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The chronology of the Kosova crisis is somewhat fuzzy around the edges. Precisely when the actual ethnic cleansing started remains in dispute - what is evident is that 1) far more people were displaced during the bombardments than before (600 thousand during vs. 250 thousand before according to Wikipedia), and that NATO strikes against Serbia proper had - shall we say - questionable military justification. Bluntly put, there was no war going on in Belgrade until NATO started bombing it. In my book, that makes it a clear-cut case of terror bombing, not so very different from Coventry or the Blitz of London. Except of course that the people getting bombed were furriners from far-off places who speak funny. Then it's apparently not a war crime.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 01:55:54 AM EST
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