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'Lovely' Kentucky woman accused of horrific war crimes
MSNBC ^ | March 18, 2011 | By BRETT BARROUQUERE, BRUCE SCHREINER / AP

Posted on 03/18/2011 8:39:54 AM PDT by Ravnagora

STANTON, Ky. — The arrest of a Croatian woman in small-town Kentucky for alleged war crimes two decades ago in the former Yugoslavia "brings her long run from justice to an end," a U.S. marshal said.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Wier ordered that Azra Basic, 52, be held without bond pending an April 1 status hearing and appointed her a lawyer.

Prosecutors argued that no bail amount would guarantee Basic's presence in court.

Federal agents arrested Basic on Tuesday. A complaint filed by U.S. Attorney James Arehart accuses Basic of committing crimes at three camps in the early 1990s near the majority-Serbian settlement of Cardak in Derventa in Bosnia.

The Croatian woman locals in Stanton knew as "Issabella" settled years ago in this rural, hilly area and took jobs bathing elderly nursing home patients and working at a sandwich factory.

This week, acquaintances were shocked to hear the secret that Bosnian war crimes investigators said Basic has been hiding for two decades.

As a soldier in the Croatian army, she killed a prisoner and tortured others by forcing them to drink human blood and gasoline, authorities said.

'Shocking'

U.S. Marshal Loren "Squirrel" Carl said considering the "shocking nature" of the accusations, officers were relieved to have captured Basic.

"This brings her long run from justice to an end," Carl said.

According to court documents, Basic is charged with fatally stabbing a prisoner in the neck in 1992 during the bloody conflict in the Balkans.

Court documents accuse her of numerous other atrocities, including: Setting a prisoner ablaze, pulling out prisoners' fingernails with pliers, ripping off a man's ear with pliers and carving crosses and the letter "S" into another man's flesh.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: bosnia; croatia; war; yugoslavia

1 posted on 03/18/2011 8:40:03 AM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

If she get to know you
She goin’ to own you


2 posted on 03/18/2011 8:42:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ravnagora

3 posted on 03/18/2011 8:42:13 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Ravnagora

Lovely if you’re into hippopotamus’- guilty!


4 posted on 03/18/2011 8:43:45 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Where was the warning? My eyes, my eyes! Do not use the words lovely when a picture like this appears.


5 posted on 03/18/2011 8:44:12 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Erik Latranyi

She look like she directly from central casting when they asked for the Helga-type prison matron.


6 posted on 03/18/2011 8:44:54 AM PDT by Obadiah (If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I had no idea Edward G. Robinson was still alive.


7 posted on 03/18/2011 8:45:36 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Ravnagora

See every time we get involved the trash finds it way here.


8 posted on 03/18/2011 8:46:18 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Ravnagora

It’s people like her that convince me to take a bullet, rather than surrendering. Go down fighting, and if I can take out a few of her animals on the way down, so much the better.


9 posted on 03/18/2011 8:46:42 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Ravnagora

Ok, let me see if I understand this...a Croat (Catholic ?) woman accused of war crimes by moslems against the Bosnians (moslems ?) is hunted down, yet we can’t find any Bosnians who commited similar if not worse atrocities against Christians?

Ok, got it. Christian = bad - moslem = good.

Understanding that there were atrocities committed by both sides, just pointing out the obvious and blatant hypocrisy.


10 posted on 03/18/2011 8:47:19 AM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: Ravnagora
Court documents accuse her of numerous other atrocities, including: Setting a prisoner ablaze, pulling out prisoners' fingernails with pliers, ripping off a man's ear with pliers and carving crosses and the letter "S" into another man's flesh.

lovely indeed

11 posted on 03/18/2011 8:48:15 AM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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To: Puppage

ROFL

“I had no idea Edward G. Robinson was still alive”


12 posted on 03/18/2011 8:48:21 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: Puppage

13 posted on 03/18/2011 8:51:07 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; vooch; ...

Ping!


14 posted on 03/18/2011 8:54:43 AM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Erik Latranyi

She’s ernestborgninian ugly.


15 posted on 03/18/2011 8:55:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: businessprofessor

I feel your pain. ‘Lovely’ was their characterization, not mine. I thought the irony was striking.


16 posted on 03/18/2011 8:56:59 AM PDT by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora

Well, I think we can all agree that “Squirrel” is a cool nickname for a US Marshall.


17 posted on 03/18/2011 8:57:55 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Ravnagora

This can’t be true, Croats and their Muslim allies could do no wrong in the Balkans, it was the only the Serbs who grew horns and danced with the devil.(sarc)


18 posted on 03/18/2011 8:58:22 AM PDT by gitmogrunt (Serbs fought for survival against ruthless enemies Croats-Muslims- and NATO!!(wink-wink))
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To: Ravnagora

Sadly, I don’t see many scenarios where she could be executed for her crimes. She eluded justice for 20 years and will probably continue to elude true justice even longer.


19 posted on 03/18/2011 9:01:19 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Erik Latranyi

She looks like Helga the Horrible.


