Čiste namjere / Pure Intent

One day the misery will be defeated....and we will be the parents of many children of many races

26.05.2011.

Jedan pitanje?????????????

I'm not trying to soli pamet or anything of the sort...this is a genuine question. I have read many different versions.  All but the Serbian version seem to say the same thing:

Jasenovac was a horrible slaughter camp established by the Ustase/Nazi's. I constantly hear references to the Roma, Serbs and Jews being annihilated there.  Many other sources that I have read indicate that an exceptionally large number of Muslims were also exterminated in Jasenovac.

I have yet to find a 'western' source to say opposite. Whereas most Serbian sources to not address that fact at all. Now I now numbers get exaggerated all time...but the percentage of Muslims killed didn't seem to be a figure to brush aside.

The reason I bring it up is because old Dodo basically said Srebrenica happened because Jasenovac was never spoken about openly.

Well...from what i gather - its still not being spoken about openly.

Any opinions or cold, hard facts floating about to enlighten me?

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