The Biggest Lies of Our Time: Serbia versus The New World Order
This article addresses what has come to be known by the vastly oversimplified description, “The Bosnian War”, as well as the many mind-boggling and unreported events surrounding the military conflict, itself.
However, the primary focus here is on the atrocities and crimes against humanity in the form of Psychological Warfare and the collusion between numerous governments, their intelligence (disinformation & assassination) agencies, supranational and non-governmental entities and corporate mass media – who all conspired together to deliberately mislead the public and sell falsified “black level” propaganda to the masses in the form of grossly exagerrated and even fictional “atrocities”, half-truths and outright lies about what happened; but even more importantly, what did NOT happen – before, during and after the actual military conflicts involved.
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“Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”
– Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, 1916
This article will set the record straight about many aspects of what was clearly one of the most blatant and evil mass media deceptions of our time, which has successfully managed to deceive the majority of the public, on a global scale.
The corporate mass media’s willing complicity with certain governments (the first Bush and Clinton administrations, the Tony Blair and Helmut Kohl governments, to name just a few), their intelligence agencies (CIA, the British and German Intelligence services, etc.) and supranational governmental bodies such as NATO and the UN, was unprecedented in modern times, and has caused many alert people to recognize that these military, intelligence and mass media organizations are nothing more than the unelected, unaccountable, extremely dangerous (to all of our lives and freedoms) and evil forces of the elite ruling class.
If the Western and NATO “intervention” had truly been done for such noble reasons as they claimed, the innocent human beings on ALL sides would have been forcefully defended, rather than demonizing one side only, and allowing thousands of innocent human beings (on one side only) to be slaughtered and driven from their ancestral homelands with impunity and without any substantial media attention or outrage, both during and after the war, while NATO and the UN (UNPROFOR, IFOR, SFOR and KFOR) troops turned a blind eye – and, in fact, were ordered to do exactly that, in most cases.
Throughout the Bosnian conflict, Western governments (primarily the notoriously corrupt and shameless Clinton administration) and supranational governmental organizations acted with malice, complete defiance and in arrogant violation of the international laws that they claimed as the reasons for their intervention in the first place.
This is a key concept in understanding the bigger picture as it relates to the globalist desires of the ruling elite, in setting these precedents in which they can endlessly interfere in the affairs of sovereign nations, under the guise of “global democracy and liberation”.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
In reality, their true intentions were concealing objectives that were in service to a much different agenda than what was claimed publicly, which ultimately seeks to create an all powerful, global government, superceding and replacing the national sovereignty of all individual countries.
The horrific injustices to the nation of Serbia and its people, and the tragedies in the lives of thousands of innocent people on all sides were but one more step on the path to ‘The New World Order’.
The disgusting duo – Madeleine Albright and Bill Clinton
These tragic events were also an extremely convenient and well-timed media diversion from the deviant acts of former US President Bill Clinton, which led to his impeachment and very nearly to his removal from office, entirely. The fact that Clinton and the numerous criminals within his administration were allowed to remain in office to do even further damage to the United States and the world is only one of the many great injustices in this story, but it is very significant to understanding this disgusting chapter in world history.
As we examine what actually did (and did not) happen in this horrible situation, I ask that you sincerely try to keep an open mind, because unless you have done some serious independent research of your own or been an eyewitness to events, I can assure you that almost everything you thought you knew about this subject (having heard it all from mass media, of course) is incomplete, at best – and is most likely absolutely false.
This was, without any doubt, the crime of the century in terms of journalistic fraud and negligence; absolutely corrupt and criminal in its double standards, outright fabrications (reporting unconfirmed events as facts, literally inventing and wildly exagerrating the numbers of dead, raped, etc.), lies of omission and extreme bias, in general.
There is no parallel in modern history that I am aware of in which every major media source was so thoroughly and completely wrong about nearly everything involved, and even worse, so brazen and unapologetic about being so wrong, repeatedly – continuously ignoring and violating their ethical and moral responsibilities, not only to report the unbiased truth in the first place, obviously, but also to quickly and openly correct their false, inaccurate and misleading stories once they had been made painfully aware of their numerous and severely destructive errors. This did not happen, and tragically, has still not happened to this day.
These journalistic atrocities and crimes against any semblance of responsible reporting, let alone actual truth, have quite simply been ignored and swept under the rug. But some of us remember and know all too well what really happened, and are not about to let it be forgotten without being challenged.
This article will stand as one such challenge to the many lies told by the ruling elite and their criminal conspirator puppets in corporate mass media about the reasons for this war, the events that did and did not occur and about the nation and people of Serbia, in general.
Scott Taylor, former Canadian soldier and one of very few journalists with integrity.
The mass media’s crimes against truth, and therefore the good of humanity, in this war have been corrected only by a few authors who have written some excellent books and articles on this subject, which have obviously not had anywhere near the circulation and exposure to the masses that the lies and distortions sold by the mass media (print and electronic) have enjoyed.
In any event, I would like to sincerely thank these authors who have done their best to expose the truth of this situation – people like Scott Taylor, Peter Brock and Michael Parenti – who have all been extremely valuable and inspirational to my research and the writing of this article. I will quote their work here, because it is truly the best and most accurate journalism that exists on this subject. But, of course, these brave and resourceful individuals are not the people who received large paychecks and Pulitzer prizes for their work.
I encourage everyone reading this to take a look at Scott Taylor’s excellent articles on this subject at his blog.
The liars and frauds within the corporate mass media (like Roy Gutman) got those “prizes” for their outstanding contributions to the ruling elite’s disinformation and propaganda campaigns – and you probably don’t have to wonder too much about why that is the case, considering who owns and runs the mass media, Pulitzer committees, etc. We’ll get into all of that in more detail later.
The Sarajevo Holiday Inn – the only “war zone” that many of the journalists ever saw in the Bosnian conflict.
The complete bias and “pack mentality” of the mass media as a whole (many of whom never left the comfort and safety of the bar at the Sarajevo Holiday Inn, by the way) in the Bosnian war and the events surrounding it was in many ways more appalling and frightening than the physically violent atrocities of the war itself.
That is to say, of course, the atrocities that actually did happen, not to be confused with the many events reported (and invented) by the mass media, which were later clearly proven not to have happened at all – perhaps other than in the minds of the “journalists”, themselves, or in the imaginations of the people working for the high-dollar American PR firms hired by the terrorist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA/UCK), as well as the Bosnian and Croatian governments.
A KLA/UCK terrorist, ready to fire his rocket-propelled grenade.
Have you ever heard of a war involving allegedly “impoverished and oppressed freedom fighters” (the Islamic terrorist KLA/UCK), that could somehow afford to hire an expensive American public relations firm (Ruder Finn) to handle their media relations (Psychological Warfare) strategies for them?
