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This is only skeleton of the text. Links to the integral texts to follow:
1) Weak NATO:
Sun-Sentinel, Sunday, January
Editorial by Robert Fabricio (Quote:)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the very foundation of
U.S. Defense strategy, is on brink of a breakup.
Manfred Woerner, NATO's secretary general, has lost 30 pounds and developed
chronic ulcers in the past year from the strain of trying to keep the alliance
2) Muslims of Bosnia in deep trouble
January 10, 1994: Franjo Tudjman, President of Croatia and Alija Izetbegovic, leader of the Bosnian Muslims meet in Bonn. The Muslim rejects Croatian plan.
January 17, 1994: At its session in Bjeljina the Assembly of Republika Srpska takes of the table the proposal to give Muslims 33.3% of Bosnia in the oncomming negotiations in Geneva. That because the Muslims already have rejected the offer.
January 18, 19, 1994: The Geneva negotiations resumed with all parties present. In separate talks the delegations of FR Yugoslavia and Croatia signed the Joint statement on the process of normalization of relations between the two countries. Respective diplomatic missions are to be opened in Zagreb and Belgrade.
At the same meeting Republika Srpska and the Croatian community of Herzeg-Bosna signed a joint statement on establishment of lasting peace and official relations between those two republics... Muslims sign nothing. And the war between Muslims and Croats is raging in the central Bosnia.
3) Muslims get a hint
January 11, 1994: In a two days session the leaders of 16 NATO member countries meet in Brussels. In the part of the adopted final communique dealing with Bosnia, it is stated (Quote:)
On the basis of the authorization
given by the UN Security Council and in accordance with the decisions
made by NATO on 2 and 9 August 1993, we confirm
our readiness to take air strikes in order to prevent strangulation of
Sarajevo, safe zones and other endangerd areas in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Isn't it clear enough!? Three weeks later the Muslims stage the slaughter for CNN cameras... But before air strikes are to be legalized, NATO pushes U.N. to give it a green light...
"U.S. Endorses NATO Role In
U.N. Plan for Bosnia"
By John M. Goshko, Washington Post Staff Writer, Feb. 1, 1994
At a Jan. 11 meeting in Brussels, NATO leaders called on Boutros-Ghali to draw up plans for carrying out the operations and reiterated the threat, originally made last August, to use U.S. and other NATO combat aircraft if called on for help by the United Nations.
...And, under pressure from those who actually pay for very existence of the U.N., the Secretary General caves in...
"U.N. CHIEF SEES NO REASON
NOT TO USE FORCE IN BOSNIA" 2/1/94 1:17 PM
by Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS, Feb 1 (Reuter)
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali signalled his preparedness Tuesday to use air power in Bosnia to maintain the credibility of U.N. and NATO threats. In a wide-ranging news conference, the U.N. chief also said he was strongly opposed to lifting the arms embargo for Bosnia, saying it would only prolong the conflict.
"There is no reason not to use force," he said in response to a query on airstrikes. "To the contrary, once we use force we will give credibility to the fact that we say we will use force.
"I believe it is important to use air force without any hesitation to impose certain decisions taken by the Security Council."
His statement left no room for doubt about his position on the use of air power in Bosnia after weeks of debate and recriminations among NATO allies, commanders in the field and the United Nations...
Boutros-Ghali said his special
representative in the Balkans, Yasushi Akashi, had the right to call for
air support to protect U.N. troops if commanders requested it.
This is only FOUR days before the staged massacre!
NATO is not quite happy though...
"U.S. EMBRACES U.N. PLAN ON
AIR STRIKES IN BOSNIA"
By DOUGLAS JEHL, Times News Service, Jan 31, 1994
(Quote:) American officials had worried that Boutros-Ghali, who has insisted in the past that he alone had the authority to authorize the first use of outside force in Bosnia, would reserve to himself the right to call for the air attacks. They said his willingness to hand that power over to Yasushi Akashi, his representative in Zagreb, made the Western warning far more credible.