humans are material, then what is the realm of God and of spirit? And if there is no room for God and spirituality, then what keeps humans from sinking into bestiality? For Solzhenitsyn, Stalin was impossible without Lenin's praise of materialism, and Lenin was impossible without the Enlightenment.

From Solzhenitsyn's point of view, Western capitalism and liberalism are in their own way as horrible as Stalinism. Adam Smith saw man as primarily pursuing economic ends. Economic man seeks to maximize his wealth. Solzhenitsyn tried to make the case that this is the most pointless life conceivable. He was not objecting to either property or wealth, but to the idea that the pursuit of wealth is the primary purpose of a human being, and that the purpose of society is to free humans to this end.

Solzhenitsyn made the case--hardly unique to him--that the pursuit of wealth as an end in itself left humans empty shells. He once noted Blaise Pascal's aphorism that humans are so endlessly busy so that they can forget that they are going to die--the point being that we all die, and that how we die is determined by how we live. For Solzhenitsyn, the American pursuit of economic well being was a disease destroying the Western soul.

He viewed freedom of expression in the same way. For Americans, the right to express oneself transcends the content of the expression. That you speak matters more than what you say. To Solzhenitsyn, the same principle that turned humans into obsessive pursuers of wealth turned them into vapid purveyors of shallow ideas. Materialism led to individualism, and individualism led to a culture devoid of spirit. The freedom of the West, according to Solzhenitsyn, produced a horrifying culture of intellectual self-indulgence, licentiousness and spiritual poverty.


And it wasn't just the disenchantement with western liberalism which worried the establishment in the west enough to sweep any mention of Solzhenyitsin under the carpet, it was his vision of post-communist Russia that truly invoked apocaliptic scenarios in their minds:

Solzhenitsyn believed there was an authentic Russia that would emerge from this disaster. It would be a Russia that first and foremost celebrated the motherland, a Russia that accepted and enjoyed its uniqueness. This Russia would take its bearings from no one else. At the heart of this Russia would be the Russian Orthodox Church, with not only its spirituality, but its traditions, rituals and art.

The state's mission would be to defend the motherland, create the conditions for cultural renaissance, and--not unimportantly--assure a decent economic life for its citizens. Russia would be built on two pillars: the state and the church. It was within this context that Russians would make a living. The goal would not be to create the wealthiest state in the world, nor radical equality. Nor would it be a place where anyone could say whatever they wanted, not because they would be arrested necessarily, but because they would be socially ostracized for saying certain things.

Most important, it would be a state not ruled by the market, but a market ruled by a state. Economic strength was not trivial to Solzhenitsyn, either for individuals or for societies, but it was never to be an end in itself and must always be tempered by other considerations. As for foreigners, Russia must always guard itself, as any nation must, against foreigners seeking its wealth or wanting to invade.


One can easily see why such ideas give nightmares to the contemporary establishment in the US and the EU. It has nothing to do with alleged agressiveness such Russia might express in it's policy towards the world nor with the supposed threats to democratic institutions and processes. It has, however, everything to do with the vapid and empty culture the establishment has been cultivating in the west for the past 40 years or so. The rise of the "autentic Russia" as Solzhenyitsin saw it would show to the world that there is a different way other then extremist liberalism devoid of morality of the US and the EU. Such development could even lead to the "authentic west" rising from the ashes of that liberalism ideology. And the fact that this vision comes from a man who predicted the fate of communism more accurately then any of the so-called analysts in the west makes it all the more concerning for the powers that be.

The death of Alexander Solzhenyitsin has struck a personal note also. Throughout these years Solzhenyitsin was a staunch supporter of the Serb people, had defended them from demonization and had reprimanded Russian authorities for not doing enough to protect the Serbs. In one of his last publications he bitterly denounced western policies in Kosovo and Metohija and told the Serbs to "be tough". We could do a lot worse then follow his advice, even though things look bleak and dire and little hope is in sight. Just ask yourself how did it look for Alexander Isayevich in one of those gulags in case get thoughts of throwing in the towel.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

There will be no straying from the party line, we are a democracy!

