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Ratko Mladic , guilty or innocent?

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posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 02:25 PM
Here is Mladic's biography.You decide is he innocent or...

Ratko Mladić (born March 12, 1943) was the leader of the Army of the Republika Srpska (VRS) (the Bosnian Serb Army) during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia. In 1996 Mladic, along with other Serbian leaders, was accused of War Crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague in connection with the the siege of Sarajevo in which 10,000 people died and the massacre of 8,100 Muslim men and boys on July 11, 1995 in Srebrenica - Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.

Early life:Mladić was born in Kalinovik, Bosnia-Herzegovina, then a part of the short-lived Independent State of Croatia, a satellite state created after Nazi German and Italian invasion and dismemberment of Yugoslavia in 1941. His father was killed by the ustashe in the spring of 1945.

In June 1991, Mladić was posted to Knin as a Commander of the 9th Corps of the Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), during fighting between the JNA and Croatian forces. On October 4, 1991, he was promoted to General Major. The JNA forces under his command participated in the war in Croatia. Among other things, Mladić helped Martić's paramilitary occupy the village of Kijevo.

Ratko Mladić supervising the separation of women from men prior to the Srebrenica massacreOn April 24, 1992, Mladić was promoted to the rank of General Colonel, and on May 9, 1992, he assumed the post of Chief of Staff/Deputy Commander of the Second Military District Headquarters of the JNA in Sarajevo. On 10 May 1992, Mladić assumed the command of the Second Military District Headquarters of the JNA.

Role in the Yugoslav wars:On May 12, 1992, the Bosnian Serb Assembly voted to create the VRS. At the same time, Mladić was appointed Commander of the Main Staff of the VRS, a position he held until December 1996. (In May 1992, after the withdrawal of JNA forces from Bosnia, the JNA Second Military District became the nucleus of the Main Staff of the VRS.) On June 24, 1994, he was promoted to the rank of General Colonel.

Indictment by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia:On July 24, 1995, Mladić was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, and numerous war crimes (including crimes relating to the alleged sniping campaign against civilians in Sarajevo). On November 16, 1995, the charges were expanded to include charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes for the attack on the United Nations-declared safe area of Srebrenica in July 1995. Mladić is also responsible for the taking of hostages amongst UN peace-keeping personnel.

A fugitive from the ICTY, he is suspected to be hiding either in Serbia or the Republika Srpska. Mladić was reportedly seen attending a football match between China and Yugoslavia in Belgrade in March 2000. He entered through a VIP entrance and sat in a private box surrounded by eight armed bodyguards. Some claim that he has been seen in a suburb of Moscow, and that he is "regularly" in Thessalonica and Athens, which has raised suspicions that numerous fake reports are sent to cover his trail. Some reports say he took refuge in his wartime bunker in Han Pijesak, not far from Sarajevo, or in Montenegro.[1] His security is undoubtedly well assured[2]. In November 2004 British defence officials conceded that military action was unlikely to be successful in bringing Mladić and other suspects to trial. Putting political pressure on Balkan governments would be more likely to succeed.

In June 2005 The Times newspaper alleged that Mladic had demanded $5m (£2.75m) “compensation” to be given to his family and bodyguards if he gave himself up to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague.

The Serbian government continues to tread carefully when it comes to rounding up domestically popular fugitives-on-the-run. On the one hand, the government wishes to maintain support of right-leaning voters. However, Serbia and Montenegro also wish to comply with The Hague with a view to future accession to the European Union.

On February 21, 2006, Mladić was supposedly arrested in the Serbian capital Belgrade and was being transferred via the northeast Bosnian city of Tuzla to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. [3]. The arrest was denied by the Serbian government. The government did not deny rumours of a planned negotiated surrender between Mladić and Serbian Special Forces.

On February 22, 2006, Chief U.N. Prosecutor Carla del Ponte denied the rumours that Mladić had been arrested, claiming the rumours had "absolutely no basis whatsoever". She urged the Serbian government to find him without further delay, saying that Mladić was in reach of the Serbian authorities and had been in Serbia since 1998. She said that failure to capture him would harm Serbia's bid to join the European Union.

Romanian governmental[1] and Serbian [2]sources claimed on 22 February 2006 that Mladić was arrested in Romania, near Drobeta-Turnu Severin, close to the Serbian border by a joint Romanian-British special troops.

Here are some pictures about Mladic:

For me , Mladic Is the Biggest Serb ever!!!
Puno pozdrava iz predivne zemlje Srbije(Greetings from the beautiest state in the world-Serbia)


posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 03:17 PM
Yes, what a HERO.

Here let me say what you "Skipped":

Profile: Ratko Mladic

Along with Mr Karadzic, he came to symbolise the Serb campaign of ethnic cleansing of Croats and Muslims and is one of the most wanted suspects from the Bosnia conflict.

He has been indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal on charges of genocide and other crimes against humanity - including the massacre of at least 7,500 Muslim men and boys from the town of Srebrenica in 1995.

  • Genocide
  • Complicity in genocide
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Violations of laws or customs of war


Have You Seen This Man!?

