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From: "Ismir . Tufekcic" 
To: sj@mediafilter.org
Cc: Ivo Skoric , jo.spak@zamir_zg.ztn.zer.de,        wmedia@dialup.francenet.fr, Jasmina 
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On friday, Apr 7, Juniata College organzed panel "Bosnia Through the Eyes 
of Students". As one of the partisipants, I said something about myself 
and my was. 
My name is Ismir Tufekcic. I was born in Banjaluka (Bosnia and 
Herzegovina) 21 years ago. After I finished high school in may 1992, I 
found myself in situation that I have to pack my bags. Only question was 
where I would go; to the Srbian Army or out from my town. Of course, I 
did not found caring gun very exciting, so I left Banjaluka with my family.
I wanted to go to Canada, and very soon I found out that every country 
wants to take care of refugees, but not in their country.
I was stock in Croatia, so I decided To do something useful for change. I 
started working (as volonter) in one refugee camp, then in 
Prijedor-Bihac comunity, for English humanitarian convoy (I spent a month 
in England with them), for Assiciation of Women from Bosnia and 
Herzegovina, for Association of Students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and 
on the end for World University Service (office in Zagreb). I that period 
(almost two years) I was asked some questions thousend time, so I had 
time to look for answers. Some of the question were asked on penal as well.
As students we all realised that we are the one that would have to clear 
this mess. We have to comunicate with one another, and live together. 
Yugoslavia was artifitual and breaked can be rebuild again, but Bosnia 
become Bosnia through 2000 years history and once distroyed would be 
imposible to recostract. 

FAQ about Bosnia.

Is this civil war?
NO. For civil war you need two sides. Bosnian governmant did everything 
possible to prevent war through NON VIOLENCE. Unfortunatly, Serbian 
leaders wanted war and with help of Srbia and ex-JNA started shoting at 
civilians. Aslo 200.000 Serbs on governmant controled territory would be 
dead bye now if this was civil war.

When all this madness is going to stop?
Probible not very soon. Bosnian Army is getting stronger, but it would 
take time to be strong enough to defeat Serbs. The most likely would be 
that when Bosnian Army get strong enough, Serbs would sign peace proposel.

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Ismir Tufekcic				E-mail: tufekci@goldey.gbc.edu
Goldey-Beacom College			phone: (302) 999-7266
2A1 Jackson Hall
4701 Limestone Rd.
Wilmington DE,  19808
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P.S.

Ivo Skiric asked me to write this. Please feel free to corect any 
speeling or grammer mistakes. I hope you will be able to use this text.
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Subject: Life under Siege
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From: David Zgodzinski

Dear Sarajewo,


We in the west see less killing, and we assume that things might be
getting back to normal in your city. But you are still under siege. How
have things improved?Is food and fuel more available?Are you able to buy
necessities? What are you doing for currency? Do you feel that the war will
resume again in a more severe way?
I am very interested to hear any comments.

Do you feel that the Internet is helping the situation at all?

Please let me know,


-Dave Zgodzinski
davidz@cam.org


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SARAJEVO 04-09-95

Sarajevo On Line, an operation organized by World Media Network, in Paris,
is here to stay. With it we intend to give the ZaMir Transnational Network
the biggest media coverage that we can. (Read Eric Bachman's report on
ZaMir on this server).
World Media is a network of 30 dailies around the world, from Japan to
Mexico, from Germany to Senegal. With it, we are able to reach 40 million
readers. 
Soon, they shall read in their favourite newspaper a request for sending
donations, computer hardware and software, which will be given to the ZTN
team, to help them in their task.

Here are the last messages we received from Sarajevo today.
The messages from the previous ten days will soon be posted on this server.



Gilbert Cattoire
Independent journalist

cattoire@cnam.fr
 


PERSONNAL REQUESTS :
********************


FROM:Amna Hodzic
TO:Adnan Hodzic, Zadar , Croatia

My dear brother many greetings from your sister.I love you and miss you a
lot .Take care and please call me.Mom and Dad are also sending their  love
. 

