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Stop the War

Looking at the blue “stop US/NATO bombings” posters, we found that a majority of them portray the suffering of the civilian population. As such, we believe that for any MIT student, those posters should be perfectly understandable. However, considering some of Kris Schnee’s writings on the topic ([“The Writing on the Wall,” May 7] and [“Get Tough or Get Out,” April 2]), it seems perfectly understandable why he finds the posters not understandable.

What is appalling in those writings is the ease with which the author justifies the killings of civilians and children, officially stated as “unfortunate incidents”, “accidents”, “errors”, “regretful incidents,” or “very, very bad mistakes” for the cause that he believes in. We believe that all people of good will, looking back in history, can recognize where this kind of attitude is coming from. And, more importantly, where it leads to. Once again, let us try to take this war out of the hands of the generals. Thereby, conditions would be established for all of citizens of Yugoslavia, ethnic Albanians included, to return to a normal, everyday life.

Aleksandar Kojic G
Petros I. Komodromos G
Milos Komarcevic ’99