Monday, July 12, 2010

July 11, 1995 - Srebrenica Massacre of 10,000 Men + Boys

Stalin is supposed to have said: "The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic."

But then, when does a massacre become attempted genocide?

July 11 commemorated the 15th anniversary of the massacre of an estimated 10,000 men and boys in 1995 during the Bosnian conflict.  They were rounded up and massacred because the were Muslim after the  Serb forces captured their town.  An official apology was not formally issued until this year - after years of denials and evasions.

That the UN bears responsibility for this crime was also not explained.  UNPROFOR ( UN Protection Force - Dutch Battalion ) soldiers reportedly assisted the bloodthirsty Bosnian Serb extremists separate unarmed men and boys from their families and bus them to execution sites. The Dutch UNPROFOR unit sent out more then 5,000 refugees out of their base in Srebrenica - right to the hands of Bosnian Serb soldiers.

After the fall of the UN-protected enclave of Srebrenica, Bosnian Serb troops systematically killed nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys in just a few days.

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