This is a video about Jasenovac concentration camp in Croatia during nazi days.
Translated from Dutch daily De Volkskrant today:
ZAGREB – Croatia will intervene militarily if the Bosnian Serbs will go ahead with their plans for a referendum on secession. Croatian President Stjepan Mesic said this in a farewell interview with journalists, as media in the Balkan country reported this Tuesday. …
It is still unclear how Ivo Josipovic, who will succeed Mesic on February 18, thinks about the referendum plans of the Bosnian Serbs.
See also here.
Not so long ago, there were referendums on secession in Montenegro (then part of a sovereign federation with Serbia), and in Kosovo (internationally recognized as part of Serbia, also by the United Nations in the treaty which ended the 1999 NATO war against Yugoslavia). These referendums passed without the Serbian government invading militarily, or threatening to do so.
Today, however, the president of Croatia threatens to invade Bosnia, which never was part of Croatia (if one disregards the World War II Croatian state, puppets of Hitler and Mussolini). How will NATO countries react to this?
Ironically, the present independence of Croatia is based on a referendum on secession, organized by Holocaust denialist Franjo Tudjman. So, apparently … one law for some, and quite another law for some others …
Will invading Croatian tanks now kill Bosnian Serb civilians? Will they maybe also kill Bosnian Croat or Muslim or Roma etc. civilians who happen to stand in the way of those tanks and will then euphemistically be considered to be ´collateral damage´?
It is to be hoped that cooler heads in Croatia will prevail. The last thing that Croatia, Bosnia, and other countries in the Balkan and elsewhere in the world need is another bloody war.