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  • Families to take Srebrenica legal battle to European court

    10/25/2015 11:19:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2015 9:49 AM EDT | Mike Corder
    The relatives of three Bosnian Muslims killed 20 years ago in the Srebrenica massacre are taking their long-running legal battle against the Dutch government to the European Court of Human Rights. The group is seeking criminal prosecution of three senior Dutch peacekeepers who were stationed in the U.N.-protected enclave at the time of the murders. Dutch prosecutors in 2013 declined to bring charges against the three officers and a court upheld that decision on appeal in April. …
  • Vote on Srebrenica resolution delayed by Russian veto threat

    07/07/2015 3:45:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2015 6:35 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The U.N. Security Council delayed a vote on a British-drafted resolution that would condemn the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian war as “a crime of genocide” until Wednesday after Russia informed council members it would veto the measure. Supporters of the resolution had been hoping for its unanimous approval to mark the 20th anniversary of the slaughter by Bosnian Serbs of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys who had sought refuge at what was supposed to be a U.N.-protected site. But leaders of the Bosnian Serbs and Serbia, who have close religious and cultural ties to Russia, have...
  • Srebrenica divided as ever as Serbs put up anti-EU posters

    06/28/2015 4:57:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2015 11:51 AM EDT | Aida Cerkez
    Less than two weeks before the Srebrenica massacre’s 20th anniversary, Muslims and Eastern Orthodox Serbs in the Bosnian town are as divided as ever. Serbs put up anti-European Union posters on Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s portrait on them and the words “Eastern alternative” and “Republika Srpska,” or “Serb Republic.” Most of them were plastered on the bullet-riddled walls of a warehouse in the nearby village of Kravica, where Serb forces executed Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide.Bosnia’s Muslims want the country to join the EU, while Serbs would like their half—called Republika Srpska—to secede and stay close to...
  • Srebrenica Muslims accuse Serb authorities of harassment

    05/07/2015 9:41:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2015 11:25 AM EDT
    The mayor of Srebrenica, the site of Europe’s worst massacre since World War II, has accused Bosnian Serb authorities of harassing Muslims under the pretext of investigating Islamic extremists. Camil Durakovic, a Bosnian Muslim, said Thursday that Serb police from outside town stormed the homes of Muslims who returned after Bosnia’s 1990s ethnic war, and carried out arrests without explanation. He called it a “form of repression.” “Terrorism is a serious global problem and we must all fight against it, but you cannot use it as an excuse to send masked, armed men to search houses of Bosnian Muslims and...
  • US officials move to deport Bosnian suspects over war crimes (Serbs over Srebrenica)

    02/28/2015 7:48:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03/01/2015 | (mg/bk)
    US officials were preparing to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of having played a role in the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Serbs during the war that raged in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the New York Times reported. Authorities identified 300 suspects in all, which included those who allegedly hid their involvement in war crimes when they came to the US as war victims fleeing the violence in the Balkans. As many as half of these were believed to have played a role at the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica, where Bosnian Serbs killed 8,000 Muslim boys and men. The...
  • Dutch court rules nation liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

    07/16/2014 9:21:20 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 8 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | July/16/2014
    A court in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II. Families of the victims had brought a case the Dutch government over the 1995 killings, accusing Dutch UN peacekeepers of failing to protect the 8,000 slaughtered by ethnic Serb troops just a few months before the end of the Bosnian war. The judgement was greeted with a mixture of satisfaction and dismay by relatives after the court found the state was liable...
  • Tell A Lie A Hundred Times It Becomes The Truth

    04/03/2014 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Britic ^ | April 1, 2014 | William Dorich
    Angelina Jolie, is like the criminal in a low budget film who always returns to the scene of the crime. Jolie is shameless in returning to Bosnia after her propagandized rape movie entitled, In The Land of Blood and Honey—an irresponsible piece of film footage costing $50 million to produce that has failed miserably at the box office earning less then $5 million. Did she return to Srebrenica to mourn the dead or to rehabilitate her damaged career? Bringing with her William Hague, the British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is like bringing a fox to a...
  • Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician [SREBRENICA]

