Bosnian Croat General Commits Suicide After Final ICTY Verdict

A Bosnian Croat named Slobodan Praljak, a general during the Balkan civil wars of the 1990s, committed suicide today in The Hague. Gen. Praljak’s suicide was very public: he drank poison during a hearing at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, just after a judge rejected his final appeal.

Gen. Praljak was 72 years old and was facing twenty years in prison. Many convicted defendants do all they can to save themselves so they can live out the rest of their lives in prison, but the general was evidently not cut from that sort of cloth. After drinking the poison, before he was carried out of the courtroom by EMTs, he said, “I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.”

A note to readers, before you jump all over me about this: I’m not saying that Gen. Praljak was an innocent lamb who did not deserve the sentence handed down. Nor am I saying he was a depraved psychopath who deserved what he got, and more. I’m not qualified to evaluate such matters, so that’s not what I’m doing.

My interest is in the political nature of the ICTY, which I consider a kangaroo court. But before we get into that, here’s the report from Australian ABC:

Bosnian Croat War General Dies After Drinking Poison During Trial in the Hague

The wartime commander of Bosnian Croat forces, Slobodan Praljak, has died after he drank poison seconds after UN judges turned down his appeal against a 20-year sentence for war crimes against Bosnian Muslims, Croatian state television reports.

Sources close to Mr Praljak told Croatia’s state TV he died in a hospital in The Hague.

Dutch police will not comment on the TV report based on “sources close to General Praljak”.

Spokesman for the tribunal Nenad Golcevski, when asked if he could confirm the death, said: “I have no information to share at this point”.

Mr Praljak, 72, tilted back his head and took a swing from a bottle shortly after appeals judges confirmed his sentence for involvement in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnian Croat ministate in Bosnia in the early 1990s.

“I just drank poison,” he said.

“I am not a war criminal. I oppose this conviction.”

Presiding Judge Carmel Agius had overturned some of Mr Praljak’s convictions but left his sentence unchanged.

Judge Agius quickly halted the hearing at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Dutch police, an ambulance and a fire truck quickly arrived outside the court’s headquarters and emergency service workers, some of them wearing helmets and with oxygen tanks on their backs, went into the court.

The ICTY is about to close its doors after 24 years of dispensing international “justice” at The Hague. During that time it has handed down 161 indictments. Gen. Praljak provided a fitting finale for the court that will most likely color future historical accounts of its proceedings.

Based on the Wikipedia entry for the ICTY (see the bottom of this post for the full table), 17 of the 161 defendants indicted were Muslims, and six of those were convicted. That means that 10.6% of those indicted were Muslims, and of those convicted, 6.7% were Muslims.

The civil wars in the former Yugoslavia were by and large a three-way affair: Serbs vs. Croats vs. Muslims (Bosniaks and Kosovars). Therefore one might expect the indictments to break down into roughly a third for each group.

But they don’t. So what’s the reason for that? Why are Muslims under-represented in the court’s cases? Are Serbs and Croats simply that much more bestial and depraved than the Bosniaks and the Kosovars?

Or was the ICTY simply carrying out a political agenda?

My money’s on the latter. Saudi money was (and is) very prominent in the Balkans on behalf of Bosnians and ethnic Albanians. That money has a long reach in other places, too. Carefully targeted amounts earmarked for various groups and individuals working the international “justice” scam could do wonders to direct the indictments.

Based on the historical evidence from the Balkans, there is no reason to suspect that Bosniaks and Kosovars are any less bestial than their Serb and Croat neighbors. If reports are to be believed, the Kosovars are the most bestial of all. So the light presence of Muslims in the dock and in the prisons is significant.

Also: You’ll notice that some of those convicted Muslims got out early, after three years or so, for the same types of crimes that sent Serbs and Croats to prison for twenty years. I don’t have time to evaluate the early-release patterns for the non-Muslims, but the complete data are available below for those who wish to crunch the numbers.

Here’s the full table of indictments and convictions. See the wiki page for footnotes and links to more information. Muslim defendants and the disposition of their cases are bolded in red:

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What Makes Central Europe Different?

