Bryan strikes back
Bryan A. Alexander
bnalexan at umich.edu
Sun Nov 19 20:19:23 MST 1995
I wish Jim would weigh in on more issues beyond these few notes!
Department of English
University of Michigan
On Fri, 17 Nov 1995, Jim Jaszewski wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Nov 1995, Bryan A. Alexander wrote:
> > I consider Lincoln's attack aggression, yes.
> The first assault of the war was by the _Rebels_, on Fort
> Sumter... (I suppose that `semantically' it was a `pre-emptive defense'...:)
Sure, a federal outpost within CSA territory. Again, this could
have been worked out. Diplomacy was clearly an option. But yeah, it was
the first armed attack. Limited.
> >> It is NATO which has perpetrated aggression against the Yugoslav
> >> people by intervening in the Yugoslav civil war.
> > This is abominable, Lorenzo. Indefensible.
> There is indeed a `semantic' difference here, but Lorenzo is right
> IMO in not being fooled by Imperialist propaganda re NATO `heros' coming
> to the aid of the Poor and Defenseless...
Who is? Instead he's being fooled by - or parallels - Serbian
propaganda, with heroic Srbs encircled by enemies while only trying to
protect federal order. We can criticize NATO, as most of us (including
myself) on this list have done; but to lever NATO above, say, the HVO or
Arkan as Lorenzo does is vile.
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