6. A Need for Victory
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1. Who and What is KLA?
2. Racak Massacre
3. The Big Lie
4. Scale and Audacity of Lying
5. Mindset of Racism and Lies
6. A Need for Victory
7. Away from the Problems
8. Continue the Distractions
9. Deliberately Create Hardship
10. Refugee Burden
11. NATO losses and Military Costs
12. Media Complicity (Part 1)
12. Media Complicity (Part 2)


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6. The Need for "Victory"

CONFLICT RESOLUTION usually comes only in one of two forms: a victory in which "peace" is imposed upon a beaten enemy; and a mutual victory in which each side feels that honor and national objectives have been satisfied. The Serbs were overrun in Kosovo, their most holy territory, by the Turks at the Battle of Kosovo in 1389; they did not, however, submit to the Turkish overlords, eventually fighting for, and gaining, their independence again in the early 19th Century in one of the first major wars against feudalism.

So today’s Serbs are unlikely to accept the alienation of their lands; certainly any forced division of Serbian territory would result in years — even centuries — of conflict in one form or another. So "victory" for the two contestants in the current Balkan war is seen as, on the one hand, the perpetuation of national sovereignty, and on the other hand as a final end to communism in Europe. The NATO states also see "justice" for the Kosovar Albanians as part of the equation, even though the NATO 1999 military approach has been largely responsible for the destruction of Kosovo’s economic and social viability.

Given that a cessation of military activity and embargoes by NATO against Yugoslavia would restore that country’s sense of sovereignty, and that some kind of symbolism that Yugoslavia embraces Western market economics could be found, there is very little distance to travel from the present impasse to a sense of victory on both sides. It is true, however, that Western leaders (particularly Clinton and Blair) have indicated that only the departure from office of President Miloševic would mark the transformation from the ancien regime to the "new world order".

The problem with that requirement for NATO’s "victory" is that the Yugoslav people, previously in varying degrees hostile to their President, have now (because of NATO) rallied around him, and would reject the imposition of a NATO edict demanding the President’s removal from office.

On April 22, 1999, a Russian Government delegation led by former Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin held meetings with the Yugoslav President. The New York Times the next day reported that the Yugoslav Government "appeared to give very little ground", but in fact he agreed to "an international presence [in Kosovo] under United Nations auspices", a significant point, if the US was not fundamentally suspicious of the UN. Underlying the entire conflict resolution process is the fact that the US Clinton Administration does not really have any idea what should constitute victory. On the one hand, it has said that victory means resettlement of the Kosovo Albanians under an autonomous, if not independent, state. On the other, it has said that victory could not be achieved if Yugoslav President Miloševic remained in office.

Basically, however, Clinton has consistently moved the goalposts, so that any response given by the Miloševic Government would be unacceptable.

Clinton needs the war to continue for his own reasons.

7. Clinton Takes the Media Attention Away from His Problems