Well, they actually could not have afforded such services had it not been for their direct involvement with Albanian organized crime (heroin, weapons and human sex slave trafficking) and the generous donations that were funneled to them via the CIA and German Militärischer Abschirmdienst (Military Security Service, or MAD) from their wealthy supporters in the Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti royal families, which financed their highly successful (in terms of deception) PR campaigns and much more, including the importation of hundreds of battle-hardened, ruthless and psychotic “mujahideen fighters” from Afghanistan and other places into the Balkans – including Osama Bin Laden, himself.
These jihadist lunatics were responsible for the most brutal and horrific atrocities of the entire conflict, not only against opposing military forces (torture, cutting out eyes, ears, noses and other unthinkable mutilation of human beings), but also against entire villages of innocent civilians, simply because they were not radical muslims.
Mujahideen terrorists imported by the Bosnian Muslim army committed the worst atrocites of the war, like the one you see above.
Very few of these well documented and meticulously photographed atrocites that were commited by KLA/UCK terrorists, the Croatian and Bosnian Muslim armies and their paramilitary (militia) forces against Serbian civilians were ever mentioned in the corporate mass media at all.
Any reasonable person has to really wonder why that is so, considering the main rule of all news media – “If it bleeds, it leads.” Well, not in this war – at least not if the innocent victims happened to be Serbian.
Bosnia Connection: Bill Clinton and Islamist ratlines in Bosnia assisted September 11
Osama bin Laden wasn’t articulate and media savvy like Bill Clinton who was the leader of the United States between January 1993 and January 2001. After all, whatever Osama bin Laden was he did at least speak honestly with regards to his intentions. However, Bill Clinton had a host of special advisors, an unquestioning media to ply his propaganda, and he could keep a straight face when manipulating language in order to fulfill his policy agenda.
Today all over the world people have to pay enormous airport taxes because of tightened security after September 11. This is also ironic. After all, the same security agencies in countless nations somehow missed around 8,000 International Islamists who travelled to Bosnia and Kosovo, in order to kill Orthodox Christians during the Bosnian and Kosovo wars. Of course, for the mass media which ignored this vital reality during the Bosnian war, it sums up the “propaganda machine” whereby senior politicians, special advisers, trained media corporate specialists, covert operatives, and other unsavory realities, work hand in hand.
The same grim reality is now happening in Syria whereby Islamists, the US and the United Kingdom policy objectives work in tandem. The usual players like Saudi Arabia and Turkey are also on board. At the same time the media war is in full swing once more in order to “serve the agenda” of Washington, London, Paris, Riyadh, and other powerful nations involved in destabilizing Syria.
However, the one main difference with Bosnia and Syria is that Iran is now fully aware that their past adventures in the Balkans merely assisted Islamists who deem Shia Muslims, Alawites and Orthodox Christians to be equal infidels and worthy of killing. During the war in Bosnia both the United States and Iran were on the same side. Also, Osama bin Laden negated his anti-Shia policy objective which meant the “marriage of convenience was a threesome.” This is the reality of what befell the Bosnian Serbs but somehow this was mainly ignored during the entire conflict.
September 11 and international terrorism – why no investigation into Bill Clinton and his administration?
The Bill Clinton administration gave the “green light” for international Islamists to enter Bosnia and Kosovo. In time this would manifest itself with the brutal September 11 attacks against America and other international terrorist attacks like Madrid. Bill Clinton isn’t the only American leader to “support international terrorism from a distance” but clearly it is no coincidence that conflict in Libya, and now in Syria, bare all the same hallmarks of “a marriage of convenience.” This certainly leads to the suspicion that the Clinton family – this time Hillary Clinton along with the “dark shadows” of people like Zbigniew Brzezinski – are following the same ratlines in Syria which have been used in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo and Libya.
Abu Zubair al-Haili (Mohammed Haydar Zammar) entered Bosnia in order to kill Orthodox Christians and clearly this individual, like countless others, was given the Bill Clinton “Green Light” to enter Bosnia. Abu Zubair al-Haili was instrumental in the Hamburg al-Qaeda cell that helped the September 11 network to flourish. He further developed his skills in terrorism and hatred towards non-Muslims in Bosnia which was fertile ground because of the Bill Clinton administration.
Abu Zubair al-Haili was also instrumental in bringing Mohammed Atta into the al-Qaeda network. Clearly, the actions of Abu Zubair al-Haili in Bosnia gave him further credentials. Mohammed (Mohamed) Atta rewarded America’s support of Islamic terrorist networks from “a convenient distance” by blowing up the World Trade Center.
American Airlines Flight 77 also had a powerful Bosnian connection because two Islamists on board had also gone to Bosnia to kill Orthodox Christians. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon but of course very few questions were raised about these Islamists being on the same side of America under Bill Clinton. However, Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar had served in Bosnia. Also, coming from the land of “institutional religious hatred,” Saudi Arabia, then clearly killing infidels would have been ingrained within the House of War theory.
Indeed, it is remarkable that no connection between the policies of Bill Clinton in the Balkans and September 11, haven’t resulted in arrests or at least an open Senate hearing whereby he should testify to the American public. Surely, with 13 out of 19 terrorists of September 11 being connected to Bosnia and Kosovo then surely this must raise eyebrows? Apparently, the American public must be “extremely forgiving” because despite the thousands of American people who died on September 11 the connection between Bosnia, Kosovo and the “green light” by the Bill Clinton administration, appears to not be on the agenda.
The idea of counter-terrorism is to research how terrorist networks spread their ideology and so forth and then to “cut off the ratlines” or clampdown on areas of weakness within national security. Also, ratlines that enable terrorist networks to flourish should be held accountable. However, with 13 of 19 Islamists who did September 11 belonging to the side of the policies of the Bill Clinton administration in the Balkans, then it does get rather confusing. Bill Clinton, just like Zbigniew Brzezinski, will not “bat an eyelid” but clearly the Islamist ratlines that enabled September 11, point in the direction of the US and Islamist “marriage of convenience.” This “marriage of convenience” applies to Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo and in the modern period it is once more coming alive in Syria.
French Intelligence documents stipulate that Mohammed Atta visited Bosnia on three different occasions between 1994 and 1999. This follows on that not only were Islamists going to Bosnia and Kosovo to kill Orthodox Christians but they were also planning other international terrorist attacks. The Bill Clinton administration by giving the “green light” in the Balkans to international Islamists was also violating every counter-terrorist approach that you have. After all, with 13 out of 19 Islamists being based in Bosnia and Kosovo then this “breathing space” enabled many international terrorist plots to be planned without any checks by external security agencies. This can be seen by the fact that the September 11 plot materialized and clearly the terrain of Bosnia and Kosovo enabled long-term strategies to go unanswered.
