Skip to comments.Terrorist Cells Find Foothold in Balkans
Posted on 12/11/2005 11:06:07 AM PST by kronos77
In particular, Islamic radicals are looking to create cells of so-called white al Qaeda, non-Arab members who can evade racial profiling used by police forces to watch for potential terrorists. "They want to look European to carry out operations in Europe," said a Western intelligence agent in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and Montenegro, adjacent to Bosnia. "It's yet another evolution in the tools used by terrorists."
n addition, Serbian police accidentally came across a key suspect in the March 2004 bombings of Madrid commuter trains while he was traveling through the country by train. He arrived in the Balkans in July, and Serbian police investigators conjecture that he was seeking haven either in Bosnia or Kosovo and perhaps safe passage to the Middle East. They quickly extradited the man, Abdelmajid Bouchar, a Moroccan citizen, to Spain.
Last Thursday night, Bosnian police arrested a fifth suspect in the town of Hadzici, near Sarajevo. The police found about 20 pounds of explosives hidden in woods near his home. The man, whose name has not been made public, is suspected of being in charge of providing explosives to the rest of group.
Police officials here say Bektasevic, 19, also ran a Web site on behalf of Abu Musab Zarqawi, the Jordanian who heads the insurgent group al Qaeda in Iraq. He had pictures of the White House in his computer, they added.
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With a big Wesley Clark assist.
Milosevic had Bosnia under control until Clinton and his magnificent general Wesley Clark interfered and let loose the Bosnian Muslim terrorists. Clinton's war worsened the situation in the Balkans. Ironically, Clark says that the Iraq War has created more terrorists.
Yes, Clinton's legacy. Hillary will give us more of the same, if she's elected Prez.
How can parts of the area still be lawless?
I thought Bill Clinton saved the place, just like he saved Haiti...(end sarcasm)
Yep. This situation is absolutely a legacy of a Lord Hee-Haw and his little Stepford-General, Wesley (with help from St. Madeleine the Hideous also). However, that was six long years ago. Would someone care to explain why the Bush administration still has our troops on the ground in Bosnia and Kosovo propping up regimes that are tacitly supporting the creation of units such as those described in the article?
No dount Clinton, Clark & Co. are utter treasonous scum who would both go before a firing squad if there were any justice. But wasn't all that supposed to change six years ago? Wasn't there going to be a "new tone" in Washington?
Only as part of NATO.
The W-P employees made no mention of the radical Muslims' most valuable tool that made all the other tools possible, Bill Clinton.
It's not the intervention so much IMO, it's more a matter of whose side were we on.
To wit, "Clinton-Approved Iranian Arms Transfers Help Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base " (from an Internet search)
It is newer question who started the war and with what reason, cause man can allways lie about it.
One that it counts is what remains after the war. That you cannot lie about.
Before Clintons adventure on Balkans- Osama was in Afghanistan.
After Clintons adventure on Balkans- Osama still in afghanistan, but allover the world also. Oh, and yes, New York have cople of thousands inhabbitants left.
Sincerely. Who killed people on manhaten?
Osama or William Jefferson Clinton?
You can kill Osama, but ideology of leftism and defetism and American self-destruction embodied in Democrates and leftiess will live.
Serbs surrvived Clinton. Can Americans surrvive him also?
Oh, and yes, New York have cople of thousands inhabbitants LESS.
Sorry for mistake.
First, the "regime" in Bosnia is exactly who found and arrested the terrorists. They are also the same regime who has sent soldiers to serve alongside us in Iraq. Second, we only have about 220 soldiers left in Bosnia, brought down from a high of 30,000 ten years ago. The EU runs the international force now in Bosnia and the Americans are under a small NATO element that is training the Bosnian military and assisting in counter-terrrorism nd tracking down the remaining war criminals. President Bush's Balkans policy has been a success in terms of drawing down U.S. forces, maintaining stability in the region, and increased cooperation in the war on terror. That's probably why you don't hear much about it.
"we only have about 220 soldiers left in Bosnia, brought down from a high of 30,000 ten years ago."
Great. If Bush was President during the '90s, odds are there probably wouldn't have been any of all that fratricidal war crap.
Well, he certainly would have acted more decisively. Bush chastised Clinton for publicly taking ground troops off the table at the start of the Kosovo War. Clark's poorly planned air campaign was initially so weak and escalated so slowly that Milosevic was not induced to call off his ethnic cleansers and meanwhile, with no ground threat, the Serb paramilitaries stayed dispersed and actually accelerated the pace of their atrocities.
THere wouldn't have been a war, IMHO. Milosebitch knew that Clinton was a wussy who was reluctant to go very far in war. Bush on the other hand would have scared that son-of-a-bitch into behaving himself.
And that story is pretty much b.s. The Bosnians are not going to be turned into a militant base. The real danger of Islamic militancy is already in Western Europe, in the Islamic ghettos of Amsterdam and Lille and Hamburg. Bosnia is a sideshow.
The Bosnians are not going to be turned into a militant base.
Yes, I can.
"I'm pleased to say that foreign forces continue to flow out of the country and we had information first thing this morning that a coach of Mujahedin left the Bihac area for Zagreb at about 17:30. There are still sightings of small numbers of Mujahedin around the country. It is difficult sometimes to know exactly who is a Mujahedin, but there have been sightings of small groups of them reported by IFOR; again we don't believe that these are significant. Some of the Mujahedins as you may know have Already married into the community, applied to join the Bosnian army, and so on. We are pleased with the progress in removing that particular element of foreign forces from the theater."
(He is hoping that they will REMOVE allready existant Mujahedeens)
General Louis Webber, US Army:
Exactly. The Bosnians are helping us in Iraq and are on our side in the war on terror. After 9-11 they policed up 6 Algerians and sent them to us for an extended stay in GTMO and the terrorist arrests described above that they made in Sarajevo also led to another cell in Denmark.
While there certainly has been al Qaeda in Bosnia, the Bosnian government with an assist from a contingent of U.S. troops & FBI/CIA types, has been actively hunting them down. The idea that Bosnia is some kind of base with unfettered al Qaeda types running rampant is ridiculous.
Thank you, Slick Willy. One of the few things he really worked on.