I was looking for background information about CPT in Bosnia in 1996 when I stumbled across this eye-opening jaw-dropping bombshell which caused me to wonder where was I during this?
The Clinton Administration kept opposing Republican efforts to arm the Bosnians for fear it would undermine the embargo on Iraq. Parse that, Republicans in Congress were wanting to help the Bosnians to defend themselves from Serbian atrocities and Clinton was linking it to Iraq to oppose it.
Then when it became known that Iran was funneling arms to the Bosnians via Turkey, the Clinton Administration allowed it to continue instead of going back to Congress and those Republicans to lift the embargo. So the Iranians gained a foothold in Europe while Clinton passed the buck and then dressed it up as masterful realpolitik.
No wonder those mad mullahs do not take the US seriously. The Shah, Desert One, Beirut, Mogadishu, Iran-Contra, Iran-Iraq War, and even the shattered remnants called Yugoslavia. The US has weathervaned and that concept is burned into their brains.
How many people will pay for these mistakes in blood I have to wonder. As if many have not already paid in blood.