Here's Oliver Kamm writing today on the late Susan Sontag:
‘I shall always respect for her uncompromising statements about apologetics for Soviet Communism, her commitment to the defence of Bosnia against Milosevic's aggression, and her evangelism for European writers to English-speaking readers‘.
What 'defence of Bosnia against Milosevic's aggression' is he talking about?
Bosnia was plunged into civil war after US Ambassador Warren Zimmerman persuaded Alija Izetbegovic to renege on his sigining of the Lisbon agreement- which would have provided for the peaceful reshaping of the republic- in 1992. Yugoslav national army forces did not 'attack' Bosnia. What on earth is Kamm talking about then when he talks of 'Milosevic's aggression'?
For too long now, the war lobby have been allowed to get away with the most outrageous statements about the Yugoslav conflict without being challenged. It's time they either shut up, or produced evidence to back up their claims. I have written to Kamm asking him to produce evidence for his claim- I will be very interested to see if I get a reply.