20 posted on 03/18/2011 9:05:09 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: SZonian
She is accused of crimes against Bosnian Serbs, not Bosnian Muslims.

The war was between Serbs and Croats.

Note that she carved an "S" for Serb on her victims - carving a Latin letter on a Cyrillic alphabet-using enemy.

21 posted on 03/18/2011 9:05:14 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: BobL

Exactly. My brother and I discuss this periodically (more in the last 2 years). It takes only a moment to die in the battle while taking down a few of the animals. Get caught by a barbarian, well...let’s just say it’s highly doubtful that ‘they’ will follow the geneva convention.


22 posted on 03/18/2011 9:06:38 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Ravnagora

What are the odds shes a democrat?...


23 posted on 03/18/2011 9:09:27 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Ravnagora

guilty


24 posted on 03/18/2011 9:16:45 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Jaxter

Absolutely. If I needed a Federal marshall, I’d call on Squirrel.


25 posted on 03/18/2011 9:19:14 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Lovely? Looks like a hay stack with a tarp pulled over it.


26 posted on 03/18/2011 9:35:40 AM PDT by youngidiot (Selling cantaloupe door to door isn't really a job.)
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To: Ravnagora
I would like to know the process used for her to enter the US. What kind of visa granted, how did she get to stay for such an extended period of time, etc.??

Do State and INS do any investigation? Do they ever turn around an undesirable at the airport? All of the visa and immigration laws need to be completely revamped. This criminal invasion must stop!!

27 posted on 03/18/2011 9:40:55 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SZonian

Just what I was going to say. Only the ones who fought against the Muslims ever get investigated.

Maybe she really was a holy terror. But what’s the evidence? The testimony of Muslim scum who lie about their enemies on religious principles?

The Muslims in Bosnia never did anything bad?


28 posted on 03/18/2011 9:44:52 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wideawake

Thanks for the correction.

That war between all those factions and the methods used to report it, confused the heck out of me, hence the use of ? marks.

Although, I’d be curious to see if similar efforts are being made to round up the criminals from the other ethnic groups involved.

FRegards,
SZ


29 posted on 03/18/2011 9:49:47 AM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: wideawake

I forgot to add,

I thought moslems were involved at some point, you’re saying two factions, not three?


30 posted on 03/18/2011 9:51:53 AM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: Ravnagora

It’s worth remembering, though, that John Demjanjuk was initially misidentified as “Ivan the Terrible,” whatever his own (as yet unproven) sins at Sobibor may have been.


31 posted on 03/18/2011 9:55:05 AM PDT by Grut
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To: Ravnagora; Lazamataz

“Lovely”??

SOmeone needs to raise their standards a bit. At least to the Laz level.


32 posted on 03/18/2011 10:12:41 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Erik Latranyi


33 posted on 03/18/2011 10:17:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Obadiah

Yes, or a nurse in “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest”. It is amazing how outside appearances reveal the soul — kindof like the appearance of Helen Thomas. Maybe their looks determine the amount of hatred they have toward humanity and their ill fortune.

Then again, the elephant man had the sweetest and kindest nature in the world. He was a product of a devoted and loving mother...her love gave him the ability to love others.

This is Marx’s trick.....put babies in daycare (Lenin’s developed daycare) to get young children away from the protective, loving mother which creates the ability to love and trust. Remove them from their bonded person in the first 6 years of life and you create mistrusting, insecure, easily manipulated, hating human beings. The formative years are called formative for a reason.

The indoctrination by the vile feminist groups say that it is not inhumane to put 6 week olds in day care. It is inhumane to take babies away from loving mothers and harms culture in exponential ways.


34 posted on 03/18/2011 10:28:09 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Puppage
I had no idea Edward G. Robinson was still alive.

LOL! It *is* uncanny.

"Myeah, nobody messes with Issabella, see? You're gonna drink this blood and gasoline, see? Try any funny stuff and I'll pull out your fingernails, myeah! myeah!"

35 posted on 03/18/2011 10:58:58 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel
"..You're gonna drink this blood and gasoline, see?..."

"....Basic was an employee at the Nestle Prepared Foods plant in Mount Sterling that makes Hot Pockets-brand sandwiches...."

Don't think that I want to be eating Hot Pockets anytime soon!

36 posted on 03/18/2011 11:30:34 AM PDT by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Ravnagora
...took jobs bathing elderly nursing home patients

Odd how often sadists are drawn to jobs where they can inflict damage on people who can't fight back... She people she 'bathed' need to be checked for broken bones.

37 posted on 03/18/2011 11:41:34 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Ravnagora
...took jobs bathing elderly nursing home patients

Odd how often sadists are drawn to jobs where they can inflict damage on people who can't fight back... The people she 'bathed' need to be checked for broken bones.

38 posted on 03/18/2011 11:41:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: SZonian
There were four main factions in that particular phase. The Serbian Serbs, the Bosnian Serbs, the Bosnian Muslims and the Croatians.