    02/02/2014 11:58:25 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    There Must be Justice ^ | January 23, 2014 | Grey Carter
    Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician: "We were killing our own people in Srebrenica."At least 1,000 Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica were killed by their compatriots during the breakthrough to Tuzla in July 1995, because there were lists of those who ” have to be prevented from reaching the freedom,at any cost” said one of the founders of the SDA in Srebrenica, Ibran Mustafic. ** Ibran Mustafic is the author of the book “Planned Chaos” whereas some of the crimes committed by soldiers of the (Muslim) Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina against Serbs are for the...
  • Serbia’s president declines to define killing of 8,000 in Srebrenica as “genocide”

    04/25/2013 11:11:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 10:15 PM EDT, Thu April 25, 2013 | (CNN Staff)
    Serbia’s president apologized Thursday for the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, but declined to characterize the killings as an act of genocide. “I kneel and ask for forgiveness,” President Tomislav Nikolić told Bosnian TV. “I apologize for the crimes committed by any person in the name of Serbia.” Nikolić came under fire last year short after he was elected by declaring, according to published reports, there was no “genocide” in Srebrenica. …
  • Serbia President 'Apologises for Srebrenica Massacre'

    04/25/2013 11:56:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies ^ | 4/25/13 | AFP
    (AFP) Serbia's nationalist President Tomislav Nikolic on Thursday personally apologised for the first time for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslims, but stopped short of calling it genocide.
  • What Is Samantha Power Thinking? The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping “genocide”...

    03/31/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    What Is Samantha Power Thinking?The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping "genocide" is the United States' top foreign-policy priority. On March 18, President Obama explained his decision to mobilize the United States military for international intervention in Libya. “Left unchecked,” he said, “we have every reason to believe that Qaddafi would commit atrocities against his people. Many thousands could die. A humanitarian crisis would ensue. The entire region could be destabilized, endangering many of our allies and partners.” (As if it hasn’t been already?) That last sentence was a Realpolitik, national-interest justification for the U.S. intervention. But it rang hollow....
  • Ratko Mladic: What really happened in Srebrenica?

    05/26/2011 1:06:46 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 7 replies
    Serbianna ^ | Lee Jay Walker
    The government of Serbia have arrested Ratko Mladic who was the former Chief of Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army and some people are claiming that this will end the chapter of this brutal civil war. However, Srebrenica is complex because events did not happen because of one factor but were based on the cold reality of a complex civil war where innocents were killed on all sides. However, which Srebrenica is “real” and which is “unreal?” Srebrenica in all its complexity This topic is very complex and it is abundantly clear that the mass media is still playing a...
  • Ratko Mladic: What really happened in Srebrenica?

    05/26/2011 9:26:33 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | May 26, 2011 | Lee Jay Walker
    The government of Serbia have arrested Ratko Mladic who was the former Chief of Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army and some people are claiming that this will end the chapter of this brutal civil war. However, Srebrenica is complex because events did not happen because of one factor but were based on the cold reality of a complex civil war where innocents were killed on all sides. However, which Srebrenica is “real” and which is “unreal?” ——————————————– Srebrenica in all its complexity ——————————————– This topic is very complex and it is abundantly clear that the mass media is still...
  • Ratko Mladic Arrested: Bosnia War Crimes Suspect Held

    05/26/2011 7:27:33 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | May 26, 2011 | Staff
    Ratko Mladic, wanted for genocide during the Bosnian war in the 1990s, has been arrested in Serbia. Serbian President Boris Tadic said the process to extradite the former Bosnian Serb army chief to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague was under way. Gen Mladic is accused over the massacre of at least 7,500 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in 1995. He was the most prominent Bosnian war crimes suspect at large since the arrest of Radovan Karadzic in 2008. The detention, the Serbian leader said, closed one chapter in Serbian history, bringing the country and the...
  • "We prevented new Srebrenica in Libya" [Hillary Clinton]

