Wiretaps Reveal Karadzic Discussing Mass Slaughter
Damning evidence of Radovan Karadzic talking about the slaughter of 300,000 Muslims was revealed on Tuesday, the opening day of the genocide trial of the former Bosnian Serb leader. "It will be a black cauldron where 300,000 Muslims will die," the tapes recorded Karadzic saying. "They will disappear. That people will disappear from the face of the earth." Prosecutor Alan Tieger, presenting his case in the absence of Karadzic, who continues in his refusal to attend his own trial, described the case as "about... a man who harnessed the forces of nationalism, hatred and fear to implement his vision of an ethnic Bosnia." Chief Judge O-Gon Kwon warned Karadzic a second time that he would have a legal representative imposed upon him if he persisted in spurning the proceedings.