“The accused and his ancestors have been riding our backs for 80 years,” says the opinion of a Croatian judge who convicted a local Serb of ‘war crimes’.
According to the Croatian weekly “Feral Tribune,” when ruling in the case on June 30, Judge Branko Milanovic went into a tirade about how the “accused and his ancestors” – i.e. the Serbs in general – are “seeking to conquer the areas the Turks had once reached, and the accused and his ancestors along with them.”
Not sure what history books Milanovic was raised on, but history not written by fascist nuts indicates that Serbs migrated from their Ottoman-occupied lands to avoid persecution, and were granted yeoman farms in Ottoman-depopulated Hapsburg lands (in today’s Croatia) in exchange for military service. The very name of the formerly Serbian-majority areas, Krajina, means “frontier” – military frontier, to be exact. Troops raised from these areas were called Die Grenzer.(Frontiersmen).
For the halfwit judge to claim that Serbs destroyed Croats on behalf of the Ottomans – while in reality they fought the Ottomans to defend the Croats safely ensconced behind the Frontier – is incongruous. No news whether the judge was penalized, or his verdict overturned. The defendant, Svetozar Karan, is probably still in prison.
Here’s what Milanovic wrote, according to “Feral”:
“It needs to be noted that we can only conclude the accused has realized that Croatia is facing a quick and easy exit from the world stage; many Croats are dissatisfied with their status, and this could produce such discord that they could again ask someone to ride their backs, as has happened for over 900 years. In the past 80 years [during Yugoslavia – tr.], the accused and his ancestors have been riding our backs, and they enjoyed it.”
Also, “the ancestors of the accused came to these lands together with the Turks 500 years ago, when together with the Turks they destroyed Croats… and since they annexed these lands to Yugoslavia, have actually succeeded in destroying them [Croats] completely in certain areas. Now they are seeking to conquer the areas the Turks had once reached, and the accused and his ancestors along with them.”
Twisted, isn’t it?