                                                       your sister Amna


FROM:Nedim Torlakovic
TO:Nidzara Cerimagic, Hotel Plavsko jezero" Plav 84325, Montenegro


My dear mom,
I just want that you know that I'm very well and that at this moment I
can't call you becAuse the phone is out of order.Many greetings and kisses
from
                                                                 
                                                                           
   Nedim


FROM:Nedim Torlakovic
TO:Ferdinand Boland, 2De Delistraat 17, 3531 SW Utrecht, Holland

Dear Ferdinand and Gaby,
I just want to call you in this way and to let you know that I'm alive and
well ?I hope that you already received my letters which I send through
MSF.I expect messages from you soon and the shipment from Italy still
hasn't arrived.You can send it to me in some other way which I described
you in my last letter-through Slovenia.Many greetings to Eric and Rineke
and of course to your parents.Many greetings, kisses and hugs to all of
you.

                                                       Your Nedim


FROM:Milad Cerimagic
TO:Suada Cerimagic, Dubrovackog odreda 18, 50000 Dubrovnik, Croatia, phone
number 33 22 1

My dear mother,
In these past three years that I haven't seen you we've tried all  the ways
of communicating (except the post pigeon).Now I'm sending you a message in
the most strange way:from the coffe bar in the centre of the city (the time
is 21.15)  through computer mail.I know that you are well and in the future
I will try to contact you normally.I just want you to know that I'm
thinking about you every day and you must know that I can't wait for the
day to come  when I'm going to see you.
                                                      
Say hello to everybody, your son Milad


FROM;Milad Cerimagic
TO:Bill Clinton

Dear Bill,
I wish you were here  to feel only one small bit of our every day
life.Greetings from Milad, Nedim , Enki and Sejo.


FROM:Damir Perendija and Haris "Italian" Hasanagic, Branilaca grada 40/5,
71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
TO Silvio Berlusconi

Dear Silvio Berlusconi,
many greetings and we wish you to be  back on the top again .You have our
support from Sarajevo and  WE ALSO HAVE A GREAT WISH TO VISIT ITALY.GET OUT
OF HERE!!!
                                                     
Greetings from Damir and Haris from the besieged Sarajevo


FROM:Haris Hasanagic, Cetinjska 3, 71000 Sarajevo
TO:Kyara Van Ellinkhuizen, L-50 LODI 2, 20134 Milano, Italy

We are having great time but we miss you a lot .Could you please send me
(Haris) the photos of us which were taken in "Holiday Inn".Please send us
some clothes if you can.

Love Haris


FROM:Nermine Skenderovic
TO:Estela Skenderovic, Duesseldorf, Deutschland

My dear sister,
we all love you very much and I think fo you all the time.Please do not
worry about me, I'm alright.Many kisses from your sister 
                                     Nermina


FROM:Suzana Tadic and Deno Zubi
TO:Ermina Topalovic, Povsetova 91, Ljubljana 61000, Slovenia, TEL.99 386 61
45 43 92

We're sitting right now in "Lora" and we're drinking beer and paying it
with the money you send us.We are talking about you and we miss you very
much, Deno especially.I hope to see you very soon.

                     Many kisses from Suzana and Deno


FROM: Dzenanovic Almedina  Frontovska 39 Sarajevo
TO:Bill Clinton

        I am 10 years old and I just want to send greetings to president of
America. I want to ask from you to calm Sarajevo that we stay alive. I also
want to send greatings to rest of world countries.


