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Very good diary, but some objections. I think that you're ignoring a few things in the Kosovo case.

  1. The marginalization of the moderates on the Albanian side wasn't simply a result of the KLA's actions, but of the Serb ones as well, or lack thereof. That is, the inability of Rugova's strategy to achieve any tangible progress.

  2. The belief that without a decisive intervention on the Albanian side, the KLA would continue their strategy of provoking the Serbian side. That combined with the full knowledge provided by Bosnia of how the Serbs would react meant you needed military control of Kosovo with a pro-Albanian stance.
by MarekNYC on Tue Mar 10th, 2009 at 02:51:43 PM EST

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