Serbia’s Prosecution of War Criminals
The war was one of several that resulted from the nationalist policies of Communist Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic that resulted in the breakup of
into its subdivisions, which were mostly ethnically based. Serbia
later became an independent state after the total disintegration of Yugoslavia. Serbia,
which is seeking greater integration with Europe,
hopes to show the European Union through Serbian prosecutions for crimes
against humanity from the Yugoslav civil wars that it has reformed itself and
is committed to justice and respecting the rights of minorities. It is hoped that Serbia’s commitment is sincere.
After a long and difficult process,
Government has approved a controversial constitution that makes it a federation
of seven secular states, based upon ethnic concentrations, each with its own
republican legislature, with a parliamentary republican central government. The Nepalese Constitution is secular, liberal
(i.e. it includes safeguards for liberty), inclusive and respectful of the
rights of women and various minorities.
Some ethnic groups objected to the drawing of the boundaries of these
states or their lack of inclusion, while some Hindus wanted Nepal to declare itself a Hindu
state, as it had been a few years ago under its monarchy. Some of the concerns of the ethnic groups are
expected to be addressed soon in constitutional amendments.
Nepal for its
achievement. May it enjoy peace,
liberty, representative government, respect for minorities and prosperity.
Russian Federation’s State Sponsorship of Terrorism
Russian Federation’s military is
now supporting the tyrannical regime of Syrian Dictator Bashar Assad. Syria sponsors the Palestinian
terrorists Hamas, the Lebanese Shi’ite terrorists, Hezbollah, and other
terrorists through harboring or financing these organizations. In addition to its own direct sponsorship
efforts, Assad’s Syrian regime acts as a conduit of support for terrorists on
behalf of its major ally Iran,
the chief sponsor of terrorism in the world.
Thus, Communist Russian Dictator Vladimir Putin’s regime is providing
material support to terrorists, which meets the definition of sponsoring terrorism. Therefore, the United States Department of
State should list the Russian Federation
as a state sponsor of terrorism and the U.S. should subject it to the
relevant economic sanctions.