Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

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.

Update 0040 12 March: Welcome Michelle Malkin readers! If you're interested in submarines (the main topic of this blog), please feel free to look around, or visit our group submarine blog Ultraquiet No More.


Blogger CDR Salamander said...

Bubblehead abd Ninme ......both of you got Michelle Malkin'd.


3/11/2006 9:38 AM

Blogger CDR Salamander said...

that would be and...

I also have a good "Bar and Split" story.

It involves a French submarine that didn't tell people he was going to be where he was.....

3/11/2006 9:40 AM

Anonymous The Mad Macedonian said...

I'm going to be brutally honest here:

So Slobo is dead. Big Whoop!

All across the land of my ancestors, people, including my own cousins, will no doubt hoist a few brews in celebration ( and not a little regret that his victims were cheated of the "Justice" of a guilty verdict in a trial )

3/11/2006 12:21 PM


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