Sunday, July 11, 2010

Too Clever For Own Good

Nice to see that Ratko Mladic, genocidaire at Srebrenica among other places, is probably going to be hanging himself as well as a bunch of other folks due to his retention of heaps of data/docs.  Apparently, a little foreign aid in the form of a camera that can see through walls plus some hard work did the trick. 
The find — 18 notebooks of General Mladic’s wartime military diaries, 120 sound recordings, cellphone cards, computer memory sticks and a pile of documents — provides some of the most compelling evidence yet of the close, top-level coordination of the Bosnian Serb Army and Serbia, a connection both parties always denied.
Very nice to see some of the key lies to be contradicted:
Specialists said that the notes and recordings would link Serbia more explicitly to the war. They cite numerous meetings with Mr. Milosevic, who always insisted that the actions of the Bosnian Serb Army and of Serbian rebels in Croatia were spontaneous local events.
Hard to have truth and reconciliation work without the truth part.  Folks can still deny, deny, deny, but it will be hard for anyone to believe them.

Not only Serbs will have their sins revealed by this documents:
These include what prosecutors describe as details of secret deals between Serbs and Croats to divide Bosnia and drive the Muslims out of many areas. General Mladic recorded a meeting on Feb. 3, 1994, also including Mr. Karadzic, in which the Bosnian Croat leader Jadranko Prlic is quoted as saying: “We need to agree on 2-3 things today. Muslims are the common enemy. There are 2-3 ways to keep them down (first, militarily, by breaking their backbone).”
 Of course, we still need to capture Mladic himself.  But the info he has provided will help convict Karadzic and perhaps other war criminals, as well as maybe convincing more Serbs of their government's complicity.

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