Remembering Srebenica by Steve Payne
says: what if the United Nations had defended the Muslim enclaves in
Bosnia? this story is dedicated to the bond of brotherhood between
Christians and Muslims. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post
do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
July 11th 2010,
on this day Dutch Footballers wore blackarm bands at the
World Cup Final to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the Srebenica Massacre
at which four-hundred Dutch peace-keepers died, bravely defending the lives
of eight thousand Bosniak Muslims.
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Mass murdering units of the Army of Republika Srpska under the command of
General Ratko Mladic were ethnic cleansing the territory in the former
Yugoslavia. A paramilitary unit from Serbia known as the Scorpions,
officially part of the Serbian Interior Ministry until 1991, also
participated in the massacre.
In 1993 the United Nations had declared Srebrenica a
"safe area" under UN protection but its Protection Force, represented on the
ground by a 400-strong contingent of armed Dutch peacekeepers, failed to
prevent the massacre, plunging the region into devasting new phase of the
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