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Borissculptures Boris Staparac

na mojoj stranici naći će te : Skulpture, pesme, priče, knjige…i odmor za svoju dušu


Pronalazim te svuda po svom telu

u milini jutra istopljene zvezde

nad kadom sunca prozlaćene boje

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i krilom sjajnim prah od zvezda skida

u sobi tama tek po neka zraka

svetli u snove bez i malo stida.

i ovog jutra ulični čistači

uz psovke svetu spiraju mu stope

a na mom telu svuda tvoje usne

i vrisak strasti koji ti se ote..

Dok Dunav cepti preplićući vali

u sobi mojoj razbacani zvuci

znam da ću opet tražit‘ te u vrevi

bezvrednih ljudi sa cvetom u ruci..

I opet bićeš neznana i strana

nekima drugim miljenica žena

a ja ću opet sav prepun od tebe

želeti samo da me viŠe nema.

al‚ koliko noćas kada zvezde sjajne

isprepliću vali Dunava Što ludi

ljubiću tvoje osmehnuto lice

i skrit‘ u sebe od bezvrednih ljudi.

i bićeš moja boginjica mala

i divljakušica sa cvetom u kosi

i biće opet noć puna skandala

uzdasi naši u jutarnjoj rosi.

Dostavio, Mile Nikolić – false rhetoric about the Kosovo


Topic: Joe Biden
Does Joe Biden Belong in the White House or the Nut House?

Vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s demonstrably false rhetoric about the Kosovo war and his repeated plagiarisms indicate that he may be mentally unfit to assume the presidency.

by Andy Wilcoxson
Friday, September 12, 2008

In 1990 Sen. Joe Biden told a C-SPAN interviewer, „I made mistakes and I’ve said them straightforwardly, but I’ve never done some of the things that were alleged. I never plagiarized in law school.“

Biden’s law school records tell a different story. The records show that he stole 5 1/2 pages from an article published in the Fordham Law Review and submitted them as his own work. He even changed the numerical sequence of the footnotes to match his own numbering system. When his professors detected the plagiarism they gave him an F in the course, but Biden insisted that he didn’t knowingly cheat.1

As David Greenberg, a professor of history and media studies at Rutgers University, recently explained in the Washington Post „Few remember the details surrounding the many incidents of word-theft, dating to law school, that disqualified him from the 1988 presidential race. Biden lifted words from Bobby Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey and the British politician Neil Kinnock; in the last instance, Biden stole autobiographical material, in effect making false claims about his own life. That suggests something pathological about Biden, for wholesale deceptions aren’t easily explained away. The media opted not to reopen those incidents when Biden ran for president this year, but they should have. Character doesn’t change easily; something troubling may still lurk beneath the smile and the logorrhea.“2

Is Joe Biden is a pathological liar? If he’s going to be one heartbeat away from the presidency, it’s a question worth asking. Research has shown that pathological liars often believe their lies to such an extent that they can pass a polygraph exam.

It may not matter that Biden plagiarized parts of his autobiography, or that he cheated in law school and lied about it. But it does matter that he lies about foreign policy issues. Robert Gibbs, senior advisor to the Obama campaign, explained that Biden was chosen as Obama’s running mate because of his „unparalleled foreign policy experience“.3

Biden has a track record of lying about foreign policy issues. During the conflict in Kosovo Biden said, „People are calling this a civil war. You know, that’s a little bit like calling the Nazi cleansing of Jews a civil war. What the hell are we talking about here? We’re talking about a guy who is engaged in genocide.“4

Admittedly, Biden wasn’t the only one accusing Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic of genocide in Kosovo. The State Department told us that half a million Kosovo-Albanian men were missing and feared dead at the hands of Milosevic’s troops.5

Although Biden wasn’t the only one alleging genocide, nobody appeared more certain of it than he was. When the war ended he went on CNN and said, „We’re going to find that the atrocities far exceed anything anyone’s known. We’re going to find mass graves with thousands of people in them, and we’re going to have to unmask for the Serbs and all the world what has happened here so it doesn’t happen again.“6

Biden was so sure of his claims that he wanted them held up to scrutiny. He said, „At the end of the day the Serb people have to be made aware about what happened. There are trials going to take place in The Hague and everybody in Serbia should have to see them. Otherwise there will continue to be this notion of oppression, and people I think you have got to have an awakening.“7

In 2001 Biden got his wish. Slobodan Milosevic was delivered to The Hague and put on trial for war crimes. Serbia’s B-92 television network broadcast the entire trial proceedings live, wall-to-wall, for all of Serbia to see. It was a fiasco for the prosecution, by the time of Milosevic’s death in 2006 he was more popular than he was when the trial started and the Tribunal was viewed with scorn and suspicion.

As it turned out, the evidence unearthed by Hague investigators was nothing like the modern-day Holocaust alleged by Biden and the State Department. After more than a year of investigating, Hague spokesman Paul Risley announced, „The final number of bodies uncovered [in Kosovo] will be less than 10,000 and probably more accurately determined as between 2,000 and 3,000.“8

When they wrapped up exhumations UN investigators had found a total of 2,788 bodies in Kosovo9 and the International Red Cross listed another 2,150 missing.10

The Humanitarian Law Center, a U.S.-funded NGO based in Belgrade, claims to have documented 9,702 people dead or missing from the war in Kosovo. Of this number, 4,903 are Albanians, 2,322 are Serbs, with the rest belonging to other nationalities or their ethnic identity remaining uncertain.11

Regardless of the numbers you use, the war in Kosovo was nothing like the systematic slaughter and genocide alleged by Joe Biden. The numbers of dead and missing don’t even begin to approach the hundreds of thousands that were used to justify the U.S.-led NATO assault on Serbia.

