Serbia: Mind Game

The allies are also fighting a spin battle for the heads of the Serbian people. They're losing

Everyone knows the truth about this war. It started with unprovoked attacks on civilians, grew into widespread aggression and is now an unchecked attempt to destroy an entire people. Ask any Belgrader whether that's true, and he'll say yes--but he won't be agreeing with you. For most people in Yugoslavia, it's NATO's attacks on Serbia that are the crime, not Serbian attacks on Kosovo. While NATO accuses Serbs of aggression, Serbian media accuse NATO of aggression. When NATO cries genocide, Serbian media cry genocide. And with almost no outside points of reference in Yugoslavia, who's to know the difference? It is...

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