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They call in the butcher of Bosnia.
Serbian general accused of helping orchestrate the largest murder of European civilians since World War II.
A bloodbath that the United States tried to stop -- bombing missions back in 1995.
Will today -- international war crimes tribunal.
Of Ratko Mladic began.
With the defendant reportedly making -- throat slitting gesture at the families of the massacre victims.
As you were -- he spent fifteen years on the run before the police arrested him last day.
Prosecutors say during the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
His troops committed genocide.
Mass murder and ethnic cleansing.
He has so far refused even to enter pleas and claims he committed no crimes.
The fox -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt with us tonight and -- there were many atrocities during that war but what -- forces did.
It was appalling -- remember this was the conflict they gave us the term.
Ethnic cleansing the attempt by forces some of them led.
By Iraq automatics to combat a Serbian homeland.
In Bosnia essentially by killing as many ethnic Muslims as they could the worst of those massacres.
Was in -- Bernie set and late in the wall in 1995.
And when western journalists including.
The Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David wrote what led to the mass graves Iran is Fred -- They could not believe what they soul -- We decided it can't be that -- and it couldn't have done this and and it could turn out to be true.
Ratko Mladic hunted down every man and boy he could find from this -- server needs and everyone that he -- They executed eight.
Thousand killed in that one that massacre tens of thousands of more.
By people like Ratko Mladic and other Serbian forces and the international community really have let this war drag on but in the end it was US power that seems to have ended it it was -- military and diplomatic power first the military power.
The US taking pot in the NATO bombing raids in the over the serving capital.
A Belgrade in 1995 and then diplomatic power the secretary of state -- -- -- a state Warren Christopher and president Clinton's peace envoy Richard Holbrooke.
Leaving the peace talks in Dayton Ohio in November 1995.
And David -- the journalists you just heard from returned to Bosnia just a month ago and got -- very interesting reaction.
From many people that listen.
It's important I think for America's here this tremendous gratitude from Muslims in Bosnia.
That the US intervened.
Stop the war and it took forever but eventually Mladic is now facing justice and -- actually had Bosnian Muslim say to me.
Why doesn't the US talk about this more so other Muslims across they -- world realize that there was a time where the US did help.
Disturbingly on the flip side of that David -- also -- from many Serbs that.
Who still -- god the murderous radko Mladic as a national hero well.
Jonathan -- thank you south.
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