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Clark Would Bring In The U.N.

Posted By Blackfive • [November 11, 2003]

From the Chicago Sun-Times: Bosnian massacre victims' families to sue U.N., Dutch for $600 million

...Estimates suggest that more than 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were executed by Bosnian Serb troops during a three-day killing spree in July 1995. The victims had gathered at the eastern Bosnian village of Srebrenica, which had been designated a 'safe haven' during the Bosnian war by the United Nations.

But as Bosnian Serb troops under the command of Ratko Mladic descended upon Srebrenica, only a handful of lightly armed Dutch peacekeepers were in place to protect civilians. In fact, the peacekeepers left without a shot being fired, opening the way for the biggest act of organized butchery in Europe since World War II.

...Both the U.N. and Dutch authorities have admitted some level of responsibility for the massacre, which prompted the entire government in the Netherlands to resign in 2002.

More From The Sydney Morning Herald: Survivors of war atrocity ready to sue Dutch, UN

Survivors of Bosnia's wartime massacre in Srebrenica, the worst European atrocity since World War II, are to sue the UN and the Netherlands for almost $850 million for failing to protect the enclave.

More than 7000 men and boys were summarily executed in July 1995 after Bosnian Serb troops overran the Muslim enclave in eastern Bosnia, a UN-declared "safe haven" protected only by a handful of lightly armed Dutch peacekeepers. In fact, the Dutch troops left without a shot being fired.

...The UN admitted it failed to do its part in protecting the Muslims of Srebrenica from mass murder in a report issued by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999.

The two men believed responsible for the slaughter, Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic and his army commander, Ratko Mladic, have been indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague for genocide and war crimes, but remain at large.

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And who is that trading hats with General Clark (center)?

It's Ratko Mladic (left).

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