Thousands of the Dead and I

In memory of those who suffered a brutal death in Vukovar 1991 at the hand of Serb aggressor

Eyes of the Mind

Warning: The following article contains images of political symbols that have been used to incite ethnic hatred.

Today, the 18th of November, I’m not going to discuss what happened on this day twenty-two years ago.  I want to talk about what happened afterwards under the veil of Serb occupation.  Most of you will be all too familiar with the carnage and suffering of the Siege of Vukovar itself.  If you are not, I suggest you refresh your memory by watching this short video.

The world saw very little of the Serb occupation that began on November the 18th.  Indeed, even Croatians were cut off from what was going on in their own country.  You couldn’t make a ‘phone call from Vukovar to Osijek thirty-five kilometres away.  Non-Serbs who were left behind found themselves on the wrong side of a front line under the brutal dominion of…

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  1. Send the mementoes to our great (read with sarcasm) Croatian leaders Milanovic and Josipovic as well the the monkey, oops Mesic. I am sure they will treasure them and keep them as symbols of reconciliation and bi-lingualism…except they are not bi-lingual…hmmm must be an oversight by the Serbs, after all they just wanted to liberate Vukovar and Croatia so that we could all live in freedom of Serbia.

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  2. So much for bilingualism in Vukovar, huh? As horrible as it must be to remember these things, I think these sorts of posts need to be out in the open and they especially need to be accessed by the Croatians who are so quick to defend cyrillic in Vukovar as “a gesture of peace” or whatever other bullshit its excused as now. Sadly too, too many people have selective memory and seem to recall a conflict “started by everyone” in the former Yugoslavia. Thank you for this article, Mishka.

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  3. Tiene que llegar la justicia.
    Que en paz descansen.
    Besos.

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    • Translation of Ruben Demirjian comment: You have to get justice. They rest in peace. Kisses.
      REPLY: Justice is often slow, Ruben, but if we help it along it will arrive. Thank you

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