Friday, March 28, 2014

Do Try This at Home

To Doris Pack, MEP:

It has come to my attention that you have praised the so-called "citizen plenums" in Bosnia, calling them a "good idea" and urging people to "take to the streets and take control of their own destiny."

Noble words. But this is what that looks like in practice:

(AP, via Daily Telegraph)
How about this, Doris: you do that, in your native Schiffweiler, first.

Don't bother letting me know how it turns out. I honestly don't give a damn.


James said...

I found this through serbianna during the time that these riots were going on:
Bosnian Muslim "revolutionaries" burn down the archive of Croat Ustasha docs on atrocities during Holocaust.

CubuCoko said...

That's part of what was destroyed, yes (there are more documents elsewhere, thank God) - but the arsonists went after the Ottoman and Austrian papers as well. Sort of an indiscriminate "democratic destruction" if you will.

Aleks said...

GF, You are wasting your time with Pack. Her resume:

- Order of Zvonimir (Croatia) (1995).

- Order of the Republic of Albania (2002).

- Honorary doctorate from the University of Zadar, Croatia (2007).

From her webpage:

- 1997 Orden der Republik Kroatiens (HR)

- 2006 Kroatischer Kulturclub, Silberne Taube von Vucedol, Symbol für Frieden und Freiheit des kroatischen Volkes

- 2008 Toleranzpreis des Parlamentes der Vojvodina (Serbien) [WTF is this?]

- 2009 Preis der Stadt Pogradec (Albanien)

CubuCoko said...

Aleks, I know exactly who Doris Pack is. I didn't mean to reason with her, I was mocking her.

Of course there is no way she would ever argue for riots and arson in her own hometown, but she does so in mine.

Aleks said...

GF, I sort of suspected, but whenever she or others pop up, I think it is worth repeating her 'credits'. In case anyone actually thinks that the blowhards in the european parliament are anything but biased and unprofessional, especially the ones who have anything to do with the Balkans.

CubuCoko said...

Indeed. Thank you, by the way, for this biographical contribution. This way we can point to it whenever her "advice" comes up.

CubuCoko said...

Now if only someone could do the same with Jelko Kacin...

Aleks said...

Hi GF,

As far as I know, no one has ever translated Marko Prešeren's 'Thesis on Legality of Slovenian war'* in to english. It was by by order of the Slovenian Parliament that he was given full access to the historical archives of the war to clear up exactly what went on, or more precisely didn't.

Judging from newspaper reports of its release, the Slovenes fought a dirty war and the JNA were exemplary in all respects.

Prešeren's thesis doesn't mention Kacin unfortunately and all we have in english is that he was 'Information Minister'.

Zurnal 24: Oborožen spopad za Slovenijo skozi tožilske spise, 7. del: Tovarišem v orožju na naši in njihovi strani.

* Available from the University of Lubljana's website.

What has also perplexed me is the
disinterest in translating in to english the good stuff that would help the Serbs, the most recent example of the works of the last Jaša Almuli who documented the horrific things that were done to the Serbs by the Nazis.

If such texts were available in english then it would only be a matter of putting them side by side with the alleged atrocities of 1990-1995 to show how absurd the claims are. The ultimate take down of any sort of parity or equality of suffering that has been peddled for years by western media.

CubuCoko said...

Well, that's what my new outfit, the Reiss Institute, was established to remedy. We're still setting up a book-publishing branch, but the idea is to make such texts available in English.

Aleks said...

GF, that's reassuring to hear. I hope that those with deep pocket will pony up.

James said...

Have you heard of and read the trilogy on Slovenia's arms exports to the Croats and Bosnian Muslims during the war?:

"Journalists Matej Šurc and Blaž Zgaga investigated the illegal trade of arms in Slovenia during the early 1990s and chronicled their findings in the trilogy In the Name of the State. The first volume of the trilogy, Sell, published in June 2011, focused on the sale of arms and ammunition. The second volume, Resell, appeared in October 2011 and dealt with the purchase of arms abroad and subsequent resale to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina during the UN arms embargo. The third volume, Cover-up, describes how the arms smugglers managed to keep their activities largely concealed for the last twenty years and was published in April 2012."

CubuCoko said...

Haven't read it - first I hear of it, in fact. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. This looks more than interesting...