Sarajevo will be a black cauldron where Muslims will die. They will disappear, that people will disappear from the face of the earth.
Radovan Karadzic Boycotts War-Crimes Tribunal
These were the words of Radovan Karadzic in 1991, explaining to his followers how he intended to take control in Bosnia and eliminate the Bosnian muslims. He went on to say that he had personally odered the attacks on Zepa, Gorazde and Srebrenica, where Ratko Mladic’s army murdered 10,000 men and boys.
Now, it seems that Karadzic, the fantasist who controlled the Bosnian Serb murder machine still inhabits a netherworld of half-truth and make-believe. He has decided not to attend the hearings but the presiding judge has warned that the trial will go ahead and a lawyer will be appointed to defend him in his absence if he doesn’t turn up.
Karadzic claims that he needs more time to prepare his defence. This is exactly thekind of time-wasting and evasion that he, his military commander Mladic, and their puppet-master Milosevic engaged in during the conflict, creating space to murder countless thousands of innocent civilians in the cause of Karadzic’s other insane fantasy: Republika Srpska.
We saw in the early 1990s that Karadjic was a pathological liar and it seems nothing has changed, except that this time he seems to be doing it for fun, since there’s no Serb army on the rampage, no Mladic, and no civilians to be murdered.
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