Former leader Radovan Karadzic is on trial at The Hague facing eleven criminal charges, including the alleged massacre of up to 8,000 Bosniak men and youths in Srebrenica. Swiss researcher Alexander Dorin denounces the media’s distorted account of those events which prevails to this day. The facts were allegedly fixed around Washington’s policy of having to justify NATO’s military intervention in the conflict, marking the Organization’s first post-Cold War deployment and the first intervention outside its original purview.
“After 14 years of investigating events that took place in Srebrenica in 1995 I can attest there was no genocide over Muslims in that enclave — the myth about the massacre of Muslims was invented by the late Bosnian Muslim war leader Alija Izetbegović and then-U.S. president Bill Clinton”, Swiss researcher Alexander Dorin, author of the book Srebrenica — die Geschichte eines salonfahigen Rassismus) (Srebrenica — The History of Salon Racism) told Belgrade Daily Press in an exclusive interview.
He added that, contrary to the popular mythology still dominating Western mainstream media, Muslims who lost their lives in Srebrenica were grown men rather than “boys”, and have been gunned down while fighting against the Bosnian Serb Army. Which, as he points out, can in no way be equated with a massacre, let alone “genocide”.
After many years of investigating the war events in and around Srebrenica, I have reached a definite conclusion that there was no genocide. In July 1995, as the town was being taken over by the Serb forces, some 2,000 Muslim men lost their lives — not 8,000 as the Bosnian Muslim propaganda machinery claims, with the backing of certain Western politicians and media. Those 2,000 men fell in a battle against the Serbian Army, while they were breaking through to Tuzla. “Srebrenica genocide” is Izetbegović’s and Clinton’s invention, – Dorin said.
Question: Upon what do you base your claims Srebrenica “massacre” was invented by Izetbegović and Clinton?
Answer: One should keep in mind that even the American media wrote quite a bit about the fact United States was arming Izetbegović’s forces for years. Clinton administration was very antagonistic toward Serbs — Clinton’s generals were even involved in the Croat operation “Storm”, expulsion and elimination of the Serbian nation from the Republic of Serbian Krajina and western parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
At the same time, one of Srebrenica warlords — Hakija Meholjić — continues to assert Clinton was offering Izetbegović a manufactured massacre against Srebrenica Muslims since 1993, as a ploy that will end the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina [to the Bosnian Muslim advantage].
Q: What does that tell us?
A: It tells us they had two years to set that ploy up, the time during which Izetbegović and Clinton were being mythologized and raised to the status of heroes throughout the most influential Western media outlets.
“Srebrenica Victims” Voting
Q: Does your book offer additional evidence?
A: The book also presents evidence which shows 2,000 Muslim men who lost their lives in Srebrenica fell during the battles. In order to be able to claim that the “genocide” was committed, and since they didn’t have enough bodies to back the initial claim of 8,000 allegedly killed Muslims, they listed as Srebrenica victims a number of Bosnian Muslim fighters who died long before Srebrenica takeover, or were shot down in other battles during the civil war, from 1992-1995. The list of the alleged Srebrenica victims also contains the names of those who are still alive.
Q: You mean those who were later voting in the elections…?
A: That is correct. In the 1996 Bosnian elections, the electoral lists contained some 3,000 Bosnian Muslims who were also listed as “Srebrenica victims”. This further underlines the fact that so-called Hague Tribunal still has no evidence of “Srebrenica genocide”. Instead, they rely on the claims of Croat Dražen Erdemović, proven to be sheer lies, as Bulgarian reporter Germinal Civikov has demonstrated in his latest book.
Q: The Hague Tribunal does not believe so…?
A: Former NATO spokesman Jamie Shea stressed back in 1999 that, without NATO, there would be no Hague Tribunal to begin with. He asserted that NATO and the Hague Tribunal are “allies and friends”. Among others, the example which confirms his assertion is the case of [Colonel] Vidoje Blagojević, sentenced to a long prison term due to Srebrenica events, even though he is absolutely innocent and has done no harm to anyone. So, NATO is punishing its adversaries via the Hague Tribunal while, at the same time, it protects its allies.
The History of Yugoslav Civil War was Written by the Aggressors
Q: Why have they bore down on Serbs?
A: Serbs have never allied with the aggressive forces. In the past hundreds of years, Serbs were fighting against all the aggressors and the fascist forces. Instead of respect and gratitude, they were rewarded with sanctions and bombs by the international community, and with a thorough and complete demonization by the Western media. Today’s world is ruled by the criminals and psychopaths who call themselves democrats.
Q: What motivated you to investigate Srebrenica events?
- NATO Renewed: The Power and Purpose of Transatlantic Cooperation by Sten Rynning; Palgrave Macmillan (October 27, 2005).
A: I have been investigating Srebrenica and the alleged genocide Bosnian Serb Army supposedly committed against the Bosnian Muslims for the entire 14 years because, already towards the end of the Bosnia-Herzegovina war, it became apparent that West does not have honest intentions toward the nations in that country. I couldn’t accept the thought the world will be left with a picture of that war which exclusively suits NATO interests. Unfortunately, that is precisely what has happened.
Q: Why are you reluctant to promote your book personally?
A: At this point, after the painstaking research that took many years, when I have found undeniable evidence about what really took place in Srebrenica of which the wide public is unaware, I don’t want to draw attention to myself. It is the book that is important, the book says it all.
Q: “Srebrenica — The History of Salon Racism” will soon be published in German. Will it be translated to Serbian or to some other language?
A: The publisher of my book, Kai Homilius from Berlin, intends to publish it both in Serbian and English language. We have decided to have it first published in German, since the German-speaking public really has no idea about the propaganda Srebrenica myth is based on. German edition of the book is coming out of press around the middle of the next month.
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