Tag Archives: Yugoslavia

Serbia not guilty of genocide

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has decided that Serbia is not guilty of genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina. “The Court establishes that Serbia has not committed genocide through its organs or persons whose acts engage its responsibility under customary international law or through violations of their obligations for prevention and punishment […]

General Lewis MacKenzie and ambassador James Bisset discuss Bosnia 20 years after the war broke out

General Lewis MacKenzie and ambassador James Bisset discuss Bosnia 20 years after the war broke out. Full link for this article: Click Here Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article (Blog, Post, Comments & Video) are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Canadian Veritas […]

The War on Yugoslavia Twenty Years Later: NATO’s First ‘Humanitarian’ War

On March 24th 1999, following the failure of peace talks brokered by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the people of Yugoslavia writhed and screamed under a shower of deadly bombs raining down from the skies. [2][3] Over the course of a 78 day campaign, NATO would dispatch 35,000 combat operations over the sovereign state involving […]

I fought at Medak Pocket. And I’ve never really left that dark, bloody place

Arriving in Zagreb, Croatia, in April of 1993 we stampeded down the stairs from the aircraft to the waiting minibus. It was garishly painted with no seats, just strategically placed poles. We crammed in and within milliseconds the air became almost solid with cigarette smoke. The nine-hour flight from Winnipeg hadn’t been aboard a smoke-free […]

The Battle of Medak Pocket

Created in the aftermath of the First World War following the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Yugoslavia was a multi-ethnic country with several constituent republics (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro) – each one with a distinct identity. Tensions among the various ethnic and religious groups boiled over in 1991 with declarations of […]