Two American nationals who were beheaded also witness the Bosnia connection. Daniel Pearl was beheaded according to viable sources by Khalid Shaikh Mohammed after being lured by Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed fought as a Mujahideen fighter in Bosnia with glee and like fellow Mujahideen fighters he would have enjoyed torturing Orthodox Christians given the chance. Likewise, Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh was radicalized in Bosnia.
Another American national beheaded was Paul Marshall Johnson (Jnr.) who was killed by supporters of Abdulaziz Issa Abdul-Moshin al-Muqrin. This al-Qaeda leader in Saudi Arabia had also served in Bosnia and this fueled his hatred to an even higher degree. Not only this, the training he received in Bosnia enhanced his skills and gave him further credibility. It also hints that Saudi Arabia is “open” to international terrorists but will not allow al-Qaeda cells which threaten internal security.
The deplorable terrorist attack on Madrid also witness the Bosnia Muslim connection because 11 individuals involved in this cell had been to Bosnia. The “green light” that the Bill Clinton administration gave to Islamic terrorist networks to attack Bosnian Serbs was clearly “a policy fraught with danger.” However, this policy which was “fraught with danger” only applies to the innocent deaths of American, Bosnian Serbs, Spanish nationals, and others, who have died because of the “marriage of convenience” between the Bill Clinton administration and international terrorist networks. After all, this policy which was “fraught with danger” doesn’t apply to Bill Clinton because “his policies have largely been ignored.” Therefore, just like Zbigniew Brzezinski and his ratlines to Afghanistan – it is clear that elites escape all democratic institutions in America because they are not being held accountable for “the chains of hatred” under their sphere of influence.
The bottom line is simple. September 11 and the ratlines that did this were the same individuals who were fighting on the same side of America in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo. Simply put, no Bosnian Orthodox Christians and communists in Afghanistan did September 11. On the contrary, individuals involved in September 11 were on the same side in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Kosovo – yet this question remains unanswered. Likewise, no accountability! Put frankly, without past American administrations supporting Islamic terrorist ratlines either covertly or by doing nothing to stem the flow of Islamists, then September 11 would never have materialized.
It is dangerous therefore to see America once more moving in the same direction related to Syria. The Clinton family connection and the shadows of people like Zbigniew Brzezinski are very troubling because the same modus operandi is happening once more against the people of Syria. Therefore, the lessons learnt from September 11 have been lost and individuals within the chain that enabled this tragic event to happen have escaped their past deeds.
…”The US used force to rip Kosovo out of Serbia and to hand it to Muslim drug runners in exchange for a US military base. The US bombed Serbian civilians and accused the Serbians of war crimes. South Ossetia has been autonomous since the early 1990s from which date Russian and Georgian peacekeepers have been in S. Ossetia. The US puppet president of Georgia attacked S. Ossetian civilians with his American and Israeli trained and equipped army, killing about 2,000 and driving 30,000 into Russia, and the Georgian peacekeepers turned their weapons upon the Russian peacekeepers. The American puppet, installed by the neocon National Endowment for Democracy [NED], committed this war crime in order to ethnically cleanse S. Ossetia of Russians and to end the separatist movement in order to smooth Georgia’s entrance into NATO. The “Russian invasion” was a reponse to this US-sponsored war crime.”…
What is a “Color” Revolution?
As Egyptians youth hail their revolution as the first “peaceful” revolution, what those politically un-informed youngsters fail to see is that The Egyptian Revolt of 2011, is just another revolution in a series of “Color” revolutions which have occurred in the past 10 years.
So what exactly is a Color revolution?
Colour revolutions is a term used by the media to describe related movements that developed in several societies in the CIS (former USSR) and Balkan states during the early 2000s.
Participants in the colour revolutions have mostly used nonviolent resistance, also called civil resistance. Such methods as demonstrations, strikes and interventions have been intended protest against governments seen as corrupt and/or authoritarian, and to advocate democracy; and they have also created strong pressure for change. These movements all adopted a specific colour or flower as their symbol.
The colour revolutions are notable for the important role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and particularly student activists in organising creative non-violent resistance.These movements have been successful in Serbia (especially the Bulldozer Revolution of 2000), in Georgia’s Rose Revolution (2003), in Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (2004), in Lebanon’s Cedar Revolution and (though more violent than the previous ones) in Kyrgyzstan’s Tulip Revolution (2005), in Kuwait’s Blue Revolution (2005), in Iraq’s Purple Revolution (2005), and in Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution (1989), but failed in Iran’s Green Revolution (2009–2010) . Each time massive street protests followed disputed elections or request of fair elections and led to the resignation or overthrow of leaders considered by their opponents to be authoritarian. Tunisia’s ”Jasmine Revolution” of 2010–2011, is the first Color revolution in North Africa and the Second in the Middle East and it launched the 2011 Middle East revolutionary wave.
Influencing factors – Anti-Communist revolutions
Many have cited the influence of the series of revolutions which occurred in Central and Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1989. A peaceful demonstration by students (mostly from Charles University) was attacked by the police – and in time contributed to the collapse of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. Yet the roots of the pacifist floral imagery may go even further back to the non-violent Carnation Revolution of Portugal in the mid 1970s, which is associated with the color carnation because carnations were worn.
The first of these was Otpor (“Resistance”) in Serbia, which was founded at Belgrade University in October 1998 and began protesting against Miloševic’ during the Kosovo War. Many of its members were arrested or beaten by the police. Despite this, during the presidential campaign in September 2000, Otpor launched its “Gotov je” (He’s finished) campaign that galvanised Serbian discontent with Miloševic’ and resulted in his defeat.Members of Otpor have inspired and trained members of related student movements including Kmara in Georgia, Pora in Ukraine, Zubr in Belarus and MJAFT! in Albania. These groups have been explicit and scrupulous in their practice of non-violent resistance as advocated and explained in Gene Sharp’s writings.
The massive protests that they have organised, which were essential to the successes in Serbia, Georgia and Ukraine, have been notable for their colourfulness and use of ridiculing humor in opposing authoritarian leaders.
Soros foundation and U.S. influence
Opponents of the colour revolutions often accuse the Soros Foundation and/or the United States government of supporting and even planning the revolutions in order to serve western interests. It is noteworthy that after the Orange Revolution several Central Asian nations took action against the Open Society Institute of George Soros with various means – Uzbekistan, for example, forced the shutting down of the OSI regional offices, while Tajik state-controlled media have accused OSI-Tajikistan of corruption and nepotism. Evidence suggesting U.S. government involvement includes the USAID (and UNDP) supported Internet structures called Freenet, which are known to comprise a major part of the Internet structure in at least one of the countries – Kyrgyzstan – in which one of the colour revolutions occurred.
