Half a century ago Adolf Eichmann faced justice after nearly two decades of hiding in plain sight. He was brought to Jerusalem to answer for his crimes in the Holocaust. Now another wanted man, General Ratko Mladic, will be brought in front of a judge to answer questions regarding his actions during the bloodiest European war since the Second World War.
Mr. Mladic’s arrest will start process of closure and reconciliation in Balkans, one of the most turbulent regions in Europe and maybe in the world. It will bring closure on the largest massacre in Europe since the times of Hitler, Eichmann or Goering. Mr. Mladic will answer for Srebrenica and for the longest siege of a European city in history, the siege of Sarajevo from 1992 to 1995. The Balkans is opening today a new page in its modern history. It starts a new era of cooperation in which everyone will have come face to face with their past.
There is a long history here of the massacres and sieges and Mladic’s relations with another accused war criminal from the Bosnian Serb side, former President Radovan Karadzic (who’s currently on...More >>