    04/16/2011 7:15:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Source: B92 ^ | Saturday, April 16, 2011 | unattributed
    "In a single week, we prevented a potential massacre, stopped an advancing army (loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi) and expanded the coalition," Clinton said... "The situation is painful. There's no place to sleep, there's no water, electricity, there's shooting everywhere," the rebels say... "The fact is that we have reached a solid and sustainable consensus about our goals among all NATO members, which is necessary in order to achieve them. I have spoken in detail with many colleagues regarding concrete steps and we all need to make an effort in order to isolate Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and protect...
  • MIA is not KIA

    03/17/2011 4:42:10 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    John Peter Maher - Professor Emeritus | March 17, 2011 | J. Peter Maher, Ph. D.
    To the Editor Edmonton Journal March 17, 2011 The letters of poet Goran Simic and history professor Srdja Pavlovic in the wake of Canada's deportation of Dr Srdja Trifkovic are rich in rhetoric, but anemic in factual content. Trifkovic is slammed with the pseudo-psychiatric smear "denial".When Hitler announced on 1 September 1939 that Germany had been attacked by Poland, the Poles denied it. That's not "denial". It is a secondary school teacher's job to purvey standard information. However a university professor's role is to train university students to be critical and to develop fresh information. For example, a search of...
  • Some victims are more equal than others - Kravica vs. Srebrenica

    02/22/2011 4:25:02 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    Srebrenica Historical Project ^ | February 2011 | Srebrenica Historical Project
    Last month was the 18th anniversary of the attack on the Serbian village of Kravica committed by Moslem forces from Srebrenica under the command of Naser Orić on Orthodox Christmas day, January 7, 1993. Several dozen villagers were killed in the attack, the remaining Serbian population was forced to flee to safety, and many homes were pillaged, demolished and torched during the several weeks that Kravica was forcibly occupied by neighbours from nearby Srebrenica. Regardless of arcane debates of who started the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on a human level the attack on the village of Kravica and the...
  • Hague Recognises Propaganda’s Role in Srebrenica Genocide

    07/07/2010 9:55:23 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    Balkan Insight ^ | July 7, 2010 | Nidzara Ahmetasevic
    In sentencing Milan Gvero, the ICTY for the first time recognised the importance of media propaganda in the mass executions that took place in eastern Bosnia in 1995. On July 11, 1995, a TV presenter in the Bosnian Serb headquarters in Pale announced on prime-time news that the Bosnian Serbian army, VRS, was “liberating Srebrenica in a strong attack”. The news continued: “This took place after the Muslim side attacked the area outside the protected zone of Srebrenica and burned down some villages around the town. “At this moment, the reception of the civilians and UNPROFOR representatives is going on....
  • Serbia to Debate Srebrenica Apology

    03/30/2010 4:57:38 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 30 replies · 400+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 29, 2010 | Reuters
    BELGRADE/SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Serbia will reopen one of the most painful chapters in its recent past this week when parliament starts debating whether to apologise for the killing of thousands of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995. The debate comes after Serbia firmly set its sights on joining the European Union and will highlight Belgrade's efforts to come to terms with the horrors carried out in the name of Serbs during the 1990s wars -- which many in Serbia still deny. "The Srebrenica resolution is necessary to discuss in parliament because with this Serbia wants to demonstrate our desire to...
  • Gay Dutch soldiers responsible for Srebrenica massacre says US general

    03/19/2010 7:21:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,393+ views ^ | 19 Mar 2010 | Our Foreign Staff
    A former American general blamed "open homosexuality" in the Dutch army for the failure to prevent the Srebrenica massacre in 1995. The Dutch government condemned the comments by Gen John Sheehan, a former Nato commander and senior marine officer, as outrageous. Gen Sheehan made the remarks at a Senate hearing where he argued against plans by President Barack Obama to end a ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the US military. Gen Sheehan said that after the end of the Cold War, European militaries changed and concluded "there was no longer a need for an active combat capability."...
  • Retired US General: Gay Dutch Troops Contributed to Srebrenica Massacre

