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  • UN urges West to ignore Serbia's arrest warrant for Kosovo PM

    03/23/2006 8:08:22 AM PST · by montyspython · 6 replies · 378+ views ^ | March 22, 2006
    UN urges West to ignore Serbia's arrest warrant for Kosovo PM PRISTINA, Serbia-Montenegro-Kosovo's top U.N. official has urged Western powers to ignore an international arrest warrant issued by Serbia against the province's prime minister, in a letter obtained Wednesday. Soren Jessen-Petersen, the chief U.N. official in charge of running the province, said that his mission did not recognize the validity of the warrant issued in Serbia against Agim Ceku, a former rebel commander who became Kosovo's prime minister earlier this month. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Jessen-Petersen cited the U.N.'s sole legal jurisdiction over Kosovo and said...
  • Slobo’s Stooges

    03/16/2006 10:33:46 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 76 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | March 15, 2006 | Jacob Laksin
    "No one now disputes that stopping Slobodan Milosevic was the right thing to do,” wrote the Wall Street Journal this week, several days after the deposed Serbian strongman expired in his cell in The Hague. It’s an appealing sentiment, suggesting as it does that the man who presided over the deaths of 250,000 people in Yugoslavia in the 1990s died unsung and unmourned. In reality, however, even Slobodan Milosevic had his defenders. What is more, they are the same voices--largely on the far Left but also on the isolationist Right--who have now taken up the cause of Saddam Hussein. Many...
  • Criminal Proceedings

    03/14/2006 3:33:02 AM PST · by Doctor13 · 11 replies · 406+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 14 March 2006 | John Laughland
    I was one of the last western journalists to meet Slobodan Milosevic. Having been called to The Hague as a potential witness, I spent an hour in his cell in January last year. Like most who met him, I found him polite and intelligent. "We will win," he told me. "Freedom is a universal value. They have no evidence against me." If the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia were a proper court of law, the charges against him would have been dismissed long ago. Unfortunately, it is a highly politicised organ, created on the initiative of the very...
  • Aide Recounts Milosevic's Last Words

    03/11/2006 8:28:04 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 40 replies · 1,332+ views ^ | 3 11 06 | KATARINA KRATOVAC,
    BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro - A Socialist Party aide of Slobodan Milosevic said Saturday that the ex-president was defiant just before his death. "He told me, 'Don't you worry: They will not destroy me or break me; I shall defeat them all,'" said Milorad Vucelic of the Socialist Party, recounting a phone conversation with Milosevic late Friday. "But it was obvious he was very ill." Milosevic, who was found dead Saturday in his cell at the Netherlands-based war crimes court near The Hague, was daily in contact with Socialist party officials in Belgrade as he carried out his own defense before the...
  • Milosevic's death raises questions

    03/11/2006 6:16:27 PM PST · by bill1952 · 23 replies · 671+ views
    reuters ^ | 03/11/06 | Alexandra Hudson
    The U.N. war crimes tribunal hopes an autopsy on Slobodan Milosevic on Sunday will clear up the cause of his death in his cell only months before a verdict was due in his four-year-old trial. Milosevic, branded the "Butcher of the Balkans" for conflicts that tore Yugoslavia apart in the 1990s, was found dead on Saturday, prompting some world figures and relatives of war victims to say they had been robbed of justice. As questions were raised as to why the trial had dragged on for so long, a tribunal spokeswoman said there was no indication the 64-year-old former Yugoslav...
  • UN war crimes tribunal denies request for Milosevic autopsy in Moscow

    03/11/2006 2:56:45 PM PST · by Proctor · 99 replies · 1,673+ views ^ | 2006-03-12 05:50:15 | Xinhuanet
    UN war crimes tribunal denies request for Milosevic autopsy in Moscow 2006-03-12 05:50:15 BRUSSELS, March 11 (Xinhuanet) -- The U.N. war crimes tribunal said on Saturday it had denied a request by Slobodan Milosevic's lawyer to have the autopsy of the former Yugoslavia president conducted in Moscow instead of The Hague.A tribunal official also declined to comment on a claim by Milosevic's lawyer that he had been poisoned while in jail. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague on Saturday announced that Milosevic had been found dead on his bed in his cell at...
  • Slobodan Milosevic Dies in Prison Cell

