Tuesday, May 31, 2011


St. Louis Beacon - St. Louis Bosnians react to Mladic's arrest and extradition


St Louis has many Bosnians who arrived as refugees. Most in fact came from Srebenica.


The man who can't eat chocolate;


I remember this film and how angry I felt because I knew what Mladić was up to.


Ratko Mladić in The Hague:



The life and times of Ratko Mladic - World - CBC News



Bosnian born policeman in Idaho:


Monday, May 30, 2011


Arrest of Mladić, Zlata Filipović's reaction:



Turks Mark Conquest of Istanbul:

Interesting reenactments:



Mladić to be extradited in the next 2-4 days



Mladić Will Appeal Extradition:


There are a few maps and links which explain things. The comments section is weirder than average though.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Arrests of other war crimes suspects in BiH.



More reaction to Mladić arrest:


Check out this part of the story:



Mladić has wanted to visit his daughter's grave, several news sources mention this.


Mladic's hideout:


Visegrad's Muslims Remember Their War Dead:


NPR story on Mladić:

I found the following story on the NPR iPhone App:

The Case Against Mladic: Chocolates And Mass Graves
by Scott Simon
- May 28, 2011

When Ratko Mladic appeared in court in Belgrade on Friday, he was a frail-looking man of 69 with a bad right arm. His family says he's had a stroke. He mumbled.

But during the siege of Sarajevo in the mid-1990s, Mladic was a strutting general who famously commanded his Bosnian Serb gunners and snipers to "Burn their brains! Shell them until they're mad! Make blood run in the streets!"

They did.

In July 1995, Mladic ordered troops into the town of Srebrenica, which the United Nations had declared a "safe haven" for some of the tens of thousands of people trying to flee the "ethnic cleansing" — a disingenuous term for genocide — of Bosnian Muslims.

The Dutch U.N. troops put there to protect the town stepped aside. Mladic more or less strolled into Srebrenica. He walked the streets, patted the cheeks of grandmothers and children, told them they would be safe, and put chocolates in their trembling hands. He told the Dutch commander that buses would whisk women, children and old men to safety in Muslim areas, while his troops politely interrogated boys and men of service age. He drank a toast of brandy with the commander.

Dutch soldiers helped load the buses. And after they drove out of sight, many of the women were raped; their baby boys were killed. And then, Ratko Mladic's troops made the boys and men left behind march to football fields, warehouses and schools, where they were stripped and shot.

At least 8,000 people were murdered over four days. A U.S. spy plane flew over Srebrenica and said most of the ground in town looked like it had been freshly plowed.

It had — for mass graves.

The U.N.'s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicted Ratko Mladic for crimes against humanity and genocide. He will now have what the people of Sarajevo and Srebrenica didn't: a chance to defend himself.

But trials convened by the international tribunals have been spectacularly slow. Slobodan Milosevic, the president of Serbia, was on trial at The Hague for so long — four years — that his case ended only when he died of a heart attack.

There was nothing remote or impersonal about the crimes of which Ratko Mladic is accused. He was not a man who just gave orders: He patted heads and passed out chocolates. He evaded capture for 16 years, getting photographed at football games and flashy nightspots until just a few years ago, when Serbia elected a new government that wants to join the European Union.

Will those who commit crimes against humanity today see Ratko Mladic's capture as a sign that the world won't rest until they've been brought to justice? Or that no one will catch up with them until their crimes are almost forgotten? [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

To learn more about the NPR iPhone app, go to http://iphone.npr.org/recommendnprnews



Today is the annivesary of the fall of Constaninople to Ottoman forces under the command of Sultan Mehmet Fathi II. He was very young when he accomplished this remarkable conquest. Ten years later most of the Balkans was in the Ottoman Empire.


Riots by Mladić Supporters:


Saturday, May 28, 2011


The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott-Heron

Check out this video on YouTube:


The best rendition and vid of 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'


Article on Mladić

From the Economist;


Friday, May 27, 2011


More on Mladić and Srebenica:



Mladić thought he was 'like Napoleon'


In a way he was, both ended up as very great losers. Napoleon died in exile. Mladić is likely to die in exile.


The Whistleblower

will be released in August. It is about human trafficking in Bosnia-Hercegovina



BBC's Have Your Say:

I was on 'Have Your Say' back when Milošević was captured. It is a good show.

Not just because I got my 15 seconds of World Fame there. ت



More on Mladić :


I guess Mladić can appeal the extradition decision.


Ratko Mladić ruled fit for extradition:

So I guess it's a short plane ride to the Netherlands. Mlsdić's lawyers say he has both physical and phsychologicalbproblems. Let him see his shrink Karađžić while he is at The Hague.


Yakima Herald-Republic Online - Yakima, WA


Thursday, May 26, 2011



BBC report


VOA report:


BBC profile:


This is a moment I wish I could have been in Sarajevo for. I am delighted he was arrested. I can only think of the many who must also be even more delighted. I hope that this awful man's trial is swift and that he lives to endure the whole ordeal.



Details to follow!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


War Crime Sentance for Bosniak


I don't know anything about this source. It here for whatever:


And a bit of title plagiarism:


There was an Israeli photo journalist who had a very good book with a rather similar title.

I have not liked what I have read about this movie so far, as long time readers of this blog know.

Apparently I am not alone in my opinion:


And others want in on the act:


On a personal note, I have had all the fillings. My dentist, Dr. Pham is excellent! The last work he did on me was an extraction. He called me the next day to find out how I was doing. I still can't chew easily. In roughly three months, I will be going to see about partials.

Sunday, May 01, 2011


Osama bin Ladin Dead

He was killed in a firefight in a small town in Pakistan. I had thought he would have been killed in Afghanistan. Anyway, he is dead.
He was responsible for too many American deaths. So I cannot say I feel bad about it.

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Site Meter