The Clinton agenda against the Bosnian Serbs (and eventually against all Serbs) was set into motion by the first Bush administration.
In his book, "The Politics of Diplomacy: Revolution, War and Peace, 1989-1992," former Secretary of State James Baker significantly wrote, "After the meeting, I had Larry Eagleburger take [Haris] Silajdzic [former Bosnian Prime Minister] to see the EC troika political directors (who happened to be visiting the Department) and asked Margaret Tutwiler to talk to the foreign minister about the importance of using Western mass media to build support in Europe and North America for the Bosnian cause. I also had her talk to her contacts at the four television networks, The Washington Post, and the New York Times to get more attention focused on the story."
In other words, President George Bush, the First, Mr. Baker, Mr. Eagleburger, et. al, never intended to be impartial in theBosnian civil war and were willing, if necessary, to present a distorted, anti-Serbian bias to the American people and a favorable image of the Bosnian Muslims regardless of their shadowy part in the war. This, then, was to be our foreign policy and we are reaping what we have sown.
posted on 01/11/2004 6:41:24 AM PST
It's also pertinent to understand many of the battalion to regimental sized Al-Qaida like units imported from outside the area fought intensively in the Balkans. It's also interesting how the US mistakenly hit the Chinese embassey communications center which had there been ulterior liaisons between Isalmic militants and the Chinese, would have been their hub of command and control back for supporting arms.
Make no mistake about it, the Clintons didn't want that tie to be severed if it existed.
Mistakes happen in warfare, and in that situation with the Chinese Comm Center,...well in the words of those explaining it at the time...it's the damnedest thing.
War is a dynamic thing. Today we live in a mottled domain. National groupings aren't represented by countries as much as they are portrayed in various profit and non-profit organizations. Many of the most dangerous are closer to us than we believe, yet we chalk up their differences as merely a diverse environment.
Through faith in Christ each of us can influence far more than any grouping of countries in righteousness. God Bless.
posted on 01/11/2004 7:09:11 AM PST
posted on 01/11/2004 8:45:40 AM PST
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