Thursday, 4 August 2016

Slobodan Milosevic Cleared Of War Crimes

When Slobodan Milosevic died, the verdict was that he had somehow 'cheated justice' but in an astonishing verdict, The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague has determined that the late Serbian president was not responsible for war crimes committed during the Bosnian war and was actually trying to stop the conflict.
In the trial that convicted Radovan Karadzic of war crimes and sentenced him to 40 years in prison, it concluded that Slobodan Milosevic, labeled the Butcher of the Balkans, was 'not part of a criminal enterprise to victimize Muslims and Croats during the Bosnian war' and that there was 'not sufficient evidence presented to find that Slobodan agreed with the common plan to permanently remove Bosnian Muslims and Bosnian Croats from Bosnian Serb claimed territory.
Slobodan Milosevic was widely vilified at the time of the war by virtually every politician in every NATO country who conducted the 1999 bombing of Serbia, comparing him to Hitler and accusing him of genocide.
Slobodan Milosevic had to spend the last five years of his life in prison defending himself and Serbia from war crimes allegations over a war that they now admit he was trying to stop.
Now, ten years after his death, they admit that he wasn’t guilty after all but in fact, as the ICTY have confirmed, Milosevic did not cheat justice by dying but the injustice was done to Milosevic.
Unnerving shades of Saddam and his non-existent WMD's, especially as the same countries were involved in attacking both nations with what turned out to be false allegations against the leaders.
As the reasoning behind the Kosovo War was unstable to begin with, either NATO were suckered into doing the Kosovans fighting for them or even worse, deceptively hyped up the threat for the first of what turned out to be a list of dishonest wars to remove leaders the West didn't like.

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