‘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.