September 6, 2011, The Hague
As the remaining trials of alleged war criminals approach the finishing line, another former general was sentenced to a long prison term today. General Momcilo Perisic was sentenced to 27 years for providing ammunition and logistical support to rebel Serbs in Bosnia and Croatia.
Again this writer is struck by the hypocrisy of the West. It is quite happy to supply the rebels in Libya with weapons and munitions but never sees that such steps can lead by the wrong sort of example.
The judges accquitted the General on charges of being diretcly responsible for any war crimes. The General is aged 67 and if he serves the whole of his sentence will probably die in prison. If not he will be an old man by the time he is freed.