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Večer - Slovenia | Friday, August 23, 2013

Mass murder for all to see

There are frightening parallels between the presumed poison gas attack in Syria and the Srebrenica massacre, the conservative daily Večer writes: "Certainly, UN chemical weapons experts are currently in Syria, but the Syrian regime is using their very presence as an alibi - as if to say that it would never be dumb enough to use poison gas in plain view of the UN inspectors. But we mustn't forget the lessons of history in this regard. Speaking to television crews and the Dutch Blue Helmets in Srebrenica, the military leader of the Bosnian Serbs, Ratko Mladič, said that no one had anything to fear. ... The world was appeased. And in the same breath the general ordered the worst genocide since the Second World War. We can only hope the politicians and generals have learned something from this. If enough evidence of the use of poison gas by the Assad regime is found, the world must finally admit who is the attacker in Syria and who is the victim. And it must act accordingly."

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