A very important story has received much less attention than it deserves: Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic was convicted of genocide for his actions during the Balkan wars of the 1990s.
Under his leadership, Serbian forces lined up in the little town of Srebrenica every man and every boy over the age of 10 and massacred them in an effort to bring an end to the Islamic population there in that city.
As the editors of the Wall Street Journal note, “Europe was incapable of acting. The killing didn’t stop until President Bill Clinton, under bipartisan pressure, committed the U.S. and NATO to an air and ground campaign that forced Serbia to negotiate the war’s end with the Dayton Agreement.”
As the Journal editors wrote, “Today the world confronts the Islamic State and its homicidal leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. That will end when the same will that stopped Karadzic’s killing is brought to bear.”[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/257462059″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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