Komšić: January 9, a symbol of failed attempt at secession and accession of BiH to ‘Greater Serbia’
January 9 is nothing but a day that cannot be treated any other way than as the anniversary of the beginning of the failed attempt to secede part of Bosnia and Herzegovina or to annex the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Republic of Serbia, said the Chairman of the BiH Presidency Željko Komšić.
“When the authorities of the RS entity celebrate January 9, they simultaneously cover up the fact that the Greater Serbian regime of Milošević and Karadžić, even with the help of genocide, did not succeed in making part of Bosnia and Herzegovina part of the Republic of Serbia. The frequent calls of Greater Serbian politicians on both sides of the Drina River for alleged unification in the best way testify to the failure to fulfill the political goals of January 9 and the goals that were proclaimed through the declaration of the so-called Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” underlined Komšić.
Actors of Greater Serbian politics on both sides of the Drina River missed the opportunity to seize part of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period from 1992 to 1995 when they had absolute military superiority.
“They were stopped in this attempt with the great sacrifices of the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the heroism of the members of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Moi of the RBiH. Although they continue to represent them, the goals from the declaration of January 9, according to which part of Bosnia and Herzegovina should have been annexed to Serbia, will never be realized.
Milorad Dodik is neither allowed, nor able, nor has the means to sacrifice over twenty-one thousand Serb soldiers (as many of them were killed during the aggression) for a new attempt at secession. And that’s all he needs, just to try,” concluded Komšić.