eng_srebr_dups - 72645 - 11.08.2012 : Zeljko Tomic Sokolac - (2)
Dossier Srebrenica: How Many Bosnian Moslems were Killed in Srebrenica?
Author: Zeljko Tomic, free to copy and distribute
It has been seventeen years since the small Moslem enclave, Srebrenica, had fallen into Serbian hands. Since that time, a lot has been written in the Western medias about the war in Bosnia, especially about fall of Srebrenica.
This is what Wikipedia say about Srebrenica:
"The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide, refers to the July 1995 killing, during the Bosnian War, of more than 8, 000 Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims), mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, by units of the Army of Republic of Srpska (VRS) under the command of General Ratko Mladic. The mass murder was described by the Secretary-General of the United Nations as the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War. "
It is now clear Srebrenica was a part of a territorial exchange between Moslims and Serbs in the final phase of the war. The Moslem president, Alija Izetbegovic, was eager to gain control over prosperous Sarajevo valley, which was mainly controlled and populated by Serbs. This includes municipalities of Grbavica, Ilidza, Vogosca, Ilijas, Rajlovac and Hadzici. For that reason, Izetbegović offered to Karadzic Srebrenica, a small mining town with population of 20, 000 inhebitans, for an exchange.
Long after the war, it became clear that Srebrenica was a hoax for Serbian people. In order to understand that, lets review the chronology of events which have happened for the last 60 years.
Before the World War II, the Srebrenica municipality accounted 50. 6% Serbs out of 36. 000 inhabitants. However, because of the atrocities of the German Nazi collaborators a. k. a. Moslem Ustashi, the Serbian population after WWII declined to 35, 6 percent in 1991. On the top of that, a thousands of Serbian civilians from other parts of Bosnia were killed in that area during WW2. For example, in spring 1942, estimated 20. 000 Serbian refugees from Eastern Bosnia were slaughtered on Drina river banks, near village of Milosevici. Over 6000 Serbs were killed in a single day! My own mother was in that croud which was desperately trying to cross the raging river in order to find a refuge on the other side, which is now the Republic of Serbia. Miraculously, she survived the massacre.
The WW2 wounds had not been healed yet, when another war broke up in 1992. Since Srebrenica was surrounded by predominantly Serbian territories, the UN had no other option but to declare Srebrenica as a protected enclave. According to the agreement, the Moslem army was suppose to surrender their arms, in exchange for Serbs never to attack the city. However, the Moslem army, led by Naser Oric, performed a numerous guerilla raids which resulted in destruction of over 50 Serbian villages in 1992 and 1993. Heavy fighting continued in the area for the rest of the war, until July 1995. Whan the war ended, the Bosnian Serbs from the area had 3267 casualties out of which is 631 members of The Serbian Army.
The point I am trying to make here is that Alija Izetbegovic was fully aware what was going to happen whan a pack of Serbian vigilantes enter the town. Still, for some strange reasons, he accepted and even helped Serbs to enter Srebrenica. This statement is based on the fact that he pulled out from the enclave his chief commander Naser Oric and 40 other high ranked officers. According to the official Bosnian government statement, those officers were recalled for some "military training" in city of Zenica. In addition to this, when Serbian Army tried to enter the city, Bosnian Moslem Army didn't lanch any attack on Serbian positions around Sarajevo, which was a standard practice during the war in order to reduce military pressure on critical frontlines.
Srebrenica was conquered by Serbs without any resistance! No casualties within UN peacekeepers as well, except one who was killed by a Moslem man.
Soon after Serbs conquered Srebrenica, it became clear that entire event was staged in order to produce some negative publicity against Bosnian Serbs. After this incident, all Western powers became united in taking military actions against Bosnian Serbs, so the NATO bombing of Bosnian Serb military positions started in August 1995. On the top of that, Bosnian Serbs were accused for using biological weapons during the attack on Srebrenica, and digging mass graves to bury killed Moslems... Later all those accusations will turn out to be false, or exaggerated.
At the present time, most experts on Srebrenica would agree on everything I wrote so far. The only burning question is how many people are really killed in Srebrenica during the month of July 1995?
It is very interesting to mention that no significant effort was made to answer this question. At one occasion, the Government of Republic of Srpska, tried to do so. The attempt was made as a part of a project funded by the Bosnian Government. However, there were several issues with this project. First of all, the budget was very modest. Furthermore, the deadline was unrealistic because the committee got only a couple of months to complete the report.
As a result of their work, the committee prepared "The Srebrenica Report", which was assembled poorly and immediately started to raise objections. Still, the committee did a significant amount of work. They started with 150. 000 names, received from several, mainly unreliable sources. For example, anybody from the world, could sabmit a name to the database. The only job the committee has done was to compile all lists into a single one, the master list, which on the end reduced number of killed to 7108. This today widely accepted number of casualties in the July 1995 massacre.
Please note: the committee never made any effort to establish identity of each individual person of the list, like background checking of the Social Security Numbers, getting birth certificate, checking up on the withnesses, etc. This kind of job was simply beyond their mandate.
For the last ten years, the list of individuals killed in the Srebrenica Massacre has been kept as a top secret. It was very difficult to find it. If you search the Internet, you will find only a few resources referring to the report.
I feel obligated to mention that I started with a list consisting of 7331 names, which is the second last report from the Sebian Government. They removed some duplicates from it, so that is the reason why I got more names in my database. Since I consider myself an IT expert, especially regarding databases, web applications, data mining and survey processing, I decided to spend some time on analysing the data. The results I got are very surprising. I have the following issues with the report:
Issue No. 1: Bosnian Serbs Accused for Genocide Due to Somebody else's Spelling Errors
After loading data into a database, I made a simple program which allows me to sort names by various criteria: first name, last name, father's name, date of birth, village and municipality... I it took me a day of work to flag duplicates, with some help of my program which uses a special coloring system to mark records for duplicates. The occurrence of individuals with identical first, last and the father's names are surprisingly high; still I didn't want to declare any of them as a duplicate unless the mothers ( or spouse's ) name match two entries in the database. In spite of applying a very cautious strategy, I have identified 589 duplicates out of 7331 records I have in the database. The number is not final, since I consider this job as a work in progress.
Here is my report regarding the duplicates. If you don't see the report, please click HERE.
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