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FRED, YOU LIVE NEAR BOSTON? GOODGUY, YOU LIVE NEAR VANCOUVER? HAHAHA! ISNT IT GREAT, I CAN TRACK ALL OF YOU NOW!! CHORNIY, ACCORDING TO MY LITTLE PROGRAM YOU ARE NOT TO FAR AWAY FROM CHICAGO, JUST NORTH OF IT? AM I RIGHT OR IS MY PROGRAM OR MY UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO USE IT INCORRECT? ALTHOUGH I DO SEE A SPRINT.CA CANADIAN PROVIDER? THIS DOESNT MAKE SENSE. LOL. ILL GET THE HANG OF IT SOON. ACCORDING TO THIS, JAKE B IS JUST EAST OF CINCINNATI, AND ALL AMERICAN IS CLOSE TO NEW YORK. I THINK THIS PROGRAM IS FAULTY OR SOMETHING. OR I JUST DONT KNOW HOW TO USE IT. ANYWAYS....
FRED FRED This is a must read for you http://www.suc.org/politics/100facts/index.html
Thank you, Igor for your links.
I went to many of your post at the Serbian Café (definetly low level btw) as well.
"In accordance with the Maastricht bargain, on January 15, 1992, the European Community recognized Slovenia and Croatia, without paying any attention to the rights and liberties of the hundreds of thousands of Serbs living in these areas, particularly in Croatia. By the stroke of a pen, these Serbs found themselves in foreign and hostile states without legal rights and protection. "
You can't imagine how the EU and its institutions are corrupted and stupid.
EU is working and building itself anyway because it's a great concept. Too bad we are ruled by goofs.
Ultra Russian Nationalist
Your program is right: I live not far from Vancouver... just two days by plane LOL!!!
Yugoslav army unit prepares to return to NATO-led Kosovo
PETLOVO BOJISTE, Yugoslavia (AP) _ An elite Yugoslav army unit whose goal is to return to the NATO-controlled province of Kosovo held war games Friday _ a show of force apparently meant to boost President Slobodan Milosevic"s tarnished image ahead of elections. Backed by more than 200 tanks, armored vehicles and helicopters, about 1,000 infantry troops exercised with live ammunition in rain and fog before top Yugoslav generals and a dozen foreign diplomats. The unit"s "sacred duty" is to return to Kosovo, said the army"s chief of staff, Gen. Nebojsa Pavkovic. He charged that the international peacekeeping mission in the Serbian province "suffered a complete failure." Pavkovic, an outspoken ally of Milosevic, saluted the troops and reminded them that last year"s Kosovo peace agreement between Yugoslavia and the United Nations permits the eventual return of Yugoslav forces. The agreement led to the withdrawal of Yugoslav troops and the deployment of NATO-led peacekeepers in the Serbian province in June 1999. The mission of the Yugoslav soldiers would include clearing minefields and guarding Serbian churches and monasteries. But NATO commanders have said it is too early for up to 1,000 Yugoslav soldiers to return to Kosovo because of continued ethnic tensions between the province"s two major ethnic groups, the ethnic Albanians and the minority Serbs. Asked after the exercise whether the Yugoslav army would go into Kosovo by force, Pavkovic answered that the military does "not wish to violate" the peace agreement. But he warned that the "threshold of tolerance of the Serbian people has its limits." Serbia is the larger of the two republics that make up Yugoslavia. In Kosovo, a spokesman for the NATO-led forces, Maj. Scott Slaten, said that peacekeepers are "fully capable of handling any threats." "We have the forces available, we have the assets available, we have the intelligence assets available, to see if those forces are massing to pose a threat against KFOR," he said, using the acronym of the Kosovo force. "We will respond accordingly." The war games, dubbed "Return 2000," were apparently intended to boost Milosevic"s image among the Serbs ahead of Sept. 24 presidential and parliamentary elections. He faces a strong challenge from an opposition candidate, Vojislav Kostunica, who leads in opinion polls. The Yugoslav president"s popularity has plummeted since his troops were forced to withdraw from Kosovo, considered by Serbs to be their sacred land. The pullout followed last year"s 78-day NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, a campaign intended to stop his crackdown against ethnic Albanians. Also Friday, the top international official in Kosovo delayed a decision on whether to let the province take part in Yugoslavia"s upcoming elections. A decision likely will be announced Monday. International officials were caught off guard earlier this week when a Milosevic aide said 500 polling stations would be opened in Serb enclaves in Kosovo for the vote. According to U.N officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Washington opposes including Kosovo in the elections. European governments are not so adamant, pointing out that the province formally remains part of Yugoslavia. In Geneva, meanwhile, the office of the U.N. rights chief announced Friday that she had appointed Swedish Ambassador Henrik Amneus as her special envoy on "persons deprived of liberty in connection with the Kosovo crisis." Mary Robinson, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, wants Amneus to look into prisoners, detainees and missing persons on all sides of the conflict. The Red Cross has drawn up a list of more than 3,300 people still missing in the province.
Igor, this is a very good article for you:
September 2 12:27 PM ET
Polls: Milosevic Faces Rejection
By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press Writer
CVETOJEVAC, Yugoslavia (AP)
Millions of Serbs are thinking about Yugoslavia's decade of losses
as they near Sept. 24 elections that are increasingly seen as a
referendum on the rule of Slobodan Milosevic. For the first time
since coming to power in 1990, pollsters insist, the Yugoslav
strongman may actually face the unthinkable: rejection by the
``I think he could really lose this time,'' said Bratislav Grubacic,
a Belgrade political analyst who edits the influential newsletter
V.I.P. Daily News Report.
But analysts here suggest Milosevic would be highly unlikely to
abide by such a result, given his record of tampering with earlier
ballots. If so, the question then would be whether he would seize
another term by force rather than accept the diminished status of
private citizen wanted for war crimes.
Milosevic's problem is his challenger. The man who leads in every
independent poll is Vojislav Kostunica, 56, a soft-spoken law
professor known for his honesty and modest lifestyle. To a nation
that feels badly let down by its political class, Kostunica's
ordinariness and his artlessness as a politician are what make him
The most recent poll, by the prominent Institute for Social
Sciences, gave Kostunica 35 percent of the vote to Milosevic's 23
percent - a big lead, though not enough to avoid a runoff ballot.
Analysts suggest that if elections were free and fair, Milosevic
would face a runoff at the very least. Four candidates are seeking
the presidency, including a far-right candidate seen as siphoning
off support from Milosevic.
In timing the election for the fall, Milosevic appears to have
miscalculated. Though he began preparations months ago by shutting
down key independent media outlets, arresting his critics and
intimidating dissidents, he appears to have been caught off-balance
by the opposition's decision to nominate Kostunica.
Unlike other opposition candidates photographed kissing the hand of
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Kostunica's clear
condemnation of the 78-day NATO bombing campaign makes him
acceptable to people who feel betrayed by the West.
Milosevic himself apparently sees little need to attend rallies or
present new ideas.
The reopening of a key Danube bridge destroyed by NATO, tentatively
slated for Sept. 15, is expected to be the only moment he even
appears in public before the election.
There's not much chance of fairness, however, Grubacic says. He
believes Milosevic can snatch as many as a million votes - out of a
potential pool of about 6 million in Serbia proper
Aleksa Djilas, a commentator with intimate knowledge of the regime,
has said that the vote will probably go to a second round and that
even far-right voters will opt for Kostunica. Another noted
academic, Dragan Popadic of the University of Belgrade, predicted
that a vote pushing Milosevic out would prompt him to lash out with