|20 MONTHS BEFORE SREBRENICA:
Slaughter of Serbs in the UNPROFOR safe zone "NORTH"
On Thursday, September 9, 1993, Croatian Army, the heir to
infamous WWII Ustasha Nazis made
a sudden, unprovoked attack on the Serbian villages in the
They chop to pieces any human being they encounter. They slaughter
cattle and anything moving - all to the last cat. Then they put
Ustasha "U" symbol on the buildings and burn it all. The message
that they are brutal Nazis they always were is loud and clear.
The fact that they have breached so called UN protected zone "North"
causes no outrage in the West. UN officials
express outrage but their outrage does not reach very many
Western newspapers. So, very early it is clear that not only that
Serbian lifes do not count but that UN "protection" zones are but
a joke. The whole affair is swapped under the rug and only ten
years later (or so) will some Canadian newspapers write about
"brave" Canadian soldiers who tried to stop the Croats - when it
was already too late. No-one even counts the Serbian dead.
The model is set. The Croats got answers to all their questions.
They are free to slaughter.
Read more about Medak
|10 WEEKS BEFORE SREBRENICA:
Croats crush UNPROFOR safe zone "WEST"
This time the Croatian Army, with
WWII Ustasha insignia
attacks on and takes over an ENTIRE so called "United Nations
protection zone." It is "Zone West" - Western Slavonia.
On Monday, May 1, 1995, in early morning hours (5:30am) Croatian
Army made an all-out artillery and infantry surprise attack on the
UN PROTECTED Area. They use tanks, helicopters and MIG-21 aircrafts.
The push aside UN "protectors" from third rate non-NATO countries
(from Argentina, Nepal and Jordan), kill a few and take a few as
The Croats crush with tanks Serbian civilians who try to flee.
Blood flows in the streets. They admit killing 450, the Serbs know
that few thousands of people are missing for ever. We are tallking
civilians here - men, women and children - not male fighters as
the case will be with Srebrenica.
Again, there is no outrage in the Western press. No hoopla.
Almost casually, Washington Post, says on May 8, 1995: "a CBS News
team witnessed Croatian authorities, in all-white jump suits,
spraying chlorine on an area that U.N. investigators picked over
today, removing much of the forensic evidence that might have
The Serbs are beyond outraged. One of the areas described by the
Western press as "retaken" or even "liberated" was a small village
of Jasenovac. This is a sacred place for the Serbs. This is the
This is the place for which Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (which
by the way was NOT written by the Serbs) say: "SOME
SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE MURDERED AT JASENOVAC, mostly Serbs,
The Serbs say for the Jasenovac that it is "the largest
under ground Serbian city."
On that day in May - only days before Srebrenica was to happen -
infamous Ustasha flag with Ustasha "shahovnica" emblem was to fly
again above Jasenovac - for the first time after death of Hitler!
Completely out of context, the New York Times mentioned
(on October 31, 1993) "[T]o many
Jews, Serbs and others, ["shahovnica"] is a symbol almost as hateful
as the swastika."
The Balkan equivalent of swastika was flying over Balkan equivalent
of Auschwitz and there was no outrage!!!
Yes, it happened only days before Srebrenica. Yes, the American
Serbs phoned and wrote letters of protest and outrage to the White House.
There was no effect... The message was clear: From now on it is a war
like any other war before - a war where there are no "safe" or "protected"
zones. Brutal force is the only thing that counts!
You can only imagine what one of those "democratic" countries
of the West would do as a revenge. You can imagine. But it seemed
that the Serbs need more clues, more push, more hint that they
should take over tiny enclaves in their midst, the enclaves that
were safe heaven for Islam fundamentalist jihad fighters...
Read more about attack on Western Slavonia
|15 DAYS BEFORE SREBRENICA:
Another slaughter attack out of Srebrenica
In a raid before dawn that again
illustrated the weakness of U.N. forces here, Bosnian government
[i.e. Muslim] soldiers apparently slipped past U.N. posts on Monday
and attacked this isolated Bosnian Serb village, burning several houses,
stealing livestock, and leaving a dozen families homeless...
[T]he assault... reflected... the inadequacy of U.N. peacekeepers
who have pledged to prevent them from leaving supposedly
demilitarized enclaves in eastern Bosnia.
[The attacked Serbian village of] Visnjica is a miserable settlement
perched on a mountainside a few miles from Srebrenica, one of the
Muslim towns in eastern Bosnia which the United Nations has designated
as demilitarized "protected areas." But Monday's raid was apparently
launched by troops based inside Srebrenica, leading Bosnian Serb
officers to denounce the United Nations for failing to comply
with its promise to keep the town free of soldiers and weapons.
Several of the impoverished farmers who live in Visnjica said
they had assumed they were safe here because of U.N. pledges.
"We thought that no one could attack us from Srebrenica because
the town was demilitarized and surrounded by U.N. soldiers," said
Ljubomir Vukovic, 67, as he stood in the smoldering ruins of the
house he shared with two other families. "But they came from right
over that hill."
Vukovic pointed toward a peak separating his village from
Srebrenica. A U.N. post there is supposed to prevent soldiers from
passing in either direction.
Villagers here said they were awakened at 4:30 on Monday morning
by the sound of small-arms fire. They fled into the surrounding
forest, watching helplessly as their homes were set afire and their
cattle driven away, evidently to feed government units.
Asked why he and his neighbors had been targeted, one villager,
Savo Madzarevic, paused to reflect for a moment and then replied:
"I suppose it is because we are Serbs."
...Monday's attackers may have chosen Visnjica as a target because
it is isolated and undefended. When Serb soldiers arrived to repel
them, they withdrew in the direction of Srebrenica, killing one
Serb soldier and wounding three civilians...
The above quote is from:
"N.Y. Times News Service"
June 26, 1995
Read the integral NYT text.