Eric Zemmour is a popular French commentator who appears often on radio and television. In the following clip Mr. Zemmour discusses the recent “turn to the right” in Central Europe, which has seen electoral success for EU-skeptic anti-immigration parties in Hungary, Poland, Austria, and now Czechia.

His analysis of the reasons for the rightward swing are spot on, although he elides some of the historical complexities of the region. Not all the states he mentions were part of the Habsburg Empire — from the early 18th century until the early 20th, Poland was divided among the Great Powers, mostly between Prussia and Russia.

The separate provinces or vassal states that eventually became Romania were at different times ruled by the Ottomans, the Austrians, the Hungarians, and the Russians, but mostly by the Ottomans, with varying degrees of autonomy.

Parts of Hungary were occupied for centuries by the Ottomans, while the rest recognized a Habsburg king. When Hungarian territory was wrested from the Ottomans after the Siege of Vienna in the late 17th century, Hungary became part of the Austrian Empire. After the Revolutions of 1848, it became (at least theoretically) an equal partner in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After the Great War it became an independent state whose borders were greatly reduced.

Czechia (Bohemia and Moravia) and Slovakia were historically kingdoms or principalities that were more often vassal states than sovereign ones. They formed part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until its dissolution in 1918.

Complicated, isn’t it? And this is the simplified version.

By and large, however, Eric Zemmour is exactly right about what is happening in Central Europe. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Towards a Greater Albania

The following article from Les Observateurs focuses on a potentially dangerous movement in the Balkans that has as its principal aim the creation of a Greater Albania. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation:

The Greater Albania project: a danger of an Islamic hotbed in the heart of Europe?

September 2, 2017

I am a blogger of Greek descent and I would like to submit my article on the Albanian question. Thank you for your attention.

Balkans: the “Albanian question”, the puzzle for Washington

The NATO intervention led by Washington in Yugoslavia in the 1990s plunged the region into chaos. Their bombing campaign killed hundreds of civilians and destroyed apartment buildings, farms, schools, hospitals, churches and bridges. The Kosovo war opened a Pandora’s box and created the threat of a Greater Albania.

The idea of a Greater Albania developed in the nineteenth century, while the Ottoman Empire was still present in the Balkans. Greater Albania is a nationalist project aiming at bringing together within Albania all Albanians living in neighboring states of Albania. These include Kosovo and Metohija [Serbian designation for Kosovo], the Preševo region [Serbia], territories in Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece.

The most dangerous thing is that this virus of ethnic nationalism is difficult to control. Indeed, since the proclamation of the independence of Kosovo, the Albanian nationalists have a free hand. And they feel at ease to use the issue of a great Albania as a political tool.

Thus, in his interview with the Politico portal, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama did not exclude the possibility of unification of Albania and Kosovo “if the prospect of the accession of the Balkan countries to the EU continues to recede.” Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi also said that national unity remains an alternative if the EU does not want Albanians. The remarks that the European Commissioner Johannes Hahn has deemed unacceptable and even counterproductive are not new. But they are gaining ground.

The Kosovo syndrome has spread in the region among populations of Albanian descent. It is enough to mention the very violent inter-ethnic crisis that killed 100 to 200 people in Macedonia in 2001. That year the country experienced several clashes. There were parades almost daily in Skopje, the capital, and in the main cities of the country. The protesters accused the Albanians of wanting to federate Macedonia, to divide it. There may also be riots in Greece or Montenegro. Indeed, many similar incidents have already occurred in these territories. As a result, Montenegrin deputy Predrag Bulatović stressed that “we are witnessing the organized and coordinated regional actions of Greater Albanian nationalism in order to promote the idea of Greater Albania”.

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The Islamic Trade in European Slaves

The following essay by Emmet Scott was published previously at The New English Review in a slightly different form. It provides apposite material to accompany Matt Bracken’s new novel, The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun.

