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A SERBIAN FIGHTER’S STORY, by Mark Hackard

Dejan “Deki” Beric
Dejan “Deki” Beric

Dejan “Deki” Beric is a Serbian volunteer fighter serving with the Novorussia Armed Forces in defense of the Donbass. In this interview with journalist Ivan Maksimovic, Beric, a sniper, explains his motivations and the political atmosphere in his homeland. For centuries now Serbs and Russians have fought alongside one another, and the journey of Beric and other Serbs can be viewed as a continuation of this fraternal bond. Translated by Mark Hackard.

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Why are you here in Novorussia? What was your motive in coming to the edge of the world, about which we knew almost nothing until recently, in order to risk your life? How and because of what?

I’ve told why I’m in Novorussia many times already. So I’ll be brief right now. I came to help our Orthodox brothers and fight against the NATO criminals who bombed our land, just as more than anyone they have saber-rattled and threatened to attack Crimea. I had forgotten then the fact that NATO and the countries supporting this organization are the usual cowards. They can enter a conflict only where there’s the possibility of bombing from afar, if possible against 90% civilian targets to sow fear and panic. So they haven’t directly participated, but their influence is clearly visible here. And so several American officers were wounded here. They weren’t in battle – they’re located a bit further from the frontline and explain how important it is to destroy civilian targets. I’ve heard this from more than one Ukrainian POW, with a multitude repeating the same words.

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How do you see events today in the former Ukraine? If you had waited up to the present moment, would your decision today be the same as it was when you came to Novorussia?

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The Trial Of Radovan Karadžić Enters The Final Phase, by Stephen Karganovic

The Saker originally posted this piece with some key points that perfectly sum up the framework for any debate on the topic.

What people need to understand is the massive propaganda that went prior to, during and post destruction of the Yugoslavian state. The propaganda was so strong that it held up, and still continues to hold up a diametrically opposite view of the conflict.

Many Muslims live in a false belief that this was an ethnic conflict that targeted them. This is especially true of the non-Yugoslavian Muslim majority the world over. The American narrative in collusion with Muslim leaders was pumped day and night via television screens in all Muslim countries. The Serbian people were vilified and demonized relentlessly.

What was once a nation resembling paradise in how its many ethnicities lived in harmony was ripped apart and destroyed. This was a dreadful western crime which must never be forgotten.

If you have not already then please do see this documentary on Yugoslavia here.

AE

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Radovan Karadži?

The Prosecution and the Defence have filed their final submissions in the trial of Radovan Karadžić, former president of the Republic of Srpska, which was concluded on 2 May 2014. The trial was conducted before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague. A total of 195 Prosecution and 238 Defence witnesses were heard. The prosecutor, Alan Tieger, has asked for life imprisonment, the maximum sentence, for Dr. Karadžić who stands accused of genocide, crimes against humanity (persecution, extermination, murder, deportation, etc.), and violation of the laws and customs of war. Dr Karadžić was the political head of the Bosnian Serb state during the 1992-1995 ethnic conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina and, as President, he was commander-in-chief of its armed forces.

While during the lengthy trial the prosecution focused on a variety of imputed crimes, the main charges against Dr. Karadžić concerned “ethnic cleansing” of the Muslim and to a lesser extent Croatian population, the siege and bombardment of Sarajevo by Serbian forces, and events in Srebrenica following its capture by Serbian forces in July of 1995.

In his three-day summary of the evidence which began on 1 October, Karadžić reiterated his innocence of the charges outlined in the indictment. “I am not guilty,” he proclaimed. “This court has put on trial not me, but the Serbian people.”

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The Šešelj Case: Justice At Last?, by Stephen Karganovic

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After almost twelve years of extra-judicial agony at the Detention Unit of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague, on November 12 Serbian political leader Vojislav Šešelj returned home to Belgrade. True, the circumstances of his release (regarded as “provisional” in the terminology of the Tribunal which incarcerated him) leave quite a few more questions than they provide answers. To state just a simple one that immediately comes to mind, why isn’t there a verdict after the seemingly interminable trial? (Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz forecasts there might be one at the end of 2015.) 

Sordid background of the Šešelj case. All who have followed attentively these lengthy proceedings will attest to their uniqueness, even by unconventional the standards of the ad hoc political court in the Hague. Politics has undisguisedly directed these proceedings from the start. A nationalist political gadfly, Vojislav Šešelj and his Serbian Radical Party were a most inconvenient presence for the slavishly pro-Western regime installed in Belgrade after the October 2000 “color revolution,” which saw the rise of the infamous “Otpor” outfit of professional subversives backed by Western money and logistics who were the operational precursors of a succession of similarly orchestrated coups elsewhere. In a memorable exchange with the then Hague Prosecutor Carla del Ponte, Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjić pleaded with her to “take Šešelj to the Hague and never bring him back.” Del Ponte obliged in 2003 and issued an arrest warrant for Šešelj soon thereafter, never mind the fact that neither the indictment was ready nor was there evidence to support it. That was leisurely compiled over the following several years, while the defendant Šešelj was rotting away in his prison cell in the Netherlands and waiting for the procedural niceties which usually precede detention to be completed. 

