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To: bayouranger
Here is a thing that General Wesley Clark, then the supreme commander of the NATO alliance, said back in 1999. The subject was the NATO bombing of Serbia: “Cultural diversity within a nation causes nothing but trouble—what could be more obvious?”

The only references to that quote I found online are linked to this article.

What Clark was actually saying in 1999 was "There is no place in modern Europe for ethnically pure states. That's a 19th-century idea and we are trying to transition it into the 21st century, and we are going to do it with multiethnic states."

Clark's view may have been wrong. Derbyshire's attribution almost certainly is.

9 posted on 04/10/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT by x
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To: bayouranger
“Cultural diversity within a nation causes nothing but trouble—what could be more obvious?”

Okay, that was something the editors threw in in big type to get you to read the article. It should have been taken out.

What Clark actually said is in the next line: "There is no place in modern Europe for ethnically pure states. That's a 19th-century idea and we are trying to transition it into the 21st century, and we are going to do it with multiethnic states."

11 posted on 04/10/2012 4:22:34 PM PDT by x
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