August 30, 2008

A group of former Dutch soldiers with questionable agenda and pro-Serb leanings are on a crusade to deny Srebrenica genocide and get their 15 minutes of shame…

Acccording to Serbia’s Vecernje Novosti, a group of former Dutch soldiers who were stationed in Srebrenica enclave in 1995, came to Belgrade on Wednesday “at their own expense” to meet with Milivoje Ivanisevic.

Milivoje Ivanisevic is a Belgrade-based Srebrenica genocide denier whose, so called, research has been discredited by the International Criminal Tribunal as “…a shameful denial and relativisation of the facts that this court has established beyond reasonable doubt about the genocide committed in Srebrenica.” (source: ICTY)

This fringe group of Dutch activists, who clearly have questionable agenda and pro-Serb leanings, say they want to testify in Radovan Karadzic’s favor. As ridiculous as it may seem, but these offensive liars and Srebrenica genocide deniers claim that Serb Army did not commit crimes in Srebrenica. Karadzic, the architect of Srebrenica genocide, is currently on trial at the Hague.

We spoke to two Srebrenica genocide survivors and they told us they have dealt with this type of propaganda for the last 13 years. For Srebrenica genocide survivors, this kind of irresponsible behavior, on the part of the Dutch, is nothing new. After all, the Dutch soldiers abandoned people of Srebrenica in 1995 and left disgusting material behind themselves (see photos of Dutch graffiti in Srebrenica).

Activist Dutch veterans told Ivanisevic they had to “protect themselves from the Muslims, rather than protect Muslims from the Serbs” in Srebrenica. What they failed to mention is that Serb soldiers wore Dutch helmets and disguised themselves as UN peacekeepers to trick Bosniak population of Srebrenica into surrendering. In this situation, it was impossible to distinguish between real and fake peacekeepers.

Srebrenica genocide resulted in the summary executions of 8,000 Bosniaks, including at last 500 children, and forcible deportations of thousands of women and children. Women would not be spared, but Serbs were sensitive to the public opinion so they opted for forcible deportations instead (read more here) – as concluded by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague.

  1. Kirk Johnson
    August 30, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I am absolutely speechless.

    I wonder if this is driven by revenge for the Dutch soldier killed by Bosnian troops just before the enclave fell.

  2. Vincent Jappi
    August 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Florence Hartmann uskoro pred Haškim sudom
    Goran Jungvirth, Radio Slobodna Evropa, 31. avgust/kolovoz 2008.

  3. Vincent Jappi
    September 1, 2008 at 2:47 am

    The Saturday Profile
    Taking Up a Shovel to Expose Genocide in Bosnia
    By MEG BORTIN, New York Times, August 8, 2008

    PARIS – THERE are crime fighters who enjoy the limelight, and there are those who do the work. Jean-René Ruez is the second kind. He went in with his own shovel to search for evidence — “multiple human remains” — while he was chief investigator in Srebrenica, where thousands of Bosnian Muslims were slaughtered in July 1995 in the worst massacre in Europe since World War II.

    Mr. Ruez, a senior French police official, was the central figure in establishing the facts about those murders. He knows as well as anyone the ways in which as many as 8,000 men and boys fleeing Srebrenica were rounded up by Bosnian Serb forces, shot, buried and then reburied in mass graves to hide the evidence of what has been officially classified as genocide.
    [read on…]

  4. Anonymous
    September 1, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Dear Sir madam,

    1. We are very sure these are NO soldiers of Dutchbat3! .

    2. They operate on there own interest, surely not in the interest of Dutchbat3!

    3. We clearly say this is false flag and/or wrong information.

    4. Time will tell, we all know that somethings that are said in the media CAN’T be trusted.

    Goverments are high, soldiers are low, and shit always go down… especialy when the word Srebrenica fall, the shit suddendly speeds up down hill…

    Dear Sir/madam,

    By this letter we would like to be very cautious and conscientious before go pointing out a judging finger when there is NO lawfully and convinced evidence based material.

    “Shame on you” is based on the same foundation as your indictment, it has no evidence based grounds.
    And it’s not doing justice to the soldiers who are traumatised by these false indictments.

    Or do you realy believe the person how put this in the news?
    Says more about the people how do so! …

    Again, time wil tell, and we’ll see this devolopment with and open and clear view.

    Above all before pointing fingers and making acusations we have to take caution in doing this. Search for the truth, but keep the respect!
    Especialy in this (Govermental)special operation we have to stay stable, or didn’t we learn enough from Srebrenica???

    There for we say reserved;

    ..One swallow makes no summer…

    Yours sincerely,

  5. Anonymous
    September 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Please Google;
    False flag operations
    (read wikipidia)

    There are no 15 activists!
    Only a dodgy spy offering ‘help’ to the Serbs…

    It damages Dutchbat and the Serbs in the favour of who?

    please wake up, and post this comment!

  6. Owen
    September 10, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Dan, anything coming from Milivoje Ivanisevic should carry a health warning and not be read at face value.

    Anonymous, I don’t read Dutch so I may be poorly informed but although I know of some brave individual members of Dutchbat3 who reported what they saw and have continued to condemn their superiors’ connivance with the massacre I did not hear of any organised Dutchbat3 support for the victims’ relatives in their court action against the Dutch state. Were there any ex-Dutchbat3 soldiers outside the Rechtsbank this morning protesting about your government’s assertion that the refugees were not ordered to leave the base at Potocari? Please tell us, were the refugees you saw leaving the base handing themselves over willingly to Ratko Mladic?

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