Friday, September 03, 2010

Bosnian Genocide & The West's Shameful Silence

( edited Sept. 5,2010.)

Quote below From article "Christ Killer, Kremlin, Contagion " by Michael A. Sells in The New Crusades :Constructing The Muslim Enemy by Emran Quresh & Michael A. Sells,pub. 2003.

" the revival of Serb nationalism in the 1980s...violent confrontations broke out between the majority Albanian and minority Serb population in Kosovo...The Serbian Orthodox Church claimed (falsely) that the Albanians , the majority of whom are Muslim, were attempting to "ethnically cleanse " Serbs from the region and were carrying out organized rape against Serb women and organized annihilation of Serb monuments."

( Later when the Serbs themselves were carrying out their Ethnic Cleansing/Genocide against the Muslims of Bosnia they instituted the rape of thousands of Muslim women ( 1993-1995)

"By 1986 Serb Orthodox clerics were claiming that Serbs were suffering genocide in Kosovo.(fabrication acting the victim) Human rights reports showed something quite different : interethnic tension, fights between Serbs and Albanian young men, a higher Albanian birthrate, and Serbian emigration for a variety of economic and cultural reasons .

Religious Nationalist labeled Albanian women "breeding machines' engaged in a "dirty demographic war". Orthodox Bishops in Serbia urged Serb women to bear more children as part of the effort to defend Serb civilization ." Sells p. 356

What the West ignored -this was not a civil war but Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide.

War in Yugoslavia (part I) - English documentary

Michael sells concludes his essay with a section entitled "Obsession and the Bosnian Genocide"

"Islamophobes such as " Ellul and Bat Ye'or present as history a mythology and metaphysics of Islam. Islam is-essentially and always-nothing more than jihad(aggressive penetration) and dhimmitude (parasitic absorption). They write of the "Dhimmitude of the Wewst," the infiltration into the West by the corrupting despotism of Islam through immigration, and they make explicit analogies between Islam and the former Soviet threat . They warn not only of the external threat of Islam but also of the more insidious invasion of the body of Western, Christian, Enlightenment, and democratic values, an invasion represented by the Muslim immigrant. " Michael A. Sells p. 372 of Christ Killers, kremlin, Contagion"

and Sells quotes from Elisabeth-Young -Bruehl's book The Anatomy of Prejudices
" The obsessional prejudices feature conspiracies of demonic enemieseverywhere, omnipresent pollutants, filthy people, which the obsessionally prejudiced feel compelled to eliminate-wash away, flush away, fumigate, demolish . The Obsessionally prejudiced attribute to their victims a special capacity for commercial or economic conspiracy and diabolical behind-the-scenes cleverness, and they both envy this capacity and ,acting imitatively, turn the fruits of this cleverness (particularly in the domain of technology) on their victims . They imagine the conspirators as having the capacity to penetrate them, get into their bowels and their privacies."pp. 371-372 Sells

The United States under President Clinton in 1993 refused to act on the slaughter taking place in Bosnia and undermined any attempts by the UN or Nato to take timely action.

In large part President Clinton and those around him were reluctant to act because they bought into the Serbian and Islamophobic propaganda. The purpose of the propaganda campaign was to create a revised revisionist history and mythology about the Serbs and Serbia - They of course were the victims of oppression for centuries which was false and that they were not just a nationalist movement but a race under siege from the Bosnian Muslims and Croatians. If they didn't buy that then would fall back on the notion that the region has always been at internecine war and this was just more of the same.

The Serbian propaganda was not all carried out by the government but rather it also included the Serbian literati, the artists, novelist,poets,dramatists and scholars and academics who fueled and gave more legitimacy to the Serbian Nationalist Movement .

The Serbian Nationalist movement wanted to create a Greater Serbia and remove all those whom they saw as impure to create a Pure Serbian State - note the similarity to the Nazis, Fascists etc. Yet these genocidal maniacs are among those whom our infamous Islamophobes count as heroes in fighting Islamic invasion of Europe and the West.

They are bound to be sympathetic since they too want to wipe Islam from the face of the earth and their fellow travelers the American and European Liberals and leftist to create a once again pure Judeo-Christian civilization .

Note similarities to the controversy over Mosques in America not just the Geller branded "Ground Zero Mosque". Islamophobes tend to deny or are somewhat dismissive of the very idea that Christians or any Westerners would be capable of such atrocities. Have these people been living under a rock - they know little of the history Western Civilization or Christianity or Islam or of Judaism, the Israelites and modern day Israel or the real history of the United States stripped of their romanticized version seen through rose-colored glasses .

