Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Response to Attack on Otto Habsburg

Archduke Otto: Responding to Dr. Trifkovic

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feature photo I read Dr. Srdja Trifkovic’s highly coloured article on about the recently deceased Archduke Otto of Austria with a mixture of surprise and concern.  Not a single one of his sources supported the entirely negative picture that he drew.
Let’s see why.
“Habsburg was an enthusiastic supporter of the Jihadist side in the Bosnian civil war, visited Sarajevo repeatedly during that war, and had several meetings with Alija Izetbegovic.”

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Anonymous said...

I've been puzzled by the affinity that some traditionalist Catholics have for Trifkovic's ideas, and for Serb nationalism in general. Serbia has been the source of some of the most rabidly anti-catholic literature, which includes the slanders against Abp Stepinac and Pope Pius XII. The 'classic' in this tradition is Vladimir Dedijer's "The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican." Trifkovic's irresponsible claims about Otto Von H., about Stepinac, about the role of the Church in WWII in Croatia--and his failure to acknowledge any of the Serb crimes against Catholics (the Drina Martyrs being but one of many examples)--suggest that he's very much within that Serb nationalist tradition.