So they’ve finally got him.
Karadzic has been arrested in Serbia after twelve years on the run and brought to the investigative judge of the War Crimes Court in Belgrade.
This man, former leader of the Bosnian Serbs, is responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of innocent civilians, both Bosnian and Croatian.
Let’s not forget that Serbia could have given him up any time it wanted to, but at least we should be glad that they’ve finally seen sense, under their new president, Boris Tadic.
It now remains to find his fellow murderer, Ratko Mladic, but I’m not confident they have any willingness to give him up.
These two savages perpetrated some of the most unspeakable evil seen in Europe since WW2. Look at them. Mladic, the brightest soldier of his generation, who calmly oversaw the slaughter of ten thousand unarmed men and boys at S
rebrenica. A man without mercy, despite knowing what it is to lose a child himself.
Then look at Karadzic, the doctor turned mass murderer. He’s a vainglorious buffoon who masqueraded as a poet, and who had already reached the limits of his ability long before Milosevic and Tudjman jointly
engineered the Yugoslav conflict. Milosevic regarded him with contempt.
Karadzic and Mladic also
oversaw and organised the cynical bombardment of Sarajevo and the random murder of civilians by Serbian snipers, while the West did nothing.
These two war criminals were allowed to remain on the loose, not just by Serbia, but by the Western governments who cared more about avoiding upset to their potential new partners, the Serbs.
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