Letter: Why we should intervene in Bosnia

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Sir: Discussing the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colin Welch (Comment, 19 April) sees the solution in the West's backing the assumed winners, ie the Serbian aggressor:

Our armed presence at the victor's side would give us at last some power to halt or prevent atrocities, to compel chivalrous behaviour.

He suggests that the West should accept the right of the strongest, however amoral and evil it may be. The non-interference policy of the West is shameful enough, but this idea is repulsive. If Mr Welch had been asked about Nazi Germany's aggression in Europe in 1942, would he have chosen to support it because the Germans seemed to be the winners at that moment?

Yours faithfully,


Bridel, Luxembourg