OPERATION FLASH 1st May 1995 Start Of Liberation Of Croatia From Serb Occupation And Brutal Aggression

“Defended and Created Croatia Without Zoran Milanovic
Keep and Love Croatia Without Zoran Milanovic!
Happy Operation Storm Croatia!”

Today, 1st May 2020, Croatia’s leftist president Zoran Milanovic walked out of a state ceremony in Okucani where memorial and wreath-laying was being held for the fallen in the military operation Flash that commenced the liberation of Croatian territory from Serb aggression and occupation. Milanovic walked away in protest after seeing one of the participants wearing a T-shirt displaying the salute “Za Dom Spremni” (For Home Ready). “This is a deliberate provocation,” Zoran Milanovic said. “I don’t want to be part of it.” Of course, Milanovic is bent on insisting that the salute was used by the Ustashe in WWII Croatia and comparing those who liberated Croatia in 1995, lost their lives for Croatia in the 1990’s wearing that same salute to WWII Ustashe. The fact that the salute is a legal insignia of a part of 1990’s Croatia’s defence formation means nothing to its current president Zoran Milanovic. He  takes exceptional and sick pleasure it seems in comparing Croatia’s Homeland War veterans to WWII Ustashes!

What is that man doing in the office of the President?

Should the Parliament or the people not oust him – swiftly!?

Milanovic never fought for Croatia, he did not want a Croatian state, he was and is a communist, a Yugoslav, and is currently fighting tooth and nail it seems to avoid the inevitable destiny of his beloved communism finally crushing under the EU Parliament’s reckoning with it as a criminal regime. Croatian soldiers in 1990’s certainly did not belong to Milanovic’s echelon’s and he will it seems stop at nothing at continuing to vilify those who love Croatia! What a tragedy for Croatia! His protest today was noted by some of the world’s leading media such as New York Times and this was not to be kind to Croatia but to vilify and unjustly feed the communist myth about WWII Croatia!

 

Ina Vukic

 

 

Croatia: 17th anniversary of Operation Flash

17th Anniversary of Operation Flash

A delegation of state officials, consisting of Parliament Speaker Boris Sprem, Defence Minister Ante Kotromanovic and Armed Forces Chief-of-Staff Drago Lovric, on Tuesday laid wreaths in Okucani, some 100 kilometres southeast of Zagreb, as part of a commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the Croatian army and police operation Flash, daily-tportal.hr reports.

Wreaths were also laid by members of Homeland War associations.

Operation Flash began on May 1 and ended on May 3, 1995, involving about 7,200 Croatian soldiers and policemen who regained control of some 500 square kilometres of land in the Western Slavonia region after nearly four years of Serb occupation. Forty-two Croatian personnel were killed and 162 were wounded in the operation.

The liberation of Croatia’s territory continued in August the same year with the military and police operation Storm, and three years later, on January 15, 1998, it was completed with the peaceful reintegration of the Danube River region.

Aftert May 1, 1995, Serbs quickly retaliated against the start of Operation Flash and directed rocket attacks deliberately targeting civilian locations, fired ground-to-ground missiles on the Croatian capital of Zagreb on May 2nd. The attack killed seven and wounded over 200 Croatian civilians. Zagreb was the largest of several cities hit by the attack. It was the only instance in the entire war in Croatia that cluster bombs were used in combat.

A cluster warhead loaded with 288 so-called bomblets was used in the attack. These bomblets were released at a height of 1,000m above densely populated civilian areas during the day, when the people were out on the streets. Upon impact, each bomblet exploded and released 420 steel pellets. Each rocket released around 120,000 pellets in the attack. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) characterized the attack as a crime against humanity and subsequently convicted and jailed two Serb officers: Milan Martic and Momcilo Perisic.

We remember and honour all those who lost their lives and all those brave soldiers who, with Flash, opened the door to full freedom from terrifying Serb occupation and to complete sovereignty of Croatia. Ina Vukic, Prof. (Zgb); B.A., M.A.Ps, (Syd)

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