Croatia: War Crimes Trial Against Serb Dragan Vasiljkovic Finally Commences

  Serb former paramilitary commander Dragan Vasiljkovic (aka Captain Dragan, Daniel Snedden) went on trial in Croatia on Tuesday 20 September 2016 accused of torturing and killing soldiers and civilians during the 1991-95 war of Serb aggression against Croatia. Prosecution alleges that Vasiljkovic, 61, violated the Geneva Conventions while in charge of a Serb paramilitary […]

A Brief History of The War in Croatia – Background, Battlefields and Outcomes

Recently this blog received a request from readers and bloggers for a post on what started the war in Croatia in the 1990’s, explaining that perhaps many ordinary Americans understand very little about it. As the subject is complex an article can hardly give it detail justice but it is hoped that this post (with […]

Croatia: Goldstein – Pundits Of Totalitarian Regimes’ Victims Discrimination

In very recent days Slavko Goldstein, founder in 1989 of Croatian Social Liberal Party (HSLS) and writer, has given an interview to Croatia’s Novi List in which he states in no uncertain words that EU remembrance day of victims of totalitarian regimes should not be held on the same day (23 August) for victims of […]

Croatia: Boundless Is Love For My Country – The Life And Death Of Zvonko Busic

People who have not personally experienced the blighting devastation oppression of totalitarian regimes cause to human lives may find it difficult to understand acts of extreme determination by individuals in efforts to right the terrible wrongs impaled by such regimes. By large numbers, Croatian émigrés, who or whose family fled the communist regime of former […]

Spiegel Spiegel, on the wall …

Into 22nd year of independence from Communist Yugoslavia. Into 22nd year when Yugoslav passports ceased to exist – became null and void. Into 22nd year when country of birth on passports, birth certificates and all such major personal identification documents for those born on Croatian soil ceased to be Yugoslavia, replaced with Croatia. And yet, […]

Josip Broz Tito’s granddaughter trying to prevent further investigations into communist crimes

According to HRSvijet portal “Nedjo from Ljubuski” is a controversial film by Svetlana Broz (Josip Broz Tito’s granddaughter) that has raised a great deal of dust in Ljubuski and the whole of Herzegovina. The leading role in the film is dedicated to Nedjeljko Nedjo Galic (died 2010), an old communist from town of Ljubuski who […]

Croatian War Veterans: Conditions for prosecution of Communist Crimes exist

The Association “Testament” Zagreb (Association of Croatian war veterans from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Diaspora) has July 10 sent a letter to Croatia’s president Ivo Josipovic. I consider the letter most revealing of the repugnance many feel in the political climate of Croatia where the leftist president and the government take every opportunity […]

Croatia: renewed cronyism under leftist government – extreme and brazen

Corruption, cronyism, and a general lack of transparency stymied meaningful economic reform, as well as much-needed foreign investment in Croatia during the past decade or so. Much of the blame for corruption and cronyism has been directed towards Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ as it had up until December 2011 been in government for most of those […]

Josip Broz Tito – embodiment of communist crimes

Recently I watched an exclusive Croatian TVPLUS interview with Josip Boljkovac (alleged communist war crimes perpetrator/WWII) and dr Vladimir Geiger, from Croatian history institute. Boljkovac persists in justifying mass murders of anti-communists after World War II ended from the perspective communists invented: “If we don’t kill them, they’ll kill us”.  Communists were top of the […]

Washington Post: peddling garbage on European Union and former Yugoslavia

The Washington Post article “Yugoslavia’s lessons for Europe’s Disunion” written by Charles Lane was recently characterised by the Croatian journalist Denis Kuljis as an article written by someone who had just sculled a bottle of Jack Daniel’s. Reading the article one can easily conclude that Charles Lane might have collected or invented some garbage regarding […]

CROATIAN PARLIAMENT: 22 years since inauguration but shamefully hides its proud history

Between 1990 and 2001 the 30th of May was known as The Statehood Day in Croatia. 30th May 1990 was the day when the first post-Communist multi-party Croatian Parliament was constituted and inaugurated. When pro-communist leaders such as Stjepan Mesic and late Ivica Racan set about trying to strip Croatia of its national pride (which […]

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