FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIATopic: BALKAN AFFAIRS
TiM's "TOUR DE SERBIA" - STAGE 5 - Sept. 14, 1999
Kragujevac - "Zastava" Factory Photos - Now - Sept. 14, 1999
1.-8. Tremendous extent of devastation is evident at the "Zastava" factory even five months after the bombing. The stacks in photo No. 8 are a part of the destroyed heating plant which used to provide heat to tens of thousands of Kragujevac households; 9. TiM editor speaking at the Kragujevac press conference.
Kragujevac - Sumarice - an "Extra Period" - Mar. 31, 1999
1.-2. On Mar. 31, 1999, one week into NATO's attack on Serbia, tens of thousands of Kragujevac citizens staged an extraordinary act of defiance which went largely unnoticed by the world press. At the site where about 7,000 Kragujevac citizens were executed by the Nazis in 1941, including several hundred school children, current Kragujevac residents held an "extra (school) period," offering themseves as targets to yet another foreign aggressor.
They followed in the footsteps of a heroic Kragujevac high school teacher who was given a chance by a German officer to save his life. He refused. "I have not dismissed my class yet" ("Ja jos uvek drzim cas"), he replied, his head held high to help encourage his students with whom he was executed at the above site.
The above photos were given to TiM by the Sumarice Museum director (the lady in pink, fourth from the left, in the photo No. 12 - below). She wrote on the back of the above photo No. 11: "We are again the targets, and only the targets." The director had a narrow escape from death herself, when the nearby army barracks were hit in what was possibly the first bombing of the war (on Mar. 24). The bomb blasts damaged the museum, destroying its glass dome, and toppling a heavy bookcase right on the director's desk. Only seconds before that, she was still sitting there. Then she got up to hand her secretary a piece of paper. That's when the bombs struck.
...and the Sumarice (museum) now - Sept. 14, 1999
Also, check out... Truth in Media Statement on the Kosovo War, "Wither Dayton, Sprout New War?", "On the Brink of Madness", "Tragic Deja Vu's," "Seven U.S. Senators Suggest Ouster of Milosevic", "Biting the Hand That Feeds You", "A Balkan Affairs Potpourri", "Put the U.N. Justice on Trial", "International Justice 'Progresses' from Kidnapping to Murder", "Milosevic: 'A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery'...", "Kosovo Lie Allowed to Stand", "New World Order's Inquisition in Bosnia", "Kosovo Heating Up", "Decani Monastery Under Siege?", "Murder on Wall Street", "Kosovo: 'Bosnia II', Serbia's Aztlan", "What If the Shoe Were on the Other Foot?", "Serb WW II General Exhonerated by British Archives," "Green Interstate - Not Worth American Lives", "An American Hero or Actor of the Year?" (A June '95 TiM story) and/or "Clinton arme secrètement les musulmans bosniaques", "Kocevje: Tito's Greatest Crime?", "Perfidious Albion Strikes Again, Aided by Uncle Sam", "Lift the Sanctions, Now!" (1993)
Or Djurdjevic's WASHINGTON TIMES columns: "Chinese Dragon Wagging Macedonian Tail," "An Ugly Double Standard in Kosovo Conflict?", "NATO's Bullyboys", "Kosovo: Why Are We Involved?", and "Ginning Up Another Crisis"