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Remember Kosovo?
aim.org ^ | December 28, 2004 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 12/28/2004 9:41:19 AM PST by Destro

Remember Kosovo?

By Cliff Kincaid | December 28, 2004

Clinton's policy was not to bomb those terrorists but to support them and bomb the Christian Serbs.

AIM put together a list of the most underreported or buried stories of 2004, and one of them was the resurgence of anti-Serb, anti-Christian violence in Kosovo. Dozens were killed and more Christian churches were destroyed there. Kosovo got some attention near the end of the year when newspapers covered the fact that a former leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army, the KLA, became prime minister in a new Kosovo-based government. A story in the Washington Post, back on page 18, noted that he has been accused of "war atrocities" and may be indicted. Here's the rest of the story.

Clinton's 1999 NATO war in Kosovo was illegal under U.S. and international law. The U.S. Congress never voted for it and the U.N. never endorsed it. There was no claim that Yugoslavia had weapons of mass destruction or had ties to terrorist groups. Instead, Clinton had the U.S. intervene on behalf of the terrorists, operating in Kosovo under the banner of the KLA. They had links to Osama bin Laden. In fact, it is reported that the KLA's head of elite forces, Muhammed al-Zawahiri, was the brother of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the military commander for bin Laden's Al Qaeda. After the war, the KLA was transformed into the police force for Kosovo.

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1 posted on 12/28/2004 9:41:19 AM PST by Destro
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To: Destro

Ah, how hypocritical the liberals are!


2 posted on 12/28/2004 9:44:33 AM PST by The Teen Conservative
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To: Balkans; Destro; Wraith; Fusion; Jomini; A. Pole; Honorary Serb; FormerLib; Andy from Beaverton; ...
Yes, but what about all the people buried in the vacant mines?  Or the concentration camp created in the stadium in Prishtina? or the bodies found in the truck in the Danube?

And surely the ICTY is having no problem finding Slobo guilty by now after all these years.....

 


3 posted on 12/28/2004 9:45:21 AM PST by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: Incorrigible

What really galls me is that the leftists made Slobo a national hero for standing up to Clinton/Half-Bright during their attempt to bulldoze Serbia's sovereignty at Ramboullet.

If it hadn't been for those bumbling half-wits, the Serbs would have probably hung Slobo from a lamp-post.


4 posted on 12/28/2004 9:53:40 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: Destro

BTT


5 posted on 12/28/2004 9:58:34 AM PST by JustAnotherSavage ("As frightening as terrorism is, it's the weapon of losers." P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Destro

Clinton lied, people died.


6 posted on 12/28/2004 10:05:59 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Incorrigible

On June 17, 1999 The Guardian reports that an estimated 10,000 Albanians have been killed in up to 130 separate massacres. Where are all the bodies???
Hashim Thaci, one of the commanders of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) told German TV ZD that 100,000 people were massed by the Serbian forces in the Pristina stadium. A worker cleaning the broken glass said that "no one has entered the stadium for a long time, since there is not much to see there."
Wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, WRONG ENEMY!


7 posted on 12/28/2004 10:21:09 AM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Dear Andy:

The schizophrenic nature of the West's response to terrorist is part of the reason we are having to face this threat now and why we will have a difficult problem eliminating it. On the one hand, we say terror is a great evil and bad, but on the other we legitimize former terrorists. Terrorists have been elected to the British House of Commons, have won the Nobel Peace Prize, have visited the White House, have become heads of state, etc. In essence, the West has rewarded what are in actuality war criminals. At the same time we are saying we ought to shut down terrorist organizations. Could you imagine if terror as a political weapon would have been condemned univerally from the start? I don't think we'd be even having this discussion right now.


8 posted on 12/28/2004 10:48:30 AM PST by attiladhun2
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To: Incorrigible
Looking More Objectively At The Past?

William Montgomery (Former U.S. Ambassador to Serbia)

A couple of weeks ago I spoke to a class of about 30 university students. While the two-hour session took place in Belgrade, it more or less mirrored my experiences in other classrooms and lecture halls throughout the region. Inevitably, whatever the subject is supposed to be, we end up talking about the past decade or so in the Balkans. And I heard there, like everywhere else, a lot of passion, anger, and bitterness from the students.

While their own political leaders got some of the criticism, it was mostly directed at the United States, the international community, and the other ethnic groups. Each ethnic group inevitably sees themselves as the victims, believes that atrocities were exclusively committed against them, and feels that all of their own actions were fully justified.