Former member of the Monthy Python's flying circus Michael Palin is in hot water with the BBC. Reason? He does not believe in the official story of the Balkans war, which is an unforgivable sin in the British so-called democracy.

The complainant also took exception to Palin's suggestion in the show that Serbia was "unfairly blamed" for all the trouble in the region.

In its ruling the ESC said that commentary in the show had oversimplified the issues when referring to who was to blame for the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

The committee said that the programme had "tried to provide context to imply that Serbia was not solely to blame".


Palin is, however, lucky he does not live in Serbia. Otherwise his case would draw the attention of governement ofices, not to mention Serb-hating NGOs. He'd possibly get a visit in the middle of the night from a youth, or rather a jugend organization of one political party. Still, this is a nice illustration of which direction the so-called democratic world is heading towards.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Still here, in spite of everything

I admit I was tempted to give it all up on the night of the 11th of May. I could not comprehend how easily people could fall for false promises of those who only did evil to them. I thought we were finally in a fase where, as Ivo Andric wrote, we are no longer capable to distinguish benefit from obvious detriment.

Then I pulled myself together, slept on the whole thing a little bit and analyzed facts. And they spoke of a lousy campaign by the Radical party who obviously expected the elections to fall in it's lap, the media that has been brainwashing the population with pro-EU propaganda for some years, the abuse of position by governement ministers from the so-called pro-european option...Regardless, voted for parties and coalitions that expressed patriotic policies and such a governement was supposed to be formed. The fact that one of the patriotic groups decided to cheat it's voters and back up the campaign words with opposite actions is another matter. What can one say? At least the weed is separated from heathy plants. After these elections, parties have finally taken a clear postition when it comes to national survival, there is no turning back for any of them.

What followed is a logical consequence of the colaition governement connected only by their lust for power and money(and mutual pain for the deceased party chairmen) and which adheres to no principle except the aforementioned. Why should they be shook up by the fact that Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija and Republika Srpska will suffer under Albanian, Bosnain Muslim and EU occupation? They have their "eurounionist way" next to which are the villas they built from money they received as a comission for selling out state property and riches as well as the will of their voters.

It is a bit of a paradox that such state of the nation actually sprung me into action. I have non intention of standing in the sidelines while the criminal interest group that forms the current governement of Serbia wipes out everythign Serbian! And I intend to back up my blog words with action. For now it is just my participation in the daily protests against the Tadic regime, from which I'll report from time to time(besides regular blogging). And afterwards something more perhaps...I wouldn't go into details for now since the head of the regime boorishly announces that any opinion not conforming with the EU way will be crushed.

I don't know whether my fight will have any effect but I am certain that the Serbian people faces extinction under this governement. If the so-called values of the euro-unionists are adopted the Serbs will cease to exist as a nation and become and amorphic mass for anybody to shape and stretch at will. That is a fate we must avoid at any cost.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Who cried "wolf"?

Twentieth century was full of contrasts. It brought us inventions that improved the material level of mankind but also ideas that madethe darkest areas of human psyche surface.

Totalitarian ideologies that took power in certain countries whipped up atavistic urges in some, while in others they played on fear and paranoia. The stories of in most cases immaginary "enemy that never sleeps" and which kept entire nations in a state of permanent anxiety look almost comical today but have left catastrophic consequences on the nations ruled by such ideologies.

What if, however, the enemy seeking to subvert you really exists?

The mere asking of this question has people shaking their head in disbelief. What enemies, we live in the 21st century, in a democracy! It is racist, chauvinist to say that, those are nazi and communist cliches! This sort of reaction is the worst long-term consequence of these ideologies, their posthumous victory over reason. The view that the very concept of the enemy is an invention of totalitarian propaganda has entrenched the nations' psyche to such an extent that they are completely unable to identify an entity as the enemy even when in it's actions this entity does everything to inflict damage, even when it says opnely that it is the enemy. Needless to say that a nation in such a psychological state can not survive, certainly not in the long run. Changing the awareness and the conceptions of the enemy is the foremost task of all those oposing post-modernist ideologies of contemporary establishment.

