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HORROR IN ALBANIA IS ALL TOO FAMILIAR

I agree with U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who demands that the international community act decisively and swiftly concerning Kosovo. In the recent News article, "Albright calls for action to end Serb terror against Albanians," she says, "We condemn the violence and believe Milosevic bears responsibility for this."

This is a very similar scenario of terror and destruction that Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic carried out in Croatia in 1991 and in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992.

The brutality of Serbian police and paramilitary Chetnik units is unacceptable to the civilized world, and this "ethnic cleansing" of Albanians from Kosovo must stop. The Serbian government must resolve this conflict through dialogue and reconciliation. The Albanian majority in Kosovo should be given back their autonomy, which was revoked by Milosevic in 1989, along with the province of Vojvodina where the Hungarians, Croats and others make up a sizable number.

Milosevic and his henchmen should be threatened with credible force by NATO or the United Nations. Diplomacy alone will not deter them.

Rev. Ivan Skenderovic Alden

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