William Dorich to Haroon Siddiqui @TorontoStar: Stop lying about Srebrenica!

by William Dorich on November 13, 2011

in Bosnia, enemy propaganda, jihad, Serbia, William Dorich (team member)

November 12, 2011
Letter to the Editor
The Toronto Star

Dear Editor:

If the Toronto Star provides editorial page space to Haroon Siddiqui the newspaper is responsible to assure your readers that what is printed is honest.  His lack of integrity reveals pure propaganda.

Beginning the article with an exaggerated lie, Siddiqui repeats the worn out mantra that “8,372 Muslims were massacred,” that is totally unsubstantiated with any evidence now for 16 years.  After the fall of Srebrenica the 8,000 figures was immediately reduced to 7,000 by the media, but apparently that fact flies in the face of Siddiqui’s obvious racists ploy. At the time international journalists interview dozens of eyewitnesses, none of who saw or reported any mass killings yet this lie continues to be repeated.

Mr. Siddiqui never once mentions Nasir Oric, one of the worse Muslim thugs in this Bosnian war. Along with his gang of butchers they not only destroyed 38 Serbian villages that surrounded Srebrenica, razing hundreds of homes, he used the so-called “Safe-Haven” as a retreat each night to hide among the protection of NATO forces. Oric video taped his slaughters of over 3,400 Serbian victims. To Siddiqui and all Bosnian Muslims those unarmed and innocent Serbs do not deserve the same justice he demands for his Muslim comrades.

Ten days after the fall of Srebrenica the Washington Post carried a story by John Pomfret who was a witness to what he called “About 4,000 Muslim troops from Srebrenica made their way through the forest to safety in Tuzla.” The ICRC released a memo two weeks prior to the fall of Srebrenica that disclosed that “About 4,000 Bosnian troops in Srebrenica were reassigned to other military duty kept secret even from their own families.”  If you add this 4,000 to those seen by Pomfret plus the alleged victims this totals more than 15,000 Muslim troops, a third of the Bosnian army in a safe haven? Siddiqui treats your readers like idiots.

I remind The Toronto Star that you carried a story of Nasir Oric written by Bill Schiller who said he was “forced to sit in the living room of Oric and watch the video of him decapitating his Serbian victim.”  Schiller called that video “Oric’s Greatest Hits.” Siddaqui never mentions this disgusting piece of video evidence.  The Hague Tribunal watch it and set Oric free, revealing the contempt this Kangaroo court has for real justice.

If Mr. Siddiqui is going to lecture your readers about justice, truth, stabilization, Dayton and victimology he should start with the facts, it is both insulting and immoral to repeat fabrications that have long been disproved.  Your readers deserve better.

William Dorich
Los Angeles

The writer is the author of 9 books on Balkan history and music including his 1992 book, Kosovo. He is the recipient of The Order of St. Sava the highest recognition given to a layperson by the Holy Synod of Serbian Orthodox Bishops.

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1 Shobhna Kapoor November 14, 2011 at 12:03 am

Siddiqui lies about muslim atrocities against hindus and jews, too.

2 shalini November 14, 2011 at 8:06 am

Nice article.
Also,Siddiqui is anti Hindu, anti semitic and is promoting sharia law.
He wrote a few months back, “Why does Steven Harper say that Islamicism is the biggest threat to Canada?”
why not? its true!

3 William Dorich November 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

When someone with this kind of ethnic and religious hatred is granted editorial page status it gives one pause, even for a newspaper in Canada.

4 grego November 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

So ? Where is this tape that shows the slaughter of 3,400 Serbian victims? Huh? Lets see it already. 🙄
I think both sides in that conflict were into great exaggeration to get the world to side with them.

5 Shobhna Kapoor November 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm

He is granted editorial page status b/c the Toronto Star is a leftie paper for useful idiots and he fits in very well. Historical accuracy has never been a strong point for lefties. Their mantra is that all muslims are victims. And anyone who disagrees with this line is a racist, right wing extremist bigot.

6 William Dorich November 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

My major point is that a journalist with the Toronto Star, Bill Schiller was the one who reported on having to sit through Nasir “Oric’s Greatest Hits” in which he had himself video taped decapitating his Serbian victims, yet the Muslims continue to get away with these murders as they claim to be the victims. If Serbs are being condemned for the massacre of 7,000 Muslims in Srebrenica then I demand that Muslims be equally condemned for the slaughter of 3,400 innocent Serbian victims in the same place. The nightly carnage created by Oric and his thugs go unpunished and this only reveals the duplicity of our political officials. The blowback from these war crimes will eventually come home to roost when a lot of these Muslim crimes are revealed. That may take time but truth has a way of one day making people accountable for their crimes.

I respond to these Muslim morons not to simply disagree but because we cannot let this propaganda stand without challenge. I recall how major newspapers around the world beamed images of “Dubrovnik burning” with screaming headlines of how the “Serbs were bombing and destroying this 15th walled city, the pearl of the Adriatic.” Even stupid magazines like Mademoiselle, a fashion rag, had the image on their front pages as did Conde Nast Traveler. The truth however was that the Croatians with their multi-million dollar public relations firm Ruder/Finn knew full well that the Croats burned old auto tires throughout the walled city then photographed the city with a telephoto lens to compress the range making it appear that Dubrovnik was burning… no it was only smoking. Yet Americans were led by their noses to get sucked into this kind of hideous propaganda so we could bomb the Serbs and they not only believed, they ignored the facts when it was exposed as a stage managed event.

What led to the bombing of Serbia was the alleged “Racak massacre,” of 45 Albanians. However this too was stage managed by Ambassador William Walker who said upon his so called discovery of the victims that he “Only cried twice in his lifetime… when his mother died and when he discovered the Racak victims.” My immediate response on a television interview was, why did Ambassador Walker not cry when he was the Ambassador to El Salvador when thousands of Salvadorians were decapitated, their heads placed on pikes that dotted the countryside? I gave the answer on air… because the goons and thugs who committed that hideous crime were trained on American military bases and were armed by our State Department.

Fast forward 5 years, it is now a known fact that the 45 victims of Racak were killed the previous day in a battle with the Serbs that was fully recorded by both CNN and AP. Five forensic experts from several countries disclosed that the bodies were “moved to the nearly bloodless crime scene, their military uniforms exchanged for street clothing and their bodies mutilated after they were dead.” Ah, but didn’t those staged images do their job in allowing NATO (read Americans) a pretext to bomb Serbia? Yet Bill Clinton, Richard Holbrooke and Madeleine Albright got away with these propaganda crimes. No one is holding them responsible.

7 1389 November 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

The Naser Oric stuff is on YouTube. You can find it easily enough.

I don’t think the Serbs were exaggerating; otherwise there would be a lot more Serbs alive today. Serbs unfortunately don’t know a thing about public relations, compared to their foes.

8 William Dorich November 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Unfortunate as it is, most Serbs always believe that the truth is more important than scoring political points. In this case being naive about the depth to which the American media would stoop they simply did not know how to fight back with anything except their disbelief that so many Americans believed every word they read in the press.

I remember when the stories came out that Muslim terrorists were roasting Serbs on spits. I was send about two dozen of these disgusting images. At that time Anthony Lewis in the New York Times mocked these reports saying they were nothing more than Serb propaganda. I wrote a letter demanding a retraction and sent copies of some of these images in which I identified the roasted victims. Copies were also sent to Gurtzman the Foreign Editor at the New York Times. Both packages were sent by FedExpress and both signed for the packages. I never received a response or a retraction. “All the News That’s Fit to Print” is the moto of the NYT… if you believe that I have a bridge in the Mojave desert for sale.

Keep clearly in mind that for an entire decade of the 1990s the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times did not print ONE SINGLE ARTICLE that was written by a Serbian journalist, author, scholar or political leader. That my friend says more about the free press in America then any words I can write here. Oh, yes, and the Serbs were persona non grata at the US House and Senate, the Foreign Relations Committee, Helsinki Watch, and every hearing on Bosnia and Kosovo held in Washington DC, that also says more about the freedom in this country and how Serbs were successfully muzzled for over ten years throughout these Civil Wars. Americans should be asking not what Serbs did in these Civil Wars but why so many when so much out of their way to silence them?

9 William Dorich November 17, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Muslims cannot seem to do any wrong in the eyes of the State Department, even when they video tape their slaughters of innocent Serbs the Kangaroo court managed to still look beyond this hideous video and set Nasir Oric free. This country is so afraid of looking racists or bigoted and bend over backwards when it comes to Muslim crimes… that too will come back to haunt us.

10 Shobhna Kapoor November 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Mr. Dorich,
You should be Sun TV and discuss these issues with Coren. Thanks for your good work.

11 William Dorich November 18, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Having appeared on Fox News, Geraldo Live, Charles Grodin and more than 200 national radio interviews during the dismemberment wars in former Yugoslavia, I am available to anyone willing to hear the Serbian side. However, Serbs have been so successfully demonized with collective guilt and muzzled by the media that anything said by a Serb is automatically discounted and ridiculed. Facts are treated as irrelevant.

We know now that after 5 years of intensive research in victims’ lists by numerous human right organizations they had difficulty coming up with 97,000 victims on all sides, yet to this very day I see articles in which the journalist claims 300,000 killed. I still see articles referring to “60,000 Bosnian rape victims,” when it has clearly been exposed as a hoax. These same writers always ignore #S24491 the ONLY document at the United Nations on the rapes taking placed in former Yugoslavia. S24491 is the legal video taped deposition of 40 Serbian women who not only were willing to be video taped they also named their rapists, in spite of all those media claims that women in this culture will not step forward when rape is the issue. None of these named perpetrators were ever indicted. S24491 was submitted three weeks before the infamous Newsweek story about “60,000 Bosnian Rapes” by Tom Post who I spoke with when he released his story. I knew at the time that this was a direct reaction to S24491 and I asked how it was possible with no electricity, a difficulty moving around in Bosnia how it was possible to interview 60,000 rape victims.

Tom Post told me that his story was based on 20 actual rape interviews. When I challenged him to explain how it was possible to extrapolate 20 into 60,000 he said the figure came from government officials in Alija Izetbegovich’s office in the Bosnian government. He reminded me that at the end of that 12 page article was a disclaimer that “the story could not be independently corroborated.” Now how many people around the world read through all 12 pages to get to that sentence? Few in any. Meanwhile the Serbs were demonized by yet another major propaganda lie.

I recall writing about a Bosnian girl at the time who was an alleged “rape victim” by Serbian troops. She fled to Switzerland where she was treated by the media like a superstar with daily interviews on TV and radio including minute by minute while in labor. Suddenly there was total silence… several days later a nurse at the hospital disclosed that this Bosnia young girl gave birth to a black baby… the only blacks in the Balkans at that time were UN troops from African countries.

So this sexually promiscuous young Muslim girl was having sex with multiple partners and got caught. How convenient that she was able for months to blame her pregnancy on a Serbian rapist. Yet none of this stopped the American media from doing a rather lousy job of journalism and it did not stop any writer from participating in stories thinly sourced, or worse, simply fabricated.

In his Pulitzer winning book “A Witness to Genocide” by Roy Gutman, I challenged this moron for using such a provocative title since I knew that he had not witnessed a single death. In the foreword to his book he wrote: “Having set such lofty standards, I immediately made an exception and wrote about the Omarska Camp which I had not visited, based on the secondhand witness account.” Few people who praised that piece of trash ever read that sentence in the foreword. Lofty my ass, this was a first class fabrication and his story won half of a Pulitzer.

Roy Gutman was responsible for bringing Jadranka Cigelj to the United States to testify before the House and Senate and the foreign Relations Committee. She appeared on numerous daytime television programs to spew her lies. Yet, it was not until months later it was discovered that she reported rape cased under six other assumed names and that she worked for one of the most notorious propaganda machines in Zagreb.

When I published the book, “Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting” by award winning journalist Peter Brock, Gutman and six other journalists covered in the book threatened to sue me… of course they did not because we had so much evidence against them including taped interviews by Brock.

I have placed “Media Cleansing: Dirty Reporting” on the iPad, Kindle, Sony and Nook eReaders for those who may be interested in reading this powerful book in its second edition and to be able to discover some of the cold hard facts about how we Americans were deceived by the partisan press.

12 bishop January 2, 2012 at 12:13 am

lets see what leading bosnian muslim politicians and journalists have to say about the srebrenica “genocide” themselves in this Norwegian documentary;

the film shows what kind of “safe area” srebrenica was and how muslim warlord Naser Oric killed over 2k serbs around it and how he became a millionaire by selling UN aid to his own people. the film also features leading CIA officials directly involved in the region who admit that the “fall of srebrenica” was a staged event in which Mladic took the town with 2 tanks and 200 men while over 5k muslim fighters were given the order to flee towards Tuzla….

13 William Dorich January 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

S-R-E-B-R-E-N-I-C-A, the biggest lie of the Bosnian Civil War.
It has become very apparent that our political leaders are lousy at math. The number of victims in Srebrenica simply do not add up.

Nasir Oric used the “Safe Haven” of Srebrenica to launch his terror campaign. Each night he would leave Srebrenica to murder the Serbs and to finally destroy the 34 Serbian villages that surrounded the Safe Haven. Oric would blow up Serbian houses and anyone who survived he would capture and decapitate. But don’t take my word for such an ugly crime spree, by this Muslim goon, look at his own homemade video of himself cutting off the heads of his Serbian victims.

Bill Schiller of the Toronto Star said he had to sit in Oric’s living room and endure this video of him and his gang of thugs butchering their Serb victims, “Look at this next scene, he would shout, we launched those Serbs to the moon.” Each night after slaughtering dozens of Serbs and burning down dozens of their houses Oric and his thugs would retreat back into the “Safe haven” for UN protection. Bill Schiller called that video, “Nasir Oric’s Greatest Hits.” Even with this level of evidence he was set free by this Kangaroo court in The Hague. We now know from the documentary that has been produced that the Clintons, Albright and Holbrooke conspired with Alija Izetebegovic to create a large enough crime (5,000 victims) in order for the US to get involved in the war. Witnesses in that documentary have confirmed that Izetbegovic conspired to murder his own people to gain international sympathy. He did it at the Markale Market when the US placed sanctions on Serbia and he used it again at Racak, a faked crime of 45 Albanians who were killed in a pitched battle the day before with the Serbs. This became the pretext to bomb the Serbs.

Ambassador William Walker stage managed that crimes and now we know that 4 forensic experts have all agreed that the 45 bodies were moved to the near bloodless crime scene, their military uniforms exchanged for street clothing and that their bodies were mutilated after they were dead. If the United States would stoop to this level they will stoop to lying, stealing and deceiving the American public.

But let us take a close look at the actual numbers. First of all the “8,000 victims” figure was quickly reduced to “7,000” within the first week of the fall of Srebrenica. If you know how to research media data you will soon discover that for nearly seven weeks there were no stories about Srebrenica on the wire service. In the aftermath of the fall of Srebrenica hundreds of witnesses were interviewed and not a single one spoke of firing squads or mass murder. Those claims came two months later after Muslims were prompted to lie and to fabricate stories, none of which have been proved.

Prior to the fall of Srebrenica, you will find a memo from the ICRC in which it states “Approximately 4,000 Muslim troops in Srebrenica were assigned to other military duty, kept secret even from their families.”

John Pomfret of the Washington Post reported from Tuzla two weeks after the fall of Srebrenica that he witnessed “About 4,000 Muslim men who made their way through the forest to safety in Tuzla.”

We also know that the Serbs captured about 800 Muslim troops in Srebrenica and sent them to Belgrade where a railway station was converted into a temporary prison. And we also know that about 1,000 bodies have been recovered. The math simply reveals the lies.

In other words 4,000 Muslim troops left Srebrenica two weeks before Mladic took it with 2 tanks and 200 men. 4,000 troops were seen in Tuzla by Pomfret, plus 800 who the Serbs captured, that would indicate that there were 8,800 Muslim troops in this “Safe Haven,” adding to this number the 7,000 alleged to have been killed by the Serbs that totals 15,800 plus 1,200 recovered bodies or 17,000 Muslims… That is a number that would represent more than a third of the Bosnian army? And what were 17,000 Muslim troops doing in a “Safe Haven” and why did NATO simply ignore the violation of that safe haven?

But numbers don’t lie. Nasir Oric murdered 3,240 Serbian victims, that is nearly half of the alleged “7,000” victims of Srebrenica. Why don’t those Serbs deserve any justice, or indictments at The Hague? In fact, Nasir Oric was set free by this stupid, political Kangaroo court.

14 Zach January 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Mr. Dorich,

You are correct in a lot you say. It is important to remember that Srebrenica was an atrocity, and that one atrocity does not justify another and it does not bring the dead back. Although I would love to pay homage to the Srebrenica victims, I do not want to pay homage to the murderers and muhajideen who were executed besides innocents. How many were truly innocent at Srebrenica, we will never know. The world though say 8,000, all innocent, which in itself is a crime.

15 William Dorich January 19, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Your comment that “one atrocity does not justify another,” rings hollow when one alleged atrocity is being prosecuted but the atrocity in which 34 Serbian villages were razed and 3,200 innocent Serbs were murdered is being ignored and not prosecuted. That is the basis of my argument especially against Nasir Oric the goon that perpetrated those crimes and who used the so called “Safe Haven” each night to return to safety under the protection of NATO forces.

Bill Schiller’s article about having to sit in Oric’s living room and watch that horrific video of him blowing up Serbian houses and murdering anyone one who survived the blast is inhuman, especially where the video showed him decapitating his Serbian victims.

I am not in favor of this immoral one-sided justice that we are witness to at the Kangaroo court in The Hague. Serbian victims deserve equal justice and those who survived deserve equal rights. Unfortunately there seems to be no one willing to step up to the bar and see that equal justice means something. We Americans are very good at preaching democracy, equal rights and human rights but what we are seeing in the Balkans is none of that exists. We amputate sovereign Serbian territory at will, we dismember a sovereign nation, piece by piece and we lead the charge for an independent Kosovo all in violation of the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act and the Geneva Conventions as well as a major violation of the NATO Treaty that was a defensive treaty not one in which NATO has the right to use its overpowering force at will, especially against a small country that did not attack any NATO country.

16 ratka February 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

It seems to me that you really had been there and saw all that was happening, right?
How shameful and disgraceful thinking, saying that Serbs were the victims although they had JNA, Europe’s fort largest military force on their side?
Some individuals always stand out, use the opportunity to do bad things because they just want to fulfil their selfish needs, such as Orić.
I do not know how and what you have read, and acquired info on those things and poor Serbians who were victims, but, as a person who has been there the whole time, I can freely say that you have no bloody idea what are you talking about! but I guess it really is easy to bash on other people from the distance and to diminish the value of human lives lost, and women being tortured and families being torn apart where many kids lost one or both of their parents.
Please re-evaluate you information resources and study the region history from various resources and authors, you’d be surprised… maybe you’d find out what really happened in 1389 Kosovo battle…

17 William Dorich February 21, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I have written articles for over 20 years that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, International Herald Tribune, The Arizona Republic and Southwest Jewish Press as well as being a correspondent for The American Srbobran for over 15 years. I do have first hand experience and a ton of evidence that is slowly coming to the surface to expose creatures like you. I have also written 6 books on Balkan history, so tell me asshole, how many books have you written and what is your intellectual experience other than your skill at character assassination, racism and bigotry? Your attack is based purely on your demented emotional hang ups and your lack of education and intelligence, I would expect a moron like you to defend other assholes like Nasir Oric, it is an example of what you Bosnian and Albanian Muslims are like. Crawl back under your rock. Better yet, open a book or two and learn something other than hate speech.

18 ratka February 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

yeah, just keep deleting comments you don’t like… How intellectual and democratic…

19 William Dorich February 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I have not deleted anything, apparently, in addition to you skills at hate speech you are also a wacko with a persecution complex!

20 ratka February 26, 2012 at 7:57 pm

well, last time, I posted two more comments, now, I do not see them… do the math…
I am not all those things you named me, and I do not support any things you accuse me of, now, I would say more, but I feel it would be in vain cause you already made your mind-about everything, so, with all respect to you and all, I will be a better man and stop any further discussion.

21 William Dorich February 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

If you decided that that the world is against you for your stupid posts, then be my guest and stop posting… whatever rocks your boat. I just wanted you to know that I did not delete any of your posts. But then again, you are so paranoid you would not believe a word I type.

22 1389 February 26, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Mr. Dorich did not delete your comments. Blog Admin CzechRebel deleted your comments because they contained nothing but nitpicking about grammar and added nothing to the discussion.

Comments on this blog are moderated. Healthy debate is encouraged. Flame wars are not. Our time is valuable. We all have other things to do besides dealing with blog comments. If you come here to hate on the Serbs, then take your business elsewhere. We aren’t about to provide you with a platform. If you have already made up your mind that we are wrong for supporting the Serbian people, and you refuse to accept any new information that might change your mind on that, then there is nothing to discuss.

Blog Admin 1389

23 CzechRebel February 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Both 1389 and William Dorich are Serbs; I am NOT a Serb. But, I know the Serbs very well. If the Serbs have one fault, they are too darn tolerant of of jackasses like ya’ll. If you have something to add to the debate fine. Give us some facts to support your view. We certainly are not smart enough know everything. If not, if you prefer to keep acting as a brainless troll, I–not the Serbs, but I–will block you from any more comments on this blog.

CzechRebel 1389 Blog Admin

24 abdulaziz elaraby November 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm

I am sure everybody study and pick Islam defectives (disaster),he will found that Islam is the best and last religion from our god, Then all who hate Islam will be Muslims remember me.

25 1389 November 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

@abdulaziz elaraby,

How self-serving of you to believe such a thing!

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