The Dayton Accords reshape Europe (excerpt)
U.S. troops in Bosnia have not brought peace to the peoples of the Balkans. There is at most a suppression of hostilities. The Muslims, Croats, Serbs, and all the other peoples of the region have suffered greatly. But to find a solution that can really end the conflict in the Balkans, it is necessary to understand the problem.
The U.S.-NATO military occupation of Bosnia was forced on that country by the Clinton administration during talks in Dayton, Ohio, in the autumn of 1995. At that meeting, a gun was put to the heads of the Bosnian peoples as Washington threatened a bombing campaign like the one the Pentagon waged against Baghdad, Iraq, during the Gulf War. They were given no choice in the matter. Newsweek magazine saw great glory in the U.S.-imposed agreement. Its report declared: “Hail Pax Americana! Salute the return…
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