Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Russian Foreign Ministry Needs Better Maps

Today, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the Karadzic arrest is an internal Serbian matter. Considering that ALL of the indictments against Karadzic concern events in Bosnia, which--despite the best efforts of Greater Serb nationalists--is not part of Serbia, this is a very strange position to take.

Of course, I know why the Russian Government is saying such a thing, I just wonder if they have even bothered working out the tortured logic it would take to justify this assertion.

2 comments:

Daniel (Srebrenica Genocide Blog) said...

Russian Foreign Ministry is a joke. When it comes to Kosovo they pretend to be defenders of the international law and condemn Kosovo's independence. On the other side, when it comes to war criminals, they disregard international law and claim that the arrest of Radovan Karadzic is just an internal matter of Serbia. You can't have it both ways. Serbia has responsibility to arrest and deliver these criminals to the UN Court.

And, yes. It's time for Russia's Foreign Ministry to update its map of Europe.

Owen said...

The death of Litvinenko is an internal matter, it just happened to happen in London.

And of course if Pristina wasn't in Serbia people might even mistake it for Grozny.