When Marshall Tito, the Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, died, it left a power vacuum to be filled with warring factions that once were represented by a single flag. Serbians, Bosnian Muslims, Bosnian Serbs, and Croatians all ignited combat in a civil war that was low level and extremely bloody simultaneously. Strongmen like Tito and Mubarak and Hussein tend to tamp down the more extreme urges of their constituencies. Taking out dictators often creates more death than the dictator’s crimes.
When fighting broke out in the former Yugoslavia, the covers of Time and Newsweek had emaciated prisoners standing behind barbed wired redolent iof the Nazis. It wasn’t long before the US was dropping ordinance on the nworst perpetrator of this modern holocaust, former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevik.
The Bosnian War killed more than 100,000 people and made refugees of an additional two in 1995. When the war ended, hundreds of thousands applied for US citizenship.“All of these people really came into the United States under the radar,” said Lara J. Nettelfield, a scholar at Royal Holloway, University of London,
Funded by or shall we say, underfunded, a War Crimes Center is beginning to track some of the criminals who hide in plain sight in the US after participating in 1the 995 genocide at Srebrenica, where Bosnian Serbs nurdered 8,000 unarmed Muslim males, many children.
Justice officials are now moving forward to deport some 150 Bosnians who hid their criminal involvement of the massacres.
Justice rolls on.