FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONABALKAN AFFAIRS
1. Home, Sweet Home…
Milosevic Regime’s Judge Sues Mayor of Nis
Milosevic Regime Funds a Muslim School, Spurns a
from the Orthodox Serbian Church
Establishment Media Starting to Acknowledge
NATO’s Impotence in Its War on Serbia
Stroll Down the “Embassy Row” and the Memory Lane -
Belgrade, One Year Later (A Photo Album)
Holland 6. Biggest NATO Patsy? Plus, Why the Clinton Administration
Encouraged Higher Oil Prices
Pristina 7. International Kangaroo "Justice" Blossoms under Kouchner May 10, 2000
Home, Sweet Home…
PHOENIX, May 9 – Finally home, after an 83-day, 30,000 mile+-trip around the world! Hope you’ve enjoyed some of the perspectives from overseas which we brought to you in the 17 TiM Bulletins published while traveling, not to mention the lectures the TiM editor delivered in Australia.
As expected, we’ve struggled with a myriad of technical issues in foreign countries so as to stay in touch with you, not the least of it being slow dial-up lines. We understand that for some of you, who also have to put up with slow dial-up lines day in and day out, it has been a hardship to have to read the full text of the TiM Bulletins by accessing our Web site, rather than in plain text, by e-mail. Thank you for your patience and perseverance.
Now that we’ve back in the U.S., we’ll resume our practice of sending you the TiM Bulletins both in plain text, AS WELL AS by posting them at the Web site. Until our next overseas trip, of course. Just keep in mind that our stories are CONSTANTLY updated, and that the e-mail text that we send you is often merely the first edition of a story. So we recommend that you keep checking the TiM Web site daily, so that you would not miss out on some important news or commentary.
The latest TiM Bulletin - the TiM Readers’ Forum is a case in point. In the two days since the publication of the original Bulletin, we have updated it with not less than seven new stories.
Milosevic Regime’s Judge Sues Mayor of Nis!
NIS, May 8
- The motto “kadija te tuzi, kadija to sudi” (“judge sues you;
(same) judge sentences you”) was the hallmark of the Ottoman
“justice” system. Under
the oppressive post-NATO war Slobodan Milosevic’s regime, Serbia seems
to be reverting back to Turkish times.
a move unprecedented even for the autocrats of the Milosevic’s “New
Serbian Order,” Dragan Marjanovic, a district judge, has filed charges
against the mayor of Serbia’s third largest city - for standing up for
freedom of the press in Serbia.
Zoran Zivkovic, mayor of Nis, a
member of the (opposition) Democratic Party, was one of the Nis officials
with whom the TiM editor met during his September
1999 “Tour de Serbia” (Zivkovic is left in this photo). Here’s a
message TiM received from his office on May 8:
OF NIS TO BE TRIED AT BOR
MUNICIPAL COURT FOR SUPPORTING NEBOJSA RISTIC
On March 27 1999, an inspector sent by
Federal Ministry of Telecommunications broke on premises of TV SOKO
(independent Sokobanja TV station) accompanied by ten policemen and
attempted to seize transmission equipment. He was stopped by quick
reaction of municipal head and by large number of citizens that gathered
in front of TV SOKO building. Inspector managed only to seal the premises.
Explanation for this action issued by Federal ministry of
telecommunications says that "program of TV SOKO created panic and
unrest among citizens, and it also disturbed constitutional order and
defense of the country".
The poster for which Ristic was imprisoned
Several days later, editor and director of
TV SOKO, Nebojsa Ristic, was arrested and sentenced on one year in prison
by ruling of Municipal Court in Sokobanja. The court found that Ristic had
committed the felony by displaying a "Free Press, Made in
Serbia" poster in the station's studios. Poster symbolically
presented repression over free media in Serbia.
The District Court in Sokobanja declared
that Mr Ristic had "provoked unrest among citizens and caused them to
mistrust the decisions of state agencies, and he committed criminal act of
disseminating untrue information". Ristic's attorney appealed in
District Court, which in return only confirmed decision of Municipal Court
in Sokobanja… (More on www.nis.org.yu – news.link)
Not long a time after the decision on
Nebojsa’s imprisonment was confirmed, the rallies started in Sokobanja
at which the citizens expressed their strong support for the fellow
citizen. The Mayor of Nis, Zoran Zivkovic, was among other opposition
politicians who attended the rallies and openly condemned the repression
of the regime which failed to accept any appeal for Ristic’s release
from prison. Repeating the words he uses on a daily basis in his attempt
to open people’s eyes and make them understand the cause of their
decade-long misfortunes, this time he also openly spoke about the judge of
the Municipal court – DRAGAN MARJANOVIC, whose decision was final in
Nobody has ever brought charges for
offenses against the ruling authorities in this country.
The charges against the Mayor of Nis were,
however, filed by the judge MARJANOVIC, for being offended himself. . . .
