Giuseppe Ciulla and Vittorio Romano describe the country as they find it. Their impartiality may also lead them to a sometimes somewhat naïve view, the origin of which is certainly to be found in the unilateral influence of the Italian media, which work completely unilaterally as NATO Court Rapporteurs. For example, Ciulla and Ramano Milo eviæ allege that he expelled Kosovars. Albanians only wanted to flee from the NATO bomb carpet, some went south (Albania), others went north (Serbia) and thus stood under Milo eviæ's protection, because as refugees they simply sought the shortest route to rescue, as people usually do on the run.
All interviewees have their personal point of view, often to defend their interests. We believe that especially those assessments of historical truth that are closest to us are those that present the contradictions and conflicts in the interview self-critically and without any interest of their own. For example, the Italian functionaries are doing this, self-critically realising that they are probably in the wrong place in Kosovo. In the multi-ethnic state of Yugoslavia, the different ethnic groups mostly lived peacefully together and side by side. Of course, a Serb made his rough jokes about an Albanian and vice versa and a Bavarian about a Prussian. A Croat traveled without problems to Montenegro, a Bosnian to Novisad. I drove from Ljubljana via Zagreb, Belgrade, Skopje to Greece. I worked for a US company in Zagreb, Belgrade, Dubrovnik and Sarajevo. We planned the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. We worked peacefully with Croatians, Slovenes, Kosovars, Serbs, etc. And everyone was full of pride that their country, Yugoslavia, could hold the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. There was no hatred, no spite. A crude joke of a Catholic Croat about a Muslim in Sarajevo, or vice versa a flax of a Bosnian about a Serbian priest. But war, genocide, who could have ever thought of that?…more