JANUARY 8 2007 12:29h
There is evidence that Premier Andreas Papandreu’s government passed NATO attack plans to Bosnian Serbs.
According to a report by the German Institute for War Documentation, Greeks participated in the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1995. Greek soldiers formed a unit of around 100 people who joined the Drina Corps of the Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a renowned German newspaper, wonders what happened to the soldiers.
Karadzic awards Greek fighters
“Besides the fact that the participation of Greek volunteers in the Srebrenica massacre of 1995 is disputable, the Greek judiciary is taking on the issue with insufficient engagement. This also pertains to evidence that the government of socialist Premier Andreas Papandreu has passed on NATO attack plans to Bosnian Serbs during the war in Bosnia", the FAZ writes. That same year, Bosnian Serb warlord Radovan Karadzic bestowed the “White Eagle” medal to four Greek volunteers. A former Greek MP and minister, Andreas Andrianopoulus, in 2005 requested in parliament a probe into the participation of Greek volunteer fighters in Srebrenica, with no reaction and no indictment as a result.
A publicist, Takis Michas, told the FAZ that the Greek judiciary still had not become involved in the Greek disclosing of NATO secrets to Serbs. He issued a book in 2002 on the issue of Greek cooperation with Slobodan Milosevic, entitled “Dishonourable Alliance”. The author backs his claims with audio footage of conversations, which confirm that Greeks had divulged NATO secrets to the Serbs, the FAZ writes.
“Two days after the fall of the Srebrenica enclave, when the massacre of surrounded Muslims was carried out, the Athen-based daily ‘Ethnos’ reported Greek and Serb flags being hoisted alongside in Srebrenica as proof of ‘love and solidarity of the two nations and the gratitude of Serb volunteers who fought with them in this town’”.
The following clip from YouTube shows some of the photographs that confirm the presence of Greeks in the Bosnian Serb army: