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Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War (1999)

Unrated | | Documentary, War | 18 September 1999 (USA)
A clear and critical look at Western intervention in the Balkans leading to the civil wars in Yugoslavia during the 1990s.

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A clear and critical look at Western intervention in the Balkans leading to the civil wars in Yugoslavia during the 1990s.

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All the truth not fit for print
31 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If anyone doubts that it is time for a clear and critical look at Western intervention in the Balkans, consider this: The forces that the US supported in Bosnia and Kosovo were and are closely allied with Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaeda network. Bin Laden, himself, was a regular visitor in the office of Bosnia's President Alija Izetbegovic in early 1993, when the US government was touting his commitment to moderation and multi-ethnic cooperation.

`Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War' makes a compelling case that Western backing of separatist forces led directly to the outbreak of war. `The intelligence agencies were unanimous in stating that if you recognize Bosnia, it will blow up,' George Kenney of the State Department reveals. Why then did the US proceed to do so sparking four years of savage warfare? How did we end up on the same side as Osama-Bin Laden in Bosnia and Kosovo? Newscasters and columnists continue to refer to Kosovo as a victory for the US, but this documentary shows that the region is infinitely more divided and dangerous than it was when NATO bombing commenced in March of 1999. The region is more unstable and US troops are likely to be stuck in harm's way much longer than originally anticipated.


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