Kosovo Smolders

Once again the West watches impotently as Milosevic draws blood in the Balkans

Ethnic warfare hasn't disappeared from the crumbling remains of Yugoslavia; it's simply moved south. The rebellious province of Kosovo today looks dangerously like Bosnia yesterday: Serb soldiers marauding through isolated villages, firing wildly at the inhabitants; corpses of women and children laid out for identification by relatives; stony-faced refugees scrambling for shelter across hillsides covered in scrub oak; belligerent young ethnic Albanian rebels waving Kalashnikovs and grenades at random roadblocks.

Amid the tenuous Balkan peace, the ethnic Albanian majority in Kosovo is rising in revolt against the heavy-handed nine-year rule of the Serb minority. Tired of domination by Belgrade, alienated by...

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