    03/19/2010 2:15:30 AM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 1,121+ views
    VOA News ^ | 18 March 2010 | Michael Bowman
    Retired US General: Gay Dutch Troops Contributed to Srebrenica Massacre Michael Bowman | Washington 18 March 2010 A former top U.S. and NATO commander says the Netherlands' inclusion of gays in their military rendered Dutch peacekeeping troops unable to prevent the slaughter of thousands of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995. Retired U.S. Marine General John Sheehan led the U.S. Atlantic Command and served as the top NATO commander in the mid-1990s, the height of ethnic cleansing in former-Yugoslavia. He told the Senate Armed Services Committee that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military would breed...
  • Bosnia: Police Raid in Child Prostitution Probe (Srebrenica pedophille ring)

    03/17/2010 2:48:13 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 4 replies · 400+ views
    Bosnian police began raiding several locations in eastern Bosnia and questioning a number of people, including the country's security minister, in a case involving incitement to prostitution and sexual abuse of a minor, officials said. The police are conducting searches in thirteen locations near the eastern towns of Serbenica and Bratunac and interviewing several people, including a number of police officers and education workers, police spokesman Dragomir Pajic told Balkan Insight. Bosnia's Security Minister Sadik Ahmetovic told journalists that he had also been invited for questioning about the case, which he said involved a minor Roma girl reportedly raped by...
  • Bleiburg in Potocari

    03/16/2010 7:19:07 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies · 221+ views
    Gray Falcon ^ | March 16, 2010 | Gray Falcon
    (The Bleiburg memorial, with the Ustasha and Muslim symbols, dedicated "In memory of the innocent victims of the Bleiburg tragedy, May 1945") At the end of February, Al-Jazeera showed an interview with Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, currently on trial before the ICTY in The Hague. It was done as part of a 40-minute report with Rageh Omaar. The report opened with the rows of green funeral shrouds, wailing Muslim women, and the rows of names on the Potocari monument, near Srebrenica. The images that follow suggest that the Serbs rounded up some eight thousand civilians, and shot them in...
  • The Real Srebrenica Massacre

    01/28/2010 7:37:52 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 41 replies · 1,106+ views
    4International ^ | January 11, 2010 | John Peter Maher, Ph.D.
    WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC ATROCITY PHOTOS. ***** When did commentators first start using the formulation, the catch phrase, “The Srebrenica Massacre [of x-thousands of Muslim men and boys]”? When did the “Srebrenica Massacre” story break? No reports from 10 July 1995 and the immediately ensuing days and weeks ever refer to “the massacre of 8000 (or 7000 etc) Muslim men and boys”. FROM Iran, no mention of a massacre having taken place: “Iranian foreign minister [Velayati], in a message to the UN secretary-general, has asked for immediate action to prevent a massacre of the defenceless people of Srebrenica...
  • Serb Demonization as Propaganda Coup

    04/08/2009 5:31:56 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies · 887+ views
    Foreign Policy in Focus ^ | April 6, 2009 | Edward S. Herman
    The successful demonization of the Serbs, making them largely responsible for the Yugoslav wars, and as unique and genocidal killers, was one of the great propaganda triumphs of our era. It was done so quickly, with such uniformity and uncritical zeal in the mainstream Western media, that disinformation had (and still has, after almost two decades) a field day.The demonization flowed from the gullibility of Western interests and media (and intellectuals). With Yugoslavia no longer useful as an ally after the fall of the Soviet Union, and actually an obstacle as an independent state with a still social democratic bent,...
  • Srebrenica Massacre unreported for weeks... Why?

    01/24/2009 1:35:32 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 18 replies · 7,466+ views
    January 24, 2009 | J P Maher
    Atrocity stories are a classic and effective way to motivate hatred against an enemy you are out to destroy. Poland attacked Germany on 1 September 1939, right? The British press in 1914 had "Huns" raping every maiden in Belgium. The "Ulster Massacre of 1641" was a hoax by London to foment hatred of the Irish; it was intended to "justify" all-out war for centuries on the Irish, citing numbers of victims that were astronomically in excess of the number of Protestants in Ireland. And then there's that big hit 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" which "proved" that Jews...

