Posts Tagged ‘Bosanski Genocid’
Victims: Rape is a war tactic
By Roy Gutman
23 August 1993.
TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Serb forces in northern Bosnia systematically raped 40 young Bosniak [Muslim] women of a town they captured early this summer, telling some of their victims they were under orders to do so, the young women say.
Statements by victims of the assault, describing their ordeal in chilling detail, bear out reports that the Serb conquerors of Bosnia have raped Muslim women, not as a byproduct of the war, but as a principal tactic of the war. Read the rest of this entry »
In Srebrenica, citizens often face death for food
By Haris Nezirovic
The Bryan Times, p.2
7 April 1993.
SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Facing starvation, the people of Srebrenica must struggle like animals to survive.
Cut off from almost all aid for nearly a year, Srebrenica’s hungry say they have long risked death for food.
First, they walked into enemy fire or cornfields planted with mines. Now they scramble to the hills for meals dropped by U.S. planes, fighting for the precious packages.
In a year of war, local authorities claim 2,000 people have been killed in fighting in the area and about 500 have died of hunger. Read the rest of this entry »
More misery for Srebrenica refugees
The Times-News, p.5A
2 April 1993.
Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A family of eight shared one blanket. A night’s shelter cost more than 30 pounds of precious corn, so most people slept on the street or in shelled, roofless buildings.
This has been the life of many Muslims [Bosniaks] on the run from Serbs for up to a year.
Thousands of refugees poured into the eastern town of Srebrenica in recent weeks seeking food, shelter and safety. What they found was more freezing nights, during which they warmed themselves around street bonfires and ate horse meat to survive. Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Robert Jay Lifton has been recognized internationally for his research on genocide. A recipient of a Nobel Lectureship, the Holocaust Memorial Award, and the Gandhi Peace Award, he has written more than a dozen books on the psychological ramifications of the Holocaust, nuclear weapons, and war. His 1986 book, The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, won the national Jewish Book Award and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history. In 1990, he co-wrote The Genocidal Mentality: Nazi Holocaust and the Nuclear Threat.
Bosnian Horrors Termed Genocide by a leading Holocaust Scholar
By John Nichols
Toledo Blade, section A, p.2
28 February 1993.
A weeping 12-year-old tells of how she was raped by Serbian troops; a Muslim woman recalls the day soldiers shot her children; an emaciated man describes mounds of bodies in a death camp.
When he hears tales of horror from what was Yugoslavia, Dr. Robert Jay Lifton applies the most chilling label he knows.
“What’s happening there merits the use of the word genocide,” says the director of the Center on Violence and Human Survival at City University of New York.
“There is an effort to systematically destroy an entire group. It’s even been conceptualized by Serbian nationalists as so-called ‘ethnic cleansing.’ That term signifies mass killing, mass relocation, and that does constitute genocide.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Janan M. Najeeb
The Milwaukee Journal, p A8.
13 November 1993.
The west did not destroy Bosnia. The Serbs did, while the West kept the Bosnians disarmed and barred others from coming to their rescue. That according to Rep. Frank McCloskey, has been abetment of mayhem. By keeping the arms embargo on Bosnia, said the Indiana Democrat during a House debate on the crisis, “we have intervened on the side of genocide.”
Any nation has the right to self-defense. This is guaranteed in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. When the United States and UN recognized Bosnia-Herzegovina as a country, that also meant that its fundamental right to self-defense must be guaranteed. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ruth Sinai
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, p.A4
26 August 1993.
WASHINGTON — The cable was sickening: a 9-year-old Muslim girl raped by Serb militiamen in Bosnia, left lying in a pool of blood. Her parents, forced to watch from behind a fence, restrained from going to her. They kept watch for two days, until she died.
Jon Western, a young intelligence analyst at the State Department, read the account in disbelief. Then it came to his desk again, told to U.S. investigators separately by other refugees, and he was forced to believe.
This month, he became one of four young State Department officials who over the past year have abandoned promising careers to protest the hands-off U.S. policy in Bosnia — which in their view is tantamount to sanctioning a Serb genocide of Muslims [Bosniaks]. Read the rest of this entry »
By Niaz Khan
2 May 1993.
(Niaz Khan, Ph.D, teaches journalism at Livingston University in Alabama. He writes frequently for the Muslim press in America)
LIVINGSTON — Might is right. The rape of Bosnia continues as the world looks on with very little reaction. In the name of “ethnic cleansing,” a sophisticated and newly coined term for genocide, Muslim children, women and men are being murdered, raped and tortured by the Serbs to create a Greater Serbia.
Once a Bosnian ally, the Croatians, fueled by the territorial ambitions of their President Franjo Tudjman, have also begun their brand of Muslim ethnic cleansing. Read the rest of this entry »