Ratko Mladic sentenced to life in prison for Srebrenica genocide, after he is dragged from court over outburst

A UN court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war.

The court in The Hague convicted Mladic of 10 of 11 counts in a dramatic climax to a groundbreaking effort to seek justice for the wars in the former Yugoslavia.

Presiding Judge Alphons Orie read out the judgment Wednesday after ordering Mladic, dubbed “The Butcher of Bosnia”, out of the courtroom over an angry outburst.

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    In light of the last almost 30-years of events, I have a difficult time condemning this man when the other side committed just as egregious acts, yet walks free.
    Ratko Mladic is guilty of protecting his own people against a monstrous enemy who enjoys protection from both our governments but a biased media as well, so there is no way to divine what actually happened, or more important, why it happened.

    • Brother Antony

      I agree 100%. Muslim atrocities against Serbs go back centuries, and that a Serb should be punished for resisting another one is a dark stain on the Dhimmified scum who currently constitute the leadership of the West.

      • UCSPanther

        The Balkans were under the Ottoman yoke for centuries, so that resentment is fully understandable.

        The Serbs in particular do not want a repeat of a heroic, but ultimately failed stand that a Serbian Prince tried to rally in a bid to hold off the Ottomans five hundred years ago.

    • Alain

      Furthermore the other side were invaders playing out the same game every place they manage to invade and establish a presence. We are guilty of bombing the wrong side yet again.

      • Clausewitz

        Proof that Bill Clinton wasn’t nuanced, just stupid.

  • simus1

    They should have sentenced him to be spreadeagled upside down above a glowing bed of charcoal, next to a barrel full of broken hockey sticks, at the scene of his monstrous crime. Not that he should not have had company.

    • Brother Antony

      Asshole.

  • UCSPanther

    The irony, is that if things in Western Europe continue as they are, there will be future Gen. Ratko Mladics and probably from some of the most unlikely places.

    • Brother Antony

      With any luck and much fortitude.

  • canminuteman

    I knew quite a few people who served in Yugo, and they pretty much universally agree that we were supporting the wrong side.

  • Shebel

    What did he do that was Wrong?
    Did he kill he more people than Billy Clinton?

  • ntt1

    I have ongoing contact with several Serbs in my business and after talking to them and understanding the deep resentment that they were cast as bad guys, I have come to believe we backed the wrong ones, unfortunately we now know how accomplished muslims are in making themselves the victims even as they commit the usual crimes against humanity called for in the koran.