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Holdwater says: Am I being unfair by drawing a comparison between the Serbs' behavior in Bosnia and Croatia and the Armenians, in the way the Armenians handled themselves when they embarked on their plan for extermination... that led to their 1915 relocation? If you read "Death And Exile The Ethnic Cleansing of Ottoman Muslims, 1821-1922" (by Professor Justin McCarthy; here's a review), you'll find the parallels chillingly similar, to the methods of extermination Russia began long ago. A method ingrained in the Orthodox rulebook... followed, during various historical periods, by Greeks, Armenians, Bulgarians and.... in more eye-opening modern times.... the Serbs.

'Serb Learnt Rape and Murder'

Europe's Betrayal of Truths: The Twisted Road To Twentieth Century Europe

Source: 'The Times' - 14 December 1992:

'Serb Learnt Rape and Murder'

[A Report by Richard Beeston]

"Borislav Herak delivered his gruesome confession of murder, rape and butchery in a clipped and awkward monotone which is as painful to watch as his story is to hear.

He learned hand-to-hand combat using live pigs and was taught how to throw them, hold them down and slit their throats. Later he was told to practise on Bosnian prisoners of war and rape and kill young Bosnian women.

'I did it because I had no choice, I had to obey orders,' said the captured Serb fighter, whose deeds and his mitigation of them are chillingly reminiscent of the last time war crimes were committed in central Europe, half a century ago. The account of his six months service with Serbian forces north of Sarajevo is expected next month to be the basis for the war crimes trial of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, when he will be charged with genocide, mass murder, rape and looting under Article 41 of the Yugoslav criminal code.

His eyewitness testimony, the first by a participant in the notorious 'ethnic cleaning', should also offer a unique insight into how Serb forces killed tens of thousands of Muslim and Croat Bosnians and drove hundreds of thousands from their homes in the past eight months of fighting.

The most disturbing episodes of Mr Herak's activities began in June, soon after he left his home in Sarajevo and joined the Biochanska Serb Militia where he received his basic training. The first hint of the sort of work expected of him emerged when he and other Bosnian Serb volunteers were shown a demonstration of hand-to-hand combat using pigs. Soon afterwards, in the village of Donja Bioca, he was ordered to repeat the exercise on Bosnian Muslims, Mr Herak, 21, said in an interview at Sarajevo's Victor Bubanj military prison.

He killed three prisoners with a 6 inch hunting blade, an episode he recounted in a detached, almost dispassionate fashion: 'They did not resist, but one of them told me he had a wife and two children. His name was Ahmed Ziad Osman.' Mr Herak volunteered the information readily and insisted that he had not been coerced or mistreated during his captivity. Professor Aida Hasimbegovic, a clinical psychologist, said he displayed no severe psychological problems that would make him unfit to stand trial.

That impression was confirmed when he described in a clear manner the grim saga of how his unit took part in the 'cleansing' of the Muslim village of Ahatovic, north of Sarajevo, last summer. This time he used a Kalashnikov rifle to shoot 20 civilians and he joined other Serbs in looting homes.

'The order was that nobody should stay alive, we should kill everybody,' he said, adding that the instructions had come down the Serbian chain of command from the area commander in the town of Ilijas. 'We did not have any choice. He told us what had to be done, and we did it.'

In probably the most gruesome episode, he said that Serb fighters were encouraged to rape young Bosnians at a prison turned military brothel where inmates were killed to make way for newcomers.

'They told us for the sake of Serbian morale that we should go to the prison at the Sonja Motel in Vogosca where there were 80 to 90 girls', he said, speaking through an interpreter. 'I went about 10 times in all, maybe two or three times a week. I was told by Miro Vukovic, [the Serbian Commander of the brothel] to take the girls away and kill them because there was no room to keep them or enough food to feed them.

