A Pompous Ass.
Coming back after a few days away is refreshing, if only to see how others view matters.
I particularly appreciated Owen’s comment in this thread, as it seems to sum things up nicely:
“Owen 24/01/2011 at 15:25
What a pompous ass David Gibbs comes across as.
I asked him three questions, not unreasonable questions, in order to try and determine the substance of his position in relation to Srebrenica.
But he doesn’t choose to clarify.
Nor does he choose to deal with the criticism of his observation that the origins of the genocidal massacre at Srebrenica lay in the raids conducted by the defenders of the besieged enclave and not in the Strategic Objectives of the Bosnian Serb Assembly.
A historian so picky and choosy that he reserves the favour of his disclosing his position to the followers of Louis Proyect is hardly demonstrating a determined commitment to the public justification of his opinions.
When it comes to defending his take on historical events in the public forum the tenured professor has a lesson or two to learn from Marko Hoare’s robust willingness to face the music.” [My emphasis.]
I should remind readers that Dr. Hoare has produced another wide ranging critique, First Check Their Sources 3: The myth that ‘Germany encouraged Croatia to secede from Yugoslavia’.