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Hatred Runs Deep in Kosovo

Regarding the article "Kosovo's Plea For Help," June 30: The author's demand to place Kosovo under trusteeship is absurd.

After World War II, the Communist dictator Marshal Tito was always particularly interested in weakening the position of the Serbs. He decreed that all the Serbian nationals who fled the Albanian occupation in Kosovo were not allowed to go to their homes after the war. In order to trade with the communist-Muslim leaders and to further debilitate Serbs, Tito in 1970 granted semiautonomous rule to the Kosovo region.

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In 1389 at Kosovo Field, Ottoman Turks defeated Serbs and their allies, who were defending Europe from impending invasion. The invaded Serbian lands were under Turkish rule for 450 years. When the Serbs finally got the Turks out, they decided then that they would rather fight and die than live again in a Muslim state. The Serbs have the same feeling today. Zorica Bastic, Mexico City Yugoslavian Embassy, Mexico

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