    05/14/2007 6:15:36 AM PDT · by mile · 32 replies · 1,384+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 11, 2007 | Ginanne Brownell
    NewsweekBosnia: Digging Up the Secrets of the Dead By Ginanne Brownell Web Exclusive May 11, 2007 The genocidal massacres of Srebrenica took place more than a decade ago, but Kathryne Bomberger relives them every day. As the director general of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Bomberger spends a good portion of her days visiting mass graves. Another grim stop: the Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) in Tuzla, Bosnia. Specially built to house recovered remains of Srebrenica victims, it is filled from floor to ceiling with body bags and thousands of bones. There are also poignant personal items like clothing,...
  • Was 'Srebrenica genocide' a hoax? (Muslim soldiers who died in earlier battles used to up count)

    05/01/2007 4:11:39 AM PDT · by joan · 55 replies · 2,310+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 1, 2007
    Posted: May 1, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Aleksandar Pavic For more than 10 years, the term "Srebrenica" has been used to denote the slaughter of "innocent Muslims" at the hands of Christians – more specifically, the Bosnian Serb army, alleged to have slaughtered, according to the version currently accepted by most major media, "between 7,000 and 8,000 Muslims" when it captured that small town in eastern Bosnia in mid-July 1995. As the story goes, the Bosnian Serbs captured this "U.N.-protected zone" and proceeded to take away and execute thousands of men, women and children in the space of several...
  • Serbia's darkest pages hidden from Yugoslav war crimes tribunal

    04/08/2007 3:08:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 629+ views ^ | April 8, 2007 | Marlise Simons
    THE HAGUE: In the spring of 2003, boxes with hundreds of documents arrived at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague containing hundreds of pages marked "Defense. State secret. Strictly confidential." The cache contained minutes of wartime meetings of Yugoslav political and military leaders, including Slobodan Milosevic, and promised the best inside view yet of Serbia's role in the Bosnian war of 1992-95.
  • "Genocide" and its "proof"

    02/28/2007 2:33:18 PM PST · by tedbel · 2 replies · 297+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | Feb 28/07 | Ted Belman
    I have been reading the Summary of the Judgement of the ICC on the charge of Genocide. The Court will therefore examine the facts of the case on the basis that genocide may be found to have been committed if an intent to destroy the Bosnian Muslims, as a group, in whole or in part, can be established.The Court further specifies that for the purposes of Article II, first, the intent must be to destroy at least a substantial part of the particular group. That is demanded by the very nature of the crime of genocide: since the object and...
  • Lies of the vigilantes (Srebrenica)

    02/28/2007 7:21:31 AM PST · by kronos77 · 17 replies · 921+ views
    Slobodan Milosevic was posthumously exonerated on Monday when the international court of justice ruled that Serbia was not responsible for the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica. The former president of Serbia had always argued that neither Yugoslavia nor Serbia had command of the Bosnian Serb army, and this has now been upheld by the world court in The Hague. By implication, Serbia cannot be held responsible for any other war crimes attributed to the Bosnian Serbs. The allegations against Milosevic over Bosnia and Croatia were cooked up in 2001, two years after an earlier indictment had been issued against him by...
  • What is the crime of "genocide"?

    02/26/2007 6:32:45 AM PST · by tedbel · 9 replies · 423+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | Feb 26/07 | Ted Belman
    THE HAGUE, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The top U.N. court ruled 13 to 2, on Monday that Serbia did not commit genocide through the killing that ravaged Bosnia during the 1992-95 war, but said Serbia had failed in its obligation to prevent and punish genocide. This is the first time a state has been on trial for genocide, outlawed in a U.N. convention in 1948 after the Nazi Holocaust of the Jews. Although the killing of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men in Srebrenica did constitute genocide, Serbia was not responsible and was not complicit in the massacre, Judge Higgins said. This...
  • Should We Worry About a Bosnian Muslim Massacring People in Trolley Square?

