CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1992
Slobodan Dimitrov of the Serbian-American Community Relations Coalition, Los Angeles, finds it necessary to warn his American fellow citizens in a letter (July 1) to not trust German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, regarding his remarks on a delay of European unification (June 18). Dimitrov refers mainly to the German past and to a German "engagement" in the war in Yugoslavia. I can understand that Dimitrov as a Serbian was angered by the German decision to recognize an independent Croatia.
March 1, 2009 |
At night, when the lawns are empty and the lamps along the walking paths are the only source of light, Topcider Park on the outskirts of Belgrade is a perfect meeting place for spies. It was here in 1992, as the former Yugoslavia was erupting in ethnic violence, that a wary CIA agent made his way toward the park's gazebo and shook hands with a Serbian intelligence officer. Jovica Stanisic had a cold gaze and a sinister reputation.
December 26, 1987 |
About 300 university professors and assistants stopped work Friday to protest Yugoslavia's low wages and 170% annual inflation rate.
April 20, 1987 |
An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale early Sunday shook people out of their beds in central and eastern Yugoslavia but caused no damage, Tanjug news agency reported.
October 27, 2000 |
Yugoslavia was admitted into an international Balkan development program, opening the door to further multinational support for new President Vojislav Kostunica's efforts to foster democracy. The German head of the Balkans Stability Pact, Bodo Hombach, handed Kostunica ally Goran Svilanovic a large key symbolizing Yugoslavia's full membership in the group at a meeting in Bucharest, Romania.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1991
You still keep writing about problems in Yugoslavia from only Croatia's point of view. In your article (Oct. 31), you referred to Dubrovnik as a "Croatian" port. It would take only one look at the map of Yugoslavia prior to World War II to see the truth of the matter. Prior to World War II, Yugoslavia was divided in nine "counties" and Dubrovnik was in the "county" that included today's republic of Montenegro. The map would also show the true size of Croatia, not the Croatia of today, whose borders were redrawn by the Croatian dictator Tito.
February 25, 2007
Re "Is Iraq turning into Yugoslavia?" Opinion, Feb. 21 Max Boot cited the enormous costs and the terrible things that happen when countries fall apart. The instability, the carnage, the horror -- so unnecessary, so avoidable. Please remember, Max, that intervention doesn't change things -- it just holds them down. If a maniac is fueling ancient flames, you can be sure that the potential was always there and will continue to be there until the root cause of hatred is faced by those involved.