(This column was written for the Unz Review)
General Ratko Mladic, now 75, was sentenced last week to life in prison by the NATO kangaroo court known as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). It is worth mentioning here that, just like Bosnian-Serb President Radovan Karadzic and Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, Mladic was attested and handed over to this NATO tormentors by the Serbian authorities. That tells us all we need know about the current colonial status of Serbia and about the comprador nature of the regime in power in Belgrade.
For the AngloZionist Empire, this is all about humiliating the nation which dared to defy it. Because make no mistake, that is the true unforgivable sin the Serbs are truly guilty of and which they are now being humiliated for: they dared to defy the AngloZionist Empire and they did so alone, without even any meaningful support from Russia. In fact, the Bosnian-Serbs alone dared defying the US, the EU and NATO not only without the support of Russia, but even without the support of the Yugoslav authorities in Belgrade (Slobodan Milosevic imposed sanctions on his Serbian brothers in Bosnia!). In doing so the Bosnian-Serbs showed the world a level of courage which the typical modern European can’t even begin to imagine, nevermind comprehend. Likewise, the war in Bosnia was largely misunderstood when it happened and now it is almost forgotten. Yet I would argue that this war played an absolutely crucial role in shaping the following decades. So let’s remember a few things which happened at that time.
First and foremost, this was a case of monumental, mind blowing, hypocrisy, betrayal and cowardice. Hypocrisy because the Serbs were given one Commandment “thou shalt not secede” while the Slovenes, Croats, Bosnian Muslims and, later, Albanians were given the exact opposite command: “thou shalt secede” by turning administrative boundaries into national borders. Betrayal because Yugoslavia was founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement but yet all the putatively non-aligned fully aligned themselves to the Empire and against Yugoslavia. And cowardice because nobody, not a single country, had the courage to speak the truth about the history of the WWII genocide of Serbs in Croatia and Bosnia while, at the same time, producing tsunamis of crocodile tears about Cambodia, Rwanda and, of course, the obligatory “Holocaust”. Everybody looked away, and those who yesterday had engaged in acts of unspeakable atrocities (Croats and Germans especially) “generously” told their Serbian victims that bygones should be bygones and that history did not matter. And when finally international law was overtly and viciously violated when the “western democracies” used their airpower to support the terrorists and thugs of the KLA, not a single lawyer or politician had the brains to realize that what died the day the first bomb fell on Serbia was the entire international order created after WWII. It is hard for me to image a more shameful and disgusting behavior of all the European countries who not only did not defend one of their own, but even enthusiastically assisted the AngloZionists in their vicious and disgraceful war on the Serbian people.
Truly, that war had it all, every dirty trick was used against the Serbs: numerous false flags attacks, pseudo-genocides, illegal covert operations to arm terrorists groups, the covert delivery of weapons to officially embargoed entities, deliberate attacks against civilians, the use of illegal weapons, the use of officially “demilitarized zones” to hide (fully armed) entire army corps – you name it: if it is disgusting it was used against the Serbian people. Even deliberate attacks on the otherwise sacrosanct journalistic profession was considered totally normal as long as the journalists were Serbs. As for the Serbs, they were, of course, demonized. Milosevic became the “New Hitler” (along with Saddam Hussein) and those Serbs who took up arms to defend their land and families became genocidal Chetniks.
One of the worst aspects of the war was the absolutely disgraceful behavior of Muslim nations and communities worldwide: they all supported their supposed ‘brethren’ in Bosnia even though the latter were 1) useful idiots for the Empire 2) mostly secular and 3) when religious, then of an imported “Saudi wahhabi” kind (just like in Chechnia, by the way). Instead of trying to make sense of what was really taking place, the overwhelming majority of Muslims worldwide reacted in knee-jerk manner I call “wrong or right – my Ummah!”, even the Iranians feel into that AngloZionist trap. Muslims worldwide were conned by the Empire only to find themselves in exactly the same situation as the Serbs, only a decade later. Some would say that this is just karmic justice, but I take no joy in that since the Muslim who ended up on the receiving end of the Empire’s policies were overwhelmingly innocent victims and not those politicians who allied themselves with modern Crusaders and Jews against their Orthodox neighbors. Nowadays the (fictional) “genocide” of Bosnian-Muslims by Serb and, especially, the myth of Srebrenica is still used by the Empire to try to divide Orthodox Christians and Muslim to better rule over them all or, even better, to let them fight each other.
