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  • Finally, the Clinton Legacy (via Saudi Arabia w/VID)

    11/26/2012 1:26:31 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    dianawest.net ^ | 14NOV12 | Diana West
    Saudi Arabia’s [Prince] Turki al Faisal addressing Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative shindig, September 25, 2012: “Muslims will never forget your deliverance of Bosnia-Herzogovenia and Kosovo, and near-deliverance, within 100 meters, of Palestine from occupation.” There by a smiling Chelsea’s side, in a room full of people who warmly approve of the term Israeli “occupation”: her sellout Jewish husband.
  • Six hundred million gamers could be war criminals, Red Cross says

    12/09/2011 2:39:49 PM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 42 replies
    News.com.au ^ | December 08, 2011 | Claire Connelly
    THE Red Cross is investigating whether 600 million gamers are violating the Hague and Geneva conventions when they kill and blow stuff up for fun. Delegates at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Crescent raised the concerns over the potential “International Humanitarian Law” violations – which can constitute war crimes - during a workshop in Geneva. “Exactly how video games influence individuals is a hotly debated topic, but for the first time, Movement partners discussed our role and responsibility to take action against violations of IHL in video games,” the Red Cross wrote in its...
  • Raise Your Voice Against Civilian Trials for 9/11’s War Criminals

    12/10/2009 4:45:38 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 8 replies · 569+ views
    911NeverForget.Us ^ | December 10, 2009 | Tim Brown and Debra Burlingame
    Dear Supporters, Last Saturday, thousands of people took to the streets of New York City to protest Attorney General Eric Holder's outrageous plan to transfer 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other admitted war criminals to the United States for trial in a civilian court in New York City. The protest sent a clear message to the politicians in Washington: the terrorists who targeted innocent men, women and children and who were captured by our military on a foreign battlefield should not have the same rights and legal protections as American citizens. We will fight them all the way!watch...
  • Jon Stewart: You know who was a war criminal ? Harry Truman

    04/29/2009 7:22:04 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies · 2,341+ views
    Hot Air ^ | April 29, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Goldfarb, the key exchange comes at around 5:50. Hundreds of thousands of lives saved by averting a U.S. invasion of the Japanese home islands, and all this tool can do is point a finger and mumble “yes” in response to whether Truman’s a war criminal or not. Behold the face of mindless anti-torture absolutism. Like what you see?
  • Germany Has Sights on Several Alleged Nazi War Criminals

    04/15/2009 12:35:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 841+ views
    ABC News ^ | April 15, 2009
    German Investigators Tracking Others Not Just Recently Arrested John DemjanjukJohn Demjanjuk is not an isolated case. German investigators have set their sights on other presumed Nazi war criminals, raising the question of how the law should deal with the aged accessories of the Holocaust. When he had completed the job, SS Colonel Karl Jäger, filled with pride, wrote in his report to his superiors: "Today, I am proud to report that the objective of solving the Jewish problem for Lithuania has been achieved by Task Force 3. There are no longer any Jews in Lithuania ..." It was Dec. 1,...
  • Definitions skew civilian casualties (Hamas Out-Of-Uniform = War Crime)

    01/08/2009 10:17:39 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 10 replies · 876+ views
    The IDF insists that the great majority of Gazan casualties have been "gunmen." The Palestinians say that at least half are "civilians." The consistent discrepancy between the reports from the two sides could stem from a disagreement over the definition of an active combatant. On Thursday evening, the IDF estimated the death toll in Gaza had passed 700, of whom three quarters were said to have been combatants, 290 of them identified as known Hamas terrorists. Since Operation Cast Lead began, Israel has reiterated that it is not targeting civilians, only Hamas members. Palestinian officials put the death toll at...
  • Former KLA members arrested in Preševo

    12/26/2008 3:08:56 PM PST · by BabaYaga · 19 replies · 901+ views
    26 December 2008 | 09:37 -> 17:34 PREŠEVO -- The Interior Ministry (MUP) has arrested 10 former KLA members in Preševo on charges of war crimes committed against civilians in Gnjilane, Kosovo. MUP Gendarmes bring one of the arrested ex-KLA members to the MUP HQ in Belgrade (Tanjug) The suspects were transferred to MUP HQ in central Belgrade at 16:09 CET, and were led into the building one by one, in the presence of numerous reporters. Nine of the former KLA members were taken into the building, while a tenth remains in police custody in Vranje, pending further investigation. Interior...
  • A DESPICABLE ENEMY

