Dilemma For the World

Tired of waiting for the world, desperate Bosnia is in a noose: the more it tugs, the more it chokes. The death struggle was brought home to outsiders last week after besieged defenders tried to break through Serbian lines surrounding Sarajevo. The thrusts not only failed but provoked intensified Serbian fire that closed down the city's airport, cutting off U.N. relief shipments. Bosnian soldiers who scaled Trebevic Mountain in the hope of outflanking the Serbian guns may have at least tasted a moment of gallows humor: before being driven back, they reached the bobsled run built for the 1984 Winter Olympics.

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