Yes, all the anti-Muslim GWOT-wars after 9/11 have their methodological roots in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. There will come a day when Muslims will come to understand that fact and they will then reevaluate what they thought they knew about the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Nowadays the same western hypocrites who whine about the “Russian occupation of Crimea” forget that a referendum was organized there in which 96.77% of the population voted to join Russia. Or when they do mention it, they say that it was illegal because people had to vote at “gunpoint”. But what is never mentioned is that in Kosovo no referendum of any kind ever took place, not even after the full ethnic cleansing of Kosovo (the biggest liar of them all, Obama, even stated that Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum!).
[Sidebar: I realize that in the paragraphs above I used words which are not normally used in political analyses. Words like “hypocrisy” “betrayal” “cowardice” “shameful” “disgusting” or “disgraceful” are usually seen as too partisan, too emotional and not objective or neutral enough. Well, I *proudly* proclaim my totally non-neutral position on this absolutely disgusting and immoral war against the Serbian nation. How can we hope to ever make a change in the disgusting world we live in if we don’t use moral categories and if we refuse to show outrage when outrage is warranted? Just like Kennedy declared that he was a Berliner and tens thousands of brainwashed TV-watching drones declared that they “were Charlie”, I hereby declare myself a proud and unrepentant Bosnian-Serb Chetnik! On the issue of the Serbian nation I have and want no “neutrality”, period!]
There is another event which has been largely forgotten since but which we now see was a watershed: on 24 March 1999 the Russian Prime Minister, Evgenii Primakov, was on his way to Washington DC when he got the news that the US and NATO had attacked Yugoslavia. Primakov then ordered his pilot to make a u-turn over the Atlantic ocean and fly back to Russia. Primakov, who passed away in 2015, was a highly respected statesman and diplomat, and his reputation remains so to this day. His u-turn over the Atlantic will go down in history as the very first sign of Russian resistance to the Empire. You could say that Primakov’s u-turn marked the end of an era in which Russia still harbored some naïve hopes that her western partners were not gangsters and thugs. One more thing: Primakov was *exactly* the kind of Russian deep-state actor which could have played a key role in the process of succession to Eltsin. One day we might find out that the lynching of the Serbian nation by the West played a crucial role in getting Vladimir Putin to power. That also would be karmic justice.
Finally, the US/NATO aggression against Yugoslavia showed for the very time the limitations of airpower and cruise missile attacks against a well entrenched adversary: 78 days of missile and bomb strikes did hurt, maim and kill a lot of civilians, but the Serbian Army Corps in Kosovo remained basically unscathed. That is why the airstrikes had to be ‘expanded’ to all of Yugoslavia to terrorize civilians, just like the British did in WWII against Germany or the Israelis against Lebanon in 2006. But what decided the outcome was never the use of NATO airpower, but a simple and cynical deal made between Milosevic and the Empire: if he agreed to hand over Kosovo he would be allowed to remain in power. Milosevic accepted only to later find himself murdered in the Hague. So much for trusting your future to the Empire…
Looking back, one would be forgiven for assuming that the Serbian people have now been totally humiliated and that their spirit of resistance is broken. And, to some degree, this is no doubt true today, hence the existence of pro-NATO pro-EU political movements in Serbia. But these only exist because the Empire is funding and maintaining them (for example, the Serbian media is totally Empire-controlled). But let me suggest the following thought experiment.
Imagine for a new minutes that for some reason the Empire collapsed. No more NATO and probably no more EU. Or maybe just a little NATO and just a little EU left in spite of it all. But, more importantly, no Camp Bondsteel. What do you think would happen?
The ethnically cleansed Krajinas are probably not worth fighting for. If you were Serbian, would you want Croats as your neighbors? How wise would it be to risk your life and family by living in a few small basically indefensible enclaves surrounded by folks who have proven over and over again that, if given the chance, they will try to convert 1/3rd of you, expel another 1/3rd and murder the remaining 1/3rd? Of course many Croats are wonderful and kind people who want nothing to do with that kind of Ustashe politics, but these good Croats made no difference, not in WWII and not in the latest AngloZionist war against the Serbian nation. If I was a Serb I would never contemplate returning to the Krajinas, the risk is simple too big.
