In a decision welcomed by human rights groups as a step towards justice, a UN tribunal on Thursday convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes and sentenced him to 40 years in prison.
Outrage? United States government oversees the deaths of hundreds of innocents every day - not including those who die due to insurance corporations. Bush-Cheney’s regime killed at least a couple million people. Obama’s expanding wars and drone murders have at least bested Bush-Cheney’s carnage.
Imperialist USA has no equal when it comes to killing, be it men, women or children. Killery will try her best to eclipse them all.
Why is it that the only people brought to justice for war crimes are the ones who have lost the war and have been on the run? When they are caught they face “justice” by the winners. It happened in World War II. It happened here. The outrageous war crimes committed by the winners are overlooked. So it goes.
Radovan Karadzic, in The Hague, gets 40 years for Bosnia genocide. The 8,000 killed at Srebrenica were mentioned.
Then there were about 92,000 killed elsewhere.
This contrasts with George W. Bush’s Iraq war in which a million people were needlessly killed according to Odyssey, The Lancet, Johns Hopkins and Columbia School of Nursing.
The million figure was projected from the best modern statistical model available, i.e., from actual death certificates counted by Iraqi doctors.
The Bosnian Genocide and slaughter of Sarajevo was watched by the west for years and they did nothing but talk - ethnic hatreds and massacres in the former Yugoslavia tolerated by the world have led us to where we are today.
Karadzic and Ratko Mladic were two of many guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity…
I love Common Dreams, mainly for domestic reporting, and as reader-supported, no ad. But the international reporting could be better. And this article is a good case. No one denies a massacre at Srebrenica took place, but its extent, local nature, and international manipulations and proxy uses, are much discussed. A lot of highly credible observers, local and foreign, dispute legal application of the formal term “genocide”, and have written at length on this case, as well as both the historical and contemporaneous international proxy contexts of the Srebrenica massacre, and the broader Yugoslav war. When the corrected cynical lens is applied, fuller international scope of the guilty comes into view, as well as the local, internecine, retaliatory nature of the massacre, itself. Searching “Srebrenica” at CounterPunch.org is revealing.
At the current rate of spread of Islamophobia, If they’d delayed the trial a little longer he would’ve been found not guilty and given a medal.