2.10.2008

Mercator 'bombing'

I spent Friday on the train to Ljubljana, so I only just caught the news of the bomb threat and attack on two Mercator shops in Belgrade (Novi beograd and Čačak centres). No injuries, except to Merc's window, and the bomb threat turned out to be a hoax. B92 has more here. Apparently the leaked memo and Slovenia's likely endorsement of Kosovar independence have been stirring controversy in Belgrade. Photo source: B92.

9 comments:

pengovsky said...

There was another scare in Novi Sad yesterdyay. But apparently there is an alternative explanation: mafia trying to scare Merc into leaving.

Lisa said...

Aha. That'd make sense too.

Then again, these different explanations are not so far apart, ne? Mafia and extremists (not to mention paramilitaries) are useful to each other, even sometimes being composed of some of the same players.

Michael said...

Hey Lisa & Jay,

Sorry to go off topic. :) But I thought you two would like to see this. It's a Distance Learning Website for Slovene. I found it by accident really. Here is the URL. By the way if you sign-up (it's free), once you login it seems to not work well w/ Firefox :( only IE. http://www.e-slovenscina.si/login_snd_eng_o.asp?id=7

Lisa said...

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the link! I signed up a while ago, but couldn't make a go of it. Didn't know it was a Firefox issue! I'll try it again for sure. I'm doing a course through the Centre for Slovene, so it'll be great to have another venue for practice and learning. :)

dr. filomena said...

See my today's "star" post for another practice venue :)

Lisa said...

I suppose it would be a fair trade, eh dr Fil? You are a star in my country, now I could be the same in yours. ;) I have no 70's clothes though, not really. I may also be again out of the country, but we shall see. I have been considering it. :)

Andrew said...

bombings? we have that here too!

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/02/13/vancouver-blast.html

Rombsy said...

No new posts on Kosovo's independence?!?

Lisa said...

Done ;)