Biden was the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Kosovo war. He was in a position to know that he was saying things that weren’t true. Presidential Scholar Stephen Hess recently told Voice of America that Biden „knows a lot about the world, maybe of all the United States Senators, he knows the most.“12

Biden was in a position to know that in Kosovo the Albanians provoked the war by attacking the Serbs in their own country. The Kosovo-Albanians were as subtle about their hostile intentions as a brick through a plate-glass window.

One doesn’t have to look further than the public communiques that the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) published in the Albanian media in the years and months leading up to the war to see who started all of this. The KLA made no secret of the fact that they intended to forcibly seize the Serbian province of Kosovo and turn it into an Albanian state.

In 1996, two years before the war started, the KLA published a communique in the Albanian media that said, „Through this communique we would like to state clearly to the current Serbian political leadership that they must withdraw from our territories as soon as possible, or our attacks to liberate the country will be fierce and merciless.“13

In a 1997 communique the KLA appealed to the Kosovo-Albanian public saying „Kosova and the other Albanian territories will not be liberated down the telephone or from an office, but only by a serious commitment in support of the armed struggle.“14

The KLA published another communique in 1997 threatening the international community with „a greater slaughter than in Bosnia-Herzegovina“ and warning the Serbs of a fate „worse than their Russian brothers in Afghanistan and Chechnya“ unless their demands were met.15

The KLA was open about its mission, explaining in one communique that their „first fighters were the most fervent idealists for the independence of Kosova“ They said, „The people of Kosova did not form their own liberation army for the purpose of a social revolution or to oppose government with a national tinge, but they are carrying on a struggle to be liberated from the century-old occupier. If you confuse these two things, this means that you are making a mistake on purpose.“16

The Albanian grievance wasn’t with Milosevic’s government in particular; it was with Serbia „the century-old occupier“. The Albanians were upset because the 1913 Treaty of London returned Kosovo to Serbia after 500 years of Ottoman occupation. That was the real issue.

If Milosevic had been the problem, the violence wouldn’t have predated his political career. In 1981 nobody had even heard of Slobodan Milosevic, but Albanian separatists in Kosovo were rioting and carrying out deadly attacks against Yugoslav security forces. When the New York Times reported on the rioting they called it „the worst riots in Yugoslavia since World War II“.17

In 1982 Becir Hoti, an ethnic Albanian official in Kosovo’s government, explained the situation to the New York Times saying, „The nationalists have a two-point platform. First to establish what they call an ethnically clean Albanian republic and then the merger with Albania to form a Greater Albania.“18

Biden must have known that the Albanians had been making threats and carrying out attacks against the Serbs for years before serious fighting broke out in 1998. A man in his position would have had to know.

By the latter part of 1998 the United States had involved itself in the conflict. The U.S. brokered what was supposed to be a cease-fire between the Serbs and the KLA.

On November 12, 1998 the UN Secretary-General issued a report on the cease-fire implementation, which found that „there has been a continued withdrawal of the Serbian security forces from Kosovo and numerous checkpoints and fortified positions have been dismantled.“19

While the Serbian side was complying with the cease fire, the Secretary-General’s report noted that „Kosovo Albanian paramilitary units are asserting their own authority to supplant that of the Serbian police in areas from which the police have withdrawn, and have established their own checkpoints on a number of secondary roads. … Recent attacks by Kosovo Albanian paramilitary units have indicated their readiness, capability and intention to actively pursue the advantage gained by the partial withdrawal of the police and military formations. Reports of new weapons, ammunition and equipment indicate that the capacity of those units to re-supply themselves is still fairly good.“20

The Serbs were bending over backwards to make peace with the Albanians, and the Albanians took that good will as an opportunity to ratchet-up their attacks and conquer more territory. When the Serbs realized that they were being double-crossed they sent their forces back in, and NATO used that as an excuse to start bombing them.

When you realize how the war started, what it was about, and how few people actually died in it, Biden’s rhetoric about the Serbs waging a modern-day Nazi Holocaust against the Albanians sounds insane.

The media reported a genocide, but well-informed people knew better. Dietmar Hartwig, the chief of the European Union Monitoring Mission in Kosovo, commented on the media coverage saying, „I didn’t think it had anything to do with reality. [The] reporting was always very one-sided. There was only one perpetrator and always one victim.“21

As the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Biden must have known better too. Did he know that was lying about the „Serbian genocide“ in Kosovo, or is he a pathological liar who actually believes his own rhetoric? Given the absolute certainty with which he spoke, and his history of lying and serial-plagiarism one has to wonder.

When it comes to Joe Biden we face a tough dilemma. Which is more dangerous, a belligerent leader who attacks another country based on a lie that he knows is a lie, or a mentally ill leader who attacks another country because he concocts a lie in his own mind and comes to believe that it’s true?


