Openly Supporting A Latter-Day Himmler

28 May

Ratko Mladic was a butcher in the tradition of Pol Pot and Himmler. The random rape and murder of women and children. The separation of civilians for random extermination based solely on their ethnicity or religion.  If you haven’t read about the Srebrenica massacre and how closely it follows what happened on a much bigger scale to Jews during the Holocaust, or “enemies of the state” under the Khmer Rouge, you should. It is a particularly dark event dreamed up by exquisitely ruthless and vicious people in support of a Nationalist-Socialist regime.

But Ratko Mladic has his fans in Fox News viewers.

So, there’s that.

As to the name Mladic used while in hiding, Serbia’s Blic suggests this:

Here is how it is believed that Mladic has made a game of letters:

  • 1. Mladic used the false name of Milorad Komadic
  • 2, If the first four letters are crossed out we get Rad Komadic
  • 3. When the shift is made between letters O and M we get Radko Madic
  • what is very similar to Mladic’s real name.

That was probably acceptable to him because in this way he kept a part of his real identity, his ego that he is so well known for.


8 Responses to “Openly Supporting A Latter-Day Himmler”

  1. RaChaCha May 28, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Judge us by our friends! #FoxNewsSlogan

  2. Brian May 28, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Gee, I’ve heard lots of people on Fox suggest that killing 8000 muslims is a good thing. I’ve heard it elsewhere, too, including my local gin mill.

  3. Brian May 28, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Who’s the lady with the big Adam’s apple on Fox? She said we should invade Muslim countries, kill their leaders, and impose christ-tardity.

  4. Ethan May 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    But, can you provide a cogent argument for why he should be tried instead of assassinated by Navy SEALS?  If you can, can you then provide a cogent argument for why Bin Laden shouldn’t have been tried?  Without question, both men were abhorrent.  I believe that also without question Mladic killed more people.

    Not trolling or snarky: an earnest request.  Myself, I find this to be either a double standard or just plain hypocritical.

  5. Brian Castner May 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    @ Ethan – if the circumstances of Mladic’s capture were different (i.e. US forces got him, he was captured in a foreign country and not his own, he was hiding in a failed (or failing ) state) then he might have been shot and not arrested. Conspiratorially, the only thing similar here is that Pakistan knew where UBL was, and Serbia knew the same about Mladic. If Bin Laden had ended up captured, he should have been tried. If Mladic was “accidently” shot during the raid on his house, then *shrug*. Every cop walking the beat in the US knows there is a brief grey area where you either shoot the suspect or not (make sure to yell “he’s got a gun” before you pull your own trigger), but once he’s captured, its awfully hard to just kill him then. I see more of an element of chance and randomness than a double standard.

  6. Ethan May 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    brian, I do not for a moment believe that SEAL team’s orders were to capture Bin Laden; had they been, they would have. 

  7. Max May 30, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    The anti-Islamic drum beats on, celebrating any thug who sheds the blood of the perceived “enemy.” Rupert and Ailes have fostered a cauldron of hate which will be with us for a very long time.

  8. Bills Fan May 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    @ Ethan – a double standard would imply different standards applied to the same circumstances by the same judge. In one case, you have the US searching for – and ultimately killing – bin Laden. Of course, bin Laden is a foreign national with no ties to the US. In the other, you have Serbia capturing Mladic, a Bosnian Serb, for crimes he committed against the Serbian people. Different circumstances, different judges and @Castner rightly points out that there are elements of luck involved in both. 

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