AriRusila's Conflicts

Today 13 years has went since the massive ethnic cleansing of more than 250,000 Serbs from Krajina in Croatia. Thirteen years ago, on August 4 1995, 200,000 Croat army and police troops from Croatia and the Croat Defense Council from Bosnia-Herzegovina, under the command of Franjo Tudjman, attacked the United Nations protected zones (safe havens)… » read more

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Today 13 years has went since the massive ethnic cleansing of more than 250,000 Serbs from Krajina in Croatia. Thirteen years ago, on August 4 1995, 200,000 Croat army and police troops from Croatia and the Croat Defense Council from Bosnia-Herzegovina, under the command of Franjo Tudjman, attacked the United Nations protected zones (safe havens) with […]

Posted by Ari Rusila

Israel’s ambassador to Croatia, Shmuel Meirom, harshly criticized on Thursday 31 July 2008 the funeral given to a head of a World War Two concentration camp in Zagreb, saying also that it insulted the memory of those killed in the camp run by Croatia’s Nazi-allied Ustasha regime. Sakic died aged 87 on July 20 while… » read more

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Kosovon on tunnustanut vajaat 50 valtiota ja noin 150 ei ole eli jossain passi käy jossain ei. Asiakirjan luotettavuutta madaltaa mm. seuraavat tekijät:
¤ myöntäjä on ulkomaisten joukkojen ja valuutan varassa toimiva näennäisvaltio jota alkuperäinen omistaja pitää miehitettynä alueena
¤ paikallinen valtiojohto pohjautuu rikollisklaanien ja sotarikollisten tukeen
¤ nykyhallinnon – viimeisen 8 vuoden – aikana Kosovosta on kehittynyt […]

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This night I was watching news from Belgrade where some 15.000 demonstrators were involved running battles with riot police after a Belgrade rally in support of Radovan Karadzic. In every capital one can find hardliners, extremists or simple hooligans so this event itself is not very dangerous. However the serious question from my point of… » read more

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Karadzic’in pidätys toi jäleen päivänvaloon Srebrenican tapahtumat kesällä 1995. Vaikka aikaa on kulunut toistakymmentä vuotta, tutkijat ovat tehneet raportejaan ja toimittajat juttujaan tuntuu toisto nykymedian otsikoissa jatkuvan.
Mielestäni nyt olisi hyvä tilaisuus luotailla esimerkiksi seuraavia kysymyksiä tarkemmin:
¤ miksi uusienkin raporttien valossa yksiselitteisesti toistellaan tarinaa 8000 muslimin joukkomurhasta?
¤ miksei tutkiva journalismi ainakaan valtavirtamedioissa vieläkään itsekriittisesti tarkastele omaa […]

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The European Commission is set to withdraw the accreditation of two Bulgarian agencies and bar them for using EU funds after details of a European Commission report on Bulgaria’s fight against corruption and organised crime will be officially issued on July 23. Two agencies under the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and the… » read more

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Balkan Future?

One may have noticed that I have had here as well in some discussion forums quite negative or critical comments about today´s Balkan events and politics. In one forum a question was made if I belief Balkan region to have any future. Yes I do. Western Balkans will have a future and at least following… » read more

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