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Saturday, 28 April 2018

28 April 2018. A Serb Speaks Out on “Silent America”

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This post isn’t about my American friends, but for their silent countrymen.

Why do I have nothing but resentment for Americans? You destroyed my country. You… yes, you, not your government. You paid for those bombs and for the depleted uranium that gives us cancer 25 years after. You paid for it with your tax money. With your votes, you legitimised the crimes done by your warlords. Every single one of you is guilty by association, by embracing the American way of life. Stolen resources from other countries sustain that lifestyle. Your rape and pillage around the world allow you to consume 30-50 percent of all global resources, even though you account for only 3 percent of the world’s population. You’re despicable, obese, “exceptional” ignoramuses… disgusting scum.

28 April 2018

Neno Jovanović 

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Editor:

Americans delude themselves into thinking that the world envies them. It doesn’t. Before 1992, many people did admire them… American propaganda was very effective. Besides that, the ruling class allowed a modicum of prosperity to the working-class, a situation vastly eroded since the Clintons’ sorry misrule (NAFTA was the first salvo of the fatcats against common people, followed by more attacks on the economic standing of ordinary folk). In fact, world events since 1992 point up the feral, kleptocratic, and hubristical nature of the American ruling class. All too often, the American people remained silent. Silence IS complicity…

The very basis of the USA is indeed “exceptional”… exceptionally evil. Look at Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Zuckerberg… if you need an illustration of evil incarnate and what America truly worships, they do very well. Evil doesn’t wear red tights and carry a pitchfork… it looks and sounds distressingly ordinary. Have a care…

BMD

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Sunday, 28 January 2018

Stjepan Stevo Filipović (1916-42): His Spirit Will Never Die

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102 years ago, Stjepan Stevo Filipović was born on 27 January 1916. Filipović was a Yugoslav communist, a partisan, and People’s Hero of Yugoslavia, the “Yugoslav Che Guevara”. He was born in Opuzen in Croatia, then part of Austria-Hungary. He was a locksmith by trade. He graduated from primary school, then, his family moved to Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina), where he graduated from the second level at the gymnasium. After that, he studied in Sirmii and Kragujevac (Serbia).

He was an active revolutionary since 1937, actively involved in demonstrations and strikes, for which he went to prison for a year in 1939. In 1940, he joined the Communist Party of Yugoslavia. Filipović then did party work on the local level in Kragujevac; after the occupation of Yugoslavia by German troops in April 1941, the Party transferred him to Valjevo. There, he helped to set up clandestine radio stations and trained the first partisan groups. His personal courage and bravery in combat made him the commander of the local unit. On 15 August 1941, in an attack on Lajkovac, Filipović, armed only with a gun and grenades, put to flight a German machine-gun detachment squad. In this battle, his unit killed and wounded around 40 German soldiers. He received a commendation from Tito, the commander of the partisan forces. He received such again for his attack on Krupan.

At the end of September 1941, he was commissar of his unit for a short while. When his unit received reinforcements, he became a battalion commander. On 24 February 1942, the Chetniks ambushed Filipović… they wounded him and took him captive. The Chetniks handed him over to the Germans in Sabac, they transported him to Valjevo and tortured him for two months. A court sentenced him to death, with the execution date set for 22 May 1942. The Germans made all the locals come to the execution. In his last moments, Filipović spoke about the partisan movement, reminding them that the Red Army’s victory was inevitable and that the cruelty and bestiality of the fascist invaders would bring a prompt and just punishment to them. A photographer managed to capture the moment when Filipović spoke the words that became the slogan of the antifascist movement in Yugoslavia… “Death to fascism, freedom to the people!” Unable to stop the “communist propaganda”, the executioner decided not to wait for the appointed time, but to execute Filipović immediately. The execution took place 15 minutes earlier than planned.

On 16 February 1949, Filipović won the highest Yugoslav award, People’s Hero of Yugoslavia. On 28 October 1960, they dedicated a monument to Filipović in Valjevo. In the 1980 s, a monument existed in Filipović’s hometown of Opuzen, but in 1991 Croatian nationalists destroyed it. The modern Yugoslav left respects Stjepan Filipović, “our Che Guevara”, for his bravery, honesty, fearlessness, and internationalism.

