Večer and Delo on Latest American Peace Plan for Bosnia

Ljubljana, 18 August - Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić is aware that every day of the continuation of the war means new yields of occupied land, therefore he is suddenly very eager to accept the latest American peace plan. However, as far as the public knows, this plan bears the most resemblance to a chewing gum because it offers all options and envisages the "fighting parties" to agree with one of them, therefore Karadžić's and Milošević's wish to achieve peace and the lifting of sanctions is for the time being an utopia, writes the daily Večer in its Friday issue. The Croats are compelled to attack Trebinje since the terror over Dubrovnik demands that. Bosnian President Izetbegović has to reject the peace plan which viewed from any perspective means a sharing of Bosnia. It is understandable that the Bosnians and Muslims, who cannot believe in a Bosnia as an independent country any more, want to gain time during which they can either acquire some more arms or Serb occupied territory. All the time, there is a real danger in the back of their minds that a final destruction of Karadžić would even increase the Croat President Tuđman's appetites in Bosnia, however, their guesses are justified in the point that Croatia will probably have to yield to the USA. Clinton cannot afford a complete split with the Muslim world, which is the only theoretical guarantee that Bosnia as a state (on a much smaller territory as its internationally recognized borders) does not disappear from the world map, writes the commentator in Večer.

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