The Battle of Kosovo: Defeat or Victory?

Serbian military defeat at Kosovo fields in 1389 paved the way for the victory of Christian Europe against Ottoman Islamic tyranny at the gates of Vienna.

On the 28th  of June in the year 1389, an army of Serbian Christian knights faced off against the invading Ottoman Muslim Turks on the famous and infamous Field of Blackbirds in Kosovo, the heartland of Medieval Serbia.

The massive Turkish forces were far better equipped than the Serbs and they outnumbered the Serbian army by more than three to one.

The two armies clashed like great rivers of steel and by the time the battle was over, both the Serbian leader Stefan Lazar Hrebeljanovic and the Turkish Sultan Murad I had lost their lives.

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Nevertheless, when the aftermath of the Battle of Kosovo is examined more closely in the appropriate historical context, the question of who won and who lost on the Field of Blackbirds in 1389 becomes more complex.

The Battle of Kosovo left both the Serbian and the Turkish armies virtually destroyed and neither was able to strike a final blow against the other.

Following the death of Sultan Murad I, who was the only Turkish Sultan ever to be killed in battle, his son Bayezid secured his own succession to the throne by having his brother Yakub killed. Weakened, the Ottoman Turks were forced to halt their advance into Europe and they returned from whence they came without pushing any further into Serbia. It wasn’t until 1459, some 70 years after the Battle of Kosovo, that the Ottomans finally managed to subdue Serbia following a slew of further battles and conflicts.

With these things in mind, it becomes increasingly more difficult to argue that the Ottoman Turks really were the undisputed victors in the Battle of Kosovo. A powerful empire with a large and well-equipped army was stopped from advancing further into Europe by the much smaller and weaker Serbia; the Ottomans lost their Sultan and their plans for conquering the Balkans were derailed for seven decades. It is hard to imagine that the Turks would have considered this kind of outcome a decisive victory for the Ottoman Empire.

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(famous  Maiden of Kosovo, as described in ancient Serbian epic poetry)

In fact, the Serbian King of Bosnia, Stefan Tvrtko I Kotromanic, who himself contributed forces to the Battle of Kosovo, sent numerous letters to European capitals in which he claimed that the Christian Serbs defeated the Ottoman Turks on the Field of Blackbirds in Kosovo. His letters reached Trogir, Venice, Florence, Vienna and Paris, and in return he received letters of congratulations from his European allies.

Some 250 years following the Battle of Kosovo, Benedict Kuripesic, member of the Austrian diplomatic mission to Constantinople and historian of the Balkans region, came to the conclusion that when the circumstances of the battle are considered in the appropriate historical context, the Turks were in fact defeated in the Battle of Kosovo. This Islamic military campaign in Serbia was put to an abrupt halt and it was forced to retreat, which, according to Kuripesic, signified defeat.

Despite these facts, the majority of modern historians and even the majority of Serbs themselves consider the Battle of Kosovo a military victory for the Ottoman Empire and a military defeat for Serbia. They arrive at this conclusion mostly through historical hindsight, pointing out that the Turks did eventually occupy Serbia in 1459. It seems clear, however, that although the Battle of Kosovo proved more devastating for the Serbs in the long run as the smaller Serbian state could not recover its loses as quickly as the massive Ottoman Empire, when looking at the Battle of Kosovo in the appropriate historical context it is difficult to conceive that the outcome of the battle itself would have been considered a victory for the Turks.

After finally conquering Serbia in 1459, the Ottoman Empire would eventually set its sights on Vienna, and in 1529 Suleiman the Magnificent laid siege to the Austrian city in an attempt to conquer the whole of Central Europe.

The Europeans were ultimately successful in repelling the Ottoman siege of 1529, but had the Serbs not engaged the Turks on the Field of Blackbirds in 1389 the Ottoman Empire would likely have arrived at the gates of Vienna long before 1529, and the outcome of the Siege of Vienna could have been far less favorable for the Europeans.

The Battle of Kosovo and the Turkish retreat that followed turned out to be an important victory for Christian Europe in the long run.

On June the 28th in the year 1389 the powerful Ottoman Empire faced off against a much smaller and weaker enemy, and yet the Ottoman Empire lost its Sultan and nearly its entire army in the battle that ensued. The Ottoman Turks were forced to retreat and their advance into Europe was effectively stopped for a number of years. The Ottoman conquest of the much smaller and weaker Serbia was delayed for 70 years.

 The Serbian people are famous for celebrating the Battle of Kosovo as a defeat in the Earthly Kingdom that became a victory for Christianity in the Kingdom of Heaven, but when analyzed in the appropriate historical context, the Earthly outcome of the Battle of Kosovo was most certainly not a decisive victory for the Turks.

With all things considered, the outcome of the Battle of Kosovo was in fact a stalemate between the Serbs and the Turks that was finally broken by the Turks some seven decades later, in the year 1459.

The 70-year-long stalemate allowed other European nations to prepare for the impending threat of Ottoman expansion and the end-result was the successful defense of Central and Western Europe from Turkish invaders and the complete eradication of the Ottoman Empire in the beginning of the 20th century.

The stalemate at the Kosovo fields in 1389 between the Serbs and the Muslim Turks paved the way for the victory of Christian Europe against Islamic tyranny at the gates of Vienna and ultimately became an important victory for Christian Europe.

Carl Savich, Bojan Ratkovic Serbianna.com

How the NYT lied, and how the World believed it

In more than sixteen years now (December 1997), the New York Times was repeating at least 2,236 times that the Krajina Serbs are “occupiers”, “conquerrors” or “land grabbers” of one third of Croatia. They repeated, in the same period, the same fabrications about the Bosnian Serbs at least 3,807 times. They claimed that the Bosnian Serbs are “occupiers”, “conquerrors”, “land grabbers” of two thirds of Bosnia.

From the here presented literature it is clear that the Serbs settled in Bosnia in seventh century. They were invited to settle in Krajina in 1578

The following map was issued by the New York Times, Saturday, November 26, 1994.

