R.I.P. Richard Holbrooke

U.S. Diplomat Richard Holbrooke has died following heart surgery. He was 69.

An administration official says Richard Holbrooke, a longtime U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Barack Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, has died. He was 69.

Some details about him are here. He is survived by his wife, Kati Marton, who was formerly married to ABC anchor Peter Jennings.

A lot of prominent deaths this week: Elizabeth Edwards, Mark Madoff and now Richard Holbrooke. May they all rest in peace.

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    Epitaph for Richard Holbrooke (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Edger on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 07:59:56 AM EST
    I am very sorry to learn that Richard Holbrooke has died. Because I fully intended to bring him to Justice and get him criminally indicted  for the genocidal massacre at Srebrenica on behalf of my clients, the Mothers of Srebrenica and Podrinja.

    It was Holbrooke who deliberately sacrificed Zepa and Srebrenica in order to produce Dayton's genocidal carve-up map. Holbrooke was the Father of the genocidal statelet known as Republika Sprska. Holbrooke was the Destroyer of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Holbrooke was an Accessory Before, During and After the Fact to  the Extermination of 8000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica, which the International Court of Justice ruled was genocide in violation of the 1948 Genocide Convention. Holbrooke shall live in Infamy as a Genocidaire.

    In his classic work The Phaedo, Plato has his hero Socrates comment upon the transmigration/reincarnation of souls. With respect to Holbrooke, Socrates said as follows:

    "And those who have chosen the portion of injustice, and tyranny, and violence, will pass into wolves, or into hawks and kites;--whither else can we suppose them to go?"

    Let Socrates' words of wisdom serve as Holbrooke's Epitaph and Fate.

    Professor Francis A. Boyle
    General Agent for the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina before the International Court of Justice
    Attorney for the Mothers of Srebrenica and Podrinja

    University of Illinois College of Law Professor Francis A. Boyle

    Very sad to lose such a talented (none / 0) (#1)
    by ruffian on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 07:17:23 AM EST
    diplomat. We need more like him. RIP and condolences to his family who I'm sure spent far too little time with him.