Everybody knows the story of the boy who cried "wolf". But the story's moral is not that the concept of wolf does not exist.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Doublespeak primer

Here is an article from the London Times about Kosovo and Metohija written in post-modern western Newspeak which yours truly will kindly translate into plain common-sense English.

Ban Ki Moon is mounting a charm offensive on a three-day trip to Moscow after Russia threatened to block him from serving a second term as United Nations Secretary-General because of his stance on Kosovo.


Translation: Ban Ki Moon: "Holy underwear, I've got to protect my phony-baloney job!(*) If I piss off the Russians too much there goes my second term!"

Western diplomats fear that the UN chief may hand Russia significant concessions on the newly independent Kosovo, which Russia refuses to recognise. The Kremlin is pressing Mr Ban to ignore, or at least prolong, a proposed 120-day transition period to Kosovan independence from Serbia that expires on June 16.


Translation: West:"How dare the Russians demand that the Secretary General actually does his job and protect UN resolutions? Who do they think they are? Us?"

Mr Ban may also be pressured into naming a facilitator to attempt to renew talks between the Serbs and Kosovans, diplomats say. There is speculation that Mr Ban will name Jean-Marie Guéhenno, the departing French head of UN peacekeeping, to such a post.

The result would be that, despite its declaration of independence on February 17, and recognition by dozens of other nations, Kosovo could find itself in another “temporary period” with an uncertain status.


Translation: "All our recognitions of independence are not worth the paper we printed them on especially since far less countries then expected followed us".

According to diplomats and UN sources, the Kremlin began threatening the pro-Western Mr Ban last summer when it felt that he was favouring Kosovan independence. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russia has veto power and could block Mr Ban’s appointment for a second five-year term starting in 2012.

Dmitri Medvedev, the President-elect, used the visit to attack what he called attempts to ignore UN resolutions on issues such as Kosovo, an implicit criticism of Mr Ban’s neutrality.


Translation:"This veto thing sucks! We never thought it would actually be used against us!"

Sergei Lavrov, the Foreign Minister, underlined the Kremlin’s determination to hold Mr Ban to a hard line at a joint press conference in Moscow. He said they had agreed that “it is important to act based on Resolution 1244, and that it is necessary to strictly follow the mandate of the UN mission in Kosovo”. He added: “I think there is mutual understanding that our combined efforts to defend this approach have potential. Recent history proves that unilateral actions that bypass the UN only create new and serious problems.”


Translation:"Rule of law is like so 20th century. We should return to pre-history where the guy with the biggest stick ruled. And we would have already if it wasn't for these meddling Russians."

The Secretary-General has appeared almost apologetic since arriving in Moscow on Wednesday, acknowledging the hosts’ annoyance at the length of time it has taken for his first visit. Describing the Foreign Minister as “my dear colleague”, he said that he was “always grateful for the strong support and co-operation” of Russia in the work of the UN. He added: “I also hope that Russia can do more. This is what I have expressed to the Russian leadership.”

Mr Ban is having an unusually broad range of meetings in Moscow, holding talks with Russian businessmen, members of parliament and Patriarch Alexiy II of the Orthodox Church.

As a token, he will today name a Russian as the UN high-level co-ordinator for the return of Kuwaiti nationals and property seized by Iraq in the 1990 invasion. The appointment may backfire because the Russian official, Gennady Tarasov, was once a Soviet diplomat at the UN who was expelled by the United States in 1986 as a suspected KGB spy.


Translation:"Kissing the Russian's behinds is awful but beats kissing my position as UN Secretary General goodbye any day of the week!"