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This map is a Smoking Gun Proof that New York Times (as well as the other major Western media) were involved in blunt Goebbelsian-like propaganda. This map shows that they KNEW they were laying when labbeling the Serbs as “occupiers”, “aggressors”, “land grabbers” etc.

While they published countless maps of the Serbian “conquer” once (and once only!) did they publish that those Serbs actually LIVED (before the war) on the territories they controlled. On the map the Serbs were represented in solid gray color.


NOTE: Even here, at a rare moment of truth, the New York Times had to be true to its ways. They had to blame the Serbs, and Serbs only, for disintegration of Yugoslavia.

In very few sentences of the above text seen on the map they managed to slip the following lies:

  1. They claimed that Serbs had “political domination” over Yugoslavia. The truth is, as you will will see if you follow the following link, that Croat and Slovene Communists controlled Yugoslavia.
  2. The Serbs could not be “minority” in Croatia and Bosnia, as said above. The Serbs were CONSTITUENT nation of Yugoslavia. If secessionists had right to secede the same way the loyal population had the right to stay in the federation…
    Croats and Bosnian Muslims wishing to make their own countries did not have right to kidnap the Serbs and take territory – for centuries majority Serbian – with them.

One more IMPORTANT NOTE: The country of Yugoslavia was formed in 1918. Its first name was the “Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes”. Those three nations were the constituent nations of Yugoslavia. Thus, they have the right to (using peaceful means) negotiate leaving the union.

Albanians of Kosovo are NOT constituent nation of Yugoslavia. They are minority in the true sense of the term. To make a precedent and give Albanians of Kosovo “right” to secede would open a whole new Pandora’s box in the international relationships.

 

Source: NYT,
srpska – mreža.com 

 

Two boys stabbed in Kosovska Mitrovica!

Two boys – Serb and Gorani were stabbed in the back in the Albanian neighborhood in the northern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, earlier this day. So far perpetrators are still unknown.

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Two fifteen year old boys were back stabbed in Albanian neighborhood in Mitrovuca

Kosovo Serb FZ (15) and Gorani A.Š. (15) were injured at 12:40 pm.  Health center director Milan Ivanovic told Tanjug that the boys suffered  knife wounds in the back. They were placed on the surgical ward. Their health condition is stable.

Deputy Regional Director of Kosovo Police Ergin Medic told Tanjug that the incident occurred around 12:40 pm in the Albanian  neighborhood, but  the motives and perpetrators of this crime are unknown.
Deputy Director of the Government Office for Kosovo and Metohija Krstimir Pantic visited  two stabbed boys  today at the hospital in Kosovska Mitrovica. The fifteen years old Philip Zdravkovic and Albin Šerifija, )Serb and Gorani) were attacked by a group of Albanians in the Bosnjacka mahala, Albanian neighborhood  at a time when they rode bikes, Pantic told Tanjug.

“Tpokrivalicehis is yet another indication of what awaits Serbs in an independent Kosovo, and if it comes to implementation of the recent (Brussels) agreement,” said Pantic.

Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, especially those in the north, will not succumb to this intimidation. This will only strengthen our willingness and determination to defend what belongs to us and this will never change” Pantic stressed.

“What’s miserable and pathetic is the fact that the Albanians back stabbed  the children. They never have the courage to honestly look in the eyes, ” he said.

Pantic also said that the boys had a lot of luck, because the blade did not hit the aorta, otherwise “the consequences could be tragic.”

Tanjug, Alo

“NATO/U.S. out of Yugoslavia!” – Mumia Abu-Jamal

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by Mumia Abu-Jamal*

Revolutionary Worker #1003, April 25, 1999

As a deadly rain of high-tech bombs falls on Yugoslavia, a deadening rain of propaganda falls on Americans, media-manipulated lies designed to prime the populace into supporting harsher military measures against a sovereign nation, in the name of protecting human rights.

NATO is but a fig leaf for American “interests,” and the bombing of Yugoslavia is but a global demonstration of the ruthlessness of the American empire. A demonstration? The monstrous atomic bombing of Japan, after it was virtually beaten in World War II, was not a military necessity, but a political one, designed to demonstrate to the Russians that the U.S. was, and would ever be, boss. It was a massive, deadly demonstration.

So too, the Yugoslavia bombing treats Serbs as the U.S. treated Japanese during the war–as props to demonstrate the power of the empire.

Let us consider the claims that the U.S. is concerned about “human rights” or about the “rights of ethnic minorities,” as the corporate press projects hourly. What of America’s largest national minority–African Americans? The world-respected Amnesty International group, speaking through its secretary general, Pierre Sané, announced just days before the bombing, “Human-rights violations in the United States of America are persistent, widespread and appear to disproportionately affect people of racial or ethnic minority backgrounds.”

Sané was critical of police violence and executions in the U.S. Further, internationally, let’s see how the U.S. responds to “liberation movements” of the oppressed. When fighters for Puerto Rican independence began to raise their voices, the U.S. didn’t support this “ethnic minority,” they sought (and continue) to crush, incarcerate and silence them.

Consider the case of the Palestinians, the Kurds, the East Timorese, the Colombian rebels–who has the U.S. consistently supported, the oppressed or the U.S.-armed governments?

This isn’t about “human rights.” It isn’t about “ethnic minorities.” And it also isn’t about “genocide.” It’s about establishing who’s “boss” in the next century. It’s about keeping Russia in its place. It’s about keeping the European Union under the thumb of Wall Street.

The bombing of Serbia is an echo of the bombing of three other countries in the past six months–of Iraq, Sudan and Afghanistan. And for precisely the same reason–to show that it can be done, no matter what so-called “international law” states. It is to instill terror throughout the world, in order for U.S. capital to institute what former president George Bush tried to do, but failed: to establish a New World Order.

Days before the bombing, NATO signed up Poland, Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) as its newest members, thereby virtually isolating Russia. Only Serbia and the Yugoslav states ( in 1999. Yugoslavia consists of Serbia and Montenegro) have refused to join NATO–their bombing is their punishment.

Our brilliant, revered nationalist leader, Malcolm X, taught us to examine history. If we look at history, the bombing of Yugoslavia becomes clear.