FROM:Alma Dedajic  Livanjska 80  Sarajevo      Bosnia
TO: Zoran Todorovic    Mozhayskoe  Shosse  4/27 Moscow   Russia

        Cao Zoki!  Evo me ispred kafe "Lora" i saljem ti pozdrav i pusu
preko Interneta i Svjetskih Medija. Sve se ovo desava za malim stolom na
kojem je laptop. Sejla je samnom i ona te puno pozdravlja. 
P;S; Javi se da znamo kako si!  (telefonom ako mozes)

        Hay Zoki! I am ispred caffe "Lora" and I am sending you this
message through Internet and World Media. It is all happening on little
table on which there is a laptop. Sejla is with me and she is also sending
greetings.
P.S. Call us to know how are you( by phone if it is possible)


FROM: Alihodzic Berina
TO: Peric Nermina  191 Bunkerhill ST.APT. 202  CHARLESTOWN    M.A. 02129    USA
        
Draga moja Nera Sretan ti rodjendan i da se sto prije vidimo. Ljepsa
vremena moraju doci i nama. Zasluzile smo to!   Ljubi te tvoja Sarajka
Berina
        My dear Nera. Happy birthday to you and hope to see each other
soon. Better times must come for us. We deserved it!   
Kisses from your Sarajevan girl  Berina


FROM: Kihic Senad
TO: Slaven Bacanovic  Kibutz Gat Israel

        Slavene nisam u mogucnosti da ti pisem pa ako ti mozes posalji mi
pismo ili poruku. Ja sam ziv i zdrav i sva su raja tu. Posalji mi smrade
znas ti sta.
        Slavene I am not able to write to you so if you can send me a
message or letter. I am alive and well and all of old gang is still here.
Send me you shit you know what!
        

FROM: Dario Toroman 
TO: Juka Drazenka   Munchener str. 45   60329 Frankfurt

        Puno te volim. Pozdrav Drazenu I Barbari od sviju a Vrabca popsebno
        We love you very much. Love Drazen, all here and especially Vrabac
        

FROM: Haris Hasanagic Cetinjska 3 Sarajevo
TO: Dejan Malkoc  Hermann str; 56   D-1000 Berlin 1'

        Puno pozdrava od Harisa i pokusaj  poslati pismo. 
        Many greatings from Haris and try to send a letter.


FROM: Haris Hasanagic  Cetinjska 3 Sarajevo
TO: Milic Nedim  Amselweg 7  7820 Titisee Neustadt    Deutschland
        
        Puno pozdrava i ja sam jos uvijek ziv. Zelim da se sto prije sastanemo
ali bi do tada moga poslati pismo.

        Many greetings and I am still alive. I wish we meet as soon as
possible but in the meantime send me a letter.


FROM: Haris Hasanagic Cetinjska 3 Sarajevo
TO: Licio Macelloni  Via Tagliamento 16/16a    58100 Grosseto  
        Ludo se zabavljamo i treba mi nova garderoba. Tvoj prijatelj
Talijan iz Sarajeva. Zivim za dan kada cu se vratiti u Italiju.

        We are having great fun and I need new wardrobe. Your friend
Italian from Sarajevo. I live for the day when I will be back in Italy.


FROM: Entezam, Sarajevo
TO: Martin Preisig, Schloss,Waedenswil,Schweiz

Ich sende Dir und allen anderen viele liebe gruesse per Internet aus einem
geilen Caffe in Sarajevo. Das ist was neues in der Weltkomunikationstechnik
und wir werden probieren ob das funktioniert. Ich bin OK, das leben hier
ist immer noch schwer, aber es wird besser.Ich habe dein und Martins Brief
bekommen,und werde auch versuchen zu schreiben.Schreib ob Du diese Info
bekommen hast.Ciao.


FROM: Bruno Abile, 440 035, Sarajevo
TO: Gilles Maire @ Rank Xerox. France

Salut Gilles, tout va bien.Ceci est un test de l'operation "Sarajevo On
Line" (voir Libe) qui pourrait etre le precurseur de developements
interessants.Je ne connait pas ton adresse electronique exacte, j'espere
que les outils de recherche te permettront de  recevoir ce message dans ton
e mail @ Rank... Tu peux faxer en retour au 71 650 247. A bientot vers le 5
mai...


