March 12, 2014

The Difference Between Putin & Milosevic? 22 Years

Nenand Pejic, Radio Free Europe

The Associated Press

As I watch the news and images from Crimea, I can’t help but feel a sense of deja vu. It's as if am reliving the 1992 break-up of Yugoslavia and the beginning of the Bosnian war.

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TAGGED: Slobodan Milosevic, Vladimir Putin


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