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Fundamentally Serbia is guilty of ethic crimes in Bosnia

Posted by: LARK on April 21, 1999 at 12:52:10:

In Reply to: Fence-sitting amidst premonitions of doom posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on April 20, 1999 at 12:01:41:

: SDF: I'm not sure that the current regime of bombs is going to stop the ethnic cleansing/ massacres in Kosovo. By the time they figure out that bombing doesn't make dictators "cry uncle" (i.e. by the time they review the numerous historical examples of where it hasn't done so), this dictator will be finished with his dirty work, and they all die unhappily ever after.

This is true it is not the forces with the most high tech weaponary that triumph but those with the most resolve as Vietnam demonstrates but somethign must be done and this is going to wreck the serbian economy etc. and I think it's preferable to blitzing the population, although that'd be quicker in military terms.

: I'm not sure we can do anything about it either.

We can support the current actions and attempt to boalster morale, it's maybe something you can take issue with your government about constitutionally but dont you care about the ethic cleansing of Kosovo?

: If we had respected the Constitution, the current bombing-attack against Yugoslavia might be prefaced by a serious debate of the merits of bombing, diplomacy, UN intervention, NATO intervention, troop invasion, the debacle with Bosnia, the debacle with the ethnic cleansing of Serbs from Croatia, and the general application of the principle of nonviolence to the situation as a whole. Somehow I feel that this possibility, like the possibility of a peaceful solution, has been lost.

Maybe but while your doing all this the serbs are raping, killing etc. immediate action was necessary, I'm just sorry that every possible means was not employed immediately before the damn stupid russians started their pan-slavic sabre rattling.

I think troops and every means, whatever it takes, should have been use on day one of this struggle and fuel bombs, the most powerful weapon after the atomic bomb or nuclear devices should have been dropped all over the serbian forces.

: SDF: The problem is that numerous peaceful alternatives to the current mess are being abolished as we speak. They Pentagon talks about continuing the bombing through the summer, so perhaps the Serbs are ethnically-cleansing according to some timetable. The more I read arguments about the current situation both for and against warfare, the less I find useful.

Fundamentally Serbia is guilty of ethic crimes in Bosnia now they are doing it again, facism under a different flag is still facism which cant under any circumstances be tolerated.


: SDF: How trustworthy are they? Would they ethnically-cleanse Kosovo of Serbs? Do they distinguish between justice and revenge?

I know about this and you could be left with afgan syndrome too but I think all this talk of peace will the Serbian nazi state and nazi paramilitaries carry on as they do is appeasement and it shouldnt be allowed to persist.

: "All post-Auschwitz culture, including its urgent critique, is garbage." -Theodor Adorno


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