Skip to comments.Russia wants details of del Ponte's controversial book [Re: Atrocities against Kosovo Serbs...]
Posted on 04/11/2008 5:01:34 AM PDT by Ravnagora
MOSCOW, April 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Foreign Ministry has asked the Hague to provide details on crimes described in a book by former chief criminal prosecutor Carla del Ponte, the ministry said on Tuesday.
In her book called The Hunt: Me and War Criminals, Carla del Ponte described atrocities against Kosovo Serbs and other ethnic groups committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).
"Batching freedom of speech concerning crimes against civilians, one may assume, is aimed at softening the reaction within international social and political circles to the facts revealing the criminal prehistory to the illegitimate sovereignty of Kosovo," the ministry said.
On Monday, the ministry denounced a ruling by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia last week which saw a former Kosovo prime minister acquitted for crimes committed during the conflict between Kosovo and Serbia in 1998-1999.
Ramush Haradinaj, 39, a former KLA guerilla leader, accused of organizing the rape, murder and intimidation of thousands of Serbs and Roma was found 'not guilty' on April 3.
The ministry said in an official statement the verdict "questions the impartibility and objectiveness of the International Criminal Tribunal" and accused the court of "double standards" in their treatment of conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.
According to claims made in del Ponte's book, Haradinaj was involved in the sale of organs, taken from prisoners executed in Kosovo.
She alleges that there was sufficient evidence for prosecution of Kosovo Albanians involved in war crimes, but it "was nipped in the bud" focusing on "the crimes committed by Serbia."
The claims have caused a storm in Serbia and among the international community. The president of the Association of Families of Kidnapped and Missing Serbs in Kosovo, Simo Spasic, said he wanted to sue Carla del Ponte for "concealing the crimes."
Our current chief Dhimmi should be by soon enough to tell us this is just Russian propaganda and that atrocities against Serbs are acceptable anyway.
Make sure you use simple words and sentences when talking to him as he confuses easily.
Of course, pointing and laughing is always an acceptable response.
Carla delPonte ought to be tried!
You try her, I'll pass
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What loathsome hypocrites.
"She alleges that there was sufficient evidence for prosecution of Kosovo Albanians involved in war crimes, but it "was nipped in the bud" focusing on "the crimes committed by Serbia."
Quite a change from the heady days at the Hague, huh?
Could it be that she realizes she was had by all the KLA hype.
So I shouldn’t have believed her before, but I should believe everything she says now?
I guess the rule of thumb is: any accusation made against Serbs is automatically false, but any accusation made about Albanians is automatically true. If I just apply that rule all the time the I will always be right!
Believe what ever you want.
My comment is towards questioning what caused her 180 degree turn-around from the big Anti-Serb judge at the Hague, to writing a book about alleging atrocities against Serbs by the KLA.
Maybe she needs some sensational allegations to help sell her book? Just a suggestion.
Here is a video—Warning!!!! We are not dealing with humans but Muslims.
Most of us admit that many atrocities were committed by all sides including the Serbian side in Bosnia. However, it is clear that the story promoted by the mainstreem media about Bosnia is one sided and exagerated. In some cases, like the fake concentration camp picture it was flat out propoganda. As to ICTY, Carla Del Ponte has now admitted that it is a politically biased organization. This is not surprising since ICTY was and is funded by the countries that comprise NATO.
So, why should we believe Carla Del Ponte now when we didn’t believe her before. First, previously she was under political pressure to justify ICTY’s budget by convicting Serbs. In contrast, no-one is pressuring her to criticise the Albanians. Instead, she is actually being pressured by the swiss government to keep quiet about these new allegations. Second, Carla has shown a strong anti-Serb bias in the past so it does not seem plausible that she would lie now in order to protect the Serbs. Finally, we are not demanding that people be convicted on the basis of Carla Del Ponte’s statements alone. Instead, we simply want a thorough investigation into these charges to be made. So, we are not being hypocritical but the people who believed all of the allegations she made against the Serbs are being hypocritical if they do not support a thorough investigation by an unbiased organization into these serious allegations.