Milosevic is a bad, bad man.
October 3, 2000 5:13 PM   Subscribe

Milosevic is a bad, bad man. Not that we didn't know this before, but.... really.
posted by shylock (3 comments total)
Be interesting to see how this idiot's actions will affect the election and vice versa
posted by owillis at 8:08 PM on October 3, 2000

"Bad", yes. Of course, the same stuff happens in the US, the only difference is the spin given to it in the corporate media. For example, in the US, protest organizers are routinely arrested for "conspiracy to jaywalk", setting bail at a million dollars, and other absurdities. I believe Serbia has traffic laws as well, and the status quo there has the same interest in enforcing them when people start to engage in civil disobedience and other kinds of mass direct action.
posted by johnb at 8:48 PM on October 3, 2000

You know, I'm beginning to feel increasingly sympathetic with Mr. Milosevic. Yes, he's a totalitarian bastard who exercises autocratic control over a murderous nation. He roughs up the competition like a gangster lord and refuses to play nice with the rest of the world.

It's just that the U.S. commits most of the same crimes.

Somehow, after pumping millions upon millions into the opposition party, explicitly tying the duration of anti-Yugoslav sanctions to Milosevic's stay in office, digging up and publishing every bit of dirt that can reasonably be attached to Milosevic's name, and running propaganda suggesting that Milosevic is preparing to cheat on the elections, the U.S. is surprised when he thinks the elections were biased against him?

posted by Mars Saxman at 11:07 AM on October 4, 2000

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