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It is currently 15:48 (UTC) on Monday, 1 September 2014 in Wikiland, although where I live it is 01:48 (UTC + 10).

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How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? The man can't even trust his own pants.Frank, Once Upon a Time in the West

Intro
I'm always interested in a serious discussion (based on the Wikipedia Architectural Quintet, of course) on any article I have edited. I have a particularly good library on Yugoslavia in the Second World War, and also on Australia in the First World War, and I will not disappoint with emotional or POV nonsense. I will bring the sources or I will shut up and get back in my box.

A bit about the former Yugoslavia
I am not from, have any connection to, nor have any proclivity to support, any faction/racial/cultural/political/religious group from the former Yugoslavia or its successor states, and like all good Wikipedians, am only interested in reliable, published sources and a neutral point of view. I spent some time there myself in the 1990's (mostly in Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina), and was appalled by most of what I saw and experienced, and have spent the last fifteen or more years trying to understand what happened there in the 90's in the context of the past (concentrating mostly on WW2). I still have no definite view, other than to provisionally conclude that 'all wars (should) have laws' and that many of those that have occurred in the Balkans were sadly lacking in that respect. There are many victims there, but in my view, not many good guys.

Unfortunately for those that do have a particular point of view about the merits of one group's perspective over another, and whose comments are often unsupported by reliable, published sources, my approach regularly disappoints.

I offer no salve for these editors, only cold, hard accumulated evidence gleaned from archives held the world over, and distilled into scholarly texts by academics I would kill to have a cup of coffee with (if only a few more of the true giants of Balkan historical study were still alive, where, oh where, is Tomasevich's third volume on the Partisans...?). History is not an exact science, but the weight of sixty years of meticulous historical research now bears down upon the one-eyed nonsense, conspiracy theories, and attempts to rehabilitate those from the former Yugoslavia that the reliable sources show are unworthy of rehabilitation. And the sources say that is most of them, whether you personally like it or not.

Australian military history
I am also keen on Australian military history, particularly WW1, and especially the Machine Gun companies and battalions. I wish I could drag myself away from Balkans articles for long enough to make a contribution.