Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Aug 1, 2004.
i talk to a bosnian girl (anzi) i went to school with in college... she tells me all the time about the progress made, especially between serbs and bosnians, but she always mentions the hardliners, who are nearly always "outsiders" or those fighters who share very fundamentalist tendencies that they learned from former islamic fighters.
these hardliners are the ones we should worry about, not only in bosnia but across europe.
Well, my guess is if they wish to make points, they better damn well speak up. I got the feeling we will be out of there shortly.
she says the hardliners (and i have read this in the economist and financial times and heard it on BBC) are the biggest prick in many people's sides, whether it is trying to organize secular activities, vote for secular candidates, recouncile with Serbs and Croats, etc etc
the most amazing thing though is the deference they give to the Americans (not the europeans though). the BOSNIAN fundamentalists well remember the generous military training retired US military personnel gave them, as well as the vast numbers of americans who demanded intervention to save the bosnians. one US soldier in the economist soldier was quoted "when we leave, i feel for the euros because they will be dealing with people who do not trust them in the slightest and don't like them either"
You are echoing what I've seen/read/heard. We are going to dump Bosnia on UN/EU both of which we know are useless, what will happen? US doesn't care, we thought EU should have dealt with in first place, but they didn't. We are going to bail.
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