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BREAKING: Serbian police arrest wanted genocide suspect Ratko Mladic

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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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BREAKING: Serbian police arrest wanted genocide suspect Ratko Mladic


www.da ilymail.co.uk

Serbian police have arrested a man suspected to be the wanted war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.

General Mladic is the most prominent Bosnian war crimes suspect still at large and is wanted for alleged involvement in the Srebrenica massacre.

(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:12 AM
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After the announcement Serbian President Boris Tadic scheduled an urgent news conference.

No reason was given for the news conference, scheduled for 1300 local time'He has some physical features of Mladic. We are analysing his DNA now,' an official said on condition of anonymity.


Hopefully they've finally got him. No more news, as indicated the president is to make an important announcement soon. War criminal Mladic is most notorious for his massacre in Srebrenica, where in 1995 some 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were brutally murdered.

www.da ilymail.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:23 AM
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Just beat me to it. Will ask mod to remove my thread.

Great they finally got him, i have some friend who were in Dutchbet.
Maybe now they can get some closure. horrible man.
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:25 AM
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So have they killed him without trial and dumped his body in the ocean yet?
2nd line.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:30 AM
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Let's hope so and for the relatives of those who were brutally massacred, it would good if they finally get the justice they deserve. For Serbia, this could be the end of a very dark chapter in history while EU membership will become a viable possibility. Last, although DUTCHBET is not entirely blameless, they couldn't possibly defend the enclave with a mere 400 very lightly armed soldiers.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:41 AM
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"BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News
Serbian President Boris Tadic says 'all doors to our EU membership have been opened now"
yeah they've confirmed its him, glad to see getting into the EU made them finally produce this piece of crap.......


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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:56 AM
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Yes ! W'ill give him a warm welcome in The Hague, I remember the day Milosevic was brought to this city, everyone was euforic

Hope this will bring some justice to the survivors of Srebrenica and Dutchbatters..

next:Khaddafi?



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:57 AM
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Bin Laden and now Mladic? Is it the year of the boomerang? Karma coming back to bite mass murders in the tail? 2 down, thousands to go. Thanks for the (unconfirmed) good news OP.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:02 AM
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Another butcher being brought to justice.

Hang the bastard.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:11 AM
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Isn't it ironic that they have managed to catch him at last just as the UK and France tried to block Serbia's entry to the EU due to their lack of action in catching war criminals......



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:37 AM
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Originally posted by solidshot
Isn't it ironic that they have managed to catch him at last just as the UK and France tried to block Serbia's entry to the EU due to their lack of action in catching war criminals......


Was that recently that they wanted to block it? I understand that the Serbian secret services, polices and departments finally started working together..
Is it weird to say that they also should bring Yasushi Akashi to trial, the head of the UN mission in Bosnia, he denied all kinds of actions and airsupport Dutchbat should have needed, same goes for Col.Karremans[both denying the atrocities for some time], watching those video's back about him and Mladic makes me want to vomit..
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:39 AM
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Im glad for those who lost family in the genocide, finally they've caught one of the culprits. As for relieving dutch collective conciousnes..those that were there and stood idley by watching while they beat children, babies, to death. If the UN forces had been British maybe things would have been different.
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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It was within the last week that the media have claimed that France and the UK were trying to block Serbia s entry to the EU due to lack of action.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:48 AM
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I may be wrong here? but i believe some of our troops were operating as a part of the UN contingent at this time? and they were given direct orders by senior UN officers not to intervene.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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Originally posted by andy1972
Im glad for those who lost family in the genocide, finally they've caught one of the culprits. As for relieving dutch collective conciousnes..those that were there and stood idley by watching while they beat children, babies, to death. If the UN forces had been British maybe things would have been different.
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The story was also that Holbrooke made a deal with the Serbs to exchange Srebrenica for peace, Mladic and Karadzic should step down but would not be prosecuted in the future, one of the possible reasons why the Dutch didn't got airsupport or just a better mandate.
Too bad Holbrooke is dead..
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:14 AM
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Lets hope they continue this and also arrest the Kosovo leader known to have traded organs of the serbian prisoners they took.

double sided hypocricy....it wont happen because the US had Camp Bondsteel in Albania.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:24 AM
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Air support o no air support, i doubt the dutch would have clicked off the safety. I just cant imagine the same number of Royal Marines, Paras or guards regiments lads letting kids, babies and women get slaughtered like that and not stepping in at whatever price to protect them.
As for justice..since Nuremberg there has'nt been any.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:32 AM
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Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
Lets hope they continue this and also arrest the Kosovo leader known to have traded organs of the serbian prisoners they took.

double sided hypocricy....it wont happen because the US had Camp Bondsteel in Albania.


