01 July 2004

It didn't work last time, so why not try it again?


UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said refugees from Sudan’s troubled Darfur region will not have to return home without guarantees of protection.

“Nobody is going to force you to go home,” Mr Annan said during a visit to a refugee camp in northern Darfur.

How generous of Annan! I mean, the UN never forced the refugees from the 1948 war of the founding of Israel to return and how look well things turned out for them!

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But we tried to talk to them

Women survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia have demonstrated to demand compensation for the failure of Dutch peacekeepers to protect the town.


One of the demonstrators, Sahabeta Fejzic, told AFP news agency that she last saw her son during the storming of Srebrenica in July 1995.

She says Bosnian Serb forces wrenched her son from her as Dutch peacekeepers stood by.

But if the Dutch forces had defended Sebrenica, there would probably be a group of Serbs suing for compensation for any injuries caused during the defense. Such are the wages of victimology.

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