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(en) anarkismo.net: We will never forget fascists in Bosnia! by antifanakata

Date Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:26:57 +0300


For us, as anti-fascists, the memory of the Srebrenica massacres and the relations between the Greek state and Greek society - directly and indirectly - with the brutalities committed in Bosnia are of great political significance. Because, 23 years later, the moral and ideological conditions that led to the massacre of Bosnian Muslims are still here. The nationalist rallies organized in Thessaloniki and elsewhere about the alleged Greekity of Macedonia, almost all of the political spectrum about the existence of Muslim arcs, the diffuse anti-torch and the direct conflicts through the anti-imperialism of a large part of the Greek left with nationalism reveal that , the thousand faces of Greek nationalism remain here.
23 years have elapsed since Serbian fascists under the command of R. Karadzic and M. Mladic together with the Greek volunteers of the UMP, have massacred 8,000 Muslims in the Srebrenica region. This massacre was the culmination of ethnic cleansing practices against Bosnian Muslims by the Serbian army and Serbian paramilitary groups during the Yugoslav Civil War of 1991-95. Rape, mass executions, encroachment camps, violent population movements were some of the means used by Serb soldiers to realize the dream of Serbian expansion for a large Serbia without Muslims and other minorities.

At the same time in Greece, the ideology of Greek-Herb friendship was constructed. Greek-Serbian friendship as a material and moral support to Serb-murderers from the whole of the national torso, right and left, was one of the most bloody aspects of Greek nationalism. This ideology was built on a used ethnic reunion recipe, anti-Muslim and orthodoxy, along with lots of conspiracies, anti-Americanism and anti-imperialist hallucinations.

Greek nationalism is the one that not only masked the ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian Muslims but was gladly supported, as the ghost of the Muslim arc "took what was deserved" by the Serbian brothers. The Greek fantasies about the definitive extinction of the Muslim element of the Balkans were finally taking flesh and bones. Anti-Muslimism is also a constituent element of the Greek identity. At the same time, the Greek-Serbian friendship was spreading the expansionist hopes of the Greek state for a possible division of the newly established Republic of Macedonia. The secret negotiations and negotiations of Milosevic and other Serbian officials with representatives of the Greek political scene on a possible reformation of the Balkan map are now known. Besides, the Greek state and society did not hide their intentions. The slogan "the solution is a border with Serbia" was chanting from the top to the bottom of Greek society.

For us, as anti-fascists, the memory of the Srebrenica massacres and the relations between the Greek state and Greek society - directly and indirectly - with the brutalities committed in Bosnia are of great political significance. Because, 23 years later, the moral and ideological conditions that led to the massacre of Bosnian Muslims are still here. The nationalist rallies organized in Thessaloniki and elsewhere about the alleged Greekity of Macedonia, almost all of the political spectrum about the existence of Muslim arcs, the diffuse anti-torch and the direct conflicts through the anti-imperialism of a large part of the Greek left with nationalism reveal that , the thousand faces of Greek nationalism remain here.

Why Srebrenica, among other things, is for us too. A lasting reminder of how unscrupulous the Greek state and this society can become.

antifanakata@espiv.net

https://www.provo.gr/pote-den-tha-xehasoume-fasistes-tin-vosnia/

https://www.anarkismo.net/article/31068
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