FROM BELGRADE, SERBIABALKAN AFFAIRS
Washington's Montenegro Vassals Vandalize and Desecrate
Anti-Christian Pornography, Vulgarity, Masquerades as
“Art” (Excerpt from an October 1997 TiM Bulletin)
Serb Opposition Leader’s “Self-Assassination”
Washington Montenegro Vassals Vandalize and Desecrate Christian Church
of a Longtime Secessionist Trend
BELGRADE, July 12 - Washington’s Montenegro vassals are showing their true anti-Christian face again. We’ve just received a message from the Metropolitan Amfilohije, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (shown in the photo), in which this church leader accuses the Montenegro Milo Djukanovic government of taking an active role in the vandalism and desecration of a Serbian Orthodox Christian church in Njegusi, a small town in Montenegro.
Djukanovic is a former communist who has embraced the Clinton-Albright New World Order’s goal of stripping Yugoslavia off this constituent republic. He is now driving hard toward secession, using the evidently very generous western finances that are pouring into this tiny Serbian coastal province of 600,000 people.
Prodded and aided by the West, Djukanovic’s government has also tried
to invent a new Montenegrin autocephalous church.
so far, but who knows…. Remember
how Djukanovic and his western sponsors had already shown their
anti-Christian faces nearly three years ago? (see “Anti-Christian
Pornography, Vulgarity Masquerades as Globalist ‘Art’ in Montenegro”
- TiM Bulletin 97/10-1, Oct. 4, 1997
- also reproduced here as the next
story of this TiM Bulletin).
In other words, the New World
Order’s assault on the Serbian Orthodox Church has been systematic.
It goes way back. Way before the Kosovo War.
Way before the latest Washington-engineered rift between Djukanovic
and his former communist pals - Slobodan Milosevic and Momir Bulatovic,
president and prime minister of Yugoslavia.
It’s an on-going “All in
the Family” tragi-comedy, with Serbian people being the only constant
part of the cast. Playing the
role of victims being punished as criminals.
And now, here’s the message
we received today from Met. Amfilohije:
July 10, 2000 - With much regret and
grave concern, we are informing the public that a group of people falsely
presenting themselves as Orthodox clergy, together with their followers,
among whom were well known atheists and "old style" church
persecutors, on Sunday 9th of July this year, illegally broke into and
desecrated an orthodox church owned by the Orthodox Metropolitanate of
Montenegro and the Littoral in Njegusi, thus trampling under foot
elementary religious, human and property rights.
Metropolitanate informed in advance the President of Montenegro Mr.
Djukanovic, President of the Montenegrin Government Mr. Vujanovic,
President of the Montenegrin parliament Mr. Marovic and Minister of the
Police Mr. Maras about the previously announced and planed intention to
break into this church, asking them to protect our property and legally
guaranteed rights of the Orthodox church. Since we have been assured at
the highest level that Montenegrin Police will fulfill their lawful duty,
and prevent the illegal breaking into the church, as well as the
endangering and misuse of the church property, the official
representatives and the orthodox faithful of our Metropolitanate decided
to abandon the plan to personally protect their property, with a view to
avoiding the conflict and its possible tragic consequences.
Montenegrin Police not only missed to entirely fulfill their legal duty,
but also have openly helped the hooligans and consciously let lawlessness
unleash. One of the policemen, sadly, personally took part in what
appeared to be the lynching of an independent, freelance photographer Mr.
Ciric, destroying the film from his camera, while Mr. Ciric was being
severely beaten up by the delinquents and his equipment shred to pieces.
Complicity of a
similar kind was also obvious a couple of days earlier when one of the
thugs threatened hierodeacon Jefrem Dabanovic that he will "cut his
head off with a shovel", and the policeman present at the scene (Mr.
Milasevic) added: "with a sword, why use the shovel!"
account yesterday's and other earlier incidents we see that some people
display unprecedented, poisonous and chauvinist hatred, in the full
presence of the "official keepers of the law and order", towards
people who declare themselves as members of the Serbian nation in
particular. This type of hypocritical behavior with regards to the
Orthodox Metropolitanate by the official governmental institutions, which
was recently repeated several times only confirms that this government's
institutions are directly or indirectly becoming an accomplice in the job
of stamping on and suppressing the elementary religious and human rights
and endangering, plundering and stealing
the property of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral.