Mr Ban has already caused splits among his own mission in Kosovo by siding with a UN official who is considered pro-Serb. Gerrard Gallucci, the American running the United Nations Mission in Kosovo in the Serb enclave of north Mitrovica, wrote a cable to UN headquarters criticising his immediate superiors for asking UN police and Nato troops to retake a courthouse seized by Serb protesters, leading to a gunfight.

Joachim Rücker, the UN representative in Kosovo, and his deputy, Lawrence Rossin, argued that Mr Gallucci should be dismissed for insubordination, sources say, but Mr Ban refused their request.


Translation:"Come on guys, if I go down, so do you. Show some cooperation! We have to, at least, appear to be impartial."

Don't you just love contemporary western journalism?

(*)with due thanks and reference to Mel Brooks.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Another blast from the past

67 years ago nazi Germany attacked the Kingdom of Yugoslavia by bombing it's capital Belgrade. Within days the country was occupied and dismembered. On the first anniversary of the assault the quisling governement of Serbia and German occupying forces issued this poster:



Here are some translations of the bolded parts, for the many of you unfamiliar with Serbian:

...The sixth of april punished the policy of Belgrade conspirators towards the European community and it also had it's advantageous point: it had to open the eyes of the Serb people and teach it to think in a European way...The Serb people could not lead anti-European policies unpunished...

...By April 6th 1942 every Serb should have learned for all eternity: the Serb state could lead only one type of policy: a European policy...


Sound like anyone you know?

Friday, April 04, 2008

Who stated this?

Serbia is not an isolated island, Serbia is a part of Europe. Without the Community there is no life for anybody, icluding Serbia, without the victory of the Community Serbia can expect certain death.

Serb, you rightfully want a better future, you justifiabkly seek freedom. Order, labour, social justice according to effort, right to cultural development, right to life, who can guarantee these things? Will the nations that do not form the part of the Community bring you this?


Tadić? Dinkić? Some other member of the kapo coalition?

Nope! This is an excerpt from a German propaganda poster in occupied Serbia circa 1941 or 1942. Here it is.



The mentioned text is in the upper left-hand corner. Other parts say:

1) Upper right-hand corner: Germany has work for everyone
2) Lower left-hand corner: What would happen if Bolshevism triuphed? After that in smaller letters comes a lithany of every possible evil on Earth
3) Lower right-hand corner: What will happen when national-socialism wins? With it the decriptions of nazi "paradise".
4) Bottom: The choice is yours - Germany, meaning life, or bolshevism meaning death

Surprised? Why?

Did you honestly expect the so-called Hague tribunal to convict Haradinaj? Did you honestly expect them to investigate crimes against Serbs?

Don't act innocent, you knew what the "tribunal" was like! Wise men demonstrated this with facts but you waved them off because you were tired of fighting and you wanted to live like all "normal people". Well, here is your normal life, the one where anybody can take your property, freedom country, even your life and with nothing protecting you. I hope you like it.

And keep voting for the kapo coalition, you'll get more. It's no better then you deserve.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The kapos are in a frenzy

The kapo coalition is totally unhinged now and they no longer hide the fact that they would sell Kosovo and Metohija and the Serbs remaining there down the river in order to secure EU and US privileges. It has reached a point where they began parotting the western party line:

Meanwhile, Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Sutanovac accused Samardzic and other allies of Serbia's nationalist Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica of "coordinating" riots by Serbian nationalists in Belgrade and Kosovo after Kosovo declared independence.

The rioters have attacked Western embassies in Belgrade and torched a part of the U.S. embassy on Feb. 21. Earlier this month, deadly clashes between Kosovo Serbs and international forces in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica left one U.N. policemen dead and several injured.

Sutanovac, an ally of Serbia's pro-Western President Boris Tadic, told the Belgrade Blic daily that the riots were "coordinated and led ... in an agreement between Samardzic and the prime minister."


The reign of terror under which the Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija have been living since 1999. wouldn't have to do anything with it, wouldn't it? Or the forcefull takeover of the Kosovska Mitrovica courthouse on the fourth anniversary of the bloodbath that saw dozens of Serbs killed and maimed and dozens of Serb churches razed? Perhaps Šutanovac will soon accuse the Serbs of that as well, the thoroughly immoral man that he is.