It was interesting to me that the students, some of whom were barely teenagers when the violence occurred, seem to feel more passionately about the war-related issues than do older generations. Perhaps they are simply more open with their feelings. Maybe they feel like a generation that has lost its future through no fault of their own. In any case, what came abundantly clear was how little factual information any of them have about the events that have so dramatically impacted on them and their loved ones. None could give any example whatsoever as to how the actions of their own government or ethnic group in any way contributed to the escalation of violence. None seemed to have much factual knowledge at all about the former Yugoslavia...they probably are better informed about the history of other countries in other regions than their own. They all had passion but no ability to think critically. There is little sense of individual or collective responsibility for events of the past 15 years. Probably this is one of the impacts of living for decades under authoritarian rule.

This encounter continues to trouble me, for I fear that it bodes ill for the future of the region. Usually it is the young people who lead the way to the better future and who show the most flexibility and desire for positive change. I am not sure that that is the case here.

The fact is that there is clearly no shared perception of events in this region. And I don't mean simply about the violence associated with the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. The divergence started perhaps a century ago, certainly from the time of the actual forming of Yugoslavia following the end of the First World War. But the problems increased dramatically during the Second World War and its immediate aftermath.

In my conversations with people about Tito, many seem proud of his personal role on the world stage and rather nostalgic for what they sometimes call "the golden era" of the former Yugoslavia. It is rare when anyone brings up the human rights violations of that era. They have to be reminded that there was no democracy, a single -party system, no private enterprise of any consequence, religion was officially discouraged and at least for the first several years, brutal punishments and killings were commonplace. The events of World War II were seen and taught exclusively through the prism of the Partizan victors with all other groupings viewed as incarnations of the devil. Why are these realities so often overlooked? Is it because for most people at that time, all of those things were really less important than the perception of having a "good life?" Or was it because they realized that they had to stay within certain parameters in order to survive and simply did so, blocking out the rest?

The most significant damage that Tito and his system did was to punish vigorously anyone who dared to challenge Communist party rule, question events of the past, or to show any pride in being a Serb, Croat, or other nationality. Generations learned the harsh reality that these were subjects that just could not be discussed except, perhaps, with one's closest friends or family. Naturally, this brutal repression did not eliminate those thoughts, but simply drove them underground. Exactly as banning the Communist Party prior to the Second World War did not eliminate it. What it did do was ensure that when those feelings were finally released, they would be expressed in an explosive manner. Like a volcano that has slowly been simmering and building up strength. It also ensured that when the façade of good will and neighborliness between ethnic groups was no longer required, it brought forth an outpouring of suppressed grievances and hostility.

As far as I know, none of the countries, which have emerged from the former Yugoslavia, teaches a balanced history course of the Second World War and the Tito era, which followed it, let alone the past decade. Instead, each ethnic group in this region now has its own oral history of the past hundred years and dutifully passes it on to the younger generation. And they are all radically different from each other. Each group sees itself as the victims and all others as the perpetrators of atrocities. Now, because of the political sensitivity of these issues and the desire at the same time to move forward towards Euro-Atlantic integration, those subjects are in large measure ignored. I do believe that this deliberate avoidance of difficult, controversial issues of the past is and will be a major contributor to problems and misunderstandings in the future.

Perhaps it is basically a question of time. Perhaps it is too much to expect that newly emerging countries undergoing conflict, destruction, and tremendous upheaval can at the same time maintain a cool objectivity. In the United States, for example, the trauma of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has definitely radicalized our own views on major issues. I hope this is the case and that over time, passions will cool and it will be possible to have a more objective evaluation. Certainly there has been a gradual, but steady improvement in relations between Croatia and Serbia and Montenegro, for example. But I am not sure if harboring diametrically opposed views of events of the past fifty years is in the long run sustainable or healthy. I am positive that the ability to try to look objectively at a situation and to try to see all sides of a problem is healthy.

The ICTY was supposed to help bring a sense of justice to the region, as well as providing education on the events of the past. But for reasons I elaborated in an earlier column, it has failed to do so. Worse yet, it has become instead a major factor of instability in its own right. Publicized trials, such as the one of Slobodan Milosevic have not discredited him at all in Serbia. Far from it. Particularly because of the controversial nature of some of the "command responsibility" indictments, the court has lost a lot of its own credibility and also blurred, perhaps fatally, the distinction between doing your duty as a soldier and committing war crimes.