    07/13/2008 5:45:04 AM PDT · by kellynla · 15 replies · 167+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | July 12, 2008 | staff
    There are moments that throw the nature of America's enemies into the sharpest possible relief. One such moment came this week, as the Army revealed that it had identified the remains of two US soldiers taken captive in Iraq. Pfc. Byron Fouty, 19, and Queens-born Sgt. Alex Jimenez, 25, were captured last May after heavy fighting in Iraq's then-explosive Sunni Triangle. The body of a third captured GI, Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr., was found not long afterward - but Jimenez and Fouty's families held out hope for their return. Until now. It's the smallest of comforts that the country may...
  • Croatia: ""Jasenovac more important than Bleiburg""

    04/18/2008 3:17:37 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 8 replies · 272+ views
    B92 ^ | April 17, 2008 | Staff
    17 April 2008 | 12:05 | Source: Tanjug ZAGREB -- Stjepan Mesic has criticized the Croatian parliament’s decision to spend more money on the commemoration for Bleiburg victims than Jasenovac victims. “The fact is, not one Jasenovac victim was to blame for the Bleiburg victims, but a lot of Bleiburg victims were guilty for a lot of victims at Jasenovac,” said the Croatian president, stressing that the excuse that Jasenovac had received money earlier and Bleiburg had not, did not wash. A commemoration for Second World War war crimes in Yugoslavia should be held in Jasenovac because it was the...
  • Six Croats Arrested for War Crimes (murder of Serb civilians)

    03/27/2008 8:55:46 AM PDT · by joan · 13 replies · 317+ views
    Javno ^ | March 26, 2008 | Joseph Stedul
    They took civilian captives to an improvised prison in the Ribnjak village, where they were physically and mentally tortured, then killed. An indictment has been filed against six military police officers for the murder of 16 Serbian civilians near the village Pakrac in 1991. The police were part of the former military police in the 76th independent battalion of the national guard. An investigation has been opened at the county court in Pozega. Even though the commanders of the military police in Pakrac, Damir Kufner and Dario Simic, have been arrested a month ago for war crimes against civilians around...
  • Colin Powell: Close Guantánamo Prison Camps

    06/10/2007 10:23:04 PM PDT · by kellynla · 55 replies · 1,491+ views
    miamiherald.com ^ | Jun. 10, 2007 | LIBBY QUAID
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he favors immediately closing the Guantánamo Bay military prison and moving its detainees to U.S. facilities. The prison, which now holds about 385 war-on-terror captives, has tarnished the world's perception of the United States, Powell said. ''If it was up to me, I would close Guantánamo. Not tomorrow, but this afternoon. I'd close it,'' he said. ''And I would not let any of those people go,'' he said. ``I would simply move them to the United States and put them into our federal legal system. The concern was, well then they'll have...
  • SERBIA: 12 ARRESTED FOR WAR CRIMES AGAINST CROATS

    05/30/2007 6:35:21 AM PDT · by Valin · 6 replies · 644+ views
    AKI ^ | 5/30/07
    Belgrade, 30 May (AKI) - Serbia’s special prosecutor for war crimes on Wednesday ordered the detention of twelve people on suspicion of having committed war crimes against Croatian civilians in October 1991, during the war following Croatia's secession from former Yugoslavia. The prosecution said in a statement that during two and a half years of investigations more than 50 people have been questioned "and extensive material evidence has been collected". It said that four members of the former Yugoslav Army, civilians and members of a paramilitary group “Dusan Silni” were suspected of “torturing, inhumane treatment and killing 70 civilians” in...
  • SERBIA: CONVICTIONS IN DJINDJIC MURDER TRIAL SEEN AS VICTORY OF THE JUDICIARY

    05/24/2007 6:44:28 AM PDT · by Valin · 350+ views
    Belgrade, 24 May (AKI) - The conviction of 12 people for the murder of prime minister Zoran Djindic in March 2003, was seen by Serbian politicians across the political spectrum on Thursday as a victory of justice and a proof of the judiciary's independence. After a three and a half year trial, a special court in Belgrade Wednesday sentenced 12 former members of a special police unit 'Red berets' and members of the so called Zemun criminal gang, headed by Milorad Ulemek Legija and Zvezdan Jovanovic, to maximum sentences of between 35 and 40 years in jail each for a...
  • 8000+ VICTIMS, CERTAINLY NOT LESS

    05/14/2007 6:15:36 AM PDT · by mile · 32 replies · 1,384+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 11, 2007 | Ginanne Brownell
    NewsweekBosnia: Digging Up the Secrets of the Dead By Ginanne Brownell Web Exclusive May 11, 2007 The genocidal massacres of Srebrenica took place more than a decade ago, but Kathryne Bomberger relives them every day. As the director general of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Bomberger spends a good portion of her days visiting mass graves. Another grim stop: the Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) in Tuzla, Bosnia. Specially built to house recovered remains of Srebrenica victims, it is filled from floor to ceiling with body bags and thousands of bones. There are also poignant personal items like clothing,...
  • U.S. Holds Suspects In War Crimes

    04/04/2007 5:35:55 AM PDT · by RDTF · 1 replies · 573+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 04, 2007 | Spencer S. Hsu and Nick Miroff
    Ernesto Guillermo Barreiro seemed to fit in well with his neighbors in Virginia's placid horse country. The quiet, genteel man from Argentina opened an art and antiques store after moving into a farmhouse last year in The Plains. From the FB Art Gallery & Antiques store attached to his home to a craft shop called Pampa's Corner on nearby Main Street, Barreiro kept a low profile, selling imported leather goods and artwork with his wife. That unassuming life imploded Sunday morning, when U.S. immigration agents bundled the retired Argentine army major into a van to face criminal charges of visa...
  • AP: CIA recruited Japanese war criminals

    02/24/2007 8:03:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 681+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/07 | Joseph Coleman - ap
    TOKYO - Col. Masanobu Tsuji was a fanatical Japanese militarist and brutal warrior, hunted after World War II for massacres of Chinese civilians and complicity in the Bataan Death March. And then he became a U.S. spy. Newly declassified CIA records, released by the U.S. National Archives and examined by The Associated Press, document more fully than ever how Tsuji and other suspected Japanese war criminals were recruited by U.S. intelligence in the early days of the Cold War. The documents also show how ineffective the effort was, in the CIA's view. The records, declassified in 2005 and 2006 under...
  • Serbia - Ultranationalists claim victory in Serb election

    01/21/2007 3:54:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 705+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 21, 2007 | Ellie Tzortzi
    Excerpt - BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's ultranationalist Radical Party claimed victory in national elections on Sunday, in a voter rejection of Western appeals for closer cooperation on the arrest of war criminals and on Kosovo. A projection of the result showed the opposition Radicals, strongest party in Serbia for years, taking 28 percent of the vote, a point higher than the 2003 national elections. "The Radical Party has won these elections," said Tomislav Nikolic, the Radical's candidate for prime minister in the absence of party leader Vojislav Seselj, who is on trial for war crimes at the U.N. tribunal in...
  • 15 Serbs face questions about past

    12/27/2006 6:59:22 AM PST · by kawaii · 26 replies · 549+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | December 13, 2006 | LANE DEGREGORY
    15 Serbs face questions about past Accused of lying on immigration forms, they are asked about the '90s war. By LANE DEGREGORY Published December 13, 2006 ST. PETERSBURG - The immigration officers came before 5 a.m. Monday, pounding on the doors of 15 St. Petersburg homes. Slavko Krsmanovic, 17, woke to flashlights on his porch, eight agents pointing guns at his house. They wanted his dad. He told them his dad was driving his mom to work. So the agents waited until Strahinja Krsmanovic came home. "As soon as he got out of the car, they handcuffed him behind his...
  • 15 Serbs face questions about past (St. Petersburg, Florida)

    12/13/2006 3:12:33 PM PST · by joan · 51 replies · 1,797+ views
    sptimes.com ^ | December 12, 2006
    Accused of lying on immigration forms, they are asked about the '90s war. By LANE DEGREGORY Published December 13, 2006 ST. PETERSBURG - The immigration officers came before 5 a.m. Monday, pounding on the doors of 15 St. Petersburg homes. Slavko Krsmanovic, 17, woke to flashlights on his porch, eight agents pointing guns at his house. They wanted his dad. He told them his dad was driving his mom to work. So the agents waited until Strahinja Krsmanovic came home. "As soon as he got out of the car, they handcuffed him behind his back and arrested him," Slavko said....
  • U.S.: DISMAY AT ARREST OF ETHNIC SERBS

    New York, 18 Dec. (AKI) - Serbs living in the United States are reported to be deeply disturbed and worried by recent arrests of fellow Serbs in connection with the 1990s Balkan wars, community leaders have said. In a six-state swoop, American agents arrested 13 Serb immigrants last week and are looking for another three who are still at large. One of those arrested, Nedjo Ikonic, is being investigated for allegedly having taken part in the massacre of up to 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica when it was overrun by Serb forces in...
  • Woman, 84, hid Nazi camp work for six decades -- even from her husband (who was a Jewish survivor)

    09/19/2006 11:50:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 168 replies · 4,460+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Tue, Sep. 19, 2006 | Josh Richman
    An 84-year-old San Francisco woman was deported to Germany this month after admitting she worked as a guard in a Nazi-operated concentration camp, federal officials announced Tuesday. News about the dark chapter in Elfriede Lina Rinkel's past left her relatives in the Bay Area stunned. They said Rinkel had kept the secret for more than 60 years, from them and, apparently, from her late husband -- a German Jew who had fled the Holocaust himself. ``It knocked us off our feet,'' said Rinkel's sister-in-law, who lives in Berkeley with Rinkel's brother. The couple declined to have their names published. ``We...
  • The Shadow Party: FrontPage Interviews Co-Author Richard Poe

    08/29/2006 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Richard Poe · 189 replies · 4,379+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 29, 2006 | Jamie Glazov
    A new book by David Horowitz and Richard Poe has enraged the Left and alarmed many conservatives. It exposes the machinations of a radical clique working at the highest levels of government and finance to undermine American power. That book is The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week in print. Here to tell us about The Shadow Partyis co-author Richard Poe, our esteemed colleague at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, where he serves as director of research. Mr....
  • Slovene War Crime Trial to Begin (Execution of Yugoslav Conscripts)

    04/06/2006 6:05:17 AM PDT · by Banat · 6 replies · 1,746+ views
    Serbian Cafe ^ | April 5, 2006 | n/a
    BELGRADE, 5 April - The Serbian State Prosecution Office for War Crimes has announced it will charge the Slovene nationals who murdered three Yugoslav National Army's (JNA) conscripts in 1991 with war crimes. The execution of the three soldiers is considered the first war crime in Former Yugoslavia. The murders took place at the Holmec border crossing, and were filmed by the Austrian ORF. Just a few weeks ago the state prosecutor in the Slovene capital Ljubljana brought charges against Mrs. Neka Miklavcic-Predan, the director of the Slovene chapter of the Helsinki Human Rights Group,for publicly referring to the murders...
  • If Elected, Abe Plans to Visit War Shrine (Rising Sun Re-visited?)

    04/02/2006 11:44:21 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 534+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 3 April 2006 | KANA INAGAKI
    The front-runner to succeed Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi suggested Monday that he would visit a shrine honoring Japan's war dead if elected, despite the damage such visits have done to Japan's relations with China and South Korea. Speculation has been building about whether Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe would follow Koizumi's example and keep up the Yasukuni visits or avoid them for the sake of repairing relations with Beijing and Seoul. "I would like to continue putting my hands together for those who died for our nation and pray for their souls," Abe said without elaborating when asked if he...
  • Srebrenica, lies and media games

    02/16/2006 8:36:01 PM PST · by zagor-te-nej · 75 replies · 1,252+ views
    Trajkovic Web Site ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | zagor-te-nej
    The Srebrenica operation was planned so that Bosnian Serb forces were positioned in a shape of a horseshoe, thus intentionally leaving space for the Muslim army and civilians to retreat North, North-West towards Tuzla. The distance of 36km and the configuration of the terrain are such that any man in average physical condition can cross it on foot. The military operation was conducted in this manner with the intention of minimizing the number of casualties, since the Muslims had brought in substantial military forces. If the Muslim forces had been hermetically enclosed, a violent fight would have ensued in which...
  • Film on Bosnian war rapes stirs Berlin fest

