April 13, 2001
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On that faraway morning of April 6, 1941, German Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
planes swooped down over Belgrade leaving death and destruction in their
wake. Children and families, with sleep still in their eyes, were
indiscriminately killed; the bombs reduced to rubble parts of a city whose people
had dared say "no" to a powerful dictator, Hitler.
Three years later on Orthodox Easter Sunday, April 16, 1944, air raid sirens wailed over the city again and the radio aired warnings of an enemy attack. All of us, children and elders, fled to a Red Cross bomb shelter located on Simina Street, in Belgrade. Soon after, the ground shook and heaved; we could hear the thunder of the bombs exploding nearby. As the light went out people began crying and screaming in terror.
Not quite ten minutes later, rescuers began bringing in wounded and dead from the nearby streets - "Easter treats" from Americans and British, supposedly our allies and German enemies. They treated us with a repeat bombing on the second day of Easter, only this day other parts of the city were destroyed. The allies continued bombing .
Fifty and some years later here they are again: the same criminals came to punish us for saying "no" to Clinton, just like we had said "no" to Hitler and Stalin.
Except, their "Easter treats" are far more dreadful than those of the past: this time American treats include missiles fired from ships and submarines in the Adriatic Sea, laser and satellite-guided missiles, and bombs dropped from "visible" and "invisible" planes belonging to crazed America and her NATO slaves.
Introduction to Dr. Vladimir Ajdacic's three essays
Part II - The Bloody Catholic Easter 1999
Part III - The Resurrection of Christ - Go Away Satan!
Note: Dr. Ajdacic's three essays, written during Easter 1999, could not have found their way to Swans without the relentless help of Pedja Zoric (Serbian Canadian Society of Vancouver) as well as the translation and efforts of Serbian Unity Congress, Serbian Canadian Society of Vancouver, Natasa Mrkic, Jelena Vladikovic, Otto K. Folprecht, and Piotr Bein. (Editing: Jan Baughman and Gilles d'Aymery.)
Prof. Vladimir S. Ajdacic, Ph.D., educated at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and at the University of Toronto, Canada, is a retired nuclear physicist. He is presently dealing with the problems of eliminating heavy radioactive metals (U, Pu) from the humans that, under peaceful or war circumstances, became victims of nuclear technology, pestilence of our time. Dr. Ajdacic lives in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Please, DO NOT steal, scavenge or repost this work without the expressed written authorization of Swans, which will seek permission from the author. This material is copyrighted, © Vladimir S. Ajdacic 2001. All rights reserved.
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Happy Easter Weekend, So To Speak (Introduction to Dr. Vladimir Ajdacic's three essays) - by Gilles d'Aymery
The Bloody Catholic Easter 1999 - by Dr. Vladimir Ajdacic
The Resurrection of Christ - Go Away Satan! - by Dr. Vladimir Ajdacic
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