Empires are maintained, not by reason, but by ruthless terror. It was so in Rome. It is so in the U.S. The brilliant revolutionary, Dr. Huey P. Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party, explained, “The United States was no longer a nation. We called it an empire. An empire is a nation-state that has transformed itself into a power controlling all the world’s lands and people.” (1973)

Huey was right then, and our response then was to oppose the empire. We must do that now.

Down with imperialism! Stop the bombing! NATO/U.S. out of Yugoslavia!


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Mumia Abu-Jamal is

  • an internationally celebrated black writer and radio journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal is  serving a life sentence for the 1981 still controversial  murder of Philadelphia police officer.
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  • author of six books and hundreds of columns and articles,

organizer and inspiration for the prison lawyers movement. Munia Abu – Jamal is former member of the Black Panther Party and supporter of Philadelphia’s radical MOVE organization.  Although he has spent the last 30 years in prison,  almost all of it in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s Death Row, he continued to criticize imperialism and global injustice.

The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks

In the time when neo Ottomanism is back and has already ‘gently’ conquered Balkans (through their proxy,  Bosnian Muslims and Albanians as well as through the movies and music),  Turkey attempts to present the Ottoman rule in Balkan as ‘bringing the mercy and civilization to the barbers ‘  and the ‘ centuries of great prosperity, peace and harmony’. That’s what their official  history textbooks even teach young Turks! – and that has nothing to do with reality.

So, let us see what really happened to Orthodox Christians  in Balkans during the Ottoman rule.

The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks: The Academic Publication on the Greek Genocide

The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks (www.caratzas.com) is a book which digs deep into the deplorable actions of the dying embers of the Ottoman Empire and the foundation of the Turkish Republic which systematically annihilated various Christian communities. These various Christian communities were the indigenous people and suffered such brutality because of their ethnicity and religious affiliation. However, in the vast majority of schools throughout Europe and further abroad, this “hidden genocide” remains “in the dark” because of enormous pressure from modern Turkey and other factors.

Like the title of the book implies, the area covered is the genocide of the Greek community. Indeed, this is the first academic publication on the Greek genocide therefore it will serve to be a valuable source of information. The brutality that occurred during this period of history is unimaginable and clearly it is essential that a major academic publication deals with this very important subject. Therefore, The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks fills this academic gap and sheds light on a genocide which needs more international attention.

On the Greek Genocide website it is stated that During the years 1914-1923, whilst the attention of the international community focused on the turmoil and aftermath of the First World War, the indigenous Greek minority of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Turkey’s predecessor, was subjected to a centrally-organized, premeditated and systematic policy of annihilation. This genocide, orchestrated to ensure an irreversible end to the collective existence of Turkey’s Greek population, was perpetrated by two consecutive governments; the Committee for Union and Progress, better known as the Young Turks, and the nationalist Kemalists led by Mustafa Kemal “Atatürk”. A lethal combination of internal deportations involving death marches and massacres conducted throughout Ottoman Turkey resulted in the death of one million Ottoman Greeks.”

William Ramsay, a British ethnographer, visited the Ottoman Empire and clearly he understood what Turkish Muslim rule meant. He commented that the “Turkish rule…meant unutterable contempt…The Armenians (and Greeks) were dogs and pigs…to be spat upon, if their shadow darkened a Turk, to be outraged, to be the mats on which he wiped the mud from his feet. Conceive the inevitable result of centuries of slavery, of subjection to insult and scorn, centuries in which nothing belonged to the Armenian, neither his property, his house, his life, his person, nor his family, was sacred or safe from violence – capricious, unprovoked violence – to resist which by violence meant death.”

Henry Morgenthau, the ambassador of the United States (1913-1916) to the Ottoman Empire, stated that the policies of the Turkish government led to “outrageous terrorizing, cruel torturing, driving of women into harems, debauchery of innocent girls, the sale of many of them at 80 cents each, the murdering of hundreds of thousands and the deportation to and starvation in the desert of other hundreds of thousands, [and] the destruction of hundreds of villages and many cities”, all part of “the willful execution”

Comments and areas covered by the book titled The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks 

“The period of transition from the collapse of the Ottoman Empire to the foundation of the Turkish Republic was characterized by a number of processes largely guided by a narrow elite that aimed at constructing a modern, national state. One of these processes was the deliberate and planned elimination, indeed extermination, of the Christian (and certain other) minorities. According to demographic studies, the numbers are stark: In 1912 the areas of Asia Minor and Thrace were inhabited by about 4-5 million Christians and 7-8 million Muslims; by 1923 only 250-300,000 Christians remained.”

“Raphael Lemkin, the legal scholar who introduced the term genocide into international law, formulated his early ideas on the definition of this war crime by studying the destruction of the Christians of Asia Minor, while the distinguished Turcologist Neoklis Sarris has noted that the annihilation of the Christian minorities represented an integral element in the formation of the Turkish Republic. As the editors of this volume note the 2007 resolution by the International Association of Genocide Scholars, recognizing the Greek and Assyrian Genocides suggests a wider range of victim groups. This volume therefore represents an effort to provide an outline and a direction of a more extensive study of the deliberate destruction and elimination of a Greek presence that spanned over three millennia, in the space that became the Turkish Republic.”  [http://www.greek-genocide.org/iags_resolution.html]

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“The last two decades have seen a massive amount of research of the genocide of the Armenian population in the Ottoman/Turkish space. Much less scholarly work has been done on the genocide of the Greeks of Asia Minor and Thrace; there are many reasons for this, including the fact that Turkish governments have been successful in intimidating diplomats in the context of Turkish-Greek relations of the last generation, and of subverting academic integrity (inducing some scholars to make a career as denialists supported by international NGOs, all in the name of countering nationalism).”

