Anatomy of a Massacre


Dutch peacekeepers monitor refugees from Srebrenica in July, 1995

The Netherlands explicitly rejects any suggestion that it is responsible for the terrible murder of thousands of Bosnian Muslims in 1995," said Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok as he announced his administration's sudden resignation. "However, today's decision does reflect the shared responsibility of the Netherlands for the creation of a situation in which such an event was able to occur. The international community is anonymous and cannot take responsibility. I can — and do — take that responsibility."

Kok's dramatic move came after a six-year investigation by the Dutch Institute for War Documentation (NIOD) into the massacre of...

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