Amazing that such a man can hold public office in any country.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

No this is not an April fool's joke

Although it does sound like a pretty sick one! Those calling him a moron were on to something, albeit for the wrong reasons...


8 March 2008 | 09:06 | Source: Beta
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George Bush says that supervised independence was the best solution for Kosovo.


George Bush (Tanjug)


It has the best prospects of leading to peace in the region, said Bush, and expressed hope that the Serbian government "will realize this".

In a brief interview with Croatian national television in Washington, ahead of his visit to Zagreb, Bush said Kosovo "represented the last chapter in the break-up of the former Yugoslavia and an end to a very difficult period".

"Kosovo has a chance with supervised independence. I support this decision because I believe this is best for the region and there are greater prospects of peace," the U.S. president said.

"I hope the Serbian government will realize that the Serbs in Kosovo are treated with respect as a minority, and that it will in time help Kosovo separate, instead of trying to prevent its secession," Bush was quoted.

Monday, March 31, 2008

The lies of Noel Malcolm

Ever since the west became bent on the conquest of Kosovo and Metohija there were efforts to delegitimize Serbian claims to this land. Part of those efforts were the writings of a supposed historian Noel Malcolm. His effort was to show that the Serbs have no historical ties to Kosovo and Metohija or at least no more then other peoples.

For the first time that I know of(which is digraceful, by the way, because Malcolm's distortions have been around for a while) here is a detailed refutation of Malcolm's so-called history, and with relevant sources and references to boot.

Noel Malcolm and David Irving - perfect together.

UPDATE: Here is an even more detailed refutation of Malcolm, from eight different authors.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Look who gets statehood, according to the criteria of George Bush

Drugs and human organ traffickers! They get to steal other people's lands, claiming falsely to descend from ancient Roman times! This is the sick state of the world today.

And the fall of this criminal order is not going to be nice either...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What else did she and her husband lie about?

Painted into a corner Billary finally admitted she was econimical with the truth when she spoke about her voyage to Bosnia.

Great to have people evscerating her for it. Now, how about digging up some more Clinton lies, like those about the war in the Balkans itself?

Our kapos

There you have it, the cat is out of the bag. Words and euphemisms are of no more use, at least not to those with common sense and dignity.

EU told you that you are a "special case", the one to which rules do not apply, the one against which anything goes. Professor Antić of the Belgrade University said that our position to the EU is the same as that of the Jews towards the Third Right. He is right. And the "special case" doctrine is nothing less then the Burssels version of the Nuremberg race laws.

Just like the Jews of 60 years ago we have our own kapos, people ready to commit all sorts of evils against their own people just to save their skin. You'll recognize them easily, they are colaked unde rthe slogan "Europe has no alternative" and which intimidate us with "self-isolation"(whatever that is supposed to mean) the ones insisting that our interests are to be protected under the auspices of the new Reich. They are no longer trying to hide that they work in coordination with Washington and Brussels nor are the latter any longer tacit about thier support to the so-called pro-Europeans.

One should no longer talk to them in silk gloves, time to call spade a spade. I will set an example and call them "the kapo coalition", and it is time that patriotic parties begin sharpening their rhetoric towards the kapos if they want to stop them from gaining power and destroying what little is left of Serbia.

May 11th is not so far away, the time remaining should be used to the full extent in order to expose the "kapo coalition" and stop them in tracks. And we shouldn+'t leave it to the politicians, us individuals must do it as well, someone over the blog, such as myself, somene agitating against the so called "integrations" which seek to destroy us for almost 2 decades now. If you have an idea for a slogan, billboard or an action, do not hesitate to take it to patriotic organizations in Serbia, you never know, they might adopt it and even if you dson't try doing something yourself. Of that depends whether you'll continue to live as free men.

