And we have this thing that we learned in the history books that the assasination in Sarajevo was the spark that ignited WWI.
We didn't learn squat. The killers of the Duke were muslims. D'OH!
The BSA could never have "overrun, seized, or captured" 70 percent of the country as Bosniac government verbal gimmicks state. While they controlled 70 percent of the territory during much of this conflict, the BSA certainly did not possess the military manpower to overrun, seize, or capture it. The media and PR firms employ these inflammatory words only to obfuscate the pre-war situation. Due to their agrarian way of life, the Serbs formed a plurality in 64 percent of the territory at the beginning of the war while the more urbane Muslim business-oriented people resided in the cities.14
Footnote 14: See, for example, the "Ethnic Majorities" maps in The Former Yugoslavia: A Map Folio, Central Intelligence Agency, CPAS 93-10003, April 1993, p.3
viz. a wartime CIA map but using antebellum data from the '91 census, to be precise.
posted on 04/22/2004 7:06:41 PM PDT
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