Letter: Nato's future

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Nato's future

Sir: During the Second World War my mother lost her first husband and her brother, while my father's brother suffered as a PoW at the hands of the Japanese. The impact on my family of that loss and suffering has been incalculable: the repercussions are still being felt, cascading down the generations, long after the natural deaths of my parents.

For such reasons I cannot support the Nato bombing of Serbia. Whilst the expulsion of the Kosovo Albanians (undoubtedly hastened and intensified by Nato's actions) cannot in any way be condoned, the suffering meted out to the Serbs is compounding the problems.

The political resentment in Serbia towards the West will be irreversible, while the personal suffering will be felt for generations to come.


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