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Milosevic seeks subpoena for Clinton to testify
Reuters ^ | 28 February A.D. 2006 | Editors

Posted on 02/28/2006 3:00:11 PM PST by Robert Drobot

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Lawyers representing Slobodan Milosevic have asked the U.N. war crimes tribunal to issue a subpoena to force former U.S. President Bill Clinton to testify at his trial, documents showed on Tuesday.

"In his position as former president of the United States, Mr Clinton had a continuous role and unique knowledge of events relevant to the indictment," the lawyers said in a written request filed last week but only made public on Tuesday.

Lawyers Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins said his evidence was needed to make sure the trial was "informed and fair".

They said Milosevic had written a personal letter to Clinton asking him to testify but had not received a response. They added the U.S. embassy in The Hague had written to them last year explaining the opposition of the U.S. government to the request.

Milosevic, who has argued that he was a peacemaker in the 1999 Kosovo conflict and that the West committed war crimes, has also asked the court to subpoena retired U.S. general Wesley Clark to appear as a witness in his defense.

Clark directed NATO's bombing of Kosovo in an 11-week campaign led by Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair to halt Serbian repression in the region.

Judges decided last year not to call Blair and Gerhard Schroeder, German Chancellor at the time of the bombing, as witnesses.

Milosevic has been on trial for four years on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

He has used up more than four fifths of the 150 days allotted for his defense, which suggests the case could be wrapped up in the next few months.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: antichristian; appeasement; balkans; bombing; clintoncorruption; clintonlegacy; clintonsquagmire; clintonwarcrimes; corruption; globalism; hoopielite; islamofascist; jihad; milosevic; muslimsupporter; natocharter; nwo; sorosfluffer; warcriminal; wrongplace; wrongside; wrongtime; wrongwar
Clinton's war criminal use of NATO; his total support for drug running Albanian (KLA) muslim murdering of defensless Kasovo Serbian priests, men women and children Christians, will always be remembered - Right along side his murder of defenseless men women and children at Waco; his 'stand down' order that led to the Cole disaster; the armed kidnapping of Elian Kaza; and the China military secrets giveaway.
1 posted on 02/28/2006 3:00:14 PM PST by Robert Drobot
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To: Robert Drobot

Clinton will want a big fee to appear and say "I don't recall."


2 posted on 02/28/2006 3:02:25 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Bookmaestro

this has been going for 15 years. Clinton is not the one on trial in this instance.


3 posted on 02/28/2006 3:04:12 PM PST by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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To: fooman
Clinton is not the one on trial in this instance.

And that's a damned shame, really.

4 posted on 02/28/2006 3:05:06 PM 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: Robert Drobot

The U.N. war crimes tribunal can go pound sand. No US President should have to respond to them.


5 posted on 02/28/2006 3:08:47 PM PST by PRND21
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To: Robert Drobot

No need in putting Slick under oath. That doesn't slow him down at all.


6 posted on 02/28/2006 3:09:26 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done, needs to be done by the government.)
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To: PRND21

And if he goes it would be a hugely craven act.

But then he's prone to doing craven acts.


7 posted on 02/28/2006 3:10:17 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Robert Drobot

Hey, Clinton cannot be at that trial when he is going to be in court in Los Angeles in Peter Paul's civil suit.


8 posted on 02/28/2006 3:10:25 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: Robert Drobot; FormerLib

**** FREE SLOBO! ****

 

9 posted on 02/28/2006 3:11:00 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Robert Drobot
Okay, Pork... When we go to handcuff Clinton, you do it. I hear he has a tendency to duck around!

The times change, but The New York Slimes just stays the same...

10 posted on 02/28/2006 3:14:19 PM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Willie is a proven liar, even on the stand. What good would come from putting an ex-president on the stand. He'll just lie again and again.


11 posted on 02/28/2006 3:19:29 PM PST by scuba - doo
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To: PRND21
The U.N. war crimes tribunal can go pound sand. No US President should have to respond to them.

If Clinton responds to this, before long Saddam will be demanding G.H.W. Bush testify... he'll claim that we were his allies, hence partners in crime, etc. etc.

12 posted on 02/28/2006 3:31:02 PM PST by ziggygrey
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To: scuba - doo

All he is doing is postioning himself to be UN Secretary General. Kofi's term is up later this year and who better to be UN General than His As&holeness. GOD save us all cause we have BIG problems ahead.


