Sunday, May 10, 2009


PHOTO: Bosnian girls lay flowers at a newly inaugurated memorial to children of Sarajevo, Saturday, May 9, 2009. The memorial is dedicated to the children of Sarajevo who were killed by the Bosnian Serb troops during the 43-months siege of Bosnia's capital during which more than 12,000 people, including more than 1,600 children, were killed.

Several thousand residents in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo have turned out to the unveiling of a commemoration monument for children. During the three-year siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, Serb terrorists under the command of Gen. Stanislav Galic and Dragomir Milosevic killed almost 1600 children in Sarajevo. Most of Sarajevo children were killed by snipers fired from the mountains surrounding the city.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted two Serb generals of numerous crimes against humanity, including on terror charges, in their conduct of the siege. Serb Gen. Stanislav Galic and Gen. Dragomir Milosevic were found guilty on terrorist charges and sentenced to life imprisonment and 33 years imprisonment, respectively.

The monument consists of a glass unfinished sand castle in the shape of a pyramid. It symbolises the play of children being cut short by death. The pyramid has partially been made from the spent cartridges that were found in the city after the war.

The Siege of Sarajevo is the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare. Serb forces of the self-proclaimed Republika Srpska and the Yugoslav People's Army (later to become the Army of Serbia and Montenegro) besieged Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from April 5, 1992 to February 29, 1996 during the Bosnian War.

PHOTO: Bosnian children throw flowers into the Miljacka river from a bridge where the first civilian victim of Sarajevo's 1992-1995 siege was killed April 6, 2009. The Bosnian capital marks each April 6 as the anniversary date of the beginning of its devastating siege.
After Bosnia and Herzegovina had declared independence from Yugoslavia the Serbs - whose strategic goal was to create a new Serbian State of Republika Srpska (RS) that would include the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina - encircled Sarajevo with a siege force of 18,000 stationed in the surrounding hills, from which they assaulted the city with weapons that included artillery, mortars, tanks, anti-aircraft guns, heavy machine-guns, multiple rocket launchers, rocket-launched aircraft bombs, and sniper rifles. From May 2, 1992, the Serbs blockaded the city.

The Bosnian government defence forces were poorly equipped and unable to break the siege. More than 12,000 civilians were killed during the Sarajevo siege. The three-and-a-half year war claimed at least 100,000 lives, and 2.2 million people were forced to flee.

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(1.) General Lewis MacKenzie:
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(2.) Translated Transcript of Genocide Prevention Ceremony in Sarajevo (2009)

(3.) VIDEO:
Genocide Prevention Month in Sarajevo (2009)

United Nations Report: Serbs Responsible for 1995 Sarajevo Markale Market Massacre
(5.) VIDEO:
Upcoming Genocide Conference in Sarajevo, Kathleen Young (2007)
Serb Gen Stanislav Galic guilty of Sarajevo terrorism & markale massacre

U.N. Court rules Serbs responsible for 1994 Sarajevo's markale massacre

U.N. Conclussions: Serbs responsible for 1995 Sarajevo's markale massacre

Life Imprisonment for Sarajevo Terror: Serb Gen. Stanislav Galic Transfered to Germany

Milorad Trbic transfered to Sarajevo to stand Genocide Trial

(11.) Rupert Smith Markale Massacre Testimony in Front of the U.N Court: "No evidence Muslims shelled themselves"

David Harland Markale Massacre Testimony in Front of the U.N. Court: Witness Admits Responsibility for Neutral Statement Leading to Serbian Myths and Propaganda About Markale Massacre in Sarajevo

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Christmas Eve in Sarajevo (2007)

Pictures of Beautiful Sarajevo, photo tour (2005)

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008


It is important to note that Michael Averko (aka: Mike Averko) is not the only Srebrenica genocide denier around. In fact, there are many fools in this conspiracy theorist camp. Some of them include Rodney Atkinson (more details), Peter Handke (more details), General Lewis MacKenzie (more details), former document forgerer and self-promoted "Terrorism Expert" Dr Darko Trifunovic (more details), close associate of indicted war criminal and former Serb General Ratko Mladic - Alexandros Lykourezos (more info), former Canadian ambassador to Yugoslavia and a close friend of failed dictator Slobodan Milosevic - James Bissett (more details), Stephen Karganovic / Stefan Karganovic (more details) and many more. You may find more Srebrenica genocide deniers exposed in this list, click here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Srebrenica Genocide Denier Michael Averko Harrasses a World Renowned Academic, Dr. Marko Attila Hoare

