Abolish the UN!
How effective is the United Nations at tackling genocide? When it happens or is about to happen, its peacekeeping forces usually find a good reason to be somewhere else. And the Security Council and General Assembly find some pressing Israeli matter to concentrate on. But what about after the fact?
The United Nations boasts of leading the charge against genocide through its tribunals. Warlords and generals who commit mass murder are supposed to fear the wrath of the international community. But how much wrath is there to fear? Â (Sultan Knish takes a real close look)
Posted by Julia Gorin
Substitute the word “France” with the word “Yugoslavia” and you’re in the 1990s Balkans.Â
But This is How it Started for SerbiaÂ Â by Julia Gorin
The truth might come out after all:
Oric is threatening to reveal the truth about Srebrenica (Translation fromÂ VestiÂ Online, Apr. 3)
The Party for Democratic Action (SDA) in Bosnia Hercegovina fears that the wartime commander of the Muslim forces in Srebrenica, Naser Oric, will fulfill his threats and tellÂ theÂ truthabout theÂ sacrificesÂ inÂ Srebrenica, if he appears at the trial of Radovan Karadzic in The Hague.
According to “Press” Republika Srpska, Oric has on numerous occasions publicly threatened that he will reveal the real truth about Srebrenica, which he has sent to 17 addresses in the event that something happens to him.
The SDA fears that Oric, under pressure from the Hague Tribunal, as well as the investigation of him, which is still in process by the court for his crimes against the Serbs in Podrinje, may fulfill his threats and talk about the deals made by the Muslim authorities with the high international authorities before the Serbian occupation of the enclave in July 1995.
Political and intelligence sources together with Vasivoj Vidovic, lawyer of the Izetbegovic family and Oric’s defenders in the Hague, are doing everything to avoid the binding order of the Tribunal for the onetime Srebrenica master of life and death to once again find himself in the Hague courtroom.
Oric has communicated that he will not testify in the process against Karadzic and he views any call from the Hague a provocation and cynicism.
NaserÂ OricÂ understands the risk of prosecuting Radovan Karadzic: that the truth will come out. He knows his testimony willÂ serveÂ theÂ oppositeÂ of the desired result. To avoid being brought back before the Hague for any reason, that’s the card he is using. He knows it makes the international political class tremble, as two decades of diplomacy, state-building, and careers rest upon the fiction.