Friday, April 15, 2011

Some Issues

As one says when dealing with opinions on nasty subjects, especially thoughts that run counter to "legal" interpretations, I have "some issues" with the news that Ante Gotovina has been convicted of war crimes by the U.N. Court at The Hague.  The war in Croatia has now been over close to 16 years and since it's questionable as to who the winner was, the adage of the victor writing history doesn't apply here.    Were there atrocities committed by all side in this internecine war?  No doubt.  Is there blame to be laid on all sides?  No question.  Can individual combatants, specifically commanding officers, be fingered for culpability?  That's a tough one and Solomon's not around.

Since I have many relatives still over in the Old Country, I receive different information on matters over there.  Certainly, some of it is biased, but a lot of it does not become revealed to the "unerring judgement of journalistic light" until much much later.  A perfect example was the black market shenanigans of the U.N. troops sent over to "guard" the airport in Zagreb.  I heard about the corruption early on in the conflict.  Newspapers such as the NY Times and the Guardian did not tackle this touchy issue until a decade after the conflict was over.  To my knowledge, no one from the U.N. participating countries has ever been prosecuted for the money-grubbing activity.

All I can say is that with my relative sources, the whole Gotovina matter rather stinks.  The alleged culpable miscreants who started the whole mess are still rambling around and no urgency seems to be exercised in closing that end of the matter.  Innocence, not truth, is the first casualty of war.


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