"It was Holbrooke, one of the chief architects of the Kosovo war, who midwifed the KLA regime in Kosovo, and created a gangster state," reminds Justin Raimondo — Holbrooke’s Legacy. "If Holbrooke meets the victims of his friend [Kosovo prime minister and mafia boss Hashim] Thaci in the afterlife, he’ll have a bit of explaining to do. Where Holbrooke is going, however, I doubt they’ll let him have many visitors."
"He was 'synonymous with American foreign policy,'" agrees Srdja Trifkovic; " indeed: he was a coarse, arrogant bully who understood diplomacy as the art of imposing one’s will at the point of a gun" — Richard Holbrooke: An American Diplomat. "Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke was a bad man advocating and implementing bad policies."
Diana Johnstone remembers the "lies and deceptions in Holbrooke’s manipulation of Balkan woes, as well as his totally cynical exploitation of the tragedies of Vietnam, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan" — Holbrooke or Milosevic: Who is the Greater Murderer? "Moral monsters do not always make a great impact on history, when they are merely the vain instruments of a bureaucratic military machine running amok."
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