“The volume includes article contributions on the areas subtitled: Historical Overview, Documentation, Interpretation; Representations and Law; Genocide Education; Memorialization; Conceptualization; and a very extensive Bibliography”

Conclusion

This book is essential reading for all people who are concerned about the genocide of Christians by Turkish rulers. The denial of the genocide encouraged Adolf Hitler because he stated “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians? Therefore, the book called The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks is a must read in order to fully understand the brutal reality of what happened to the Ottoman Greeks and other minorities.

sources:   http://moderntokyotimes.com/2012/05/06/the-genocide-of-the-ottoman-greeks-new-book-which-focuses-on-the-christian-genocide/

       http://www.caratzas.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_ID=531

Bloody hands of the Dutch princes Mabel of Oranje-Nassau (II)

The following article represents  the last part of  materials related to obscure role the Dutch Princess Mabel of Oranje – Nassau played in Balkan tragedy. However, since I don’t speak Dutch, I used Google auto translations and also one good hearted native Dutch (thanks, R, kisses) .

My advantage is that I worked on this case during my career in a Serbian Weekly ten years ago, so I am familiar with the issue.

So this is the second part, edited and more or less successfully translated in English:

The Soros Foundation and the Open Society Institute in the Netherlands are not active. They have played a role in the support campaign for Soros’ B92 Channel,   radio station in Serbia. This was, in the two years before the Kosovo war, the main symbol of the pro NATO  opposition in Serbia.

It was mainly Dutch activists from the world of so called free media and internet, who stood up for B92 – as so-called “independent media” in Serbia.  It was the George Soros eho financed the transmitters.  It was also  time of the great Internet hype and in 1900-es capitalism seemed omnipotent, the global  economy grown into the infinite, and ‘all the good things came from the U.S.’ propaganda.

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Therefore Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro and Serbs in Krajina and Bosnia)  was a stupid relic that had to be cleared by progressive forces – such as the NATO.   Internet service provider – the very first in the Netherlands – regulated the presence of pro NATO B92  Channel  on the Internet, so it could avoid the ‘censorship’ of Serbian authorities.

The website of the ‘free radio from Belgrade was transmitted via server located in  Amsterdam, and the service was paid from New York.  During the time being there was even a public invitation for B’92 Radio support  by depositing money into an account in New York – This was requested by George Soros .

Later, during the Kosovo war, the “independent” station broadcast from NATO aircraft and a BBC satellite channel. The motives for the Dutch backup are clear from the following piece of Karin Spaink, who was an adviser to the OSCE (OSCE), which was part of the administration of occupied Kosovo:

http://www.spaink.net/english/osce_internetfreedom.html

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It is almost certain that Mabel  Wisse Smit during the mid 90s maintained contacts with the Intelligence, possibly of several countries.   There was a war going on in Europe, it was far the most important in the EU agenda, the possibility of Western intervention was present from 1991, the Netherlands had troops in Bosnia from 1994.   And Mabel was the girlfriend of  Bosnian Sacirbey – that improves the Bosnian image in the West.  But  Sacirbey was also an American citizen – he grew up in the U.S. – and U.S. intelligence certainly  got a ‘file-Mabel’ .

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Capture: Muhamed Sacirbey, former Bosnian UN ambassador. Also former Dutch princess’ Mabel lover

Mabel worked with Italian politician Emma Bonino as well: She was a long time EU Commissioner, and she was in charge of humanitarian aid.   Bonino signed on 8 October 2003 a Statement of support for Mabel’s  organization.  Bonino  also stated that one ‘influential Dutch’ had requested so.  Through her work Mabel cooperated  in any case with Ruud Lubbers and Frits Bolkestein, and probably  Ed Thijn (former head of delegation of the OSCE observers in Bosnia).

The Times printed the Bonino’s  letter  on 9 October, and reported about it on the front page, presumably at the insistence of editor Peter Brothers (PvdA).  This is important simply because the list of signatories gives a picture of the world of Mabel Wisse Smit and the people who supported her criminal mission. It was clear that charity has nothing to do with it:

Morton Abramowitz: former U.S. ambassador to Turkey. He was also a Minister of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for intelligence. He was a board member of Human Rights Watch – an NGO largely paid by George Soros.  HRW was the main pro-intervention lobby under Clinton, and had close ties to the government and the US intelligence services.

Aryeh Neier: former director of Human Rights Watch, and long term president of the Open Society Institute of George Soros.

Emma Bonino: Italian ex-member of parliament, Radical Party, former European Commissioner, Member of the European Parliament as well.  In recent years, mainly known for a lobbying for Israel to be admitted to the EU, see:

http://www.radicalparty.org/israel/israele_f.htm 
http://coranet.radicalparty.org/israel

With Marco Panella  she’s a head of the ‘Transnational Radical Party’.  – The TRP  it allows no candidates for national elections, therefore it has the status of “non-governmental organization”.

 At the UN it’s  lobbying organization ( together with Human Rights Watch, the OSI, and Freedom House)  for  “creation of a group of democratic states. “(This group has to be led by the U.S.  and their goal is to takeover the  UN ).

Gian-Franco dell’Alba: board member of the Transnational Radical Party, Member of the European Parliament, and the secretary of No Peace Without Justice organization. This organization is campaigning for the trial of war criminals, and surprisingly the organization finds that all opponents of the U.S. committed the most horrible War crimes.   This so-called “independent” organization is paid by the EU – more than a million  per annum , thanks to EU Commissioner Chris Patten, fromthe British Conservative Party.

http://europa.eu.int/comm/europeaid/projects/eidhr/pdf/cpi-printed-brochure-seminaire-janvier2002_en.pdf

Gareth Evans: former Foreign Minister of Australia, and board member of the International Crisis Group (together with Emma Bonino).  The ICG is a powerful lobby for Western intervention.  Ed van Thijn and  Wim Kok  are the  board members, alongside other important persons  such as former NATO chief Wesley Clark.  ICG is paid by the United States (USIP, grants on behalf of the U.S. Congress to grant foreign political organizations).  Other Western countries (including the Netherlands)also pay, and  Bill Gates as an individual supporter.

