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Islamist Recruitment in Bosnia - A "White" Al-Qaeda
israelnn.com ^ | 10:15 Jan 21, '04 / 27 Tevet 5764 | IsraelNN.com

Posted on 01/21/2004 10:52:33 PM PST by Destro

Islamist Recruitment in Bosnia - A "White" Al-Qaeda

10:15 Jan 21, '04 / 27 Tevet 5764

(IsraelNN.com) Serbian news outlets have been reporting with increasing intensification in recent days on attempts by Islamist terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda, to recruit soldiers among Bosnia's Muslims.

The independent Serbian news agency FoNet reported on Tuesday that Muslims from Bosnia-Herzegovina are being recruited to join the what has been called "white Al-Qaeda".

Slobodan Radulj, former member of Bosnia-Herzegovina's anti-terrorist task force and an adviser to the Serb member of the presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, told the Nezavisne Novine Serbian daily, "Reports by international intelligence services saying that future terrorists will be blue-eyed and blonde indicate that Al-Qaeda is recruiting in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. This is why the authorities should prevent radical Islamists from paying young and poor men to go to battlefields and to die there."

Radulj also charged that among the 400 Non-Governmental Organizations operating in Bosnia, many of them were fronts for money-laundering and the financing of terrorist organizations.

Earlier this month, Nezavisne Novine had reported that young Muslims from Bosnia-Herzegovina are joining Islamist insurgents in Iraq, Afghanistan and Chechnya. Quoting a "source close to the international Stabilization Force (Sfor)", the newspaper identified most of the recruits as "members of the Wahhabi movement," which is based in and funded by Saudi Arabia.

While saying that the official Bosnian security forces have no information on the local Islamist mercenaries, Zlatko Miletic, director of the Police Administration of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Federation, told the Serb-language newspaper that "we do have such [Islamist terrorist] groups...."

The Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA also reported earlier this month that the Serb leaders in Bosnia have even produced a map purporting to show a link between Islamist terrorists, including Al-Qaeda affiliates, in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. The agency quoted Darko Trifunovic, deputy director of the Centre for Security and Investigation of Terrorism at the Belgrade Institute for Political Studies.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; balkanalqaeda; balkans; bosnia; campaignfinance; clintonlegacy; goldenchain; jihad; jihadineurope; terrorism; terrorists; whitealqaeda; whitealqaida
Coalition forces already caught and or killed Albanian and Bosnian jihadists in Afghanistan and in Iraq and the Russians have killed and captured (and then killed) Bosnians, Albanians and German converts in Chechnya.

Already Greece is on high alert for these Muslims. The Bosnians and Albanians are linked to possible ricin and dirt nuke attacks during the Olympics. The USA sent radiation detection teams to several Greek cities last week.

1 posted on 01/21/2004 10:52:34 PM PST by Destro
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To: *balkans
bump
2 posted on 01/21/2004 10:52:46 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Angelus Errare; joan; DTA; *balkans
The Balkan Branches of the Terror Network "in search of blond Moslems"
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3bca08e00447.htm

Al-Qaeda "Recruits Bulgarian Students"
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1044127/posts

GREECE DEEMS THREAT FROM BOSNIAN ARABS
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1042929/posts

Influx of al-Qaeda allies feared in Iraq (From Arabs to Albanians)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/961747/posts

Milosevic was right: JIHADIST HOTBED IN THE BALKANS: THE TRUTH IS OUT
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1056327/posts

Osama Bin Laden focuses on the Balkans
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1022479/posts

U.S.: Al Qaeda Sympathizers Eyeing Iraq (Bosnian Jihadist organized 9/11)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1001345/posts

WE BUY BAG OF SEMTEX FROM AL-QAEDA TERRORISTS (in Kosovo)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1035808/posts

What Is France Nervous About? (The Balkan Terrorista Connection to Ricin)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/836701/posts

3 posted on 01/21/2004 10:58:13 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
I single this article out:

U.S.: Al Qaeda Sympathizers Eyeing Iraq (Bosnian Jihadist organized 9/11)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1001345/posts

4 posted on 01/21/2004 10:59:01 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
A must read:

Al-Qaida Plot Revealed in Sarajevo "in Sarajevo something will happen to Americans similar to 9/11"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/652283/posts

5 posted on 01/21/2004 11:00:49 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro; SJackson; dennisw; Salem
"(IsraelNN.com) Serbian news outlets have been reporting with increasing intensification in recent days on attempts by Islamist terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda, to recruit soldiers among Bosnia's Muslims."

