Mar 17, 2006

Serbian bootlickers prostrate themselves before Slobo's corpse

An ugly scene.
HUNDREDS of supporters of Slobodan Milosevic converged on his coffin yesterday, in scenes with all the hallmarks of the Serbian strongman: chaos, violence, and carefully orchestrated hero-worship.

“Slobo, Slobo” they chanted as the coffin containing the body of Milosevic — who died last Saturday while being tried for war crimes — was driven up to the doors of the Museum of Revolution in Belgrade.

Even before the closed coffin had been laid out in a gallery once devoted to the Yugoslav dictator Josip Broz Tito, the Milosevic loyalists surged towards the doors. “Slobo lives”, “Milosevic will never die,” they shouted. And then, alarmingly: “Lynch the journalists”.

Related (somewhat): Victor Davis Hanson wonders why the obviously superior Europeans can't keep their prisoners alive and compares Slobo's trial to Saddam's. (Thanks, Stuart, for the link.)

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