1 – The Washington Times; August 23, 1990; Biden changes his story, insists ‚I never plagiarized in law school‘

2 – The Washington Post; August 24, 2008; Assessing Joe Biden

3 – Fox News Network; August 24, 2008 Sunday; Fox News Sunday 9:00 AM EST; Interview With Robert Gibbs

4- CNN; April 5, 1999; Larry King Live 21:00 pm ET

5 – The Boston Globe; April 20, 1999; Pg. A1; Up to 500,000 unaccounted for in Kosovo; Missing men feared dead, US reports

6 – CNN; June 10, 1999; CNN Today 13:00 pm ET

7 – CNN; May 20, 1999; Larry King Live 21:00 pm ET

8 – Evening News (Edinburgh); August 18, 2000; Kosovo Death Toll ‚Exaggerated‘ Say Experts

9 – The Guardian (UK); Friday August 18, 2000; Serb killings ‚exaggerated‘ by west Claims of up to 100,000 ethnic Albanians massacred in Kosovo revised to under 3,000 as exhumations near end

10 – UPI NewsTrack; December 6, 2006; 2,150 people missing in Serbia’s Kosovo

11 – Globus (Zagreb, Croatia); February 2, 2007; Establishing the number of victims in the Yugoslav wars of succession

12 – Voice of America News; September 10, 2008; Obama-Biden Ticket Aims at Working Class Voters

13 – Text of KLA Communique No. 22 published in the Swiss-based Albanian-language newspaper ‚Bota Sot‘ on 10th August 1996

14 – Text of KLA Communique No. 40 published in the Kosovo-Albanian newspaper ‚Bujku‘, in Pristina, on 5th December 1997; p10

15 – Text of KLA Communique No. 35; published in the Kosovo-Albanian newspaper ‚Koha Ditore‘, in Pristina, on 8th August 1997; p3

16 – Text of KLA Communique No. 78; published by the Kosovapress news agency web site on 16th May 1999

17 – The New York Times; April 20, 1981; Roots of Yugoslav Riots: Vague ‚Enemy‘ Blamed

18 – The New York Times; July 12, 1982; Exodus of Serbians Stirs Province in Yugoslavia

19 – Kosovo: SG Report pursuant to Security Council resolutions 1160, 1199, 1203 (1998) S/1998/1068; 12 November 1998

20 – Ibid.

21 – Milosevic trial transcript; March 2, 2005; Testimony of Dietmar Hartwig; pg. 36991-36992



Aleksandar Lukić: JASPIS, Narodna knjiga, Beograd, 2007.

