- This e-mail is addressed to reasonable
people all around the world who are capable to hear the truth and facts
about my country and our nation.
- For those uninformed, Yugoslavia is a
small country, situated on the Balcan peninsula, in the South Europe. It
consists of two republics: Serbia and Montenegro. Serbia has two autonomous
provinces: Vojvodina and Kosovo. Kosovo is situated in South Yugoslavia
and it is borderd on Albania and Macedonia. A few nations live on Kosovo:
Serbs, Albanians, Gypsies, Egiptians...Since our state is founded all of
them have gotten all rights: they have schools with their languages, they
have newspapers and TV news in their language, they have their representatives
in our parliament...In one word, they haven't been distinguished from other
nations in Yugoslavia.It is obvious it wasn't enough.
- However, recently Kosovo has become famous
once again. I said once again because about six centuries ago Serbs were
defending not only themselves from Turks on Kosovo. Simply, we were shield
for the rest of Europe. It happened in 1389. All our heros left their lifes
on that holy plain. Serbia was complitely distroyed and from that very
moment Kosovo became the heart of Serbia.(Just to remind you, in that period
America hasn't been even found jet.) Why is Kosovo so crutial for us? Almost
whole our culture and history have come down from Kosovo as that piece
of land was the center of the medieval Serbian country. I wonder, if people
around the world know that more than 1300 monesteries and churces from
13th to 19th century are situated on Kosovo. These monuments are not safe
- What is going on now? Albanian terorists
want indipendance and separation. Actualy, they want to join Kosovo to
Albania. They were attacking innocent Serbs and Albanians who were loyal
to our country. In the same time they were pretending as they were struggling
for liberation of Kosovo. Our government tried to be reasonable and to
find a reasonable compromise. No, they and their west assistants were deaf.
They wanted a war. Finally, we were attacked by NATO in the night between
Murch the 24th- 25th.
- It is sad that allied troops from I and
II World War made barberian attack on my country. I still can not belive
that in the end of the 20th century one sovereign country in Europe could
be brutaly invaded. Obviously, it is our destiny to fight for Kosovo. And
we won't give Kosovo to anyone. Our ancestors left their lifes there and
we will if that would be needed.
- I am sorry becuse my friends are instead
in disco-clubs somewhere on Kosovo defending me. I am sorry that our allies
from former wars turned their backs to us again. Again, because they bombed
Belgrade, Nis, Leskovac Podgorica, the nicest cities in Yugoslavia, on
the Easter in April, 1944, without any excus. We forgave them, but they
did that again. Actually I couldn't expect anything better from American
as they respect only their short history. What happend to Europe? They
left us alone without support. Do you know what they bombed first? The
small place on Kosovo where Gracanica-the most famous monastery from 13th
century-is situated. Is it RIGHT? I am not bagging for understanding and
compassion, I just wanted to tell you that Kosovo is our soul. What is
the man without soul? Finally, we are not tought to hate. We are going
to pray for the souls of those who organize this.
- If you need any information about my
country or you have any suggestion or whatever, you can contact me. My
e-mail address is: email@example.com
- Thank you for reading this.
- From Steffan Bertsch
- Dear Maja Redetik,
- Thank you for sending the message about
Yugoslavia. I read in on: "www.sightings.com" on the internet.
I am an American, and, in 1971, while on leave from my Army duty in Germany,
my wife and I toured Italy by motorcar. It was very strange in Italy,
because everyone who saw my USA plates seemed to want something, sell me
something, beg from me. I was a low-ranking enlisted man, so I had very
little money, and this was quite annoying.
- At Trieste, we crossed the border into
Northern Yugoslavia. Just across the border, a man in a small car waived
to me to pull over at a resthof. My wife and I thought, "My God,
we barely hit the border and they've started begging here too!" How
wrong we were! How wrong we were!
- As we pulled over, the man jumped from
his car and greeted us with a huge grin. In broken English, he said, "I
see you're Americans! Welcome to my country! Please, let me buy you a
cup of coffee!"
- My wife and I talked with that man, whose
name I have long forgotten, but whose greeting is forever etched in my
mind. We only stayed one day in your country. It would have been longer,
had we known what wonderful people we were to meet there, but, my leave
was almost up, so we had to return to Germany.
- From what I saw in Northern Yugoslavia,
you have a beautiful country, and inside it are many wonderful people.
I want no part of the NATO bombing of your land. I have written much
in opposition to it. Please know that you have many, many friends like
me in America. We're trying to stop the madness that President Clinton
started. Just because we're trying, doesn't mean we will be successful.
Our president is very, very powerful. He can tell the Congress and the
Courts and the people what he wants, and he gets it. We tried to impeach
and remove Clinton, but, our media lied and lied and lied until the brainwashed
again people thought Clinton was a good man.
- Before his trial, Clinton bombed Sudan
and Afghanistan. During his trial he bombed Iraq. After the acquittal,
he is bombing your country. I am very sorry that we have a war-monger for
a president. Please, please understand that many Americans are sickened
by the bombing of your beautiful country.
- Steffan M. Bertsch