And here is that old verse again (author unknown):
” Rußland nimmt Stadt Belgrad ein
Frankreich, Rom zieht mit hinein.
Blitzschnell schlägt der Roten Heer
Deutsches Land, vor Schreck ohn ‘ Wehr,
Panik lähmt der Freunde Macht,
Es umfängt sie Todesnacht. “
” Russia takes city of Belgrade
France, Rome moves in. (France, Rome are getting involved.)
The Red Army strikes at lightning speed
German country, frightened without defense,
panic paralyzes the power of friends,
The night of death embraces them. “
More info down below.
Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko has leveled some dramatic allegations against the West in relation to both the Ukraine war and ongoing tensions and clashes in northern Kosovo, which has been focus of international media attention.
The Russian ambassador claimed that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s opponents are plotting and attempting to stage a “Maidan-style coup” in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. His word choice implied he things the West is involved on some level.
Using terminology which has been familiar in Kremlin descriptions of what NATO is doing in Ukraine, Amb. Botsan-Kharchenko said, “This is part of the hybrid war. I would like to stress that anti-Belgrade forces acted almost synchronously; they operate on two fronts – this is the situation in Kosovo and attempts at a Maidan coup here, in Belgrade.”
The Russian official’s words also referenced recent large-scale anti-government protests inside Serbia, some which gathered in front of the building of Serbia’s national broadcaster in Belgrade on Sunday.
These have been billed as ‘peace protests’ but according to regional media have progressively taken on an anti-government character and anti-government slogans. Some of them have happened with slogans such as “Serbia Against Violence” – and have been focused on gun violence in the wake of recent mass casualty school shootings in Serbia – a rarity for the country’s recent history.
The protests have been going strong since mid-May, and people are angry over what they see as government mishandling of recent crises:
Tens of thousands of people have marched through Belgrade, blocking a key bridge in the second large protest since two mass shootings that rattled Serbia and left 17 people dead, including many children.
Protesters gathered in front of the parliament building on Friday before filing by the government’s HQ and on to a highway bridge spanning the Sava River, where evening commuters had to turn their vehicles around to avoid getting stuck. At the head of the column was a black banner reading “Serbia against violence.”
As the demonstrators passed the government buildings, many chanted slogans decrying Serbia’s populist president, Aleksandar Vučić, whom they blame for creating an atmosphere of hopelessness and division in the country that they say indirectly led to the mass shootings.
Additionally Russia’s TASS has described the following of recent protests in Serbia:
The first rally was quite peaceful, with practically no anti-government slogans. People were simply congregating in silence in front of the parliamentary building. During the second rally, protesters blocked a bridge across the Sava River and chanted anti-government slogans. The third demonstration had an anti-government character too. According to the Serbian interior ministry, more than 11,000 people took part in these rallies.
Serbia has long been a staunch ally of Russia, however, there’s been recent distance and tensions due to the war in Ukraine. Still, Belgrade is generally seen in the West as more oriented toward Russia. It remains that both Slavic countries have long condemned what they see as NATO aggression and expansion, particularly following the 1999 US-NATO bombing campaign over Belgrade.
The Serbian population itself also tends to engage in large demonstrations against NATO and US policies from time to time. In particular the Serb people reject US and international recognition of Kosovo as a sovereign nation, given it historically was an ethnic Serb and Orthodox Christian heartland. This week, President Vucic has ordered Serbian troops to the Kosovo border amid unrest and an unpredictable situation, also as he’s condemned the Kosovo government for cracking down on the Serb minority there.
“Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur – a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostiley in the Mediterranean – the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkan: I see a “large one” falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him – then impact is on impact. …”
Also Alois Irlmaier in around 1950…
“At the time, Irlmaier was a frequent guest of the G. family on Lake Chiemsee. The then young G. reports that Irlmaier said that there would be a worldwide earthquake ‘before’. The USA is particularly affected. With us, the earthquakes would be strongest along the Rhine Graben. The tremors can also be felt ‘here’ (i.e. in Bavaria). There would still be aftershocks during the Russian campaign, and they were of such magnitude that both offensive and defensive operations suffered.”
“With his parents he could already do the above. Mr G. heard the following statements from Irlmaier:
‘It starts with a war in the Middle East.’
‘The spheres of influence and areas of interest of the USA and Russia are colliding: there are already minor skirmishes.’
‘US/Russia Peace Conference in Budapest.’
‘The American President is assassinated, and the Vice President immediately declares war on Russia.
At practically the same hour, huge numbers of Russian tanks were rolling west on the autobahn near Passau. The people of Passau are petrified with surprise and horror.’
“In the south, tens of thousands of Austrians are fleeing on both lanes of the autobahn from Salzburg in the direction of Munich.”
‘The Russians use their tanks to push escape vehicles out of the way on the autobahn west of Passau and drive at high speed in the direction of the Rhine.’
‘After three to four days the westerly wind picks up and western planes drop so much ‘yellow dust’ in a strip between Salzburg and the Baltic Sea that it becomes dark underneath. Nobody survives in Vienna.’ “
“The remnants of the Bundeswehr – completely surprised and taken by surprise – flee, the weapons are thrown away, trucks and the few ready-to-use tanks are left standing in panic.”
‘Denver will be incinerated from a submarine.’
‘Russians land in Alaska.’
‘There is a second moon in the sky.’
‘Three days of darkness. Nobody survives in northern Germany.’
‘No massive famine after the war, because many didn’t survive at all.’”
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