Victors’ Justice on Display Again at the Hague: Dutch Judge Ejects Defendant from Courtroom before Sentencing
“THIS IS ALL LIES… THIS IS A NATO COURT”, SHOUTS DEFIANT SERB GENERAL BEFORE SENTENCING
A Mockery of Justice: General Mladic Sentenced to Life in Prison by UN “Kangaroo Court” at the Hague
Minutes before the Presiding Judge of the UN War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague was to pronounce the court’s sentence in Serb General Ratko Mladic’s trial, the defense asked the court for either adjournment on account of Mladic’s health (high blood pressure – 180/80 – tested twice by a courtroom nurse), or to dispense with the reading with the lengthy summary and proceed directly to sentencing (see the video below).
At that point, the presiding judge Alphonse Orie of Netherlands asked Mladic to sit down. The Serb general remained standing defiantly and shouted (in Serbian) “this is all lies… this is a NATO court.”
The court TV had cut off Mladic’s microphone but his loud voice carried through the courtroom so it can be heard on this video.
Thereupon, the judge ordered the defendant bodily removed from the courtroom. So General Mladic was forced to hear the court’s life in prison sentence in a separate room.
This macabre ending of a six-year long trial, the last of the major cases from the wars in the former Yugoslavia which the UN War Crimes Tribunal has handled, was a fitting finale of a mockery of justice which has been on display at this court in the last two decades (see “Put UN Justice on Trial,” Aug 1998, “The End Game Is Near,” May 1996, “Defiant Serb General Ejected from Courtroom,” July 2011, Witness: Chance for “Perennially Troubled Region” (Balkans) to Become Model for Conflict Resolution Elsewhere, March 2012, and “MY WARTIME DIARIES: VICTORS’ JUSTICE ON DISPLAY AT THE HAGUE”, March 2016).
ANOTHER COURT EJECTION IN 2011
This was not the first time Mladic was thrown out of the courtroom by Judge Orie. The two have been feuding throughout the trial. In July 2011, when this case opened, the Serb General sounded just as defiant as he was today at the end of his long court ordeal (see “Defiant Serb General Ejected from Courtroom,” July 2011), Here’s a video clip from that 2011 court hearing:
A MOCKERY OF JUSTICE
The case against Mladic, 74, was the last for the UN War Crimes Tribunal to pass a verdict on. The conviction is likely to fuel even more resentment in Serbia against the West. Of the 161 individuals indicted by the ICTY, 94 were ethnic Serbs, compared to 29 Croats, nine Albanians and nine “Bosniaks” (a nationality Washington invented after splitting up former Yugoslavia).
Only a handful of Serbs, including politician Milan Milutinovic, General Momcilo Perisic and Yugoslav army captain Miroslav Radic, were acquitted by the tribunal, compared to well over a dozen defendants of other nationalities.
BIGGEST WAR CRIMINALS STILL FREE
But the greatest miscarriage of justice is that the biggest villains, the ones who pulled the strings of their puppets who caused the Balkan wars of the 1990s, and who later on led the 78-day long bombing of Serbia by NATO in 1999, are still at large (see NATO WAR AGAINST SERBIA – 15 YEARS LATER: WHY? – https://wp.me/p3QU1S-eA, March 2014).
Here are some of them:
Victors’ justice on display at the Hague? You betcha. As Solon (a Greek philosopher – c.630 BC- c.555 BC) noted some 28 centuries ago:
“Laws are like spider webs. If some poor weak creature comes up against them – it is caught. But the bigger one can break through and get away.” (Solon)
As long as these criminals are free to roam the earth, the UN War Crimes Tribunal is nothing but a “Kangaroo Court.” Just as the Nazi and the Soviet political courts were.
For more on today’s sentencing, see… https://on.rt.com/8stp
Reactions to the Mladic verdict…
MLADIC’S CONVICTION WAS A FORGONE CONCLUSION
“The NATO powers have had their show trial” (Bosnitch)
a good video interview to watch:
The general was declared a war criminal by the NATO powers even before the court was formed, so it is clear that he was “determined” to be found guilty in any case, journalist and political analyst John Bosnitch told RT.
RT: Is this a verdict that you anticipated?
John Bosnitch: This verdict was anticipated even before the court was formed. During the civil war in Bosnia, the European powers, which were backing the Muslim and the Croat side, were calling General Ratko Mladic a war criminal even before the court was formed to try him. He was never given a presumption of innocence even from the first day.
RT: Mladic was accused of crimes against humanity. This is a very high-profile case. Are you confident that all of those who committed such crimes during the war in Yugoslavia have been brought before the tribunal?
JB: The point is that the tribunal was a one-sided tool of the NATO powers. The purpose of the tribunal was to find one side guilty, and that was the Serbian side, because they were accused of being war criminals long before the court was formed.
