Sunday, July 23, 2006

"Fools' Crusade" part xiv

The section entitled "GLOBALIZATION AS U.S. HEGEMONY" ends with the observation that Yugoslavia lost its usefulness as a U.S. ally after the fall of the Soviet Union; the need for a non-aligned Socialist country vanished after Washington no longer needed it as a counter-balance to Soviet influence in the Third World.

This is well known, and acknowledged. However, the left revisionist school of thought does not accept that Yugoslavia was destroyed from within any more than they acknowledge that Yugoslavia's economic model had been propped up by favorable Western policies, and guest-worker money sent back home.

"Perhaps the potential Yugoslav "threat" was an illusion. But its distintegration settled the matter, and destroying the country provided a useful exercise for future operations."

It takes some serious chutzpah to pull this off--the belief that the U.S. and its allies set out to destroy a potential threat from Yugoslavia exists purely in the minds of left revisionists like Johnstone; that she has the audacity to put sarcastic quotes around the word 'threat' when nobody had described it as such in the first place suggests that this woman, and her fellow travellers, are beyond rationality.

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