Croatia has gold, Croatia has silver – bronze can wait

Just over one week into the London Olympic Games 2012 and emotions run high with joy in Croatia!

Sandra Perkovic – Women’s discus throwing London 2012 gold medalist Photo:AFP

Croatian men’s rowing team – David Sain, David Martin, Valent Sinkovic and Martin Sinkovic – Silver medal London 2012 Photo: Igor Kralj/Pixsell

What a superb bonus in  waking up to Croatia’s big day – 5th August – “Day of Victory and Homeland Gratitude” and “Day of Croatian Defenders” – we remember those that fell in 1995 Operation Storm that liberated Croatian territory from Serb occupation but more than this, we remember that 5th August 1995 was the end of horrors and the end of the terrible war Croatian people had to endure (1991 – 1995) simply because they voted at referendum for democracy and freedom from communism and Yugoslavia. Ina Vukic, Prof. (Zgb); B.A., M.A.Ps. (Syd)


  1. It’s so wonderful being here in Croatia on this day 5th August, and spine tingling to see Croatian athletes performing under the chequered flag, so proud to be part of this amazing country!

  2. So wonderfful being here in Croatia on this day, 5th August…. it’s spine tingling watching the Croatian athletes performing so proudly under the chequered flag, GOooooooo Croatia!

  3. Nice flag Sandra’s holding! 😉

  4. Deleted by admin – offensive content with lack of corroborative referrence

    • Lack of references ? You must be kidding ? Do not pretend you do not know about 250 000 people ethnically cleaned out of Croatia by operation Storm !?

      “the will to break free from Yugoslavia which suffocated freedom and self determination through HARSH COMMUNIST PARTY RULE….”

      Nothing more far from thruth …. it was a free country regarding one party rule …

      • The court is out still regarding the Serbs that walked or drove out of Croatia in 1995. So yes there is no evidence apart from the masses that went out but the reason behind that could well lie behind directives from Serbia to evacuate and move out. Besides how many in those crowds that went out are actually Serbs from Serbia that came to Croatia to help Croatian rebel Serbs ethnically cleanse Croatians and non-Serbs from Croatian territory is not yet revealed. It is quite indicative of your frame of mind that you omit to state that by 1993 there were around 800,000 displaced refugees of Croatian and non-Serb background who were expelled from their homes by Serb aggression and we’re not even touching the killed ones … when 94% of Croatian voters voted to secede from communist Yugoslavia then that surely must tell you something. You might have been free in Yugoslavia but majority were not – and I don’t mean the freedom to move around either. Thank you on your cvomment

  5. Interesting… their own will ?….so why operation Storm then ?
    What the Court said about Ante Gotovina ?

    • Operation Storm was to liberate Serb occupied Croatian territory and to stop further horrors that have been caused by rebel Serbs and Serb led Yugoslav Peoples Army up until 1995. But then you know that. As for what the court said about Gotovina that’s public knowledge however not final as the Appeal is till pending or not final. I would think you follow the ICTY cases also particularly the latest developments where documents are sought from Serbia that evidence the fact that Serb leaders from Serbia ordered Croatian Serbs to leave Croatia in masses after Operation Storm even though they were guaranteed safety by Croatian authorities. Operation Storm was the most humane and the most professional liberating military operation even – within minimal if any civilian casualties within Croatian. If Gotovina is after all found guilty then that must be accepted for what it is but that still will not take away the fact that he did a great job in liberating Croatia from brutal Serb occupation and aggression and then went on to Bihac to free the city from long-term Serbian siege, thus preventing a second Srebrenica genocide. Those are the facts.

  6. That’s your pers. view. However you failed to inform readers about official ICTY verdict I asked you about. In the case you forgot or you omit it intentionally let me post it instead of you:

    (Deleted by Admin)

    Best wishes Parun

    • Parun, thank you on your comment but parts of it were deleted by our Admin and the reason for that is that the ICTY Trial Chamber verdicts of April 2011 in Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac are not official ICTY verdicts (as you insist that they are) because these verdicts are being appealed against and we like to respect such matters of justice. The ICTY verdicts become official once appeal processes are concluded. Furthermore, you are wrong in saying that I have not informed my readers of ICTY verdicts. There are numberous posts on this blog that talk about and specify those verdicts of the ICTY Trial Chamber of April 2011.


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