Lemme make sure I got this straight: Serbs and Albanians go to war inside Serbia, we take the Albanians’ side, bomb Serbia back to the Stone Age, dismember their country … and threaten to hold their government ministers “personally responsible” when their people by the hundreds of thousands don’t take it lying down? Serb Christians, and Albanian Muslims – some of whom have been implicated in international Islamic terrorism and insurgency IIRC?
What are we gonna do, kidnap them? “Rendition” them to Poland? (Romania won’t work this time because they’re Orthodox like the Serbs, and not thrilled with our “Balkanizing” their neighborhood.) Afghanistan? Egypt? Syria? Israel?
Look, what we’ve done to Serbia in another time would be ACTS OF WAR. Sure, we have the nukes and bombers (and we have schoolkids write Happy Easter on bombs before dropping them … on Orthodox Easter … while we honor Ramadan and Eid) and NATO and the EU (not looking down your noses at “Old Europe” just now, are ya) … but does might make right? Excuse bad faith negotiations? What, was the Treaty of Dayton too difficult?
What was the better solution? At least trying good faith peace and final status negotiations.