Thursday, December 08, 2005


Croatia's most wanted man, indicted general Ante Gotovina, was arrested last night and is on his way to the war crimes tribunal in The Hague, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity and violation of the laws and customs of war for his actions during Operation Oluja in 1995.

Gotovina was arrested in the Canary Islands, so let the conspiracy theories begin. Time will tell whether he spent any time hiding out in a Franciscan monastery deep in Herzegovina, or (as a more imaginative version had it) that a Northern Irish terrorist nicknamed Tony Cascarino, who had fought under Gotovina's command, had smuggled him on to the emerald isle.

Index probably has more, on the offchance that you can actually get it to load. (Does it say anything about Croatia that only Gotovina and Seve can break the Internet?)

No word, as yet, from his official supporters' campaign, or from Niko Bete, performer of the general's theme song Ante, Ante, svi smo za te along with other such delights in honour of Mirko Norac, Franjo Tudjman, and the rest.


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