Part of the problem is also that major media outlets in the region (with some notable exceptions) rarely carry many details on war crimes committed by their own ethnic group, but focus entirely on those committed by others. This is critically important because it is also evident that outside sources of information on events here will never have the credibility, which domestic media can bring to this issue.

The real hope for the region rests with the governments and peoples here themselves. There needs to be in all school systems within this region courses in history which deal with the recent past with more objectivity and with more factual information than is currently the case. To the extent that the government identifies and prosecutes legitimate war crimes and bring the culprits to justice, they will be doing a tremendous service to their own countries. They need to work to break the link between patriotism, love of country, and war crimes. None have successfully done so. It is not only possible to be a strong patriot and love your country, while being critical of some of its actions, but perhaps necessary in a democratic society. Not only will this make for a more informed, reflective population, but also it will help the process of reconciliation in the region and increase the interest in the EU in enlargement here. How long this will take is unknown. But until it does start to happen, the countries of this region will have the sword of retribution and violence hanging over their heads as it has for the past century.

9 posted on 12/28/2004 11:26:19 AM PST by mark502inf
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To: Destro
Remember Kosovo?

I never forgot what we did to this part of my ancestral home.......BTTT!

10 posted on 12/28/2004 11:34:42 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (If you right click on Keith Olberman's image, the word a$$hole should come up!)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
Well, Andy--the article below tells of the Albanian bodies that the Serbs tried to hide in Serbia proper. Fit those in with the couple thousand still missing and the three thousand bodies or so bodies already found in Kosovo itself.

Andy, what is your point? Is it that the threat to regional stability and the humanitarian aspects were insufficient to justify the US/NATO action? Or that they didn't exist at all?

Albanian bodies to be handed over in January | 21:00 December 27 | Beta

PRISTINA -- Monday – The bodies of 44 Albanians found in mass graves in Serbia will be handed over to members of their families on January 15.

A total of 836 bodies were exhumed from mass graves in Serbia during 2001, of which 398 have so far been handed over after identification in central Serbia. UNMIK took delivery of 44 bodies from the Serbian authorities in mid-December. They will be released to families by the Forensic Medicine Institute in Orahovac. A further 3,192 people are listed as missing in Kosovo, of whom 2,460 are Kosovo Albanians, 523 Serbs and 203 of other ethnicity.

11 posted on 12/28/2004 11:48:46 AM PST by mark502inf
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To: mark502inf; Andy from Beaverton

The total Kosovo death toll for all sides combined by all causes is around 5,000.


12 posted on 12/28/2004 11:55:01 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro

One thing recently struck me in connection with the purported atrocities in the Wars of the Yugoslav Dissolution, a thought which had, for some reason not occurred to me at the time. It is the custom in most countries, including many very civilized countries with a strong institutionalized regard for human rights (fill in the conservative or leftist definition as you wish), to execute traitors in time of war, often summarily.

The 'mass graves' in the former Yugoslavia are on a scale commensurate with battle casualties and the summary execution of traitors after a drum-head trial, not with genocide.


13 posted on 12/28/2004 12:56:58 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know what this was)
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To: The_Reader_David
It was not genocide - we are looking at Pinochet like actions against insurgents.
14 posted on 12/28/2004 1:47:41 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: The_Reader_David
It is the custom in most countries, including many very civilized countries with a strong institutionalized regard for human rights (fill in the conservative or leftist definition as you wish), to execute traitors in time of war, often summarily. The 'mass graves' in the former Yugoslavia are on a scale commensurate with battle casualties and the summary execution of traitors after a drum-head trial, not with genocide.

David, there is zero evidence to support your idea; but mountains of eyewitness statements, photos, electronic intercepts, and even confessions to support the past convictions of dozens of Balkans war criminals and the ongoing trials of many more. I refer you first to the ICTY website where you may review the actual indictments, trial transcripts, & sentences at your leisure and then to the bold-faced portions of post #9 to see if they apply to anyone you know.

15 posted on 12/28/2004 2:26:43 PM PST by mark502inf
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To: Destro
The total Kosovo death toll for all sides combined by all causes is around 5,000

Over 8,000 is what the Office of Missing Persons and Forensics says in a year old press release dated 3 February 2003: "4019 bodies of victims of the conflict have been recovered and approximately 2212 have been identified….According to the latest version of the Consolidated List of Missing Persons, 4233 persons are still reported as missing, of which ... 3324 victims would be Albanian and 909 non-Albanians.”

