Catch a war criminal, if you may
Serbia’s president Tadic announced late last evening that The war criminal Karadzic has just been caught. Well well well… Bosnia and Serbia are really not that big and it took whoever it had to take too long to catch him. Over fifteen years is way too much for me not to think he was kept on the loose on purpose and who knows, maybe the world outside of ex-Yugoslavia just had no interest in the matter and therefor didn’t give a damn.
Serbia, on the other hand, is really desperate to get into the European Union… and they are just collecting “points” in their favor by finally, after over fifteen years, handing that old jerk over to the Hague tribunal. What a transparent and cheap political action. As much as I should be happy the old parasite was caught, I cannot help but feel as if it were all useless. He will spend some time in a “luxurious” prison in Hague and it will take Europe a couple of years to try and prove him guilty… as if it were so difficult to prove he’s guilty… and he will probably end up the way his pathetic leader ended: dying before a verdict. And so, Milosevic left this World convinced he was a hero and what is even more scary is that so many idiots still see him as such. Gee, politics can really blind the poor at soul and the empty at head!
Karadzic was probably betrayed by the same people and politics that protected him all these years. His “loyal” supporters turned their backs on him after Serbia decided to really try to pimp its economical status up a bit and try even harder to gain access to the European Union. I hope Europe will consider this act of “loyalty” as insufficient.
So, you see, Karadzic has been caught after so many years… and it is a thin and sad consolation to all those who have waited all these years, growing old, seeing their dear ones die or even dieing themselves, without ever feeling really safe in any one of the nights, in the past fifteen years, as Karadzic the devil was roaming free in the neighborhood.
And so, history moves on and a little comma has just been added to the books, and maybe, just maybe, not to say probably, in about less then another fifteen years, the kids won’t even learn about this in schools anymore. The world just didn’t and won’t really care. This saddens me and here I digress.