Guns Now, Butter Later

Relief flights are bringing aid, but that is not enough to assuage the anger building in Sarajevo

There is a stark simplicity to life in Amira Puzic's war-scarred apartment building in the northern Sarajevo neighborhood of Ciglane. At dusk the 18 families there prepare for another night of shelling by bedding down on couches and mattresses crammed onto landings of the central concrete stairwell. By day, when the barrage eases, they forage for food. But hunger has become a secondary consideration in the face of the almost constant bombardment, now well into its fourth month, by Serb forces firing from the surrounding hillsides. All day, every day, the talk in the building hallways is of Western military intervention...

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