Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those others. Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that.
pushed Dayton forward, while they were obstructing it.
The signing of this agreement is done in full sincerity on our part, ... will depend on us and what we want to achieve.
I think that we have all overestimated the rate of achievement in the Dayton Accords for things such as return of refugees, bringing war criminals to justice, and freedom of movement. Nevertheless, there are positive trends that show promise for the future.
In our own religion, in our own country.
My government is taking part in this agreement without any enthusiasm, but as someone taking a bitter yet useful potion or medication
at the expense of the Muslim people.
I have reminded him (Major) that there are some positive as well as some negative elements in the Dayton agreement and that lately, these negative elements are more and more prevailing. That is creating a fear among our people -- a fear that that might lead to the disintegration of the country.
spoke of the existence of 'extermination camps' in Bosnia.
The time of confrontation and conflicts should be replaced with a time of construction and prosperity.
All in all this is a difficult political struggle which will go on for years, in which our people won't die anymore; I'm not sure how much we will be able to win, but I'm certain that we won't loose anything that we have now.
I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn't been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail.
The international community is pushing things forward in Bosnia... but it is doing it at expense of the Muslim people. I feel it as an injustice, these are the things that I cannot live with.
In these negotiations we are not a helpless object, although great world powers are involved. We play an active role and try to influence our destiny; we have our own trump cards and we use them.
As far as the sovereignty of Bosnia-Hercegovina is concerned we agreed to have limited sovereignty for a limited time and that is clear from the Dayton Agreement.