Plainly, the Rambouillet text was so framed as to ensure its rejection by the Serbs and thus to provide a pretext for the aerial bombardment of Serbia. This in turn, as Nato must have calculated, provoked the Serbian backlash that was a factor, but by no means the only one, in the mass exodus of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo.
The pivotal importance of the Rambouillet accord is undeniable and yet, it seems, no British daily or TV channel gave it editorial prominence. Only through having friends linked to the Internet did I get to see this vital text. Others, the vast majority, were out of luck and effectively denied information of great value to the anti-war cause.
M F LYONS
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