Thursday, April 20, 2006

While I maintain a link to the Bosnia Institute to the right, I thought a separate link to this book review was worthwhile:

Review of "Srebrenica: A Genocide Foretold" by Sylvie Matton

The book is in French, unfortunately, but hopefully an English translation will be forthcoming. In the meantime, we can take grim satisfaction that Matton is holding feet to the fire.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

LA Times Story About Threats Against Actress in Film "Grbavica"

On the one hand, this is a depressing story. On the other, it is encouraging that the pirated version is selling briskly. Any facsist government is essentially a thugocracy, and it's clear that in Republika Srpska, the bullies are still in charge. But if clandestine copies are selling briskly in that ethnically 'pure' pseudo-state, then we must believe that many Bosnian Serbs are eager for truth, for dialouge, for contact, for light. The musty staleness of 'Greater Serbia' must be confining indeed.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

An interesting article from the BBC:

BBC Story "How Islam got political: Bosnia"

Although couched in the typically European 'all sides were to blame,' 'those crazy Muslims will believe anything' this article does underline the moral hypocrisy and spinelessness of the European 'response' to the genocide in Bosnia. That the British alienated their own Muslim populations is unfortunate, but not surprising.