During the 1997. the Dutch princess Mabel Wisse Smit was a member of  ICG:

http://www.crisisweb.org/annual/1998/staff.htm

ICG would like to thank the following individuals for their contribution to the organisation’s work during 1997: Laura Bernard, Sue Blackmore, Lee Bryant, Carole Corcoran, Lynne Davidson, Leo Dobbs, Eran Fraenkel,Martin Gairdner, Betsy Hamilton, Deborah Hinton, Alice Jay, Bernard Leloup, Peter Luff, Ivan Lupis, Paul Manning, Moritz Mieier-Ewart, Natasha Nadazin, Raymond Ryan, David Shearer, Simon Sheehan, Victor Tanner, Christiaan Winkel and Mabel Wisse-Smit.”

William Shawcross: also the board member of the International Crisis Group. Shawcross is a former opponent of the Vietnam War, who later became advocate of Western intervention, including in Chechnya, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Timor and Afghanistan. He supported and defended the policy of Bush and Blair in Iraq. He writes a book – besides his biography of the Queen Mother, see

http://www.guardian.co.uk/monarchy/story/0, 2763,997231,00. html

Bernard Kouchner: long time lobbyist for Western intervention. Founder of theDoctors Without Borders, who played an important role in popularizing the “humanitarian” military intervention and who were supposedly involved in international human organ trade.    After the war against Serbia, Kouchner was the UN and NATO appointed governor of occupied Kosovo – a suitable position for his neocolonial ideas. He is also mentioned as a possible governor of Iraq.

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Mark Malloch Brown: neoliberal, former media chief of the World Bank, and a head of UNDP – part of the UN  directly sponsored by corporate business, see

http://www.xs4all.nl/% 7Eceo/observer3/general.html # UNDP

Albert Rohan: former head of the Eastern European sector of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and then Secretary-General, during the Balkan wars. Advocated Albanian and Muslim Bosnian interests,  military intervention against Serbs and the independence of Kosovo, see

http://afa.at/globalview/051999/kosovo.html      and this speech:

http://www.osce.at/osze/od/dokumente/upld/958982242.rtf.html

“In dealing with ruthless authoritarian regimes, diplomacy alone is not enough. It has to be backed up by a credible threat of armed interventionism and – if Necessary – by military action. Looking at the Developments in the Balkans or the last 10 years it becomes evident That Everything that has leg Achieved in terms of conflict resolution leg has done so by military force. ”

Laura Silber:  wrote a book (along with a campaign on BBC series)  in order to influence the  public opinion of England  in favor of military intervention against Serbia.  See the review here:

http://www.antiwar.com/malic/foretold.html

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Later she worked at the Open Society Institute as a policy adviser.

George Soros: really the spider in the web. Soros is not justone of the richest men in the world, he also has a great influence on the foreign policy of Western countries, as well as on the political development in Eastern European countries. He is the incarnate crusader of so called ‘Western values’. There is much on the internet about Soros: This is the New Statesman, June 2003, by Neil Clark …

http://www.mindfully.org/WTO/2003/George-Soros-Statesman2jun03.htm

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“Soros likes to portray himself as an outsider, an independent-minded Hungarian emigre and philosopher-pundit who stands detached from the U.S. military-industrial complex. But take a look at the board members of the NGO he organises and finances. At Human Rights Watch, for example, there is Morton Abramowitz, U.S. assistant secretary of state for intelligence and research from 1985 to 1989, and now a fellow at the interventionist Council on Foreign Relations, former Ambassador Warren Zimmerman (Whose spell in Yugoslavia coincided with the break up or That country), and Paul Goble, director of communications at the CIA-created Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (which Soros Also funds). Soros’s International Crisis Group boasts such “independent” luminaries as the former national security advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Richard Allen, as well as General Wesley Clark, once Nato supreme allied commander for Europe. The group’s vice-chairman is the former congressman Stephen Solarz, once described as “the Israel lobby’s chief législative tactician on Capitol Hill” and a signatory, along with the likes of Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz, to a notorious letter to President Clinton in 1998 calling for a “comprehensive political and military strategy for bringing down Saddam and his regime.”

Take a look at Also Soros’s business partners. At the Carlyle Group, where he has invested more than $ 100m, they include the former Secretary of State James Baker and the Erstwhile defense secretary Frank Carlucci, George Bush Sr. and, until recently, the Estranged relatives of Osama bin Laden.Carlyle, one of the world’s largest private equity funds, makes most of its money from its work as a defense contractor.

Soros may not, as some have suggested, be a fully paid-up CIA agent. But that his companies and NGOs are Closely wrapped up in U.S. expansionism can not seriously be doubted. “

It is interesting to compare Soros with his friend Tom Lantos, a Congressman with a similar background. Both come from a well-off Jewish environment in prewar Budapest, both survived the fascist regime, but chose to flee to the West rather than to remain in a communist Hungary – they have a deep hatred for Communism. The difference is that the U.S. Lantos glorified as a savior, both of the Jews, as in Hungary, as in Europe. Soros does not, at least not in public. Given its policy, it seems likely that he also has a similar historical role to the U.S..

In November 2003, Soros decided to campaign against president Bush. His criticism of Bush  in some media was seen as  criticism of  the U.S. military interventions.  But that’s not correct, because Soros supported it when Bill Clinton was president – and he would undoubtedly do the same of the elected president was Kerry.

In 1999, Soros spoke at the John Hopkins University, and his (rare) speech describes his ideal –  global military intervention by an alliance of democratic countries, under the auspices of the UN in order to finally reorder the world through violence.

“We need an authority That Transcend the sovereignty of states. We have Such an authority in the form of the United Nations, but the UN is not guided by the principles of open society. It is an association of states, some are democratic, others aren’t, and each of them is guided by its national interests. We have an association of democratic states,  NATO,   which intervenes in defense of democratic values, but it is a military alliance incapable of preventive actions.   By the time it intervenes it is too late and we have seen that its intervention can be counterproductive. It needs to be complemented by a political alliance dedicated to the promotion of open society and capable of acting both Within the UN and outside it. ” Commencement Speech delivered by George Soros. Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, May 27, 1999.

The next day, Serbia and Kosovo were  bombed day and night, with a total of 792 assaults.

