Re: Lootin' for Putin
- From: Mikhail Medved <mikhail_bear@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 08:54:54 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 25, 1:51 pm, "Pēteris Cedriņš (Peteris Cedrins)"
On 25 Febr., 20:05, Mikhail Medved <mikhail_b...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 25, 2:20 am, vello <vellok...@xxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 25, 5:54 am, Mikhail Medved <mikhail_b...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 24, 5:33 am, "J. Anderson" <anderso...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Belgrade Looters Become You Tube Hit
Saturday, February 23, 2008 12:52:35 PM
By JOVANA GEC
Can looting be patriotic? Two women who took part in the Belgrade riots to protest Kosovo's independence seem to think the two go hand in hand.. A video clip now on the Internet -- entitled "Kosovo for Sneakers" -- shows two girls going from shop to shop with armfuls of looted items. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v5VWZoKWBYXE)
Goods drip from their overburdened arms. They drop a sweater, but pick up a box of chocolates -- and on and on.
The mobile phone footage posted Friday on the videosharing Web site You Tube became an instant hit, triggering dozens of comments on local blogs and forums. The girls, surprised at sudden fame, contacted a local television to tell their side of the story.
"We came to Belgrade to defend Kosovo," one of the girls, her face blurred to protect identity and identified only as Maja, told B92 television. "We started looting when they all did."
The rioting in Belgrade broke out at the end of the gathering, which drew about 150,000 people. Groups of hooligans first targeted U.S. and other Western embassies, in an outburst of nationalist anger of the countries' recognition of Kosovo's self-proclaimed statehood.
Rioters set the U.S. Embassy on fire and smashed several other Western missions before police chased them away. But they moved on, destroying and looting shops in the capital city's shopping area.
The video shows the two going from shop to shop.
"We looted because we are poor, not because we are rich," Maja said.
Serbia's state prosecutor pledged Saturday to hunt down the hooligans and looters. The You Tube stars said, "we will bear the consequences if we have to."
"It was too much to issue a warrant for our arrest -- as if we killed someone," Jovana told B92. "This state is in chaos."
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Does anybody remember how the so-called political protests in connection with the relocation of the Bronze Soldier also turned into a carnival of theft, vandalism and violence? Must be fun to be lootin' for Putin!
What does Putin have to do with mistreatment of Russian-speakers in
Estonia? You don't even understand what had happened - the Bronze
Soldier was only a pretext. The real reason was that people have had
Enough of what?-
Here's a fresh one:
"President of Estonia: speak Russian is the same as approve
Of course, you can say that "words don't hurt". But I am sure deeds
The word at Regnum always hurt, Misha. Firstly, they are translated by
people at a Kindergarten level of whatever languages they write in.
Secondly, they are invariably plucked from whatever context they were
given in. Thirdly, they usually consist of propaganda and lies.
Hmm. So many words while only a couple would suffice - did His
Excellency the President say those words, or didn't he? I interpret
your answer as "yes, he did".
What deeds, pray tell? I mean -- the horrors of Baltic fascism consist
of what, exactly?
Did I ever use words "Baltic fascism"?
And you should yourself answer your own question - happy and content
people wouldn't overreact to that monument thing the way they did.
It must be as bad as in Ukraine, what with the
dubbing of films and other Auschwitzes.
- Re: Lootin' for Putin
- From: Pēteris Cedriņš (Peteris Cedrins)
- Re: Lootin' for Putin