Arguablly a bigger monster that Bin Laden, Ratko Mladic has been arrested to face up to accusations of mass murder. Obviously Serbia was harbouring him, and were still providing him with a pension up to 2005. The recent arrest happens after years of negotiating and just before the E.U decides if serbia can join. Im glad that this vile man has been arrested, let him rott in jail.
I never really understood why NATO has/had such a strong anti-Serb stance when it comes to figuring out the mess that is former Yugoslavia. Decision to bomb Belgrade to convince the Serbs that Albanian refugees in Kosovo should be independent was strange to say the least imo.
k, so if say Miami's Cuban refugee population quadruples and they decide it's time to become independent from Florida, start driving non-cubans out, attacking LEOs, etc - US/Florida government should just be cool w/that?
Well I would hope the US government would not perform genocide. The earliest known inhabitants of Kosovo were called Illyrians by both Greeks and Romans. Albanians today claim to be direct descendants of the Illyrians. This is all before the 19th century. Ofcourse the Serbs dont agree with this.
I think trying to solve the problem is beyond my talent/depth, but my answer to your statement/question still remains the same, that NATO took action to probally avoid another world catastrophe of the slaughter of thousands of people.
dude who cares who they claim to be. they fled Albania, were let into Kosovo, population exploded, they demanded independence while driving the Serbs out, desecrating their Churches etc. actually lately it seems "the West" is getting the right idea of what was going on in that whole turmoil in the 90s there - I'm sure you know that Croatian generals Gotovina and Markac were convicted at The Hague recently for their war crimes against the Serbs. but of course this is post factum after NATO sided with Croatian forces on numerous occasions.
As a Serb, I'm happy Mladic is in jail, and it's still far better then he deserves for having 8 500 people killed in non-combat situation. That's fucking genocide.
Still, the war in former Yugoslavia is much complicated then it appears. Most wars are. If the Serbian leaders sided with the West, history books would be written differently. Too bad most of them were both very stupid AND war mongering batshit crazy assholles. No denying that.
Do you understand that it was the muslims who were the first ones to engage in genocide against the Serbs, Gypsies and Jews in that part of the world? They sowed the breeze, reaped what they sowed and now we are sticking our nose into it while taking sides against the victims who have the most in common with us. We should have stayed out of it.