The NATO Axis annexed the Serbian territories of Krajina to Croatia and Kosovo & Metohija to Albania. Something even the Nazi Axis couldn't do 50 years before. It would appear that Mladic was a greater protector of US lives than the pathetic Israeli-controlled US government.


Mr. bin Laden was a regular visitor to the office of Bosnia's president Alija Izetbegovic in early 1993, a time when the United States was lauding his commitment to moderation and multiethnic cooperation.NY Times

Has someone in the US ruling regime ever been held accountable for this ?



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:42 AM
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Originally posted by andy1972
Air support o no air support, i doubt the dutch would have clicked off the safety. I just cant imagine the same number of Royal Marines, Paras or guards regiments lads letting kids, babies and women get slaughtered like that and not stepping in at whatever price to protect them.
As for justice..since Nuremberg there has'nt been any.


There were also 50 UN/Dutchbatters taken hostage, these were ordinary privates, no green barrattes or commando's..
Besides no country wanted to go into Srebrenica, no country! except Holland, it was naief it is, but your royal marines were not send because the UK did not wanted to burn their fingers.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:42 AM
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Originally posted by andy1972
Air support o no air support, i doubt the dutch would have clicked off the safety. I just cant imagine the same number of Royal Marines, Paras or guards regiments lads letting kids, babies and women get slaughtered like that and not stepping in at whatever price to protect them.
As for justice..since Nuremberg there has'nt been any.


Dude, get your facts straight. The general in charge had been strictly forbidden by the prime-minister and two other prominent politicians not to engage Mladic' troops. Worse, it is said that the very same politicians purposefully denied air support. Don't ask me why.

Besides, these were drafted UN troops, nothing like marines. If anyone is to blame, it is these Dutch politicians or the French general in command of operations:


The AICG alleges that General Bernard Janvier was responsible for repeatedly and systematically impeding the necessary assistance to protect both the safe area of Srebrenica and the populations present there since 1992. The chronological details relevant from the viewpoint of criminal responsibility are presented below.

1. On 24 May 1995 General Janvier pleaded with the United Nations Security Council for abandonment of the 'safe areas' in the east of Bosnia-Herzegovina. He recommended withdrawal of the blue berets from these enclaves and declared that he was opposed to dissuasive air strikes (AFP dispatch 30934, October 1995; Florence Hartmann, 'Chronologie d'une négligence criminelle: le génocide de Srebrenica', published in L'Ex-Yougoslavie en Europe, de la faillite des démocraties au processus de paix, L'Harmattan, Paris 1977).

2. In a confidential letter dated 29 May 1995, General Janvier ordered General Rupert Smith to cease requesting close air support from NATO. He clarified his instructions in another letter dated 31 May 1995, writing that 'the use of force must be avoided' and that 'fulfilling the mandate is secondary to the safety of UN personnel'. The latter statement represents a perversion of the UN mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina as defined by Security Council resolutions (Directive 2/95, according to Brigadier Van der Wind, 'Rapport gebasseerd op de debriefing Srebrenica', Assen, 4 October 1995, p. 16).

3. During the final offensive against Srebrenica, which began on 6 July 1995 and involved eight to twelve thousand men, General Janvier failed to order air sup- port on his own initiative and then refused the request by the Dutch battalion, thereby violating Article 1 of the Convention of 9 December 1948 obliging him to take action to prevent an act of genocide. To our knowledge, at least five re- quests for close air support were refused or blocked by General Janvier or his subordinates:

6 July, afternoon: refused by General Nicolai;

8 July, 15.00 hours: refused by General Nicolai;

10 July, 19.00 hours: refused by General Janvier;

10 July, 22.00 hours: target location postponed until the following morning;

11 July, 8.00 hours: blocked in Tuzla due to incorrect form (cf. David Rohde, A Safe Area: Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre since the Second World War, Si- mon and Schuster, London 1977, p. 403, n. 10).


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In other words, it seems that the general cared more about the safety of his UN soldiers and underestimated the threat that Mladic formed to the enclave while the Dutch government likely and passively agreed (considering Mladic held Dutch soldiers hostage and the fact that these lightly armed men would stand no chance against Mladic' troops).
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