Archives for posts with tag: Sarajevo

Austria to Bosnia Diplomatic Connection
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

It was not the “Muslim majority” countries or the super-power that projected freedom as its international commitment. Bosnia & Herzegovina’s (BiH) first true diplomatic friend was Austria and this robust support was much due to a tireless friend Alois Mock, who passed, (June 1, 2017.) — READ MORE —
http://diplomatartist.com/austria-to-bosnia-diplomatic-connection/

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In Majority-Muslim Bosnia & Herzegovina, a Small Jewish Community Still Thrives
DiplomatArtist.com shares a message of hope coming from Bosnia & Herzegovina. We are all Americans – Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, etc. and should also be reminded of the Global Citizen in all of us.
By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism & manifestations of walls, physical and psychological. It was 24 years ago today, May 22, 1992, when Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) became a member of the United Nations, & I was appointed its first Ambassador. — Read More —
April is Genocide Awareness & Prevention Month
The siege of Sarajevo began in 1992 & lasted through February 29, 1996. Read “Diplomatic Bluff to Break Longest Modern Siege” by, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey, a fitting reminder for “Never Again.”
As an historical content, several links are included of his interviews from AP Archives, as well as original YouTube Video: “U2 & L. Pavarotti/Miss Sarajevo.”
To commemorate the inception of the 1992 siege of Sarajevo that began today & lasted through February 29, 1996, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey published via Huffington Post –
“Diplomatic Bluff to Break Longest Modern Siege.” As an historical content, several links are included of his interviews from AP Archives, as well as original YouTube Video: “U2 & L. Pavarotti/Miss Sarajevo.”
Sarajevo remains true to its core even as both current peace & memory of recent conflict remind of what was. The future has confirmed that Sarajevo was resisting the baser instincts & the ideologies or theologies such claim today. — Read More —

This plaque, overlooking Sarajevo, glorifies an indicted war criminal who, as part of an “overarching joint criminal enterprise,” sought “to spread terror among the civilian population of Sarajevo through a campaign of sniping and shelling.”
https://bosnienbloggen.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/mladic-plaque-in-east-sarajevo-a-continuation-of-the-genocide/

100 Years Since World War I: Does history’s shrapnel still inflict damage and more critically, have we learned to mitigate the collateral damage?