World War III: The attack on Bosnia

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Bosnian Exercise
By John Isaacson, 7 January 1980. The rationale for the United States to be Bosnia and the Balkans makes some sense when also related to the economic interests we have in Europe and western Asia. The present US presence makes excellent economic, strategic and political sense for the United States.
Imperialist Air Strikes Widen War In Balkans
By Pat Smith, The Militant, 12 June 1995. After weeks of prodding by Washington, NATO governments launched air strikes against Serb forces in Bosnia May 25 and 26, widening the five-year-old war in the area that was once Yugoslavia. Representatives of Washington, London, Paris, Bonn, and Moscow—known as the Contact Group—pledged May 30 to expand the size of the UN force in Bosnia and supply those troops with heavier armaments.
NATO Bombing Widens Conflict In The Balkans
By Argiris Malapanis, The Militant, 11 September 1995. The NATO air strikes against Serb troops loyal to Belgrade in Bosnia, spearheaded by Washington, deepen military intervention by the imperialist powers in the former Yugoslav republic, escalate the bloody war, and threaten a broader Balkan conflict.
Critique of NATO bombing
By David McReynolds, War Resisters League, 14 September 1995. Each party to this conflict feels itself deeply aggrieved, each party has committed terrible crimes in the course of defending its interests and has sought to resolve issues on the battlefield rather than around the conference table. The hope of a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-confessional Bosnia has been lost.
20,000 U.S. Troops Begin Deployment In Bosnia
By Maurice Williams, The Militant, 11 December 1995. Appealing to bourgeois public opinion to support the U.S. rulers' decision to send troops to Bosnia, Bill Clinton claimed that Washington can help “the people of Bosnia to secure their own peace agreement.” Intervention Aims To Advance Washington's Imperialist Interests.
NATO Pushes War Drive Against Yugoslav Workers
By Maurice Williams, The Militant, 5 February 1996. A debate over how fast to push the so-called war crimes investigation has unfolded in the media between the White House and NATO military officials. The major capitalist powers led by Washington are on a war drive against Yugoslavia, with an underlying goal of overturning the workers state there.
Dismantling former Yugoslavia, recolonizing Bosnia
By Michel Chossudovsky, 11 April 1996. The conventional wisdom is that the plight of the Balkans is the outcome of an “aggressive nationalism”, the inevitable result of deep-seated ethnic and religious tensions rooted in history. Drowned in the barrage of images and self-serving analyses are the economic and social causes of the conflict.
Yugoslavs Remain Unbroken In Face Of War
By James Robb, The Militant, 9 September 1996. The war is over for now. But it's bound to start again. The Dayton accords make that a certainty. One A young Bonian Moslen says that the Dayton Accords were quickly signed and prevented us putting an end to the war in a decisive way, so that all the peoples could live together in peace.
Dutch ordered Bosnia Retreat
By Ed Vulliamy (New York), The Observer, 9 February 1997. The retreat by Dutch troops from the Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica during the worst massacre in Europe since the Nazi era was ordered not by the soldiers' United Nations commanders but secretly and unilaterally by their own government, according to a book just published in the Netherlands.
What is the U.S. doing in Bosnia?
By Gary Wilson, Workers World, 11 September 1997. The U.S. military and U.S.-led NATO forces in Bosnia have increased their repression against the Serbian population. These acts are justified, U.S. officials claim, because they say the Bosnian Serb president, Biljana Plavsic, asked them to do them. However, it is the U.S. government who is calling the shots.
By, 16 October 2001. Weapons financed by the drug trade were channeled to “freedom fighters”—the Mujahideen fighting in the ranks of the Bosnian Muslim army against the Armed Forces of the Yugoslav Federation.
From Washington to Srebrenica to Dayton… Carving up the Republic of Bosnia & Herzegovina
By Francis A. Boyle, 18 August 2005. The wanton atrocity inflicted by the Bosnian Serbs in Sarajevo in 1994 led the Clinton administration to seize the initiative from the so-called Bosnian peace negotiations and to take the matter directly into its own hands. The net result was the Washington Agreements of March 1994, which are here analyzed.
Media Disinformation on the War in Yugoslavia: The Dayton Peace Accords Revisited
By James A. Lucas, Centre for Research on Globalization, 7 September 2005. November 21st of this year will be the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords which ended the war in Bosnia. The U.S. was mainly responsible for starting that war. So why did Yugoslavia fall apart, and in particular, what caused the war in Bosnia?