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Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:29 PM

99 years ago today. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophie assassinated

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand_of_Austria

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand



Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg



Gavrilo Princip


On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six Bosnian Serb assassins coordinated by Danilo Ilić. The political objective of the assassination was to break off Austria-Hungary's south-Slav provinces so they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia. The assassins' motives were consistent with the movement that later became known as Young Bosnia. Serbian military officers stood behind the attack.

At the top of these Serbian military conspirators was Chief of Serbian Military Intelligence Dragutin Dimitrijević, his righthand man Major Vojislav Tankosić, and Masterspy Rade Malobabić. Major Tankosić armed the assassins with bombs and pistols and trained them. The assassins were given access to the same clandestine tunnel of safe-houses and agents that Rade Malobabić used for the infiltration of weapons and operatives into Austria-Hungary.

The assassins, the key members of the clandestine tunnel, and the key Serbian military conspirators who were still alive were arrested, tried, convicted and punished. Those who were arrested in Bosnia were tried in Sarajevo in October 1914. The other conspirators were arrested and tried before a Serbian kangaroo court on the French-controlled Salonika Front in 19161917 on unrelated false charges; Serbia executed three of the top military conspirators. Much of what is known about the assassinations comes from these two trials and related records.

Assignment of responsibility for the bombing and murders of 28 June is highly controversial because the attack led to the outbreak of World War I one month later.

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Reply 99 years ago today. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophie assassinated (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Jun 2013 OP
Ilsa Jun 2013 #1
zappaman Jun 2013 #2
Cooley Hurd Jun 2013 #3
formercia Jun 2013 #4
Cooley Hurd Jun 2013 #5
formercia Jun 2013 #6
Cooley Hurd Jun 2013 #7
formercia Jun 2013 #9
Cooley Hurd Jun 2013 #10
MillennialDem Jun 2013 #8

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:50 PM

1. And the fall of the Ottoman Empire. nt

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:52 PM

2. You know Franz Ferdinand is still around, right?

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Response to zappaman (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:01 PM

3. Man, I played the hell out of the 1st one!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:09 PM

4. The sad part about the Assasination

is that Archduke Ferdinand was pretty liberal considering the Period. Had he Lived, the Balkans would have probably been a much better place.
This was a False-Flag operation carried out by a Secret Society called the 'Black Hand,'

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Response to formercia (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:17 PM

5. That's the conundrum regarding the Archduke...

He wasn't an imperialist prick... at least not like Wilhelm II and George V.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:21 PM

6. Maybe that's why he was Assasinated

Can't have a Liberal on the Austro-Hungarian Throne. That might just take away someone's Rice Bowl. People like Krupp et al.

They had their MIC too....

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Response to formercia (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:22 PM

7. Hmmm. Definitely food for thought!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:30 PM

9. I recommend reading the History of the Krupps

and their connections. It gave me a bit of insight, like selling arms to Russia and Japan. When the Russo-Japanese War broke out, the belligerents were shooting at each other with Krupp Cannon, from Krupp Ships and firing Krupp Torpedoes.

No matter who won, Krupp made Money......Just like Today's MIC.

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Response to formercia (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:38 PM

10. Krupp and the German governments were the blueprint for today's Corporatocracy...

...which is also known as Fascism.

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Response to formercia (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:25 PM

8. I was just in Serbia a month ago. Nice place now, but given the trouble in the 90s and

of course prior to WW1...

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