'I raped the girls in the motel and then took them to the Zuc hill [north of Sarajevo], shot them and hid their bodies. I raped 10 girls in their twenties and killed six of them,' he said, identifying the victims by name — Anissa, Fatima, Maira, Sabina and Senada. He insisted that he was forced to act against his will because of the threat of punishment by his superiors. He added that Serb commanders continually told their men that Bosnian troops were performing worse against Serbian civilians and that they were in a fight for their survival.

What makes his account disturbing is the clear impression that his actions were by no means an isolated but part of a widespread practise. The prospect of trial and execution did not daunt the young prisoner, who said that he looked forward to the judgment because he could no longer live with what he had done. But he doubted it would have any impact in preventing further brutalities.

'All I know is that while I am here sitting and talking, these same horrors are going on somewhere else,' he said."

 Epilogue: Associated Press  Newspaper Account 

PRIZREN, Yugoslavia (AP) Troops from Turkey rolled in Sunday, and Prizren went wild: dancing in the street, waving crimson banners and chanting slogans that evoked old glory in a reviving city studded with Turkish mosque towers. The 130 soldiers, vanguard of a 1,000-man Turkish NATO deployment within the German sector, symbolized the Serbs' worst nightmare. Turks were pushed from Kosovo in 1912 after half a millennium of Ottoman rule. ''Happy!'' yelled Sgt. Hasan Ibrahim, as he snagged a flying bouquet of roses and added it to the pile on his truck dashboard. ''We are very, very happy!'' Stuck in the crowd, he leaned down to kiss a baby and squeeze a forest of hands. The 50 vehicles took two hours to inch through town, hemmed in by ethnic Albanians and Kosovar Turks who chanted, ''Turkey, Turkey, Turkey.'' Kids swarmed over the convoy, waving red Turkish and Albanian flags. No one missed the meaning.

The cornerstone of Serb history is a bad day in 1389, when Turks won a battle in Kosovo and moved in to stay. The memory remains fresh. In Bosnia, Serbs still refer to their Muslim foes as ''Turks.'' Old people wept. Teen-age girls beamed at the grinning soldiers and pelted them with flowers. Two schoolgirls held aloft a huge photo of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey. ''This means we will have peace, freedom, some happiness again, and our lives will finally be better,'' said Murvet Troshalla. Her 14-year-daughter, Cennet, nodded enthusiastically next to her. Cennet had a large Turkish flag painted on her arm. A smaller one was stuck to her forehead with scotch tape. ''Maybe you can't see it,'' she said, ''but I also have a flag in my heart.'' Nearby, a cluster of flag-draped kids belted out a rhythmic, ''Kosovo-Turkey! Kosovo-Turkey!'' Others chanted, ''The greatest soldiers are our soldiers.''

Although German NATO forces have been in place for weeks, Turks felt the full force of liberation frenzy. Almost nine decades after Serbs took over, many Prizren people still use Turkish as their everyday language. Several German vehicles were interspersed in the convoy, and some of their drivers got into the spirit. The Germans' main role was crowd and traffic control for the Turks, however, and few were smiling on the job. ''I'm in a lousy mood, so get moving,'' one large soldier bellowed in German, brandishing a sturdy stick. When an Albanian youngster approached another to shake his hand, the soldier muttered a curse and walked away. The Turkish contingent of mechanized infantry and armor will be stationed in outlying areas near Prizren, under the overall NATO mandate to keep peace until a civilian government can be put in place. Greece objected to the deployment. But late last week, the column rumbled out of Turkey and crossed Bulgaria, the first time armed Turkish forces have returned there since the Ottomans were expelled in 1878.

An estimated 60,000 ethnic Turks live in Kosovo, and many Albanians feel a strong religious and cultural affinity with Turkey. Three men with grizzled Turkish faces went to the edge of town to catch an early glimpse of the approaching convoy. Niazi Mahmuti, the oldest at 80, was born only seven years after Serbia took control of Kosovo. ''My father used to tell me how life was peaceful and happy under the Turks, how we could afford to live well,'' he said. ''Under the Serbs, we were no more than farm animals.'' His friend, Shefki Talo, 79, whittled on the staff of his Turkish flag. He had also grown up in hopes of seeing the white crescent and star on a red field waving in Kosovo. But Talo was thinking more of the present. ''I am here to honor all of NATO, all the troops that saved us,'' he said. The Germans arrived in the nick of time, according to Prizren people, who believe the swift approach foiled a Serb plan to burn their city. ''For three days at the end, we all thought we were dead people, that the Serbs would kill us all,'' Talo said. ''The world saved us.''

