Wow, I'm impressed of this answer. You can't pick just one sentence you like but you have to see the whole story.[/quote]
Please drop that "wow" or similar expressions. It is childish and serves only to degenerate the discussion. You have pointed out to a millitary trial that deals with the issues discussed here, I had great pleasure of reading it in the last few days so stick to the evidences. Thanks a lot for that one more time. From what I have read, there are many instances where you take the sentance from the context and give false interpretations. And afgain, I did not pick one sentance from your post, but took everything and the paragraph that you posted is critical - German invasion of Yugoslavia was illegal.
The court also said that after the rules the shooting of partizans and hostages can be OK. Do you agree to this also? Or do you just pick the sentences you like?
I accept the shooting of the partisans (for hostages see below), isn't it great the paradox that we have here, illegal German invasion, response is illegal partisan groups and total haos as tribunal also is pointing. Accepting this would be accepting the chaos that was without doubt started by German invasion of Yugoslavia.
Again and again, I accept that some of the partisans groups were illegal as I accept the USA vs Wilhelm ruling. Accepting this ruling is the basis for the discussion and we all have to agree to accept the trial in full. I realize that you do not accept it the way the tribunal accepted it as I can see that you agree with shooting of the hostages also. The tribunal never accepted that. I tend to agree with the tribunal, so please stick to the evidence and post a rightful explanation and quotre from the tribunal. If one reads the statement given by the tribunal on hostage treatments it is beyond resonable doubt that is singling Germany over all other countries as an inappropriately brutal army without a match in a human history, that the tribunal does not agree with! The whole sentence is a shame for the German army as the tribunal is in part focusing on this matter.
Yogoslavia signed a treaty with Germany at 25 March 1941 in Vienna. The government under Cvetovic was overthrown by some jung officers of the air force and replaced with Simovic under King Peter II. Yugoslavia was apparently against the Axis and Hitler thought it was neccesary to lead a preventive war. Seems in modern times preventive wars are still not legal but accepted.
However in 1948 the court came to the conclusion Germany led an agressive war.
Nonsense. Stick to the fact. You are accusing Kocjo of inappropriate evidences you are doing the same. The fact that somebody else is doing wrong does not justify wrong doing. If we accept your evidence than we have to accept the partisan treatment of German soldiers. Degeneration at its best, as German invasion has also showed it. The outcome could not have been different.
At 29. November 1944 the AVNOJ (Antifasistcko vece narodnog aslobodjenja Jogoslavije) made agreements for the new Yugoslavia. Early 1945 tha Yugoslavian Army was founded. So my question had to do if you know since when Germany was fighting against a regular Yugoslavian army.
Hitler was hesitant to order the withdrawal to the German border. So German troops stood at the day of the capitulation only 72 hours from the German border away. Only 72 hours to reach the British forces in Kärnten. But it was too late and so about 150.000 German sodiers came into Yugoslavian captivity - a death penalty for most of them. More than 50 precent died there. So the regular Yugoslavian army killed more German soldiers after the capitulation than bevore. Seems some Yugoslavien officers and soldiers had to be sentenced also?
The number of 75 000 German soldiers that died in Yu looks excessive. What does shooting of German soldiers after the war has to do with out discussion? Please focus on the subject. Yes, the communist were evil if this satisfies you, they did wrong, but again, we are talking about the crimes commited in the Balkans during the WWII, crimes started with the illegal German invasion. All the best.