Endgame: The Betrayal And Fall Of Srebrenica, Europe's

Endgame: The Betrayal And Fall Of Srebrenica, Europe's

Endgame: The Betrayal And Fall Of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II ❰PDF❯ ✑ Endgame: The Betrayal And Fall Of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II Author David Rohde – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In , the UN Security Council officially made Srebrenica the world s first UN protected civilian safe area and stripped the town s Muslim defenders of their tanks and artillery Two years later, Srebren In , the UN Security Betrayal And eBook ´ Council officially made Srebrenica the world s first UN protected civilian safe area and stripped the town s Muslim defenders of their tanks Endgame: The PDF/EPUB or and artillery Two years later, Srebrenica fell after UN commanders turned down repeated requests for NATO air strikes to halt attacking Bosnian Serbs As many as , Muslim men The Betrayal And ePUB ´ perished in mass executions or ambushes along a harrowing forty mile flight one survivor called The Marathon of Death In Endgame The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe s Worst Massacre Since World War II,Pulitzer Prize winning author David Rohde follows the experiences of seven central characters three Muslims in Srebrenica, two Dutch peacekeepers charged with defending the surrounded town, and two Serb Army soldiers attacking it through the ten day period that changed the course of the war in Bosnia and was arguably the darkest hour in United Nations historyRohde exposes how the United States, France, Great Britain, the United Nations and the Bosnian government out of incompetence or cynicism allowed , Muslims to fall into the hands of their potential executioners Part of an apparent Serb endgame to win the war, Srebrenica s fall ended up playing a crucial role in the Clinton administration s endgame strategy that halted the conflict A new afterword by the author updates recent efforts to find the missing victims of Srebrenica and to apprehend and prosecute the executionersThe most comprehensive book to date on the subject, Endgame is a tale of cynical power politics in the post Cold War era, a case study in genocide, and a disturbing testament to the power of propaganda and self delusion.


10 thoughts on “Endgame: The Betrayal And Fall Of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II

  1. Murtaza Murtaza says:

    This is an intense account of the worst genocide to occur in Europe since the Holocaust David Rohde gives a blow by blow of how the massacre in Srebernica was carried out, as well as how it became possible in the first place He is not overly gratuitous in his descriptions of the violence What is gratuitous in this story though is the extent to which the United Nations not only failed, but actively facilitated the massacre This is not hyperbole The Dutch UN forces in Srebernica worked to hel This is an intense account of the worst genocide to occur in Europe since the Holocaust David Rohde gives a blow by blow of how the massacre in Srebernica was carried out, as well as how it became possible in the first place He is not overly gratuitous in his descriptions of the violence What is gratuitous in this story though is the extent to which the United Nations not only failed, but actively facilitated the massacre This is not hyperbole The Dutch UN forces in Srebernica worked to help hand over the people under their protection to their executioners They disarmed the local population in exchange for protecting them, but then lay down in the face of every Serb advance In the end they stood by and watched the executions, rapes and torture take place, in some cases in and around their own base.The story recounted in this book is absolutely surreal Professionally trained Dutch soldiers acquiesced to day after day of humiliations by the Serbs they were supposedly there to confront, handing over their weapons and vehicles, cowering in fear and even accepting gifts and going out for drinks with the executioners after they d come back from their murders Several officials at UN headquarters in Zagreb, notably General Janvier and Akashi, played similarly abominable roles Its not clear that the genocide would ve even happened without the UN s presence, as no one would ve made the mistake of counting on them for protection.Can Europe survive without the United States This book really makes you question it Through their timidity, moral drift and incompetence the European leaders, military officers and soldiers in this story managed to make a rednecked thug like Ratko Mladic look like some kind of world destroying warlord Given how it was rolled over and humiliated by murderous buffoons like Mladic and Radovan Karadzic, its not clear how Europe could stand up on its own to farformidable people like Putin, Viktor Orban or any of the other ghouls that the world may well produce in the coming decades This book was published in 1997 Its a nice postscript to note that in the end many of the big criminals did end up going to The Hague This was again, however, due in large part to the will of the American special forces that actually pursued them I still hope that Germany and France can create a European political and military infrastructure that is capable of standing on its own Doing so will require some harsh internal reflection on how humiliating episodes like this became possible, which I actually don t think that the Americans, for all their faults, would have allowed to take place as it did


  2. Javier Javier says:

    This is an incredible story of an atrocity I had known little about before I m glad to the author for having pursued and uncovered this genocidal massacre of Bosnian Muslim Bosniak men and boys by Serbian ultra nationalists following the fall of the UN designated safe area Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia July 1995 The failures in the defense of Srebrenica were myriad and legion, from the limited rules of engagement with which the Dutch UN peacekeeperslike, observers faced when confr This is an incredible story of an atrocity I had known little about before I m glad to the author for having pursued and uncovered this genocidal massacre of Bosnian Muslim Bosniak men and boys by Serbian ultra nationalists following the fall of the UN designated safe area Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia July 1995 The failures in the defense of Srebrenica were myriad and legion, from the limited rules of engagement with which the Dutch UN peacekeeperslike, observers faced when confronted with the Serb offensive to take the town, to the bureaucratic UN generals, who wereconcerned with protecting the lives of UN peacekeepers observers than the civilian population whose security had been entrusted to them This was a further disaster that manifested itself in the pathetic lack of Close Air Support CAS provided to defend the enclave.The descriptions of the systematic executions of captive Bosniak males, and of the desperation, hunger, and agony of those men who attempted to escape Srebrenica by taking to the hills, despite the constant shelling and shooting which they confronted by Serbian forces, will be difficult to forget Not that we ever should The slogan of Never Again rings falsely through history in Syria, several Srebrenicas have taken place in the past 7 years, in Eastern Aleppo, Eastern Ghouta, Darayya, Madaya, Der aa, and elsewhere And, in both cases of Bosnia and Syria, many self described leftists in the West have sided openly with Serbian ultra nationalist executioners and the Assad Regime, backed up by Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah, in order to virtue signal their rejection of supposed Western norms like human rights and international law, which first of all can t be reduced to being only Western, andimportantly, are meant to protect humanity, not the State or capital


