What is this monument inscribed in
Arabic script doing in Bosnia? What is it doing in the Western media
declared "Heart of Europe?" None of the peoples of ex-Yugoslavia speak
or understand Arabic. None. None of the Bosnian Muslims with exception
of maybe a tiny minority of Islam clergy understands Arabic. So, for
whom was this monument erected? The only answer to the puzzle could be
the fact that round 10,000 foreign volunteers, jihad fighters, fought
against the Christian population of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Most of these
Islamic fanatics, members of Al Qaeda, came from Arab speaking
And that is the answer to the puzzle.
America has right to know. As you will see from the text that follows -
American government invested ONE MILLION dollars into this monument.
On Saturday, March 20, 2003, ex-President Bill Clinton took some time from
his busy schedule to dedicate the above monument placed in Srebrenica, Republika
Srpska, among the Serbs of Bosnia. He came just in time so that next day (Sunday)
the Western media could trumpet this pretend humanitarian gesture and (of course)
to renew its racist attack on the Christian Serbs. The event was to revamp and
renew the hoax of "Srebrenica genocide!"
Well known anti-Serb racist Christiane Amanpour, for example, dutifully
reported for the CNN
that the event was all about Clinton's love, tolerance, respect. She said:
"Clinton called for love to replace hatred... He called on the region to...
defy racial and ethnic hatred."
For propagandists the words are cheap.
Then she peppered it with the usual mantra about "8,000 Bosnian Muslim
boys and men massacred by the Serbs in the so-called U.N.-protected enclave of
Srebrenica." She then added the usual: "It was the single biggest atrocity
of the war and Europe's worst since World War II."
There you go. The Serbs are intolerant and the worst Nazis after the Nazis.
This is the monument to that lie and it is spitefully erected among
Is that all not astonishing? Not at all if you know the basic facts
of Clinton Administration's connection to Al Qaeda.
We show on these pages that Srebrenica was a hoax
perfectly timed as an excuse to NATO's all out bombing of Bosnian
and Krajina Serbs as well as NATO's subsequent
conquest of the strategically important Balkans. The hoax was also to serve
as a cover up and the "excuse" for American sideing with Bosnian Islam
fundamentalist leader Alija Izetbegovic
Islam fundamentalism and helped it
cleanse more than 300,000 Serbian people out of their homes and the lands they
inhabited, as majority population - for centuries.
On these pages we presented Republican Policy Committee report entitled
"Clinton-approved Iranian arms transfers help turn
Bosnia into militant Islamic base" which clearly states that it was jihad
fighters, most of them from Arabic countries, that America was arming. Clinton
almost wrecked NATO over his covert arming
and training of Al Qaeda.
So, it was the time for America to express its gratitude for the jihad
volunteers from Arabic countries. This is a fitting monument to that gratitude.
But there is more...
Clinton cashes in his "tolerance"
Gregory Copley, the director of the International Strategic Studies Institute
in Washington, gave an interview for SRNA reporter Sonja Lakic, on October 7, 2003.
The report was published under title "Evidence of ties between Izetbegovic and
Osama bin Laden." Izetbegovic was leader of Bosnian
Mr. Copley said:
"We know that Clinton also visited Izetbegovic, who
is claimed to be ill and on his deathbed. And we also
know that Izetbegovic's political party paid $250,000
for his arrival in Bosnia and participation in the
uncovering of the monument in Srebrenica. The question
needs to be asked to what extent that monument was in
fact built out of political motivation instead of as
a memorial to the victims of the civil war in Srebrenica."
The interview was also referred to in ISSA Special Reports
Monument to permanent "DIVIDE AND CONQUER!"
The monument built to celebrate Al Qaeda jihad against
the Orthodox Christians is clearly there to infuriate the Serbs and to
deepen the division between Christian and Moslem community of Bosnia.
