No tears for Milosevic

Editorial

(“Eleftherotypia”, June 30, 2001)

We will not shed any tears over the fate of Slobodan Milosevic, or any maniac who abuses power — either flagrantly as a dictator or from behind a mask of democratic government.

Just two dismal observations: This proves the big-moneyed cynics are right when they say everything and everyone has a price (and can be bought). What has happened to that legendary national pride of the Serbs who will, supposedly, not tolerate any interference?

The second observation concerns the blatant hypocrisy of “international law”: The powers-that-be everywhere rose up in arms to get Augusto Pinochet, the butcher of Chile, to hand himself over to “the judicial system of his own country” and “to be judged by its people” (and they succeeded). Now they are overjoyed at the transportation of Milosevic to The Hague in a gangster-like manner, which they themselves set in train.

Legality is putty in the hands of the powers, wherever they are on Earth…

George Votsis

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