Monday, March 24, 2008

9 years ago today...

...was when it started. March 24th brought us March 17th(both of them) and February 17th. I thought it to be appropriate for me to resume blogging on this day. We haven't forgotten, in spite of efforts of many to the contrary.


Monday, February 18, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Take it and shove it Condi!

Maybe our leaders can not give that reply to your sick proposal but I sure as hell can!

But thanks for the offer, because it is an implicit admission that your "recognition" of Kosovo and Metohija is worth nothing at all and that with the erosion of your power will vanish "independent Kosova" as well. And we are able to wait for the right moment...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How did the GOP come to McCain?

Many were surprised with the McCain ascendancy and are trying to explain it somehow. But if you ask me Charles Krauthammer nalied it: it was Bush! And this paragraph is particularly on the money:

Bush muddied the ideological waters of conservatism. It was Bush who teamed with Teddy Kennedy to pass No Child Left Behind, a federal venture into education that would have been anathema to (the early) Reagan. It was Bush who signed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform. It was Bush who strongly supported the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill. It was Bush who on his own created a vast new entitlement program, the Medicare drug benefit. And it was Bush who conducted a foreign policy so expansive and, at times, redemptive as to send paleoconservatives like Pat Buchanan and traditional conservatives like George Will into apoplexy and despair (respectively).


Bingo! The word "conservative" has at best a vague meaning and at worst no meaning any more. However, Krauthammer and many of his colleagues can not just wash their hands over this. All these years they gave blank support to everything Bush did in the name of him "keeping people safe", they bear part of the responsibility for the erosion of the movement. If they want to keep any credibility and truly help conservativism they must adress this fact and repudiate their past cheerleading of Bush. But I realize I propably ask too much.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Who will rid Britain of this turbulent priest?

Another proof of how desperate things are getting comes from the Archbishop of Caterburry. Apparently, having the law of the land apply to each and everyone living in it has become somewhat of a hassle so they can bring in customs from the old country.

Great idea! What is next? Mafia code for members of the Cosa Nostra?

Malicious tongues are saying that the archbishop is trying to stay in good grace with the future head of his church, Prince Charles, known for his sympathies for islam so that he could immediately take over as the grand imam. Perhaps he already has.

To all those willing to give up Kosovo and Metohija for the EU

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countryman.”

Samuel Adams

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The last stand or posture?

Prime minister Koštunica tells his coalition partners to drop dead. Until the parliament convenes, no governement session and no signing of any treaty with the EU(SSR) that the Tadić clique so covets.

But I have to ask Koštunica: what did he expect? How could he possibly pretend that Tadić and his party will give up on their raison d'etre which is joining the EUtopia? Could it be that only recently Koštunica and his ministers saw what I have seen in way back 2000, that to DS the European Union is an "ideological, dogmatic goal, like communism"? How can you expect such people to have the best interests of their country at heart?

But most of all, where does Koštunica really stand? He has brought these people to power 8 years ago and has kept them there ever since. Why did he have to wait for them come to the brink of literally selling out the country to denounce them, albeit indirectly? Will he be true to his statements or will he engineer another rotten compromise that will be presented as a "victory for the unity of Serbia"? Lives of millions and of a whole nation will depend on whether he backs his words with actions.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The voters have spoken, the bastards

That just about sums up the results of Serbia's presidential elections. The powers that be have managed through scare-mongering and libels to get out just enough people to give Boris Tadić the vote.

Unfortunately, it was to be expected. Alexander Tyler wrote that democracy can only exist until the electorate discovers it can vote its way to the treasury. Not only have the people in Serbia discovered that, but thanks to all the years of "credit communism" they know of nothing else. They not so much love the "big brother" that will feed them, provide them and take care of them, they need him! Tadić was there to give them one in the shape of the EU(SSR), Nikolić had none. His ideals of self-sufficiency and independence belong to an era only my grandmother's generation remembers it ever existed.

