Still, the accidents happen despite warnings and efficient work of the competent authorities. Three big explosions have happened in three places throughout Bosnia-Hercegovina within only 48 hours.
A bomb exploded in Sarajevo at the dawn of March 11 in Ferhadija mosque. The detonation woke up citizens in the central part of the city. The following day, at 3 a.m., a huge fire destroyed the bus station in Zenica together with five new buses; explosions were heard for a while in the immediate neighborhood of the gas station and train station. A day later, after retired general Mehmed Alagic had been elected for the mayor of that city, several fires destroyed numerous commercial buildings. The fires were most probably the work of arsonists. The fire engulfed the Privredna Bank offices as well as some apartments. After these events, one wonders whether the amnesty for all suspicious people was enacted too soon.
"Too much arms is not a cause of war, but too much arms in wrong hands is. The representatives of the European Union who are against the arming of the Bosnian Army should know that. On the other hand, there was not enough arms for defense and avoidance of the aggression. In order to achieve that what our neighbors already have, the Federal army would have to be given arms and technical assistance while both Serb and Croat sides would have to reduce their capacities on all levels. Above all, the program of rearmament and training would ensure that the Federation can demobilize as many as 80 percent of the soldiers who were mobilized in war conditions; at the same time the accommodations for those soldiers would have to be established in the barracks, as was stipulated in the Dayton Agreement. So far, we were only able to counter Serb dominance in armament by fielding a large number of soldiers."
Sacirbey emphasized that the conditions for the integration of Bosnia-Hercegovina into the western defense system, including NATO, should be established. "Those who view the rearmament and training program only as an increase in armament in the region, haven't offered an alternative and their "arguments" are only made at the expense of the victim. Inhabitants of Bosnia made painful compromises when they signed the peace agreement with the aggressor; hopefully, they deserve to be able to say 'never again'."
Muhamed Sacirbey didn't hide his disappointment with the behavior or the European Union representatives which again didn't "understand" the root of the problem.
Expelled persons from Stolac and Capljina waited for two days for a permission to visit the cemeteries. On the road to Capljina and Stolac, expelled Bosniaks were followed by the IFOR forces. There were no incidents during the visit.
Croatian media hurried to inform that the "muslim citizens" blocked the access to Mostar. According to a HABENA [Bosnian Croat official news agency] report they stopped and abducted several Croat civilians, mostly drivers, at a checkpoint in Kovacine. What else is there to say than that this is huge lie.