Dick Marty, the Council of Europe member who wrote the report on organized criminal activities committed by the Kosovo Albanian side during and after Kosovo conflict, is more popular in Serbia these days than the Serbian president, prime minister and Ceca combined.
He is hailed almost as a national hero by all the nationalistic media for kickstarting the investigation on organ harvesting in Kosovo, for acusing the top Kosovar officials as leaders of this horrific enterprise and for creating an atmosphere where all of a sudden, Kosovo politicians are not just innocent victims anymore in the eyes of the international community.
Isn’t it strange then that the guy who puts something like this in his report:
The crimes committed by the Serb forces have been documented, denounced and, to the extent possible, tried in courts of law. The frightful nature of these crimes hardly needs to be further illustrated. These crimes stemmed from a wicked policy ordered by Milosevic over a lengthy period, including at times when he was simultaneously being accorded full diplomatic honours in the capitals of many democratic states. These crimes claimed tens of thousands of victims and disrupted a whole region of our continent. In the Kosovo conflict, the ethnic Albanian population suffered horrendous violence as the result of an insane ethnic cleansing policy on the part of the dictator then in power in Belgrade. None of these historical events could be cast in doubt today.
is hailed even by the members of that very same Milosevic’s party as some sort of Serbian savior? At the same time, the politicians from the Kosovo Albanian side are calling him a fascist.
As it turns out, there are now at least two things Serbs and Kosovars have in common – people who committed crimes during the war and politicians and other nationalistic dipshits who will always try to hide that fact and claim they are the innocent ones.
Maybe it’s exactly these things that connect us that should be a good starting point in building a better future.