More detailed analysis is given in this document:
Srebrenica Casualty Numbers
Challenged by Experts
as Politicized and Ethnically Divisive
BALKAN & EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN POLICY COUNCIL
PO Box 20407, Alexandria, Virginia 22320, USA
WASHINGTON, DC, September 18, 2003: On the eve of
the dedication of a monument to Muslims killed at
Srebrenica, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 1995, a group
which includes a former UN official, intelligence
experts, and journalists, released a statement
challenging the alleged casualty number of 7,000
victims as "vastly inflated and unsupported by
They asserted that one-sided interventionist policies
permitted al-Qaida forces and radical Islamists
backed by the Iranian clerical government to take
root during the Bosnian war, clouding the future
of the region. As well, they agreed that the
"memorialization" of false numbers in the monument
actually appeared to be intended to perpetuate
regional ethnic hatred and distrust and to deliberately
punish one of the victim groups in the Bosnian civil
war [i.e. the Serbs]. Former US President Bill Clinton is
expected to attend and legitimize the dedication of
the monument at Srebrenica, which was constructed
using one million dollars of US Embassy funds at
the request of High Representative Paddy Ashdown.
But former BBC journalist Jonathan Rooper, who has
researched the events in Srebrenica since 1995,
says that the region was a graveyard for Serbs as
well as Muslims and that a monument to inflated
casualties on one side "serves neither truth nor
the goal of reconciliation".
Phillip Corwin, former UN Civilian Affairs Coordinator
in Bosnia during the 1990s, said: "What happened in
Srebrenica was not a single large massacre of Muslims
by Serbs, but rather a series of very bloody attacks
and counterattacks over a three year period which
reached a crescendo in July of 1995." Mr. Corwin is
author of Dubious Mandate, an account of his
experiences during the conflict. He points out that
Srebrenica, which was designated a safe zone, was
never demilitarized as it was claimed to be, and
that Muslim paramilitary leader Nasir Oric, who
controlled Srebrenica, launched repeated attacks
on surrounding Serb villages. He noted: "I was the
United Nations' chief political officer in Bosnia
the day that Srebrenica fell. Coincidentally, it
was the same day that the Bosnian Government tried
to assassinate me as I drove over Mount Igman on
the way to Sarajevo."
Intelligence expert and strategist Gregory Copley,
President of the International Strategic Studies
Association and the ISSA's Balkan & Eastern
Mediterranean Policy Council, accused US Ambassador
Donald Hays, who serves as Deputy High Representative
of Bosnia-Herzegovina, of using the power of the
Office of the High Representative (OHR) governing
Bosnia "to force Bosnian Serb elected officials to
sign a fraudulent document accepting the official
version of events in Srebrenica. The leaders of
Republica Srpska [the predominantly Serbian province
of Bosnia- Herzegovina] invited the office of the
High Representative to join their investigation of
the events in Srebrenica. Instead they were told
they were told to sign a statement drafted by OHR
endorsing casualty figures they publicly disagreed
with." Copley added: "It is significant in that
the former US Clinton Administration fought this
war unquestioningly supporting only the Croat and
Muslim factions and disregarding the historic
alliance of the Serbian peoples with the US.
Then, after the war, the Clinton Administration
failed to follow US tradition in helping to heal
the wounds of war, but, rather, perpetuated ethnic
divisions and hatreds. This differs from the US
role in all other wars."
"Unfortunately, all of the policies and officials
put in place in the region by the Clinton
Administration remain. The current Bush Administration
has neglected the Balkans and has, instead, allowed
the Clinton policies to continue, which has meant
that divisive politics continue. This, then, requires
the ongoing commitment of US peacekeeping forces in
both Bosnia and in the Kosovo province of Serbia."
Copley added that, according to intelligence obtained
from Islamist sources, that the monument was intended
to become a shrine for radical Islamists in Europe
and site for annual pilgrimages. He added: "Deputy
High Representative Donald Hays forced the Republica
Srpska Government to issue a statement which accepted
the radical Islamists" version of the Srebrenica affair,
despite the fact that the Office of High Representative
does not have any investigative capability of its own
to make a valid assumption on the matter. As well, the
International Criminal Tribunal on Yugoslavia (ICTY)
in The Hague " no friend of the Serbs " has itself
not completed its investigation of Srebrenica, and
nor has the office of the Government of Republica
Srpska which has been working with the ICTY."
