Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Your parents lied to you: monsters are real.

I had wanted to mention this earlier in the week, but it was a busy week.

Former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic was captured last week and awaits extradition to The Hague for a war crimes trial.  Reference link HERE.

I always find it fascinating that many people don't pay much attention to current events.  Even more interesting is the propensity among Americans to pay even less attention (if that's possible) to events that occur "over there".  The whole story of Ratko Mladic is worth your attention, if for just one simple reason:  in this day and age there are still people out there who think nothing of slaughtering thousands of men, women, and children.  Note the words "in this day and age".  What Mladic is accused of doing isn't something that happened in some far off time; Mladic's crimes were committed in the mid-90's.

I could go on and on and on about this, but I'll sum how I feel in two sentences:  Screw presumption of innocence, as there are about 8,000 innocent people where butchered by the monster in human form known as Ratko Mladic.  He is guilty.

Let's hope the trial is short and the sentence is swift.  "Justice" is a relative terms here, as there can be no real justice for what this "thing" has done, but at least a trial might help to bring some closure to a dark, dark period in recent history.

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