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Former Serb Leader Calls Bosnian War ‘Just and Holy’

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Posted on Mar 1, 2010
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Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic in 2008, during his initial appearance at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is on trial for genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague for his role in the mass killings of Croats and Muslims during the Bosnian war in the 1990s, but a defiant Karadzic apparently doesn’t believe that he presided over an ethnic-cleansing campaign.  —KA

Al Jazeera English:

Karadzic, dressed in a dark suit and tie, traced the origins of the 1992-95 war to the rejection by Bosnia’s Muslim leadership of any power-sharing proposal.

He argued that conflicts resulting from the break-up of Yugoslavia were a natural consequence of the struggle for land.

Barnaby Phillips, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in The Hague, said that Karadzic had appeared as “unapologetic, proud, at times even veering to sarcasm”.

“Overall the tone of Mr Karadzic is proud, defiant, what he’s saying is that there was certainly no plot on the part of the Bosnian Serbs to exterminate the Muslim, or Croat community,” said Phillips.

“Certainly not to ethically cleanse them out of any part of Bosnia.

“Rather the Serbs very reluctantly acquiesced in Bosnia’s secession from Serbia, from Yugoslavia at that time, they didn’t want that secession to happen.

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By jill starr, May 14, 2010 at 11:08 am Link to this comment
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Irrefutable Proof ICTY Is Corrupt Court/Irrefutable Proof the Hague Court Cannot Legitimately Prosecute Karadzic Case

http://picasaweb.google.com/lpcyusa/
(The Documentary Secret United Nations ICC Meeting Papers Scanned Images)

This legal technicality indicates the Hague must dismiss charges against Dr Karadzic and others awaiting trials in the Hague jail; like it or not.

http://sites.google.com/site/jillstarrsite/irrefutable-proof-icty-is-corrupt-court-irrefutable-proof-the-hague-court-cannot-legitimately-prosecute-karadzic-case/irrefutableproofictyiscorruptcourtirrefutableproofthehaguecourtcannotlegitimatelyprosecutekaradziccase

Unfortunately for the Signatures Of the Rome Statute United Nations member states instituting the ICC & ICTY housed at the Hague, insofar as the, Radovan Karadzic, as with the other Hague cases awaiting trial there, I personally witnessed these United Nations member states openly speaking about trading judicial appointments and verdicts for financial funding when I attended the 2001 ICC Preparatory Meetings at the UN in Manhattan making the iCTY and ICC morally incapable trying Radovan Karazdic and others.

I witnessed with my own eyes and ears when attending the 2001 Preparatory Meetings to establish an newly emergent International Criminal Court, the exact caliber of criminal corruption running so very deeply at the Hague, that it was a perfectly viable topic of legitimate conversation in those meetings I attended to debate trading verdicts AND judicial appointments, for monetary funding.
I represented the state interests’ of the Former Yugoslavia, in Darko Trifunovic’s absence in those meetings and I am proud to undertake this effort on Serbia’s behalf.
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Also Read This New Article_> (Newly Released U.S. State Dept Documentary Proof That Richard Holbrook Gave Radovan Karadzic Immunity & Assassination Attempts on His Life) ->I don’t think these newly released State Dept. papers come anywhere close to answering Dr. Karadzic’s legal concerns

(Read it Here)...http://sites.google.com/site/jillstarrsite/i-don-t-think-these-newly-released-state-dept-papers-come-anywhere-close-to-answering-dr-karadzic-s-legal-concerns-insofar-as-whether
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By MarthaA, March 2, 2010 at 6:15 pm Link to this comment

Who knows, that may be what happened.  It is really hard to say anymore, with so much lying and deception of the American populace.

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By rtb61, March 1, 2010 at 8:41 pm Link to this comment

Like all despots his true goal was his own power and wealth. His victims were not only innocent people seeking their own destiny but the gullible people who fell for his nationalistic racist lies, those who killed and died to fill his wallet. Of course some of those who murdered in his name were not so gullible, they were willing accomplices seeking to enrich themselves by pillaging those areas they depopulated.

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By MarthaA, March 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm Link to this comment

Whatever he has done or didn’t do, apparently he feels that what he did was justified.

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By ofersince72, March 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm Link to this comment

You mean there is such a thing as an
Internationl criminal tribunal?

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