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Honey, I’m home!!!

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Cetnik

I’m back from Serbia, where I was working on a story about Serbian fanatics, with emphasize on paramilitary force of Garda sv. Lazara. I’m not going to write about that, because it’ll be published on 8th of December in Io Donna, a Saturday supplement of Corriere della Serra and about the same time in Mladina. We were spending three days with Hadzi Andrej MilicHadzi Andrej Milić, a chief of Garda sv. Lazara. He is very notorious and speaks about a new genocide on Kosovo in the name of GOD. I could tell you that he’s really incompetent populist that realized that if he will speak how they will kill all Albanians in Kosovo, he’ll receive a lot of media attention.
First time in my life I was really proud to be an atheist, immune to all the religious = political crap that is build around faith in God. I saw so many people convinced they have a call to kill in the name of God and the most shocking thing is that this are all ordinary man, loving fathers of many children, blood-donors, but when they speak about a war they speak as an inevitable fact and their chance to get in the history, of sons that sacrificed lifes for their country, for their God.

The best was working with Marzio Mian, a highly experienced journalist who covered conflict in former Yugoslavia, from Sarajevo under siege, Nato bombardment of Yugoslavia, Exodus in Kosovo, Afganistan, Darfur, Argentina,…

Later I’ll upload more images.

PS: Bigger picture is a portrait of an old war veteran from Kragujevac, who is selling Chetnik‘s symbols.

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Written by Borut Peterlin

30 November, 2007 at 01:21

Posted in Photojournalism

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  1. I would be interested in knowing the infrastructure there after Nato forces bombed Serbia. If the two groups were to focus on the respective economies, could the retribution factor be avoided?

    Beth Ann Stewart

    3 December, 2007 at 19:07

  2. Which two groups are you talking about? Serbs and Albanians? Sure theoretically people who trade don’t make war, but as I said I met many people who are convinced that this is a God’s will or that this is history in the making and as their great grand grand fathers fought for the cause, so they think that it’s now their time. And they are so damn proud on that!

    I also don’t think I fully understand your question about bombed infrastructure. Are you interested what objects NATO bombed? A lot of buildings that were bombed are still ruins as a monument to the bombardment.

    B5

    B5

    4 December, 2007 at 01:05


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