Massacres

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Tiananmen Square Massacre – China – June 4, 1989

Thousands were killed and thousands of others wounded. Tiananmen Square, meaning “Gate of Heavenly Peace” refers to a cluster of ancient buildings plus a massive square in the heart of Beijing. The former is a museum dealing with events from China’s past, the latter is an important site ever since 1949 when communist revolutionaries became …

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Srebrenica Genocide – Bosnia-Herzegovina – July 15, 1995

Srebrenica was placed under UN protection but the number of soldiers guarding the city was small and the Serbian Army easily captured it and arrested the 7,500 Muslim men. During the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s, the community of Srebrenica was named a safe haven by the United Nations (UN). That is, men and …

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Fort Hood – 2009

Despite the 9/11 catastrophe, the USA’s much-hyped intelligence community yet again failed to head off a preventable disaster. Major Nisal Malik Hassan’s attempts to contact al-Qaeda and radical Muslim clerics were closely monitored, but the decision was taken to watch rather than reel hint in, hoping to land bigger fish. So the 39-year-old US Army …

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