Kada se dobro raspoloženi čitalac zamisli, čak bolje i sugestivnije od vrlog iskusnog kritičara, nad nevelikom pesničkom knjigom, kakvu mu je, pod naslovom Jaspis, ponudio Aleksandar Lukić (1957), koji je U vagonu Rozanova (KOS, Beograd, 1986), sjajnim pesničkim prvencem, iz svog rodnog mišljenovačkog nebuha, ispleo venac prestižne Brankove nagrade, onda ne čudi što, nije, nimalo, lak pisani, ili kritičko-esejistički, prevod te zamišljenosti. Pogotovo u vremenu, kada, gotovo, iz svakog grada Srbije, bez obzira na vreme i mandat godišnjih doba, sa sve četri njene strane sveta, pa i iz njenih svetih manastira, fabrika zejtina i stranih banaka, pljušte pesničke nagrade. I dodeljuju se, po pravilu, skoro uvek, istim pesnicima, tradicionalno poznatim pretplatnicima i pretplaćenicima na ružno lovorovo lišće, koje oni besramno slažu u ružnim herbarijima još ružnije prakse delilaca pesničkih odličja. Samozvanih, i još samoproklamovanijih, književnih sudija. Izbačenih iz sveta mašte i deportovani u čistilište obogaljenih žirija da makar u njima spoznaju nabeđenost sopstvene male duše u čiju su praznost tragično utamničeni.
Lukićev Jaspis, u duhu neprozirnog poludragog tvrdog kamena, najčešće crvene, žute, ili mrke boje, ironički mineralizuje metaforu jednog takvog stanja poezije. Njen napušteni kalcedon. I neporecivu oksimoronsku ”etiku” egzistencije njene “estetike”, kako je to, na jednom mestu, svojim vrcavim jezikom izrekao slavno-slavni H. L. Borhes. A, čiju “veselu mumiju” neovlašćeno čuvaju nepristojni “vampirovići” u sumornom potpalublju piratskog “brodu ludaka”. I ne daju joj da oživi, čak ni u “legendama o Ramondama”. U kojima se Lukić odvažio za početak pisanja po-etičkih komentara. Amblema tajnog pisma sveta. I nesveta. Koje lista vetar iz “dvotačke”Vislave Šimborske. I nadovezuje ga na sve njegove prethodne i potonje pesničke rukopise. Na “bibliju” zapisa u kojima su, kako to autor neskrivajuće samo- ističe, “stihovi veza sa bogovima i vremenom, sa Padom i dvostrukim motorima, sa govorom maslina i parobroda, sa cijukom tek okoćenih mišića”. A, pesnik sa čovekom nalik voću, koji: cveta, rađa i zri, traga za mestom na kome će da umre. Za Josifovim nezgrapnim i pustim domom. U čiji strašni užas vremena po lepoti, samo, osmeleli pesnik može da uđe. I potraži svoj jaspis: crtež u vazduhu, violinu, polumesec, mlivo znamenje – tragova. Točak. Ptice dok nasrću na prostore ekonomija. Pepeo predela u naletu prisutnosti. Mene kroz koje prolezi vreme”. Gust sirup budućeg kalendara. I ulogu gledanja iz citirane Lukićeve pesme Pena leda.
I gle, kako slobodni pesnik Aleksandar Lukić maestralno uočava da je u toj ulozi hipnotička suština saznanja, po kome je zadatak umetnosti tehnika crtanje torza “pene leda” onih, koji su u nju, sa alkama u nosevima i instrumentima na leđima, sabili i zatočili ljubav. U hipotetičkom crtežu smrti zatečene na putu. Na bilo kom putu “večnosti rođene na đubrištu» istorije vaseljene. U sveprisutnosti nečeg što je ikad bilo oko čoveka. Juče i danas. Kao da se ništa nije dogodilo u njenom podrumu. U kome biljka, kako to Lukić likovno i poentilistički naglašava, nastavlja da cveta i rađa, zri, kao da nije premeštana sa namenjenog joj mesta u dvorištu. Odakle je pelcer, iako ne postoji njegova pouzdana povest, stigao u «naš kraj». Donesen, posle kakvog poraza, umesto plena, u rukama nepoznatih vojnika. Koje su tokom rata očekivali. Siti plaža po kojima su logorovali. Siti čitanja knjiga ispisanih na kožama kupača. Sudbine, iskustva, istine i dileme Lukićevih “kalemara” prilog su tvrdnji po kojoj poezija nije manje besmrtna od duše. I njene zamršene ontologije. Od sposobnosti jezika i čula pojedinačnog duha da se shvati senzacija, da u “snazi poezije, ili u poeziji snage čovek obitava u budnom duhu – koji nema početka ni kraja, te da poezija ne čeka vragove, niti da neko povuče zavesu vremena». Ni da golišavi pilići u gnezdu dobiju krila. Ni velikog čistača prašine i ustajalosti. Po Lukiću jedino je Poezija čistač, pa zato pesnik u njoj, i oko nje, ne treba da traži bolje zanimanje od onog koje je zaista proživeo, što je dovoljno za pisca suštinske de-konstrukcije. I to, bezobzira, na terete transcedentalnih udela i refleksija.
Da poezija ima nepresušne izvore, koje treba iznova otkriva, Lukić je u svojoj lirskoj jaspis kolekciji sugestivno iscrtao njihovu toponimsku mapu. Sa atlasom nervnog sistema. Čije grane, s vremena na vreme, šiknu, kao živo vrelo i brze strele, iz same utrobe zemlje. Donoseći kamenje i pesak i zlatno zrnevlje našeg naličja. Na tom putu probiće se i iz razobručenog hrama slike. A, ako je ne čuješ, savetuje Lukić, ne mari, jer će ona stići u nevremenu. I prineti iz tame opise golih devica. Crveno ugljevlje naših lica na ravnim pločama talasa. Sa vilicama kostiju, koji jedu jedni druge. I ne uzdaju se u život posle smrti. Ne hajući, nasred neisparcelisanog tesnog dvorišta, za poredak mrtvih stvari, svijaju se uz korov. Pored bokala sa gustim sirupom budućeg kalendara. Čas crvene, a čas žute, ili mrke boje, kao jaspis. Poezije od ovog sveta. U kome još dišu neki Lukići, koji se, poput aleksandrijskih i miroslavljevih šibljika, naglo ironično javljaju da bi objavili svetu prednost robovanju idejama. Dramaturgiju ironije, koja se rađa i umire, kao Poezija Poezije. Kao Poezija Matematike. Kao život premrežen baj-pasovima lažne nade o mogućnostima novih nepresušnih početaka. I nastavaka. Tobože umešanih u zemaljske stvari I njihove kodekse ponašanja..
Zato za Lukića, kako to suptilno primećuje Vasa Pavković u svom bestselerskom osvrtu na njegov Jaspis, nikada nije bilo važno da pesma bude cela i lepa, koliko da cela služi umetničkoj i ljudskoj istini. Njegovog užasavanja od ratobornog jezika Arkadije. U kojoj, po njemu, heroji revolucije kisnu obučeni u zaleđene kapute bronze, I ničemu se ne nadaju, osim da ih vreme može odneti na đubrište, ili u spalionice i topionice gde bi iscureli na brzinu. A, posle svega dobili drugačiji izgled. Koji je za njih važniji od svega. Kao gimnastika za pozorište.
Sa gorčinom zapisuje Lukić u pesmi Biti moderan – da u gradu, u ma kom gradu, među trubama auspuha, centru državnog logora, deluju pisci. Da bubuljice njihovih naturenih stihova, sa neizostavnim posvetama, niču kod anonimne vojske, odnosno, kao tzv. horsko pesničko izražavanje.I da njihov direktan pečat, ploveće ostrvo – podgorica na vodi, čeka strogo na one, koji znaju da je malo umetnika i pesnika, koji shvataju svoju ulogu. I svest o tome da su različiti. Da je lekovit svaki trenutak u kome fenomenološki pospešuju različitost, pa čak i onda, kada ona nije cela i lepa, koliko treba, da parafraziram Vasu Pavkovića, da služi sebi.
Ispevan u metričkom i strofarnom kaišu, Lukićev Jaspis sa pesmama-monolozima, ne podeljenim u ciklusne fahove, sa svojim kritičko-filozofskim distonacijama, zagovara raspravu o iskustvu «od oca do sina «, te onu vrstu ličnog jezičkog presinga, retorički rasutog po svemu, što nije uniformno i različito u dvorištu Josifovog doma sa modernim ogradama. I opsadom kolonijama nepočinstava besprizornika, koji su se, kao i geometri, umešali u zemaljske stvari. I stvari poezije. A, kada bi neko od njih, sa deliocima nagrada, mogao da prhne među zvezde,ili, predele anđela, drugačija bi se pesma pisala. I crtali njeni pejsaži. Možda baš onakva, čije je pisanje testirao Aleksandar Lukić u svom zamišljenom Jaspisu, jednoj od najboljih prošlogodišnjih pesmozbirki u Srbiji. Knjizi, nad kojom će se morati zamisliti aktuelni delioci književnih nagrada i priznanja.




