Letter: Armed intervention won't solve Bosnia's problems

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The Independent Online
ANTHONY Farrah-Hockley exhibits little understanding of the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina and his argument contributes little to assuaging Bosnia's misery. By no stretch of the imagination is Bosnia a sovereign state. Its people are bitterly divided; its government carries no authority; its constitution is virtually non- existent.

The war in Bosnia is a civil conflict resulting from nationalistic intransigence. All three sides are responsible, and all three sides share responsibility for bringing about peace and stability to this region.

This might explain why the Western powers, who have contributed immensely to this sad spectacle in former Yugoslavia, have not heeded the advice of 'armchair strategists' whose grasp is not up to much.

Vlada Vjestica

Headington, Oxford