A major event in Croatia's favour has just occured; of course no-one picks up on it. It is Margaret Thatcher's new book "Statecraft" which hit the headlines here on her EU comments. She devotes a chapter on the "Balkans". She even apologises for using that term, simply using it for convenience.
She says: Croatia is more part of Europe than even Britain. Croatia should have been recognised and armed up immediately - thus preventing Vukovar, on which she devotes many paragraphs. Operation Storm was just; that the majority of Serbs who left did so because their leaders falsely claimed that there would be massacres against them. To compare Operation Storm to what happened previously is a "travesty". Croatia did what the international community refused to do. She does criticise occassionally; Ahmici for example. But she is clear on who was the aggressor and who was the victim.And she points out that events have been wrongfully revised.
There is much else. We should support this book. Many thousands are already being sold. It will end up in libraries, it will be read by political scientists, it will be a historical document for the future. This is a major event which we must publicise and use. All Croatian activists who are serious should obtain this book and quote her.