- Jul 13, 2013
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My claim to fame : I was there ! Not exactly sure what my role was, I mean outside of the company. I don't even know why I've still got these cards either to be quite honest, I'd have thought they would have asked for them back.A good question. I often ask myself and can't find answer. I'm not loyal to nationalistic Serbia raised in 90s.
I'm bit confused of what is politics of today Serbia, but and despite patriotic feelings it is difficult for me to be loyal to the country in which me as man in peak of his life can't earn enough money for shelter, food and clothes (I can't even think about wife and kids)
I was raised in Yugoslav spirit and I'm still nostalgic for that time and country, but that wouldn't come back during my life time on probably much longer.
So I'm loyal to myself, to my parents, was to my gf, but that it's over, to couple friends who deserve and that's it. Hope that I would become loyal to FFL!
Crawdad is right. Without NATO intervention big Serbia is much more likely than big Croatia. We simply had bigger and stronger army, majority of Yugoslav equipment was taken to Serbia. Without help in arms, money and air strikes from NATO I highly doubt that Croatia could resist for long time. (I'm talking this without any biased).
NATO (maybe more European part of UN) actually did really sloppy job in ex-YU, That was admitted by NATO officials and many western politician. They were on the ground, but no one from 3 sides didn't really care much about them until near end of war when Americans took things in their hands and save the day forcing all 3 sides into Dayton Peace Agreement.
So yes some big blood shed is been prevented, but not nearly in the extent to which it was supposed to be done by UN, NATO and international community.