By William Markiewicz
The Press reports that the case against Milosevic will open February 12 in The Hague.
Milosevic, like Popeye, symbolizes the little man against the Universe.
A Polish poet of the 19th century, Norwid, wrote this short poem which I won't try to rhyme in my translation:
Powerful armies, valiant generals,
Police, secret, open, and both genders.
Against whom are they so united?
Against a few ideas -- that are not new.
Milosevic represented freedom -- do you know many dictators who have lost an election?
Milosevic didn't deserve such a trial and such a court. He was a good president of Yugoslavia. A partition would have gone smoothly, peacefully, if Germany hadn't intervened, hammering the shaky structure. Its only goal was to provoke civil war and crush the Serbs, which was successfully achieved. Why this Serbophobia? It is an old story dating from Bismarck, Emperor Franz Josef ("die Serben mussen sterben"), culminating with Hitler. Yugoslavia was the only country where the Jews were the second victims, the Serbs were the first.
What will be the outcome of the ludicrous trial of Milosevic? Is there any chance that he will be as lucky as Dimitrov who prevailed over the Nazi court in the Reichstag trial? In those times, the Nazis didn't yet feel powerful enough to impose the outcome of the trial. During Noriega's trial, somebody declared to the press (too long ago to remember who): "Noriega can even speak through his ears (and nothing will help him)." The NWO never doubted its power; guilty or not, Noriega's fate was sealed, which predicts a not very promising future for Milosevic. Of course I don't compare Noriega and Milosevic, I am only concerned with the predictability of a court that expresses the will of a big Power.