UN military observers(UNMO) made an appeal to the UN to stop the destruction and attacks inflicted on the UN "safe area."
However, their commander in Tuzla stated in his report that it was unlikely the Serbs would in this case launch a full attack in order to liquidate civilians; that this, in fact, was simply impossible. He also stated that to displace the population would be impossible without cooperation from the UN.
This rosy view was shared by CIA analysts, who believed VRS General Mladic would not overrun the enclave because of the sheer number of refugees within it.
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