One of my readers wanted a clarification of what I meant at the end of this post, The Wrong Side, where I comment on Serbia being sold out for drug money.
My point is about US foreign policy toward the Balkans going back to the Clinton Administration.
When the Balkans began to flare up again in the early 1990's, old ethnic scores were being settled, scores going back centuries. Atrocities were being committed by all sides.
Previous postings of mine point out the role played by imported Mujahideen with experience in Afghanistan in the 1980's, while Pela's translations of the experiences of Swedish peacekeepers there are reminders of the role played by Croats.
Information such as this had to be have been available to President Clinton, and now to President Bush.
How is it that, despite the evidence of atrocities having been committed by Muslim and Croat forces, the Serbs somehow wound up getting all the blame? So much so, that Serb forces got bombed by NATO? So much so, that now President Bush has talked about independence for Kosovo, despite international law and the will of the nation to which Kosovo belongs?
I am not saying that no atrocities were committed by Serb forces.
What I am saying is that the international community's blame-game has been very lop-sided, and heavy-handed on top of it all.
Blame for what has happened in the Balkans belongs in some portion to all parties concerned; that includes those foreign leaders who have imperiously and unfairly interfered in Balkan politics, and that includes two US Presidents as well as the governments of certain European powers.
More on this will follow.