FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONA Topic: BALKAN AFFAIRS
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P.S. On the subject of TiM target buttons, thought you may be also interested in the following real-life anecdote...
Barbershop Small Talk Turns Ugly
PHOENIX, Apr. 27 - Greeks are not the only people outraged at NATO's war on Serbia. This writer just experienced the following condemnation of Clinton's bombing by none other than a bunch of ladies at a Phoenix (co-ed) hairdresser salon.
"So what do you think of Clinton's calling up the 33,000 reservists?", this writer's long-time lady-haircutter casually asked this afternoon, while trying to make small talk. Little did she realize she was about to get volcanic anti-war reactions from her customers, seated around the room in various stages of disrepair, while being beautified.
One of the ladies said she was a human rights activist. And she suggested that all war criminals should be rounded up, and brought to trial.
"Right you are!" this writer reluctantly joined the partisan conversation, while merely trying to get a haircut, after nearly two months in the "bunker," so to speak. "We must go straight to the White House and arrest the war criminal!"
After a few seconds of stunned silence, all staff and customers broke into laughter.
When the dust settled, and the anti-NATO ladies' verbal volcano had run its course, this writer meekly whispered to his hairdresser that he had just returned from Serbia.
"You did what?" she shouted. "You just went to Serbia?"
Then turning to her other customers, just in case they had missed her first frantic reaction, she added: "Did you hear this? He just went to Serbia!"
Regretting what I had said, I was slinking in my chair while trying to become more invisible than the "stealth" bomber. The last thing I wanted was to attract attention to myself while getting a long overdue haircut.
"Why on earth would you do a thing like that?" the hairdresser asked me, after taking time out to duly register everyone's shock at my alleged stupidity.
"Because I wanted the Serbs to know that not all Americans are as bad as Bill Clinton," I replied.
Stunned silence followed.
"Now, we'll all second that, won't we, ladies?" my hairdresser said, turning to her customers. The ladies cheered. There were sounds of approval even coming from some chairs occupied by male customers in this co-ed hairdressing salon.
"What can I do to help?" whispered my hairdresser, an ethnic German-American married to a Slovak-American.
"You can keep spreading the truth about NATO's war on Serbia," I replied, giving her an anti-NATO Truth in Media button (see our Web site for a sample).
"Oh, I'll wear this with pride," she said, pinning the button on her shirt. "Can I get another one for my husband?"
Also, check out... Truth in Media Statement on the Kosovo War, "Wither Dayton, Sprout New War?", "On the Brink of Madness", "Tragic Deja Vu's," "Seven U.S. Senators Suggest Ouster of Milosevic", "Biting the Hand That Feeds You", "A Balkan Affairs Potpourri", "Put the U.N. Justice on Trial", "International Justice 'Progresses' from Kidnapping to Murder", "Milosevic: 'A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery'...", "Kosovo Lie Allowed to Stand", "New World Order's Inquisition in Bosnia", "Kosovo Heating Up", "Decani Monastery Under Siege?", "Murder on Wall Street", "Kosovo: 'Bosnia II', Serbia's Aztlan", "What If the Shoe Were on the Other Foot?", "Serb WW II General Exhonerated by British Archives," "Green Interstate - Not Worth American Lives", "An American Hero or Actor of the Year?" (A June '95 TiM story) and/or "Clinton arme secrètement les musulmans bosniaques", "Kocevje: Tito's Greatest Crime?", "Perfidious Albion Strikes Again, Aided by Uncle Sam", "Lift the Sanctions, Now!" (1993)
Or Djurdjevic's WASHINGTON TIMES columns: "Chinese Dragon Wagging Macedonian Tail," "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"