Still, Nikolić campaign should have done a better job. It should never have played the Mr.Nice Guy, not against this lot. It's about time somebody reintroduces pure negative campaigning in Serbia. Ads should have been made about Tadić and his associates and how they abused power and are breaking the constitution and are conspiring to give away the country's territory. Also, one needs to attack the party hacks that control economic institutions such as the National Bank and the stock market because of manipulations with the exchange rate and prices. And much more, so much more...Lessons to learn for next time, if there is anything left of Serbia.

Friday, February 01, 2008

No longer pigs flying

About a month ago I wrote how Lawrence Eagleburger oposing the American policy on Kosovo and Metohija was surprising at first glance but not so much if you give a second look.

Yesterday, he reiterated his views in a Washington Times op-ed written alongside John Bolton and Peter Rodman, former Assistant Secretary of Defense. So it has now become a pattern, rather then a glitch. Let's see where it will get him.

'There's plenty of room at the Hotel California...'

Egyptian judge rules that "nobody can leave islam"!

Just like in the famed song of "The Eagles": "...you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave"!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Serbian elections - runoff

Midnight marks the end of campaigning in Serbia's presidential elections. The final race is between the incumbent Boris Tadić and Tomislav Nikolić, candidate of the Radical party.

I'll say it right up, I voted for Nikolić in the first round, I'll vote for him in the runoff as well. Why?

I do not agree with everything in his and his party's platform. He only opposes the EU(SSR) on a pragmatic basis instead of on principle, economic and foreign policies are too populist and ideological for my taste plus the party's internal structure is too hierarchical. However, he unequivocaly rejects anything the EU and the US might offer in exchange for Serbia's at least tacit agreement on the independence of Kosovo and Metohija. Years ago Nikolić and the Radical party suggested closer ties to Russia(although it was mostly due to knee-jerk anti-westernism, rather then thoughtful analysis) and it is now coming to fruition. Also, Nikolić's postition on cultural and traditional matters is almost totally in line with my own.

Tadić, on the other hand, has no redeeming qualities. He is totally ingaged in dragging the country into the EU(SSR). It has achieved proportions where his coalition partner and minister for Kosovo and Metohija Samardžić calls this EU-philia "an ideological, dogmatic goal, like communism used to be". It is obvious that Tadić would not react in any way to a possible EU recognition of Kosovo independence. This was made abundantly clear when he refused to sign a pledge that would have the governement anull the Stabilisation and Association agreement in case the EU(SSR) decides to send it's mission to Kosovo and Metohija. He believes in "European integrations" more then he believes in keeping the country's territory, actions speak louder then words.

With Nikolić we would loose no allies and gain no enemies we don't have already. With Tadić we won't make enemies friends and will loose those we have at the moment. So the choice is clear.

Monday, January 28, 2008

The question of racial organizing

The recent brouhaha about the BNP on Jihadwatch and other web sites and blogs had got me thinking somewhat. Not so much about the BNP itself, although it was caused by a portion of their documents.

The jury is still out on BNP with me. Their unsavory past is well known and while I do not dismiss out of hand their ability and attempts to reform themselves there are still troubling characters within that make me a bit wary of them. For a moment I was definitely put off them when I found out they restrict their membership only to white indigenous Brits. But as I thought about it a bit and found out some more facts I sat right back on the fence. Why?

Well, one link on the BNP web page got to me, I must admit. There is a list of many organizations who, while propably do not have racial restrictions in their respectful statutes, have race distinctions in their name. Could I as a white man join Black Bitain, for example? Or Black Information Link? Of course not! And people find it completely normal! Yet when an organization restricts membership to whites all hell break loose!

Where do you draw the line? Why is it acceptable for the immigrant and non-indigenous ethnic groups have exclusive organizations but not acceptable to natives? Why is nobody calling the afore mentioned organizations to task alongside the BNP for their racial exclusiveness?

