Sunday, February 22, 2009

Millions for beating / Not a penny for students - Reason? This is Serbia.

Free Image Hosting at The Serbian government decided to pay the amount of a million dollars ($ 1,000,000) for a "student" (basketball player more likely), in exchange for his freedom. Namely, Miladin Kovačević is charged severely for injuring US colleague, Bryan Steinhauer. The newpaper that reported this, Borba, was charged for revealing "Governmental secrets" - the news was investigated and proven correct.

Meanwhile, students in Serbia are outraged, because there was a change in the law for students of higher education
Here's the pdf announcement for the Medical Faculty of the University of Belgrade:

Until now, students in Serbia were allowed to continue being on "budget" status, meaning they could study free of charge, even if they had repeated an academic year. Things changed and after this announcement, whether it is the first time you repeated the academic year or whether it's your second or third, it doesn't matter - the minute you repeat the year, you are automatically sent to , without the possibility to go back to on budget free studying.

Such acts as the one above and the event with Miladin Kovačević, really raise eyebrows, not only among students, but the whole working community of Serbia is opposed to this.
The next step the Government of Serbia is about to take, is to block ALL students and keep the ones that are regarded as the "best" - *ahem* no comment. Here's a news article about it:

Apparently, giving out millions for unknown (and classified as "top secret"!) purposes is more important than funding students (not basketball players), willing to learn and work.

And this is Serbia - a country where politicians promise and spend everything on unnecessary trips, on expensive cars and 101 suits; where politicians act like children in the Serbian Parliament, instead of teaming up together to resolve an issue; where politicians beat each other up; where politicians accuse fellow politicians for syphilis (or whatever it was), and the latter go and spend government budget on (many) unnecessary blood check-ups, just to prove them wrong; finally, this is a country that pays 1 million dollars and marks the situation as highly classified to free a guy that has beaten up one of his colleagues.

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009

    Independent Kosovo - the "thank you" of several world countries to Serbia

    Regard this as a "my opinion" post before spraying ethnicism over it.
    The day of independence of Kosovo and Metohija (17th February) is a day that every Serbian will remember, definitely more if they have lived the terrifying moments when the sirens go wild, when everyone tries to save - or better yet grab - whatever possible while the NATO began dreadful bombing over cities, military and general infrastructure buildings as well as civilians.

    I will not argue the fact that both sides suffered, but in the end, no-one respected to see both sides, just what the CNN and all other western propaganda showed.

    I would like to list several good links to show you my point of view:
    1) What Serbia did for the world? I'll take you back several decades - Heroic actions of the Serbian people during World War II:*/

    2) What happened after WWII, how it reached to demographic changes which favoured Albanian ethnics and imperialistic ideas of a "Great Albania"?
    A Czech TV documentary answers most of these questions (mostly one-sided stories, but do see the video):
    Note: They're not my uploads. Look for "Stolen Kosovo video english" in Google if this isn't available.

    Amongst others, you will see:
    - French Foreign minister Bernard Kushner, Hashim Tachi, NATO officers and the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
    - Madeleine Albright exchanging how-do-you-do's.
    - Havier Solana disturbingly nodding to a woman that was forced away from her home.
    - Atrocities.*/

    3) The thank you for Serbia's heroism during WWII? NATO bombing and proclaiming Serbians as vicious murderers.

    Kofi Annan endorsed NATO bombing in former Yugoslavia:

    It is indeed tragic that diplomacy has failed, but there are times when the use of force may be legitimate in the pursuit of peace," Annan notes, but emphasizes the Security Council should have been consulted.
    (For the "diplomacy has failed" argument, see "More links" below)

    4) NATO's "oops" bombings, accidentally targetting not only foreign embassies, but civilians as well:
    See (2) if you think you can handle watching the holocausts (the bus over the bridge, the village).

    An article quoting an eye-witness at the bazaar market in Niš NATO bombed:

    5) The final outcome?
    - Billions of dollars in damages.
    - Cultural damages, including churches:
    - Blood-lust and monuments of historic importance destroyed:*/

    More links:
    Albright's "Take it or leave it" plan -
    Albright & Kosovo -

    NATO bombings operation:

    "Humanitarian" military intervention:


    As a final note, I'd like to quote this site:
    Certainly the atrocious crimes of the Serbs against Kosovars should not be tolerated, but any child knows two wrongs do not make a right. The rule of law also needs to be made universal by democratic processes. Individuals must be held accountable for actions that violate the rights of others. But to use the blunt instruments of war to punish whole nations and peoples for the crimes of their leaders and supporters tends to escalate the violence and the crimes.

    Last, but not least, I would like to personally condemn the single-sided independence of Kosovo, the illegal approval and the ignorance of several international laws. The other thing I would like, is simply that Ms Madeleine Albright and Havier Solana apprehend the Serbian language and try to live in the Kosovo they've so desired to create by force - without their bodyguards and escorts that is, to see just how things actually are, behind the cameras, and during the terrifying nights of raids and attacks towards the few remaining serbians in Kosovo & Metohija.