The Serbs were probably the second most depised people on Hitler's list. The Serbian uprising (coup d'etat, March 27, 1941) delayed Operation Barbarossa (the invasion of the USSR) and caused the Germans to get bogged down and decimated by the Russian winter. His bombing of Belgrade was codenamed Operation Punishment for a reason. In addition, the unrest in the Balkans forced Hitler to send a bunch of divisions to the peninsula - the divisions he needed on the Eastern Front.
Had he had the extra soldiers and the crucial weeks he had to spend on the Balkan problem, the course of history would've been much different.
His hatred of the Serbs, however, goes back to WWI. The Royal Serbian Army humiliated the Cental Powers by pulverizing the invading Austro-Hungarian armies three times in as many months in the early days of the war. The first Allied victory in WWI was actually won by the Serbs (The Battle of Tser).
posted on 04/25/2006 5:17:34 PM PDT
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Yes, it was a fine interview/article with Julia Gorin. She helped to highlight the plight of the remaining Jewish families in Kosovo in 1999. They were torched out of their homes en masse by the KLA death squads and with NATO officers watching.
The Saudis have been pouring money into Kosovo, recruiting the young and the terminally dim-witted to their cause.
It's funny, but every single minority strongly supported the Serbs in Kosovo: the Turks, the Rom, many of the Roman Catholic ethnic Albanians, the so called loyalists.
The Circassians, in a couple of villages, were extremely pro Serbian, were armed by the Belgrade authorities to fight the KLA, and were the first minority group to be ethnically cleansed: in 1998.
Under Serb rule their culture was respected: they could be educated in their own language, etc.
And now they've all gone.
Don't worry about Hoplite, his definition of evidence is Islamist military intelligence agents who were trained by Tehran.
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