The Guardian reported that USAID, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and Freedom House are directly involved; the Washington Post and the New York Times also reported substantial Western involvement in some of these events. Activists from Otpor in Serbia and Pora in Ukraine have said that publications and training they received from the US based Albert Einstein Institution staff have been instrumental in the formation of their strategies.
Yugoslavia & Former USSR states
The ‘Bulldozer revolution in 2000, which led to the overthrow of Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are usually considered to be the first example of the peaceful revolutions which followed. However, the Serbians adopted an approach that had already been used in parliamentary elections in Bulgaria (1997), Slovakia (1998) and Croatia (2000), characterised by civic mobilisation through get-out-the-vote campaigns and unification of the political opposition. The nationwide protesters did not adopt a colour or a specific symbol; however, the slogan “Gotov je” (Serbian Cyrillic: Готов је, English: He is finished) did become an aftermath symbol celebrating the completion of the task. Despite the commonalities, many others refer to Georgia as the most definite beginning of the series of “colour revolutions”. The demonstrations were supported by the youth movement Otpor, some of whose members were involved in the later revolutions in other countries.
The Rose Revolution in Georgia, following the disputed 2003 election, led to the overthrow of Eduard Shevardnadze and replacing him with Mikhail Saakashvili after new elections were held in March 2004. The Rose Revolution was supported by the Kmara civic resistance movement.
The Orange Revolution in Ukraine followed the disputed second round of the Ukrainian presidential election, 2004, leading to the annulment of the result and the repeat of the round – Leader of the Opposition Viktor Yushchenko was declared President, defeating Viktor Yanukovych. The Orange Revolution was supported by Pora.
The Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan (also sometimes called the “Pink Revolution”) was more violent than its predecessors and followed the disputed Kyrgyz parliamentary election, 2005. At the same time, it was more fragmented than previous “colour” revolutions. The protesters in different areas adopted the colours pink and yellow for their protests. This revolution was supported by youth resistance movement KelKel.
Colour revolutions in the Middle East
The Cedar Revolution in Lebanon between February and April 2005 followed not a disputed election, but rather the assassination of opposition leader Rafik Hariri in 2005. Also, instead of the annulment of an election, the people demanded an end to the Syrian occupation of Lebanon. Nonetheless, some of its elements and some of the methods used in the protests have been similar enough that it is often considered and treated by the press and commentators as one of the series of “colour revolutions”. The Cedar of Lebanon is the symbol of the country, and the revolution was named after it. The peaceful demonstrators used the colours white and red, which are found in the Lebanese flag. The protests led to the pullout of Syrian troops in April 2005, ending their nearly 30-year presence there, although Syria retains some influence in Lebanon.
Blue Revolution was a term used by some Kuwaitis to refer to demonstrations in Kuwait in support of women’s suffrage beginning in March 2005; it was named after the colour of the signs the protesters used. In May of that year the Kuwaiti government acceded to their demands, granting women the right to vote beginning in the 2007 parliamentary elections. Since there was no call for regime change, the so-called “blue revolution” cannot be categorised as a true colour revolution.
Purple Revolution was a name first used by some hopeful commentators and later picked up by United States President George W. Bush to describe the coming of democracy to Iraq following the 2005 Iraqi legislative election and was intentionally used to draw the parallel with the Orange and Rose revolutions. However, the name “purple revolution” has not achieved widespread use in Iraq, the United States or elsewhere. The name comes from the colour that voters’ index fingers were stained to prevent fraudulent multiple voting.
Green Revolution is a term widely used to describe the Iranian election protests. The protests began in 2009, several years after the main wave of colour revolutions, although like them it began due to a disputed election, the 2009 Iranian presidential election. Protesters adopted the colour green as their symbol because it had been the campaign colour of presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, whom many protesters believed had actually won the elections. These protests, also referred to as the Iranian Green Movement, however failed to bring any changes to the Iranian government.
Jasmine Revolution is a widely used term for the 2010-2011 Tunisian protests. The Jasmine Revolution led to the exit of President Ben Ali from office and the beginning of the 2010–2011 Arab world protests.
Lotus Revolution is a term currently used by various western news sources to describe the protests in Egypt that forced President Mubarak to step down in 2011 as part of the 2010–2011 Arab world protests, which followed the Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia. Lotus is known as the flower representing resurrection, life and the sun of ancient Egypt. It is uncertain who gave the name, while columnist of Arabic press, Asharq Alawsat, and prominent Egyptian opposition leader Saad Eddin Ibrahim claimed to name it the Lotus Revolution. Lotus Revolution later became common on western news source such as CNN. Other names, such as White Revolution and Nile Revolution, are used but are minor terms compare to Lotus Revolution, currently common in Arabic and Western media.
Nation of 65 Million Gets Lesson on Globalist Agenda
by Tony Cartalucci – January 28, 2012
Local media mogul gives 2 hour talk exposing CFR, NED, and global-corporate meddling in Thailand.
Media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul of ASTV, a popular news and media outlet in Thailand, gave a 2-hour talk on Friday night (in Thai) regarding the corporate-funded Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), USAID, Human Rights Watch (HRW), and Amnesty International amongst others and their role in destabilizing nation states around the world and in particular their unfolding plot in Thailand itself.
The true face of the Bosnian Muslims /Muhajideen
7th Bosnian Muslim Brigade, based in Zenica – the international Islamic mercenary force known as the mujahedeen
Nazi Collaborator Alija Izetbegovic with members of 7th Brigade
Alija Izetbegovic – “… The first and foremost of such conclusions is surely the one on the incompatibility of Islam and non-Islamic systems. There can be no peace or coexistence between the “Islamic faith” and non- Islamic societies and political institutions. … Islam clearly excludes the right and possibility of activity of any strange ideology on its own turf. Therefore, there is no question of any laicistic principles, and the state should be an expression and should support the moral concepts of the religion. …” page 22 “The Islamic Declaration” book (“Islamska deklaracija”), written by Mr. Alija Izetbegovic, Bosnian Muslim leader.
In preparing the ground for the conflicts between Bosnian Christians (Croats and Serbs) and Bosnian Muslims, residents of different Arab countries who in the B&H had recognized the elements and challenge of “a holy war” – jihad. Coming from different Arab countries, most of them were from Yemen, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Afghanistan, and bringing with them experience from a war from some of the Islamic trouble spots.