But this situation is hardly surprising. It is simply a natural product of multiculturalist ideology. The desperate attempt to accomodate other cultures and prove that they are inclusive can only lead to the abasement of the domicile one as well as the nation that founded it. Even worse, now we have a situation where one race is de facto held to a different standard then others. Now, how do you call that?

What can I say? BRAVO!!!!

Friday, January 25, 2008

The king is dead, long live the king!



OK, it may be a bit premature for such bold proclamations but let me gloat today at least.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

No longer news but...

Congratulations to our tennis players on yet another brilliant "grand slam" tournament. But, as Jelena Janković pointed out in a recent interview, it is no longer a surprise. Semi-finals and finals of great tournaments are now the norm for Serbian players. Now, if only Tipsarević had managed to pull out a miracle against Federer...

BTW, I have a feeling the Australian open women's final will have a bigger TV rating then usual.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Johnson is at it again

He kept a low profile but could not resist when the word came out of a supposed "alliance" between Vlaams Belang and the BNP. Here was the smoking gun he'd been dreaming of, the one he could point at and rub in the noses of his opponents. The trouble is, as it is aptply shown, the BNP did not participate in the event mentioned nor was it invited to participate.

So will Johnson publish a retraction? Don't hold your breath! In fact he is going beyond all pales! A couple of months ago Johnson used a sock-puppet in the form of a Norwegian "progressive" Oyvind Strommen to attack Bat Ye'or and her theory of Eurabia. Well, he's gone a step further and is now pounding on Oriana Fallacci no less. And with the same stick.

More depths where this wretched individual will sink are to be fully expected.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Serbian elections

The first round is over, on one hand as expected, on the other not quite. What was expected was the runoff and the ranking of the candidates. The unexpected was the high turnout of the voters.

The winner of the first round is the Radical party candidate Tomislav Nikolić and he won in many aspects. The first is that he got more then incumbent Boris Tadić. The second is that Nikolić got 500.000 votes more then his party did in parliamentary elections a year ago today. And third, he busted beyond repair the myth that high turnout favours so-called democratic parties and that the Radical party's high watermark is a million or so voters.

The second winner is prime minister Koštunica who, through voters whom he is influential on, those who voted Velimir Ilić, can now blackmail Tadić into supporting him. Tadić iz not going to like having to beg Koštunica but he will have no other option. The number of those staying at home that he can activate is much smaller than before plus a lot of other circumsances have changed as well.

The biggest loser is Boris Tadić for reasons that apply for Koštunica and Nikolić only in reverse. He is going to have to beg people that do not like him and that he does not like for support, but they will have conflicting demands. Velimir Ilić would demand that Tadić's party agree with the Russia pipeline deal, and the "liberal democrat"(read: transantional progressivist) Čedomir Jovanocić will demand alignement with the EU(SSR). How do you reconcile that?

Talking of Jovanović, he is the second biggest loser of the night since he got less then a year ago and fell in 5th place behind Milutin Mrkonjić of the Socialist party(the party of late Slobodan Milošević). That is the best news of the night for me and an indicator that we haven't gone completely to hell as a nation.

So, what about the runoff? Assuming the leading candidates hold on to their first round voters, Nikolić can count on votes from Mrkonjić and a couple of small-time candidates whereas Tadić will get votes from Jovanović and the candidate of the Hungarian minority party Istvan Pastor. That still gives Nikolić the edge so the voters of Velimir Ilić will decide (this solves the mystery of how Koštunica and Ilić hold the positions that they do with 10-15% of support). Tadić has a mountain to climb and the negative campaign on Nikolić has already begun. It will be interesting to see the televised debates.

And last but not least I'd like to comment on the high voter turnout of nearly 60%. Nobody could predict this in Serbia caught up with seemingly incurable apathy over the years especially since the participants were more or less the same as before. What influenced this? Tadić and Nikolić did both good campaigns but the real reason is in international cricumstances and in the fact that Russia stands like a stone wall in defense of international law in case of Kosovo and Metohija. This has shown the people in Serbia that they do have a say in the destiny of their own land. They should use this new knowledge wisely.