Waking up to the usual newspaper headlines, especially after expending my energy on an article all about our unethical politicians, can be rather depressing. However, I always remind myself of how much worse it could be.
Today, thinking back to 1995 and the brutal occupation of Croatia, the siege of Bihac, and the murderous Serb rampage across Bosnia, my heartfelt response is “thank God for Operation Storm”. As I have said before, General Gotovina did more for peace and justice in two days than the ICTY has done in two decades. If it were not for Operation Storm in 1995, Croatia would have remained occupied, the conflict in Bosnia would have persisted, massacres such as Srebrenica would have been succeeded by even more notorious war crimes, and the world would have been subjected to more of the UN’s interminable equivocation and inaction.
Croatians and Bosnians and all who care for…
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