The Bosnian War, 1991-95, was essentially a struggle between Bosnian Muslims, who made up just over 40% of the population, Bosnian Serbs, just over 30% and Bosnian Croatians, just under 20%.
After the bloodshed of WWII the different groups within Bosnia had lived together in relative harmony until the 1990s conflicts. The final slide into violence was precipitated by US and German pressure for Bosnia to declare itself independent, even though it was only the Muslim community (less than 50% of the population) that had taken part in the vote for independence. It was in any case abundantly clear that Bosnia met none of the legal criteria for statehood set down in international law.
Croatia’s leaders made no secret of the fact that they hoped to absorb Bosnia’s Croatian communities into Croatia. Bosnian Muslim communities were generally behind Izetbegovic’s plan that their parts of Bosnia should become a Muslim state. Bosnian Serbs were determined to retain the land that had been theirs for many hundreds of years.
- The role of British intelligence at Srebrenica
- RS Srebrenica report 2002
- Ashdown’s persecution of Serbs
- Bosnian rape camps, NYT movie review 1997
- Signs that Bosnian Muslims abandoned Srebrenica for strategic reasons
- Clinton approved Iranian arms helping turn Bosnia into bastion of militant Islam in Europe
- David Binder 1996 article on ICTY bias
- Guardian reports 1st Srebrenica anniversary
- Stacy Sullivan and the cover-up excuse
- Neocons reveal their hand
- Dismantling Srebrenica myth
- Hammond on UK coverage of Srebrenica
- George Kenney on Bosnian death figures
- Preserving the myth of Srebrenica
- Letter to The Guardian re anti-Serb bias
- Bosnian snipers shot own people
- Intelligence files reveal true motives of international intervention
- Propping up the Srebrenica propaganda
- Kenney reverses his opinion
- Bricks without straw”
- Guardian refreshes old myths in 2002
- 2011 HClinton William Hague op-ed
- US war correspondent on testifying at The Hague
- 10th anniversary debunking of Srebrenica
- Europe’s distrust of US policy in Bosnia
- Bosnian Muslims ‘slaughter their own people’
- Izetbegovic confession on Bosnian “death camps”
- Vulliamy and Hartmann on Srebrenica: A Study in Propaganda
- How Media Misinformation Led to Bosnian Intervention
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