Letter: How the West killed Bosnia

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How the West killed Bosnia

Sir: Your claim that evil in Bosnia triumphed because "the good men of the West did nothing" (Leading article, 11 July) is wrong.

From the start of the Bosnian Holocaust, those "good men" did something very effective before they went on doing nothing; they tied the victims' hands by means of an arms embargo. For those who questioned the morality of this deed, Srebrenica provided the answer.

Throughout the four hellish years successive massacres took place in Tuzla, Sarajevo, Prejidor, etc. When "good men" insist on doing nothing to stop this savagery, it becomes obvious that they are no less evil than Karadzic and Mladic.

Europe did not fail Bosnia, as you state. Europe killed Bosnia.