FROM:lb101@columbia.edu
TO:YM62@columbia.edu

Hi Yoko, aligato gozaimas from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). 
See you soon in NY. Take care, lb101


***************

Jovan DIVJAK, of Serb origins, is a General at the headquarters of the
Bosnian Army. He accepted to answer to the questions of the following
french soldiers and officers.


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Jean-Pierre,age 23 Draftee 1st class

* Do you have the impression that Europe understands your war?
        Yes, I even think that Europe is responsable for this war because
it didn't reacted when Serbian-Montenigrin agressor attacked Bosnia. Europe
recognized Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina but it didn't provide
nor  political nor military assumptions for solveing Bosnian crises.


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Nicolas ,age 24 draftee 2nd class

* What is the hardest thing to handle?  
* Is it hard not seeing your family?
* How do you envision your future? and the future of your country?

        The hardest things to handle for me are  how Europe has not
reacting against agressor which has so far killed 200 000 Bosniak (Bosnian
Moslem); that genocide has been done to Bosniaks on 70% of Bosnian
territory; that 1.5 million Bosnian citizans is displaced  and over 50 000
wounded in Sarajevo and over 2 500 killed children. It is hard to explain
why agression happened here. This territory was always multinacional,
multicultural, multireligious and war never happened here, it was always
brought from outside.

        I live with my wife and my sons chosed to live their lifes on the
safer place and I don't find hard to be without them.

        War is going to last a long time but I am sure that at the end
Bosnia will be democratic state, with federal establishment in historical
internationaly recognized borders. Until the end of my life in any possible
way I am going to fight for this.

        I was aware that Bosnian needs defending and I personally don't
fell manipulated because I chose to take part in liberation war.

        The one that does't like, doesn't recognize and doesn't recognizes
other nations religion or color of skin is racist for me. Karadzic Serbs
are doing the genocide to Bosniaks and they are showing open hate for them
and that is racisam too.


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Jacques,age 23,2nd class

* Are you prepared to die for your cause?
* Are you proud of what you are doing?
* For you, has the value of human life changed since the beginning of the war?

        Yes,  one can have many ideals in life and one ideal that I
fulfilled for myself is perserving of honor and honest  and if it is needed
I am going to give my life for Bosnia.

        I am very proud to lead strugle against fascism that represent
danger for Europe. Bosnian Army is multiethnical and it didn't performed
mass killing of inocent people neither it demiloshed religious objects. It
fought and is fighting for liberation of Bosniaks.

        Considering the fact that I am  defending of this country worth of
human life has rised for me, and if you look agressor you can find that it
doesn't respect not even life of little children (from 100 000 killed in
Sarajevo 2 500 are children).


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Jean-Paul,Major,age 35

* Do you believe you will win this war?

        Yes, considering the fact that Bosnia is fighting for the state in
its borders, state basicaly democratic ans based on multiethnical,
multicultural, multireligious and like that she is going to win this war
either politicaly either military.


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Fabrice,Major,age 40

* Do you believe there is a political solution to this conflict?
* At the end of this conflict, will it be possible to construct an
ethnically diverse army?
* Do you really suffer from the arms embargo?

        Yes, political one where Bosnian people will decide about their own
future. For the first time  Contac Group peace plan and later establishment
of federation in Bosnia on geographic, economical, natural and national
principe, not ethnical ones.

        Army is going to stay multinational.

        Yes, I am going to fight until the liberation of Bosnia.



FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Fanny,age 40,Chief Warrant Officer,PARIS

* Are there women in the Bosnian Army?
* Are you afraid?

        Some 6000 women are part of Bosnian Army and over 500 have ranks.
Large number of them are also on the front lines.

        No, I am not afraid. There were moments when I was afraid of sudden
grenades but I don't think about fear.


