Saturday, April 12, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (April 12,2008) – The former U.S. diplomat, Richard Holbrooke, arrived in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo yesterday to take part in a documentary on the genocide committed by the Serbian fascists during the 1992-1995 Serbian aggression against Bosnia, the Bosnian national television reported.

During his visit to Bosnia Holbrooke will meet the country's top local and international officials "in his capacity as a private citizen," the US embassy in Bosnia said.

Holbrooke is visiting Bosnia to take part in a documentary on the genocide to be shot in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica by the US Cable News Network, CNN.

In July 1995 the genocidal Serbian aggressor mass murdered up to 10,000 Bosnian civilians from Srebrenica.The Srebrenica massacre has been deemed by the UN war crimes tribunal and the International Court of Justice to have constituted genocide. Thousands of bodies of the genocide victims have been uncovered from about 60 mass graves around Srebenica.

Yesterday,Holbrooke met with the Bosnian President Haris Silajdzic and a member of the Bosnian Presidency Zeljko Komsic.He was also to meet other leading Bosnian officials, as well as the International Community's High Representative and EU Special Representative in Bosnia, Miroslav Lajčák to discuss the political situation in the country.

The "prime minister" of the genocidal Serbian creature in Bosnia "RS" Milorad Dodik said he was not willing to meet with Holbrooke stressing the former diplomat was not a "positive political persona."

However, to the dismay of the Serbians living in Bosnia, Holbrook has since repeatedly called for the agreement to be improved in a way to bring more integration of the country's post-war government structures.

Holbrooke was the architect of the Dayton peace agreement which ended the 1992-1995 Serbian,Montenegrin and Croatian aggressions against Bosnia.

Bosnia's administrative setup created by the Dayton peace agreement is generally considered too complicated, ineffective and costly.Under strong international and US pressure, Bosnian leaders started negotiating possible constitutional reforms in 2005, but the talks failed in April 2006.

But,despite the failure, Bosnian and international officials agree that Bosnia needs to start upgrading its constitution if it wants to become a member of the European Union.

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