Originally Posted by Bonnie
Nathan, it blew my mind, and still does, how quickly things change--the Olympics were held in Sarajevo just in 1984, a few short years before this horror started.
It looks really cold and miserable in those pics.
You look real good though.
Makes me sad and sick how man can justify the atrocities he commits because he thinks he's superior to another human being.
It was a bad situation over there. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Yugoslavia simply resumed a war that had been going on for centuries. The factions were the Croatians, Serbs and Muslims. None of them really innocent in the conflict and all guilty of some pretty horrifying stuff. However, at least Croatia had the good sense to break off into it's own country. Now the Serbs and Muslims are just waiting for UN forces to leave so they can resume their ethnic cleansing (both would exterminate the other if given the chance).
One cool thing was that we got to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with Russian soldiers while we were there. That would have been inconceivable just three years earlier.