16 posted on 12/28/2004 2:54:12 PM PST by mark502inf
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To: FormerLib

don't worry, US forces will be leaving Kosovo soon and leave behind a skeletel force behind. Within a year or so, maybe less.


17 posted on 12/28/2004 3:30:39 PM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: mark502inf

ICTY's numbers of missing are laughable -


18 posted on 12/28/2004 6:57:15 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro
one of the more memorable moments
19 posted on 12/28/2004 7:02:04 PM PST by Hamiltonian
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To: mark502inf
Mark,

How many families in Kosovo receive UN pensions because their kin were KLA terrorists killed in 1998/99 insurgency? How many KLA terrorists/insurgents/mothertheresas are on UNMIK list? How many are listed as civilians on ICTY list?

It would be interesting to know this snippet of information.

20 posted on 12/28/2004 11:19:17 PM PST by DTA (proud pajamista)
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To: Destro
Destro, your entire diatribe you spill is laughable. You lack a clue to what has happened in Kosovo and Bosnia. It is not what you think it is.

FYI- most everyone on here was fooled by Nennsy, a fraud.

21 posted on 12/29/2004 5:36:17 AM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: ma bell

You are still not banned yet? I don't buy your mafia is behind it all theory - the drug trade is behind it all theory of yours - or whatever theory it is you push when you are not riding your bike.


22 posted on 12/29/2004 6:40:42 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro
go on with your conspiracy theory. Hoplite is much much more accurate then you are with his analysis and facts. You are far off base. Did you know Long-Distance Callers make Long-Distance Calls, or is that a conspiracy as well?

You are clue less as things are not what they seem to be, bruder.

23 posted on 12/29/2004 7:28:45 AM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: Destro

You ever been to either region and see with your own eyes and ears and such? I don't think you were so you can shut your suck about "facts".


24 posted on 12/29/2004 7:31:36 AM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: ma bell

The answer is yes I have been to the region - not recently though. Hoplite will be pleased you agree Lastly, you don't really know my position on the Balkan situation. You want to blame it all the mafia - pst your proof. All you do is jawbone.


25 posted on 12/29/2004 7:39:59 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro
The Mafia, dip, the Mafia. I don't need to post my proof as I'm not stupid to finger them. I prefer to live a long life, not to be shortened due to their interest in me. Let them be over there, it is their country. let them ruin it, so why do you even bother?

I just post facts I know and that is it.

You don't even know the precursor that led to the Kos Mitrovica upheavel back in 2001 when the Albs tried to cross the bridge. Do you and if you do, post what you know.

P.S- don't post, I dont know, you tell me. Your the self-described truth-crusader and know everything. I'm lightyears ahead of you, dip.

26 posted on 12/29/2004 7:48:02 AM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: Destro

i see your inability to come up with an answer, dip. Run along like a nice little boy.


27 posted on 12/29/2004 8:57:13 AM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: ma bell

I cam up with an answer - see above in what conditions I "supported" Slobo. So answer my questions - You back the KLA against Yugoslavia because Slobo was its president? You back the UN Court against Slobo? Answer if you dare.


28 posted on 12/29/2004 9:02:07 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro

Dodging the question, I see. Typical cowardly fashion.


29 posted on 12/29/2004 9:03:32 AM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: ma bell

Maybe I am afraid the "mafia" might get me.


30 posted on 12/29/2004 9:09:07 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: ma bell; Destro; mark502inf; MadelineZapeezda; Andy from Beaverton
ma bell....there is still time for you to get it right........join with me in calling for a lock-down of the Clinton/Bush court in the Hague.
31 posted on 12/29/2004 9:21:29 AM PST by Robert Drobot (God, family, country. All else is meaningless.)
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To: Destro

again you failure to comprehend the seriousness of the mafia.


32 posted on 12/29/2004 10:04:52 AM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: Robert Drobot

get what right..meaning....???


33 posted on 12/29/2004 10:05:41 AM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: Diocletian

SUI


34 posted on 12/29/2004 11:17:25 AM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: Incorrigible

Wow. Destro and Ma Bell goin' at it (?) I must have missed a meeting or something.


35 posted on 12/29/2004 12:26:54 PM PST by getoffmylawn (A guy walks into his bedroom with a duck under his arm...)
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To: getoffmylawn

he's a shmuck!