    02/15/2007 4:20:12 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 46 replies · 1,720+ views
    Banner of Liberty ^ | 15 February 2007 | Mary Mostert, Analyst
    On Monday, the day the mass murderer Sulejman Talovic gunned down nine unsuspecting shoppers in Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, five of whom died instantly, every report was calling it a “massacre.” Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Police Detective Robin Snyder observed: "We're just trying to figure out where it started and why this happened. There was one shooter. We have no indication that anyone else was involved in this. That shooter is dead." Eyewitnesses described the gunman as “white, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, with brown hair.” The New York Post headlines screamed “UTAH...
  • 15 Serbs face questions about past (St. Petersburg, Florida)

    12/13/2006 3:12:33 PM PST · by joan · 51 replies · 1,797+ views ^ | December 12, 2006
    Accused of lying on immigration forms, they are asked about the '90s war. By LANE DEGREGORY Published December 13, 2006 ST. PETERSBURG - The immigration officers came before 5 a.m. Monday, pounding on the doors of 15 St. Petersburg homes. Slavko Krsmanovic, 17, woke to flashlights on his porch, eight agents pointing guns at his house. They wanted his dad. He told them his dad was driving his mom to work. So the agents waited until Strahinja Krsmanovic came home. "As soon as he got out of the car, they handcuffed him behind his back and arrested him," Slavko said....

    New York, 18 Dec. (AKI) - Serbs living in the United States are reported to be deeply disturbed and worried by recent arrests of fellow Serbs in connection with the 1990s Balkan wars, community leaders have said. In a six-state swoop, American agents arrested 13 Serb immigrants last week and are looking for another three who are still at large. One of those arrested, Nedjo Ikonic, is being investigated for allegedly having taken part in the massacre of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica when it was overrun by Serb forces in...
  • Srebrenica atrocities: evidence of US complicity (BARF Alert)

    11/22/2006 11:38:54 AM PST · by kronos77 · 73 replies · 1,343+ views
    For years, the role of the United States in conniving with Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic in the destruction of the Bosnian Muslim town of Srebrenica has been shrouded in mystery. When heavily armed Bosnian Serb nationalists seized the town from Dutch United Nations “peace-keepers” in July 1995, along with expelling tens of thousands of Muslims, they led away 8000 men and boys and slaughtered them in captivity, the largest single massacre in Europe since World War II. Now the “smoking gun” is being uncovered. Richard Holbrooke, who at the time was assistant secretary of state in the Clinton administration, recently...
  • Nikiforov: Unauthorized interview (Srebrenica massacre, Int. Community involved?)

    THE HAGUE -- The Hague prosecution spokesman says Paris Match has published an unauthorized interview with Carla Del Ponte. ”We have received the interview for authorization and made several corrections. Unfortunately, the unauthorized version was not published”, Anton Nikiforov said. He denied the chief Hague prosecutor said there was evidence international community was involved in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. ”Judging by the Paris Match version, we have evidence on the involvement of the international community in the Srebrenica massacre. We have no such evidence, there was speculation, but we have no proof. If we had such evidence, we would have...
  • Bosnia probes UN wartime commander retired Canadian General Lewis MacKenzie over rape allegations

    10/14/2006 4:07:57 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 9 replies · 625+ views
    SARAJEVO,Bosnia - Bosnian authorities are investigating rape allegations against retired Canadian General Lewis MacKenzie, who commanded UN peacekeepers in Bosnia at the start of the 1992-95 war, an official said. "We have the testimonies of women that he visited the detention camp several times and was not only witnessing, but also participating, in rapes there," Sarajevo county prosecutor Oleg Cavka told AFP. He was referring to the detention camp called "Sonja" in the Sarajevo suburb of Vogosca where crimianl Serbian forces forcibly imprisoned Bosniak women, and forced them to be their sex slaves. Cavka refused to disclose the number of...

