Today’s front page links to a Reuters story that claims Gen. Ratko Mladic, wartime commander of the Bosnian Serb military, was arrested earlier today. Reuters based their claim on reports by Serbian media. However, Serbian government denied the arrest actually took place, and even the Hague Inquisition has issued a denial and termed the story “rumors.”
Faced with lack of actual facts to report, stories about Mladic are currently mostly regurgitation of stock propaganda: “200,000 dead” in Bosnia, “12,000 dead” in Sarajevo (!), “massacre of 8000 Muslims” in Srebrenica, “the worst atrocity since World War Two”…. it’s all there. Whether Mladic has really been captured, or tales of his demise have been greatly exaggerated, misinformation and outright lies about what happened in the 1992-1995 conflict continue to pervade the legacy media.