Bosnia is a very different story. The poor Bosnian-Muslims were used as a tool and with time they will inevitably come to the realization that they sided with the wrong party in that war. So there is still hope for Bosnia, in spite of it all. Furthermore, the Bosnia-Serbs are still the victors in this war. Yes, they had to accept a bad deal because they were basically fighting the entire planet alone, but you could also say that their courage forced the AngloZionist to accept the existence of a Republika Srpska inside Bosnia, not something they wanted. I have met enough Bosnian Serbs to say that these are extremely tough and courageous people and that as soon as NATO collapse, which it will, they will easily be in the position to set the terms of their future coexistence with the Bosnian Muslims and Croats. When that happens I hope that Russia will actively promote her “Chechen example” and put enough pressure on the Bosnian-Serbs so that they act with decency and restraint against their former enemies. Considering that there is, alas, an undeniable core of truth in the accusation that the Bosnian-Serbs did commit atrocities against civilians during the war, even if not anywhere near the numbers claimed by the AngloZionist propaganda, my feeling is that the Bosnian-Serbs will act with restraint and in a honorable way.
But Kosovo? The place where hundreds of Orthodox churches and monasteries were destroyed and thousands of Serbians murdered (while NATO watched and did absolutely *nothing* to stop these atrocities!)?
Let’s just say that if I had an Albanian friend living in Kosovo today I would strongly urge him to get the hell out while he still can. Kosovo will be the very first place in Europe where the pendulum of history will reverse its current course. There is simply no way that Serbs will ever accept the theft of their ancestral land and spiritual cradle by a combination of Albanian gangsters and western air forces. Nor should they. An Albanian occupied (aka “independent”) Kosovo is a fiction which can only be maintained by the AngloZionist Empire – as soon as it tanks Kosovo will be liberated.
Right now the Serbian nation has been chopped up in pieces and the slogan that “only unity can save the Serbian people” has proven itself to be true. Right now the Serbian people are barely surviving and their unity is in tatters. Even the official Serbian Church is controlled by pro-Western Ecumenists bishops who rely on the civil authorities to illegally persecute those bishops who refuse to bow the knee to the New World Order like Bishop Artemje of Raska and Prizren.
In their long and often tragic history, the Serbs have survived much worse and I don’t believe for a second that the current nightmare will extinguish the Serbian national identity. In fact I believe that the Serbian people will be reunited (Montenegro or Bosnia are very roughly to Serbia what the Ukraine or Belarus would be to Russia) and when that happens all those who participated in the AngloZionist lynch mob against Serbia will be too ashamed of themselves to look the Serbian people in the eye.
Today the Empire is celebrating the apparent victory of its kangaroo court in the Hague. But they forget that the modern Serbian national identity was born from a much bigger defeat suffered, by the way, just a few miles to the northwest of the so-called “capital” of the “independent” Kosovo: Prishtina, at place called Kosovo Pole. Yes, modern Serbia was born from a huge defeat! Those who today are rejoicing in their victory against Serbian might want to ponder this fact.
In the meantime the Empire is still in the humiliation business, its latest victim being the Russian Olympic Committee and, more relevantly, all the Russian athletes and, even more relevantly, all the Russian people. That is just par for the course and it would be naïve to expect anything else from the kind of international world order which was born on the day the Empire attacked Serbia. For the foreseeable future hypocrisy, betrayal and cowardice will remain the order of the day even if nothing can be built by such anti-values. Hypocrisy, betrayal and cowardice are also infinitely uninspiring thus they carry in themselves the seeds of their own demise. Thus the liberation of Kosovo will not only be a political one, but even more importantly also a moral and spiritual one. In a world ruled and even defined by hypocrisy, betrayal, cowardice and, above all, lies, Kosovo cannot be liberated. I would say that we, all of us, won’t *deserve* a free Kosovo as long as we allow evil to rule the world as it does today. But I also know that lies, or even death, cannot defeat the Truth and that Kosovo shall be liberated.
UPDATE BY THE SAKER:
Oh, boy, we already have our Albanians and Croats whining about me not knowing what I am talking about, being a foreigner or me not being neutral. I replied to two of them below, and that’s it. I won’t waste my time or energy on any more of that. If you want “their” point of view just read 99.999999999999999999999999999% of what was written about this topic in the past decades by the AngloZionist propaganda machine. That is “their” point of view.
My goal was to tell you the truth as I saw and remembered it. Disputes with the protégés of Camp Bondsteel or with Ustashe sympathizers are simply not on my agenda. Let God and history be their judge!
