Serbian War Criminal Ratko Mladić Arrested

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    Serbian War Criminal Ratko Mladić Arrested

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri May 27, 2011 11:55 pm


    An undated file photo shows top war crimes fugitives Bosnian Serb wartime military commander Ratko Mladic, right, and political leader Radovan Karadzic. (AP/Srdjan Ilic)

    Fox News wrote:BELGRADE, Serbia – After 16 years on the run, a frail and haggard Ratko Mladić was hauled before a judge Thursday -- the first step in facing charges for international war crimes, including the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica in 1995.

    On Thursday evening, Mladić walked haltingly into a closed-door extradition hearing in Belgrade, where he asserted through his attorney that he will not answer to the authority of the U.N. tribunal. The former military commander wore a navy blue jacket and a baseball hat -- his gray hair sticking out of the sides -- and carried what appeared to be a towel in his left hand. He could be heard on state TV saying "good day" to someone in the courtroom, and a guard told him, "Let's go, general."

    Mladić, 69, was one of the world's most-wanted fugitives. He was the top commander of the Bosnian Serb army during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, which killed more than 100,000 people and drove another 1.8 million from their homes. Thousands of Muslims and Croats were killed, tortured or driven out in a campaign to purge the region of non-Serbs.

    Authorities recorded the last trace of Mladić living in Belgrade in January 2006, said Rasim Ljajic, a member of a government team hunting the ex-general. And then," Ljajic said, "he vanished."

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    Re: Serbian War Criminal Ratko Mladić Arrested

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat May 28, 2011 1:58 am

    I know a Special Forces Colonel who was in charge of, amongst other things, finding war criminals in Bosnia shortly after the shooting stopped. I haven't been in touch with him for a while now, but I'm sure he's all smiles about this. When ARKAN was murdered I think his words were "couldn't have happened to a nicer guy", or something like that Wink

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    Re: Serbian War Criminal Ratko Mladić Arrested

    Post by nkomo on Sat May 28, 2011 4:41 am

    Back when I first started collecting modified US uniforms, I found a small piece of paper in the sleeve pocket of a modified BDU. It was detailing what to look for on Serbian ID's or drivers licenses. I thought that it was odd at the time, but after doing some research I found out that US Special Forces were involved with hunting war criminals over there. I THINK I still have that paper somewhere. If I can find it, I'll post it here.
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    Re: Serbian War Criminal Ratko Mladić Arrested

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat May 28, 2011 5:45 pm

    Yup. I had a SF NCO friend who was in Bosnia for a while in the 1990s. I know he did some "snatch and grabs" after vehicle stops. I don't know any details, of course, but I'm sure it would make for some great reading!

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