08 December 2007
Will the Serbs fight alone?
|Svetlana over at The Byzantine Blog writes:|
The past two decades have probably been the hardest for Serbs in 20th century, and continuing in the 21st century, after the tremendous Serbian sacrifices in both world wars. Spectacularly betrayed by the former Western allies, Serbs have been presented with the bloody dissolution of the common state of Yugoslavia in which they were not only completely ostracized and purged from every of the former Yugoslav republics, but also singled out as both the instigators of each of the civil wars and perpetrators of the worst crimes imaginable.
Svetlana is right, of course. Serbia's only crime was to stand like a lion against everything that expanding capitalism could throw at her. For that she was lied about and then attacked.
There comes a time when you just have to say no, and I think that Serbia has reached that moment. If Russia will back them then I think that war can be averted. If she fails to do that then it looks as if Serbia will fight alone.
I suppose that there just comes a time when it is better to die in the bullring than the abattoir.