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Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 03:49:47


Major General Smedley Butler
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I've been reading a book on the Balkan wars (actually the book seems to be a general history of the Balkans as a whole) and I can only guess why NATO bombed Serbia as it has only covered that when it posed a small bit of irony. The only guess I can make is that America and its lackeys were dismayed by the Serbian use of ethnic cleansing (Which the allies after WW2 used , and what both America and the Europeans used in the colonization of the Americas.)
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 03:53:03


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You're pretty much right, even though all sides were "ethnically cleansing" away.
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Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 04:06:15


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Also what if the intellectuals got their way and formed a Neo-Byzantine empire based on Hellenic principles (and of course the emperor would be a foreigner but from a small country like they did with the Bavarian king Otto in Greece.) ?
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 04:20:20


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What the crap does a dead empire have to do with the balkans?
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 04:26:06


Major General Smedley Butler
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People in the Balkans learn nothing and remember everything. The Byzantine empire , to intellectuals in Europe at the time was some great kingdom of Christianity that would beat back the Ottoman hordes and create a era of peace and would be a cornerstone of European culture with Hellenic principles and customs shown everywhere.
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 04:46:01


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Makes sense. So they used Byzantium as a rally.
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 04:49:52


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Well the intellectuals tried. But the great powers who facilitated the independence movements didn't want a dismantling of the Ottoman empire (because Russia would set up shop in the straits of Mamara) So instead we have A bunch of new countries instead of a empire and the ottomans held on till WW1
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 05:03:41


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Also what if the intellectuals got their way and formed a Neo-Byzantine empire based on Hellenic principles (and of course the emperor would be a foreigner but from a small country like they did with the Bavarian king Otto in Greece.) ?


Learning Bayerisch is easier than trying to understand what this means...

Edited 4/3/2015 05:04:12
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 14:03:35


Major General Smedley Butler
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It's the Balkans , no one can understand it.
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 14:13:01


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"Learning Bayerisch is easier than trying to understand what this means... "

Not really it's an alternative history question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_history

http://www.alternatehistory.com/

http://www.reddit.com/r/althistory

What would have happened if instead of a large number of smaller independent states gaining independence in the Balkans (from Austria and The Ottomans). One large Balkan Empire formed which modeled itself on the Byzantine Empire with Greek culture and principles?
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 14:13:12


Жұқтыру
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Tsh, it's not the Balkans, it's you.
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 14:39:32

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why? because it's 'Murica.
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 14:47:30


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SERBIA IS UNDER WESTERN OCCUPATION! SERBIA WILL BE FREED AFTER NOVOROSSIYA AND THE BALTICS!!! YEAH! BOOM! JIHAD!

Edited 4/3/2015 14:47:46
Why did America bomb Serbia?: 4/3/2015 15:53:57


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Colonel.... just no, no
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