Happy Croatian Independence Day

Well said, Mishka Gora!

Eyes of the Mind

On this day, October 8, twenty-two years ago, Croatia severed its last remaining ties with Yugoslavia.  This was not the act of a separatist ethnic group desirous of autonomy embroiled in a civil war.  It was the deliberate but reluctant act of a sovereign nation that, having exercised its democratic right to secede from a tyrannical Communist federation, found itself under sustained attack by the sixth largest army in the entire world.  It was the act of a nation that exercised diplomacy in the worst of circumstances, agreeing to and waiting out a three-month moratorium on its declaration of independence despite the most grievous provocations.  By the time the moratorium ended on October 8, Vukovar was in the middle of a siege the likes of which had not been seen since Stalingrad.  Only four days earlier the Yugoslav Air Force (the second largest in Europe) had bombed the clearly-marked hospital…

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  1. Michelle R. says:

    They are just calling it a civil war to have a new Serbian invasion not that is not already happening thanks to some of the very biased politicians that could have been from Yugoslavia. Proud of you Croatia and thank you for being a constant inspiration for all of those who believe in integrity and Freedom, thank you to your courageous defenders!

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  2. Larga vida!!!

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  3. Nativegrl77 says:

    Thanks for all your visits& likes. This story is independence day !!!

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