Serbia apologises for Srebrenica massacre

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The Telegraph

Serbia's parliament has passed a landmark ruling apologising for the 1995 killing of thousands of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica after years of denial.

Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic killed about 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys after taking over the eastern enclave.

The resolution expressed sympathy to victims and apologised for not doing enough to prevent the massacre, which was the worst incident of the Bosnian war, but stopped short of calling the killings "genocide". It was approved by a narrow majority.

The ruling coalition of pro-Western Democrats and Socialists hopes to win favour with the EU through the apology, which was adopted after debate over nearly 13 hours broadcast on live television ending after midnight.

"We are taking a civilised step of politically responsible people, based on political conviction, for the war crime that happened in Srebrenica," said Branko Ruzic, whose Socialist party was led by strongman Slobodan Milosevic during the 1990s.

The text of the apology read: "The parliament of Serbia strongly condemns the crime committed against the Bosnian Muslim population of Srebrenica in July 1995."
Well, well, well. I'd like to say that this is a rather nice turn up for the books.

A timely, heartfelt apology form a government of a people who were repsonsible for crimes against humanity.

Not some wishy-washy retarded drool-fest by a monacled PM for a crime committed 2 centuries ago, and not an abject failure to even recongnise, let alone apologise for horrific massacres in the manner of genocides for over 100 years.

Take heed Mr Brown, pay attention Israel and Turkey. There's lessons to be learned here about what it means to be a member of the civilised nations of this world, rather than some rotten backwater that deserves to be denied all assistance and membership of global organisations.

Now, Serbia, about those reparations . . . .
 
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Biped said:
Now, Serbia, about those reparations . . . .
I imagine the state of Serbia will consider reparations to the state of Bosnia for 'war crimes' committed by Bosnian citizens of Serbian ethnicity against Bosnian citizens of other ethnicities when:

a) The state of Bosnia considers reparations for 'war crimes' committed by Bosnian citizens of 'Muslim' ethnicity against Bosnian citizens of other ethnicities; and/or,

b) The state of Croatia considers reparations for 'war crimes' committed by Croatian citizens of Croatian ethnicity against (former) Croatian citizens of other ethnicities; and/or,

c) NATO member such as the US and the UK considers reparations for 'war crimes' committed by their forces against the citizens of the state of Serbia.

Maybe you spot the problem. :wink:
 
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whitecity said:
Biped said:
Now, Serbia, about those reparations . . . .
I imagine the state of Serbia will consider reparations to the state of Bosnia for 'war crimes' committed by Bosnian citizens of Serbian ethnicity against Bosnian citizens of other ethnicities when:

a) The state of Bosnia considers reparations for 'war crimes' committed by Bosnian citizens of 'Muslim' ethnicity against Bosnian citizens of other ethnicities; and/or,

b) The state of Croatia considers reparations for 'war crimes' committed by Croatian citizens of Croatian ethnicity against (former) Croatian citizens of other ethnicities; and/or,

c) NATO member such as the US and the UK considers reparations for 'war crimes' committed by their forces against the citizens of the state of Serbia.

Maybe you spot the problem. :wink:
Tomorrow NATO are giving a spiel to local students on the benefits of NATO membership. The spiel is in Bijeljina - on the same date (1 Apr) that Arkan, well know career criminal, murderous scumbag and supposed soldier attacked the place.

A coincidence I am sure :twisted: