Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 05:49:27 -0500
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From: Larry + Jennie <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: Sec. Brown Plane Crash: Unanswered Questions
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> Lester <email@example.com> writes:
>9. When it has been suggested over the years that our
>interest in Yugoslavia may be mercenary rather than humanitarian,
>Moldari-Welch types on KPFA and elsewhere have tended to say, “what
>mercenary interest could we possibly have in the Balkans? There's no
>oil there.” Is it time to re-ask that question?
It turns out that Bosnia DOES have OIL!
THE NATION, September 25, 1995, “Minority Report,” by Christopher Hitchens, pg.303
“Geography is about maps,” an English headmaster once intoned, “and history is about chaps.” In its materialist concept, so to say, history is actually a lot to do with maps. Two very absorbing Balkan maps have come to light recently. The first, which surfaced just after the Serbs were driven from Krajina by the apparently embargo-free Croats, was drawn personally by President Franjo Tudjman and given to the British politician Paddy Ashdown. It showed Bosnia divided by an S-shaped north-south line, with Sarajevo in the Croat sector, and Pale in the Serb one.
Those Croatian democrats who believe that the Krajina war was the prelude to the final partition of Bosnia are going to be proved right. Map number two, which appeared in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE on August 28, shows that *large deposits of oil and coal* were found underneath the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the help of the World Bank, just before the 1992 war. The documents summarizing the exploration were stolen from Bosnia's Ministry of Energy as the fighting began and, according to the nondenominational Mayor of Tuzla, Selim Beslagic, “are now in the hands of Croats and Serbs.” Not to be paranoid about this, but the areas of potentially workable fuel have a tendency to be in the areas of “hot” military contestation like Bihac and Tuzla itself.
So here is further proof, if proof were needed of how “atavistic” and “medieval” these people are. To say nothing of those who support the partition of Bosnia from outside, and seem to have been on “ending the war” in this way since about 1992.