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Remember the Vukovar! On November 18, 1991, after an 87-day siege, the Serbian Army (nominally still the Yugoslav People's Army, JNA), supported by various Serbian paramilitary forces, overran the last pockets of Croatian defense at Vukovar. Strategically and psychologically it was a substantial blow to the Croatian War of Independence, but even more it was yet another show of the Serbian genocidal mentality: the near-total destruction of Vukovar and the massacre or expulsion of its defenders and non-Serb population. Both military and civilians captives, including wounded in the hospital, have been summarily executed by Serbian paramilitaries; journalists visiting the town immediately after its fall reported seeing the streets strewn with bodies in civilian clothes. BBC television reporters recorded Serbian paramilitaries chanting "Slobodane, Slobodane, alji nam salate, biće mesa, biće mesa, klaćemo Hrvate" ("Slobodan [Miloević], Slobodan, send us some salad, [for] there will be meat, there will be meat, we will butcher the Croats").

The graph below is an illustration of the Serb-morality: after the proclamation of Croatian independence on June 25, 1991, Serbian aggressors on Croatia agreed through January 3, 1992 on fourteen (!!) ceasefires; however, the number of Croatian casualties increased nearly exponentially with the number of ceasefire agreements.

Croatian casualties : Jul 7, 1991 - Jan 3, 1992

Source: adopted from the Fig.1-1 in Mass killing and genocide in Croatia, Hrvatska Sveučilina Naklada, Zagreb, 1992;

based on the Croatian Ministry of Health files, Division of Information.

Graph background: Holocaust Memorial, San Francisco, California, USA.

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