Footnote on false equivalency
NATO airstrikes came after several years of genocide–a real one –and forced Yugoslav President, Slobodan Milosevic, to withdraw from Kosovo. In the case of Chechnya there was no clear leader who could acquiesce to Russia. “Between July 12 and 17 (1995) more than 7,000 unarmed Muslim men and boys were executed by forces under Bosnian Serb control. Many were transported en masse to sites near Srebrenica and then killed; others died when they tried to escape after being captured.”
Washingtonpost.com: Evidence Mounts of Atrocities by Yugoslav Forces
Evidence Mounts of Atrocities by Yugoslav Forces By Vernon Loeb and R. Jeffrey Smith Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, April 10, 1999; Page A16 In Grejkovce, a village south of Pristina devoid of life, smoke rises from smoldering homes clustered around a devastated mosque.
Prosecutors Say Document Links Milosevic to Genocide (Published 2003)
Prosecutors at war crimes trial of Slobodan Milosevic produce potentially crucial evidence in support of their case that former Yugoslav president is guilty of genocide; document is order from Bosnian Serb interior minister instructing special police to move into Srebrenica just days before Bosnian Serb forces began executing more than