Only in lawless countries, without independent courts of law, it is
possible that a group of people, who falsely proclaim themselves to be
something that they are not, without any court rulings or decisions, can
be allowed to persistently try to extort and unduly claim property which
legally belongs to someone else.
developments and the attitude of the (Djukanovic) regime towards the
Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, more and more looks as the
continuation of the repression which started during the World War II and
after, when Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Joanikije was
killed (1945) with over a hundred orthodox priests, the church property
confiscated and never returned back, innocent Metropolitan of Montenegro
Arsenije imprisoned (1954), the only public demonstrations in this period
held in front of Cetinje Monastery (organized by the regime) against the
honorable Metropolitan Danilo (1971) just because he opposed the shameful
destruction of the Church dedicated to St. Petar of Cetinje at the top of
In the recent
years as we expected the true democratic changes and the emergence of the
new type of state ruled by law modeled on the modern European democratic
states, we have to express our grave concerns with regards to the fact
that Montenegro is on the brink of becoming a lawless country, which the
above mentioned incidents and other similar ones sadly confirm.
The time of
"transition" and "privatization" is being used in an
opportunistic way and we are witnessing the " mushroom style",
overnight sprouting of various businessmen and millionaires thriving on
the misery of 'simple folks'. Through their infantile and short-sighted
political manoeuvring the highest government institutions are directly
warming up the old animosities and divides and making new ones; in the
name of Montenegro and its "European" future they are either
trampling under foot or sidetracking the state-forming, national and
spiritual heritage embodied in the "saints- bearing" Petrovic
family and ages long efforts and longings of Montenegrins who are now
finding themselves in the position to "sell their faith for a
single dinner, and their face and their souls for 'euros' ".
Having in mind
all of these and our responsibility for the destiny of Montenegro, the
Orthodox Church and our people, we feel that it is our duty to appeal to
domestic and international public, as well as the international
institutions for the protection of human rights, to help us protect the
endangered elementary religious, human and property rights of the Orthodox
Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral. At the same time we are
appealing to the clergy, monastics and the faithful of our Metropolitanate
and our Church to step up their prayers for peace, love and brotherly
unity in our Montenegro, among our people and in our country.
having lost confidence that state institutions will stop the new
lawlessness, and especially the unprecedented methods and lawlessness used
against the Orthodox church, we appeal to the current regime to show in
deed and not only verbally that Montenegro really is a state ruled by law
and that it wants to be such a state. If the justice and the rights are
being trampled upon through such behavior of the regime in power towards
the Metropolitanate which is and has always been the 'spinal cord' of
Montenegro, what are we to expect in other domains of personal and public
life?! Lawlessness does not lead to Europe, and even less it leads to a
society of honorable citizens; it rather strikes one out of company of
decent men and out of history of civilized nations.
hopes in the mercy of God and the protection of St. Petar of Cetinje. and
relying on God's and his (St. Petar's) truth " that in God's Name are
judgement and justice", we appeal upon all the faithful, and all
people of good disposition to strive for peace, patience and perseverance
in goodness and justice. We are also inviting all Orthodox clergy and the
faithful to gather in front of Cetinje monastery for annual celebration of
the feast of St. Peter and Paul, invoking upon all the blessing of the
Father, lovingkindness of the Son, together with the communion of the Holy
METROPOLITAN OF MONTENEGRO AND THE LITTORAL, AND THE EXARCHOS OF THE HOLY
PATRIARCHAL THRONE OF PEC
His Grace Amfilohije,
An Excerpt from an October 1997 TiM
CETINJE, Montenegro, September 1997 - Picture a Jesus Christ crucified on an (Orthodox) cross surrounded by four apostles, three of whom have the Nazi swastikas painted over their heads and halos.
Yes. But that's not all.
Now, substitute a pig's head for Christ's on the same cross, and visualize his oversized erect penis protruding toward the apostles.
Vulgar? Profane? Revolting?
You bet. But that's not all, either.
Imagine a nun praying on her knees to a naked woman with a halo over her head who appears to be masturbating. Envisage a cross with Christ's head on the cross shown as a lump of feces.
Disgusting? Crude? Primitive?
Of course. But that's not all, either.
The above were only some examples of the "art" which the liberal globalists, like Nikola Petrovic, a Paris-based distant relative of Montegro's famous 19th century poet and bishop, brought to Cetinje (Montenegro) Bienale III. This spoof of Jesus Christ and of the sacred Christian objects, was sponsored by the United Nations' UNESCO organization, the European Council, the Montenegro government (read Milo Djukanovic, the prime minister and leading presidential candidate), the British and Austrian embassies to Yugoslavia, the foreign ministry of Italy, and by and some other French, Spanish and Austrian organizations.