Jovan DIVJAK also noticed a few questions we'd received from the Internet
he wanted to reply to :


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:MICHEL Laurent  

* What do you think of the UNO interventions? Do you think the United
Nations can still help solving the conflict on a diplomatic field? Or isn't
it obliged to accept fats accomplis of the warriors? 

        U.N. will never do anything in Bosnia. They could help solve
Bosnian war if they inforce Securty Council resolutions. However fact
remains UNPROFOR is showing uncapabilty to military solve problems in UNPA
zones like Sarajevo, Bihac, Tuzla, Srebrenica, Zepa.



FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:BRENDA.P.MACGURK <9304288@lewis.sms.ed.ac.uk>

* How do you feel about the fact that the western media seeks to present
the war as an inter-ethnic conflict between Serbs and Muslims rather than
an attack by Serbian nationalism on the multi-cultural Bosnian state?

        European countries and USA have different stands towards former
Yugoslav territory and for that reason there are different stands towards
Bosnian war. Historical conection between France, England and Russia with
Serbia and earlier alliance can not include objectivity and it is in their
intrest to speak about Bosnian war as civil and religous war.
Denieing responsabilties for what is done by Serbian- Montenigrin agressor
and especialy support for ethnical cleaning . Since the begining of the war
it is been said that ex-JNA occupied Bosnian territory and later gave
support in arms and man to Karadzic Serbs.

29-18
FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:CHARLES-PHILIPPE DULAC 

(CP Dulac is a french diplomat in Portugal.)

* Do you often get bored?
* Do you read newspapers??
* Are they any positive aspects to your situation ?


        No, I am not bored because I am very busy in defence of Sarajevo
and Bosnia, but I find your questions boring. I am very busy with military
tasks and support that I give to my people.



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This mail message contains dialogs between inhabitants of Sarajevo 
and the rest of the world. (If there is nothing under the "MESSAGES"
field, it means nothing unfortunetaly arrived today.)

See the Web page

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Message 1
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PERSONNAL REQUESTS :
********************


FROM:Amna Hodzic
TO:Adnan Hodzic, Zadar , Croatia

My dear brother many greetings from your sister.I love you and miss you a
lot .Take care and please call me.Mom and Dad are also sending their  love
. 

                                                       your sister Amna


FROM:Nedim Torlakovic
TO:Nidzara Cerimagic, Hotel Plavsko jezero" Plav 84325, Montenegro


My dear mom,
I just want that you know that I'm very well and that at this moment I
can't call you becAuse the phone is out of order.Many greetings and kisses
from
                                                                 
                                                                           
   Nedim


FROM:Nedim Torlakovic
TO:Ferdinand Boland, 2De Delistraat 17, 3531 SW Utrecht, Holland

Dear Ferdinand and Gaby,
I just want to call you in this way and to let you know that I'm alive and
well ?I hope that you already received my letters which I send through
MSF.I expect messages from you soon and the shipment from Italy still
hasn't arrived.You can send it to me in some other way which I described
you in my last letter-through Slovenia.Many greetings to Eric and Rineke
and of course to your parents.Many greetings, kisses and hugs to all of
you.

                                                       Your Nedim


FROM:Milad Cerimagic
TO:Suada Cerimagic, Dubrovackog odreda 18, 50000 Dubrovnik, Croatia, phone
number 33 22 1

My dear mother,
In these past three years that I haven't seen you we've tried all  the ways
of communicating (except the post pigeon).Now I'm sending you a message in
the most strange way:from the coffe bar in the centre of the city (the time
is 21.15)  through computer mail.I know that you are well and in the future
I will try to contact you normally.I just want you to know that I'm
thinking about you every day and you must know that I can't wait for the
day to come  when I'm going to see you.
                                                      
Say hello to everybody, your son Milad


FROM;Milad Cerimagic
TO:Bill Clinton

Dear Bill,
I wish you were here  to feel only one small bit of our every day
life.Greetings from Milad, Nedim , Enki and Sejo.


