Czar Lazar Guard: War is inevitable
BELGRADE -- The Czar Lazar Guard says that a new war in Kosovo is inevitable.
The organization, which UNMIK has prohibited from entering Kosovo and has deemed illegal, stated that it would gather at the administrative border with Kosovo on November 28, "in order to symbolically start the new war for the liberation of Kosovo."
Although few treat these threats seriously, lawyers believe that the state needs to react in order to stop war propaganda.
The state prosecutor’s office has declined to comment on the Guard’s threats, stating that they are waiting for all the details of the case to be collected.
Some of the threats include shelling Priština and NATO bases in Kosovo, using an atomic bomb, and sending hundreds of thousands of volunteers to fight in the province.
The Guard’s ultra-nationalist rhetoric includes statements that every Albanian will be either killed or returned to Albania, while Serbs who don’t agree with their views will also be dealt with.
“Just as Martić shelled Zagreb, we will do the same to Priština. Since the Šiptars [derogatory term for Kosovo Albanians] have reproduced like rabbits, they will die like rabbits. There will be no survivors. God help the Serbian military and police if they try and get in our way. We will view them as the enemy, and we will do to them the same as we’ll do to the Šiptars,” the leader of the group Hadži Andrej Milić said.
The Guard also claimed that they would topple the government and move into the parliament if anyone tried to stop them from, as they say, liberating Kosovo and returning all the Albanians to Tirana.
Vojin Dimitrijević of the Belgrade Center for Human Rights said that, after all the turmoil of the nineties, support for something like this in Serbia was incomprehensible.
He said that he hoped that Serbia, as a country that had signed numerous international treaties outlawing war propaganda and national and religious hate speak, would look into these and many other illegal activities.
“Here, the fascist threat is always taken lightly, and it is always argued that the number of people involved is small,” Dimitrijević said.
“However, if these ideas are given a chance, then their influence will spread. I hope that people have learned over the last 15 years what kind of people we should not aspire to follow,” he said.
While hardly anyone takes the Guard seriously in Serbia, in Kosovo, where the organization is considered a serious threat to Kosovo independence, their every move is being followed.
petak 16.11.2007 | 19:21 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Russian Deputy Premier Aleksandr Zhukov held talks Friday with top state officials in Belgrade.
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LEIDEN -- Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić feels that the Kosovo talks have reached an impasse.
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BRUSSELS, MOSCOW -- The EU Council of Ministers will support the mediating Troika’s efforts to reach a “negotiated solution” for Kosovo.
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NOVI PAZAR -- Two rival groups of Serbian Muslims have clashed outside the Altum-alem mosque in Novi Pazar.
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BELGRADE -- Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac says the Serbian Army is in a state of unusually high alert in the south.
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PRIŠTINA -- The two main protagonists in the Kosovo elections have held rallies before election silence comes into force.
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NOVI SAD -- Živorad Kovačević says that Serbia’s political elite is following the ideas of Slobodan Milošević.
četvrtak 15.11.2007 | 16:59 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Kosovo Ministry has complained to UNMIK Chief Joachim Ruecker ahead of the Kosovo elections.
četvrtak 15.11.2007 | 16:53 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (15) | Send comment
VIENNA -- UNMIK should react in the event of a unilateral declaration of Kosovo's independence, Serbia's OSCE ambassador says.
četvrtak 15.11.2007 | 16:43 | Source: B92 | Comments: (11) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- B92 investigates a state strategy for settling the Kosovo crisis dating back to between the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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BELGRADE -- DSS support for President Boris Tadić isn't a condition for the survival of the ruling coalition, says the DS.
četvrtak 15.11.2007 | 13:30 | Source: VOA | Comments: (51) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns testified before U.S. Congress Wednesday.
četvrtak 15.11.2007 | 09:45 | Source: Beta | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Israeli ambassador to Belgrade, Arthur Koll, says there is no tolerance towards neo-Nazis in Serbia.
četvrtak 15.11.2007 | 09:34 | Source: B92 | Comments: (37) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA, VIENNA -- Wolfgang Ischinger’s latest “neutral status” proposal for Kosovo has been receiving negative reactions.
sreda 14.11.2007 | 21:41 | Source: FoNet, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (16) | Send comment
BRUSSELS, PRIŠTINA, LONDON -- Lt. Gen. Zdravko Ponoš has today in Brussels asked NATO to take necessary measures over a Kosovo Albanian terror group.
sreda 14.11.2007 | 17:33 | Source: DPA | Comments: (13) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was in Slovenia Wednesday for an official visit.
sreda 14.11.2007 | 16:35 | Source: FoNet, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (24) | Send comment
WASHINGTON, BELGRADE -- The international mediating Troika will present a new proposal of neutral status at the next round of Kosovo talks.
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NOVI SAD -- Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac was touring army bases in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Tuesday.
sreda 14.11.2007 | 13:37 | Source: B92, Tanjug, Budapest Times | Comments: (35) | Send comment
BUDAPEST -- The media in neighboring Hungary today reacted to PM Vojislav Koštunica's official visit Tuesday.
sreda 14.11.2007 | 13:08 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
Belgrade, Moscow -- Dušan Proroković accused UNMIK chief Joachim Ruecker of “twisting facts“ regarding the situation in Kosovo.
