July 20, 2010
Regarding ‘Serbia, Croatia to stop ‘looking back at the past‘:
To address these issues properly it is essential to delve into history prior to the 1990s. Surely you know that the real history of genocide goes back to 1940s Yugoslavia and WWII. That is when Christian Serbs, Jews and Gypsies were massacred simply for not being Roman Catholic Croats.
Hundreds of thousands of Serbs and tens of thousands of Jews and Gypsies were killed in what amounts to genocide. What happened in WWII is precisely why there was so much upheavel in the 1990s as Yugoslavia was torn apart. Again the Croats were ably assisted by their WWII allies Germany and the Vatican, while NATO and the USA obliged by taking care of a whole lot of dirty work.
Has Croatia ever apologised for the dirty deeds of its bloodthirsty forefathers? If not, I recommend that they take a good, hard look at their pathetic past. And apologise. And apologise. And apologise. Surely, their WWII victims deserve no less.
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