There is no surprise about the way it was done. What is surprising is that anyone, anywhere expected even the slightest chance that General Mladic might be acquitted… The NATO powers have had their show trial; we have had the media reports upon it.
VERDICT: DANGEROUS PRECEDENT FOR FUTURE US INTERVENTIONS
This verdict also creates a potentially dangerous precedent as it could be used by the US to justify future invasions launched without any internationally approved mandate, international affairs commentator Marko Gasic told RT.
“This verdict was necessary primarily for the US, to find someone guilty of genocide is to create yourself a false moral mandate to stop future supposed genocides,” he said. “On the basis of this verdict, the USA will give itself a right to attack anywhere, anytime with its acolytes to [defend] its own interests.”
Gasic also said that the Mladic trial was “a tribunal financed by the US, Saudi Arabia and George Soros.” According to Gasic, it had only one purpose: “to achieve the prosecution of a targeted nation – the Serbian nation.”
BILL CLINTON DEMANDED 5,000 BOSNIAN MUSLIM DEAD BEFORE INTERVENING MILITARILY – Bosnian Muslim President in April 1993
Marko Gasic [@3:30 min of the video]: “In April 1993, Bosnian Muslim president Alija Izetbegovic said he had been told by Bill Clinton he needed 5,000 dead Muslims in order to have a pretext or an excuse for a military intervention, i.e., bombing of the local Serbs.”
“And that way, America would get its first mandate to bomb abroad without a UN authorization, or indeed, without anybody’s authorization.”
UPDATE NOV 23, 2017
International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague Claims Its Sixth Victim – March 11, 2006
The inhumane treatment of General Mladic at his sentencing by the chief Dutch judge Alphonse Orrie reminded this writer of a Truth in Media editorial he penned nearly 12 years ago, when Slobodan Milosevic became the 6th Serb defendant to die behind bars of the Hague War Crimes Tribunal.
Here’s the opening paragraph from that piece. You can read and see the rest if you click on the link that follows.
PUT THE UN JUSTICE ON TRIAL
“SCOTTSDALE, Mar 11, 2006 – Who says there’s no death penalty at the Hague? (the International War Crimes Tribunal). This morning, the sixth prisoner of this kangaroo court was found dead in his cell – Slobodan Milosevic, the notorious former president of Serbia a.k.a. Yugoslavia a.k.a. Serbia and Montenegro. Only five days ago, Milan Babic, the former president of the Serbian Republic of Krajina (in today’s Croatia) was also found dead in his cell. Suicide was alleged. The cause of death in Milosevic’s case is not known at the present time.
A coincidence? Sure. What are the odds of six men, all Serbs (!), dying in prison? Actuaries would have a field day calculating them. Babic, for example, was only 50. Milosevic himself was only 64. Just last week, the Court refused his request for medical treatment in Russia where specialists were waiting to treat his heart ailment.
Alive, Milosevic, with his quick wit and sharp tongue representing himself in the court, was a threat to everyone in the New World Order established – from Bill Clinton on down. He simply knew too much and was ready to talk. In fact, he was awaiting the court’s ruling on his request to subpoena Clinton as witness.
Borislav Milosevic, former Yugoslav ambassador to Russia who lives in Moscow, blamed the U.N. tribunal for causing his brother’s death by refusing him medical treatment in Russia.
”All responsibility for this lies on the shoulders of the international tribunal. He asked for treatment several months ago, they knew this,” he told The Associated Press. ”They drove him to this as they didn’t want to let him out alive.”
Milosevic asked the court last December to let him go to Moscow for treatment. But the tribunal refused, despite assurances from the Russian authorities that the former Yugoslav leader would return to the Netherlands to finish his trial.”
For more, see…
ALTZAR: Just like General Mladic, I might add. Before his sentencing, Mladic had also asked to go Russia for medical treatment for his extremely high blood pressure. The Russian government guaranteed his return to the Hague after the treatment. The court refused. Just like they treated Milosevic.
Will Mladic become the next victim of the UN Tribunal’s inhumanity?
UPDATE 2 – NOV 23, 2017
SOME REACTIONS TO MY MLADIC SENTENCING POST
From a Russian FB friend – Nov 23, 2017
Аля Мусина : Как жаль что в то время Россия была слабой. Наши руководители предали братьев- сербов и допустили разрушение такой прекрасной страны Югославии. Но все же мы хоть немного но сделали. Остается тайной, кто предложил перебросить российский миротворческий батальон, который в тот момент был в Боснии и приказал десантникам пройти маршем 600 километров и занять аэродром в Косово. Колонна из 200 солдат, которым предстояло остановить НАТО.
FB TRANSLATION: It’s a shame that Russia was weak at that time. Our leaders have betrayed the Serb brothers and have allowed the destruction of such a beautiful country of Yugoslavia. But still, we did a little bit. It remains a mystery who proposed to deploy a Russian peacekeeping battalion, who was in Bosnia at that time and ordered the desantnikam to March 600 kilometres and to occupy an airfield in kosovo. A convoy of 200 soldiers to be stopped by NATO.