    02/13/2006 8:32:47 AM PST · by voletti · 20 replies · 1,283+ views
    Financial Express ^ | 2/12/06 | Reuters
    BERLIN, FEBRUARY 13: A moving drama about Bosnia's post-war trauma and the lingering impact of the systematic rape of Bosnian women by Serb soldiers won cheers at its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on Sunday. Grbavica spotlights a hushed-up topic of mass rapes in Bosnia during the siege of Sarajevo with a tear-jerking story of a Muslim woman who tries to hide the grisly truth of the past to protect her daughter. The film, seen by critics as one of the Berlinale's best so far, is told against the backdrop of Sarajevo's struggle to come to terms with...
  • Brazil probing if Eichmann aide is hiding in country

    12/09/2005 5:40:00 AM PST · by unionblue83 · 2 replies · 340+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 09 December 2005 | Jonathan Lis and Yossi Melman
    The Brazilian police are investigating whether a suspect living in the country under an assumed name is the most-wanted Nazi criminal, Alois Brunner. The Austrian-born Brunner, who is 95 if he is still alive, is believed to have spent the past 40 years in Syria under the assumed name of Dr. Georg Fischer before moving to South America. During World War II, Brunner was Adolf Eichmann's assis
  • Why the United States Should Look to Japan for Better Schools

    11/21/2005 12:14:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies · 3,278+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 21, 2005 | BRENT STAPLES
    The United States will become a second-rate economic power unless it can match the educational performance of its rivals abroad and get more of its students to achieve at the highest levels in math, science and literacy. Virtually every politician, business leader and educator understands this, yet the country has no national plan for reaching the goal. To make matters worse, Americans have remained openly hostile to the idea of importing strategies from the countries that are beating the pants off us in the educational arena. The No Child Left Behind Act, passed four years ago, was supposed to put...
  • Why the United States Should Look to Japan for Better Schools

    11/21/2005 5:38:51 PM PST · by summer · 33 replies · 1,064+ views
    The NY Times ^ | Nov. 21, 2005 | Brent Staples
    The United States will become a second-rate economic power unless it can match the educational performance of its rivals abroad and get more of its students to achieve at the highest levels in math, science and literacy. Virtually every politician, business leader and educator understands this, yet the country has no national plan for reaching the goal. To make matters worse, Americans have remained openly hostile to the idea of importing strategies from the countries that are beating the pants off us in the educational arena... ...Lurking behind these test scores, however, are two profoundly important and closely intertwined topics...
  • Why is Hollywood still beating up on the Serbs?

    11/02/2005 7:50:07 PM PST · by A. Pole · 39 replies · 994+ views
    Reason Online ^ | December 16, 2002 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Among the many ways Fox's exciting, gimmick-rich adventure series 24 provides timely entertainment—a relentlessly tragic tone, suspenseful cross-cutting—one of the most striking has been a forceful rejection of the post-9/11 taboo against depicting Arab terrorists on screen. So far, this season's multiple plots have included a conspiracy, apparently driven by Arabs, to nuke Los Angeles; several scenes protesting the rush to judgment against Middle Easterners; and, most garishly, the imminent marriage of a possibly terrorist-connected young Arab to a xanthocroidal WASP princess. Various law-and-order television shows have been quietly drifting back into depictions of Arabs as terrorists lately, but 24's...
  • Milosevic trial nears fourth year

    10/19/2005 4:35:16 PM PDT · by joan · 44 replies · 946+ views
    Pittsburgh post-gazette ^ | October 19, 2005
    Complexity of war crimes case against ex-Yugoslav president convinced Iraqi prosecutors to condense Saddam charges THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Three years and eight months into the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, the courtroom still crackles with explosive outbursts. ...The prosecution of Mr. Milosevic and 125 other people by the 12-year-old tribunal is creating a body of law that many legal experts say will serve as a guide for future war crimes tribunals worldwide. Iraqi judges and officials from war crimes tribunals newly established in Africa and the Balkans have consulted court officials recently.
  • WSJ: The Sinister Mediocrity of Harold Pinter, by Christopher Hitchens