  3. Rahadyan Rahadyan says:

    CAVEAT While I work for the same media organization as Rohde, I only know him slightly It took me a long time to read t his book because I often had to put it down and take a break after reading about some of the barbarous things perpetrated by Serb forces against Muslims It was comparable in hearing family stories about the depredations visited by the Japanese on Indonesians and Filipinos I am half Indonesian and half Filipino 65 years ago and on reading the narratives of Holocaust survivo CAVEAT While I work for the same media organization as Rohde, I only know him slightly It took me a long time to read t his book because I often had to put it down and take a break after reading about some of the barbarous things perpetrated by Serb forces against Muslims It was comparable in hearing family stories about the depredations visited by the Japanese on Indonesians and Filipinos I am half Indonesian and half Filipino 65 years ago and on reading the narratives of Holocaust survivors Nonetheless, I finished Endgame after a few weeks on and off I think it an important witness and say again, that what reporters like Rohde and others are doing to illuminate the atrocities that evil men try to hide as the work of Allah or God or whatever Deity one chooses to worship Highly recommended


  4. Jonah Jonah says:

    One of the most powerful books I have ever read Very saddening to see what happens to people just because of their religion, race, ethnicity, etc.


  5. Christine Christine says:

    Really liked it, is slightly off It s a book about a massacre A readable book about a massacre, not too graphic but very important to read, especially considering the current play in the news.


  6. Frances Johnson Frances Johnson says:

    This is an excellent book,not light reading but the true story of what happened to Bosnians, just over ten years ago, in the town of Screbrenica, Yugoslavia at the hands of the Serbs While Dutch peacekeepers stood by, feeling unable to act, the men were separated from the women and children and executed Rohde painstakingly researched this book and presents actions through the eyes of several of the survivors This clearly shows the unclear morality issues that the Serbs, Bosnians, and the Dutc This is an excellent book,not light reading but the true story of what happened to Bosnians, just over ten years ago, in the town of Screbrenica, Yugoslavia at the hands of the Serbs While Dutch peacekeepers stood by, feeling unable to act, the men were separated from the women and children and executed Rohde painstakingly researched this book and presents actions through the eyes of several of the survivors This clearly shows the unclear morality issues that the Serbs, Bosnians, and the Dutch faced This is close to home for those who reside in the greater St Louis area as St Louis is home toBosnians than anywhere in the world other than Bosnia and it is also home to many of the survivors of this tragedy at Screbrenica Most of the boys in our Bosnian Boy Scout troop in St Louis lost their Fathers at Screbrenica This is a difficult book to read but important We often think that these horrors only happen in undeveloped countries but the Bosnians that perished here all had automobiles, jobs, good water, electricity,education, TV, a stable government, all the things that developed nations have


  7. Amra Pajalic Amra Pajalic says:

    David Rohde presents a nuanced book charting the events that lead to the Srebrenica genocide in 1995, during the Balkan War He extensively interviewed and researched the DutchBat soldiers who were expected to protect the enclave that was designated a safe zone, residents and survivors of the genocide, the Bosnian soldiers who were fighting to protect the enclave, and a Serb who was fighting against He analysises the political landscape against which the war was happening and decisions were bei David Rohde presents a nuanced book charting the events that lead to the Srebrenica genocide in 1995, during the Balkan War He extensively interviewed and researched the DutchBat soldiers who were expected to protect the enclave that was designated a safe zone, residents and survivors of the genocide, the Bosnian soldiers who were fighting to protect the enclave, and a Serb who was fighting against He analysises the political landscape against which the war was happening and decisions were being made by the UN The book is published in 1997 so there have been further developments in recoveries of the remains from mass graves, as well as trials against war criminals, but this is no way detracts from the relevance of this book This is an excellent book that objectively shows the ineptitude and apathy that led to the genocide


  8. Alexandar Ivanovski Alexandar Ivanovski says:

    The issue of Srebrenica and the Yugoslav wars is often written with political, religious or social bias Writings within that region fail to provide neutrality and often lead towards a corresponding side David Rohde provides a reliable detail of all sides His writings lean in favour of any side Overall, deeply emotive book and I highly recommend it as a starting point for the atrocities that occurred during the Yugoslav war.


  9. Thomas Thomas says:

    Must reading for anyone honestly interested in what happened during the final final days of the war in Bosnia There are few heroes and multiple examples of human error that led to the horror of Srebrenica.


  10. Richard Maddox Richard Maddox says:

    An important book on a tragedy that could have been prevented This is required reading.


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