~ Those we glorify are the mirror of ourselves
Sarajevo – City Council of Sarajevo decided to support the initiative built ” proper memorial” after the late US diplomat Richard Holbrooke in the city of Sarajevo.
The initiative was launched by deputy chairman of the City Council , Miro Lazovic.
As FENA reports, at the session of the City Council of Sarajevo held yesterday, city councilor Lazovic sent the initiative to obtain proper memorial to Richard Holbrook., for his (quote): ‘selfless engagement during the aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina in achieving the Dayton Peace Agreement, which , (the West claims), established peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina.’
The initiative was supported by the Assembly and thus passed to the City Council. Richard Holbrooke was an American diplomat, one of the creators of the Dayton Agreement, which in November 1995 ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, he played an important role in the negotiations with Slobodan Milosevic 1998. on behalf of secessionists (Croats and Bosnian Muslims).
The diplomat represented interests of the United States and the parties they supported in Yugoslavia, as well as during the criminal negotiations between Serbia and Albanian terrorists ( supported by Americans) in Rambouillet.
In 2009 President Barack Obama appointed him a special envoy to Afghanistan. He died on 13 December 2010 at the age of 69 years.
Who was Richard Holbrooke and why did he deserve such an honour? One doesn’t have to search too much to find out where such glory comes from… Vietnam, Indonesia, East Timor, Wall Street… and Balkans. The destruction of Yugoslavia and that’s actually, the top and highlight of Holbrooke’s diplomatic career:
“During his service in Germany, Holbrooke was a heavy promoter of a more powerful NATO and military intervention in Bosnia. Holbrooke served as a Chairman on The American Academy in Berlin along with Henry Kissinger and Richard von Weizsäcker. Bloody conflicts were triggered with imperialist aid throughout the whole of Yugoslavia, starting with Slovenia, Croatia and by 1992, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Soon enough, in 1995, Richard Holbrooke would become a semi-household name for being the chief architect of the Dayton Peace Accords, which the West has claimed ended the Bosnian War. Since then, he has been celebrated in the mainstream media as helping to end the bloody civil war. In fact, the Yugoslav Wars took place amid the rise of nationalism and the imperialist economic and social pressure on the dominating Yugoslav bourgeoisie, in which Holbrooke himself had no small role.
Holbrooke also encouraged Croatian President Franjo Tudjman to embark on the bloody “Operation Storm” in August 1995, which cost thousands of lives, drove hundreds of thousands of ethnic Serbs from the region and was carried out with intelligence, training and planning from “retired” US military advisors.
In his 1998 memoir of the Yugoslav Wars, To End a War, he claimed that the United States and NATO were late in responding to alleged atrocities by the Bosnian Serbs. Yet, ironically, according to recently-indicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić, Holbrooke personally offered him immunity from persecution for war crimes if he disappeared. A recent study by Purdue University shows he may be right as others have come forward and backed his claims.
This makes Richard Holbrooke the third us official with a monument erected in his honour, after Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who were ‘honoured’ by Albanians both in Albania and Serbian temporary occupied province of Kosovo i Metohija.
The statue of former US President George W. Bush unveiled in the centre of the town of Fushe Kruje, some 22 kms (14 miles) from the capital Tirana July 6, 2011. REUTERS