Ex-Weltbank-Chef: „Die Weltbank hat bedeutende Beiträge zur Armutsbekämpfung geleistet“ – Attac: „IWF und Weltbank an Zynismus kaum zu überbieten“

Ex-Weltbank-Chef: „Die Weltbank hat bedeutende Beiträge zur Armutsbekämpfung geleistet“ – Attac: „IWF und Weltbank an Zynismus kaum zu überbieten“

Ein Thema (Lebensmittelkrise) – Zwei Sichtweisen: Ein Interview mit James D. Wolfensohn und eine Presseerklärung von Attac Deutschland

Keine simple Lösung bei Armutsbekämpfung

Ex-Weltbank-Chef James D. Wolfensohn: Menschen wollen keine Almosen, sondern Chancen *

Auf ihrer Jahrestagung in Washington hat die Weltbank zu Hilfen wegen der sich verschärfenden Nahrungsmittelkrise aufgerufen. Auch James D. Wolfensohn, Weltbank-Präsident von 1995 bis 2005, sieht trotz einiger Erfolge in Asien bei der Armutsbekämpfung noch viel zu tun. Der gebürtige Australier deutsch-jüdischer Abstammung ist heute als Privatbankier tätig, versteht sich aber auch als »Handelsreisender« im Kampf gegen Armut und Umweltzerstörung. Mit dem 74-Jährigen sprach Daniel Kestenholz („Neues Deutschland“).

Neues Deutschland: Die Asiatische Entwicklungsbank hat kürzlich erklärt, sie müsse ihre Prioritäten neu setzen, weil Armutsbekämpfung in Asien ganze Arbeit geleistet habe. Stimmen Sie dem zu?

Wolfensohn: Viele Menschen leben nicht mehr in Armut. Und doch gibt es noch mehrere Milliarden Menschen, die unter erbärmlichen Bedingungen leben, besonders in Afrika, doch auch in Indien und China.

Bitte geben Sie mir eine ehrliche Antwort: Hat die Weltbank dazu beigetragen, Armut in Asien zu verringern oder ist dies nicht eher der Industrialisierung und dem Wirtschaftsaufschwung zu verdanken?

James D. Wolfensohn: Die Weltbank hat sicherlich bedeutende Beiträge zur Armutsbekämpfung geleistet – durch monetäre Zuschüsse und, wichtiger noch, durch den Aufbau eines Umfelds, in dem sich Menschen aus der Armut hinausarbeiten können. Almosen bringen nichts und arme Menschen wollen auch keine Almosen, sondern Chancen.

Wo konkret hatte die Weltbank mit diesem Ansatz Erfolg?

Überall, wo wir funktionierende Arbeitsprogramme für Frauen sehen, wo es die Möglichkeiten von Mikrokrediten und den Aufbau von Infrastruktur gibt. Doch es braucht nicht nur physische Projekte, sondern auch Produktion und Handel. Es gibt keine simple Lösung, um Armut zu bekämpfen.

Wo funktionierte der Ansatz der Weltbank nicht?

Alle können behaupten, Erfolg zu haben, doch niemand kann behaupten, Armut sei vorbei. Viele rund um die ganze Welt sprechen darüber. Heute interessieren sich immer mehr junge Menschen für die Probleme von Armut und Umwelt. Viele der neuen Wortführer stammen aus Entwicklungsländern und nicht nur aus der reichen, westlichen Welt.

Was wohl bedeutet, dass neben den Armutsproblemen in Entwicklungsländern auch Umweltprobleme immer spürbarer sind?

Die Umwelt ist die große Frage, um die sich alles drehen wird. Die Welt wurde durch die reichen Nationen verschmutzt. Es überrascht überhaupt nicht, dass Schwellenländer jetzt ihre eigene Verschmutzung dazubringen. Indien nimmt jede Woche ein neues Kohlekraftwerk in Betrieb – ohne Schmutzfilter oder moderne Technologie. Man kann Fortschritt nicht aufhalten, also dauert der Raubbau auf allen Gebieten an.

Was würden Sie heute anders machen, wenn Sie wieder Präsident der Weltbank wären?