Amb. Hays and OHR chief Paddy Ashdown forced the
Republica Srpska statement merely to ensure that
the opening of the "shrine" " to be attended by
Clinton " would vindicate Clinton Administration
policies of support for the radical Islamists."
Yossef Bodansky, who has written several books on
the war in Yugoslavia and also serves as Research
Director of ISSA, calls the 7,000 figure "disinformation"
and notes that "all independent forensic evidence points
to Muslim casualties in the hundreds, possibly the
low hundreds. Continued emphasis on such allegedly
high numbers of Muslim deaths at Srebrenica also
obfuscates the Muslim murders in that city, earlier,
of Serb civilians." Bodansky also wrote extensively
on the link between Osama bin Laden and the Bosnian
Islamists in numerous articles and special reports
and three books, including Offensive in the Balkans:
the Potential for a Wider War as a Result of Foreign
Intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1995), Some Call
it Peace: Waiting for War in the Balkans (1996), and
Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America (1999).
Rooper says that at least 1,000 Serbs, mostly civilians,
were killed by forces led by Oric who did not bother
to hide his crimes, even showing videotapes of
slaughtered Serbs to Western journalists. Meanwhile
a group of academic experts and journalists from the
United States, Canada, Germany, France, Serbia, and
the United Kingdom has been organized by Professor
Edward S. Herman of the University of Pennsylvania
to examine the evidence regarding events at Srebrenica
in July 1995 and earlier, how the media reported these
events, and the political role of claims about Srebrenica.
It is expected that a report from this group will be
available in June 2004. Rooper points out that the
40,000 inhabitants the UN used in July of 1995 before
the capture of Srebrenica roughly matches the number
of former residents accounted for in the aftermath.
A commander of the Muslim- dominated Army of BiH
(Bosnia-Herzegovina) later confirmed to parliament
in Sarajevo that 5,000 BiH troops escaped largely
intact to Tuzla while the UN registered some 35,632
While the capture of Srebrenica was reported in July
1995, as it unfolded, an international outcry only
took place a month later, after Madeleine Albright,
then US representative to the UN, held up a photo
which she said provided evidence that thousands of
Muslim victims had been buried at field near Nova
Kasaba, 19 kilometers from Srebrenica. Excavations
which took place following the war, however, yielded
33 bodies at Nova Kasaba. Two years after the event,
a total of 400 bodies had been found at 20 sites near
Srebrenica, an area which had seen bloody fighting
over a three year period. Instead of acknowledging
that there was no support for the original figures,
Rooper says a various means were used to prop up
the official story.
"Spokesmen for the Clinton Administration suggested
that Serbs might have moved the bodies to other
locations. Rooper points out that excavating,
transporting and reburying 7,000 bodies was "not
only beyond the capabilities of the thinly stretched,
petrol-starved Bosnian Serb Army, but would have
been easily detected under intense surveillance
from satellites and geostationary drones.
By 1998, thousands of bodies excavated from all
across Bosnia were stored at the Tuzla airport.
Despite state of the art DNA testing, only 200 bodies
have been linked to Srebrenica. Around 3,000 names
on a list of Srebrenica victims compiled by the Red
Cross matched voters in the Bosnian election in 1996.
"I pointed out to the OSCE that there had either been
massive election fraud or almost half the people on
the ICRC missing list were still alive," says Rooper.
"The OSCE finally responded that the voting lists
had been locked away in warehouses and it would not
be possible for them to investigate."
The inflated Srebrenica statistics are part of a
larger picture that intelligence experts such as
Bodansky and Copley find troubling. They say US
policymakers have been slow to recognize that Bosnia
is viewed as a strategic base for operations in Europe
by al-Qaida and the HizbAllah. In 1993, when the
Clinton Administration was strongly backing the
Muslim President of Bosnia, Alija Izetbegovic, Osama
Bin Ladin was regular visitor to his office, according
to Renate Flottau of the German weekly, Der Spiegel.
The Bosnian daily, Dani, reported that the Vienna
Embassy of BiH issued a passport to Bin Ladin in 1993.
