According to a retired general of the so-called Army of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the war is not over – it is merely that the shooting has stopped. This has been reported by EuroBlic on Tuesday.
Atif Dudakovic, who is suspected of war crimes, spoke in the town of Konjic last weekend, where he was welcomed with the wartime formation’s flags, “and as a hero.”
“Today’s generations say the war is unfinished and that it’s just that the shooting has stopped,” he said.
“What are the fights and tribulations that we are going through and that we will be going through? What is to be done? Are there dangers? There are! Plenty,” he told a panel organized by local veterans as part of the marking of Day of Underage Volunteers of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The newspaper said that young men dressed in berets and shirts decorated with war insignia carried war flags, while a large number of those present in the room wore military uniforms.
Early this year, Dudakovic spoke to representatives of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) diaspora in Luxembourg and called on Bosniaks in Western Europe to prepare for war, adding that he would personally engage in “networking those ready to resist the Greater Serb aggression.”
At the time, he said each Bosniak over the age of 17 “must buy a uniform, a pair of boots, a sleeping bag, and a backpack.”
An investigation has been ongoing for 11years at the Prosecution of Bosnia-Herzegovina into the crimes committed by Dudakovic’s fighters during the 1992-1995 war. The victims of these crimes were imprisoned Serbs, but also Bosniaks from the former Autonomous Province of Western Bosnia.