Category:Market Attacks

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Before Syria (disputed)

  • Heretic’s Musings on the Chemical Strike in Damascus, by Yossef Bodansky (wikipedia), ISPSW Strategy Series: Focus on Defense and International Security, September 2013
    • on 28 August 1995, around 11:00 am, a mortar shell hit the Markale in Sarajevo – killing 38 people and wounding another. Russian colonel Andrei Demurenko, then the commander of UN Forces in Sarajevo, immediately rushed with an UNPROFOR team to the supposed Bosnian-Serb mortar positions and ascertained that neither could have been used to fire the shells. Demurenko’s report stated that the Bosnian-Serb forces were falsely blamed for the attack on the Markale. Nevertheless, ostensibly in response to the massacre, NATO launched the air campaign against Bosnian-Serb forces and shortly afterwards decided the war in favor of the Bosnian-Muslims.
    • Between 30 August and 20 September 1995, NATO's 'Operation Deliberate Force', involving 400 aircraft and 5,000 personnel from 15 nations.
    • On 31 August 1995, Jean Daniel, then Editor of the magazine Le Nouvel Observateur, wrote an article titled “No more lies about Bosnia.” In the article, Daniel recounted an exchange he had just had with French Prime Minister Eduard Balledur about the NATO air campaign and the motivations for it. “They [the Muslims] have committed this carnage on their own people?” Daniel asked. “Yes,” confirmed Balledur without hesitation, “but at least they forced NATO to intervene.”
    • Later, Andrei Demurenko testified for the defense in Yugoslavia war crimes trials (for some bad press, see eg here).

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