Wisse Smit have founded the EACPB  in 1994, in order to lobby for Bosnian Muslims.  Simultaneously Mabel Wisse Smit had a relationship with Mohammed Sacirbey, then UN Ambassador of Bosnia.  In 1995, the  War Child Netherlands was founded.  In 1995 Sacirbey,  Minister of Foreign Affairs in Bosnia, was the principal of Phon van den Biesen.  The  War Child Netherlands through two of the directors had  ties with the Muslim Bosnian government.  The organization certainly had, together with its English branch, many pro-intervention and anti Serb propaganda practiced (and still does).

But that was not all. Mabel Wisse Smit through both the EACPB and War Child, has done some very obscure work in favor of Bosnia. If one is “peace activist” or “friend of children’  he can easily travel and makes contacts, but the situation is different when it comes to lobbyist .

War Child was (ab)used as a cover, as it came out. The donors have been cheated.  Not only Mabel Wisse Smit, but also Phon van den Biesen, knew what Mohammed Sacirbey did, and what helping the Bosnian ‘thing’  meant.  Sacirbey and princess Mabel arranged Iranian arms supplies, for example – and those were the things they openly arranged … 

http://www.payk.net/mailingLists/iran-news/html/1995/msg01049.htmlIran Says Islamic army chiefs to meet on Bosnia

NICOSIA, July 24 1995 (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati was quoted on Monday  saying  that defense ministers and military chiefs from eight Moslem states will meet soon to discuss ways of helping Bosnia’s Muslims. Veleyati, quoted by IRNA in an interview with the daily Tehran Iran, said the military chiefs would ‘discuss practical ways to help Bosnian Muslims.”  Bosnian Foreign Minister Mohammed Sacirbey, who attended the Geneva meeting, said that  OIC military chiefs  stressed  to the newspaper that ‘According to the article 51 of the United Nations Charter, the Bosnian government  despite the IC Embargo on Weapon,  ” … has the right to conclude bilateral defensive contracts with other countries. ”

After acknowledging activities of  Sacirbey and Mabel, can you at least conclude that they have been, both,  hypocritical and unconscionable. She was the director of War Child funds , in charge to collect money for young victims of the war in Bosnia.

To help to all the children with injuries, for example, caused by weapons. Weapons of the Bosnian army, for example. And where did these weapons come from? They were discretely  imported (famous Split airport in Croatia)  by the Western powers,  and partly from Muslim countries.  In both cases because the Bosnian government and its representative Mohammed Sacirbey, have lobbied for this.

In Western capitals, especially in the Hague,  Sacirbey was helped by his Dutch girlfriend. The later Sacirbey’s assertion  that Mabel knew nothing of arms transactions, is simply a lie. As the Reuters report indicates they have both been directly involved.

Racism has also played a role in the ease with which the elites in Europe decided how Southeast Europe should look.

Even when War Child and similar organizations are doing what they claim to do – namely assistance – the paternalistic racism shines out of it.

In 2002, War Child Netherlands had projects in Bosnia, Kosovo, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Georgia, Chechnya and Pakistan. But as usual with Western aid organizations, there was not a single local  from these countries on the management board. The organization is 100% native Dutch (although, the cleaning staff was not mentioned in the annual report).  The organization is based on a contempt for the people who helped.

The heads of War Child sees the people in the “target countries” not morally equivalent, especially with regard to the social and constitutional order in their own area. Not coincidentally, all the countries on the list of War Child are also named as targets of Western intervention, or have already been.

A combination of arrogance, loftiness, snobbery, racism, and a lesser appreciation of non-Western life,  is certainly how Mabel Wisse Smit, Phon van den Biesen, and Willemijn Gradient treated  the Balkans.

Nevertheless they are not alone: ​​an infamous quote by Madeleine Albright, UN Ambassador and Secretary of State under Clinton, shows how their way of thinking.  In May 1996. Albright appeared  in the talk-show “60 Minutes”, and Lesley Stahl asked about the sanctions against Iraq:

http://www.zmag.org/hermanworthit.htmStahl: “We have Heard That a half a million children have died [Because Of sanctions against Iraq]. I mean that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And – you know, is the price worth it?”

Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.”

Mabel Wisse Smit, Phon van den Biesen, and Willemijn Verloop are responsible and involved in  the deaths of 270,000 people alone in Bosnia: a further 1.17 million were driven out of there.

The economy collapsed in the war zones,  and it’s  still not restored, so that millions of people are still living in poverty. In 1990.  there was no war, and a state was economically  between Austria and Greece. In 2004 we have only Western protectorates and pro-Western nation states there.  Is that what they prefer to have, and do  they think, “It was worth it.”?

source: http://web.inter.nl.net/users/Paul.Treanor/mabel.html

Dutch princess Mabel Wisse Smit i.e. Princess Mabel has the Serbian blood on her hands

The following article is the quickest  translation I ever made, and I still haven’t finished.  The first obstacle I’m facing is that I don’t speak Dutch, so I used Google translator and abused one good hearted native Dutch (thanks, R, kisses) . The advantage is that I worked on the issue during my career in a Serbian weekly ten years ago. And I have very good memory.  

There we go:

” Mabel Wisse Smit (1968.), Princess Mabel since her marriage to Queen Beatrix’s second son, is ‘extreme in everything’, one of her best friends said long time ago in an interview with this newspaper. Mabel, she added, is extreme in her intelligence, her sense of adventure, her ambition and her charm. Not to forget her choice of partners.”

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It was said that at the end of the 1980s Mabel Wisse Smit, then in her early twenties, has had a relationship with a drug dealer Klaas Bruinsma, who was liquidated in 1991 in Amsterdam. And it was said that Mabel Wisse Smit, when screened, as all future members of the Royal House must be, had lied to Prime Minister Balkenende. ‘There is no remedy for falsehood’, he said on 12 December 2003, when the case came to a climax.

