[PEN-L:5936] Civilian-sensitive targets to be bombed.

Carl Remick cremick at rlmnet.com
Mon Apr 26 14:55:43 PDT 1999

> this situation is beginning to take on an increasingly
> scary "August 1914" aspect.

Well, then, it's worth going over the daily limit with this excerpt from a recent review in the London Review of Books:

"Anything anyone in the West knows about the Balkan Wars has been learned from the report published in early 1914 by the Carnegie Endowment's Commission of Inquiry into the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars. It is an important document and the Commission's members were serious and well-intentioned. This is a passage from the introduction:

"'What finally succeeds in bringing armed peace into disrepute, is that today the Great Powers are manifestly unwilling to make war. Each one of them, Germany, England, France and the United States, to name a few, has discovered the obvious truth that the richest country has the most to lose by war, and each country wishes for peace above all things. This is so true that these two Balkan wars [of 1912 and 1913] have wrought us a new miracle, - we must not forget it, - namely, the active and sincere agreement of the Great Powers who, changing their tactics, have done everything to localise the hostilities in the Balkans and have become the defenders of the peace that they themselves threatened thirty-five years ago, at the time of the Congress of Berlin.'"

Carl Remick

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