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Radovan Karadzic Arrested!

July 21, 2008

This is really incredible news.  I’m too overcome with emotions to write anything about this one – I had nearly given up all hope that this day would come.

Mladic is probably somewhere having a coronary.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2008 4:24 am

    Wow! I honestly didn’t think that Karadzic would be caught, I thought that Serb nationalists would protect him until the day he died. Cool!

  2. July 22, 2008 4:34 am

    I know Konservo! Guess the pro-European gov in Belgrade knows what is important. It was foreign intelligence that gave the location and we’ll have to see what the nationalist reaction is going to be but I think it will all work out. From the article:

    “Serbian government sources told Reuters news agency he had been under surveillance for several weeks, following a tip-off from a foreign intelligence service.

    Heavily armed special forces have been deployed around the war-crimes court in Belgrade – apparently fearing a backlash from nationalists who consider Mr Karadzic a hero.”

  3. July 22, 2008 12:38 pm

    Hope they can actually punish him and he doesn’t “die” before time like the other guy, Milosevich.

  4. July 22, 2008 12:39 pm

    Why would ANY one consider such a mass murderer a hero…

  5. Truth permalink
    July 22, 2008 10:20 pm

    I will expalin why , because he protected Serbs against Muslims , Catolics and Judeo-Western so called free world .

    It looks that in former Yugoslavia , every one can take everything from Serbs and kill them and that is ok . What happen with Bosinian and Albanian War Lords ??? Free , walking around thanks to that duble standards of Western Media .
    What happen with 250,000 Serbs from Croatia ?
    thousands Serbs from Sarajevo , Serbs killed in Kosovo and rest of former Yugoslavia ??

    Time will come for revenge , who is paitent to look in river it will see bodys of enemy floating .
    Sung Cu

    Shame on Judeo Western world and lies and what was donne to Serbs

  6. July 22, 2008 10:43 pm

    Haleem, I guess Truth over here explains it pretty well. Propoganda and a superiority complex.

    Truth – he defended serbs? defended? Who was the agressor in Bosnia? Not the Muslims .. not the Catholics. Karadzic can not justify genocide as a defense to the ill-armed Bosnian threat (what a joke). Srebrenica Muslims were disarmed and you just can not justify it no matter how much you try.

    Judeo-Western free world – what’s that supposed to mean anyway? Please elaborate – this should be interesting if you have the guts.

  7. July 23, 2008 12:45 am

    The fact is that a war criminal cannot commit genocide on his own – he must have willing helpers. And that is the truth – – –

  8. July 23, 2008 1:02 am

    Archie – good point.

    I just want to add that even though Truth here has brought in the ugly side of people with talk of revenge – we should all remember that this became possible because of the newly elected Serbian government and this government was brought to us by the power of the vote of the Serbian people. The ultra-nationalists out there are dangerous .. no question about it .. Karadzic is proof of that but there are really so many Serbs out there that do not condone what happened and there are those out there that risked their lives for Bosnian Muslims during the war and some of them lost their lives for this reason. Karadzic instilled fear in Muslims and Serbs too. I watched a program today i which people thought it was odd that a psychologist was handed this role in RS but is there really a better candidate to inspire people to commit such acts – know how to instill fear even in his own people to commit such acts?

    Truth speaks about revenge but Muslims who suffered an offensive against them still talk about forgiveness (this doesn’t mean that we’ll ever forget or that we will not seek justice – nor should we).

  9. Owen permalink*
    July 25, 2008 1:18 pm

    Archie, Momcilo Krajisnik’s appeal is due to be heard by the ICTY Appeals Chamber in August. The prosecution is appealing against his acquittal on the genocide charges because although the fact of genocide was found proven the “mens rea” or intention wasn’t confimed.

    It was a questionable decision, particularly given the argument that it should be possible to infer intention from a pattern of facts. Hopefully the Krajisnik appeal will result in a reappraisal and conviction on the genocide charges, and that will have implications for Karadzic, Mladic, and all the other pals. Just keep watching The Hague.

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