(Left) Radovan and his famous trademark, his hair, and (Right) Radovan in his convincing disguise!
Slobodan Milosevic who died while being detained in the Hague, Ratko Mladic still on loose, and Radovan arrested recently.
I am now giving my consent for the United Nations to arrest President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, and for him to be tried by the ICT for atrocities committed on hundreds of thousands of his own people in Darfur. It does not matter to me if he is a Muslim.
It was a good news for me that former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, accused architect of massacres and the politician considered most responsible for the deadly siege of Sarajevo, has been arrested. According to a news report he was nabbed on Monday evening in a Serbian police raid which ends his thirteen years as the world's most-wanted war crimes fugitive.
So it is now two down and one to go. First it was Slobodan Milosevic who was arrested by the International Crimine Tribunal on Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), or crime against humanity, un fortunately Slobodan died while in detention.
I am sure in no time now another one of Radovan's partner in the persecution and "cleansing" of tens of thousands of Bosnian Muslims and Croats, former chief , who is still at large, will be brought to justice.
A psychiatrist turned die hard Serbian nationalist politician, Karadzic is the suspected mastermind of mass killings that the U.N. war crimes tribunal described as "scenes from hell, written on the darkest pages of human history between 1992 and 1995." They include the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica, Europe's worst slaughter since World War II. Read more here....
I was in Bosnia-Herzegovina during this darkest pages of human history in 1993 and have witnessed atrocities committed by the Serbs against the Bosnians and the Croats. I was also told of a tale of how many UN soldiers who were in cahoot with Mladic soldiers of systematically raping Bosnian women in a stadium. A Croatian colonel that I interviewed said he tried to alert the UN headquarters about the involvement of UN soldiers in the raping but went to deaf ears.
Like any other journalists there during the war in Bosnia-Hderzegovina we all dreamt of finding Radovan and Mladic in any back alley and to just kill them without compunction, for what they have done.
It was also sad to know that a Dutch contingent of the UN soldiers who refused to do anything when Serb solders rounding up 8,000 Bosnians, mostly males, and later to be massacred. The 8,000 Bosnians were in the protection of the Dutch contingent. The whole of "civilized" Europe close both eyes when that happened.