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  • Third Commemoration Takes Place at Jasenovac

    04/27/2016 3:56:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    Total Croatia News ^ | April 24, 2016 | Vedran Pavlic
    After a commemoration organized by the Jewish Communities last week [April 15, 2016] and the official state commemoration on Friday [April 22], the third commemoration takes place at Jasenovac camp.
  • Protest to Vatican over intent to declare Stepinac saint

    02/16/2014 4:18:32 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 37 replies
    TANJUG ^ | February 14, 2014 | Tanjug
    ZAGREB - Alen Budaj, an associate of the Jerusalem-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, has said that the coutries that are legal successors to the former Yugoslavia, Serbia in particular, must send a strong diplomatic protest to the Vatican over its intention declare Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac a saint. The Vatican has officially confirmed that Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac will soon be declared a saint. Immediately upon the entering of the Germans in Zagreb, on April 10, 1941, Stepinac supported the establishment of the Independent State of Croatia (ISC), which was declared a state by the Ustasha (Croatian fascist movement), and in 1945, he...
  • If it's good enough for Serbia's goose, why not for Croatia's gander?

    04/01/2010 10:04:13 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies · 260+ views
    Stella Jatras | 12/7/2000 - April 1, 2010 | Stella Jatras
    Ravnagora's note: Although first written in December of 2000, this essay is particularly relevant today in 2010, given Serbia's "apology for Srebrenica". ***** In an AP article dated 21 November [2000], Croatia’s president, Stipe Mesic, insisted that "ousting Slobodan Milosevic was not enough," and "urged Yugoslavia’s new leaders on Tuesday to hand him over to the U.N. war crimes tribunal and face up to their country’s role in the Balkan wars. Croatian President Stipe Mesic praised Yugoslavia’s democratization, which began with the election Sept. 24 of the new president, Vojislav Kostunica. But he said Kostunica should apologize for Milosevic’s policies,...
  • Serbs shrug off Binghamton bar attack, and still rant at U.S. for '99 bombing

    07/06/2008 1:08:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 146 replies · 641+ views ^ | July 5th 2008 | RICH SCHAPIRO
    BELGRADE - They sit like open sores at the heart of this turbulent eastern European nation. Long before international fugitive Miladin Kovacevic revived tensions between the U.S. and Serbia, NATO bombs reduced a row of once formidable government buildings here to hulking shells. The ravaged red-brick and concrete buildings are still standing nearly 10 years after the American-led aerial assault. They represent a wound that, many Serbians say, still runs deep. "Our people look at America like it's an enemy," said Niko Percovic, 30, a reporter based in the northern city of Novi Sad. That is one of the reasons,...
  • Ex -US Envoy: Croatia Expelled Serbs

    06/25/2008 7:19:23 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 76 replies · 2,058+ views
    Balkan Insight ^ | 6/25/08 | Staff
    24 June 2008 Zagreb _ A former US ambassador to Croatia has accused Zagreb of plotting and sanctioning the exodus of Serbs in 1995 to create an "ethnically clean" country. Peter Galbraith told The Hague war crimes trial of three Croatian generals, that the leadership headed by late President Franjo Tudjman used ‘Operation Storm’ to ‘cleanse’ Croatia of Serbs. “Croatian authorities either ordered or allowed a mass destruction of the Serb property in former (Serb-held region of) Krajina to prevent the return of the population. I consider that to have been a thought through policy,” he said, testifying at the...
  • HRW finds reports of abductions of Serbs from Kosovo credible.

    05/05/2008 4:40:27 PM PDT · by dschapin · 35 replies · 155+ views
    Human Rights Watch ^ | May 5, 2008 | Humab Rights Watch
    Kosovo/Albania: Investigate Postwar Abductions, Transfers to Albania Official Dismissals Premature (New York, May 5, 2008) – Additional information has emerged that bolsters allegations of abductions and cross-border transfers from Kosovo to Albania after the 1998-1999 Kosovo war, Human Rights Watch said today. The Kosovar and Albanian governments should open independent and transparent investigations to help resolve the fate of approximately 400 Serbs who went missing after the war. "Serious and credible allegations have emerged about horrible abuses in Kosovo and Albania after the war," said Fred Abrahams, senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch, who investigated human rights violations in...
  • Croatia: ""Jasenovac more important than Bleiburg""

