Of War Criminal Websites and Default Statements

So for those who are really, really not reading the news, super duper, incredibly wanted, biggest butcher from Bosnia, Radovan Karadžić has been captured and is being prepared to stand trial in The Hague once his extradition hearings have concluded in Belgrade. Of course, there are a number of bizarre twists to all of this. For one, he was living in Belgrade, in the center, and working with an assumed alias. You can read all about this story everywhere as well as see the massive beard that Radovan was sporting to hide his true identity. What’s even a good deal more amusing is the website: Dragan Dabić. This was the alias that Radovan was using in Belgrade and some smartass went and set up a website to appear as the good fake doctor’s personal site. For everyone who thinks that this was Radovan’s real site, let me emphasize that it most definitely was not. When you do a WHOIS lookup on the shebang, you see that it was registered July 22, 2008, which was one day after Radovan was taken in to custody. For those not good with math, this means it was registered yesterday. It’s as fake a site as was Radovan’s psychiatric care he was providing some people in Belgrade.
On another note, I have a request to make of all future war criminals that are most likely going to eventually stand trial before the ICTY which is: stating, “I am not guilty and I don’t recognize the legitimacy of this court” is not original. It’s so incredibly Milošević and most likely not even his to start with. I mean, yeah, we get it, you think you’re not guilty and that this UN court is a sham. It doesn’t matter because they’re going to try you for genocide nonetheless and put you in their illegitimate jail. In the future, please just say, “Yeah, what Slobo said.” or “Default Sentence #1. Default Sentence #2.” when arrested and extradited. It would save me two redundant sentences in the news that I read and I need all the time that I can get as I’m a very busy man what with drinking tea, reading the news, sleeping, and waking up and all.
And for those interested, you can read a Croatian blog roundup of reactions to this event on Global Voices.
Of War Criminal Websites and Default Statements