    03/11/2006 11:25:13 AM PST · by voice of india · 47 replies · 1,016+ views
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, the so-called "butcher of the Balkans" being tried for war crimes after orchestrating a decade of bloodshed during his country's breakup, was found dead Saturday in his prison cell. He was 64. Milosevic, who suffered chronic heart ailments and high blood pressure, apparently died of natural causes and was found in his bed, the U.N. tribunal said, without giving an exact time of death. He had been examined following frequent complaints of fatigue or ill health that delayed his trial, but the tribunal could not immediately say when his last medical checkup...
  • FOX says Milosevic is dead....

    03/11/2006 4:07:10 AM PST · by jmq · 593 replies · 14,413+ views
    <p>Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav leader who orchestrated the Balkan wars of the 1990s and was on trial for war crimes, was found dead in his prison cell at the U.N. detention center near The Hague, the U.N. tribunal said Saturday. He was 65.</p>
  • Americans Want Saddam to Hang if Convicted (... works for *me*...)

    03/08/2006 1:28:12 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 5,123+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 03/08/2006 | AP/Will Lester
    WASHINGTON — Most people in the United States want Saddam Hussein to hang if he's convicted at his trial, a view not shared by some longtime American allies. AP-Ipsos polling in eight other countries, where the death penalty mostly has been abolished, found that people there prefer that the former Iraqi leader spend the rest of his life in prison. The countries are Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, South Korea and Spain. Similar, but less dramatic, disparities were found when U.S. attitudes were compared with the eight countries on whether Saddam is getting a fair trial and whether Iraqis...
  • America, The Hague and Ante Gotovina: The Railroading of a Former U.S. Ally

    03/03/2006 8:19:18 AM PST · by Ezekiel2517 · 118 replies · 1,398+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 2006 | Robin Harris
    The American Spectator March 2006 SECTION: The railroading of a former U.S. ally. LENGTH: 1511 words HEADLINE: America, The Hague, and Ante Gotovina BYLINE: Robin Harris BODY: GREAT POWERS LIKE AMERICA CANNOT AFFORD to be too sentimental about foreign friends whose purpose has been served. But sometimes it pays to keep faith with individuals who collaborate successfully in one's policy goals. This is particularly so when those concerned know the inside story of U.S. covert activity and when their fate sets a precedent that jeopardizes U.S. personnel. Such is the case of the former Croatian General Ante Gotovina, arrested in...
  • Milosevic seeks subpoena for Clinton to testify

    02/28/2006 3:00:11 PM PST · by Robert Drobot · 34 replies · 974+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 February A.D. 2006 | Editors
    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...
  • Accused Bosnian War Criminal Located

    02/21/2006 3:25:30 PM PST · by presidio9 · 128 replies · 1,388+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/21/06 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    Gen. Ratko Mladic, the fugitive Bosnian Serb commander accused of orchestrating Europe's worst massacre of civilians since World War II, has been located in Serbia and authorities are negotiating his surrender, security officials said Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT Mladic, considered the most ruthless commander of the Balkan wars of the 1990s, "has not yet been arrested," one official who is close to the operation to find Mladic told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not entitled to speak to the media. Another security official, also demanding anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information and fears...
  • War Crimes Fugitive Believed Cornered

    02/21/2006 12:50:51 PM PST · by nuconvert · 17 replies · 599+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Feb. 21, 2006
    War Crimes Fugitive Believed Cornered By DUSAN STOJANOVIC, Associated Press Writer War crimes fugitive Gen. Ratko Mladic, accused of genocide and crimes against humanity stemming from the Bosnian war, has been located and authorities are negotiating his surrender, a top state security official said Tuesday. Mladic was located but "he has yet not been arrested," the official, who is close to the operation to locate Mladic, told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. The state news agency Tanjug reported that Mladic was arrested in Belgrade and being...
  • Top war crimes fugitive Mladic arrested: report