"The Antichrist brought to you by the New World Order" (our term) exhibit was supposed to last from Sept. 20 to Nov. 2, 1997. It was hurriedly closed last week by the Montenegrin government after a barrage of protests from the Serbian Christian community, led by Metropolitan (Archbishop) Amfilohije of Cetinje. Djukanovic feared that his sponsorship of the exhibit may cost him some votes in the heat of the presidential election campaign, according to our Belgrade sources.
Despite the closure, there is no evidence that organizers or sponsors were embarrassed by the sacrilegious filth they were brazenly pawning off as "art."
"Isn't it cynical (for Mr. Petrovic, the president of the Bienale) to accuse (us) of 'censorship of an exhibit,' and, God forbid, of endangering 'artistic freedom,' when such 'freedom' spits upon the faith, upon the conscience, upon the human dignity of millions of people?" asked Met. Amfilohije in a news release dated Sept. 25. "An artist is free to proclaim that the feces and animal-like images are his basic reality of God - all in the name of 'freedom of expression.' Don't I then have also the right to protest when someone sticks such feces under my nose? Especially when the 'search for a new spirituality' is manifested by a painting of a feces or a pig on a cross... or that of the Jewish star instead of the Christ who has risen, thereby implying for those who are not illiterate that all European culture and art is founded upon a feces and pig-like passion."
(A highly placed Belgrade source has told this writer on Oct. 2 that some visitors to the exhibit reported a bad stink coming from the painting in which Christ's head was depicted as a lump of feces on the cross, suggesting that real feces was used to create the effect).
"The last phase of a dark epoch begins when politics becomes separated from morality," Met. Amfilohije said, quoting a passage from a catalogue at the Cetinje Bienale. "The darkness becomes deeper and wider when art becomes separated from morality, as was the case at this exhibit."
Ed. An isolated case of
anti-Christian propaganda? Hardly.
In our TiM GW Bulletin 97/7-11 (7/29/97), we reported about an
article published in the Israeli scientific magazine Galilo about
the dangers of cloning, which was illustrated with an image depicting
Virgin Mary with a cow's head, according to a July 5 report by the Birzeit
News, a Birzeit University paper.
The Greek Orthodox Archmandate,
Dr. Attallah Hanna, similarly
attacked it as " the slur on Christianity.
The 'Latin' (the Roman Catholic?) Patriarch Michel
Sabbah commented that the Galilo image represented a kind of
provocation, "that leads to war and sectarian strife."
The editor of the Israeli
magazine apologized under pressure. Yet
the New World Order sponsors of the Cetinje sacrilege remain unrepentant.
Is it because they DID try to foment more "war and sectarian
strife" in the Balkans with a DELIBERATE provocation of the
If so, their attempt has failed
miserably. For, Every
artist's work is a mirror of himself, not that of the subject.
Just like the communists who desecrated Christian art, the NWO
artists and sponsors of the Cetinje exhibit have merely managed to
demonstrate their own primitivism, crudeness and vulgarity.
For that reason, this writer
wishes the exhibit had remained open, and that Christian organizations had
given it maximum publicity, bringing visitors to Cetinje from all over the
world to see first-hand the real face of the NWO.
P.S. This writer has a copy of the poster advertising the exhibit, as
well as the photos of several of the paintings described above.
If any of you wish to have them uploaded, please let us know.
But you will have to wait for this until this writer returns to the
U.S., later in October, when the images will be scanned at our office.
Serb Opposition Leader’s “Self-Assassination”
CHICAGO, June 27 - Immediately after a news story broke about an alleged attempt on the Serbian opposition leader’s life, we published the story, “The Botched Draskovic ‘Assassination’”, June 17). Now, we bring you excerpts from a commentary by Dr. Serge Trifkovic, of the Rockford Institute in Chicago, on the same topic:
STAGE-MANAGED ATTENTAT ON HIMSELF?
by Srdja Trifkovic
Vuk Draskovic, leader
of Serbia’s major opposition party, was lightly wounded when gunmen
opened fire through a window while he was watching television, alone in
his holiday home, in the Montenegrin coastal town of Budva. The attack
took place late in the evening on June 15. After being treated at a nearby
hospital Draskovic immediately accused Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic and his wife Mirjana Markovic of masterminding what he called
"an assassination attempt."
Two days later
Montenegrin police announced they had detained the gunmen who shot and
wounded Draskovic and "knew who had ordered the shooting." Vuk
Boskovic, an assistant to the Interior Minister, said that those who
carried out the attack were "the persons who came from the Serbian
territory after Vuk Draskovic came to Montenegro."