    10/17/2005 5:53:00 AM PDT · by OESY · 18 replies · 2,348+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    Harold Pinter's early writing for the stage was correctly described... as "the theater of the absurd." But it has been left to the selectors of the Nobel in literature to make that definition postmodern and thus to drain it of all irony. Their choice of Mr. Pinter is a selection of absurdity quite detached from drama: a straight and philistine preference for the grotesque. "I have no idea why they gave me the award," said the playwright when the news was brought to him. This justified incredulity showed a brief flash of his old form. ...Just as with the selection...
  • The Hague on Trial

    10/10/2005 1:50:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 785+ views
    Reason ^ | October 10, 2005 | Kerry Howley
    The other "trial of the century" and international justice Slated to start October 19, the "trial of the century"—a title previously bestowed on the trials of Alger Hiss, Adolf Eichmann, and Michael Jackson—is set to beam from the Middle East into American living rooms. But before we get sucked into the spectacle of Saddam, seven henchmen, and five judges, it's worth checking in with another has-been despot. Hussein is not the first dictator to be removed from his country at the behest of the U.S. government, accused of war crimes, and held up for judgment; he's the second in five...
  • Iraq insurgents guilty of war crimes -rights group

    10/02/2005 5:40:10 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 888+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 3, 2005 | Suleiman al-Khalidi
    Iraqi insurgents are committing war crimes by attacking civilians in their fight against U.S. forces, the New-York based Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Although the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and the ensuing occupation resulted in tens of thousands of civilian deaths, and abuses that enraged many Iraqis, this was no justification for deliberate killings of civilians, it said. "The deliberate targeting of civilians during an armed conflict constitutes a war crime," Human Rights Watch said in a 140-page study, released in Jordan.
  • INTERNATIONAL COURT AT THE HAGUE INDICTS JOURNALISTS (More International Legal Terrorism)

    10/01/2005 10:27:53 AM PDT · by Al Simmons · 2 replies · 351+ views
    Institute for War and Peace Reporting ^ | 10/1/2005 | Janet Anderson
    Contempt Charges Baffle Croatian Media Case of journalists indicted for contempt provokes debate about confidentiality. By Janet Anderson in The Hague (TU No 423, 30-Sep-05) A case involving a number of Croatian journalists charged by the tribunal with contempt of court is baffling the media in Croatia and has thrown up questions about the publication of confidential information. The charges against three journalists and the publisher of a newspaper in Croatia concern the identity of a protected witness who testified in the case of Tihomir Blaskic – a senior Croatian general – at The Hague seven years ago. While the...
  • War protesters linked to radical left-wing groups

    09/21/2005 10:49:23 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 45 replies · 1,556+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 September 2005 | James G. Lakely
    The groups gathering in Washington this weekend to protest President Bush and the war in Iraq have ties to radical left-wing groups and communist organizations and have enjoyed the support of the left's biggest financial supporter, George Soros. United for Peace and Justice (UPJ) and International Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) are the two main organizers of the weekend of events -- the first major public protest allowed to surround the White House in more than 10 years -- and expect 100,000 people from dozens of smaller left-wing and liberal organizations. A highlight of Saturday, the...
  • Asia marks end of war in Pacific

    08/16/2005 1:35:05 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 3 replies · 490+ views
    BBC UK ^ | Monday, 15 August 2005, 07:54 GMT 08:54 UK | Composite
    Countries around Asia are honouring their dead and calling for peace, as they mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific. In Japan, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said his nation felt "deep remorse" for the aggression shown towards its neighbours during the war. Commemorative services are also taking place in other Asian nations. But across the region, many still feel that Japan has yet to fully face up to, and atone for, its wartime actions. The war in the Pacific, which finally ended on 15 August 1945, killed millions of people from the jungles...
  • Nato troops arrest Karadzic's son

    07/07/2005 12:08:25 PM PDT · by Jomini · 24 replies · 803+ views
    BBC ^ | July 7, 2005 | BBC Staff
    Nato troops have arrested the son of Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic, who is wanted for war crimes. Aleksandar "Sasa" Karadzic was detained in Pale, the Bosnian leadership's stronghold during the 1992-1995 war. Witnesses said he was led away in handcuffs and a flak jacket; a hood was put over his head as he was driven away and then flown out by helicopter. A statement from Nato said the arrest happened without incident and the operation was ongoing. It said Aleksandar Karadzic was suspected of giving support to a war crimes suspect indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for...
  • Where's Ratko?

