2005-08-02

Vredne ruke, kratak dan

Greetings to East Ethnians around the world from lovely Bismarck, North Dakota, retirement home of the Iron Chancellor. While I would not usually interrupt our family journey, this news item seems quite interesting. Ljiljana Karadžić has made a public statement asking her husband Radovan, subject of an indictment for genocide, to surrender. As she told AP's reporter Radul Radovanović, "Our family is under pressure from all sides, our lives and existence are threatened. We live in an atmosphere of constant worry, pain and suffering. So I have had to decide between loyalty to you and loyalty to my children and grandchildren. And I have decided."

It is anybody's guess whether the statement is a sincere assessment of the situation, an impulsive act about to be retracted, or a publicity stunt. But it might not be much of a reach to say that a lot of people are making decisions like the Kardžić family, between an individual indicted for high crimes and the real responsibilities they face.

1 comment:

Yakima_Gulag said...

hhhhmmm pension and relative peace and quiet, hot and cold running soldiers breaking doors running about with loaded weapons through your house, pension and relative peace and quiet....vs...soldiers running through your house with loaded weapons....I think that even though Karadzic and his wife have been noted for saying loveing things about one another, (btw these people ALL seem to be sooo demonstratively affectionate, to have soooo much unconditional love, I mean just look how disgustinly lovey dovey the Milosevic's are! what's up with that?!?)There is the matter of how to get on with life.
It's really hard to get on with life if you are under constant investigation. I'm sure Mrs. Karadzic is just tired of all the drama. I doubt she really thinks her beloved husband has done any real wrong. She just wants for the grand babies to be able to visit. To go shopping in peace, and not to have to worry about money, don't forget there IS the pension for those that do surrender to the Hague. I'm sure that's at least something of a factor.