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Posted by: MDG on December 01, 1999 at 15:28:59:
In Reply to: It was just an excuse to bomb people. posted by DonS on December 01, 1999 at 10:32:01:
: : Actually, Don, the U.S. deserves a solid kick in the balls for all the horror we've inflicted on the rest of the world. Life in prison would also be justified. In the meantime, I support an international, U.N. organized peacekeeping force which would be deployed under certain conditions, e.g. genocide or forced relocation, to stop bloody dictators/Prime Ministers/Presidents/etc. in their tracks.
: Don: And who is going to decide when genocide is taking place? It wasn't taking place in Kosovo. It was just an excuse to bomb people. Forced relocation wasn't taking place in Kosovo, at least until the bombs started falling. Now, there is relocation of Serbs in Kosovo--under NATO's protection.
Don, be honest now: the Serbs were engaged in ethnic cleansing before NATO intervened. As to your other point, about who decides when genocide or other atrocities occur: that's an excellent question, and of course it will always come down to human judgement, but hopefully it will be a decision made by representatives from the international peacekeeping force, based upon recommendations from their elected, civilian authorities.