In attempting to portray the deaths of 8,000 to 10,000 Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) as an exaggeration or a fabrication, Srebrenica genocide deniers, such as Michael Averko, wildly manipulate geopolitical data, reference works, bedrock historical facts, judicial findings and other sources of information and reportage. Another centerpiece of “revisionist” propaganda attacks the objectivity and legal validity of the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ), where the general history of the genocide was first established. As such, Michael Averko’s credibility is shattered. Opinion is cheap, everybody has it. Srebrenica genocide is not a matter of anybody’s opinion, it’s a judicial fact.
Srebrenica genocide denier and a collumnist for the Serb-nationalist web site Serbianna, Michael Averko (aka: Mike Averko), has been circulating unsolicited emails trying to discredit a world renowned scholar, Dr Marko Attila Hoare. Apparently, he was upset because Dr Hoare condemned Averko's Srebrenica Genocide denial comments at Global Voices. After embarrassing himself on Global Voices and admitting that he has reduced himself to a Srebrenica genocide denier, he quickly run away to Guardian forums and opened a new topic attempting to rally support from other deniers, revisionists, and conspiracy theorists. As a result, Dr Marko Attila Hoare responded by issuing a statement on his blog, condemning ongoing Srebrenica genocide denial, and Michael Averko's unsolicited spam.

Michael Averko's actions are calculated, but useless, considering that in his E-mail he refers to the United Nation's International Criminal Tribunal "kangaroo court," and praises himself as being "considerably more objective than Hoare." But, even a fool knows that if Michael Averko had any objectivity, dignity, or intelligence, he wouldn't be what he is - a pathetic Srebrenica genocide denier and an apologist for radical ultra-nationalist Serbian politics in the Balkans.

What Srebrenica genocide deniers don't realize is that opinions are cheap, in most cases worthless, as everybody has them. On the other hand, Srebrenica Genocide is a fact. At the end of the day, Michael Averko is irrelevant.

Michael Averko and Serb Villages Around Srebrenica

Michael Averko's comments on Global Voices bring nothing new. In his diatribe, he cites old, discredited, and grossly inflated numbers of Serb victims in villages around Srebrenica; he cites numbers produced by another Srebrenica genocide denier, Milivoje Ivanisevic, claiming that over 3,000 Serbs died there. The International Criminal Tribunal and Serbian Human Rights Watch have already discredited these Serbian claims which amounted to nothing else but propaganda aimed at justification of Genocide against the Bosniak population of Srebrenica.

It is important to note that the 'Serb villages' (many of them ethnically cleansed Muslim villages) were used as military bases from which the Bosnian Serb Army regularly bombarded Srebrenica civilians and used them to cut off medical and food supplies to the Enclave. In 1992, the Bosnian Serb Army destroyed all Muslim villages around Srebrenica and brutally killed those Muslims who refused to leave their homes. Many Muslims were beheaded and thrown into the Drina river by the Bosnian Serb Army. And this happened long before Srebrenica defender, Naser Oric, launched defensive counter-attacks against the Serb Army to save starving Bosniak population of Srebrenica.

Serbian nationalist websites and blogs are posting old same photos of killed Bosnian Serb civilians and soldiers attributing their deaths to "Muslim" crimes around Srebrenica. But they also use photos of Bosniak victims and portray them as 'Serb victims.'

Michael Averko's Genocide Denial Lobby Contacts

In his unsolicited E-mail to Dr Hoare, Averko also revealed rather interesting names on his distribution list. His Carbon Copy contacts contain names of people in Srebrenica genocide denial movement which, among others, include Edward Herman (aka: Ed Herman), Srdja Trifkovic, Diana Johnstone, James Jatras, Nebojsa Malic, David Binder, Julia Gorin, Jared Israel, George Bogdanich and various members of the Srebrenica Research Group and ICDSM ('International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic').

Dr Hoare has published these e-mails on his blog, but he was polite enough to edit them with "NOSPAM" message. However, we are re-publishing Srebrenica genocide denial lobby's unsolicited e-mail contacts in their original formal (with exeption of E-mails belonging to Dr Marko Hoare, Global Voices and its editors, who certainly don't belong to this group).

PS: Unfortunately, no circus is complete without all clowns. In other words, they are missing Darko Trifunovic on their contact list!

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