Absent any clear examples of "genocide," in the
present Serbian/Albanian conflict, the most terrible accusation
is "ethnic cleansing" -- wherein the Serbians are putting
dissatisfied Albanians on trains to Albania. One Serbian wag asked,
"Would you rather have them walk?"
An impartial assessment of the NATO/Serb/Kosovar
To emphasize the impartiality of these observations
on the NATO/Serbia/Kosovar conflict, the author hereby declares
a firm personal commitment to the belief that the world would
be a much more pleasant place if humanity would abandon its faith
in the political fiction of national boundaries, and purge itself
of any notion that military and/or police force might be a "good"
idea. This assessment begins from the premises that all human
beings are members of the human race, and concepts of ethnicity
are merely shortsighted, ego-centric misperceptions of reality.
This declaration is necessary to insure that the reader does not
confuse "national sovereignty," "military and/or
police action," or "ethnic superiority" as concepts
endorsed by the author.
Thomas, April 8,
1999, Peace Park
Other Kosovo Demonstrations