Mujahedin, or «holy warriors», is a generic term for Muslim volunteers fighting in the former Yugoslavia. Many Mujahedin originate from Muslim countries outside the former Yugoslavia. It was reported that the Muhjahedin began arriving in BiH as early as June 1992. (Tom Post & Joel Brand, «Help from the Holy Warriors», Newsweek, 5 October 1992, at 52). Reports on the number of Mujahedin forces operating in BiH vary, but it is unlikely that the Mujahedin forces have made a significant military contribution to the BiH Government’s war effort (Christopher Lockwood, «Muslim Nations Offer Troops», Daily Telegraph, 14 July 1993, at 14. According to Lockwood, Muslim nations depended on Western logistical support to deliver troops to BiH. He concludes that the same logistical troubles which kept the Muslim troops promised in July of 1993 from joining UN forces in the UN declared «safe havens» also limited the number of Muslim volunteers in the BiH armed forces. He states that the number of Mujahedin in BiH never exceeded three or four hundred. See also Mohamed Sid-Ahmad, «Muslim World Between Two Fires», War Report, January 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 63744. However, the Belgrade Daily, Vecernje Novosti, reported that as many as 30,000 Mujahedin were operating in BiH. «Other Reports in Brief: Muslims from Abroad Settling in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgrade Daily Claims», BBC, Summary of World Broadcasts, 19 September 1992. )
The Mujahedin forces came from several Muslim states and many of them were veterans of the Afghan war. (Andrew Hogg, «Arabs Join in Bosnia Battle», Sunday Times, 30 August 1992)
Reports submitted to the Commission of Experts alleged that the Mujahedin have been responsible for the mutilation and killing of civilians, rape, looting, the destruction of property, and the expulsion of non-Muslim populations. The deputy commander of the BiH Army, Colonel Stjepan Siber, has said, «it was a mistake to let them [the Mujahedin] here . . . They commit most of the atrocities and work against the interests of the Muslim people. They have been killing, looting and stealing.» Andrew Hogg, «Terror Trail of the Mujahedin», Sunday Times, 27 June 1993.
Several reports indicate that the Mujahedin were placed under the command of the BiH Army.(See «Some 400 Mujahedin Volunteers Fighting with Bosnian Muslims», Agence France Presse, 22 September 1992; Andrew Hogg, «Arabs Join in Bosnia Battle», Sunday Times, 30 August 1992; see also Charles McLoed, ECMM, «Report on Inter-Ethnic Violence in Vitez, Busovaca and Zenica», April 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 20178- 20546, at 20207; Croatian Information Centre, Weekly Bulletin, No. 9, 4 October 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 36434-36438, at 36435; US Department of State, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 62612-62877, at 62648, 62724, 62730, and 62756)
The Mujahedin forces were closely associated with the 5th Corps, the 6th and 7th Zenica Brigades, the 7th Travnik Brigade, and the 45th Muslim Brigade which belongs to the 6th Corps in Konjic of the Army of BiH (US Department of State, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 62612-62877, at 62648; see also Croatian Information Centre, Weekly Bulletin, No. 9, 4 October 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 36434-36438, at 36435; «Continuing Clashes in Northwestern Enclave Reported from Both Sides», BBC, Summary of World Broadcasts, 14 December 1993.)
They also allegedly fought alongside the Muslim Police, the Krajiska Brigade from Travnik, units of Kosovo Muslims, Albanian soldiers, and paramilitary groups such as the «Green Legion» and the «Black Swans».(Charles McLoed, ECMM, Report on Inter-Ethnic Violence in Vitez, Busovaca and Zenica, April 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 20178-20546, at 20207; Croatian Information Centre, Weekly Bulletin, No. 9, 4 October 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 36434-36438, at 36435; US Department of State, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 62612-62877, at 62648, 62724, 62730, and 62756.)
Reports also indicate that the Mujahedin had the support of President Izetbegovic and his government. *57 This was demonstrated in the Bihac pocket, where the Mujahedin joined BiH forces loyal to Izetbegovic. Together, these forces battled separatist forces who entered into a separate peace treaty with Bosnian Serbs («Continuing Clashes in Northwestern Enclave Reported form Both Sides», BBC, Summary of World Broadcasts, 14 December 1993)
In Zenica, between 31 August and 2 September 1992, 250 Mujahedin troops allegedly come to BiH from Turkey, Qatar, Bahrain and Iran. These troops worked alongside the Green Legion and HOS paramilitary groups stationed in Zenica. The Mujahedin allegedly also operated a camp at Arnauti.(Charles McLeod, ECMM, Report on Inter-Ethnic Violence in Vitez, Buscovaca and Zenica, April 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 29043-29131, at 29064; Biljaja Plavsic, Republic of Serbia Presidency, To Serbs All Over the World, 30 September 1992, IHRLI Doc. No. 48072- 48093, at 48081)
It was reported that a unit of the Mujahedin, called the «Guerilla», participated in the 16 April 1993 attack on Vitez and attempted to exchange 10 HVO hostages for foreign prisoners held in HVO prisons. (US Department of State, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 62612-62877, at 62629; see also Charles McLeod, ECMM, Report on Inter-Ethnic Violence in Vitez, Busovaca and Zenica, April 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 29043-29131, at 29072 (attack on Vitez).
The Croatian Ministry of Defence is reported to have provided information about an event occurring in June 1993 — a joint BiH/Mujahedin unit reportedly attacked Travnik, allegedly forcing 4,000 Croatian civilians and military personnel out of the town. (US Department of State, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 62612-62877, at 62650. Media reports however claim that Croats left Travnik voluntarily. The incident was investigated by an organization, which reported that the forceful eviction did not take place).
The Mujahedin allegedly fought alongside the 6th Muslim Brigade from Zenica and the Krajiska Brigade from Travnik. Witnesses stated that they saw Mujahedin operating in small patrols ahead of the approaching BiH troops.
According to HVO intelligence, Mujahedin forces arrived in Travnik sometime before June 1993 and came from Algeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. The Mujahedin trained at a camp at Mehurici, where they were allegedly financed and equipped by a man named Abdulah, the owner of the «Palma» video store in Travnik. Once in town, the Mujahedin were linked to the Seventh Brigade of the BiH Army, and were reportedly assembled into units of 10 to 15 men, and moved about on regular patrols. The Mujahedin created tension in Travnik in the days prior to the attack on 3 June. One witness stated that the Mujahedin directed their actions towards the HVO personnel in town. They allegedly demonstrated, shouted slogans and fired their rifles in the air.
