Letter: After the war...

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Sir: Your letter-writers either did not read or have forgotten an article on Kosovo you published some years ago. It described the rapid increase in the Albanian population there, due partly to migration across the frontier and partly to the large families of Albanian Muslims.

It said that, to make room for their expanding numbers, the Albanians were driving the Serbs out of Kosovo, by methods with which we were familiar in Northern Ireland.

Of course the individuals being driven out of Kosovo are pitiful victims, and nothing excuses the Serb massacres of Albanian males. Still, it was Kosovo Albanians who started the fight.

The public is being led to see our role as that of a white knight coming to the aid of a distressed maiden, when it is really an intervention in a fight between two thugs, on behalf of the thug who threw the first punch.