To: West Coast Conservative
In Serbia's defense, he wasn't the only bad guy. Just the worse.
Of course, his argument of defense against Islamic terrorism falls apart when you realize Serbs fought Catholic Croats and Slovenes, and that the rioters of Paris and murderers of van Gogh were not Balkan Muslims, but Arabs from North Africa.
Serbia has little sympathy in the world, and Slobo has little sympathy in Belgrade's younger generation. Unfortunately, thanks to his legacy, we'll have a near-permanent presence in Kosovo and Bosnia.
posted on 03/16/2006 10:38:28 AM PST
(being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the Kingdom of Heaven....)
Ah....yes, the "legacy" of Slobo makes us stay in Kosovo even as our "freedom loving" Albanian allies burn hundreds of Serb churches....with nary a peep of protest from the state department.
Just the worst
Not so sure.
the rioters of Paris and murderers of van Gogh were not Balkan Muslims, but Arabs from North Africa.
I'm glad that makes it ok.
I'm relieved to know that there is no Islamic conspiracy to institute (by force) a worldwide Caliphate.
Poor Slobo was misinformed and was unaware of the peaceful means that allowed the Muslims to establish themselves in (what would be) Yugoslavia in the first place.
Serbia has little sympathy in the world.
That you got right.
posted on 03/16/2006 11:20:26 AM PST
by Navy Patriot
(Assassinations, cheaper by the dozen.)
Actually the independent US presence in Bosnia ended about a year ago. We are still on the hook for our NATO contribution but that is pegged at one infantry company which rotates out of a regular army battalion in Germany. Kossovo, however continues to absorb the efforts of a small brigade. The responsibility for filling this requirement was shifted to the National Guard several years ago after a transition phase in which Guard and regular units alternated. Overall it has been a very expensive and strategically totally irrelevant distraction absorbing hundreds of thousands of man hours and several billion dollars over more than decade. A real Clinton legacy to the Army mostly but all the services that had to waste time, risk death and urinate away dollars in the Balkans.
"Serbs fought Catholic Croats and Slovenes"
Pat Buchanan also flip flopped on Milosevic. During the early 90's, Buchanan supported the Croats and Slovenes and attacked Milosevic for fighting to preserve a communist federation.
It seems by 2007, the U.S. may pull out of Kosovo. they are already moving 90% of our troops from Monteith to Bondsteel. Bondsteel is scheduled to close around 2007.
Also, you are right. If he was worse, Ceku is close in there as well as the Serbian leaders....
posted on 03/16/2006 3:46:08 PM PST
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