Mishka Gora: “…It all began, however, with the pusillanimous response of the international community in the early 1990’s. By the end of the war, any notion of a just outcome lay dead among the rotting corpses of Vukovar and Srebrenica. And the doctrine of moral equivalence was cemented in place when the Serbs were rewarded with half of Bosnia instead of punished for their vile ethnic cleansing.”
Anyone who has read my articles on the ICTY will have concluded that I do not have a high opinion of the tribunal and that I consider it (as a whole) either inept or corrupt or a combination of the two. The recent acquittal of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic has done nothing to contradict that conclusion.
I should think my readers are quite bored and fed up with reading about joint criminal enterprise and collective guilt – I’m certainly fed up with writing about it – so I will only make a few broader observations on this gloomy last day of autumn.
As an historian, I rely on documentary evidence in order to form conclusions about the past. At a distance of several centuries, it is a hazardous enterprise to attempt to piece together the truth. However, the reliability of one source of information can usually be validated by…
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