Ich würde mich schneller als damals und mit mehr Selbstvertrauen an die Probleme Armut, Korruption, Umwelt, Erziehung und Gesundheitswsen machen. Und mehr Gewicht auf die Rolle der Frau legen, die enorm wichtig ist bei Armutsbekämpfung. Dabei wäre es schon nicht schlecht, die Erfahrung zu haben, die man fünf Jahre später hat. Doch das Leben ist nicht so. Man beginnt nicht mit Erfahrung, sondern muss diese erst erwerben.

Was sagen Sie zu dem Vorwurf, die Weltbank stelle die Interessen von Konzernen über jene von armen Ländern – etwa bei der Privatisierung der Wasserversorgung?

Das ist kompletter Unsinn. In meinen zehn Jahren als Präsident der Weltbank wurde ich nie dem Druck von Konzernen unterworfen. Ich kann ganz ehrlich sagen, dass ich in diesen zehn Jahren nie von einer »Corporate Lobby« beeinflusst wurde. Was nicht bedeutet, dass einzelne Direktoren beinflusst worden sein könnten.

* Aus: Neues Deutschland, 15. April 2008

Lebensmittelkrise: IWF und Weltbank an Zynismus kaum zu überbieten

Attac fordert Abkehr von neoliberaler Handels- und Agrarpolitik

Frankfurt am Main 14.04.2008 Mit scharfer Kritik hat das globalisierungskritische Netzwerk Attac auf die gemeinsame Erklärung des Internationalen Währungsfonds´ IWF und der Weltbank zum Abschluss ihrer Frühjahrstagung reagiert. „Es ist an Zynismus kaum zu überbieten, wie sich hier zwei Sensenmänner über das gefallene Gras wundern und die gestiegenen Lebensmittelpreise bedauern,“ sagte Pia Eberhardt vom Attac-Agranetz.

IWF und Weltbank stünden seit Jahrzehnten für eine systematische Vernichtung kleinbäuerlicher Existenzen. So habe der IWF die Entwicklungsländer mit Strukturanpassungsmaßnahmen gezwungen, ihre gesamte Landwirtschaft auf den Export auszurichten und für billige Importe zu öffnen. Großflächige Monokulturen verdrängten den Anbau für den Eigenbedarf sowie lokale Märkte. Billigimporte taten ihr Übriges, um den Landwirten im Süden ihre Existenz zu rauben.

„Einen Sonderpreis für Doppelzüngigkeit verdient Weltbankpräsident Robert Zoellick, wenn er darüber klagt, dass die Lebensmittelpreise wegen des Klimawandels und der damit einhergehenden Dürren steigen“, ergänzte Jutta Sundermann vom Attac-Koordinierungskreis. Die Weltbank trage selbst zum Klimachaos bei, indem sie ein gigantisches Kohlekraftwerk in Indien finanziert, das die Atmosphäre mit insgesamt 700 Millionen Tonnen CO2 belasten wird.

Auch für die aktuelle Finanzkrise, die die Lebensmittelkrise noch verschärfe, seien IWF und Weltbank mitverantwortlich. Jutta Sundermann: „Bereits jetzt zeigt sich: Seit sich mit Aktien kein großer Profit mehr machen lässt, spekulieren professionelle Anleger verstärkt mit Agrarrohstoffen. Den Preis zahlen die Armen.“

Attac kritisierte zudem die Energiepolitik der Industrieländer. Notwendig sei ein sofortiger Stopp des Agrosprit-Booms und die Abkehr von dem von IWF und Weltbank Jahrzehnte lang forcierten Wirtschaftsmodell, das natürliche Ressourcen rücksichtslos ausbeutet und das Thema Verteilungsgerechtigkeit ausklammert.

Angesichts der drohenden weltweiten Hungerkrise sind die 500 Millionen Dollar, die IWF und Weltbank als Soforthilfe versprochen haben, Attac zufolge höchstens ein Tropfen auf den heißen Stein. Statt Sonntagsreden fordern die Globalisierungskritiker eine grundlegende Veränderung der internationalen Handels- und Agrarpolitik. Pia Eberhardt: „Ein Weltmarkt von Lebensmitteln, auf dem nur die Lidls und Nestlés dieser Welt bestehen können, wird niemals die Hungerkrise lösen können. Wir brauchen einen Paradigmenwechsel in Richtung Ernährungssouveränität – und zwar jetzt.“

Attac fordert im Einzelnen:

  • Der Entwicklung regionaler Märkte in den Ländern des Südens und der Versorgung der heimischen Bevölkerung muss endlich Vorrang eingeräumt werden.
  • Es darf keine – auch keine versteckten – Export-Subventionen für landwirtschaftliche Produkte vor allem aus dem EU-Raum und den USA in Länder des Südens mehr geben.
  • Internationale Abkommen müssen Entwicklungsländern die Möglichkeit geben, die eigenen Agrarmärkte zu schützen. Attac fordert einen Stopp der Verhandlungen über weit reichende Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der EU und Ländern des Südens.
  • Die EU muss sofort von ihrem Ziel abrücken, den Agrosprit-Anteil auf zehn Prozent zu steigern. Subventionen und Förderungen für Agrosprit-Pflanzenanbau müssen verschwinden.
  • Den Energieverbrauch zu reduzieren, muss vorrangiges Ziel werden: Die Förderung energiesparender Technologien ist ebenso notwendig wie strenge Begrenzungen für den Spritverbrauch von Kraftfahrtzeugen.

