Letter: Crisis over Kosovo

Sir: With only sticks and no carrots in this deal, the Serbs really have no choice but to oppose the ongoing destruction and partition of their homelands. If economic sanctions against Yugoslavia were lifted, Nato guaranteed the safety of Kosovo's non-Albanian population and issues of Yugoslavia's territorial sovereignty were unquestioned, then Milosevic might be more amenable to make a deal.

Bombing the Serbs will remove any remaining diplomatic leverage could have been exerted over Milosevic, possibly giving him an excuse to expel an estimated 400,000 illegal Albanian immigrants in Kosovo. This would create a worse humanitarian nightmare than we have currently.


Yonkers, New York, USA