Letter: Kosovo confusion

Sir: As one who was colonial-born of parents serving the British Empire, I have no personal bias against imperialism as a political system. Under enlightened, fair and tolerant rulers it can be a better form of government than pseudo-democracy.

Yet one must challenge the American-led Nato form of imperialism in the Balkans. It constantly threatens and drives back the Serbs, who have already been "cleansed" from many of their ancient settlements in the former multi- racial Yugoslavia, while supporting their Croat and Muslim attackers.

This arrogant policy will simply widen and harden the East-West split across Europe, which we should be trying to heal in view of other threats and global economic instability.


Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire