Letter: Kosovan cause

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The Independent Online
CONGRATULATIONS to Marcus Tanner on his article "West turns blind eye to Kosovo tragedy" (2 August).

It is just sad that anyone paid any attention to Robin Cook's sweet- talking about human rights for Albanians. The West always wanted Kosovan aspirations for independence to go away. And little wonder that Serbian fascists always considered Britain an ally, and that Germany closed its borders to Kosovan refugees.

I was always told that Western countries keep armies to defend our liberties. Now it looks like the enemies are not the ethnic cleansers of the world but those Albanian freedom fighters who want to share the liberties we take for granted.

H Gieschen