Stop the Genocide in Bosnia

Stop the Genocide in Bosnia

Genocides are inconvenient for preoccupied statesmen, who have worries of their own. They happen at the wrong places and the wrong times. Those who argue that the destruction of Bosnia cannot be called an act of genocide ignore the fact that genocide is never neat and total. Not all Armenians were killed in the genocide of 1915; some Jews and Gypsies survived the Holocaust; a substantial Serbian population survived in Croatia and Bosnia after the Ustashi genocide of 1942-1944. All these genocides were inconvenient at the time to American and other Allied statesmen, who had other priorities. So the Armenians were not saved, the death camps were not bombed, and the Jewish refugees who were allowed to leave fascist Romania were turned away by the British authorities in Palestine—sent back to die. The silences and implicit

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Lima