Sparks in the Balkans
As the geopolitical situation in the world changes, the same is happening in the Balkans. However, the US is making it clear that it will not allow its hegemony to be so easily eliminated. Tough rhetoric is once prevalent in the Balkans. The US is actively encouraging Croats, Bosniaks and Albanians to provoke unrest in the Balkans.
Although a member of the European Union, Croatia actively pursues fascist policies. Former Croatian Prime Minister and leader of the SDP party Zoran Milanovic said at a meeting with Croatian ”defenders” that Serbia is not a diplomatic force and that “Serbs are a small nation – a handful of misery”. He did not hesitate to reveal how Croatia will blackmail Serbia. Unfortunately, attacking Serbia and Serbs is good for political ratings in Croatia, where chauvinism is strongly present in the media. But Serbia’s response was soft, merely arresting a lower class Croatian agent responsible for collecting intelligence data from the field. The Croatian agent network in Serbia is strong, particularly in Vojvodina. Croatian intelligence services are under German control and at present are most interested in Russian-Serbian relations.
The question begs itself: Why does Serbia not answer Croatia with economic pressure? Croatian companies, of which there are more than 300 in Serbia, draw more than 100 million euros every year from Serbia, and Croatia has invested over 500 million euros in Serbia. At the same time, Croatia blocks any Serbian investments. Unfortunately, the Serbian government has not pursued economic parity.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, tensions are again at the highest level. When the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declared unconstitutional part of the Law on Holidays of Republika Srpska, and ordered the National Assembly of Republika Srpska to change its holiday. The request for review of the republic’s state holiday’s constitutionality was filed by a Bosniak member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina presidential administration of Bakir Izetbegovic. However, they did not expect to get such a straight answer from Republika Sprska, who responded with a referendum.
The West, along with the Bosniak elites, tried to prevent any expression of self-determination, and they will continue to do so, but Serbs are determined. Top officials of Republika Srpska have stated that, regardless of the court’s decision and pressure, they will not give up the referendum which will be held as planed on September 25th.
On January 9th, 1992 in Pale, the former Assembly of Serbian people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, after ignoring the will of Serbs by Bosniaks and Croats, proclaimed the Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On August 12th of the same year, the name was changed to Republika Srpska. The reality of the existence of Republika Srpska is defined by the Dayton Agreement. In addition, January 9th is not only the day of the Republic, but also Slava Day. Slava is a Serbian Orthodox Christian tradition of the republic’s patron St. Stefan. The president of Republika Srpska addressed Serbia with a request for help, but did not receive any support. Instead, he received condemnation. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said:
‘’Many would like now to play the card of disunity between Belgrade and Banja Luka, but that will not happen. This is not the time in which Milosevic introduced sanctions against Republika Srpska and Tadic wrote negative articles against Milorad Dodik. We do not have to agree on everything, but Serbia has been and will be with Republika Srpska. No one will even think to tread Republic of Srpska, because there is Serbia’’.
Instead of concrete help for Republika Srpska, he thus issued a mere populist statement. Aleksandar Vucic is a person under the direct control of the US. The main ally of Republika Srpska is therefore not Serbia itself, but Russia. Russian Ambassador Petar Ivancov in Bosnia and Hercegovina has supported Republika Srpska’s initiative to hold a defiant referendum. Since Russia has become more actively involved in Bosnia and Hercegovina, things have changed for the better for Serbs.
Unrest has also come to the Montenegro–Kosovo border. As a result of the danger of turmoil, the Special Anti–Terrorist Unit of the Montenegrin Ministry of Internal Affairs was sent to the border. Together with them are also Montnegrin soldiers. They have been setting up machine gun nests due to fears of conflict, the decision for which was adopted at the highest state level after security services informed about a possible escalation of unrest.
The “Albanian National Army’’ has threatened war if the demarcation agreement between Montenegro and Kosovo is ratified. The “Albanian National Army” is a terrorist organization, the successor to the “terrorist” Kosovo Liberation Army which fought in the 1990’s and committed numerous crimes against Serbs. Even a couple of rounds were fired at Montenegro from Kosovo. PM’s from more opposition parties from Kosovo claim that Montenegro would size 8,000 square meters of Kosovo under the agreements. However, an independent international expert commission, which was requested by Kosovo’s recent president, Atifete Jahjaga, found no irregularities in the process of demarcation.
Another Albanian attack on Montenegro was the promotion of the book from Albanian “historian” Tahir Veliu. Tahir Veliu, the president of the “United Albania” movement, arrived in Tuzi, near Podgorica, where he promoted a book about “Greater Albania”. Tahir Veliu is forbidden to enter Serbia and Greece, but in Montenegro he entered with no problems. The Montenegrin Agency for National Security has estimated that Veliu and his ideology are not a threat to the state.
Unfortunately, this example can serve as an explanation as to just how occupied Montenegro is. The main puppet master in Montenegro is the US Embassy, just as the godfather of “Greater Albania” is the US. Unfortunately, the US is today the godfather in the entire Balkans. But with each passing day, the US loses more and more power in the Balkans. Montenegro can also serve as perhaps the best example of this. The US, together with the government of Milo Djukanovic, have invested millions of dollars in soft power so that the people of Montenegro accept the country’s entry into NATO. They also pursued strong and undemocratic media pressure. However, the result was a disaster for them. According to all opinion polls, the majority of the population is still against membership in NATO.