A special report by Copley, issued Tuesday,
September 16. 2003. noted that Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ambassador Huso Zivalj, who issued the passport to
Bin Ladin, later served as Bosnian Ambassador to
the United Nations in September 11. "It is becoming
increasingly clear that the movement of Zivalj to
the New York post just before (and his departure
just after) the September 11, 2001 attacks was not
"To refer to US Bosnia policy as a success story
is to disregard substantial evidence to the contrary.
Instead of misplaced symbolism in Srebrenica, US
policymakers need to take a hard look at assumptions
which have guided US actions in the region,"
To add insult to injury:
The Serbs are forced to pay for the monument
The following excerpt was taken from:
GIS Special Topical Studies
Changing Situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina
and Terrorist Escalation
Volume XXI, No. 155
Tuesday, October 7, 2003
By: Gregory Copley
High Representative Ashdown had taken the leadership of the Islamists’ Srebrenica monument for reasons known only to himself. He had received a donation of $1-million from the US Embassy for this monument which had been portrayed as a monument to the suffering of innocents at Srebrenica. He required an additional 4-million marks to complete the project.
A small number of families of victims of the 1995 Srebrenica fighting sued the Government of Republica Srpska for compensation. Was it coincidence that the court’s judgment on this came just before the monument was due to be opened? Was it coincidence that the judgment was for 4-million marks? Was it coincidence that the payment was ordered to be paid by the Government of Republica Srpska not to the plaintiffs, the families of the victims, but to the monument project which was headed by Mr Ashdown?
I would suggest that there are too many coincidences in all of this.
Then we move on to the fact that the timetable for the opening of the monument was determined, in fact, by the schedule of the former US President, William Clinton, who was to be available in the area – while he was on his way to fundraising functions in the Middle East – so that Clinton could compound the political message of the monument. So we have a case where Mr Ashdown promoted a schedule based on the political availability of Mr Clinton. And, not surprisingly, we then see that Mr Clinton was paid $250,000 for his participation in the unveiling of the monument by Mr Izetbegovic’s SDA party, and that Mr Clinton visited Mr Izetbegovic in hospital in Sarajevo.
All of this despite mounting evidence that Mr Izetbegovic and his SDA colleagues have actively supported terrorism and al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, and that there are profound links between terrorists related to the September 11, 2001 , attacks on the US and Mr Izetbegovic.
We can take this further. Because of Mr Clinton’s schedule and involvement with SDA – not just now, but through historic links and meetings between Clinton and Izetbegovic and the like – Mr Ashdown undertook a number of actions. Firstly, he used his power as High Representative to force the Government of Republica Srpska to accept a “verdict” on Srebrenica which it would never have done voluntarily. Secondly, he gives every appearance of having influenced the courts to ensure that Republica Srpska would have to pay for the monument which essentially was designed to tell the world that there were only Serb aggressors and only Muslim victims.
The whole point was to distort the truth in two ways: firstly, by only telling part of the story; secondly, by taking a number of Muslim victims which was plucked out of the air and not substantiated by forensic evidence. Indeed, Mr Ashdown’s efforts were all geared to both suppressing independent investigations and forestalling any further discussion of the actual facts of the issue.
In this regard, by attempting to “put the affair behind us”, Mr Ashdown did exactly what Tito did with regard to the concentration camp in which 700,000 people – mostly Serbs, Jews and Gypsies – were killed at Jasenovac: he drove the truth underground, where simmering divisions and injustices merely bubble away for generations. He was not resolving the issue by shining the light of truth on it, but rather raising doubts for generations to come.
The integral version can be found at
There is no monument to the Serbian civilians in
the neighboring town of Bratunac.
Bratunac is less than 10 miles away from Srebrenica.
The Serbs who lived in Sarajevo were bombed out of their houses
and everything they ever owned. They were cleansed out of
previously multi-ethnic Sarajevo and made to settle in Bratunac.
There they died by hundreds surcumbing
to NATO's use of Depleted Uranium in the bombs that rained on Sarajevo.
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