The invasion of Bosnia-Herzegovina by the Yugoslav federal army and Serbian irregulars is an international aggression and a human rights abuse. Coming after U.S. and European recognition of Bosnia-Herzegovina's sovereign independence and after the torturous world efforts to end the similar fighting in Croatia, this invasion affronts the United Nations, Europe and all who wish Yugoslavian peoples well.
Bosnia-Herzegovina is Yugoslavia writ small. Its 4.4 million people include no ethnic majority, only rival minorities. Bosnia-Herzegovina worked, while Yugoslavia did, and may even have worked best. Not in an economic sense, which now-sovereign Slovenia clearly did, but best in persuading Muslims and Orthodox Serbs and Catholic Croatians to live together in harmony.
Its declaration of independence was a last-contingency effort to avoid being absorbed in a Greater Serbia or truncated Yugoslavia after Slovenian, Croatian and Macedonian independence became facts. There is no Bosnian-Herzegovinan nationalism, only a Muslim dominant group that fears minority status in a Greater Serbia, a Serbian second-ranking group that wants to be part of a majority and not a minority, and a Croatian group that shares the fears of both larger groups.