Milosovic

David Quarter davidquarter at sympatico.ca
Tue Jul 1 11:59:34 MDT 2003


Jurriann wrote:

 I am also prepared to protest against his
> imprisonment and trial here, however without making any statements about his innocence>>>


  But you have when you stated:

I think that if you are objective, you can indict Milosovic on
> a number of counts.


and here:

 however
> laudatory the official motives for this abduction might be.


   Like most of the left, claiming to have defended Yugoslavia's right
to exist, you have taken the so-called middle ground, which is in
fact  the platform of the imperialists in disguise. If I were to strip
this position of its facade, it would read something like this: you
opposed the bombing of Yugoslavia but supported the imperialist
onslaught on the federation -- which is symbolized in the arrests
and "deportations" of former government officials and socialist party
cadres to the U.S. controlled and financed Hague imperial "court".

The only people claiming Milosevic is guilty of crimes against
humanity are the western imperialists, who attacked his country,
their stooges in the Serbian dictatorship  (which are simply hand
picked quislings acting on the orders of the imperialists) the
western media and western academics on the payroll of the CIA
and academics who lack any critical capacity (And of course there
is the 'politically conscious' general population in the west who
mimics these charges). The far right of Serbia (which is a minority
within Serbia proper) have charged Milosevic with not going "far
enough" in his effort to defend the country and some within Serbia's
general population accuse  him of corruption and issues rather
insignificant in comparison to the trumped up charges leveled
against him by the human rights crusaders at the Hague and in
Washington.


DOQ









From:           	"Jurriaan Bendien" <bendien at tomaatnet.nl>
To:             	"Marxmail List" <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Subject:        	Milosovic
Date sent:      	Tue, 1 Jul 2003 18:26:29 +0200
Send reply to:  	marxism at lists.panix.com

> Louis,
>
> I am aware of a demo in The Hague against the treatment of Slobodan
> Milosovic. I haven't gone due to personal circumstances, but my point of
> view is this: I think that if you are objective, you can indict Milosovic on
> a number of counts.
> But I totally object and reject the hijacking of a person to be put on trial
> in another country than where the alleged crime was committed, however
> laudatory the official motives for this abduction might be. That is to say,
> I think the general jurisprudential principle in this case (and I am not a
> jurist other than in the sense that my name is Jurriaan) is that Milosovic
> must be judged among his own people, not by a bunch of juridical people who
> want to save the world somewhere else. Therefore, I have from the very start
> strongly objected to the abduction of Milosovic from Yugoslavia and his
> incarceration in Holland, which I consider illegal and I fully agree with
> Milosovic in this sense, and sympathise with the inconvenience that he must
> suffer being here in Holland. I am also prepared to protest against
his
> imprisonment and trial here, however without making any
statements about his
> guilt or innocence. Fact is, I don't know and it is not my business, it
> belongs to the people he governed. But I am not going to pontificate about
> judging Milosovic, because Yugoslav people here feel I do not know enough
> about it. We do have socialist lawyers in the Socialist Party, but I haven't
> spoken with them either. If you go and say that Milosovic must be trialed in
> Holland, then you are saying that jurists in Belgrade are incompetent, and
> that is a big, arrogant claim and we ought to investigate that before
> talking all sorts of nonsense. If indeed there are problems with Yugoslav
> jurists, then they can invite help from overseas. If however you endorse the
> abduction of Milosovic for trial in The Hague, you are endorsing
> imperialism. Now we must be very clear about not endorsing imperialism,
> because it is very easy for a clever imperialist to slip one past us, and
> trick us into their ideology. But as far as this type of thing is concerned,
> they don't fool me. So my position is simple: free Milosovic, send him home,
> and let the courts deal with him there.
>
> I emphasise again however that this is my personal opinion, freely
> expressed, and that I am not a lawyer. My present concern is not with legal
> issues, but with imperialism and social justice.
>
> Regards
>
> J.
>
>
>





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