In an earlier post this week mentioning former secretary of state Lawrence Eagleburger’s belated protests over the Munich giveaway of 2008, namely Kosovo, I pointed out the direct role he played in dooming the Balkans and with it the free world.

But in addition to using our Bosnia policy to counter any perception of an anti-Muslim bias by the U.S. amid Desert Storm; in addition to taking PR agency-directed meetings with Bosnian-Muslim officials, then spreading the propaganda to the Europeans to influence their policy; in addition to backing the fundamentalist Muslim president Alija Izetbegovic and being part of the Baker-Zimmerman team that encouraged the fundamentalist to withdraw his signature from the Lisbon agreement that would have precluded any wars; and in addition to not embracing any of Slobodan Milosevic’s opponents (after all, if your administration is on the record as being hostile to Serbs as a people, why would you differentiate between a Serb and a Communist apparatchik?); in addition to all these things, Eaglesandwich was also the one who drafted the famous 1992 “Christmas warning” to Milosevic to not intervene with Kosovo nationalist thugs cracking heads throughout the province and ethnically cleansing it of non-Albanians. From David Halberstam’s book War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton and the Generals

Eagleburger and Scowcroft recommended and got one other thing in the final days of the [Bush] administration. The day before Christmas the president issued a warning — it became known as the Christmas warning — to Milosevic and the Serbs to leave Kosovo alone. Eagleburger drew it up. “In the event of conflict in Kosovo caused by Serbian action, the United States will be prepared to employ military force against Serbians in Kosovo and in Serbia proper.”

So Eaglesandwich helps set events in motion and is surprised by their unending, spiraling consequences.

About the Christmas warning: Please note that we like kicking the Serbs’ teeth in on behalf of Muslims especially on sacred Christian holidays, including bombing them right through Easter in 1999.

If this isn’t self-killing, then nothing is.