Onward Muslim Soldiers! - PING.

6 posted on 01/21/2004 11:02:22 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Liberty does not tolerate lawlessness and a borderless nation will not prevail.)
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To: Destro
Thanks for the post.
7 posted on 01/21/2004 11:05:09 PM PST by Trueblackman (It is enough to make you smile and gloat)
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To: Destro
Time to kiss and make up with Serbia (perhaps turn Clinton over to them as the war criminal he is?) and tell those crazy Bosnians and Albanians we'll turn the Serbs loose on your crazy butts if you allow ANY of your people to be used by al Qaeda.
8 posted on 01/21/2004 11:10:19 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
During the height of the nationalist hysteria (whipped up by Milosevic) in Serbia of the early 1990s, a book appeared written by a Serbian nationalist whose name escapes me at the moment, which had the quite inelegant title of

"Wherever there is a mosque, there is gunfire".

Crude, anti-Moslem, etc. True.

BUT!! Think about it for a minute:

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan/Armenia, Chechnya, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Israel, Kashmere (Pakistan-India) - have I forgotten any countries?

And, non-Moslem conflicts in the world today? Well, errr...well, you know there probably ARE some, but....I can't think of any at the moment!

Stubborn and foolish as they are, the Serbs DID try to warn us, in their own heavy-handed and media-inept way...but the Klintoons didn't listen....
9 posted on 01/21/2004 11:18:21 PM PST by Al Simmons (Proud BushBot since '94!)
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To: Destro
I'd like to see an "Open Season" bounty announced on Islamist Terrorists. The Government should offer a $100,000 bounty for every Islamist Terrorist turned in, dead or alive. Or they could pay a premium of $150,000 if the perp is beaten to death and $200,000 if boiled in oil. Let's see how anxious these monsters would be to come here then.
10 posted on 01/21/2004 11:19:50 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("...the right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.")
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
LOL . . . I've suggested that Israel conduct a terrorist-popping lottery. You could do it like this: An Israeli sniper has a terrorist in his cross-hairs and holds down the trigger (however, the bullet isn't fired just yet). Prior to this, the winner of the lottery would have been notified by encrypted email to log onto a secure site at such and such a time. Once there, he could see a live pic of the murdering terrorist scum in the sniper's cross-hairs. By clicking on the left mouse button, the gun is fired, IF the sniper happens to be holding down his trigger at that time. In other words, you can shoot only when the sniper says to it's okay to shoot.

Why, the Israeli army would make a hundred million dollars a week! I know I'd be in the drawing every week.

Of course, all the pesky synchronization details and the many other details I've glossed over would have to be worked out in great detail to make it workable. But it is do-able.

11 posted on 01/21/2004 11:39:08 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Al Simmons
"Wherever there is a mosque, there is gunfire".

Excellent!

:-) The only other places I can think of are Indonesia, Malaysia and The Philipines. And it's going to be many, many more in the near future, perhaps even in our own backyard, if the world doesn't get a handle on this, and pronto!

12 posted on 01/21/2004 11:42:48 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Destro
A year or so back, I recall seeing photos online of Saudi mercenaries in Bosnia collecting heads of Serbians. The photos included the guy holding up a head, and a basket with several in it, wnd the lid could not close.
13 posted on 01/21/2004 11:52:49 PM PST by illumini (AMERICA. Love her or leave her!)
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To: illumini
CNN wont show Qaida promotional video from Bosnia showing a severed human head rolling through grass @ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/751569/posts
14 posted on 01/22/2004 12:01:10 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
Which side were we on when Gen. Clark was knocking out bridges and power-plants in Bosnia?

