September 19, 2011
SENATOR MARCO RUBIO
317 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING
WASHINGTON DC 20510-0001
Dear Senator Rubio:
Ignorance is not bliss and repeating lies intended to punish an entire Serbian nation is equally unattractive. Not since Hitler has an entire nation been demonized with collective guilt and yet you resorted to this misleading language in a recent speech in which you said: “The American forces have been the greatest force of good in the world during the past century. It stopped Nazism AND ETHNIC CLEANSING BY SERBS!” The facts are now known. There were not “350,000 killed” as President Clinton said in his last inaugural address. The number of “97,000 killed on all sides” has been internationally confirmed once the propaganda was stripped away.
I am a double victim of Genocide, in 1942 in the Serbian church in the village of Vojnic, Croatia 97 Serbs were locked inside their church and burned to the ground… 17 of those victims were my relatives. Of the more than one million Serb victims of WWII not a single surviving family received justice or compensation.
Prior to 1995, a dozen retired American generals from MPRI in Virgina went to aid and train Croatians in violation of President” Clinton’s insistance that the “U.S. was not taking sides.” During Operation Storn in August, 1995 when over 230,000 Serbs were “ethnically cleansed” from Croatia… (the single largest cleansing of these wars), the last 5 relatives of my name were too old and too sick to flee. I was notified a month later they were found with their throats slit. Where is my justice Senator?
More than 35,000 Serbs are dead, killed in these dismemberment Civil Wars in which the United States not only took sides, but secretly aided and abetted this genocide of the Serbian people. I know many of my Serbian friends in Florida are outraged by your remark. You may need those Serbs when you seek reelection. Where is your voice that since the end of the U.S. bombing in 1999, over 512 ancient Serbian Orthodox Christian churches have been destroyed in Kosovo as you and 17,000 NATO troops look the other way?
I hope that you will apologize for your remark and to stop listening to Senator John McCain who shared a prison cell in Vietnam with Lance Sijan, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, who escaped twice in spite of his broken hip. A building at the Air Force Academy is name for this proud Serb, but Senator McCain never mentions his name. When the Serbian church in Arizona was desecrated with Swastikas and filthy Croatian words in 1994 Senator McCain remained silent but nevertheless took tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from wealthy Serbs in Arizona. He, like too many others in the Senate are rabid Serbophobes who denied Serbs the right to be heard in our House and Senate for the past two decades, betraying their former Serbian allies of two World Wars.
The New York Times did not publish ONE SINGLE article during these dismemberment wars that was written by a Serbian journalist, author, scholar or political leader. Are you following their example by muzzling and demonizing my people too? Apparently, “Equal Justice Under the Law” as etched over the doorway of the U.S. Supreme Court is being trashed as you use political hate speech to further your political aspirations?