March 26, 2004 |
The simmering situation in Kosovo boiled over into deadly conflict again last week, leaving hundreds of houses burned to the ground, about 600 people wounded and more than two dozen dead. While Serbs and Albanians engage in mutual recrimination, they agree on this: The Bush administration has neglected the Balkans. Its neglect has created a tinderbox in Kosovo, where frustration and anger now run the risk of spiraling out of control. In 1999, Kosovo Albanians were euphoric when the U.S.
August 11, 1991
The level of hypocrisy in recent American international diplomacy has attained new heights. It was truly nauseating to see President Bush's eyes "well with tears" at the sight of Nazi atrocities in the Ukraine, while in the very next breath he stifled the aspirations of Ukrainians for their independence and ignored the countless millions of Ukrainians who died at the hands of Soviet butchery under Stalinist Russia (front page, Aug. 2). Bush and Gorbachev toast to their achievements towards "justice and democracy," while they both support the ongoing blood bath of genocide in Croatia at the hands of Serbian communist thugs.
February 28, 2001 |
The enemy is rarely easy to see if you're a peacekeeper in Kosovo, especially when it is yourself. The U.S. Army's "rules of engagement" tell troops when they can shoot. But the soldiers are on their own when it comes to a more difficult choice: whether to care about the people they are assigned to protect. And compassion comes with many risks in Kosovo, where a tangled web of politics, ethnic hatred and deceit can trap those who get too close. By ordering a "top-to-bottom" review of the U.S.
September 22, 1997 |
Slobodan Milosevic's Socialist Party claimed victory early today in Serbian elections, a vote many of his opponents boycotted because they said it was rigged. "It is obvious that our party has a substantial lead in both the presidential and parliamentary elections," party spokesman Ivica Dacic said. Preliminary results were expected this afternoon. Milosevic, who controls the state media, was expected from the beginning to see his party triumph in Sunday's vote.
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May 7, 1994
Charles William Maynes' column "Is There Any 'Right' Bosnia Policy for Clinton?" (Opinion, April 24) contains numerous misstatements of fact. He is of course free to speculate on the most appropriate response from the Clinton Administration on the resolution of the Bosnian conflict. He is not, however, free to manipulate history in support of his thesis. Maynes claims that anti-Serb excesses of World War II are "fueling the current conflict" and somehow justify current Serb aggression.
November 29, 2000 |
In 1983, a Serbian legal scholar named Vojislav Kostunica coauthored a book that reflected on political revolutions. Such turning points, he wrote, are "rare moments" when those with power can "act unbound" to remake the world around them. Now Kostunica finds himself in exactly that position, thrust into the presidency of Yugoslavia by a "bulldozer revolution" in which people power and earthmoving equipment enforced his electoral victory over Slobodan Milosevic.
October 26, 2001 |
Serbs demanding to know the whereabouts of missing relatives in Kosovo broke through a police line and charged at the Serbian province's U.N. mission chief in Belgrade, the Yugoslav capital. Hans Haekkerup was leaving a government building when about 100 people swarmed his motorcade, kicking and hitting cars with fists and sticks. No one was injured.