The Islamic Trade in European Slaves

by Emmet Scott

It is common knowledge that for over a thousand years, Arab and Muslim slavers took enormous numbers of men, women and children from sub-Saharan Africa. What is not so well known is that they took equally large numbers of people from Europe. As with Africa, Arab slave-taking in Europe began in the seventh century — shortly after the rise of Islam — and continued virtually without interruption into the modern epoch.

Modern Western culture, with its Anglo-centric worldview, has an almost obsessive preoccupation with the European trade in African slaves, a trade that commenced in the late fifteenth century and ended in the mid-nineteenth, but seems to have little knowledge of or interest in the equally intense Muslim trade in European slaves during the same epoch. This is a strange state of affairs, given the fact that, in general, the Europeans enslaved by the Muslims between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries were treated appallingly, and the trade had a long-term and devastating impact upon large areas of the continent.

As noted, Muslim slave-taking from Europe commenced almost immediately after the arrival of Islam on the world stage. These early slave raids had an immense impact upon European civilization and, as I have argued in some detail in Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited, turned the entire Mediterranean into a war zone, broke the unity of the eastern and western branches of Roman civilization and Christendom in general, and essentially gave birth to the medieval world. With the Christian counter-attack, which commenced in the eleventh century with the Reconquista in Spain and the Crusades, Muslim slave-raiding abated somewhat, though it never actually ended. But following the emergence in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, Islam was once again on the offensive; and with this renewed aggression came a vast expansion of the slave trade.

It is impossible to be precise or anything approaching it when talking about the number of slaves taken from Europe in the five centuries following the rise of Ottoman power. However, what is clear is that three main theatres of slave-raiding emerged. The first and by far the most important of these was in south-east and central Europe, where Ottoman armies engaged in annual assaults upon Christian territories. As the Turkish armies moved ever northwards and westwards they captured and enslaved great numbers of Europeans, the vast majority of whom were sold in Constantinople and Anatolia. Raiding Christian territories was incessant and we hear that, “The primary aim of the [Ottoman] raiders was the acquisition of booty. The most important booty was humans who could be sold at the slave markets for a high price. After a successful attack thousands of prisoners of war were driven to the Ottoman markets. … No one was safe in the endangered areas — nobles and serfs could equally become slaves.” (Eniko Csukovits, “Miraculous escapes from Ottoman captivity” in Geza David and Pal Foder (eds.) Ransom Slavery along the Ottoman Borders (Early Fifteenth-Early Eighteenth Centuries) (Leiden etc. Brill Academic, 2007) p. 5) As in other parts of the world, the Muslim slavers preferred young women and boys and these offered the highest price in the Turkish heartlands. Most of the boys were castrated and served as eunuchs, whilst the girls and women were destined for the harems of the Ottoman nobility.

It must not be imagined, as some might, that once a Christian territory was conquered and under tribute to the Ottomans that it was then immune from the attentions of the slavers. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Under sharia law the position of Christians was never secure, and Christian girls were regularly kidnapped by Muslim raiders and sold into the harems of Constantinople and Anatolia. In addition to this, Ottoman policy was to recruit Christian boys into the army, and these youths formed the elite core of Janissaries. But they were “recruited” by force, essentially kidnapped from their families and never again seen by them. So, although the Janissaries cannot, strictly speaking, be described as slaves, they were the victims of kidnap and forcible conversion to an alien faith. We should note, too, that rebellion against Ottoman rule, a common enough occurrence in Europe, was invariably met with savage reprisal, involving massacre, torture and enslavement; so that the total number of Europeans enslaved by the Ottomans grew, over the centuries, to enormous proportions. How many, it is impossible to say, mainly because no reliable records are available. However, it is beyond question that the number ran into many millions, with estimates ranging anywhere from ten to forty million.

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Rep. Steve King’s Remarks Subtitled in Bulgarian

Last Wednesday we posted a video of Rep. Steve King calling out the Obama administration for interfering in foreign elections, including those in Israel and Macedonia. The most egregious use of taxpayer dollars was for the translation of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals into Macedonian so that it could be distributed by George Soros’ local affiliates before the elections.

