Lies and Propaganda

Eyes of the Mind

Less than a month has passed since the acquittal of Generals Gotovina and Markac at the ICTY, and I am forced to conclude that (despite the courageous decision of Judges Meron, Robinson, and Güney to uphold judicial integrity despite considerable political pressure), very little has changed in the general perception of Croatia and its people.  Already we have been treated to dozens of news articles displaying the shoddiest of journalism and a complete disregard for research, reliability of sources, context, or balance.  The analysis of the court decision has turned out to be negligibly more coherent and certainly not trustworthy (with a few exceptions).  However, both have exposed the insidious propaganda that has been blindly accepted and dispersed by the majority.

I have been fascinated to read the constant refrain that the verdict will further harm relations between Croatia and Serbia and the process of reconciliation.  As true as this…

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  1. Michael Silovic says:

    Very good interview. I have to digest it before I comment because I am afraid I may violate the terms of the policy in my comments of anger. I am just grateful justice has been served and the generals are freed. Many quoted in the interview need a good tongue lashing as they are only worthy of my spit. Thank you for posting the interview Ina!

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    • Ok Michael. About the policy it’s there to be used but also if commenters don’t feel they want to worry about that and just write a comment freely that is ok too because if anything needs to be changed in the comment to fit policy – avoid issues that can crop up in today’s world – then we change words in comment before publishing it so that commenter as well as the blog are protected. At the end of the day we like and encourage comments.

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