The Serbs where fighting for an ethnically homogeneous state and against Cultural Marxism that’s why NATO “had to” step in to preserve the “Multiculti” fantasy of racially and religious pluralist states. (((They))) cannot allow a positive example of a successful Ethno-Nationalist state who’s name is not Israel.
No. Serbia is the most multi-ethnic country in the region. If you want to truly understand what the fight was about, here is a great summary by Adam Garrie (in addition to this great article by the Saker)
(Start 5th paragraph down, “In 1974…”)
Without Vojvodina Serbia is not at all the most multiethnic country in the region, dear Serbian girl. And Vojvodina was not given to Serbia by the victorious powers of WW1 (of which Serbia was just an ally, not militaraly decisive), but to the SHS Kingdom, which became YU, not Serbia.
How come Adam Garrie doesn’t mention the abolishment of the Croation territorial defense in 1974 (to not only weaken Serbia, but symmmetrically Croatia, too)?
In an other (historical) context, taking direct control of the Serbian constituting autonomous republics would have been called “Gleichschaltung”, definitely an Milosevic-ian alternative to communism!
And how come Garrie doesn’t mention the talks about a Confederation of YU, proposed by Cro and Slo? And why these talks were aborted? Neither does he mention the direct discussions between Milosevic and Tudjman on splitting BiH (not very nice towards Bosniacs, but drawing on the historical Serbocroation compromise to create the Croation banovina, which couldn’t come to fruition thanks to the Serbian “bolje rat nego pakt” which provoked a Serbian military coup in the Kingdom of YU and thus the German attack on YU in WW2).
It’s just ridiculous to reduce the YU tragedy to an NATO intervention, as The Saker, too, advocates, without taking into consideration the internal contradictions of YU or reducing them to a victimization of Serbia.
I find it unbelievable that some Serbs are willing to act like quislings working for the Anglo/Zionist Reich,to hand ones own people over to a Reich Kangeroo court is unforgivable,in History in fact recent History people have been shot for that sort of collaboration.
Nothing unbeliavable there. Serbs has felt defeat in this David vs Goliath struggle, with hundreds of thousands of its people displaced, economy left in tatters, part of its territory occupied with hard force, while the rest is occupied somewhat gentler, we have experienced a defamation and demonizarion campaign against us that no other European people have, while being the victims which makes the eprerience as surreal as it can get. of course that the political and social elite of Seriba under those circumstances has a compradorial nature. Its actually amazing, and in a way still satisfying for me at least, that we still keep holding a pretence of independence, when nations in much better position to act independently today fade in comparison to us in that regard.
Kosovo and Bosnia are both phony countries. Kosovo should be returned to Serbia and Bosnia should be partitioned between Serbia and Croatia.
Yeah……………what granny likes, granny dreams……you really think you being different from “western imperialists”?
I’ll be brief and to the point. Good Job Saker !!!!!
While the Saker writes some good stuff when he is sober, he is increasingly living in another reality when he is drunk. This is of course a crude asumption, but how else would you blatantly call out for war in another country, where you have no stakes ? The purpoted robbing of lands? Give me a break there! Millions of people have been disposessed and forcibly removed from their ancestral lands, if we history to go back just 300 years, half the earths populations would be another place. Yet you never hear of their claims to their “ancestral lands”, if you go back 500 years the situation just goes to pieces, it is impossible and not possible. Then very sublimely advocates ethnic cleansing, namely ” If I had a an Albanian friend….” This paragraph is chilling. And it comes of a person of Slav origin. The meaning is clear: Ethnic cleansing is good as long as it is righteous… Sorry Saker, you are no friend of mine, I hope your Russian friends will lay down the line and disconnect from such hidden threats. You might not favour Muslims, but to call on genocide (That is what you do) is immoral and criminal. If you want to put blame anywhere put it on named individuals and governments, not a population or an ethnic group. No people or ethnic group is evil, it is rubbish, indviduals and governments or political parties can be evil, but you are not because of your ethnicity. My ancestors did not languish in Nazi camps for me to sit silent and read such rubbish.
Funny that you would accuse me of being drunk while making a total mishmash of totally separated issues. So let’s try to make sense here:
First, I did not appeal or approve of any ethnic cleansing. I merely said something which out to be self-obvious to everybody including you: when a new state is build on the basis of a massive ethnic cleansing like Kosovo (funny that apparently totally ‘forget’ about that) and whose existence fully depends on the presence of one huge US military base, that state will disappear as soon as the military based is closed down. Where is your basic logic? Would you accuse somebody who says “don’t sleep on rail tracks you will be run over by a train” of calling for the murder of sleeping people by running them over with a train?!
