Good Riddance To Bad Rubbish
Slobodan Milosevic, former Yugoslav president on trial in The Hague for war crimes, was found dead in his cell today. They're saying "natural causes", as opposed to suicide, which coincidentally was what happened to a convicted Croatian Serb war criminal earlier this week.
Ninme already had the best snarky comment on how the earlier death reflected on the efficiency of the International Criminal Tribunal, but I'm stealing it to use again: Considering that Milosevic's trial began February 12, 2002, maybe the coroners should look for evidence that he died of boredom.
This time, it's the black helicopter crowd at Free Republic that has the conspiracy theorists out ("Yeah ... wonder if Milosevic had the same jailers as Jim McDougal who crossed Clinton in the Whitewater deal."), but they bring up some interesting questions about whether or not the UN will be investigated for letting prisoners die in their custody like the US is...
Submarine tidbit: I remember during the Kosovo War, people were concerned with the high concentration of NATO warships in the Adriatic in close proximity to the Serbian submarine base that their Heroj-class subs operated from. I remember hearing that we had sent a warning to the Serbs that we wouldn't bomb their naval bases if they stayed tied to the pier, but if they sortied, we'd completely destroy their naval capability. The Serb Navy wisely took our advice and stayed out of the fight.
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