The European Parliament has reached a decision on January 15, 2009, that the 11th of July each year will be observed across the EU as the Srebrenica Genocide Remembrance Day.
Of course the Srebrenica case was a tragedy, as was the entire Bosnian war, as is every war. There are many open questions regarding Srebrenica, that are somehow swept under the rug. Not to minimize the extent of the tragedy, but the Western media play with the figures just like that – five thousand, seven thousand, eight thousand Bosnian Muslims, and yet a significantly lesser number of bodies has actually been found – that number is in the hundreds, not thousands. The rest of the bodies would have been found by now, as I am sure every inch of Bosnia and Herzegovina was searched. Of all the victims, there were no women and girls – they were safely escorted by buses to Bosnian Muslim territory. Only men and boys were executed at close range, mostly shot in the back of the head – but most of them, even the 16 year olds, were wearing combat clothes of the Bosnian Muslim Army. Some had managed to throw away their military clothes and quickly change to civilian pants and shirts, but they still had the army underwear and socks on. So, not all of them were civilians. Some victims of Srebrenica that were counted as dead, appeared and voted in the Bosnian elections the following year. But, okay, the world has accepted that a very bad thing has happened in Srebrenica. A horrible thing. Serbia has accepted it too, and President Boris Tadic – who has nothing to do with what President Slobodan Milosevic has done – has apologized and has visited Srebrenica.