‘Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hands? No, this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.’ – Macbeth, II, ii
Every 30 minutes a man plunges 20 meters into the Neretva River.
Every 12 months there’s a peace march.
Every 40 years there’s a war.
(On the morning of July 16, 1995, five days after the fall of Srebrenica, Serb soldiers shot hundreds of Muslim men in a wheat field on Pilica farm. As the days wore on, piles of bodies were strewn across the field. A bulldozer moved slowly along the rows, scooping up the corpses and dumping them in the pit.)
It takes a body 2.04 seconds to hit the water.
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