  • Present family name: MLADIC
  • Forename: RATKO
  • Sex: MALE
  • Date of birth: 12 March 1942 (63 years old)
  • Place of birth: BOZINOVICI, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Language spoken: SERBO CROAT
  • Nationality: Former Yugoslavia

  • Height: 1.70 meter 67 inches
  • Colour of eyes: BLUE
  • Distinguishing marks and characteristics: STOCKY BUILD, HIGHLY COLOURED COMPLEXION

  • Hero Indeed...

    Indictment by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

    On July 24, 1995, Mladic' was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, and numerous war crimes (including crimes relating to the alleged sniping campaign against civilians in Sarajevo). On November 16, 1995, the charges were expanded to include charges of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes for the attack on the United Nations-declared safe area of Srebrenica in July 1995. Mladic' is also responsible for the taking of hostages amongst UN peace-keeping personnel.


    Srebrenica 1995

    6-8 July 1995:
    Bosnian Serb forces had laid siege to the Srebrenica enclave, where tens of thousands of civilians had taken refuge from earlier Serb offensives in north-eastern Bosnia. They were under the protection of about 600 lightly armed Dutch infantry forces. Fuel was running out and no fresh food had been brought into the enclave since May.

    16. July 1995: Early reports of massacres emerged as the first survivors of the long march from Srebrenica began to arrive in Muslim-held territory.

    Following negotiations between the UN and the Bosnian Serbs, the Dutch were at last permitted to leave Srebrenica, leaving behind weapons, food and medical supplies.

    In the five days after Bosnian Serb forces overran Srebrenica, more than 7,000 Muslim men are thought to have been killed.

    Genocide Watch

    Ratko Mladic, indicted Serb war criminal, arrives to take charge of Srebrenica.
    "On to Potocari!" Mladic is shouting - he wants to occupy the Dutch UN base immediately.

    Srebrenica massacre

    The Srebrenica massacre was the July 1995 killing of an estimated 8,100 Bosniak males, ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly, in the region of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina by a Serb Army of Republika Srpska under general Ratko Mladic' including Serbian state special forces "Scorpions". The same special forces commited war crimes in Kosovo in 1999. The Srebrenica massacre is considered one of the largest mass murders in Europe since World War II and one of the most horrific and controversial events in recent European history.

    Mladic' and other Serb army officers have since been indicted for various war crimes, including genocide, at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The ICTY's final ruling was that the massacre was indeed an act of genocide.

    I guess you skipped that Part-S in your heroic post.

    And, why didn't you Translate your Signature - just like you Translated the Goodbye?

    Well, let me do that for you, because I can speak Serbo-Croat - for all the Other English Speaking world to know, shall we?

    "'Till Death and Judgement Day, we will Defened commander Mladic( and Brother Radovan!"

    Assuming you mean the OTHER missing WARCRIMINAL, His Buddy - Radovan Karadzic?

    Oh - it's not just One - its TWO heroes!

    Radovan Karadzic

    Since 1996, he has been a fugitive indicted for war crimes by the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; the Interpol warrant cites assault, crimes against humanity, crimes against life and health, genocide, grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva conventions, murder, plunder, and violations of the laws or customs of war. The Indictment [1] charges Karadžic' on the basis of his individual criminal responsibility (Article 7(1) of the Statute) and superior criminal responsibility (Article 7(3) of the Statute) with:
    • Two counts of genocide (Article 4 of the Statute - genocide, complicity in genocide);
    • Five counts of crimes against humanity (Article 5 of the Statute - extermination, murder, persecutions on political, racial and religious grounds, persecutions, inhumane acts (forcible transfer));
    • Three counts of violations of the laws or customs of war (Article 3 of the Statute - murder, unlawfully inflicting terror upon civilians, taking hostages);
    • One count of grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions (Article 2 of the Statute - wilful killing).

    Yes - truly the Men you would want to Defend and Protect, and have for your HERO.

    Perhaps you do not know the meaning of the word,


    1. In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods.
    2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life: soldiers and nurses who were heroes in an unpopular war.
    3. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field: the heroes of medicine. See Synonyms at celebrity.
    4. The principal male character in a novel, poem, or dramatic presentation.
    5. Chiefly New York City. See submarine. See Regional Note at submarine.


    Anyway, Nice try.

    I really do not know why you want to HAIL such a person, hardly a man. He is no Hero - and if he is a Hero for you, then you are hardly a man also.

    So to your Question of this post - Guilty or Innocent, I will say,

    Finding Mladic

    [edit on 23/2/06 by Souljah]

    posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 01:36 PM
    Mr.Mladic was killing muslims as they were killing us,christians!
    He was also fighting against Croatians too.
    I have right to say that he is The GREATEST because I am a Serb from Bosnia(Today Republic of Srpska).
    If there were no Mr.Mladic,I won't be here!
    That man saved my life,not just mine,he saved SERBIAN NATION!

    [edit on 24-2-2006 by HEKLER]

    posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 02:17 AM
    That guy isn't innocent what-so-ever. He ordered the killing and massacres of 8,972 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 in a largest massacre since World War 2.

    Let's not to mention that when Bosnia voted for independence in 1992, Serbia didn't like it so instead of letting things talk it out, they cowardly attacked Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia just to achieve a "Greater Serbian project"

    posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 03:55 PM
    reply to post by HEKLER

    Ratko is a hero!

    Europe needs more generals like Ratko Mladic.


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