Renowned author Dr. Edward Herman
spoke with the Voice of Russia regarding the
facts surrounding the Srebrenica Massacre,
the pretext for the "humanitarian" invasion
of the former Yugoslavia, and takes apart
the "official" version that has always been
promoted by the West. Dr. Herman reveals
that there were in fact multiple massacres
at Srebrenica, and that the killing of
Bosnian-Muslim soldiers at Srebrenica (the
West's pretext) was in response to the
killing of over 2,000 Serb civilians, mostly
women and children, at the location.
Robles: My first question is about “The
Srebrenica Massacre” and the way that the
establishment manipulated the media. Can you
tell us, or give us some insights, on that?
Herman: The Srebrenica Massacre, actually
I always put it in quote marks, because actually
there were lots of massacres in the Srebrenica
area, the one before July 1995 there were vast
numbers of Serbs killed by Muslim, Bosnian
Muslim, forces who went out of Srebrenica.
One estimate is that there were more than 150
Serbs villages that were totally wiped out and
one study gives actually gives the namesof 2,383
Serb civilians who were killed between 1992 and
July, 1995. So then we’d call that “The First
Srebrenica Massacre”. Then in July 1995...
Robles: Just to be very clear, these were
Serbs, that were being killed.
Herman: Yes! We’re talking about 2,383
Serb civilians killed before July 1995. And the
Bosnian Serb Army took over Srebrenica in July,
1995, and there were deaths and executions after
that. That’s what’s called in the West “The
Srebrenica Massacre”, but, in fact, that’s
really mainly a political construct.
The numbers executed there were probably in the
order of between 500 and 1,000. In other words,
less than half of the number of Serbs civilians
killed before July, 1995.
And the Western claim is that 8,000 men and boys
were executed in the quote Srebrenica massacre,
but notice these were men, always men, all men,
they were all soldiers, whereas those 2,383
civilians killed included very large numbers of
women and children.
We’re talking about the execution in the Second
Massacre of essentially army people. And of
course they had never proved that there were
7,000 or 8,000, even men and boys killed. The
bodies in the graves added up to something like
A lot of those bodies were combat deaths. One of
the beauties of the Western propaganda system is
that all the bodies they found after July, 1995,
they count as executed, even though we know very
well that a large number were killed in combat.
Herman: Also another important fact about
the Srebrenica massacre is that all those
killings of Serbs took place coming out of an
area that was supposed to be a “safe haven”.
Srebrenica was a safe place, a safe haven. It
was supposed to be demilitarized, but it never
So the Bosnian Muslim soldiers would come out to
Srebrenica and they would kill Serb civilians.
This is all completely ignored in the Western
media. It’s as if the Serbs came in July and
started to kill arbitrarily.
In fact, the U.N. military in that area, a
French Offical name Phillip Movion, was asked by
the Yugoslav tribunal, “Why the Serbs did it?”
He said he’s absolutely convinced that they did
it because of what the commander of Srebrenica’s
Bosnian Muslims did to the Serbs before July
This is the UN Army head, but you won’t see that
in the Western press!
In other words, the first massacre is what led
to the lesser second massacre of namely military
The whole business of the Srebrenica Massacre is
a gigantic political fraud. There was a
massacre, but it was a responsive vengeance
massacre, women and children were not killed.
One of the features of the “quote” Srebrenica
Massacre, that is the second one, is that 20,000
Srebrenica women and children were bussed to
safety by the Serb army. Women and children were
not killed, only military aged people and a very
large fraction of those that did die, died in
So my own estimate, as I said, is that maybe
there were 500 to 1,000 executions. Vengeance
Robles: I’m sorry. How many?
Herman: 500 to 1,000 I would say.
Robles: 500 to 1,000.
Herman: Yes. So there was a significant
massacre, but put it in its context! This was a
war, this was an army that had seen their own
civilians massacred on a much larger scale. That
is completely suppressed in the West, as if the
Serbs came in to Srebrenica and started to kill
because of a blood lust! It’s absolutely a
So, I regard the Srebrenica massacre as a
tremendous propaganda triumph. The West wanted
to go after Serbia and they avoided peace. They
needed this massacre.
Robles: You said, about 2,380 civilians,
women and children mainly...
Herman: Serbian women and children, yes.
Robles: ... were killed initially. This
was the Srebrenica...
Herman: The first massacrebetween 1992
and July 1995. These were Serb civilians. There
were also hundreds of Serb military killed in
that period, I am just talking about civilians!
Robles: The civilians, right! And then in
retaliation approximately 2,500 Muslim...
Bosnian Muslims soldiers were killed.
Herman: That’s misleading, because the
thrust of the 8,000 claim is that they were
executed but those 2000-plus that were killed, a
very large fraction were killed in combat.
Robles: In combat. Okay, I see. I see.
Herman: Yes, and the executions were, as
I say probably in the order of 500 to 1,000.
Robles: Okay. So those were Bosnian
Muslims who were found to be directly
responsible for killing massive numbers of
Serbian civilians. Right?
Herman: The Serbs actually had lists of
Bosnian Muslim soldiers they wanted to get, but
I can’t honestly say they were the only ones who
were executed. But certainly, a significant
number of those executed were on those lists,
those vengeance lists.
S. Herman (born April 7, 1925) is an
American economist and media analyst with a
specialty in corporate and regulatory issues
as well as political economy and the media.
He’s a Professor Emeritus of Finance at
the Wharton School at the University of
Pennsylvania. He’s also the author of
several books, namely “Manufacturing
Consent” which he wrote with Noam Chomsky
and “The Srebrenica Massacre: Evidence,
Context and Politics”.
Y.&K.Truempy <trumparzu @
interview on Srebrenica fraud
febbraio 2013 20.17.20 GMT+01.00
Im RT-Interview bezeichnet Edward S. Herman
(Professor Emeritus of Finance at the Wharton
School at the University
of Pennsylvania) die westliche Darstellung
über Srebrenica als gigantische Fälschung.
Allerdings geht auch Herman von 500-1000 von
Serben umgebrachten bosnischen männlichen
Dazu meint Alexander
den Artikel von Herman. Ich habe ihm in
einer E-Mail auch schon erklärt, weshalb
seine Rechnung falsch sein muss.
Er geht nämlich von einer
Bewohnerzahl Srebrenicas aus, die nicht
beweisbar ist. Aber immerhin ist der
am sonstigen Müll, sehr gut.