..Without UN approval I add.
15 posted on 01/22/2004 12:01:59 AM PST by Pro-Bush (Homeland Security + Tom Ridge = Open Borders --> Demand Change!)
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To: Pro-Bush
Milosevic warned that Muslims were "a big evil,"
16 posted on 01/22/2004 12:19:36 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: Destro
..Thank you!
17 posted on 01/22/2004 12:20:46 AM PST by Pro-Bush (Homeland Security + Tom Ridge = Open Borders --> Demand Change!)
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To: Destro
Here's another cheery thought..they're recruiting in Mexico as well.
18 posted on 01/22/2004 12:48:47 AM PST by ETERNAL WARMING (SHUT THE DOOR IN 2004!)
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To: Destro
INA TODAY.com: "ADVENTURES IN WORLD GOVERNMENT: PORTENT FOR IRAQ? Amnesia and the Birth of a Nation" (January 21, 2004) (Read More...)

19 posted on 01/22/2004 1:42:17 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Destro
Bump
20 posted on 01/22/2004 4:23:12 AM PST by XHogPilot
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To: Destro
Wahhabi?
21 posted on 01/22/2004 4:48:58 AM PST by maestro
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To: Destro
Blame traitor Bill Clinton for helping enlarge the Muslim Dar-al-Islam right into Europe. He was traitor with the ChiComs and traitorous enabler of the Jihadists. Why is this scum still getting $100,000 plus on the lecture circuit?
22 posted on 01/22/2004 4:53:10 AM PST by dennisw (“We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way.” - Toby Keith)
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To: Destro
Al-Qaeda does not recruit soldiers, it recruits terrorists. A terrorist is not the moral equivalent of a soldier.
23 posted on 01/22/2004 4:55:27 AM PST by Hackle
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To: Hackle
Al-Qaeda does recruit soldiers to become Al Qaeda terrorists.

This is the tip of the iceberg.

24 posted on 01/22/2004 6:40:49 AM PST by DTA (you ain't seen nothing yet)
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To: DTA
Bush must face the reality of this war. This war is against ISLAMIC terrorists. The more he calls it “war on terror”, the more he is wrong, and the more we are going to be wasting our time and money chasing our tails. The Islamic fanatic hate theology IS the only reason for the jihadists surge, and that must either be 1) addressed fully by making such theology a crime against humanity through international cooperation to stump out that hate, and 2) by addressing some of their grievances through international forum and offer a carrot and stick solution.

This thing is like a balloon, if you squeeze it from one side, it bulges from the other side. WE MUST LET THE AIR OUT ALL TOGETHER, which cannot be done by one country – it must be done by all countries. If we can use James Baker to work the world cooperation in understanding that a religion MUST not be allowed to preach hate against others in the name of God. Religion zealotry had caused so many deaths in the past, and has no room in our civil society and the global village of 2004 and beyond.

Some body must tell the President that 99% of the hate comes from our “friends”, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, Bosnia, Sudan, Iran, and Yemen! Our military and policies have no direct confrontations with these nations, the source of all the hate and the jihad. So if we are not confronting the source, how are we supposed to be able to win this war? Mr. President, please take on the hate sources in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Indonesia, Yemen, Sudan, and Pakistan.

25 posted on 01/22/2004 7:07:06 AM PST by philosofy123
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To: philosofy123
>>>>Mr. President, please take on the hate sources in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Indonesia, Yemen, Sudan, and Pakistan<<<<

An their supporters in American academia and liberal media.

26 posted on 01/22/2004 7:14:53 AM PST by DTA (you ain't seen nothing yet)
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To: Destro
he was right, as your diligence has shown. If this has been previously posted, please accept my apology. The article ties to several threads, weapons transfered/used in Iraq against our troops, German trial witness, the war that Clark "won", even details WHY SOME DEFEND the Clinton legacy(*).

Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily - Terrorism threats to Olympics and Balkans

GIS has gained significant additional intelligence from Muslim sources in Bosnia and elsewhere in the Balkans which highlights the ongoing nature of the threat, and points to a major planned terrorist attack against a US target in the near future, either in Sarajevo or Mostar, but most probably the latter. Specific new, firm intelligence on this and related matters appear in the latter part of this report.

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Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily
12 January 2004





Special Report: Terrorism Threats to Olympics and Balkans Now in Public Arena; Probable Underlying Cause of Greek Prime Minister’s Resignation




Special Report

Terrorism Threats to Olympics and Balkans Now in Public Arena; Probable Underlying Cause of Greek Prime Minister’s Resignation

Exclusive. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS. With input from GIS stations Athens and Sarajevo.1 A number of significant public statements by European and US officials have hesitatingly moved the debate about an impending wave of Islamist terrorism in the Balkans into the open political arena. The comments echo intelligence and analysis by GIS over the past year to the effect that a new round of terrorism, sponsored by both the al-Qaida-related groups and the Iranian clerics and their networks, was expected to occur in 2004 and would involve direct threats to the Olympic Games. However, the continued reluctance to admit the threat level, even at this stage, may further delay response to this threat until major attacks occur.

GIS has gained significant additional intelligence from Muslim sources in Bosnia and elsewhere in the Balkans which highlights the ongoing nature of the threat, and points to a major planned terrorist attack against a US target in the near future, either in Sarajevo or Mostar, but most probably the latter. Specific new, firm intelligence on this and related matters appear in the latter part of this report.

The statement by Greek Prime Minister Konstandinos Simitis that al-Qaida terrorist elements in Bosnia jeopardized the Summer 2004 Athens Olympic Games — immediately followed by the resignation of Prime Minister Simitis2 at the beginning of 2004, the year which should have been the pinnacle of his career — and the subsequent reluctant acknowledgement by US Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Clifford Bond that there were “foreign elements” (presumably terrorists) causing concern in Bosnia have moved the debate about a new terrorist wave emanating from the Balkans into the public domain.

This admission is something which the Greek Government and some elements of the US Foreign Service had been strenuously trying to avoid, for different reasons. [Prime Minister Simitis’ statement also represents a massive failure not only for the Greek Government’s efforts to address the terrorist threat, but also a failure of the expensive consultants on security hired by the Greek Government.]

At the same time, the Bosnia-Herzegovina Interior Minister on January 9, 2004, indicated that a significant number of Bosnian Muslim youths were known to be away fighting for radical Islamist causes in Chechnya, Iraq and Afghanistan. Days earlier, a Muslim Bosnian mother said that her son, who had supposedly been in Turkey studying, had in fact been killed in fighting in Chechnya; he had been recruited after an initial payment of, reportedly, around US$20,000.

As well, it had been discovered that multi-barrel rocket-launchers and ammunition made in Bosnian Muslim factories had found their way to Iraq, where they had been used in action by Islamist guerillas, fighting against US forces.

What is significant in all of this is the fact that:

1. The EU-appointed High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina, Paddy Ashdown, and his US-appointed Deputy, Amb. Donald Hays, have refused to acknowledge the Bosnian links with Islamist terrorism, and Ashdown remains on record as saying that there were no terrorist links to Bosnia and that there would not be in the future;

2. Ashdown has not initiated any enquiry into the Bosnian Muslim’s supply of weapons which have been used to attack US forces, although he ordered and pressured a massive enquiry into past sales of aircraft spare parts by Bosnian Serb factories to the Iraqi Government before the US-led Coalition attack on Iraq earlier in 2003;

3. Ashdown continues to apply major pressure for the integration of Bosnian Serb intelligence operations — which have come under the Government of Republica Srpska, the Bosnian Serb republic within Bosnia-Herzegovina — into those run by the Bosnian Muslims in Sarajevo, in order to create a “national” capability, but also specifically to deny a regional intelligence capability to the Bosnian Serbs.

The Bosnian Muslims controlled by the late Alija Izetebegovic’s SDA party (Party of Democratic Action) have long infiltrated and controlled the Bosnian intelligence services, and it is regarded by Muslims, Serbs and Croats alike that the submersion of the Republica Srpska intelligence capability within the “national” body would destroy the archives and networks of Republica Srpska. The RS capability has been at the forefront of identifying the Islamist terrorist and mujahedin networks in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has now become a central part in the “war on terror” given the growing build-up toward a major terrorist and insurgency offensive underway now in its region.