    09/21/2006 3:58:36 PM PDT · by Valin · 2 replies · 314+ views
    aki ^ | 9/21/06
    Belgrade, 21 Sept. (AKI) - Serbian police on Thursday arrested Marko Lugonja, a suspected 'helper' of fugitive war crimes indictee and former Bosnia wartime military commander, Ratko Mladic, at Belgrade airport as he attempted to flee the country, interior ministry spokesman, Dragana Kajganic, told Serbia's Tanjug news agency. Lugonja, who was taken off a flight to Moscow that he had already boarded, is due to stand trial next week along with nine other suspects, Tanjug said. Serbia's failure to hand over Mladic for trial by to the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) caused the European...
  • "A TOAST TO THE DEAD" - Srebenica Widows Sue UN, Dutch Government

    07/05/2006 9:33:35 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 15 replies · 755+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | July 4, 2006 | Udo Ludwig and Ansgar Mertin
    Some of the Dutch United Nations soldiers who failed to prevent the massacre of Srebenica in July 1995 gave the Serbs a back-slapping welcome, handed over their uniforms and even actively helped to separate Bosnian men from their families, say relatives of the 8,000 men and boys who were murdered. A German attorney is preparing a lawsuit against the UN and the Netherlands. They are unbelievable scenes that Sabaheta Fejzic, a bookkeeper from Vogosca near Srebenica, will never forget. War had been raging for years in Bosnia, and in the summer of 1995 everyone in Srebrenica was scared to death...
  • Serbia-Montenegro uses “civil war” argument

    03/10/2006 2:33:56 PM PST · by kronos77 · 23 replies · 998+ views
    B92 ^ | March 10th 2006.
    THE HAGUE -- Friday – In the continuation of Serbia-Montenegro’s defence against charges of genocide filed by Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Serbia-Montenegro legal team argued that the war in Bosnia was not a result of outside aggression, but rather, a civil war between three ethnic communities. “In no case was that war an effort by Serbia to destroy an entire ethnic group.” Serbia-Montenegro’s chief defence attorney, Radoslav Stojanovic, said, adding that during the war, over 20,000 Muslims lived freely in Belgrade. He also cited former UNPROFOR commander Michael Rose, who writes that the war in Bosnia was not “an invasion of one...
  • Top war crimes fugitive Mladic arrested: report

    02/21/2006 9:41:00 AM PST · by montyspython · 84 replies · 1,605+ views
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Top Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive General Ratko Mladic has been arrested, the official Serbian news agency Tanjug on Tuesday quoted a local television station in Bosnia's Serb Republic as saying. No immediate confirmation of the report was available. Tanjug said TV BN reported the wartime Bosnian Serb Army commander had been taken into custody in the Serbian capital Belgrade and was being transferred via the northeast Bosnian city of Tuzla to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. An earlier report by Belgrade's "Studio B" television said Mladic had been located "in the area of...
  • Srebrenica, lies and media games

    02/16/2006 8:36:01 PM PST · by zagor-te-nej · 75 replies · 1,252+ views
    Trajkovic Web Site ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | zagor-te-nej
    The Srebrenica operation was planned so that Bosnian Serb forces were positioned in a shape of a horseshoe, thus intentionally leaving space for the Muslim army and civilians to retreat North, North-West towards Tuzla. The distance of 36km and the configuration of the terrain are such that any man in average physical condition can cross it on foot. The military operation was conducted in this manner with the intention of minimizing the number of casualties, since the Muslims had brought in substantial military forces. If the Muslim forces had been hermetically enclosed, a violent fight would have ensued in which...
  • Film on Bosnian war rapes stirs Berlin fest

    02/13/2006 8:32:47 AM PST · by voletti · 20 replies · 1,283+ views
    Financial Express ^ | 2/12/06 | Reuters
    BERLIN, FEBRUARY 13: A moving drama about Bosnia's post-war trauma and the lingering impact of the systematic rape of Bosnian women by Serb soldiers won cheers at its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Sunday. Grbavica spotlights a hushed-up topic of mass rapes in Bosnia during the siege of Sarajevo with a tear-jerking story of a Muslim woman who tries to hide the grisly truth of the past to protect her daughter. The film, seen by critics as one of the Berlinale's best so far, is told against the backdrop of Sarajevo's struggle to come to terms with...
  • Remember Srebrenica — a.k.a. ‘So what if we globalized al Qaeda!’

