Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A little solidarity with Croatia

Croatia, neither a European Union nor a NATO member state, can "afford" to behave like an East European Slobbovia, and indeed, it has, by detaining and persecuting someone who put up a Facebook group rather harshly criticizing the Prime Minister of Slobbo... er Croatia.
The story is told here.
We, who, despite being both in the EU and NATO, have a government that sanctions Slobbovian actions by Latvia' s Security Police can only express our solidarity with the victims of the Croatian police action. Interestingly enough, the Croatian police may have been inspired by one of the earliest reports in English on the free speech issues raised by the detention of the Latvian college lecturer. It was published here on a Croatian portal. It seems that someone was inspired by this...

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