Why single out the Ustaša? One must not forget the thousands murdered by Tito's Communist Partisans, not only in Yugoslavia, but also in Italy, where about 3,000 people disappeared during the brief Partisan occupation of Trieste in 1945. Of course, we conveniently forgot about these atrocities after Tito broke with Stalin during the Cold War.
posted on 08/09/2006 7:45:39 PM PDT
by Fiji Hill
To: Fiji Hill
Yes, Tito was a war criminal and an unprosecuted one. However, Tito's murders were just that -- political murders.
But the Ustashi killed primarily based on religious & racial identity -- Serbs, Jews, Gypsies. Not just murder, but what we would today call a hate crime, religious persecution, literal "ethnic cleansing" -- and for the most part, they got away with it. But, better to go after them late than never.
posted on 08/09/2006 8:03:01 PM PDT
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