Thursday, April 30, 2015

Serbs Sucking Up to EU

"Serbia arrests 8 suspected of roles in 1995 Srebrenica massacre" by Alan Cowell New York Times  March 19, 2015

LONDON — Prosecutors in Serbia said Wednesday that eight men suspected of participating in Europe’s bloodiest massacre since World War II had been arrested in what were described as the first detentions of direct participants in the killing of 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995.

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The arrests apparently represented a widening of the prosecution beyond high-level officials and commanders. They also seemed to be part of a Serbian attempt to come to terms with the recent past as the authorities in Belgrade, the capital, pursue membership in the European Union.

Look, there were atrocities committed on all sides, but some get convicted, some get off, and some are never charged -- and their crimes are even excused

Police officers seized the men in several places across Serbia, and prosecutors accused them of killing more than 1,000 Bosnians at a warehouse in Kravica, near Srebrenica — a name that has become a byword in modern European history for genocide.

That word is getting thrown around a lot in my agenda-pushing jew$paper, but only certain genocides. I'll be getting into some of those above in just a bit.

Bruno Vekaric, Serbia’s deputy war crimes prosecutor, said the case was the first related to people directly involved in the killings.

“We have never dealt with crimes of this magnitude,” he said. “It is very important that Serbia take a clear stance toward Srebrenica through the judicial process.”

He added, “We have sent a clear message that the Srebrenica victims, perpetrators, or even potential war crimes will not be forgotten.”

I'm wondering how long I will have to wait for Bush, Bliar, the endless coterie of Israeli war criminal cabinets, etc, to be charged, and will their victims in this world still be waiting for a proper apology years from now? Or will the forces of evil that play both sides have long exterminated most of us and thus there will be no need?

The police had initially put the number of suspects at seven, arrested early Wednesday. But Vekaric later said that an eighth man had been arrested during the day in the northern city of Novi Sad.

The seven men reported to have been arrested were identified only by their initials, and the police were also said to be pursuing suspects in neighboring countries. Vekaric said five more suspects were at large.

The massacre took place over several days after Serbian forces overran Srebrenica, which was designated as a UN “safe haven” under the control of Dutch soldiers during the fighting and ethnic cleansing that marked the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

Which, you know, really calls into question the efficiency of the U.N. It's deployed to all these places, it doesn't prevent shit, sometimes even assists in atrocities (Congo comes to mind), and its feckless in the face of violence in Yemen, etc. Just another globalist tool to advance the agenda, as intended from creation. In this case, the story later came out that they stood aside during all this while it was going on down the road.

Some of the most prominent figures of the era, including the Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic and his military commander, Ratko Mladic, are standing trial in separate cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, where they are facing charges including genocide.

I looked for related articles here with those names and Blogger gave me garbage.

Serbian officials said the latest arrests were the first of people accused of killing Bosnians who had been rounded up, their hands bound, before the massacre. They are likely to be tried in Serbia, not in The Hague, Serbian officials said.

In 2007, a war-crimes court in Serbia convicted four Serbian former security officers from a paramilitary unit called the Scorpions of killing six Bosnian men from Srebrenica near the village of Trnovo around the same time as the massacre. But the judge in that trial, Gordana Bozilovic-Petrovic, said there was no evidence to tie the killings to the slaughter in Srebrenica, 90 miles away.

Serbian version of Blackwater or whatever?

The newest arrests were likely to be closely followed in various parts of the former Yugoslavia.

“This has already had a major impact on the people here, and it will be very important in the process of reconciliation in the region,” said Novak Vuco, a legal officer in the prosecutor’s office in Belgrade.

The suspects, Vuco said, will be interviewed Wednesday and Thursday.

“Our priorities now are to conduct the interviews, gather as much evidence as possible, and prepare a steady ground for the trial as soon as possible,” Vuco said. “The hope is to have the indictments ready before the June anniversary of the breakup of former Yugoslavia.”


RelatedUN appeals judges uphold Bosnian Serb’s genocide conviction

And just in case you Serbs think of flying back on any of this:

"Jet plunge blamed on spilled coffee" New York Times Syndicate  April 22, 2015

That's a new one.

WARSAW — The nearly disastrous plunge of the Serbian president’s plane last Friday was the fault of a copilot who spilled coffee in the cockpit and accidentally activated an emergency switch, the Serbian Civil Aviation Directorate said in a report Tuesday.

Initially, Serbian officials said the aircraft, carrying President Tomislav Nikolic and nine others to a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, had been sent into a plunge over the Adriatic after one of its three engines failed at an altitude of about 33,000 feet.

But an investigation by the directorate found that the dive occurred after the copilot, Bojan Zoric, “spilled coffee on the instrument panel” and “accidentally activated the emergency slot extension” as he was trying to clean it up.

This led to a brief shutdown of the third engine, the report said. After about a minute, in which the plane fell about a mile, the captain regained control and the aircraft returned to Belgrade. Nikolic had to postpone his meeting with the pope.

“These 60 seconds felt like an eternity,” said Stanislava Pak, a presidential adviser who was on the plane. “We were falling like a rock. Our things were flying all over the cabin. I fell on my colleague, and then grabbed his hand. It was the most terrifying moment.”

Serbian authorities said the copilot was suspended from duty for “endangering flight safety.”

It was not the first time that a coffee spill had endangered plane passengers. In 2011, a cup that spilled in the cockpit, possibly because of turbulence, briefly created communication and navigation problems for a Boeing 777 bound for Frankfurt.

Turns out it's reheated propaganda that I'd forgotten to sip?



"In addition to psychotherapy, pilot Andreas Lubitz was treated with Cipralex, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, and mirtazapine, a drug used to treat major depressive disorders."

That's the first it has appeared on radar since....