But all the while he was under guard a safe political distance away from Western-installed minions in Belgrade who were busily tearing Serbia apart and following subserviently the cues of Western ambassadors who assumed proconsular authority in the devastated country. 

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The Weight of Chains – a must watch

This is an excellent documentary into the breakup of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Empire comes at a huge human cost; that of the millions whose futures are destroyed and generations that are torn apart.

Terrible injustice was handed out by the west in the guise of democracy, freedom and justice. While most of us might be aware many are not.

We would urge our Muslim readers to watch this for its own merit and understand how the Muslim world fits in to the larger scheme of things. By the same token, conscious Americans & Europeans should also be horrified that this is done in their name.

AE
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Video Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish

Source site:http://misionverdad.com/videos/el-peso-de-las-cadenas

 

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Will Serbia Turn to the East? , by Joaquin Flores

The Real Significance of Putin’s Visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic walk during a welcome ceremony at the airport in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (RIA-Novosti / Alexei Nikolsky) / click to expand
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic walk during a welcome ceremony at the airport in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (RIA-Novosti / Alexei Nikolsky) / click to expand

[C]heered by tens of thousands of citizens, columns of Serbian tanks, armored cars, and thousands of infantry men paraded down Nikola Tesla Boulevard, Thursday, in New Belgrade.  The parade’s destination was the Palace of Serbia, where international leaders, dignitaries and high ranking generals of foreign militaries stood in bleachers to look on.  Among them, most importantly, was Russian President Vladimir Putin.  In a ceremonial event surrounding this occasion, he was awarded the Order of the Republic of Serbia, the nation’s highest honor [1].

Today marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgrade from occupying Nazi forces. A few of the remaining WWII veterans also stood in the dignitaries section, to remember fallen comrades in the great anti-fascist war of liberation.

The event was not just one commemorative, it was in its own right quite historic.  For one, it was the first Serbian military parade since 1918, and the first military parade in Serbia since 1985, when it was the core republic of the Socijalistička Federativna Republika Jugoslavija (Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, or SFRY).   A “Strizhi” air show of Russian MiG fighters over the Belgrade skies captivated the audience below, while Serbian armoured personnel carriers crawled in formation to the WWII partisan march, Po Šumama i Gorama  (“In the Forests and Mountains”)

But the event’s significance was greater—much greater than a historical reflection and national celebration of a great victory of its people over the most powerful, aggressive, war machine in Europe at the time.  This event’s significance went beyond being just a display of national resolve and remembrance.  It was symbolic of a turn that Serbia was taking in the direction of its historic ally, Russia.  With Putin as honored guest, Serbia seemed to be announcing a new course forward, while overtly and unashamedly celebrating the past.

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SERBS GIVE ENTHUSIASTIC HERO’S WELCOME TO PUTIN, HOLD FIRST MILITARY PARADE IN 30 YEARS, by Damir Marinovic

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For the first time in 30 years big military parade is taking place in Belgrade. Military parade nominally marked the 70th anniversary of Belgrade’s liberation from the Nazis and the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

President Putin was the only honorary guest.

Dozens of thousands of Serbs came to see the parade. Many gave Putin a hero’s welcome.

In this video, people are chanting “Serbia Russia, we don’t need Union (EU)” and Putin name.

Stencils of the Russian President’s face have appeared around town. Posters have referred to him as “Our President”.

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Serbian Saker Blog Joins The Saker Community

Dear friends,

I have the pleasure to inform our community that the Serbian Saker Blog is now officially online at the following address:

http://www.thesakersrpski.rs/

This blog also contains a large archives of my previous articles all translated into Serbian.

I am especially honored and delighted to welcome the entire Serbian Saker Blog Team to the Saker community because of the obvious (and frightening) similarities between the events of the US/NATO war against Serbia in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo with what is taking place today in the Ukraine.  In fact, there were Serbian “Krajinas” in Croatia (and Bosnia) and the Serbian language toponym krajina (meaning “frontier” from krai “region/border”) has exactly the same root and usage as the Russian ukraina (u meaning “by the” or “near the” and kraina meaning border/edge/region). Finally, US officials have now admitted that the real purpose of the AngloZionist war on Serbia was to send a message to Russia “disobey us and we will do the same to you”, which is what they are doing now, of course.  The war against Serbia was just a rehearsal for the current war against Russia.

Russians, Ukrainians and all those who truly care for the truth and who reject the Empire’s lies-filled narrative about the wars against Serbia and Russia have a lot to learn form the Serbian experience and I hope that thanks to the Serbian Saker Blog a lot of Serbs will join the Saker community and the rest of the anti-imperialist movement.

I consider restoring the historical truth about the AngloZionist wars against the Serbian people as a personal life mission of mine and an integral part of this blog’s purpose. 

The Saker
(New address: http://www.thesaker.net/)

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