2005-04-09

For the record, Pančevo is a pleasant town

But is Ratko Mladić being hidden there? Maybe he is, and then again maybe he is not.

6 comments:

Yakima_Gulag said...

well since I never had a chance to visit , I would not know if Pancevo is fun or not, but I can tell you any town with Mladic in it is automatically less fun right there! :)
P.S. thanks for the recognition, I'm trying to figure out how to put links in my site, it's not fun, I can't dope it out yet. I may have to have an actual human help me understand this. As soon as I do, East Ethnia goes on the links first!

Eric Gordy said...

Everything anyone needs to know about Pancevo can be discovered from its cartoonist laureate, Sasa Zograf:

http://www.aleksandarzograf.com/

The whole Mladic business gets spooky at times. There was a very pleasant fish restaurant in our neighborhood that we went to once and liked, then took some friends, then the next day read that Mladic had been sighted at this place--just around the corner from us! We never went back to the place again, probably it was too expensive for us anyway. Maybe I should add that I do not doubt for a second that he is in Serbia and being protected by the military.

Yakima_Gulag said...

yeah well furnished caves, secret bunkers...monasteries...bunkers..friends in high places, yeah Mladic can totally hide there and actually last time I was in Sarajevo, someone said Karadzic was in the Serbian part of town. Safe as houses, then there was the whole stupid fiasco in Pale. I think these guys are very protected, and not just by the Serbian government. Others have got to be in on it.
The rewards do absolutely nothing to help capture these guys because the people who could inform on them won't do it, other things mean more to them than money and even if money means something to the people who know things like where is Mladic where is Karadzic, well the same people have numerous OTHER ways to get lots of money.

Anonymous said...

I dunno about Pancevo being fun. There are basically two things to see there.

1) The old Austro-Hungarian downtown, which like every old Austro-Hungarian downtown is very pretty, albeit somewhat run down.

2) The enormous flea market, which very few foreigners seem to reach. Tons and tons of junk, and the occasional wild bargain. Watch your cash.

Of course, it's entirely possible that Pancevo has an enormous hidden military estate where Mladic relaxes in luxury. Wouldn't be surprised a bit.


Doug M.

Eric Gordy said...

Dont forget the Pancevacko bijenale, which if it continues could become one of the major art events in the country. However, it is probably true that if Belgrade continues to expand on the other side of the Danube, Pancevo could easily be swallowed up in sprawl.

Chip said...

Ah, okay, you have said positive things about Pancevo. But I detect an ironic tone... You should have been in Pancevo for the Cuban band, then you would not have been so dismissive!!!