Voice of concern re war in the Balkans

Robin Leech robinl at CONNECT.AB.CA
Mon Apr 5 08:53:28 CDT 1999

Fellow Taxacomers,

I do not feel that TAXACOM is the medium for expressing people/political/war
problems.  Krapez should have restricted his comments to endangered plants
and animals.  However, as he has expressed a few opinions relative to
Milosovic and NATO, I will add mine.

In a contrary view to Krapez, I feel that Milosovic's solution to the people
in Kosovo is anything but political.

I was in a bookstore on Saturday (3 April).  I purchased a book written by
Richard Overy with Andrew Wheatcroft, 1989, titled The Road To War.  After
reading the first half of this book, I cannot help but see the parallel
developments presently in Kosovo with those actions of Hitler, starting in
the Rhineland, Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and ultimately, the
WWIII war trigger, Poland.

Hitler thought he had a "process" for taking over territories and countries
that would not trigger Britain and France to declare war because he knew how
the British and French "work and think".  He was on his route to
"Lebensraum" for the German people for all of central Europe.   He was right
till Poland.  Nobody stopped Hitler till he attacked Poland

I think Milosovic has a similar game plan.  He, too, has been successful for
over 3 years or so - bluff on his part, backing down on our part.  Now the
backing down is over.

Robin Leech

-----Original Message-----
From: Aleksandar Krapez <sasa at TURING.MI.SANU.AC.YU>
To: Multiple recipients of list TAXACOM <TAXACOM at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU>
Date: Monday, April 05, 1999 7:20 AM
Subject: Voice of concern re war in the Balkans

>Dear friends, dear 'enemies',
>It is a tenth day that bombs are falling on Yugoslavia. People are killed,
>bridges and factories are ruined, cities are burning. You were told that
>NATO is doing this to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. It is a lie --
>NATO is just making things worse and trying to find an excuse to
>escalate the war.
>But there is also a damage neither side counts. Rare and endangered species
>of plants, animals and fungi are threatened, unique habitats are
>destroyed, natural reserves damaged.
>Please voice your concern. Of the lives of the people of Yugoslavia --
>Serbs, Albanians and others. Of the lives of NATO soldiers who are
>flying over, and about to invade Yugoslavia. Of the beautiful nature
>of Yugoslavia which is the most inocent victim of this futile and
>irresponsible war.
>Please write to your friend / colleague / media / political representative
>president. Ask them to do their best to stop the aggression and return to
>political process in the settlement of the Kosovo problem.
>Thank you
>Beograd, 05.04.1999.
>                                                            Dr A. Krapez
>                                               Matematicki institut SANU
>                                                                 Beograd
>                                                              Yugoslavia

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