THE TRIUMPH OF THE CROATIAN FORCES' Operation Blitz1 - in less than 48 hours - prompted speculation in the media and coffeehouses that such a quick and complete victory could only have been the result of a prearranged deal between Zagreb and Belgrade to tidy up the map in anticipation of a general settlement.

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