27 January 2018

Yevgeny Ivanov

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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Ratko Mladić… Hero of Serbia

Demonstration in Banja Luka (Republika Srpska, in American-occupied “Bosnia”) in support of the falsely-accused General Mladić… the banner reads “Serbian Hero”

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The support for Ratko Mladić is overwhelming. He personally symbolises our demonised nation, sharing our suffering for having been falsely accused of being what we are not. We aren’t racists, we aren’t aggressors, nor are we are even devious… to the contrary, we’re transparently honestly open, to the point that our strong-willed directness is sometimes misinterpreted. We all sympathise with the general because we’ve all been equally falsely accused, as a nation. You might not know what kind of men and women we are, but *we* do!

22 November 2017

John Bosnitch

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Editor:

Mladić defended his country from German and American aggression, for which the Hague “tribunal” calls him “criminal” (it’s nothing but an American-dominated kangaroo court that finds Serbs guilty and Bosniaks/Croats/Albanians innocent). Remember well that the bitch Hillary Clinton was one of those who planned the war against Federal Yugoslavia. If I had to choose between Hillary or Mladić, it’s no contest… Hillary is irredeemably evil… her followers are either deluded or just as evil themselves.

Let God see and judge. The wheels of His Justice grind slowly, but they grind very fine, indeed…

BMD

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Guess Which Country is the Undisputed Champion in Election Meddling?

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With the entire “Russia interfered in US democracy” story collapsing, Jimmy Dore reminded us which country is the undisputed champion in election meddling. The Carnegie Mellon University study does NOT even include coups and attempts at régime change. The study just counts when the USA tried directly to influence an election for one of the sides. Imagine the results if we added coups, régime change operations, invasions, sanctions, and bombings to the final tally. Here’s a transcript of an NPR interview on the matter:

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

This is hardly the first time a country tried to influence the outcome of another country’s election. By one expert’s count, the USA did it, too, more than 80 times worldwide between 1946 and 2000. That expert is Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University. I asked him to tell me about one election where US intervention likely affected the outcome.

DOV LEVIN:

One example of that was our intervention in Serbia (then, Yugoslavia), in the 2000 election there. Slobodan Milošević was running for re-election, and we didn’t want him to stay in power due to his tendency to disrupt the Balkans and his human rights violations (sic). Therefore, we intervened in various ways for the opposition candidate, Vojislav Koštunica. Moreover, we gave funding to the opposition, and we gave them training and campaigning aide. In addition, according to my estimate, that assistance was crucial in enabling the opposition to win.

SHAPIRO:

How often are these interventions public versus covert?

LEVIN:

Basically, about one-third of them are public and two-thirds of them are covert. In other words, the voters in the target don’t know before the election.

SHAPIRO: 

Your count doesn’t include coups or attempts at régime change. Depending on the definitions, it sounds like the tally could actually be much higher.

LEVIN:

You’re right. I didn’t count and discounted covert coup d’états like the USA did in Iran in 1953 or in Guatemala in 1954. I only counted when the USA tried directly to influence an election for one of the sides. I didn’t discuss other types of interventions. However, if we include those, then, of course, the number could be larger.

SHAPIRO:

For example, how often do other countries like Russia try to alter the outcome of elections as compared to the USA?

LEVIN:

Well, for my dataset, the USA is the most common user of this technique. Since 1945, Russia or the USSR used it half as much. My estimate is 36 cases between 1946 to 2000. We know that the Chinese used this technique; the Venezuelans used it when the late Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was in power, and other countries used it, too.

SHAPIRO:

Arguably, the USA is more vocal than any other country about promoting democracy and democratic values around the world. Does this strike you as conflicting with that message?

LEVIN:

It depends upon if we help the pro-democratic side (sic), as in the case of Milošević that I talked about earlier. I believe that’d be helpful for democracy. If it helps less-nicer candidates or parties, then, naturally, it can be less helpful.

SHAPIRO:

Obviously, your examination of 20th-century attempts to influence elections doesn’t involve hacking because computers weren’t widespread until recently.

LEVIN:

That’s true.

SHAPIRO:

In your view, is technology dramatically changing the game… as we saw in the November election? On the other hand, is this just the latest evolution of an effort that always used whatever tools are available?

LEVIN:

I’d say it’s more the latter. Before, without cyber-hacking tools, I’d say that the Russians or the Soviets infrequently did these types of intervention because one had to use old-style methods such as people meeting in the park in secret giving out and getting information and things like that.

23 April 2017

Alex Christoforou

The Duran

http://theduran.com/guess-which-country-is-the-undisputed-champion-in-election-meddling/

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