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OK. I get your point. The guy is no angel and he's certainly not on a poster in my bedroom.

Now here's the other side of the story:
Karadzic actually did more (much more - Lisbon for one) than Izetbegovic and all the fanatics around him to come to some sort of agreement and preserve peace. Imagine yourself in 1991 - You've got Alija Izetbegovic and Mate Boban at home and Tudjman, Joschka Fisher & Paul II next door. NATO is sharpening its kitchen knives. Guess who the target is. All your neighbours (Except Milosevic) are breathing fire down your spine and promising you Hell...

My point is simple: when Hell breaks lose, it's just that: Hell. I've never been in a comparable situation but I do know that when someone pushes me, I push back.

by vladimir on Fri Jul 25th, 2008 at 03:21:01 PM EST
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