Why is the U.S. mainstream media so bashful about reporting the major offensive launched two weeks ago by the Croatian and Bosnian Muslim forces? Several aspects of this coordinated assault, directed mainly on two areas--to the southeast of Bihac and at Kupres--should provoke very harsh commentaries if not straightforward condemnation. What is worse, the Bihac offensive was generated and organized in a demilitarized "safe haven" with apparently open support of the U.N. peacekeeping forces (from Bangladesh) stationed there.
A military aggression of such magnitude is outrageous and destructive at the time when the world's community is (supposedly) trying to work out the solution for a lasting peace in Bosnia. Even more shameful is the attitude of some commentators to savor it as a "rightful revenge," in which thousands of Serbs fleeing from their homes are mentioned "matter-of-factly," without a shred of compassion, which is apparently (only) for the alleged "victims of Serbian aggression." However, the greatest irony of all is that a reversal came even sooner than expected.