November 18, 2019
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

It was rather moving to see the photograph BDN, April 3-4) of the two crying girls in Chicago with bull’s eyes on their chests and a sign, “I am proud to be Serbian. Kill me.” However, I could not help thinking what would have happened if the same scene were moved to Prestina with the sign reading, “I am proud to be Kosovar. Kill me.”

The call for a vigil to stop bombing in Yugoslavia is commendable. Would it help to have a vigil to stop killings and evictions in Kosovo? As I recall, while negotiations were going on in France, Mr. Milosevic and his government were placing in position some 40,000 police and military in and around Kosovo. What was their objective? Have we forgotten what happened in Bosnia in the early 1990’s, in Cambodia in the 1970’s, in Germany in the 1940’s or in Ukraine in the 1930’s? Has the resolve of the 1990’s and 1940’s waned? Bohdan M. Slabyj Brewer


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