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Top political analysts on Lavrov’s ‘end of Europe’ Kosovo warning

Top political analysts on Lavrov’s ‘end of Europe’ Kosovo warning

15:58 | 15/ 02/ 2008


MOSCOW, February 15 (RIA Novosti) – RIA Novosti asked a number of top political analysts / experts to comment on the words of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who has said that Kosovo’s independence could be the beginning of the end for Europe, and that official recognition of its sovereignty will threaten global security.

What, we asked, will be the geopolitical consequences of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence?

Alexander Rahr, a political analyst at the German Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Valdai International Discussion Club, said:

Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence, and especially its recognition by European countries, would open up Pandora’s Box. It may create a precedent for other separatist republics and autonomous regions, which would demand similar action and the same rights that may be granted to Kosovars.

Lavrov has a legal point. Basques may demand secession from Spain, Tiroleans could secede from Italy and Hungarians from Romania. North Caucasians may demand secession from Russia, and Bavaria may insist on independence from the Federal Republic of Germany.

But the West thinks that Lavrov is dramatizing the situation, because separatism mostly stems from economic problems, while Europe hopes that its economy is strong and stable enough not to give rise to separatism.

But the threat does exist, and Lavrov’s words, which are not considered important today, could become significant a few years from now.

John Laughland, co-author of the book ‘Russia: The New Cold War?’ and a member of the Valdai International Discussion Club, said:

As you know, I support the Russian position on Kosovo because it has the merit of coherence, whereas the West’s position is inconsistent and self-contradictory. The West (EU + US) supports the independence of Kosovo but opposes the independence of Flanders, Northern Cyprus, of Republika Srpska in Bosnia, of Transnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia etc. The West also opposes the division of Kosovo, whereas only Serbs live North of Mitrovica. Independence for Kosovo will stimulate similar calls for independence in Western Macedonia and the Presevo valley. It may indirectly cause unrest in the Caucasus too.

Moreover, Kosovo will not actually be independent. The EU will take over from the UN its protectorate functions. Elaborate plans have been made for sending thousands of EU officials and police to “post-status” Kosovo, while the 16,000 NATO troops will remain. Kosovo would have had more real independence within Serbia than it has had under the UN or will have in Europe.

Lavrov is right to say that the independence of Kosovo will be the beginning of the end of today’s Europe because the current status of Kosovo is fixed by a UN Security Council Resolution (1244). If the EU and the US override that resolution, which says Kosovo is part of Serbia, they will have once again demonstrated their contempt for international law and shown themselves to be unreliable international partners.

Kosovo resembles Bosnia in the period 1878 – 1914. In 1878, the Treaty of Berlin put Bosnia under provisional Austrian administration while stipulating that it remained part of the Ottoman empire. In 1908, Austria violated the terms of the Treaty and annexed the territory directly. Serbia protested, but in vain. Ten years later the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand was assassinated by a Serb patriot in Sarajevo. The rest, as they say, is history.

Jan Carnogursky, prime minister of Slovakia in 1991 and 1992, an expert on Kosovo and a member of the Valdai International Discussion Club, said:

The recognition of Kosovo’s independence would be a tragedy for Serbs, for whom Kosovo is a foundation and an inalienable part of their national history.

The Serbian state was born in Kosovo and adjacent territories in the 9th and 10th centuries. Serbian orthodoxy is also rooted there, since St. Savva, the most revered saint in Serbia, founded many monasteries in Kosovo in the early 13th century. The province was also the core of the Serbian state during its prime in the mid-14th century.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Kosovo’s independence could be the beginning of the end for Europe. This is a dramatic, although essentially correct, view of the problem.

Moscow has never approved of the Western policy toward Kosovo and former Yugoslavia as a whole. Although it played a key role in stopping the war in 1999, Russia was the only member of the Contact Group that was not assigned its own sector of responsibility in the province. When the Russian paratroopers made their march to Pristina in June 1999, Serbs were jubilant, because they have always viewed Russia’s presence as the best guarantee of their rights.

Unfortunately, developments in Kosovo show that geopolitics can easily defeat moral and legal principles in the 21st century. The secession of Kosovo from Serbia without the agreement of Belgrade would create a precedent for Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transdnestr and give Moscow a moral right to recognize the independence of post-Soviet breakaway republics.

Daniel Vernet, director of the international relations desk at Le Monde and a member of the Valdai International Discussion Club in 2004, said:

I think [Lavrov’s] words are too dramatic. The decision on Kosovo’s independence is far from ideal; but given the current situation, it is the lesser of many evils. If I remember correctly, it is the policy that [Slobodan] Milosevic pursued since 1989 that is to blame for the current situation.

As for geopolitical consequences, I don’t think anyone would benefit from using Kosovo’s independence as a pretext for destabilization in the Balkans or adjacent European regions. I think that common sense will dominate and the international consequences of Kosovo’s independence will be minimal.

James George Jatras, director of the American Council for Kosovo, said:

It appears that within days the UN-supervised Albanian Muslim administration in Kosovo will issue a unilateral declaration of independence followed by recognition by the United States and other countries. Serbia of course will reject such a development, as will Russia, and almost certainly China, whose vetoes in the Security Council the US would have circumvented.

