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From: "Darko Fritz" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Public Relation games on World War 2 in foreign Yugoslavia, key for ? on british and serbian propaganda mess, 1941 - 1999 and shortest history of WW2 in foreign YU or 'how to explain those balkan mess to westerners as a native croatian' (with a light flavor of conspiracy theory) in PS or part 2 on misrepresented kosovo albanians Kim Sengupta wrote in War in The Balkans - Camps boil with anger at 'traitors' in their midst: > Although gypsies are > despised and persecuted in most countries of central and eastern Europe, > in Yugoslavia they were allies of the dominant Serbs in their conflicts > with Catholic Croats, Muslim Bosnians and now Kosovars. Much of the > animosity dates back to the Second World War. Both gypsies and Serbs > were victims of Yugoslavia's Nazi invaders while many Croats and > Albanians were Germany's allies. such generalizations improved serbian attack on croatia in early '90, and following war in bosnia. those were largely supported by sachi & sachi PR, commissioned by milosevic's regime. (isn't it funny today, when nato attack serbia ...) specially were manipulated historic facts about WW2, looking like one abovementioned. organised antifasictic resistance in territory of foreign yugoslavia closely after the outbreak of war started in *croatia*. it was organised mainly by communists and same year spread to the rest of ex-yugoslavian territory. it took late as *1943* to be officially recognized by allies (btw, by british observers) ! ... 'just a little bit of history repeating' ... there was a lot of parties in WW2 in foreign yugoslav territory, but i will mention here only some coatian and serbian parties, skipping even big ones as italians in dalmatia (craotia's region). at the outbreak of war yugoslavian (serbian) king escape with his family to london where he lives the rest of his life. chetniks was formed out of dedicated ex royal yugoslavian army serbian solders, which promised themselves to not shave their beards until king is back - and they still don't shave them today. in beginning of WW2 chetniks have been collaborated with partisans, but few months latter they change a side and become german allies (turning against partisans in the middle of one battle). croatian fascists ustashas have been trained in '30 in fasictic italy, and come to croatia to run the new fasistic state in 1941. ustasha special forces in WW2 (something like SS troops) have been formed by bosnian muslims and croats which then lived in fascist 'big croatia' state which than including part of bosnia and herzegovina. in beginning of new bosnian war bosnian croats and muslims together fight against bosnian and imported serbs. later they start to fight each other as well, forming 'PR messy' three party war. (strangely enough both parties have unofficial british officers for military education first) as example of new pro-serbian propaganda is kusturica's movie 'underground'. among other images there is the 'portrait' of WW2 croatia is 5 seconds. it is a shot of croatians waving welcome to germans, and nothing else. btw, croatian president tudman was one of tito's generals, and once active in WW2. he is stupid enough to show his real face and hide this fact, i.e. not work on his better image using his CV to play PR games with west. he did not pay to sachi & sachi... maybe he never heard of them ... maybe better ... darko fritz, amsterdam, 09 - 06 -1999 PS or part 2: this is first ever time (and probablly the last) that i'm publishing something on balkan war. it was too much war intelectual carriers profiters around. The label 'country in war' open *too easy* many doors nowadays in the age of activism. maybe this text is few years late. maybe is now just right time to be understood by westerners. croatia neither bosnia are not in the war any more. now is kosovo war. serbs attack once more time, nothing new in balkan front apart of nato, and they will left one day. serbs don’t communicate with kosovo albanians at *any* intelectual or human level and vice versa for *few centuries*. there is not mixed families over there. ask your *high rated oppositional intelectual* serb or albanian frend how many of ‘Others’ are his/her friends, does he/she was working with them in any of cultural fields. culture in serbia is runned by serbs after turks left. at least i admit that i don’t get it whatever of knowing people and deep history information. all i know that kosovo albanians are weak in this long story and *misrepresented* as well. today they don’t use internet often and they hardly have media artist or other chic stuff as movie production, which can ‘speak’ western (mass) language. it’s hard to expect to understood kosovo albanians context for westerners. but i hope that we’ll all work on it.