Mujahedin allegedly participated in the attack on Maljine in Novi Travnik on 8 June 1993, killing 20 to 30 HVO members and transporting Croatian women and children to the training centre at Mehurici.(Croatian Information Centre, Weekly Bulletin, No. 1, 9 August 1993)
In Konjic, the Mujahedin were part of a 100 member force stationed at Liscioi and led by Haso Hakalovic. The unit was assembled in February 1993 and included some Kosovo Muslims and members of the Black Swans from the Igman mountain region. (US Department of State, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 62612-62877, at 62756)
Allegedly, Mujahedin troops killed and expelled villagers, and looted and burned homes, when they moved against the Jablanica- Konjic area. The Mujahedin troops and members of the Black Swans reportedly conducted occasional raids without members of BiH forces. (at IHRLI Doc. No. 62752 and 62756. The village of Vrci was attacked on 25 May, and the village of Radesine was attacked on 10 June. See also Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Fifth Periodic Report on the Situation of Human Rights in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/1994/47, 17 November 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 52399-52435, at 52405 (alleging that the Mujahedin were involved in attacks at Kopjari on 21 October, Doljani on 27 and 28 June, and Maljane on 8 June). UN Special Rapporteur Mazowiecki claims that corpses of Mujahedin victims displayed evidence of protracted cruelty and mutilation. )
Reportedly, the Mujahedin volunteers arrived in Konjic in small groups. It was reported that they were from Afghanistan and that they claimed to be students. They were allegedly armed with Hekleri automatic weapons and former JNA equipment. Some Mujahedin were reportedly former students with no military experience.
Mujahedin forces were present in Mostar since early June 1993. They were reportedly stationed in the Santica neighbourhood on the Muslim/HVO front, where they manned bunkers, usually in groups of six or seven, armed with 7.62 millimetre semi-automatic weapons, machine-guns, and Zolja anti-tank weapons. They were billeted in a building they shared with the Muslim military police on the east bank of the Neretva River. The Mujahedin forces apparently left Mostar on 15 August. (US Department of State, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 62612-62877, at 62742 and 62677. For more details on the location of the Neretva living quarters, see Id. at 62739)
FRY reported that the Mujahedin began operations near Teslic in July and August of 1992. Troops from Saudi Arabia allegedly killed three Serbian Territorial Defence members and placed the victims’ severed heads on poles near the «Tesanj turret». (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Second Report Submitted to the Commission of Experts, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 28401-29019, at 28533)
Beheadings of Serbs by Mujahedin forces have also been reported in other areas.
The Mujahedin were also alleged to be part of the forces that invaded the village of Trusina near Foca on 15 April 1993. According to the report, attackers wore white ribbons on their arms and fought beside Albanian Muslim troops. Twenty-two civilians reportedly died in the attack. (US Department of State, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 62612-62877, at 62648; Croatian Information Centre, Weekly Bulletin, No. 9, 4 October 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 36434-36438, at 36435)
The Mujahedin allegedly performed crude circumcisions upon Serbian police forces, who were later treated by an American surgeon at the Kosevo hospital in Sarajevo. (Letter dated 7 December 1992 from the Deputy Representative of the US to U.N. Secretary-General, U.N. Doc. S/24918, 8 December 1992, IHRLI Doc. No. 3160-3177, at 3173; Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Second Report Submitted to the Commission of Experts, 1993, IHRLI Doc. No. 28401-29019, at 28566)
This photograph was seized from Saudi Arabian fighters captured in Crni Vrh near Teslic, Bosnia. A Muslim solder displays the severed head of Blagoje Blagojevic, a Serb from the village of Jasenovo near Teslic. The severed heads of three Serbs (identified as Blagoje Blagojevic, Nenad Petkovic, and Brana Djuric) beheaded by Muslim fighters. This picture was seized from Saudi Arabian solders captured near Teslic in Bosnia.
7th Brigade, loyal Islamic force
Director of the U.S. Congress’ Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional warfare: “Some Call It Peace”
7th Muslim “Liberation” Brigade
Washington Post – Iranians Form Terror Force in Bosnia
Bosnia losing the pluralistic character
US Senate Document; Clinton-Approved Iranian Arms Transfers Help Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base
A Bosnian Village’s Terrorist:
The Second Coming of Alija Izetbegovic
Selling the Bosnian Myth to America: Part I-Buyer Beware
Army suspects munitions manufactured for Bosnian army
Similarity – The 13th Waffen-Gebirgs Division der SS Handschar
Jihad – the “Holly War”
Denmark Links Arrests, Bosnia Terror Probe
COPENHAGEN, Denmark Oct 28, 2005 – The arrest of four young Muslims suspected of belonging to a network planning an imminent suicide attack in Europe stemmed from a terror investigation in Bosnia, Danish police said Friday.
In the Bosnian case, a Turk living in Denmark and a Swede originally from Serbia-Montenegro are under arrest in Sarajevo, and Bosnian police said they found explosives, firearms and other military equipment in connection with those arrests.
The Bosnian paper Slobodna Bosna said police also found a video cassette showing three masked men praying and asking God to forgive them for their self-sacrifice.
“We had a very short period to investigate but our information indicated that their action was imminent,” said Danish police spokesman Joern Bro said, adding that investigators have asked Bosnian police about the alleged video recording.
“We don’t know exactly what kind of terror (attack) they were planning but our information indicates that it could have been a suicide bomb,” Bro said of the arrests in Bosnia, adding that the weapons found could also be used in a “sniper murder.”
The four arrested Thursday at their homes in and around Copenhagen are aged 16 to 20. The suspects in Bosnia also are teenagers, the Swede, 19, and the Turk, 18. The four were in “close contact” with the two arrested in Bosnia; the Turk lived in Denmark, Bro said.
According to Sarajevo’s Dnevni Avaz daily newspaper, one of the suspects detained in Bosnia was an 18-year-old preparing a suicide attack on the Sarajevo embassy of a European Union country.
Bro said one of the four men arrested in Denmark was a Danish citizen and the others were of Middle Eastern origin but police did not know their exact nationalities.
The three older suspects appealed the detention order Friday. Their lawyers did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.
In raiding the suspects’ homes, Danish police seized computers, computer discs, books with radical Muslim literature and cellular phones. Police also found $32,400 in cash.
Anja Dalgaard-Nielsen, a terrorism expert with the Danish Institute for International Studies, said early information “indicates that these are people that have been inspired by the al-Qaida movement.”
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen called the arrests “shocking.”
Terrorists have not hit Denmark in 20 years, but the London bombings in July sparked fears that the Scandinavian country could be targeted for its participation in the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, where Denmark has about 500 troops.
In 1985, a bomb exploded outside the offices of North West Orient airlines in Copenhagen, killing one person and wounding 16.
A series of bombs devasted London; the number of casualties numbered more than 40, 13 of whom died in a bus attack. An al-Qaeda group is linked to the London blasts: AP reports, “A group calling itself ‘Secret Organization al-Qaeda in Europe’ has posted a claim of responsibility for the series of blasts in London according to a report in Der Spiegel.”
