June 3, 2005
Execution video leads to Serbian arrests (Updated)Topics: International News
Outlandish, irresponsible, murder is just that, regardless of who commits it. In the case of the Srebrenica massacre, former Serbian soldiers are accused of murdering, more like slaughtering, Muslims. These killers need to be put away in very small cells with images of their victims constantly in view, and never be released. They've forfeited their right to live among us.
But is that the only story here? Is there another message in this story? You bet there is!
- The Age
Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica has announced the arrest of several former soldiers accused of executing Muslims during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, as the chief UN war crimes prosecutor toured the Balkans(graphic images).
The film shows members of a paramilitary group leading six emaciated young men out of a truck to a clearing where four are shot at close range(Reuters).
The soldiers of the so-called "Scorpions" paramilitary unit, then linked to the Serbian interior ministry, are believed to be those shown in a video depicting atrocities which was screened yesterday during the trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic at the UN tribunal at The Hague.
The video, filmed by a Serb soldier but never before seen publicly, showed six teenage boys with their hands bound and in civilian clothes being unloaded from a truck and shot in the back.
See image clips here(warning, very graphic). Read more at "The Age"
The first and most important message in this story is that innocent people, Muslims, were slaughtered by mindless thugs - murderers all, in an brutal and violent act. Hate ruled the day, and certainly, evil reigned supreme in the minds of the killers.
But a more subtle message behind the story has to do with the fact that I'm posting this and you're reading it. I'm free to write it, you're free to read it, and both of us are angered by it and are willing to denounce it for what it is - cold blooded murder, an unnecessary act of hate and violence upon innocent human beings. And most likely, both of us are willing to shout from the roof tops, if necessary, that this is wrong and we will not tolerate it. But that's what normal people do in a free society, in a FREE SOCIETY/COMMUNITY.
Then why aren't moderate Muslims raising hell about the cold blooded murders being committed daily by radical Islamists in the name of their faith and God?
Update - Rusty at Jawa Report is also covering this and is archiving the story and the photos since The AP has a tendency to take them down after a week or so.
Posted by Hyscience at June 3, 2005 10:33 AM
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