M. Katic (
Tue, 07 Jul 1998 19:16:00

RE: Milosevic and Kosovo, N.B. July 8, 1998

Dear mr. Joseph,

You have had a wrong picture about Yugoslav history and the new leaders.
Slobodan Milosevic has never shared power with Tudjman, and the rulers of
Montenegro, Slovenia, and Macedonia. Quite contrary, he has been against
them. Mr. Alija Izetbegovic has never been the leader of Bosnia and
Hercegovina. He has been the leader of one of Bosnian Moslem party, and he
must to share power with other six members of Bosnian Presidency. But he
never wanted to share the power with anybody.

You wrote that Milosevic was able to keep Serbia and Montenegro proper out
of war is a testament to the efficacy of his decisions. The truth is
Milosevic was strongly engaged in the war in Croatia and Bosnia and
Hercegovina until he have seen that he could not be victorious in battle.
Than he washed his hands. I am not going to tell that Milosevic initiated
the war. The war was initiated by Kucan, Tudjman and Izetbegovic, with
strong support of some world powers, but that is other topic.

You wrote "had Kosovo proclaimed its succession from Serbia, the fires of
their own nation would have burned bright in the hearts of Macedonian
Albanians as well" and "Balkans could have burned from Belgrade to
Bulgaria, from Croatia to Cyprus, throughout Anatolia". Maybe, you have
right, maybe not. But Kosowar Alabanians has much more right for
independence than Bosnian Muslims. If Milosevic didn't did what hi did, but
allowed Kosovo to maintain its autonomy, all other leaders would be beaten
without the war. Yugoslavia would not be ripped apart.

People like Slobodan Milosevic, Gorbachov, de Klerk and others are men who
destroyed all what they had, but built nothing better, because they didn't
understand what is what, and why things are the kind of they are.

M. Katic