    04/18/2008 3:17:37 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 8 replies · 272+ views
    B92 ^ | April 17, 2008 | Staff
    17 April 2008 | 12:05 | Source: Tanjug ZAGREB -- Stjepan Mesic has criticized the Croatian parliament’s decision to spend more money on the commemoration for Bleiburg victims than Jasenovac victims. “The fact is, not one Jasenovac victim was to blame for the Bleiburg victims, but a lot of Bleiburg victims were guilty for a lot of victims at Jasenovac,” said the Croatian president, stressing that the excuse that Jasenovac had received money earlier and Bleiburg had not, did not wash. A commemoration for Second World War war crimes in Yugoslavia should be held in Jasenovac because it was the...
  • Six Croats Arrested for War Crimes (murder of Serb civilians)

    03/27/2008 8:55:46 AM PDT · by joan · 13 replies · 317+ views
    Javno ^ | March 26, 2008 | Joseph Stedul
    They took civilian captives to an improvised prison in the Ribnjak village, where they were physically and mentally tortured, then killed. An indictment has been filed against six military police officers for the murder of 16 Serbian civilians near the village Pakrac in 1991. The police were part of the former military police in the 76th independent battalion of the national guard. An investigation has been opened at the county court in Pozega. Even though the commanders of the military police in Pakrac, Damir Kufner and Dario Simic, have been arrested a month ago for war crimes against civilians around...
  • Retired Croatian General Suspected of Being Involved in Quadruple Massacre on the Run

    03/28/2008 4:36:06 AM PDT · by joan · 9 replies · 387+ views
    croatiapress ^ | March 28, 2008
    March 28th, 2008 Zagreb, March 28 (CP) – Retired Croatian army general Ivan Korade is being looked for by some 300 police special forces as he is believed to be involved in the killing of four people in Croatia’s Zagorje region. Ret. Gen. Ivan Korade, 44, known for his short temper and many incidents over the years has gone missing after bodies of people linked to him in some way had been found in two villages, one of which he has a home in. The first body was found in the late hours of Wednesday in a weekend home and...
  • Former Kosovo Peacekeeper Becomes a Voice for Persecuted Christians

    03/23/2008 8:39:41 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 28 replies · 557+ views
    The Repository ^ | 3/15/08 | CHARITA M. GOSHAY
    MASSILLON, OH - D. Hunter Haynes said when he traveled to Kosovo in 2000, he was seeking adventure. What he found was a personal mission to raise awareness of religious persecution around the world. Haynes, 41, who went to Kosovo as a U.N. peacekeeper, said at least 150 Orthodox churches have been systematically destroyed or profaned there; the result of fighting between Serbs, and Albanians, Kosovo's majority population. In response, he started the Orthodox Christian Advocacy Institute, a company that investigates incidents of religious persecution — particularly involving Orthodox Christians — around the world. "I've thought about doing this for...
  • The Real Dogs of War (US Hired Mercenaries)

    10/31/2007 11:41:39 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 134 replies · 92+ views
    Chronicles ^ | October 10, 2007 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Focusing on Blackwater while neglecting MPRI is like investigating Ivan Demjanjuk for years on end, but allowing Adolf Eichmann to live peacefully in Buenos Aires. Up to 17 Iraqis were killed on September 16 by mercenaries working for the security company Blackwater USA, in what Iraqi and some U.S. officials say was unprovoked murder. Earlier this week two Armenian Christian women were killed by Unity Resources Group hired guns. A devastating report by the House Oversight Committee accused Blackwater of acting like murderous cowboys, but the firm still operates with impunity—unaccountable under either U.S. or Iraqi law. Yet while exposing...
  • Witness: Woman Was Impaled Alive (Serb woman, according to Croat medical corps colonel)

    09/27/2007 12:34:22 PM PDT · by joan · 30 replies · 1,544+ views
    Javno ^ | September 27, 2007
    Retired Croatian colonel Marko Jagetic says that 70 bodies of Serb civilians were collected after the campaign Medacki Dzep. Retired Croatian Army medical corps colonel Marko Jagetic testified at the trial of generals Rahim Ademi and Mirko Norac. He said that, after the campaign Medacki Dzep, more than 70 corpses of Serb civilians were collected in nearby villages and that many of them had marks that indicated torture and massacre. - Almost all the executed [people] were civilians and no weapons or documents were found on any of them – said Jagetic, who was the army doctor in charge of...
  • In Memory of Operation Storm Victims (Clinton-Approved Ethnic Cleansing & Murder)

    08/07/2007 9:45:46 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 18 replies · 944+ views
    Byzantine Sacred Art ^ | Aug 7, 2007 | Svetlana Novko
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recently reported about Canadian officers being frustrated by inaction over On March 27, 2006, Taylor wrote again about the Medak Pocket slaughter in Croatia: “[...] Over 200 Serbian inhabitants of the Medak Pocket were slaughtered in a grotesque manner (the bodies of female rape victims were found after being burned alive). Our traumatized troops who buried the grisly remains were encouraged to collect evidence and were assured that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.... “Nevertheless in 1995, Ceku, by then trained by U.S. instructors as a general of artillery, was still at large. In fact,...
  • Nazis Rock on in Croatia

    06/23/2007 11:07:39 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 155 replies · 12,929+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | June 19, 2006 | Julia Gorin
    Received this morning from Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Israel Director Efraim Zuroff (bold emphasis added): “Wiesenthal Center Expresses Outrage At Massive Outburst of Nostalgia for Croatian Fascism at Zagreb Rock Concert”:Jerusalem – The Simon Wiesenthal Center today expressed its sense of outrage and disgust in the wake of a massive show of fascist salutes, symbols and uniforms at a rock concert by popular ultra-nationalist Croatian singer “Thompson” attended by 60,000 people in Zagreb last night. In a letter sent today to Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, the Center’s chief Nazi-hunter Israel director Dr. Efraim Zuroff noted the presence of Croatian dignities, including...
  • Balkan Holocaust Remembrance day (Nazi Camp for Jews and Serbs)

    04/22/2007 1:40:19 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 12 replies · 682+ views
    From August 1941 to April 1945, hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews, and Romas, as well as anti-fascists of many nationalities, were murdered at the death camp known as Jasenovac. Estimates of the total numbers of men, women and children killed there range from 300,000 to 700,000. And yet, despite the scale of the crimes committed there, most of the world has never heard of Jasenovac. Following the Nazi invasion and dismemberment of Yugoslavia in April 1941, the "Independent State of Croatia" was established as a pro-Nazi government. It was dedicated to a clerical-fascist ideology influenced both by Nazism and...
  • World Court to deliver momentous ruling whether Serbia responsible for genocide

    02/24/2007 4:24:29 PM PST · by Bokababe · 63 replies · 1,224+ views
    Associated Press Worldstream ^ | Sat 24 Feb 2007 | CHRISTIAN JENNINGS AND ARTHUR MAX
    Can a state commit genocide? Should an entire nation not just its presidents, generals, and soldiers be held responsible for humanity's worst crime? In one of the most momentous cases in its 60 years, the U.N.'s highest court will deliver its judgment Monday on Bosnia's demand to make Serbia accountable for the slaughter, terrorizing, rape and displacement of Bosnian Muslims in the early 1990s. If it rules for Bosnia, the International Court of Justice could open the way for compensation amounting to billions of dollars from Serbia, the successor state of Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia, although specific claims would be addressed...
  • Martic Witness Says UN Favoured Croats

    11/10/2006 3:43:57 PM PST · by joan · 5 replies · 284+ views
    IWPR ^ | November 10, 2006 | Katherine Boyle
    The trial of the former leader of the rebel Serb authorities in Croatia Milan Martic this week heard testimony from a witness who accused the UN of favouring the Croats over the Serbs and claimed that the US and Germany were instrumental in providing Croatian troops with weapons during the bloody Balkan wars. Patrick Bariot, a former UN Protection Force, UNPROFOR, soldier, strongly defended Martic and the Serbs, portraying the Serb population in the self-proclaimed Serbian Autonomous District of Krajina, SAO Krajina, as victims of an aggressive Croatian government and military and an international community that intentionally ignored their pleas...
  • Austria stalls on extradition of WWII Croatian criminal