FROM:Damir Perendija and Haris "Italian" Hasanagic, Branilaca grada 40/5,
71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
TO Silvio Berlusconi

Dear Silvio Berlusconi,
many greetings and we wish you to be  back on the top again .You have our
support from Sarajevo and  WE ALSO HAVE A GREAT WISH TO VISIT ITALY.GET OUT
OF HERE!!!
                                                     
Greetings from Damir and Haris from the besieged Sarajevo


FROM:Haris Hasanagic, Cetinjska 3, 71000 Sarajevo
TO:Kyara Van Ellinkhuizen, L-50 LODI 2, 20134 Milano, Italy

We are having great time but we miss you a lot .Could you please send me
(Haris) the photos of us which were taken in "Holiday Inn".Please send us
some clothes if you can.

Love Haris


FROM:Nermine Skenderovic
TO:Estela Skenderovic, Duesseldorf, Deutschland

My dear sister,
we all love you very much and I think fo you all the time.Please do not
worry about me, I'm alright.Many kisses from your sister 
                                     Nermina


FROM:Suzana Tadic and Deno Zubi
TO:Ermina Topalovic, Povsetova 91, Ljubljana 61000, Slovenia, TEL.99 386 61
45 43 92

We're sitting right now in "Lora" and we're drinking beer and paying it
with the money you send us.We are talking about you and we miss you very
much, Deno especially.I hope to see you very soon.

                     Many kisses from Suzana and Deno


FROM: Dzenanovic Almedina  Frontovska 39 Sarajevo
TO:Bill Clinton

        I am 10 years old and I just want to send greetings to president of
America. I want to ask from you to calm Sarajevo that we stay alive. I also
want to send greatings to rest of world countries.


FROM:Alma Dedajic  Livanjska 80  Sarajevo      Bosnia
TO: Zoran Todorovic    Mozhayskoe  Shosse  4/27 Moscow   Russia

        Cao Zoki!  Evo me ispred kafe "Lora" i saljem ti pozdrav i pusu
preko Interneta i Svjetskih Medija. Sve se ovo desava za malim stolom na
kojem je laptop. Sejla je samnom i ona te puno pozdravlja. 
P;S; Javi se da znamo kako si!  (telefonom ako mozes)

        Hay Zoki! I am ispred caffe "Lora" and I am sending you this
message through Internet and World Media. It is all happening on little
table on which there is a laptop. Sejla is with me and she is also sending
greetings.
P.S. Call us to know how are you( by phone if it is possible)


FROM: Alihodzic Berina
TO: Peric Nermina  191 Bunkerhill ST.APT. 202  CHARLESTOWN    M.A. 02129    USA
        
Draga moja Nera Sretan ti rodjendan i da se sto prije vidimo. Ljepsa
vremena moraju doci i nama. Zasluzile smo to!   Ljubi te tvoja Sarajka
Berina
        My dear Nera. Happy birthday to you and hope to see each other
soon. Better times must come for us. We deserved it!   
Kisses from your Sarajevan girl  Berina


FROM: Kihic Senad
TO: Slaven Bacanovic  Kibutz Gat Israel

        Slavene nisam u mogucnosti da ti pisem pa ako ti mozes posalji mi
pismo ili poruku. Ja sam ziv i zdrav i sva su raja tu. Posalji mi smrade
znas ti sta.
        Slavene I am not able to write to you so if you can send me a
message or letter. I am alive and well and all of old gang is still here.
Send me you shit you know what!
        

FROM: Dario Toroman 
TO: Juka Drazenka   Munchener str. 45   60329 Frankfurt

        Puno te volim. Pozdrav Drazenu I Barbari od sviju a Vrabca popsebno
        We love you very much. Love Drazen, all here and especially Vrabac
        

FROM: Haris Hasanagic Cetinjska 3 Sarajevo
TO: Dejan Malkoc  Hermann str; 56   D-1000 Berlin 1'

        Puno pozdrava od Harisa i pokusaj  poslati pismo. 
        Many greatings from Haris and try to send a letter.