Evan F. Kohlmann, author of Al-Qaeda’s Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network, argues that the “key to understanding Al Qaida’s European cells lies in the Bosnian war of the 1990s. Using the Bosnian war as their cover, Afghan-trained Islamic militants loyal to Osama bin Laden convened in the Balkans in 1992 to establish a European domestic terrorist infrastructure in order to plot their violent strikes against the United States. As the West and the United Nations looked on with disapproval, the fanatic foreign ‘mujahideen’, or holy warriors, wreaked havoc across southern Europe, taking particular aim at UN peacekeepers and even openly fighting with Bosnian Muslims at times. Middle Eastern religious and charitable organizations, largely based in and funded from the Arabian Gulf, were responsible for bankrolling this effort, and providing travel documentation for would-be mujahideen recruits.” Kohlmann adds that “many of the cell members responsible for some of the most notorious terrorist attacks of the past decade spent their formative years waging jihad in the unlikely Muslim land of Bosnia.”
Therefore, it is safe to say that the birth of al-Qaeda as a force on the world stage can be traced directly back to 1992, when the Bosnian Muslim government of Alija Izetbegovic issued a passport in the Vienna embassy to Osama bin Laden. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2001 that “for the past 10 years, the most senior leaders of al Qaeda have visited the Balkans, including bin Laden himself on three occasions between 1994 and 1996. The Egyptian surgeon turned terrorist leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri has operated terrorist training camps, weapons of mass destruction factories and money-laundering and drug-trading networks throughout Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Bosnia. This has gone on for a decade. Many recruits to the Balkan wars came originally from Chechnya, a jihad in which Al Qaeda has also played a part.”
The Bosnia/911 Connection
An AP article of 2002 entitled, “U.N.Lawyer Turns Over Hijacker Info,” reported that “the chief U.N war crimes prosecutor has turned over information about one of the Sept. 11 hijackers to the United States, France and the Netherlands, the U.N. spokesman said Wednesday…The war crimes prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, said last October that information concerning people with connections to terrorist Groups, primarily in Bosnia, was provided to Pierre Prosper, the U.S. ambassador at large for war crimes.
“On Wednesday, [UN Spokesman] Echard confirmed for the first time that the information included material related to ‘one of the named terrorists said to have been on one of the hijacked aircraft’ on Sept. 11. Eckhard refused to name the hijacker but said the information was also shared with the French and Dutch governments.”The report further states that “following the terrorist attacks on the United States, Del Ponte was approached by the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands and asked for information in identifying those responsible, Eckhard said. The office of the prosecutor did in fact have some information in relation to one of the named terrorists said to have been on one of the hijacked aircraft, he said. An electronic version of some of the information was then given to Prosper as well as French and Dutch officials, Eckhard said.
“Florence Hartmann, the spokeswoman for Del Ponte, said U.N. investigators may have had information about some Muslim fighters who stayed on in Bosnia after the civil war ended in 1995.”
Moreover, Gregory R. Copley, editor of Defense & Foreign Affairs, writes: “The Islamist dominated government of Bosnia & Herzegovina (B-H) is proposing as its new Ambassador to the United States a woman who was one of the founders of the Radical Islamist Muslim SDA Party of Democratic Action [Stranka Demokratske Akcije]), which has had, since its foundation, strong links with al-Qaida and a variety of other Islamist terrorist organizations, and to the intelligence and terrorist-training arms of the Iranian Government.”
In his commentary, “we bombed the wrong side?” former Canadian UNPROFOR Commander Lewis MacKenzie wrote, “The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo. We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early ’90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world.”
I repeat these words of General MacKenzie: “Just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world.”
WE HAD HIM!
In his book, Dereliction of Duty, Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, chief military aide to President Clinton writes: “The White House Situation Room was buzzing. It was fall 1998 and the National Security Council (NSC) and the ‘intelligence community’ were tracking the wehereabout of Osama bin Laden, the shadowy matermind of terrorist attacks on Americn targets overseas. ‘They successfully triangulated his location,’ yelled a ‘Sit Room’ watch stand. ‘We’ve got him.’ Beneath the West Wing of the White House, behind a vaulted steel door, the Sit Room staff sprang into action. The watch officer notified National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, ‘Sir, we’ve located bin Laden. We have a two-hour window to strike’. Characteristic of the Clinton administration, the weapons of choice would be Tomahawk missiles. After several attempts to first locate President Clinton to receive permission to get Osama bin Laden, President Clinton was nowhere to be found. When the President finally accepted Berger’s call, there was discussion, there were pauses — and no decision. ‘We studied the issue until it was too late — the window of opportunity closed’.”
On 11 March 2004, 190 people were killed at the Madrid Train Station. One of the main terrorists was born in Bosnia yet very little was made of this important connection. However, whenever or if ever information is uncovered of a possible connection of the London terrorists to Bosnia, it will be played down as was the Bosnia connection to the Madrid bombing. It wouldn’t be prudent.
Izetbekovics with the Mujahideen – Bosnian Muslim atrocities
Clinton Administration supported the “Militant Islamic Base”
Judgment! 3/1 – The Bosnian ‘Death Camp’ Accusation: An Expose
Judgment! 3/2 – The Bosnian ‘Death Camp’ Accusation: An Expose
Judgment! 3/3 – The Bosnian ‘Death Camp’ Accusation: An Expose
August 6, 1992 – The British ITN picture that fooled the world! Watch the video to find out the backstory. More to come – time permitting.
Was ‘Srebrenica genocide’ a hoax?
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 days, subsequently burying them in mass graves that are still being dug up almost 12 years later.
Belgrade-based historian and researcher, Milivoje Ivanisevic, who has been documenting Yugoslavian civil war casualties for more than a decade, has recently challenged the claims in a new booklet, “The Srebrenica Identity Card,” which documents hundreds of bodies buried at the Srebrenica Memorial that were not killed in July 1995, when the alleged genocide took place, including cases of people who died natural deaths a full 13 years before the event took place.
The newest evidence offered by Ivanisevic indicates a number of those buried at the Srebrenica Memorial Complex not only were not killed in July 1995, but actually died much earlier, even in the early 1980s – more than 10 years before the civil war in Yugoslavia even started.
According to Ivanisevic, as of March 2007, more than 12 years after the event, a total of 2,442 bodies have been buried at the Memorial. Among those, a total of 914, or over 37 percent, were on the voting lists for the 1996 elections in Bosnia – over a year after the alleged “genocide.” The voting lists themselves were approved and checked by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which supervised the elections.
A second even more significant find involves the fact that “at least 100 people” buried at the Memorial died of natural causes. Ivanisevic claims that the numbers would be even larger if he’d been allowed access to the death books in Srebrenica and the surrounding towns. Nevertheless, several names with dates of birth, death and place of demise are provided: Fetahija (Nazif) Hasanovic, b. 1955 – d. Dec.15, 1996, Srebrenica; Sukrija (Amil) Smajlovic, b.1946 – d. May 2,1996, Zaluzje; Maho (Suljo) Rizvanovic, b.1953 – d. Jan. 3,1993, Glogova; Mefail (meho) Demirovic, b.1970 – d. May 10, 1992, Krasanovici; Redzic (Ahmet) Asim, b.1949 – d. April 22, 1992, Bratunac.