The Royal House, crime, a hint of sex, and all that in the Calvinist Netherlands, and then such a high-profile woman – an eruption of cynicism and malicious delight stirred the Netherlands. Mabel Wisse Smit was the ‘gangster girl’ for weeks in the newspapers and on television. Nothing seemed as important as knowing whether she was spending nights with Klaas Bruinsma on his yacht and whether they have had sex. Paul Rosenmöller, former party leader of GroenLinks, asked that directly in a television interview, after she married Prince Johan Friso. Her eyes widened as she said: ‘Except for Friso, you are the first person to ask me that. And the answer is: no.’

Paul Rosenmöller also asked her how she felt about her name so frequently being linked with men and power. Mabel Wisse Smit answered: ‘If women are successful when they are young, people often think it has to do with their relationships with men.’ She thought that was ‘sexist’.

But when she said that on television, in November of 2004, she already had been rehabilitated for some time. Newspapers and weeklies wrote of her marriage, in April of that same year, of her work for the American billionaire and philanthropist, George Soros, of her talent for bringing people together to work cooperatively, a talent that had contributed to making possible the Rose Revolution in Georgia in December of 2003 and January of 2004. Mabel Wisse Smit was one of those who organised the use of Soros’s money to send extra observers to Georgia when President Shevardnadze, favourably disposed to the Russians, held elections, to check whether these were being conducted honestly. When it was established that this was not the case, new elections were announced. Without a civil war, the democratic Michail Saakasjvili, with Western leanings, came to power.

And then, at the end of August 2003, the Netherlands’ most renowned crime journalist, Peter R. de Vries, decided to get to the bottom of the case. He tracked down one of Bruinsma’s former bodyguards, the Chilean, Charlie da Silva. On television he said he was certain that Mabel Wisse Smit had been his boss’s girlfriend. That was when the ‘yes she did – no she didn’t’ slanging match started that lasted until 12 December 2003, the day Prime Minister Balkenende said there was no remedy for falsehood. Prince Johan Friso and Mabel Wisse Smit were later to express their heartfelt indignation about this: they had told no lies; at the most they hadn’t told the whole truth. Why should they?

At the United Nations in New York in 1993, she got to know Mohamed Sacirbey, ten years her senior and married. But that did not stop them from openly beginning a relationship with each other. In 1992, when the war in Bosnia had just broken out, he had been requested by President Alija Izetbegovic to internationally promote the Bosnian cause, as Foreign Minister.

Mabel Wisse Smit became one of Sacirbey’s lobbyists. In the Netherlands she set up the European Council for Peace on the Balkans. She found people like Thatcher and Giscard d’Estaing willing to lend their names to the cause. Sacirbey represented Bosnia at the peace treaties concluded in Dayton, Ohio in 1995. Then he stepped down as Foreign Minister and once more became Ambassador to the United Nations in New York.

The Bosnian government was responsible for his arrest there in 2003. It was said that, under his responsibility, 2.5 million dollars went missing from the UN mission during the war. In January 2005. , Sacirbey was extradited to Bosnia by the United States.

Shortly after Dayton, Mabel Wisse Smit and Sacirbey ended their relationship. In 1998, she was approached by the Open Society Institute in New York to set up an office in Europe. The World Economic Forum in Geneva pointed her out as one of the future world leaders.

At the end of 2000, Mabel Wisse Smit was introduced by her friend Laurentien Brinkhorst to Prince Johan Friso. Laurentien Brinkhorst was then the fiancée of Friso’s brother Constantijn. When her son announced his engagement in 2003, queen Beatrix said she was ‘especially pleased’ with Mabel, ‘her very loving and talented, future daughter-in-law’.

Princess Mabel still works in Brussels, at the Open Society Institute of George Soros. Once the screening by the Intelligence Services [AIVD] had not turned up any more damaging facts, she once again became the ambitious, brilliant networker she had been before the Klaas Bruinsma affair. Prince Friso has been Director of the Space Faculty of the INO [the Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research] since March of 2004. The couple is no longer a subject for the serious press. The tabloids were concentrating on their first child.

The work of Mabel Wisse Smit in the Dutch media was described as “charity” but that’s  nonsense: her employer, the Open Society Institute, is a political organization par excellence, and has never hidden. The OSI exists to the liberal-conservative ideas of the philosopher Karl Popper to wear – according to the interpretation of mega-speculator George Soros.

The social philosophy of Karl Popper is easy to summarize: ‘open society’ essentially means ‘free market’. For an international currency speculator, his liberalism an attractive philosophy.

In any case, Mabel was politically active since 1994, and especially with a right-wing agenda.

In 1993 she was an intern at the UN: it is not something that you just arrange through the internship coordinator -some mighty protegee or the right people with the right contacts.  That’s an entrance to the world of international politics, and Mabel Wisse Smit went further in that direction. She worked at  the OSI,  in charge of the Western military interventions, and the imposition of a free-market economy, even by war.

George Soros and his foundations propagate an ultra-liberal ideology: it is based on the absolute moral superiority of liberal society, whereas  their liberalism is an obligation that has to emerge the entire world,  by the conquer and later liberalization.

The OSI seeks an Atlantic-oriented Europe of national states, led by the United States – the model on which NATO is based. When many Eastern Europeans fled their homelands, Soros  combined his globalism with anti-communism. The expectation of these exiles was that after the breakup of the multi-ethnic states such as Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, the new national states would enter the free market, and accept the leadership of the U.S.
In most cases this presumption came true.   And it also explains the strategy of the OSI:
to promote liberalism, by ethnic divisions and separations encouraging.
This essay (published in the magazine of the U.S. defense academy)  helps the future of the  OSI to be understand. It advocates a strategy of the U.S. ‘unnatural’ multi-ethnic states breaking up, and replace by ‘natural’ ethnic states.

We destroyed or helped destroy 11 empires in our 250-year old epoch, while the remaining few – Portuguese, Dutch, Belgian – died of decay. The fundamental difficulty remaining, apart from mankind’s innate tendencies, is that those empires twisted the world into unnatural shapes. Although the empires are gone, the treacherous boundaries they established remain. Empires drew borders based not upon popular preference or human affinities, but as a result of conflicts, competition, and compromise with other empires…. Instead of using our might in vain attempts to force those who hate one another to live together – our “no-divorce” approach to foreign policy – we should lead the way in developing mechanisms to amend borders peacefully – or as peacefully as possible.”

