What It’s Like to Chill W MLADIC


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What It’s Like to Chill Out With
Whom the Rest of the World Considers As The Most Ruthless Men: Ratko
Mladic, Goran Hadzic and Radovan Karadzic (+) Confessions of a Female
War Crimes Investigator

What
It’s Like to Chill Out With Whom the  World Considers the
Most Ruthless Men : Ratko Mladic, Goran Hadzic and Radovan Karadzic
Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator 

 
 Confessions of a Female War Crimes Investigator


   
Retrospectively, it was all so simple, natural and matter of fact being
on a boat restaurant in Belgrade, sitting with, laughing, drinking a
two hundred bottle of wine and chatting about war and peace while Ratko
Mladic held my hand.  Mladic,  a man considered the world’s most
ruthless war criminal since Adolf Hitler, still at large and currently
having a five million dollar bounty on his head for genocide by the
international community.  Yet there I was with my two best friends at
the time, a former Serbian diplomat, his wife, and Ratko Mladic just
chilling.  There was no security, nothing you’d ordinarily expect in
such circumstances.  Referring to himself merely as, Sharko; this is
the story of it all came about.


   
It all began as former United States President Bill Clinton spearheaded
NATO’s war against Serbia, Montenegro and Slobodan Milosevic (March
1999).  Thirty-five years old, conducting graduate study work at the
New School for Social Research in New York City in political science, 
I planned graduating spring 1999 with an area study emphasis in
international law and human rights.  I was naïve then, still believing
strongly in democratic liberal concepts such as freedom of academic
thought.  Hence, I never anticipated my political views would impede
either my graduation or completing my master’s thesis work on whether
NATO member states committed gross violations of customarily accepted
international criminal law in launching military aggression against
Serbia and Montenegro owing to not acquiring United Nations Security
Counsel approval prior.

              
Then as hit with the identical smart bomb dropped on Milosevic’s
presidential palace in Serbia the night of April 22nd 1999, political
science chairperson then at the New School, Professor David Plotke,
summoned me into his office before class that evening and dismissed me
from the master’s program at the New School owing to what he considered
my possessing unsavory political science opinions. 

    Only
having to complete two more classes to graduate, I always thought my
future in political sciences as wide open with innumerous
possibilities; unfortunately this proved untrue.  Plotke told me in no
uncertain terms that I was not the type of person the New School wanted
walking around with a degree stating the New School’s prestigious name
on it.

    Ironically, the New School was an institution I
attended only owing to its’ placing great pride and emphasis on
allowing students complete academic freedom of thought without
dictating what is and what is not politically correct to discuss.  Yet
surprisingly, dismissal from the program and blow to my graduate work
should not been completely unexpected since the semester immediately
prior, the school refused allowing me to conduct my graduate thesis
work on the subject of whether the NATO and Bill Clinton committed war
crimes against the former Yugoslavia during the Kosovo war (1999) and
internally suggested I write about infringement of Muslim human rights
in France. 

    I suppose with the likes of Hillary Clinton
and Tony Blair hanging about the fourth floor of the school at the
renown World Policy Institute in 1999, I should have expected the
university would not take kindly to student‘s speaking out critically
against Bill Clinton and the Kosovo war (1999) he went down in history
for advocating.  Then again, in 1999 I still believed in the school’s
core ideals of academic freedom, especially since I was paying no less
than one thousand United States dollars a credit to attend.  My civil
rights lawsuit against the college is another story in and of itself
not deserving extended amounts of space here, except what I already
mentioned.

    Dismissal from graduate school left me in a
complete state of  scholarly anomie seeking empathy and solace from my
few friends and confidants at the time including many diplomats I
studied with at the New School for several years.  The list included 
but was not limited to ambassadors from Iran, Oman and a newly
appointed First Secretary of the Bosnian Mission to the United Nations
in New York, Darko Trifunovic. 

   
Noteworthy of mentioning, both the ambassadors from Iran and Oman both
confided in me their own extreme dissatisfactions and the scholarly
problems they themselves currently encountered at the New School for
Social Research.  On the last day attending the school, both
aforementioned men explicitly complained to me the school was holding
them back from graduating owing to their own so-called extremely
unsavory political viewpoints.  In particular the Iranian ambassador,
Amir, was writing his master’s thesis on the Iranian contra affair and
the UN Ambassador from Oman told me, for years he was being held back
from graduating because Greek Professor Addie Pollis strongly disdained
his Islamic religious and cultural views insofar as human rights and
multiple marriage partners by Muslim sultans in his country of origin. 
It was May (1999).

    Riddled with uncertainty about my future
scholarly status, I immediately applied for graduate study at Farleigh
Dickinson University in New Jersey where I studied an additional two
years before encountering similar problems with the graduate school
faculty there.  Ironically it was only FDU professors whom formerly
studied themselves at the New School still in touch with the faculty
there, who were later responsible for my having to leave the graduate
program at FDU in early 2002. 

    Between the time of my
dismissal from the New School and my dismissal from FDU in the fall
(2002), I stayed in touch with many scholars and other politically
active persons sharing similar anti-war views as myself regarding
NATO’s 1999 Kosovo war including: Professor Barry Lituchy (NYC), Ramsey
Clark’s people at the International

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