Between them (Dodik and Silajdzic), the two former moderates have cranked up the heat for Bosnia's upcoming general elections, scheduled for Oct. 1, to a level not seen since the war ended, alarming international officials who oversee the country and ordinary citizens who fear a return to violence. "These men are feeding off each other. They are not real nationalists, but they are using it to get elected. This is our catastrophe," says Senad Pecanin, editor of the Sarajevo weekly Dani
Speaking to Time, the Serb Republic's President, Dragan Cavic, struck a more conciliatory note. He said the idea of a referendum calling for the secession of the Serb Republic was "crazy, suicide," but added that dissolving the entity's borders unilaterally would lead to "a crisis that I cannot imagine." He warned: "Enough blood has been spilled."
I think the idea of two (virutally) automomous statelets in the first place, tied together by a very weak federal system was a recipe for furture disaster in the first place. However given the current situation and potential flair up of hostilities, I agree with Cavic.
I do think that the entire country will be better served by a stronger central government and police force.