SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Shaken and in tears, Nura Alispahic said Friday she turned on the TV to watch the news — then saw a gruesome video of the shooting deaths of her teenage son, Azmir, and five other Muslims from Srebrenica by Serb forces in July 1995.
"I saw with my own eyes when these animals killed my son. He was only 16 1/2. No one can understand how I feel," she told The Associated Press.
Bosnian television broadcast the amateur video, apparently made by Serb troops, on its late-evening news Wednesday.
Following is a transcript of Pope Benedict XVI’s address yesterday at
the Vatican, as recorded and translated from the Italian by Reuters:
Dear brothers and sisters:
After the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me, a simple, humble worker in the Lord’s vineyard.
I am comforted by the fact that the Lord knows how to work and act
even with insufficient instruments. And above all, I entrust myself to
With the joy of the risen Lord and confidence in his constant help,
we will go forward. The Lord will help us, and Mary, his most holy
mother, will be alongside us.
Published: April 20, 2005
Lots of people brag about being so adept at doing something that they could do it in their sleep. Bush is so good at kowtowing to the religious right when the stakes are low that he can do it in his sleep.
Mr. Bush, who returned to Washington from his Crawford ranch on Sunday, was awakened after the House passed the Schiavo bill at 12:42 a.m. His staff secretary, Brett Kavanaugh, delivered the legislation to be signed, which Mr. Bush did while standing in a hallway.
We’ve got a new category here at GoogOgraphy: Bush Applause.
I’ll will faithfully comb White House news releases for the copious references to the bits of text uttered by the President that garner enough clapping to rate a notation of "(applause)" in an official transcript.
For example, there are 26 separate instances of applause in New Hampshire on Wednesday for our president.
Here are two:
MR. PARTIN: My name is Franklin Partin, Jr. My wife and family and I reside in New Boston, New Hampshire. My lovely wife –
THE PRESIDENT: Where is she?
MR. PARTIN: Right down there in the blue jacket.
THE PRESIDENT: You’re right, she is lovely. (Applause.) We’ll see you afterwards. (Applause.)