Saturday, May 30, 2009

U.S. Policy and Geopolitics of Jihad: The Green Corridor in the Balkans

by Srdja Trifkovic

(Excerpt)

The Green Transverse or “Green Corridor” (in Serbian/Croatian: Zelena transverzala) is a geopolitical concept that has been used in two distinct, albeit interconnected meanings:

1. To define the long-term goal of Islamist ideologues, both in the Balkans and in the wider Muslim world, to create a geographically contiguous chain of majority- Muslim or Muslim-dominated polities that will extend from Turkey in the southeast to the northwestern-most point of Bosnia (120 miles from Austria).

2. To denote the ongoing process of increasing ethno-religious self-assertiveness among major traditionally Muslim communities in the Balkans, this has had a fourfold effect:

(a) Expanding the geographic area of their demographic dominance;

(b) Establishing and/or expanding various entities under Muslim political control with actual or potential claim to sovereign statehood;

(c) Enhancing the dominant community’s Islamic character and identity within those entities, with the parallel decrease of presence and power of non-Muslim groups; and

(d) Prompting Muslim communities’ ambitions for ever bolder designs in the future, even at the risk of conflict with their non-Muslim neighbors. Giving some clarity to this concept is essential to a comprehensive understanding of the motives, actions, and emerging expectations of different actors in the Yugoslav wars in general and the ongoing Kosovo crisis in particular.......

Continued at Gates of Vienna: The Green Corridor in the Balkans

Friday, May 22, 2009

Go home Nazi scum,' Serb hardliners tell Biden


..."Biden, you Nazi scum, go home," said the posters brandished by opposition Radical Party deputies during the live national broadcast of a parliament sitting which coincided with the start of Biden's visit....AFP

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Nikola Tesla, godfather of the 20th Century, deserves more credit

By Michael Pravica

A recent May 5th article in the New York Times entitled: “A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure,” discusses the potential sale of the remnants of Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe laboratory on Long Island and thus the potential loss of some of the last physical traces of one of humanity’s greatest minds. It also represents yet one more insult to one of the most misunderstood and unappreciated visionaries who sought only to aid all humanity......Comment Factory

SerbBlog: In researching the dates on those statues, I ran across "The Tesla Wardenclyffe Project". It's a group from Colorado who are trying to acquire the Wardenclyffe property and turn it into a Science Museum. Cool!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Columbia Deports Kosovo Albanian "ex-PM"Agim Ceku on War Crimes

PARIS (AFP) – Kosovo's former prime minister Agim Ceku, who is wanted in Serbia on war crimes charges, confirmed he had been expelled from Colombia and could not return, in comments to AFP Thursday.....AFP