It is significant that when the shipment was discovered of aircraft parts from Republica Srpska factories to Iraq — before the US initiated hostilities against Iraq — the RS Government of Pres. Dragan Cavic went to major lengths to uncover all the details and to indict officials found to be responsible or negligent in the matter. The RS Government produced tens of thousands of pages of documentary evidence and displayed a significant transparency in following through on the matter. It nonetheless endured major criticism from Paddy Ashdown. No Iraqi aircraft were subsequently to see action, while, to the contrary, the Bosnian Muslim rocket launchers and ordnance have been used by guerilla forces specifically against US and Coalition forces in Iraq. Despite this, Ashdown refuses to comment on the matter or to launch an investigation.

He has also said that counter-terrorism was not a matter of concern for the Office of the High Representative (OHR), and that it was the responsibility of the “entities” (ie: the component states with Bosnia-Herzegovina: Republica Srpska and the Bosnia & Herzegovina (Muslim-Croat) Federation). Despite this statement, he has gone to great lengths, by attempting to force the end to the RS intelligence capability, to deny RS the capability to track terrorist-related activities and at the same time to help Bosnian Muslim radicals to cover up their involvement in supporting terrorist activities.

Ashdown entered the post of High Representative when he was removed as leader of the British Liberal Party, and took the opportunity to claim a life peerage (making him Lord Ashdown), but he also brought with him a history of considerable bias in favor of Muslim causes. His Deputy at the OHR, (*)Amb. Hays, on the other hand, was a career US Foreign Service officer who owed his rise and career prospects to the Clinton Administration — and specifically to the then-US Representative to the UN, Richard Holbrooke —which had supported former Bosnian Muslim leader Alija Izetbegovic, who it is now known was actively engaged in supporting al-Qaida, which used Bosnian assets for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the US.

As GIS reported earlier, Hays in October 2003 escorted his former boss, Clinton Administration State Dept. official Richard Holbrooke, around Bosnia, introducing him as “the next US Secretary of State”, presumably when the Democratic Party took over from the present Republican Bush Administration. Holbrooke, with Clinton, had gone to great lengths to support Izetbegovic. Now, it appears, Amb. Hays’ (*)motive for attempting to suppress the links between the SDA and al-Qaida and the Iranian clerical leaders was to avoid the embarrassment of having the Clinton Administration’s links with the 9/11 attackers brought to light in a US Presidential election year.

See Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily October 20, 2003: Bosnia’s Izetbegovic Dead, But US Diplomat, Ashdown in B-H Push Islamist Line to Support Holbrooke.

Significantly, the Clinton camp has thrown its weight behind Presidential candidate Gen. (rtd.) Wesley Clark, who was NATO Supreme Allied Commander in 1999 when Clinton ordered the attacks on Yugoslavia. Today, the major Albanian-American and Albanian supporters who heavily funded the two Clinton election bids have thrown their financial and political weight behind Clark, a fact noted prominently on the Clark election website.

So the pressures to suppress evidence of the growth of radical Islamist terrorist activities in Bosnia (and, indeed, in Serbia’s Kosovo province and the southern Serbia/northern Montenegro area known as Raška or Sandzak) have a significant and diverse base. However, given the growing isolation of the Iranian clerical leadership and the pressures on al-Qaida — coupled with the presence of a prime terrorist target in the Athens Summer Olympics — the matter can now no longer be hidden. At the same time, SDA leaders speaking at the funeral of Alija Izetbegovic in late 2003 noted that the continued existence of the Republica Srpska would no longer be tolerated, and the matter would be rectified. Ashdown was at the funeral, but did not respond to the comments.

See Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily, October 24, 2003: Bosnian Islamist Leader, in Front of US Ambassador, Declares Intent to Change Dayton Accords, Destroy Republica Srpska.

GIS networks in the Balkans, Central Asia and the Middle East have been aware for some time of a number of specific plans involving a wide range of al-Qaida, as well as other radical Islamist groups to target the Olympics and at the same time mount simultaneous assaults aimed at promoting a variety of Islamist objectives, including the renewed assault on the Bosnian Serbs, moves for domination of southern Serbian/northern Montenegrin areas, Kosovo and the former Yugoslav state of Macedonia. Significantly, the attempt to create a Muslim belt from the Adriatic Sea up into the heart of Europe has been known for many decades by the Islamists as the “green transversal”, the green standing for the Muslim color (although, ironically, it is also the color of the Orthodox Christians), and transversal meaning a line or path on the ascendant.

The Bosnian Muslims, even during the Tito era, managed to inject the name onto sports stadium in Sarajevo, now the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. The Zetra Stadium specifically stands for ZElena (Green) TRAnsverszala, in Serbo-Croat.

The Mujahedin and Islamists in Bosnia

There have for more than a decade been three main radical Islamist mujahedin operating in Bosnia:

The Iranian mujahedin, consistently entirely of Iranian nationals. Their main function has been training, ideological projection and fundraising and financing. This group, which involves Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC: Pasdaran) has stayed away from direct involvement in actual combat operations, even, as much as possible, during the Bosnian civil war which ended in 1995.

The Arab mujahedin, consisting mainly of Arab volunteers, mainly (and spearheaded by) Saudi Arabian nationals, but also including Palestinians, Jordanians, Yemenis and Gulf Arabs. These forces have mainly been engaged in military training of volunteers, including Bosnian Muslims, but have also been engaged in military operations predominantly involving demolition work and diversion operations.

The North African mujahedin, mainly involving Egyptians, Algerians, Moroccans and the like. This group has by far the most direct military experience of the three mujahedin forces, and has been engaged in terrorist operations.

Significantly, the three main groupings of mujahedin are often competitive with each other, but cooperate extensively with each other as well, and also with the local Bosnian Muslim armed groups including the several-thousand strong Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) who are active through several main centers in Bosnia & Herzegovina. However, the camps of the three mujahedin groups in Bosnia are very separate from each other, and the members do not mix.

The headquarters of the Arab mujahedin in Bosnia changed recently when, in November 2003, moving from Zenica to Konjic, the new headquarters being approximately equidistant between Sarajevo and Mostar (each being about 50km away). Significantly, the Arab mujahedin has emerged as the most militant of the three foreign groups in Bosnia, although there appears to be strong evidence that the more experienced North Africans have been engaged in some of the more serious terrorist actions (including the September 11, 2001, attacks on the US).

Significantly, explosives — bomb components — from Bosnia were tracked leaving the country in the hands of three of the North African mujahedin, and went to Switzerland, where the individuals concerned noted their surveillance and moved into a predominantly Arab refugee area and caused a mob to attack the surveilling Swiss security officers. This enabled to mujahedin to escape. Chemical analysis of terrorist bomb blasts in Casablanca in 2003 showed that the components from Bosnia had been used.

Much of the funding for the mujahedin camps — but mostly for the Arab and North African operations — is funneled through Qatar, according to sources within the groups. Much of it is donated as genuine humanitarian funding, but is diverted so that the vast majority of it goes toward funding of mujahedin. All groups benefit from narcotics trafficking funds, with this traffic largely controlled in this area by Muslims of Bosnian or Serb background, or Albanians. Given that the source of most (if not all) the heroin coming through the pipeline is al-Qaida-related and originating in Afghanistan, and passing through the “business line” of the Albanian/Yugoslav Muslims, it is not surprising that a significant proportion of the revenues from this are also provided to either the mujahedin groups and Islamist groups in Bosnia and Kosovo.

There is a distinct division of labor in the narco-trafficking. The mujahedin groups never engage in commerce themselves, but provide the security and logistics of the narcotics pipeline from the time it reaches Albania and Kosovo through Raška and Bosnia and into Western Europe. Apart from the funding which goes to the mujahedin groups and other Islamist fighting groups in Kosovo, Raška, Macedonia and Bosnia, an extensive contribution is made toward buying influence among local non-Muslim politicians and other foreign officials.

Very well-placed Muslim sources said that the brother of one Federal cabinet minister in Serbia-Montenegro was based in the southern Serbian city of Novi Pazar (literally “New Bazaar”) and acted as the key business head for much of the narcotics traffic. These sources also said that other cabinet officials and lower level officials were also benefiting from pay-offs from the narcotics and prostitution rackets, which also provided the same lines of communications and logistics for the movement of terrorists and weapons.

The sources also said that as many as 40 US citizens, whom they described as “American officials” were also profiting from narcotics and white slave operations conducted by the Albanian and former Yugoslav Muslims. It has already been extensively documented that organized crime groups designated as “Albanian” dominate both the narcotics and prostitution trades in many Western European countries, including the UK. The knowledge that there were “Americans”, presumably of an official nature, actively engaged with some of the Islamist groups has made many of the Muslim sources wary of approaching US intelligence services with information. The sources said that they had provided some information in the past to US officials; some of the information had been acted on, but some had been totally disregarded, leading them to the conclusion that there were some “conflicts of interests”.

One source said that he had volunteered information on the locations of major arms storage facilities, in which Islamists had significant supplies of many types of weapons, including Stinger and SA-7 Strela SAMs, a wide range of anti-tank guided weapons (Soviet/Russian origin), and other systems. He said that the US intelligence official to which he volunteered the information had expressed no interest, despite being told that the weapons were also being sent to Islamist fighters in Iraq. He also said that he had details of the process and activities of Bosnian Muslim groups shipping fighters from Bosnia through Syria into Iraq “to fight Americans”, but even this information elicited no interest.

Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) in Bosnia in December 2003 lost its leader, Camil Višca, when he was arrested. His post has now been taken over by a mujahedin leader known only as “Aziz”.

With regard to the planning now underway for a major attack on a US asset at either Mostar or Sarajevo, the sources said that the attack would be undertaken “in response” to some major US action elsewhere in the world, so that it would appear as a spontaneous reaction to an alleged US “outrage”.

Considerable information of this nature, much of far more detailed and specific, was known to have been provided to US intelligence officials over the past year, and yet US officials in Bosnia, with the exception of the vague and tentative statement by Amb. Clifford Bond, have consistently either played down or denied that a terrorist threat existed in Bosnia. More significantly, Amb. Donald Hays, the US Deputy High Representative, has worked actively to suppress and intimidate the Government of Republica Srpska, threatening to arbitrarily dismiss various members of the Government, including the Prime Minister, unless they complied with his and Ashdown’s demands to fall into line with plans designed to support the radical Islamist SDA party which has continued to have strong ties with al-Qaida and the Iranian mujahedin.

Indeed, because of the constant exposure of the actions of Hays and Ashdown by GIS, the OHR has attempted to make enquiries in Washington to determine the extent to which GIS’ exposure might affect their freedom of action. The OHR has used its virtually unlimited powers, granted by the Dayton Accords, to interfere in all areas of governance in Bosnia Herzegovina, presumably largely on the basis that the White House and the European Union leadership have been too preoccupied with other issues to monitor these activities.

Footnote:

1. Copley wrote this report from the field, in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

2. Prime Minister Simitis was likely to be succeeded by his Foreign Minister, Georgios Papandreou, who would be faced with the task of bringing the Olympic Games to a successful conclusion. The Government of Prime Minister Simitis has been continually facing pressure from the international security committee states for the Olympics, including the US, Israel, Russia, Australia and the UK, to address the security of the Olympics. As GIS has reported, despite an unprecedented commitment of funds to Olympic security, the international committee remained (and remains) unsatisfied about Olympic security, and the Greek Government had failed to adequately address the broader scope of the threat, namely procuring adequate global intelligence of the threat from al-Qaida-related groups, supported by those elements controlled or influenced by the Iranian Government, and then to build an adequate counter-terrorism capability in alliance with neighboring and other foreign states’ services. The risk remains high and the prospect exists for the cancellation of the Games for security reasons. In any event, public concern about security was expected to play a part in the attendance levels, and therefore the viability, of the Olympics. See, particularly, the December 11, 2003, and October 15, 2003, reports by GIS.

