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Postby Homeless » Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:25 pm

What can a war torn country do to help repair the damage caused by a terrible civil war?


I know, lets put up a statue of Bruce Lee! :-o

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050912/ennew_afp/afplifestylebosniafilm_050912133847

SARAJEVO (AFP) - The martial arts legend Bruce Lee is to be honoured with a statue in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar, as a symbolic protest against ethnic division, local authorities said.

Bruce Lee was chosen as a hero that all ethnic groups could relate to, in a city that was nearly destroyed during the fierce fighting between Croats and Muslims during Bosnia's 1992-95 war and that remains bitterly divided.

City authorities have given the green light for the statue to be built, following a proposal made two years ago by a local association, the Urban Movement of Mostar, Zdravko Culjak, head of Mostar's planning department, said.

The life-sized bronze statue of the Kung Fu cinema icon is to be placed in a city park within the next few months.

Lee starred in a string of hugely successful martial arts films -- Fists of Fury, Enter the Dragon, The Chinese Connection and Return of the Dragon -- in the early 1970s, but died at the young age of 32, in 1973.

The Mostar city administration has been unified under international pressure but ethnic divisions remain.

Following the war both ethnic groups erected monuments and renamed streets after heroes of their ethnicity.

"At a time when politics and ethnic ideology have occupied and poisoned everyday life, we want to show that there are true values that have nothing to do with politics," the Mostar association earlier said of the initiative.

"It would also be a reminder of our childhood dreams of a just world where crude physical force does not matter, but skill, speed and the will to fight for justice does."


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Postby mutantseabass » Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:30 pm

Thats just classic :-b ........What better does a piss poor country have to spend their money on then a statue of Bruce Lee.
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Postby NittanyLions » Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:55 pm

Hey this is really a pointless fact, but weve got a foreign exchange student from Bosnia. ;-D
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Postby Homeless » Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:01 pm

NittanyLions wrote:Hey this is really a pointless fact, but weve got a foreign exchange student from Bosnia. ;-D


The guy who works at our local IHOP is from Bosnia too.

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Postby benm3218 » Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:44 pm

I like Bosnia.
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Postby TTTBone » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:06 pm

Homeless wrote:
NittanyLions wrote:Hey this is really a pointless fact, but weve got a foreign exchange student from Bosnia. ;-D


The guy who works at our local IHOP is from Bosnia too.

:-?

I drove by a strip mall yesterday and one of the shops was a "BOSNIAN DELI".
I had to wonder, "what's that stuff like?"
I might have to stop next time I'm in the area.



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Postby Atog » Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:45 pm

As wacky an idea as it seems, there is reason to it.
I want one! ;-D
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