13 posted on 02/28/2006 3:32:26 PM PST by hkp037
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To: ziggygrey

Exactly. Slippery Slope Alert.


14 posted on 02/28/2006 3:32:30 PM PST by PRND21
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To: fooman

Sorry to hear that but we can dream can't we.


15 posted on 02/28/2006 4:09:45 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: ncountylee

Maybe Clinton will be arrested for war crimes when he gets there. (Bombing people from 30 thousand feet.)


16 posted on 02/28/2006 4:31:02 PM PST by chainsaw ( ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - H. Clinton))
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To: PRND21

But yet we support the Tribunal in its authority of other Sovereign Nations, what are we afraid of? If it works for them why not us?


17 posted on 03/01/2006 7:01:35 AM PST by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: montyspython

Hey, during his infamous appearance before the Senate in the 1970's, didn't John Kerry admit that he had committed war crimes?

Ship him to The Hague!


18 posted on 03/01/2006 10:12:19 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

Well since it is a circus, why not add another clown to the roster?


19 posted on 03/01/2006 11:23:21 AM PST by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: Robert Drobot

"Ah did not have diplomatic relations with that war criminal!"


20 posted on 03/02/2006 7:40:36 AM PST by Decombobulator
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To: Robert Drobot

and suddenly, Milosevic is dead... Arkancide anyone?


21 posted on 03/11/2006 5:12:20 AM PST by Palpatine (Every single liberal is now an enemy of the republic!)
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To: Robert Drobot

Why subpoena a known perjurer?


22 posted on 03/11/2006 1:34:01 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer
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To: Palpatine
Slobodan Milosevic found dead in his cell weeks before the trial was over

We were on the wrong side of that war. Two of the 911 attackers were from the KLA in Kosovo which we helped 'save' from Milosevic.

23 posted on 03/11/2006 1:43:53 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: Palpatine
and suddenly, Milosevic is dead... Arkancide anyone?

The name "Jim McDougal" comes to mind.

24 posted on 03/11/2006 1:56:13 PM PST by jslade (Liberalism ALWAYS accomplishes the exact opposite of it's stated intent!)
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To: Robert Drobot

Does the Clinton Body Count need to be updated???


25 posted on 03/12/2006 11:46:43 AM PST by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: jslade

bttt


26 posted on 03/12/2006 11:51:55 AM PST by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: montyspython
What are you advocating? That we submit to the tribunals or that other countries shouldnt? The latter would be more just.
27 posted on 03/12/2006 11:54:39 AM PST by mthom
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To: Proctor

ping


28 posted on 03/12/2006 12:19:08 PM PST by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: MamaLucci

Slobo is dead a week later from poisoning.


29 posted on 03/12/2006 12:20:44 PM PST by Proctor (http://www.historyofjihad.org)
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To: Proctor

Yep..........just another amazing coinkydink that just so happens to protect the Clintoon legacy.......


30 posted on 03/12/2006 12:22:48 PM PST by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: Alamo-Girl

Will the Clinton legacy ever end?


31 posted on 03/12/2006 12:24:03 PM PST by Feiny (I am glad to be out of touch with George Clooney!)
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To: ziggygrey

i think this is in part the reason hussein is on trial for one isolated event unrelated to his foreign dealings and support received from the US.


32 posted on 03/12/2006 2:23:00 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Palpatine

this is one of the fairly rare glimpses at this part of power politics - assassinations. the fact he told his lawyer he was being poisoned with the wrong medication really screws things up for the Hague - i bet the minute that conversation went out they doubled his dosage or whatever. Now he is dead and the cover-up can begin.


33 posted on 03/12/2006 2:26:34 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: feinswinesuksass

Doesn't look that way. Thanks for the ping!


34 posted on 03/12/2006 9:07:45 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: mthom
"What are you advocating? That we submit to the tribunals or that other countries shouldnt? The latter would be more just."

No, I'm pointing out a bit of hypocrisy on the US' part. Our government supports this kangaroo court financially and advocates it's legitimacy as such but we won't allow ourselves to be judged by it while we send others there to be judged. Like I said, hypocrisy.

I think the Hague should never have been instituted, ever, and apparently GW agrees with me but yet we still support it with our tax dollars. Now you tell me what you advocate for.

35 posted on 03/13/2006 7:03:19 AM PST by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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