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BELGRADE -- The Democrats are expecting the Democratic Party of Serbia’s (DSS) backing at the presidential elections, says a DS official.
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BELGRADE -- Parliament will continue its discussions on the proposed Asylum Law today.
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BELGRADE -- The Trade Committee does not feel that the authorities have exerted pressure on Competition Commission members.
utorak 13.11.2007 | 17:58 | Source: Tanjug, DPA | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BUDAPEST -- PM Vojislav Koštunica is in Budapest Tuesday where he met his Hungarian counterpart Ferenc Gyurcsany.
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NOVI SAD -- Vojvodina officials are demanding a state-level meeting regarding the Horgoš-Požega highway concessions contract.
utorak 13.11.2007 | 16:20 | Source: Beta | Comments: (3) | Send comment
LONDON -- Dimitrij Rupel and David Miliband have agreed that Serbia needs to be guaranteed a European perspective.
utorak 13.11.2007 | 15:48 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (11) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Only 8 Serb parties will participate in the Kosovo parliamentary elections, while in local elections considerably more.
utorak 13.11.2007 | 15:29 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (25) | Send comment
BELGRADE, BERLIN -- Washington-based political analyst Obrad Kesić feels that the U.S. official position on Kosovo is still unclear.
utorak 13.11.2007 | 14:55 | Source: B92, AP, Tanjug | Comments: (44) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA, KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Albanian National Army, a paramilitary group UNMIK branded terrorist, is active in the province, reports say.
utorak 13.11.2007 | 14:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
VRANJE, BELGRADE -- Serbian Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Zdravko Ponoš and KFOR Commander Gen. Xavier Bout de Marnhac met Monday.
utorak 13.11.2007 | 14:11 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Interior Minister Dragan Jočić and his Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Petkov yesterday signed a bilateral agreement.
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BELGRADE -- The Serbian lawmakers are continuing the discussion of the list of potential Constitutional Court judges.
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LONDON -- Belgrade has, by the looks of things, opened “a new, very dangerous front,“ writes the Guardian.
ponedeljak 12.11.2007 | 16:30 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) says a new international mission in Kosovo is unacceptable to Serbia.
ponedeljak 12.11.2007 | 15:11 | Source: B92 | Comments: (16) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Hashim Thaci says the Western powers had promised to recognize the independence of Kosovo in December.
ponedeljak 12.11.2007 | 13:59 | Source: Beta | Comments: (12) | Send comment
JAGODINA -- Ivica Dačić says Serbia should recognize the Republic of Srpska as an independent state if Kosovo opts for unilateral moves.
ponedeljak 12.11.2007 | 13:58 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- The chair of the Russian Duma foreign policy committee says Kosovo negotiations should be prolonged after December 10.
ponedeljak 12.11.2007 | 11:45 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (51) | Send comment
DALLAS -- Condoleezza Rice looked at the Balkans in an interview with the Dallas Morning News over the weekend.
ponedeljak 12.11.2007 | 11:06 | Source: Beta | Comments: (1) | Send comment
TALLINN -- Serbia's aim to become EU candidate by 2008 is ambitious but attainable, Olli Rehn says.
ponedeljak 12.11.2007 | 09:42 | Source: B92 | Comments: (25) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Vuk Jeremić says that Belgrade is showing how essential autonomy can be implemented with the Hong Kong model.
ponedeljak 12.11.2007 | 09:24 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- A union official says that the Judiciary Union is likely to stop work completely soon.
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ČAČAK -- Velimir Ilić's claim that a journalist who criticized him was "sexually abusing animals" is without confirmation.
nedelja 11.11.2007 | 13:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (19) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremić says that "respect for European values may lead to a compromise over Kosovo."
nedelja 11.11.2007 | 13:31 | Source: Beta | Comments: (5) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- A prominent NGO sector figure says Serbia's elites do not realize most citizens want the country to join the EU.
nedelja 11.11.2007 | 12:00 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE, SARAJEVO -- Deputy PM Božidar Đelić said Saturday he expects Serbia will be able to sign the SAA with the EU in late January.
nedelja 11.11.2007 | 11:32 | Source: Beta | Comments: (19) | Send comment
HONG KONG -- Belgrade's latest initiative in the Kosovo status talks has been explained by the Serbian ambassador to Beijing.
subota 10.11.2007 | 19:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (10) | Send comment
GRAČANICA -- Security is good in Kosovo at this point, KFOR commander, French General Xavier de Marnhac told Radio Gračanica Saturday.
subota 10.11.2007 | 16:53 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Government members have spent the day explaining to citizens the benefits of European integration.
subota 10.11.2007 | 16:29 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NOVI PAZAR -- The authorities have increased their activities linked to the security situation around the Novi Pazar municipality.
subota 10.11.2007 | 15:54 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Igman Initiative, a movement of over 100 NGOs from the region, will hold their 17th meeting tomorrow.
subota 10.11.2007 | 12:56 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Minister without Portfolio Dragan Đilas expects presidential and provincial elections to be held together in January.
subota 10.11.2007 | 10:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (19) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Everyone hopes for a Kosovo agreement, and Germany wants to do everything it can to help, says the German ambassador to Serbia.