THE WHITE HOUSE AT WORK



Wednesday, May 26, 1999

PRESIDENT CLINTON AND VICE PRESIDENT GORE:
THE AIR CAMPAIGN IS WORKING

President Milosevic should know that he cannot change the fundamental terms that we have outlined, because they are simply what is required for the Kosovars to go home and live in peace.

President Bill Clinton
May 20, 1999

After two months of NATO bombing, the stresses on President Milosevic are worsening. Fractures are beginning to appear in Milosevic' s regime, including demonstrations, desertions, and public opposition by political leaders. There are also some indications that Milosevic is seeking a way out. Milosevic' s ethnic cleansing policies have resulted in the worst crimes against humanity in Europe in 50 years.

Fractures Beginning to Appear in Serbia. President Milosevic and his regime are feeling the effects of the NATO air campaign. Political leaders and the public have begun to openly express their opposition to Milosevic' s policies. The Serbian army last week suffered its first large-scale mutiny in Kosovo, and Serbs are expressing their discontent with the conflict through demonstrations and desertions. There have also been indications that Milosevic is seeking a way out.

The Worst Crimes Against Humanity in Europe in 50 Years. The following atrocities are a result of Milosevic' s ethnic cleansing policy in Kosovo and are some of the worst in Europe' s history:



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