So far so
conventional: a ruthless dictator wants to get rid of an annoying
opposition politician, and orders his thugs to take him out. But things
are seldom what they seem to be in the Balkans, where a careful analyst
can often find more (or less) than meets the eye. In Serbia, for instance,
the opposition and the regime have one thing in common. They share an
abiding contempt for Vuk Draskovic, the perennial leader of the Serbian
Renewal Movement (Srpski pokret obnove, SPO) and the conviction that he
staged that "assassination attempt" in Montenegro to bolster his
flagging reputation. Publicly, the opposition parties have condemned the
Budva shooting. They are at least pretending to accept his claim that the
botched attentat was the work of Milosevic’s secret police. But off the
record, tout Belgrade agrees that Draskovic hatched the plot to increase
his popularity and diffuse tensions within his party, which - for the
first time since its founding a decade ago - no longer uncritically
accepts his erratic leadership.
sources point out that whenever he faces pressure Draskovic seeks to
resolve it through some dramatic gesture that will "turn a new
leaf" and help him reinvent himself. "Vuk’s neurotic
unpredictability" - frustrating to his supporters and other
opposition activists - has become "intolerable" since he
survived a suspicious car crash in which his wife’s brother and three
bodyguards were killed last fall. "His volatility provoked howls of
derision earlier this month, when he backtracked on a pledge to mount a
united stand with other opposition parties at local and federal
elections," according to journalist Zeljko Cvijanovic. Even some
members of his own party suspect that he had made a pact with Milosevic to
preserve corrupt SPO municipal authorities in several major Serbian towns
and cities: "The SPO leader's actions have also set him on a
collision course with some in his party who believe he is trying to neuter
its stand against the regime. They also resent his quarrelling with other
opposition parties with whom they believe they can co-operate." Other
opposition leaders are increasingly reluctant to work with him. Their
dislike of Draskovic has been growing ever since last October's alleged
according to Cvijanovic, that Draskovic’s recent erratic behavior is a
symptom of deteriorating psychological problems, brought about by his
close scrapes with death. On the day of the rally in Milosevic’s native
city of Pozeravac last spring, at which all opposition parties were
supposed to show their unity against the regime, Draskovic repeatedly
phoned his representatives there with contradictory orders. Irritated by
his indecisiveness, one member of his party quipped to psychology
professor and leader of the Social Democratic Union, Zarko Korac,
"Professor, take the phone, I think this is a case for you."
about the veracity of Draskovic’s claims were not dispersed by the
arrests: rumor has it that some of the suspects were in fact his party
members or even bodyguards, which may imply complicity rather than lethal
intent. In addition the Montenegrin government is strangely reticent about
the course of the investigation, in view of its usual eagerness to score
points against the unspeakable Mr. Milosevic. […]
Slobodan Milosevic waste a bullet on a politician who has distinguished
himself throughout his career by the ability to shoot himself in the foot?
Repeatedly. Or get it in the ear when he misses the foot? In the end,
Draskovic's botched 'assassination' has so far managed to kill only the
target's own character and credibility."
Why indeed? Cui
bono? With political enemies like Vuk Draskovic, Slobodan Milosevic needs
no friends: his status as Serbia’s President-for-life is perfectly
secure anyway. He has drawn Draskovic and his coterie into the temptation
of corruption - they control four of the richest municipal authorities in
Serbia - to which the SPO leadership has succumbed in a big way. This has
made them susceptible to Milosevic’s blackmail, and turned them into at
least potential collaborators of the regime. "He has been able to use
Draskovic as a willing or unwitting tool," says a prominent Belgrade
opposition leader who asked to remain anonymous. "If Vuk is willingly
cooperating with Milosevic, he is deceitful; if he is unwittingly playing
into his hands, he is an idiot," our source continues. "On
balance, he is a bit of both. Vuk’s ability to sow discord within
opposition ranks is coupled with an unerring talent for wrong moves. He
would rather let Milosevic rule for another ten years than see anyone but
himself in his place."
With each passing day the somewhat farcical scenario played out in Budva looks most suspicious to those familiar with the Yugoslav scene. Political killings in Serbia are one of the few growth industries. They are administered efficiently and cleanly. The list is long and includes a host of high-ranking officials, including a police general, a defense minister, and many prominent organized crime figures. Had Milosevic really wanted to take Draskovic out, we would have been writing an obituary now. As it is, the long agony of Serbia - squeezed between the hammer of Clinton-Albright and the anvil of Milosevic - will continue unabated.”
Dr. Serge Trifkovic, Rockford Institute, Chicago, Illinois
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