I have to admit that the anti-Slavic bent you cite certainly does appear to have been the effect of the West's policy. I still have a hard time believing that it was the conscious intent (because, what in the world could someone like Bill Clinton have against Slavs in general or Serbs in particular? *bizarre*)
But I must say that I was quite shocked, during the Serbia bombing, to hear the way people suddenly started talking about Serbs. I heard in the course of normal conversation, from otherwise "liberal" people, many, many comments that would have been interpreted as pure bigotry had they been about Jews, blacks, etc.
I had people tell me that Serbs were "inherently violent", for example. And this couldn't *just* have been anti-Slavism; it was a Russian professor who told me this!
Because of our daily bombing of Iraq, another reason was to appease the Islamic world to show that we really cared for them and that we were willing to destroy a Christian nation to do it.
Also, we couldn't allow this little pip-squeak of a nation defy the New World Order. This applies to both Dems and Reps. The Serbs had to be taught a lesson.
The result? We have handed the Balkans over to Osama bin Laden's cutthroats and mafia, the KLA.
They are as violent as anyone else out there.
However the Serbs have had and do have the most motivated military in the Balkans.
In Serbia if you can't go to the army then there is a doubt that you can't have a wife and father children.
ANY SERB HERE FROM COUNTRY SIDE SAY IT AIN'T SO!!! :))
Since early 20th century their military has been more professional due to French influence and name a war they haven't been in it. There is a large number of Serbs in the French Foreign Legion.
As we all know they kicked off WWI.
But go to Serbia and they as pleasant as anyone else.
In a restaurant a waiter in Serbia is more pleasant than one in Macedonia (although I had couple unpleasant experiences with morons).
The football club supporters are the most militant and worse than British hooligans.
A lot of time they do irrational things out of stuburness than anything else. If you say this is Black they say is white and don't waste your time to convience him.
I can say the Serbs are just normal.
What was he a professor of? Was he a liberal? What religion was he?