It still seems underappreciated the extent to which the US action would shred any semblance of legality in the international system. It may be the first time a group of countries has purported to separate part of a state’s territory without its concession of that fact. (To be sure, many countries have been defeated and occupied and forced to sign treaties ceding land. Even Edvard Benes signed away the Sudetenland in 1938. No Serbian hand will ever sign away Kosovo). International guarantees of territorial integrity such as the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act would be a dead letter.

The US action is also a heavy blow to perhaps the only part of the UN system with any real value: the Security Council, which has helped prevent any major war since 1945, much like the 19th century “Concert of Powers” helped ensure that no general war occurred in Europe from 1815 to 1914. Indeed, devaluing Russia’s standing in the Security Council by thwarting its veto is a big “plus” for Washington, whose message to Moscow is intended to be: “Whatever you might think, this is still 1999. We can do as we please and you can’t stop us.”

The US action — supported by our utterly slavish “allies” in Europe – will not settle Kosovo’s status. Kosovo’s current status is clear: it is part of Serbia with an international presence to which Serbia has reluctantly agreed. After a unilateral declaration of independence and some countries’ recognition, a competition would be kicked off between recognizing and non-recognizing states. Despite Washington’s absurd claim that Kosovo would not set a precedent, a government of any multiethnic state would recognize Kosovo at its peril. Kosovo would never become a member of the UN.

Serbia would recover control of the northern area of Kosovo and perhaps some of the enclaves. This would not be a prelude to partition, however, but the liberation of part of what then would be the illegal occupation of part of Serbia by an illegitimate, criminal, separatist regime in Pristina supported by aggressive foreign powers. It would be up to the Albanians and their supporters to decide whether to kick off a new cycle of violence by attacking the Serbs, who would live in fear that the remaining third of their pre-war population would be eradicated and the rest of their churches destroyed.

The Albanian-controlled areas of Kosovo would sink even deeper into the black hole of organized crime (drugs, slaves, arms) and jihad terror under a “government” composed of war criminals and kingpins in the Albanian Mafia. Far from stabilizing the western Balkans, instability would be perpetuated by alienation of Serbia, the only country of any consequence in the region.

Altogether, we are looking at the perfect “train wreck,” as even proponents of independence are calling it: shattering the international legal system, US-Russia confrontation, violence on the ground, criminality, human rights violations, and a new frozen conflict. Who could ask for more?

KOSOVO NEKAD I SAD: Prilozi za etničku istoriju Kosmeta




Investigate UNMIK!

Coffee with the butcher: UNMIK Chief Søren Jessen-Petersen (L) with Ramush Haradinaj, indicted for kidnapping, rape, torture and murders.

Procedure Against Søren Jessen-Petersen

Serbia’s Director of the National Council Office for Cooperation with the Hague tribunal Dusan Ignatovic said Friday that the Council has decided to request from the UN secretary general to launch an inquiry into the activities of UNMIK officials regarding the claims made by the former Hague chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte in her book „The Hunt“.

„Former UNMIK chief Søren Jessen-Petersen was a special representative of the UN secretary general, which is why the investigation is important“, Ignatovic told Tanjug.

„The Council decided Thursday to ask the Hague prosecution to start proceedings against Petersen and other UNMIK officials based on the allegations that they obstructed investigation and showed contempt of the court,“ he said.

„The Council has been long aware of Petersen’s bizarre relationship with Ramush Haradinaj, who was indicted for the most horrible crimes,“ he said.

Petersen, a Danish diplomat who held the highest posts in the European Union organization and in various UN offices, used to call Haradinaj „his friend“ and was describing him as a „factor of peace and stability“ in Kosovo-Metohija province, Ignatovic noted.

„The state must react to Del Ponte’s report in her book, according to which the UNMIK officials obstructed the investigation of Haradinaj’s and the KLA crimes, including the kidnapping of Serbs who were taken to northern Albania where they were killed after their body parts were removed and sold,“ Ignjatovic said.

Glas Dijaspore predstavlja prvi put poeziju TATJANE DEBELJAČKI

Glas Dijaspore predstavlja prvi put poeziju TATJANE DEBELJAČKI


Zbirke poezije

Tatjane Debeljački.

A House Made of Glass – Engleski

Татьяна Дебелячки пишет:

Tatjana Debeljački , born on 23.04.1967 in Uћice. Member of

Association of Writers of Serbia UKS since 2004 and Haiku Society of Serbia HDS Montenegro-HUSCG&HDPR,Croatia.

Up to now I have published three collections of poetry: A HOUSE MADE OF GLASS, published by ART – Uћice; YOURS, published by NARODNA KNJIGA Belgrade and VULCANO by Haiku Lotos, Valjevo.CD-BOOK, A HOUSE MADE OF GLASS. ART+ Uzice.

Tatjana Debeljački , born on 23.04.1967 in Uћice. My address is Nemanjina 111, 31000 Uћice.

Татьяна предлагает свои книги, в том числе электронную, изображение которой мне, по причине пользовательской тупости, не удаётся поместить.

Зато вот ссылки на хайгу, где её хайга под номером 19

её страничка

много всяких хайку разных авторов на английском, виновницу послания устала искать, но других – много

честно говоря, меня не очень впечатлило, но вот прислали!