Citizens of Israel, the Visegrad Four nations (Hungary, Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia) and possibly other members of the East Bloc may be very interested in this video, so we’re subtitling it in different languages. Previously: Polish, Hungarian.

The following version subtitled in Bulgarian may be of interest to residents of the southern and southeastern Balkans, including Macedonia — where many people understand Bulgarian, a closely-related language.

Many thanks to Tanya T for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The original English transcript is here.

Bulgarian transcript:

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USA kongresszusi képviselő bizonyítja: Orbánnak igaza volt Sorossal kapcsolatban

Translation of the Hungarian title: “US congressman confirms: Orbán was right about Soros”

On Wednesday we posted a video of Rep. Steve King calling out the Obama administration for interfering in foreign elections, including those in Israel and Macedonia. The most egregious use of taxpayer dollars was for the translation of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals into Macedonian so that it could be distributed by George Soros’ local affiliates before the elections.

Citizens of Israel, the Visegrad Four nations (Hungary, Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia), and possibly other members of the East Bloc may be very interested in this video, so we’re subtitling it in different languages. Previously: Polish.

Many thanks to CrossWare for the Hungarian translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The original English transcript is here.

Hungarian transcript:

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Ingerencja administracji Baracka Obamy w kampaniach wyborczych innych krajów

Last night we posted a video of Rep. Steve King calling out the Obama administration for interfering in foreign elections, including those in Israel and Macedonia. The most egregious use of taxpayer dollars was for the translation of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals into Macedonian so that it could be distributed by George Soros’ local Balkan affiliates before the election.

Citizens of the Visegrad Four nations (Hungary, Poland, Czechia, and Slovakia) and possibly other members of the East Bloc may be very interested in this video, so we’re going to subtitle it in different languages.

The first language is Polish. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, Green Infidel for the Polish title, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

The original English transcript is here.

Polish transcript:

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Rep. Steve King on Obama’s Interference in Foreign Elections

The talking heads in the media and Democrats in Congress have been obsessing about supposed Russian interference in last fall’s presidential election. In response to the continuous Trump-Russia-Putin litany, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) came back with his own list of the Obama administration’s interference in foreign elections — including one in Macedonia, which I had forgotten about. Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals translated into Macedonian, paid for by the American taxpayer!

But that evil Vlad Putin, he’s the REAL election meddler who needs to be watched…

For more on Rep. King’s efforts to investigate Obama and the Clintons, see this Sioux City radio report, or The New York Post.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for subtitling and uploading this video:

Video transcript (including footage at the end that was left out of the video above):

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The Gravedigger of the Left

Note: This article was originally posted on May 4, and was a sticky feature for several days. Scroll down for more recent items.

Mária Schmidt is a Hungarian historian and university lecturer. In the following essay she outlines the trajectory of George Soros’ career and describes his ongoing nefarious schemes with great lucidity. Her account is literally horripilating: it made my skin crawl to read what this vile man has unleashed upon the world. This “globalized” world.

Many thanks to CrossWare for undertaking the extended task of translating this important article that was originally published at the Hungarian website

The Gravedigger of the Left

by Mária Schmidt
April 16, 2017

Case study

Once upon a time there was a huge mining complex in the vicinity of Trepča, where gold, silver, zinc, lead and cadmium were extracted from about forty different mines. These mines gave jobs to the people who lived there. One of them, named Zvecan in Kosovo, had exceptionally rich quarries. Once upon a time the International Crisis Group (ICG), which was established in 1995, was a highly respected, expert, independent research and analysis Institute, created and operated to avoid wars and to build a more peaceful future. Sitting on its board of directors, George Soros — the great philanthropist and part-time humanist, who provides generous donations to ensure its operation — and his son determined that it would be of crucial importance for the future of Kosovo to boost mining production in Trepča. The exploitation of local natural resources would play a large role when Kosovo became independent. The independent ICG experts stated that very unfortunately local production was underfinanced, and the factories were badly managed and harmful to health and the environment. Oh, and the locals were exploited by Belgrade. “Trepča is the Berlin wall of Kosovo. For the longest time it has been the symbol of Serbian tyranny against the Albanians in Kosovo,” they argued professionally. Then war broke out in Kosovo.

