Wednesday, 23 July 2008

A balanced account?

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


Anonymous said...

hey stupid whore, shut your disrespectful mouth... those were not bosnians cutting the heads off your stupid serb commanders but arab mercinaries that came to fight for the 'islamic faith' that the serbs were trying to clense out of bosnia...

...epic fail.

Sarah Maid of Albion said...

Hi Anonymous

I wonder whether you posted that deliberately on April fools day, or if you have misunderstood the point I was making which was that the Muslim side, certainly supported by Arabs committed many atrocities, which the West ignores.

Anonymous said...

Yes atrocities were also commited by bosnian muslims, but only to the killers who were commiting the same things to the civilians, find me an instance of bosnian muslims destroyin serbian villages and raping their women! Can you find mass burials of serbian men, women and children? The answer is no, the bastard with his head off surely deserved it, he was not a civilian, he was a member of Arkan Cetniki the biggest group of rapists an murderers the balkans has ever witnessed, before you speak about such things know exactly what your talking about.

Sarah Maid of Albion said...

You know the man who was beheaded do you? You know what he did and what he deserved? I think not

You know only what was reported, and which crimes were reported, or invented. The truth will be told one day, and you may be surprised

alma said...

can you please find pictures of SERB KIDS murdered by muslims? can you please find reports of SERB WOMEN RAPED BY MUSLIMS??
Or thousands of serbs killed in 1 day?


what you posted is: a killed SERB MAN (=SOLDIER)

is this massacre you are talking about?

you have no idea about anything, either you are serb yourself or you are a f... supporter of them, and you are the last person who has the right to make comments about war and whatever you are, i wish YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL EXPERIENCE AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR SAD LIFE what bosnian muslims experienced - only in that case you will realize how wrong you are with your shameless writing