Belgrade, March 13, 2006
by Jasmina Tesanovic
The controversial autopsy provokes a diplomatic row, especially the lab evidence of traces of weird medicines in his blood.
His lawyer waves a piece of handwritten paper by Milosevic, delivered to the Russian embassy some hours before he died, where he claims he is being poisoned by the Hague tribunal. Knowing my ex president, I know he is capable of everything, especially lies and deception. My guess would be that even if they did find some drug in him, he would have planted it there in his own blood, through his own will, to achieve some foul goal. I do remember how he faked Serbian causes, faked Serbian victims, faked Serbian pride, faked Serbian democracy, in order to achieve power, to rule in blood and dictatorship. His language is obvious to us, who were his toys and hostages for years on end.
Even his family and his party are fighting over his corpse, this disquieting legacy in need of burial. The current government cannot reach any easy or wise decision. Probably he will be buried in Belgrade.
His indicted family members, wife and son will be granted temporary visas and permitted to entomb him in some private graveyard, while the eyes of the decent people look elsewhere. But the world media are still here, full-time and in top gear, in front of the local parliament speaking as if he were still alive, striking posthumous blows against global common sense and justice.
Tomorrow morning his son is going to Hague to pick up his father' body. The Hague tribunal at the same time will end the process against Slobodan Milosevic, with the final session broadcast directly by B92.
Mladic and Karadzic yet to be arrested. They are the next in the chain of responsibility for Serbian war crimes in Bosnia. Without them in Hague, Serbia will stay behind an international wall of economic and political sanctions.
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Jasmina Tesanovic is an author, filmmaker, and wandering thinker who shares her thoughts with BoingBoing from time to time.
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