The Croatian Serb General Goran Hadzic (b. 1958), the former president of the Republic of Serbian Krajina was arrested last week and has been transfered to Hague to stand trail by International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He was sought since 2004 for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Croatia in 1991 and 1992. Incidently, to demand such international court to try Israeli leaders on similar charges – will get one arrested for ‘hate crime’ in several European countries.
It’s reported that a painting by an Italian Jewish painter by the name Amedeo Modigliani (d. 1920) played a major part in tracking down the war criminal. Modigliani worked in Paris where he died as alcohlic in poverty.
Now if you think it was a ‘miracle’ – think of the stranger who saved nine fellow Jews from being killed inside WTC on September 11, 2001.
Interestingly, Serbian President Boris Tadic has claimed that his arrest of Hadzic was no less important than Ben-Obama’s recent murder of OBL look-alike in Pakistan.
Hadviz drew world attention during the seige of Vukovar, once a city of 60,000. Serb shelling reduced the city to rubbles. Mass graves of Croat Muslims and Christians killed after city was over-ran by Serb militia in late 1991 were found after it was recaptured by the Croatian army. Croatian government has claimed that 3000 Croats died while 2600 were found missing.
“The Virulent nationalism that fed the horrors in Vukovar and elsewhere was pumped through state-run media by Serb and Croat political leaders – some sincere, some synically manipulating public opinion….. However, their common aim was to cleanse-off Muslim population within Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia,” wrote Mark J. Porubcansky in the Seattle Times.
The Serb war on Croatia and Bosnian resulted in 10,000 dead in Croatia, 200,000 Muslims in Bosnia and 60,000 Muslim rape victims.
Many Bosniaks of eastern Bosnia, nearly all forced from their homes by Serbs, are descended from Bosniaks expelled from western Serbia in the 19th century.