The world hasn’t learned a damn thing. Bosnia’s Srebrenica massacre 25 years on – in pictures.
On 11 July 1995, Bosnian Serb units captured the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In less than two weeks, their forces systematically murdered more than 8,000 Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) – the worst act of mass killing on European soil since the end of World War Two.
For those of you who don’t know the history of the United Nations, that body was assembled at the end of World War II expressly to make sure that genocide never happened again. They have been a terrible failure.
Lightly-armed UN peacekeepers, in what had been declared a UN “safe area”, did nothing as the violence raged around them.
Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan later declared: “The tragedy of Srebrenica will forever haunt the history of the United Nations.”
This is why I call them the Useless Nitwits. They didn’t even try to stop the Massacre; the stood aside.
The pictures are disturbing. Serbia is denying that it was genocide.
And what have we learned? Srebrenica 25 years on: how the world lost its appetite to fight war crimes.
The Duty to Intervene is a policy that enshrined at the UN after Bosnia and Rwanda, but it was twisted in Libya into Regime Change in 2011. Which is very different. It will probably not be invoked again in my lifetime. And it shows.
China has incarcerated more than a million Muslim Uighurs and forced contraception, sterilisation and abortions on them.
They won’t even be called to account because NBA sneakers, and cheap smartphones are more important than human-rights. Especially if the humans whose rights are being violated are way far away from the Liberal enclaves on the coasts.