07 January 2008
Kravice Christmas Day massacre
The Kravica Massacre Memorial
Today is Christmas Day according to the Orthodox Church. It should be a day of celebration, and I hope for many it is. However, for the Serbs, this day will always be remembered as the anniversary of the Kravice Christmas Day Massacre of 1993. The Muslim militias left Srebrenica in the early hours of that day and took Kravice by surprise. They slaughtered 49 men, women and children, a small proportion of the over 3,500 Serb civilians that were butchered between 1992 and 1993 in that area.
There will be a memorial service in Kravice today, but you won't get to hear about it, and no members of the so-called international community will be represented. Unlike the Croats and the Muslims, the Serbs were not willing to subordinate their interests to the wishes of globalised capitalism: thus their deaths do not count.
They didn't count when the Croats launched Operation Storm in 1995 to ethnically cleanse over 200,000 Serbs from their homes, an operation that had logistical support from the USA, so why should anyone care about 49 dead on Christmas Day?
The lesson is clear: subordinate yourselves to globalisation and you can do as you please politically. Oppose globalisation and it will demonise you and send its creatures in to kill you.
Of the 30 villages that made up Kravice municipality, 26 are uninhabited to this day. . .
Cheers: Byzantine Blog