Skip to comments.Serbia's darkest pages hidden from Yugoslav war crimes tribunal
Posted on 04/08/2007 3:08:10 PM PDT by Nachum
THE HAGUE: In the spring of 2003, boxes with hundreds of documents arrived at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague containing hundreds of pages marked "Defense. State secret. Strictly confidential." The cache contained minutes of wartime meetings of Yugoslav political and military leaders, including Slobodan Milosevic, and promised the best inside view yet of Serbia's role in the Bosnian war of 1992-95.
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Wars should be settled on the battlefield. You can not adjudicate war. If a conflict can be settled by men with suits and briefcases, it isn’t war. To imagine that the suits can come in after the war, and re-fight it, is to misunderstand the nature of war and to misunderstand the nature of law.
War exists when law can not contain a conflict, and rule of law is broken. War ends when the facts on the ground have been re-drawn such that rule of law can resume. The period in between is by its very nature extra-legal. Its a mistake to pretend otherwise.