Second, this all has nothing to do with Russians, Slavs or Muslims. For example, I specifically mentioned that in spite of the war in Bosnia I still believed that Serbs and Muslims could live together. Notice that I did not say so about Croats who are not Muslims.
Third, none of that is about friendship. I offer my analysis here and you are welcome to agree, disagree or find it completely misguided. Talking about friendship here is completely misplaced and just shows your level of ideological bigotry and intolerance for opinions you disapprove of.
Finally, if your ancestors did really languish in Nazi camps then this does not give you a license to grandstand and point fingers at all those you happen to disagree with. You, like everybody else, ought to get your facts strait, learn how to read what a text actually says and then learn how to use logical thinking to parse and evaluate what is being submitted to your attention.
Here are some example of what “advocating ethnic cleansing” really sounds like:
Daut Haradinaj, member of the Kosovo Assembly,
“if France extradites my brother Ramush Haradinaj to Serbia “not a single Serb would remain in Kosovo.”
Ramush Haradinaj, Prime Minister:
If I win there will be no place for Serbia or Serbian municipalities
Bajram Rexhepi, Kosovo’s former premier, “We are ready to pay any price. We will not accept any partition. We will continue as guerrillas if the international community fails to do its duty,” he said.
Remember, these a/m people are high-ranking Albanian military and political leaders (who have also followed up their violent words with actions). Saker is an analyst on the internet, with no political or military authority. His words can be described as cautionary personal advice to an individual “…if I had an Albanian friend, I would tell him…”
In fact, Saker, promotes the exact opposite of what you are claiming:
..”I hope that Russia will actively promote her “Chechen example” and put enough pressure on the Bosnian-Serbs so that they act with decency and restraint against their former enemies”.
It is wonderful reading all the comments of people of different ethnic origen writing comments on the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. Many were obviously not even born and a lot were just teenagers and a few were grown ups then. Even less were there. If any. And those that were have different views of, what happened, depending on which side they had joined or who paid the best. That is the truth.But many of the mercenaries also had preferences according to personal belief and affiliation, mates joined opposing sides, hoping not to land in the same sector.
It was a low level conflict, with a lot of unnecessary killing as civilians with arms usually do, hardly any professionalism (Not even the former Yugoslav army) which mostly were inept conscripts or firebrand fanatics, led by capable officers, that were killed as fast as possible, and the rest were just killed. Civilians with guns are dead when opposing trained and coherent forces.
When NATO airpower went in it was game over. The mercenaries disappeared (they are not suicidal) and it was just mass slaughter, kindergarten time with real weapons!
What, apart of contempt, is the purpose of your comment?…
When it comes to the subject….You talk about the forest witout seeing the trees.
Not even forest is clear for you…I guess…
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If NATO ground forces have invaded Serbia… we would eat you alive and sell our freedom very dearly…
Even though we lost….
There is pure cowardly act attacking people high from above with “air-power” and not give them possibility to defend themselves face to face with the enemy ….
You are flying NATO cowards.
That’s why Afghans kick your NATO “speciall forces” butt with old AK-47 every time they meet you face to face.
Many comments are really hillarious :) Typically from Americans on subjects such as “Multicultural” or “breed” I piss my pants laughing!
They are all mongrels. Being a mongrel is absolutely ok , but not acknowledging it is kind of false and in the end it is altogether just rubbish.
I can trace my ancestry to 1422. Along in the line is 2 Jews, a Frenchman, a Black man from St Thomas, the rest are Ethno-Scandinavians, none too bright, they made no marks.
Thank you Saker.
This is one of your most powerful articles. Utterly inspiring.
Have anyone else noticed similarities between Austro-Hungarian ultimatum to Sebia in 1914 and Kumanovo agreement signed after the 1999 bombing? Talking about continuity…
Thank you for this very interesting article.