A couple of months later the local leader of the occupying UN forces, Bernard Kouchner, who came from the Doctors Without Borders organization — also financed by Soros — was shocked to discover that working in the Trepča mines and factories in Zvecan was very harmful to health, especially for children and pregnant mothers. The UN forces therefore immediately expropriated the mines and processing plants. Then, in a generous gesture, every property in Kosovo. Only because of the coincidence of coincidences were Soros’ private investment companies then given the opportunity to invest $50 million in the area. Simultaneously, the US government has committed $100 million collateral as security for investments in the Balkans.

Soros was selected from among sixteen other candidates, presumably in an open and fair procurement process. So funding was provided in Zvecan, with the obvious aim that further mining not damage the employees’ health, especially that of pregnant mothers and children. All this took place in accordance with the requirements of an open society and the guidelines from independent experts, as elsewhere, all the time, where events meet with a happy ending. This story is quoted on the basis of an earlier article, because not so long ago and not so far from us in time, unsuspected by many of us, Soros and his network used similar methods everywhere, followed the same recipe, and kept the same goals in mind as they operated. When the deal is not lucrative enough, they move on and leave everything behind broken and used up. The mines and downstream plants in Kosovo were recently taken into public ownership, which the northern Kosovo Serbs refused to acknowledge.

The recipe

The recipe is simple. Find a worthwhile business goal. Send forth your civilians (NGOs), destabilize the area and organize an appropriate media tailwind. Go for chaos, and if you have it, you will be the one to organize the assistance for reconstruction, while cherry-picking the most profitable businesses. Break down the borders, so they do not obstruct your movement. Break down national sovereignty, so the interests of the locals and residents will not slow you down. Buy all the experts, with money, scholarships, awards, fame, recognition, hype — whatever the price of someone is. Call them experts; independent; democrat and progressive. Prevent anybody from uncovering their backing, hide their professional incompetence, just as we have seen it in the scandal about the second time they faked global warming data, as it was an obvious organized forgery. So buy the local media: TV, radio, daily and weekly newspapers and the Internet portals, rename them as independent too, and pay them to work towards some goals identified by you. Make them ballyhooed and reward them well. The media stuffed with money by Soros can be recognized from the way they follow the old Leninist tactic: they always use personal attacks. They never present the case, or the allegations; they never argue about the issues; they do not fatigue themselves or the audience with the refutation of ideas. They intimidate people, and if that’s not enough, destroy them; therefore their journalists and activists are specialists in character assassination.

The Soros-type so-called “civilian organizations” — which he keeps in the manner of gentry — are also the trustees of “independence” and “professionalism”. They refer to themselves and each other warmly “as an objective” organization. Enthusiastically and without complaint, they can sent into battle at any time, with any goal that is assigned to them by the Soros empire. Soros’ unprecedented power and influence derives from these all-encompassing auxiliary troops and cross-border networks. They are moved by him in an organized and coordinated way. Occasionally in line with US foreign policy interests, contrary to those interests some other times, often serving them, at other times in a temporary alliance with local leaders, but always in hope of a lavish profit. After all, he is a businessman, or more precisely a speculator who earns by destroying others while he piles up lavish profits.

The Soviet empire becomes the Soros empire

The big game that takes place in the background, the game played by the superpowers, regional and local power centers, often can’t be easily detected, but sooner or later the puzzle comes together. The bottom line is always the same: to take possession of new spheres of influence, or retain existing ones. Such was the case after the collapse of the Soviet empire, as it created a power vacuum. Now, looking back to the past, we can state that in our region, by the end of the 1990s, the change of spheres of influence took place relatively smoothly with a relatively low level of blood sacrifice.

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Zana Ramadani: “No Other Religion Brings Forth So Many Murderers as Islam”

Zana Ramadani is a former member of Femen, and one of the activists who founded of Femen in Germany. She was born in Germany of Albanian stock — her parents were from Macedonia, and her mother was a believing Muslim.

Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this interview with Zana Ramadani published in Tages Anzeiger:

“Muslim mothers raise their sons to be losers”

In her bestseller The Veiled Threat, Zana Ramadani writes about macho men, coddling educators and the West in the clutches of an integration frenzy.

[Photo caption: The former Femen activist Ramadani in Berlin: “Muslim women are the biggest oppressors of their daughters.”]

You tangle with everybody in your book: with politics, especially the Left, with feminists, conservative Islam, Muslim machos and their enabling mothers. Do you need police protection?

That’s a lot more difficult to get than one might imagine. I have filed numerous reports with the police, but because the threats, especially on social media, are almost all anonymous, the police can’t do very much. I therefore applied for a gun license last year.

Who shows the most severe reactions?

The gender-feminists. They ridicule my education, call me a single incident and relativize. The conservative Muslims, on the other hand, don’t criticize; they only threaten me.

What do the threats look like?

Well, you can find pretty much anything there. They call me a whore, they threaten me with rape, murder, and since I am pregnant now, they threaten to kick my child out of my body.

Are you afraid?

It would be absurd to say no, I’m not afraid. It weighs on me, yes, but I try to not let it take over.

Is it especially bad that you as a Muslim woman criticize Islam?

If I were a German woman, they would call me a Nazi-slut and a racist; we know these accusations always come up first. But because I am a Muslim woman, it makes it harder and therefore worse. That I as a woman express myself critically against Islam is the worst of all. And so I am simply called mentally ill and traumatized. But they also fear me more, because I know very well what it is I am speaking of. Whenever possible, my opponents always avoid sitting across from me in talk shows.

What do you have against feminists? You were a member of Femen yourself at one time.

I am only against one very particular brand of feminists. Those who speak of solidarity among women but don’t live it. Those that think the only evil in this world is the white Western male, and he can be criticized without limit, unimpeded, while they automatically call you a racist if you criticize men from foreign cultures that are extremely misogynistic. Feminism is about human rights: one should be able to criticize anything and everything that abuses women’s rights, even Muslims. So when feminists call me a racist when I do that, I have a problem with their understanding of what feminism is.

Is this the reason you left Femen?

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Final Solution for the Macedonian Question?

The territory that is now called the Republic of Macedonia has had the misfortune to be treated as a geostrategic plaything by the Great Powers ever since it was wrested from the Turks more than a century ago. The latest machinations began after the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. On the one hand, the Western powers — the EU and the USA — seem determined to hand Macedonia over to its Albanian minority. On the other hand we have the Russians, who want to maintain solidarity with their Slavic cousins in the Balkans and prevent an unbroken chain of Islamic territory stretching from the Bosphorus to the border of Croatia.

The following essay discusses the Macedonian crisis in detail. The original German text was made available to Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who asked JLH to translate it. It was also posted by the Wiener Akademikerbund. A shorter version may be found at Andreas Unterberger’s website.

Many thanks to JLH for the full translation.

Final Solution for the Macedonian Question?

The 15% Albanian minority is holding the Republic of Macedonia hostage.

by Dr. Harald W. Kotschky, in Skopje
March 21, 2017

Just imagine, if:

Carinthia, 2017: The small Slovenian minority is demanding that Slovenian be the second language for official matters and everyday discourse, including bilingual place names and street signs in the entire province. On pain of draconian legal penalty, the innkeeper in Mallnitz has to speak Slovenian with his guest from Globasnitz. The state name and the national anthem must be bilingual and the state flag must include a Slovenian symbol. For years now on festive occasions in mixed language areas, there have been no red-white-red flags on the streets and public and private buildings — only the Slovenian national flag. 50% of all officials, of the executive authorities, of the military command must come from the Slovenian population.

Does that seem absurd? Well, exactly that is happening, mutatis mutandis (just exchange “Slovenian” for “Albanian”) a mere thousand kilometers from Vienna, in the Republic of Macedonia.

