Twenty-five years ago, a horrific crime was perpetrated by the Serbs against Muslims in the heart of Europe in Srebrenica. Thousands of Muslim men and boys were massacred while the women were raped in what had been designated by the UN as a “safe haven”. Dutch forces tasked with protecting the unarmed Muslims just stood by while the genocide was carried out.
The arrest last month in Serbia of Slobodan Milosevic on corruption charges has aroused hopes that he might one day be brought to the Hague to face war crimes charges. He has already been indicted as a war criminal.
The US admitted on December 3 that its troops in Kosova are helping the Serbs to maintain control of the region and to prevent local people from returning to their homes. That is the upshot of the US confirmation that they are providing armoured escorts to Serb police patrols in the Malisheva region, and a telling reflection of their true role in Kosova.
The true worth of the October 13 Belgrade agreement on Kosova, by which the west supposedly extracted concessions from Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic...