Where Is Serb Strongman Radovan Karadzic?

So where is Radovan Karadzic? Probably in Serb-held Herzegovina, a barren wedge of land running from eastern Bosnia south toward the Adriatic. "He's here," says Bozidar Vucurevic, formerly of Karadzic's Serb Democratic Party in the region, "And he's defended not by any special troops but by the people." Says a local party member: "It's not easy to make an arrest in Herzegovina. We're not cowards. It wouldn't happen without consequences."

Perhaps. In the exaggerated mythology of the Balkans, eastern Herzegovina is the hard heart of Serb nationalism. The inhabitants pride themselves on being as inhospitable to interlopers as the rocky soil...

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