Skip to comments.Study: Bosnia hot spot for terrorists
Posted on 04/21/2006 10:33:52 AM PDT by Decombobulator
BRUSSELS, April 20 (UPI) -- A new report by U.S. and Croatian intelligence warns that Bosnia risks becoming a hot spot for Islamist recruiters plotting terrorist attacks in Europe.
The young Balkan state is rapidly becoming a breeding ground for Muslim terrorists -- a development fueled by high unemployment rates among the young Muslim population, the report states. This group is particular interesting to terrorist recruiters because of their Slavic blood, which makes it hard to distinguish from their fellow Europeans, according to Brussels-based news site EUObserver.com.
"People who are born here and live here have an advantage which would make their job easier. By their appearance, they are less obvious," says the document.
Radical Islamists have been operating in the area for more than 15 years. Thousands of foreign mujahadeen warriors fought on the Muslim side of the trenches in the 1992-1995 Balkan wars and after the cease-fire some 500 radicals remained in the country. However, the study suggests that terrorist recruitment got a major boost after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.
In October, a joint Danish-Bosnian police operation cracked down on a Sarajevo-based international terrorist network that was planning a suicide attack against a Western embassy in the Bosnian capital. Two Bosnians and several EU-citizens have been indicted.
Thanks to Clinton, Allbright, Clark, and the UN. Liberalism surely IS knowledge untempered by either wisdom or commom sense.
Well there weren't any terrorists there until Bill Clinton went in there without UN authorization!!
We've been saying this for over 10 years now.
More Danish cartoons anyone? :)
We defend Muslims in Former Yugoslavia for 20 years knowing darn well they are trained AlQaeda.
This isn't interesting. Stupid. Predicatable. Utterly failed policy in the region. Anti-Christian Pro-Muslims idiocracy. All those yes. Interesting, hardly.
The body of evidence concerning Al Qaeda involvement and support in Bosnia as well as Kosovo grows almost every day.
Much to the chagrin of the few Islamofascist cheerleaders found here on FR!
Clinton's= Unauthorized (by UN) war(Boys home by Christmas)
Allbright=Dances?,drinks champange with Kim Il,nuke problem solved
Clark=Perfumed Prince hitting Chicom embassy thru great intel(not much improved by Bush's time)
Cleansing Serbs out of Krajina was the right thing to do? How so?
The media hid the truth when slick willie sent our soldiers there.
We weren't wanted there. Our troops were regularly attacked by the citizenry and were ordered not to defend themselves.
Old women with nail embedded 2X4s would attack our soldiers and we'd have to run rather than fight back.
And Canadaian General MacKenzie has done an amazing job detailing how the Muslims used attacks on their own people in Bosnia in order to vilify the Serbs. What a pity that we had an Administration stupid enough to fall for it all!
They didn't just fall for it, the encouraged it, protected it, and sold it.
Without US intervention in Bosnia, the Bosnian Muslims and their Croatian allies would have overrun the country in a few months, and then Serbia would have gotten involved and you would have had a much, much wider war.
Meanwhile, the Serbs were committing genocide in the areas they controlled. US intervention did much to stop the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Croatians and Bosnians.
Why was it any of our business?
Still blissfully buying the propaganda hook, line and sinker as well as denying the Croatian/Muslim conflict around Mostar, I see. Hey, how't the ethnic plurality looking in the Moslem controled areas, eh?
The Croatians would never have agreed to live under Moslem rule but they had to cut a deal with NATO.
The idea that they would have moved the Serbs out of Bosnia is so detached from reality as to be deserving more of pity than laughter.
Milosevic had the right idea.
MacKenzie is very well respected among members of the Canadian Forces. Not very well respected by the Bosnian Muslims though. Didn't they sue him or something?