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  •  You are wrong. (1+ / 0-)
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    wu ming

    You need to brush up on your knowledge of those historical events.

    The Bosnian War was from 1991 to 1995 and ended with the Dayton Accords.  The U.S., along with NATO, helped achieve those peace accords by shifting the balance with a no fly zone, peacekeepers, and by bombing Serbian military targets at the end of the war.

    The Kosovo event was in 1999 and the Bosniaks and Croats had nothing to do with it.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 09:04:40 AM PDT

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      bosnia and kosovo both were about serb ethnic cleansing. you cannot separate the two. belgrade ended the last phase of it.

      but if you really want to be specific about the 1995 bombing around sarajevo, you're talking some 500 civilian casualties, and an occupation by some 60,000 ground troops. so, to be successful like bosnia means a belgrade to bomb, and to be successful like kosovo means massive civilian casualities and a large scale occupation.

      but there's still no comparison to kosovo, the key bombing campaign of which was in relief of a besieged city. militarily, kosovo and syria could not be more different.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 09:23:59 AM PDT

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      •  the last paragraph (0+ / 0-)

        i mean bosnia.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 09:24:54 AM PDT

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      •  Ok, at this point I have the impression that (1+ / 0-)
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        you are trying to be obstinate or just arguing for the sake of arguing.

        Kosovo was completely unlike the situation in Syria.

        Bosnia was, however, very similar.

        The bombing of Belgrade was an event separate from the Bosnia War.

        Although the Serbs were involved in both events, they were completely different scenarios.

        You're getting all kinds of things confused here and I think we will just have to agree to disagree.

        A good day to you.

        "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

        by Lawrence on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 09:47:49 AM PDT

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        •  the serbs (0+ / 0-)

          doesn't necessarily mean serbia, it means the ethnic serbs. which both conflicts were really about. really a continuation of the second balkan war that preceded world war i.

          bosnia is not similar. it's more similar to libya, where benghazi was about to be besieged, and the bombing prevented that from happening. in 1995, sarajevo was besieged, and the bombing targeted the forces surrounding it. there is no similar dynamic in syria. there are no easy and obvious targets, the bombing of which will immediately lead to relief for civilians.

          The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

          by Laurence Lewis on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 09:53:45 AM PDT

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