The trial is being held on Monday, May 8th
2000 at the Municipal court in Bor.
“I am wandering what the judge was
offended by; these were the suggestions what
the citizens of Sokobanja, as well as himself should do, now that
there was no hope for Nebojsa Ristic to be released from prison,” says
Zivkovic. “I will repeat the same words at court!”
Check out the City of Nis web site - www.nis.org.yu - for updates on this developing story.
Milosevic Regime Funds a Muslim School, Spurns a Plea from the Orthodox
NOVI PAZAR, Mar. 8
- While the TiM editor was traveling around the world, we received at our
Phoenix office a snail mail letter from Fr. Miloje Petronijevic, a priest
at the Orthodox Serbian Church’s Rajetica District, in southwestern
Serbia which borders on its Kosovo province.
The letter revealed a shocking attitude of the ruling Milosevic
regime. Here’s an excerpt
in our translation from Serbian:
“…In these difficult times and suffering of the Serbian people,
at a time when over 70 monasteries and churches have been destroyed in
Kosovo, the residents of the village of Izbice (the only pure Serb village
at the border with Kosovo) decided to start building a new church of the
Holy Trinity. Thereby, we are
proving that the force that builds is more powerful than the force that
The village consists of 70 homesteads and has a population of about
300… After our plea for financial help for construction of the Holy
Trinity church from the Belgrade Minister for Religion… the prime
minister of Serbia gave the money (235,000 DEM, about $108,000) to the
Muslims for construction of an Islamic religious school in our town,
ignoring the plea from the Serbian Orthodox Church.”
The spurned Serb priest then
goes on to solicit a donation from TiM and its readers around the world
for construction of the Holy Trinity church.
He also provides a bank account number at a Belgrade bank.
But as we know all too well, due to the U.S./U.N./E.U. sanctions,
no international banking transactions are possible.
Therefore, those among the TiM readers who are interested in
donating should see to it that their donation is personally delivered to
Fr. Petronijevic in Novi Pazar:
Fr. Miloje Petronijevic,
SRPSKA PRAVOSLAVNA PAROHIJA REJTICKA, ul. Miodraga Jovanovica, 36300 Novi
TiM Ed. Now, Milosevic wouldn't be kissing up to the Muslims of Sandzak (where Novi Pazar is) because this predominantly Muslim district in Serbia lies right on the "Green Interstate," would he?
Even Establishment Media Starting to Acknowledge NATO’s Impotence in Its
War on Serbia
NEW YORK, May 8
- Even the New World Order establishment media are starting to acknowledge
NATO’s impotence in its 1999 war on Serbia.
The New York-based Newsweek magazine, for example, whose owner is
the Washington Post, is running in its May 15 edition a story under the
headline, “The Kosovo Cover-up.”
Here’s an excerpt:
The risk is that policymakers and politicians will become even more wedded to myths like "surgical strikes." The lesson of Kosovo is that civilian bombing works, though it raises moral qualms and may not suffice to oust tyrants like Milosevic. Against military targets, high-altitude bombing is overrated. Any commander in chief who does not face up to those hard realities will be fooling himself.”
For the full Newsweek report,
check out http://www.newsweek.com/nw-srv/printed/us/na/a19546-2000may7.htm
TiM Ed.: Of course, you, the
TiM readers, had a chance to read about all this as early as June 24,
1999. In a Special Kosovo
“Peace Farce” TiM Bulletin S99-114, we wrote about the cunning
Yugoslav Army in a story headlined “How
Serb Dummies Fooled NATO Dummies.”
It is also interesting how the
NWO establishment media continue to gloss over the war crimes that NATO
leaders had committed by bombing civilians and civilian objects, which
resulted in the death of over 2,000 civilians, in addition to the 576 Serb
soldiers who were killed by NATO.
“Civilian bombing works,”
gloats the Newsweek. We’ll
see if that’s how its writer and editors continue to feel if New York
City, or Newsweek offices, for example, become bombing targets in a
retaliatory “humanitarian war,” launched perhaps by the forces opposed
to the New World Order neo-colonial aggression?
After all, those same NWO media folks also cheered or silently
acquiesced the murder of Serb journalists and technicians, the Serb TV
stations were hit by NATO (see “The
Day NATO Shot at Journalism”).
A Stroll Down the “Embassy Row” and the Memory Lane - Belgrade, One
Year Later (A Photo Album)
BELGRADE, Apr. 25
- At the time we filed our TiM Bulletin “The
Day NATO Shot at Journalism” from Belgrade, we promised to post at
our Web site the photos we took during the TiM editor’s walk down the
“Embassy Row” and the memory lane.
