Crisis In The Balkans

 

Sir, - The following is a list of the countries that the US has bombed since the end of the second World War, compiled by the historian William Blum:

China 1945-46, Korea 1950-53, China 1950-53, Guatemala 1954, Indonesia 1958, Cuba 1959-60, Guatemala 1960, Congo 1964, Peru 1965, Laos 1964-73, Vietnam 1961-73, Cambodia 1969-70, Guatemala 1967-69, Grenada 1983, Libya 1986, El Salvador 1980s, Nicaragua 1980s, Panama 1989, Iraq 1991-99, Sudan 1998, Afghanistan 1998, Yugoslavia 1999.

In how many of these instances did a democratic government, respectful of human rights, occur as a direct result? - Is mise, Daragh Breathnach,

Grove Park, Rathmines, Dublin 6.