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic You are well informed, Аля Мусина. I met the commander of that Russian battalion in Sarajevo in July 1994 when I worked in Bosnia as a war correspondent. I did not want to photograph anyone for security reasons. But here’s a shot of downtown Sarajevo I took from the Serb front lines which were close the positions of that Russian peacekeeping unit.
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic The day before, I spent nearly the entire day with General Mladic and his top officers and their HQ in Han Pijesak. This is a photo someone took of us just before we broke for lunch in the mess hall. The chef served an excellent grilled trout.
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic Here’s an excerpt from that story: “I noticed that [Serb commander, name withheld] was wearing a small Serbian flag-type pin attached to his T-shirt just above his heart. “I got the pin from a Russian officer,” he said. “Then I just turned it upside down.” Everybody laughed (the Russian flag consists of white-blue-red horizontal stripes; the Serbian flag of red-blue-white stripes – see below).
As if guessing my thoughts, the Serb commander went on to talk about the many unsung heroes who have served under him on the Trebevic front. Some of them were Muslims and Croats, he said. They had escaped from the city below and joined the Serb forces. “One of them stepped on a land mine, had a leg amputated below the ankle, and he still returned to the front to fight for us,” he said. – for more, see.. https://www.truthinmedia.org/ Vignettes/Bosnia-diary-94.html
MORE REACTIONS TO MY POST ABOUT GENERAL MLADIC SENTENCING
From a Greek FB friend – Nov 23, 2017
Σοφια Καρας (https://www.facebook.com/ELEleutheriEllinida): GENERAL MLADIC IS A GREAT HERO AND A PATRIOT FOR ALL THOSE STUPID NEOGREEKS WHO BELIEVE THAT ISLAM IS ASSIMILIATED THEY ARE SUCH AN IDIOT TO BELIEVE THEIR MASONS AND JEWS POLITICIANS AND CANNOT LOOK UP NORTH …See More
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic Amen re. your comment about Gen Mladic. In July 1994, while I was working as a war correspondent in Bosnia, I spent nearly an entire day with General Mladic and his top officers and their HQ in Han Pijesak. This is a photo someone took of us just before we broke for lunch in the mess hall. The chef served an excellent grilled trout.
Σοφια Καρας: He is a great Hero, but Europeans are so stupid they did not realize that he was fighting for all White European Peoples, not just for Serbians, now , let them die from islam in their cities daily the islamists are killing them in France, Germany, in Barcelona in Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Nice, all these countries who bombed Serbia now their citizens are daily being killed by islam!
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic to ΣΣοφια Καρας: Yes. He and I spent a long time talking about the geopolitical significance of the war he and the Serb army were fighting. He was quite aware of what you are saying here. Alas, the Bosnian Serb political leadership thought they could negotiate with the US and NATO crocodile. Which is how and why the crocodile ate them up in the end.
Σοφια Καρας: I always said that the Islamization of Europe initiated by the establishment of this fake nationality of “bosniaks” then it continued with another fake nation that of Kossovo, but this was only the beginning in Greece they established (this communist regime that runs the country now) the Sharia Law, the plan is to create a new Islamic State by cutting pieces from all three countries Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey.
In France, 50% of the population is already islam but they don’t want to say that, in London they elected Islamic Mayor, and in Germany they are so scared to make new election because the first antislamic party AFD in Europe, will gain higher %. The jewish controlled Networks called “fascists and Nazists” those Europeans especially Eastern and Central Europeans who wish to stay Humans and away of Islam, and they allegedly claim that Democracy and Human Rights is Islam and their so called refugees islamists
Please tell me how come all so called refugees in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia are ONLY ISLAMISTS? Arent they other populations suffering in this planet?
The Kallergi Plan is very old and is to create a new shitty color race out of White Race which is to be extincted. We have nothing against Muslims but they have 80 nations on this planet why they need ours too? As far as the media that they consider Europeans and Americans who deny islamization undemocratic but islam is democratic, well, then why dont’ they send them back to this Democratic paradise of …Saudi Arabia! This is the Model Of Islam, Saudi Arabia!
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic: Indeed. Also see THEY BROUGHT JIHAD INTO EUROPE, WILL WE LET THEM BRING IT TO AMERICA? – https://wp.me/p3QU1S-1A4
MORE REACTIONS TO MY POST ABOUT GENERAL MLADIC SENTENCING
From a Dutch friend Wouter Wijnaendts – Nov 24, 2017
Wouter Wijnaendts: “I do fully agree with the comments of your Greek friend and as I wrote the real criminals are still walking free out there. The left liberal parties in Europe let the Trojan Horse in or ‘feeding the crocodile’.