36 posted on 12/29/2004 6:27:04 PM PST by ma bell ("Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. ")
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To: mark502inf
As far as I know, none of the countries, which have emerged from the former Yugoslavia, teaches a balanced history of the Second World War and the Tito era....

The former Ambassador offers constructive assessment. Is Howard Zinn's "People's History of the United States" taught in American schools -- for a more balanced treatment of US history?

They need to work to break the link between patriotism, love of country, and war crimes.

This really needs to be said of most countries, not only those of the Balkans. For the Great Powers a war crime is often reduced to a solitary, misguided private from a backwoods state, an isolated atrocity.

37 posted on 12/29/2004 9:28:49 PM PST by Oplenac
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To: ma bell

Excuse me? A fraud??? Could you please explain what made you conclude that?


38 posted on 12/30/2004 3:42:43 AM PST by Nennsy (www.kosovo.com/forum/)
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To: Oplenac
Mr. Oplenac returns with yet more commentary disconnected from that upon which he comments.

Is Howard Zinn's "People's History of the United States" taught in American schools -- for a more balanced treatment of US history?

You obviously have no connection with American schools. Many schools do use Zinn's book (for which he won the Eugene Debs award--maybe he'll get one named for Che Guevara next)--the book that covers Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Japanese internments each more often than it does Pearl Harbor; the one that mentions slavery over 50 times, socialism & communism over 40 times without mentioning free enterprise or the Democrat or Republican parties; that mentions Eugene Debs (ah, there it is!) more than George Washington and so on. Zinn's People's History is history like the People's Republics of communism were republics. It is also the history most taught in our American school systems.

39 posted on 12/30/2004 5:04:58 AM PST by mark502inf
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To: WineGuy

Did you know that some of the terrorists who were on the planes during the 9/11 attack were ex Bosnian Muslim army? Investigated for war crimes against Serbs? The UN seems to have had a file on them before hand. The articles to back what I posted can be provided on request.


41 posted on 12/30/2004 6:52:50 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Nennsy; ma bell; getoffmylawn

ma bell is upset he is being ignored - he is upset his pet theory that all events in the Balkans are due to the mafia -- or something like that - he is a little scattershot.


43 posted on 12/30/2004 7:03:44 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: WineGuy

I am very disappointed in President Bush for not putting a end to our involvement in helping the islamic horde murder women and children and destroy churches in Kosovo.

When you look at that situation and you take into account that nothing has been done to secure our borders since 9/11 I have to conclude that the WOT is not as it should be. Something stinks.


44 posted on 12/30/2004 7:32:45 AM PST by winodog (I wonder where America would be if we had not lost 40+million in the thirty+ year war)
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To: WineGuy
Two of the fighters who took part in "defending" Bosnian Muslims from Serbs and Croats in 1995 were young Saudis named Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar. They went on to play an organizing role in the Sept. 11 attacks and died on the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon.
45 posted on 12/30/2004 7:35:57 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro
Again with the Bosnian angle.

Do me a favor Destro, read Kohlmann's book. (You know, the one you were plugging without having read it - LOL.)

It'll at least shut you up while you digest it and figure out how to spin his conclusion as to the failure of Al Qaeda's campaign in Bosnia.

46 posted on 12/30/2004 8:22:22 AM PST by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite

I read the galley of said book! - the spin is that by NATO helping the Bosnian Muslims - it got them to not use al-Qaeda. Fine - my only concern is to document Bosnian Muslim collusions with al-Qaeda which you and your kind deny - except in an onlique way.


47 posted on 12/30/2004 8:26:10 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro
onlique=oblique
48 posted on 12/30/2004 8:36:17 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro
Did your galley proof omit Kohlmann's conclusion that the Bosnian Muslims rejected Al Qaeda's brand of Islam as being alien to their European sensibilities?

Or did you "read" it like you "read" your Economist subscription?

In short, why do I get the distinct impression that you're just talking smack, as usual?

49 posted on 12/30/2004 8:37:56 AM PST by Hoplite
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To: Hoplite

You now the book (if you read it) book stated that a majority of the Muslims rejected the Wahhabist influence - but the Muslim leadership did not - aftar all their President was Izebecovic a polygamist Waahbist was he not? And their is still a hard core - that is growing more islamist.


50 posted on 12/30/2004 8:42:24 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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