August 19th 2010 05:15:22 PM
In a post earlier today I cited Serbianna about an “ethnic Serb” who was targeted in the vacation town of Split, Croatia with a hand grenade and a note reading “Swimming pool prohibited for Serbs, Chetniks and dogs.” While the “warning” was intended for the presumed Serbian vacationers, based on the Belgrade license plate, it turns out that the family was mixed Macedonian-Croatian and originally from Split but currently living in Belgrade. That is, of course, if I’ve understood the Google translation of this Juturnji List article correctly. The driver of the Volvo where the note and grenade were left said, “I was expecting some discomfort, and there it happens, I know of cases in Zadar and elsewhere, I was ready for verbal incidents, a punctured tire on the car, but no bomb on the Volvo. And in the car seat was a child! And finally, not only my family was threatened, [the area was] crowded with children.”
Regarding the same post, in a follow-up to the Ustasha-fest celebrating the expulsion of most Serbs from Croatia during the war in 1995, I neglected to include the following:
Cavoglave, a Croatian village in Dalmatia, is quickly emerging as the place where Croatian patriots gather up every year to celebrate their military operation Storm which has achieved the Nazi Ustasa long-held dream to, if not kill them all then, expel all Serbs out of Croatia.
…So besides prayer and the splendid company wearing Croatian traditional Ustasa hat with the large U and a Catholic cross inside, we also see the refreshment truck (above) strolling down the main square with a huge poster of the masterminds of the operation Storm – Gojko Susak and Franjo Tudjman – while Poglavnik Ante Pavelic lurks on the left.
The likeness of the Nazi Pavelic is so revered that Croat Admiral Davor Domazet Loso had to battle for popularity during his book signing at Cavoglave: everywhere, media say, liquor bottles (above) with Pavelic’s likeness are peddled….
Admiral Loso was not the only Croat official at Cavoglave. The mayor of the Croatian capital Zagreb soon joined the celebrations shaking hands with devotees of Ante Gotovina whose metamorphosis from a Croatian war criminal to sainthood is in the T-shirt stage (see below).
Finally, Thompson himself came to his birth town but pictures of all the Siegheiling during that event have not been made available.
THE DISPLAYS AND MESSAGE OF THE CAVOGLAVE FESTIVITIES THIS MONTH HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE US, NATO, UK, GERMANY, EU AND VATICAN.
As Dick Cheney said himself, Croatia is ready for the EU. Sieg heil!