Wednesday, October 27, 2004

First Croatian To Get Killed in Iraq

Dalibor Burazović (Dalibor Burazovic) is first Croatian fatality in the Iraq War. He was driver in a truck convoy ambushed by Iraqi insurgents near Mosul. All other trucks and their drivers managed to get to the Turkish borders except Burazović. His fate was the subject of intense media speculation, rumours and misinformation.

It is too early to speculate how his death would impact Croatian public opinion and their views on Iraq War and terrorism. My early guess is that, apart from sympathies for his family, it won't change much. The blame for Burazović's killing is going to be put on Bush and Americans.

It is estimated that between 40 and 60 Croatian citizens are driving trucks in Iraq.


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