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Justice for Handke – and Serbia

The reason for this transparency was because the mentioned facilities weren’t concentration camps but plain detention camps.

Submitted by Alexekin Rockowia…

In an article published on October 10th in “The Intercept” and republished among other places in the largest Swedish newspaper, “Dagens Nyheter”, Peter Maass congratulated the Nobel Committee for “just giving the Literature Prize to a genocide apologist.” He claims that there is “no excuse for the decision to give this year’s prize to Peter Handke, who denies that a well-documented genocide was committed by Serbs against Muslims in Bosnia”, and ends the article with telling to Peter Handke that he “is entitled to believe what he wants to believe. He can lie and dissemble as much as he wishes.” But we will now take a look at some facts to demonstrate that these words better apply to Maass, as well as give the reader – unlike Maass with his alleged truths – opportunity to check up these facts.

To make his point, Maass insists that there were Serbian concentration camps, contrary to what Handke has claimed. Maass even “visited them during the war,” which he “covered for the Washington Post.” He “talked with prisoners inside the camps, as well as survivors.” This should not be doubted, since the Serbs – unlike Muslims and Croats – were known to let Western journalists to visit their camps and even take pictures and film! The reason for this transparency was because the mentioned facilities weren’t concentration camps but plain detention camps – which Handke has also explained quite clearly.

Nonetheless, Maass is adamant. He still claims that the Muslim crimes were just a negligible number of random murders, incomparable to the Serbian ones; the Serbs, according to him, were perpetrating a systemic and massive, unspeakable crimes. But here he just repeats the same propaganda we already saw during the Yugoslav Civil War, thanks to which the world was so quickly convinced that the Bosnian Muslims were the “good guys” and Serbs the “bad guys” – like in some black and white B-movies. And that is more than understandable: the Western journalists evidently had to simplify the real state of affairs. But, the ugly truth is that the Bosnian Muslims were not any better than the Serbs – in fact, they were worse, since Serbs didn’t castrate, rape and decapitate their prisoners, as Muslims did whenever they could (for example in the “Torture House in Kamenica”, which they filmed for propaganda purposes).

For those who have their doubts about it, I suggest to be critical and find these videos, which are available on Yugoslav Wars Archive ( in the category Srebrenica Massacre – an archive which I run, and where you can find much more if you want: even former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger justifying the siege of Sarajevo.

This is a legitimate and indisputable reason, and “excuse”, for the Swedish Academy’s decision to give this year’s prize to Peter Handke – who never stopped exposing that well-documented genocide committed by Muslims against Serbs in Bosnia.

Alexekin Rockowia ( lives in Sweden and is of Serbian origin. He is editor-in-chief of For-Serbia The Website ( and CEO of Yugoslav Wars Archive ( He is also the author of “A Short Book about Nationalism”, which is available for sale on Amazon. (

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I don’t claim to know very much about the war in Yugoslavia but one thing I do know is that the media in the West ,especially in the US , all sing from the same hymn book ,and it is mostly lies ,propaganda and disinformation to prop up their own agenda of they bad us good type of scenario.All to justify their criminal actions and for covert instigated wars.
Don’t forget also that Slobodan Milosevic was exonerated for the crimes he was accused of but still died in prison for crimes he did not commit .


All you need to know to get ‘the flavor’ of it was that civil war was kicked into overdrive by Bush envoy Warren Zimmerman when he coached Bosnia’s Izetbegovic to withdraw his signature from the EU brokered Lisbon Agreement and that seven years later, Clinton’s envoy William Walker, a seasoned professional in covering for Reagan era El Salvadoran death squads returned to do his black magic in Racak, in concert with Madwoman Albright and setting the stage for NATO’s 78 days of bombing civilian infrastructure, because it was so much easier than military targets to find from the air. See… Read more »

Olivia Kroth

Milosevic has been demonized in the West, just like Stalin. I am glad that Handke got the well-deserved Nobel Prize for Literature. It proves that not all reason has gone lost (in the EU).

Paul Martin
Paul Martin

Agreed. Handke’s Nobel is almost a corrective for the Peace Nobel given to Obama. Perhaps they bitterly realized what a mistake they had made on that occasion…

Tony Sustak
Tony Sustak

The destruction of Yugoslavia was a golden moment for Neo-Liberal militarism. We heard the ‘duty to protect’ trope used to justify the Neo-Liberal assault on what was then, one of the most of the cosmopolitan countries in Europe. Its leadership was unwilling to bow and scrape to Wall St/Washington and Washington’s ‘me too’ chorus in Brussels. This was unacceptable to the Clinton Regime and Yugoslavia had to be destroyed. The Kosovo Liberation Army was and remains supported by the US and was and remains an Al Qeda affiliate. For a view from the US Left, see Michael Parenti’s… Read more »

Waste of Time
Waste of Time

I stopped reading at ‘Washington Post’. Those in the know already know their drill.

PS: How many phantom victims can fit in a Trepca mine shaft? Ask the WaPo. You’ll be in for a show.

Paul Martin
Paul Martin

Swans Commentary, which was run by the late Gilles d’Aymery (called by the NYTimes a “socialist libertarian”), has a very good archive of essays on the Balkans and Yugoslavia (including some on Handke).

The Nobel that Handke was awarded is a strong response to the narrow-minded Philistines who would wish away genuine art — and in Handke’s case, great art — in our time. Handke’s historical place is now permanently set.

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