Radovan Karadzic, the first president of the republic of Serbia, once said, “I am a totally peaceful, innocent person. I am a person who believes in God.” However, persecutors from the USA were ready to give away five million dollars for professor Karadzic’s head at the end of the year 2001. The agents of the secret Muslim police in Sarayevo were offering four million DM for information as to where Karadzic was hiding. Seven million dollars is the price of the freedom of the Serbian people, the price of their independence.
The first president of Serbia on the land of Bosnia, the leader who sacrificed himself for the sake of his people and its freedom, was turned into the person guilty of all the troubles “with the help” of the western peacemakers. Karadzic’s former friend wrote this in the middle of the 1990s: “There will be the time when the war in Bosnia will be recollected as Dr. Karadzic’s war, who will be perceived either as a monster or as a common human being like anyone else, whose imbecile decisions, as well as his poetic creations, shed so much blood.”
Back in those days, at the beginning of the 1990s, Radovan Karadzic’s delivery was considered to be a condition for Serbia to go on living as a republic, within the framework of the federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This impact has grown stronger after Slobodan Milosevic’s delivery to the Hague, which took place on Vidov Day of the year 2001. Vidovdan is a holy day for the Serbs, the day that honors the battle with Turkey on the Kosovo field in 1389. That was the time when the Serbs’ practice to deliver their leaders was actually legalized.
Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic were called the major criminals of Serbia in the fall of the last year. Carla Del Ponte was the head of the persecution. Del Ponte publicly reported on the process of the operation to the Security Council. On November 27 of 2001, she said that Karadzic was in Serbia and Mladic was in Yugoslavia. That statement only increased the persecution against the Yugoslavian Serbs under the aegis of the UN, having taken the form of a real hunt for the ex-president.
When the deputies of the Serbian parliament passed a law (on October 2 of 2001) about the cooperation with the international court for war crimes in Yugoslavia, a lot of officials wondered if it was a token to seize Karadzic and deliver him to the Hague. Everybody remembered the day when the government of Serbia delivered the former leader Slobodan Milosevic to the Hague Tribunal.
Forty-two deputies voted for the law on the cooperation with the Hague, from the Serbian Democratic Party, the Party of the Democratic Progress, and the Socialist Party of Serbia. Nine deputies voted against it, and 25 representatives of Serbia's opposition abstained from the voting.
Was there anything coming to Radovan Karadzic, or was it a political fiction under the pressure from the international community? We will soon learn the truth. Nevertheless, there is a paragraph in the document that the law about the cooperation between Serbia and the Hague, which says that the Hague rules predominate over national legislation. This unfortunately shows that the Hague wins either way, as it will be able to dictate its will if Karadzic is seized.
Radovan Karadzic’s head is most wanted of all the Serbian heads on the planet. Carla Del Ponte mentions this name – Karadzic – most often, pursuant to Washington’s requirements. Interpol evaluated Karadzic's head to be worth the sum of five million American dollars.
Carla Del Ponte asked for $100 million for the operation to catch Karadzic, as well as a group of fine specialists. It was to be the most expensive political and police action of the West. The Western community was tried to catch Karadzic before. There were five attempts made, but they all ended in failure.
There were 29 thousand pieces of news at Interpol’s disposal about Radovan Karadzic in November of 2001. There was also the international committee set up for the truth about Radovan Karadzic. The goal of the committee is to present evidence about Karadzic’s innocence and to prove that there is no point in catching him.
To be continued.
From Marko Lopushina's book “Serbia’s Most Wanted Head.”
The original text was translated from Serbian by Sergey Stefanov. PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
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