Mabel Wisse Smit is also an eager  supporter of the Soros ideology,  – otherwise she could never find herself  in a top job at the OSI. That seems to me more important than a relationship with Klaas Bruinsma. She is the director of the Brussels office of the OSI, which is directly under the headquarters in New York .  Along with the office in Budapest, OSI-Brussels regulates the flow of funds to the national Soros foundations in several Eastern European countries.

It co-ordinates the co-operation with Western governments and international organizations – and therefore also with the EU. Soros activities are often co-financed by other agencies in Eastern Europe, especially the EU. The Brussels office also supervises the policy of the new members of the EU – and the EU uses the ‘values’ of the OSI to penetrate. This may include, for example, that the new Member States liberalism in nursery schools should teach, or that universities are in English.

Mabel Wisse Smit has been directly involved in three organizations. First there was the European Action Council for Peace in the Balkans – not to be confused with the American Action Council for Peace in the Balkans “. The EACPB was founded in 1994, and the future Dutch princess Mabel  had a relationship with the Bosnian representative to the UN, Mohammed Sacirbey, which lasted until 1998  according Sacirbey.

From this period Mabel Wisse Smit and Willemijn Proceedings started the War Child Netherlands organization. This actually was the Dutch branch of the previously established British War Child.  Two years later  she became the head of the Organization.

War Child Netherlands is formed by a political lobby to serve a political cause – the cause of Bosnian independence and Western intervention. Mabel Wisse Smit remained four years on the Board of War Child sitting, until 1999, while she also worked at the EACPB. The two organizations shared an office for three consecutive addresses: War Child paid the rent of Lauriergracht Singel 126 and 118.

It is unclear what the EACPB has done for many years, there are well-sounding names in a Committee of Recommendation list, but the organization does not even have a website. It is also unclear who paid it, as well as  on what  Mabel lived in the years between internship and first permanent job.

Since 1997 Mabel was on the payroll of the George Soros Open Society Institute. On the website of the OSI Education Support Unit she’s titled the “Executive Director” of the EACPB, same as in OSI.   Mabel Wisse Smit has always had her political work  based on the humanitarian fundraising,  and that’s the case of the ‘ War Child’ in general, which was the 90s closely connected  with the pro-intervention lobby.

Also Wisse Smit positioned  the Amsterdam lawyer Phon van den Biesen in the administration of both the EACPB as War Child. Van den Biesen was not an independent figure: he was a  lawyer of the state of Bosnia. He along with Mohammed Sacirbey spoke at the International Court, when Bosnia accused  Yugoslavia for genocide.

The War Child Netherlands is  partly paid by the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs – € 3.7 million for the years 2003-2006. The British War Child was founded with money from the British Foreign Office, specifically the ODA led by Thatcher’s former chief of staff Andy Bearpark.

Mabel Wisse Smit a was part of Bosnian Muslim lobby: until October 2003 that fact got little attention in the media.

It is hard to imagine what kind of pro-Bosnian and anti-Serb hysteria reigned at that time. The Soviet Union had just gone down, and there was a great revival of nationalism. The war in Bosnia was portrayed as the new Holocaust, and opponents of the intervention were labeled as fascists. Especially the  controversial ‘Serbian attack’ on Sarajevo was used to create a myth,  and it was achieved through picturing the situation in Bosnia as a battle between good and evil, an attack on the culture, tolerance, on humanity, on the art, the literature, and the city. Even the special terminology a.e.  word ‘urbicide’ (city murder)  has been coined to describe it.

Public opinion was literally edited with horror stories, such as the Serbian “rape camps” – that were never found.
All this was the case of the Bosnian nationalism (in several variants), and Croatian nationalism, Slovenian nationalism, Macedonian nationalism, and later also the Albanian nationalism in Kosovo. Mabel Wisse Smit has worked to establish closed national states in the Balkans. It is thanks to people like her that Soros and NGO succeeded in enforcing their agenda.

After the war in Bosnia – from 1996 –  she focused on Serbia alone, and soon on  Serbian Kosovo.

A large part of the former Bosnia-lobbying campaign has simply continued, now with the Kosovo Albanians,  who were portrayed as the victims and took over the role BOsnian Muslim separatists previously played.
Western intervention was  the  aim again, but through  the overthrow of Milosevic and the ‘liberalization’ of Serbia.
And after the NATO aggression on Serbia 1999.  Milosevic was forced to retreat from Kosovo. He was then replaced  by a pro-Western, USA, NATO supported, payed by Sorosh opposition movement, supported by a part of the army.

The Soros foundations supported and controlled the opposition in Serbia.  Mabel Wisse Smit was, because of its coordinating role at the office of the OSI, certainly also involved. Zoran Djindjic, assassinated later, was seen in the West as a future leader of Serbia, but he never received widespread support. After the fall of Milosevic, the “normal work” of the OSI began – promoting liberalism and  privatization.

http://www.eteba.co.yu/biweekly/e_e_b_2002-februar-11-16.pdf“Major Gathering of Investors in Belgrade by The End of February.
The two-day Yugoslavia Summit dedicated to international support for the country’s plans for economic development and Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic opened on February 25, with the participation of several hundreds of local and foreign companies. The summit, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel,  discussed economic and international policy, investment opportunities in Serbia, Privatization, the banking and finance systems, security and safety of the market and other significant themes related to Yugoslavia’s economic development. Confirmed participants included Yugoslav Deputy Prime Minister Miroljub Labus,  National Bank Governor Mladjan Dinkic, Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Balkans, Carl Bildt, and U.S. ambassador to Yugoslavia William Montgomery, as well as Serbian government ministers and representatives . The organizers have Also Announced participation of executive director of the Soros Foundation Mabel Wisse Smith, EBRD office head Henry Russel, IMF representative for Yugoslavia Joshua Charap, World Bank Belgrade office head Rory O’Sullivan, and European Agency for Reconstruction representative Hasso Milineus
Belgrade , Feb. 8, 2002. ” –

To be continued