Update: March 16, 2009.
PHOTO OF EVIL: Srebrenica genocide suspect, Milenko Krstic, on left (in glasses), waits in his seat to cheer for his daughter Danijela, now Miss Oregon. Next to him is his wife Branka and their daughter Aleksandra. The photo was taken at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 24, 2009 during the 2009 Miss American Pageant.
MILENKO KRSTIC ASSISTED IN GENOCIDE
Milenko Krstic (52), the father of Miss Oregon, was an active member of a Bosnian Serb army's Zvornik brigade. The unit participated in the mass killings of 8,000 to 10,000 unarmed Bosniaks (Muslims) and a forcible deportation at least 25,000 people during the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. Krstic admittedly worked in the headquarters of the Bosnian Serb army, providing logistical support to the unit responsible for terrorizing Muslims in and around Srebrenica and committing genocide in July 1995.
DAUGHTER OF A BEAST
Milenko Krstic's family enjoys a comfortable life in the United States, while bodies of Muslim victims, many of them children, rot in Srebrenica genocide mass graves. His daughter, Danijela Krstic (24), was crowned in June and serves as queen of the Oregon pageant. However, she failed to make the top 15 in the Miss America pageant and didn't make the finals. We found Daniela Krstic's publicly listed E-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) via The Oregonian article. We asked her, "Does your father intend to apologize to the relatives of Srebrenica genocide victims for actively serving in the genocidal army?"
She hasn't responded to our question, yet. Like most Serbs, she must be proud of her father's involvement in the extermination of Srebrenica Muslims. After all, it is no secret that majority of Serbs suffer from extreme Bosniakophobia - a prejudice and hatred against Bosniaks Muslims. This combined hatred and prejudice fuel their continued Srebrenica genocide denial.
KRSTIC LIED TWICE
In 1998 Krstic and his family emigrated to the United States. As part of a refugee application, he filled out an I-590 form, which requires applicants to disclose foreign military service. He denied having served in the military "during a sworn, personal interview administered in Belgrade."
In 1999, he applied to become lawful permanent resident. As part of the application, Krstic filled out another form. This time, I-485 form, also required him to report any prior foreign military service. Krstic again refused to disclose his service in the genocidal army. As a result, he fraudulently obtained a green card.
HE EVEN ADMITTED LYING
According to The Oregonian, in 2005 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia reported to U.S. immigration authorities that Krstic had served in the Bosnian Serb Army (Army of Republika Srpska) that planned and carried out the 1995 Srebrenica genocide. The alert prompted federal U.S. agents to visit Krstic’s home near Beaverton and interview him. Krstic admitted to actively serving in the genocidal army, but he denied committing any war crimes.
However, whether he took part in the mass killings is irrelevant. The fact that he assisted the genocidal army - by serving as an active member and providing logistical support to the Bosnian Serb terrorists in and around Srebrenica, as well as trying to hide his background - speaks volumes about his character.
Krstic's militia, also known as the Bosnian Serb Army, has been designated by the International Court of Justice in The Hague as having participated in war crimes, genocide and ethnic cleansing during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s.
Federal court files show that the U.S. government also learned Krstic's specific unit, the Zvornik Infantry Brigade, was "involved in the massacre of a large number of unarmed Muslim prisoners in 1995, in areas in close proximity to (Krstic's) duty station." A prosecution document said that one mass killing was at a school "in close physical proximity to battalion headquarters where records show that defendant was working at the time."
PARTNERS IN CRIME?
Krstic's brother Ostoja also seems to share Srebrenica genocide blood on his hands. According to the Associated Press, "Lawyers involved say two similar federal cases are pending in Oregon, one involving Milenko's brother, Ostoja, and are on hold pending the appeals in Milenko Krstic's case."
Milenko Krstic is currently charged for committing a visa fraud. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in jail and be deported to Bosnia, where he could face genocide charges.
Srebrenica genocide suspects in the United States:
1. Nedjo Ikonic - Serb War Criminal Hiding in the United States
2. Suspect Avoids Genocide Charges 3 weeks after Genocide Accountability Act Enacted
3. Phoenix, Arizona - A Mecca for Serb Suspects of Srebrenica Massacre
4. The United States Deports Two Serbs Wanted for Srebrenica Massacre
5. Bosnian Serb Immigrants Failed to Disclose Their Past Service in Genocidal Military
6. Marko Boskic - Srebrenica Genocide Mass Murderer
7. Butcher of Srebrenica Wants His Own Admission Squashed
8. Srebrenica Genocide Gunman, Marko Boskic, Will Not Face Torture Charges
9. Elusive Justice: A Man Who Gunned Down 1,200 Srebrenica Bosniaks
10. Srebrenica Genocide Suspects Give Up Fight, Agree to be Deported to Bosnia
11. More Arrests of Srebrenica Genocide Suspects in the U.S.
12. List of Srebrenica Suspects Getting Away with Genocide
13. Bosnian Serb Deported from the U.S. After Lying on Immigration Paperwork
14. Deported Criminal Convicted for Crimes Against Humanity in Bosnia
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