Peter Rebernik on Sun, 04 Apr 1999 19:16:26 +0200

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Re: Syndicate: S. Mijuskovic: To The Academic Community

I do agree with you that the current bombing of NATO has not a
"humanitarian" effect, that things will escalate. I do not know, if the
strategists of NATO did foresee all this - or are they just reacting and
wondering what happens?

Moreover, I also do not see how the war will be stopped, how peace will come
about, when and what peaceful objectives could be reached. Apparently, they
(NATO and Miloshevic) stumbled into it.

I foresee that NATO ground troops will move into Kosovo (this was the best
time to capture American soldiers and show them on TV: more Americans will
agree with the sending of ground troops - are we sure that this capture was
not organised by NATO?), but since that will not stop the problem in Kosovo,
they will move on into Serbia until Nis - in a full fledged war, maybe to
the x degree latitude. Russia will send some old machine guns and give nice

But: Just a question: Could you, brave academics, please send us the copies
of your letters or emails of deep humanitarian and historic concern, and the
appeal to end when a Serbian army was killing the people of Bosnia or
Croatia or Kosovo?

Peter R.

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Betreff: Syndicate: S. Mijuskovic: To The Academic Community

>From: "Slobodan Mijuskovic" <>
>Subject: To The Academic Community
>Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 14:55:07 +0200
>Organization: Faculty of Philosophy
>To the Academic Community
>The crisis in south-eastern Europe which has been lasting for almost ten
>years, as well as the violent break-up of Yugoslavia, continue to take
>bloody toll.  Attempts in finding the solution of the extremely complex
>Serbian-Albanian question and the status of Kosovo and Metohija, started
>during the peace conferences in Rambouillet and Paris, were interrupted by
>mindless partiality and blackmail on the part of some international
>mediators.  The mere thought that a problem which goes back at least
>decades can be solved with bombs is irrational, while the assertion that
>NATO intervention is aimed at preventing or ending the humanitarian
>catastrophe is deeply cynical.  The initiation of that action, taken
>the bounds of the international law, is in total contradiction to the
>moralising rhetoric used for justifying it.  The peace of a wide area of
>south-eastern Europe has been put in jeopardy, while possible consequences
>may affect the entire world.
>A systematic destruction all over Yugoslavia makes every sensible solution
>more difficult to achieve: quite contrary to the claim that only military
>targets have been hit, a great number of civilian targets have been
>too: apartment buildings, non-military factories and bridges, with a
>threat of further damage to medical establishments, historical and artistic
>monuments and schools.  Above all, violence which has been unleashed on all
>sides, brings more suffering to an ever-growing number of human victims,
>including the Kosovo refugees who are pouring into neighbouring countries
>well as into northern Serbia.  In such circumstances, favourable conditions
>for a peaceful settlement are rapidly diminishing.
>That is why we are making this appeal to all members of the Academic
>Community, in Yugoslavia and abroad, to use all means available to them in
>bringing about an immediate cessation of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, an
>end of all military actions in Kosovo and an urgent re-start of political
>Members of The Society of Professors and Researchers
>University of Belgrade
>Belgrade, April 3, 1999.
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