FROM: Haris Hasanagic  Cetinjska 3 Sarajevo
TO: Milic Nedim  Amselweg 7  7820 Titisee Neustadt    Deutschland
        
        Puno pozdrava i ja sam jos uvijek ziv. Zelim da se sto prije sastanemo
ali bi do tada moga poslati pismo.

        Many greetings and I am still alive. I wish we meet as soon as
possible but in the meantime send me a letter.


FROM: Haris Hasanagic Cetinjska 3 Sarajevo
TO: Licio Macelloni  Via Tagliamento 16/16a    58100 Grosseto  
        Ludo se zabavljamo i treba mi nova garderoba. Tvoj prijatelj
Talijan iz Sarajeva. Zivim za dan kada cu se vratiti u Italiju.

        We are having great fun and I need new wardrobe. Your friend
Italian from Sarajevo. I live for the day when I will be back in Italy.


FROM: Entezam, Sarajevo
TO: Martin Preisig, Schloss,Waedenswil,Schweiz

Ich sende Dir und allen anderen viele liebe gruesse per Internet aus einem
geilen Caffe in Sarajevo. Das ist was neues in der Weltkomunikationstechnik
und wir werden probieren ob das funktioniert. Ich bin OK, das leben hier
ist immer noch schwer, aber es wird besser.Ich habe dein und Martins Brief
bekommen,und werde auch versuchen zu schreiben.Schreib ob Du diese Info
bekommen hast.Ciao.


FROM: Bruno Abile, 440 035, Sarajevo
TO: Gilles Maire @ Rank Xerox. France

Salut Gilles, tout va bien.Ceci est un test de l'operation "Sarajevo On
Line" (voir Libe) qui pourrait etre le precurseur de developements
interessants.Je ne connait pas ton adresse electronique exacte, j'espere
que les outils de recherche te permettront de  recevoir ce message dans ton
e mail @ Rank... Tu peux faxer en retour au 71 650 247. A bientot vers le 5
mai...


FROM:lb101@columbia.edu
TO:YM62@columbia.edu

Hi Yoko, aligato gozaimas from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). 
See you soon in NY. Take care, lb101


***************

Jovan DIVJAK, of Serb origins, is a General at the headquarters of the
Bosnian Army. He accepted to answer to the questions of the following
french soldiers and officers.


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Jean-Pierre,age 23 Draftee 1st class

* Do you have the impression that Europe understands your war?
        Yes, I even think that Europe is responsable for this war because
it didn't reacted when Serbian-Montenigrin agressor attacked Bosnia. Europe
recognized Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina but it didn't provide
nor  political nor military assumptions for solveing Bosnian crises.


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Nicolas ,age 24 draftee 2nd class

* What is the hardest thing to handle?  
* Is it hard not seeing your family?
* How do you envision your future? and the future of your country?

        The hardest things to handle for me are  how Europe has not
reacting against agressor which has so far killed 200 000 Bosniak (Bosnian
Moslem); that genocide has been done to Bosniaks on 70% of Bosnian
territory; that 1.5 million Bosnian citizans is displaced  and over 50 000
wounded in Sarajevo and over 2 500 killed children. It is hard to explain
why agression happened here. This territory was always multinacional,
multicultural, multireligious and war never happened here, it was always
brought from outside.

        I live with my wife and my sons chosed to live their lifes on the
safer place and I don't find hard to be without them.

        War is going to last a long time but I am sure that at the end
Bosnia will be democratic state, with federal establishment in historical
internationaly recognized borders. Until the end of my life in any possible
way I am going to fight for this.

        I was aware that Bosnian needs defending and I personally don't
fell manipulated because I chose to take part in liberation war.