But as purely professional propagandists some of those labeled Islamophobes may not believe much of what they say. They may just be concerned over the security of Israel or that of America . For some it is simply a matter of keeping thew American Empire and expanding it . For others it may be for business interests.

But each of these groups help to legitimize racism, bigotry, hate that may turn violent . And the hatred and distrust worsens whenever the news media, Hollywood,,TV, Video games present the same negative images and stories about Muslims and Arabs who are always the bad guys. takes part in this stereotyping and demonizing all Muslims and this is combined with Hollywood Films and TV and video games in which the bad guys are all Arabs and Muslims . These images are everywhere yet the anti-Muslims argue the opposite that these industries of entertainment and news are characterizing all Muslims and Arabs as poor victims.

But the truth is Muslims have also been victims.
Besides the Bosnian Genocide, we have America slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in the 2003 -2010 and beyond war in Iraq.
and yet though the invading forces committed war crimes and continued to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity in Iraq they do not face trial because the invading force was led by the USA and International Law the US government argues does not in any way shape or form have any influence over their actions past, present or future.

It is argued by Americans that if they are to be judged under International Law this would mean America's loss of sovereignty.

But the Americans and their allies destroyed or did not protect Iraqi Museums, libraries, archaeological sites, Mosques, Minarets , hospitals, water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants or power plants , bridges, roads, cities turned to rubble. They also showed little regard for the lives of innocent Iraqis is it because they are all Muslims and their lives don't matter.

They used incendiary devices and phosphorus and massive bombing ie Shock and Awe of cities and towns filled with civilians.

While Americans and Brits at home sat in front of their TVs cheering as if it were a laser light show or video game . They were in awe of the fire-works display with no thought of those being blown to pieces.
(It reminds one of the Romans cheering as people were torn to pieces by lions or were covered in tar and used as living torches - These are our roots they tell us which we are supposed to be proud of??? or closer to home American citizens enjoying themselves as they watch a public hanging or a KKK style lynching .)

All of these actions are considered by International Law as being War Crimes and Crimes Against humanity They have killed one million Iraqis.
They illegally detained humiliated, abused, and tortured tens of thousands of Iraqis many of whom were in fact innocent.

BBC documentary Bosnia Genocide

Some background on the Bosnian Genocide & the definition of the crime of Genocide

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website Bosnia-Herzegovina
Overview: Bosnia

In 1991, Yugoslavia's republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bosnia) had a population of 4 million, composed of three main ethnic groups: Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim, 44%), Serb (31%), and Croat (17%), as well as Yugoslav (8%).

On April 5, 1992, the government of Bosnia declared its independence from Yugoslavia. Immediately, Bosnian Serb leaders launched a war to create a separate state. They targeted Bosniak and Croatian civilians in areas under their control, in what has become known as "ethnic cleansing."

During the conflict (1992-95), an estimated 100,000 people were killed; 80% of the civilians killed were Bosniaks. In July 1995, Bosnian Serb forces killed as many as 8,000 Bosniaks from Srebrenica. It was the largest massacre in Europe since the Holocaust.

Two Former Bosnian Serb Officers Convicted of Genocide, june 11, 2010

On June 10, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted two Bosnian Serbs of genocide and sentenced them to life imprisonment for the 1995 murder of as many as 8,000 men and boys from Srebrenica, the largest massacre in Europe since World War II. If the judgments are upheld, they will become the first ever genocide convictions by the ICTY. High-ranking security officers with the Bosnian Serb army, Vujadin Popovic and Ljubisa Beara were both convicted of genocide, extermination, murder, and persecution.

“The scale and nature of the murder operation, with the staggering number of killings, the systematic and organised manner in which it was carried out, the targeting and relentless pursuit of the victims, and the plain intention — apparent from the evidence — to eliminate every Bosnian Muslim male who was captured or surrendered proves beyond reasonable doubt that this was genocide,” the Trial Chamber of the court found.


Introduction to the Definition of Genocide ( Crime of Genocide) at
History at US Holocaust Memorial Museum

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to create the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Recognizing that “at all periods of history genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity” and that international cooperation was needed “to liberate mankind from this odious scourge,” the Convention criminalized certain acts committed with the intent to destroy ethnic, national, racial, or religious groups.

...In 1998, the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court (ICC) established the first permanent international criminal court

UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide:
Article I
“The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and punish.”

Article II:

“In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy...”
“ whole or in part... "...a national, ethical, racial or religious group.””

and so it goes,

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