On March 24, 2016, war criminal Radovan Karadžić has been convicted of crimes against humanity committed in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war in that country in the 1990s.
Yes, I remember vividly how that war was because I was living in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina when it started. I remember what Radovan Karadžić looked like when he appeared on TV—always assure of himself, always having something to say. Always eloquent in his speech of love and hate; Love for the idea of great Serbia, hate for those he saw as a threat to it.
The things he said publicly referred to his deep belief that Serbia and its military had the right to start a war and basically do whatever they pleased with the civilian population—kill, torture, rape, loot, steal.
Sadly, this is the way aggressors and armies reason—this is what every army has done in the past 5,000 years (the year some believe Adam and Eve ate the poisoned apple and exited paradise.)
The human race conquers and starts wars because certain members want to get rich fast. The ones who want to get rich fast always invent an ideology, an idea, philosophy, a religion for their subordinates to follow blindly, in order not to mind fighting, losing limbs and lives, and remaining traumatized for as long as they live. Did you think that it’s a coincidence that presidents and high army officials never go to the battlefield?
War is a game. And this ugly game is ruining our planet, ruining our chance of survival and threatening our freedom. If you think that living without peace and freedom makes life worth living, think again—it’s the worst thing ever. Take it from somebody who’s spent some time living without peace and freedom.