    04/30/2005 5:31:40 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 34 replies · 918+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | April 29th, 2005 | By Christopher Orlet
    Just four years ago it was not unusual to find wanted war criminal Ratko Mladic enjoying himself at one of Belgrade's finer dining establishments or getting drunk and belligerent at a football match. Hailed as a war hero and protected by President Slobodan Milosevic and the Serbian army, the former Bosnian Serb general was living the good life in retirement. In contrast, try to imagine Himmler or Mengele attending opening night at the Vienna Opera House in 1950. Mladic remained on the payroll of both the Serbian and the Bosnian Serb military for years after he was indicted for war...
  • More Mackatica Body Burning Revelations (Serbs incinerating Albanian bodies)

    04/23/2005 3:05:19 PM PDT · by mark502inf · 77 replies · 1,458+ views
    New eyewitnesses are helping to piece together a crime that still awaits justice. By IWPR reporters in Surdulica and Belgrade Eyewitness accounts obtained by IWPR contain dramatic new evidence of how police working for Slobodan Milosevic burned truckloads of ethnic Albanian corpses in a factory in southern Serbia during the 1999 NATO conflict. Natasa Kandic, director of the Humanitarian Law Centre, HLC, first revealed the grisly secrets of the Mackatica aluminum complex, near Surdulica, in the Pcinj district of southern Serbia, last December. In an article in daily Danas newspaper on December 24, 2004, she said the factory's blast furnaces...
  • Milosevic's popularity on the rise

    04/22/2005 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Destro · 2 replies · 323+ views
    iol.ie ^ | 22/04/2005 - 15:32:27 | breakingnews.iol.ie
    Milosevic's popularity on the rise 22/04/2005 - 15:32:27 Former president Slobodan Milosevic has been regaining popularity in Serbia despite his trial on war crimes charges at a UN court, a survey published today showed. The survey also found Milosevic – who was ousted in a massive popular revolt nearly five years ago – enjoys more popular backing than the current prime minister Vojislav Kostunica. According to the research, about 30% of Serbia’s citizens trust Milosevic, who is trailing nationalist Tomislav Nikolic and the pro-Western president Boris Tadic, who both enjoy backing of about 38% of the citizens.
  • WAR CRIMINALS OR NATIONAL HEROES?

    04/01/2005 1:27:16 PM PST · by mark502inf · 16 replies · 786+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 31 March 2005 | Patrick Moore
    RFE/RL: How are those indicted for war crimes by the Hague-based tribunal regarded in Serbia and Croatia? Our guests are: Natasa Kandic, director of the Humanitarian Law Center in Belgrade, and Zoran Pusic, president of the Civic Committee for Human Rights in Zagreb. The Serbian government recently saw off former General Vladimir Lazarevic, indicted for crimes committed in Kosovo, with what seemed like full honors as he left for The Hague. He was escorted by two ministers, and before leaving he had an audience with Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Pavle together with Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica. Ms. Kandic, how do...
  • Russia’s FSB denies shielding Bosnian Serb war criminals

    03/20/2005 9:49:17 AM PST · by lizol · 7 replies · 476+ views
    The Independent ^ | AFP, MOSCOW
    Russia’s FSB denies shielding Bosnian Serb war criminals AFP, MOSCOW Mar 19: Russia's FSB security agency Saturday denied press reports that Bosnian Serb war crimes suspects were living on Russian soil under its protection. "Such information has no basis and absolutely does not correspond to reality," an unnamed spokesman for the Soviet-era KGB successor agency told the ITAR-TASS news agency. "FSB has not and is not protecting criminals," another unnamed FSB spokesman told Interfax. Several Western newspapers reported during the past week that Bosnian Serb wartime officer Gojko Jankovic, who surrendered to the UN war crimes court last Sunday and...
  • Former German Nazi pedophile captured in Argentina

    03/10/2005 9:45:23 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 13 replies · 831+ views
    AFP ^ | Friday March 11th, 2005
    A former German Nazi soldier turned Chilean sect leader was arrested on charges of pedophilia and suspicion of committing torture during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, police said. Paul Schaefer, 83, was arrested in a small property some 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Buenos Aires with six people described as his security team, Argentine police investigator Gustavo Toledo told AFP. Schaefer led an insular German sect in southern Chile called Colonia Dignidad, and had been hiding since a warrant for his arrest on multiple counts of pedophilia was issued in August 1996. Schaefer was convicted of the charges in November...
  • Italian Reporter: U.S. Troops are War Criminals