Mass Demonstrations for an Undivided Macedonia

Fomented by the USA and its Brussels helpers — helpers who may justly be called “quasi-governors” on the basis of their years of intervention in the domestic affairs of this sovereign state — the years-long political crisis in the Balkan Republic of Macedonia is reaching a climax, and may result at any time in violent confrontations. The fuse is lit.

Based on the results of snap elections in December, 2016, the foreign provocateurs want to pressure the president into creating a ruling coalition drawn from the ethnic Macedonian Social Democratic Party and all the ethnic Albanian parties. This would be a decisive step toward splitting the multi-ethnic land along linguistic boundaries.

For three weeks, on a daily basis, around 150,000 persons from all social classes and all ethnic groups, regardless of political preferences — excepting Albanians — have been demonstrating in all the larger cities and towns, for an undivided Republic of Macedonia. Peacefully, in contrast to the Soros network-instigated hooligan-like demonstrations of last year, from which the damage to public buildings may still be seen.

Today alone, in the capitol city of Skopje, more than 50,000 persons were on the street. The initiatives emanating from a non-partisan committee of citizens, artists and intellectuals are ignored or distorted by the mainstream media.

2002 Potemkin Census

The roughly 2.2 million population of the small, landlocked state in the center of the Balkan Peninsula includes more than a half dozen ethnic groups, outside of the autochthons (54% ethnic Macedonians). The political landscape is laid out according to ethnic criteria.

The largest minority is the almost exclusively Muslim Albanians, whose clearly marked territory is in the northwest, along the borders of Albania and Kosovo. Over the centuries they have trickled in over the mountains from the Adriatic area. The greatest influx was after the Second World War, when many ethnic Albanians moved from Kosovo and southern Serbia to the more liberal Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia.

Their present number is debatable. 25% is proposed, but the 2002 poll on which this is based was shadowed by irregularities. First, there was its “Potemkin” aspect — villages known to be abandoned were suddenly replete with life. Albanians came en masse over the Kosovo border, moved from village to village and played “resident population.” Furthermore, there was a long wait for the results of the census, which suggests “adjusted” numbers. Ethnic Albanian politicians (with the support of the quasi-governors) have successfully opposed a new census since 2012. Because a properly achieved result would reveal that the Albanian minority does not reach 20% of the entire population, and this would mean the loss of granted privileges. The number of Albanian speakers could hardly exceed more than 15-16%, as is seen through extrapolation from documents of the social insurance bureau and passport authority.

Albanian Chauvinism — Biblical Leavening in the Land[1]

In the sense of the Huntington thesis[2], Macedonia is a classic “fault-line country” between two cultures — the Christian-Macedonian and the Islamic-Albanian. The significance of religious factors may be seen in the fact that the few Albanians who are willing to integrate into the majority society are almost exclusively from the Catholic or atheist (former Communist) environments.

Practically all other members of the Albanian minority in Macedonia have a twofold lack of allegiance to the state, and live in parallel societies. They see both their ethnic and national identity as Albanian and are inclined toward one of the two “motherlands” — Albania or Kosovo.

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A Mental Patient Went on a Rampage With an Axe in Düsseldorf

At least that’s what the authorities say — the official line is that there’s no indication of terrorism. We still don’t have a Mohammed Coefficient, but we now know the attacker is from the Balkans — “the former Yugoslavia”, which nicely elides the question of whether he is a Serb, Croat, Slovene, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Bosnian, or Kosovar. Hmm…

The cellphone video below was taken by an eyewitness. I’m told that the young man who took the footage has the unmistakable accent of a culture-enricher, and may be Middle Eastern.

Many thanks to Egri Nök for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. WARNING: There are no instances of graphic gore in this video, but you will see large blood-splatters on the platform, so sensitive readers may want to skip it.

Below is an article about the attack from RP Online, also translated by Egri Nök:

Axe-Attack at Düsseldorf Main Train Station

Person on rampage allegedly 36-year-old from Wuppertal

Düsseldorf. A man armed with an axe has injured seven people at the Düsseldorf main train station on Thursday evening. According to information made available to our editorial staff, a 13-year-old girl is among the injured. The alleged attacker was arrested.