    02/21/2006 9:41:00 AM PST · by montyspython · 84 replies · 1,605+ views
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Top Bosnian Serb war crimes fugitive General Ratko Mladic has been arrested, the official Serbian news agency Tanjug on Tuesday quoted a local television station in Bosnia's Serb Republic as saying. No immediate confirmation of the report was available. Tanjug said TV BN reported the wartime Bosnian Serb Army commander had been taken into custody in the Serbian capital Belgrade and was being transferred via the northeast Bosnian city of Tuzla to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. An earlier report by Belgrade's "Studio B" television said Mladic had been located "in the area of...
  • Russia guarantees Milosevic’s return to trial after treatment

    01/18/2006 10:41:38 AM PST · by A. Pole · 11 replies · 475+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | January 18, 2006
    MOSCOW, January 18 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia has given guarantees to the Hague International Tribunal for War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia that its ex-leader Slobodan Milosevic would return to The Hague after medical treatment in Moscow. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said on Wednesday that Russia had submitted “the necessary package of documents” to the International Tribunal. Based on these documents, the Tribunal will be able to make a decision on “a temporary release of Milosevic for a trip to Russia for medical treatment”, the spokesman said. However he noted that the submission of the documents “does not mean...
  • Saddam prefers death by shooting

    01/02/2006 10:16:07 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 173 replies · 3,365+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 3, 2006 | Paul Martin
    Saddam Hussein has told his lawyers that he wants to be shot by firing squad, not hanged, if sentenced to death during his murder trial, which resumes later this month in Baghdad. Saddam maintains that he is still commander in chief of Iraq's armed forces -- and that a firing squad is "the right way" to execute a military leader. "I'm not afraid of death," he told two of his lawyers in an astonishingly candid five-hour meeting, as he sat in a comfortable chair at the head of the table. "Of course I'm not guilty, but I know they want...
  • Atlanta History Center acquires Gen. Sherman's field orders

    12/27/2005 1:58:49 AM PST · by Crackingham · 215 replies · 2,592+ views
    AP ^ | 12/26/5
    The Atlanta History Center has obtained Civil War field orders handwritten by Union General William T. Sherman. The history center got the field orders in a deal that was clinched with the offer of a bundle of Confederate currency that was donated to the center. Of the documents, 50 are field orders written by Sherman and two are orders written by his aides. They join another 12 orders the Atlanta History Center already had. "Sherman surrendered," said history center president Jim Bruns, who likes the idea of Sherman's orders returning to the city the general ordered burned down. The orders...
  • Bush Senior says Saddam should "shut up"

    12/18/2005 6:36:52 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 33 replies · 1,001+ views
    AFP ^ | December 18, 2005
    Former US president George Bush said in Kuwait that he would like to see ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein "shut up" during his trial and stop acting like he is the president of Iraq. "Well, frankly, I'd like to see Saddam Hussein shut up when he sits in that dock there," in reference to Saddam's combative posture during his trial, Bush said after delivering a keynote address at an economic conference. His remarks were received with a loud applause from the Kuwaiti audience who still remember when Saddam ordered his troops to invade and occupy the emirate in 1990 before...
  • Croatian fugitive general seized

    12/08/2005 9:33:00 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 10 replies · 409+ views
    BBC ^ | 8 December 2005
    A Croatian general charged with war crimes has been held in Spain, the UN's chief war crimes prosecutor has said. Ante Gotovina - the third most-wanted suspect from the 1990s Balkan wars - was arrested on Wednesday night in the Canary Islands, said Carla Del Ponte. Gen Gotovina, 50, is accused over the death of about 150 Serb civilians during a Croatian offensive in 1995. The Croatian government's failure to arrest him had hampered the country's entry talks with the European Union. Ms Del Ponte said she hoped efforts would now be stepped up to arrest the top two men...
  • Arabs Love France the Best, Poll Says (Thanks to our liberal media)

    12/03/2005 11:31:46 AM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 26 replies · 1,341+ views
    The Omegaletter ^ | Dec 3, 2005 | Jack Kinsella
    Among the world's democracies, the French offers the world's best model of freedom. That's what the polling group, Zogby International found in its survey of the Arab population of the Middle East. Working with Zogby on the poll was the University of Maryland's 'Sadat Chair for Peace and Development's' Department. The questions were put to a cross-section of Arabs in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Given the choices between Germany, Great Britain, France, the United States and Sweden, a plurality of 45% picked France. The poll reveals how effectively the liberal mainstream has poisoned...