Aggression 1, International Law 0

As the Serbs prepare to seize Bosnia, the West remains indignant -- and powerless

Policymakers have an awesome capacity to intone that "things can't go on this way" for months or years -- while things do go on the same way. In the rapidly disappearing republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina, though, the vicious fighting that has raged since February might really end soon. Not primarily because of the cease-fire announced in London last week; no one yet knows whether it will become fully effective, let alone last any longer than an eyeblink. Nor will any thanks be due to the American and European statesmen who have almost daily proclaimed that the bloodshed must stop but have done...

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