It is already going wrong and it will become worse, no doubt about it. Germany is trembling to make new election and the fact that the AfD could gain a higher percentage of votes. In any case, in The Netherlands, the Dutch government seems to take tougher action against Islam.
Minister Blok banned controversial Iman Fawaz Jneid from the Hague neighborhoods of Transvaal and Schilderswijk last week. He is not allowed to preach in and around the bookstore on Cilliersstraat for a period of six months.
According to Blok, the imam preaches an intolerant message that contributes to the radicalization of young people. The Hague mayor Pauline Krikke pushed for this area ban, according to the broadcaster. In their statement the Islamic organizations write that the imam has never been convicted of incitement or spreading hatred. They call the area ban a selective anti-Islam measure that restricts the rights and freedoms of the Dutch Muslim.
“Such a suppressive measure does not contribute to maintaining or promoting a harmonious society. To push dissidents into the corner through shaky legislation is counterproductive”, they write.
Fawaz Jneid was previously sent away from the As-Soennah mosque in The Hague for conducting illegal marriages, the broadcaster reports. He also caused controversy by cursing murdered film maker Theo van Gogh and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
The imam responded to the area ban against him last week. “This is the second step in the war against Salafism in The Netherlands”, he said to NOS. He also said that he is against extremism and that he often stops young people from going to Syria.
On November 2, this Iman lost a legal proceeding in court, were he tried to abolish the ban of six months of Minister Blok. In vain. Anyways he now uses Facebook to continue with his hate preaches and has more than 4000 followers.
For more see: https://nltimes.nl/2017/08/21/ islamic-organizations- criticize-justice-mins-ban- controversial-imam
I liked the remark, that Muslims have 80 nations on this planet, so why they need ours too?” [Wouter Wijnaendts, Dutch cartoons also enclosed].
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic: I liked the cartoons. “Father of a nation” may be a bit too much, but the Kangaroo Court has certainly made Mladic into a martyr in Bosnia. Ditto re. Karadzic.
As a matter of fact, at the request of that Greek lady whose comments inspired you to write this (Sophia Karas), I will be posting profiles of all major wartime leaders – Milosevic, Karadzic, Mladic, Perisic – and all major foreign ambassadors in Belgrade – all of whom I had met with a number of times during the war. So stand by for that…
Bob Altzar Djurdjevic: During our noontime hike today, I told Elizabeth about your Imam story. She was appalled though not surprised.
I also said, that “it is regrettable that now the Dutch authorities have to resort to denying one of its citizens freedom of speech. If this imam’s preaching was indeed inciting riots and violence, why didn’t just arrest him and throw him in jail, instead of putting a muzzle on him for 6 months and making him look like a martyr to his followers?”
To me, that seems pretty stupid and shortsighted.
As for the general assault by the New World Order on Europe and European cultures, you may recall that I warned about that nearly 20 years ago in this column, among others (see (A BEAR IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, 1998 – http://www.truthinmedia.org/ Columns/chronicles-dec98.html) . And I predicted that forced immigration will be one of the most destructive weapons the globalists would use against Europe. The Euro being another one (also see… €URO WAS DOOMED FROM THE START, EVEN BEFORE ITS BIRTH, July 2015 – https://wp.me/p3QU1S-11x).
EPILOGUE BY THE AUTHOR: ABOUT MY WARTIME DIARIES
I spent over 12 years covering the Balkans wars and conflicts as an independent journalist (1989-2002). Over 140,000 people lost their lives, and over 4 million were forced to flee their homes during that time. Because the wars were largely incited by foreign powers, more specifically – the United States and Great Britain.
So they could fill the political vacuum in Yugoslavia created by the collapse of the Soviet Union (1991). And then co-opt most of the Balkans nations into NATO. But to do that, they first had to create a problem to which the ultimate solution would be a NATO takeover.
During my work as a war correspondent, I met with many of the major players is this tragedy in which over 140,000 people lost their lives, and over 4 million were forced to flee their homes. The major protagonists included top statesmen, army chiefs, high-level diplomats of the U.S., Britain, France, Canada, Russia and Belgium, and literally hundreds of other individuals I had come across on the front lines as well as in the boardrooms.
As always, I kept careful and copious notes about these conversations and events I witnessed. After each of those field trips to the Balkans, I would file a copy of my wartime diary with the Chief Archivist of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California. That’s just in case something happened to me. But my stipulation was that my diaries may not be available for public viewing for a period of at least five years after the war’s end. I did not want my conversations with principals in this war drama to affect in any way the outcome of the war or the subsequent war crimes trials at the Hague.
Well, now that it has been over 20 years since the end of the Bosnian war, and that all of the Hague trials are just about over, I have decided to make my four most important diaries public. They can be accessed as PDFs by clicking on the following title pages.
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