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Radovan Karadzic and Denial.

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Radovan Karadzic’s arrest has spawned a rear guard action to defend him, but as with such tactics rather than flat denial of his culpability there is a conscious move to minimalise his role in numerous massacres and play down the number of those killed.

It is rather sick and perverse, but in the coming months we will no doubt see a few Machiavellian figures spread doubt about the massacre at Srebrenica. They realize that they cannot outright deny that there was murder at Srebrenica rather they down play events, muddy the waters and spread blame, thus minimising Karadzic and Mladic’s roles.

To fight those deniers, here are links to reports and discussions on those horrid events. I am indebted to Marko, his informed views on the Balkans are always worth a read, over at Greater Surbiton.

Srebrenica Genocide Blog

Srebrenica :: Investigations, Reports, Books

Domovina Net

Preliminary List of Missing and Killed in Srebrenica, [PDF]

Thirteen years since Srebrenica; thirteen facts to refute the theorists of an ‘anti-Serb imperialist conspiracy’

Mike Averko’s denial at Global Voices being answered, see comments

PBS documentary

Massacre in Srebrenica page at Haverford College.

Serbia condemned for Srebrenica despite acquittal on genocide charge.


The Rohde to Srebrenica, case study in international human rights reporting at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Written by modernityblog

24/07/2008 at 02:20

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Modernity, how do I email you something?


    29/07/2008 at 23:02

  2. sorry tim,

    I put it the about page:


    remove NoSpamEver and NOT before emailing me

    cheers 🙂


    30/07/2008 at 18:33

  3. Dear Editor,

    Thank you sooooo much for keeping Srebrenica genocide awareness alive. It means a lot to all of us…


    01/12/2008 at 07:41

  4. You’re welcome 🙂


    02/12/2008 at 14:47

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