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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2020 10:26 p.m. PST

"People from all over Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and other countries gathered at a field near the town of Bleiburg in southern Austria on Saturday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the killings at the end of WWII.

At the commemoration organised by the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union, HDZ, party and the Catholic Church, the archbishop of Zagreb, Josip Bozanic, led a holy mass for the troops and civilians who died…"

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Dn Jackson10 Feb 2020 11:04 p.m. PST

"…recalled how the killings were a taboo topic during what he called "five decades of Communist repression" in the former Yugoslavia."

Sums up the writers perspective. The article shines a little light on an event not well known in the west. It was a vicious war on both sides.

Legion 411 Feb 2020 9:31 a.m. PST

All very true. I remember during the NATO deployment to the former Yugoslavia. One faction IIRC still mentioning a battle that happened in the 14th Century. That they still were "upset" about in the late 20th Century. Like in many places in the Med East, SW Asia, someone needs to show them a current calendar.

Like we see in A'stan and Iraq. Once the former Yugoslavia was no long under the "Iron Fist" of Tito, and to a lesser extent the Russian Communists. The old nations of Yugoslavia went back to old habits and predilections. Which generally meant in may cases killing each other. E.g. because of what happen 600 years or so before.

Another leftover from WWI, with the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Then the division of much of Eastern Europe and the Mid East. Which didn't suit many in either of these regions.

In this case, the former Yugoslavia, you have 3 different religions, at least 3 languages, at least 3 different alphabets and numerous ethnicities. With varying levels of distain, mistrust, almost tribal relationships, etc. Some were even warring with each other before WWI in that region.

What could possibly go wrong ?

IIRC NATO/UN still has some troops there to "keep the peace" …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2020 10:56 a.m. PST



john snelling13 Feb 2020 8:58 a.m. PST

What is controversial about murder?

Legion 413 Feb 2020 9:08 a.m. PST

Only if someone gets away with it … I'd think …

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