A Serbian propaganda machine, calling itself the so called “Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies,” is composed of radical ultra-nationalists, racists, islamophobes, and their sympathizers.
They include disreputable figures and outspoken genocide deniers like James Bissett who also goes by ‘James Byron Bissett’ (currently chair of “The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies”; former Canadian Ambassador to Yugoslavia who maintained very close personal relationship with late Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic), Srdja Trifkovic who also goes by ‘Serge Trifkovic’ (author of racist islamophobic book “The Sword of the Prophet”; former spokesperson for indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic who is on trial for the Bosnian Genocide; Srdja Trifkovic was present in Karadzic’s office at the time of the Srebrenica massacre), Diana Johnstone (author of “Fool’s Crusade” and other genocide denying propaganda on the internet), Andy Wilcoxson (outspoken apologist for Slobodan Milosevic’s regime), Stephan Karganovic who also goes by ‘Stephen Karganovic’ (founder of a racist genocide denial outfit, “Srebrenica Historical Project”), Edward S. Herman who also goes by ‘Ed Herman’ (one of the worst genocide deniers so far), James George Jatras and Stella Jatras (two racist genocide denying Islamophobes) and many other “no authority” figures.
The ‘events’ list on their website provides insight into a world of nauseating denial of the Bosnian Genocide. Here are some entries: “Srebrenica: Myth and Reality,” “Srebrenica Presentations in Western Canada,” “Srebrenica: Myth, Manipulation, Reality,” etc. They also host events praising notorious Serbian Nazi collaborator General Draza Mihailovic – “Gen. Mihailovic: The Historical Record.” According to Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyr’s Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem, Serbian Chetniks led by Nazi collaborating Gen. Draza Mihailovic killed Jews during the Holocaust. Mihailovic admitted collaboration with the Nazis.
James Bissett’s critique of Dr. Josip Pecaric and the Canadian Institute for the Research of Canada is groundless. Dr. Pecaric never denied Jasenovac – he simply challenged the Serbian proapaganda of ’700,000′ victims there. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington:
“The most reliable figures place the number of Serbs killed by the Ustasha… 45,000 to 52,000 Serbs murdered in Jasenovac” [not 700,000]
So much about the Bosnian Genocide deniers calling themselves “The Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies.” – End -