Yugoslav war was the first post 1991 war where Serbs
were pitched against Bosnians and Croats . NATO which
by and large carried on the same Nazi philosophy of
being anti communist and anti Russian , as they say ,AN
ATLANTIC RIM ALLIANCE pitched against the Semi
Asiatic large land mass called USSR delivered a lesson
Great pleasure was taken by policy makers in seeing
disintegration of Yugoslavia which was regarded as the
Zagreb Gap threat in the old NATO philosophy.
Historically the Turks had by a long series of war sowed
the seeds of hatred in this region.These were exploited
by the Nazi Germans when they used the Croats against
Serbs , Bosnian Muslims against partisans and so on.
Islamists specially as centered in the state actors in
pakistan saudi arabia and turkey also played a most
negative role. The Serbs were unfairly projected as
villains why in reality they were trying to preserve a
basically Serb centered albeit pluralistic mutli ethnic
Bosnia and now Kosovo were clearly cases of East-West
rivalry where Serbs were punished because they were
seen as close to Russia and now fatherless because of
demise of the USSR.
The successors of Tito were pygmies and had none of