        The one that does't like, doesn't recognize and doesn't recognizes
other nations religion or color of skin is racist for me. Karadzic Serbs
are doing the genocide to Bosniaks and they are showing open hate for them
and that is racisam too.


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Jacques,age 23,2nd class

* Are you prepared to die for your cause?
* Are you proud of what you are doing?
* For you, has the value of human life changed since the beginning of the war?

        Yes,  one can have many ideals in life and one ideal that I
fulfilled for myself is perserving of honor and honest  and if it is needed
I am going to give my life for Bosnia.

        I am very proud to lead strugle against fascism that represent
danger for Europe. Bosnian Army is multiethnical and it didn't performed
mass killing of inocent people neither it demiloshed religious objects. It
fought and is fighting for liberation of Bosniaks.

        Considering the fact that I am  defending of this country worth of
human life has rised for me, and if you look agressor you can find that it
doesn't respect not even life of little children (from 100 000 killed in
Sarajevo 2 500 are children).


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Jean-Paul,Major,age 35

* Do you believe you will win this war?

        Yes, considering the fact that Bosnia is fighting for the state in
its borders, state basicaly democratic ans based on multiethnical,
multicultural, multireligious and like that she is going to win this war
either politicaly either military.


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Fabrice,Major,age 40

* Do you believe there is a political solution to this conflict?
* At the end of this conflict, will it be possible to construct an
ethnically diverse army?
* Do you really suffer from the arms embargo?

        Yes, political one where Bosnian people will decide about their own
future. For the first time  Contac Group peace plan and later establishment
of federation in Bosnia on geographic, economical, natural and national
principe, not ethnical ones.

        Army is going to stay multinational.

        Yes, I am going to fight until the liberation of Bosnia.



FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:Fanny,age 40,Chief Warrant Officer,PARIS

* Are there women in the Bosnian Army?
* Are you afraid?

        Some 6000 women are part of Bosnian Army and over 500 have ranks.
Large number of them are also on the front lines.

        No, I am not afraid. There were moments when I was afraid of sudden
grenades but I don't think about fear.


Jovan DIVJAK also noticed a few questions we'd received from the Internet
he wanted to reply to :


FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:MICHEL Laurent  

* What do you think of the UNO interventions? Do you think the United
Nations can still help solving the conflict on a diplomatic field? Or isn't
it obliged to accept fats accomplis of the warriors? 

        U.N. will never do anything in Bosnia. They could help solve
Bosnian war if they inforce Securty Council resolutions. However fact
remains UNPROFOR is showing uncapabilty to military solve problems in UNPA
zones like Sarajevo, Bihac, Tuzla, Srebrenica, Zepa.



FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:BRENDA.P.MACGURK <9304288@lewis.sms.ed.ac.uk>

* How do you feel about the fact that the western media seeks to present
the war as an inter-ethnic conflict between Serbs and Muslims rather than
an attack by Serbian nationalism on the multi-cultural Bosnian state?

        European countries and USA have different stands towards former
Yugoslav territory and for that reason there are different stands towards
Bosnian war. Historical conection between France, England and Russia with
Serbia and earlier alliance can not include objectivity and it is in their
intrest to speak about Bosnian war as civil and religous war.
Denieing responsabilties for what is done by Serbian- Montenigrin agressor
and especialy support for ethnical cleaning . Since the begining of the war
it is been said that ex-JNA occupied Bosnian territory and later gave
support in arms and man to Karadzic Serbs.

29-18
FROM:Jovan DIVJAK 
TO:CHARLES-PHILIPPE DULAC 

(CP Dulac is a french diplomat in Portugal.)

* Do you often get bored?
* Do you read newspapers??
* Are they any positive aspects to your situation ?


        No, I am not bored because I am very busy in defence of Sarajevo
and Bosnia, but I find your questions boring. I am very busy with military
tasks and support that I give to my people.