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Hillary Clinton’s Ongoing Balkan Fixation

By Srdja Trifkovic
Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton started her two-day Balkan tour in Sarajevo on Tuesday by issuing a fresh call for Bosnia’s centralization (l.). She just cannot let go of Bosnia, as the author points out in Chronicles Online -- a place she fundamentally misunderstands and treats as an ‘imagined community.’

A Decade of Serbia's Humiliation

By Srdja Trifkovic
Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010


On October 5, 2000, in a coup by the security forces staged against the backdrop of massive street protests, Slobodan Milošević was removed from power in Serbia. A decade later, the author says in ChroniclesOnlinemany of those who cheered his downfall at that time have nothing to celebrate.

Bill Clinton and Muhammad: Partners in Crime

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 23 Sep 2010


Former President Bill Clinton declared his strong support for the Ground Zero mosque in an interview broadcast on September 12. As the author suggests in Chronicles Online, it is right and proper that he should: the bomber of Serbia and the prophet of Islam are remarkably similar in their moral principles and various other proclivities.

Turkish Referendum: Neo-Ottomans Victorious

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 16 Sep 2010


[From Chronicles Online] Over the past eight years, Prime Minister Rejep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Islamist government and his AKP (Justice and Development Party) have successfully undermined Mustafa Kemal’s legacy and the character of the state founded upon that legacy. What remained, until last Sunday’s referendum, was an increasingly empty shell of constitutional secularism.

Gen. Pierre-Marie Gallois, RiP

By Srdja Trifkovic
Friday, 3 Sep 2010

 General Pierre-Marie Gallois, a prominent critic of the Western policy in the Balkans, died in Paris on August 23 at the age of 99. As noted in my Chronicles obituaryhe was the last in a long line of European geopolitical thinkers—from Clausewitz and Jomini to Liddell Hart and Guderian—who'd combined finely honed analytical skills with hands-on soldiering.

Sarah Palin's Misguided Demagoguery

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 19 Aug 2010


Arguing against the building of an Islamic shrine near New York’s Ground Zero, former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin linked the mosque project to “building a Serbian Orthodox church at Srebrenica killing fields where Muslims were slaughtered.” Mrs. Palin is right to oppose the Ground Zero mosque. It is unacceptable, and detrimental to her cause, to invoke false parallels in the process, based on events of which she knows but very little.

A Serbian Travelogue

By Srdja Trifkovic
Saturday, 14 Aug 2010


An English romantic poet has said that we should not revisit the haunts of our youth, and that we should be especially careful in avoiding those that elicit sweet memories. Being on the wrong side of fifty, sipping my morning espresso in Belgrade's Knez Mihajlova street, I realize how wrong he was: as we near the end, we increasingly cherish the sights, smells, sounds, and memories of many decades ago.

ICJ Ruling: Blow to Serbia, Boon to Tadić

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 22 Jul 2010

For some years now Boris Tadić and his cohorts have been looking for a way to capitulate on Kosovo while pretending not to. The formula was simple: place all diplomatic eggs in one basket – that of the International Court of Justice – and refrain from using any other tools at Serbia’s disposal. (For Serbian scroll down to the end)

Subservience to Islam: Postmodern Dhimmitude

By Srdja Trifkovic
Monday, 19 Jul 2010


My Meaning of the Myth elicited a strange diatribe on AltRight. My reply focuses on the curious fact that a visceral Islamophilia is shared by the multiculturalist Left and some on the self-styled radical Right. It is different in motives but similar in symptoms and consequences.

The Meaning of the Myth

By Srdja Trifkovic
Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010

Surging Islam, Western crisis and the myth of "Srebrenica" make a seamless whole. Islam is a collective psychosis seeking to become global, and any attempt to abet it is to become part of the madness oneself. The Western peddlers of "Srebrenica" are therefore worse than criminal; they are mistaken.