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.)