Can anyone justify ethnic cleansing and genocide by Serbs against non-Serbs in former Yugoslavia today by what happened to Serbs during the Second World War? (Serbs committed more than their share of wrongdoing against non-Serbs between the world wars and in concentration camps after the Second World War.) No past, however terrible, can be anyone's excuse for committing crimes against humanity today. And Robert Fisk has no right to excuse the Serbs of today for starting the war in order to create an ethnically pure, homogeneous Greater Serbian state at the expense of their neighbours.
Equations such as 'they are all the same' only help the Serbian aggressor, muddy the waters of understanding, and excuse the West's inaction in the face of Serbian conquest.
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