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Aroused by power: why Madeleine Albright was not right : Comments

By Binoy Kampmark, published 29/3/2022

The late US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will always be tied to the appallingly named humanitarian war in Kosovo in 1999, one that saw NATO attacks on Serbian civilian targets.

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Yes, the horrific details of the consequences of decisions by great powers.

But Binoy, what would you have done, or what should the US have done?

It is easy to write about the news, or what went wrong. It is mere journalism.

But try and anticipate events for a change, albeit you will have to think very, very hard.

Why don't you write a piece on how the world would have turned out in 2020 without US leadership for many decades.

Good luck with that one given your past form and bias.
Posted by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 7:40:25 AM
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There's not much else that could have been done to reign in a vindictiveness indoctrinated, blinded mob.
Let's ask Binoy what should be done to prevent future conflict ? He appears to have perfect & typical academic hindsight but how is his foresight ?
How could we prevent the next wave of refugee production ?
Posted by individual, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 8:53:28 AM
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Iím stalking you Chris L.

Yes, you make a point, but not an original one.

Why not compare the mayhem from US failed wars both outright and civil wars caused by their destabilisation of proxy intervention.

A better question is why does it appear to be that every great power models itself on the Kayan dynasty of the Mongols? Itís aspirational apparently.

A body count of sixty million. Not bad for the population size of Europe and Central Asia of the tenth century is it.

Dan.
Posted by diver dan, Tuesday, 29 March 2022 9:10:50 AM
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I disagree with the Authors take! I believe as a "military general", Madeleine had the right stuff! I believe the Serbs got just what they deserved regardless of their attempts to rewrite history and their role as butchers in Belgrade. And the mass graves of unarmed civilians they murdered, testament to their neo Nazi brutality.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Tuesday, 29 March 2022 10:17:55 AM
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Still waiting for Binoy to tell us his take on preventing future stuff-ups !
Posted by individual, Wednesday, 30 March 2022 7:32:20 AM
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Another warmonger dead and soon to be buried ... along with others the world has finally rid itself of over the last few years ... John McCain, George Bush senior, Donald Rumsfeld and Colin Powell. Still plenty yet to go ... and unfortunately plenty of new ones to replace them.

Madeline Albright was a key mover in the machinations which have led to the current impasse between Russia and NATO. Hers is not a life we should be celebrating.
Posted by Bronwyn, Wednesday, 30 March 2022 1:50:54 PM
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