Sunday, July 25, 2010

ICJ on Kosovo: Less Than Meets the Eye | The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies

ICJ on Kosovo: Less Than Meets the Eye | The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies

2 comments:

Roderick_E said...

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SerbBlog.com said...

Overall, good article Roderick, with the exception of " Indeed the Serbian attempt at dominance was brutal under Milosevic, even to the point of attempted genocide of the Muslims..."
Milosevic was not a good guy, but nor was he a genocidal racist. He was a Yugoslav nationalist who wanted to keep Bosnia in the Yugoslav fold to maintain his own power, and genocide would have been counterproductive to that. Even the ICTY couldn't nail Milosevic for "genocide" in Bosnia, no matter how many convolutions of the word they tried.

If you want to understand what Milosevic was fighting and the roots of the Muslim uprising in what was Yugoslavia, then understanding who then Bosnian president Alija Izetbegovic really was, would be a good start. Izetbegovic was a youth recruiter for the Bosnian Muslim SS Handzar Division. Izetbegovic also wrote a book called the Islamic Declaration, originally back in 1970 and republished in 1990, that said that "there could be no peace between Islamic and non-Islamic institutions" and called for an Islamic Caliph from Morocco to Indonesia.

Further, the earliest known al Qaeda document -- a list of donors including the bin Ladens-- called "The Golden Chain" was traced to Bosnia, several years before the Bosnian war ever began. http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a0302goldenchain#a0302goldenchain

The point is, Roderick, that this "Muslim Resurgence" was planned, independent of whatever Milosevic did. Milosevic was just the re-actor, not the director.