The Guardian has carried numerous pieces on the plight of Chechen civilians. In recent days I have regularly denounced Yeltsin's war on Chechnya. But, appalling though the war is, any notion that Nato should intervene by force to try to stop it would be madness, and possibly a prelude to World War Three.
Mark Steel is also wrong to call me a "bomber". From the spring of 1998, when it was clear that Milosevic's forces had launched a campaign to destroy Kosovar villages and displace their people, I repeatedly advocated a ground operation to save them.
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