By Arne Lieb, Stefani Geilhausen, Klas Libuda, H. Pawlitzki

According to police, it is a 36-year-old man from the former Yugoslavia who lives in Wuppertal. He is said to suffer from mental illness. The man attacked passengers with an axe at Düsseldorf train station around 8.50 PM. Seven were injured, three of them gravely. One of the injured suffered a skull fracture.

Police and firemen were out in force; special forces (SEK) were at the scene, too. The main train station was cordoned off. Police call the act a rampage. There are no clues yet indicating a terrorist background.

The alleged attacker was arrested shortly after the attack in the close vicinity of the train station. He had fled over the tracks out of the train station and jumped from a railway bridge onto the Ellerstraße underpass. In doing so, he was seriously injured and is currently receiving treatment under police supervision.

Initially, the officers could not rule out the possibility of another perpetrator. A police helicopter circled over Düsseldorf. But there were no concrete clues indicating a second perpetrator at any time. Police held several suspicious persons at the train station in temporary custody to screen them. “At the moment, there does not appear to be a second perpetrator,” police spokesman Markus Niesczery said in the late evening.

Mayor Thomas Geisel arrived at the train station to get an overview of the situation and to thank the rescue forces. Police chief Norbert Wesseler also arrived at the train station late in the evening. The train station remained closed until approximately 12:30am (CET). Then all platforms except 13 and 14 were opened again. The forensics had not yet finished there. A cleaning squad came to cleanse the visible traces of the attack from train station.

Eyewitness tells of the consequences of the attack

A young woman who entered a commuter train bound for Mettmann told of a 13-year-old girl’s axe injury. The witness described the gaping wound on her upper arm as if someone had chopped with an axe into a tree. “I tended her wound and called her parents,” the woman reports. Luckily there was a doctor’s kit on the train from which the victim could be provided medical help.

A man in his late 20s was dragged into the train by his friend, apparently unconscious, the witness continues. He was injured in the head, but became responsive again later. Several passengers immediately looked after the man on the train. The train had stopped, everywhere were special forces policemen.

The conductor had closed the train doors, the witness reports. Some passengers demanded to leave the train. But as the doors could not be opened individually, everyone had to stay on board the train. Only when the Federal Police arrived did the conductor open the doors. He said: “You are now safe, the police are standing on the track.” The passengers were not able to leave the train station immediately. They were interrogated by police as witnesses.

Another witness describes the attacker

Tobias Schneeberger (30) from Ratingen was also an eyewitness. He says that around 8:50pm he and his girlfriend and their four children (nine months, two, five, and seven years) were waiting at platform 10 for the S6 to Cologne. At track 13 the S28 to Mettmann arrived. As Schneeberger watched, the perpetrator exited the train and ran up and down the platform with an axe.

He describes the man as between 30 and 40 years old, his appearance reminiscent of a drug addict. People ran away screaming; bags were flying all over the place. The trains sounded their horns without stopping, “to jar the attacker”. The attacker then ran from platform 13 to platform 10. “I concluded this from the movement of the screaming people,” said Schneeberger. He pushed his girlfriend and his children into the elevator by which they were standing. “I placed myself in front of the children, so that they could not see the man”. The elevator took them downstairs and they left the train station.

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“I Think There Will Always Be Migration”

The following report from Bulgaria discusses the Great Migration into Europe. According to its analysis, the wave of immigrants has become too large to stop, and further mass migration into Europe is inevitable.

Bulgaria is a major hub on the new routes from Turkey and the Near East, but it is not a preferred destination for the “refugees”. Virtually everybody who arrives in Bulgaria intends to keep moving, most of them towards Germany. So even though they have to put up with the squalid disease-ridden crime-infested migrant camps, the Bulgarians are largely spectators to the current transformation, which mainly affects Western Europe.

Many thanks to Tanya T. for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


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