    03/06/2005 12:08:25 PM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 113 replies · 4,642+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | March 6, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Giuliana Sgrena, the Italian reporter who is accusing U.S. troops on firing on her vehicle for no reason after being released by Iraqi terrorists on Friday, is a harsh critic of the U.S. liberation who has written dozens of reports accusing American soldiers of war crimes, torture and of massacring Iraqi civilians. Covering the Iraq war for Italy's communist newspaper, Il Manifesto, Sgrena painted a sharply negative picture, for instance, of last November's U.S. assault on Fallujah. "Fallujah is dying under the criminally indifferent gaze not only of the United States, but also of the Iraqi government, or at least...
  • Israeli spy who captured Nazi Eichmann dies

    03/03/2005 12:43:10 PM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 5 replies · 399+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 3 March 2005
    Peter Malchin, the Israeli spy who captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann has died in New York, aged 77. Friends said Mr Malchin, who was considered one of the Mossad intelligence agency's top agents, died earlier this week of complications from an infection. He will be buried in Tel Aviv. "He was an extraordinary secret warrior," said Israeli journalist Uri Dan, a close friend. Most of Mr Malchin's missions remain state secrets but he earned renown in 1960 when he tracked down Eichmann, the German SS officer responsible for deporting millions of Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust, living...
  • European Justice (Crapweasel mills of justice don't grind much of anything)

    01/23/2005 8:40:55 PM PST · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 486+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2005 | Debra J. Saunders
    In 1995, Bosnian Muslims fled to Srebenica — a designated United Nations "safe haven," but U.N. troops couldn't or wouldn't save them from the Bosnian Serb army. Serbian thugs first divided the men from the women, children and the elderly, and then drove them away in separate buses. In the massacre that followed, Serbian troops gunned down some 7,000 to 8,000 Muslim men. Europe was outraged then at what good people called Europe's first holocaust since World War II. Europe and the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague today are too busy being high-minded to be outraged. It...
  • US Joins in Coordinated Moves on Balkans War Crimes Fugitives

    12/16/2004 2:04:51 PM PST · by Hoplite · 40 replies · 584+ views
    Voice Of America ^ | 16 December 2004 | David Gollust David Gollust David Gollust David Gollust
    US Joins in Coordinated Moves on Balkans War Crimes Fugitives By David Gollust State Department 16 December 2004 The international community Thursday announced new measures against Bosnian Serb officials for failing to hand over indicted Balkans war crimes figures to the U.N. tribunal in The Hague. They include targeted sanctions by the United States. The coordinated action by the United States, the International High Representative for Bosnia, Paddy Ashdown, and European Union peacekeepers in Bosnia reflects international frustration that key Balkans war crimes figures remain at large. Mr. Ashdown, international overseer of the 1995 Dayton accords on the Balkans conflict,...
  • TERRORIST RAMUSH HARADINAJ NEW PRIME MINISTER OF KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

    12/13/2004 7:32:34 PM PST · by Darko · 8 replies · 2,684+ views
    TERRORIST IN KOSOVO | TUESDAY DECEMBER 14 2004 | DARKO TRIRUNOVIC
    TERRORIST RAMUSH HARADINAJ NEW PRIME MINISTER OF KOSOVO AND METOHIJA
  • Soldiers' deaths shed light on Belgrade's secret communist-era 'underground city'

    11/23/2004 2:31:08 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 617+ views
    AP ^ | November 19, 2004 | DUSAN STOJANOVIC
    A probe into the mysterious shooting of two soldiers has revealed the existence beneath the Serbian capital of a secret communist-era network of tunnels and bunkers that could have served as recent hideouts for some of the world's most-wanted war crimes suspects. The 2-square-mile complex -- dubbed a "concrete underground city" by the local media -- was built deep inside a rocky hill in a residential area of Belgrade in the 1960s on the orders of communist strongman Josip Broz Tito. Until recently its existence was known only to senior military commanders and politicians. The secret was revealed during an...