Letter: Kosovo crisis

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Sir: Bombing the Serbs will solve nothing. As far as they are concerned, Kosovo is their Holy Grail, and has been an integral part of Serbia for 800 years. They are defending their sovereignty from illegal amputation by a minority. Any Anglo-US attack would have no international mandate and would break international law. It would be an act of aggression against a sovereign state.

Your leading article (22 March) doesn't mention what bombing would achieve. The answer is: nothing. If anything, it would harden the resolve of the Serb people. Although it is pitiful to see civilians fleeing from their homes, Kosovo's Albanians should have known that Serbia will never forsake its "Jerusalem" (which accounts for 20 per cent of the republic) without a fight. Serbia is quite evidently expendable to the Kosovo Albanians and the US and British government but she isn't expendable to the Serbian people.


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