I don't remember Poles had to go through (luckily) a bloody civil war in the recent past with battles that went inch to inch, meter to meter on the front lines, door to door, house to house, neighborhood to neighborhood, town to town, village to village.
Also, I do not recall Poland had to cope with neo-Ustasha paramilitary formations such as the HOS
(the equivalent to UPA thugs - the defeated forces from WWII who we see now are once again raising their ugly heads) that started to kidnap and murder prominent Serb civillians who did not agree with them or fit in to their plan for an Independent State of Croatia with borders until the Drina river. They blockaded JNA army barracks in (garrisons that were stationed there since 1945), started to open fire killing our army reservists whose only crime was that they were assigned there in the wrong time and in the wrong place. They received open support by Helmut Kohl the Chancellor of Germany and Genscher the Minister of Foreign Affairs who lobbied on their behalf and supplied them illegaly with weapons accross the Hungarian border. The Vatican bank sent funds for their armaments. They also received recruits from neo-Nazi organizations from all over Western Europe and some members of the pro-Ustasha Croatian diaspora who after WWII emigrated from Argentina to Australia arrived and received prominent positions in the HDZ party of their president dr Franjo Tudjman.
Not to mention the emergence of radicalized Islamic extremists in Bosnia who were ready to carry out atrocities against anyone including the most gruesome ritual murders imaginable against unarmed defensless civilians (including women, children and the elderly that were for them non-believers - whoever opposed their plans) with open support from the USA (the World's only superpower at the time) and Saudi Arabia (the epicenter of Wahhabi ideology) who provided logistical & financial support to create from Bosnia esentially a "Muslimania" a centralized Islamic State with Sharia law where the Muslims as the majority would inevitably be the ruling class and all the other minorities including Serbs (who were a constitutional people with full rights as Bosnia is their historic ancestral land) would be destined to give up all their privledges and become 2nd and 3rd class citizens. We have an opportunity to see the life of minorities in the lands controlled by ISIS. America opened the doors for them to Bosnia and their recruits came from all accross the Islamic world from North Africa, Arabic countries and Afghanistan to wage jihad. We all know that CIA created Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden was present in Bosnia where he even received the passport from the President Alija Izetbegovic who during communism in Yugoslavia served a 13 year prison sentence for spreading Islamic fundamentalism and being a member of a terrorist group "Mladi Muslimani". His book "Islamic declaration" one of the several precursors of today's global jihad stated that: "there can be no peace or co-existence between the Islamic faith and non-Islamic societies and political institutions"
. He also called for the abolishment of all national borders of Muslim countries from Indonesia, Arab countries, to Turkey and the creation of the Islamic caliphate which we are seeing emerge today.
Such a person was presented by the totally biased and one-sided mainstream media propaganda as a "moderate leader" who is fighting for a "multicultural and multiethnic" Bosnia. He played the "victim" card to perfection. To be fair moderate Muslims of Bosnia did not even elect this man to become their president. Despite losing elections he came to power through some strange post-election machinations meaning - pressure applied from the US.
Serbian people did not want to go to war, we were not preparing for war, we wanted to lead a normal life. War was brought on us and we were the whole time being demonized as the "evil aggressors" by the mass media machinery. It was the illegal and unconstitutional secessions of Croatia and Bosnia that started the war instigated by foreign powers who had their own interests.
And considering everything mentioned above, what did they think will happen when the Yugoslav Army units arrived, that they will bring flowers?
I am a war veteran, I was drafted into the army and sent to the front as an 18 year old, coming from a family with a renowned military tradition. I had no plans to spend some of the best years of my life in the trenches. I saw and witnessed at first hand the horrors of war. It is the worst thing that can happen to any country and I hope I never ever have to go through it again which is what I sincerely wish for each and every one of you and I am appalled how even jokingly some of the members on this forum mention it.
What Aleksandar Vucic said in that clip was for every 1 Serb civilian who dies in NATO bombardments we will kill 100 Islamic terrorists by launching offensive actions. As our traditional ally Russia was in a state of chaos and total disarray during the difficulties they faced during the transitional period from communism to the free market economy, they were in a certain way in a much worse situation then we were, we were left to fight by ourselves, but nevertheless Russian recruits still came and fought side to side with us in the most difficult times for our people and what is also interesting we received several volunteers from Poland.