posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:43 AM
During the summer that just passed, I walked into a deli owned by a immigrant from the former Yugoslavia.
She explained a little bit about being a civilian in the middle of a war. One by one, each and every house was broken into. Those who stayed behind
were executed or taken prisoner. No one was allowed to leave on their own free will. Women were not allowed to leave. Children were not allowed to
Her family fled before the soldiers came. All they had was what they brought with them. At one point, they had to leave their car behind forever.
What ever they couldn't carry was left behind.
At times, they slept in the woods on the ground without a pillow or blanket; like a wild animal or a cave man without a cave.
In time, they were captured by US troops representing the UN. She made it clear that they were captured. Not going with the US troops was not an
Because both her and her husband were well educated and wealthy, they were eventually allowed to come to the United States.
When they got here, she couldn't believe how fat everyone was. She heard rumors but didn't believe them until she saw it with her own eyes.
Her husband took her to a Mexican restaurant. She was shocked that there was so much food for such a small price. It was all fried and it looked
just awful. She was angry with her husband for thinking this food would be okay.
When they came to America, they lived in a dump and drove a piece of junk. They saved and scraped every penny so they could bring as many relatives
to America as they could.
They had a list of relatives to bring to America and most of them made it here. Those on the list that didn't come did not choose to stay behind.
They couldn't come because they were dead.
Her husband is an engineer. She owns the diner. They live in a home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and a two car garage. They have a burglar alarm
and a fire alarm. She drives a German car now and it has an alarm to.
The only time she hears gunshots now is when she's in a theater or watching tv.
She doesn't understand why white people are afraid of blacks. Blacks don't scare her. What scares her are angry men in military unifroms waving
guns. She has seen what they do.
She said she would have never came to America had she known that less then ten years later, there would be war here to.
I thought she was talking about 911. She wasn't. She was talking about war in America like war in former Yugoslavia, her country. Like civil war,
like our war with England.
I told her it could never happen here. She said it's already happened here and it's going to happen again in a few years. She said Americans
don't know anything about war and because of that, we won't be prepared. It will be terrible.
She said she never believed there would be war in Yugoslavia again. Even now, it's not as bad but the war is still happening. No one talks about
it. No one cares about it anymore. Just killing. No talking.
She said she loves America but if she ever sees UN troops here, she will leave and she will never come back. She said her son has killed many and
wanted to send UN troops home in boxes. And anyone that supports UN troops can go into boxes to.
She said when war breaks out here, her son will kill many more again. But in America, many people already have guns so he will probably die here in
She will try to make it to Canada but not Mexico because their food is so terrible. But if Canada goes to war with America (I'm not sure exactly how
she meant that), maybe she can be captured again and taken to some other country.
She said only in America can we have this thing and not have war. If this thing happens in any other country like it is in America, there will always
be war. When do we stand up here? We are so peaceful, it's going to get us hurt. But we will have war no matter what we do. No matter if we stand
up for ourselves or not.
Based on her own life experiences, she's convinced she is going to see it here. She can't see the future but she guessed maybe in 6 months, maybe
in 3 years. I disagreed with her but she disagreed with me. She told me if she is wrong, I should come back in 3 years and make fun of her and
she'll give me a free desert.
Well, it's been about 6 months.
Based on her background, her clue definately trumps mine. So we'll see.
There are a million predictions on this website about this. But I bet those posters don't share her personal experience. I sure hope I get that
I can't prove this conversation ever took place. So if you choose not to believe me, I understand. Regardless, isn't it an interesting
Let's all be real careful what we wish for. Myself included.