So here you are, just click on the following URL:
Narration about the “then and now” scenes is provided as caption to the photos, such as in this photo of the TiM editor with His Holiness, Patriarch Pavle, taken at the Patriarchate, where the two also met on April 16, 1999, during one of the first daytime NATO raids in Belgrade:
6. Biggest NATO Patsy? Plus, Why the Clinton Administration Encouraged Higher Oil Prices
May 8 - We received the
following feedback from Mr. Z. Slavujevic of Amsterdam, Holland:
to the TiM Bulletin about Bob's April visit to Serbia. Gasoline prices in
Europe are far higher than mentioned in that Bulletin:
gasoline 2.55 nlg = 2.28 dem
diesel 1.80 nlg =
between in town-on highway)
probably shows that the Holland is the biggest slave of the NWO.”
Z. Slavujevic, Amsterdam, Holland
TiM Ed.: Using the above information, plus our own experience in traveling last week through Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and the comments of some of our fellow-passengers who were returning from Italy, we’ve compiled the following table of gasoline prices in the NATO/EU countries vs. the U.S. vs. Serbia:
2000 - GASOLINE PRICES IN SOME NATO/EU COUNTRIES
So, as you can
see, the country that NATO attacked and ravaged during its 79-day bombing
campaign a year ago; the country that has endured eight years of genocidal
U.N and U.S.-led sanctions; the country in which gasoline was as rare as
hens teeth a year ago; that country - Serbia - now enjoys lower gasoline
prices than the “victorious” NATO/EU countries.
And even the U.S. prices (in Arizona), although less than half that
of the average European gasoline prices, are now slightly higher than
those in Serbia.
Such is the price of hollow “victories.” Except for the multinational oil companies, of course, some of the leading “Princes of the New World Order,” who are laughing all the way to the bank, as the western consumers and taxpayers are reeling under the financial burden of another expensive NWO neo-colonial war.
Remember the NWO motto, according to TiM: “Perpetual war for perpetual commerce?” You’re experiencing it every time you fill up at service station. And this is no accident...
Why Clinton Administration Encouraged Higher Oil Prices
Oil ministers from OPEC nations have quietly told national security advisors on Capitol Hill that the oil production cutbacks -- and resulting price increases -- are being implemented at the request of the Clinton administration on behalf of Russia, Indonesia, Mexico and Iran, the WorldNetDaily reported today (May 9).
The reason? To pay off bad loans by bad New World Order bankers. And to drum up business for the American "death merchants." Here's an excerpt from that article:
7. International Kangaroo "Justice" Blossoms under Kouchner May 10, 2000
PRISTINA, May 7 - Slobodan Milosevic is not the only one making a mockery out of Serbia's legal system (see the first story above). International kangaroo "justice" seems to be blossoming under the KFOR/UNMIK administration led by Bernard Kouchner, a French Jew who was appointed to this position because of his vociferous anti-Serbian public stand in the past. Some 40 Serb war crimes suspects have been languishing in Kosovo jails, despite the fact than no charges have been filed against them.
And how could they have been? Remember the "genocide" that the Serbs were supposed to be committing against the Kosovo Albanians, according to the New World Order lapdog media reports from a year ago? Well, only four bodies have been reportedly unearthed so far this spring. And God only knows who these people were, and what they had died from. That's some "genocide." Kind of like Madeleine Albright's Srebrenica "massacre," also now decomposing at the Hague due to lack of bodies.
Here's an excerpt about Kouchner/Kosovo from a May 7 AFP News report:
courts, is to be launched in Kosovo to jumpstart a legal system blocked by case overload and fears of ethnic bias, UN officials here said.
Some 40 suspected Kosovo Serb war criminals are held by UN police and withmany of them on hunger strike after almost a year in pre-trial detention, pressure is mounting for their cases to come to court. Only 13 have been indicted, said one legal expert, while the others are held on suspicion.
Under UNMIK's own regulations they can be held for 12 months before eitherhaving to face trial or being released, but Welberts was adamant they would not walk free if the tribunal is not ready. "It must be. I don't even want to consider that possibility," he said, adding that UNMIK would try to renew the detention period if necessary. "By regulation you can do anything in this system," where UNMIK head Bernard Kouchner has wide-ranging executive powers, he said."
TiM Ed.: "By regulation you can do anything in this system?" Isn't that how the Ottoman occupiers of Serbia also ruled? Or any other autocrat, in the East or in the West?
TiM Ed.: Making a mockery of a justice system is supposed to be a "healing process?" These kangaroo court judges must have visited too many Kosovo poppy fields.
Also, check out... “Berliner Zeitung” Disputes Racak “Massacre”, CIA and KLA Ties, His Disgrace, Artemije, How Gen. Clark Misled the World, Death on the Danube, Reverse Fascism, Racism of the New World Order, Death of the City, Cavorting with the Enemy (Albright), Toward a New Multipolar World in the New Millennium, Stitching Together the New World Order Flag, Chinese Embassy; Slovakia; bin Laden and Bosnia, Criminals Return to Scene of Their Crimes, 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 Exonerated by British Archives," "Green Interstate - Not Worth American Lives", "An American Hero or Actor of the Year?" (A June '95 TiM story) and/or "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"