Bad Blood and Broken Promises

As Bosnian Serbs continue harassing U.N. peacekeepers, Jimmy Carter jumps into the fray

When Serbs fired two anti-tank missiles at a United Nations convoy near the Bosnian town of Velika Kladusa last Monday, Ismail Hassain had just closed the hatch on his armored personnel carrier. The blast inflicted such massive injuries to his head that the Bangladeshi peacekeeper immediately lapsed into a deep coma. Serb forces refused permission for Hassain and four of his wounded U.N. comrades to be evacuated by helicopter, so the soldiers were forced to endure an eight-hour road trip to an American medical hospital in Zagreb. Hassain, who never awoke from his coma, died the next morning.

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