|The Herald Tribune, 9 October, 1998
Editorial Page – Other Comment
Against Air Strikes
The Kosovo refugees need urgent humanitarian help. Both the Belgrade regime and the Albanian extremists are hindering a political solution and I strongly condemn their resort to violence. Human rights violations should be immediately investigated by independent teams and the criminals punished.
I am strongly against air strikes. Many people in the west conclude like I do that air strikes on Serbia or Montenegro will kill many innocent people and only further consolidate the Belgrade regime. The Belgrade regime fully controls the media, politics and institutions. The regime is the continuation of the communists using another image. It prospers on its daily orchestration of propaganda using negative patriotism, negative religion, disinformation and intimidation.
From a statement by Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia