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Monday, May 8, 2006
Was Hayden Warned of Srebrenica Massacre?
Nearly 8,000 Bosnian Muslims (according to the official count) were killed in a shocking genocidal attack by Serbian forces at Srebrenica in July 1995, as Western forces looked on -- apparently helpless, amd apparently caught by surprise.
"It is to the shame of the international community that this evil took place under our noses and we did nothing," said British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, at a recent commemoration of the event. "I bitterly regret this and I'm deeply sorry for it."
One of the most culpable observers was Gen. Michael V. Hayden, whom President Bush relected yesterday as his nominee to lead the CIA. (See INTELWIRE story, "Bush CIA Nominee Stood Watch While U.S. Armed Al Qaeda In Bosnia")
The following excerpt is from "Intelligence and the war in Bosnia 1992 – 1995: The role of the intelligence and security services," Chapter 8, "Was 'Srebrenica' an intelligence failure?" The chapter (available in full here) addresses General Michael V. Hayden's role as commander of America's European intelligence directorate overseeing Bosnia.
Moreover, the intelligence community did not assign top priority to supplying military intelligence support to UNPROFOR (UN peacekeeping force). According to [General Michael V.] Hayden, in the summer of 1995 the provision of support for UN operations took fifth place in the list of priorities for military intelligence. In this context it is not surprising that 'a senior intelligence official' at SHAPE (NATO Headquarters), Mons stated that General Rose 'lost ownership of the picture of the battlefield to the point where it was irrecoverable'. According to this official, this resulted in decision-making on military operations that was based on a non-objective picture. What was not stated here was that the US services did not trust Rose and thus slowly cut off the supply of intelligence.
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