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LETTER

Stop the Bombing

We are writing in a desperate appeal to all people of good will to raise their voices against NATO’s bombing of the Yugoslav people! The emerging results of this bombing campaign are devastating. Cities all over Yugoslavia have been attacked. Apartments and houses have been destroyed. Schools, a water treatment plant, and even a hospital and a monastery under UNESCO protection have been damaged in these raids. The lives of ordinary citizens have been disrupted and endangered. In fact, they now live their lives out of bomb shelters. On the ground in Kosovo, extremists from both sides have and will exploit the present situation to inflict more pain and suffering on innocent civilians.

It has been proclaimed that NATO is not at war with the Yugoslav people, but with Mr. Milosevic. However, the bombs are falling on the Yugoslav citizens. Sadly enough, with all the things NATO has destroyed so far, it has only managed to shore up Milosevic. The Balkan region is inflamed with massive protests against NATO, which are particularly intense in Macedonia and Greece. There is a growing rift between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, with Russia and China vehemently opposing NATO intervention, which violates the UN charter.

We want our families and all the people of the Balkans to live in peace. We believe that bombs will not solve anything for the people of Yugoslavia, both Albanians and Serbs. Therefore, we ask you to, please, raise your voice and demand the termination of bombing and a return to negotiations! Bombing destroys good will, and only good will among different nations can save the entire region from total economic and political collapse. At the end, we ask you to join us in prayer for our families and all the innocent people suffering from this campaign.

MIT Organization of Serbian Students