Thirdly, Ivanisevic charges that several hundred soldiers as well as civilians were transferred to the Srebrenica Memorial from other cemeteries and reburied, with Muslim burial rituals. One of these is the body of Hamed (Hamid) Halilovic (1940-1982), transferred from the nearby cemetery in Kazani, who apparently died a full 13 years before the Srebrenica “genocide.” Other bodies transferred from Kazani to the Srebrenica Memorial include those of Osman (Ibro) Halilovic (1912-1989), Nurija (Smajo) Memisevic (1966-1993), Salih (Saban) Alic (1969-1992), Mujo (Hasim) Hadzic (1954-1993), Ferid (Ramo) Mustafic (1975-1993) and Hajrudin (Ismet) Cvrk (1974-1992).
Fourth, using captured records of the Bosnian Muslim Army, Ivanisevic lists more than a dozen names of soldiers whose families were granted housing and social benefits due to families of soldiers killed in action before Nov. 11, 1993, when the documents were captured by Bosnian Serb army forces.
Fifth, on the basis of similarly captured documents, Ivanisevic provides several dozen names of Bosnian Muslim army fighters killed before March 7, 1994.
Ivanisevic goes on to provide names of Bosnian Muslim soldiers buried at the Srebrenica Memorial who were implicated in numerous massacres of Serbian civilians in the vicinity between 1992-1995, in which a total of over 3,000 Serbs were killed. Interestingly, the commander of the Srebrenica Bosnian army forces, Naser Oric, was given a two-year sentence by the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia, or ICTY, in June 2006 for his participation in these killings, some of which he captured on video and showed to Washington Post reporter John Pomfret, who visited him inside the “U.N. Safe Zone” in 1994.
During the 1990s, the Clinton administration used the “Srebrenica genocide” claim to enter the Bosnian civil war on the side of the Bosnian Muslims and enforce the subsequent Dayton Peace Agreement for Bosnia-Herzegovina in November 1995, with mutual recognition between Yugoslavia (now Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia). More generally, Clinton’s State Department bureaucracy used the “Srebrenica genocide” – as it has since been referred to as a result of controversial verdicts pronounced by the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague – to justify its support for Muslim-dominated political movements not just in Bosnia but in Macedonia and Serbia’s Kosovo region, which is currently seeking independence. And, since most of Clinton’s State Department appointments, headed by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns, have continued running the U.S. Balkan strategy, the policy has remained intact to this day.
Thus, even as the current Kosovo Albanian independence drive is provided heavy U.S., British and German support, the Bosnian Serbs, unhappy at the prospect of being locked inside a Muslim-dominated Bosnia, are being denied independence, with the “Srebrenica genocide” being used as the chief argument – i.e., that wartime gains achieved through “genocide” cannot be sanctioned. Many observers, including a recent G2 Bulletin analysis, link Western support of Balkan Muslims at the expense of Christians as part of a broader policy of appeasing “moderate” Sunni-controlled regimes in the Middle East, as part of an anti-Iranian Shiite coalition.
Among radical Bosnian Muslim elements, the Srebrenica narrative has been used not only to rally support to the general cause of jihad, to arouse Muslim feelings of having been oppressed and persecuted by non-Muslims, but to build what some have called the “first Muslim shrine in Europe,” a gathering place for Muslims from the world over with anti-Western, anti-European and anti-Christian grievances. The Memorial Complex in Srebrenica now serves as a place of pilgrimage, where Muslims can see firsthand the results of what they believe is an unprecedented atrocity against their fellow believers.
The entire Srebrenica narrative has been provided key support by Western mainstream media, headed by the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and the mainstream British, German and French media, who have laced their Balkan reporting throughout the years with references to the “Srebrenica genocide,” calling it, among other things, the “worst atrocity in Europe since World War II,” a “stain on the conscience of the West,” etc.
From the very beginning, numerous dissenting voices both in the
West and in ex-Yugoslavia have contested both the Western mass media claims and the ICTY Srebrenica-connected verdicts, but have received almost no publicity whatsoever.
In the summer of 2005, on the 10-year anniversary of the event, the “Srebrenica Research Group,” composed of mostly American and British media and academic figures, as well as former U.N. civil officials and military observers with ex-Yugoslavia experience, put up a website in which the entire “Srebrenica massacre” account was reconsidered and demystified. Instead of the 7-8,000 figure, U.N. officials and U.S. Congress experts were quoted giving figures of “700-800,” “the low hundreds,” “about 2,000 Muslims and Serbs total,” etc. Henry Wieland, head of the U.N. Human Rights Commission, who spent days interviewing Srebrenica refugees in July 1995, is quoted as saying that he did not find “anyone who’d seen any atrocity committed with their own eyes.”
The forensic findings were taken to task as well, with claims that the entire process of excavation and identification of bodies was controlled by an organization founded by the late Bosnian Islamist leader, Alija Izetbegovic. And, a Canadian international law professor deconstructed the Srebrenica-connected verdicts at the ICTY, showing, among other things, that Bosnian Serb Gen. Radoslav Krstic, sentenced by the court to a 46-year term, was, in the court’s own verdict, absolved of participation in – or even knowledge of – the alleged massacre, instead being sentenced according to the ICTY’s own construction of “command responsibility.” The prosecution’s star witness, Drazen Erdemovic, a Bosnian Croat who mysteriously appeared in the ranks of the Bosnian Serb army after previously fighting in the Bosnian Muslim army ranks, claimed participation in the execution of 1,200 Srebrenica Muslims, was exempted from cross-examination, deemed by the court itself as “mentally unstable” and, ultimately, given a five-year sentence for his “cooperation.” Yet, the mass media, without exception, have ignored the group’s findings, even those quoting the very same mass media’s own reports from the ground at the time.
The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation issued an extensive report in 2002, “Srebrenica, a ‘Safe’ Area,”detailing, among other things, that Srebrenica, although declared a “U.N. Safe Zone,” was in fact never demilitarized, and that several thousand armed Bosnian Muslim troops were stationed in it between 1992-1995, organizing numerous lethal raids against Serbian villages in the vicinity. This claim was additionally corroborated by the U.N. secretary-general’s report to the U.N. General Assembly of Nov. 15, 1999.
Ivanisevic’s book will soon to be translated into English. It remains to be seen whether the Western corporate mass media will continue ignoring this and other evidence debunking the claim that an anti-Muslim “genocide” took place in Srebrenica in July 1995. Some public figures in the Balkans have called for an international commission on Srebrenica, which would re-examine the evidence and make a new, more balanced and independent assessment of what took place in eastern Bosnia during the last stages of its civil war, in the summer of 1995.