Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The most trusted occupation? Another doctor turns to the dark side.

Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has finally been arrested.

In a switch reminiscent of Mengele, Serbian psychiatrist Radovan Karadzic became a master of genocide. Perhaps it goes to show that people without morality can become members of any trusted occupation. We in the US have already learned that the hierarchy of the Catholic Church was willing to protect child abusers. Now we learn that the Serbian Orthodox Church helped to hide an ethnic cleanser.

On July 7, 2008 a new coalition government was formed in Serbia, which has apparently decided that entry into the European Union is more important than nationalism, and that it was time to cooperate with European anti-genocide efforts.

New York Times
July 22, 2008

"He grew long white hair and a flowing white beard, and, as Dragan Dabic, the former psychiatrist worked for years in a clinic in Belgrade, the Serbian capital, as a practitioner of alternative medicine...

"But on Monday his false identity was broken, his mask pulled away, and secret police officers arrested Radovan Karadzic, one of the world’s most wanted war criminals for his part in the massacre of nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.

"He had been sought by international prosecutors since he vanished from view in 1996.

"All along, he was said to have eluded arrest by disguising himself as a Serbian Orthodox priest and by hiding out in caves in the mountains of eastern Bosnia and in monasteries."

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