RT: How Srebrenica tragedy became excuse for atrocities around the world


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Published time: July 11, 2015 19:39

People sit around graves and tombstones at the Memorial Center Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina July 11, 2015 (Reuters / Antonio Bronic)

People sit around graves and tombstones at the Memorial Center Potocari, near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina July 11, 2015 (Reuters / Antonio Bronic)

Politicians and cameras will converge on Srebrenica this weekend and talk endlessly of “genocide.” Not only is that an inappropriate description of the tragic events in 1995, its misuse has resulted in many more “humanitarian” deaths worldwide.

To this day, however, neither the ad-hoc court established by the UN to prosecute war crimes in the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), nor anyone else, have established how many people were actually killed in and around Srebrenica In July 1995, or even under what circumstances. There are plenty of estimates, suggestions, and inferences, but facts remain scarce. That has not stopped the official story of “8,000 killed Muslim men and boys” from becoming elevated to the status of an uncontestable myth, which Western media and…

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