Monday, August 27, 2007

"To Kill A Nation" by Michael Parenti [28]


This chapter discusses the instability, violence, and reverse ethnic-cleansing of Serbs and other non-Albanians in Kosovo after the KLA were left more or less in power after the NATO victory. Parenti is typically one-sided and hyperbolic, but I do not dispute his overt point--Kosovo after the triumph of the KLA became a dangerous, intolerant place run by thugs and mafia types. This blog mostly focuses on Bosnia and I do not want to spend too much time on Kosovo when events are no longer directly related to events in Bosnia; suffice it to say that the situation in Kosovo immediate after the war and afterwards left much to be desired.

His implied subtext--that Kosovo was a mostly peaceful and stable region under benevolent Serbian rule--is absurd, however. And his weak efforts to implicate NATO as an active participant in some KLA atrocities lack any conviction. I think he knows he's just throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks.

Only five more chapters, and fifty more pages, to go.

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