As an Australian Serb who migrated to Australia in the late 1980s, I would like to thank Gregory Clark for his July 2 article, “Serbia owed justice.” The reason is that for many years I have been reading so much nonsense published by the media about the Serbs and how evil they are. It’s so rare to find, or should I say read, something that is balanced and, more importantly, holds the truth.

I just hope that one day all that has happened in my country of birth comes to the surface and that the people responsible are held accountable. It’s funny how the same countries that pretend to preach democracy are the ones that mock it. It’s these same countries that have bombed countries, such as Serbia, that were their allies in World War II.

It makes me sick to my stomach to hear the likes of U.S. President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair talk about terror and violence when you consider the destruction that they have brought to this world.

I have seen much suffering in my birth country on every occasion that I have gone back, and I pray that these people have a bright future ahead of them. My only fear is that my children may not learn about these moments in history and that the truth may not ever be taught.

nenad paunovic

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