Slobodan Milosevic expired sometime this morning in his prison cell at the “International Court of Justice” in The Hague, Netherlands, in the fourth year of his genocide and crimes against humanity trial, which could only have culminated in a life sentence, if he was found guilty.
This farce makes one wish for the Nuremberg trials again, the precedent setting waste of time upon which this whole monstrosity is built, where one at least knew the “trial” was going to be short, the outcome assured, and the penalty, in most cases, death.
Whether one is dealing with the “Butcher of the Balkans,” Saddam Hussein, Ceausescu, or Mussolini, everyone knows that these dictators are guilty of mass murder and the wholesale destruction of individual rights and lives. They are deserving only of death and the undying contempt of history. Anything else, particularly the years long spectacle of a trial where there is at least the theoretical possibility of their being set free and declared “innocent” is a horrific joke and slap in the face of those who suffered under tyranny and oppression.
The Hague, instead of embodying the principle of enlightened justice, is representing the barbaric worship of forms, criminals, irrationality, and injustice in the extreme. The “International Court of Justice” should be disbanded immediately, as Milosevic’s demise of ill-health/old age while waiting for an end of his trial, a verdict, and a sentence was the exact same if the court had just immediately declared him guilty, and that is unacceptable by any rational standard of justice