    11/27/2005 5:10:11 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 4 replies · 216+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 25 November 2005 | Ian Traynor
    Correct title: "Austria stalls on extradition after Nazi-hunter highlights actions of 92-year-old in wartime Croatia." "I was shocked when I found out that he was alive and living in Croatia." Hundreds of Jews and Serbs were herded into three collection points in Pozega before being sent to the camps. Most of the males went to the notorious Ustasha camp at Jasenovac, not far from Pozega. "The Ustasha played their role in the Final Solution," said Mr Zuroff. "Asner was an important cog in the Ustasha administration which aimed to wipe out the minorities."
  • Srebrenica Muslims Remembered, The Rest Silenced

    07/12/2005 6:54:07 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 1 replies · 236+ views
    THE TRANSNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR PEACE AND FUTURE RESEARCH (SWEDEN) Srebrenica Muslims Remembered, The Rest Silenced PressInfo # 222 July 11, 2005 By Jan Oberg, TFF director There is every reason to commemorate the massacre by Serb soldiers on innocent Muslim civilians in Srebrenica ten years ago today. But unless it is considered acceptable to quantify crimes and politically misuse human suffering, there is no plausible reason to forget or silence other cases of massacres, ethnic cleansing and terror bombings in which other innocent people lost their lives. Other crimes silenced In September 2003, mainstream media around the world forgot to...
  • Old Balkan hatreds play out in court case

    07/06/2005 8:44:13 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 1 replies · 208+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 6, 2005 | Ron Grossman
    A class-action lawsuit charges the Vatican Bank with a role in the flight of pro-Nazi henchmen and loot from Europe after World War II Like any new pope, Benedict XVI inherits some problems from his predecessor, among them sexual abuse scandals and a Catholic Church deeply divided between progressives and traditionalists. Then there are William Dorich's accusations. Dorich, a Los Angeles book publisher, is the force behind a class-action lawsuit against the Vatican Bank and the Franciscan Order.
  • Court rules that Holocaust survivors' lawsuit against the Vatican can proceed

    06/16/2005 4:56:23 PM PDT · by Jane_N · 210 replies · 2,674+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Jun. 15, 2005
    San Francisco, Jun. 15, 2005 (CNA) - A ruling this week by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier decision that Holocaust survivors can continue their claims against the Vatican for the restitution of funds plundered from former Yugoslavia during the Second World War. The majority of the victims of genocide in Croatia during World War II were Orthodox Christian Serbs. More than 500,000 of them were liquidated by the Croatian Ustasha, with the backing of some Catholic clerics. These funds have been referred to as the Ustasha or Croatian treasury. According to a report by Matt...
  • The Vampire Nurse of Vukovar: Vesna Bosanac

    02/05/2003 2:23:25 PM PST · by Ichabod Walrus · 35 replies · 4,857+ views
    Feb 05, 2003 | Ichabod Walrus
    THE VAMPIRE NURSE OF VUKOVAR VESNA BOSANAC Involuntary blood taking from Vukovar Serbs In the Vukovar Hospital, which was between 30 July and 19 November 1991 managed by Dr. Vesna BOSANAC, many serious abuses of medical ethics and international law of war have been committed - from refusal to provide adequate medical treatment to wounded Serb civilians and members of the Serb territorial defense to physical liquidation. Among the gravest crimes committed in the Vukovar Hospital, which are that more serious since some perpetrators were physicians, is involuntary blood taking from Serb civilians, who were for this particular...
  • Croatia to prosecute glorification of fascist symbols

    11/01/2002 9:56:50 AM PST · by Korth · 22 replies · 282+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Oct 31 2002 | Matt Drudge
    The government of Croatian Premier Ivica Racan proposed a law on Thursday making the public display of fascist symbols punishable by up to three years in prison. Under the new law, to be put before parliament, persons publicly displaying fascist symbols can face between three months and three years in jail. The law primarily targets the country's right-wing extremists who use symbols of the Ustashe, forces of the Nazi puppet state that ruled Croatia during World War II. The new law would thus forbid the use of the letter U in instances where police estimate that it stands for the...