Serbia bombed Croatia sadistically, with everything JNA accumulated for half a century. While no Croatian bomb fell on Serbian soil. Where’s “too”?
Croatia stopped on the internationally recognized border. No square inch of Serbia was invaded or claimed by Croatia. Croats did not believe previous war gives them right to retaliate on hospitals and theatres. “Too”? No too.
Chetniks and JNA left uncharted mine fields in all territories they occupied. Note that I don’t even complain they left mine fields, I complain they didn’t make charts, so we have outrageous expenses and losses trying to get rid of that plague. How many mine fields in Serbia? Too? None?
And so on and on...
In short, Croatia did not attack Serbia. No offence to Serbs, I bet they like their country and it’s one fine land, but Croats are not interested in annexing it.
Serbia did attack Croatia with intention to ethnically cleanse and annex Croatian land. It’s not even a problem for their nationalists, who still scream about uniting what they phantasise are "all Serbian lands", their problem is that they lost all wars they started. They keep failing without big players installing them in power.
So they failed in Croatia, and then they fled, but not before they threw cluster bombs at ballerinas and hospitalized children. I kid you not, it was particularly dangerous to live near: hospitals, libraries, theatres, museums and schools. These were favourite targets of JNA and chetniks.
Lasting peace may come to Southern Slavs, but it cannot come through continuation of aggressor’s Greater Serbian politics.
It wouldn’t be lasting peace, it would be another Greater Serbian travesty.
What you, Britney, offered here was set of grave insults in form of imaginary collective guilt, history twisted beyond recognition and Greater Serbian patronizing.
I find it insulting to no end but I’m at the same time grateful for the warning posted here for all to see:
Milošević is dead, Yugoslavia is dead, but the ideology with the same old tricks is still alive and kicking.
The good news for Croats is that tricks are the same, so no matter how repulsively tiresome and annoying they are, at least we know what to expect.
Croatia will continue to guarantee minority rights, for all minorities, not only Croatian Serbs, because firstly, minorities are integral part of our society.
Second, so that it becomes more visible it’s the small portion of Serbs (mostly those with interesting political platforms) that feel chronically endangered and no one else. Sooner or later, people starts wondering how’s that possible.
And thirdly, so that Serbia may look up to us as an example on her looooong, looooong way to EU.
So one day we may meet in EU, together with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia, but we will never, ever meet in Yugoslavia again.
Because log, speck, eye.
Edited by Helen of Annoy, 30 April 2013 - 11:22 PM.