    12/12/2005 2:43:59 PM PST · by kronos77 · 28 replies · 662+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 11th 2005. | Julia Gorin
    here's a reason for the conspicuous three-year near silence by all major media on this oh-so-momentous Second Nuremberg, as it was billed — a silence broken only one or two days a year, when they're finally able to offer up a damning piece of evidence that will perpetuate the version of events we've been sold from the beginning. What even the most sporadic trial observer would know is that the Court has spent the last three years discovering what many of us knew in 1999: Milosevic was "a thug whose brutality played into the terrorists' hands," as former Boston Herald...
  • UN Military Officer asks, “Was Srebrenica a Hoax?”

    12/12/2005 11:32:23 AM PST · by kronos77 · 39 replies · 1,205+ views ^ | July 15th 2005. | Carlos Martins Branco
    Below we have posted an analysis of what happened in Srebrenica, written by Carlos Martins Branco, a Portuguese military officer who served in Bosnia as a UNMO (UN Military Observers) Deputy Chief Operations Officer in the UNPF (UN Peace Forces) at theatre level. Meaning he knew a whole lot about what was happening on the ground. Branco argues that the extremist Bosnian Muslim leadership made it easy for Serbian forces to re-take Srebrenica in 1995, setting the stage to sell the world a false massacre story, with the purpose of isolating the Bosnian Serbs, internationally. He argues that it was...
  • 'Shades of Srebrenica' overshadow Nato's mission in Afghanistan [Spineless Dutch!]

    12/09/2005 4:42:25 AM PST · by johnny7 · 7 replies · 443+ views
    The Guardian ^ | December 9, 2005 | By Nicholas Watt
    • Dutch insist troops must not be stranded again• Peacekeepers to free up US forces from next MayThe Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity in Europe since the Nazi era, cast a shadow over Afghanistan yesterday when the Dutch government demanded guarantees that its troops would not face a similar disaster again.A plan by Nato to send 6,000 troops into southern Afghanistan was subject to last-minute wrangling as the Dutch government voiced fears that its troops could be stranded. Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, and other Nato foreign ministers, offered reassurances that around 1,000 Dutch troops would be supported...
  • How did Srebrenica become a morality tale?

    08/25/2005 4:27:51 PM PDT · by jb6 · 6 replies · 251+ views
    Spiked ^ | 3 August 2005 | Tara McCormack
    The West turned a bloody battle in a brutal civil war into a clash between good and evil. by Tara McCormack It is 10 years since the internationally brokered Dayton Agreement ended the civil war in Bosnia-Hercegovina, the worst of the conflicts of the former Yugoslavia. In the West, the Yugoslav wars have became iconic symbols of both the transformed nature of war and conflict after the end of the Cold War, and of the moral imperative for new forms of Western intervention. From the early stages of the war in 1992, the Bosnian conflict was reported not as a...

    07/23/2005 10:09:05 AM PDT · by getoffmylawn · 4 replies · 463+ views
    Srebrenica Research Group ^ | 2005 | Jonathan Rooper
    Those who have asked questions about the Srebrenica numbers over the last ten years have invariably been treated with withering scorn. At best they have been characterised as would-be revisionists; at worst, deniers of a modern-day holocaust. Yet no serious analysis of events in and around Srebrenica in the summer of 1995 could be complete without detailed examination of the numbers. From the outset the numbers were used and abused, for a variety of political and other purposes, to conceal the fundamental truth of what had happened.Origins of the massacre allegationsOver the years it has been held to be highly...
  • Srebrenica, 10 years later: There's enough blame for us all

    07/11/2005 9:44:02 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 14 replies · 566+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2005 | William D. Montgomery
    Monday was the 10th anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica to Bosnian Serb military and paramilitary units and the beginning of the largest massacre in Europe since the end of World War II. I hope that international commemoration of this event marks the beginning of the rapprochement between Serbs and Bosniaks that is necessary for regional stability. That, however, will require political maturity as well as a willingness to go beyond the grievances and losses acutely remembered on both sides. In no way does it diminish the guilt or responsibility of those who methodically organized and ruthlessly carried out the...