1. Will the West again just ignore this Hasanbey nazi lover being a minister on European soil? The West tried so hard to paint Croatians as the victims while Croatians were murdering and kicking out Serb villagers. I remember the news on this side of the ocean and the Serbian tragedies and suffering were downplayed. Serbs suffered at the hands of the nazis and for Croatia to appoint this man as a minister is not smart at all.
    (Rhoda, 6 February 2016 06:14)

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  2. Croatia has successfully reinvented itself as a harmless holiday destination, with pretty vistas for most unassuming and largely ignorant foreign visitors. You'll find endless books on charming vacations in Dalmatia. But venture inland, off the beaten track and you'll see a different more sinister face to the Croatian idyll. Burnt out homes, demolished churches, uncultivated fields, abandoned settlements. An entire community driven from their homes. The elderly and the very young unable to flee massacred. I remember visiting that part of Yugoslavia in 1979. There were demolished Orthodox churches scattered about then too, only they were from 1943. And that's the thing. Nothing changes with the Croat mindset. The same crimes were repeated again in 1995. Appalling. Rabid Catholic nationalism amongst a significant segment of the population. A pathological amnesia when confronting the vile genocidal dogma of the Ustasha. It is shameful and a damning indictment of modern Croatia. It's a pity those countries that prop up Croatia don't force it to confront it's notorious past more vigorously.
    (PEN, 4 February 2016 11:04)

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  3. Nazis and nazi sympathizers in the EU? What a surprise. It's no block on joining. Brussels has no problems with Nazis, as long as they are 'small' and loyal Nazis. Well done Croatzia!
    (EU Dude, 4 February 2016 10:49)

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  4. This story is insignificant when you consider that the minister has never publicly called for the murder of peoples of other nations or creeds. On the other side of the equation, we have the Serbian President who is directly involved with the murder of civilians and the prime minister who openly endorsed the ethnic cleansing of Croats from their own country. At this point in time, if Minister Hasanbegovic is a nazi simpathiser - the writer of this article should support his claim with quoted proof, which of course is lacking in this instance like most of the stories about Croatia & Croatians which come from Serbian propaganda driven media.
    (Rob B, 4 February 2016 09:05)

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  5. (efry, 3 February 2016 21:57)

    Perhaps you should hit the history books to find out why the Simon Wiesenthal Center was established and perhaps with that you will find, obviously to your horror, that Nazis included Croats.
    (sj, 4 February 2016 08:20)

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  6. Where were these nazi hunters when serbian leader Seselj, mentor of Nikolic and Vucic, was talking about couging out the eyes of croatian children with a rusted shoehorn.
    (efry, 3 February 2016 21:57)

    Small payback for what the Ustase did in WWII. Bleiburg can't hold enough dead collaborators.
    (Navi, 4 February 2016 05:30)

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  7. Zuroff always makes me smile; he thinks he found maybe an Ustasha in Croatia; maybe he should just look at their flag and then ask around, there are at least a million more Ustasha admirers there.
    (Dr. Jonathan Levy, 4 February 2016 03:41)

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  8. To efry,
    Seselj was never a leader of Serbia OR never be a leader of Serbia,so their you LIED!.Seselj never stated on any program , speak or lecture ,that he will take eyes out of Children!, so there you LIED again!.
    Seselj stated ,he wants in Serbia ,only Orthodox Slav's to live,and didn't want a multicultural Serbia!.
    NOTE for the record,I for one don't agree with his policies, and his disrespectful action's (burning flags).You will find worst and bigger monster's than Seselj, in Zagreb,Sarejevo and Pristina.
    (sasa.p, 4 February 2016 01:29)

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  9. Germany has a lot to answer for: they enabled the "independent" fascist state of Croatia to exist and they forced the EU to allow the "newly independent" semi-fascist state of Croatia to succeed to the union. The world would be a better place without either.
    (Tony (a Brit in Berlin), 4 February 2016 00:12)

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  10. Serbs admire chetniks who killed thousands of croatian civilians. Where were these nazi hunters when serbian leader Seselj, mentor of Nikolic and Vucic, was talking about couging out the eyes of croatian children with a rusted shoehorn.
    (efry, 3 February 2016 21:57)

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  11. Today's Croatia is the nightmare realization of a longstanding Vatican-led racist project to convert, expel or "eliminate" non-Roman Catholics (Serbs, Jews, Roma, others) from what is the most rabidly Roman Catholic terror-state in the world.

    Hundreds of thousands of "undesirables" were exterminated by extremist Croats (not Germans) in WWII as a public state policy conducted through death camps directly operated by Croatian Catholic *priests* and *nuns*. The mass genocide later named the 'holocaust' not only *began* here before that run by the Nazis, it also continued here *after* the Nazi camps had closed.

    Clerico-Nazi Croats found refuge in the Vatican, which preserved the gold they pulled from the fillings of their victims for 50 years, when in the 1990s, they passed on the Ustasa (Croatia's WWII nazis) butcher's knife and the gold to Croatian ex-communist-turned-fascist leader Franjo Tudjman, who, with NATO/CIA help, conducted the single largest ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, expelling a quarter-million Serbs *on pain of death*.

    This state, the spawn of the foul mix of a Vatican Inquisition and Hitler's Naziism, was express-processed into the EU by its spiritual godfathers in Germany, without any payment of reparations to its victims or their descendants. That is a bill that will have to be paid by the EU in the near future. Adopt a Nazi? Pay his debts to society... *in full*.

    John Bosnitch
    jbosnitch@gmail.com
    Journalist
    (John Bosnitch, 3 February 2016 21:31)

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  12. When they make a person like that minister of culture then it says a lot about that culture, or rather, lack of.
    (Joe A, 3 February 2016 21:02)

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  13. "Next they'll say Ante Pavelic was also the victim of political and historical circumstances. This is disgusting. I don't understand how such a person can become a minister in a country that is a good and respected member of the European Union."

    Yes Croatia is a very good and very well respected by the USA, England and Germany and that is why they can resurect Hitler! Exactly what the USA, England and Germany want, to have the Ustase finish the job they started back in World War Two, exterminate all Eastern Orthodox Christianity in the Balkans! Many of you Serbians out there in the world really think that the Christian Eastern Orthodox Holocast can not and will not ever happen again? Actually now the Croatian Ustase have much more support then ever before, even more than with Hitler! The USA profoundly hates and is determined in any way possible to murder all Christian Eastern Orthodox humanity on earth! Just look how much profound determination the USA has to erase our Serbian culture and faith! So now Croatia with the full backing of the big bad gun USA, don't expect much of any good that will go in the direction of Serbia! The Croatians are huffing and puffing, they would not be doing that if the USA was not backing them up! As long as Serbian cival leaders continue entertaining Satan no hope for the salvation of Serbia! Well many ask what authority am I to understand and know all this, the authority is that I was there and I am a direct victim of Croatian Ustase!!!
    (Dragoljub Djurkovic, 3 February 2016 16:19)

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