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I thought the Serbs were completely ethnically cleansed from the Krajina? Did they somehow come back?
by Upstate NY on Sun Feb 17th, 2008 at 02:29:05 PM EST
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Some did come back, and IIRC Slavonia wasn't as completely cleansed as Western Krajina.

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by DoDo on Sun Feb 17th, 2008 at 02:34:43 PM EST
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Serbs still live in Croatia. What the exact breakdown/percent in each area is or how many who were pushed out/who fled have returned to their homes, I don't know.

Remember though, I said if not from within, from without. My fear is that some who were either pushed out and who are highly nationalist, or who have never been there but support the idea of GS, could become emboldened by a declaration of independence from RS.

by lychee on Sun Feb 17th, 2008 at 02:38:49 PM EST
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I'd imagine a quid pro quo instead. It's the same quid pro quo of Dayton. Milosevic ordered a standown before Operation Storm, essentially selling the Krajina Serbs for the Dayton plan and the Bosnian Serbs. An agreement which looked very much like the breakdown of Vance-Owen.

I'd bet the Serbs would have sold Kosovo yesterday in a land swap elsewhere.

by Upstate NY on Sun Feb 17th, 2008 at 03:25:05 PM EST
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Maybe they could have even done it if they could keep the areas around Mitrovica.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Feb 19th, 2008 at 06:31:17 AM EST
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