America Abroad: Greece's Defense Seems Just Silly

Greece's Defense Seems Just Silly

GREECE IS REMINDING THE WORLD THAT IT TOO IS A Balkan country, the inhabitant of a region where history often induces hysteria. In his policy toward the disaster zone that used to be Yugoslavia, Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis is well on his way to deepening and widening the war there.

When Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence and appealed for international recognition last year, Macedonia had no choice but to follow suit. Otherwise it would have been swallowed up by Serbia.

A commission of the European Community established criteria for recognition, stressing respect for the rights of ethnic minorities. Macedonia...

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