Skip to comments.Bosnia: On the boil (10 Years Later, Clinton Legacy Time)
Posted on 01/28/2007 7:24:08 AM PST by alex
... Now that plan is in chaos. Milorad Dodik, the premier of the Republika Srpska, the Serb part of Bosnia, wants the same right to self-determination as that exercised by Montenegro last year, and possibly by Kosovo soon. The latter analogy is a powerful one. If a province of Serbia can decide its own future, he argues, why not his fief? ...
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Can anyone recommend a readable history book on the Balkans? I'd like to learn about the history starting just after Roman rule.
You should say Clinton-Bush legacy since Bush has continued Clinton's policies there.
What is/was Clinton's exit strategy.
Getting through his Presidency without getting impeached !!!
"Can anyone recommend a readable history book on the Balkans? I'd like to learn about the history starting just after Roman rule."
Get a(n) historical atlas to get a thumbnail sketch of all the movements of people through the region, and the political and cultural events. Then you can look for books on more specific periods of time and areas that might be of interest. You might want to consider beginning your survey in the fourth century, when the region was facing its first major foreign threat since establishment of Roman rule - the Goths.
How much better it would have all turned out had we just commenced bombing the Serbs when they laid their cards on the table by shelling Dubrovnik.
Alas, the Euros wanted to endlessly "negotiate", the Serbs thereby got a mistaken impression as to how far they could push their luck, and when we finally did get around to dispensing with the notion that Milosevic et al could be reasoned with like civilized individuals, a great many lives had already been lost.
The troops will all be home by Christmas... Yep.
I suppose we would all be better much off by allowing Serbs and Croats to get parts of Bosnia and to Albanians to get Kosovo.
No, we wouldn't.
Paging General Wes Clark...
but but was CLinton the ultimate bridge mender? this is Bush's fault!