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Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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U.S. Official Calls for Intervention to Stop Bosnian Genocide

Is U.S. Allowing Bosnian Genocide?

State Dept. official writes Bosnia’s reality should force intervention

By Jim Abrams
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
4 February 1994

WASHINGTON — Senior State Department officials have been unwilling to level with the American people about genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina for fear of increasing pressure for U.S. intervention, an official says.

Richard Johnson, who headed the Yugoslavia desk at the State Department from 1990 to 1992, says in a highly critical report that policy-makers “have repeatedly rejected efforts by the bureaus to have them make less equivocal statements of genocide in Bosnia.”

Johnson wrote the paper for the National War College where he is studying while on a one-year leave from the State Department.

The paper says, “Senior U.S. government officials know that Serb leaders are waging genocide in Bosnia but will not say so in plain English because this would raise the pressures for U.S. action.” Read the rest of this entry »

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December 8, 2010 at 9:31 pm