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Dragas says SAS captured Ratko Mladic in Romania
Makfax ^

Posted on 02/23/2006 10:28:15 AM PST by montyspython

Dragas says SAS captured Ratko Mladic in Romania

Banja Luka, 09:16

General Ratko Mladic was arrested in Romania by British SAS commandos on Tuesday during a joint British-Romanian security force exercise, Director of Serbia & Montenegro International Institute for Security Orhan Dragas told Republika Srpska Television.

Dragas claims The Hague Tribunal will deny information on Mladic’s arrest as long as it sees him in Scheweningen prison.

Dragas added that Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica is wise enough to ensure that Mladic be arrested by foreign troops rather than by Serbian police.

“Ratko Mladic did not want to turn himself in and according to my information a compromise decision was made British SAS in Romania to capture him early Tuesday morning”, Dragas added.

Vojislav Kostunica expects The Hague Tribunal's chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte to arrive in the coming days and bring a written guarantee that the Tribunal will not hold Serbia responsible for failing to arrest the fugitive Radovan Karadzic.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: balkans; hague; hoopielite; ihoppy; islamofascists; jihad; kangaroocourt; mladic; romania; serbia; yugoslavia
Don't know much about the source Makfax, but I post this regardless for discussion purposes.
1 posted on 02/23/2006 10:28:17 AM PST by montyspython
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To: FormerLib; Banat; DTA; ma bell; Wraith; getoffmylawn; F-117A

bump


2 posted on 02/23/2006 10:29:42 AM PST by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: montyspython
if so, time to move on and put the past to rest.

The Serbian government sent the previous days blurbs as part of a reactionary newsflashes were being sent out to measure public reaction.

3 posted on 02/23/2006 10:40:57 AM PST by ma bell ("Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines". Major General Chesty Puller, USMC)
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To: montyspython

Personally, I'd prefer that the resources were employed to catch
real threats like al-Zarqawi....


4 posted on 02/23/2006 10:41:18 AM PST by freebilly
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To: freebilly

Well this guy's gotta answer for his crimes, and, it's a way to wrap up the whole balkan fiasco and maybe, just maybe, have people move on. A single SAS squad is worthwile spent resources.


5 posted on 02/23/2006 10:43:31 AM PST by farlander
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...The Hague Tribunal's chief prosecutor Carla Del Ponte to arrive in the coming days and bring a written guarantee that the Tribunal will not hold Serbia responsible for failing to arrest the fugitive Radovan Karadzic.

Oh dear, that's going to really annoy one particular pancake-flippin' Islamofascist stooge 'round these parts!

6 posted on 02/23/2006 11:12:37 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: FormerLib

*** FREE RATKO ****

:-)


7 posted on 02/23/2006 11:46:35 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible
Heck with that noise, ENLIST Ratko!
8 posted on 02/23/2006 11:51:35 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: montyspython
Below is the photo of Gen. Wesley Clark exchanging uniform hats with Ratko Mladic:

Caption: (August 27, 1994) Lt. General Wesley Clark meets and exchanges hats with Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic. Clark accepted as gifts from Mladic a hat, bottle of brandy and a pistol inscribed in Cyrrilic. A US official complained of Clark’s unauthorized visit: “It's like cavorting with Hermann Goering.”

The story about the hat exchange came out when Clark was running for President, and I think it should be brought back out, especially in light of the fact that the ass is now on Fox News talking about the possibility of Civil War in Iraq.

9 posted on 02/23/2006 1:10:43 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: farlander
"Well this guy's gotta answer for his crimes..."

Is he going to have to give Wesley Clark back his hat?

10 posted on 02/23/2006 1:11:29 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: montyspython

I wonder if george carlin can use work the name Ratko into his routine about Kyle, Todd, and Tucker...


11 posted on 02/23/2006 1:13:19 PM PST by isom35
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To: mass55th

I'm rather unfamiliar with the hat reference... ? Did Mladic steal Wesley's hat or something ? Or was it a gift of some sort ?


12 posted on 02/23/2006 1:31:22 PM PST by farlander
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To: farlander

Nevermind I see it was already explained...


13 posted on 02/23/2006 1:32:10 PM PST by farlander
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To: All

So has this been verified ? There sure isn't much in the MSM.


14 posted on 02/23/2006 1:35:24 PM PST by farlander
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To: farlander
Here's a link to a World Net Daily story about the meeting between Clark and Mladic:

Clark hobnobbed with war criminal

I had almost forgotten about this story until I saw a clip of Mladic along with the report that he had been arrested. "Hmmm," I said. I wonder if that's the same guy Wesley Clark exchanged hats with, and sure enough when I did a search on Google, I found the photo above.

15 posted on 02/23/2006 2:00:39 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: farlander
Selective justice is not justice at all. Prosecuting and punishing only Serbs for alleged crimes and turning blind eye for numerous war crimes committed by Al-Qeeda connected muslim or neo-Nazi Croats will not wrap anything.

Stealing from Serbs there ancient lands and denying to them there unquestionable rights will not bring peace and stability to Balkans. It will only serve to prepare ground for another war. As for SAS, they tried hard to capture General Mladic and Dr. Karadzic and they failed. More then one squad of SAS has been already “spent” in those attempts. It would be more beneficial (and safer for SAS members) to use them against hundreds of registered muslim terrorist in Bosnia.
16 posted on 02/25/2006 12:54:56 AM PST by zagor-te-nej (USS - United States of Serbia)
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To: zagor-te-nej

Well sure. You won't get an argument from me that the other end of that deal needs to get taken care of too. Croats have been turning in their war criminals under pressure from EU/US - Ante Gotovina got nabbed in Argentina, I believe. There's been others turned in. I would like to see a lot more activity vs various islamic elements in Bosnia.

Karadzic and Mladic must answer for what they've done, irregardless. And, that would probably go a long way towards allowing the US/EU to save face and provide desperately needed support Serbia on the Kosovo issue.


17 posted on 02/25/2006 10:18:52 AM PST by farlander
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18 posted on 02/25/2006 10:39:32 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: freebilly

"Personally, I'd prefer that the resources were employed to catch
real threats like al-Zarqawi...."


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My sentiments exactly.




19 posted on 02/25/2006 10:41:18 AM PST by FairOpinion (Real Conservatives do NOT help Dems get elected.)
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To: farlander
Well this guy's gotta answer for his crimes

I would like also see other "guys" of Yugoslav fame answering for their crimes in the Balkans... and it is much easier to locate them than Mladich.

The other day one of them, known as Bubba, spoke in Auckland, NZ at an event where gullible paid NZ$ 2400 for the doubtful pleasure to hear him saying that something needs to be done about the global warming.

20 posted on 02/26/2006 1:17:16 AM PST by Neophyte (Nazists, Communists, Islamists... what the heck is the difference?)
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To: Neophyte

Well they just got Gotovina. Quit whining.


21 posted on 02/26/2006 2:54:02 PM PST by Joey Silvera
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To: Neophyte

Absolutely! One can always dream... But... ya know - he's pretty untouchable. Even if someone could get something to stick to him, he'd be pardoned, as to not embarrass the state. So the best we can hope is for his ass to fade into obscurity where it belongs.


22 posted on 02/26/2006 8:22:24 PM PST by farlander
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