DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

10 December, 2009


UPDATE @ 10:34 PM: The Srebrenica Genocide Blog and the Hague Tribunal's new website celebrate anniversary on the same date. What a coincidence! See comments for more info.

Several days ago, our dear friend Kirk celebrated the 500th post on his highly admired "Americans for Bosnia" blog. Well, we're also in a celebratory mood. Today, the Srebrenica Genocide Blog (SGB) celebrates its 4th-year anniversary!

The SGB was born on December 10th 2005 as a
response to the growing assault on truth and memory. Disgraced genocide deniers - like Edward S. Herman (aka: Ed Herman), David Peterson, Jared Israel and Milivoje Ivanisevic - have given us much needed motivation to continue rebutting their lies and raising awareness about the worst and the only genocide on European soil since World War II.

If we go back in time, the first post included Drazen Erdemovic's Case Information Sheet,
see here. Erdemovic was one of the instrumental witnesses and perpetrators of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. In July 1995, Serb forces "targeted for extinction the 40,000 Bosnian Muslims living in Srebrenica." (Krstic, Appeal). At least 8,372 Bosniaks died in the massacre. DNA extracted from bone and blood samples supports an estimate of 8,100 victims of genocide. As of July 11th 2009, DNA analysis has revealed the identity of 6,186 Srebrenica victims.

In its 4 years of existence, the SGB graciously and anonymously helped numerous journalists to arrange interviews with high-profile contacts, like Hasan Nuhanovic. The SGB directly worked with BBC News producers helping them establish key contacts in Bosnia-Herzegovina for their extraordinary documentary "Karadzic's broken Bosnia remains" hosted by Allan Little. Many high school, college and university students needed quick help with their essay projects, so they communicated with the SGB via E-mail. They gained a wider perspective of events that preceded the 1995 genocide, including the massacres of Bosniak civilians around Srebrenica in 1992,
three years before the genocide. Perhaps, SGB's most important accomplishment, in terms of Srebrenica activism, was factual rebuttal to a vast majority of misinformation published by genocide deniers, distortionists, revisionists, and conspiracy theorists. Add to that dozens of motivated advocates and academics who are in constant touch with the SGB and you get a grass root movement capable of throwing some heavy knockout punches to arguments put forward by genocide deniers. The SGB is not a blog anymore - it's a movement against the Srebrenica Genocide denial.

In the last 30 days, the Srebrenica Genocide Blog had 20,000+ visitors with 36,000+ page views. Considering that hundreds of thousands of other web sites and blogs copy our content, the monthly readership influence probably goes into "millions." Depending on Google calculation (which changes day to day) at least 300,000 web sites have mentioned "Srebrenica Genocide Blog" so far.

It would be impossible to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the SGB without giving proper credit to all of you. Thank you all for your support! Thank you all for your comments! Thank you all for your constructive criticism! Thank you all for you E-mails! Thank you all for being decent human beings and for not denying the genocide!

Special Thank You goes to a fellow who comments under the nickname "Owen." He's been supporting the cause of anti-genocide denial for years now. His involvement with the Srebrenica cause is nothing short of fascinating. "Owen" also spoke against the denial of the Holocaust and he's been actively campaigning to bring an end to the Darfur genocide. "Owen" is a man of extraordinary qualities and wisdom. We greatly value his support and his criticism (he always means well).