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Does US Surveillance/Spying Undermine American Business & Influence? By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Does American based media and technology better serve to facilitate opportunities for U.S. surveillance/spying or to further our American values, influence and business? In order to gain more intelligence on friend, citizen, and foe alike, are American values as well as business and influence suffering the consequences in perception and tangible impact?

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Syria Strike – Symbolic or Conflict Altering?

Intervention, even if limited or “measured” has to calculate the possibilities beyond the initial strike from counter-strikes and further escalation by Assad forces, to the diplomatic response of adversaries and hesitant allies.

In Hunt for “Spy Snowden” is US Losing More than Secrets?

By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
Debate will increasingly have to take on an international character whether in the framework of an institution such as UN or some yet unidentified effort of global citizens who find space for free & open flow of information increasingly strangled.

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Our article on Vuk Jeremic and “Marsh Na Drinu” has aroused much commentary and debate.   https://diplomaticallyincorrect.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/did-serbias-unga-president-violate-diplomacy-peace-and-dignity-of-united-nations-by-ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/   Some Serbian citizens have referred to it as a “patriotic” song reflecting Serbia’s brutal conflict during WWI with the Austro-Hungarian border (much of it fought along Bosnia & Herzegovina’s borders). Some have also pointed out that it was “misused” by ultra-nationalist forces during the more recent aggression and genocide conducted against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Regardless of whether “Marsh Na Drinu” (“March to the River Drina” in English) is a patriotic Serbian song or provocative to the victims of genocide, it cannot be reasonably disputed that this militaristic march is an odd choice for any celebration and especially New Year’s at the United Nations, a house where peace is promoted in theme and art regardless of sometimes unfortunate reality of a multitude of conflicts. It is also noteworthy that this militaristic march was ultimately rejected as Serbia’s anthem due to the offense it could engender particularly during the war and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia & Herzegovina in the 1990’s. So, the question again, why was it selected for a UN peace event celebrating each other’s traditions, including Christian Orthodox New Year?

—Vuk Jeremic has given up hope that Moscow will succeed in pressing his candidacy as the next UN Secretary General, and he has decided to play the nationalist card to secure his next public office among more nationalist parties in Serbia; or

—Mr. Jeremic intended to project his selection as the UN General Assembly President as a legitimization of Serbia’s more recent ultra-nationalist past (for which many of its highest officials have been prosecuted including General Perisic – Military Chief of Staff, Radical Political Party Chief Seselj, Security Chief Stanisic, as well as former President Slobodan Milosevic); or

—Mr. Jeremic was oblivious to both the potential insult to victims and contradiction with the theme of the UN in opting for a militarist march.

Of course, it could be a bit of all, but it is reasonable that the United Nations as well as victims and peoples from the ex-Yugoslavia would receive some explanation for this odd selection.

 

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PHOTO Credit:  VESTIonline (Vuk Jeremic – New Year’s)

Blog Report: IS OCCUPY MOVEMENT STILL VIABLE — SEE MOSCOW FIRST? By Ambassador Mo
September 17, 2012 will be first anniversary since Occupy Wall Street, but this Saturday in Moscow may be next big test of viability. The “March of Millions” has already achieved its first victory – after initially having been rejected, Russian authorities have issued a permit. “Pussy Riot” has proven a godsend for the Russian opposition.
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Blog Report: MOSCOW ASSERTS KOSOVO – SYRIA OPPOSITION LINKS? By Ambassador Mo
Syria’s Assad, Libya’s Gaddafi & Iraq’s Saddam Hussein maintained some of closest relationship with Milosevic’s Serbian Regime during war against Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH). Moscow now will highlight purported links between Kosovo’s still fledgling government & Syria Opposition, both opposed by Russia & presumably endorsed by US & NATO allies.   Moscow has called for an extraordinary meeting of  UN Security Council. –More–
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Blog Report: G-20 PHOTO MASKS LESS SUCCESS — MORE FAILURE? By Ambassador Mo
G-20 reached only partial success on Eurozone crisis & no new initiative to resolve Syria. However, political expediency necessitates putting best face forward. Washington presses Moscow for more on Syria but is reluctant to lead with action or initiative beyond  already failed Annan plan and UN Observer Mission. –More–
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