Karadzic – War Criminal Or National Hero?


July 24 2008

Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been arrested.

More specifically, Serbs have arrested a Serb and put him on a military
court trial. Karadzic is accused of committing war crimes in Bosnia. In
other words, Karadzic is accused of protecting the interests of Serbs
with too much diligence or patriotism.

Oh, those double standards…

What is patriotism and the striving to protect the security and
interests of one’s own nation and people and what is international
terrorism and Bin-Ladenism; what is implementation of international
arrangements and what is awkward servility-careerism; what is
a complaint against the leader of a state and what is indirect
collaboration with the enemy… [ellipses as given] It seems that
one can get lost in these ifs and thens, but it only seems. In fact,
everything is much clearer, much more cynical – the rules of the
global game are established and their implementation is controlled
by the global superpowers, let’s say the USA, Masonry-Zionism, some
other state or organization.

Who can unambiguously state that dictatorship in a country is
more harmful for the people of that country than the experience
of introducing democracy with bombing on the part of a foreign
country. Iraq’s example is great, the long-suffering people of which
"went from one evil to another" – from years of fear under Saddam’s
rule into, this time, fear of everyday terrorist acts, law violations
and violence intended to establish public order or carried out under
the name of it. Only instability, distrust and uncertainty have
increased. It is, of course, true that "fighting is not sweet", but
it is also true that it is the same for an ordinary Iraqi whether his
child dies of a bullet of a local killer or a foreign "peacekeeper".

The situation is about the same in former Yugoslavia. Who benefited
from Yugoslavia’s collapse? It seemed that all the countries that it
previously was comprised of. It seemed. Now one can be sure that not
all of them [benefited], and Serbia in the first place.

One can cite more examples and numerous convincing and non-convincing
arguments, but does that make sense? Nothing at all will change if
one learns a lesson, if it is not late, the game and the players will
remain the same.

All this is sad. It seems that we, the Armenians, should not be very
much interested in what the Serb children will be told about Karadzic –
whether he is a hero or a terrorist and murderer. Only if we, as a
nation, do not have similar artificial doubts.