Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The West's favourite ethnic cleanser


From Svetlana's Byzantine Sacred Art blog:

Former US Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith who testified before the Hague tribunal on Monday, confirmed that ethnic cleansing of Serbs from Serbian Krajina region was a deliberate systematic operation and the state policy of Croat leadership, headed by Franjo Tudjman (pictured above), which lead to the mass scale ethnic cleansing in two blitzkrieg operations in 1995, codenamed Storm and Flash.

As a prosecution witness in the case against Tudjman's generals Ante Gotovina, Mladen Markaca and Ivan Cermak -- accused for conducting military operations aimed at forced and permanent removal of Serbian population from the Krajina region, including killing Serbian civilians and prisoners, expulsion, deportation, plunder of Serbian property, merciless destruction of Serbian-populated towns and villages and inhumane and cruel treatment -- Galbraith stressed that this was Croatia's state policy that continued to be enforced afterwards, preventing the expelled Serbs from returning to their homes and land in Croatia. Galbraith confirmed that Tudjman was saying that only "up to 10 percent of Serbs can remain in Croatia", and that Serbian Krajina region ought to be cleansed of Serbs and populated by the diaspora Croats. Emphasizing that his goal was a nationally "homogeneous", i.e. an ethnically clean state, Tudjman was also openly advocating "moving the population" and dividing Bosnia and Herzegovina, Galbraith revealed.

During his Hague testimony on June 23, Galbraith expressed regret he had lied in the trial against former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, claiming that there was no ethnic cleansing during Operation Storm. He said that this was a "technical explanation", because many of the Serbs left the town of Knin before the Croat troops entered.


You can read more of this story over at Svetlana's.

Don't expect to read too much about it elsewhere: Tudjman in his wicked, racist schemes was backed by the west- in common with all the other extremists who wanted to destroy the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

4 comments:

Jock MacTrousers said...

Unfortunately, if these guys are convicted, it will only lend credibility to the fitting up of the Serbs. Is there any movement calling for the right of return of the Serbs to Croatia? I've never encountered a word about this. They should have their land back, and then be allowed to join it to Serbia. That was the real 'biggest atrocity in Europe since WWII', and all the lies about Srebrenica are just for the purpose of diverting attention from Krajina.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention; I've never read a word about this anywhere else.

Vladimir Gagic said...

Not only did the Americans support Tudjman's ethnic cleansing, the Americans mastermined it. An American military contractor, MPRI, which was staffed by retired US Army officers, designed and ran the Storm offensive.

Just as bad, when Tudjman was dying, the American government treated him at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Wash, DC. No doubt the American taxpayer was paying for that care. Nice to know that my tax dollars went to keep a racist dictator alive, while at the same time, plenty of hardworking Americans had no medical coverage.

israelite said...

The CIA flew drones out of some island off the Croatian coast which gave the Croats vital info on the displacement of Serb forces. The CIA actually directed the ethnic cleansing of Serbs.

One of the mainstream channels in the UK documented this in programme on the ethnic cleansing of the Serbs by the Croats. Got it on tape somehwere.

The Serbs have been much maligned for the wars in the 90s. Same thing happened to the Germans back in WW2. Now its the Muslims turn.

israelite said...

The CIA flew drones out of some island off the Croatian coast which gave the Croats vital info on the displacement of Serb forces. The CIA actually directed the ethnic cleansing of Serbs.

One of the mainstream channels in the UK documented this in programme on the ethnic cleansing of the Serbs by the Croats. Got it on tape somehwere.

The Serbs have been much maligned for the wars in the 90s. Same thing happened to the Germans back in WW2. Now its the Muslims turn.