Wednesday, July 23, 2008


No, that's Radovan Karazdic -- known as the Butcher of the Balkans for, among other things, exterminating 8,000 Muslim men and boys and holding the city of Sarajevo under siege for more than three years during the Bosnian civil war in the 1990s.

Arrested for war crimes on Monday, he had been living quietly but openly under an assumed name in a Belgrade suburb, where he practiced, lectured and wrote articles on alternative medicine.

How could a monster be so normal?


Craig Bob said...

The Double-life phenomenon -- it still surprises me every time even though it seems pretty common.

JBlog said...

Kind of gives a whole new meaning to "Bad Santa."

Also puts our pursuit of Osama Bin Laden in perspective -- this guy was hiding in plain sight for more than a decade and nobody found him, while OBL has been lurking in caves along the Aghani-Pakastani border, aided by local tribesmen.