Srebrenica Succumbs

The fall of a fated town deepens the Balkans' tragedy and shames a spectating world

"Bold tyrants and fearful minorities are watching to see whether 'ethnic cleansing' is a policy the world will tolerate. If we hope to promote the spread of freedom or if we hope to encourage the emergence of peaceful multiethnic democracies, our answer must be a resounding no."

-- U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, announcing the Clinton Administration's initiatives on Bosnia, Feb. 10, 1993

Bold tyrants take heart. Fearful minorities take heed. As NATO jet fighters assigned to Operation Deny Flight screamed impotently across the skies of Bosnia last week, what resounded around the world was the thunder of Serb artillery,...

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