It’s also worth mentioning that a Dole staffer advising the then congressman on foreign policy was a Croatian woman named Mira Baratta, granddaughter of an officer of the Ustasha regime (the Nazis’ Croatian incarnation) and daughter of Petar Radielovic, who called Croatian Fuehrer Ante Pavelic “the greatest man in Croatian history” — and who in 1985 defended Andrija Artukovic, “the Himmler of the Balkans” at his L.A. trial. Artukovic had said, “Kill all Serbs and Jews including children so that not even the seeds of the beasts are left.” Baratta helped frame a 1995 Senate bill lifting the U.S. arms embargo against Croatia and Bosnia, and even advocated for the Albanian cause against the Serbs. To quote Richard Perle, “Other than Richard Holbrooke, Baratta has been the most influential individual in shaping U.S. policy” in the Balkans.
…during the years 1941-1945, in the satellite state of Croatia under the government of Croatian fascists, known as the Ustashi, supported by the Axis powers, as well as by the Croatian Catholic hierarchy, with the knowledge of the Vatican.
In order to justify his policy of extermination, the Sultan, Abdual Hamid, was known to say: “The way to get rid of the Armenian question is to get rid of the Armenians.”
This same maxim was adopted by the Croatian nationalists and clericals concerning the Serbian question in Croatia. According to the statutes of the Ustashi organization, “the name Ustashi was to be given to those who, in pre-war Yugoslavia, swore that by the destruction of the Yugoslav State he [they] helped in the extermination of Serbianism and the Orthodox Church.” (Nova Hrvatska, May 4, 1941.)
…the Orthodox Serbs in Croatia barely escaped complete extermination.
“I get a little emotional sometimes, when I talk about them. But they slept on the floor, while our American boys slept in their beds. They fed them food that they needed for their own family so our boys would be fed. I want to emphasize that we as a nation owe the Serbian people.” ~ Art Jibilian, O.S.S. Agent, “Operation Halyard”
“What is the United States support Albanian Neo Nazi leaders in Macedonia?”
Above and Beyond In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War …
“In the early morning of February 7, 1942, the [Croatian Nazi] Ustashas massacred Serbs in the villages of Drakulic, Motike, Sargovac and the Rakovac mine in Banja Luka, and according to official data so far, at least 2,300 people were killed, including 551 children. Under the command of Lieutenant Josip Mislov and Fr. Vjekoslav Filipovic of the “Ante Pavelic’s Physical Association”, the Ustashas, with the help of Banja Luka [Croatian Nazi] Ustashas, killed Serbs without a single fired bullet – axes, knives and picks.”
“in 1995, US with NATO’s support actually sponsored a Croatian army operation that ethnically cleansed the remaining Serbs out of the terroritory.”
As Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad said in March 2012 in an interview on Al-Hekma TV: “Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. Who are the Palestinians?”…he went on to say… “We have many families called Al-Masri, whose roots are Egyptian, Egyptian! They may be from Alexandria, Cairo, Dumietta, from the North, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians…” There is good reason, why the ‘Palestinian National Museum’ is empty of historical artefacts. They never existed!
“That night they killed about 700 women…”
“Did you see the procession of women?”
“Yes, we were going one way, and they were going the other way.”
“How did they go?”
“When the women were going to their death, these were Serbian women, there were no Jewish women anymore, so they went to their death singing. They knew they were going their death and so they went there singing.” – Josip E.
Srebrenica was used by the Bosnian Muslims as a base of operations to attack Serb villages in the immediate vicinity.
“In response to the order, a raiding party of Bosniacs under the leadership of Zulfo Tursunovic, attacked the Serb village of Visnjica.”
UNPROFOR had failed to disarm the Bosnian Muslim forces in Srebrenica, and the Dutch military forces in theatre acted in a manner to protect them.