‘Europe’s worst mass murders since Holocaust’

Radovan Karadzic has been found guilty of some of the worst atrocities since World War II, responsible for the genocide of something like 100,000 people.

One News reports: Bosnian-Serb leader responsible for ‘Europe’s worst mass murders since Holocaust’ gets 40 years behind bars

Forty years is as good as a life sentence for the 70 year old Serb. Good, it’s hard to see any punishment severe enough for him.

A UN court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges overnight.

The UN court found Karadzic guilty of genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in which 8000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered.

It was Europe’s worst mass murder since the Holocaust.

Presiding Judge O-Gon Kwon said Karadzic was the only person in the Bosnian Serb leadership with the power to stop the genocide.

Judge Kwon said he instead gave an order for prisoners to be transported from one location to another to be killed.

In a carefully planned operation, Serb forces transported Muslim men to sites around the Srebrenica enclave in eastern Bosnia and gunned them down before dumping their bodies into mass graves.

Kwon said Karadzic and his military commander, General Ratko Mladic, wanted “every able-bodied Bosnian Muslim male from Srebrenica to be killed.”

Karadzic was also held criminally responsible for murder.

It is appalling what some people do to other human beings, in this case to people from his own country that he as leader had responsibility for.

History has proven that one of the biggest dangers is from within one’s own country, as in Yugoslavia, Germany, China, Rwanda, Cambodia/Kampuchea.

In this case justice has resulted in prison for the rest of one person’s life, but twenty years after 100,000 people lost their lives in part at least because of him.

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21 Comments

  1. Andrei

     /  25th March 2016

    You know nothing of what really happened in Bosnia, Pete George – this is all bullshit and injustice

    The real criminals here go unpunished

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    • So tell us what really happened, Andrei

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  25th March 2016

      Well of course. After all no news media took any interest in Bosnia did they? Or are you channelling Ugly? Doh.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  25th March 2016

        God forgive me, I had forgotten the appalling numbers and his name. I will never stop missing my old man, aka the Walking Encyclopaedia, who knew all about this sort of thing, Memory eternal.

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  2. Conspiratoor

     /  25th March 2016

    Kiwi guy, come in big fella
    Guilty or scapegoat? Give us the unsanitised version. Cheers, c

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    • Gezza

       /  25th March 2016

      KG is still on the naughty step for being horrible to people. (Missing him heaps though.)

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  25th March 2016

        I guess we can always flik across to his blog g. His uncensored rants over there are priceless

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        • Gezza

           /  25th March 2016

          He haves a blogs? Where am datz?

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          • Conspiratoor

             /  25th March 2016

            Actually g I’m not totally sure it is he but check the legendary redbaiter out. Let me know what you think. Cheers c

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            • Gezza

               /  25th March 2016

              Nah I don’t think so. Lots of posts there but didn’t even see one ranting about Lizzie Marvelly and also didn’t see any mentioning Vibrants.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  25th March 2016

              you could be right g. I tend to think the one is just the other on a bad day when he’s being wound up by one of his imaginary lesbian friends. our PG’s always had a thing for him though, this from 3 years ago when the two pete’s were good mates…

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  25th March 2016

        I can’t say that I miss him, although on the rare occasions when he was thinking and not ranting he could make a lot of sense. Let him stay on the naughty step for a while longer.

        When I stood my dog on the breakfast bar after the funeral to keep him quiet (ever hopeful), a friend said that he was on the naughty breakfast bar. Ha ha ha.

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  3. Gezza

     /  25th March 2016

    Good outcome I agree. Karadzic shouldn’t complain. At least he’s not just getting a bullet in the back of the head and tossed into a ditch.

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    • Klik Bate

       /  25th March 2016

      Yes, very lucky to have received a 40 year sentence. He could have easily got life.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  25th March 2016

        If he’s in an open prison, he may well wish that he’d been given the bullet in the head.

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  4. Pete Kane

     /  25th March 2016

    Are the Balkans not part of Europe? it is Good Friday, perhaps just one day of thoughtful comment.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  25th March 2016

      (trying to look as if I knew this and didn’t have to look) Yes.

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  5. Pantsdownbrown

     /  25th March 2016

    Oliver: “What holocaust??”

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  25th March 2016

      The Holocaust in which 6,000,000 Jews pretended to have died so as to discredit Germany, according to Oliver Squit.

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  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  25th March 2016

    Not just a mass murderer but a bare-faced lying politician to boot. If anyone alive deserves to rot in hell it is Karadzic.

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  7. Brown

     /  25th March 2016

    I passed through Yugoslavia (as it was) in 1980 and messed about there for a short time. I don’t recall anywhere more unpleasant and scruffy in ‘Western Europe’ with unpleasant people than Serbia. I was told by a Yugoslav from the north heading south to do his compulsory military service that the Slavs would be a bit rough – it would get rougher as you went south he said. It was clear there were cultural divisions that Tito had controlled by force. I met other tourists that felt the same including a couple of English guys that said they would murder the next person they caught in their train compartment. They had been robbed on the train (while asleep) and upon not being able to show a ticket (despite having had it checked earlier) the guard stopped the train at 2am and was going to put them off the train – without wallets and passports. They talked him out of it but were camped at the filthy Belgrade railway station awaiting new documents. The toilets were so bad that a local business man left his brief case with us while he went for a piss.

    It was such a relief to cross into Greece I smiled at the cheerful cleaning lady gathering up the rubbish in the train and throwing it out of the window.

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