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Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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State Dept. Split by Dissent Over U.S. Inertia in Bosnia

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 »

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August 26, 1993 at 6:47 am