Mate, I am a Croat and I fully agree with your assessments. Five fingers, on one hand, are different so allow us (Croats) to be diverse too :-) I am Slav first, then I am a Croat. Sincerely. Falcone
Saker – one about Bosnia: back in December 1991 in Sarajevo I had a brief meeting with Serbian and Muslim brothers and we touch the base on the issue “what will happen with that ex-YU Republic(BiH)” (remember the war was already in full speed in what-used-to-be-called SFRJ) and all of us were in agreement that whatever will happen among us in coming years the play-off will be between Serbs and Croats. We forecasted 2015 as the end point and we were wrong………but…..we fought our battles, we were played, we are played still. You and I have very similar “background” and I think that our “analysis” are quite accurate once (A1)….unfortunately….or fortunately! Cheerios, Falcone
Just one song for that :
This article on Yugoslavia appeared this week-end in Global Research. While on a delegation to Iraq in 1999 we learned about the same senseless crime, while visiting children’s wards in various hospitals, where we met many children dying of cancer. Both the parents and the staff were distraught and angry about this cruelty:
I agree with most of your analysis but simply must point out a blind spot in your thinking. You need to get the notion that there are “good Muslims” out of your head. Islam is evil. Muslims are slaves of the evil one. It is that simple, and that complicated.
Islam is by definition implacably opposed to Christianity. It denies Christianity’s basic tenets and accuses Christians of corrupting our own scriptures to obscure the Islam of Jesus. Islam is dedicated to world conquest, dividing all areas into the House of Islam/Peace and the House of War (Dar-rul Harb). Only later did the idea of House of Treaty arise and that is a temporary concession. The very best Christians could possibly expect in a world run by Muslims is third class dhimmi status, abuse, rape, murder and eventual annihilation.
That is the nature of Islam. And that is the nature of every last Muslim man, woman and child – evil.
Now, I carry no portfolio for Israel. In fact, the Israelis’ actions are often deplorable. But Islam is in a class by itself as the Religion of the Evil One. We should not forget that fact.
Misha, you need to think about these issues in a much deeper way than you do. By your criteria every heterodox is a servant of the devil. A rather primitive point of view which overlooks a much more complex reality.
May I suggest that you read this:
You are also completely blind to our real enemies:
Dear Saker, I have spent much time and energy in the last 30 years trying to understand what is happening to my country. I am a Serb, by the way, and I was after the truth, not hype that would be nice to hear.
It happens seldom to me, i use my own head, but there is not a single word in your text I could not agree with.
Maybe one. That these Anglo-Zionists ll be ashamed one day; am not sure they are capable of shame.
First of all…Greetings to all my Orthodoh brothers and sisters wherever they are.
Greetings to all decent people (no matter who they are which religion, color of skin and such) who love peace and strive in their hearts for the world without violence.
Thank you Saker for being on the side of the Truth and defendig those who are defenseless.
Missing in all this commentary is any reference to _Fools Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions_ by Diana Johnstone. To date, this is the only factual documentary of the destruction of Yugoslavia and what was done to the Serbs.
Came upon your article by accident and all I can say is phenomenal!
Right on point and one of the best pieces of “”truth and accuracy”” regarding the ‘Yugoslav’ situation that I have come across in a long time.
My late father was a Bosnian Serb and suffered the loss of his entire immediate family during World War II leaving him orphaned and to fend for himself by the time he was 12 years old. The psychological trauma rendered him unable to speak for nearly 3 years, and this alone had saved his life. Not only were our lands confiscated in the area of Bosanska Krupa, Bosnia by the then new puppet government of “Independent Croatia” but also lost were farmlands in the Klina district of the Kosmet/Kosovo Metohija that were owned by my great-great-grandfather.
When the onset of the war in the 90’s had commenced, my father watched with intensity the news broadcasts hoping and praying that the ‘truth’ would be forthcoming. Instead propaganda and falsehoods were profusely being churned out daily. As we were inundated with the lies, purposely omitted facts and yellow journalism about the entire Serb nation, I know my father had that sick feeling in the pit of his stomach as if he were watching a rerun of his own childhood during World War II.
During the 90’s war I wrote many articles to our local news publications as I felt it was very important for the people with whom I lived amongst to learn and know of the historical “facts”. I wanted my community and the school system that my children were attending at the time to see the other side of the coin. To some extent it was helpful however, in the same breath, I became a recipient of threats and threatening mail.
I persevered as it was hard to sit quiet especially when I had visited (again) the soon-to-be ex Yugoslavia and Jasenovac just six months prior to the commencement the war.
My writings will be passed on to my children. Hopefully, they in turn will keep alive the facts and the truth about the history and tragedy of our Serbs for the next generation to come.
Again, excellent, excellent piece! Keep writing – the world needs to know!
note to commentator .. pls read saker policy on ‘no use of caps’ … mod