Whilst the western media crow with glee over the capture of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in Belgrade this week and we look forward to the inevitable circus which will ensue. it is worth remembering that there are two sides to every story. No war was ever fought by one army alone, and it is seldom the case that one side has exclusive claim to victimhood and the other to guilt, certainly that was not the case in the Balkans during the 1990's.
After one evening's news coverage, it has become obvious how the mainstream media intend to play this, Channel 4, for instance, would surely be challenged to find more opportunities to use the term "Muslim victim" than they did in a single report last night.
I would not seek for one minute to deny horrors such as the massacre at Srebrenica, however, unlike the media we should not pretend Serbia was alone in such acts or that atrocities were not committed by the Bosnian Muslims, or indeed later by Muslims in Kosovo.
For those seeking some respite from the relentlessly one sided accounts you will be reading in mainstream media may wish to read this one sided account from the other side of the fence, which might help maintain some level of balance in advance of the carnival which will surely follow. Be assured you will not get much balance from the news media.
hat tip Chronicles