For Drita Atallahu, an English teacher born in Prizren, the arrival of Turks was a fitting end to a happy chain of events. ''All through the NATO bombing, we hid inside and told ourselves, 'Tomorrow will be better,''' she said. ''Well, now it's tomorrow. And it's better.''



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...Is to expose the mythological “Armenian genocide,” from the years 1915-16. A wartime tragedy involving the losses of so many has been turned into a politicized story of “exclusive victimhood,” and because of the prevailing prejudice against Turks, along with Turkish indifference, those in the world, particularly in the West, have been quick to accept these terribly defamatory claims involving the worst crime against humanity. Few stop to investigate below the surface that those regarded as the innocent victims, the Armenians, while seeking to establish an independent state, have been the ones to commit systematic ethnic cleansing against those who did not fit into their racial/religious ideal: Muslims, Jews, and even fellow Armenians who had converted to Islam. Criminals as Dro, Antranik, Keri, Armen Garo and Soghoman Tehlirian (the assassin of Talat Pasha, one of the three Young Turk leaders, along with Enver and Jemal) contributed toward the deaths (via massacres, atrocities, and forced deportation) of countless innocents, numbering over half a million. What determines genocide is not the number of casualties or the cruelty of the persecutions, but the intent to destroy a group, the members of which are guilty of nothing beyond being members of that group. The Armenians suffered their fate of resettlement not for their ethnicity, having co-existed and prospered in the Ottoman Empire for centuries, but because they rebelled against their dying Ottoman nation during WWI (World War I); a rebellion that even their leaders of the period, such as Boghos Nubar and Hovhannes Katchaznouni, have admitted. Yet the hypocritical world rarely bothers to look beneath the surface, not only because of anti-Turkish prejudice, but because of Armenian wealth and intimidation tactics. As a result, these libelous lies, sometimes belonging in the category of “genocide studies,” have become part of the school curricula of many regions. Armenian scholars such as Vahakn Dadrian, Peter Balakian, Richard Hovannisian, Dennis Papazian and Levon Marashlian have been known to dishonestly present only one side of their story, as long as their genocide becomes affirmed. They have enlisted the help of "genocide scholars," such as Roger Smith, Robert Melson, Samantha Power, and Israel Charny… and particularly  those of Turkish extraction, such as Taner Akcam and Fatma Muge Gocek, who justify their alliance with those who actively work to harm the interests of their native country, with the claim that such efforts will help make Turkey more" democratic." On the other side of this coin are genuine scholars who consider all the relevant data, as true scholars have a duty to do, such as Justin McCarthy, Bernard Lewis, Heath Lowry, Erich Feigl and Guenter Lewy. The unscrupulous genocide industry, not having the facts on its side, makes a practice of attacking the messenger instead of the message, vilifying these professors as “deniers” and "agents of the Turkish government." The truth means so little to the pro-genocide believers, some even resort to the forgeries of the Naim-Andonian telegrams or sources  based on false evidence, as Franz Werfel’s The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. Naturally, there is no end to the hearsay "evidence" of the prejudiced pro-Christian people from the period, including missionaries and Near East Relief representatives, Arnold Toynbee, Lord Bryce, Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and so many others. When the rare Westerner opted to look at the issues objectively, such as Admirals Mark Bristol and Colby Chester, they were quick to be branded as “Turcophiles” by the propagandists. The sad thing is, even those who don’t consider themselves as bigots are quick to accept the deceptive claims of Armenian propaganda, because deep down people feel the Turks are natural killers and during times when Turks were victims, they do not rate as equal and deserving human beings. This is the main reason why the myth of this genocide has become the common wisdom.