Remember Sarajevo?

Winter is coming, the pain and diplomatic absurdity go on -- and the outside world is far away

If war is the continuation of diplomacy by other means, what to make of Sarajevo? As the first snows fell on the nearby mountains, NATO fighter- bombers hit Bosnian Serb positions just outside the capital for the fourth time since February in retaliation for attacks on U.N. peacekeeping troops. The NATO aircraft dropped bombs and directed cannon fire against a Bosnian Serb position seven miles west of Sarajevo; they destroyed a tank. The NATO action was authorized after two French soldiers were wounded in four separate attacks. The peacekeepers had placed themselves between opposing Bosnian Serb and Bosnian government troops when...

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