Dubrovnik: 'War for Peace'
Prepared by Branko Vojicic
Even fifteen years after the months\\\' long siege of
Dubrovnik, Serbia would not accept the truth that Serbian troops,
particularly the former YPA, have had anything to do with it. The scope
of Dubrovnik\\\'s destruction is still taken with reserve, while many
voice their suspicion that this was all about a "Croatian complot" the
purpose of which was to have Croatia recognized as an independent state.
This is why this book is primarily aimed at Serbian and Montenegrin
readerships. A reader will find within its covers a compilation of
articles and original documents - about preparations for the war and the
war, and not only the bombardment of Dubrovnik, but also the war wagged
in entire Croatia - prepared by Branko Vojicic, journalist from
While destruction of Dubrovnik was in full swing, on
October 1, 1991, Dobrica Cosic wrote down in his diary that Milorad
Vucelic /then director of the Radio and Television of Serbia/ had called
him in, exhilarated, to say he would "have a cup of coffee at Stradun,
in Dubrovnik, today or tomorrow at the latest." "Milorad is delighted.
He is excited and elated by Montenegrin courage," writes Cosic. Others
like Ljubomir Tadic, philosopher, aware of destruction, warn, "From the
very beginning I've strongly opposed occupation of Croatian towns. What
they are doing in Dubrovnik and around the town is as stupid as it can
be. However, one must admit that propaganda effect of destroyed towns is
impressive. But what about Serbian villages that are also destroyed - as
if nobody cares about them. One cannot turn a blind eye to this
destruction. For instance, what about the village of Mirkovci that
symbolizes the entire destruction? No one has raised voice against
destruction of Mirkovci."
The book was published as a part of a larger project,
"Coming To Grips with Serbia's Prevalent Ideological Matrix," thanks to
the support provided by the Federal Republic of Germany within the
framework of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe.
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