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That Was Apparently Their 'Dry Run'

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in response to reader comment: Just like in the Balkans

Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Aug 20, 2006 at 03:05

B"H

Yes, I'm afraid you are probably right. In fact, the similarities have been obvious for many years now.

In the middle of the war, I was just learning to use the relatively new internet. In the process, I came across some disturbing info about how the Serbs were among the few who didn't persecute Jews during WWII.

"It is well-known historical fact that during WWII Serbian Jews were sheltered and protected by the Serb population from the Nazis to the extent possible. This was unique among East-European Nazi occupied countries."

It was at that point I had one of those sick-to-the-stomach feelings that America was doing something very wrong. Of course, as more information has come to light, I am even more convinced that a terrible injustice was done. I thought the movie "Wag The Dog" was just a clever fantasy, until I read the above.

And now, the same ones who perpetrated that are at it again. But I firmly believe they won't succeed, though they desperately want to, and may even come quite close. I trust that G-d will help us, as Psalm 37 ends, "He will cause them to escape from the wicked and He will save them, for they took refuge in Him." But every time I read the last 6 words (3 in the Hebrew) I can't help think of what they did to Bosnia. That's because, in the Hebrew "for they took refuge in Him" is "ci chosu vo" which sounds a lot like c'kosovo; and, if it were, would mean "like Kosovo."

No, I don't mean to say that's what the Psalmist intended. I just mention it to show that I have seen a connection for a long time, and that particular phrase always reminds me of it. And, when you know that the Serbs say of Kosovo that it is their Jerusalem, the point is made even more poignant.

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