Fifteen years later, the pain remains.
3:20 PM, Jul 12, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
The United Nations' refusal to condemn North Korea for sinking a South Korean vessel is regrettable but not surprising. In 1995, the U.N. allowed a nightmare to transpire when the blue helmets under Dutch command negotiated with Serbian general Ratko Mladic and in the process allowed thousands of men, women, and children to perish from in and around the Bosnian city of Srebrenica.
Hasan Nuhanovic was then a U.N. translator during the negotiations who was able to remain under the protection of U.N. forces in Potocari while his mother, father, and brother were forced to leave and were soon murdered.
As Nuhanovic recalled in the Bosnian newsweekly Dani and which has thankfully been reprinted (in part) in the Washington Post,
Not an easy read but still recommended lest we forget not only the horrors of the recent past but the inaction by those who could have prevented them from happening.
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