Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Slow and small

Apparently the mills of God decided to kick in after it became apparent that the UN machinery was never going to get Milsevic to justice:

Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic, the so-called 'butcher of the Balkans' being tried for war crimes after orchestrating a decade of bloodshed that killed 250,000 people and broke up his country, was found dead Saturday in his prison cell. He was 64. Milosevic, who suffered chronic heart ailments and high blood pressure, apparently died of natural causes and was found in his bed, the U.N. tribunal said, without giving an exact time of death.
I find intriguing what a small story this is. He was an evil man who reopened the reign of genocide on European soil. I think, too, that the UN's sluggish response to the atrocities he ordered has been a green light for all manner of other evil people. Hard to imagine the Nurenberg tribunal functioning with such malaise, political game playing, and inefficiency.