On Saturday, Bosnian Serbs have again gathered to commemorate more than 3,500 Srebrenica Serbs massacred by Naser Oric's mujahedins stationed in the UN "safe haven" during the Bosnian civil war (1992-1995).
Unlike the day before, July 11th, when the world descends on Srebrenica to collectively mourn Bosnian jihadists who lost their lives during the battle for Srebrenica (July 1995), the butchery of Bosnian Serb civilians -- women, children and elderly from Srebrenica and surrounding villages -- went by, this year yet again, without the thunderous expressions of the righteous indignation by the Western ambassadors serving in Bosnia-Herzegovina, without the EU High Representative's moving and thoughtful speeches, without the foreign reporters and photographers hunting the most heart wrenching expression of grief, without the eclectic mix of obscure celebrities and Hollywood stars, eager to show their "human side" to the world, while straining to look pretty under the Muslim head coverings, in the midst of bellowing praises to Allah and ritualistic animal slaughter.
This year's commemoration of the victims of Oric's cutthroats and the tragedy of the Serbian people in this region was additionally burdened by the fact that the appellation board of the Hague tribunal had acquitted the only man thus far accused by the Hague for the genocidal crimes against Srebrenica Serbs, Naser Oric.
Hollywood actress Mia Farrow joins Muslim prayers for the Bosnian mujahedins killed in the battle for Srebrenica. July 11, 2007, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Oric Convicts The Hague
"The acquittal of the Bosnian Muslim war criminal Naser Oric is yet another proof of the Hague tribunal's bias, which only confirms the necessity to urgently realize already adopted strategy of terminating this court's activities," Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Friday.
"Oric acquittal fully demonstrates the contempt and lack of objectivity toward one side involved in the conflict and obeisance towards the other participants in the conflicts in former Yugoslavia. It exemplifies the substitution of the judiciary with executing the political diktat," said Andrei Nesterenko, Russian Foreign Ministry official, reminding that Oric organized and participated in the massacres of more than 3,500 Bosnian Serb civilians in Srebrenica municipality, during the Bosnian civil war, from 1992-1995.
"The Hague tribunal has not only failed to tighten and correct the incredibly lenient conviction [two years imprisonment, delivered in the summer of 2006], instead, it completely exonerated the accused! Another puzzling fact is that the Office of the Bosnian High Representative, directly involved in the process of 'Srebrenica reconciliation', this time chose to stay silent, even though Oric did not surrender to the Hague voluntarily, but was arrested and transported to the Hague by the international forces," Nesterenko stressed.
"Russia will insist on shutting the Hague tribunal down, since it had demonstrated the utter lack of objectivity", Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
I don't know what "double standard" you're talking about, but this thread is political and I'm pretty sure you're all aware that we can't have that. So I'm closing it.
But I'm trying to understand what the problem is here. In the Brasilian forum, we don't talk politics. In the English forum they don't talk politics. Why is this such a huge hassle for you? I get it, sometimes politics is on your mind, but when I want to talk about politics I simply go somewhere else. No offense, but the Internet is a BIG place... XT can't possibly be the only place where you can discuss politics.
Anyway, thread closed... not out of double-standards, because it's all the same to me, but simply because politics aren't allowed. And please, if you see another thread where politics are being discussed, you can help get rid of that by reporting the offending thread to a moderator. Don't try to "retaliate" by opening another political thread; that's just annoying both for posters and for moderators.