Letter: Serbs in Britain

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Sir: The Nato propaganda machine assures us that there is now a majority in Europe in favour of the continued bombing of Serbia and Kosovo. Well, they would, wouldn't they? I missed out on this particular referendum and would like to make it very clear there is a minority of at least one.

The bombing aided and abetted President Milosevic in the immediate and brutal displacement of hundreds of thousands of his people, who but for the Nato action would still be in their own homes, albeit under dire threat, but still with hope. There are always alternatives to brute force, but Nato chose aerial bombardment, so sadly reminiscent of the worst excesses of the many wars that distinguish our century.

Bomber Harris earned his unlovely sobriquet for supporting the destruction of Dresden to curtail the Second World War in Europe, a policy of arguable efficacy. Are we now to have Bomber Blair leading us into a Third World War, to the resounding strains of "Onward Christian Soldiers" perhaps?

STEPHEN GOLDBY

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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