“Dnevni Avaz” pg 2 ‘Some are in haste to complete the project from 90-es’, announced on cover ‘They cannot exclude us from negotiations’ by E. Sarac - Haris Silajdzic from the Party for BiH stated at a press conference held on Friday that no person can exclude the Party for BiH from negotiations on constitutional changes because this party has a credibility. He also noted it is obvious the negotiations on constitutional changes are being used to complete legitimising of ethnic cleansing in BiH. ‘Unfortunately, neither the international community nor domestic political forces are reacting in a right way after statements given in Belgrade by the Chief of Diplomacy, Vuk Draskovic, who said ‘we have lost Kosovo but got RS’, Silajdzic stated.
As for Nick Burns’ threats to Bosnia, these are typical American strong-arm tactics, bullying the victims of genocide and aggression. The United States has no standing or authority to threaten Bosnia’s membership in the European Union, to which the USA is not a member. As for the Burns’ threat to Bosnia’s membership in NATO, this is a meaningless threat. Bosnia has already been subject to a NATO Protectorate since Dayton. In other words, Bosnia has already been a de facto member of NATO since Dayton. Today Bosnia gets all of the benefits of NATO Membership, and none of the burdens of NATO Membership, which are substantial. What is wrong with that? It sounds pretty good to me. What really counts now is for Bosnia to join the European Union, which will never have Bosnia as a member so long as there is the genocidal statelet of Republika Srpska. The US-backed Hays Reforms must be opposed by all loyal and patriotic Bosnians no matter what their ethnic or religious affiliation. Moreover, the Bosnian government must move to dismantle the genocidal statelet of Republika Srpska at the International Court of Justice when Bosnia’s trial for genocide against Serbia and Montenegro opens on February 27 in The Hague. With the termination of Republika Srpska by the World Court, Bosnia can then have a free, fair, democratic, pluralistic, multiethnic, multireligious State for all loyal and patriotic Bosnians. Those who still want to support Karadzic, Mladic, Milosovic, Draskovic et al can move to Serbia. That is the essence of the Badinter Arbitration Commission holding.
Professor of Internatina Law
Francis A. Boyle