See Also:

Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily recent reports:

July 7, 2003: Al-Qaida-linked Terrorist Operations Escalate in Bosnia as US, International Officials Turn a Blind Eye, highlighted terrorist links into the Islamist-dominated Bosnia-Herzegovina Government intelligence service, AID (Agencija za Istrazivanje i Dokumentaciju BiH: Agency for Documentation and Investigation).
September 17, 2003: Bosnian Official Links With Terrorism, Including 9/11, Become Increasingly Apparent as Clinton, Clark Attempt to Justify Support of Bosnian Militants.
September 19, 2003: Srebrenica Controversy Becomes Increasingly Politicized and Ethnically Divisive, Increasing Pressure on Peacekeepers.
September 22, 2003: Izetbegovic Now Believed Dead.
September 24, 2003: In Bosnia-Herzegovina: Who Leads the Radical Islamists After Izetbegovic?
October 7, 2003: Interview Highlights Changing Situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Terrorist Escalation.
October 9, 2003: Bosnian Sources Admit Izetbegovic Not Dead; Liaising With Clinton, Holbrooke.
October 15, 2003: Strong Warning Indicators for New Surge in European Islamist Terrorism.
October 20, 2003: Bosnia’s Izetbegovic Dead, But US Diplomat, Ashdown in B-H Push Islamist Line to Support Holbrooke.
October 21, 2003: ISSA Recognizes Republica Srpska President Dragan Cavic for Achievements “In the Face of Enormous Obstacles”.
October 23, 2003: Slovenia Arrests Key Kosovo Islamist, Based on Serbia-Montenegro Indictment.
October 24, 2003: Bosnian Islamist Leader, in Front of US Ambassador, Declares Intent to Change Dayton Accords, Destroy Republica Srpska.
December 1, 2003: Arrest of Yemeni al-Qaida Member, Turkish and European Terror-linked Individuals Highlights Growing Intelligence Momentum.
December 8, 2003: Alija Izetbegovic: A Retrospective Look at His Impact on Balkan Stability.
December 11, 2003: Greek Government Moves to Demonstrate Security in Advance of Olympics, But Remains Hampered by Turkish and Other Realities.
27 posted on 01/22/2004 7:18:24 AM PST by getgoing
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To: Destro
So Muslims want to "whiten" up? Why don't they just kidnap, rape and otherwise impregnate white Christian women like they have for hundreds of years?
28 posted on 02/02/2004 7:09:59 PM PST by eleni121 (Preempt and Prevent)
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To: Destro; Calpernia; StillProud2BeFree; Velveeta; jerseygirl; Cindy; lacylu; Honestly; Revel; ...

Destro:

Thank you for posting this in Jan. 2004, it has so many links that I will need to read.

You never know when the news of today, will be more important at a later date.


29 posted on 08/30/2004 11:11:57 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (You could do a general Google search for: nazi muslim russia connection)
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To: Calpernia; DAVEY CROCKETT; Velveeta; Pepper777; WestCoastGal; jerseygirl

Ping


30 posted on 08/05/2005 10:55:24 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (http://bernie.house.gov/pc/members.asp Meet YOUR Communist party members in Congress)
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To: Destro

Sure so they're covered when western nations finally start profiling.


31 posted on 08/05/2005 11:56:50 AM PDT by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: Destro
It doesn't matter. Serbs as a people have already been convicted and sentenced politically. Islam made sure of that in the halls of the Capital.

Even if proof shows if most of what happened in the Balkans was a lie, Serbs have already lost everything that was once theirs. (Kosovo)

Not only that, but if any evidence were to come to light that suggests the 79 days of Clinton's bombing of Serbia was a mistake it would be hushed up in the media. Even if it benefited terrorists. The media is not concerned about America, it's concerned about control.
32 posted on 08/05/2005 12:34:02 PM PDT by SQUID
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