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Re: Kosovo
Dear Mr. Rizzo

We are glad to learn that you gain no pleasure seeing Yugoslavia bombed and that you question the benefits of it to American people.

The 'target' is subject to different interpretations as we tried to explain in the previous letter. Your interpretations of the target and the aim of concert goers are both wrong in our opinion. As we already noted before, we are all targets of NATO 'humanitarian action'  including Montenegrins and Albanians and perhaps not the "Serbian regime" itself but rather the ordinary Serbian people. Naturally, in the course of this "humanitarian action", some perpetrators of crime on whichever side, will use and abuse the idea of 'target'. Some of them may be even target themselves, but only a few. The real loosers of this idiocy, both in short and the long run, are very likely to be all the people in the region and even your people. Namely, assuming you are paying taxes, a part of that is being used against well-being if not a destruction of a people of Yugoslavia including Albanians directly or indirectly.

We also believe that you misunderstood the idea of concertgoers throughout
Yugoslavia. You claim that concertgoers and those who wear 'target' are supporters of Mr. Milosevic which is exactly what NATO and American administration wants us to hear. In fact, in our opinion, all of these people  are against NATO bombardment and any reference to Mr. Milosevic comes after that. You, like many Albanians and some Montenegrins of liberal provenience, mistakenly believe that being against bombing is tantamount to supporting Mr. Milosevic. With no disrespect, that is a gross miss simplification which sound American and is not close to the truth.

The US led NATO bombing of Montenegro and Serbia gave Mr. Milosevic a rare
opportunity to be on the same side with majority of Serbian and Montenegrin people where the defending the country is paramount to all. Furthermore, even if Mr. Milosevic decides to alter the will of the people in Montenegro, that would be an additional consequence of American 'humanitarian action'. More specifically, the bombing of Montenegro has greatly undermined the position of the democratically elected President Djukanovic. Needless to say, Mr. Djukanovic has been vociferous opponent of Mr. Milosevic's policies but he, as well as many liberal Montenegrins, found themselves in an extremely precarious and delicate position. It would require a lot of wisdom and tolerance of all the people in Montenegro, as well as fine balancing acts of all political subjects, to avoid the disaster of civil war in the Republic.

Given all of that, as well as the shocking pictures of Albanian refuges, we are
led to believe that we are all target, and very much hope that Montenegrins will be wise and not try to find the targets among themselves.


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