Radovan Karadzic is simply one more two bit thug who wraps himself in the cloth of religion in order to justify killing thousands of innocent people. He was appearing before the International Criminal Tribunal which is investigating murder in the former nation of Yugoslavia when that country disintegrated into several new countries. In a speech that went on and on for three hours, he justified killing innocent men, women and children as well as the rape of thousands of females. “I will defend that nation of ours and their cause that is just and holy. We have a good case.” His essential argument is that Muslim leaders were trying to destroy Serbia and it was necessary to fight back with whatever might help in the struggle to defend the motherland. Somehow, this translates into the need to rape thousands of women and kill children.
Karadzic argues that Muslims were trying to establish an “Ottoman” presence and this necessitated “taking action to defend Serbs.” He denied there were concentration camps and insisted they were merely transit points. Ironically, this is the same argument advanced by Nazis who insisted death camps were merely a stopping off point before settlement of Jews in the East.
The Serbian leader will eventually explain the massacre of 8,000 Muslim “detainees” in one week. We await his explanation.