That phase of the war was the Croatia's seizure of lands that it considered to be part of its territory that were in the possession of Serbs or Bosnian Serbs.

The Croatian army's targets were Serbs inhabiting those areas, not the Bosnian Muslims - the Bosnian Muslims did not object to Croats claiming the land as long as the Serbs did not get it.

Essentially the entire war in the Balkans was about various ethnic groups (Bosnian Muslims, Albanians, Croats and Serbs) trying to assert the largest possible physical boundaries for their homelands in a region where competing land claims and resettlements created a chaotic quilt of territories.

Because the Serbs overplayed their hand in the beginning, creating significant ill will in the international community, the Croats and Albanians were able to successfully assert their claims at the Serbs' expense.

39 posted on 03/18/2011 11:43:38 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake; SZonian; All
The war was between Serbs and Croats.

The war had four sides: the Serbs, the Croats, and the Muslims who split into two factions.

One part of the Muslims followed Izetbegovic the Islamist, and one part of the Muslims followed Fikret Abdic a secular Muslim business man who was actually the duly elected president of Bosnia. Although some of the details are sketchy, it appears that Abdic made a deal with everyone (Serbs, Croats, Izetbegovic Muslims) to stay out of it. He stepped aside (or was pushed out) by Izetbegovic for the Bosnian presidency and in return, he got his little corner of Western Bosnia from which he continued to do business and stay out of the fighting.

But for reasons unknown, the US supported the Islamist Izetbegovic who broke every treaty and ceasefire he had with the Serbs. The US then brokered a deal between Izetbegovic and Croatia's Tudjman, which left Karadzic's Orthodox Serbs and Fikret Abdic's secular Muslims on the same side, fighting both the Islamist Izetbegovic and Tudjman's Catholic Croats.

The Serbs weren't the only ones to get screwed by us. Many of Abdic's secular Muslims got slaughtered by Izetbegovic's mujaheddin imported from the ME, but the press didn't really cover it much. The remainder of Abdic's secular Muslim forces escaped to Serbia and some to Croatia.

This she-beast was part of the Croat army fighting Serbs.

It is worth noting that this alignment --Croat Catholics and Islamists on the same side against the Serbs and secular Muslims-- and all the other alliances in the 1990's Balkan wars precisely duplicated those of WWII and the German Nazi plans for breaking up Yugoslavia. The only difference is that the US, Britain & NATO this time took what had been the Nazi side.

40 posted on 03/18/2011 12:08:55 PM PDT by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: All

I should clarify for those who aren’t up on the Balkans, that I was talking specifically about the Bosnian war.


41 posted on 03/18/2011 12:16:26 PM PDT by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe; wideawake

Thanks for the info.!

FReepers are the best.

FRegards,
SZ


42 posted on 03/18/2011 12:18:59 PM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: SZonian; All
You're welcome!

BTW, to completely discredit Abdic in the eyes of any outsider, the ICTY convicted him of war crimes against (Izetbegovic's) Muslims in 2002. Because Abdic was also a Muslim, they couldn't twist that into "genocide" in the way that they had for many of the Serbs convicted.

It's funny, if you read the Wiki entry on Abdic that tries to paint him in the most disparaging light, it's so filled with holes that you could drive a truck through them. Truth is that Abdic wasn't "a really nice guy"; he was a little crooked which one had to be to run a successful capitalistic business in what was then a communist country, but nor was he a stark raving Islamist like Izetbegovic. Unlike Izetbegovic, Osama bin Laden was not Abdic's friend and supporter.

43 posted on 03/18/2011 12:58:14 PM PDT by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Ravnagora

Trivial acts compared to putting woman’s underwear on their heads


44 posted on 03/18/2011 2:34:37 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Outlaw Woman

“Exactly. My brother and I discuss this periodically (more in the last 2 years). It takes only a moment to die in the battle while taking down a few of the animals. Get caught by a barbarian, well...let’s just say it’s highly doubtful that ‘they’ will follow the geneva convention.”

Yea, the way I see it, if I can get the drop, I’ll take out (hopefully) 3 of them, and that will 3 less for the survivors to have to deal with.


45 posted on 03/18/2011 4:01:26 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: BobL

It’s really tragic that we have been forced into the position of even considering this scenario however; as Nathan Hale said: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

I resent the hell out of this current situation and the fact that I have to now consider how I will respond. For 2 years I have been reflecting on most every aspect of how this happened to our country and have come to a myriad of conclusions and reasons. The main one (at least the way I see it) is that the so called conservatives that I voted for and trusted did not guard the gate but instead, pillaged the nation right along with the liberal democrat fringe.


46 posted on 03/18/2011 4:25:07 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

“It’s really tragic that we have been forced into the position of even considering this scenario however; as Nathan Hale said: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.””

Yes and no. It is always good think about contingencies. The odds of actually having to go down fighting in such a scenario is quite small still. It’s just better to be ready.


47 posted on 03/18/2011 8:47:52 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Ravnagora

You never see her and Hoplite together, you know.


48 posted on 03/21/2011 6:05:23 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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