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Give credit where credit is due

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on November 25, 1999 at 18:02:19:

In Reply to: Gee Bill, thanks for that neat advice! posted by MDG on November 25, 1999 at 15:58:59:

: I have stated repeatedly that NATO conducted the entire Kosovo operation in a stupid, even immoral way,

SDF: That's good!

: but that the rest of the world was entirely justified, even obliged, to intervene on behalf of Milosevic's victims,

SDF: Let's give credit to the Red Cross, Médicines Sans Frontieres, and other relief agencies who did what they could to mitigate the pain experienced by victims of an avoidable war.

Let's also give credit to Clinton, Albright, and Holbrooke, for 1) not providing any assistance to the original NONVIOLENT movement in Kosovo (led by a fellow named Rugova I believe), nor to any other internal opposition to Milosevic (which existed in significant quantities in Belgrade before the war, but which, thanks to the war, is dead) and for 2) refusing to negotiate Appendix B of Rambouillet with Milosevic, and thus STARTING this whole AVOIDABLE war, a war conducted for the sake of expanding NATO. Let's also give credit to the bombers who hit the various international embassies in Belgrade, thus creating more avoidable incidents.

Let's give credit to Die Grünen (the Green Party) of Germany, for voting to support the bombing and thus copping out on their stated principle of nonviolence. It's only just desserts that they lost the next election.

Let's give credit to the CIA for slipping all sides in the conflict (yes, even the Serbs!) a few weapons here and there, thus helping make all this conflict possible.

Let's also give credit to Dennis Kucinich, Democrat Congressmember from Cleveland, for taking Bill Clinton to court for violation of the War Powers Act, at just before the time at which the bombing ground to a halt. Coincidence?

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