Monday, July 12, 2010

In Memory: Srebrenica

Today is Sunday, 11 July 2010.

On this day in 1995, began the genocide, by the Serbian military, of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnian male adults and children at Srebrenica.

Blame enough to go around.

Old hatreds laid a fuse, it’s true. However, as in, say Somalia, Afghanistan, and Rwanda, it’s doubtful that the atrocities of the Yugoslav Wars would have been so extensive or long-lived, were it not for the meddling of and armaments provision by the USA/USE and USSR, using those unhappy societies as catspaws.

It’s instructive to note that, once the probability of massive suffering and atrocities became virtually certain, the American Right, previously so intervention-giddy, swiftly developed a virulent and “highly-principled” allergy to “nation-building”.

After all, the victims weren’t exactly “our kind of people”, now were they?


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