Professor Ola Tunander, from the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, claims he was told by several sources that, after the investigation, NATO concluded that the Bosnian Army forces controlled by Alija Izetbegović are responsible for shelling of Sarajevo’s Markale Market. But this incident was misused to legitimize NATO intervention in 1995 against Serbian side in Bosnian war.

Ola-TunanderSTOCKHOLM, AUGUST 20 – Norwegian professor with close ties to NATO says he was told by the NATO Crisis Headquarters’ representative, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Vigleik Eide and subsequent Norwegian Defense and Foreign Affairs Ministers that the investigation concluded that “the Bosniak side”, as he called forces under Izetbegovic’s control, was responsible for the shelling incident.

“They all said that NATO’s conclusion was that this incident was Bosniak’s attack on their own population. But this was never announced publicly”, said Tunander during the conference titled “Nordic Peace Talks”, held in the Swedish city of Degerfors.

During the lecture “After Libya – Syria and the permanent members of the UN Security Council”, Tunander compared propaganda in Libya and Syria to propaganda in Bosnia during the war.

“It appears a common practise to perform the so-called “false-flag operations” prior to the enactment of UN Decisions, more precisely, to fake attacks against own population, in order to give legitimacy to military intervention”, says Norwegian expert.

A conference titled “Nordic Peace Talks” was attended by several organizations and peace activists from Sweden, Norway and Denmark, including the organization “Justitia Pax Veritas”, seated in Stockholm, dealing with the issues related to conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

This year’s conference was held from 9 to 11 August in the City of Degerfors and the first conference was held last year at the same place.

The Hague tribunal sentenced Serb general Stanislav Galić for the shelling of Sarajevo’s Markale Market and the same charges are included in the indictments against former Serb President Radovan Karadžić and General Ratko Mladić.

SRNA – news agency