March 14, 2006

Filling in for Totten

Michael Totten, like Johnny Carson, can't be here tonight.

In the last few days, we have had some interesting departures. First, there was Milan Babic, the dentist who became an irredentist, the leader of the Croatian Serbs who topped himself. Then, there was the big Slob himself, the banker who became a butcher, who appears to have mixed his meds and departed as per his family tradition. Both were criminals. Both were apprehended and were mouldering in the Hague because one country, and one country alone, was willing to intervene to end Serb-led butchery in the Balkans. No clues as to which country this was. Ok, one clue, it wasn't Belgium.

Andrew Apostolou (in his pyjamas)

Posted by Andrew Apostolou at March 14, 2006 03:08 AM
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What about Ante Gotovina?
What do you guys think about him? What do you think about the charges pressed against him?
Many Croatians consider him as a national hero who defended them during the Balkans civil war.

Posted by: John at March 14, 2006 03:35 AM

Nice of you to drop by here, Andrew. Have you been making any anon comments here before?

Doesn't matter much -- I like your clue that it wasn't Belgium. Heck, since Czechoslovakia has disappeared, I see no big reason for Flanders and Wallonia to be denied their "rightful" places as two different, small, Euro (weenie) countries.

Of course, that principle applied to Turkey could mean a big chunk of South Turkey becomes a bigger proportion of greater Kurdistan -- preferably without any more fighting.

I'm pretty sure if a referendum was held in the Kurdish areas about staying with Turkey or separating, most would separate.

Posted by: Tom Grey - Libertay Dad at March 14, 2006 03:41 AM

Nice one Aposta. Let me guess. You mean the Germans, right? Their record in supporting human rights around the globe is brilliant. There is no fascist that they will not trade with for a few dollars. They were actually trying in 1993 to stop the US intervening in Bosnia.

Posted by: mandra at March 19, 2006 02:25 AM
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