Selective Justice for the Balkans War Crimes (America’s allies can get away with it)
Bush said the world hates America for our freedoms. If you lived in the world, the actually dislike America for its hypocrisies. Case in point:
Selective Justice for the Balkans
By DAVID HARLAND
Published: December 7, 2012
TOO bad if you were a Serb victim of any crime in the former Yugoslavia. More Serbs were displaced — ethnically cleansed — by the wars in the Balkans than any other community. And more Serbs remain ethnically displaced to this day. Almost no one has been held to account, and it appears that no one will be.
The United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague has acquitted Ramush Haradinaj, Kosovo’s former prime minister, of war crimes. Last month, it acquitted on appeal the generals who led Croatia to victory over the Serbs.
Altogether, almost all of the West’s friends have been acquitted; almost all of the Serbs have been found guilty. These results do not reflect the balance of crimes committed on the ground.