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Is that the Rambouillet agreement you're ralking about?

On a previous occasion UpstateNY has given an account of American diplomatic actions in the Balkans, notably by James Rubin but also by others, so I am surprised that he would blame the EU. However the EU's lack of foreign policy and diplomatic coordination among member states made matters worse, especially in the early days of the war.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 03:52:51 PM EST
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This quote of mine ("The whole Balkan scene from 1991 until today is a premium example of horrendously conducted diplomacy, and each time someone thinks they have the answer, yet another flare-up begins. EU diplomacy is all about sticking your finger in the dike.") doesn't mean the US wasn't just as much to blame.

I was only pointing out that EU diplomacy in the region always seems hasty, ill-considered, tendentious, and even arrogant.

The US was totally wrong on Kosovo. They were also bad on Bosnia but only from midway through to the end. Europe stumbled from 1990-1991 until the end of Bosnia.

by Upstate NY on Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 05:03:55 PM EST
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I think he's referring to the Vance-Owen plan and the few that came after it.
by Upstate NY on Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 05:04:57 PM EST
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