Serbia: Chilly Christmas Wishes From Your President

Chilly Christmas Wishes From Your President

When the European Union proposed a plan to isolate and weaken Serbian strongman SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC by delivering heating oil directly to towns run by his opponents, U.S. diplomats were skeptical. They said the oil--which Serbia badly needs this winter because of the Western embargo--would either fail to reach its recipients or end up in Milosevic's hands.

It turns out they were right. Last week Milosevic's customs seized a convoy of trucks carrying some 350 tons of oil intended for Nis and Pirot, two opposition-run towns in southern Serbia. The convoy was stopped as soon as it crossed the border from Macedonia,...

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